SF's Neighborhood Holiday Strolls & Block Parties
Holidays
SF's Neighborhood Holiday Strolls & Block Parties
Block parties, neighborhood art walks and holiday craft fairs for 2019
San Francisco's Cozy Winter Bars with Fireplaces
City Discoveries
San Francisco's Cozy Winter Bars with Fireplaces
When the nights grow longer, sometimes you just want to drink by a roaring fire.
Bay Area's "Cut Your Own" Christmas Tree Farms
Holidays
Bay Area's "Cut Your Own" Christmas Tree Farms
Ditch the paved asphalt lot for a real Xmas tree farm w/ hayrides, bonfires & mulled wine.

Friday, December 6

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

16th Annual Holiday LEGO Show: Opening Day | Palo Alto
Friday, December 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: $3*
*$3 per person, and free for BayLUG and MOAH members.
| Museum of American Heritage
16th Annual Holiday LEGO Show: Opening Day | Palo Alto

Be sure to bring the family to BayLUG’s 16th Annual Holiday Show. Featuring LEGO®. They will be showcasing holiday scenes in a miniature city. December 6th 2019–January 5th 2020 Friday, Saturday and Sunday only 11 am-3:30 pm The displays are different each year. This year’s ...

2019 Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Day | Union Square
Friday, December 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
2019 Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Day | Union Square
Ring those bells, San Francisco. See some of San Francisco’s local celebrities, media personalities and the legendary Salvation Army Brass Band all together in one location at Macy’s Union Square to ring bells at the 39th Anniversary Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Day. 2019 Rock the ...
Win Tix: Get a Free Ike’s Sandwich | Bay Area
Friday, December 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*WIN
| Ike's Love & Sandwiches (Participating Locations)
Ike’s first opened its door on Halloween of 2007. They’ve grown from one shop to 29 shops in the Bay Area (with more all over California, Las Vegas and Phoenix – way to go, Ike’s!). Join Ike’s Love & Sandwiches email list to get awesome deals ...
Brand New Interactive Lighted Art: “Kaleidoscope” | SF
Friday, December 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Museum admission tickets are $29.95/adult
| Exploratorium
Brand New Interactive Lighted Art: "Kaleidoscope" | SF
Experience a landscape of astonishing visual effects in the interactive installation, “Kaleidoscope.” Constructed as an 8-foot-square light table, “Kaleidoscope” invites you to manipulate layers of inks that are comprised entirely of the primary colors. As the surface of the work is pushed, pressed, and manipulated, an ...
SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop | Dec. 6-22
Friday, December 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Makers WorkSpace
SF Etsy's Winter Pop Up Shop | Dec. 6-22

Join for three Weekends of Handmade Holiday Shopping beginning December 6, 2019. Come get all your holiday shopping done at this amazing pop-up shop featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace. SHOP products from 50+ local artists including jewelry, home ...

“Frozen” Themed Gingerbread Town & Tree Lighting with Santa | Berkeley
Friday, December 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Claremont Club & Spa
"Frozen" Themed Gingerbread Town & Tree Lighting with Santa | Berkeley
Join Santa and Holiday Carolers for a “Frozen” themed Gingerbread Town unveiling and Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Claremont Club & Spa. Cookies, hot chocolate, and your favorite holiday cocktails will be available for purchase at our specially made Gingerbread Bar. Be sure to stick ...
SF Etsy Holiday Handmade Night Out | Foster City
Friday, December 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park & Recreation Center Central Park (Foster City)
SF Etsy Holiday Handmade Night Out | Foster City
The City of Foster City Parks and Rec is hosting its first-holiday community event, happening Friday evening December 6th from 4 pm – 8 pm at the Foster City Parks and Recreation Center. This festive holiday evening is a great opportunity for families, neighbors, and ...
40ft Tree Lighting Ceremony w/ Holiday Crafted Beer & Santa | Napa
Friday, December 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is complimentary but tickets are required.
| The Village (Napa)
40ft Tree Lighting Ceremony w/ Holiday Crafted Beer & Santa | Napa
Join for holiday cheer and light the spectacular 40-foot Christmas Tree, on December 6, 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Enjoy a festive evening complete with Christmas carolers, a holiday-inspired Artisan Market and photos with Santa. Visit one of the resort’s nine tasting rooms to ...
2019 Presidio Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk | SF
Friday, December 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
2019 Presidio Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk | SF
The Presidio’s iconic traditional tree-lighting ceremony is expanding for 2019. In addition to the tree lighting, the event will take place outside and include lantern walks, holiday music and song from the SF Girls Chorus, hot chocolate from Johnny Doughnuts, grilled cheese from The Grilledcheezeguy, drinks from ...
29th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party | SF
Friday, December 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for any purchases.
| Hayes Valley
29th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party | SF

