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Friday, November 22

Volunteer at 2019 Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Volunteer at 2019 Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Volunteer with the SPCA to help spread the holiday cheer at Macy’s Holiday Windows by greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing visitors to the SF SPCA pop-up adoption center inside Macy’s. Sign up online to volunteer at Holiday Windows. Please note that many shifts are already ...
SF’s Epic “Night Bloom” Light Show | Nov. 22-Jan. 5
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the building.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
SF's Epic "Night Bloom" Light Show | Nov. 22-Jan. 5

Light up the season with Night Bloom, a six-week light and sound exhibition. Light and sound will transform the iconic San Francisco landmark into a glowing landscape of interactive experiences this holiday season. Although paid tickets are required for going inside the Conservatory of Flowers, ...

Friday, November 29

Win Tix: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2019 | Cow Palace
Friday, November 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Cow Palace
Visit London, at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls. Enter the winding lanes of Victorian London and immerse yourself in a world of music halls, theatres, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops overflowing with hand-made holiday treasures. Enjoy enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty ...

Sunday, December 1

14th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights, Tree Lighting & Santa | Dec. 1 to Jan. 1
Sunday, December 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
14th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights, Tree Lighting & Santa | Dec. 1 to Jan. 1
On Dec. 1, 2019, join at the Tower Chapel for free photos with Santa.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Enjoy arts and crafts and refreshments. Come by and decorate a personal holiday ornament in remembrance of your loved one and hang it on our remembrance ...

Monday, December 2

San Francisco Holiday Volunteering Guide 2019
Monday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
San Francisco Holiday Volunteering Guide 2019
December is in full swing, so why not spread some holiday cheer? Give back to San Francisco with one of these great volunteer opportunities. Spend your Christmas with the elderly, prepare meals to feed to homeless, choose children’s toys, and more. It’s the best gift you ...
Nob Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Monday, December 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Huntington Park
Nob Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Join the Nob Hill Association for the Annual Tree Lighting ceremony in Huntington Parkon December 2, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please note the full event details including the event schedule and lineup are not yet available, as of 11/7/19.

Wednesday, December 4

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 ...

Saturday, December 7

Opening Day: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Opening Day: 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 ...

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 ...
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence 2nd Annual “Krampus” Pageant | El Rio
Saturday, December 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Rio
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence 2nd Annual "Krampus" Pageant | El Rio
‘Tis the season to celebrate, one cold night very soon… in the wee hours of the morning, children will be visited by magical beings… who will abduct them for the crime of being nasty. It’s Krampus time. Join The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as we pay ...

Saturday, December 14

SF’s Krampus Wandering Guerilla Theater | Union Square
SF's Krampus Wandering Guerilla Theater | Union Square
It’s time once again to bring the Xmas weird back to Union Square with the 6th Annual Krampusnacht celebration. Join in to channel your own personal versions of the traditional Christmas demon Krampus, a pal of St. Nick and scourge of naughty children everywhere. More wandering guerilla theater than ...

Sunday, December 22

Bayview Hunters Point’s Christmas Tree Giveaway | SF
Bayview Hunters Point's Christmas Tree Giveaway | SF
Free Christmas Trees for anyone in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. This is a special project of SF Guardsmen, The Mayor’s Office, and the SF Housing Authority that aims to bring the holiday spirit to NOW Hunters Point. Don’t miss the 2019 Annual Christmas Tree ...

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Tuesday, 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 ...

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley
Tuesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley

Join the 10th Annual 24 Holidays on 24th Street from December 1-24, 2019. An event which creates so much holiday retail buzz for Noe Valley merchants – is coming up. Each day between December 1st and 24th will highlight merchant events & specials along with ...

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 ...

Pier 39’s Christmas Eve Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF
Tuesday, December 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's Christmas Eve Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping the nightly tree lighting show for the first time this season. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors every half hour from 5 pm -10 ...

Wednesday, 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

Pier 39’s Christmas Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF
Wednesday, December 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's Christmas Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping the nightly tree lighting show for the first time this season. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors every half hour from 5 pm -10 ...

Wednesday, January 1

Final Day: 14th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights at the Cemetery | Oakland
Wednesday, January 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
Final Day: 14th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights at the Cemetery | Oakland

Enjoy a month-long holiday light exhibition featuring scenes from Santa’s workshop and other holiday-inspired themes starting December 1st until New Year’s Day, January 1, 2020. A giant Nutcracker soldier awaits your arrival, then the magical storyland of lights will continue to delight you. The whimsical ...

Sunday, January 5

SF’s Epic “Night Bloom” Light Show | Final Day
Sunday, January 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the building.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
SF's Epic "Night Bloom" Light Show | Final Day

Light up the season with Night Bloom, a six-week light and sound exhibition. Light and sound will transform the iconic San Francisco landmark into a glowing landscape of interactive experiences this holiday season. Although paid tickets are required for going inside the Conservatory of Flowers, ...

Thursday, January 9

Final Day: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Thursday, January 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Final Day: 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 ...