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Wednesday, November 21

2018 Free Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet | San Rafael & Fairfax
Wednesday, November 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
2018 Free Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet | San Rafael & Fairfax

For the 14th year in a row, the Lotus Family of Restaurants gives back to the community by hosting their annual free Thanksgiving Dinner on the night before Thanksgiving. 2018 Lotus Free Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 5 – 9 pm – Lotus ...

Friday, November 23

#OptOutside: Visit 100+ Bay Area Parks Instead of Black Friday Shopping | 2018
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over California
#OptOutside: Visit 100+ Bay Area Parks Instead of Black Friday Shopping | 2018
Yea, it may be a marketing gimmick, but we can get behind the sentiment of REI closing its 149 stores on Black Friday on one of the most popular days of the year to encourage its 12,000 employees (and you) to enjoy a day outdoors). It’s ...

2018 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | North Bay
Friday, November 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes
2018 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | North Bay

Art lovers from around the Bay Area are invited to tour artists’ studios in the Point Reyes area during the Annual Point Reyes Open Studios (PROS) event Thanksgiving Weekend 2018. PROS artists will display and demonstrate their work in their studios and homes from 11 ...

Second Annual Holiday Marketplace | Napa
Friday, November 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | CIA at Copia
Second Annual Holiday Marketplace | Napa

CIA at Copia warmly welcomes you to the Second Annual Holiday Marketplace, where you can shop, eat, drink, and be merry, all in one beautiful location on November 23 & 24, 2018 at 11 am. Featuring an array of Bay Area vendors who will be ...

2018 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
2018 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 39th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, snow sledding, and one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay Area. ...

Buy Nothing Day | 2018
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Buy Nothing Day | 2018
Buy Nothing Day is the antithesis to Black Friday: your special day to unshop, unspend and unwind. Relax and do nothing for the economy and for yourself,  at least for a single day. Can you really buy absolutely nothing for just one day? You might say “Sure,” ...

Saturday, November 24

Free Pet Adoptions | Zappos’ Home for the Pawlidayz
Saturday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free between November 24-26, 2018 only from participating rescue organizations.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Pet Adoptions | Zappos' Home for the Pawlidayz

Let a sweet, new furry friend come Home for the Pawlidayz. In honor of the most wonderful time of year, Zappos will cover the cost of dog and cat adoptions from Best Friends Animal Society between November 24-26, 2018. How It Works > Find Your Local ...

RSVPs Open for December: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, November 24 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for December: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

2018 Winter Wonderland: Free Snow Sledding & Kids’ Activities | San Rafael
Saturday, November 24 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
2018 Winter Wonderland: Free Snow Sledding & Kids’ Activities | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 39th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, snow sledding, and one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay Area. ...

2018 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | North Bay
Saturday, November 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes
2018 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | North Bay

Art lovers from around the Bay Area are invited to tour artists’ studios in the Point Reyes area during the Annual Point Reyes Open Studios (PROS) event Thanksgiving Weekend 2018. PROS artists will display and demonstrate their work in their studios and homes from 11 ...

Second Annual Holiday Marketplace | Napa
Saturday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CIA at Copia
Second Annual Holiday Marketplace | Napa

CIA at Copia warmly welcomes you to the Second Annual Holiday Marketplace, where you can shop, eat, drink, and be merry, all in one beautiful location on November 23 & 24, 2018 at 11 am. Featuring an array of Bay Area vendors who will be ...

2018 Santa’s Riverboat Arrival: Candy Canes, Hot Cocoa & Shopping | Petaluma
2018 Santa's Riverboat Arrival: Candy Canes, Hot Cocoa & Shopping | Petaluma
Santa and Mrs. Claus sail in and disembark at River Plaza Shopping Center. Entertainment starts at 11:30 am and Santa arrives at noon. He & the Mrs. hand out candy canes on the way to their “workshop.” 2018 Santa’s Arrival & Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 24, ...

