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Saturday, November 18

45th Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo
45th Annual Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa

Come be part of a longstanding Napa holiday tradition at the 45th Annual ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme’ Holiday Faire featuring 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods to sample. 2017 Gifts n Tyme Holiday Craft Fair November 17-19, 2017 – Fri-Sat: ...

Win Tix: 2017 Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Cow Palace
Visit London – at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls. Enter the winding lanes of Victorian London and immerse yourself in a world of music halls, theatres, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops overflowing with hand-made holiday treasures. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty ...

Sunday, November 19

45th Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Sunday, November 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo
45th Annual Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa

Come be part of a longstanding Napa holiday tradition at the 45th Annual ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme’ Holiday Faire featuring 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods to sample. 2017 Gifts n Tyme Holiday Craft Fair November 17-19, 2017 – Fri-Sat: ...

Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2017
Sunday, November 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2017

Experience the holiday magic at Pier 39 – sing songs, send letters to Santa and welcome the season with holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family including live musical performances. The fun culminates at 6 pm as Pier 39′s majestic 60-foot tree, adorned with glistening ornaments, ...

2017 Bay Area Record Fair | SF
Sunday, November 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free from noon to 5pm; $5 for early admission at 11 am
| Swedish American Hall
2017 Bay Area Record Fair | SF
The 2017 Bay Area Record Fair, a celebration of the unique music scene in the Bay Area, will be held Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Swedish American Hall and Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Enjoy free entry after noon. $5 Early Bird Tickets get you into the record ...

Friday, November 24

2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland
Plaid Friday is the fun, indie alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” designed to promote local and independently owned businesses during the holiday shopping season. 2017 Plaid Friday Friday, November 24, 2017 All Over Oakland FREE, but bring money for food, drinks and shopping > 2017 Events & Specials Look for ...
Win Tix: 2017 Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Cow Palace
Visit London – at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls. Enter the winding lanes of Victorian London and immerse yourself in a world of music halls, theatres, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops overflowing with hand-made holiday treasures. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty ...
2017 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
2017 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay ...

Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Friday, November 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/24/17 from 3-6 pm only.
| Downtown San Jose
Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Take a break from shopping on Black Friday and ride some free rides at San Jose’s Winter Wonderland from 3-6 pm on November 24, 2017. Unlimited wristbands are usually $20 for the day, or $3.50 per ride. Winter Wonderland is a good old-fashioned carnival set up each winter in San ...
Ghirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017
Friday, November 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017
In celebration of its 53rd Annual Tree Lighting, Ghirardelli Square is creating a winter wonderland. The event will include live music, visits with Santa, snow, free activities for kids and more. 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 24, 2017 | 4-9 pm Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco FREE
2017 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
Friday, November 24 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
2017 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 5th Annual Festival of Light & Gratitude by building a ...
2017 Christmas in the Park Opening: 60-Foot Tree Lighting & Live Music | San Jose
Friday, November 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2017 Christmas in the Park Opening: 60-Foot Tree Lighting & Live Music | San Jose
After a day of feasting with family and friends, come to downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park. and the lighting of the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. 2017 Christmas in the Park Opening Friday, November 24, 2017 | 6 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez, ...
2017 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
Friday, November 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles
2017 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
The Niles Festival of Lights and Parade, which for many Fremont residents signals the start of the holiday season, will take place from 6-8 pm on November 24, 2017. 2017 Niles Festival of Lights and Parade Friday, November 24, 2017 | 6-8 pm – Tree lighting at 6 ...

Saturday, November 25

Free Snow Sledding Day | San Rafael
Saturday, November 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Free Snow Sledding Day | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay ...

Treasure Island Flea “Big Holiday Show”
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea
It’s our big Holiday show. Shop 400+ local artists, makers, collectors, and designers. Plus, take a selfie with Santa, holiday DIY workshops, live music, & much, much more… RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday.

Sunday, November 26

Treasure Island Flea “Big Holiday Show”
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea
It’s our big Holiday show. Shop 400+ local artists, makers, collectors, and designers. Plus, take a selfie with Santa, holiday DIY workshops, live music, & much, much more… RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday.

Monday, November 27

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

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

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 ...

Friday, December 1

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 ...
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 ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Saturday, December 2

Hometown Holidays & Annual City Hall Tree Lighting | Redwood City
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Hometown Holidays & Annual City Hall Tree Lighting | Redwood City
Get in the holiday spirit and join the festivities as Redwood City’s Downtown Business Group throws Hometown Holidays, a party to celebrate the holiday season, rain or shine. Guests can enjoy a parade, live entertainment, carnival rides, snow, Santa Claus photos and more. This free ...
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

Urban Air Market Holiday Show | Oakland
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 55 Harrison St
Urban Air Market Holiday Show | Oakland
On Sunday, December 3, Urban Air Market: Holiday Show at Jack London Square celebrates more than 100 curated local vendors of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor – all sustainable finds that make perfect gifts for socially-conscious friends and family. Shoppers can relax after their holiday ...

Monday, December 4

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 ...

Thursday, December 7

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 ...
Direct Impact Holiday Marketplace 2017 | The Presidio
Thursday, December 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Presidio)
Direct Impact Holiday Marketplace 2017 | The Presidio
Join them for an evening of conscious holiday shopping at their Direct Impact Holiday Marketplace at their Presidio store. They’re bringing in some of their favorite vendors that offer a direct impact on the local community. The evening will begin with some free local tastings, Fair ...
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 ...