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Saturday, December 11

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

9:00 amPalo Alto December Flea Market  FREE
9:00 am“The Market” New Farmers Market at Parkmerced (SF)  FREE
Ghirardelli’s Annual Chocolate Warehouse Sale 2021 (Dec. 10-12)
Saturday, December 11 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Factory Outlet (San Leandro)

The Annual Chocolate Warehouse Sale is BACK! For three days only shop our unique assortment of signature chocolate SQUARES, baking supplies and a variety of exclusive chocolate gifts not available anywhere else. Plus, a coloring station for the kids, holiday photo opportunities, and a chance ...

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Volunteer: SF City Impact’s Pre-Christmas Block Party (Tenderloin)
Saturday, December 11 – 9:30 am | Cost: $25*
*All of our outreaches are volunteer led and funded, so there is a $25 fee for all participants.
| San Francisco City Impact
SF City Impact’s Pre-Christmas outreach is a time for the community to come together and serve the Tenderloin residents. We will be handing out food to the homeless, delivering meals to apartment buildings and hosting a kid’s carnival where we’ll hand out Christmas gifts for ...
Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

10:00 amOpen Air Plant Market (San jose)  FREE*
*FREE EVENT - No Tickets required
“Patchwork Show” Modern Makers Festival at Westfield Center (SF)
Saturday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre

Saturday, November 27, Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12 from 10 am – 4 pm Shop small at the mall! Kick off Small Business Saturday at the gorgeous Westfield San Francisco Centre in downtown San Francisco. Meet the makers on the top floor, under ...

“Fog City Flea” Holiday Market at SF’s Ferry Building (Dec. 10-12)

Join us at Fog City Flea for a unique holiday shopping event. 20+ vendors from all over the bay area will have locally made and found objects. Men’s and Woman’s vintage, streetwear and new apparel. Jewelry, ceramics, toys for kids, artwork and more! Friday from ...

Wintry Redwood & Oak Tree Walk at Gamble Garden (Palo Alto)
Saturday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gamble Garden
All ages are welcome to spend a beautiful December morning exploring the trees at Gamble Garden. Learn about Gamble’s Oak, Buckeye, and Redwood trees and the indigenous people who depended on them at Gamble Garden’s December Second Saturday. Enjoy nature crafts for kids and nature walks ...
Chronicle Books HQ 2021 Holiday Warehouse Sale w/ 80% Off (Dec. 3-11)
Saturday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for 9 full days, Fri Dec. 3- Sat Dec. 11. Open everyday 10a-5p. Choose ...

MCD Mobile MakeArt Party: Ferry Building Holiday Pop-Up (SF)
Saturday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Celebrate the work of Creativity Explored (CE) by joining MCD and CE at the Ferry Building during the month of December! In support of CE’s Holiday Art Pop-Up Shop, MCD will be leading Mode Brut inspired craft projects including dance party wearables (12/04), embroidered snowflake pillow pins (12/11), and handwritten ...
“West Coast Craft” Saturday Market w/ 90+ Artists (Fort Mason)
Saturday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
The WCC Market is a single-day, outdoor market that brings together over 90 of the best artist and designer craftspeople at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The next WCC Market will take place on Saturday, December 11, 10am to 4pm! Leashed pets welcome! Attendence is always ...
10:00 amHolidays at The Marin Art & Garden Center  FREE*
*Free admission for shopping, but special events cost $10 - $95.
Berkeley’s “Bali Holiday Faire 2021” w/ Indonesian Food & Dance (Dec. 11-12)
Saturday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free performances (see website for details)
| Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Each year at the Bali Holiday Faire, Gamelan Sekar Jaya (GSJ) welcomes neighbors and friends into our home to enjoy free live music and dance, shop for handmade gifts, and warm up with delicious Indonesian cuisine. The faire helps GSJ raise critical funds for the ...

