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Wednesday, December 11

Macy’s Free Workshop: Gift Making with Rice Krispies Treats | SF
Wednesday, December 11 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Free Workshop: Gift Making with Rice Krispies Treats | SF
In need of the perfect gift for the holidays? Get creative, shape and decorate sweet Rice Krispies Treats into ornaments, wreaths, snowflakes, hearts, and more. With your choice of tasting treat toppings like frosting, sprinkles and more, you’ll go home with a special box of treats ...

Saturday, December 14

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...Every Saturday

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. ...
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 ...

Monday, December 16

Win Tix: Free Ice Skating in Union Square 2019/20 | SF
Monday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Union Square Park
A San Francisco holiday tradition, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines, presents magical outdoor ice skating through January 20, 2020. You’ll win a pair of tickets and skate rentals that are good for any session on any day of ...

Tuesday, December 17

Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF
Tuesday, December 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Union Square
Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF

Jericho is an urban spy game with Nerf guns played sneaky in public settings all over SF like malls and parks, where everyone assumes the role of a spy like a giant secret game of Capture the Flag. Each team of “agents” will carry out ...

Saturday, December 21

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...Every Saturday

Sunday, December 22

2019 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Dec. 22-29
Sunday, December 22 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*2 pm Kids Activities, plus musical performance.
| Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Dec. 22-29

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual 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 December 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Monday, December 23

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square
Monday, December 23 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual 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 December 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Tuesday, December 24

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd Night | Union Square
Tuesday, December 24 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual 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 December 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Wednesday, December 25

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square
Wednesday, December 25 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual 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 December 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Thursday, December 26

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 5th Night | Union Square
Thursday, December 26 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 5th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual 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 December 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Friday, December 27

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 6th Night | Union Squareuare
Friday, December 27 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 6th Night | Union Squareuare

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual 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 December 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Saturday, December 28

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...Every Saturday

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square
Saturday, December 28 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual 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 December 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Sunday, December 29

2019 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square
Sunday, December 29 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual 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 December 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Wednesday, January 1

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Ice Skate | Union Square
Wednesday, January 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, but normal fees apply to skate.
| Union Square Park
New Year's Day Polar Bear Ice Skate | Union Square
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines welcomes skaters of all ages to the return of San Francisco’s take on the popular Canadian tradition. In this version, ice skaters are encouraged to put on their bathing suit, grab their shades and ...
Macy’s Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: Final Day | Union Square
Wednesday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: Final Day | Union Square
It’s your last chance to see Macy’s decorated Holiday Windows and perhaps start the new year with a new furry friend on January 1, 2020.

Saturday, January 4

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...Every Saturday

Friday, January 10

Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game: 10th Year Anniversary | Jan 10-12
Friday, January 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Powell & Post
Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game: 10th Year Anniversary | Jan 10-12
On a dark January night in 2010, four people showed up in Union Square to play the 1st Jericho game in the city. It was a historic night and 140+ games of foam filled fun, fear, and flabbergasting later – Jericho is turning 10! To celebrate ...

Saturday, January 11

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...Every Saturday

Saturday, January 18

Final Weekend of 2020: Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons | SF
Final Weekend of 2020: Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...Every Saturday

Wednesday, April 22

Win Tix: Matt Corby:The Rainbow Valley Tour | August Hall
Wednesday, April 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Multi-platinum-selling musician Matt Corby has been pushing his own boundaries for a decade, embracing a journey of self-discovery that’s seen him wrestle a few pre-conceptions and stare down his share of demons. > Get Tickets – $37.50 The Australian singer-songwriter will visit North America this fall for ...