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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 18, 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...
Grace Cathedral Christmas
3:00 am
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Christmas at Grace Cathedral is back in person in 2021!   Sing along with your favorite holiday...
Santa
7:30 am
Costeaux French Bakery, Healdsburg
Children near and far are invited to meet Santa Claus during the Breakfast with Santa Program at ...
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....
How Things Work
9:00 am
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) two all new fun and educational exhibits are now open to all...
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...
9:00 am
Lake Lagunitas parking lot, Fairfax
The survival of Mt. Tamalpais’ oak woodlands, chaparral and grasslands are currently being...
Playland Indoor Bounce House Playground, Sausalito
9:30 am
MLK Gym, Sausalito
This is a drop-in free play program. Registration is required. Family members, nannies, and...
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...
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,...
Gingerbread Build
10:00 am
Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato
Help Novato Parks & Recreation build the City of Novato out of Gingerbread! Pre-registration...
10:00 am
Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
Sign your little elves up to make a variety of fun and creative gifts to give for the holidays....
Holiday Gift-Making Workshop
10:00 am
Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
Sign your little elves up to make a variety of fun and creative gifts to give for the holidays....
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...
Grace Cathedral Christmas
11:00 am
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Christmas at Grace Cathedral is back in person in 2021!  Performances also take place December 21–...
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...
Corte Madera Town Center Free Santa Photos and Gift Wrapping
12:00 pm
Town Center Corte Madera, Corte Madera
Celebrate the holidays at Town Center Corte Madera. Our merchants have the perfect gift for...
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.
Dollie + Me Holiday Tea St. Francis Hotel San Francisco
12:00 pm
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco
Introducing the first annual holiday tradition at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Children...
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...
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
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...
Tea
1:00 pm
Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco
The holiday season is not complete without a celebration of tradition and magic with Fairmont San...
MCD Nutcracker
2:00 pm
Terra Linda High School, San Rafael
E.T.A. Hoffman's timeless and beloved classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker is told in our very...
San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker
2:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
Step into the reverie of little Clara in this unforgettable holiday tale and enter a magical...
The Magic Lamp at Presidio Theatre
2:00 pm
Presidio Theatre, San Francisco
This December the newly renovated Presidio Theatre is presenting The Magic Lamp, a new holiday show...
Grace Cathedral Christmas
3:00 pm
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Christmas at Grace Cathedral is back in person in 2021!   In the grand tradition of the great...
4:00 pm
Children's Fairyland, Oakland
Evenings in late December are lit with the return of Fairy Winterland at Children’s Fairyland. This...
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...
Glowfari, Oakland Zoo
5:00 pm
Oakland Zoo, Oakland
Glowfari is an unforgettable experience for all ages to enjoy! Featuring hundreds of larger-than-...
Rombeiro Christmas House, Novato
6:00 pm
Rombeiro Christmas House, Novato
The famous Rombeiro Christmas House will be back again in 2021 for its 30th anniversary season!...
San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker
7:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
Step into the reverie of little Clara in this unforgettable holiday tale and enter a magical...
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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