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Sunday, December 16

11th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF
Sunday, December 16 – 12:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all ages.
| Harrington Galleries
11th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF

Five & Diamond is very excited to announce the 11th Annual Holiday Loft Sale above Harrington Galleries , a beautiful loft space on Valencia Street. 11th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale Saturday , December 15, 2018 | Noon to 8 pm Sunday, December ...

78th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland
78th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland

Help start off Christmas Bird Count Day with a pair of binoculars or some sharp eyes for the Annual Christmas Bird Walk. Every December, hundreds of Bay Area birders take part in Golden Gate Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) in Oakland and San Francisco. From before dawn ...

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...

2018 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 70+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF
Sunday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for purchase.
| California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
2018 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 70+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF

The only holiday gift fair where you walk in and know that every item was made in San Francisco. SFMade presents its 8th Annual Holiday Gift Fair, held at California College of the Arts’ San Francisco campus, the largest holiday gift fair where you walk ...

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 15-16, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience. Telegraph Avenue ...

2018 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2018 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 28th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2018 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

2018 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Sunday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2018 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

It’s a small world after all. Join the Berkeley Potters Guild with their special gallery theme, Small World, for the annual Holiday Open House and Studio Sale. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 48th Annual Holiday Sale, over several weekends ...

6th Annual “All-You-Can-Eat” Crab Feast | SF
Sunday, December 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $56*
*$56 for Adults, $25 for kids
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
6th Annual "All-You-Can-Eat" Crab Feast | SF
The most crab-tivating time of the year is back – crab season! You can bet your left claw diving into mountains of crab at SoMa StrEat Food Park. Satisfy your cray-vings at the 6th Annual Crab Feast with ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Dungeness crab legs, garlic noodles, salad, and ...
2018 Santa 5K Run & Festival | San Jose
Sunday, December 16 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the race and enjoy the race festival.
| Downtown San Jose
2018 Santa 5K Run & Festival | San Jose
Join the Santa Run Silicon Valley on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm, sponsored by Google benefiting Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice. This 5K run/walk is fun for the whole family and we encourage you to dress up as your favorite holiday character ...
2018 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
Sunday, December 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| Downtown San Jose
2018 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
What is SantaCon? It’s an international phenomenon. Think Halloween shenanigans except with holiday characters. We hope you can hit up all the venues, including the party at the end, but it’s fine to pop in and out. Please check back closer to the day of the ...
Annual Winter Solstice Ritual with Starhawk | Sebastopol
Annual Winter Solstice Ritual with Starhawk | Sebastopol
On Sunday, December 16th, celebrate the turning of the wheel. There will be singing, dancing, and call back the sun on the longest night of the year. It is a harrowing time for the world. Coming together and weave the magick of community to remember there ...

Tuesday, December 18

1st Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, December 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
1st Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Come Celebrate the 1st even Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Boeddeker Park, bring Light and Joy to the community. Honoring Outgoing D6 Supervisor Jane Kim and incoming d6 Supervisor Matt Haney with special performances by the Chinese Rights Assc. Choir, The Glidettes, Skywatchers and Santa ...
Light Up The Night 2018: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF
Tuesday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bike safety lights for those who do not already have them.
| Secret Location (SF)
Light Up The Night 2018: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF

Now that the clocks have fallen back, it’s going to get darker waaaay earlier. With help from our generous sponsor, Bay Area Bicycle Law, they’re excited to announce the return of the annual bike light distribution program: Light up the Night. With help from volunteers, ...

Wednesday, December 19

Salvation Army 2018 “Toy & Joy” Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF
Wednesday, December 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required and space for volunteers is limited
| Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center
Salvation Army 2018 "Toy & Joy" Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF

With the help of hundreds of volunteers San Francisco Kroc Center is transformed into a toy store. New toys are gathered during the season via giving tree program and toy barrels. These toys are displayed for pre-registered families to choose gifts for their children to enjoy ...

2018 Etsy’s Maverick Holiday Market | SF
Wednesday, December 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crocker Galleria
2018 Etsy's Maverick Holiday Market  | SF
LIVE outside the box and come celebrate all things awesome with local artists, designers and crafts at the bottom floor of the Crocker Galleria on Wednesday December 19th 11 am-6 pm. Shop handmade and quality goods and discover indie brands from SF Etsy: San Francisco Bay ...
The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The event is free but we will gladly accept your end of year donations.
| The Marsh (Berkeley)
The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
Join at The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret for the annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 19. There will be plenty of time to just hang out with Marshians and enjoy a night of music, drinks, snacks, merrymaking, and more. Plus performances by Will Durst, Unique Derique, Wayne ...

