Weekend Fun For Everyone (December 15-17)

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CHECK OUT RONNIE'S HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE & CHANUKAH CELEBRATIONSEVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

Friday, December 15

Holiday Sing-Along at the Presidio Officers' Club, 6-8:30pm, San Francisco.

Lighted Boat Parade, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.

Grand Menorah Lighting, 5pm, Whole Foods Market, Novato

Holiday Movie Night, 6:45pm, Elf, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

The Bill Graham Menorah Lighting Ceremony: Chanukah in Union Square

Elephant and Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" Children's Creativity Museum Theater,  San Francisco.

Annie, Berkeley Playhouse.

A Christmas CarolA.C.T.’s Geary Theater, San Francisco.

The Night Fairy, Berkeley.

Aladdin, SHN Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco.

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Saturday, December 16

Holidays Along the Farm Trails, Sonoma County.

This walk is for the Birds! Join us at Rush Creek, 10am-1pm, family stroll in search for waterfowl and other birds from the White Pelican, to the Red-tailed Hawk, From Hwy 101 in Novato, take exit 463 for Atherton Ave east. Turn left onto Binford Rd. The gate is on the right.

Wreath Making Workshop, 10am – 12pm, 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. Meet at the snack bar in McNears Beach Park in San Rafael (201 Cantera Way).

Dickens Christmas Fair, 10am-7pm, every weekend, over three acres of vintage exhibition halls into lamplit lanes, pubs and theatres, dance floors and music halls, tearooms and shops. Hundreds of costumed characters from genteel to boisterous bring the town to life and interact with patrons, Cow Palace, San Francisco.

Little Folkies Family Band, 10:30am, performing original songs, a collection of traditional folks songs for children and sweet sing-along arrangements of holiday tunes, Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco.

Holiday Festival at the Mart! Santa at the Mart with complimentary photos, 10:30-1:30, Fancy Flea, a pop-up vintage and home goods market featuring local and visiting artisans, craftspeople, and makers, alongside treats and refreshments. Celebrate, shop, and live local this holiday season! Hall Middle School Chorus Carolers, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Family Matinee with Daniel Handler, Marcus Shelby & Friends, 11am, Tribute To Dizzy Gillespie, SFJAZZ, San Francisco.

Snowman Social, 1-3pm, food, crafts, fun and snow science, Marin City Library.

Evening Hike to Blithedale Ridge, 4 – 5:30pm, ages 10+, 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. Meet at the gate at the end of Crown Rd in Kent Woodlands.

Free Magic Show & Movie, 5pm Mike Della Penna with start the evening off with a Winter Magic Show! 6:30pm get cozy for "Elf" the movie! City of Novato Flex Space, 922 Machin Avenue, Novato. 

Winter Night Hike, 5:30-7:30 pm, Join a family-friendly evening walk that starts at Rob Hill and ends with a storytelling campfire program at the Rob Hill Campground.

Cirque de Bohème presents Freedom, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.

Home Alone with the San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony.

Glow Sword Battle, 8-11pm, Join us for a massive glowing sword battle in San Francisco. Pick a side, good or evil and use a glowing sword to fight in the ultimate nocturnal showdown, 601 Mission Bay Blvd N, San Francisco.

The Bill Graham Menorah Lighting Ceremony: Chanukah in Union Square

Elephant and Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" Children's Creativity Museum Theater,  San Francisco.

Annie, Berkeley Playhouse.

A Christmas CarolA.C.T.’s Geary Theater, San Francisco.

The Night Fairy, Berkeley.

Aladdin, SHN Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco.

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Sunday, December 17

Holidays Along the Farm Trails, Sonoma County.

Stafford Winter Disc Golf Classic, 9 – 11am, Come out and show off your game at Stafford’s Winter Disc Golf Classic! Merit and raffle prizes will be awarded with top honors going to lowest score per 18 holes. Meet at Stafford Lake Park in Novato (3549 Novato Blvd).

Little Folkies Family Band, 10:30am, performing original songs, a collection of traditional folks songs for children and sweet sing-along arrangements of holiday tunes, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

Dickens Christmas Fair, 10am-7pm, every weekend, over three acres of vintage exhibition halls into lamplit lanes, pubs and theatres, dance floors and music halls, tearooms and shops. Hundreds of costumed characters from genteel to boisterous bring the town to life and interact with patrons, Cow Palace, San Francisco.

Holiday Festival at the Mart! Santa at the Mart with complimentary photos, 10:30-1:30, Fancy Flea, a pop-up vintage and home goods market featuring local and visiting artisans, craftspeople, and makers, alongside treats and refreshments. Celebrate, shop, and live local this holiday season! Holiday Steel Drum Band, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

The Polar Express 3D, 10:30am, Lawrence hall of Science, Berkeley.

Sundays on Sherman: Winter Fun, 11 am–5 pm, ice skating, yoga, face painting, crafts, LEGOS, music, snowman snowball toss, winter photo booth and more, Downtown Novato.

Ohlone Basket Weaving, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, Ranger Desiree will be sharing some of her culture through basket-weaving. She will share plant knowledge and more on the background of her Ohlone ancestry. Join her in the Presidio Visitor Center program area and take home your very own basket, Presidio of San Francisco.

Nigunim Chorus Presents: Hanukah Community Celebration, 1pm, A grand afternoon of music, entertainment, fun, candlelighting, dancing, chachkees, Hanukah gifts, refreshments. Suitable for all ages, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Tim Cain's Family Christmas Sing-Along with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 2–5pm, Rancho Nicasio.

Bill Graham Menorah Day!, 2-5pm, Dreidel House & Kids Crafts activities, Music by Jerry's Kosher Del and Candle Lighting Ceremony, Union Square, San Francisco.

Home Alone with the San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony.

Chanukah on Ice, menorah lighting, music, food, gifts and more, Northgate Mall, San Rafael.

Singers Marin Presents ’Tis the Season… Peace on Earth4 pm, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium.

Chanukah Celebration of Light & Unity, 5:30pm, food, crafts, music, games and more, Aqua Hotel, Mill Valley.

Cirque de Bohème presents Freedom, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.

‘Tis the Season…Peace on Earth, Singers Marin, Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael.

Messiah Sing-Along, Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station.

Elephant and Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" Children's Creativity Museum Theater,  San Francisco.

Annie, Berkeley Playhouse.

A Christmas CarolA.C.T.’s Geary Theater, San Francisco.

The Night Fairy, Berkeley.

Aladdin, SHN Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco.

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