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Saturday, December 14

2019 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
Saturday, December 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| Downtown San Jose
2019 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
SantaCon San Jose returns on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Holiday-themed outfit is not required for entry, but being 21+ is. There will be more clubs and dancing. Also, SantaCon is partnering with CREAM San Jose to provide specials to all you snacking Santas. 2019 SantaCon San Jose Saturday, ...

Sunday, December 15

2019 Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland
2019 Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland

Help start off Christmas Bird Count Day with a pair of binoculars or some sharp eyes for the Annual Christmas Bird Walk. Every December, hundreds of Bay Area birders take part in Golden Gate Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) in Oakland and San Francisco. From before dawn ...

Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Store
Ghirardelli Chocolate's Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay

Go chocolate crazy at Ghirardelli’s Annual Warehouse Sale, now three days, December 13-15, 2019. This year, the sales floor has been expanded to offer additional discounted gifts just in time for the holidays. Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale December 13-15, 2019 | 8:30 am to ...

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle + home, arts & crafts, ...

2019 Family Chanukah & Shadow Puppets w/ Daniel Barash | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: $15*
*$15 general admission; $8 kids
| JCC East Bay
2019 Family Chanukah & Shadow Puppets w/ Daniel Barash | Berkeley
Join educator and longtime East Bay Jewish community member and artist Daniel Barash for an event that invigorates Jewish holiday traditions through the ancient art of shadow puppetry. As shadows are cast upon a lit screen, Jewish stories and folktales from around the world will be brought ...
“Mayor’s Holiday Fair” at SF City Hall | 2019
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
"Mayor's Holiday Fair" at SF City Hall | 2019
City Hall invites you this Sunday, December 15, 2019 starting at 10 am for what will be the event of the season. The Mayor’s Holiday Fair is the perfect event for families, children, and adults. Mayor’s Holiday Fair Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 10 am – 2 ...
2019 Holiday Mercantile: Food, Crafts & Live Music | SF
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
2019 Holiday Mercantile: Food, Crafts & Live Music | SF

Come Eat, Drink, Shop, Play, Connect and Be Local at the 5th Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile on December 14th-15th, 11 am-5 pm at the SF County Fair Building (9th/Lincoln) featuring two days of local makers, merchants, artists, food artisans, food trucks, oodles of childrens activities, ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, December 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and enjoy our green oasis in the heart of the East Bay. Get your hands ...Monthly

2019 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 60+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for purchase.
| California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
2019 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 60+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF

SFMADE hosts a shopping extravaganza featuring holiday gift items, all made in San Francisco by over 60 different SFMade vendors. 2019 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 11 am to 5 pm CCA SF, The Nave, 1111 8th Street, San Francisco FREE (Bring cash ...

2019 Hanukkah Festival of Lights: Bounce House & Family Zumba | Marin
Sunday, December 15 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Osher Marin JCC
2019 Hanukkah Festival of Lights: Bounce House & Family Zumba | Marin
Share in the wonder of the season at the Festival of Lights. A joyous Hanukkah celebration, with arts & crafts, live music, face painting, delicious food, magic, and more on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:30 am. There is something for everyone, regardless of whether or ...
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

12th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all ages.
| Harrington Galleries
12th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF

Five & Diamond is very excited to announce the 12th Annual Holiday Loft Sale above Harrington Galleries , a beautiful loft space on Valencia Street. 12th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale Saturday , December 14, 2019 | Noon to 8 pm Sunday, December ...

Children Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown
Sunday, December 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
Children Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown

Santa Claus has arrived at the Japan Center Malls. Visit Japan Center Malls for a perfect place to pose for photos with Santa and share your holiday wish list with him. Also, at the Little Hands Craft Shop, kids can make crafts to give away ...

1876 Victorian Holiday Open House | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Camron-Stanford House
1876 Victorian Holiday Open House | Oakland
Celebrating the holidays at the annual open house on December 15, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm. The doors will be open to explore the festive period rooms and the current exhibit. House Holidays tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.
“Holiday Circus” 2019 Winter Showcase | SF
Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Circus Center
"Holiday Circus" 2019 Winter Showcase | SF

At the darkest time of the year, explore the light. The fear of the dark, the desire to be illuminated, the flaring passions, and the longing for revelation. 2019 Circus Center’s Winter Showcase -Fri., Dec. 13, | 7:30 pm -Sat., Dec. 14, | 2 pm ...

