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Friday, November 22

Holiday Meet & Greet with Santa Claus | San Mateo
Friday, November 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*There's a variety of Santa photo packages for purchase.
| Hillsdale Shopping Center
Holiday Meet & Greet with Santa Claus | San Mateo
Smile and snap. Visit Santa and have a holiday photo taken at Hillsdale Shopping Center. He’s here all season to greet children starting Friday evening, November 22 through Friday, December 24, 2019 in Macy’s Center Court. Wander through the Santa Set Experience donned with festive décor ...
Asian Art Museum’s 2019 “Holiday Artisan Market” | Nov. 22-23
Asian Art Museum's 2019 "Holiday Artisan Market" | Nov. 22-23

The Holiday Artisan Market is back. Get all of your holiday shopping done early at the Holiday Artisan Market, a free event featuring one-of-a-kind handmade goods by local makers. Holiday Artisan Market Friday & Saturday, November 22 & 23, 2019 | 10 am to 6 ...

Winter Ice Rink Grand Opening Ceremony | Sunnyvale
Friday, November 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Square
Winter Ice Rink Grand Opening Ceremony | Sunnyvale
The Winter Ice Rink Downtown Sunnyvale will open with a special grand opening ceremony to celebrate the inaugural season of skating and holiday festivities in the heart of Redwood Square. The festivities will include guest appearances by local dignitaries, special on-ice performances, a DJ and more. The ...

Saturday, November 23

2019 Holiday Craft Faire & Live Music | Belmont
Saturday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Belmont Twin Pines Park
2019 Holiday Craft Faire & Live Music | Belmont
On November 23rd at 9 am, join for a fun day filled with music, yummy treats and wonderful, hand-crafted, unique items that you can gift to your loved ones. Vendors can be found inside beautiful Twin Pines Parks’ buildings, such as the Cottage, Lodge, Manor, and ...
Asian Art Museum’s 2019 “Holiday Artisan Market” | SF
Asian Art Museum's 2019 "Holiday Artisan Market" | SF

The Holiday Artisan Market is back. Get all of your holiday shopping done early at the Holiday Artisan Market, a free event featuring one-of-a-kind handmade goods by local makers. Holiday Artisan Market Friday & Saturday, November 22 & 23, 2019 | 10 am to 6 ...

Win Tix: $50 Gift Card to Asian Art Museum’s “Holiday Artisan Market” | SF
Saturday, November 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Asian Art Museum
Get all of your holiday shopping done early this year at the Asian Art Museum’s 3rd Annual Holiday Artisan Market. Open from 10am until 6pm, this is a free event featuring one-of-a-kind handmade goods by local makers. Win a $50 gift card good at the Asian ...

Thursday, November 28

Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2019
Oakland's Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2019

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season, from New Year’s Day to Christmas Day. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check out local merchants. ...

Friday, November 29

“Winter Walk SF” Union Square’s Pop-Up Holiday Plaza | Nov 29 – Dec 31
"Winter Walk SF" Union Square's Pop-Up Holiday Plaza | Nov 29 - Dec 31

Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Union Square, San Francisco on Grant Ave. between Geary and Post Street and Maiden Lane. 2019 Winter Walk SF November 29 – December 31, 2019 Grant Ave. between Geary and Post Street ...

2019 Winter Wonderland: Free Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for rides and shopping
| Downtown San Rafael
2019 Winter Wonderland: Free Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 40th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, snow sledding, and one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay Area. ...

Saturday, November 30

2019 Winter Wonderland: Snow Sledding & Kids’ Activities | San Rafael
Saturday, November 30 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for rides and shopping
| Downtown San Rafael
2019 Winter Wonderland: Snow Sledding & Kids’ Activities | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 40th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, snow sledding, and one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay Area. ...

The Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
Saturday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
The Fairmont's 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
For more than a century, Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with holiday festivities and exuberant ambiance. This season, Fairmont’s elves are once again working overtime to create a dazzling, unparalleled winter display. Starting on Saturday, November 30, 2019, the hotel transforms into one of the ...
2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27
Saturday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 27
2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27

Etsy comes to life and is bringing the cheer at San Francisco’s popular holiday shopping experience featuring an amazing showcase of handcrafted goods, artisans, designers, emerging brands and unique gifts for the holiday season. 2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium November 30, 2019 | Noon to 6 ...

Sunday, December 1

13th Annual Gingerbread House Tour: Month-long Celebration | Dec. 1-31
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Sausalito
13th Annual Gingerbread House Tour: Month-long Celebration | Dec. 1-31

The 13th Year will be more Special—Than ever before. Looking forward to seeing unique creations this year. Keeping the tour fresh—There will have more Gingerbread Experience: Restaurants, Cafes, Bakeries and Shops featuring Special Gingerbread items which will also be listed on the Gingerbread Tour Map. ...

