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Thursday, December 7

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 ...

Friday, December 8

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

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

Thursday, December 14

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 ...

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 ...

Saturday, December 16

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 ...

Sunday, December 17

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 ...

Monday, December 18

2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square
Monday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th 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 Chanukah Under the Dome & Homemade Latkes | Westfield Centre
Monday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2017 Chanukah Under the Dome & Homemade Latkes | Westfield Centre
On the same night as the lighting of the 7th candle of the 25 foot Bill Graham Menorah at 5 pm in Union Square, make your way over to the Westfield SF Centre for a Chanukah Celebration with Live Music, Sufganiyot, Festivities for All Ages Join Westfield San Francisco Centre ...

Tuesday, December 19

2017 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square
Tuesday, December 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | 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 ...

Sunday, December 31

San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show | 2017
Sunday, December 31 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Show | 2017
Say goodbye to 2017 and ring in the 2018 new year with 200,000 fellow bundled-up San Franciscans for a waterfront fireworks tradition as the city once again hosts a free waterfront midnight fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Saturday, December 31, ...

Friday, January 5

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, January 5 – 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, January 13

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, January 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...