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Saturday, December 31

Dungeness Crab Season Finally Opens for 2022 on New Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will open the commercial Dungeness crab fishery statewide on Dec. 31, 2022. Fishing Zones 3-6 (all areas south of the Sonoma/Mendocino county line) will open under a 50 percent trap reduction on Dec. 31, 2022 at 12:01 ...
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

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

Thrive City “Winter Wonderland” Kwanzaa & Noon Year’s Eve 2022 (SF)
Saturday, December 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Thrive City Plaza (at Chase Center)
Celebrate the culture of Kwanzaa and ring in 2023 with Noon Year’s Eve featuring the Music of Fela Kuti from The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a countdown drop at 11:59 a.m., arts & craft stations, treats, and more at Winter Wonderland presented by Fanatics. Thrive City ...
Oakland’s “Nature Playspace” for Kids at OMCA (New Year’s Eve)

Calling all kiddos and future scientists! The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) invites you to experience its new interactive OMCA Kids: Nature Playspace for kids ages 2 to 5, their families, and caregivers. Explore the natural world from a kids’ eye view and learn about ...

Animal Rights NYE 2022 Meetup on the Lawn (Berkeley)
Saturday, December 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crescent Lawn (UC Berkeley)
Join us for the last Meetup of 2022! After brunch and news updates Almira will present about some of the highlights from the last year and help us brainstorm and set personal and activist goals for the coming year! After the presentation we’ll get in ...
37th Annual NYE Japanese Bell Ringing Ceremony (Asian Art Museum)
Saturday, December 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale donations accepted
| Asian Art Museum
Ring in the New Year by taking a swing at a 2,100-pound, 16th-century Japanese temple bell.   37th Annual New Year Bell Ringing Ceremony Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 | 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street Buy Tickets – Adults: $20, Seniors: $17, College/Youth: $14 Ring in the ...
New Year’s Eve at San Jose’s 2022 “Christmas in the Park”
Saturday, December 31 – 12:00 pm | 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 40 years, the Park has brought people from all over the Bay Area together during the holidays. Each ...

SF’s 2022 Kwanzaa Celebration (Day 6) w/ Free Blues Concerts Daily
Saturday, December 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

After two years of COVID & virtual celebrations, this year’s Kwanzaa will be in – person celebrations! The Village Project and our community partners will present our 17th annual Kwanzaa celebrations at various venues throughout San Francisco and Oakland, with seven days of community events, ...

