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Marin Weekend Family Fun for December 14–16

Experience 200 costumed characters, dazzling scenery and more at this weekend's San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker

Other Holiday Happenings: holiday ice skating, visit with Santa Claus, North Bay Christmas Tree Farms and Lots, festive holiday teas, holidays in San Francisco, and visit one of Marin's Amazing Lighted Houses

Friday, December 14

  • Holidays Along Farm Trails
    Sonoma County
    Friday–Sunday, various times

    'Tis the season to celebrate with our community. Join Sonoma County farmers and producers as they open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm. Shop their unique farmstands for your holiday meals, cut your own Christmas tree, make a gift at DIY workshops, greet farm animals, and so much more. Free. Register online for a complete list of participants. Event details
  • Christmas House at West End Nursery
    San Rafael
    Friday & Saturday, 8 am–5 pm, Sunday 9 am–4 pm

    Get in the holiday spirit and visit the amazing Christmas House at San Rafael's West End Nursery. This magical setting includes lights, decorated trees, and more. It's a holiday must-visit in Marin. Free admission; ornaments and decor are for sale. Location: 1938 5th Avenue, San Rafael. Event details
  • Holiday Ice Skating in Union Square
    San Francisco
    Friday–Sunday, 10 am–11:30 pm

    Union Square, San Francisco's main shopping district, gets into the ice skating spirit during the holiday season with an outdoor ice rink sponsored by Safeway. 90-minute sessions start on every even hour. Admission: $11 for adults, 7 children 8 and under. Skate rental $6. Location: Union Square, San Francisco. Event details
  • Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco
    Friday–Saturday, 10 am–11:30 pm, Sunday, 10 am–9:30 pm

    Get ready to skate under the sun and stars along the beautiful waterfront at the largest outdoor rink in San Francisco. Admission: $12, $7 children 7 and under, skate rental $5. Location: Embarcadero, San Francisco. Event details
  • Children’s Magical Tea
    Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco
    Friday & Saturday, noon–4:30 pm

    Magical Holiday Tea is open to kids and adults of all ages, and features Raul the Master Balloonatic, face painting with Fire Pixie, our Mark Hopkins Nutcracker, and a Cookie Decorating Station. Santa will visit on Saturdays, too! $80 per person; $75 with toy donation to the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Drive. Advance reservations required: (415) 616-6941. Location: 999 California Street. Event details.
  • Free Film: Christmas with Walt Disney
    Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco
    Friday & Sunday, 1–2:30 pm and Saturday, 4 pm

    In this charming film directed by Don Hahn and produced exclusively for the museum, Diane Disney Miller shares stories of Walt’s life during the holidays—at work and at home with his family. This sentimental behind-the-scenes peek includes both family footage and beloved clips from Walt’s television series. In conjunction with our special exhibition, Home for the Holidays at Carolwood, all films are FREE in December. Visit ticket desk to pick up free ticket; no general admission purchase required. Location:104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio, San Francisco. Event details
  • NorCal Ice
    Northgate Mall, San Rafael
    Friday, 2
    –9 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am–10 pm
    The NorCal Ice (formerly known as Marin on Ice) outdoor skating rink in San Rafael's Northgate Mall returns to offers al fresco skating. The rink will once again be located near the center's Oaktree Plaza and features 6,400 square feet of real ice. Skating costs $15 per person, which includes skate rental and all-day in-and-out privileges. "Skate Buddies" (the blue plastic chair-like supports) are available to rent for beginners ($5 per hour). Location: Northgate Mall (next to Kohls), San Rafael. Event details.
  • San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker
    War Memorial Opera House
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 & 7 pm
    Experience 200 costumed characters, dazzling scenery, Tchaikovsky's beautiful score performed live by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and the opulence of the War Memorial Opera House decorated for Christmas. Tickets to this time-honored holiday tradition are going fast! This is a full-length ballet performance, so the SF Ballet recommends Nutcracker for children ages 5 and up, and requests that no children under 3, including infants in arms, attend. Tickets: $39 and up. Event detailsTicket prices start at $39. For more info, call (415) 865-2000 or visit their website.
  • Open Lab at the Makerspace
    South Novato Library
    Friday, 3–6 pm

