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Huge End-of-2022 Craft Market at Hangar 1’s Alameda DistilleryHuge End-of-2022 Craft Market at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery
By - posted 12/15/2022
Holidays, Sponsored

On the third Sunday of each month from 11a-5p, enjoy browsing through Head West Marketplace’s 100+ local craft and plant merchants at Hangar 1 Vodka’s Alameda distillery, which is a converted WWII-era airplane hangar. This Sunday (December 18th) it’s your prefect chance to pick up last minute gifts from local more...

Bay Area's "Cut Your Own" Christmas Tree Farms 2022Bay Area’s “Cut Your Own” Christmas Tree Farms 2022
By - posted 11/29/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Holidays, Outdoorsy

Love the smell of pine and got a hankering for a real Christmas tree? Ditch the paved asphalt lot for a real Christmas tree farm with plenty of charm and festive activities to really get you into the holiday spirit. Updated 11/29/22 2022 Bay Area Christmas Tree Farms Confirmed for 2022 Patchen California Christmas more...

14+ Hours of Sunshine: First Full Day of Summer (June 21)14+ Hours of Sunshine: First Full Day of Summer (June 21)
By - posted 6/19/2022

June 21, 2022 is the longest day of the year and officially the first day of Summer. Technically summer begins this morning at 2:13am. With the sunrise at 5:48 am and sunset not until 8:35 pm in San Francisco that gives us a full 14 hours, 46 minutes and 54 seconds of daylight to more...

Mount Diablo Beacon Lights at Sunset for Memorial DayMount Diablo Beacon Lights at Sunset for Memorial Day
By - posted 5/30/2022
Bay Area Updates, Holidays, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

A joint proclamation was signed on February 25, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville, to light the Beacon on Mount Diablo to honor veterans on Pearl Harbor Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day from sunset to sunrise, beginning in 2022 and every year thereafter. The lighting of the Beacon more...

SF City Hall Lights Up for ChristmasSF City Hall Lights Up for Christmas
By - posted 12/22/2021
Christmas, Holidays, San Francisco

Every evening at sunset, over 220 state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures illuminate City Hall’s exterior. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade and dome. Frequently, special plaza façade lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons, and holidays. City Hall will be lit more...

Polk Street's Brand New 2021 Holiday FestivalPolk Street’s Brand New 2021 Holiday Festival
By - posted 12/17/2021
Christmas, Community, Eat & Drink, Fairs & Festivals, Holidays, Local Highlight, Only in San Francisco, Partner, San Francisco, Sponsored

Enjoy a free holiday festival for the neighborhood thanks to the “Discover Polk” nonprofit community benefit district Saturday, December 18th enjoy a free family festival at Helen Wills Park (11a-3p) w/ Santa coming at 11:30a, free bouncy house & party in the park. At night, enjoy carolers from 5:30-7:30p up and down Polk St. btwn California and more...

Thrive City Outdoor "Winter Wonderland" 2021 at Chase CenterThrive City Outdoor “Winter Wonderland” 2021 at Chase Center
By - posted 12/17/2021
Christmas, Fairs & Festivals, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Thrive City Winter Wonderland, presented by Chase, is bringing a new family fun activity to experience. Take photos in front of the largest holiday tree in the Bay Area, submit your wish list in our North Pole mailbox and sing along to your favorite carols under a nightly snowfall. The holiday more...

Check Out BART's New Local "Holiday Shopping" MapCheck Out BART’s New Local “Holiday Shopping” Map
By - posted 12/17/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Holidays, Transportation

By Sophia Markoulakis, BARTable Thanks to BARTtable for sharing the best places to shop along the BART line. Shopping locally has never been more important. Many merchants have been hit hard by the pandemic and they need our support to get through these tough times. Add a personal touch to the gift-giving more...

3 Blocks of Haight St. Light Up for First Time Ever3 Blocks of Haight St. Light Up for First Time Ever
By - posted 12/11/2021
Brand New, Holiday Lights, Holidays, San Francisco

The Lower Haight Merchants & Neighbors Association are happy to announce that the Holiday Art Walk is back After two long years, we’d like to officially invite you back to the neighborhood to shop local and indulge yourself this holiday season. Show up for our local businesses who support the area more...

Yes, SF's "SantaCon" is Still Taking Place for 2021Yes, SF’s “SantaCon” is Still Taking Place for 2021
By - posted 12/11/2021
Holidays, San Francisco

“SantaCon” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 11, 2021. 2021 Updates Please note that for 2021 it seems a little less “official” and less organized that in the past. Usually there’s several “official” routes and an official meeting spot in Union Square and a meeting time. more...

Get Free Parking in SF's Union Square Through the End of the YearGet Free Parking in SF’s Union Square Through the End of the Year
By - posted 12/9/2021
Brand New, Holidays, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Chronicle for sharing the news that to help lure holiday shoppers downtown, three city-owned garages near Union Square are offering free parking through the end of the year. You can get free parking for up to two hours at three garages that are located within a two-block radius more...

Some A**hole Set Oakland's 52-Foot Xmas Tree on FireSome A**hole Set Oakland’s 52-Foot Xmas Tree on Fire
By - posted 12/6/2021
Christmas, Crime, East Bay, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Jerk Alert, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News A holiday tree-lighting ceremony may still be on for this weekend in Oakland’s Jack London Square despite a fire early Monday morning that scorched about 10 percent of the tree, a fire department spokesman said. Quick work by firefighters at about 1:20 a.m. kept the fire more...

Golden Gate Park's "Winter Lights" Glowing Forest is HereGolden Gate Park’s “Winter Lights” Glowing Forest is Here
By - posted 12/2/2021
Brand New, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Join us for a new tradition this holiday season! Explore Golden Gate Park from sundown to 10 p.m. each night to experience an illuminated journey to delight the whole family. Make your way from “Uncle John’s Tree” at McLaren Lodge to Entwined in Peacock Meadow, then from the glowing Conservatory of more...

SF's Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Is BackSF’s Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Is Back
By - posted 12/1/2021
Christmas, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Wow

Westfield Centre is bringing back their famous 50-foot 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 December 1-31, 2021. Holiday Tree more...

Stunning New Immersive Light Art Show Coming to SF's JapantownStunning New Immersive Light Art Show Coming to SF’s Japantown
By - posted 11/29/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Holiday Lights, Holidays, San Francisco, Uplifting, Wow

A brand new immersive light art experience is coming to San Francisco’s Japantown for an 8 week limited run this winter. The Japantown Community Benefit District in partnership with Ryotaro Muramatsu and NAKED, Inc. is excited to present the U.S. premier of the Dandelion Project to San Francisco’s Japantown. Follow @japantowncbd and more...