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Events for December 25, 2019

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Wednesday, December 25

Volunteer: Christmas Meal Delivery | Salvation Army
Wednesday, December 25 – 6:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Advanced registration is required
| The Salvation Army (SoMa)
Help deliver Christmas Day meals to 4,000 homebound individuals. Drivers must provide their own vehicle and bring at least one passenger with you. Salvation Army Holiday Meal Delivery Location: South of Market Corps, 360 4th St, San Francisco Christmas Meal Delivery Drivers Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | 6 am to 1 ...
Free Parking Meters + Christmas 2019 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket For most San Francisco, parking (and meters) will be free on Christmas Day 2019! Just make sure to remember that hazards and illegally parking in handicapped spaces are always prohibited and that after midnight when the clock strikes 12/26 that late-night street sweeping might begin. Here’s ...

Free Admission on Christmas Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

Christmas Day: SF Free Guided Walking Tour Day | 5 Free Tours
Wednesday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

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 ...

Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2019

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season, from New Year’s Day to Christmas Day. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check out local merchants. ...

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day | SoMa
Wednesday, December 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food & drinks
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Think everything’s closed on Christmas Day? The CJM’s Community Day is a free, fun-filled day of art that has become an annual tradition for Bay Area families. Enjoy the day exploring the galleries with your family and friends or nosh on latkes at Wise Sons. Partake in ...
A Very Zeitgeist Christmas: Xmas Movies + $1 Beer | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
We’re busy checking our naughty & nice list I think we both know where most of you fall. Stop by and see what was left under the tree this year for you. If all else fails pick up some Zeitgeist merchandise as a last minute ...
Tenderloin Tessie’s Free Christmas Dinner | SF
Wednesday, December 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
Come for a free Christmas dinner from 1-4 pm. Just show up to the church and enjoy your time.
Christmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Wednesday, December 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended. No one turned away
| Badarikashrama
Enjoy a Christmas concert and a complimentary vegetarian international dinner on Christmas Day at Badarikashrama in San Leandro at 3 pm on December 25, 2019. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Call for reservations at 510-278-2444; space is limited, but no one will be turned away. This year, listen to a splendid concert ...
Illuminate 2019: SF’s Festival of Light on Christmas Day | 40+ Light Sculptures
Wednesday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2019 through New Year’s Day 2020 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year. In past years, the city has hosted ...

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square
Wednesday, December 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

SF City Hall Lights Up for Christmas Night
Wednesday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

Every evening at sunset, over 220 state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures illuminate City Hall’s exterior. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade and dome. Frequently, special plaza façade lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons, and ...

Pier 39’s Christmas Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF
Wednesday, December 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping their nightly tree lighting show for the holiday season. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors every half hour from 5 pm -10 pm, November ...

A Jewish Christmas: Strip Dreidel, Chinese Food & Movies | SF
Wednesday, December 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 before 7 pm otherwise, $9 Early Bird
| Make-Out Room
You are cordially invited to spend the holidays in the company of the “chosen” people chosen to be alienated and bored stiff when everything is closed on Christmas, that is. Except this year, we’re doing something about it…come down to the Make-Out Room on Wednesday It’s a ...
Karla LaVey’s 22nd Annual Black X Mass | SF
Wednesday, December 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $13*
*Admission includes party food. 21+
| The Knockout
Karla LaVey’s First Satanic Church presents the 22nd Annual Black X Mass in San Francisco on Christmas night. The event will feature live music, DJ and video. There will be giveaways from Reality Check TV and the usual Devil’s food snacks and surprises. This year will ...
Death Guild X-Mess Night: Industrial Dance Club | DNA Lounge
Wednesday, December 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | DNA Lounge
Death Guild is the oldest weekly goth/industrial dance night in the country, and the second oldest in the world. DJs play a mix of gothic, industrial, synthpop, and weird stuff for those who love the darker side of things. Come for a special all ages party ...

Every Wednesday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Alta Plaza Park
Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF
Every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am, gather at Alta Plaza Park for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city. The half hour workouts are different each week, but consist of boot camp style workouts like running hills, core work, ...
“Heart of the City” Wednesday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Wednesday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Heart of the City" Wednesday 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, ...
Autodesk Design Gallery & Free Guided Tour | Embarcadero
Every Wednesday – All Day | Cost: FREE | Autodesk Gallery
Autodesk Design Gallery & Free Guided Tour | Embarcadero
The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality. With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role ...
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
Every Wednesday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
These free events give you the opportunity to stitch in an inspiring environment with fellow enthusiasts. Bring along your projects, embroidery, knitting or even darning, and enjoy the company of others and their vast needlework library at your leisure. Free Stitch Ins meet every Wednesday from ...
“Karma Cinema”: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway
"Karma Cinema": Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway
Time to get generous; The New Parkway Theater is letting you pay-what-you-wish for a movie ticket every Wednesday night. Theater doors open at 6 pm every Wednesday and every movie (albeit a few exceptions like private events) will be offered on a sliding scale of a penny (if ...
Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:10 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 and reservations are required
| Dandelion Chocolate
Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF
Mmmm… chocolate! Four days a week, Dandelion Chocolates offer $15 factory tours (with tastings.) These tours can book up months in advance (especially for the Saturday tours), so we recommend trying to book as early as possible and aim for a Wednesday or Thursday. On the tour, ...
“Musical Wednesdays” Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Edge
"Musical Wednesdays" Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Start your week singing with Musical Mondays or get over the hump with Musical Wednesdays at The Edge in the Castro, where they play all of your favorite musicals to sing and drink along with a different theme each week from 7 pm to 2 am every ...
Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights | Peninsula
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights | Peninsula
The Historic 7 Mile House will be hosts a weekly Wednesday Latin night and will feature the Bay Area’s best Latin bands on a rotating schedule. Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights Every Wednesday at 7 pm 7 Mile Sports Bar & Grill, 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA FREE (No Cover. Reservations ...
Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights | Cigar Bar
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cigar Bar & Grill
Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights |  Cigar Bar
Join the Cigar Bar & Grill every Wednesday & Thursday evening for a free Jazz show (both traditional jazz and latin jazz) by local Bay Area musicians. Shows start at 8pm. Enjoy great food, drinks & Jazz. For complete line-up and more information please visit their website. Live ...
The Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Laundry
The Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF
Every joke starts with a premise and every Wednesday Comedians Jeff Dean, James Mwaura and Andrew Orolfo bring together the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to turn these premises into hilarious bits. Join them in The Laundry’s hidden and intimate comedy basement. Surprise drop ...
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Northstar Cafe
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Try your hand (literally) at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl starting in North Beach. Get lubricated on $3 – $3.50 drink specials, and compete in Rock Paper Scissors tournament qualifying rounds while moving from bar to bar. The tournament champ wins a bar tab. Meet new people while earning points to ...
F Bomb’s “Laugh w/ Dignity” Free Comedy Show | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Rocca's Corner
F Bomb's "Laugh w/ Dignity" Free Comedy Show | SF
Come see real, live, up close, and uncaged comedians in an intimate environment at one of North Beach’s favorite watering holes, La Rocca’s corner. 21+ only. The show is free, the drinks are cheap with Happy Hour pricing all night, and the laughs are plenty. Hang with ...
“Housepitality” DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa
"Housepitality" DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa
Housepitality SF gives you a reason to come out dancing every Wednesday night with world-class artists and free champagne. Enjoy free champagne from 9-10 pm and $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount). The RSVP list closes at 6 pm on the day of the show. Housepitality DJ Night Every Wednesday ...
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