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Saturday, December 15

2018 Downtown Christmas Parade & Holiday Market | Benicia
Saturday, December 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
2018 Downtown Christmas Parade & Holiday Market | Benicia
In its 24th year, the Christmas Parade & Holiday Market takes over First Street with holiday cheer at 10 am. The parade starts at First and D Streets and continues up First Street, ending at H Street. The parade features local marching bands, dancers, and Santa. The ...
Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts & Food Faire | SF
Saturday, December 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | St. Mary's Cathedral
Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts & Food Faire | SF
Check items off your holiday gift list at this free one-day event featuring handcrafted arts & crafts made by 90+ talented Asian and Pacific Islander artisans. View 2018 Vendors Silver Bells offers free Admission, free Raffle Tickets earned while you shop, and free Shuttle Service to/from Japantown ...

NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter Annual Holiday Toy Drive | Redwood City
Saturday, December 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*please bring a new, unwrapped toy
| NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter
NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter Annual Holiday Toy Drive | Redwood City
The annual Toy Drive is their last event for 2018 yet they accept new, unwrapped toys all year. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy or useful item to their NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter building and your generous donation will go to families of the fallen military ...
Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018
Oakland's Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check ...Every Saturday

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 15 – 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 ...

Free Outdoor Core Power Yoga at “Winter Walk SF” | Union Square
Free Outdoor Core Power Yoga at "Winter Walk SF" | 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 ...

3rd Annual Snowman Social | Marin City
Saturday, December 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin City Library
3rd Annual Snowman Social | Marin City
Join for an afternoon of food, crafts, fun, and maybe a little bit of magical snowman science.
Holiday Cheer Hike: Golden Gate Park, Buffalo & Beer | SF
Saturday, December 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free hike, but bring cash for beer after the hike, if you like
| Haight & Stanyan
Holiday Cheer Hike: Golden Gate Park, Buffalo & Beer | SF
Throw a little exercise into your holiday cheer and join a festive group hike through Golden Gate to Ocean Beach, followed by a celebratory beer at Beach Chalet Brewery. Holiday “End-to-End” Hike Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 1-4 pm Meet at Golden Gate Park Entrance at Haight/Stanyan FREE but bring cash for drinks Meet at ...
Winter Walk SF: “Bad Santa” Xmas Beat-Making / DJ Station | Union Square
Saturday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: "Bad Santa" Xmas Beat-Making / DJ Station | 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 ...

“Krampus du Nord” Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Dec 15-22
Saturday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but bring cash for drinks
| Cafe Du Nord
"Krampus du Nord" Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Dec 15-22

Everyone’s favorite half-goat, half-demon Krampus is taking over Cafe du Nord for a holiday pop-up bar for 5 nights only (December 15-16, 20-22) Expect Norwegian black metal, torture decor, a Naughty List of Libations by Deep Eddy Vodka, and more evil holiday surprises. “Krampus du ...

2018 San Rafael Lighed Boat Parade | North Bay
Saturday, December 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Rafael Yacht Club
2018 San Rafael Lighed Boat Parade | North Bay
The San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade takes place annually along the entire length of the San Rafael Canal and it’s happening on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The parade is built upon the spirit of the local boating community and is actively supported by four local yacht ...

Sunday, December 16

Win Tix: Elf on the Run: 5k & 10k Race & Festival | Presidio
Sunday, December 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: WIN | Sports Basement (Presidio)
Join all the Elves and Santas on December 16th on the Most Spirited Holiday Race. Run or walk in the 2018 Elf on the Run 5k & 10k, winding along the San Francisco Bay Trail with picturesque views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Lots of festivities ...
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 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 ...

Free Christmas Program & Potluck | Fremont
Sunday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Calvary Bible Chapel
Free Christmas Program & Potluck | Fremont
Christmas is just around the corner. Grab your friends, family & join and celebrate Christmas at Calvary Bible Chapel. They will have a special performance by the Calvary’s Cadets children, followed by a Christmas sing-a-long, short message and a free Christmas lunch. All ages are ...
SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop: Final Day | 2018
Sunday, December 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Makers WorkSpace
SF Etsy's Winter Pop Up Shop: Final Day | 2018

Get ready for three whole weekends of crafty shopping awesomeness.  Come get all your holiday shopping done at this winter pop-up shop featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace. They’ll have over 50 vendors selling jewelry, home goods, art prints, teeshirts, ...

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 ...

Monday, December 17

A Christmas Music of Brass & Pipe Organ Concert | Grace Cathedral
A Christmas Music of Brass & Pipe Organ Concert | Grace Cathedral
Experience the perfect marriage of the Bay Areas finest brass musicians, a beloved pipe organ, and unparalleled acoustics at this festive Christmas concert. A musical highlight of the year.

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 ...

Thursday, December 20

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

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 ...

Saturday, December 22

Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018
Oakland's Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check ...Every Saturday

2018 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Saturday, December 22 – 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 ...

Christmas Carols Sing-along & Reception | SF
Saturday, December 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. Donations Requested.
| Incarnation Episcopal Church
Christmas Carols Sing-along & Reception | SF
Come join in celebrating the joy and the mystery of Advent with the San Francisco Renaissance Voices and organist, Stacy Cullison, in a candlelight service of Advent and Christmas carols. You will have lots of opportunity to sing and enjoy both familiar and not so ...
FeedMobSF: Help Feed the Homeless | Civic Center
Saturday, December 22 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
FeedMobSF: Help Feed the Homeless | Civic Center
Help feed the less fortunate during the holidays in Civic Center. FeedMobSF is looking for food sponsors/restaurants to donate food. They are looking for volunteers to help setup and breakdown and feed the homeless. They are accepting donations of blankets, toiletries, sweaters, and jackets. EVENT UPDATE: Please note ...
“Krampus du Nord” Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Final Day
Saturday, December 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but bring cash for drinks
| Cafe Du Nord
"Krampus du Nord" Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Final Day

Everyone’s favorite half-goat, half-demon Krampus is taking over Cafe du Nord for a holiday pop-up bar for 5 nights only (December 15-16, 20-22) Expect Norwegian black metal, torture decor, a Naughty List of Libations by Deep Eddy Vodka, and more evil holiday surprises. “Krampus du ...

Sunday, December 23

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 ...

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 ...