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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.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Breakfast with Santa–Sausalito Yacht Club
8:30 am
Sausalito Yacht Club, Sausalito
Tickets are $20/person. Children under 2 years old are free. If you have a little one joining you,...
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....
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
Costeaux French Bakery, Healdsburg
Children near and far are invited to meet Santa Claus during the Breakfast with Santa Program at...
Gingerbread house and Christmas tree at the Fairmont San Francisco
9:00 am
The Fairmont, San Francisco
Step into the ultimate winter wonderland at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill! Their 22-foot-high, two...
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...
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...
de Young museum
9:30 am
de Young Museum, San Francisco
Bay Area residents can visit the de Young museum in San Francisco for free every Saturday.  Offer...
Legion of Honor museum San Francisco
9:30 am
de Young Museum, San Francisco
Bay Area residents can visit the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco for free every Saturday. ...
SMART Holiday Express
9:30 am
SMART Train, Larkspur
On Saturday, December 2, SMART will host a special Toy Drive event on ALL TRAINS. During the...
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, Cow Palace, San Francisco
10:00 am
Cow Palace, Daly City
Visit London at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls! Enter the winding lanes of Victorian...
Teddy Bear Tea Ritz Carlton San Francisco
10:00 am
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
As one of the most celebrated and popular San Francisco holiday traditions, The Ritz-Carlton, San...
10:00 am
Play-Well Marin, San Anselmo
We offer structured and free form hands-on activities in engineering, physics, architecture, and...
Union Square Ice Rink, San Francisco
10:00 am
Union Square, San Francisco
Skate through the holidays at The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Kaiser...
Iceless Skating Rink–Bay Area Discovery Museum
10:00 am
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Glide, twirl and wobble across an iceless pond. Enjoy all the fun of ice skating, without the...
Mill Valley Recreation Holiday Craft Fair
10:00 am
Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley
Join us for this festive event and enjoy some unique holiday shopping. The fair features many new...
Photos with Santa
10:00 am
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
Santa is coming to Marin Country Mart! He'll be on hand every Saturday in December from 10 am to 1...
Holiday Crafts Faire
10:00 am
Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato
Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services will be holding its annual Holiday Crafts Faire on...
Santa Claus cartoon
10:00 am
Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato
Santa's making a stop at the 2023 Holiday Crafts Faire! He'll be waiting to take pics with you and...
Muir Beach Arts Fair
10:00 am
Muir Beach Community Center, Muir Beach
The Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair has been a tradition at the Beach for over 40 years. Originally...
The Dance Palace Point Reyes Station
10:00 am
The Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station
The Dance Palace presents… The 51st Annual Artisan Craft & Holiday Fair Join us for lots of...
Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair
10:00 am
Finley Community Complex, Santa Rosa
Celebrate the season with gifts for yourself or loved ones in this festive shopping experience...
Christkindlmarkt flyer
10:00 am
Hermann Sons Hall, Petaluma
Shop for handmade crafts, enjoy authentic German food, take your photo with Santa. Free admission....
Photos with Santa at Marin Country Mart
10:00 am
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
Complimentary Photos with Santa December 2nd, 9th & 16th. Sign-ups coming soon.
10:00 am
Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato
Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services presents its annual Holiday Craft Faire on December...
Saturday Science Randall Museum
10:30 am
Randall Museum, San Francisco
Get enthralled by simple science topics presented through project-based activities. Most classes...
Fratello Marionettes North Pole Review, Larkspur Library
10:30 am
Larkspur Library, Larkspur
The North Pole Review is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. This music-based...
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...
11:00 am
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Dec 2, 3, 22 & 23, 11 am & 1:30 pm; Dec 9, 10, 16, and 17, 11 am, 1:30 pm & 4 pm...
Sunset Holiday Mercantile
11:00 am
San Francisco County Fair Building, San Francisco
Come Eat, Drink, Shop, Play, Connect and Be Local at our 8th Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile...
