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Saturday, December 15

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Photo w/ Santa & Rudolph | Noe Valley
Saturday, December 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Zephyr Real Estate
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Photo w/ Santa & Rudolph | Noe Valley
Join at Zephyr Real Estate for the annual holiday celebration. They will be ushering in the season with treats for all and visits with Rudolph and, of course, Santa. It’s a Noe tradition—hope to see you there.
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.
Fruitvale Holiday Posada: Classic Cars, Games & Live Music | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Fruitvale BART
Fruitvale Holiday Posada: Classic Cars, Games & Live Music | Oakland
Come celebrate this free family-friendly community event in Oakland’s Fruitvale District. Hosted by the OakLuv Foundation & Fruitvale Unity Council. Free carnival games to all Funcheap children. 3 blocks closed to traffic Live music Pinatas Carnival games Face painting Tamales Churros Prizes Toys Xmas Trees Photo booth Real snow coming all the way from the North Pole Santa & ...
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 ...

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 ...
Unsilent Night 2018: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2018: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through smartphones and boomboxes where the audience becomes the performer. “Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ensemble will ...

Sunday, December 16

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 ...

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 ...

Holiday Caroling, Crafts & Christmas Carol Characters | Macy’s Union Square
Sunday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Holiday Caroling, Crafts & Christmas Carol Characters | Macy's Union Square
Join A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater) and Macy’s for a fun day of merry-making for the whole family, featuring holiday arts and crafts, caroling, and special visits from beloved characters from A.C.T.’s production of A Christmas Carol.
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

Wednesday, December 19

Salvation Army 2018 “Toy & Joy” Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF
Wednesday, December 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required and space for volunteers is limited
| Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center
Salvation Army 2018 "Toy & Joy" Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF

With the help of hundreds of volunteers San Francisco Kroc Center is transformed into a toy store. New toys are gathered during the season via giving tree program and toy barrels. These toys are displayed for pre-registered families to choose gifts for their children to enjoy ...

Thursday, December 20

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Vodkas & Latkes | Noe Valley
Thursday, December 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Agency
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Vodkas & Latkes | 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 ...

2018 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow & Holiday Market | SF
Thursday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Bayview Opera House
2018 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow & Holiday Market | SF
The historic Bayview Opera House invites you to the 7th Annual Winter Wonderland, a community celebration featuring a German style holiday market, live music, kids’ ice skating for $1, a food and craft market, a Santa’s Village and real snow. 2018 Winter Wonderland Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 5 ...

Friday, December 21

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

San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Weekend
Saturday, December 22 – 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...