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Wednesday, November 26

Magical Holiday Window Displays & Art Dolls | Shreve & Co.
Wednesday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shreve & Co.
Magical Holiday Window Displays & Art Dolls | Shreve & Co.

Shreve & Co. has installed their annual magical holiday windows in both their locations – Union Square in San Francisco, and the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.
2014 Themes
Come gawk at these masterfully painted dolls.

Shreve & Co. San Francisco (200 Post St) – theme is “A …

Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building
Wednesday, November 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building

Take care of your last minute shopping right before the big day. In addition to the regular Saturday and Tuesday Ferry Plaza Farmers Markets, there will be a special market on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Visit all the usual Thursday vendors, with special appearances by some of your …

12-ft Tall “St. Francis Sugar Tree” Unveiling, Cookies & Hot Cocoa | Westin St. Francis
Wednesday, November 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
12-ft Tall “St. Francis Sugar Tree” Unveiling, Cookies & Hot Cocoa | Westin St. Francis

In celebration of the holiday season, The Westin St. Francis will debut the 12-feet tall “St. Francis Sugar Tree” featuring more than 1,000 pieces of glistening candy made from pulled and blown sugar embellishing five large circular layers.
Come out to the unveiling of this spectacular sight on …

2014 Lotus Indian Restaurant Free Thanksgiving Dinner | North Bay
Wednesday, November 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
2014 Lotus Indian Restaurant Free Thanksgiving Dinner | North Bay

For the 10th year in a row, the Lotus Family of Restaurants gives back to the community by hosting the annual free Thanksgiving Dinner on the night before Thanksgiving.
2014 Lotus Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 5-9 pm
- Lotus Cuisine of India, 704 4th St, San …

Thursday, November 27

2014 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz
Thursday, November 27 – 4:15 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults.
| Alcatraz Island
2014 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz

The International Indian Treaty Council presents Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Ohlone Territory, on November 27, 2014.
Tickets to Alcatraz are $14 for adults and free for children under 5. The Pier 33 ticket office opens at 4:15 am, boats run from 4:45-6 am.
There will be …

Free Airport Parking Deal for Thanksgiving | Oakland Airport
Thursday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must present coupon, airline e-ticket and a photo ID for deal
| Oakland International Airport
Free Airport Parking Deal for Thanksgiving | Oakland Airport

Oakland International Airport is offering up to 72 hours of free parking (up to a $66 value) between Thursday, November 27 through Thursday, December 25, 2014. Get up to 3 days of free parking in the Daily Lot if you depart on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. ...

Turkey Trail Trot 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Thursday, November 27 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the crazy race, but registration to participate is closed.
| Polo Field, Golden Gate Park
Turkey Trail Trot 2014 | Golden Gate Park

On Thanksgiving morning, a few turkeys, pilgrims and Native Americans will be up early for some preventative pound shedding at the Annual Turkey Trail Trot in Golden Gate Park.
12th Annual Turkey Trail Trot
Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 8 am
Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
FREE …

Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide
Thursday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide

Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving.
Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate.
>> Know of another volunteering opportunity for Thanksgiving 2014? …

2014 Free Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner | Santa Cruz
Thursday, November 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No reservations accepted. Food will run out. This is a first come, first serve basis.
| Cafe Gratitude (Santa Cruz)
2014 Free Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner | Santa Cruz

Cafe Gratitude’s annual Free Thanksgiving Meal will be hosted by their Santa Cruz restaurant on Thanksgiving Day.
2014 Free Thanksgiving Meal
Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 11 am to 2 pm
Cafe Gratitude, 103 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz
FREE
Have a raw and vegan Thanksgiving feast including a beverage, entree and dessert served with …

Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay
Thursday, November 27 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | First Lutheran Church (Concord)
Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay

The First Lutheran Church in Concord hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
The dinner is organized by several Contra Costa churches and anybody in the community is welcome to come enjoy some food and cheer.
If you need …

1,000 Free Thanksgiving Dinners | Livermore
Thursday, November 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bothwell Arts Center
1,000 Free Thanksgiving Dinners | Livermore

For the 32nd year in a row the Livermore Community Thanksgiving Dinner will serve over 1,000 free hot meals, from turkey to desserts, in a full holiday atmosphere from noon to 5 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Redefine “extended family” and spend the day with …

2014 Thanksgiving Potluck & BBQ | Beer Revolution
Thursday, November 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring a dish to share for the potluck and bring cash for beer.
| Beer Revolution
2014 Thanksgiving Potluck & BBQ | Beer Revolution

