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Friday, December 1

Make Your Own Holiday Gift | Oakland
Friday, December 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 online
| 55 Harrison St
Make Your Own Holiday Gift | Oakland
Make Your Own Holiday Gift with Urban Air Market on Friday, December 1st. This “Meet the Makers” happy crafting hour provides 20 DIY stations at your fingertips to create everything from screen-printed wrapping paper and flower pressed cards to artisan body products, terrariums, and one of ...
Paxton Gate 25th Anniversary Holiday Party | Mission Dist.
Friday, December 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Paxton Gate
Paxton Gate 25th Anniversary Holiday Party | Mission Dist.
Quirky Mission District store Paxton Gate is celebrating the holidays with their annual holiday party on December 1, 2017. Special performances by the amazing Vau de Vire Society are sure to dazzle you with unbelievable feats of acrobatics. Plus snacks, drinks and much much more to come.

Star Wars Trivia & Comedy Night | Haight Street
Friday, December 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
| Milk Bar
Star Wars Trivia & Comedy Night | Haight Street
Celebrate the new movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, by joining in for a Star Wars theme trivia and comedy night. Along with dozens of challenging questions, laugh it up with hilarious stand up comedy in between each round. Win prizes, laugh your ass off and have ...
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, December 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

Fugue: An Immersive Theater Performance | SF
Friday, December 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*15-30 Sliding Scale. Purchase your tickets online
| Holy Innocents Episcopal Church
Fugue: An Immersive Theater Performance | SF
Fugue is a site-specific dance theater work that traverses through the streets and stories of San Francisco’s Mission District. Inspired by a year-long community-based research process into the queer histories of San Francisco streets, Fugue is a foray into cultural amnesia featuring forgotten stories of ...

Saturday, December 2

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month starting at 8:30 am. Lessons ...

2017 Dance Hack Festival: Free Hacking Day | SF
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Dancers & Hackers with RSVP
| CounterPULSE
2017 Dance Hack Festival: Free Hacking Day | SF

DanceHackSF is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in SF and around the World. DanceHackSF is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new technological tools and innovative dance material ...

Bazaar Stock 2017 Music Fest: 12 Hours & 36 Artists | SF
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Bazaar Stock 2017 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 ...
2017 San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair | Potrero Hill
Saturday, December 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Center for the Book
2017 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 a rich assortment of locally handcrafted, functional and decorative crafts that are perfect for gift giving, and a spectacular variety of ...
Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 2 – 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 ...

2017 Winter Spectacular: Snow Day, Light Show, Ice Sculptures & Parade | Redwood City
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2017 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. 2017 Winter Festival | Redwood City Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 10 am to 8 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE Each year, on the ...
6th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival | SF Main Library
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
6th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival | SF Main Library

Please join the 6th Annual San Francisco Film Festival sponsored by OneVet OneVoice and the American Legion Post 505 in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco Veterans Film Festival is a robust forum for Veterans and civilian filmmakers to express their creativity ...

2017 Winter Open House & Train Show | San Leandro
Saturday, December 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Historical Railway Society
2017 Winter Open House & Train Show | San Leandro
Santa is back. Their 2017 Winter Open House and Train Show will happen December 2nd & 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. Their G&O crew will be running full steam ahead in the back yard with some exciting holiday themed trains and out ...
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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

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 ...
Free Ice Skating All Day & Free Snacks | Embarcadero Center
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged but not required. Pls bring cash for possible skate rental
| Four Embarcadero Center
Free Ice Skating All Day & Free Snacks | Embarcadero Center
Cool Effect is taking over the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center and invites you to join them for a complimentary skate session on Saturday, December 2nd. In addition to free ice skating, there will also be a ‘Bosco Lite’ photo booth, complimentary snacks, and beverages courtesy of KIND, Health-Ade and ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Baking Tribute to Flo Braker | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 2 – 10:20 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Baking Tribute to Flo Braker | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Professional baker and Bakers Dozen board member Rose Gillen will be representing the organization in a tribute to the famous baker Flo Braker. Rose Gillen started baking at ...
2017 Home for the Holidays: Children’s Festival | East Bay
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Livermore
2017 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. 2017 Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Downtown Livermore FREE A Celebration of the Traditions of the Holidays. Lizzie fountain will be transformed ...
2017 Annual Christmas Parade | Los Gatos
Saturday, December 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Los Gatos Civic Center
2017 Annual Christmas Parade | Los Gatos
The 61th 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 2017, is the Cucuzza Squash Drill Team – yes, it’s a bunch of guys in tank tops and Santa hats each ...
2017 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale & Beer Pop-Up | SF
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alite Designs
2017 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale & Beer Pop-Up | SF

