Christmas By The Bay

In a place where the locals say “hella” instead of “very” San Francisco shines brightly this  holiday season. If you live in the bay area or never visited because you got lazy then I’ll give you a few reasons to put on pants. Just remember to bring a warm coat because hot chocolate is not enough to protect from the cold. You’ll also have to use the restroom a lot. Like a lot. Christmas time brings out the love, the people, the music, and slurring santas in California. So, have you put your pants on yet?

 

California Academy of Science

Dec. 8, 2016              6:00pm    Member Tickets: $12 Non-Member Tickets $15  

Age 21+

I give you permission to touch a reindeer while drinking your beer and thumping to some rad music emanating through your headphones. California Academy of Science is known for being a natural history museum for all ages, but on this glorious night adults get to come out and play. The Nightlife will feature live reindeers, Silent Disco, holiday craft shopping, and a tour of the Polar Night sky. Not good enough? You came for the science and cocktail? There are various programs and lectures with limited seating so plan ahead. Lastly, there are bars all throughout the museum for your hydrating needs.

 

Illuminate SF

Dec. 8 & Dec. 15, 2016 6:00pm Free

 

San Francisco features many talented and bright minds. This festival of lights features 35 installations and 31 artists through 12 neighborhoods. These various installations will leave you breathless and inspired. It would make for a great first date. You’ll come off as cultured, mature, and intelligent. Also, it’s free! Sounds like a perfect date already. You have the option to take a free neighborhood tour or grab a copied tour guide of the light art installation to venture off on your own. Check out this amazing video if your interest is peaked: https://youtu.be/b-hYegtGkpI

 

Santa Con

Dec. 10, 2016                     12:00pm     Free

People from all over come together dressed as the famous Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus. Many dressed in their sexier, funnier, or nuttier versions of Santa or First Lady Claus. Instead of receiving gifts you can donate toys to SFFD Toy Drive in the middle of Union Square. After donating to a great cause go bar hopping with friends and have a merry ole time.

 

Drag Queens on Ice

Dec. 10, 2016                    8:00pm – 9:30pm      Free  

Union Square is best known for it’s shopping, restaurants, hotels, and theaters surrounding the plaza. Every year there is a beautifully lit Christmas tree standing 83ft. high next to an ice rink. After hanging out with all the santas you can explore Union Square. Just make sure not to miss the Drag Queens later that evening. These queens will grace us with their lipstick lip-sync dancing on ice entertaining for all ages.

 

 

Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade

Dec. 16, 2016                       6:00pm – 8:00pm                    Free

Lastly, the lights and sights are worth watching at this family event. You will see more than 60 boats decorated in lights and holiday decorations sailing from Pier 39 to Marina Green. The boats passes through Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Mason, St. Francis Yacht Club, and Crissy Field. A tradition upheld since 1994 for all to enjoy. Be sure to grab a bread bowl full of yummy clam chowder while enjoying the sights and sounds of the bay.

 

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