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Tule Elk at Tomales Point, CA

Tule Elk at Tomales Point, CA

The events listed below are non-holiday related events this December. Event 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.


Thursday, December 1

Board Game & Pizza Night, 6-8pm, ages 5+, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Film of the Month, Christmas with Walt Disney, Pinocchio, Babes in Toyland, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.


Friday, December 2


Saturday, December 3

Strawberry Point School Jingle Jog and Family Fun Day! 9am, Strawberry Village, Mill Valley.

Free Saturday Morning Yoga, 9-10am, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

Zumba at McInnes Park, 9:30am, San Rafael.

Little Folkies Family Band, 10-10:30am, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

Love Math! Festival for Girls, 10am-12pm, art to make, fun-filled logic puzzles to solve, and ice cream combinatorics to discover, this event will be unlike most (or any!) math you've ever seen, Proof School, 555 Post Street, San Francisco.

First Act: Hansel and Gretel's Adventure, 10-11am & 11:30-12:30pm, ages 3-5, Bryan Education Studio, San Francisco.

Robotics Lab, 10:30am-12pm, grades 5-8, Mill Valley Library.

Headlands Winter Yoga Hike, 10:30am-12:30pm, Point Bonita YMCA, Sausalito.

Exploring Nature in Your Backyard, 10:30-11:30am, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Hovering Hawk Hand Puppets, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Needle Felting with Logo Craft, 1-3pm, grades 6-8, Mill Valley Library.

Music for Families: Wild Sounds, 2pm, ages 7+, San Francisco Symphony, Davis Hall, San Francisco.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People, 2-4pm, RSVP (415) 561-4323, Presidio, San Francisco.

Family Gala: An Evening of Elements, 5:30-8:30pm, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.


Sunday, December 4

Fungus Fair, 10am-5pm, San Francisco Fair Building.

Sunday Special: Magician Timothy James, 11-11:45am, Mill Valley Library.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Hovering Hawk Hand Puppets, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Publication Party! Courtney Spain Aragon reads and signs "Fraydo the Dragon", 2-3pm, Diesel, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.


Monday, December 5

Happy Birthday Walt, 10am-6pm, free admission, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.


Tuesday, December 6

Jump Party! 2-2:45pm, stories and dancing and running and jump jump jumping! Perfect for toddlers and their caregivers, Sausalito Library.


Wednesday, December 7

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.

Winter Craft Series, Make Greeting Cards, 2:30-4pm, Mill Valley Library.

Moon Viewing with Ken George, 5:30-8pm, Novato Library.

Terrific Toddlers and Twos, 7-9pm, Acquire a developmental understanding of how best to support your little ones and preserve your sanity, Parents Place, San Rafael.

A Classic Christmas, 7:30pm, elections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and highlights from Humperdinck’s storybook opera Hansel and Gretel, San Francisco Symphony.


Thursday, December 8

Holiday Cookie Decorating, 4pm, ages 5+, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Celebrating the Season of Light for Interfaith Families, 6:30-8pm, RSVP: mychalc@interfaithfamily.com$15 per person/$20 per coupl, Parents Place, San Rafael.

A Classic Christmas, 7:30pm, elections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and highlights from Humperdinck’s storybook opera Hansel and Gretel, San Francisco Symphony.


Friday, December 9

Kids' Pajama Party with Bob Shea! 6pm, bring your pjs and teddy to the store for a bedtime story, Diesel, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

S.T.E.A.M. 6-9pm, Experiment with laser lights, sculpt with foil and view the micro-world with a “scope-on-a-rope.” Make polyhedra with Stacy Speyer, author of “Cubes and Things.” Discover Chigiri-e, a Japanese art form using torn paper, with Bay Area artist Joyce Nojima. Explore weaving on a loom with local yarn bombers from Knits for Life. Meld science and art with Museum of Craft + Design, observe live demos from the Bay Area Garden Railway Society, form tiny foil sculptures + more! CuriOdyssey.

Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball , 7pm, Dress like your favorite Harry Potter Character, wear your holiday best, or come as you are for dancing, music, activities, and giveaways, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera. #BNHP #MagicalHolidayBall


Saturday, December 10

Sunrise Hike at Deer Island, 7 – 9am, Hike the 2 mile deer island loop trail with a ranger and watch the sunrise, Deer Island Ln in Novato.

