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Friday, November 22

Civic Center’s “Winter Park” Ice Rink Opening Ceremony | SF
Civic Center's "Winter Park" Ice Rink Opening Ceremony | SF
The Winter Park at Civic Center, which made its debut last year outside of San Francisco’s City Hall, returns for its second year with an expanded track beginning Friday, November 22, 2019 and running through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Opening Celebration: The Winter Park at Civic ...
2019 Winter Fireworks, Carnival & Snoopy on Ice | SF
Friday, November 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
2019 Winter Fireworks, Carnival & Snoopy on Ice | SF
Four iconic buildings will light up with 17,000 holiday lights, along with fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical ice skating show. The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the ...

2019 Macy’s Holiday Windows Unveiling: Adorable Puppies & Kittens | Union Square
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
2019 Macy's Holiday Windows Unveiling: Adorable Puppies & Kittens | Union Square
Join Macy’s and special guests to unveil the Holiday Windows starring adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA and San Francisco Animal Care & Control. The celebrations kicks off with a special performance by the De Marillac Academy Choir and the guests open the curtains ...
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 ...
2019 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2019 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
It’s time to light up Jack London Square for the holidays. Jack London Square will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday. 2019 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Friday, November 22, 2019 | 5 to 8 pm Jack London Square, Oakland FREE Festivities ...
2019 Holidays on 4th Street Opening: Twinkling Lights & Free Hot Drinks | Berkeley
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2019 Holidays on 4th Street Opening: Twinkling Lights & Free Hot Drinks | Berkeley

Fourth Street kicks off the holiday season and turn on the dazzling holiday street lights. Everyone is invited  to stroll the street  on Friday, Nov. 22nd from 5 pm-7 pm with family and friends. Warm coats and rain gear and will be collected to those ...

2019 Bishop Ranch 50 Ft. Tree Lighting Celebration & Hot Cocoa | East Bay
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bishop Ranch 1
2019 Bishop Ranch 50 Ft. Tree Lighting Celebration & Hot Cocoa | East Bay
Join the 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration at City Center Bishop Ranch on November 22, 2019 at 5 pm. This year’s tree is a 50-foot Mount Shasta Fir Tree which will be adorned by nearly 14,000 lights and ornaments. Countdown with Santa while enjoying live music ...
3rd San Francisco Premium Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting | SF
Friday, November 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Premium Outlets
3rd San Francisco Premium Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting | SF
Join the 3rd annual Tree Lighting event, taking place at the main entrance near Tommy Hilfiger on November 22, 2019. Enjoy musical entertainment by the Dickens Carolers, a visit from the Winter Wonderland Fairy and more. Mayor John Marchand of Livermore will be the special guest ...
32-ft. Xmas Tree Lighting: Katarina Kittycat, Santa & Magic Snow Fest | San Mateo
Friday, November 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
32-ft. Xmas Tree Lighting: Katarina Kittycat, Santa & Magic Snow Fest | San Mateo
Join the kick off launch of holiday events on Friday, November 22nd. Featuring dazzling synchronized Tree and Fountain Light Shows, larger-than-life entertainment in festive light up costumes, “Katarina Kittycat” from the PBS kids show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, a magical Snow Fest, Santa’s grand arrival and ...

Saturday, November 23

2019 Holiday Bazaar: 50+ Makers, Raffle & DIY Crafts | Mountain View
Saturday, November 23 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Senior Center
2019 Holiday Bazaar: 50+ Makers, Raffle & DIY Crafts | Mountain View
Shop local, buy handmade. Get an early start on holiday shopping on Saturday, November 23rd at the Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Mountain View Senior Center (266 Escuela Avenue). 2019 Mountain View Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9:30 am to 3 pm Mountain View Senior Center, 266 ...
2019 Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Saturday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo
2019 Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa

The Napa Valley Lion’s Club holds their annual home baked goodies sale: cookies, fudge, cakes, & more. The Faire features a full kitchen serving delicious homemade lunches & dinners. This is a great time to get your Christmas shopping done early – with the personal ...

2019 CCA Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair | Oakland
Saturday, November 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is Free
| California College of the Arts (CCA)
2019 CCA Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair | Oakland
Every fall, the Office Student Life turns the Oakland campus into a bustling arts bazaar supporting local CCA artists. On Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11 am, the general public is invited to enjoy music, glass blowing demonstrations and shop for a wide variety of original ...

Sunday, November 24

2019 Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Sunday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo
2019 Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa

The Napa Valley Lion’s Club holds their annual home baked goodies sale: cookies, fudge, cakes, & more. The Faire features a full kitchen serving delicious homemade lunches & dinners. This is a great time to get your Christmas shopping done early – with the personal ...

