Museum of Ice Cream's Free "Pinkmas" Nights
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Museum of Ice Cream's Free "Pinkmas" Nights
Every Thursday night in December 350 people get free entry to SF's tastiest museum
$25 Ticket Lottery for Dear Evan Hansen
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$25 Ticket Lottery for Dear Evan Hansen
How to get cheap tix to the hottest theater in SF since Hamilton
San Francisco Holiday Lights Boat Parade
Holidays
San Francisco Holiday Lights Boat Parade
A holiday tradition since 1994, a Friday night lighted boat parade on SF's northern waterfront

Wednesday, December 12

Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2018 | Tenderloin
Wednesday, December 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required to volunteer. Spots fill up quickly.
| Glide
Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2018 | Tenderloin
GLIDE will give away thousands of bags full of groceries to individuals and families Join hundreds of volunteers who have already committed to help fill the bags and distribute them to those in need. Want to help? To sign up for a shift, visit our meals calendar here. Please Note: Volunteers ...
Mayor Ed Lee Celebration: One Year Later | SF City Hall
Wednesday, December 12 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Mayor Ed Lee Celebration: One Year Later | SF City Hall
On December 12, 2018, Mayor Breed will host a celebration of life for Mayor Ed Lee on the one year passing on his anniversary. Please join the Mayor, Mayor Lee’s family, dignitaries, local elected officials and those who loved Mayor Lee as we honor his memory. When: ...
“Escape the Holiday Madness” Scenic Aerobic Hike | Los Altos
Wednesday, December 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph Hill Preserve
"Escape the Holiday Madness" Scenic Aerobic Hike | Los Altos
Opt out of holiday crowds and last-minute mall madness and escape the holiday madness with a hike in beautiful St. Joseph’S Hill Preserve in Los Altos. Join docents Huey-Shin Yuan, Mary Brunkhorst, and Fran Keeler for a moderately-paced, exercise-focused hike on trails with beautiful scenery. “Scenic Aerobic” ...
“Bloodletting” American Red Cross Donation Drive & Free Dungeon Admission | SF
Wednesday, December 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to donors
| The San Francisco Dungeon
“Bloodletting” American Red Cross Donation Drive & Free Dungeon Admission | SF
This December, The San Francisco Dungeon and American Red Cross will team up for their annual “Bloodletting” donation drive. Participants can give blood onsite at The San Francisco Dungeon on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from noon to 6 pm. Donors will receive free admission to the attraction. To ...
Be West Holiday Market: Craft Artisans & Live Demos | Alameda
Wednesday, December 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Hangar 1 Distillery
Be West Holiday Market: Craft Artisans & Live Demos | Alameda
Be West is the first of its kind: a collaboration between West Perro and Bestowe Gifting. In a time when big batch producers are gaining more or the market, they are bringing an excellent group of makers and small-batch artisans together in the East Bay ...
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Santa & Live Reindeer | Noe Valley
Wednesday, December 12 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Just for Fun
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Santa & Live Reindeer | Noe Valley
Stop by West Parklet/Just for Fun (3982 24th Street in Noe Valley) to say hello to some fluffy reindeer who will be on 24th Street from 3:30-7:30 pm on December 12, 2018. Santa Claus will be there too from 4:30-7:30 pm, so don’t miss out on the ...
8th Annual “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Nile Hall (Preservation Park)
8th Annual "Wintersongs" Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Join Kitka and a special guest song leader from Bulgaria, Tzvetanka Varimezova, in a celebratory circle of song. Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Balkan seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung by many voices in community. Free, but ...
Bob Marley Reincarnated Novel | City Lights Books
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Bob Marley Reincarnated Novel | City Lights Books
Celebrating the release of The Marvellous Equations Of The Dread by Marcia Douglas, published by New Directions Books on December 12, 2018. About The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: “Is me—Bob. Bob Marley.” Reincarnated as homeless Fall-down man, Bob Marley sleeps in a clock tower built on ...

Thursday, December 13

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale: 80% Off Everything | Dec. 13-15
Thursday, December 13 – All Day | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale: 80% Off Everything | Dec. 13-15

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle + home, arts & crafts, ...

Light Up The Night 2018: Free Bike Light Giveaway | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bike safety lights for those who do not already have them.
| Secret Location (SF)
Light Up The Night 2018: Free Bike Light Giveaway | SF

Now that the clocks have fallen back, it’s going to get darker waaaay earlier. With help from our generous sponsor, Bay Area Bicycle Law, they’re excited to announce the return of the annual bike light distribution program: Light up the Night. With help from volunteers, ...

Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Inner Sunset
Thursday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Inner Sunset)
Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Inner Sunset

Stop by Ambiance during their Annual Holiday Parties featuring delicious Holiday treats, prize raffles for goody bags and $25 Gift cards, free gift with purchase over $50, 10% off regular price and 25% additional off sale merchandise. In 2018, Haight-Ashbury & Noe Valley are hosting their ...

Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Marina
Thursday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Marina)
Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Marina

Stop by Ambiance during their Annual Holiday Parties featuring delicious Holiday treats, prize raffles for goody bags and $25 Gift cards, free gift with purchase over $50, 10% off regular price and 25% additional off sale merchandise. In 2018, Haight-Ashbury & Noe Valley are hosting their ...