10:00 amSF Holiday Artists and Makers Fair Sale at “The Box” (Dec. 10-12)  FREE*
*Friday Opening Night $15 - Saturday and Sunday FREE
Sunset Mercantile 2021 Holiday Maker’s Market (SF)
Saturday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 37th Avenue and Ortega St.
Please join us for our annual Holiday Maker’s Market! Shop AND support great local vendors and artists, while also supporting our wonderful school! We have once again partnered with Sunset Mercantile, a leader in outdoor market events, to create another wonderful event. Over 25 vendors will be ...
10:00 amBerkeley’s Winter Holiday Open Studios + Sale (Dec. 10-11)  FREE
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, December 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum

This event series has ended – Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily ...

SF’s Harvey Milk Holiday Craft Fair 2021
Saturday, December 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Center for the Arts
Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, part of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is proud to host its Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 11th, 2021. The event will include numerous local artists offering their unique handmade holiday gifts for sale to the public. ...
“Halo-Halo Holidays” SF’s Filipino X-Mas Crawl Support local Filipinx-owned retail and food vendors this Holiday Season. Situated in the urban oasis of Kapwa Gardens, you’ll be immersed in a wonderland of living walls, colorful murals, swaying bamboo trees, and a mini grove of Filipino Calamansi trees all while getting your holiday shopping ...
“Girl Gang Craft” 2021 Holiday Market (Oakland)
Saturday, December 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all to attend
| Oakland Scottish Rite Center
Girl Gang Craft’s Annual Holiday Craft Market is back in person and inside at the Oakland Scottish Rite on Saturday, December 11th, from 11 am to 5 pm. Shop over 100+ femme-forward vendors from all across the Bay Area. We’ll have drinks from El Patio, Just ...
San Francisco “Fetish Flea” 2021: Find Naughty Xmas Gifts
Saturday, December 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5 | Wicked Grounds Annex
In partnership with Wicked Grounds, PantherProwLs Enterprises is pleased to announce the Return of the San Francisco Fetish Flea at its New Location in the Wicked Grounds Annex!!! San Francisco’s first and only kink cafe right in the heart of San Francisco’s historical leather district at ...
2021 La Cocina Holiday Market Fundraiser (SF)
Saturday, December 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free general admission but donations greatly appreciated. food and drink available for purchase
| La Cocina Municipal Marketplace
La Cocina’s Holiday Market Fundraiser at La Cocina Municipal Marketplace Attend our FIRST in-person event since the pandemic, and support our mission and women-owned small businesses selling food, art, and other gifts this season. Listen to live entertainment and shop around as you enjoy delicious bites from ...
IKEA’s “Julbord” Winter Food Festival w/ Free Samples (Emeryville)

IKEA Emeryville is hosting the JULBORD Food Festival December 4th and 11th! Join us for a variety of complimentary food samplings, activities and workshops around this magical time of the year. To participate in the JULBORD Food Festival workshops, customers must be a part of ...

11:00 amPanel: San Francisco Girls Chorus “Tomorrow’s Memories” Community Book Club Launch  FREE
Free Holiday Carriage Rides: Santa Rosa’s Historic Railroad Square (Nov. 27-Dec. 24)
Saturday, December 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
| Historic Railroad Square

Holiday fun in Historic Railroad Square. Live Music plus Free Carriage Rides every Saturday & Sunday from 11a to 3pm plus a special additional day on December 23, 2022.

2021 East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (Virtual)
Saturday, December 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required for zine workshop
| Rock Paper Scissors Collective

From the sparkling zine community of the Bay Area, the 12th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (EBABZ) invites you to immerse yourself in a virtual ballroom of zine mania! EBABZ will feature over 50 vendors selling zines, comics, books, and art as ...

“Black Santa” Free Christmas Photos in the Laurel District (Oakland)
Saturday, December 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Source Chiropractic
He’s back! Photos with Black Santa in Oakland’s Laurel District Come join us for some holiday fun and pictures with Black Santa (Dr. Malcolm Young – yes we have a new Santa) at The Source Chiropractic on Saturday December 11th from 12-2pm This has been a staple of ...
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