Fort Baker History Walk, 10am-12pm, Sausalito.

Grand Opening + Free Holiday Gift Making for Families, 10am-1pm, Holiday make-and-take art activities and gift making, Some of our favorite rug time activities for the little ones, A chance to meet the teachers and explore our space, Refreshments, ARTifcat, Corte Madera.

Dream Circle, 10:30-11:15am & 11:45am-12:30p, featuring Tim Cain, Miss Kitty, Cindy Cohen, and Christopher Smith. Sing and dance along to songs about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Chinese New Year, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Wreath Making Workshop, 11am – 1pm, Join rangers at McNears Beach for a day of sipping hot chocolate, listening to holiday tunes, and creating your own natural wreath to take home, McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Light up the night with paper lanterns, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Kids LEGO Club, 1-2pm, ages 5+, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.


Sunday, December 11

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Seal and Sea Lion Superstars, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Infant and Child CPR, 10am-12:30p, Parents Place, San Rafael. 

Super Fun Sundays: Breath in and Boogie with Charity Kahn and Friends, 10-11:30am, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Juice and Jelly, 10:30-11:15am & 11:30am-12:15pm, dance along to winter-themed songs by this San Francisco-based band, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Family Access Day, 11am-1pm, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Light up the night with paper lanterns, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Peter and the Wolf, 11am, San Francisco Symphony.

Holiday Brass, 3pm, San Francisco Symphony.

A Merri-achi Christmas, 8pm, San Francisco Symphony.

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.


Monday, December 12

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.


Tuesday, December 13, Geminids Meteor Shower


Wednesday, December 14, Full Moon, Geminids Meteor Shower

Tree Trimming & Book Sale, 2:30-3:30pm, Sausalito Library.

Winter Craft Series, Make a Gift!, 2:30-4pm, Mill Valley Library.

Cirque de la Symphony, 8pm, San Francisco Symphony.


Thursday, December 15

Nutcracker Puppet Show, 4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

The Fratello Marionettes Presents: The North Pole Review, 4pm, Larkspur Library.

Open House, 5-7pm, Bear Valley Visitors Center, Point Reyes.


Friday, December 16

Marin Maintenance, 9:30am-12:30pm, ages 10+, great volunteer opportunity, Marin Headlands.

Noise Pop with Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, Jeremiah Lockwood of The Sway Machinery and Ethan Miller of Howlin' Rain, Free all ages, RebootShop, Union Street, San Francisco.

The Snowman with The San Francisco Symphony, 4pm, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Winter Night Hike, 5-7pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

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.


Saturday, December 17

Free Zumba, 9-10am, Mill Valley Community Center.

Jelly Jam Time, 10:30-11:15am & 11:30am-12:15pm, Risa Lenore Dye of Jelly Jam Time leads children through a creative and imaginative journey using a mix of storytelling, dance, and theater, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Meet Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, authors of "The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming", 11am, RebootShop, Union Street, San Francisco.

Invasive Plants and Natural Habitats, 12 – 1:30pm, ages 7+, talk about the ways that invasive plants have changed our ridgelines and why protection and management are so important, Meet at the trailhead on Escalon Fire Road in Mill Valley.

The Snowman with The San Francisco Symphony, 2pm, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Monthly Game Night, 3-4:30pm, Marin City Library.

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.


Sunday, December 18

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30am, Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito.

Home Depot Menorah Workshop, 10-11:30am, RSVP required, San Rafael.

Children's LEGO menorah making station, 10am-2pm, LEGO play is free. $10-$20 cost to take menorah creation home, RebootShop, Union Street, San Francisco.

Hands-on Hanukkah, 10am-12:30pm, Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Jelly Jam Time, 10:30-11:15am & 11:30am-12:15pm, Risa Lenore Dye of Jelly Jam Time leads children through a creative and imaginative journey using a mix of storytelling, dance, and theater, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

The Snowman with The San Francisco Symphony, 11am & 2pm, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

"50/50", 6pm, All ages film screening -- a new film by Tiffany Shlain and Julie Hermelin, exploring the 10,000 year history of women + power, RebootShop, Union Street, San Francisco.

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.


Monday, December 19

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.