Crunchyroll x Benny Gold Collaboration Launch | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Benny Gold SF Store
Crunchyroll x Benny Gold Collaboration Launch | SF
Crunchyroll, the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, is collaborating with Benny Gold, a San Francisco-based streetwear brand, to launch a limited edition line of essentials available locally, Thursday, December 13 and select items in the Crunchyroll Store starting Friday, December 14. To launch the ...
Free Silent Disco at Union Square’s “Winter Walk” Pop-up Plaza | SF
Free Silent Disco at Union Square's "Winter Walk" Pop-up Plaza  | SF

Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis, which is adjacent to Union Square Park, into 17,000 sq ft of open green space and a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2018 Winter Walk SF November 26 – December ...

“Oakland Cuts” Youth Film Debut | The New Parkway
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
"Oakland Cuts" Youth Film Debut | The New Parkway
Three teams of young filmmakers, representing three local community organizations, have each produced a short film about an inspiring individual, group, or movement creating positive change in Oakland. They’ll debut those films at Oakland Cuts, a project being supported by Red Bull Amaphiko that gives wings ...
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...Monthly

Exploratorium After Dark: Sugar | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Sugar | Pier 15
Craving some deliciously inspired science? Get a taste for these controversial but always sweet carbohydrates at Pairings and partake in a tempting array of sugar-inspired presentations and activities.
Holiday Bazaar NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Holiday Bazaar NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
‘Tis the season to stuff those stockings, shop locally, and enjoy the festivities! This week, NightLife’s annual holiday bazaar returns, featuring a merry marketplace of gift-worthy treasures from dozens of local makers and merchants, all curated by SF Bazaar.
Zozi’s Loft Holiday/Sofa Party: Open Bar & Food | SoMa
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zozi's LOFT
Zozi's Loft Holiday/Sofa Party: Open Bar & Food | SoMa
Join Zozi Loft (a San Francisco Sofa Company) in celebrating this joyous holiday season… We will have various artists and performers along with an Open Bar and Food….. About Zozi’s Loft For over 7 years, ZOZI’S LOFT has aspired to provide our clients with quality home furnishings. ...
Museum of Ice Cream’s “Pinkmas” Free Thursday Nights | December 2018
Thursday, December 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for first 350 solo people each Thursday in December 2018 from 6:30-8pm
| Museum of Ice Cream (San Francisco)
Museum of Ice Cream's "Pinkmas" Free Thursday Nights | December 2018

From November 23 – January 6, the Museum of Ice Cream transforms into a winter wonderland for “Pinkmas.” As a special winter promotion, every Thursday in December from 6:30 – 8 pm, the first 350 solo guests will get a free ticket to cross into the ice cream ...Every Thursday

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 6:30 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and enjoy the show. ...Monthly

Christmas Movie Trivia Night | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Christmas Movie Trivia Night | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Calling all Christmas spirits, resting grinch faces, jingle ladies, rude-olfs, and navi-dogs. Your presents is required at SoMa StrEat Food Park’s first annual Christmas Movie Trivia Night. Whether you’re elf-taught or not, it’s time to sleigh the trivia day and make it rein. Let’s get elfed ...Every Thursday

$25 Ticket Lottery for “Dear Evan Hansen” in SF | Dec 5-30
Thursday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*Must enter ticket lottery to be eligible for $25 tickets
| Curran
$25 Ticket Lottery for "Dear Evan Hansen" in SF | Dec 5-30

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen is enjoying a sold-out run at San Francisco’s Curran theater during its first North American tour. But just like with when Hamilton came to town, the show’s producers don’t want to leave out ...

Win Tix: Electronic Mash-up DJ: White Panda | Cafe du Nord
Thursday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cafe Du Nord
A panda looks out over a rabid crowd of thousands as he drops banger after banger from an elevated stage in the glow of neon, pyro, strobes, spotlights, and lasers. That’s just one evening in the life of the electronic dance mammal White Panda. Though ...
2018 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Thursday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  Radiating from near the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins, ...

Friday, December 14

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Friday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle + home, arts & crafts, ...

1st Annual Marina Holiday Tree Lighting Festival | SF
Friday, December 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
1st Annual Marina Holiday Tree Lighting Festival | SF
Looking for a new holiday tradition? The Marina Community Association is proud to present its first Marina Holiday Tree Lighting Festival. This one-of-a-kind event will have food trucks, face painters, a visit from Santa Claus, a beer & wine lounge, Christmas carolers, demonstrations by SFFD, live ...
SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop | 2018
Friday, December 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Makers WorkSpace
SF Etsy's Winter Pop Up Shop | 2018

Get ready for three whole weekends of crafty shopping awesomeness.  Come get all your holiday shopping done at this winter pop-up shop featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace. They’ll have over 50 vendors selling jewelry, home goods, art prints, teeshirts, ...

Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont
Friday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Fair Plaza - Fremont
Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont

Kick off an entertaining weekend at Town Fair Plaza – Fremont. Join for dinner with delicious food trucks, plenty of craft beer options, & luchador wrestling from Pro Wrestling Revolution. Friday Food Truck Throwdown | 5 pm to 9 pm Town Fair Plaza ...Every Friday

2018 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman’s Wharf
Friday, December 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2018 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman's Wharf
Come out and see the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on the San Francisco Bay. Boats festooned with lights and holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront on December 14, 2018. A holiday tradition since 1994, the parade typically includes members of the St. Francis ...