If the holiday spirit hasn’t jumped up and bitten you where the Thanksgiving leftovers have added some padding, the first weekend of December will remedy that.
Put the finishing touches on your miniature Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush and head out to see what’s good!
Show everyone how much holiday fun you’re having with Brit + Co
When: December 1st-17th, 12-8 PM
Where: 2124 Union Street, Marina
Why: Brit + Co, the DIY bible founded by Brit Morin, knows what it takes to rake in the Insta likes. Enjoy their holiday-themed art installations, festive DIY projects, maker-customized gifts, and more! The best part is, it’s free and you don’t need to reserve tickets this year. Lasso your crew and consider this a dry (literally) run before you booze up for next weekend’ Santacon. // Learn more here.
If you want to say you’ve seen it all at Dolores Park
When: December 2nd, 1:30-4:30 PM
Where: Dolores Park, Mission
Why: If you’re a cat owner, cat lover, or want to meet cat owners, this is your chance to combine the thrills of a Dolores Park weekend outing with some heavy petting. This meetup is hosted by a group called First Caturday and recurs monthly. // RSVP on Facebook to see which other cat enthusiasts you know will be attending.
Put the pinky up when you sip on the Wine Walk
When: December 3rd, 12-5 PM
Where: Winemaker Studios, Treasure Island
Why: When was the last time you got yourself to Treasure Island? Winemaker Studios has set up 4 tasting rooms next door to each other for your convenience. Coincidentally, it’s also a great way to give back to the community - if you donate an unopened toy, you’ll be credited $17 toward the purchase of a bottle of wine. // See which wineries will be featured—and register for your free wine pass—on Eventbrite.
Get your loved ones unique Christmas gifts at the Holiday Urban Air Market
When: December 3rd, 11-6 PM
Where: Jack London Square, Oakland
Why: You know that saying about how when you buy from a small business, a real person does a little happy dance? Spread the joy and join 140 curated local vendors of clothing, jewelry, accessories and home decor in the good old-fashioned trade of goods for currency. Food trucks and a patio bar are the cherry on the sundae - and of course, // If you register on Eventbrite you’ll get a free shopper’s tote.
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