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Wednesday, December 1

SF’s “World Tree of Hope” w/ 17,000 Origami Cranes (Dec. 1 – Jan. 8)
Wednesday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral

See the world’s most unique holiday tree at Grace Cathedral. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded ...

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Originally created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California ...Every Wednesday

Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour 2021 (Dec. 1-30)
Wednesday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Sausalito
A longtime family tradition for many, The Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour showcases the creativity of the local business in Sausalito. Visitors can participate in the Gingerbread House Tour anytime throughout the month of December by downloading a map of participating locations, viewing the unique gingerbread ...
World AIDS Day: The Castro’s “Inscribe” Sidewalk Chalk Event (SF)
Wednesday, December 1 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Castro btwn Market and 19th Streets
Inscribe” on Castro Street between Market and 19th streets, starting at 10:30 a.m until 9pm offers the public the opportunity to honor those affected by HIV and AIDS by writing their names, using colorful sidewalk chalk, on Castro Street sidewalks. Everyone is welcome
Say Goodbye to Grace Cathedral’s Rainbow Steps for 2021
Wednesday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to view from outside and take photos
| Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral finally says goodbye to their gorgeous rainbow steps today, after 6 colorful months on the steps of one of SF’s most iconic buildings. We’ve been told the final full day for the steps is December 1, 2021 and that they’ll being to remove them ...
SF’s Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2021
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
The Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting — a free, family-friendly event — returns Wednesday, December 1, 4-7pm! This festive event features holiday entertainment, “snow” flurries, festive bites and drinks, free holiday crafts from community organizations, and a toy giveaway for 400+ children! The night of festive ...
World AIDS Day March & Candlelight Vigil (SF)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Join us this year for World AIDS Day on the steps of San Francisco city hall to remember those we’ve lost to the HIV/AIDS crisis and to issue a call to action for justice for our communities. We will have a series of speakers to lift ...
SF’s “Holiday Trolley” Hits the Streets with Treats (December 1-18)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
This year, the Shop and Dine in the 49 campaign promotes shopping at small businesses and neighborhood corridors throughout San Francisco. Beginning on Wednesday, December 1 through December 18, 2021, in partnership with neighborhood merchant associations, a trolley car with Shop and Dine in the 49 ...
“Misery Party” for the Holidays at Thriller Social Club (SF)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thriller Social Club
For some people this is the most miserable time of the year. If you’re the likes “spreading cheer” consider yourselves uninvited from Thriller Social Club’s “Misery Party” on December 1st. That’s the new carnival-themed arcade bar in SoMa that took over the old Coin-Op space. To ...
4:00 pmAlaska Airlines x SF African American Cultural District Forum  FREE
4:00 pmWednesday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile (SF)  FREE*
*Free Admission
Sausalito’s “Holiday by the Bay” Festival & Tree Lighting 2021
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sausalito
Sausalito’s Holiday by the Bay 2021 launches with a Christmas carol sing-along featuring the Little Willow Strummers, a unique ukulele group from the Sausalito Woman’s Club, a Christmas Tree Lighting, and fun activities all around town. Date: Wednesday, December 1st Time: 4pm Sing along 4pm Swing Dancing 6pm Tree ...
SF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (4th Night)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Celebrate Chanukah 2021 with the 46th 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 November 28-December 6, at approximately 4:30 ...

SF’s World AIDS Day + Golden Gate Park “Circle of Lights” (2021)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
World AIDS Day FREE public programming – An Evening of Lights & Remembrance in the Grove. A reading of the names ceremony begins at 5 pm as we gather together to remember those lost surrounded by the beautifully illuminate Grove at night until 9pm. The ceremony will be ...
5:00 pmMovember at Dirty Habit with Craft Cocktails by Benjamin Chapman Whiskey  FREE*
*Free Ticket - Portion of Cocktail Proceeds Will be Donated to Movember
“SOMA Sings” Filipino SideCaraoke Party + Free Treats (SF)
Wednesday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Russ Street
SOMA West Community Benefit District, SOMA Pilipinas, and the San Francisco Office of Workforce and Economic Development, and Shop & Dine in the 49 are partnering to host a special event on Russ Street on December 1st, 2021, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to bring ...
SF’s Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Lighting (Westfield Centre)

Westfield Centre is bringing back their famous upside down Christmas tree for 2021 The famous Inverted Christmas Tree is back for the holidays on Level 4 Under The Dome.  It is the perfect picture opportunity in the shopping center while you shop. See it shine from ...

6:00 pmBrewery Trivia Night (Vallejo)  FREE*
*Enjoy Trivia and have a beer!
“Headprint House” Local Queer Artists Holiday Market w/ Free $25 Gift Bags (SF)
Wednesday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry // sliding scale donation suggested to support SF LGBT Center
| Headprint House
Support Local Queer Artists and Businesses Mention FUNCHEAP at the door and receive an Aveda Gift bag worth $25 of product! Exclusively for the Funcheap readers! Register for FREE and get an Aveda Gift at the door! Holiday Artist Community Market in our inclusive and vibrant space. -Featuring creations ...
7:00 pmZeitgeist’s Free Outdoor Concert Night (Every Wednesday)  FREE
7:30 pmPremiere of “The Magic Lamp” at the Presidio Theatre (SF)  $10*
*Families and friend groups of four or more will receive a Family Pack discount of 20%.
7:30 pmDiversity Hires: Standup Comedy at PianoFight Oakland  $15*
*$15 online, $20 at door
“Kick Black Comedy” Comedy Show (Oakland)
Wednesday, December 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$5 off with FUNCHEAP CODE - Normally $25. Two drink minimum
| The Athletic Club (Oakland)

Come laugh with us at a new weekly comedy show at the Athletic Club Oakland every Wednesday at 8 PM. Our comics have performed with Dave Chappelle, Michael Che, and others, and have been featured on HBO, Comedy Central, and Netflix. Kick Black Comedy Every ...Every Wednesday

“HellaSecret” SF Outdoor Comedy Night & Secret Beer Garden (Marina)

We’ve got a new covered secret beer garden to introduce you to for HellaSecret – a new series of pop-up live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This ...Every Wednesday

8:00 pmPub Trivia at Standard Deviant (SF)  FREE*
*No cost!
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