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Sunday, November 24

2019 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Sunday, November 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ritz Carlton Hotel
2019 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Gather for the Annual Tree Lighting and enjoy holiday music and a special appearance from Santa Claus on November 24th at 4 pm. Donations of toys, books, and canned goods will be collected for donation to local organizations.

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

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 ...

Thursday, November 28

Turkey Trail Trot 2019 | Golden Gate Park
Thursday, November 28 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the crazy race, but registration to participate is $43.
| Polo Field, Golden Gate Park
Turkey Trail Trot 2019 | Golden Gate Park
On Thanksgiving morning, a few turkeys, pilgrims and Native Americans will be up early for some preventative pound shedding at the Annual Turkey Trail Trot in Golden Gate Park. 2019 Annual Turkey Trail Trot Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 8 am Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco FREE ...
TransGiving 2019: Annual Thanksgiving Feast | SF
Thursday, November 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Trans: Thrive
TransGiving 2019: Annual Thanksgiving Feast | SF
Trans Thrive’s Annual Thanksgiving Brunch for the Trans Thrive clients and special guests. Join the Thanksgiving Day where the staff and volunteers of Trans Thrive serves a traditional thanksgiving meal and host some fun activities to celebrate this special occasion on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at ...
17th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland
Thursday, November 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Two Star Market
17th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland
Oakland’s Dimond District is home to Two Star Market which will host its 17th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration from 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Friday, November 29

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

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. ...

Third Annual Holiday Marketplace | Nov. 29-Dec.1
Friday, November 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | CIA at Copia
Third Annual Holiday Marketplace | Nov. 29-Dec.1

The CIA at Copia warmly welcomes you to the third annual Holiday Marketplace, where you can shop, eat, drink, and be merry, all in one location from November 29-December 1, 2019 at noon. Winter-inspired drinks and snacks will be served at the seasonal sips bar ...

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 ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

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 more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 29, 2019. 30th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 29, 2019 Union Square ...

Saturday, November 30

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

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. ...

Health & Arts at the Park | SF
Saturday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore Turk Mini Park
Health & Arts at the Park | SF

Come join at Health & Arts at the Park at Fillmore & Turk Mini Park every last Saturday from September to December 2019, 10 am to 2 pm. Featuring arts & crafts, healthy juices, and Tai Chi activities. 2019 Schedule:  September 28 October 26 November ...Monthly

2019 Santa’s Arrival & Small Business Saturday | Petaluma
2019 Santa's Arrival & Small Business Saturday | Petaluma
Santa and Mrs. Claus sail in and disembark at River Plaza Shopping Center. Entertainment starts at 11:30 am and Santa arrives at noon to the cheers of hundreds of excited children. 2019 Santa’s Arrival & Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 11:30 am to 1:30 ...
2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27
Saturday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 27
2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27

Etsy comes to life and is bringing the cheer at San Francisco’s popular holiday shopping experience featuring an amazing showcase of handcrafted goods, artisans, designers, emerging brands and unique gifts for the holiday season. 2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium November 30, 2019 | Noon to 6 ...

Sunday, December 1

2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 27
2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27

Etsy comes to life and is bringing the cheer at San Francisco’s popular holiday shopping experience featuring an amazing showcase of handcrafted goods, artisans, designers, emerging brands and unique gifts for the holiday season. 2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium November 30, 2019 | Noon to 6 ...

Third Annual Holiday Marketplace | Napa
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CIA at Copia
Third Annual Holiday Marketplace | Napa

The CIA at Copia warmly welcomes you to the third annual Holiday Marketplace, where you can shop, eat, drink, and be merry, all in one location from November 29-December 1, 2019 at noon. Winter-inspired drinks and snacks will be served at the seasonal sips bar ...

Monday, December 2

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.

Tuesday, December 3

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, December 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum has returned and so has their Pay What You Wish Days. Pay What You Wish Days create affordable experiences for all to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 4

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, December 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...Monthly

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2019
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2019
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. In celebration of Walt Disney’s Birthday, they typically offer free admission to our main galleries and special exhibitions. Please note the 2019 Free Museum ...
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

Thursday, December 5

Drag Queens on Ice 2019 | Union Square
Drag Queens on Ice 2019 | Union Square
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines 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 ...

Friday, December 6

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, December 6 – 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. 2 pm General Tour: ...Monthly

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday