The San Francisco Winter Cocktail Party
Eat & Drink
The San Francisco Winter Cocktail Party
Friday night party at downtown SF art bar with mulled cider, hot toddies and winter beers
Shake Shack Comes to the Bay Area (Finally!)
Eat & Drink
Shake Shack Comes to the Bay Area (Finally!)
Burgers, shakes and fries... oh my! Shake Shack opens this Saturday
Museum of Ice Cream's Free "Pinkmas" Nights
Freebies
Museum of Ice Cream's Free "Pinkmas" Nights
Every Thursday night in December 350 people get free entry to SF's tastiest museum

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, ...

“Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink” Grand Opening | Dec 14. – Jan. 6
Friday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the ceremonies
| Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
"Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink" Grand Opening | Dec 14. - Jan. 6
Join Oakland Friday, December 14, 2018 to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink with City Of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and District 3 Councilperson Lynette Gibson McElhaney. Entertainment will be provided by Sterling James and DJ Eternal ...
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 ...
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, December 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, December 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly

The Last Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, December 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
The Last Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

After three glorious years, it’s time for America’s favorite little mattress store comedy show to Savvy Rest In Peace. The store will sadly be closing it’s doors at the end of this year. The show will feature some true Chillarious All-Stars, as well as a fresh ...Monthly

1015 Folsom’s Epic Free Holiday Dance Party | SoMa
1015 Folsom's Epic Free Holiday Dance Party | SoMa
SF’s largest and most internationally-renowned nightclub, 1015 Folsom presents its epic annual free holiday party with six hours and four rooms of music. 1015 Folsom Holiday Party Friday, December 14, 2018 | 10 pm to 4 am 1015 Folsom, SF > FREE but RSVP is required (21+) Icarus Crew Alastair – Mosf3t – ...
The San Francisco Winter Cocktail Party 2018
Friday, December 14 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission with RSVP. Cocktails for purchase
| Bar Fluxus
The San Francisco Winter Cocktail Party 2018
You’re invited to San Francisco’s Winter Cocktail Party… a special two-night celebration of mulled cider, hot toddies, and winter beers from – with live painting, DJs and a dance floor. And it all takes place at Bar Fluxus, SF’s newest art bar that’s tucked away in a ...

Saturday, December 15

SF’s $60 Luxury “Tahoe Ski & Snowboard Bus” | Sports Basement
SF's $60 Luxury "Tahoe Ski & Snowboard Bus" | Sports Basement
Spend a breathtaking day skiing and snowboarding at the world famous Squaw Valley Resort or Alpine Meadows, without the hassle of planning, driving or purchasing all that gear and gas. As part of their 2018-19 adventure calendar, Sports Basement are offering customers a luxury bus ride ...
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...

Spark Joy Today, Free Yoga Tomorrow | SF
Saturday, December 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Patricia's Green
Spark Joy Today, Free Yoga Tomorrow | SF
Come together to Spark Joy both on and off your yoga mat. Join CorePower Yoga in creating a ripple of kindness across the city to fuel unity and happiness this holiday season. CorePower Yoga teachers will be at Patricia’s Green on Saturday 12/15 handing out Spark ...
The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 15-16, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Saturday, December 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Final Day: 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, ...

Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018
Oakland's Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check ...Every Saturday

Timbuk2 Holiday Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | Dec. 15-16
Saturday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Timbuk2 Shotwell Factory Store
Timbuk2 Holiday Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | Dec. 15-16

Timbuk2’s Warehouse Sale is back. Expect big discounts (up to 70% off), samples and prototypes. The deals change each year, but you’ll typically find deals on backpacks, messenger bags, luggage, and more. It all takes place at the Timbuk2 Factory Store location in the heart of ...

BiteUnite 1st Support Food Fair: Give Back & Eat Up | SF
BiteUnite 1st Support Food Fair: Give Back & Eat Up | SF
BiteUnite is a co-working kitchen and café that supports passionate home cooks and professional chefs so they can expand to a commercial level. BiteUnite is kicking off its quarterly Food Fair series this holiday season by inviting the public to taste test a variety of ...
Free Outdoor Core Power Yoga at “Winter Walk SF” | Union Square
Free Outdoor Core Power Yoga at "Winter Walk SF" | Union Square

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 ...