    Explore & develop your skills through a passion project. Bring your ideas and interests and we’ll help you build and create something unique using design thinking. What do you want make? Bring your ideas and creativity. Open to grades 5th - 12th. Location: 931 C Street, Novato. Event details
  • Zoo Lights
    San Francisco Zoo
    Friday–Sunday, 5–8 pm

    Come enjoy the San Francisco Zoo at night under magical holiday lights. Shop at the all-new Holiday Marketplace, see the reindeer romp, enjoy hot apple cider and cocoa at Cafe Playfield, and hum along to seasonal music as you play in the Elinor Friend Playground. Adults $10, kids 14 and under $8, kids 3 and under: free. Parking $8. Event details
  • Zoo Lights
    Oakland Zoo
    Friday–Sunday, 5:30–9 pm,

    Celebrate the holidays at Oakland Zoo amidst a million glowing lights! Soar over the Oakland hills in our festively-lit gondolas and see the Bay Area skyline like never before. New this year, enjoy swirling snowfalls over a dazzling Winter Wonderland attraction featuring Santa in his decked-out workshop for the ultimate holiday experience. ZooLights is a separate event and is not included in regular Zoo Admission. $10 adults, $9 children 2–14 and seniors 65+, free for children under 2 and adults over 80. Location: 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland. Event details
  • Rombeiro Christmas House
    Devonshire Drive, Novato

    Friday–Sunday, 6–10 pm
    Their home is something that truly has to be seen to be believed, and photos don't really do it justice. There are something like 140,000 lights as well as countless figurines, dioramas, and decorations adorning the front and side yards, walls, and roof of the Rombeiro house. If you think the outside is impressive, then you need to go on inside and get a healthy dose of Christmas spirit. You'll find model trains, more figurines, Christmas trees, and the biggest lighted holiday village you've ever seen. Location: 34 Devonshire Drive, off of Center Road, Novato. For more info, read about our visit here.
  • 2018 Lighted Boat Parade
    Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
    Friday, 6–8 pm

    The Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District and the St. Francis Yacht Club present the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay. A holiday tradition since 1994, the parade includes members of the St. Francis Yacht Club, Fisherman's Wharf Fishing Fleet, Golden Gate Yacht Club, PIER 39 Marina, and the Sea Scouts. The parade route will begin just off of PIER 39, proceeding west past Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Mason and the St. Francis Yacht Club, and will turn around off of Crissy Field to return along the waterfront. Spectators can enjoy wonderful views from Aquatic Park, PIER 39, the Marina Green, and Crissy Field. Free. Event details
  • A Christmas Carol
    A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, San Francisco
    Friday, 7 pm, Saturday, 2 & 7 pm, Sunday, 1 & 5:30 pm

    Featuring a lively cast of dozens, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns with a sparkling, music-infused production of A Christmas Carol. Bring your family, bring your friends, and check your “humbugs” at the door! Event details
  • Petaluma School of Ballet Nutcracker
    Sonoma State University, Rohert Park
    Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 1:30 & 6:30 pm and Sunday, 11 am & 3 pm

    Petaluma School of Ballet and North Coast Ballet California present a full-length production of The Nutcracker. Tickets start at $18. Purchase tickets.
  • Santa Rosa Dance Theater Nutcracker
    Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park
    Friday, 7 pm, Saturday, 2 & 7 pm and Sunday 2 pm

    Set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky and featuring new choreography by incoming artistic director Joshua Trader, Santa Rosa Dance Theater invites you to spread the joy, share the magic, create an annual tradition and make memories to cherish for years to come at their production of The Nutcracker. Tickets: $29 general, $23 seniors, $18 youth 12 and under. Event details
  • Berkeley Playhouse: The Wizard of Oz
    The Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley
    Friday, 7 pm, Saturday, 1 & 7 pm, Sunday, 2 pm

