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Thursday, December 14

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Pop-Up Chanukah Candle Lighting & Songs | Noe Valley
Thursday, December 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Pop-Up Chanukah Candle Lighting & Songs | Noe Valley
On December 14, 2017, enjoy a Pop-Up Chanukah Candle Lighting Chanukah Song Singing with Congregation Emanu-El’s Rabbis, Cantors and Musicians. Also enjoy a holiday party, Vodka & Latkes, sponsored by Tito’s Vodka at the Agency, 2838 24th Street from 4 pm to 7 pm.
SF Etsy Pop-Up Holiday Artisan Market | SF
Thursday, December 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Marker
SF Etsy Pop-Up Holiday Artisan Market | SF
Continuing its efforts to support the local creative community, SF Etsy sellers will gather at The Marker, a luxury boutique Joie de Vivre hotel, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Theater District, on December 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to showcase an ...

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 ...

Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Inner Sunset
Thursday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Inner Sunset)
Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Inner Sunset

Stop by Ambiance during their Annual Holiday Parties featuring delicious Holiday treats, raffles every 30 minutes, free gift with purchase over $50, 15% off regular price and 25% additional off sale merchandise. In 2017, Haight-Ashbury & Noe Valley are hosting their parties on December 7 ...

Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Marina
Thursday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Marina)
Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Marina

Stop by Ambiance during their Annual Holiday Parties featuring delicious Holiday treats, raffles every 30 minutes, free gift with purchase over $50, 15% off regular price and 25% additional off sale merchandise. In 2017, Haight-Ashbury & Noe Valley are hosting their parties on December 7 ...

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 ...
2017 Hanukkah Festival: Candle Lighting Ceremony & Live Music | Palo Alto
Thursday, December 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
2017 Hanukkah Festival: Candle Lighting Ceremony & Live Music | Palo Alto
Celebrate the Jewish festival of lights with a musical performance by Isaac Zones of Shamati, arts and crafts for the kids, dreidel games and a special candle lighting ceremony.
Exploratorium After Dark: Vanilla | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Vanilla | Pier 15
Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at our adults-only After Dark. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in mind-bending experiences and unique, thought-provoking programs. Pairings: Vanilla 7:00 p.m. Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery To reserve a seat and something to eat, ...
Illuminate SF Yerba Buena Light Art Walking Tour | 2017
Thursday, December 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This is a free, private sightseeing tour with limited capacity, registration is necessary.
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Illuminate SF Yerba Buena Light Art Walking Tour | 2017
This luminous light art walking tour begins in the lobby of the Contemporary Jewish Museum with a museum expert who’ll share stories behind PaRDeS and Lamp of the Covenant, two light -filled artworks in the museum’s Grand Lobby. The ½ mile walking tour, featuring several light art installations will ...
Holiday Bazaar NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, December 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Holiday Bazaar NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
‘Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally. This week, NightLife’s annual holiday bazaar returns, featuring a merry marketplace of gift-worthy treasures from dozens of local makers and merchants, all curated by SF Bazaar.
State Bird Provisions Happy Hour: Free Drinks & Snacks | Green Apple Books
Thursday, December 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
State Bird Provisions Happy Hour: Free Drinks & Snacks | Green Apple Books
On Thursday, December 14th, Green Apple Books is hosting a very special Happy Hour with State Bird Provisions chefs/owners Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski in celebration of the release of State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook. Complimentary beverages and snacks will be provided followed by a ...
$31 Tix + Free Drinks: “Bright Star” Steve Martin’s New Musical | Curran
$31 Tix + Free Drinks:

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s new musical Bright Star won the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award. Now, to usher in the Holiday Season, this bluegrass musical has its Bay Area premiere at ...

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 December ...

Win Tix: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Opening Night | SF
Thursday, December 14 – 10:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Century San Francisco Centre 9
Some time ago in a galaxy right here, where you’re reading this post, a movie about a man, his sister, their dad, and the war that brought them all together, was released in theaters. That movie was Star Wars. Now, with the debut of Star ...

