Lower Haight Art Walk & Holiday Block Party
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Lower Haight Art Walk & Holiday Block Party
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"Mayor's Holiday Fair" at City Hall
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"Mayor's Holiday Fair" at City Hall
Celebrate Sunday at City Hall with hot cocoa, Santa, face-painting and multi-cultural fun
SF's Santa Underwear Run
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SF's Santa Underwear Run
Don we now our gay apparel (and tighty reddies) and run the Castro

Sunday, December 9

Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay
Sunday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Store
Ghirardelli Chocolate's Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay

The Annual Ghirardelli Warehouse Sale will be taking place on December 8th and 9th, at both their San Leandro and Lathrop factory stores. The sales floor will be expanded to offer additional discounted gifts just in time for the Holidays. Plus, complimentary hot cocoa for ...

El Mercado: Pop-Up Holiday Market | Mission Dist.
Sunday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Women’s Building
El Mercado: Pop-Up Holiday Market | Mission Dist.

The Market is back for the 2018 Holiday season! Come join on Sunday, and check out the delightful products from select group of La Cocina entrepreneurs and San Francisco Cooking School graduates. ‘Tis the season to celebrate, so stock up on sweet treats and tasty ...

“Mayor’s Holiday Fair” at SF City Hall: Hot Cocoa & Santa | 2018
Sunday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
"Mayor's Holiday Fair" at SF City Hall: Hot Cocoa & Santa | 2018
City Hall invites you this Sunday, December 9, 2018 starting at 10:00am for what will be the event of the season. The Mayor’s Holiday Fair is the perfect event for families, children, and adults. Enjoy photos with Santa Claus, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa festivities, children’s games, face-painting, ...
2018 Santa Skivvies Run | Castro
2018 Santa Skivvies Run | Castro
The Santa Skivvies Run is a festive romp through the Castro benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation when you can watch hundreds of bods drop trou, don Santa hats and reindeer antlers and help raise funds to support the free and local services of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Although ...
Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Olive Oil & Arabic Food | Berkeley
Sunday, December 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Middle East Children's Alliance
Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Olive Oil & Arabic Food | Berkeley

This event will feature a stunning array of unique items from Palestine – plus Arabic food. The best part is 100% of every purchase aids Palestinian children & their families. Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar – Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm – Sunday, ...

“Urban Flower” Xmas Wreath Demos at Winter Walk | SF
"Urban Flower" Xmas Wreath Demos at Winter Walk | 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 ...

2018 Holiday Fanfare: SF Girls Chorus Free Concert | Civic Center
Sunday, December 9 – 12:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Court (SF)
2018 Holiday Fanfare: SF Girls Chorus Free Concert | 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 November 30 – December 23, 2018. Also happening during the event is the return of Holiday Fanfare: cheerful holiday music from the San Francisco Conservatory ...

2018 Lower Haight Holiday Block Party & Art Walk | SF
Sunday, December 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Haight
2018 Lower Haight Holiday Block Party & Art Walk | SF
The Lower Haight Art Walk is returning this December 8, 2018 to help bring some cheer and chaos to one of the last weekends of the year. The festival is Happening along Haight street between Scott & Laguna, including Fillmore street between Haight & Herman ...
“Holiday Circus” 2018 Winter Showcase | SF
"Holiday Circus" 2018 Winter Showcase | SF

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. 2018 Circus Center’s ...

2018 Hanukkah Fest: Crafts, Live Music & Dance Workshop | Berkeley
Sunday, December 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Member: $10 / General: $15
| JCC East Bay
2018 Hanukkah Fest: Crafts, Live Music & Dance Workshop | Berkeley
Join for a not-to-be-missed Hanukkah celebration with beloved Bay Area children’s musician, performer, and educator Alison Faith Levy. Her live show engages kids and families in a variety of dancing, jumping, spinning, wiggling, pretend play, and other silliness—all to the rhythms of her imaginative, upbeat retro pop ...
3 O’Clock Rock Live Music Performance | Amoeba SF
Sunday, December 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
3 O’Clock Rock Live Music Performance | Amoeba SF
Join the insanely talented students of the 3 O’Clock Rock After School Music Program and Summer Camp on Sunday, December 9th at 2pm. Three student bands will rock the Amoeba SF stage and leave you begging for more.
2018 “Light the Menorah” Festival | Ghirardelli Square
Sunday, December 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
2018 "Light the Menorah" Festival | Ghirardelli Square
Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah and dress up in your favorite light-up, glittery and glowing clothes. Over 8 days the candle-light glows more and more each night – come together as a community to make that light even brighter heading into the darkest days of ...
Emperor Norton’s 6th Annual Tannenbaum Toast & Christmas Tree Walk | Union Square
Sunday, December 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for the cash bar.
| Union Square Park
Emperor Norton's 6th Annual Tannenbaum Toast & Christmas Tree Walk | Union Square
Every year for generations, a great Christmas tree has stood sentinel in Union Square, San Francisco, during the holidays. The Tannenbaum Toast is the annual holiday celebration of The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that works to honor the life and advance the legacy ...
2018 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square
Sunday, December 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2018 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2018 with the 44th annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 2-9, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

