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Friday, December 31

New Year’s Eve 2021: Free Guided Walking Tours of San Francisco
Friday, December 31 – 9:30 am - Ends at 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tours but donations appreciated. Tours of the Japanese Tea Garden may require additional admission fee.
| All Over San Francisco

Start 2020 off by learning all about the city we love. San Francisco City Guides offers several free walking tours on New Year’s Day. New Year’s Day 2022 Weekend  SF City Guides Walking Tours December 31, 2022 to January 2, 2022 All over San Francisco ...

Japan’s Stunning “Dandelion Project” Immersive Light Show (NYE)
Friday, December 31 – 10:00 am - Ends at 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Limited to 15 people at a time. Masks required
| Japan Center Malls (Near Mochill Mochi Donuts)

A brand new immersive light art experience is coming to San Francisco’s Japantown for an 8 week limited run this winter. UPDATE: Please note the Dandelion Project has been extended two days and will now run through Sunday, January 23, 2022. The Japantown Community Benefit ...

New Year’s Eve Asian Art Museum Japanese Storytelling (2021)
Friday, December 31 – 10:00 am - Ends at 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale donations accepted
| Asian Art Museum
Tune in for Japanese New Year stories for kids before our Bell Ringing Ceremony. Celebrate the start of the New Year with delightful Japanese folktales about a clever frog, a mischievous monkey, magical statues, and much more, told by the museum’s talented storytellers. Followed by the 36th Annual ...
East Bay Parks’ “Last Hike of 2021” (Diablo Foothills)
Friday, December 31 – 10:30 am - Ends at 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Castle Rock/Diablo Foothills
Description: CASTLE ROCK/DIABLO FOOTHILLS – Join us for the last hike of the year! Enjoy a peaceful 2 mile out and back trail along pine creek as we look for mushrooms, winter birds and signs of creek activity! Meet at the Orchard Staging Area Bring sturdy shoes, ...
Chabot’s Annual NYE Daytime Balloon Drop Celebration (Oakland)
Friday, December 31 – 11:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: $34*
*$10 + $24 adult admission for non-members ($10 + $19 for kids)
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Ring in the new year without staying up late! When it’s noon in Oakland, it will be 2021 somewhere on the planet. We’re celebrating the strokes of midnight around the world with multiple balloon drops throughout the day! Continuing a 20-year Bay Area tradition, our ...
“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

Thrive City’s Outdoor “Noon Year’s Eve” 2021/22 Festival at Chase Center
Friday, December 31 – 11:00 am - Ends at 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Thrive City Plaza (at Chase Center)

Thrive City Winter Wonderland, presented by Chase, is bringing a new family fun activity to experience. Take photos in front of the largest holiday tree in the Bay Area, submit your wish list in our North Pole mailbox and sing along to your favorite carols ...

Buy Fresh Dungeness Cab for NYE off the Boat at Fisherman’s Wharf (SF)
Friday, December 31 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Market price for crab
| Fisherman's Wharf
A new tradition for New Year’s Eve? Buying fresh Dungeness crab at Fisherman’s Wharf! Come to the waterfront today from 10am – 5pm for fresh crab from local fishers at Al Scoma Way and Pier 47. Location info, vendors and map at https://sfport.com/crab. ** HOURS FOR ...
New Year’s Eve at San Jose’s 2021 “Christmas in the Park”
Friday, December 31 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 12:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of Downtown San José at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez. For over 44 years, this whimsical walk-thru event has brought people from all over the Bay Area together during the ...

2:30 pmDecember 2021 QuaranPalooza Livestream Music Fest  $15*
*Get a ticket @ https://bit.ly/qpnyetix & join us on the zoom + we'll donate 25% of ticket sales to Bay Area Cancer Connections
Nappers Irish New Year at 4pm w/ Champagne & Balloon Drop (SF)
Friday, December 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Napper Tandy
Ring in the New Year Irish style . Irish New year at 4pm balloon drop ,live music and champagne ( family friendly) Can’t make the 4 pm then ring in American New Year.
SF’s New Year’s Eve Tarot Card Reading & Poetry in Golden Gate Park (SF)
Friday, December 31 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)
Join us to usher in the New Year with poetry, dance, music, and tarot readings from the new 81-card “Tarot in Pandemic and Revolution” deck (Nomadic Press, 2021) – featuring original works by 24 visual artists and 43 poets. Words & Light Turning with Tarot: Welcoming 2022 Friday, ...
Free Cab/Uber/Lyft Rides Home: New Year’s Eve 2021/22
Friday, December 31 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required
| All Over San Francisco
2021 Update: Free cab/uber/lyft rides are back for 12/31/21 after a year off! Check for updates at gjel.com To help keep everyone safe on the way home, New Year’s Eve revelers in San Francisco, East Bay, North Bay, South Bay, Tri-Valley and Sacramento can get their cab rides ...
Free New Year’s Eve Uber, Lyft, and Cab Rides In Bay Area (Up to $35)
Friday, December 31 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Participation in this promotion is limited to the first 50 submissions per qualifying holiday.
| Ottinger Employment Lawyers
The team at Ottinger Employment Lawyers is proud to present our free holiday ride-sharing program in California. We want to do our part to help make our community safer by offering FREE Uber, Lyft, and Cab rides during the holiday season. UPDATE – We have no idea ...
Final Night: SF’s Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree (2021)
Friday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco 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 ...

