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Wednesday, December 1

SF’s Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2021
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
SF's Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2021
The Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting — a free, family-friendly event — returns Wednesday, December 1, 4-7pm! 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! The night of festive ...
Sausalito’s “Holiday by the Bay” Festival & Tree Lighting 2021
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sausalito
Sausalito's "Holiday by the Bay" Festival & Tree Lighting 2021
Sausalito’s Holiday by the Bay 2021 launches with a Christmas carol sing-along featuring the Little Willow Strummers, a unique ukulele group from the Sausalito Woman’s Club, a Christmas Tree Lighting, and fun activities all around town. Date: Wednesday, December 1st Time: 4pm Sing along 4pm Swing Dancing 6pm Tree ...

“SOMA Sings” Filipino SideCaraoke Party + Free Treats (SF)
Wednesday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Russ Street
"SOMA Sings" Filipino SideCaraoke Party + Free Treats (SF)
SOMA West Community Benefit District, SOMA Pilipinas, and the San Francisco Office of Workforce and Economic Development, and Shop & Dine in the 49 are partnering to host a special event on Russ Street on December 1st, 2021, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to bring ...

Thursday, December 2

91st Golden Gate Park Tree Lighting w/ Carnival Rides + Snow (2021)
Thursday, December 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most activities are typically free, but some may have a nominal cost.
| McLaren Lodge
91st Golden Gate Park Tree Lighting w/ Carnival Rides + Snow (2021)
Join us in front of McLaren Lodge on December 2 as we kick-off the holiday season with the annual tree lighting ceremony. The event runs from 4-8pm. The annual lighting of Uncle John’s tree, with Mayor Breed, will be held in front of McLaren Lodge at 6 ...
SF’s Holiday Drive-in Movies are Back at Fort Mason (Dec. 2-4)
Thursday, December 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $30*
*Early bird tix start at $30
| Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
SF’s Holiday Drive-in Movies are Back at Fort Mason (Dec. 2-4)
Fort Mason’s popular pop-up drive-in movie theater, Fort Mason Flix, is returning for the holidays. Presented by and housed on Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC)’s historic waterfront campus, Fort Mason Flix is a pop-up drive-in theater showing hits for the holidays, from family ...
SF’s Drag Queens on Ice 2021 (Union Square)
Thursday, December 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Union Square Park
SF's Drag Queens on Ice 2021 (Union Square)
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square 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 the night away for ...

Friday, December 3

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. The History Museum is ...Monthly

Saturday, December 4

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

Hometown Holidays Redwood City 2021
Saturday, December 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
Hometown Holidays Redwood City 2021
HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS REDWOOD CITY 2021 Get in the holiday spirit and join the festivities as Redwood City’s Downtown Business Group throws Hometown Holidays, a party to celebrate the holiday season, RAIN OR SHINE! Guests can enjoy a parade, live entertainment, carnival rides, SNOW, Santa Claus photos, ...
IKEA’s 2021 “Julbord” Winter Food Festival w/ Free Samples (Emeryville)
IKEA's 2021 "Julbord" Winter Food Festival w/ Free Samples (Emeryville)

IKEA Emeryville is hosting the JULBORD Food Festival December 4th and 11th! Join us for a variety of complimentary food samplings, activities and workshops around this magical time of the year. To participate in the JULBORD Food Festival workshops, customers must be a part of ...

Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2021
Saturday, December 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World's Largest Toy Train | 2021

After cancelling the festive Holiday Train in 2020, Caltrain has announced its bringing back its World’s Largest Toy Train on December 4-5, 2021. Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train will fire up its engine this December to delight Bay Area families with holiday ...

Inner Sunset Holiday Lights Stroll 2021
Saturday, December 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event
| Inner Sunset Holiday Lights Stroll,
Inner Sunset Holiday Lights Stroll 2021
The Inner Sunset Merchants Association invites you to come to our first annual Inner Sunset Holiday Lights Stroll on Saturday, December 4th from 5 pm – 8 pm. Join the Inner Sunset Merchants Association and partners, Sunset Mercantile, Inner Sunset Park Neighbors, and Jefferson Elementary ...
Petaluma Tree Lighting Ceremony in Theater Square (2021)
Saturday, December 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Theater Square
Petaluma Tree Lighting Ceremony in Theater Square (2021)
Come Start the Holidays off with Carolers by Local Schools while we lite up the giant Christmas Tree in Theater Square to begin the Christmas Celebrations in Petaluma, great photo oppurtunities.

