Totally Awesome Weekend Events in the Bay Area

Events to celebrate the life and legacy of the 43rd Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco Edwin M. Lee will be held on Friday, December 15 and Sunday, December 17.

The Lying in State of Mayor Edwin M. Lee is Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8am to 7pm San Francisco City Hall, Rotunda FREE and open to the public.

Memorial Celebration of Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s life Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 3pm San Francisco City Hall, Rotunda FREE and open to the public.

 
 
 

At Children’s Fairy Land in Oakland, Celebrate all the winter holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Diwali and Chinese New Year. 

December 15 - 23, Fairyland will be transformed into Fairy Winterland! Featuring live performances, holiday displays from many cultures, appearances by Santa Claus, special decorations and thousands of twinkling lights, rides, puppet shows, arts and crafts, free holiday treats, cider and hot cocoa, and more surprises! $10 admission per person. Fairyland Members receive free admission to the opening day of Fairy Winterland, $5 admission for the rest of the event.

Park hours: Noon until 7 p.m., weather permitting

 

If you want to take your kids to see the Nutcracker but don't want to break the bank, here's a chance to check it out for FREE.

Although the performance is free you do need to RSVP. CLICK HERE

6 pm: Doors Open

6:45 pm: Unused tickets are void

6:45 pm: Standby, non-ticketed audiences may enter (subject to seating available)

7 pm: Show time– Intermission– Approximate show run time: 2 hours

 

Star Wars troupe greets Christmas shoppers and Star War fans on opening weekend of The Last Jedi, as part of a Be The Match Marrow Donor Drive. The donor drive will be held at the Bayfair Center, San Leandro, CA on December 16, 2017 from 1-4pm. 

The entire cast will be dressed in theatrical-grade costumes and include Darth Vader, three Stormtroopers, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Rey, Jedi Knights and two Mandalorian Bounty Hunters The troupe who also visits transplant patients at Stanford and Ronald Mc Donald House each year, will be giving out free gifts and posing for pictures with Christmas shoppers and Star War fans at Bayfair Center Mall from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  The event’s goal is to share stories of success to give hope to other patients and families and to encourage shoppers and movie goers to register to save a life.

Photo Credit: Terry H. Tam, Broker/Owner-FOX CAPITAL INVESTMENTS/FOX PROPERTY SERVICES

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