Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest more...

All Day2018 Black Santa Wonderland | Final Day   FREE
11:30 amVolunteer: Prime Rib Luncheon 2018 | GLIDE   FREE*
*Registration is required to volunteer.
All Day24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley   FREE
All DayIlluminate 2018: SF’s Festival of Light | 37 Light Sculptures   FREE
5:00 pmFinal Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center   FREE*
*Valid dates: November 16 - December 24, 2018. Valid Times: Monday through Friday from 5-9 pm; Saturday and Sunday - Any four hours
All DaySF City Hall Lights Up for Christmas Eve   FREE
5:00 pmPier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
5:00 pmSF’s Epic New “Night Bloom” Light Show | Conservatory of Flowers   FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the building
6:00 pm2018 Widmer-World Family Fun for the Holidays | Pleasanton   FREE
6:00 pmQueer Christmas Eve Interfaith Service | SF   FREE
6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmPresidio Christmas Eve Mass 2018: Carols, Meditation & Dessert Potluck | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; please bring dessert for sharing
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:00 pmCase of the Mondays: Game Night & Free Comedy | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Donations accepted, based on what you can afford.
8:30 pmBeef Curtains: Game Night & Free Comedy Showcase | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Tips collected towards the end of the show.
9:00 pm“Krazy for Karaoke” Christmas Night at The Knockout | SF   FREE
9:30 pmDeath Guild X-Mess Night: Industrial Dance Club | DNA Lounge   $5*
*$3 before 10 pm, $5 after.
9:30 pmWin Tix: Xmas Eve Concert: Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble | Slim’s   WIN

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Free Admission on Christmas Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

8:00 amVolunteer: Christmas Meal Delivery | Salvation Army   FREE*
*Advanced registration is required
All DayFinal Day: “Christmas in the Park” | San Jose   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Day   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Day | SoMa   FREE
3:00 pmChristmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended. No one turned away
All DayIlluminate 2018: SF’s Festival of Light | 37 Light Sculptures   FREE
All DaySF City Hall Lights Up for Christmas Night   FREE
5:00 pmPier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
6:00 pmA Jewish Christmas: Strip Dreidel, Chinese Food & Movies | SF   $5*
*$5 before 7 pm otherwise, it's $10
6:00 pm2018 Widmer-World Family Fun for the Holidays | Pleasanton   FREE
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Pizza, Cheap Beer & Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
7:00 pmDouble Standard Comedy: Free Standup & Cookies | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
9:00 pmKarla LaVey’s 21st Annual Black X Mass | Elbo Room   $13*
*Admission includes party food. 21+
9:00 pmFree Pool Tuesdays | Lafayette   FREE

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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

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 more...

All DayIlluminate 2018: SF’s Festival of Light | 37 Light Sculptures   FREE
7:00 pm$25 Ticket Lottery for “Dear Evan Hansen” in SF | Curran   $25*
*Must enter ticket lottery to be eligible for $25 tickets
7:30 pmRoyale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Fun Stuff: Free Underground Comedy & Pizza | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy All-Stars: Dan Gabriel, Conor Kellicut & Jason Downs | The Punch Line   WIN

Thursday, December 27, 2018

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

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 more...

All DayDay 2: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Mixing Color | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pmFrench Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF   FREE
6:30 pmMuseum of Ice Cream’s “Pinkmas”: Final Free Day of 2018 | SF   FREE*
*Free for first 350 solo people each Thursday in December 2018 from 6:30-8pm
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.

Friday, December 28, 2018

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 more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos  FREE
All DayDay 3: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF   FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
4:00 pm$5 Classic Movie Night: “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” | Paramount Theatre   $8
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmHappy Hour Movie Night | Richmond   FREE*
*Please bring drinks and snacks to share.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to, Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person at the end of the night.
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door

Saturday, December 29, 2018

REI's Member-Only Garage Sale: Winter 2018 | SF
Saturday, December 29 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but you must be an REI member to make purchases
| REI San Francisco

REI Members are invited to come in for amazing deals on “as is” merchandise that has been used and returned. Items are priced to sell. Come in early for the best more...

8:30 amFree Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF   FREE*
*Free lessons (and free skate rental) but an RSVP is required. Limited to 50 people per session.
All DayOakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018   FREE*
*Free parking at off-street garages and lots but stated time limits will still be enforced. Please note that street meters are still enforced.
All DayDay 4: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF   FREE
11:59 amWin Tix: The First Ever “Oakland Coffee Passport” is Here   WIN
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
10:00 pmPre-New Year’s Eve Kick 2018 Show | SF   FREE
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm. $5 After

Sunday, December 30, 2018

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 more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amGolden Gate Bridge Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
11:00 amDeep House-style Brunch w/ The Unusual Suspects | The Chapel   FREE
All DayDay 5: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF   FREE
1:00 pm$25 Ticket Lottery for “Dear Evan Hansen” in SF | Ends Dec. 30   $25*
*Must enter ticket lottery to be eligible for $25 tickets
1:00 pmAll-Psychedelic 45s Live DJ Set | Amoeba SF   FREE
3:00 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert | SF   FREE
4:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” End of the Year Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
8:30 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:30 pmWin Tix: Thievery Corporation: Electro/Trip-Hop Legends | The Masonic   WIN
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve Sierra Azul Preserve Hike | Los Altos
Monday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sierra Azul Preserve

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 more...

All DayStrike Out Hunger: Free NYE Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Final Day  FREE*
*Limit one game per person per day. Does not include shoe rental ($3.81).
9:00 amBay Area Discovery Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve Bash | Sausalito  $14.95*
*$13.95 – Baby (ages 6-11 months) & Senior (ages 65+) / $14.95 – Child (ages 1-17) & Adult (ages 18-64)
9:00 amFinal Day: 12th Annual Gingerbread House Tour | Sausalito   FREE
10:00 amKids’ “Noon Year’s Eve” & Three Ball Drop Celebrations | San Jose   $15*
*for Adult & kids, $14 for seniors
All DayApplebee’s $1 Jolly Rancher Vodka Month | Final Day   $1
10:00 pm8th Annual NYE Comedy Countdown | Cobb’s Comedy Club   $50*
*Tickets start at $50
11:00 amAround the World NYE: Balloon Drop & Family Celebration | Oakland   $23*
*Members: $5 per child / Guests: $5 per child + General Admission fees to the museum. Registration is required
11:00 amNew Year’s Eve Day Party & Six Ball Drop Celebrations | Lawrence Hall of Science   $12*
*$12 Adults $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+. Free for members. If you're a member you can bring guests with paid admission.
All Day“Holiday in the Park”: Rides, Holiday Dance Party & Light Show | Six Flags Discovery Kingdom   $41.99*
*Advanced purchase tickets are $41.99 as of press time
11:30 amCountdown To Noon: 2019 Kid-Style Celebration | Menlo Park   FREE
All DayFamily Fun NYE: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose   FREE*
*Free entry, but bring some cash for the rides.
All DayDay 6: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF   FREE