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Sunday, December 9

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 ...

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 ...

Fall Foliage & Leafless Tree Identification Walking Tour | Mission Dist.
Sunday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to 30 participants.
| The Mission District
Fall Foliage & Leafless Tree Identification Walking Tour | Mission Dist.
Friends of the Urban Forest invites you on a two-hour walking Tree Tour. During the Mission District Fall Foliage and Leafless Tree Identification Tour, catch the tail end of your fall colors and learn how to identify the common deciduous tree species even when their ...
“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 ...
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 ...
“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 ...

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 | Union Square
Sunday, December 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for the cash bar.
| House of Shields
Emperor Norton's 6th Annual Tannenbaum Toast | Union Square
This year will be a simple gathering at the house of shields. 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 of Joshua Abraham Norton (c.1818 – 1880), ...

Every Sunday

“Heart of the City” Sunday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Heart of the City" Sunday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, ...
Student Hall Sundays at Capital One Cafe | Walnut Creek
Every Sunday – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Cafe (Walnut Creek)
Student Hall Sundays at Capital One Cafe | Walnut Creek
Hitting the Books? Join the Study Hall Sunday at Capital One Cafe. Show your student ID to an ambassador and receive a complimentary hand-crafted beverage every Sunday when you come to our space to study. Limit one drink per student. Ask an Ambassador for more details. Student Hall ...
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. Lindy in the Park | Free Outdoor ...
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Every Sunday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters. A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, was ...
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Every Sunday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters. A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, was ...
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Every Sunday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels. The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you ...
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| 1801 Bush
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
See and learn about the Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb on a guided walk from SF City Guides. Victorian Walking Tour Every Sunday | 2 pm 1801 Bush, 1801 Bush St., SF, CA Free, but donations are accepted. On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll ...
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Grab that banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp, and head over to The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights to join in San Francisco’s only Bluegrass Jam on a Sunday afternoon. Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam Every Sunday | 4-7 pm The Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF, CA FREE Jamming happens ...
The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| The Starry Plough
The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley
The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a weekly all-ages matinee concert series from 4-7 pm every Sunday. The show is free, but donations are welcome. The pub opens at 2 pm. There is a large selection of beers and full kitchen with satisfying pub staples like ...
Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Every Sunday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club taught by Jade Ford. Juggling Club Most Sundays | 5-8p Circus Center, 755 Frederick St., SF Free, ...
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