    Brimming with classic songs and Technicolor spirit, The Wizard of Oz blows its way into the Julia Morgan Theater for an all-new production of this American classic.  One of the most treasured stories of the 20th century, filled with the songs that made it an instant classic, this musical journey of finding home—and yourself—is this holiday season’s must-see family event! Tickets: $20–$45. Purchase tickets here. Location: 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley. Event details
  • Stapleton Theatre Co. Presents A Christmas Carol: The Musical
    The Playhouse, San Anselmo
    Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 2 pm

    A Christmas Carol  The Musical is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens' most beloved story: the tale of curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge. This classic story gets the full Broadway treatment in this delightful musical, with an Menken/Ahrens score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics. Perfect for the entire family. Tickets: adults $22, youth $16. Event details

 Saturday, December 15

  • Holidays Along Farm Trails
    Sonoma County
    Saturday & Sunday, various times

    'Tis the season to celebrate with our community. Join Sonoma County farmers and producers as they open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm. Shop their unique farmstands for your holiday meals, cut your own Christmas tree, make a gift at DIY workshops, greet farm animals, and so much more. Free. Register online for a list of each weekend's participants. Event details.
  • Snacks with Santa
    Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
    Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 am–12 pm

    Join us to share a snack with Santa! During this exclusive event, you and your family can share hot chocolate, a festive treat, and all your holiday wishes with the man of the season. Avoid the usual holiday lines – there's no wait time for photos, so just bring your camera and you’re ready to go! Families (limited 10 per session) will have a half hour to share hot chocolate, yummy treats, and holiday wishes with the man of the season. Cost: (per person ages 6 months and up) Members: $9.95 per person, Non Members: $12.95 per person. The cost of admission is not included in the Non-Members Snacks with Santa ticket price. Register here.
  • Wreath Making Workshop
    McNears Beach Park, San Rafael
    Saturday 9–11 am

    Bring the beauty of nature to your front door with a festive, homemade wreath! Join rangers at McNears Beach Park for a day of sipping hot chocolate, listening to holiday tunes, and creating your own natural wreath to take home. Fresh greenery, pinecones, and other natural materials will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own decorations to use. All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Healthy snacks provided. RSVPs appreciated but not required: SBurkhart@marincounty.org or (415) 446-4424. Park entrance waived for participants. Location: 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael. Event details.
  • Iceless Skating Rink
    Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
    Saturday & Sunday, 9 am–5 pm

    Strap on skates and take a spin around the “ice” this December at the Bay Area Discovery Museum! We’re transforming our Discovery Studio space into an Iceless Skating Rink. On our synthetic ice rink, children of all ages can slide and glide into the holiday season. Tickets: $13.95–$14.95. Location: 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito. Event details
  • Snowflake Craft
    Civic Center Library, San Rafael
    Saturday, 10–11:30 am

    Join us for a fun family craft: create decorative snowflakes from craft sticks, glue and paint. Children under the age of 8 will need adult supervision. If you have any questions about this free event, please call the Library at 415-473-6058. Location: 3501 Civic Center Drive # 427, San Rafael. Event details.
  • Holiday Celebration at the Farmers' Market
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
    Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–3 pm

    Meet us at the Mart on Saturday, December 15th from 10 to 2 for our annual Holiday Celebration at the Farmers' Market! We will have Whoville Singers and a *very* special guest (hint, hint) at 11am, Santa Sing-a-long from 9:30-10:30, Live Holiday Music from 11-2, flowers & wreaths, write a letter to Santa, cookie decorating, and Santa from 10:30am-1:30pm at Copperfield's Books!  Location: Larkspur Landing. Event details.
  • Reindeer Romp
    San Francisco Zoo
    Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–4 pm

    Santa is sending his favorite reindeer, Belle, Holly, and Peppermint to spread holiday cheer at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens! Until January 1, majestic reindeer will be romping at SF Zoo's Playfield Lawn, near the spectacular Elinor Friend Playground. Zoo admission applies. Location: Sloat Blvd. at the Great Highway, San Francisco. Event details.
  • Great Dickens Christmas Fair
    Cow Palace, Daly City
    Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–7 pm

