Get Ready for Fun: Your Ultimate Bay Area Weekend Guide - December 2 & 3, 2023

November 28, 2023

Get Ready for Fun: Your Ultimate Bay Area Weekend Guide - December 2 & 3, 2023

Most Popular Upcoming Events

  1. $5 Giants Tickets (No Fees) for 30+ Games in 2024 (Cyber Monday)

  2. Hayes Valley’s 33rd Holiday Stroll 2023 (SF)

  3. “Let’s Glow SF” Epic Winter Lights VIP Reception (2023)

  4. San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Midnight (2023/2024)

  5. The Ritz-Carlton SF’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony 2023 (SF)

  6. 3rd Annual Inner Sunset Holiday Lights Stroll (SF)

  7. 2023 Christmas Lights at Oakland Temple w/ 100,000 LED Lights (Nov. 24-Dec. 31)

  8. Holiday Market at Embarcadero Center (2023)

  9. Redwood City “Hometown Holidays” Festival, Carnival & Parade (2023)

  10. SF’s 2023 Italian Christmas Market “Mercatino di Natale” (Dec. 2-3)

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  2. 10 Fun Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend (November 23-26) in San Francisco + Bay Area

  3. 2023 Tree Lightings & Holiday Lights (San Francisco + Bay Area)

  4. How to Get the NY Times for Free (Updated for 2023)

  5. SF Parking Meter Hours Will Not Be Extended to 10pm & Sunday (Thank Goodness)

  6. Golden Gate Park’s Lighted Forest is Back for 2023

  7. Free Monthly Museum Days

  8. San Francisco November Festivals & Street Fairs

  9. San Francisco December Festivals & Street Fairs

  10. SF’s New I-80 Freeway “Urban Forest” Just Opened

SAN FRANCISCO

Saturday, December 2, 2023
7:00 pm Laugh GPT: SF’s First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (2023)   FREE*
7:00 pm “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)   FREE*
8:00 pm “Drunk Theatre” SF’s Wildest Comedy Show (December 2023)   $20*
8:00 pm 30% Off Tix to Cult-Hit Musical “RUTHLESS!” in SF (Dec. 1-Jan. 7)   $24*
10:30 pm No Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)   $5*
9:30 am Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)   FREE*
9:30 am Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)   FREE*
10:00 am Volunteer Day at Francisco Park (SF)   FREE
10:00 am SF’s 2023 Italian Christmas Market “Mercatino di Natale” (Dec. 2-3)   FREE
All Day Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
10:00 am Holiday Market at 18 Reasons (SF)   FREE
11:00 am 8th Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile in Golden Gate Park (Dec. 2-3)   FREE
12:00 pm Fern Alley Music Series   FREE
1:00 pm “San Francisco is a Drag” Free Performances from 100 Drag Queens & Kings (Dec. 2-3)   FREE
3:00 pm 5th Annual Krampus Pageant at El Rio (SF)   $10*
4:00 pm “MAPP” SF’s Free Art, Poetry & Concert Crawl in The Mission   FREE
4:00 pm SF’s “Clean up The City” West SoMa Cleanup (w/ Free Drink for Volunteers)   FREE
5:00 pm 3rd Annual Inner Sunset Holiday Lights Stroll (SF)   FREE
5:00 pm Lower Haight 2023 Art Walks (SF)   FREE
7:00 pm SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Saturday)   FREE*
9:00 pm SF’s Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party (NoPa)   $10

 

Sunday, December 3, 2023
10:00 am Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)   FREE*
5:00 pm “Let’s Glow SF” 2023: SF’s Huge Holiday Projection Arts Festival (Dec. 1-10)   FREE
8:00 pm “Crazy Funny Asians” Sunday Night Comedy Showcase (SF)   FREE*
10:00 pm “Laughter Hours” SF’s New Late Night Stand-Up Comedy Show (Sunday Nights)   FREE*
12:00 am SF’s AAPI Holiday Makers Market (2023)   $3*
10:00 am “Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Beer & Free Yoga Classes, Free Fries (SF)   FREE*
10:00 am SF’s 2023 Italian Christmas Market “Mercatino di Natale” (Dec. 2-3)   FREE
10:00 am SFMOMA Holiday Makers Market   
10:00 am SF’s “Howard Zinn Book Fair” Returns to City College on Valencia Street (2023)   FREE
11:00 am 8th Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile in Golden Gate Park (Dec. 2-3)   FREE
11:00 am “Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
11:00 am “Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)   FREE
1:00 pm Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE

EAST BAY

Fun events don't have to be limited to San Francisco. Here are some cost-effective ways to have fun in Oakland, Berkeley, and the neighboring regions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Saturday, December 2, 2023
7:00 pm FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)
  FREE
All Day Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
12:00 pm “Gifty” The Crucible’s 2023 Craft Show & Open House in Oakland (Dec. 2-3)   FREE*
1:00 pm 2023 Holidays on Fourth Street: Puppet Show + Free Popcorn | Berkeley   FREE

 

Sunday, December 3, 2023
11:00 am Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)
  FREE
10:00 am 61st Annual Holiday Arts Festival (Richmond)   FREE*
12:00 pm “Gifty” The Crucible’s 2023 Craft Show & Open House in Oakland (Dec. 2-3)   FREE*

North Bay

Exciting Weekend Activities in Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma You Shouldn't Miss. 

Saturday, December 2, 2023
11:00 am Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend   FREE
7:00 pm Calistoga’s 27th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade (2023)   FREE*

 

Sunday, December 3, 2023
11:00 am 2023 Mill Valley Annual Winterfest + Tree Lighting (Dec. 3 + 17)   FREE
8:00 pm Moonalice   $20 - $25
8:00 pm Rat Bastard Radio, Yorn's Apostles, Heretic, Cirkus   $10
9:00 pm - 12:00 am Hellfire - Inside   $15

SOUTH BAY

Explore the weekend's exciting events in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz.

Saturday, December 2, 2023
11:00 am Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend   FREE
5:00 PM 
Docent - LED Public Tours   FREE
7:00 PM
Gina Brillon   $20 - $70

 

Sunday, December 3, 2023
2:00 PM  Hidden Heritages: In Word and in Deed   FREE
7:00 pm Brent Pella   $25 - $75
9:00 am Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile   FREE
10:00 am Sunday Football   FREE

 


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