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Saturday, December 21

2019 Winter Solstice Ceremony | San Francisco Zen Center
Saturday, December 21 – 7:10 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is typically by donation, but consider becoming a member.
| San Francisco Zen Center
Words of the season are offered in the equinox and solstice ceremonies, usually outdoors in the courtyard. Ceremony follows evening zazen. 
2019 Solstice Sun Hike | Tilden Nature Area
Saturday, December 21 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tilden Nature Area
Rise with the sun, on this early morning hike. Meet at the Nature Center (600 Canon Dr, Berkeley, CA 94708) and hike to the peak in hopes of greeting the solstice sun. BYOC: Bring your own coffee and a flashlight. No registration is needed; this is a ...

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

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 ...Every Saturday

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday

Christmas Weekend Guided 57 Free Walking Tours | Dec. 21-25

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the ...

Salesforce “Winterfest” w/ Carolers, Crafts & Santa | SoMa
Saturday, December 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Transit Center
Due to expected rain, Saturday morning activities will be moved to the Grand Hall of the Transit Center, behind the escalators. Located at the corner of Fremont and Natoma st. The later (2p-4p) music by Soul Mechanix and special performance by Velocity Arts that day will be ...
2019 KPFA Holiday Crafts Fair | Craneway Pavilion
Saturday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*Admission is $12 ages 18-64, $10 Seniors & Disabled, Youth Free.
| Craneway Pavilion

The 2019 Craneway Craft Fair will take place December 21 & 22, 10 am – 5 pm both days. The Fair takes place in the gorgeous Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA and benefits Berkeley’s KPFA 94.1 public radio – speaking truth to power daily. For ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

Free Holiday Puppet Show | Corte Madera
Saturday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
From parents to little ones, everyone is invited to enjoy free holiday puppet shows at Town Center Corte Madera this holiday season. All activities will take place in the center court, under the clock tower (space 105), across from Blue Barn. Three Puppet Shows will take ...
Holiday Party at SF’s Future Waterfront Park | India Basin The public will get a sneak peek at the Bayview’s future waterfront park, India Basin Shoreline Park,  at APRI San Francisco’s annual holiday party with Santa, live entertainment, cookie decorating, a gift giveaway and more. Free! Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Noon to 5 p.m. 900 ...
Strike a Pose w/ Santa | Ghirardelli Square
Saturday, December 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Come to Ghirardelli Square and meet the big guy in red! Our super hip Santa will be ready to pose for photobooth-style photos in front of our tree!
2019 Russian Holiday Bell Concert | SF Main Library
Saturday, December 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Please join for a unique event featuring the majestic sound of Russian bells. San Francisco Symphony’s extraordinary guest percussionist, Mr. Avdienko will play a peal of 6 Traditional Russian Bells. Russian Holiday Bell Concert Saturday, December 21, 2019 | Noon to 2:00 pm San Francisco Public Library Koret Auditorium ...
2019 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Final Concert | Civic Center
Saturday, December 21 – 12:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Van Ness & Grove
On its final day Saturday, December 21 there will be 2 Schedules: 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm and 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
2019 Winter Solstice Campfire Celebration | John Muir Historic Site
Saturday, December 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Muir National Historic Site
On Saturday, December 21, 2019, join Park Rangers for winter crafts, festive music, and a marshmallow roast. Meet behind the Visitor Center. No fire if it is a spare the air day.
Ugly Holiday Sweater Dog Pageant | SF
Saturday, December 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 to enter your dog in the pageant. Proceeds to go Muttville.
| Seven Stills (Mission Bay)
Come one, come all; this is going to be the cutest ugly sweater contest of them all. Bring your 4-legged companion down for a chance to be crowned the king or queen of Seven Stills first ever Ugly Holiday Sweater Dog Pageant on December 21, ...
14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2019
Saturday, December 21 – 4:54 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
Many people view the winter solstice grimly as the shortest day of the year, but The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, offers us a brighter outlook. We can now relish winter solstice as the longest night of the year because The Bay Lights will ...

Every Saturday

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 1/28/2020 ...
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 ...
“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: $10 | It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland
Critical Hit is hosted by Erik Krasner, Hayden Greif-Neill and Jim McVeigh at It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies in Temescal for over 4 years and still going strong. Every week, some of our favorite comedians are invited to perform. Along with the producers, you can ...
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