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Family Events Calendar

Find the perfect event for your family! Our calendar highlights the best family events, outings, and activities in Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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All event listings are believed accurate at the time of posting, but schedules are subject to change without notice. Please confirm with event organizer before attending.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Santa in sleigh with reindeer
(All day)
The Village at Corte Madera, Corte Madera
The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will...
7:30 am
Costeaux French Bakery, Healdsburg
Children near and far are invited to meet Santa Claus during the Breakfast with Santa Program at ...
Breakfast with Santa–Sausalito Yacht Club
8:30 am
Sausalito Yacht Club, Sausalito
Santa's coming! He's making a special trip to the Sausalito Yacht Club to eat breakfast with you...
Tilden Park Berkeley Breakfast with Santa
8:30 am
Tilden Park Merry Go Round, Berkeley
Breakfast with Santa at the Tilden Park Merry Go Round in Berkeley!   Enjoy unlimited rides during...
Iceless Skating Rink Bay Area Discovery Museum
9:00 am
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Winter fun arrives at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) on December 1. Slide onto our...
West End Nursery Christmas House, San Rafael
9:00 am
West End Nursery, San Rafael
Get in the holiday spirit and visit the amazing Christmas House at San Rafael's West End Nursery....
Farmer's Market banner
9:00 am
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
Marin Country Mart's Famer's Market takes place rain or shine! Mart Minis: Music Time - 9:30 am...
Garlock Tree Farm–Sebastopol
9:00 am
Garlock Tree Farm, Sebastopol
Garlock Tree Farm has been growing trees in Sebastopol since 1966. They can be found in the...
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm–Petaluma
9:00 am
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm, Petaluma
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm can be found in west Petaluma. This is one of our favorte u-cut...
Wreath Making Workshops at McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma
9:00 am
McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma
At our most popular workshop of the year, learn how to create your own Holiday wreath with...
de Young Museum
9:30 am
de Young Museum, San Francisco
Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents Every Saturday the de Young offers free general admission to...
Pixie's Holiday Bake Sale, Ross
10:00 am
Pixie Park, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross
Pixie Park's annual holiday bake sale offers delicious homemade baked goods-perfect for holiday...
Holiday teddy bear tea Ritz Carlton San Francisco
10:00 am
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
An annual holiday tradition, children are invited to gather for Teddy Bear Tea in the festively...
Union Square Ice Rink, San Francisco
10:00 am
Union Square, San Francisco
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square will usher in the holiday season on Wednesday,...
Virtual Kindergarten and First Grade Preview Days
10:00 am
San Domenico School, San Anselmo
Designed to familiarize your family with the San Domenico community and our Kindergarten and First...
Mill Valley Recreation Holiday Craft Fair
10:00 am
Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley
About the Holiday Craft Fair Join us for this festive event and enjoy some unique holiday shopping...
10:00 am
Our Lady of Loretto School, Novato
Get ahead start on your holiday shopping. Shop from local vedors, homegoods, jewelry, gift baskets...
10:00 am
San Rafael Girls Softball, San Rafael
Registration is now open for the 2021 - 2022 San Rafael Girls Softball (SRGS) season. www....
Winter Craft Faire at Tara Firma Farms
10:00 am
Tara Firma Farms, Petaluma
We will be hosting Crafters, Makers, and Artists from around the area, featuring a selection of...
10:00 am
Terra Marin Open House, Mill Valley
When a teacher sees who you are, understands how you learn, and is willing to go the extra mile to...
10:00 am
Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross
Dec 4, 2021 and Dec 11, 2021, 10am - 6pm both days MARIN ART AND GARDEN CENTER  ENJOY HOLIDAYS AT...
Photos with Santa
10:30 am
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
Santa is coming to Marin Country Mart! He'll be on hand every Saturday in December from 10:30am to...
Santa Claus at Larson Family Winery in Sonoma
11:00 am
Larson Family Winery, Sonoma
We can’t wait to see your families at Santa’s annual visit to Larson Family Winery! Our jolly...
