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Saturday, December 3

Twirl Holiday Artisan Fair: Nibbles & Santa | Alameda
Saturday, December 3 – 2:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are strongly encouraged.
| Twirl Alameda
Twirl Holiday Artisan Fair: Nibbles & Santa | Alameda
In the Heart of Alameda’s Park Street, they will be transforming their space into a handmade holiday market. They will have music, nibbles, artisan demos, pics with Santa and all together community fun.
2016 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF
2016 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF
At Brave the Bay, you might see an elf in striped tights jump into the Bay, or Santa Claus hauling a cable car instead of presents at the Santa Triathlon, co-presented with Make-a-Wish and the SF Police Department. Teams of six pull cable cars by rope in a head-to-head ...

2016 Tiburon Holiday Festival: Tree Lighting, Santa & Wagon Rides | Marin
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Tiburon
2016 Tiburon Holiday Festival: Tree Lighting, Santa & Wagon Rides | Marin
Celebrate the holidays with a sparkling party in downtown Tiburon and take a walk through town and enjoy festive food and drink offerings from your favorite shops and restaurants on Saturday, December 3 during the Tiburon Holiday Festival. The event will feature horse-drawn holiday rides, holiday ...
Bazaar Stock 2016 Music Fest: 12 Hours & 36 Artists | SF
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Bazaar Stock 2016 Music Fest: 12 Hours & 36 Artists | SF
Support your independent artists at a locally-owned business at a 12 hour acoustic music-a-thon put together by local music mini-impresario KC Turner. 36 local musicians will play sets from 10 am to 10 pm from a variety of genres. Did we mention there’s no cover charge? That’s music for your ...
2016 San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair | Potrero Hill
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Center for the Book
2016 San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair | Potrero Hill
Grab your friends and head to the San Francisco Center for the Book’s Holiday Fair where you’ll find unique holiday gifts among the wide selection of letterpress cards, prints and ephemera, journals and notebooks, artists’ books, paper, and unique arts and crafts handmade by a wide variety ...
Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 3 – 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 ...

2016 Winter Spectacular: Snow Day, Light Show, Ice Sculptures & Parade | Redwood City
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2016 Winter Spectacular: Snow Day, Light Show, Ice Sculptures & Parade | Redwood City
The annual Children’s Festival and Light Show in downtown Redwood City features a parade, an ice sculpture demonstration, real snow to play in, a carnival and more. 2016 Winter Festival | Redwood City Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE Each year, on the ...
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

2016 Dogpatch Holiday Block Party: Deals & Free Treats | SF
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dogpatch
2016 Dogpatch Holiday Block Party: Deals & Free Treats | SF
Explore the Dogpatch during the Dogpatch Holiday Sale (a reincarnation of the annual Dogpatch Warehouse Sale). Shop at local retailers, do some wine & beer tasting and stop by gallery open houses. Many businesses will be hosting sample sales and popups (1-day mini shops within a ...
December to Remember: Frozen, Santa Pictures & Puppet Show | Santa Clara
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Northside Branch Library
December to Remember: Frozen, Santa Pictures & Puppet Show | Santa Clara
Join them for their 2nd Annual December to Remember. Did you ever go to the mall, pay ridiculous prices, and stand in long lines to take a picture with Santa? They are offering this service for free along with their other special appearances and finale puppet show. Their schedule ...
Fashion In Flight: Free Gallery Tour & Lecture | SF
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | SFO
Fashion In Flight: Free Gallery Tour & Lecture | SF
In conjunction with the exhibition “Fashion In Flight: A History of Airline Uniform Design”, curator John H. Hill will conduct a gallery tour and present a slide-illustrated talk on the subject of this unique garment type and its eighty-five year history of design, function, purpose, ...
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...

Final Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours | Presidio
Final Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours | 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 Saturday evenings at 6:30 pm from November to February. Along the way, you’ll be transported to the momentous era of the ...

Chinatown’s Maritime Stories: Walks & Tales | SF
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
Chinatown’s Maritime Stories: Walks & Tales | SF
Follow park rangers on a walk from Chinatown to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Learn how early 20th century immigrants from Chinatown got jobs working in the salmon canneries, voyaging on the park’s historic Balclutha from SF to Alaska. Take in the bustling streets of ...
2016 Home for the Holidays: Children’s Festival | East Bay
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Livermore
2016 Home for the Holidays: Children's Festival | East Bay
Kick off the holiday season at downtown Livermore’s Home for the Holidays festival and the Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade. 2016 Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 11 am to 4 pm Downtown Livermore FREE A Celebration of the Traditions of the Holidays. Lizzie fountain will be transformed ...
2016 Annual Christmas Parade | Los Gatos
Saturday, December 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Los Gatos Civic Center
2016 Annual Christmas Parade | Los Gatos
The 60th Annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas/Holidays Parade is like most other parades – they’ve got marching bands and Santa… and expected to appear again for 2016, is the Cucuzza Squash Drill Team – yes, it’s a bunch of guys in tank tops and Santa hats each ...
2016 Free Family Holiday Portrait Day | Bayview
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House
2016 Free Family Holiday Portrait Day | Bayview
First Exposures, an SF mentoring program providing free photography classes to underserved youth, hosts its annual Help Portrait Day when families can get their portrait taken for free at the Bayview Opera House from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Free, but an RSVP ...
2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale & Giveaways | SF
Saturday, December 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Alite Designs
2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale & Giveaways | SF

Alite Designs and Boreas Gear present the 4th Annual Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale with good tunes, goodies from Wholesome Bakery, beers on tap from Comrades Brewing. 2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale – Friday, December 2 | 2-8 pm – Saturday, December 3 | 11 am to 5 pm Alite ...

