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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 16, 2023

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...
Santa
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...
Gingerbread Build, Novato
9:30 am
Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato
Come be a part of The Gingerbread Build fun!   The Gingerbread Build will be on Saturday, December...
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. ...
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...
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...
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop, Corte Madera Community Center
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...
Saturday Science Randall Museum
10:30 am
Randall Museum, San Francisco
Get enthralled by simple science topics presented through project-based activities. Most classes...
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...
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...
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...
Visit Santa at West End Nursery in San Rafael
12:00 pm
West End Nursery, San Rafael
Santa will be on hand for photos at the famous West End Nursery Christmas House in San Rafael. 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...
Dollie and Me Holiday Tea Westin St. Francis
12:00 pm
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco
Introducing the third annual holiday tradition at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Families...
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...
Tea with Mrs. Claus Sip Tea Room
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...
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...
Circus Bella presents Kaleidoscope, San Francisco
1:00 pm
The Crossing at East Cut, San Francisco
From the moment you arrive, let us transport you to a delightful world of magic and splendor… ...
Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker, 2021
1:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco
SSPA presents its 35th annual Nutcracker December 16th & 17th, 1pm & 5pm at the historic...
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...
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...
San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker
2:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
Experience the magical winter wonderland of toy soldiers, King of the Mice, Sugar Plum Fairy, and...
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...
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...
Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker, 2021
5:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco
SSPA presents its 35th annual Nutcracker December 16th & 17th, 1pm & 5pm at the historic...
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...
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
Experience the magical winter wonderland of toy soldiers, King of the Mice, Sugar Plum Fairy, and...
7:30 pm
Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland
Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting,...
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