Friday, December 15

Win Tix: The Final “Daybreaker” Morning Dance Party of 2017 | SF
Friday, December 15 – 6:00 am | Cost: WIN | City Nights
Tis the season for love, light…and bumpin’ dance parties. Let’s wrap up 2017 and tie it with a bow. We’re about to end the year in style (and by that, we mean…no style because ugly sweater season is officially here. Wear it proud.) > Get Tickets ...
Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale: Friday | 80% Off
Friday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale: Friday | 80% Off

Need some last minute gifts but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs?  Stock up on holiday gifts and save 80% off hundreds of selected titles at the Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale on December 14-16, 2017. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle and ...

12 Days of Kittens: Adopt & Snuggle a Warm Kitten | SF
Friday, December 15 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
12 Days of Kittens: Adopt & Snuggle a Warm Kitten | SF

Come and join the 12 Days of Kittens brought to you by Supervisor Katy Tang and her wonderful staff. Meet adoptable kittens from SFACC, enter the raffle, get valuable coupons for Pet Food Express – and best of all – snuggle a warm kitten. Meet ...

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 ...

Federal Donuts Hanukkah Pop-Up & Free Donuts | SF
Friday, December 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of SF
Federal Donuts Hanukkah Pop-Up & Free Donuts | SF
Share the Light with the JCCSF for their annual Hanukkah Shabbatikah FRYday party featuring Federal Donuts. Celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah and the end of the work week with candle lighting, special Hanukkah cocktails from the Alembic team, dreidel games, live music and free tastings ...
SF Marina & Small Craft Harbor Holiday Festival | 2017
Friday, December 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor
SF Marina & Small Craft Harbor Holiday Festival | 2017
Set sail for the SF Marina and Small Craft Harbor’s 2nd Annual Holiday Event on Friday, December 15, 2017. The event goes from 4 to 7 p.m. and will feature live music, hot cocoa/cider, snacks and a lighted boat parade that begins at 6 p.m. Best ...
Napa Lighted Art Festival | 2017
Friday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Napa
Napa Lighted Art Festival | 2017

Experience an illuminating art walk during the season of lights. This festival creates stunning artwork as light displays are projected onto a variety of buildings throughout Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Eight to ten original artworks will light up the night sky for 9 ...

Hayes Valley First SF Carol Fest | SF
Friday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | FirstSF
Hayes Valley First SF Carol Fest | SF
It’s that time of the year again where carol fests are abundant. Join First SF on their first annual Carol Fest. Featuring: Real Snow Sledding Boba & Food Trucks Photos Games & Crafts Carol Sing-Along Free Raffle Prizes Cookies Kettle Korn Coffee Cart Life-size Snow Globe FirstSF is located at the corner of Octavia Boulevard and ...
Win Tix: Jingle & Mingle: Mulled Wine Open Bar Party | SF
Friday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Campsyte
Join us at one of SoMa’s prettiest venues, Campsyte, for a fun get-together with good peeps before 2017 is over. Plus, we’re serving up an open bar with mulled wine. > Get Tickets – $10 Adv / $15 Door ($5 off with the code FUNCHEAP) Our last ...
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 ...
Presidio Holiday Sing-Along | SF
Friday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Presidio Holiday Sing-Along | SF
Gather around the piano to share music and holiday cheer, led by performers from 42nd Street Moon. Experience wonderful seasonal favorites, plus grab some festive drinks from Arguello restaurant that will be available for purchase.
Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations accepted
| Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium
Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland
Tchaikovsky’s marvelous and enchanting ballet returns to delight Temple Hill this season. The charm and tradition begin with Clara’s awe of the festively adorned Christmas tree. When her wounded Nutcracker transforms into the leader of the toy soldiers, a magical adventure transpires with the Mouse ...
Win Tix: Theatre of Yugen Presents “A Noh Christmas Carol” | SF
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$20 Students with ID, $40 - GA $50 - VIP (includes drinks)
| NOHspace
Using classical Japanese theatre styles noh, kyogen, and kabuki, Sukurooji is taken on a fantastical journey by the spirits of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come to remind him of the value of life beyond money and figures. This powerful story of redemption, with it moments ...
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 December ...

San Jose Bike Party: The Star Wars Christmas Ride
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Star Wars Christmas Ride

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...