2018 Chanukah Festival of Lights Celebration | Westfield Centre
Sunday, December 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2018 Chanukah Festival of Lights Celebration | Westfield Centre
Join Westfield San Francisco Centre, Rabbi Moshe Langer and the Chabad SF – SOMA Shul & Pacific Heights for the Festival of Lights, a Chanukah celebration.
Menorah Lighting & Chanukah Celebration | Bay Street Emeryville
Sunday, December 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Menorah Lighting & Chanukah Celebration | Bay Street Emeryville
Everyone is welcome to enjoy a Chanukah celebration in Bay Street’s Center Plaza. Enjoy the lighting of a 12-foot Menorah, Chanukah crafts, balloon art and live music from the Ferris Wheels. Fun for all ages and free to attend, hot latkes and donuts will also be ...
“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF
Sunday, December 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Neck of The Woods
"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase | SF

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP “Crazy ...Every Sunday

Monday, December 10

Dash Robot Racing Competition | South San Francisco
Monday, December 10 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Dash Robot Racing Competition | South San Francisco
Dash robot races are making another appearance. A robot racing competition will be held at South San Francisco Main Library on Monday, December 10th at 4 pm. If you’d like a chance to win a special 3D printed prize, come and participate.
Free BYOS Ice Mondays: Bring Your Own Skates | San Jose
Monday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free ice skating only if you bring your own skates.
| Downtown Ice (San Jose)
Free BYOS Ice Mondays: Bring Your Own Skates | San Jose

Save yourself $17 and skate for free in San Jose as Downtown Ice hosts Bring Your Own Skate nights featuring free skating on selected Mondays to those people who bring their own skates. 2018-2019 Bring Your Own Skate (BYOS) Mondays Downtown Ice, 120 S. Market St, San Jose Show ...

Free SFJAZZ Center Big Band Concert Night | Hayes Valley
Free SFJAZZ Center Big Band Concert Night | Hayes Valley
Led by Bay Area band leader Adam Theis, the Monday Night Band will impress with traditional big band repertoire, funk, original band member arrangements and compositions, and plenty of energy at a free concert at the SF Jazz Center’s Miner Auditorium SF JAZZ Free Concert Night Monday, ...
“Fury Road” Live Immersive Micro-Plays | PianoFight
Monday, December 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free-$20, suggested donation. Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
| PianoFight
"Fury Road" Live Immersive Micro-Plays | PianoFight

In the first concert since the end of the world, apocalypse survivors gather at the only remaining venue for Mixtape: Fury Road , with live music and micro-plays staged around the PianoFight bar. MixTape “Fury Road” , Nov. 5 to Dec. 10, 2018 | ...Every Monday

Tuesday, December 11

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission 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 ...Monthly

Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks. Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the ...Every Tuesday

$2 Pizza Slice Tuesday & Free Pool | Barrel Proof
Tuesday, December 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $2 | Barrel Proof
$2 Pizza Slice Tuesday & Free Pool | Barrel Proof

between the hours of 5-11pm, join Barrel Proof for $2 slices, free pool, and great beats. We’re told that every Tuesday you’ll have a choice of NY style thin crust pizza – three cheese or pepperoni, and occasionally additional flavors. Updated 9/25/18 – ...Every Tuesday

Win Tix: Nomadic Folk Metal: Tengger Cavalry | Bottom of the Hill
Tuesday, December 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
Tengger Cavalry, or “the army of sky god”, is not only a Billboard-featured metal band, but also a symbol of nomadic warrior spirit that connects fans from all over the world. With a mix of throat singing, Mongolian fiddle, and Central Asian instruments. > Get Tickets ...

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 ...
“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 ...