San Francisco Holiday Events and Activities

Find fun things to do in San Francisco during the holidays featured below, plus deals on San Francisco Bay Area events and activities around Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, and more on this SF Bay Area Holiday Activity Deals page.

San Francisco Christmas Day 2014: What’s Open

Christmas in San Francisco

If you're looking for something to do or someplace to go on Christmas Day (December 25, 2014), you'll find many venues and merchants closed for the holiday. So here's a list of savvy suggestions for things to do, … [Read more...]

Nutcracker Ballet San Francisco

SF Ballet Nutcracker Ticket Discount

If seeing the San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker each year during the holidays is one of your family traditions, here's a savvy way to go: with a great deal on tickets. With this offer, you can print vouchers to take with … [Read more...]

Santaland Diaries

Santaland Diaries Discount Tickets

Santaland Diaries Discount Tickets for Christmas 2014. David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries ticket deals are up for grabs again this year for December 2014 performances in a few savvy cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Discount Tickets

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Discount Tickets + Holiday In The Park Deal. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom discount passes have just been updated, so the current deal saves you $23 on single day "any day" tickets that you can … [Read more...]

San Jose Downtown Ice

Downtown Ice San Jose Discount Tickets

San Jose Downtown Ice: Discount Tickets 50% off in 2014 - 2015. For a cool day (or night) of fun with friends and family, head over to Downtown Ice in San Jose, the one-of-a-kind circular skating rink in the Circle of … [Read more...]

Berkeley Ballet’s The Nutcracker


The New York Times recently called Berkeley Ballet's Nutcracker, "more touching than San Francisco Ballet's performance."  You can get discount tickets to the December 2014 holiday performances of Berkeley Ballet … [Read more...]

A Christmas Carol at A.C.T.

A Christmas Carol ACT San Francisco

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at A.C.T. in San Francisco is a holiday favorite for many people in the SF Bay Area. Why go again this year? For the tradition, for the scragginess, oh what the Dickens -- go for the … [Read more...]

Gilroy Gardens: Holiday Lights

Gilroy Gardens Coupon

Gilroy Gardens Holiday Lights Ticket Deal. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a unique theme park featuring more than 40 family rides, attractions, and exhibits set among six colorful gardens. Rides and attractions are … [Read more...]

Smuin Ballet Christmas Ballet

Smuin Uncorked Christmas Ballet 2014

Discount tickets are available for Smuin Ballet: Uncorked The Christmas Ballet at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (November 21 - December 27, 2014) for 45 percent off, starting at $30. This popular … [Read more...]

AAA Tipsy Tow on Holidays: Free

AAA Tipsy Tow New Year's Eve

The American Automobile Association (AAA) runs their holiday Free Tipsy Tow Home service on most holidays and big events (including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Independence … [Read more...]

Free Cab Rides Home on Holidays

Free Cab Ride Home Bay Area

If you live in San Francisco or Sacramento, you can get a "Safe and Sober" Free Cab Ride Home on certain holidays, courtesy of Berg Injury Lawyers. The Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home program now has a cap of $35. That … [Read more...]

Union Street Fantasy of Lights: Free

Union Street Holiday Lights

No holiday lights listing would be complete without San Francisco's Union Street Fantasy of Lights event (December 6, 2014). The annual Union Street holiday program kicks off a month long celebration of holiday … [Read more...]

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade

Calistoga Tractor Parade

Honk if you love Calistoga at Christmas time! For quirky small town fun, you can't beat the annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade (December 6, 2014), presented by the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce. Calistoga, part of … [Read more...]

PIER 39 Tree Lighting Celebration


Locals and tourists alike won't want to miss San Francisco's PIER 39 Tree Lighting Celebration (November 22 & 23, 2014) as it magically lights up the holiday season in San Francisco. The event is free and a fun … [Read more...]

San Rafael Parade of Lights + Winter Wonderland

San Rafael Parade of Lights

This year's San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland is a free event that will take place the two days after Thanksgiving (November 28 - 29, 2014). The parade is one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay … [Read more...]

SF Bay Area Halloween Activities

halloween sf 2011

Here's a list of free and cheap things to do around the San Francisco Bay Area for Halloween (week of October 31). This is a list in progress, so please share your Halloween activity suggestions in the comments box below … [Read more...]