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Tuesday, December 25

Karla LaVey’s 21st Annual Black X Mass | Elbo Room
Tuesday, December 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $13*
*Admission includes party food. 21+
| Elbo Room
Karla LaVey's 21st Annual Black X Mass | Elbo Room
Karla LaVey’s First Satanic Church presents the 21st Annual Black X Mass in San Francisco on Christmas night. There will be performances by From Hell, Suicide Queen, Bite starring Chelsea Rose, Sexstar, Theremin Wizard Barney and special guests. > Get Tickets – $13 – 21+ Video and music by ...

Wednesday, December 26

First Day of Kwanzaa 2018: City Hall Ceremony, Free Museum & Evening Celebration | SF
Wednesday, December 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
First Day of Kwanzaa 2018: City Hall Ceremony, Free Museum & Evening Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

Super Fun Stuff: Free Underground Comedy & Pizza | SF
Wednesday, December 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| The Laundry
Super Fun Stuff: Free Underground Comedy & Pizza | SF

Every 4th Wednesday of the month, comedians Jeff Dean, James Mwaura and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to The Laundry’s hidden and intimate comedy basement. Super Fun Stuff: Free Underground Comedy & Pizza Every 4th Wednesday | 8 ...Monthly

Thursday, December 27

78th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | SF
Thursday, December 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
78th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | SF

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 ...

Day 2: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Thursday, December 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hamilton Recreation Center
Day 2: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Mixing Color | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Mixing Color | Pier 15
Are the primary colors really red, yellow, and blue? How can you get yellow from mixing red and green together? Bring your most colorful questions to this vivid evening.
Museum of Ice Cream’s “Pinkmas”: Final Free Day of 2018 | SF
Thursday, December 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for first 350 solo people each Thursday in December 2018 from 6:30-8pm
| Museum of Ice Cream (San Francisco)
Museum of Ice Cream's "Pinkmas": Final Free Day of 2018 | SF

From November 23 – January 6, the Museum of Ice Cream transforms into a winter wonderland for “Pinkmas.” As a special winter promotion, every Thursday in December from 6:30 – 8 pm, the first 350 solo guests will get a free ticket to cross into the ice cream ...Every Thursday

Friday, December 28

Humphry Slocombe’s 10th Birthday: Free Ice Cream All Day | SF
Friday, December 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free; donations to Project Open Hand are greatly appreciated.
| Humphry Slocombe (Mission)
Humphry Slocombe's 10th Birthday: Free Ice Cream All Day | SF
It’s Humphry Slocombe’s anniversary on Friday, December 28, 2018, and they’re celebrating the occasion by dishing out free scoops of their beloved ice cream as a thank you for 10 awesome years. Get a free tasty scoop from 1 pm at their Mission location at 2790 Harrison st., SF. Project ...
Day 3: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Friday, December 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dr. George Davis Senior Center
Day 3: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

$5 Classic Movie Night: “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, December 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" | Paramount Theatre

Experience the great films of Hollywood’s Golden Era in one of America’s finest Art Deco movie palaces. With over 3,000 seats and a meticulously-restored interior, the Paramount offers a true “Movie Palace” experience straight out of the 1930s – with period newsreels, cartoons, previews, live music from the ...

Saturday, December 29

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

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 ...

Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018
Oakland's Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check ...Every Saturday

Day 4: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Saturday, December 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Day 4: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

Sunday, December 30

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

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 ...

Golden Gate Bridge Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, December 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge Walking Tour | SF
This tour has everything. Soaring design, sleazy politics, stunning engineering, terrifying geology, ripping currents and tides, famous fog, sailboats under your feet, fearless ironworkers and cowardly bankers…and then there’s the view from center span. Free, but donations to the guide are greatly appreciated. Next Tour: Sunday, December ...
$25 Ticket Lottery for “Dear Evan Hansen” in SF | Ends Dec. 30
Sunday, December 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*Must enter ticket lottery to be eligible for $25 tickets
| Curran
$25 Ticket Lottery for "Dear Evan Hansen" in SF | Ends Dec. 30

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen is enjoying a sold-out run at San Francisco’s Curran theater during its first North American tour. But just like with when Hamilton came to town, the show’s producers don’t want to leave out ...

