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San FranFREEsco has joined up with FunCheap to help hunt down the most interesting free (and cheap) events in the Bay Area.

These events are hand-picked by Becca Bandit of San FranFREEsco, which shares with you all the best FREE or almost free events and happenings in the SF Bay Area including concerts, parties, open bars, free food, free events, art openings, free museum admission, fairs, festivals and more.

Saturday, December 10

SantaCon 2016: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2016: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF

“SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks drinking at bars, and causing general mayhem.
And just so …

Unsilent Night 2016: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2016: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park

“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through smartphones and boomboxes where the audience becomes the performer.
“Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ensemble will …

2016 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
2016 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa

Celebrate in festive Filipino style at the annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, held in Yerba Buena Gardens and Jessie Square, where you can watch traditional, star-shaped Filipino Christmas lanterns called parols march along Yerba Buena Lane, along with live music, art, games and performances.
‎14th Annual …

“Holiday Dash” 2016 Circus Center Winter Fantasia | SF
Saturday, December 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $20*
*Tickets are $20 for over 18. Pay-what-you-can for 18 & under
| Circus Center

Circus Center’s annual Winter Showcase features a wild ride through crowded airports and chaotic shopping malls, with an array of colorful acrobats, aerialists, flying trapeze artists, trampolinists and more. It’s a melting pot of frazzled perpetual motion – it’s a Holiday Dash. 2016 Circus Center’s ...

Monday, December 12

Anchor Steam’s Free Hip Hop & Electronic Concert: Julia Lewis | SF
Monday, December 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Anchor Steam's Free Hip Hop & Electronic Concert: Julia Lewis  | SF

Free show and fresh Anchor beers for $1 off? They have it for you. Come by SF’s favorite dive bar, Thee Parkside, for a bumpin’ evening full of great tunes from local artists and cold craft brews. The very special, charismatic host for the evening will be …

Thursday, December 15

2016 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow Day & Holiday Market | SF
Thursday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Bayview Opera House
2016 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow Day & 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, a snow play area for $1, and a Santa’s Village.
2016 Winter Wonderland
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 5-9 …

Saturday, December 31

San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show | 2016
Saturday, December 31 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Show | 2016

Say goodbye to 2016 and ring in the New Year with 200,000 fellow bundled-up San Franciscans for a waterfront fireworks tradition as the city once again hosts a free waterfront midnight fireworks show on New Year’s Eve.
San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 2016
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Wednesday, January 4

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Sunday, January 8

16th Annual “No Pants” BART Ride Day
Sunday, January 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but BART fare is required
| BART
16th Annual

Drop your pants for the 16th Annual No Pants Subway Ride which will take place on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in San Francisco.
The whole point is for 600+ people to ride BART (and then Muni) without any pants (wearing interesting undies and colorful socks) and to keep …

Wednesday, February 1

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, February 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...