Home » Events by Neighborhood & Region

South Bay

Wednesday, December 11

“Escape the Holiday Madness” Scenic Aerobic Hike | Los Altos
Wednesday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph Hill Preserve
"Escape the Holiday Madness" Scenic Aerobic Hike | Los Altos
Opt out of holiday crowds and last-minute mall madness and escape the holiday madness with a hike in beautiful St. Joseph’S Hill Preserve in Los Altos. Join docents Huey-Shin Yuan, Mary Brunkhorst, and Fran Keeler for a moderately-paced, exercise focused hike on trails with beautiful scenery. ...

Thursday, December 12

2019 Geminids Meteor Shower: Early Morning Shooting Stars | Dec 13-14
Thursday, December 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2019 Geminids Meteor Shower: Early Morning Shooting Stars | Dec 13-14

The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak around the mornings of December 13 and 14, 2019, though under the light of a bright waning gibbous moon. The Geminids are a very reliable shower if you watch at ...

Friday, December 13

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, December 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

2019 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Friday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2019 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak around the mornings of December 13 and 14, 2019, though under the light of a bright waning gibbous moon. The Geminids are a very reliable shower if you watch at ...

Saturday, December 14

Christmas in the Park: Dog Day & Toy Drive at the Park | San Jose
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are accepted.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Christmas in the Park: Dog Day & Toy Drive at the Park | San Jose
Bring your four legged (dog) friend to Christmas in the Park for a free visit with Santa, plus a toy drive for young children who wish to share their old toys or unused toys to other children and celebrate the spirit of Christmas on Saturday, ...
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, ...

Sunday, December 15

2019 Santa 5K Run & Festival | San Jose
Sunday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the race and enjoy the race festival.
| Downtown San Jose
2019 Santa 5K Run & Festival | San Jose
Join the Santa Run Silicon Valley on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3 pm presented by Google benefiting Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice. This 5K run/walk is fun for the whole family and you are encouraged to dress up as your favorite holiday ...

Friday, December 20

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, December 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Monday, December 23

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, December 23 – 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, December 24

Christmas Eve at Christmas in the Park | San Jose
Tuesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Christmas Eve at Christmas in the Park | San Jose

For over 30 years, Plaza de Cesar Chavez has been transformed into Christmas in the Park, a holiday fantasy with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 55-foot Community Giving Tree. One of the largest exhibits, the Lima Train, includes a melting ...

AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Christmas Eve 2019
AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Christmas Eve 2019

AAA’s Holiday Safe Ride Home Program (formerly called “Tipsy Tow”) offers a free safe tow ride home for drinking drivers in Northern California. And you don’t even have to be a AAA member. You call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO and tell the operator you need a safe ride home. ...

Wednesday, December 25

Christmas at “Christmas in the Park” | San Jose
Wednesday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Christmas at "Christmas in the Park" | San Jose

For over 30 years, Plaza de Cesar Chavez has been transformed into Christmas in the Park, a holiday fantasy with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 55-foot Community Giving Tree. One of the largest exhibits, the Lima Train, includes a melting ...

Tuesday, December 31

Kids’ “Noon Year’s Eve” & Three Ball Drop Celebrations | San Jose
Tuesday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: $15*
*for Adult & kids, $14 for seniors
| Children's Discovery Museum
Kids' "Noon Year's Eve" & Three Ball Drop Celebrations | San Jose
This night may belong to the adults, but the day belongs to the kids. Celebrate the arrival of 2020 with your whole family. Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration December 31, 2019 | 10 am to 4 pm Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose Tickets: $15 Participate in the “countdown ...
Applebee’s $1 Merry Dollarita | Final Day
Tuesday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $1 Merry Dollarita | Final Day

You put in the time getting everyone else the perfect gift, but you deserve one too. Something low-stress. Something with a delicious blend of tequila, triple sec, pomegranate, and margarita mix. Something like the Merry Dollarita™. Applebee’s $1 Merry Dollarita December 2019 21+ / Dine-in ...

AAA “Safe Ride” Home | New Year’s Eve
AAA "Safe Ride" Home | New Year's Eve

AAA’s Holiday Safe Ride Home Program (formerly called “Tipsy Tow”) offers a free safe tow ride home for drinking drivers in Northern California. And you don’t even have to be a AAA member. You call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO and tell the operator you need a safe ride home. ...

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, December 31 – 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

NYE at Christmas in the Park | San Jose
Tuesday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
NYE at Christmas in the Park | San Jose
Join Christmas in the Park at 8 pm on New Year’s Eve as they celebrate 2020 with a fun evening filled with holiday cheer and Christmas fun. Christmas in the Park is free to explore and it’s open on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2019 from ...

Wednesday, January 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | January 2020
Wednesday, January 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 | January 2020
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 ...

Friday, January 3

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, January 3 – 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, January 3 – 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, January 3 – 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, January 3 – 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, January 3 – 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, January 4

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, January 4 – 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