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Saturday, December 20

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 20 – 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 ...

Win Tix: 44th Annual KPFA Crafts Fair: 200 Artisans & Live Music | East Bay
44th Annual KPFA Crafts Fair: 200 Artisans & Live Music | East Bay

Experience an intimate and relaxed holiday shopping experience in the midst of artisans offering unique handcrafted gifts at the 43rd Annual KPFA Crafts Fair from 10 am to 6 pm on December 20-21, 2014.
Juried crafts fair of 200 exhibitors showcasing their own work of affordable contemporary original art …

Free Parking in Downtown SF for Carpools | Saturdays in December
Saturday, December 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Cars with three people - 1 hour of free parking
| Sutter/Stockton Garage
Free Parking in Downtown SF for Carpools | Saturdays in December

The SFMTA wants you to bring your friends and family to Union Square and save on parking. Cars with 3 or more people will get 1 hour of free parking and cars of 4 or more people will get 2 hours of free parking at ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Saturday, December 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2014 | ...

Sennheiser Pop-Up Bash & 3AM Devices DJ Showcase | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| FFDG
Sennheiser Pop-Up Bash & 3AM Devices DJ Showcase | SF

Boogie down at the Sennheiser Pop Up SF Store for a free in-store DJ showcase hosted by San Francisco record label 3AM Devices from 5-9 pm on Saturday, December 20, 2104. Proper Tech House, Techno, and Deep House are on the agenda.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
Arrive …

Sunday, December 21

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Sunday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2014 | ...

Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley
Sunday, December 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for shopping, food and drinks
| Noe Valley Town Center
Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Chanukah Wonderland | 3-5:30 pm
Noe Valley Town Square | 24th Street between Sanchez & Vicksburg
Featuring a Latke Bar, Hot Chocolate, Dreidels & Gelt. Also, take your picture with Judah the Maccabee and The Dreidel Maidel

3 pm – Arts & Crafts + Moon bounce
3:30 pm – Chanukah …

Tuesday, December 23

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Tuesday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2014 | ...

2014 Holiday 3D Light Show | Westfield SF
Tuesday, December 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2014 Holiday 3D Light Show | Westfield SF

Westfield’s iconic dome will come to life each night with a one-of-a-kind animated 3D light spectacular showing every half hour starting at 5 pm until 30 minutes prior to the mall’s closing.  Nutcracker Under the Dome is inspired by the real-life San Francisco Ballet’s production with choreography by ...

Wednesday, December 24

Final Day: Free VIP Lounge & Snacks for Chase United Card Holders | Westfield SF
Wednesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free only if you have a Chase United credit card.
| Westfield San Francisco Centre
Final Day: Free VIP Lounge & Snacks for Chase United Card Holders | Westfield SF

Got a Chase United credit card? Then you’re in for a treat. The Chase United VIP Lounge has opened up for a limited time at Westfield San Francisco Centre from November 24 – December 24, 2014, 11 am until mall closing. Relax at the VIP ...

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2014 | ...

Final Day: Pottery Holiday Show & Free Cider | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
Final Day: Pottery Holiday Show & Free Cider | Berkeley

Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios while sipping complimentary apple cider during its 44th Annual Holiday Sale, over several weekends in November and December. Live music will fill the air, cookies and cider will be served, and a unique array of handmade pottery and ...

Final Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center
Final Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center

During the holidays, park for free at Embarcadero Center, when you shop, dine and skate at the outdoor Holiday Ice Rink. Embarcadero Center is offering free parking for up to four hours during the holiday season. 2014 Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center Valid Dates: Friday, ...

Saturday, December 27

“Cars & Croissants” Monthly Exotic Car Show | Santana Row
Saturday, December 27 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row

Santana Row hosts “Cars & Croissants on The Row,” a monthly gathering for exotic car owners and car enthusiasts. We’re talking up to 50 cars like Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and more. Plus we’re told that there is often complimentary coffee and croissants while supplies ...

Final Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Final 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 ...

Free Parking in Downtown SF for Carpools | Saturdays in December
Saturday, December 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Cars with three people - 1 hour of free parking
| Sutter/Stockton Garage
Free Parking in Downtown SF for Carpools | Saturdays in December

The SFMTA wants you to bring your friends and family to Union Square and save on parking. Cars with 3 or more people will get 1 hour of free parking and cars of 4 or more people will get 2 hours of free parking at ...

Wednesday, December 31

2014 Holiday 3D Light Show: Final Day | Westfield SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2014 Holiday 3D Light Show: Final Day | Westfield SF

Westfield’s iconic dome will come to life each night with a one-of-a-kind animated 3D light spectacular showing every half hour starting at 5 pm until 30 minutes prior to the mall’s closing.  Nutcracker Under the Dome is inspired by the real-life San Francisco Ballet’s production with choreography by ...

Friday, January 2

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, January 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, January 10

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, January 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Thursday, January 15

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, January 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Saturday, January 17

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, January 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, January 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

Sunday, January 18

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, January 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Sunday, January 25

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, January 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Friday, February 6

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, February 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...