All-Psychedelic 45s Live DJ Set | Amoeba SF
Sunday, December 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
All-Psychedelic 45s Live DJ Set | Amoeba SF
Join on Sunday, December 30th from 1-3pm as Amoeba SF’s DJ series Revolutions presents Nobody (Low End Theory, LA) spinning an all-psychedelic 45s set.
Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, December 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...Monthly

“Crazy Funny Asians” End of the Year Comedy Showcase | SF
Sunday, December 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Neck of The Woods
"Crazy Funny Asians" End of the Year 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

Monday, December 31

New Year’s Eve Sierra Azul Preserve Hike | Los Altos
Monday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sierra Azul Preserve
New Year's Eve Sierra Azul Preserve Hike | Los Altos
Want to have some extra fun before the New Year? Join docents Huey-Shin Yuan, Vivian Neou, Ray Curiel, Alex Woo, and Joyce Tang for a fast paced aerobic hike with 2,300 feet of elevation gain. You’ll travel through rugged terrain and enjoy panoramic views of the ...
Applebee’s $1 Jolly Rancher Vodka Month | Final Day
Monday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $1 Jolly Rancher Vodka Month | Final Day

Enjoyeth a crisp, refreshing Jolly Rancher Vodka Drink. Loyal followers of the kingdom of Applebee’s, the new December Neighborhood Drink of the Month is the $1 Jolly Rancher. The Dollar Jolly will be available in two flavors in the colors of the season, Cherry and Green ...

Final Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | San Jose
Monday, December 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Paper Plane
Final Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | San Jose

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting, with kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to. Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the ...

Final Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | SF
Monday, December 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pacific Cocktail Haven
Final Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | SF

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting, with kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to. Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the ...

Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Monday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square

Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis, which is adjacent to Union Square Park, into 17,000 sq ft of open green space and a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2018 Winter Walk SF November 26 – December ...

Pier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF
Monday, December 31 – 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 a new, nightly tree lighting show on its 60’ live Christmas tree at the top of each hour from 5 -10 pm, November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019. Synchronized to ...

2018 Widmer-World Family Fun for the Holidays | Pleasanton
Monday, December 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Widmer World
2018 Widmer-World Family Fun for the Holidays | Pleasanton

Join in for a family friendly holiday extravaganza with a great light show timed to the music and many beautiful and fun holiday displays throughout the attraction. Park the car and walk through their festive Christmas themed environment. Widmer-World Family Fun for the Holidays December ...

$10 Tix: New Years Eve Comedy Explosion (ABC/Sketchfest/NBC) | SF
Monday, December 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$20 online or save 50% and get $10 tix using code Funcheap
| Neck of The Woods
$10 Tix: New Years Eve Comedy Explosion (ABC/Sketchfest/NBC) | SF
What’s the best way to end your year? With laughter duh! Come to the Neck of the Woods to end your year with a high note of laughter from some of San Francisco’s best comics. Comedians on this showcase have been featured on NBC, ABC, VICELAND, ...
New Year’s Eve “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF
New Year's Eve "Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase | SF

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, it’s the perfect way to pre-game the final night of 2018 and 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 ...

New Year’s Eve Bell Ringing & Bonfire | San Francisco Zen Center
Monday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
| San Francisco Zen Center
New Year's Eve Bell Ringing & Bonfire | San Francisco Zen Center
Celebrate the end of the year with a serene New Year’s Eve evening at the San Francisco Zen Center on December 31, 2018. This event begins at 8:30 pm with a work meeting followed by temple cleaning. Noodle soup is served at 10 pm. The han ...
New Year’s Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Monday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
New Year's Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Ring out the old and ring in the new with meditation, games, live music, refreshments, words of wisdom, and “Letting go of the Old” fire ceremony to usher in the new year on December 31, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is required. The Fire Ceremony is led by guided meditation ...