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Saturday, December 2

2017 Hometown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting | Pleasanton
Saturday, December 2 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Street (Pleasanton)
2017 Hometown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting | Pleasanton
Pleasanton celebrates the season with the annual Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting with floats, marching bands, community groups and more as the hometown tradition marches down Main Street. After the parade, the mayor will light the tree, there will be musical entertainment and a special appearance by ...
2017 Piedmont Avenue Tree Lighting & Stroll | Oakland
Saturday, December 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Key Route Plaza
2017 Piedmont Avenue Tree Lighting & Stroll | Oakland
Join the merchants and neighbors of Piedmont Avenue for the 9th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Stroll. There will be a ceremonial tree lighting, holiday caroling, festive performances by local musicians and school children, and a visit by Santa Claus. Shops will be open late for your holiday ...

2017 Lighting of the Snowmen: Live Music, Kiddy Craft & Wine Tasting | Sonoma
Saturday, December 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with $10 parking donation to benefit fire victims and relief efforts.
| Cornerstone Sonoma
2017 Lighting of the Snowmen: Live Music, Kiddy Craft & Wine Tasting | Sonoma
Celebrate the coming of the holiday season at Cornerstone Sonoma’s annual Lighting of the Snowmen. 2017 Lighting of the Snowmen Sunday, December 2, 2017 | 4-8 pm Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA FREE The festival will feature music, kids’ crafts, wine + beer tasting, warm drinks, delicious food, festive ...
2017 Tree Lighting & The Mistletones’ Rockin’ Holiday Show | Alameda
Saturday, December 2 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda City Hall
2017 Tree Lighting & The Mistletones’ Rockin’ Holiday Show | Alameda
Start the Holiday season right by attending the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Alameda City Hall. 2017 Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 4:30 pm-6:15 pm (Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at 5:30 pm) Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda FREE Entertainment Include: Alameda Community Band Alameda ...
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 ...
Glow-in-the-Dark Hanukkah Dance Party: Cocktails & Dreidels | SF
Saturday, December 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Future Home of The Enthusiast
Glow-in-the-Dark Hanukkah Dance Party: Cocktails & Dreidels | SF

Spin the dreidel and think about Hanukkah in a “new light” at the Reboot Shop Hanukkah Pop-Up, open Thursday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Get a jump on your shopping and festivities with a holiday bazaar of unique Hanukkah gifts and a spin ...

2017 Lighted Tractor Parade | Calistoga
Saturday, December 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Calistoga
2017 Lighted Tractor Parade | Calistoga
Experience the ultimate small town, quirky holiday parade with vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks and construction equipment bedecked with dazzling lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The parade begins on Stevenson Street and ends on Cedar Street. The 22nd annual parade rolls down Calistoga’s scenic main street to celebrate the ...
“Swag Art III: Awakening” Art Show & Old School Hip Hop | SF
Saturday, December 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Tickets: Sold Out, General Admission: $11.54
| Equinox Sports Club
Come by the Equinox Sports club for its first ever art show. Featuring artists from all over San Francisco, experience a variety of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and live performances. Enjoy some old school hip hop spun by vinyl DJ Mad Jack. All proceeds go to the Edgewood ...

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 ...

“The Great Latke Debate” & Hanukkah Pop-Up Shop | SF
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Future Home of The Enthusiast

Spin the dreidel and think about Hanukkah in a “new light” at the Reboot Shop Hanukkah Pop-Up, open Thursday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Get a jump on your shopping and festivities with a holiday bazaar of unique Hanukkah gifts and a spin ...

Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair | 2017
Sunday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Muir Beach Community Center
Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair | 2017

The Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair has been a tradition at the Beach for over 40 years. Originally started by the Muir Beach Quilters, it continues today under the stewardship of members of the community. Situated in the quaint hamlet of Muir Beach, along coastal ...

