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Union Square's 2016 Tree LightingUnion Square’s 2016 Tree Lighting
By - posted 11/24/2016
Holidays

California BeatMacy’s Great Tree in Union Square, probably San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree standing 83-feet tall and decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments will be officially lit on Friday, November 25, 2016. 27th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 25, 2016 | 6 to more...

Baker Beach's Annual Candlelit LabyrinthBaker Beach’s Annual Candlelit Labyrinth
By - posted 11/24/2016
Only in San Francisco

Carlos Justiniano This Black Friday, instead of enmeshing yourself in the worst of human behavior, why not come celebrate the best of it? A local group of artists who call themselves the Museum of Joy will be celebrating the 4th Annual Festival of Light & Gratitude by building a temporary candlelit labyrinth on the more...

Black Friday (& Anti-Black Friday) Survival GuideBlack Friday (& Anti-Black Friday) Survival Guide
By - posted 11/24/2016
Deals

Elliot Brown via FlickrAre you game for waking up at 4 am to crowd yourself into a big box store on Black Friday just to max out your credit card while saving $10 on an HDTV? After family arguments and trying to determine what to do with all of that leftover more...

SF's Amazing Month-Long Light Festival SF’s Amazing Month-Long Light Festival “Illuminate”
By - posted 11/22/2016
Artsy Fartsy

Illuminate Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2016 through New Year’s Day 2017 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year, featuring free light art tours, nighttime neighborhood walks, artist talks and participatory experiences. > 2016 more...

Thanksgiving Weekend: 57 Free Guided Walking ToursThanksgiving Weekend: 57 Free Guided Walking Tours
By - posted 11/22/2016
Get Out: Events

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and more...

How to Get Free Tix to the SF SymphonyHow to Get Free Tix to the SF Symphony
By - posted 11/21/2016
Freebies

Carnaval.com via Flickr A limited amount of complimentary San Francisco Symphony tickets for select December 2016 symphony shows are now available through the San Francisco Arts Commission. How to Apply for Free Symphony Tickets Fill out the online ticket request form. Please note that new recipients will have first priority. 12/11 – Peter and the Wolf more...

$9 Giants Tickets for 2017 On Sale Monday$9 Giants Tickets for 2017 On Sale Monday
By - posted 11/20/2016
Deals

Jcookfisher via FlickrSuper cheap Giants tickets for the 2017 season are going on sale on Monday, November 21st. You can buy tickets for April-June 2017 with many midweek tickets starting at just $9. (July-October tickets won’t go on sale until February 2017). Normally this sale is on “Black Friday” but for 2017 they’re stating more...

Volunteering for ThanksgivingVolunteering for Thanksgiving
By - posted 11/16/2016
City Insight

Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving. Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate. Know of another volunteering opportunity for Thanksgiving 2016? Let us know! Thanksgiving Day Block Party San more...

SF's Tree Lightings & Holiday EventsSF’s Tree Lightings & Holiday Events
By - posted 11/16/2016
Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner and you are invited to get into the spirit at tree lightings and holiday festivals all over the Bay Area. Grab your friends and family and marvel at magical fireworks and twinkling lights, hear carolers sing all your seasonal favorites, as the little ones tell more...

Winter Fireworks SpectacularWinter Fireworks Spectacular
By - posted 11/16/2016
Celebrations

Photo | Embarcadero Center via FacebookEnjoy a winter fireworks display, and a special free Disney on Ice performance of “Worlds of Enchantment” which takes place on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza during Embarcadero Center’s 30th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony when more than 15,000 lights illuminate the San Francisco skyline. 2016 Embarcadero Lighting more...

Cal's Big Game Cal’s Big Game “Bonfire” Rally
By - posted 11/15/2016
Fairs & Festivals

UC Rally Committee via FacebookCome experience the amazing talent of student performance groups, an explosive commemoration of the history of the Axe, and much more. 2016 Cal Big Game Rally Friday, November 18, 2016 | 6 pm Greek Theater, Gayley Rd, Berkeley FREE Come join the entire Cal community for the hottest and most exciting event of the more...

SF's Mole Tasting CelebrationSF’s Mole Tasting Celebration
By - posted 11/15/2016
Eat & Drink

Alejandro Garcia via Wikipedia“Mole” is a Mexican sauce made from chili peppers, other spices and, most importantly, chocolate. Mole lovers are invited to participate in the “Mole Para Morirse” (Mole To Die For) contest, where the audience will get a chance to taste a variety of regional mole entries and vote for more...

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday MarketRenegade Craft Fair Holiday Market
By - posted 11/15/2016
Fairs & Festivals

Renegade Craft FairGet started on that holiday list early as the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market returns to Fort Mason. Expect over 300 talented makers ranging from holiday inspired stationery and gift wrap, unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, apparel and shoes, to eco-friendly furniture, prints and posters, housewares and much more. 2016 Renegade Craft Fair more...

Macy's Holiday WindowsMacy’s Holiday Windows
By - posted 11/14/2016
Holidays

Photo | The San Francisco SPCA via Facebook Macy’s in Union Square unveils their 30th Annual “Holiday Windows” with elaborately-decorated holiday window displays all along the outside of the building featuring some adorable (and adoptable) cats and dogs to help benefit the SPCA and find these furry friends a new home. 2016 Macy’s more...

Pop-Up Vinyl Tribute to Leonard Cohen | Mission Dist.Pop-Up Vinyl Tribute to Leonard Cohen | Mission Dist.
By - posted 11/14/2016
Get Out: Events

Rama via WikipediaGather up your old records and bring them to Amado’s Tuesday. Renee & Irish Greg play your vinyl and theirs, have record appraisals and swap stories about our favorite records. A tribute to the great Leonard Cohen & live music by the incredible The Sam Chase & The more...