“Celebratory Bubbles, Not Eye Troubles” at the Museum of the Eye (NYE Eve)
Saturday, December 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required on Eventbrite
| Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye
The Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye is hosting a free, how-to event to teach the public how to properly open a bottle of champagne. Learn about the dangers of champagne corks from a medical doctor who treated patients with these eye injuries first-hand, see a ...
4:00 pmNew Years Eve Party at Swings and Wings (Alameda)  $18.75*
*$18.75 per person with advance paid reservation or $22.75 at the door on date of event
Balboa Street Lighting Ceremony on NYE 2022/23 (SF)
Saturday, December 31 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Simple Pleasures Cafe
Holiday events supporting small businesses keep coming, into the New Year’s weekend! Head to Simple Pleasures Cafe on the 31st for a street lighting! Local business specials, champagne toast, speakers – at the simple pleasures parklet
Thriller’s NYE 2023 w/ Confetti Canons + 10,000 Sq. Ft. Arcade Bar (No Cover)
Saturday, December 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thriller Social Club
Thriller Social Club is a food, drink and midway inspired entertainment destination is the perfect spot for a no-cover 21+ New Year’s Party! Thriller Social Club is a 10,000sf food, drink and midway inspired entertainment destination that opened in SOMA on Halloween weekend 2021. Featuring 3 ...
5:00 pmiChina Restaurant New Year’s Eve Happy Hour and Seasonal Items  FREE*
*Free Entrance, Food and drink are additional cost.
Hometown Bowl’s New Year’s Eve Party w/ Free Midnight Bowling (South SF) Hometown Bowl welcomes you and your friends and family to celebrate NYE in style for an ALL AGES EVENT, Free to the public. Hometown Bowl Presents:   New Year’s Eve Pin Drop   Saturday, December 31, 2022   FAMILY-FRIENDLY FOR ALL AGES   6PM-2AM   Hosted by DJ Keith O spinning 90s, Pop & Old School ...
Oakland’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Bash 2022/23
Saturday, December 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Tickets start at $20 with promo code FUNCHEAP (normally $25)
| Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen
The perfect pre-game for New Year’s Eve in Oakland w/ some of the Bay Area’s funniest comedians Only 35 Tickets Available Per Show.  Spend the last night of 2022 with some laughs with some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Come grab a cocktail and laugh with ...
6:00 pm“Big Blu Soul Revue” NYE in San Francisco (The Presidio)  FREE*
*Reservations at www.presidiosocialclub.com. Food for purchase
North Beach NYE Comedy Extravaganza at 117-Year-Old Bar (2022/23) Since the 1950s, North Beach has been San Francisco’s number one destination for stand-up comedy. From Robin Williams, to Ellen Degeneres, to Whoopi Goldberg…they all got their start in North Beach. Get $15 Early Bird Tickets – Use secret code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets Two shows – ...
San Francisco New Year’s Eve TIKI Comedy Bash 2022/23 Get ready for an epic New Year’s Eve 2022/23 “HellaSecret” comedy show. Part of 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 notified of the secret location. // New Year’s Eve – December ...
1st Annual “HellaSingle” New Year’s Eve Comedy Show 2022/23 Tired of swiping right? Come to HellaSingle! SF’s only comedy show and dating mixer for singles ready to mingle! Come laugh at world-class comedians and maybe meet the love of your life on New Year’s Eve. Get $10 Tickets – Use promo code FUNCHEAP for $5 off ...
Free Muni / Caltrain / AC Transit / VTA / SamTrans on New Year’s Eve 2022/2023
Saturday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
In order to ensure those who need a safe ride home New Year’s Eve have one, many Bay Area transit agencies are offering free rides, but not having any extended service. Confirmed Free Rides for 12/31/22   SF Muni Confirmed for 12/31/22 via Twitter On New Year’s Eve, Muni will ...
New Year’s Eve at Blackthorn SF: DJs + Champagne Toast at Midnight
Saturday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Join us for a New Year’s Eve party at Blackthorn in Inner Sunset! We will have DJs playing funk, disco, soul, and other similar grooves starting at 8:00 PM. Free champagne toast at midnight.
NYE 2022 Tea, Zazen & Bell Ringing Ceremony at Green Gulch Farm (Sausalito)
Saturday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $8.75*
*sliding scale starts at $8.75. Registration required
| Green Gulch Farm
The great temple bell rings one hundred eight times— May there be peace! — Mitsu Suzuki Come ring in the New Year in-person or online with the Green Gulch Farm Sangha! The evening will begin in the zendo at 8 pm with a formal tea offering made by Green Gulch tea ...
“Decadence & Delights” Monarch NYE 2023 (SF)
Saturday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $32*
*$40-$100 tickets, 20% discount with code FUNCHEAP in all ticket types
| Monarch
After an incredible year of being back we dive right into 2023 with all of your friends at Monarch. Your presence is requested at the party of the year along side an amazing line up of our favorite artist and more! This is one party that ...
“Emerge 2023” All Women Alcohol Free New Year’s Eve (Oakland)
Saturday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What you can - $0-65, sliding scale
| Oakland Center for Spiritual Living
EMERGE 2023 | All Women Alcohol Free New Year’s Eve Ceremonial Celebration 8:00 pm – 12:30 am, Saturday, December 31 Oakland Center for Spiritual Living Alcohol Free Event | ADA Compliant Venue ★ BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR. ★ You are cordially invited to EMERGE, the only ...
SF’s New Year’s Eve Party: Fireworks, Unlimited Food, Open Bar + Comedy (2022/23) WHAT’S INCLUDED: ✅ Unlimited all-you-can-eat food ✅ Open bar ✅ Walking distance to fireworks at SF Embarcadero ✅ Arcade games and activities ✅ Standup Comedy by SF Cobb Comedy Club ✅ Talent Show ✅ Live music from DJ CoCo DRESS CODE: cocktail attire a dress shirt, khakis/nice jeans for gentlemen a dress or a blouse, ...
The 5th Annual HellaFunNYE Comedy Explosion
Saturday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $15*
*Ticketds start at $20. Get $5 discount using code "FUNCHEAP"
| Neck of The Woods
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, Comedy ...
New Year’s Eve Bell Ringing & Bonfire 2022/23 (San Francisco Zen Center)
Saturday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
| San Francisco Zen Center
Come together with sangha to usher in the new year! City Center’s New Year’s Eve celebration begins at 8:30 pm with light but energetic temple cleaning. After a pause to enjoy a delicious bowl of vegetarian longevity noodles, the sangha will sit in meditation together in ...
New Year’s Eve + Free Midnight Toast at one of SF’s Oldest Bars Elixir (2022/23)
Saturday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover. Bring $ for drinks
| Elixir
Come celebrate the New Year with us. We will have the holiday cocktails still available. Champagne at midnight. No cover charge. Good vibes. We will be open from noon—2a.m.
AAARRRGH! A New Year’s Eve Pirate Party (Emporium SF)
Saturday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 Presale Tix- Includes 10 FREE Gold Coins (Game Tokens)
| Emporium SF
“AAARRRGGHH !!!” A New Year’s Eve Pirate Party 10 Free Gold Coins (Game Tokens) per entry Pirate’s Booty Giveaways, Walk the Plank Drink Specials, Coffers of New Year’s Schwag Half off entry for legit pirate costumes Featuring the FNG (Family Not a Group) DJs: Jenset x Baghead x Say Hosted by Emcees: ...
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