2017 Winterfest: Snow Slide, Live Music & Tree Lighting | Mill Valley
2017 Winterfest: Snow Slide, Live Music & Tree Lighting | Mill Valley
The downtown plaza in Mill Valley will be filled with live music, children playing and community togetherness when the community celebrates the holiday season with the Annual Winterfest celebration. 2017 Winterfest Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 11 am to 5 pm Downtown Plaza, Mill Valley FREE Featuring an awesome snow ...
2017 Holiday “Urban Air Market” | Jack London Square
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square Market Hall
2017 Holiday
Urban Air Market returns for their holiday season marketplace, featuring 100+ curated local vendors of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home decor including members of the Sustainable Fashion Alliance from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, December 3, 2017. 2017 Holiday “Urban Air Market” Sunday, December 3, 2017 | ...
2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 26th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

Fort Mason Printmakers 2017 Holiday Print Sale & Exhibit | SF
Sunday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Fort Mason Printmakers 2017 Holiday Print Sale & Exhibit | SF

Find everything from cubist to classical style prints at the 2017 Fort Mason Printmakers Holiday Print Sale. 43rd Annual Fort Mason Printmakers Holiday Sale – Preview Reception: Friday, December 1, 2017 | 6-9 pm – Exhibition & Art Sale: Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2017 | 12 pm to ...

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
Be sure to look up in the sky to spot the supermoon over San Francisco. 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, ...

Monday, December 4

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2017
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2017
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. Typically the free day is on December 5th (Walt’s actual birthday), unless his birthday falls on a Tuesday (in which case the museum ...
San Francisco City Hall “World Tree of Hope” Lighting Ceremony | 2017
Monday, December 4 – 6:00 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 ...

Wednesday, December 6

Light Up The Night 2017: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF
Wednesday, December 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bike saftey lights for those who do not already have them
| Secret Location (SF)
Light Up The Night 2017: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF

Now that the clocks have fallen back, it’s going to get darker waaaay earlier. With help from our generous sponsor, Bay Area Bicycle Law, they’re excited to announce the return of the annual bike light distribution program: Light up the Night. With help from volunteers, ...

Thursday, December 7

88th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Snow Day & Winter Carnival | Golden Gate Park
Thursday, December 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most activities are typically free, but some may have a nominal cost.
| McLaren Lodge
88th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Snow Day & Winter Carnival | Golden Gate Park
SF Rec & Park will kick-off the 2016 Holiday Season with the annual free winter family event, the 88th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. In a sense it’s a fun mini Winter Carnival with many free activities including a snow play area, carnival rides, a cookie factory, arts ...
24 Holidays on 24th Street: 6th Annual Holiday Wine Walk | Noe Valley
Thursday, December 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tasting tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door.
| 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: 6th Annual Holiday Wine Walk | Noe Valley
The Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association and IDK Events, LLC are hosting the 6th Annual Holiday Noe Valley Wine Walk on Thursday, December 7th, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats inside their stores ...
2017 Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park: New Illuminated Artwork | SF
Thursday, December 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
2017 Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park: New Illuminated Artwork | SF
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting a free special event, “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” that will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park Thursday, December 7, 2017 – 4pm at Winter Fest & Tree Lighting at McLaren Lodge ...
Drag Queens on Ice 2017 | Union Square
Drag Queens on Ice 2017 | 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 7, 2017 | 8-9:30 pm Union Square Park, SF FREE to watch The event is rain or shine If you’d ...

Friday, December 8

Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | Union Square
Friday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up 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 – December 31, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

2017 Holiday Lights: Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk | Presidio
Friday, December 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
2017 Holiday Lights: Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk | Presidio
The Presidio invites you to partake in the annual, magical tree-lighting ceremony, a decades-old tradition for the neighborhood – plus a lantern-lit evening forest walk. 2017 Holiday Lights Tree Lighting Friday, December 8, 2017 | 5pm Presidio Main Post, San Francisco FREE, but reservations are appreciated Gather at the tree ...

Saturday, December 9

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 ...