Alite Designs is excited to announce the 5th Annual Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale. This is a free and festive two-day event with awesome gear from Alite Designs and Wildebeest, good tunes, goodies from Wholesome Bakery, and beers on tap from Comrades Brewing. 2017 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale ...

7th Annual Holiday Gift Fair | SF
Saturday, December 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
7th Annual Holiday Gift Fair | SF
SFMade presents annual holiday fair in collaboration with CCA. The only holiday gift fair where you walk in and know that every item was made in San Francisco. The public is invited to enjoy a live jazz band while wandering through their beautiful campus and shop for ...
Schoolyard Neighborhood Party & Free Lunch | SF
Saturday, December 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Gordon J. Lau Elementary School
Schoolyard Neighborhood Party & Free Lunch | SF
Join the Shared Schoolyard Project and Supervisor Mark Farrell at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School on Saturday, December 2nd, from 11 am – 1 pm for an exciting kick-off event marking the grand re-opening of the schoolyard for the public to use on weekends. This event ...
2017 Mission Holiday Block Party & Cookie Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but there is a $10 suggested donation for cookie bag
| Valencia Corridor
2017 Mission Holiday Block Party & Cookie Crawl | SF
The Valencia Corridor Merchants Association celebrates their 3rd annual Holiday Cookie Crawl.  This is a super fun event where neighbors & visitors have the opportunity to taste beautiful baked cookies and receive exclusive discounts while supporting our local community. This year donations will benefit local non-profit ...
Fort Mason Printmakers 2017 Holiday Print Sale & Exhibit | SF
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Fort Mason Printmakers 2017 Holiday Print Sale & Exhibit | SF

Find everything from cubist to classical style prints at the 2017 Fort Mason Printmakers Holiday Print Sale. 43rd Annual Fort Mason Printmakers Holiday Sale – Preview Reception: Friday, December 1, 2017 | 6-9 pm – Exhibition & Art Sale: Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2017 | 12 pm to ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Jim Lahey | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Jim Lahey | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, followed by a book signing hosted by their friends at Book Passage. Jim Lahey studied sculpting at SUNY Stonybrook and the School of Visual Arts but soon ...
3-Mile Hike Along San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive | SF
Saturday, December 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested. Please RSVP for changes due to weather
| Sports Basement (Presidio)
3-Mile Hike Along San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive | SF
Join Kristine Poggioli and Carolyn Eidson, authors the new SF Guide, Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive, for a 3-mile hike in the Presidio. DATE UPDATE – The event was originally scheduled for October 21st but was rescheduled to December 2nd.  They’ll start at the ...
2017 Tiburon Holiday Festival: Tree Lighting, Santa & Snow Party | Marin
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Tiburon
2017 Tiburon Holiday Festival: Tree Lighting, Santa & Snow Party | 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 2 during the Tiburon Holiday Festival. The event will feature snow party where Mickey ...
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 Hometown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting | Pleasanton
Saturday, December 2 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Street (Pleasanton)
2017 Hometown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting | Pleasanton
Pleasanton celebrates the season with the annual Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting with floats, marching bands, community groups and more as the hometown tradition marches down Main Street. After the parade, the mayor will light the tree, there will be musical entertainment and a special appearance by ...
2017 Piedmont Avenue Tree Lighting & Stroll | Oakland
Saturday, December 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Key Route Plaza
2017 Piedmont Avenue Tree Lighting & Stroll | Oakland
Join the merchants and neighbors of Piedmont Avenue for the 9th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Stroll. There will be a ceremonial tree lighting, holiday caroling, festive performances by local musicians and school children, and a visit by Santa Claus. Shops will be open late for your holiday ...