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Kick off 2013 with some fun. An Ocean Beach plunge, daytime dance party or Golden Gate Bridge walk | Tuesday
By - posted 1/1/2013

We hope you’re rested and recovered and ready to start out 2013 active!

There’s a whole slate of fun things to do on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013 to help get the new year off to a great start.

Whether it’s continuing your dancing and drinking, taking a serene moment to reflect the past year, taking freezing dip into the ocean, or getting in a midday walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, there’s plenty of fun ways to start the year.

 


Monday, January 1

New Year’s Day 12-Hour DJ Block Party: “Breakfast of Champions” | The Midway
Monday, January 1 – 6:00 am | Cost: $20*
*Early bird tickets are $20, otherwise regular admission is $30.
| The Midway
New Year's Day 12-Hour DJ Block Party:

Only the strong survive the 18th Annual Breakfast of Champions block party on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018.
Hosted by the Space Cowboys, this rager lasts from 6 am till you cry uncle (or 6 pm). Don’t forget to bring a little extra cash to donate …

Free Admission on New Year’s Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission on New Year's Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

New Year’s Day Buddhist Altar & Rooftop Ceremony | SF Zen Center
Monday, January 1 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but donations accepted and consider becoming a member.
| San Francisco Zen Center
New Year's Day Buddhist Altar & Rooftop Ceremony | SF Zen Center

Enjoy a New Year’s Procession of Buddhist altars on January 1, 2018.
Starting in the Buddha Hall, the procession will visit the various altars of the City Center temple.
The procession ends on the roof, weather permitting, or in the dining room with toasts to the New …

San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | 6 Free Tours
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | 6 Free Tours

Start 2018 off by learning all about the city we love. San Francisco City Guides offers several free walking tours on New Year’s Day.
New Year’s Day 2018 SF City Guides Walking Tours
January 1, 2018
All over San Francisco
FREE
2017 Schedule:

9:30 am – Japanese Tea Garden
10:00 am – Chinatown
10:00 …

“Golden Gate Bridge to 2018” Hike | Marina

Kick start 2018 with a New Year’s Day hike to the Golden Gate Bridge on January 1, 2018.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, you must join the San Francisco Bay Area Outings on meetup.com first, and then click RSVP on the specific event to attend. 
The hike will …

Polar Bear Ice Skate 2018 | Union Square
Monday, January 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, but normal fees apply to skate.
| Union Square Park
Polar Bear Ice Skate 2018 | Union Square

The Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square brings back the San Francisco take on the popular Canadian tradition. In this version, however, ice skaters of all ages are encouraged to put on your bathing suit, grab your shades and come to the ice rink during this New Year’s Day …

Final Day: 11th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights | Oakland
Monday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
Final Day: 11th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights | Oakland

Enjoy a month-long holiday light exhibition featuring scenes from Santa’s workshop and other holiday-inspired themes starting December 1st until New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018. A giant Nutcracker soldier awaits your arrival, then a magical story land of lights will continue to delight you. A ...

Final Day of Kwanzaa: Closing Celebration | SF
Monday, January 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Final Day of Kwanzaa: Closing Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2017 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2017 through January ...

Tuesday, January 2

San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | 6 Free Tours
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | 6 Free Tours

Tuesday is the “official” holiday, so start 2018 off by learning all about the city we love. San Francisco City Guides offers several free walking tours on New Year’s Day, observed.
New Year’s Day (Observed) 2018 SF City Guides Walking Tours
January 2, 2018
All over San Francisco
FREE
2018 Schedule:

11:00 …

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