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Thursday, December 24

Christmas in San Francisco: 9 Fun Things You Can Still Do (Dec. 24-25)
Thursday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE
Yes, COVID sucks and most everything is shut down or gone virtual. But there are still a few socially-distant things you can do on Christmas Eve and Christmas. If you choose to go out, just make sure to mask up, stay socially distant and don’t mix ...
SF’s Xmas Eve Holiday Pop-Up COVID Test Site in The Mission
Thursday, December 24 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th Street BART

Thanks to CBS for letting us know that San Francisco is created a holiday pop-up COVID test site at 24th and Mission from December 23-24. The pop-up site will be open from 7:30am to 4pm and will offer free, no appointment tests for up to ...

Enjoy Nature’s Treasure Hunts on Codornices Creek (Berkeley)
Thursday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*An anytime break for families and all ages!
| Codornices creekside trail
As days lengthen, enrich them with a stroll along the level, paved trail edging Codornices Creek between Sixth and Eighth, on the Berkeley-Albany border (a block north of Harrison, south edge of University Village). Colorful hanging “holiday cards” offer nuggets of info on plants and animals ...
Christmas Eve w/ 1950s-Style Carhop Service at Mel’s Drive-In
Thursday, December 24 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food for purchase
| Mel's Drive In (Lombard + Geary)
With indoor and outdoor dining banned under the current stay-at-home order, it’s nice to know you can still have a meal away from home. Mel’s Drive-In in San Francisco is still offering its retro carhop service since technically it’s “delivery” to your car, not outdoor ...
Xmas Eve Farmers Market + Free Hot Apple Cider (Ferry Plaza)
Thursday, December 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Satisfy your last-minute holiday needs and warm up with some free hot apple cider Thursday, December 24. You’ll find our regular Thursday farms along with pop-ups like Hog Island Oyster Co., Delightful Foods (pie), Root Down Farm (pastured meat), and more to make for a unique, delicious, and truly local ...
“Dickens Fair” at Home: Virtual Festival on Christmas Eve: Final Day
Thursday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE
Red Barn Productions is pleased to announce Dickens Fair at Home, a free online Christmas compendium that brings home the magic of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party – a beloved Bay Area holiday tradition. Like most other in-person events in 2020, the Great Dickens Christmas ...
Christmas Eve Virtual Concert for Beethoven’s 250 birthday
Thursday, December 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Dec 10, 24 & 31, 2020, 12pm Pacific time The Alexander String Quartet celebrates Beethoven’s 250 birthday during the month of December with a series of video recordings on San Francisco Performances’ free online platform “Front Row.” Also included in the celebration is a Beethoven ...

Christmas Eve Free Locally-Made Whisky Tastings
Thursday, December 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Whisky to take home, no purchase necessary
| Tripp Distillery
The award winning Tripp Distillery in Pacifica  is giving away free Whisky tastings to go (due to COVID no onsite consumption). Enjoy a walk at the beach and pick up last minute Christmas gifts, great location with hiking trails and fun restaurants. Free but RSVP Requested ...
2020 Online Christmas Eve Jingle
Thursday, December 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
On Christmas Eve at 6pm (wherever you live) everyone should come outside onto their doorsteps and ring a bell for 2 minutes to spread Christmas spirit and to help Santa fly his sleigh. It has been an awful year and it would be a fantastic memory ...
SF’s “Lighted Forest” in Golden Gate Park on Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24 – 4:50 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Lighting is from sundown to approximately 8:30p
| Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)

An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and San Francisco Parks Alliance announced. Related: 2020 Winter Lights Around the Bay –  11/28/20 “Entwined,” ...

SF City Hall Lights Up for Christmas Eve (2020)
Thursday, December 24 – 4:56 pm | 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 ...

“A Very Jewish Christmas” Livestream Comedy on Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 GA
Gotham Comedy Club Presents the 25th Annual A Very Jewish Christmas Featuring Marion Grodin, Jared Freid, Mike Yard, Monroe Martin, and more! A Very Jewish Christmas was created in 1996 as a comedy show for all Jews who have ever been stuck on Christmas with nothing to ...
Drive-in Movies on Christmas Eve 2020 (San Jose & Concord)
Thursday, December 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $8.50 | Solano Drive-in

SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE / Although Contra Costa County has banned drive-in movies until January 4, 2021 it appears that the Solano Drive-in is still operating as of 12/23/20 and there doesn’t appear to be any curfew enforced. Santa Clara County has made no statement ...

“The Nutcracker” Westlake School for the Performing Arts Virtual Production Westlake School for the Performing Arts, sponsored by Artists in Motion Bay Area, presents “The Nutcracker: A WSPA Studio Film” – WSPA’s first ever, virtual rendition of its annual Nutcracker production. Witness the timeless tale of a young girl and her magical nutcracker straight from the ...
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