Sunday, December 5

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

Reading and Book Signing with Olympic Ice Skater Kristi Yamaguchi (San Ramon)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free!
| City Center Bishop Ranch
Reading and Book Signing with Olympic Ice Skater Kristi Yamaguchi (San Ramon)
Kristi Yamaguchi, an Olympic ice-skating champion, and children’s literacy advocate, will be at City Center Bishop Ranch (outside in Alexander Square) on Sunday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., reading from two of her popular children’s books. With the purchase of a book, ...
“The Nooner” Free Outdoor Concert + Meet Chickens & Goats (The New Farm)
Sunday, December 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Farm
"The Nooner" Free Outdoor Concert + Meet Chickens & Goats (The New Farm)

THE NOONER: Free music and fun at the New Farm every first Sunday beginning at NOON and presented by Maracuja! 12-4pm 10 Cargo Way, SF. Oct.3/ Nov.7/Dec.5 Psychedelic music and arts and crafts. So much San Francisco culture and community every weekend at the New ...Monthly

JCCSF’s Glowing Hanukkah Party at Ghirardelli Square (2021)
Sunday, December 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
JCCSF's Glowing Hanukkah Party at Ghirardelli Square (2021)
JCCSF’S GLOWING HANUKKAH PARTY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Ghirardelli Square 900 North Point StreetSan Francisco, CA, 94109United States (map) Join the JCCSF for a Glowing Hanukkah Party in Fountain Plaza this holiday season! This free, family-friendly event will feature live glowing music, crafts, games and special menus ...
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2021
Sunday, December 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World's Largest Toy Train | 2021

After cancelling the festive Holiday Train in 2020, Caltrain has announced its bringing back its World’s Largest Toy Train on December 4-5, 2021. Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train will fire up its engine this December to delight Bay Area families with holiday ...

Thursday, December 9

Silent Disco Ice Skating Party at Union Square (SF)
Thursday, December 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $25 | Union Square Park
Silent Disco Ice Skating Party at Union Square (SF)

One of San Francisco’s favorite holiday tradition returns for the 2021-22 holiday season. Since 2008, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square has delighted children and adults with its holiday-themed ice park located in Union Square. Enjoy ice skating in San Francisco’s iconic plaza ...

Saturday, December 11

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

Wintry Redwood & Oak Tree Walk at Gamble Garden (Palo Alto)
Saturday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gamble Garden
Wintry Redwood & Oak Tree Walk at Gamble Garden (Palo Alto)
All ages are welcome to spend a beautiful December morning exploring the trees at Gamble Garden. Learn about Gamble’s Oak, Buckeye, and Redwood trees and the indigenous people who depended on them at Gamble Garden’s December Second Saturday. Enjoy nature crafts for kids and nature walks ...
IKEA’s “Julbord” Winter Food Festival w/ Free Samples (Emeryville)
IKEA's "Julbord" Winter Food Festival w/ Free Samples (Emeryville)

IKEA Emeryville is hosting the JULBORD Food Festival December 4th and 11th! Join us for a variety of complimentary food samplings, activities and workshops around this magical time of the year. To participate in the JULBORD Food Festival workshops, customers must be a part of ...

2021 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony (Oakland)
Saturday, December 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2021 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony (Oakland)
Join us for a FREE Holiday Tree Lighting at Jack London Square on Saturday, December 11th, from 6pm to 8pm located at the plaza near Plank. There will be live entertainment featuring laser light shows, snowfall, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the Merrie Old Christmas carolers, peppermint princess elf ...

Sunday, December 12

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

Saturday, December 18

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

Sunday, December 19

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

Friday, December 24

Christmas Eve at San Jose’s 2021 “Christmas in the Park”
Friday, December 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Christmas Eve at San Jose's 2021 "Christmas in the Park"

Since the early 1950’s when the display was originally set-up on the front lawn of the Lima Family Mortuary through it’s placement on the front lawn of City Hall during the 1970’s and where it has been since 1980, in downtown San Jose’s Plaza de ...

Saturday, December 25

Christmas Day at San Jose’s 2021 “Christmas in the Park”
Saturday, December 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Christmas Day at San Jose's 2021 "Christmas in the Park"

Since the early 1950’s when the display was originally set-up on the front lawn of the Lima Family Mortuary through it’s placement on the front lawn of City Hall during the 1970’s and where it has been since 1980, in downtown San Jose’s Plaza de ...

Sunday, December 26

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

Ghirardelli Square’s 2021 Christmas Tree Stroll (Final Day)
Sunday, December 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square's 2021 Christmas Tree Stroll (Final Day)

Join us for a festive Holiday Market presented by Artists & Fleas and a self-guided Christmas Tree Stroll with trees decorated by the talented students at the Academy of Art. Linger in the square until sundown to catch our holiday lights for the first time ...