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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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Saturday, December 17, 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....
Breakfast with Santa, Tilden Park, Berkeley
8:30 am
Tilden Park Merry Go Round, Berkeley
Create a storybook Christmas for your family. Join us for our annual Breakfast with Santa event at...
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...
Marin Country Mart Farmers' Market
9:00 am
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
Visit the Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine! Includes complimentary...
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...
Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm–Sebastopol
9:00 am
Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm, Sebastopol
Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm is located literally right around the corner from Frosty...
Playland Indoor Bounce House Playground, Sausalito
9:30 am
MLK Gym, Sausalito
This is a drop-in free play program. Advance registration is required. Family members, nannies, and...
Gingerbread Build, City of Novato
9:30 am
Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato
Come be apart of The Gingerbread Build fun! The Gingerbread Build will be on Saturday, December 17...
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, Cow Palace
10:00 am
Cow Palace, Daly City
Visit London at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls! Enter the winding lanes of Victorian...
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 winter...
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,...
Snoopy Gingerbread Doghouse Workshops, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
10:00 am
Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
Snoopy Gingerbread Doghouse Workshops Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18 Assemble and...
Corte Madera Community Center, Gingerbread Workshop
10:00 am
Corte Madera Community Center, Corte Madera
Create a beautiful gingerbread house with your friends or family and enjoy the process while we...
Grace Cathedral Christmas
11:00 am
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Sing along with your favorite holiday carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an...
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...
Crown and Crumpet tea Marin Art & Garden
11:00 am
Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross
Last year we made our first venture in Marin and it was a great success. We are back again this...
11:00 am
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Dec 3 & 4, 11 am & 1:30 pm; Dec 10, 11, 17, and 18, 11 am, 1:30 pm & 4 pm Mark...
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Fair
11:00 am
Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
Located on the famed Telegraph Avenue Between Dwight and Bancroft Way Next to the U.C. Campus - In...
French Winter Fair - Marché de Noël, Santa Rosa
11:00 am
Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa
Join us on Old Courthouse Square Downtown Santa Rosa on December 17th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for...
Santa visit Bon Air Center
12:00 pm
Bon Air Center, Greenbrae
Santa Claus will arrive by fire truck at Bon Air the first three Saturdays of December. Free photos...
Free photos with Santa Northgate San Rafael
12:00 pm
Northgate, San Rafael
Visit Santa, take your own photo and get a free gift for kids Saturdays Dec. 3, 10 & 17th from...
Dollie + Me Holiday Tea St. Francis Hotel San Francisco
12:00 pm
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco
Introducing the second annual holiday tradition at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco....
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...
Snoopy Gingerbread Doghouse Workshops, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
1:00 pm
Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
Snoopy Gingerbread Doghouse Workshops Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18 Assemble and...
Cirque de Bohème: Gypsy, Cornerstone Sonoma
1:00 pm
Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma
Cirque de Bohème was recreated in 2008 by French native and artist, Michel Michelis, after the...
Tea time foods
1:00 pm
Claremont Club & Spa, Berkeley
This holiday tradition in our iconic Lobby Bar features all of the classic high tea accompaniments...
Winter Wonderland Holiday Spectacular
1:00 pm
Chase Center, San Francisco
Celebrate the magic of the season! Winter Wonderland presented by Fanatics brings you Holiday...
1:30 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Dec 3 & 4, 11 am & 1:30 pm; Dec 10, 11, 17, and 18, 11 am, 1:30 pm & 4 pm Mark...
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...
Grace Cathedral Christmas
3:00 pm
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
In the grand tradition of the great cathedrals of Europe, the Choir of Men and Boys accompanied by...
Cirque de Bohème: Gypsy, Cornerstone Sonoma
3:00 pm
Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma
Cirque de Bohème was recreated in 2008 by French native and artist, Michel Michelis, after the...
4:00 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Dec 3 & 4, 11 am & 1:30 pm; Dec 10, 11, 17, and 18, 11 am, 1:30 pm & 4 pm Mark...
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-...
Marin Dance Theatre: Sophie and the Enchanted Toyshop
5:00 pm
Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael
Marin Dance Theatre, an internationally recognized dance training center, located in San Rafael,...
Kids Night at the Museum: Holiday Tales, Charles M. Schulz Museum
5:00 pm
Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
Kids Night at the Museum: Holiday Tales Saturday, December 17 5:00–9:00 pm Get your holiday...
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 Rafael Lighted Boat Parade boats
6:00 pm
San Rafael Yacht Club, San Rafael
San Rafael's annual holiday lighted boat parade is one of the biggest in the country. It's been a...
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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