Ongoing Theater
Phantom of the Opera. Ends January 3rd!
Curran Theatre.

Beach Blanket Babylon.
Club Fugazi.

Shear Madness.
Mason Street Theater.

Ongoing Museum
"Found! The Wreck of the
Frolic-- A Gold Rush Cargo
for San Francisco." An
exhibition about the only
shipwreck ever discovered
with Gold Rush Cargo.
National Maritime Museum.

This exhibit lets visitors
experience simulated earthquakes
and includes survivor stories,
actual video footage and many
more special effects.
California Academy of Sciences.

A major new exhibition reflective of both
personal experience and new
breakthroughs in cognitive science.

Rainbow Landing. Exhibit featuring
the Zoo's colorful new Rainbow
Lorikeets, an Australian parrot
species that will literally be eating
out of visitor's hands.
San Francisco Zoo.

California's Sesquicentennial.
Celebrate it the way it
began...in gold country.
Historic Jimtown 1849
Gold Mining Camp.
(800) 596-0009

Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market.
Year-round market that features
top quality local
farm products and local specialty.
Sat., Sun. and Tue.
Embarcadero/Green St.

Through December
Wok Wiz Holiday Walking Tour.
Join Shirley Fong-Torres, the "Wok-Wiz" and her elves in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Through December
Helpers of the Mentally Retarded present Return to Enchantment, an annual holiday bazaar.
Ghirardelli Square, 1st Floor, Cocoa Bldg.

Through December 12
ODC presents The Velveteen Rabbit.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater.

Through December 24
Children's Teddy Bear Tea.
Park Hyatt, San Francsico.

Through December 24
Holiday Gift Shop.
A wide variety of handcrafted gifts from around the world.
San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, Building A Fort Mason

Through December 24
A Visit with Santa at Macy�s Holiday Lane Santa Claus will appear in his Ice Castle in Holiday Lane. Take a picture with Santa !
1st Floor of Macy�s Furniture Store.
835 Market Street.

Through December 27
A Christmas Carol.
A.C.T.�s annual production of Charles Dickens�s classic tale.
Geary Theater.

Through December 27
Christmas Cavalcade.
A musical for the holidays that the entire family will enjoy.
Marines Memorial Theater.

Through December 31
Beach Blanket Babylon Seasonal Extravaganza.
Longest running, biggest hit musical revue celebrates the holidays.
Club Fugazi.

Through January 1
A Victorian Fantasy of Lights.
The sparkles of thousands of twinkling lights outlining Victorian buildings and exterior trees creates a magical holiday setting on Union St.
Lights Begin at the Cudworth Mansion, 2040 Union Street.

Through January 3
Christmas Festival of Lights.
Fisherman's Wharf to Hyde Street Pier.

Through February 14
Kristi Yamaguchi Ice Rink Ice skating, Ice skating lessons, shows and more.
Justin Herman Plaza.

December 2
Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Huntington Park will set aglow with over 10,000 twinkling lights.
Huntington Park, California/Taylor Sts.

December 4 - 29
"Tis the Season."
This Schulz variety show on ice features the Peanuts cast in a colorful two-hour celebration of song and spirited fun.
Redwood Empire Ice Arena, Santa Rosa.
(707) 546-3385.

December 4 - 27
Christmas Ballet.
A round the world excursion in dance by Tony-winning choreographer Michael Smuin.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

December 5
Filipino Christmas Festival.
Asian Art Museum.

December 5
Beach Street Art District - Located on the Historic Streets of Larkin and Beach.
The local galleries will host a Holiday Season Celebration with exciting events planned for each gallery.

December 5 - 6
Art Deco's 50 Holiday Sale.
Concourse Exhibition Center.
(650) 599-3326.

Decemebr 5 - 6
ICB Holiday Open Studios.
Sausalito artists open their studio doors to the public.
480 Gate Five Road, Industrial Center Building, Sausalito.

December 5 - 6, 12 - 13
Celebration of Craftswomen.
280 of the world's finest craftswomen will exhibit their ceramics, jewlery, furniture, photography and wearable art.
Fort Mason CEnter, Herbst Pavilion.

December 6
The Arc's Annual San Francisco Wine Auction & Tasting.
Hyatt Regency Hotel.

December 7 - 8
San Francisco Conservatory of Music 20th Annual "Sing it Yourself Messiah."
One of the Bay Area's most beloved holiday traditions, an audience of 3,000 is transformed into one of the worlds largest choruses for a joyous and powerful rendition of Handel's Messiah.
Davis Symphony Hall.

December 10 - January 3
The New Pickle Circus presents international stars from China & Russia.
Fort Mason Center, Cowell Theater.

December 11 - 20
Popular holiday production of Hansel and Gretel returns for eight performances.
Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Theater

December 12
Living History Program : A Day in the Life:1901.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and the Living History Players present these engaging, highly detailed, costumed re-creations of everyday history.
Hyde Street Pier

December 12 - 13
Perfume Making.
Make perfume with Perfumer Mandy Aftel.
The Exploratoium.

December 12 - 13
Christmas at Sea.
Caroling, storytelling, hot cider, cookies, Children�s crafts and Santa Clause transform the historic ship Balcutha into a floating yuletide treasure.
Hyde Street Pier, Fisherman�s Wharf.

December 12 - 23
The Magical Brilliance of Christmas Walking Tour.
View San Francisco�s largest and most beautiful Christmas trees and decorations as they burst alive after dark.
Tours begin at the Villa Florence Hotel.

December 14 - 21
Festival of the Lights.
An event steeped in tradition features the nightly lighting of the 22-foot tall Menorah. Music and other enter entertainment along with a fine art and crafts show.
Union Square.

December 15 - 31
San Francisco Ballet performs "The Nutcracker."
War Memorial Opera House.

December 16 December 23
Day of Relief Event.
Downtown San Francisco shoppers will be able to put down their shopping bags and relieve their stress with special activities.
Union Square Park.

December 18 - 20
Skiing and Snowboarding in Union Square.
A "ski-hill" will be set up and covered with real snow. Skiing or snowboarding lessons will be taught by an instructor from Sugar Bowl.
Union Square.

December 19
Kid�s Chantey.
Music of the Sea Seafaring comes alive for kids in this special chantey sing geared for young ears and chosen especially for fun!
Aboard Balcutha, Hyde Street Pier.

December 28 - 30
Russian Winter Fair.
Through traditional song, dance and ornate costuming the Ballet Russe teaches audiences about the Russian customs associated with the Winter Solstice.
Bay Area Discovery Museum.

December 31
San Francisco�s New Years Eve.
This celebration transforms San Francisco into a party wonderland with multiple stages showcasing a diverse selection of entertainment.

December 31
14th Annual Japanese New Year�s Bell Ringing to welcome in the new year.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park.

December 31
New Year�s Eve on Ice Skating, live bands and more!
Justin Herman Plaza.

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