With the Holidays right around the corner, I'd like to gratefully pause to wish you a warm and happy Holiday Season. 

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San Francisco Events

Fri-Sun, Dec 21-23. Times Vary

An annual holiday treat, this timeless tale, brought to whimsical, magical life just in time for the holiday season, is an uplifting re-telling of the classic fairytale, featuring all of the pageantry, hilarity, and charm of the original, but with a soulful twist.

Sat, Dec 22. 7:30PM

After taking the stage for more than a thousand performances, the phenomenal vocal group that made Jersey Boys a Broadway sensation is bringing audiences to their feet across the continent with a high-octane performance of classic rock hits. The Midtown Men should not be missed!

Sat-Sun, Dec 22-31. Times Vary

Back again for its fifth year, this year’s Winter Walk will be open for 5 weeks through December 31, with two open-air beer and wine gardens, food trucks, live performances, carolers, holiday-themed photo opportunities, lots of family-friendly activities, and other wintery surprises. 

Sat-Sun, Dec 22-Jan 20. 8:15AM-9:30AM

Kaiser Permanente invites skaters with little to no experience to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines, come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend for free.

'Twas the Night Festival of Carols

Sun, Dec 23. 7:30PM

Delight in a warm and intimate holiday program while singing along with your favorite seasonal tunes at San Francisco Symphony's Davies Symphony Hall. You'll hear members of the symphony's brass section and singers from the chorus, all accompanied by the gorgeous Ruffatti organ which will create warm Yuletide memories.

Events Coming Soon:

Humphry Slocombe 10 Year Anniversary Party Fri, Dec 28. 12PM

Tactile Dome Fri-Sun, Dec 28-30. Times Vary

Meeting the Animal Keepers - Live Animal Presentation Sat, Dec 29. 2PM

33rd Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony Sun, Dec 30. 9:30AM-2PM

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Sun, Dec 30. 3PM-5PM

North Bay Events

This holiday season, the Blind Boys of Alabama are touring in support of their latest Christmas album, "Talkin' Christmas!".

Fri-Sun, Dec 21-31. Times Vary

Smells of gingerbread are in the air. The Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour and Competition have become a true family holiday tradition. From the very young to the very young at heart, the reaction to this magical experience is the same – one of wonder, awe, and delight.

Fri-Sun, Dec 21-Jan 13. Times Vary

The great songs of Cole Porter are ingeniously interwoven with captivating story-telling by his beautiful and glamorous wife, Linda Lee. Peek behind the glitter of her sensational life with her brilliant husband, to experience a unique, sometimes difficult but always love-filled marriage.

Tapcracker 2018

Sat, Dec 22. Times Vary

The 19th annual “Tapcracker”, is the funny, quirky, and hilarious original take on the old standard, The Nutcracker, presented by Dance With Sherry Studio. Featuring a broad range of dance disciplines, by students of all ages, join Clara and the Tapcracker (T.C. for short), as they venture into the realm of fantasy.

Sat, Dec 22. 8PM

Harmonies. That’s what Christmas songs are all about for music legend Brian Wilson. From the seminal 1964 classic The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album to his acclaimed 2005 solo effort All I Really Want for Christmas, Wilson has been bringing holiday cheer to the world for more than five decades.

Events Coming Soon:
Fratello Marionettes' North Pole Review Fri, Dec 28. 1:30PM-2:30PM
The English Beat with Shark Punch Fri, Dec 28. 8:30PM
Kenny G Fri-Sun, Dec 28-30. Times Vary
Napa on Ice Fri-Sun, Dec 28-Jan 6. Times Vary

Love by Laura Kimpton on Sonoma Plaza Fri-Sun, Dec 28-Jan 6. Times Vary

East Bay Events

Fri, Dec 21. 6PM

Join us for the 26th Annual Christmas Caroling in the Elmwood District. Stroll on College Ave. with neighbors and merchants. Then enjoy hot cider and treats after.

John Legend

Fri, Dec 21. 8PM

As the second youngest recipient to achieve EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) status, singer, John Legend will be performing at Fox Theatre. It is a night you don't want to miss.

Fri, Dec 21. 8PM-11PM

Enjoy a lively evening of son jarocho music, dancing, and zapateado! Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz.

Fri-Sun, Dec 21-Jan 13. Times Vary

A time of change. A time of discovery. One night, at a New Years Eve party at the beginning of 1963, three young people at the start of their academic careers find themselves asking questions that become unexpectedly personal. 

Sat-Sun, Dec 22-23. 10AM-5PM

The 48th Annual Craneway Craft Fair, is a Bay Area cultural treasure, benefitting KPFA Radio. The fair showcases 200 juried and diverse exhibitors, including both master artisans and emerging newcomers. Their original art and crafts fill the pavilion along with fair trade and non-profit vendors, live entertainment, and food.

Events Coming Soon:

The Edge Fri-Sat, Dec 28-29. Times Vary

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia Fri-Sun, Dec 28-Jan 6. Times Vary

The World of Charles and Ray Eames Fri-Sun, Dec 28-Feb 17. Times Vary

Straight No Chaser Sat, Dec 29. 8PM

Peninsula Events

Fri-Sun, Dec 21-23. Times Vary

Back by popular demand, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the holiday hit The Santaland Diaries. Adapted by Joe Mantello, this perfect spike to the holiday punch shares the experience of an ill-equipped elf forced to confront child meltdowns, overbearing parents, and complacent Santas. Recommended for mature elves only.

Fri-Sun, Dec 21-23. Times Vary

Bring the entire family to see a talented ensemble of triple threat youth performers tackle Motown, big band, and rock ’n roll versions of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Frosty The Snowman”, “Deck The Halls”, “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and much more.

Fri-Sun, Dec 21-23. Times Vary

Filoli is welcoming the community to experience a new vision for the Bay Area’s finest country estate. The house will celebrate color and light with a fresh new take on Holiday decor in every room. The gardens will remain open during this magical time with special Holiday touches during the day and will be elegantly lit in the evening.

Fri-Sun, Dec 21-Jan 13. Times Vary

It's time to take out your skates and brush up your spins. Bring your friends and family to this seasonal treat.

Sat-Sun, Dec 22-23. 6PM-10PM

Fantasy of Lights is a spectacular 1.5-mile drive-thru extravaganza of holiday lights and displays for the entire family. First presented in 1999, Fantasy of Lights is now in its 20th year and has become a cherished holiday tradition. 

Events Coming Soon:
Home for the Holidays Comedy Showcase Fri-Sun, Dec 28-30. Times Vary

IlluminOdyssey Fri-Sun, Dec 28-Jan 6. 10AM-4PM

2nd Annual Bubble Fest Sat, Dec 29. 3PM-6PM

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