Family Pictures w/ Black Santa | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Source Chiropractic
Family Pictures w/ Black Santa | Oakland
Come join for some holiday fun and pictures with Black Santa at The Source Chiropractic on Sunday, December 15th from 2 pm-4 pm.
Jeffrey’s Howliday Party & Santa Paws Photos | North Beach
Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jeffrey's Natural Pet Food - North Beach
Jeffrey's Howliday Party & Santa Paws Photos | North Beach
It’s the Howlidays at Jeffrey’s. Join for the 20th Annual Party at Jeffrey’s North Beach. Voted the best pet photographer in the Bay, professional photographer Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography will be taking pictures for your fur baby and Santa Paws. They’ll be serving festive holiday ...
2019 “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Nile Hall (Preservation Park)
2019 "Wintersongs" Community Sing-Along | Oakland
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, join Kitka in an inclusive, family-friendly, celebratory circle of song. Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Eastern European and Eurasian seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung by many voices in community. Free, but ...

Monday, December 16

Win Tix: Free Ice Skating in Union Square 2019/20 | SF
Monday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Union Square Park
A San Francisco holiday tradition, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines, presents magical outdoor ice skating through January 20, 2020. You’ll win a pair of tickets and skate rentals that are good for any session on any day of ...

Tuesday, December 17

2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, December 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
On Tuesday, December 17th, join the Tenderloin neighborhood in the lighting of the second-ever holiday tree. Live performances and special guests D6 Supervisor Matt Haney and Santa.

Wednesday, December 18

Holiday Sing-Along: Fun For All Ages & Voices | Mountain View
Wednesday, December 18 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Holiday Sing-Along: Fun For All Ages & Voices | Mountain View
Back by popular demand, the 2019 Holiday Sing-Along with Sean’s Music Factory is here offering fun for all ages and voices.
The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The event is free but we will gladly accept your end of year donations.
| The Marsh (Berkeley)
The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
Glowing holidays. Tinsel. Lights. Candles. Zawadi. It’s a wonderful time of the year. Join the Annual Holiday Party at The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7 pm. There will be music by Craig and McGregor and Friends, the Cal Jazz Choir. Performances by ...

Thursday, December 19

Brand New Rooftop Winterfest at Salesforce Park | Dec. 19-21
Thursday, December 19 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Brand New Rooftop Winterfest at Salesforce Park | Dec. 19-21
As part of Salesforce Park’s special winter programming, Winterfest features activities for the whole family. Today, enjoy music from the Alpha Rhythm Kings.
2019 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Santa’s Workshop & Holiday Market | SF
Thursday, December 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Bayview Opera House
2019 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Santa's Workshop & Holiday Market | SF
The historic Bayview Opera House invites you to the 8th Annual Winter Wonderland, a community celebration featuring kids’ ice skating for $1, a food and craft market, Snow Land & Santa’s Workshop. 2019 Winter Wonderland Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 5 to 9 pm Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd ...
“Make” Summer Parklet Art Party | SF
Thursday, December 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This summer parklet party is free for all ages. Paid admission required to visit the museum.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Make" Summer Parklet Art Party | SF

On the third Thursday of each month stay out late with the Museum of Craft and Design and collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands on takeaways that preview the upcoming shows, including Macon Reed ...Monthly

Friday, December 20

“Last Day of Fall” Free Walking Tours | SF
Friday, December 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
| All Over San Francisco
"Last Day of Fall" Free Walking Tours | SF
Last day of Fall Walking Tour Schedule: 9:30 am – Japanese Tea Garden 10:00 am – City Scapes And Public Places 10:00 am – South of Market Architecture Stroll 11:00 am – Fisherman’s Wharf: A Hidden History 1:00 pm – Japanese Tea Garden 1:00 pm – City Hall and the Civic Center 1:00 pm – Presidio: From Military Post ...
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop | 2019
Friday, December 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Makers WorkSpace
SF Etsy's Winter Pop Up Shop | 2019

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 ...

Saturday, December 21

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

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