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Saturday, November 25

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, November 25 – 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 ...

The Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
The Fairmont's 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with its joyful holiday festivities and exuberant ambiance. Once again, The Fairmont elves are working overtime this season to create the iconic hotel’s unparalleled interior and exterior holiday décor. The Fairmont San Francisco’s famous ...

Winter Walk SF Opening: Festive Open Plaza & SF Opera Concert | Union Square
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Opening: Festive Open Plaza & SF Opera Concert | Union Square
The Winter Walk Opening Day features a concert by the Balkan Hanukkah Quartet from noon to 3 pm, followed by a performance by SF Opera from 4-6 pm.
Small Business Saturday 2017
Small Business Saturday 2017
After hitting the big stores on Black Friday, support your local businesses and check out the mom-and-pop stores on Small Business Saturday. American Express® Card Members can earn more rewards when they Shop Small®.
2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35

Come out to shop and support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at Pier 35. Expect tons of shopping space and a wide variety of makers, artisans and local Etsy sellers. Browse ...

2017 Winter Lighting Ceremony: Snow & Free Carousel Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, November 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Children's Creativity Museum
2017 Winter Lighting Ceremony: Snow & Free Carousel Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens
Put a “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. This historic carousel was constructed in 1906 and lived at Playland-at-the-Beach from 1913 to 1972 and moved ...
2017 Winter Blast: Holiday Tree Lighting, Live Music & Santa | Brentwood
Saturday, November 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Streets of Brentwood
2017 Winter Blast: Holiday Tree Lighting, Live Music & Santa | Brentwood
The Streets of Brentwood welcomes the season witha night of music, family entertainment, and giveaways. 2017 Streets of Brentwood Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 7-8:30 pm The Streets of Brentwood Shopping Center, 2565 Sand Creek Rd. FREE The 2017 entertainment: Santa Claus arrival 2017 ‘The Voice” contestant Ilianna Viramontes Liberty Union ...
“Leftovers Party” Canned Food Drive for Free Drinks | Marina
It’s almost that time of year to gobble gobble and shake it shake it at The Dorian’s annual “Leftovers” Party. This year they’ll have great music, signature cocktails and a couple other surprises are in store for one of their favorite evenings of the year. In the spirit ...

Sunday, November 26

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Rainbow World Fund
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Please note that the tickets for 11/26 are already sold out.
Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 14 Free Tours
Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 14 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 ...

2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35

Come out to shop and support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at Pier 35. Expect tons of shopping space and a wide variety of makers, artisans and local Etsy sellers. Browse ...

Final “NaNoWriMo 2017” Write-In at the Library | South SF
Sunday, November 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Final

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for short) is a mad sprint to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The event had over 700,000 participants in 2013, and this year, the South San Francisco Public Library would like to invite local participants to ...

Monday, November 27

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Monday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Rainbow World Fund
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Alaska Airlines’ “Cyber Monday” Flight Sale | SFO & OAK
Monday, November 27 – All Day | | SFO
Alaska Airlines'
Take advantage of one of the best flight sales of the year — fly with Alaska Airlines and they will get you out into the world to discover something new. Every year at Alaska Airlines, they lead the industry with their unbelievable Cyber Monday Flight Sale. ...
2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men’s Chorus | SF
Monday, November 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bank of America Castro Branch
2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men's Chorus | SF
The 2017 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of America at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree. 2017 Castro Tree Lighting Monday, November 27, 2017 | 6 pm Bank of America Castro Branch | 501 Castro St, SF FREE The 28-foot lighted, decorated community Holiday Tree ...

Tuesday, November 28

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Tuesday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Rainbow World Fund
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Wednesday, November 29

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Wednesday, November 29 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rainbow World Fund
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Asian Art Museum’s 1st Ever “Holiday Artisan Market” | SF
Asian Art Museum's 1st Ever
The Asian Art Museum is launching their first-ever holiday market on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 in a day-to-night (open til 8PM) festival for their members, our creative community, and for those who just love to keep it local. It will be open to public – open late, ...