2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 27
2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27

Etsy comes to life and is bringing the cheer at San Francisco’s popular holiday shopping experience featuring an amazing showcase of handcrafted goods, artisans, designers, emerging brands and unique gifts for the holiday season. 2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium November 30, 2019 | Noon to 6 ...

Monday, December 2

Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | Nov. 30-Dec. 8
Monday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | Nov. 30-Dec. 8

Help Decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope – the World’s Most Unique Holiday Tree at Grace Cathedral -1100 California Street. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 ...

2019 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Monday, December 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ritz Carlton Hotel
2019 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Locals and guests are invited to kick off the holiday season at our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Decemeber 2 at 5:30 pm. Santa Claus and a Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Child will illuminate the 40-foot tree. After the ceremony, meet Santa in The Terrace Room ...
2019 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration | SF
Monday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Merchants
2019 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration | SF
The 2019 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of America at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree. 2019 Castro Tree Lighting Monday, December 2, 2019 | 6 pm Castro Merchants | 501 Castro St. corner 18th St., SF FREE 2019 Activity Lineup: There will be brief greetings ...

Tuesday, December 3

Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF
Tuesday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF

Help Decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope – the World’s Most Unique Holiday Tree at Grace Cathedral -1100 California Street. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 ...

Wednesday, December 4

Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF
Wednesday, December 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF

Help Decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope – the World’s Most Unique Holiday Tree at Grace Cathedral -1100 California Street. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 ...

San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Tree Lighting | SF
Wednesday, December 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Tree Lighting | SF
The free, family-friendly Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting returns Wednesday, December 4, 4 pm-7 pm. This festive event features holiday entertainment, “snow” flurries, festive bites and drinks, free holiday crafts from community organizations, and a toy giveaway for 400+ children. San Francisco Civic Center Plaza ...

Thursday, December 5

Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF
Thursday, December 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF

Help Decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope – the World’s Most Unique Holiday Tree at Grace Cathedral -1100 California Street. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 ...

2019 Holiday Caroling, Hot Cider & Cookies on Lake Merritt | Dec. 5-24
Thursday, December 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*6pm Individual tickets $8. Whole boat charters $120
| Lake Merritt Boating Center
2019 Holiday Caroling, Hot Cider & Cookies on Lake Merritt | Dec. 5-24

Enjoy some time in the Holiday room with hot cider and cookies before beginning your voyage around Lake Merritt. Experience a unique view of Oakland as your Water Sleigh glides past the 18th Street Fountain & Holiday Cove before returning to the Boating Center. Holiday Caroling ...

Drag Queens on Ice 2019 | Union Square
Drag Queens on Ice 2019 | Union Square
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines is never more fabulous than during one of the City’s most popular events of the holiday season—Drag Queens on Ice. Watch some of San Francisco’s fiercest Bay Area drag queens lip-sync and skate ...

Friday, December 6

Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF
Friday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF

Help Decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope – the World’s Most Unique Holiday Tree at Grace Cathedral -1100 California Street. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 ...

SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop | Dec. 6-22
Friday, December 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Makers WorkSpace
SF Etsy's Winter Pop Up Shop | Dec. 6-22

Join for three Weekends of Handmade Holiday Shopping beginning December 6, 2019. Come get all your holiday shopping done at this amazing pop-up shop featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace. SHOP products from 50+ local artists including jewelry, home ...

Workshop First Fridays | SF
Friday, December 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)
Workshop First Fridays | SF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. All are welcome. Workshop First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 7 pm Workshop, 1798 ...Monthly

Saturday, December 7

Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF

Help Decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope – the World’s Most Unique Holiday Tree at Grace Cathedral -1100 California Street. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 ...

2019 Dogpatch Holiday Block Party | SF
Saturday, December 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dogpatch
2019 Dogpatch Holiday Block Party | SF
Spend the Day in Dogpatch on Saturday, December 7th. Holiday deals, food and drink specials, live music and pop ups at businesses throughout the neighborhood. Dogpatch Holiday Sale Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10 am-2:30 pm Dogpatch, San Francisco FREE Don’t miss the Makers Market at Magnolia Hall, featuring over ...
Winter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 | San Leandro
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission to the open house is always free, and donations are always incredibly appreciated.
| San Leandro Historical Railway Society
Winter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 | San Leandro

Visit  the historic 1898 San Leandro Freight Depot for a day of fun exploring the railroad museum, G&O Garden Railroad, and HO Scale Model Railroad. Winter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 Saturday & Sunday, December 7-8, 2019 | 10 am to 4 pm ...

Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair | 2019
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Beach Community Center
Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair | 2019

The Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair has been a tradition at the Beach for over 40 years. Originally started by the Muir Beach Quilters, it continues today under the stewardship of members of the community. Situated in the quaint hamlet of Muir Beach, along coastal ...