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Sunday, December 5

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Sunday, December 5 – 8:00 am - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free lessons (and free skate rental) but an RSVP is required. Limited to 50 people per session.
| Union Square Park

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

10:00 amHoliday Boutique in Redwood City at Highlands Community Club  FREE*
*Free admission and plenty of free street parking
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, December 5 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

10:00 amMeditations for World Peace  $8
10:00 am“Fog City Flea” at The Ferry Building (Every Sunday)  FREE
10:00 amSt. Anne School Holiday Bazaar (Dec. 4-5)  FREE*
*free admission
SF’s 2021 “Italian Christmas Market” at Fort Mason (Dec. 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 10:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Museo Italo Americano,

After a two-year hiatus, the 9th edition of the beloved Mercatino di Natale will be held at the Museo Italo Americano again! Inspired by Christmas Markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe, this event will exude the warm atmosphere of Christmas and will ...

“Black Music in SF” Virtual Talk w/ Linda A. Jackson
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am - Ends at 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library (All Branches)
Black Music in SF Part II A presentation recognizing the achievements of African American musical artists who were born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Exploring genres from jazz and R&B, to gospel, funk and hip-hop, There’s Something About the Water… will enlighten and ...
11:00 amHoliday Arts and Crafts Show & Sale  FREE*
*Indoor, so vaccine card check
11:00 amA Very Victorian Christmas  $5*
*$5 admission (children under 12 are free)
11:00 amThe Designing Chica Book Launch Party  FREE*
*It's Free! Kids can make crafts.
Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history, and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. Sunday Hours – 11am to 5pm – Please check website as hours may change seasonally Free – ...Monthly

2021 “Sunset Holiday Mercantile” Golden Gate Park Pop-Up (Dec. 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building

6th Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile Saturday, December 4 – Sunday, December 5 • 11am–5pm SF County Fair Building • Golden Gate Park Sunset Holiday Mercantile. Eat, Drink, Shop, Play, Connect, and Be Local. Aritsan Foods, Beer & Wine Tasting, Entertainment & Kids’ Activities, Local Shops ...

“Gifty 2021” The Crucible’s 2021 Oakland Holiday Market (Dec 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Crucible

After our all-virtual event last year, we are thrilled to be hosting our annual GIFTY Craft Show & Open House in person this holiday season. Join us for three days of the best shopping in the Bay Area. Find all your holiday gifts made by ...

Reading and Book Signing with Olympic Ice Skater Kristi Yamaguchi (San Ramon)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am - Ends at 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| City Center Bishop Ranch
Kristi Yamaguchi, an Olympic ice-skating champion, and children’s literacy advocate, will be at City Center Bishop Ranch (outside in Alexander Square) on Sunday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., reading from two of her popular children’s books. With the purchase of a book, ...
SF’s Shipyard Holiday Party & Art Show w/ 60 Artists (2021)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
Annual event for “gift-able” art! Over 60 artists open their studios to you for this festive once-a-year event on Sunday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Start your holiday shopping with an afternoon of interacting directly with the artists in Building 101 of the historic Hunters Point ...
Bay Area Social Justice Children’s Book Fair (Berkeley)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am - Ends at 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Teance parking lot, Berkeley, CA
The fifth annual Bay Area Social Justice Book Fair is happening in person this year! Local authors will be there to sign and sell their books, as well other booksellers with social justice titlles. Come shop for unique, special holiday gifts for all the young people ...
Sausalito 2021 Winter Open Studios w/ 100+ Artists (Dec. 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE to all ages. Masks are required.
| ICB (Industrial Center Building)

The Bay Area’s premier art destination, the ICB Building in Sausalito, CA is proud to announce the return of their Winter Open Studios this December. The ICB has been a coveted location for emerging and established artists throughout its storied five decades. Over the past ...

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am - Ends at 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot

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. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

11:30 amSunday Concert Series with Grammy Winner Braulio Barrera  FREE*
*No RSVP required. Food and Drink can be purchased from Blue Mermaid Restaurant.
12:00 pmFood Trucks + DJ + Stuff Holiday Market (Oakland)  FREE*
*Free entry!
“The Nooner” Free Outdoor Concert + Meet Chickens & Goats (The New Farm)
Sunday, December 5 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Farm

THE NOONER: Free music and fun at the New Farm every first Sunday beginning at NOON and presented by Maracuja! 12-4pm 10 Cargo Way, SF. Oct.3/ Nov.7/Dec.5 Psychedelic music and arts and crafts. So much San Francisco culture and community every weekend at the New ...Monthly

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)
Sunday, December 5 – 1:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place

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 ...Every Sunday

1:00 pmHoliday Open House and Book Signing with Author Kate Ramos of Hola Jalapeño  FREE*
Alameda’s “Noelfest” Winter Beer Party at Almanac Beer Co.
Sunday, December 5 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Noelfest is free to attend and food & drink are pay as you go
| Almanac Barrel House, Brewery & Taproom

‘TIS THE SEASON! Join Almanac for a rockin’ kick-off to the holiday season with live music, a night market featuring local makers and artists, and some very special beer releases! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD Music: Roem Baur Trio 6pm-9pm Food: Copper Top Ovens Pizza SATURDAY, DECEMBER ...

JCCSF’s Glowing Hanukkah Party at Ghirardelli Square (2021)
Sunday, December 5 – 3:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
JCCSF’S GLOWING HANUKKAH PARTY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Ghirardelli Square 900 North Point StreetSan Francisco, CA, 94109United States (map) Join the JCCSF for a Glowing Hanukkah Party in Fountain Plaza this holiday season! This free, family-friendly event will feature live glowing music, crafts, games and special menus ...
4:00 pmYoung Women’s Chorus – Carols by Candlelight  $25
“End to Prohibition” Party w/ 1/2 off Beer, Cocktails & Games (Thriller Social Club)
Sunday, December 5 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thriller Social Club SF
Today we are offering a very special: “End to Prohibition Celebration!!” We can’t wait to cheers with you… simply because we can.❤ Doors Open: 4pm -Late <– please note we have no idea what “late’ means since their website says they are typically closed on Sundays 1/2 off draft beers 1/2 ...
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2021
Sunday, December 5 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

On Saturday, December 2, 2023 and Sunday, December 3, 2023 the Caltrain Holiday Train returns to bring good tidings and cheer to families from San Francisco to the South Bay as part of its annual toy drive. This cherished tradition offers attendees an opportunity to ...

SF’s 2021 Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (Final Night)
Sunday, December 5 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Lighting it up since 1975! This is our 48th Year! Chanukah In Union Square Dec 7th – Dec 14th The First Giant Public Menorah outside of Israel has inspired thousands of Menorahs around the world! Union Square Menorah Lighting Schedule: December 7th through December 14th ...

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