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Wednesday, December 1

SF’s Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2021
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
SF's Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2021
The Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting — a free, family-friendly event — returns Wednesday, December 1, 4-7pm! This festive event features holiday entertainment, “snow” flurries, festive bites and drinks, free holiday crafts from community organizations, and a toy giveaway for 400+ children! The night of festive ...
SF’s “World Tree of Hope” w/ 17,000 Origami Cranes (Dec. 1 – Jan. 8)
Wednesday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
SF’s “World Tree of Hope” w/ 17,000 Origami Cranes (Dec. 1 - Jan. 8)

See the world’s most unique holiday tree at Grace Cathedral. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded ...

Say Goodbye to Grace Cathedral’s Rainbow Steps for 2021
Wednesday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to view from outside and take photos
| Grace Cathedral
Say Goodbye to Grace Cathedral's Rainbow Steps for 2021
Grace Cathedral finally says goodbye to their gorgeous rainbow steps today, after 6 colorful months on the steps of one of SF’s most iconic buildings. We’ve been told the final full day for the steps is December 1, 2021 and that they’ll being to remove them ...
SF’s “Holiday Trolley” Hits the Streets with Treats (December 1-18)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
SF's "Holiday Trolley" Hits the Streets with Treats (December 1-18)
This year, the Shop and Dine in the 49 campaign promotes shopping at small businesses and neighborhood corridors throughout San Francisco. Beginning on Wednesday, December 1 through December 18, 2021, in partnership with neighborhood merchant associations, a trolley car with Shop and Dine in the 49 ...
“Misery Party” for the Holidays at Thriller Social Club (SF)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thriller Social Club
"Misery Party" for the Holidays at Thriller Social Club (SF)
For some people this is the most miserable time of the year. If you’re the likes “spreading cheer” consider yourselves uninvited from Thriller Social Club’s “Misery Party” on December 1st. That’s the new carnival-themed arcade bar in SoMa that took over the old Coin-Op space. To ...
Opening Night: “The Alterverse” Celebration of Poetry and Light (Golden Gate Park)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)
Opening Night: "The Alterverse" Celebration of Poetry and Light (Golden Gate Park)
Celebrate the opening of The Alterverse when James Weldon Johnson’s soaring words “Lift Every Voice” from the Black National Anthem are elevated and illuminated atop the revived Golden Gate Bandshell. Hear sculptor Dana King discuss Monumental Reckoning, her powerful installation which sits directly across the ...
SF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (4th Night)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SF's Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (4th Night)

Celebrate Chanukah 2021 with the 46th lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from November 28-December 6, at approximately 4:30 ...

SF’s World AIDS Day + Golden Gate Park “Circle of Lights” (2021)
Wednesday, December 1 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
SF's World AIDS Day + Golden Gate Park "Circle of Lights" (2021)
World AIDS Day FREE public programming – An Evening of Lights & Remembrance in the Grove. A reading of the names ceremony begins at 5 pm as we gather together to remember those lost surrounded by the beautifully illuminate Grove at night until 9pm. The ceremony will be ...
SF’s Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Lighting (Westfield Centre)
SF's Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Lighting (Westfield Centre)

Westfield Centre is bringing back their famous upside down Christmas tree for 2021 The famous Inverted Christmas Tree is back for the holidays on Level 4 Under The Dome.  It is the perfect picture opportunity in the shopping center while you shop. See it shine from ...

Zeitgeist’s Free Outdoor Concert Night (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, December 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist's Free Outdoor Concert Night (Every Wednesday)

Heyo, come out each Wednesday from 7 pm – 9 pm at Zeitgeist for free Live Music in our beer garden. Each week, we feature different local Bay Area bands from Bluegrass, Blues, Country and Soul music genres. Check out our events page for more ...Every Wednesday

Premiere of “The Magic Lamp” at the Presidio Theatre (SF)
Premiere of "The Magic Lamp" at the Presidio Theatre (SF)
The Presidio Theatre presents the world premiere of The Magic Lamp, the Bay Area’s newest holiday show December 1-31. The production features an original script and music–setting the comic action in contemporary San Francisco–brimming with humor, audience participation, dance, magic and hope for the whole ...
Pub Trivia at Standard Deviant (SF)
Wednesday, December 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cost!
| Standard Deviant Brewing
Pub Trivia at Standard Deviant (SF)
Join us for a night of Pub Trivia at Standard Deviant! Make sure your team is ready, the competition will be hot! Meet the Falcons! We are a Professional Ultimate (Frisbee) Team and we’re about to start our 2022 season! We’ll be playing in the Winter Cup Showcase ...

