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Wednesday, December 1

Premiere of “The Magic Lamp” at the Presidio Theatre (SF)
Premiere of "The Magic Lamp" at the Presidio Theatre (SF)
The Presidio Theatre presents the world premiere of The Magic Lamp, the Bay Area’s newest holiday show December 1-31. The production features an original script and music–setting the comic action in contemporary San Francisco–brimming with humor, audience participation, dance, magic and hope for the whole ...

Thursday, December 2

Free “Hidden SF” Downtown Walking Tours
Thursday, December 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Rain might cancel
| Yerba Buena District
Free "Hidden SF" Downtown Walking Tours

Hidden stories, surprises, and live performances abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Neighborhood. Local history, activism, music, and pirating are brought to life as actors portray the larger-than-life historical figures that gave this city its quirky and unique ...Monthly

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 ...
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, December 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Saturday, December 4

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 ...

Sunday, December 5

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

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 ...

Monday, December 6

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Thursday, December 9

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, December 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Saturday, December 11

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

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, December 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

Monday, December 13

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Thursday, December 16

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, December 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Saturday, December 18

Hubba Hubba Revue’s 15th Annual Holiday Burlesque Show (SF)
Saturday, December 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Limited number of advance discounted tickets
| DNA Lounge
Hubba Hubba Revue's 15th Annual Holiday Burlesque Show (SF)
SATURDAY, Dec. `18th! Hubba Hubba Revue’s HOLIDAY SPECIAL! ‘Twas a night for BURLESQUE, and all through the house, the showgirls were shaking their shimmy belts out! Their stockings were fastened to garters with care, in hopes San Francisco soon would be there! Join San Francisco’s world-famous burlesque ...

Sunday, December 19

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, December 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

Monday, December 20

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Thursday, December 23

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, December 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Sunday, December 26

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, December 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

Monday, December 27

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Thursday, December 30

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, December 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Monday, January 3

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday