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Saturday, December 14

2019 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
Saturday, December 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| Downtown San Jose
2019 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
SantaCon San Jose returns on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Holiday-themed outfit is not required for entry, but being 21+ is. There will be more clubs and dancing. Also, SantaCon is partnering with CREAM San Jose to provide specials to all you snacking Santas. 2019 SantaCon San Jose Saturday, ...

Sunday, December 15

2019 Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland
2019 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 ...

Elf on the Run: 5k & 10k Race & Festival | Presidio
Sunday, December 15 – 8:00 am | Cost: $30*
*Registration prices increase as the event comes closer.
| Sports Basement (Presidio)
Elf on the Run: 5k & 10k Race & Festival | Presidio
Join all the Elves and Santas on December 15th on the Most Spirited Holiday Race. Run or walk in the 2019 Elf on the Run 5k & 10k, winding along the San Francisco Bay Trail with picturesque views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Lots of festivities ...
Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Store
Ghirardelli Chocolate's Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay

Go chocolate crazy at Ghirardelli’s Annual Warehouse Sale, now three days, December 13-15, 2019. This year, the sales floor has been expanded to offer additional discounted gifts just in time for the holidays. Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale December 13-15, 2019 | 8:30 am to ...

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

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 three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle + home, arts & crafts, ...

2019 Family Chanukah & Shadow Puppets w/ Daniel Barash | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: $15*
*$15 general admission; $8 kids
| JCC East Bay
2019 Family Chanukah & Shadow Puppets w/ Daniel Barash | Berkeley
Join educator and longtime East Bay Jewish community member and artist Daniel Barash for an event that invigorates Jewish holiday traditions through the ancient art of shadow puppetry. As shadows are cast upon a lit screen, Jewish stories and folktales from around the world will be brought ...
“Mayor’s Holiday Fair” at SF City Hall | 2019
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
"Mayor's Holiday Fair" at SF City Hall | 2019
City Hall invites you this Sunday, December 15, 2019 starting at 10 am for what will be the event of the season. The Mayor’s Holiday Fair is the perfect event for families, children, and adults. Mayor’s Holiday Fair Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 10 am – 2 ...
2019 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 60+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for purchase.
| California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
2019 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 60+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF

SFMADE hosts a shopping extravaganza featuring holiday gift items, all made in San Francisco by over 60 different SFMade vendors. 2019 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 11 am to 5 pm CCA SF, The Nave, 1111 8th Street, San Francisco FREE (Bring cash ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2019 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 29th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

2019 Holiday Mercantile: Food, Crafts & Live Music | SF
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
2019 Holiday Mercantile: Food, Crafts & Live Music | SF

Come Eat, Drink, Shop, Play, Connect and Be Local at the 5th Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile on December 14th-15th, 11 am-5 pm at the SF County Fair Building (9th/Lincoln) featuring two days of local makers, merchants, artists, food artisans, food trucks, oodles of childrens activities, ...

2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

2019 Hanukkah Festival of Lights: Bounce House & Family Zumba | Marin
Sunday, December 15 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Osher Marin JCC
2019 Hanukkah Festival of Lights: Bounce House & Family Zumba | Marin
Share in the wonder of the season at the Festival of Lights. A joyous Hanukkah celebration, with arts & crafts, live music, face painting, delicious food, magic, and more on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:30 am. There is something for everyone, regardless of whether or ...
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

Children Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown
Sunday, December 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
Children Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown

Santa Claus has arrived at the Japan Center Malls. Visit Japan Center Malls for a perfect place to pose for photos with Santa and share your holiday wish list with him. Also, at the Little Hands Craft Shop, kids can make crafts to give away ...

7th Annual “All-You-Can-Eat” Crab Feast | SF
Sunday, December 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $62*
*$62 Early-bird for Adults, otherwise it's $68. $25 for kids.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
7th 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 ...
12th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all ages.
| Harrington Galleries
12th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF

Five & Diamond is very excited to announce the 12th Annual Holiday Loft Sale above Harrington Galleries , a beautiful loft space on Valencia Street. 12th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale Saturday , December 14, 2019 | Noon to 8 pm Sunday, December ...