    Experience Victorian London with hundreds of costumed players, shops offering one-of-a-kind gifts and Christmas treasures, dining, and pubs. Meet Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, Tiny Tim, Jules Verne, David Copperfield, Charles Darwin, and 700 costumed characters. Of course, Father Christmas himself will be on hand to join in the fun. Location: 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City. Event details
  • Gingerbread Dog House Workshop
    Charles Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa
    Saturday, 10 am–noon & 1–4 pm, Sunday, 1–4 pm

    Assemble and decorate Snoopy’s doghouse out of gingerbread complete with a marshmallow Snoopy on top. Advance reservations required. Register online or by calling (707) 284-1272. Event details
  • Visit Santa at the Mart!
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
    Saturday, 10:30 am–1:30 pm

    Meet Santa Claus at the Mart each Saturday in December before Christmas! Be sure to bring your list to ask Santa for the present you want—and put your best smile on for the complimentary photo. Location: Larkspur Landing. Event details
  • Sing you a Merry Christmas
    Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    Saturday, 11 am

    Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas's workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Festive for families! Tickets start at $10. Purchase tickets here. Location: 1100 California Street, San Francisco. Event details.
  • Gingerbread Dog & Cat House Decorating Workshop
    Marin Humane, Novato
    Saturday, 11–12:30 pm & 1:30–3 pm

    Get in the holiday spirit and join in the fun of an age-old tradition - gingerbread house decorating. Gingerbread house masters John and Megan Lorenzen will be here to help you create a gingerbread dog house or a gingerbread kitty condo. All materials will be provided. Designed for kids 8-12 years old. Cost: $30. Register here. Location: 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato. Event details.
  • Cirque de Bohème: "Yesterday"
    Cornerstone Sonoma
    Saturday, 11 am & 1 pm, Sunday, 1, 3 & 5 pm
    Created in Paris during a period called “les Années Folles,” this old style show is based on the French tradition of a 1920’s Circus. Cirque de Bohème transports audiences back in time for an hour of mystery and entertainment. This November and December, Cirque de Bohème will presents their new show called “Yesterday” with an amazing cast of world class performers including: Magician, Rola-Bola Acrobat, Hooper Aerialist, Chain Aerialist, Hand Chair Balancing, Cyr Wheel, Mime, Juggler and more. Tickets: $ 27–$55. Purchase tickets here. Location: 23570 Highway 121, Sonoma. Event details
  • Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets
    Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco
    Saturday & Sunday, 11 am, 1 pm & 4 pm
    Celebrate the holidays at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture with Mark Foehringer‘s Nutcracker Sweets, a 50-minute production of the classic holiday ballet for families with small children and audiences of all ages. This special production is danced storytelling that is affordable, magical, zany, and fun. Tickets: $22.50–$42.50. Location: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco. Event details.
  • Officer's Holiday Tea
    USS Hornet, Alameda
    Saturday, 11 am–1 pm

    Join us for tea in the Officers’ Wardroom for a winter tea service! Eat and drink from vintage USN china aboard the historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet and explore the ship! We will have two seatings, one at 11 AM and another at 3 PM. All tickets to tea include General Admission to the Museum. All profits from this tea will go toward improving the Museum’s exhibitions and caring for its collection of artifacts! Tickets: Adults $30 and Youth $20 (under 18 years). Purchase tickets here. Location: 707 West Hornet Avenue, Alameda. Event details.
  • Saturdays with Santa
    Bon Air Center, Greenbrae
    Saturday, noon–4 pm

    Santa arrives by firetruck (courtesy of the Larkspur Fire Department) at Santa’s Workshop in front of Mollie Stone’s Market on the first three Saturdays of December.  Free photos with Santa for families, friends and pets courtesy of CVS. Enjoy live music, sidewalk specials, Santa’s elves and children’s activities and treats. Event details.
  • Marin Dance Theatre: Sophie and The Enchanted Toyshop
    Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium
    Saturday, 1, 3 & 5:30 pm

