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San Francisco… land of the free. Here’s just the free stuff in SF and the Bay Area. Keep your wallet in your pocket and enjoy!

Saturday, December 14

Children Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown
Saturday, December 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
Children Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown

Santa Claus has arrived at the Japan Center Malls. Visit Japan Center Malls for a perfect place to pose for photos with Santa and share your holiday wish list with him. Also, at the Little Hands Craft Shop, kids can make crafts to give away ...

Community Day at the Park | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore Mini Park
Community Day at the Park | SF

Join the monthly community event with resource tables, games, art activities, music, and food. Bring your family and friends for fun day event every second Saturday. Community Day at the Park Every 2nd Saturday | Noon to 4 pm Fillmore & Turk Mini Park, Fillmore ...Monthly

12th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Harrington Galleries
12th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | SF

Five & Diamond is very excited to announce the 12th Annual Holiday Loft Sale above Harrington Galleries , a beautiful loft space on Valencia Street. 12th Annual Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale Saturday , December 14, 2019 | Noon to 8 pm Sunday, December ...

Free Macy’s Cooking Demo: Healthy Holiday Meals w/ Linda Shiue | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Free Macy’s Cooking Demo: Healthy Holiday Meals w/ Linda Shiue  | SF
Who says the holidays can’t be healthy. Chef Linda Shiue, MD, from Kaiser Permanente San Francisco’s Thrive Kitchen will serve up nutritious, crowd-pleasing appetizers for you to try. She’ll teach you how to replicate them all for your holiday celebrations. You can find more of Dr. ...
2019 Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Lighted Boat Parade | Vallejo
Saturday, December 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Vallejo
2019 Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Lighted Boat Parade | Vallejo
Update: The event was moved to December 14, 2019 due to a possible storm on December 7. Celebrate the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in the historic downtown of Vallejo. 10th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Saturday, December 14, 2019| ...
Winter on the Waterfront: Fireworks, Lighted Boat Parade & Snow | Berkeley
Saturday, December 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Yacht Club
Winter on the Waterfront: Fireworks, Lighted Boat Parade & Snow | Berkeley
Join the City of Berkeley’s 3rd Annual Winter on the Waterfront, a chance to celebrate winter with activities for all ages including real snow, a lighted boat parade, visits with Santa, and a fireworks display over the Bay. Winter on the Waterfront & Lighted Boat Parade Saturday, ...
Light Up the Laurel & Santa Stroll | Oakland
Saturday, December 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Santana Roasting Company
Light Up the Laurel & Santa Stroll | Oakland
Visit The Laurel Oakland Saturday, December 14th for the Annual Santa Stroll! From a Santa Meet + Greet at Cafe Santana, to a Free Holiday Ornament Making Workshop at Mischief, to our Annual Laurel Oakland Food Drive, we’re making spirits bright at Oakland’s Laurel District ...
Latoya Ruby Frazier & The Sister Tour at SFMOMA | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. First come, first served.
| SFMOMA
Latoya Ruby Frazier & The Sister Tour at SFMOMA | SF
As of September 16, 2019, the time for this event is not yet available. Please check the website for updates.
2019 Misfit Maker Factory: 30+ Artist Sculptures & Giftables | Mission
2019 Misfit Maker Factory: 30+ Artist Sculptures & Giftables | Mission
Live art making, local vendors, and lots of fun. In addition to the Annual Misfit Maker event this year, you are invited to join in  celebrating the inaugural Studio Artist exhibition “RD Makes” to showcase the range of processes and work being produced here at ...
SF’s 17th Annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
SF's 17th Annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
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 14, 2019, the community will be holding the 17th Annual San Francisco Parol ...
2019 Lighted Boat Parade & Winter Fireworks | Sausalito
Saturday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gabrielson Park
2019 Lighted Boat Parade & Winter Fireworks  | Sausalito
The Sausalito on the Waterfront Association hosts their annual Lighted Boat Parade along the waterfront. Watch dozens of brightly lit and beautifully decorated boats parade along the shoreline by the Spinnaker, Sausalito Yacht Club & Ferry Landing. 2019 Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Saturday, December 14, 2019 ...
SF’s Krampus Crawl: Wandering Guerilla Theater | Union Square
SF's Krampus Crawl: Wandering Guerilla Theater | Union Square
It’s time once again to bring the Xmas weird back to Union Square with the 6th Annual Krampusnacht celebration. Join in to channel your own personal versions of the traditional Christmas demon Krampus, a pal of St. Nick and scourge of naughty children everywhere. More wandering guerilla theater than ...
2019 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
Saturday, December 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| Downtown San Jose
2019 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
SantaCon San Jose returns on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Holiday-themed outfit is not required for entry, but being 21+ is. There will be more clubs and dancing. Also, SantaCon is partnering with CREAM San Jose to provide specials to all you snacking Santas. 2019 SantaCon San Jose Saturday, ...
Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez
Saturday, December 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morello Hills Christian Church
Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez

Shepherds, Roman soldiers, bakers and potters will all be here as the story of Christmas comes to life. On Friday Dec. 13th and Saturday Dec. 14th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, stroll through Bethlehem and enjoy this interactive fair, with dramatic presentations, live animals, ...

Unsilent Night 2019: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2019: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s participatory sound artwork, an ethereal, electronic soundscape played by the audience on boomboxes carried through city streets. “Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smartphone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ...
Downtown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday
Saturday, December 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown SF's Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday

It’s San Francisco’s brand new (and only) weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a cool downtown SF art bar 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 the ...Every Saturday

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...Every Saturday

“Downtown Comedy Night” Comedy Show | SF
"Downtown Comedy Night" Comedy Show | SF

Every Saturday night downtown comes alive with a fresh new comedy set hosted by Feel Woods (SF Sketchfest) and the HellaFunny crew. Comedians on this showcase have been seen at the SF Sketchfest, Punchline, Cobbs, Viceland, NBC, ABC and many many more. Bar Fluxus, run ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland
Saturday, December 14 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Miranda
"FirstClass: Departure" DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland

They would like to welcome you to FirstClass: Departure, a monthly series venture dedicated to all musical styles on 2nd Saturdays at the illustrious The Miranda Lounge Oakland, CA. They’ll be curating nights with specific genres, sounds, moods, artists, & more. “FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday ...Monthly