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Sunday, December 23

Winter Solstice Walk: Nature Hike with Great Views | Mt. Diablo
Winter Solstice Walk: Nature Hike with Great Views | Mt. Diablo
Take a break from last-minute shopping to experience the natural sounds, sights, smells, and colors of the season on the annual Winter Solstice hike. Free, but an RSVP is required. This year, take a colorful jaunt up White Canyon on Red Road Trail to Black Point in ...
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Weekend
Sunday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Weekend

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the ...

2018 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 23 – 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 ...

Final Day: 2018 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Sunday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
Final Day: 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 ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 23 – 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 ...

Museum of Craft & Holiday Craft Station at “Winter Walk” | SF
Museum of Craft & Holiday Craft Station at "Winter Walk" | SF

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 ...

Final Day: Water Sleigh Rides & Caroling on Lake Merritt | Oakland
Sunday, December 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8/person for the 6 pm tour
| Lake Merritt Boating Center
Final Day: Water Sleigh Rides & Caroling on Lake Merritt | Oakland

Bring your friends and families to Lake Merritt Boating Center, aboard their Pontoon Water Sleigh and enjoy hot cider, cookies, and caroling. Experience a unique view of Oakland as your Water Sleigh glides past the 18th Street Fountain & Holiday Cove before returning to the ...

2018 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Final Concert | Civic Center
Sunday, December 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Van Ness & Grove
2018 "Holiday Fanfare": Free Outdoor Final Concert | Civic Center

“Holiday Lights and Fanfare” is an inaugural series of musical events bringing holiday cheer to various locations in the Civic Center neighborhood from November 30 – December 23, 2018. Also happening during the event is the return of Holiday Fanfare: cheerful holiday music from the San Francisco Conservatory ...

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve at Christmas in the Park | San Jose
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Christmas Eve at Christmas in the Park | San Jose

For over 30 years, Plaza de Cesar Chavez has been transformed into Christmas in the Park, a holiday fantasy with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. One of the largest exhibits, the Lima Train, includes a melting ...

San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | Christmas Eve

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the ...

Christmas Eve: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Christmas Eve: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary

The San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center invites you to celebrate the return of a beloved annual tradition, when the holiday model train exhibit comes chugging around the bend on the second floor mezzanine. The exhibit will be here for you to enjoy beginning ...

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | 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 Black Santa Wonderland | Final Day
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2018 Black Santa Wonderland | Final Day

Join as Black Santa and UWish take over Oakland’s waterfront, Jack London Square from November 23 – December 24, 2018. Come to indulge in holiday cheer and meet the real Black Santa and Mrs. Claus. Take pictures, enjoy some treats — brought to you by ...

Volunteer: Prime Rib Luncheon 2018 | GLIDE
Monday, December 24 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is required to volunteer.
| Glide
Volunteer: Prime Rib Luncheon 2018 | GLIDE
For over 20 years, Joe Betz and San Francisco’s iconic House of Prime Rib restaurant have sponsored a holiday meal, the Prime Rib Luncheon on Christmas Eve. Donate 2,000 pounds of prime rib for GLIDE’s special mouthwatering Christmas Eve luncheon. Want to help? To sign up for ...
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | 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 ...

Final Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center
Final Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center

During the holidays, park for free at Embarcadero Center when you shop or dine at any Embarcadero Center shop or restaurant, or skate at the Holiday Ice Rink, and receive free parking. Embarcadero Center is offering free parking for up to four hours for shoppers and skaters ...

SF City Hall Lit Up for Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
SF City Hall Lit Up for Christmas Eve

Every evening at sunset, over 220 state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures illuminate City Hall’s exterior. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade and dome. Frequently, special plaza façade lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons, and ...

2018 Widmer-World Family Fun for the Holidays | Pleasanton
Monday, December 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Widmer World
2018 Widmer-World Family Fun for the Holidays | Pleasanton

Join in for a family friendly holiday extravaganza with a great light show timed to the music and many beautiful and fun holiday displays throughout the attraction. Park the car and walk through their festive Christmas themed environment. Widmer-World Family Fun for the Holidays December ...