Thursday, November 30

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rainbow World Fund
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

“Wunderfaire 2017” Pop-Up Holiday Shopping Fest | Pier 28
Thursday, November 30 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | IDEO San Francisco
Wunderfaire is back with a celebration of local craftspeople hosted by IDEO. Enjoy over 60 indie vendors, food trucks and live music. Wunderfaire Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 4:30pm – 8:00pm IDEO Pier 28 Annex The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA FREE admission – RSVP Required Shop – 60+ independent vendors selling crafts, ...
2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ritz Carlton Hotel
2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
A favorite among the Bay Area community, the Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco ignites the holiday season at sundown, when the 40-foot holiday tree outside the hotel is illuminated by Santa Claus and his little helper from the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. The ...
2017 Holiday Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, November 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
2017 Holiday Stroll | Oakland
The Montclair Village Association invites you to the 15th Annual Holiday Stroll on Thursday evening, November 30, 2017, from 5:30-8 pm. The Stroll is an invitation to celebrate community, to share in the spirit of the season, and support local businesses, schools, and non-profits that bring ...
2017 Holiday Parade of Lights, Open House & Tree Lighting | Walnut Creek
Thursday, November 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway Plaza
2017 Holiday Parade of Lights, Open House & Tree Lighting | Walnut Creek
Music and festivity will fill the shopping center at Broadway Plaza’s annual Open House and Community Tree Lighting, from 6-9 pm on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The tree lighting will be at approximately 7 pm. Event Activities:  6PM – Retailer Open House, Olaf Hide and Hug Treasure Hunt ...
Clínica Esperanza: Annual World AIDS Day Mask Exhibition | Mission Dist.
Thursday, November 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Terra Gallery
Clínica Esperanza: Annual World AIDS Day Mask Exhibition | Mission Dist.
Come together to celebrate Clinica Esperanza’s annual mask exhibition on Thursday, November 30, 2017. In 2017, community members have been working together to build a unity through art and collective experience focusing on the topic of HIV/AIDS stigma. Take some time out of your day and join them, ...
World AIDS Day 2017: Light in the Grove | Golden Gate Park
Thursday, November 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
World AIDS Day 2017: Light in the Grove | Golden Gate Park
On World AIDS Day, come to The National AIDS Memorial Grove, a gorgeous spot tucked away in Golden Gate Park, for an evening of recognition, remembrance and music honoring those who have been lost and those continuing the fight.  Join the Light in the Grove fundraising ...
2017 Annual Holiday Art Sale Opening Party: Limited-Edition Art Stuff | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Creativity Explored
2017 Annual Holiday Art Sale Opening Party: Limited-Edition Art Stuff | SF
The Creativity Explored Gallery and Studio will be filled with affordable gifts for everyone on your list, both Naughty & Nice. Select from original drawings and paintings, textiles, ceramics, mixed media, and framed art, plus a quality collection of art products featuring artwork by Creativity ...

Friday, December 1

First Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours Winter 2018 | Presidio
Friday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must enter the lottery to win a free reservation spot.
| Fort Point
First Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours Winter 2018 | Presidio

Explore the historic Civil War-era Fort Point by candlelight and the stars on an evening tour with a park ranger as your guide. Candlelight tours are available most Saturday evenings typically around 6:30 pm from November to February. Along the way, you’ll be transported to the momentous era of ...

2017 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
Friday, December 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2017 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
Jack London Square is set to ring in the holiday season with an annual tree lighting ceremony on the Oakland waterfront – plus there’s the crazy fun Tap-Dancing Christmas Trees. Oakland’s favorite annual holiday tradition promises to deliver holiday magic to the Oakland waterfront with the ...
2017 Holiday Tree Lighting & Ornament Making | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, December 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| McCoppin Square
2017 Holiday Tree Lighting & Ornament Making | McCoppin Sq.
Join the People of Parkside Sunset (POPS) and Supervisor Katy Tang’s Office in celebrating the holiday season with a holiday tree lighting at McCoppin Square Park. The event is on Friday, December 1 and starts at 5 pm. Help decorate the tree, sing holiday songs and ...