    Marin Dance Theatre, an internationally recognized dance training center, presents this delightful full-length two-act children's ballet, featuring over 125 dancers plus professional guest artists. A Dickens-style street scene comes alive with gypsies, magicians, and mysterious commedia del arte masked players. As a kindly toy maker enters with his mischievous harlequin monkeys, he sweeps Sophie away to her amazing adventure. Following the 1 pm performance, meet the cast, enjoy sweet treats, and have your photo taken with cast members at the Teddy Bear Tea Party in the Redwood Foyer. Tickets: $40 adults, $32 students and seniors; $10 Teddy Bear Tea Party. For more information, go to www.mdt.org. Purchase tickets here.
  • Space Santa
    The Space Station Museum, Novato
    Saturday, 1–3 pm

    Space Santa lands at the Space Station Museum in Novato on Saturday, December 15 from 1 to 3 pm. Bring your camera! Free! Make sure you check out some of their cool space exhibits while you're there. Event details
  • Berkeley City Ballet Nutracker
    Smith Center Ohlone College, Fremont
    Saturday & Sunday, 1 & 5 pm

    The Berkeley City Ballet Nutcracker features a cast of over 40 dancers with elegant costumes and sets. Perfect for the entire family. Tickets: $17–$30. Event details
  • Family STEM Saturdays
    Habitot Children's Museum, Berkeley
    Saturday, 2:30–4:30 pm

    Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome. This Month: Cloud in a Jar! All ages welcome. Admission applies. Location: 2065 Kittredge St, Berkeley. Event details
  • Evening Hike to Blithedale Ridge
    Baltimore Canyon Preserve, Kentfield
    Saturday, 4–5:30 pm

    Join a ranger for an evening hike to Blithedale Ridge. We’ll discuss historical and natural features of the preserve along the way. This hike is approximately 4 miles with 360’ elevation gain. Ideal for ages 10 and up. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight. Friendly dogs are welcome, but must be leashed. Meet at the gate at the end of Crown Road in Kent Woodlands. Event details
  • Presidio Stargazing Party
    Marin Parade Ground, San Francisco Presidio
    Saturday, 5–9 pm

    The SF Amateur Astronomers bring their giant telescopes and help guests see the night sky’s most interesting astronomical beauties. Presidio Stargazing Parties are perfect for families and people of all ages interested in seeing the moon, planets, nebulae and galaxies up close. Co-sponsored by the Presidio Trust. Visit www.timeanddate.com/sun/usa/san-francisco to gauge the start time. Stargazing events are highly dependent on visibility; check www.sfaa-astronomy.org at 4 pm on the day of the event to confirm the event is occurring. Event details.
  • Kid's Night at the Museum
    Charles Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
    Saturday, 5–9 pm

    Drop your kids (Grades 1–6) off for after-hours fun and catch up on your holiday shopping. Kids will have the Museum all to themselves for pizza dinner, games, art, cartooning, and lots of holiday-themed crafts! Cost: $25 for Member, $32 for Non-member, $20 for Sibling Member Discount, $27 for Sibling Non-member Discount  Advance reservations required--register online or call (707) 284-1272. Location: 2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa. Register and info here.
  • San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade
    San Rafael Canal
    Saturday, 5:30–7:30 pm

    Holiday boat parades on the San Rafael Canal have been helping Marin families celebrate for more than 50 years. Each year, thousands of spectators line the route to admire and shout holiday greetings to dozens of beautifully decorated, brightly lit boats as they pass. Event details.
  • Rombeiro Christmas House
    Devonshire Drive, Novato

    Saturday–Sunday, 6–10 pm
    Their home is something that truly has to be seen to be believed, and photos don't really do it justice. There are something like 140,000 lights as well as countless figurines, dioramas, and decorations adorning the front and side yards, walls, and roof of the Rombeiro house. If you think the outside is impressive, then you need to go on inside and get a healthy dose of Christmas spirit. You'll find model trains, more figurines, Christmas trees, and the biggest lighted holiday village you've ever seen. Location: 34 Devonshire Drive, off of Center Road, Novato. For more info, read about our visit here.
  • Free Movie under the Winter Tent
    Downtown Novato
    Saturday, 6–10 pm

