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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 ...

2018 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE for spectators. Fundraising/Donations required to participate in events
| Aquatic Park
2018 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF
At Brave the Bay, you might see an elf in striped tights jump into the Bay, or Santa Claus hauling a cable car instead of presents at the Santa Triathlon, co-presented with Make-a-Wish and the SF Police Department. Teams of six pull cable cars by rope in a head-to-head ...

Family Pictures w/ Black Santa | Oakland
Saturday, December 8 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Source Chiropractic
Family Pictures w/ Black Santa | Oakland
The Source Chiropractic looks to provide a family fun, community event for families to take pictures with a Santa who they may more closely relate to or/an alternative to Santas they have previously had pictures with.
Free Redwood State Park Days: Final of 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: Final of 2018 | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

2018 Presidio Planting Day | The Presidio
Saturday, December 8 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Transit Center
2018 Presidio Planting Day | The Presidio
Kick-off planting season at the big, annual volunteer event. With thousands of local plants to plant in newly restored natural areas of the Tennessee ​Hollow Watershed. Help to make this big, audacious goal a reality.
Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay
Saturday, December 8 – 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 ...

Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Olive Oil & Arabic Food | Berkeley
Saturday, December 8 – 10:00 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, ...

Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to Stoneridge Shopping Center on Saturday 12/8. Come say hello near Cheesecake Factory between 10 am-8 pm, and pick up some super cute treats & merch, while supplies last.
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

2018 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Omni Commons
2018 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
The Annual EBABZ (East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest) is a chill hang zone for buying, trading and collaborating with zine, comics, DIY, and publishing comrades in the East Bay. 2018 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 11 am Omni Commons FREE
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience. Telegraph Avenue ...

2018 Traditional German Christmas Market | Mountain View
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View City Hall Plaza
2018 Traditional German Christmas Market | Mountain View
Come to the German International School of Silicon Valley’s German Holiday Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 11 am to 9 pm, at City Hall Plaza in Mountain View. The German Holiday Market recreates the festive and inviting atmosphere of the open-air winter markets ...
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Pictures w/ Santa | Noe Valley
Saturday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Agency
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Pictures w/ Santa | Noe Valley

The 9th Annual 24 Holidays on 24th Street – an event which creates so much holiday retail buzz for Noe Valley merchants – is coming up. Each day between December 1-24, 2018 will highlight merchant events & specials along with with live entertainment and more to create ...

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Holiday Hay Rides | Noe Valley
Saturday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Holiday Hay Rides | Noe Valley
Experience the fun and excitement on December 8th for a Holiday Hay Ride. Pick up/drop off at the Noe Valley Town Square, on 24th St. between Sanchez & Vicksburg.
Free Outdoor Roller Skate Groove | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | NOW Hunters Point
Free Outdoor Roller Skate Groove | SF

They’re here to spread the joy of roller skating to all the communities in San Francisco and beyond. The Church of 8 Wheels will be bringing the special brand of roller skating to the people in Bayview/Hunters Point . It’s called the Bayview Skate Groove.  ...Monthly

11:00 amPlant Swap | SF  FREE
“The Office” Trivia Game & Holiday Picnic in the Park | GG Park
Saturday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Panhandle
"The Office" Trivia Game & Holiday Picnic in the Park | GG Park
Come out for The Trivia Collective’s 5th The Office trivia event. Teams of 2-4 are welcome and there’s no cover charge to participate. This will be the largest event for the group yet. Three customized Dundees will be rewarded to the top three teams. They will have ...
SantaCon 2018: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2018: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
“SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 8, 2018. This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks drinking at bars, and causing general mayhem. 2018 update – ...
2018 Mission Holiday Block Party & Cookie Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $10 - $20 suggested donation
| Valencia Corridor
2018 Mission Holiday Block Party & Cookie Crawl | SF
You all are cordially invited to join the 4th Annual Valencia Corridor Cookie Crawl. Get in the holiday spirit by adventuring through the neighborhood hunting for cookies and discovering other holiday surprises as you go. Valencia Corridor Holiday Cookie Crawl Saturday, December 8, 2018 | Noon-8 pm Mission ...
Community Day at the Park | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore Mini Park
Community Day at the Park | SF

Join the monthly community event with resource tables, games, art activities, music, and food. Bring your family and friends for fun day event every second Saturday. Community Day at the Park Every 2nd Saturday | Noon to 4 pm Fillmore & Turk Mini Park, Fillmore ...Monthly

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Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday. Free Community Yoga Class Every Saturday | 10 am Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA FREE Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome. Updated 9/17/18 ...
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 front ...
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal understanding ...
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Every Saturday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Rum tasting if you bring your dog
| Tripp Distillery
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Oceanfront Distillery where Rum & other Spirits are made right in front of the bar where spirit tastings and cocktails are on hand. If you bring your dog, you get free tasting of their Rums. There may also be food truck onsite on Saturdays of something ...
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered. The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer ...
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF
The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland
The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday. “Critical Hit” Comedy Show Every Saturday | 8 pm It’s Your Move Game Store, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA $5 Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the ...
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