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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.

Submit your events to us via our contact form. 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.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Gingerbread house and Christmas tree at the Fairmont San Francisco
(All day)
The Fairmont, San Francisco
Step into the ultimate winter wonderland at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill! Their 22-foot-high, two...
Christmas House at West End Nursery, San Rafael
8:30 am
West End Nursery, San Rafael
Get in the holiday spirit and visit the amazing Christmas House at San Rafael's West End Nursery....
Iceless Skating Rink Bay Area Discovery Museum
9:00 am
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Glide, twirl and wobble across an iceless pond. Enjoy all the fun of ice skating, without the...
Playland Indoor Bounce House Playground, Sausalito
9:00 am
MLK Gym, Sausalito
This is a drop-in free play program. Advance registration is required. Family members, nannies, and...
9:00 am
Flying Dutchman Gymnastics, San Rafael
Bring the little ones to Toddler Open Gym for active indoor fun. Open Gym 9–11 am, Wednesday,...
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,...
10:00 am
Cucu's PlayHouse, San Rafael
Join us every week to sing, dance and play while learning/practicing Spanish at Cucu's PlayHouse....
Family Storytime at the Fairfax Library
10:00 am
Fairfax Library Outdoors, Fairfax
Join Iris for an outdoor family storytime with books, songs and movement!  All are welcome! *...
Garden Party Children's Museum of Sonoma County
10:00 am
Children's Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa
Come to Garden Party and join Farmer Emily in maintaining our thriving edible garden! Through hands...
 Drop-in: Toddler Open Gym, GymWorld Marin
10:30 am
GymWorld Gymnastics, San Rafael
Toddler Open Gym from 10:30am - 12:30pm is now Wednesday through Friday. No Coaching, parents stay...
10:30 am
Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael
Join us for Shabbat Shababies and make new friends, form new playgroups, and learn with other...
Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm–Sebastopol
11:00 am
Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm, Sebastopol
Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm is located literally right around the corner from Frosty...
Santa in sleigh with reindeer
11:00 am
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...
11:15 am
Cucu's PlayHouse, San Rafael
Join us every week to sing, dance and play while learning/practicing Spanish at Cucu's PlayHouse....
In Harmony Music at Robin Sweeny Park, Sausalito Library
11:30 am
Robin Sweeny Park, Sausalito
Join us for music and dancing in the park! The emphasis is on fun! You and your children will...
Tea with Mrs. Claus
12:00 pm
Sip Tea Room, San Francisco
Bring the kiddos to meet Mrs. Claus! Join Mrs. Claus in SIP’s festively decorated tea room to enjoy...
Holiday tea Fairmont San Francisco
1:00 pm
Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco
The holiday season is not complete without a celebration of tradition and magic with Fairmont San...
Poppytots Play Cafe, Novato
1:00 pm
Poppytots Play Cafe, Novato
Poppytots Play Cafe will be open daily with two play sessions per day: 9 am–noon and 1–4 pm. The...
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...
Winter Wonderland Holiday Spectacular
3:00 pm
Chase Center, San Francisco
Celebrate the magic of the season! Winter Wonderland presented by Fanatics brings you Holiday...
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 our...
Glowfari, Oakland Zoo
5:00 pm
Oakland Zoo, Oakland
Glowfari is an unforgettable experience for all ages to enjoy! Featuring hundreds of larger-than-...
Union Square Christmas Tree San Francisco Macy's
6:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco
This year, Macy's will not be holding an actual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Event. For the...
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...
Ballet dancers as a nutcracker and ballerina
7:00 pm
California Theatre, San Jose
Dec 16, 7 pm, Dec 17, 2 & 7 pm and Dec 18, 2pm; also "My Very First Nutcracker" Sun, Dec 18,...
Elf legs and coat, city skyline
8:00 pm
Hillbarn Theatre, Foster City
December 1,2,3, 8PM; December 4, 2PM; December 8,9,10, 8PM; December 11, 2PM; December 15,16,17,...
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