Children's Holiday Party at Sausalito Books By the Bay
11:00 am
Sausalito Books By the Bay, Sausalito
Please join us at 11 a.m. on Saturday Dec 2 at Sausalito Books by the Bay for our latest free...
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...
Gingerbread people and cookies on a table
12:00 pm
Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco
Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season with special, fun-filled activities, including cookie...
12:00 pm
Bernal Heights Branch, SF Public Library, San Francisco
Bernal Heights Jazz Quintet will kick off Bernal Heights annual open house festivities which will...
Fairmont Holiday Tea
1:00 pm
Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco
The winter season is not complete without a celebration of tradition and magic with Fairmont San...
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...
Afternoon art at the Randall Museum
1:00 pm
Randall Museum, San Francisco
Drop by the Randall Museum’s Art Room and get creative with your kids. Art instructors guide a...
Garden Court Palace Hotel with Christmas Tree
2:00 pm
Palace Hotel, San Francisco
Christmas comes but once a year, so straighten up because Santa is near. Santa is stopping by from...
Sensitive Santa 2022 Petaluma
2:00 pm
Cypress Primary School, Petaluma
Capture the magic of a sensory friendly Santa coming to the Northbay! Sign up for our holiday...
ODC/Dance Velveteen Rabbit, San Francisco
2:00 pm
Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, San Francisco
Voted San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay, ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the 37th...
Randall Museum wildlife presentation
2:00 pm
Randall Museum, San Francisco
Venture into the Randall Museum’s new live animal exhibit, Wild in California, and join one of the...
Baby raccoons
2:00 pm
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue, Petaluma
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue offers a special opportunity to tour the educational exhibit and meet...
Transcendence Theatre Company: Broadway Holiday, Sonoma
2:00 pm
Hanna Center, Sonoma
Ring in the holiday season with two full weekends of Broadway Holiday – an intimate celebration...
WinterFest at Marin Art & Garden Center
3:00 pm
Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross
Winterfest 2023 is sure to be a magical event featuring…. Kiddie Chu Chu Train Festive food and...
Pixie Park’s Annual Holiday Bake Sale!
3:00 pm
Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross
The Pixie Park's Annual Holiday Bake Sale is part of this year's WinterFest.  Kiddie Chu Chu Train...
Lighting of the Snowmen, Cornerstone Sonoma
4:00 pm
Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma
The Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Snowmen returns to Cornerstone Sonoma on December 2 at 4...
Novato Holiday Tree Lighting
4:00 pm
Novato City Hall, Novato
Join Downtown Novato Business Association for Novato's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on ...
Holiday Tree Lighting San Anselmo
4:00 pm
Downtown San Anselmo, San Anselmo
The Train is back! Come to downtown San Anselmo for an afternoon of fun and celebration. 4 to 7 pm...
Winter Wonderland at the Marin Art and Garden Center
4:00 pm
Marin Art & Garden Center-Livermore Pavilion, Ross
Marin Art and Garden Center presents Winter Wonderland, a magical holiday experience in the...
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 at Oakland Zoo
5:00 pm
Oakland Zoo, Oakland
This wildly popular, family-friendly experience is back with hundreds of ALL new, larger-than-life...
Tree lighting holiday christmas petaluma
5:30 pm
Theater Square, Petaluma
Join the Basin Street Properties and Petaluma Downtown Association for an annual Petaluma holiday...
Holiday Tree Lighting Jack London Square Oakland
5:45 pm
Jack London Square, Oakland
Join us for a FREE Holiday Tree Lighting sponsored by KTVU FOX 2 at Jack London Square on Saturday...
Union Square Macy's Great Holiday Tree
6:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco
Come Enjoy the Tree & Make Your Own Tree Lighting Celebration Enjoy Macy's gift to the city of...
Transcendence Theatre Broadway Holiday Spectacular
7:30 pm
Hanna Center, Sonoma
Ring in the holiday season with two full weekends of Broadway Holiday – an intimate celebration...
7:30 pm
Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland
Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting,...