Tuesday, December 20

Winter Family Fun! 10-10:30am, ages 0-6, Novato Library.


Wednesday, December 21, Winter Solstice

Winter Family Fun! 10-10:30am, ages 0-6, Novato Library.

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 2pm,  & 8pm, A Live Family Concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Gingerbread Person Party, 2:30-4pm, ages 4+, Mill Valley Library.


Thursday, December 22

Winter Family Fun! 10-10:30am, ages 0-6, Novato Library.

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 11am & 2pm, A Live Family Concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.


Friday, December 23

Polar Express 3D, 10:30am & 2:30pm, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 11am & 2pm, A Live Family Concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

LEGO Play Day, 2:30pm, Mill Valley Library.


Saturday, December 24, Hanukkah

Polar Express 3D, 1pm, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.



Monday, December 26

Learn to Skate – Free Clinic, 10am – 12pm, wear comfortable athletic clothing and sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring your board, helmet, and pads, McInnis Skatepark, San Rafael.

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.


Tuesday, December 27

Winter Family Fun! 10-10:30am, ages 0-6, Novato Library.

Winter Break Movies, 2:30pm, The Secret Life of Pets, Mill Valley Library.

Library Garden Workday, 4-4:45pm, Help your librarian plant seeds, pull weeds, and water the garden. It’s dirty work, so dress appropriately, San Anselmo Library.


Wednesday, December 28

Winter Family Fun! 10-10:30am, ages 0-6, Novato Library.

Frosty's Magic Hat, 11am-12pm, Frosty is the world's coolest winter hero! Learn how the magic of imagination first brought Frosty to life in this show filled with frozen fun and cool magic!  Puppets, magic, and ventriloquism! Space is limited, please RSVP, Larkspur Library.

Winter Movie: Inside Out, 2-4pm, San Anselmo Library. 

Game & Puzzle Day!, 2:30pm, Mill Valley Library.


Thursday, December 29, New Moon

Nature for Kids: Indian Tree, 10am – 1pm, Salamanders, slugs, and millipedes, and more, bring lunch, Meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato.

Winter Family Fun! 10-10:30am, ages 0-6, Novato Library.

Winter Break Movies, 2:30pm, The BFG, Mill Valley Library.


Friday, December 30

LEGO Play Day, 2:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music, 7pm, Castro Theatre, San Francisco.


Saturday, December 31

Noon Year's Eve, 9am-2pm, Ring in the New Year with your little ones at the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve! This kid-friendly affair includes music by DJ ManCub, a celebratory ball drop at noon, dancing, and various art activities like crown making. In addition, enjoy access to the museum’s indoor and outdoor exhibits like Lookout Cove and Bay Hall, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Happy New Years, Eve Charlie Brown!, 12-3pm, Ring in the New Year with hands-on crafts for kids, and Santa Rosa’s only Up-Down and Baby Balloon drops at Noon, and root beer toasts!, Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Noon Year's Eve, 10am-1pm, Kids and parents, come celebrate the New Year with music, activities, face painting and a countdown balloon drop at noon!, Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music, 1pm, Castro Theatre, San Francisco.

New Year's Eve Balloon Drop Celebration, Balloon Drop: 11am, 1pm, and 4pm, celebrate strokes of midnight around the world.  Kids will count down and celebrate with hundreds of colorful balloons dropping from above, times vary by age, Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland.

Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony, 9:30am (members) 11:30pm (public)-1pm, Ring in the New Year by taking a swing at a 2,100-pound, 16th-century Japanese temple bell and participants may then take turns ringing the bell to leave behind any unfortunate experiences, regrettable deeds or ill luck from the previous year. While you wait your turn, add to the 1,000 origami cranes and make a wish for the New Year or pick an omikuji (fortune)! Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

New Year's Eve Day Party, Start your year off right with science. Bring the whole family to the Hall on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve for exciting scientific celebrations, including a huge balloon drop. Count down to 2017 at our New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop—held at 2:00 p.m. because, hard as we might try, not all of us can stay up until midnight. As you get showered with hundreds of balloons, raise your apple cider glass in a toast to all the growing and learning experiences your family will have at the Hall in the New Year, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Wacky Winter Wonderland, 8pm-12:30am, pinball, games and more, Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, El Cerrito.