Sunday, November 25

November Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
November Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

2018 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | North Bay
Sunday, November 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes
2018 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | North Bay

Art lovers from around the Bay Area are invited to tour artists’ studios in the Point Reyes area during the Annual Point Reyes Open Studios (PROS) event Thanksgiving Weekend 2018. PROS artists will display and demonstrate their work in their studios and homes from 11 ...

Monday, November 26

Free Pet Adoptions | Zappos’ Home for the Pawlidayz
Monday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free between November 24-26, 2018 only from participating rescue organizations.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Pet Adoptions | Zappos' Home for the Pawlidayz

Let a sweet, new furry friend come Home for the Pawlidayz. In honor of the most wonderful time of year, Zappos will cover the cost of dog and cat adoptions from Best Friends Animal Society between November 24-26, 2018. How It Works > Find Your Local ...

Tuesday, November 27

28th Annual Festival of Trees | Vacaville
Tuesday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Vacaville Ice Sports
28th Annual Festival of Trees | Vacaville
You won’t want to miss this hometown tradition as we decorate the start of the holiday season with 100 sparkling trees big and small. Festival of Trees is celebrating its 28th year as their largest fundraiser. 28th Annual Festival of Trees November 27 – 29, 2018 | ...

Thursday, November 29

22nd Annual Meyer Factory Outlet Sale Opening Day | Vallejo
Thursday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Meyer Corporation
22nd Annual Meyer Factory Outlet Sale Opening Day | Vallejo
Join them for the Bay Area’s Largest Cookware Outlet Sale and save up to 40-70% off on well-known brands in Cookware, Bakeware, Cutlery & more, including Anolon, Circulon, Rachael Ray & more. They will also be gladly accepting and matching donations for the Humane Society of ...

Friday, November 30

Applebee’s $2 Dilly Dilly Beer Month | Final Day
Friday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: $2 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $2 Dilly Dilly Beer Month | Final Day

Enjoyeth a crisp, refreshing Bud Light beer on draft. Loyal followers of the kingdom of Applebee’s, the new November Neighborhood Drink of the Month is the $2 Dilly Dilly. Commemorate this noteworthy occasion by grabbing a mug of $2 Bud Light beer on draft, raising ...

2018 Winter Open Studios: Opening | Sausalito
Friday, November 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | ICB (Industrial Center Building)
2018 Winter Open Studios: Opening | Sausalito

Please join the 50th anniversary of Winter Opens Studios (WOS) – one of the nation’s most creative art-work spaces and artist collectives located at the Industrial Center Building (ICB). The historic ICB is home to over 100 artists creating fine art in various mediums including ...

Saturday, December 1

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...Monthly

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, December 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

Measure A Days: Free Access to all Parks | All Over Marin County
Saturday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Measure A Days: Free Access to all Parks | All Over Marin County

Come to the “Measure A Days” free access to all parks on the first Saturday of the month. The name is because of the loss in fee revenues will be offset by the Measure A funds approved by voters in 2012. Measure A Days Every ...Monthly

Pay-Your-Age Birthday Bear | Build-A-Bear
Pay-Your-Age Birthday Bear | Build-A-Bear

Build-A-Bear is treating birthday boys and girls to a special treat. Bring in your little ones to a Build-A-Bear Workshop anytime during their birthday month for a special Count Your Candles ceremony and Birthday Treat Bear, and pay just their age. Build-A-Bear Kids’ Birthday Treat ...

2018 Winter Open Studios: Saturday | Sausalito
Saturday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | ICB (Industrial Center Building)
2018 Winter Open Studios: Saturday | Sausalito

Please join the 50th anniversary of Winter Opens Studios (WOS) – one of the nation’s most creative art-work spaces and artist collectives located at the Industrial Center Building (ICB). The historic ICB is home to over 100 artists creating fine art in various mediums including ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, December 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...Monthly