Bay Area’s First Shake Shack: Grand Opening | Palo Alto
Saturday, December 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Just bring $ for purchases
| Shake Shack (Stanford Shopping Center)
Bay Area's First Shake Shack: Grand Opening | Palo Alto
Bringing burgers to the Bay! Shake Shack opens its first Bay Area location on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Keeping it local, they’re sourcing sweet potato buns from Tartine Bakery and chocolate for their frozen custard from Dandelion Chocolate. Plus the first 100 people in line when doors ...
11th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF
Saturday, December 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all ages.
| Harrington Galleries
11th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF

Five & Diamond is very excited to announce the 11th Annual Holiday Loft Sale above Harrington Galleries , a beautiful loft space on Valencia Street. 11th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale Saturday , December 15, 2018 | Noon to 8 pm Sunday, December ...

Weird Science Fair & Interactive Exhibits | Fremont
Saturday, December 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Fair Plaza - Fremont
Weird Science Fair & Interactive Exhibits | Fremont
This Winter event will be featuring interactive exhibits and showcases geared to showing people of all ages the importance of STEM education. This Fair will occur right before Capitol Avenue Night + Market so stick around for food fair as well.
1st Annual Oakland SantaCon | 2018
Saturday, December 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
1st Annual Oakland SantaCon | 2018
Celebrate the holiday season in the historic Jack London District on Saturday, December 15 from noon – 5 pm with the first official SantaCon Oakland. Dress up in a full-on santa costume and have fun. The official rally will take place at Jack London Square around the Christmas ...
Holiday Cheer Hike: Golden Gate Park, Buffalo & Beer | SF
Saturday, December 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free hike, but bring cash for beer after the hike, if you like
| Haight & Stanyan
Holiday Cheer Hike: Golden Gate Park, Buffalo & Beer | SF
Throw a little exercise into your holiday cheer and join a festive group hike through Golden Gate to Ocean Beach, followed by a celebratory beer at Beach Chalet Brewery. Holiday “End-to-End” Hike Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 1-4 pm Meet at Golden Gate Park Entrance at Haight/Stanyan FREE but bring cash for drinks Meet at ...
Beachfront Vodka & Gin Party: Tour, Cocktails + Tastings | Pacifica
Beachfront Vodka & Gin Party: Tour, Cocktails + Tastings | Pacifica
The Tripp Distillery is hosting an art show, spirits tastings, distillery tour, food, & music event at the beachfront dog-friendly production facility on Saturday, December 15, 2018. $6 gets you a craft cocktail, 4 spirits tastings, bratwurst, live music, and art show.
Exploring Liberty Ships & The Lesser Known Facts | Sausalito
Saturday, December 15 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
Exploring Liberty Ships & The Lesser Known Facts | Sausalito
A WWII emergency shipyard once operated here in Sausalito. Over the years, Liberty Ships have become an icon of WWII. The shipyards, the Liberty Ships and the people who built them, there is more to this story that has gotten lost in time. Come and join ...
Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Party | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mischief
Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Party | Oakland
Are you looking for a fun, kid-friendly holidays activity? Look no further. Join on Saturday, December 15th for a fun afternoon of sugar-fueled fun. Wear your ugliest or most festive holiday sweater, and join us in decorating sweater-shaped cookies. They’ll also have festive tunes and hot ...
Fruitvale Holiday Posada: Classic Cars, Games & Live Music | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Fruitvale BART
Fruitvale Holiday Posada: Classic Cars, Games & Live Music | Oakland
Come celebrate this free family-friendly community event in Oakland’s Fruitvale District. Hosted by the OakLuv Foundation & Fruitvale Unity Council. Free carnival games to all Funcheap children. 3 blocks closed to traffic Live music Pinatas Carnival games Face painting Tamales Churros Prizes Toys Xmas Trees Photo booth Real snow coming all the way from the North Pole Santa & ...
Winter Walk SF: “Bad Santa” Xmas Beat-Making / DJ Station | Union Square
Saturday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: "Bad Santa" Xmas Beat-Making / DJ Station | Union Square

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 ...