Tuesday, November 26

Pier 39’s New Nightly Tree Lighting Show Kick Off | Nov. 26 – Jan. 5
Tuesday, November 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's New Nightly Tree Lighting Show Kick Off | Nov. 26 - Jan. 5

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, November 27

12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Unveiling: Free Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis
Wednesday, November 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Unveiling: Free Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis Executive Pastry Chef Jean-François Houdré will unveil his signature 12-feet rotating holiday sugar castle in the Landmark Lobby of The Westin St. Francis on Wednesday, November 27th at 11:00 am. This annual holiday tradition began in 2005 with the stunning Medieval ...

Pier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF
Wednesday, November 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's 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 ...

Friday, November 29

The Best of Winter in The Bay: Snow Days, Holiday Lights & Ice Rinks
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
The Best of Winter in The Bay: Snow Days, Holiday Lights & Ice Rinks
Winter is coming. Get into the holiday spirit by embracing the best of winter by gazing at dazzling holiday lighting displays, twirling around a pop-up outdoor ice rink, indulging in seasonal produce, playing in the snow,. Or visit a Christmas tree farm, sniffing the magnificent magnolias ...
2019 Black Friday Holiday Fest: Santa Claus, Carolers & Free Hot Cocoa | Alameda
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for photos with Santa.
| Alameda South Shore Center
2019 Black Friday Holiday Fest: Santa Claus, Carolers & Free Hot Cocoa | Alameda
Santa is coming to South Shore Center to see who’s been naughty or nice. Photos with Santa begin Nov. 29th at 11 am till 8 pm and will light up South Shore Center’s tree at 6 pm in Center Court. Enjoy hot cider and cookies ...
“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 ...

Free Photos & Holiday Tree Lighting W/ Santa | Alameda
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Free Photos & Holiday Tree Lighting W/ Santa | Alameda
Santa is coming to town and wants to take photos with you and your family at South Shore Center. Photos with Santa will be located across from See’s Candies by the Playground. Santa’s Schedule: November 29 11 am – 8 pm: Photos with Santa(Break 5 pm-6 pm) 6 pm: ...
2019 “Plaid Friday” Oakland Local Shopping Day | 100+ Stores
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
2019 "Plaid Friday" Oakland Local Shopping Day | 100+ Stores
Wear plaid on November 29th to show your support for local and independent businesses, organizations and the community. 2019 Plaid Friday Friday, November 29, 2019 | Noon All Over Oakland FREE, but bring money for food, drinks and shopping Find the 2019 Plaid Friday Hubs Plaid Friday is the fun, indie alternative to ...
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. ...

Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Friday, November 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/29/19 from 4-6 pm only.
| Downtown San Jose
Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Take a break from shopping on Black Friday and ride some free rides at San Jose’s Winter Wonderland from 4-6 pm on November 29, 2019. Unlimited wristbands are usually $20 for the day, or $3.50 per ride. Winter Wonderland is a good old-fashioned carnival set up each winter in ...
Ghirardelli Square 55th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2019
Friday, November 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square 55th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2019
Join the Ghirardelli Square’s 55th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 29th, from 4 pm-9 pm. in the West Plaza. 55th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 29, 2019 | 4–9 pm Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco FREE Join and celebrate the season with music by Kevin ...
2019 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | San Jose
Friday, November 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | San Jose
After a day of feasting with family and friends, come to downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park and the lighting of the Community Giving Tree. 2019 Christmas in the Park Opening Friday, November 29, 2019 | 5 pm to 9 pm Plaza de Cesar ...
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting: Wine Stroll & Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Friday, November 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Village
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting: Wine Stroll & Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Kick off the holiday season with a one-of-a-kind Saratoga tradition at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Wine Stroll. The festivities will be held the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 23 beginning at 5 pm in Downtown Saratoga. 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, November 29, 2019 ...
2019 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville
Friday, November 29 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Old Oak Tree
2019 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville
Enjoy this family-friendly event filled with holiday cheer. Come downtown and stay for the the entertainment followed by hot chocolate and holiday shopping. Lighting of the Old Oak Tree  Friday, November 29, 2019 | 5:15 pm Downtown Danville Make memories with your loved ones at 43rd Danville’s Annual Tree ...
2019 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to Watch
| Union Square Park
2019 Macy's Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree stands more than 83-feet tall, decorated with 43,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 700 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 29, 2019. 30th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 29, 2019 Union Square Park | ...
2019 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60 Unique Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
Friday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles
2019 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60 Unique Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
The Christmas season kicks off in Niles with the annual Festival of Lights Parade on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The Niles Festival of Lights and Parade, which for many Fremont residents signals the start of the holiday season, will take place at 6 pm on November ...

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. ...