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Saturday, November 25

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
The Fairmont San Francisco’s annual Gingerbread Holiday Open House kicks off with an official opening of the giant gingerbread house. Gingerbread Open House Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 10:30 am to 4 pm The Fairmont, 950 Mason St., SF FREE Please note, although the Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread House will be open to ...
Winter Walk SF Opening & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Opening & Festive Open Plaza | 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. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

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®.
Free Carousel Rides & Winter Lighting Ceremony | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, November 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Children's Creativity Museum
Free Carousel Rides & Winter Lighting Ceremony | 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 ...

Sunday, November 26

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

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 2016 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of American 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 ...

Wednesday, November 29

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, ...
555 California Tree Lighting & All Star Culinary Kickoff | SF
Wednesday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 555 California
555 California Tree Lighting & All Star Culinary Kickoff | SF
The 555 California Street Tree Lighting is one of San Francisco’s premier events for the holidays with a tree typically over 80 feet tall, one of SF’s tallest. Celebrating the 11th Anniversary in 2017, they are kicking off the holiday season with All Star talent teamed with tasting ...

Thursday, November 30

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 ...
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 “It’s A Wonderful Night” Annual Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration | San Leandro
Friday, December 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Estudillo Plaza
2017 “It’s A Wonderful Night
Downtown San Leandro welcomes all to its Holiday Tree Lighting and “It’s A Wonderful Night” Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The SLIA invites the community to kick-off the evening at 5:30 p.m. for the Holiday Tree Lighting in Estudillo ...
24 Holidays on 24th Street: 2017 Kick-Off | Noe Valley
Friday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: 2017 Kick-Off | Noe Valley

The 8th Annual 24 Holidays on 24th Street – an event which creates so much holiday retail buzz for Noe Valley merchants – is coming up. Each day between December 1-24, 2017 will highlight merchant events & specials along with with live entertainment and more to create ...

Make Your Own Holiday Gift | Oakland
Friday, December 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 online
| 55 Harrison St
Make Your Own Holiday Gift | Oakland
Make Your Own Holiday Gift with Urban Air Market on Friday, December 1st. This “Meet the Makers” happy crafting hour provides 20 DIY stations at your fingertips to create everything from screen-printed wrapping paper and flower pressed cards to artisan body products, terrariums, and one of ...

Saturday, December 2

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month starting at 8:30 am. Lessons ...

2017 Dance Hack Festival: Free Hacking Day | SF
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Dancers & Hackers with RSVP
| CounterPULSE
2017 Dance Hack Festival: Free Hacking Day | SF

DanceHackSF is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in SF and around the World. DanceHackSF is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new technological tools and innovative dance material ...

6th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival | SF Main Library
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
6th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival | SF Main Library

Please join the 6th Annual San Francisco Film Festival sponsored by OneVet OneVoice and the American Legion Post 505 in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco Veterans Film Festival is a robust forum for Veterans and civilian filmmakers to express their creativity ...

2017 Union Street Fantasy of Lights | SF
Saturday, December 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Street (at Van Ness Ave)
2017 Union Street Fantasy of Lights | SF
Union Street kicks off its annual Fantasy of Lights holiday celebration, where young and old alike can enjoy festivities to begin the holiday season. Thousands of holiday lights set off the Victorians, transforming Union Street into a magical backdrop for Santa and a team of elves to ...
2017 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, December 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2017 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.
Head to Encinal Yacht Club (or the Wind River Park in Alameda) and nab a perfect viewing spot for the 41st Annual Oakland/Alameda Estuary Lighted Yacht Parade, starting about 5:30pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017. In 2017, the parade will follow a longer route passing by Fortman ...

Sunday, December 3

2017 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Sunday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley)
2017 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Bring your boots and mittens to play in the snow that is predicted to gently fall on the frontage road between Rose and Vine on Shattuck Ave at the annual Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto. 2017 Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 10 ...
Final Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours Winter 2018 | Presidio
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must enter the lottery to win a free reservation spot.
| Fort Point
Final 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 Dance Hack Festival: Dance Workshops | SF
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: $20*
*Get your tickets early
| CounterPULSE
2017 Dance Hack Festival: Dance Workshops | SF

DanceHackSF is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in SF and around the World. DanceHackSF is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new technological tools and innovative dance material ...

6th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival | SF Main Library
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
6th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival | SF Main Library

Please join the 6th Annual San Francisco Film Festival sponsored by OneVet OneVoice and the American Legion Post 505 in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco Veterans Film Festival is a robust forum for Veterans and civilian filmmakers to express their creativity ...

2017 Dance Hack Festival: Performance Showcase | SF
Sunday, December 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Get your tickets early
| CounterPULSE
2017 Dance Hack Festival: Performance Showcase | SF

DanceHackSF is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in SF and around the World. DanceHackSF is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new technological tools and innovative dance material ...

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | December 3
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 15:47 UTC on December 3, 2017. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold ...