SantaCon Comes to Oakland
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SantaCon Comes to Oakland
All the santas descend on Jack London Square this Saturday
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
SF's $60 Luxury Tahoe Ski & Snowboard Bus
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SF's $60 Luxury Tahoe Ski & Snowboard Bus
Sports Basement's bus to Tahoe with free breakfast, snacks and after-ski drinks.

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 ...

SantaCon Oakland After Party | Esports Arena
SantaCon Oakland After Party | Esports Arena
When you are ready after SantaCon in Jack London Square, come to ESports Arena for Oakland’s Santa Lounge and After Party with Redbull, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Wachira Wines. This is the season of giving so please bring a donation and/or can goods for Alameda County ...
“Krampus du Nord” Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Dec 15-22
Saturday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but bring cash for drinks
| Cafe Du Nord
"Krampus du Nord" Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Dec 15-22

Everyone’s favorite half-goat, half-demon Krampus is taking over Cafe du Nord for a holiday pop-up bar for 5 nights only (December 15-16, 20-22) Expect Norwegian black metal, torture decor, a Naughty List of Libations by Deep Eddy Vodka, and more evil holiday surprises. “Krampus du ...

2018 San Rafael Lighed Boat Parade | North Bay
Saturday, December 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Rafael Yacht Club
2018 San Rafael Lighed Boat Parade | North Bay
The San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade takes place annually along the entire length of the San Rafael Canal and it’s happening on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The parade is built upon the spirit of the local boating community and is actively supported by four local yacht ...
Unsilent Night 2018: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2018: 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 ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Sunday, December 16

11th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF
Sunday, December 16 – 12:00 am | 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 ...

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 ...

Wonder Women: Embarcadero Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are required to join. Donations are welcome, but not required
| Washington Square Park
Wonder Women: Embarcadero Walking Tour | SF
The first in a series of walking tours to honor the many women who have contributed to San Francisco’s legacy. These tours will introduce you to Lady artists, pioneers, revolutionaries, politicians, entertainers, and generally impressive dames. Walking a path that is mostly flat, spanning about 2.5 ...
Timbuk2 Holiday Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | Mission Dist.
Sunday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Timbuk2 Shotwell Factory Store
Timbuk2 Holiday Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | Mission Dist.

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 ...

2018 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 70+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF
Sunday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for purchase.
| California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
2018 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 70+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF

The only holiday gift fair where you walk in and know that every item was made in San Francisco. SFMade presents its 8th Annual Holiday Gift Fair, held at California College of the Arts’ San Francisco campus, the largest holiday gift fair where you walk ...

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | 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 ...