Beer Revolution in Oakland is hosting a Thanksgiving BBQ and potluck from noon to 6 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Holiday escaping Revolutionaries can come by for some beer drinking antics and good times. They will even be featuring a special brew line up to …

2014 Vegan NoThanksgiving Potluck | East Bay
Thursday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but please bring along a vegan dish to share for the potluck.
| Direct Action Everywhere House
2014 Vegan NoThanksgiving Potluck | East Bay

While people across the United States celebrate a holiday filled with both historical and continuing violence, Direct Action Everywhere will be hosting a NoThanksgiving event for those who are seeking an alternative on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Schedule of the Day

Noon to 1 pm: Public demonstration …

Thanksgiving Day Guided Walking Tour | Japanese Tea Garden
Thursday, November 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 admission to the tea garden is required.
| Japanese Tea Garden
Thanksgiving Day Guided Walking Tour | Japanese Tea Garden

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland
Thursday, November 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Two Star Market
12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland

Oakland’s Dimond District is home to Two Star Market which will host its 12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration from 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Dinner is free and and includes turkey, chicken, lots of side dishes, plus dessert and drinks.

2014 Free Spice Monkey Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland
Thursday, November 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Drop off 15 canned goods and make a reservation.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
2014 Free Spice Monkey Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland

Want a free Thanksgiving Dinner at the yummy Spice Monkey restaurant in Oakland? Just donate 15 canned goods and make your reservation. 6th Annual Spice Monkey “Day of Giving” Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 4-7 pm Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster Street, Oakland FREE, but reservations are required. Please email everyone@spicemonkeyrestaurant.com. ...

Glamsgiving DJ Night: ’70s Glam, Bubblegum & Protopunk | Make-Out Room
Thursday, November 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Glamsgiving DJ Night: '70s Glam, Bubblegum & Protopunk | Make-Out Room

Thanksgiving night gets a glam makeover with DJs Omar Perez (Sixxteen, Pop Scene, So What) and Medium Rare (RocknRoll Workshop, So What) as they spin ’70s glam, bubblegum, protopunk, and good ol’ rock ‘n roll – all happening at 9 pm on Thursday, November 27, …

Friday, November 28

$8 Giants Tickets for 2015 | (Orange &) Black Friday Sale
$8 Giants Tickets for 2015 | (Orange &) Black Friday Sale

Super cheap Giants tickets are going on sale super early on Black Friday (well, since it’s the Giants, it’s “Orange & Black Friday“). You can buy tickets through June 2015 with many midweek tickets starting at just $8.
>> Beginning at 8 am on November 28, 2014, you can …

Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 9 Free Tours
Friday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
| All Over San Francisco
Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 9 Free Tours

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

Ghirardelli Square 50th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit | 2014
Friday, November 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square 50th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit | 2014

In celebration of its 50th Annual Tree Lighting, Ghirardelli Square is creating a winter wonderland this Black Friday complete with snow, mulled wine, irish coffee and hot chocolate, live music and loads tasty Square vendor treats (commemorative Ghirardelli chocolate, anyone?) and gifts.
50th Annual Tree Lighting …

2014 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
Friday, November 28 – 4:50 pm | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
2014 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach

This Black Friday, instead of enmeshing yourself in the worst of human behavior, why not come celebrate the best of it? A local group of artists who call themselves the Museum of Joy will be celebrating the 2nd Annual Festival of Light & Gratitude by building …

2014 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Macy's Great Tree Lighting | Union Square

Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, probably San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree, will be officially lit in Union Square on Friday, November 28, 2014.
The ceremony is expected to begin at 6 pm and the tree is scheduled to be lit at 6:40 pm. Enjoy live …

La Cocina “Holiday Pop Up Shop” Launch Party | Ghirardelli Square
Friday, November 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required. First 200 people to RSVP get complimentary champagne and light bites
| Ghirardelli Square
La Cocina

After you recover from your Thanksgiving-induced food coma, La Cocina’s Holiday Pop Up Shop highlights the best of Bay Area craftsmen and food producers so that you can step up your holiday game with awesome locally-made holiday gifts from Bay Area favorites including Baia Pasta, Clairesquares, Kika’s …

Saturday, November 29

Winter Carousel Lighting & Free Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, November 29 | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested, and donations are appreciated.
| Children's Creativity Museum
Winter Carousel Lighting & Free Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens

Put a new spin on a classic holiday tradition this winter as the Children’s Creativity Museum lights up the Bay Area’s oldest and most beloved carousel in Yerba Buena Gardens from 4:30-6:30 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014.
This community event welcomes all ages to enjoy …

Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 15 Free Tours
Saturday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
| All Over San Francisco
Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 15 Free Tours

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...