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Saturday, December 9

SantaCon 2017: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2017: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
“SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 9, 2017. 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 ...
“Women X Made” Holiday Gift Fair with 40+ Indie Vendors | SF
Saturday, December 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP requested on Eventbrite
| The Women’s Building
Style Lounge Events presents Women x Made. Shop from over 40 local independent woman-owned and operated businesses. This highly curated shopping event features female vendors selling everything from apparel, jewelry, artisanal food, art, home goods and more. This event will take place in the historic Women’s Building ...

15th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
15th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
It’s the time of the year again, when the community starts making their parol lanterns and holiday decor to adorn their houses for the yuletide season. In San Francisco, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, the community will be holding the 15th Annual San Francisco Parol ...
Unsilent Night 2017: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2017: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through smartphones and boomboxes where the audience becomes the performer. “Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ensemble will ...

Sunday, December 10

Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale | San Leandro
Sunday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Receive a GIFT when you attend between 12-2 PM
| Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Store
Ghirardelli Chocolate's Annual Warehouse Sale | San Leandro

The Annual Ghirardelli Warehouse Sale will be taking place on December 9th and 10th, at both their San Leandro and Lathrop Factory Stores. This year will be no exception, the event is massive with carolers, free hot cocoa and lots of giveaways for customers. The ...

2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 10 – 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 ...

Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Henna & Calligraphy | Berkeley
Sunday, December 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Middle East Children's Alliance
Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Henna & Calligraphy | Berkeley

This event will feature a stunning array of unique items from Palestine – plus Arabic food. The best part is 100% of every purchase aids Palestinian children & their families. A stunning array of items from Palestine: Olive Oil, Embroidery, Hand-woven Rugs, Jewelry, Olive Oil Soap & ...

Tuesday, December 12

2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Union Square
Tuesday, December 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Wednesday, December 13

2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square
Wednesday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Menorah Lighting Celebration & Hanukkah Party | Castro
Wednesday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Menorah Lighting Celebration & Hanukkah Party | Castro
 Seasonal celebrating continues with the Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting on Wednesday evening December 13, 2017, 6:00pm at Jane Warner Plaza (Castro at Market) – all are welcome. Cosponsored by the local gay-welcoming Congregation, Sha’ar Zahav and Castro Merchants. We’ll light a big Menorah in the Plaza ...
2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Wednesday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  The peak nights of the 2017 Geminid meteor shower are expected mid-evening December 13 until ...

Thursday, December 14

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Santa & Live Reindeer | Noe Valley
Thursday, December 14 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Just for Fun
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Santa & Live Reindeer | Noe Valley
Stop by West Parklet/Just for Fun (3982 24th Street in Noe Valley) to say hello to some fluffy reindeer who will be on 24th Street from 3:30-7:30 pm on December 14, 2017. Santa Claus will be there too from 4:30-7:30 pm, so don’t miss out on the ...
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd Night | Union Square
Thursday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

2017 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Santa’s Village & Holiday Market | SF
Thursday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Bayview Opera House
2017 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Santa's Village & Holiday Market | SF
The historic Bayview Opera House invites you to the 6th Annual Winter Wonderland, a community celebration featuring a German style holiday market, live music, kids’ ice skating for $1, food and craft market and a Santa’s Village. 2017 Winter Wonderland Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 5-9 pm Bayview Opera House, 4705 ...
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa
Thursday, December 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tiered pricing starting at $5 and rising to $15.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa

The Chocolate and Art Show takes over SOMArts Cultural Center for two days of live body painting, face-painting, live music, vendors, and most importantly, free chocolate from 8 pm to 2 am. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. Chocolate and Art Show Dcember ...

Friday, December 15

2017 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square
Friday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

2017 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman’s Wharf
Friday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2017 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman's Wharf
The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District and the St. Francis Yacht Club present the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay. Boats festooned with lights and holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront on December 15, 2017. A holiday tradition since 1994, the ...
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tiered pricing starting at $5 and rising to $15.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa

The Chocolate and Art Show takes over SOMArts Cultural Center for two days of live body painting, face-painting, live music, vendors, and most importantly, free chocolate from 8 pm to 2 am. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. Chocolate and Art Show Dcember ...

Saturday, December 16

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 ...

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 16-17, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – 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 ...

2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Saturday, December 16 – 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 ...

SF’s Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square
Saturday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SF's Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Massive Star Wars “Glow Sword” Lightsaber Battle 2017 | SF
Massive Star Wars
Join in for a massive glowing sword battle in San Francisco. Pick a side, good or evil, and use a glowing sword to fight in the ultimate nocturnal showdown. presented by Newmindspace on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Lightsaber Battle SF Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 8 ...

Sunday, December 17

2017 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 70+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF
Sunday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
2017 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 70+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF

The only holiday gift fair where you walk in and know that every item was made in San Francisco. SFMade presents its sixth annual Holiday Gift Fair at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The shopping extravaganza is free and open to the public ...

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 16-17, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley
Sunday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for shopping, food and drinks
| Noe Valley Town Square
Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley
Festivities on Sunday, December 17, 2017: 11:00 am: Kids Holiday Craft Workshop – Kids create felt gingerbread figures at Mapamundi Kids, 1306 Castro St. Free and all materials will be provided. Recommended for ages 3-7. Please RSVP via phone 415-641-6192 or email info@mapamundikids.com 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Holiday Music with the Russo Music ...
SF Made’s 7th Annual Holiday Gift Fair | SF
Sunday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
SF Made's 7th Annual Holiday Gift Fair | SF
SFMade presents its 7th Annual Holiday Gift Fair, held at California College of the Arts’ San Francisco campus. The shopping extravaganza features locally made gift items from over 70 different SFMade vendors. The Fair’s unique products include jewelry bags chocolate wine other gourmet gifts home items apparel body products children’s toys holiday cards and decorations and stationery – ...
2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 17 – 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 ...

Bill Graham Menorah Day 2017: SF’s Chanukah Festival | Union Square
Sunday, December 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Bill Graham Menorah Day 2017: SF's Chanukah Festival | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...