Fort Mason Printmakers 2016 Holiday Exhibition & Print Sale | SF
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Fort Mason Printmakers 2016 Holiday Exhibition & Print Sale | SF

Find everything from cubist to classical style prints at the 2016 Fort Mason Printmakers Holiday Print Sale. 42nd Annual Fort Mason Printmakers Holiday Sale – Preview Reception: Friday, December 2, 2016 | 6-9 pm – Exhibition & Art Sale: Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2016 | 11 am to ...

2016 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists: Saturday | SF
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Local Take
2016 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists: Saturday | SF

Come out and kick off December with some handmade craftiness to warm your heart for the annual Holiday Vagabond Indie Craft Fair. Vagabond is an annual holiday market showcasing some of the amazing local talent of the Bay Area. It was started 5 years ago ...

Headlands Winter Yoga Hike | Marin
Headlands Winter Yoga Hike | Marin
Stretch your mind & body on this naturalist-led hike with scenic ocean views and learn about the plants and animals of the Marin Headlands. We’ll stop along the way to stretch and do simple yoga poses that are accessible to all ages and abilities. Day of ...
Bay Area Scavenger Hunt | Oakland
Saturday, December 3 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
Bay Area Scavenger Hunt | Oakland
Your local RAD League has organized a scavenger hunt to take place on Saturday, December 3rd. The event is guaranteed to be a blast and all are welcome to compete. Here are the details: You organize your own team and transportation. No more than 5 people per team There ...
11th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep | SF
11th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep | SF
Supermarket Street Sweep is an annual bike race that benefits the San Francisco Food Bank. For the past several years, hundreds of participants have zipped around the city to local supermarkets and brought back thousands of pounds of food to donate to this wonderful charity. 2016 Supermarket ...
2016 Mission Holiday Block Party & Cookie Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but there is a $10 suggested donation for cookie bag
| Valencia Corridor
2016 Mission Holiday Block Party & Cookie Crawl | SF
Just in time for all your locally-made and distinctly-Mission holiday shopping needs, the Valencia Corridor turns into a fabulous winter market during the Valencia Holiday Cookie Crawl. Valencia Corridor Holiday Cookie Crawl Friday, December 3, 2016 | 12-8 pm Mission District, SF FREE, but there is a $10 suggested donation. On ...
Magic Makers: Queer Art & Craft Fair | Oakland
Saturday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Magic Makers: Queer Art & Craft Fair | Oakland

Magic Makers will showcase, celebrate, and support the creative queer artist community with their own craft show happening from 12-6 pm on December 3 & 4, 2016. The fourth annual M△GIC M△KERS will feature over 50 artists and healers offering a wide range of unique goods and ...

26th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party | SF
Saturday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for any purchases.
| Hayes Valley
26th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party | SF

Hayes Valley hosts the 26th Annual Holiday Block Party, the neighborhood’s biggest party of the year. Stroll around Hayes Valley and local merchants and vendors, enjoy live music, a photo booth and many other fun activities being offered during this special event along Hayes, Gough, Octavia and ...

“Healthy Food, Healthy You” Healthy Eating Series | SSF Library
Saturday, December 3 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library

Healthy Food/Healthy You is a five-part series on healthy eating presented by Fresh Approach. Each class will focus on a different aspect of choosing or preparing foods that are affordable, fresh, and delicious. Fresh Approach is dedicated to helping families gain the knowledge and skills ...

Glasses Showcase: Unique Style of Vessels & Open Bar | SF
Saturday, December 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The City Gallery
Glasses Showcase: Unique Style of Vessels & Open Bar | SF
City Gallery will feature drink-ware from 20 glass artists each making a unique style of vessel. Come check out a special selection of glassware made by some of the best in the industry. Cheers to the opening of the “Glasses” showcase with an open bar and ...
6th Annual SF Youth Arts Summit: Art Exhibit, Workshops & Live Performances | SoMa
Saturday, December 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
6th Annual SF Youth Arts Summit: Art Exhibit, Workshops & Live Performances | SoMa

Join Youth Art Exchange and dozens of arts organizations from across the San Francisco Bay Area in a two day celebration of young artists using creativity to amplify their voices and power. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated. The Sixth Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit: ...

The Mission & Bernal’s Free Art Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday, December 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secession Art & Design
The Mission & Bernal's Free Art Scavenger Hunt | SF
Secession Art & Design invites you on Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2-6 pm for live painting with Joshua Coffy. On display at the gallery and online are several of his original animal paintings. Plus there will be free art hidden around Mission Bernal. Joshua has a ...