    Gather your family and friends, bring your low-back lawn chairs, cozy blankets and pack a picnic for a free showing of the holiday classic The Polar Express under our winter tent! Location: near Novato City Hall, 922 Machin Avenue, Novato. Event details
  • Indoor Power Play
    Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato

    Saturday, 6–9 pm
    Drop the kiddos ( K-8 th grade) for some indoor fun. They can run, jump and play in an open gymnastics environment. Bring the kids in on a rainy day or any day to burn some energy. Cost: $30 per child. Location: 70 Digital Drive, Suite #3 in Novato. Event details
  • Home Alone with the San Francisco Symphony
    Davies Symphony
    Saturday, 7 pm & Sunday, 2 pm

    See the holiday hit Home Alone on the big screen like you never have before, with John Williams’ exuberant score performed live by the San Francisco Symphony and unforgettable carols sung live by three children’s choruses in a special guest appearancel. The highest-grossing holiday film of all time, and starring an adorable Macaulay Culkin, this hilarious and heartwarming comedy is holiday fun for the entire family. Get tickets here.
  • San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker (see Friday for details).
  • Holiday Ice Skating in Union Square (see Friday for details).
  • Rombeiro Christmas House (see Friday for details).
  • Stapleton Theatre Co. presents A Christmas Carol: The Musical (see Friday for details).
  • A Christmas Carol (see Friday for details).

Sunday, December 16

  • Civic Center Farmers' Market
    Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

    Sunday, 8 am–1 pm
    There's lots of organically grown produce, breads, eggs, and fresh cut flowers, as well as live music, bounce houses, and more. This farmers' market is a great one to take the kids to. It’s located in the main Civic Center parking lot. Event details
  • Sundays on Sherman: Winter Edition
    Downtown Novato
    Sunday, 11 am–3 pm

    Bring the family for a day of fun: ice skating (pre-register here), face painting, crafts, Legos, penguin iceburg races, snowman snowball toss, music crafts, winter photo booth, food, and much more.Location: City of Novato Flex Space, 922 Machin Avenue, Novato.  Event details
  • Tim Cain's Family Christmas Sing-Along with Santa and Mrs. Claus
    Rancho Nicasio
    Sunday, 2–5 pm

    Tim Cain, Marin's favorite children's entertainer, will be singing a variety of holiday songs for the whole family from 4–5 pm. Come dance and sing and celebrate the holiday season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 2–4 pm. Free. Location: On the Town Square, Nicasio. For more info, call (415) 662-2219 or visit their website
  • Sing Along Messiah
    Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station
    Sunday, 3–5 pm

    Join us for one of our community’s most fulfilling holiday events at this sing-along of the most glorious and exciting choral masterpiece ever written. Fun for music lovers and listeners of all ages; no experience necessary. Directed by Molly Maguire and accompanist Bill Quist. Fun for music lovers and listeners of all ages; no experience necessary. Tickets: $20 general, $18 seniors, $5 kids and teens. Event details
  • SingersMarin Presents ’Tis the Season… Sing Joy!
    Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium
    Sunday, 4 pm
    A joyful holiday tradition for Bay Area audiences, this concert is an uplifting way to celebrate with family and friends. Join Jan Pedersen Schiff and the seven youth and adult choral ensembles of SingersMarin as they perform familiar Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, and songs of peace, accompanied by Irene Jacobson on piano and a bass and drum combo. Tickets: $40, $35, or $30; students are half price. Event details
  • San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker (see Friday for details).
  • San Francisco Zoo Lights (see Saturday for details).
  • Holiday Ice Skating in Union Square (see Friday for details).
  • Rombeiro Christmas House (see Friday for details).
  • Berkeley City Ballet Nutracker (see Saturday for detail).
  • A Christmas Carol (see Friday for details).

 San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker photo courtesy San Francisco Ballet © Erik Tomasson

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