Twinkling light displays, massive Christmas trees, skating, crafts and shopping round out the Bay Area's season slate of festivities.
Great America theme park is lighting up various rides in a kaleidoscopic lantern show for the holidays. A seasonal laser light show and entertainment by acrobats and kung fu artists from China round out special programming at the park.
Interactive exhibits, live holiday music and singalongs accompany the annual lighting celebration of the 60-foot tree, at 6 p.m.
Now in its 10th year, the annual walk-run event begins with a children’s 100-meter gobbler chase. Turkey and pilgrim costumes are encouraged.
Art teachers demonstrate block printing, photo transfers, painting and drawing at the holiday craft event.
Union Street merchants kick off a month of holiday festivities, including seasonal lights, face painters, balloon artists and a visit from Santa and his elves at the Metro Theater, 2055 Union St., at 5:30 p.m.
The San Mateo County History Museum hosts a free crafts event for children, who can learn how to make holiday items from Germany, the Philippines, England, Italy, Japan and Mexico.
The locally produced arts and crafts show, in its sixth year, hosts a holiday edition featuring quality handmade goods, DIY workshops and a raffle.
The free juried show in Marin features exceptional arts and crafts, free fun for children in a gingerbread attic and a gourmet buffet.
Festivities include caroling, roasted chestnuts, eggnog and a tree-lighting ceremony in Mac Dutra Park followed by children adorned in twinkling lights marching down Main Street.
The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society hosts a festively decorated high tea in the gilded Belle Epoque counting room at The Old Mint.