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Saturday, December 4

SF’s 2021 “Italian Christmas Market” at Fort Mason (Dec. 4-5)
Saturday, December 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museo Italo Americano,
SF's 2021 "Italian Christmas Market" at Fort Mason (Dec. 4-5)

After a two-year hiatus, the 9th edition of the beloved Mercatino di Natale will be held at the Museo Italo Americano again! Inspired by Christmas Markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe, this event will exude the warm atmosphere of Christmas and will ...

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, ...

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair’s “Drive Thru Dickens’ London” Opening Day
Saturday, December 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: $25*
*$25 per vehicle (includes all vehicle occupants)
| Cow Palace
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair's "Drive Thru Dickens’ London" Opening Day
Despite the necessity to cancel its customary incarnation of Victorian London within the Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, Red Barn Productions has found a way to bring The Great Dickens Christmas Fair into your car, into your home, and under your tree this holiday season. For three weekends, beginning ...
2021 “Sunset Holiday Mercantile” Golden Gate Park Pop-Up (Dec. 4-5)
Saturday, December 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
2021 "Sunset Holiday Mercantile" Golden Gate Park Pop-Up (Dec. 4-5)

6th Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile Saturday, December 4 – Sunday, December 5 • 11am–5pm SF County Fair Building • Golden Gate Park Sunset Holiday Mercantile. Eat, Drink, Shop, Play, Connect, and Be Local. Aritsan Foods, Beer & Wine Tasting, Entertainment & Kids’ Activities, Local Shops ...

Ferry Building Holiday Pop-Up & Dance Party (SF)
Saturday, December 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Building Holiday Pop-Up & Dance Party (SF)
Celebrate the work of Creativity Explored (CE) by joining MCD and CE at the Ferry Building during the month of December! In support of CE’s Holiday Art Pop-Up Shop, MCD will be leading Mode Brut inspired craft projects including dance party wearables (12/04), embroidered snowflake ...
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 ...

“Gifty 2021” The Crucible’s 2021 Oakland Holiday Market (Dec 4-5)
Saturday, December 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
"Gifty 2021" The Crucible's 2021 Oakland Holiday Market (Dec 4-5)

After our all-virtual event last year, we are thrilled to be hosting our annual GIFTY Craft Show & Open House in person this holiday season. Join us for three days of the best shopping in the Bay Area. Find all your holiday gifts made by ...

Proposition Chicken’s “Free Chicken Sandwich Day” (SF)
Proposition Chicken's "Free Chicken Sandwich Day" (SF)
To celebrate the opening of our new location, we’re giving away FREE sandwiches! Stop by for a sneak preview of the new Proposition Chicken space and try one of our signature fried chicken, flipped (rotisserie) chicken, or fake (BBQ tofu) sandwiches — on us. PRE-OPENING CELEBRATION ...
Holiday Handbell Concert (San Mateo County History Museum)
Saturday, December 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
Holiday Handbell Concert (San Mateo County History Museum)
Ring in the holidays with the sounds of handbells! On Saturday, December 4, at 1 p.m., the San Mateo County History Museum comes alive to the sound of holiday music. Bell Appeal, a group sponsored by Bethany United Methodist Church in San Francisco, will perform ...
Filipino “Parol Lantern Festival” Workshop (Dec. 3-4)
Saturday, December 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*YBCA says these workshops are "low cost" but doesn't mention a price
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Filipino "Parol Lantern Festival" Workshop (Dec. 3-4)

Join us this holiday season for a fun-filled cultural festival of food, drinks, art, dance, musical performances, and shopping at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The parol lantern is the quintessential Filipino symbol of hope, blessings, luck, and peace, during the holiday season, and ...

