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Friday, November 22

Winter Ice Rink Grand Opening Ceremony | Sunnyvale
Friday, November 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Square
Winter Ice Rink Grand Opening Ceremony | Sunnyvale
The Winter Ice Rink Downtown Sunnyvale will open with a special grand opening ceremony to celebrate the inaugural season of skating and holiday festivities in the heart of Redwood Square. The festivities will include guest appearances by local dignitaries, special on-ice performances, a DJ and more. The ...

Sunday, November 24

SnowFest 2019: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | Campbell
Sunday, November 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Campbell)
SnowFest 2019: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | Campbell

The wait is over. The 14th annual SnowFest has arrived. They will be hosting this event at all of the stores this year. Receive your first raffle ticket at check-in. Basementeers get an extra raffle ticket just for RSVP-ing. Spend $100 or more you’ll get ...

Monday, November 25

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, November 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...Monthly

Tuesday, November 26

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, November 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Friday, November 29

Black Friday Deals in San Francisco | 2019
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Black Friday Deals in San Francisco | 2019
Want to know what all the Black Friday deals are and when the stores open? We’ve got deals for Cirque du Soleil plus a list of all the major online retailers and big box stores like Macy’s and Costco. At the center of it all, in ...
The Best of Winter in The Bay: Snow Days, Holiday Lights & Ice Rinks
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
The Best of Winter in The Bay: Snow Days, Holiday Lights & Ice Rinks
Winter is coming. Get into the holiday spirit by embracing the best of winter by gazing at dazzling holiday lighting displays, twirling around a pop-up outdoor ice rink, indulging in seasonal produce, playing in the snow,. Or visit a Christmas tree farm, sniffing the magnificent magnolias ...
#OptOutside: Visit 100+ Bay Area Parks Instead of Black Friday Shopping | 2019
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over California
#OptOutside: Visit 100+ Bay Area Parks Instead of Black Friday Shopping | 2019
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 13,000 employees (and you) to enjoy a day outdoors. ...
Buy Nothing Day | 2019
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Buy Nothing Day | 2019
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,” ...
Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Friday, November 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/29/19 from 4-6 pm only.
| Downtown San Jose
Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Take a break from shopping on Black Friday and ride some free rides at San Jose’s Winter Wonderland from 4-6 pm on November 29, 2019. Unlimited wristbands are usually $20 for the day, or $3.50 per ride. Winter Wonderland is a good old-fashioned carnival set up each winter in ...
2019 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | San Jose
Friday, November 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | San Jose
After a day of feasting with family and friends, come to downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park and the lighting of the Community Giving Tree. 2019 Christmas in the Park Opening Friday, November 29, 2019 | 5 pm to 9 pm Plaza de Cesar ...
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting: Wine Stroll & Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Friday, November 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Village
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting: Wine Stroll & Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Kick off the holiday season with a one-of-a-kind Saratoga tradition at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Wine Stroll. The festivities will be held the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 23 beginning at 5 pm in Downtown Saratoga. 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, November 29, 2019 ...

Saturday, November 30

Applebee’s $1 Vodka Cranberry Lemonade | Final Day
Saturday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $1 Vodka Cranberry Lemonade | Final Day

Starting today, and for the rest of November, participating Applebee’s locations across the country are serving up the $1 Vodka Cranberry Lemonade to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit. Served in a 10-ounce mug, the $1 Vodka Cranberry Lemonade is a delicious blend of vodka, Tropicana lemonade and ...

RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area
Saturday, November 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area

Come join our us as we take over another brewery tap room, for Round #2 of the RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour. We have added a couple new local artists, and are super excited to have the excellent Epidemic Brewing as our host. They have excellent ...Monthly

Sunday, December 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | December 2019
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Details vary for each museum and cultural institution
| All Over the Bay Area
All of SF's Free Monthly Museum Days | December 2019
Whether the economy is strong or sour, most of the museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area throw their doors open once a month to allow free admission to all comers. Generally on the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of each month, these free days ...

Monday, December 2

San Francisco Holiday Volunteering Guide 2019
Monday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
San Francisco Holiday Volunteering Guide 2019
December is in full swing, so why not spread some holiday cheer? Give back to San Francisco with one of these great volunteer opportunities. Spend your Christmas with the elderly, prepare meals to feed to homeless, choose children’s toys, and more. It’s the best gift you ...

Thursday, December 5

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Thursday, December 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to for several Community Free Days several times a year. Powered by the Long Marine ...

Friday, December 6

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art
Friday, December 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art

Come to the Facebook First Fridays, a late night offering free admission to all exhibitions and programs featuring music by live DJ, a cash bar, and a photo booth. Facebook First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 5 pm to 9 pm San José Museum of ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, December 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, December 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...Monthly

Saturday, December 7

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, December 7 – 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

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

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (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 and Oakland ...Monthly

Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2019
Saturday, December 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World's Largest Toy Train | 2019

Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train will fire up its engine for the eighth year this December to delight Bay Area families with holiday giving. This festive tradition brings holiday treats, entertainment and characters including Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and Santa’s elves to ...

Sunday, December 8

Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2019
Sunday, December 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World's Largest Toy Train | 2019

Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train will fire up its engine for the eighth year this December to delight Bay Area families with holiday giving. This festive tradition brings holiday treats, entertainment and characters including Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and Santa’s elves to ...