Drive thru Dickens' London carolers
11:00 am
Cow Palace Lower Exhibition Halls, Daly City
Join us for a decidedly different Dickens Christmas event this season. Drive Thru Dickens’ London...
Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets
11:00 am
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF announces the return of in-person performances for its annual...
Holiday Tea with Crown & Crumpet
11:00 am
Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross
Visit The Shop for an elevated Afternoon Tea experience featuring seasonal ingredients and...
12:00 pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco
Great news for Bean Sprouts fans - with COVID restrictions lifting, we invite all families to drop...
Free Photos with Santa at Northgate in San Rafael
12:00 pm
Northgate, San Rafael
Visit Santa at Northgate mall and snap your own photo! Free gift for children, while supplies last.
Santa at Bon Air Center
12:00 pm
Bon Air Center, Greenbrae
The first three Saturdays of December children are invited to write letters to Santa and place...
Gingerbread cookies and candy cane
12:00 pm
Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco
Join the Mark Hopkins for a magical afternoon at their Children's Magical Tea, featuring a Balloon...
Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker, 2021
1:00 pm
Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael
Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker Saturday, Dec 4 & Sunday, Dec 5, 2021  1 pm & 5 pm $47 Adults...
Cirque de Boheme
1:00 pm
Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma
"Behind the Mirror" is the new 2021 Cirque de Bohème show! An old-style circus show based on the...
1:00 pm
Marin City Library, Marin City
The Marin City Library is proud to present Niesha Roary in person.  She will be sharing her first...
1:00 pm
Snoopy's Home Ice, Santa Rosa
In Santa Rosa you can find Snoopy's Home Ice at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena. Opened by the late...
1:00 pm
Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco
The holiday season is not complete without a celebration of tradition and magic with Fairmont San...
ODC/Dance Velveteen Rabbit
2:00 pm
Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, San Francisco
ODC/Dance enlivens Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real....
Sensitive Santa San Rafael
2:00 pm
All Children Academics, San Rafael
Our Sensitive Santa Sighting event of 2020 was so successful, we have decided to maintain the...
Transcendence Theatre Broadway Holiday Spectacular
2:00 pm
Belos Cavalos, Kenwood
Experience an all-new holiday show in 2021 from Transcendence Theatre Company. This year, the...
Novato Holiday Tree Lighting
4:00 pm
Novato City Hall, Novato
Kick off the joy of the season at this amazing tradition with fun for the whole family! Tree...
Lighting of the Snowmen, Cornerstone Sonoma
4:30 pm
Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma
The Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Snowmen has returned to Cornerstone Sonoma on December 4th...
Menorah Lighting
5:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco
Tune in every night at 5 pm, and early at 3:00 pm on Friday Dec 3 before Shabbat and late on...
Pier 39 Christmas Tree
5:00 pm
Pier 39, San Francisco
Enjoy the holidays all season long with The PIER’s nightly tree lighting musical moments on its 60...
San Anselmo Holiday Tree Lighting
5:00 pm
Imagination Park, San Anselmo
Holiday Tree Lighting, Santa and much more at Imagination Park
Glowfari, Oakland Zoo
5:00 pm
Oakland Zoo, Oakland
Glowfari is an unforgettable experience for all ages to enjoy! Featuring hundreds of larger-than-...
Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker, 2021
5:00 pm
Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael
Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker Saturday, Dec 4 & Sunday, Dec 5, 2021  1 pm & 5 pm $47 Adults...
Holiday Choral Concerts
7:30 pm
Saint Raphael Church, San Rafael
Traditional and contemporary holiday music and carols in the beautiful setting of Saint Raphael...
Transcendence Theatre Broadway Holiday Spectacular
7:30 pm
Belos Cavalos, Kenwood
Experience an all-new holiday show in 2021 from Transcendence Theatre Company. This year, the...
The Magic Lamp at Presidio Theatre
7:30 pm
Presidio Theatre, San Francisco
This December the newly renovated Presidio Theatre is presenting The Magic Lamp, a new holiday show...

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