SF City Hall Lights Up Gold for New Year’s Eve 2021
Friday, December 31 – 5:01 pm - Ends at 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures get into the New Year’s spirit by illuminating in gold for New Year’s Day. City Hall Holiday Lighting Schedule Monday, January 1, 2024 – gold – Happy New Year!! 😊 The schedule is always tentative for the ...

Back to the Future NYE Pub & Grub Crawl w/ $3 Drinks (SF) The San Francisco Beer Olympics hosts a rules-heavy pub and grub crawl on New Year’s Eve. If you can handle all the restrictions and rules, you might have fun! Read EVERYTHING if you are planning to attend. You must be RSVPed to attend – it will ...
The 5th Annual New Years Eve SF Comedy Explosion
Friday, December 31 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*40% discount using code "Funcheap" (normally $20)
| Neck of The Woods
Event Description: What’s the best way to end your year? With laughter duh! Come to the Neck of the Woods to end your year with a high note of laughter from San Francisco’s BEST COMEDIANS! Comedians on this showcase have been featured on NBC, ABC, VICELAND, ...
7:00 pmA Tropical New Years Eve 2022 @ Del Mar SF  $20
8:00 pmNew Year’s Eve Party w/ Live Jazz + Midnight Toast at Arcana  $35.00*
*General Admission: USD 35.00
8:00 pmArena SF: New Year’s Eve 2022 (21+)  $20*
*TICKETS: $20 Early Bird Presale GA. $25 Tier 1 GA. $30 Tier 2 GA. $40 Tier 3 GA. VIP Presale $50 (Guaranteed VIP Entry + 1 drink ticket). ANTICIPATED SOLD OUT NIGHT
9:00 pmNew Year’s Eve House Party at Emporium Arcade Bar (Oakland)  FREE*
*Free entry all night
9:00 pmSF’s Annual Black & White NYE Ball – 2022 Under the Dome  $99*
*$99 to $1699
9:00 pmNYE 2022 on the Embarcadero w/ 5 Hour Open Bar + 2 Balloon Drops (SF)  $164.99
9:00 pm22 & Good 4 U – A Taylor Swift & Olivia Rodrigo Dance Party on NYE  $22*
*$22-$25 in ADV, $40 Day of Show. No drink min!
SF’s New “Gears” Eve at The Eagle w/ Ball Drop & Midnight Toast (2021/22)
Friday, December 31 – 9:00 pm - Ends at 2:00 am | Cost: $10 | SF Eagle
Join us for our 7th Annual New Gears Eve Party hosted by Pollo Del Mar with DJ Paul Goodyear! Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop, party favors and the Legendary Ball Drop! 9PM – 2AM $10.00 cover
9:00 pmRing in 2022 at White Rabbit w/ Live Music and Fresh Beats from Chris Clouse  $30
9:00 pmJaranita’s Peruvian New Year’s Eve Party with DJ MytyMyke  $50*
*Includes 4 food or drink tickets; additional tickets available for purchase
9:00 pmRing in the New Year with Hard Rock (SF)  $50*
*General Admission Includes 2 Premium Brand Drinks Ticket, Champagne Toast at Midnight, and Party Favors.
NYE “Afterglow” Glow-in-the-Dark Pride Party Until 5am (SF)
Friday, December 31 – 9:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 am | Cost: $60 | Space 550 Barneveld Ave SF
Comfort & Joy is incredibly excited to invite you to the long-awaited return of AFTERGLOW New Years Eve – the winter sister of our legendary pride party – back again to offer you a glorious evening of revelry and community as we ring in 2022! It’s ...
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