Friday, December 20, 2019

SF Etsy's Winter Pop Up Shop | 2019
Friday, December 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Makers WorkSpace

Join for three Weekends of Handmade Holiday Shopping beginning December 6, 2019. Come get all your holiday shopping done at this amazing pop-up shop featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and more...

All DayFairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland  $12*
*$12 general admission. Fairyland members: You're invited to play at Fairy Winterland for free on Friday, December 13. Come back another day for just $6.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:30 pmWinter Solstice Eve 2019: Beach Celebration & Plunge | Ocean Beach   FREE
5:00 pmSilent Disco at Rooftop Winterfest | Salesforce Park   FREE
7:00 pmTiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
7:00 pmSantaCon 2019: Festive Santa Pub Crawl | Sonoma   FREE*
*21+
7:30 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) | Cobb’s   WIN
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
7:30 pmYou Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmFandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley   FREE*
*Donations welcome
8:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
8:00 pmSan Francisco Winter Comedy Festival | Dec. 20-21   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
9:00 pmXmas HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
9:45 pm“Tindervention” Free Comedy Night at Cobbs | Dec. 20-21   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum

Saturday, December 21, 2019

2019 Winter Solstice Ceremony | San Francisco Zen Center
Saturday, December 21 – 7:10 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is typically by donation, but consider becoming a member.
| San Francisco Zen Center

Words of the season are offered in the equinox and solstice ceremonies, usually outdoors in the courtyard. Ceremony follows evening zazen. 

8:00 am2019 Solstice Sun Hike | Tilden Nature Area   FREE
8:15 amFree Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020   FREE*
*Free lessons (and free skate rental) but an RSVP is required. Limited to 50 people per session.
All DayFree de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All DayFree Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All DayChristmas Weekend Guided 57 Free Walking Tours | Dec. 21-25   FREE
10:00 amWinterfest Family Fun: Photo w/ Santa & Face Painting | Salesforce Park   FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
All Day2019 KPFA Holiday Crafts Fair | Craneway Pavilion   $12*
*Admission is $12 ages 18-64, $10 Seniors & Disabled, Youth Free.
All DayTelegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley   FREE
11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley   FREE
11:00 amDrop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View   FREE
All Day2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley   FREE
All DayFairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland   $12*
*$12 general admission. Fairyland members: You're invited to play at Fairy Winterland for free on Friday, December 13. Come back another day for just $6.
All DayChildren Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown   FREE
12:00 pm2019 Russian Holiday Bell Concert | SF Main Library   FREE
12:45 pm2019 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Final Concert | Civic Center   FREE
2:00 pm2019 Winter Solstice Campfire Celebration | John Muir Historic Site   FREE
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
4:00 pm2019 Christmas Carol Music Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free Admission. Donations Requested. Limited seating. Register online.
4:00 pmChristmas Carols Sing-along & Reception | SF   FREE*
*Free Admission. Donations Requested.
4:54 pm14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2019   FREE
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland   $10
7:30 pmYeah Buddy Awesome Time: Comedy Show   $5
7:30 pmSan Francisco Winter Comedy Festival | December 2019   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:00 pmCraft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland   FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:45 pm“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE


Sunday, December 22, 2019

2019 KPFA Holiday Crafts Fair | Craneway Pavilion
Sunday, December 22 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*Admission is $12 ages 18-64, $10 Seniors & Disabled, Youth Free.
| Craneway Pavilion

The 2019 Craneway Craft Fair will take place December 21 & 22, 10 am – 5 pm both days. The Fair takes place in the gorgeous Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day19 Free Guided Walking Tours of San Francisco | Christmas Weekend   FREE
All DayTelegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley   FREE
All DayFairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland   $12*
*$12 general admission. Fairyland members: You're invited to play at Fairy Winterland for free on Friday, December 13. Come back another day for just $6.
12:00 pmChildren Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown   FREE
12:00 pmSF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop: Final Day | 2019   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmBayview Hunters Point’s Christmas Tree Giveaway | SF   FREE*
*Registration Required. Free Christmas Trees for anyone in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.
3:00 pm2019 “Light of Menorah” Pop-Up Glowing Hanukkah Party | Ghirardelli Square   FREE*
*Advance reservation requested.
4:00 pm2019 Chanukah Festival: Free Latkes, Donuts & 9 ft. Giant Menorah | Redwood City   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
4:00 pm7th Grand Chanukah Lighting: Donuts & Latkes | Fremont   FREE
All DayIlluminate 2019: SF’s Festival of Light | 40+ Light Sculptures   FREE
4:30 pm2019 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Dec. 22-29   FREE*
*2 pm Kids Activities, plus musical performance.
4:30 pmChanukah At The River: Grand Menorah Lighting | Petaluma   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: SF Sunday Comedy Showcase | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pmThe $2 Bill Comedy Show | Milk Bar   $2*
*$2 with RSVP on Eventbrite. Otherwise, $10 at the door.
8:30 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE
11:59 pmUrsids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2019   FREE

Monday, December 23, 2019

6 Free Guided Walking Tours of San Francisco | Christmas Weekend
Monday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas more...

All Day2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley   FREE
All DayTelegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley   FREE
All DayHumphry Slocombe’s 11th Birthday: Free Ice Cream All Day | SF   FREE*
*Registration Required / Donations to Project Open Hand are greatly appreciated. While supplies last. One scoop per person
5:00 pm2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square   FREE
6:00 pmFree Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*RSVP for a chance to win 1 hour of bowling & shoe rental for you + 5 friends (compliments of Mission Bowling Club)
6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMonday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Free Peet's Coffee Day | Christmas Eve 2019
Tuesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*One free complimentary brewed coffee or tea per person. Donations are encouraged.
| Peet's (Bay Area)

The annual Peet’s Holiday Donation Program is entering its 34th year, supporting No Kid Hungry, a national non-profit that works to end child hunger in America. To celebrate the program’s success and more...

All DayChristmas Eve: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary   FREE
All DayChristmas Eve at Christmas in the Park | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
All DayChristmas Eve: 5 Free Guided Walking Tours in SF   FREE
All DayFinal Day: 2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley   FREE
All DayChristmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley   FREE
All DayChristmas Eve “Emperor Norton’s Holiday Market” | Final Night   FREE*
*No Cover, but bring money for buying yummy stuff.
11:30 amVolunteer: Prime Rib Luncheon 2019 | GLIDE   FREE*
*Registration is closed.
12:00 pmWhisky Eve: Last Minute Christmas Eve Shopping | Mission Dist.   FREE
All Day24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley   FREE
5:00 pm2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd Night | Union Square   FREE
5:00 pmFinal Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center   FREE*
*Valid dates: November 22 - December 24, 2019. 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 Christmas Eve Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE