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Friday, November 24

Ghirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017
Friday, November 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017
In celebration of its 53rd Annual Tree Lighting, Ghirardelli Square is creating a winter wonderland. The event will include live music, visits with Santa, snow, free activities for kids and more. 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 24, 2017 | 4-9 pm Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco FREE
2017 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting w/ Us the Duo and Carmen Cusack | Union Square
Friday, November 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Macy's Great Tree Lighting w/ Us the Duo and Carmen Cusack | Union Square
Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, probably San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree standing 83-feet tall and decorated with more than 43,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 700 shining ornaments will be officially lit on Friday, November 24, 2017. 28th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 24, ...

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, November 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, November 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Saturday, November 25

Treasure Island Flea “Big Holiday Show”
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea
It’s our big Holiday show. Shop 400+ local artists, makers, collectors, and designers. Plus, take a selfie with Santa, holiday DIY workshops, live music, & much, much more… RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday.
The Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
The Fairmont's 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
The Fairmont San Francisco’s annual Gingerbread Holiday Open House kicks off with an official opening of the giant gingerbread house. Gingerbread Open House Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 10:30 am to 4 pm The Fairmont, 950 Mason St., SF FREE Please note, although the Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread House will be open to ...
Winter Walk SF Opening & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Opening & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Small Business Saturday 2017
Small Business Saturday 2017
After hitting the big stores on Black Friday, support your local businesses and check out the mom-and-pop stores on Small Business Saturday. American Express® Card Members can earn more rewards when they Shop Small®.
2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35

Come out to shop and support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at Pier 35. Expect tons of shopping space and a wide variety of makers, artisans and local Etsy sellers. Browse ...

Free Carousel Rides & Winter Lighting Ceremony | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, November 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Children's Creativity Museum
Free Carousel Rides & Winter Lighting Ceremony | Yerba Buena Gardens
Put a “spin” on a classic holiday tradition this winter as the Children’s Creativity Museum lights up the Bay Area’s oldest and most beloved carousel in Yerba Buena Gardens. This historic carousel was constructed in 1906 and lived at Playland-at-the-Beach from 1913 to 1972 and moved ...
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
Saturday, November 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$2 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| Darger Bar
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.

Brave New Jokes is a premier comedy showcase hosted by Michael Brandon (SJ Improv) and Nicole Calasich (SF Punchline) at the Dear Mom in the Mission. Every fourth Saturday of the month, they feature a diverse range of comedians from Bay Area headliners to comedians from ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, November 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...

Sunday, November 26

Treasure Island Flea “Big Holiday Show”
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea
It’s our big Holiday show. Shop 400+ local artists, makers, collectors, and designers. Plus, take a selfie with Santa, holiday DIY workshops, live music, & much, much more… RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday.
2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35

Come out to shop and support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at Pier 35. Expect tons of shopping space and a wide variety of makers, artisans and local Etsy sellers. Browse ...

Final “NaNoWriMo 2017” Write-In at the Library | South SF
Sunday, November 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Final

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for short) is a mad sprint to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The event had over 700,000 participants in 2013, and this year, the South San Francisco Public Library would like to invite local participants to ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, November 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Monday, November 27

Milk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight
Monday, November 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Milk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight

Mondaze is a happy hour with free pizza (starting at 5pm – limited), video games, card games and board games held at Milk Bar. Look forward to favorites like Mortal Kombat, UFC and Cards Against Humanity. Comedians/Comedy shows change every Monday and starts around 8:30 pm ...

2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men’s Chorus | SF
Monday, November 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bank of America Castro Branch
2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men's Chorus | SF
The 2016 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of American at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree. 2017 Castro Tree Lighting Monday, November 27, 2017 | 6 pm Bank of America Castro Branch | 501 Castro St, SF FREE The 28-foot lighted, decorated community Holiday Tree ...
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, November 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every last Monday of ...

Tuesday, November 28

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, November 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, November 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF

Haight Street Comedy Night is an evening of jokes, games, booze located in the historic Haight Ashbury that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Milk Bar. This free show features comedians and entertainers that have been seen on Comedy Central, Funny or ...

Wednesday, November 29

555 California Tree Lighting & All Star Culinary Kickoff | SF
Wednesday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 555 California
555 California Tree Lighting & All Star Culinary Kickoff | SF
The 555 California Street Tree Lighting is one of San Francisco’s premier events for the holidays with a tree typically over 80 feet tall, one of SF’s tallest. Celebrating the 11th Anniversary in 2017, they are kicking off the holiday season with All Star talent teamed with tasting ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, November 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Thursday, November 30

2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ritz Carlton Hotel
2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
A favorite among the Bay Area community, the Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco ignites the holiday season at sundown, when the 40-foot holiday tree outside the hotel is illuminated by Santa Claus and his little helper from the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. The ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Eating Well | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Eating Well | 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. What makes you decide whether to eat something or not? Some of us ...
2017 Annual Holiday Art Sale Opening Party: Limited-Edition Art Stuff | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Creativity Explored
2017 Annual Holiday Art Sale Opening Party: Limited-Edition Art Stuff | SF
The Creativity Explored Gallery and Studio will be filled with affordable gifts for everyone on your list, both Naughty & Nice. Select from original drawings and paintings, textiles, ceramics, mixed media, and framed art, plus a quality collection of art products featuring artwork by Creativity ...

Friday, December 1

First Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours Winter 2018 | Presidio
Friday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must enter the lottery to win a free reservation spot.
| Fort Point
First Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours Winter 2018 | 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 most Saturday evenings typically around 6:30 pm from November to February. Along the way, you’ll be transported to the momentous era of ...

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...

Rotunda Dance Series: Nicaragua Danza, Hijos del Maíz | SF City Hall
Friday, December 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Nicaragua Danza, Hijos del Maíz | SF City Hall
In the culminating performance of the 2017 season of the Rotunda Dance Series, Nicaragua Danza, Hijos del Maíz presents dances from the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Nicaragua. A set of marimba dances will be performed in celebration of the city of Masaya, known as ...
24 Holidays on 24th Street: 2017 Kick-Off | Noe Valley
Friday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: 2017 Kick-Off | Noe Valley

The 8th Annual 24 Holidays on 24th Street – an event which creates so much holiday retail buzz for Noe Valley merchants – is coming up. Each day between December 1-24, 2017 will highlight merchant events & specials along with with live entertainment and more to create ...