1876 Victorian Holiday Open House | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Camron-Stanford House
1876 Victorian Holiday Open House | Oakland
Celebrating the holidays at the annual open house on December 15, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm. The doors will be open to explore the festive period rooms and the current exhibit. House Holidays tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.
Jeffrey’s Howliday Party & Santa Paws Photos | North Beach
Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jeffrey's Natural Pet Food - North Beach
Jeffrey's Howliday Party & Santa Paws Photos | North Beach
It’s the Howlidays at Jeffrey’s. Join for the 20th Annual Party at Jeffrey’s North Beach. Voted the best pet photographer in the Bay, professional photographer Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography will be taking pictures for your fur baby and Santa Paws. They’ll be serving festive holiday ...
“Holiday Circus” 2019 Winter Showcase | SF
Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Circus Center
"Holiday Circus" 2019 Winter Showcase | SF

At the darkest time of the year, explore the light. The fear of the dark, the desire to be illuminated, the flaring passions, and the longing for revelation. 2019 Circus Center’s Winter Showcase -Fri., Dec. 13, | 7:30 pm -Sat., Dec. 14, | 2 pm ...

Family Pictures w/ Black Santa | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Source Chiropractic
Family Pictures w/ Black Santa | Oakland
Come join for some holiday fun and pictures with Black Santa at The Source Chiropractic on Sunday, December 15th from 2 pm-4 pm.
2019 Santa 5K Run & Festival | San Jose
Sunday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the race and enjoy the race festival.
| Downtown San Jose
2019 Santa 5K Run & Festival | San Jose
Join the Santa Run Silicon Valley on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3 pm presented by Google benefiting Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice. This 5K run/walk is fun for the whole family and you are encouraged to dress up as your favorite holiday ...
2019 Hanukkah Extravaganza: Laser Light Show & Candle-Lighting | Foster City
Sunday, December 15 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Peninsula Jewish Community Center
2019 Hanukkah Extravaganza: Laser Light Show & Candle-Lighting | Foster City
Bring the family and join for an afternoon celebrating the Festival of Lights with activities that include a spectacular laser light show. 2019 Latkepalooza Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 3:30 pm to 6 pm Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City FREE with RSVP Bring the kids and enjoy ...
2019 “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Nile Hall (Preservation Park)
2019 "Wintersongs" Community Sing-Along | Oakland
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, join Kitka in an inclusive, family-friendly, celebratory circle of song. Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Eastern European and Eurasian seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung by many voices in community. Free, but ...
Annual Winter Solstice Ritual with Starhawk | Sebastopol
Annual Winter Solstice Ritual with Starhawk | Sebastopol
On Sunday December 15, 2019, join Starhawk and friends to come together in community to celebrate the longest night of the year. Sing back the sun, dance the spiral dance, and honor the Winter Solstice. There will be a Pre-sale tickets are available for $10. Doors open 6:30 ...

Tuesday, December 17

2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, December 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
On Tuesday, December 17th, join the Tenderloin neighborhood in the lighting of the second-ever holiday tree. Live performances and special guests D6 Supervisor Matt Haney and Santa.

Wednesday, December 18

Salvation Army 2019 “Toy & Joy” Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF
Wednesday, December 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required and space for volunteers is limited
| Salvation Army Family Service Center
Salvation Army 2019 "Toy & Joy" Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF

With the help of hundreds of volunteers we are able to transform our San Francisco Service Center into a toy store. New toys are gathered during the season from donors through our giving tree program and toy barrels. These toys are displayed for pre-registered families ...

2019 Etsy’s Maverick Holiday Market | SF
Wednesday, December 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crocker Galleria
2019 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 18th 10 am-4 pm. Shop handmade and quality goods and discover indie brands from SF Etsy: San Francisco Bay ...
Holiday Sing-Along: Fun For All Ages & Voices | Mountain View
Wednesday, December 18 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Holiday Sing-Along: Fun For All Ages & Voices | Mountain View
Back by popular demand, the 2019 Holiday Sing-Along with Sean’s Music Factory is here offering fun for all ages and voices.
Menorah Lighting Celebration & Hanukkah Party | Castro
Wednesday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Menorah Lighting Celebration & Hanukkah Party | Castro
On Wednesday, December 18 starting at 6 pm in Jane Warner Plaza, Castro Merchants will hold a Menorah Lighting, with Hanukkah holiday music, dancing, intentions, and special Hanukkah treats. Everyone’s invited to bring their own Mehorah from home, to light with us.