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Monday, December 5

Walt Disney Museum Annual Free Day | 2016
Walt Disney Museum Annual Free Day | 2016
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year on December 5. 2016 Walt Disney Family Museum Free Day Monday, December 5, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery Street, ...
Free SFJAZZ Center Big Band Concert Night | Hayes Valley
Monday, December 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
| SFJAZZ Center
Free SFJAZZ Center Big Band Concert Night | Hayes Valley
Led by Bay Area band leader Adam Theis, the Monday Night Band will impress with traditional big band repertoire, funk, original band member arrangements and compositions, and plenty of energy at a free concert at the SF Jazz Center’s Miner Auditorium SF JAZZ Free Concert Night Monday, ...

Tuesday, December 6

Winter Walk SF: Dickens Fair Costumed Carolers | Union Square
Tuesday, December 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Dickens Fair Costumed Carolers | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2016 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Wednesday, December 7

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Wednesday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

Final Day: 29th Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit | Palo Alto
Wednesday, December 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Final Day: 29th Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit | Palo Alto

Celebrate the birth of the Christ child with a beautiful display of more than 350 nativities from around the world in artistic settings with this year’s theme: “Peace on Earth” (Luke 2:14). The exhibit will be open from December 3-7, 2016. Event Highlights: Hands-on activities Concerts ...

San Francisco City Hall “World Tree of Hope” Lighting Ceremony | 2016
Wednesday, December 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall
Come celebrate Christmas in San Francisco City Hall with Mayor Ed Lee and the Annual World Tree of Hope Celebration. The Rainbow World Fund’s World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each ...
2016 Piedmont Holiday Tree Lighting | Oakland
Wednesday, December 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Community Center
2016 Piedmont Holiday Tree Lighting | Oakland
The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held at the Piedmont Community Center, in Piedmont Park at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. While we don’t have all the details for the 2016 tree lighting celebration, in past year’s they’ve welcomed Santa Claus, Christmas carols presented ...

Thursday, December 8

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Thursday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

Winter Walk SF: Dickens Fair Costumed Carolers | Union Square
Thursday, December 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Dickens Fair Costumed Carolers | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2016 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

2016 Bernal Heights Holiday Stroll | SF
Thursday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights
2016 Bernal Heights Holiday Stroll | SF
Support independent businesses in Bernal Heights this holiday season at a one-night only Holiday Stroll featuring tastings, food, drink, in-store raffles and other fun at this free event on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Toys will also be collected at participating stores and at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood ...
2016 冬至 Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival | SF
Thursday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Chinatown YMCA
2016 冬至 Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival | SF
Chinese Progressive Association invites you to their 4th annual 冬至 Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Free, but an RSVP is required. 冬至 Dongzhi, the Winter Solstice, signifies the beginning of winter and is a time for families to come together, eat, and reflect on the accomplishments ...
2nd Annual Timmy Awards Gala: Best of SF Startup Workplaces | SF
Thursday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Autodesk Gallery
2nd Annual Timmy Awards Gala: Best of SF Startup Workplaces | SF
San Francisco’s 2nd Annual Timmy Awards will recognize the winners and nominees for the best places for technology professionals to work at a gala event on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Autodesk Gallery. Free, but an RSVP is required. The evening will begin with cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, music and product demos from ...
Drag Queens on Ice 2016 | Union Square
Thursday, December 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Drag Queens on Ice 2016 | Union Square
The Bay Area’s most colorful drag personalities will be returning to the ice for an evening of laughs, lip syncing and lipstick during Drag Queens On Ice. Drag Queens on Ice Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 8-9:30 pm Union Square Park, SF FREE to watch The wildly exciting drag performers are sure ...

Friday, December 9

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Friday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ
Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

2016 Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Day | Union Square
Friday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2016 Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Day | Union Square
Ring those bells, San Francisco. See some of San Francisco’s finest celebrities — media personalities, bell ringing champs, costumed characters, local bands and much more– ring bells for The Salvation Army on Union Square. 2016 Rock the Bells: Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Friday, December 9, 2016 ...
The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland | San Jose
Friday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont San Jose
The Fairmont's Winter Wonderland | San Jose

Visit the real life, holiday-version of The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland in San Jose. In 2016, an array of holiday decorations will transform the lobby into a magical Winter Wonderland. The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland will be on display from November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017.