Thursday, December 20

Winter Solstice Eve 2018: Beach Celebration & Plunge | Ocean Beach
Thursday, December 20 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Quintara)
Winter Solstice Eve 2018: Beach Celebration & Plunge | Ocean Beach
Join at sunset on the eve of the year’s longest night, as they renew the commitments to one another and to the Earth. In these hard times, find yourself here in community and can weave magic for all the worlds. Winter Solstice Eve 2018: Beach Celebration ...
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Vodkas & Latkes | Noe Valley
Thursday, December 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Agency
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Vodkas & Latkes | Noe Valley

The 9th Annual 24 Holidays on 24th Street – an event which creates so much holiday retail buzz for Noe Valley merchants – is coming up. Each day between December 1-24, 2018 will highlight merchant events & specials along with with live entertainment and more to create ...

2018 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow & Holiday Market | SF
Thursday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Bayview Opera House
2018 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow & Holiday Market | SF
The historic Bayview Opera House invites you to the 7th Annual Winter Wonderland, a community celebration featuring a German style holiday market, live music, kids’ ice skating for $1, a food and craft market, a Santa’s Village and real snow. 2018 Winter Wonderland Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 5 ...
3rd Tenderloin Museum’s Annual Holiday Bazaar | SF
Thursday, December 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Museum
3rd Tenderloin Museum’s Annual Holiday Bazaar | SF
Come enjoy festive holiday libations, snacks, and tunes (by DJ Tylawave) while you shop a pop-up marketplace flush with neighborhood wares from local artist-vendors at the 3rd Tenderloin Museum’s Annual Holiday Bazaar. Some treasures awaiting you include ceramics, leather goods, tote bags, jewelry, candles, plants, and vintage ...
Penthouse’s Sexy Strippers & Firefighters Toy Drive Bash | Penthouse Club
Penthouse's Sexy Strippers & Firefighters Toy Drive Bash | Penthouse Club
The season of giving culminates with a presentation of donations & thousands of toys collected from guests, staff and entertainers from all clubs. Free, but an RSVP is required. Be sure to bring an unwrapped new toy for the toy drive.  (valued $20 or more) Plus don’t ...

Friday, December 21

2018 Solstice Sun Hike | Tilden Park
Friday, December 21 – 6:15 am | Cost: FREE | Tilden Park
2018 Solstice Sun Hike | Tilden Park
Rise with the sun, on this early morning hike. Meet at the Nature Center and hike to the peak in hopes of greeting the solstice sun. BYOC. Bring your own Coffee! And flashlight. No registration; Drop-in program only.
Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2018
Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2018
In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to board early. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike across Alaska’s 115-city network and includes all Alaska, Virgin ...
Winter Solstice “Luminescent Grand” Concert at Winter Walk | Union Square
Winter Solstice "Luminescent Grand" Concert at Winter Walk | Union Square

Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis, which is adjacent to Union Square Park, into 17,000 sq ft of open green space and a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2018 Winter Walk SF November 26 – December ...

The Vigil: Annual Homeless Persons Memorial | UN Plaza
Friday, December 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | United Nations Plaza
The Vigil: Annual Homeless Persons Memorial | UN Plaza
Join people of all faiths or no faith (we’re all in this together), to remember those who have died this year while living on San Francisco streets. In silence, in prayer, in song, together will remember them, honor them, mourn their loss, reach out to each ...
2018 Winter Solstice Ceremony | San Francisco Zen Center
Friday, December 21 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is typically by donation, but consider becoming a member.
| San Francisco Zen Center
2018 Winter Solstice Ceremony | San Francisco Zen Center
Words of the season are offered in the equinox and solstice ceremonies, usually outdoors in the courtyard. Ceremony follows evening zazen.     
Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2018
Friday, December 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2018
The annual Ursid meteor shower always peaks near the time of the December winter solstice. The Ursid shower will have to contend with the light of a bright waxing gibbous moon across the weekend and in the days ahead. This shower favors the more northerly latitudes ...

Saturday, December 22

SF’s $60 Luxury “Tahoe Ski & Snowboard Bus” | Sports Basement
SF's $60 Luxury "Tahoe Ski & Snowboard Bus" | Sports Basement
Spend a breathtaking day skiing and snowboarding at the world famous Squaw Valley Resort or Alpine Meadows, without the hassle of planning, driving or purchasing all that gear and gas. As part of their 2018-19 adventure calendar, Sports Basement are offering customers a luxury bus ride ...
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...