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California Academy of Sciences Free DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences Free Day
By - posted 12/9/2017
Freebies

California Academy of Sciences The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest all under a living roof. The Academy typically hosts four free days a more...

2017 Santa Underwear Run2017 Santa Underwear Run
By - posted 12/9/2017
Holidays

CrossFit San Francisco The Santa Skivvies Run is a festive romp through the Castro benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation when you can watch hundreds of bods drop trou, don Santa hats and reindeer antlers and help raise funds to support the free and local services of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Although it costs upwards more...

"Unsilent Night" Boombox Christmas Parade“Unsilent Night” Boombox Christmas Parade
By - posted 12/8/2017
Holidays

SFCMP “Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through smartphones and boomboxes where the audience becomes the performer. “Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ensemble will walk a carefully chosen route more...

San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & ParadeSan Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade
By - posted 12/7/2017
Holidays

Photo | The Mixed Culture It’s the time of the year again, when the community starts making their parol lanterns and holiday decor to adorn their houses for the yuletide season. In San Francisco, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, the community will be holding the 15th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern more...

SantaCon: SF Gets Invaded by SantasSantaCon: SF Gets Invaded by Santas
By - posted 12/7/2017
Holidays

Steve Rhodes “SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 9, 2017. This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks drinking at bars, and causing general mayhem. And just so you know, wearing a more...

Presidio's Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest WalkPresidio’s Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk
By - posted 12/7/2017
Halloween

Charity Vargas via The Presidio The Presidio invites you to partake in the annual, magical tree-lighting ceremony, a decades-old tradition for the neighborhood. Plus there will be a lantern-lit evening forest walk. 2017 Holiday Lights Tree Lighting Friday, December 8, 2017 | 5 pm Presidio Main Post, San Francisco FREE, but reservations are appreciated Gather at more...

Golden Gate Park Winter CarnivalGolden Gate Park Winter Carnival
By - posted 12/6/2017
Celebrations

Ingrid Taylar via Flickr SF Rec & Park will kick-off the 2017 holiday season with the annual free winter family event, the 88th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. The celebration is a fun mini Winter Carnival with many free activities including a snow play area, carnival rides, arts and crafts for kids, a cookie more...

Winter Lights in Golden Gate ParkWinter Lights in Golden Gate Park
By - posted 12/6/2017
Holidays

SF Rec and Park The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting a free special event, “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” that will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017. It’s a brand new winter light show at the Conservatory of Flowers. Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park Thursday, December 7, 2017 – more...

Drag Queens on IceDrag Queens on Ice
By - posted 12/5/2017
Celebrations

Union Square Ice Rink The Bay Area’s most colorful drag personalities will be returning to the ice for an evening of laughs, lip syncing and lipstick during the 8th annual Bay Area favorite, Drag Queens On Ice. Drag Queens on Ice Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 8-9:30 pm Union Square Park, SF FREE to watch The event is more...

San Francisco's Civic Center Tree LightingSan Francisco’s Civic Center Tree Lighting
By - posted 12/4/2017
Holidays

Civic Center Community Benefit District Bundle up, and bring your family and friends listen to music, and kick-off the holiday season with the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Tree Lighting. San Francisco Civic Center Tree Lighting Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 5-7pm Civic Center Plaza, across from City Hall, SF FREE Hosted by Honey Mahogany Live music more...

SFO Lights up for the HolidaysSFO Lights up for the Holidays
By - posted 12/4/2017
Holidays

FlySFO via Twitter Come witness the annual illumination of SFO on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, which has been a holiday tradition for over 10 years. Everyone is invited to celebrate with airport employees, their families, and SFO’s own team of holiday carolers who turn out to see one of the largest public more...

Free Admission Day at de YoungFree Admission Day at de Young
By - posted 12/4/2017
Artsy Fartsy

Photo | Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoFounded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission more...

SF's Neighborhood Holiday StrollsSF’s Neighborhood Holiday Strolls
By - posted 12/4/2017
Holidays

SF City Hall's "World Tree of Hope" CelebrationSF City Hall’s “World Tree of Hope” Celebration
By - posted 12/3/2017
Holidays

Rainbow World Fund via Facebook Come celebrate Christmas in San Francisco City Hall with Mayor Ed Lee and the Annual World Tree of Hope Celebration. The Rainbow World Fund’s World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each inscribed more...

Free Walt Disney Museum DayFree Walt Disney Museum Day
By - posted 12/3/2017
Get Out: Events

Ric Miller via The Walt Disney Family MuseumCelebrate 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. Typically the free day is on December 5th (Walt’s actual birthday), unless his birthday falls on a Tuesday (in which case more...