First “Caturday” Party in San Francisco (Dolores Park)
Saturday, December 4 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First "Caturday" Party in San Francisco (Dolores Park)

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...Monthly

Holiday Festival at Ghirardelli Square + Toys for Tots Drive (SF)
Saturday, December 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring a new, unwrapped Toy for Toys for Tots, run by the US Marines servicing kids in need over the holidays
| San Francisco Brewing Company, Ghirardelli Square
Holiday Festival at Ghirardelli Square + Toys for Tots Drive (SF)
Value Culture, 501c3 non profit & The San Francisco Brewing Company invite you to Holidays @ The Square in support of Toys for Tots! All ages welcome to celebrate the holidays at SF Brewing Company at Ghirardelli Square for Value Culture’s 9th annual Toys for Tots ...
SF’s 3rd Annual “Krampus Pageant” at El Rio (2021)
Saturday, December 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10-$20 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
| El Rio
SF's 3rd Annual "Krampus Pageant" at El Rio (2021)
Join the Sisters and SF Krampus as they pay homage to the sinister and scary side of Christmas! ‘Tis the season to celebrate! One cold night very soon, in the wee hours of the morning, children will be visited by magical beings… but not Santa this time… It’s Krampus ...
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s 36th Annual Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free General Admission or $110 VIP Ticket
| Jack London Square
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir's 36th Annual Holiday Concert
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s 36th Annual Holiday Concert SING JOY! Sat, Dec 4, 2021 4:00 PM OIGC is presenting its first live in-person event in almost 2 years! Register to get updates on the latest event details. The concert is free to the public. A ticketed VIP reception with ...
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 ...
Alameda’s “Noelfest”+ Night Market at Almanac Beer Co. (Dec. 3-5)
Saturday, December 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Noelfest is free to attend and food & drink are pay as you go
| Almanac Barrel House, Brewery & Taproom
Alameda's "Noelfest"+ Night Market at Almanac Beer Co. (Dec. 3-5)

‘TIS THE SEASON! Join Almanac for a rockin’ kick-off to the holiday season with live music, a night market featuring local makers and artists, and some very special beer releases! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD Music: Roem Baur Trio 6pm-9pm Food: Copper Top Ovens Pizza SATURDAY, DECEMBER ...

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.
SF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (7th Night)
Saturday, December 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SF's Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (7th Night)

Celebrate Chanukah 2021 with the 46th lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from November 28-December 6, at approximately 4:30 ...

Sunday, December 5

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, December 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

“Blues in the City” at Museum of the African Diaspora
"Blues in the City" at Museum of the African Diaspora

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces a special 2021 summer season that will kickoff on Saturday, June 26 at 1:00pm with a free concert from Bobi Céspedes, the Bay Area’s matriarch of Cuban Music and with 23+ free outdoor events throughout the summer. In 2020, the ...

Oakland Secret Speakeasy Comedy Night (Sunday)
Oakland Secret Speakeasy Comedy Night (Sunday)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)
SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a great new comedy club at Neck of the Woods with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate ...Every Sunday

FREE Tix: Downtown SF’s Brand New Speakeasy Comedy Night
Sunday, December 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets for first 100
| Secret Location (SF)
FREE Tix: Downtown SF's Brand New Speakeasy Comedy Night

Get ready for downtown San Francisco’s newest comedy club – part of our new pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get notified of the secret location. This HellaSecret Comedy Show takes place at a recently reopened ...

Free Downtown SF “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Night
Sunday, December 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for limited $10 tickets (normally $15.
| Secret Location (SF)
Free Downtown SF "HellaSecret" Outdoor Comedy Night

Get ready for downtown San Francisco’s newest outdoor comedy club – part of our new pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get notified of the secret location. This HellaSecret Comedy Show takes place at a new ...

“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)
"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase (SF)

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP “Crazy ...Every Sunday

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

SF’s 2021 “Italian Christmas Market” at Fort Mason (Dec. 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museo Italo Americano,
SF's 2021 "Italian Christmas Market" at Fort Mason (Dec. 4-5)

After a two-year hiatus, the 9th edition of the beloved Mercatino di Natale will be held at the Museo Italo Americano again! Inspired by Christmas Markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe, this event will exude the warm atmosphere of Christmas and will ...

“Gifty 2021” The Crucible’s 2021 Oakland Holiday Market (Dec 4-5)
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
"Gifty 2021" The Crucible's 2021 Oakland Holiday Market (Dec 4-5)

After our all-virtual event last year, we are thrilled to be hosting our annual GIFTY Craft Show & Open House in person this holiday season. Join us for three days of the best shopping in the Bay Area. Find all your holiday gifts made by ...

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, ...