Thursday, December 2

$15 Tix: SF’s Immersive Art Show “teamLab Continuity” (Asian Art Museum)
Thursday, December 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Weekday tickets are $20. Weekend tickets are $25. Thursday evening tickets are $15
| Asian Art Museum
$15 Tix: SF's Immersive Art Show "teamLab Continuity" (Asian Art Museum)

Plan ahead for the holidays. This is your final chance to see one of SF’s most engaging and inspiriting immersive art experiences. The Asian Art Museum just announced their final block of tickets for teamLab: Continuity goes on sale today, October 21, 2021. Step into ...

SF’s “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Dec. 2-4)
SF's "HellaSecret" Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Dec. 2-4)

Get ready for SF’s very first fully-dedicated outdoor comedy club – part of our new pop-up (and socially-distant) comedy shows at unique outdoor spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. Get $5 ...

SF’s Holiday Secret Speakeasy Comedy Night (Dec. 2-4)
SF's Holiday Secret Speakeasy Comedy Night (Dec. 2-4)

Discover SF’s secret speakeasy comedy night! Now that indoor performances are finally allowed again, we are setting up “speakeasy” style comedy shows.  This is part of Funcheap’s pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll ...

Free Outdoor Bollywood Fitness Class at Civic Center Plaza (SF)
Thursday, December 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Free Outdoor Bollywood Fitness Class at Civic Center Plaza (SF)

We are very excited for our first in-person outdoor BollyX class with AccessSFUSD: The Arc THURSDAYS, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM at San Francisco Civic Center near City Hall! This class is *FREE* and open to all! No need to register, just show up! Arrive 10 ...Every Thursday

Free “Hidden SF” Downtown Walking Tours
Thursday, December 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Rain might cancel
| Yerba Buena District
Free "Hidden SF" Downtown Walking Tours

Hidden stories, surprises, and live performances abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Neighborhood. Local history, activism, music, and pirating are brought to life as actors portray the larger-than-life historical figures that gave this city its quirky and unique ...Monthly

91st Golden Gate Park Tree Lighting w/ Carnival Rides + Snow (2021)
Thursday, December 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most activities are typically free, but some may have a nominal cost.
| McLaren Lodge
91st Golden Gate Park Tree Lighting w/ Carnival Rides + Snow (2021)
Join us in front of McLaren Lodge on December 2 as we kick-off the holiday season with the annual tree lighting ceremony. The event runs from 4-8pm. The annual lighting of Uncle John’s tree, with Mayor Breed, will be held in front of McLaren Lodge at 6 ...
SFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights (Bay Area Residents)
SFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights (Bay Area Residents)

SFMOMA has announced another batch of dates or free access to the museum for Bay Area locals for upcoming Thursday evenings in 2021. First Thursdays at SFMOMA: Free Admission for Bay Area Residents All residents of the nine Bay Area counties are invited to spend ...Monthly

SF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (5th Night)
Thursday, December 2 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SF's Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (5th Night)

Celebrate Chanukah 2021 with the 46th lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from November 28-December 6, at approximately 4:30 ...

SF’s Holiday Drive-in Movies are Back at Fort Mason (Dec. 2-4)
Thursday, December 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $30*
*Early bird tix start at $30
| Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
SF’s Holiday Drive-in Movies are Back at Fort Mason (Dec. 2-4)
Fort Mason’s popular pop-up drive-in movie theater, Fort Mason Flix, is returning for the holidays. Presented by and housed on Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC)’s historic waterfront campus, Fort Mason Flix is a pop-up drive-in theater showing hits for the holidays, from family ...
SF’s Lighted Forest Returns to Golden Gate Park on Dec. 2
Thursday, December 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peacock Meadow
SF's Lighted Forest Returns to Golden Gate Park on Dec. 2
San Francisco’s popular illuminated forest, Entwined, returns to Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow, from December 2, 2021 through February 1, 2022. Entwined’s winter lighting ceremony takes place at 7pm on December 2, 2021 During the pandemic, this dazzling forest of lights entranced park goers and quickly became ...
SF’s Drag Queens on Ice 2021 (Union Square)
Thursday, December 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Union Square Park
SF's Drag Queens on Ice 2021 (Union Square)
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square is never more fabulous than during one of the City’s most popular events of the holiday season—Drag Queens on Ice. Watch some of San Francisco’s fiercest Bay Area drag queens lip-sync and skate the night away for ...