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Sunday, December 5

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

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

SF’s 2021 “Italian Christmas Market” at Fort Mason (Dec. 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 10:00 am | 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 ...

10:00 amMeditations for World Peace  $8
10:00 am“Fog City Flea” at The Ferry Building (Every Sunday)  FREE
10:00 amHoliday Boutique in Redwood City at Highlands Community Club  FREE*
*Free admission and plenty of free street parking
10:00 amSt. Anne School Holiday Bazaar (Dec. 4-5)  FREE*
*free admission
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, December 5 – 10:00 am | 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

“Gifty 2021” The Crucible’s 2021 Oakland Holiday Market (Dec 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | 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 | 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 | 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 ...
2021 “Sunset Holiday Mercantile” Golden Gate Park Pop-Up (Dec. 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | 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 ...

Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | 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 Suggested donation ...Monthly

11:00 amThe Designing Chica Book Launch Party  FREE*
*It's Free! Kids can make crafts.
11:00 amA Very Victorian Christmas  $5*
*$5 admission (children under 12 are free)
Sausalito 2021 Winter Open Studios w/ 100+ Artists (Dec. 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | 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 ...

Bay Area Social Justice Children’s Book Fair (Berkeley)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | 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 ...
“Black Music in SF” Virtual Talk w/ Linda A. Jackson
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | 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
“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | 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 | 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

1:00 pmHoliday Open House and Book Signing with Author Kate Ramos of Hola Jalapeño  FREE*
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)
Sunday, December 5 – 1:00 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

Alameda’s “Noelfest” Winter Beer Party at Almanac Beer Co.
Sunday, December 5 – 2:00 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 | 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 ...
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2021
Sunday, December 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

After cancelling the festive Holiday Train in 2020, Caltrain has announced its bringing back its World’s Largest Toy Train on December 4-5, 2021. Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train will fire up its engine this December to delight Bay Area families with holiday ...

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 | 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 ...
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

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 ...

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