Holiday Jazz Concert at the Cadillac | SF
Friday, December 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cadillac Hotel
Holiday Jazz Concert at the Cadillac | SF
Enjoy the Cadillac Hotel’s Annual Christmas Concert with Jeffrey Chin and his fine trio. Come and hear seasonal songs and some special musical surprises on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Jeffrey Chin Trio featuring Fred Ross, vocalist, Jeffrey Chin on piano, Doug Ebert on bass and Mark Lee ...
2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center
Friday, December 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
2016

“Holiday Lights and Fanfare” is an inaugural series of musical events bringing holiday cheer to various locations in the Civic Center neighborhood from December 2-18, 2016. In 2016, they have increased the number of concerts to 22 versus 19 last year. “Holiday Fanfare” performers will come from the Brass Quintets and Carolers from the ...

Saturday, December 10

Holiday Hayrides, Hula Dancing, Santa & Carolers | Noe Valley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
Holiday Hayrides, Hula Dancing, Santa & Carolers | Noe Valley
Festivities on December 19, 2016: 9 – 10:45am: Live music from Lunarville 11 – 12:45am: Live music from District 8 11-2 pm: Santa will usher in the season with Rudolph and treats for all –  Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th Street 11 am-2 pm: Holiday Hay Ride. Pick up and drop off at ...
2016 Dance Hack Day: Dance Meets Cutting Edge Tech | SF
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Dancers & Hackers with RSVP; $10 for observers
| CounterPULSE
2016 Dance Hack Day: Dance Meets Cutting Edge Tech | SF
Join the forefront of collaborative innovation between the Bay Area’s vibrant art and tech communities at Kinetech Arts’ annual Dance Hack Day, a non-profit event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies. Combining a traditional hackathon with a dance ...
Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

2016 Winter Open House & Train Show | San Leandro
Saturday, December 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Historical Railway Society
2016 Winter Open House & Train Show | San Leandro
Santa is back. Their 2016 Winter Open House and Train Show will happen December 10th & 11th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days. Their G&O crew will be running full steam ahead in the back yard with some exciting holiday themed trains and out ...
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

2016 Traditional German Christmas Market | Mountain View
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
2016 Traditional German Christmas Market | Mountain View
Get a taste of a traditional German Christmas market in Mountain View as the German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) hosts the traditional Weihnachtsmarkt, from 11 am to 9 pm Saturday, December 10, 2016. Come indulge in German food and drinks and browse the eclectic selection of handcrafted gifts ...
2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Berkeley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley City College
2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Berkeley
The Annual EBABZ (East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest) is a chill hang zone for buying, trading and collaborating with zine, comics, DIY, and publishing comrades in the East Bay. 2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Berkeley City ...
SantaCon 2016: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2016: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
“SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 10, 2016. This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks drinking at bars, and causing general mayhem. And just so ...
2016 SantaCon DJ Dance Party | Club OMG
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Club OMG
2016 SantaCon DJ Dance Party | Club OMG
Once again, Club OMG is an official stop and dance party for SantaCon and they’re really bringing it with DJs, drink specials and special prizes for Sexy Mr. Santa and Sexy Ms. Santa.
Children Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown
Saturday, December 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
Children Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown

Young and old are invited to join the East and West Japan Center Malls welcoming the holidays with Santa Claus and the elves at Santa’s Workshop. This free holiday activity is sponsored by the East and West Japan Center Malls, San Francisco’s most unique and ...

Bay Area Krampus Krawl 2016 | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Good Hop
Bay Area Krampus Krawl 2016 | Oakland
SF Bay Area’s 4th Annual Krampus Krawl is upon us again. The SF Bay Area Krampus Krawl was conceived by three friends’ admiration for the European Krampuslaufs, and mixed with a group of craft beer enthusiasts with a penchant for bar crawls Gather at The Good ...
2016 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
2016 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Celebrate in festive Filipino style at the annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, held in Yerba Buena Gardens and Jessie Square, where you can watch traditional, star-shaped Filipino Christmas lanterns called parols march along Yerba Buena Lane, along with live music, art, games and performances. ‎14th Annual ...