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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.

Sunday, December 18, 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...
Marin Farmers Market, San Rafael
8:00 am
Civic Center, San Rafael
The Sunday Marin Farmers Market first opened in 1987, and has grown to become the third largest...
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, San Francisco CA
8:30 am
Neiman Marcus, San Francisco
Neiman Marcus San Francisco invites you and your family to join us for BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, and...
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...
Antique French Market Marin
9:00 am
Marin Civic Center-Fairgrounds, San Rafael
The French Market, Marins' Outdoor Antique Market. A French Style Street Market. Rescheduled from...
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...
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,...
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...
11:00 am
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
Stop by the Mart for Sunday lunch overlooking the Bay!    
Image of red cardinal on branch
11:00 am
Shattuck Ave. from Vine to Rose Street, Berkeley
NORTH BERKELEY WINTER FESTIVAL Featuring Saul's Latke Party! Sunday December 18th 11am to 6pm...
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....
Santa in sleigh with reindeer
12:00 pm
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...
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...
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...
Menorah Lighting
2:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco
The annual lighting of the Union Square menorah kicks off on Sunday, December 18 with "Bill Graham...
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...
Marin Dance Theatre: Sophie and the Enchanted Toyshop
2:00 pm
Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael
Marin Dance Theatre, an internationally recognized dance training center, located in San Rafael,...
John Denver Christmas
2:00 pm
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael
Rocky Mountain High Experience®, A John Denver Christmas starring Rick Schuler, America’s Top John...
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...
Celebrating the Hanukkah Spirit, An Evening of Light and Joy
3:30 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F), Palo Alto
Join us as we celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with craft making, candle lighting, games and...
Fairfax Chanukah celebration
3:30 pm
Bolinas Park, Fairfax
Bring the entire family to enjoy fresh latkes, donuts, soup and hot drinks, children's crafts, a...
Chanukah Menorah Lighting Novato
4:00 pm
Novato City Hall, Novato
Join together as we light up the night with a Chanukah Celebration on the first night of Chanukah....
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...
Community Chanukah Celebration
4:00 pm
Menke Park, Corte Madera
Join Chabad of Larkspur-Corte Madera for a community Chanukah celebration, with a grand gumball...
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-...
Cirque de Bohème: Gypsy, Cornerstone Sonoma
5:00 pm
Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma
Cirque de Bohème was recreated in 2008 by French native and artist, Michel Michelis, after the...
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...
Penngrove Parade of Lights
6:00 pm
Downtown Penngrove, Penngrove
Kick off the holiday season with plans to attend the Holiday Parade of Lights in downtown Penngrove...
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...
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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