Queer Christmas Eve Interfaith Service | SF
Monday, December 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Plaza
Queer Christmas Eve Interfaith Service | SF
Join Sacred Space SF for their 3rd Annual Queer Christmas Eve Interfaith Service. As last year, hot chocolate and cookie bites will be part of the Communion service. And they are pleased to announce through a generous donation, they will have a limited number of pupusas to ...
Presidio Christmas Eve Mass 2018: Carols, Meditation & Dessert Potluck | SF
Monday, December 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; please bring dessert for sharing
| Presidio Chapel
Presidio Christmas Eve Mass 2018: Carols, Meditation & Dessert Potluck | SF
Please join with us to celebrate as Family. Quiet meditation, Christmas Carols and Mass, followed by a dessert potluck. Please let them know the number in your party by sending an email to: XmasEveMass@whiterobedmonks.org
“Krazy for Karaoke” Christmas Night at The Knockout | SF
Monday, December 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
"Krazy for Karaoke" Christmas Night at The Knockout | SF
Come celebrate the holidays with The Knockout on Christmas Night with a special xmas edition of “Krazy for Karaoke” with Omar Rockriguez starting at 9pm. This event is 21+ and there’s no cover charge.
Death Guild X-Mess Night: Industrial Dance Club | DNA Lounge
Monday, December 24 – 9:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$3 before 10 pm, $5 after.
| DNA Lounge
Death Guild X-Mess Night: Industrial Dance Club | DNA Lounge
Death Guild is the oldest weekly goth/industrial dance night in the country, and the second oldest in the world. Every Monday, six DJs in two rooms play a mix of gothic. industrial. synthpop, and weird stuff for those who love the darker side of things. On Christmas ...

Tuesday, December 25

Free Admission on Christmas Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission on Christmas Day | San Francisco 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 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

Volunteer: Christmas Meal Delivery | Salvation Army
Tuesday, December 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Advanced registration is required
| Salvation Army Family Service Center
Volunteer: Christmas Meal Delivery | Salvation Army
Help deliver Christmas Day meals to 4,000 homebound individuals. Drivers must provide their own vehicle and bring at least one passenger with you. Salvation Army Holiday Meal Delivery Location: South of Market Corps, 360 4th St, San Francisco Christmas Meal Delivery Drivers Tuesday, December 25, 2018 | 8 am to 1 pm > ...
Final Day: “Christmas in the Park” | San Jose
Tuesday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Final Day: "Christmas in the Park" | San Jose

For over 30 years, Plaza de Cesar Chavez has been transformed into Christmas in the Park, a holiday fantasy with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. One of the largest exhibits, the Lima Train, includes a melting ...

San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Day

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the ...

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day | SoMa
Tuesday, December 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day | SoMa
Think everything’s closed on Christmas Day? The CJM’s Community Day is a free, fun-filled day of art that has become an annual tradition for Bay Area families. Enjoy the day exploring the galleries with your family and friends or nosh on latkes at Wise Sons. Contemporary Jewish ...
Christmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Tuesday, December 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended. No one turned away
| Badarikashrama
Christmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Enjoy a Christmas concert and a complimentary vegetarian international dinner on Christmas Day at Badarikashrama in San Leandro at 3 pm on December 25, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Call for reservations at 510-278-2444; space is limited, but no one will be turned away. This year, listen to a splendid concert ...
SF City Hall Lit Up for Christmas Night
Tuesday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
SF City Hall Lit Up for Christmas Night

Every evening at sunset, over 220 state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures illuminate City Hall’s exterior. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade and dome. Frequently, special plaza façade lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons, and ...

A Jewish Christmas: Strip Dreidel, Chinese Food & Movies | SF
Tuesday, December 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 before 7 pm otherwise, it's $10
| Make-Out Room
A Jewish Christmas: Strip Dreidel, Chinese Food & Movies | SF
Heeb or not, you are cordially invited to spend the holidays in the company of the “chosen” people, chosen to be alienated and bored stiff when everything is closed on Christmas, that is. Except this year, we’re doing something about it…come down to the Make-Out Room ...