Join at Hayes Valley for the 29th annual Holiday Block party. Take a stroll around Hayes Valley and discover shops, enjoy music and activities and promotions in stores, and activities at Proxy. 2019 Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5 pm-9 ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, December 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art
Friday, December 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art

Come to the Facebook First Fridays, a late night offering free admission to all exhibitions and programs featuring music by live DJ, a cash bar, and a photo booth. Facebook First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 5 pm to 9 pm San José Museum of ...Monthly

Holiday Tree Lighting & Storytelling w/ Santa | Menlo Park
Friday, December 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Holiday Tree Lighting & Storytelling w/ Santa | Menlo Park
Join for a treasured community event that brings family, friends, and neighbors together to begin the holiday season. This year’s event will feature holiday magic and surprises around every corner that everyone can enjoy. Watch live entertainment and sing along to winter classics with the musical ...
Secession Art & Design Holiday Party | Mission Dist.
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secession Art & Design
Secession Art & Design Holiday Party | Mission Dist.
Secession Art & Design’s holiday show, Holiday, invites you into the worlds of Hilary Williams, Molly McGrath, and Rob Sakovich. Please join on Friday, December 6, 2019 6-9 pm to meet the artists, shop at the art collection, and celebrate the holidays with a glass of ...
SF’s Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Lighting | Westfield Centre
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| Westfield San Francisco Centre
SF's Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Lighting | Westfield Centre
Westfield Centre is bringing back their famous upside Christmas tree. Get ready for “Light The Night,” a community holiday celebration and Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6th. 4th Annual Tree Lighting Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6 pm to 8 pm Westfield Centre, 865 Market St. Level 4 Under ...
Holiday On The Plaza: Tree Lighting & DJ Santa Dance Party | Berkeley
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Holiday On The Plaza: Tree Lighting & DJ Santa Dance Party | Berkeley
Celebrate the Season in Downtown Berkeley. After you visit the Berkeley Gift Fair, held this year at the David Brower Center, join us on the Plaza for a joyous celebration of music and dancing as we welcome the holiday season as a community. Come dance with ...
Hillsdale Mall’s Nights of Lights w/ Guest Leslie Sbrocco | San Mateo
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Hillsdale Mall's Nights of Lights w/ Guest Leslie Sbrocco | San Mateo
Leslie Sbrocco, award-­winning author, speaker, consultant, and television host is to make a special guest appearance at Hillsdale Shopping Center’s final “Nights of Lights Holiday Spectacular” celebration, on Friday, December 6, starting at 6 pm, on Hillsdale’s new North Block Plaza. She is on hand to ...
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...Monthly

2019 “Holiday Fanfare” Free Outdoor Caroling Concert Kick Off | Civic Center
Friday, December 6 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Van Ness & Grove
2019 "Holiday Fanfare" Free Outdoor Caroling Concert Kick Off | Civic Center

“Holiday Lights and Fanfare” is an inaugural series of musical events bringing holiday cheer to various locations in the Civic Center neighborhood from December 6 – December 21, 2019. Don’t miss these festive District sidewalk concerts from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Brass Quartet musicians during ...

UCSF’s Fourth Annual Drag Show | SF
Friday, December 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Donation is appreciated and must be affiliated with UCSF in order to attend.
| Cole Hall Auditorium
UCSF's Fourth Annual Drag Show | SF
All UCSF students are welcome to the 4th Annual Drag Show at UCSF. Come grab some food and prepare to have your socks knocked off as some of your favorite classmates make HERstory, Lipsynching For Their Lives in Drag. EVENT DETAILS: 6:30 pm – 8 pm: Pre-show ...
Paxton Gate 27th Anniversary Holiday Party | Mission Dist.
Friday, December 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Paxton Gate
Paxton Gate 27th Anniversary Holiday Party | Mission Dist.
Can you believe its almost that time of the year again? The last days of summer are fading, pumpkin spice everything has creeped its way back into your life and you’re preparing yourself to tolerate your significant others’ parents. While all of of it may ...
Workshop First Fridays | SF
Friday, December 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)
Workshop First Fridays | SF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. All are welcome. Workshop First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 7 pm Workshop, 1798 ...Monthly

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, December 6 – 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 on ...Monthly

San Francisco’s Winter Cocktail Party | 2019
Friday, December 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
| Bar Fluxus
San Francisco's Winter Cocktail Party | 2019

You’re invited to San Francisco’s Winter Cocktail Party, a special celebration of seasonal cocktails with a DJ after party. And it all takes place at Bar Fluxus, SF’s newest art bar that’s tucked away in a secret alley you’d never find on your own. The ...

HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF
Friday, December 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
| Bar Fluxus
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF

Come to an amazing downtown art bar, Bar Fluxus to enjoy some classic RnB tunes with DJ BeatsMe. Hear some classic throwbacks from Ginuwine, TLC, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Missy and Aaliyah and more. HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, ...