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Saturday, January 1

New Year’s Day 2022 Parking Rules in SF (How Not to Get a Ticket) Celebrate the kick off of 2022 with a day of free parking throughout the city of San Francisco. Although parking hazardously is always ticketable and towable – as is parking in a red or blue zone – much of the rest of the city is yours ...
New Year’s Day 2022 Free Admission at SF Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 9,000 different kinds ...Monthly

California Hosts 50+ “First Day Hikes” on New Year’s Day
Saturday, January 1 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
What a better way kick start the new year than by getting some fresh air and enjoying the outdoors with the Annual First Day Hikes. California State Parks will participate at parks across the state in this national-led effort that encourages individuals and families to ...
New Year’s Day Mt. Tam Hike 2022 w/ Sierra Club
Saturday, January 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP and waiver required
| Mt. Tam Peak
Join us for a pilgrimage to Mt. Tam’s East Peak. Will use established trails and roads to the peak and a few secluded, but stable, trails on the return route. 9 miles, 1000 ft. + elev. gain. Moderate, not fast, pace. Level: Moderate(2B) Cost: (No cost) Signup Instructions: ...
9:00 am“The Market” New Farmers Market at Parkmerced (SF)  FREE
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

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

New Year’s Day 2022 Japanese Shrine Visit + Bell Ringing “Hatsumode” (SF)
Saturday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Konko Church of San Francisco
Come stop by the Konko Church of San Francisco to experience your traditional Japanese New Year’s Day Shrine Visit, Hatsumode! Come start the year off right and shake the traditional shrine bell for prosperity. Write your wishes and prayers on a Shide (Sacred zigzag paper) and hang ...
First Day Hike 2022 at Jack London State Historic Park
Saturday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 per person, in addition to $10 per car entry fee (up to nine passengers).
| Jack London State Historic Park
Jack London State Historic Park will kick off the new year with their Ninth Annual First Day Hike on January 1, 2022. The trek can be either a personal challenge to make it to the park summit or the first step in a commitment to a ...
Unofficial 2022 New Year’s Day Polar Plunge + World Naked Bike Ride (SF)
Saturday, January 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Taraval St and Great Highway)
Seasons Greetings everyone from WNBR-SF. While it looks like the New Year 2022 might not have another full Bike Naking Season, and the Riptide Bar has made no announcement about A New Years Day Polar Plunge at Ocean Beach, that doesn’t mean we have to give ...
New Year’s Day 2022: Free Guided Walking Tour Weekend (16 Free Tours)

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 ...

12:00 pm“Sip & Shop” First Saturdays at Speakeasy Brewery (SF)  FREE*
*FREE Outdoor Family & Fur Baby Friendly Events
New Year’s Day at San Jose’s 2021 “Christmas in the Park”
Saturday, January 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Since the early 1950’s when the display was originally set-up on the front lawn of the Lima Family Mortuary through it’s placement on the front lawn of City Hall during the 1970’s and where it has been since 1980, in downtown San Jose’s Plaza de ...

POSTPONED: New Year’s Day 2022 Beach Sand Sculptures at Ocean Beach (SF)
Saturday, January 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach
UPDATE – this event has unfortunately been postponed. This New Year’s Day has a fabulous low tide at a great hour of the day! Sooo, my team arts business is continuing the semi-tradition and hosting a public art-making on Ocean Beach in San Francisco. We’ll also be ...
SF’s New Year’s Day 2022 Polar Bear Ice Skate (Union Square)
Saturday, January 1 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, but normal fees apply to skate.
| Union Square Park
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square welcomes skaters of all ages to the return of San Francisco’s take on the popular Canadian tradition. In this version, ice skaters are encouraged to put on their bathing suit, grab their shades and “take the plunge” ...
3:00 pmBernal Chess Day  FREE*
*Please support the venue by buying something to eat, drink, or take home for later.
SF’s Tiki Bar “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (5p , 7p + 9p Shows)

Get ready for the original “HellaSecret” comedy show. A series of pop-up live 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. Tiki Bar Comedy Shows Get $5 off Tickets – ...Every Saturday

“Blinky’s” Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show in San Jose (New Year’s Day)
Saturday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $30*
*$30 per car
| Lake Cunningham Park

Christmas in the Park presents Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday – a “mile of smiles” drive-thru adventure of synchronized lights in front of Raging Waters at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose. With 12 themed areas, this is a one of a kind experience in the Bay ...

SF City Hall Lights Up Gold for New Year’s Day 2022
Saturday, January 1 – 5:02 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

Please note that although the New Year’s Day lighting schedule is not listed yet on the city hall website for 1/1/22, they typically do gold on New Year’s Day as well. San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures get into the New ...

8:00 pmComedy New Years Day at Milk Bar  FREE
9:00 pmSF’s Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party (NoPa)  $10
New Year’s Day 2022 “No Scrubs” ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)

After 16 months we are back! From TLC, to the Fresh Prince, to Kid ‘N Play to Usher We’re taking over San Francisco’s Neck of the Woods, which is reopening for the first time since early 2020 and has just been extensively renovated with a ...Every Saturday

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