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San FranFREEsco has joined up with FunCheap to help hunt down the most interesting free (and cheap) events in the Bay Area.

These events are hand-picked by Becca Bandit of San FranFREEsco, which shares with you all the best FREE or almost free events and happenings in the SF Bay Area including concerts, parties, open bars, free food, free events, art openings, free museum admission, fairs, festivals and more.

Friday, November 23

Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Friday, November 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/23/18 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 23, 2018. 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 San ...
2018 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to Watch
| Union Square Park
2018 Macy's Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree stands more than 83-feet tall, decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 23, 2018. 29th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 23, 2018 | ...

Saturday, November 24

The Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
Saturday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
The Fairmont's 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
Please note that this event will take place on 11/24 and not 11/23 as previously listed. As of 11/19 the event is still listed as 11/23 on The Fairmont website, but they’ve informed us that their site is incorrect For more than a century, The Fairmont ...
2018 Winter Lighting Ceremony: Snow & Free Carousel Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, November 24 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Children's Creativity Museum
2018 Winter Lighting Ceremony: Snow & Free Carousel Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens
Put a “spin” on a classic holiday tradition this winter as the Children’s Creativity Museum lights up the Bay Area’s oldest and most beloved carousel in Yerba Buena Gardens. This historic carousel was constructed in 1906 and lived at Playland-at-the-Beach from 1913 to 1972 and moved ...

Wednesday, December 5

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, December 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...Monthly

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2018
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2018
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. Typically the free day is on December 5th (Walt’s actual birthday), unless his birthday falls on a Tuesday (in which case the museum ...

Monday, December 31

San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Midnight | 2018/2019
Monday, December 31 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks at Midnight | 2018/2019
Say goodbye to 2018 and ring in the 2019 new year with 200,000 fellow bundled-up San Franciscans for an annual tradition as the city once again hosts a free waterfront midnight fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Saturday, December 31, 2018 ...

Wednesday, January 2

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...Monthly