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Weekend Planner: December 1


You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, December 1



Make Your Own Holiday Gifts with Urban Air Market

Jack London Square, Oakland

6:30 PM, All Ages


Make Your Own Holiday Gift with Urban Air Market on Friday, December 1st!

This “Meet the Makers” happy crafting hour provides 20 DIY stations at your fingertips to create everything from screen-printed wrapping paper and flower pressed cards to artisan body products, terrariums, and one of a kind accessories. This festive evening, in partnership with Jack London Square, is accompanied by a tree lighting ceremony.

Our event is happening as part of MAKE SMTHNG Week, a global maker movement where people come together to gather first hand experience on making more of what we already own – by sharing, caring, repairing, upcycling, pimping and swapping fashion, food, tech and toys.

55 Harrison, Jack London Square, Oakland 6:30pm-8:30pm

$10 Admission fee helps to cover the costs of DIY project materials and costs.

More details on our blog here:

DIY Stations:

  1. DIY terrarium station

  2. Making bath salts with Pink Himalayan, Dead Salts and essential oils.

  3. DIY survival bracelets made from paracord with a sturdy buckle.

  4. Giftwrap station and screenprinting wrapping paper

  5. Mala making workshop

  6. Build your own bandana for your dog or cat

  7. Beginner’s Block Printing Workshop

  8. Screen pressing ink onto poster papers

  9. Handmade watercolor holiday cards

  10. Hand bind your own notebook

  11. Hand stitched leather tree ornaments

  12. Collage your own holiday card

  13. Make your own lip-scrub

Want to come to our pop-up marketplace with 140 vendors, too? More info here!

Urban Air Market Holiday Show:




2017 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale

Alite Designs HQ, San Francisco

12 PM,  All Ages


Alite Designs is excited to announce the 5th Annual Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale. This is a free and festive two-day event with awesome gear from Alite Designs and Wildebeest, good tunes, goodies from Wholesome Bakery, and beers on tap from Comrades Brewing.

They make getting ready for the holidays easy for you. Enjoy a great assortment of discounted gear and gifts for all the outdoorsy folks in your life. They will have all your favorite chairs and backpacks from Alite and Boreas as well as plenty of extra stocking stuffers for your friends and family. For all the animal lovers out there, their friends Wildebeest will be at the event with a ton of fun and unique products for your furry best friends. They’ll also have plenty of fun and super-affordable stocking stuffers for your friends and family.

Come celebrate and make your holiday shopping experience a party. Local brews, baked goods, DJ JP, and great gear discounts will get you ready for a fun holiday season.


Saturday, December 2



Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair

SF Center for the Book, San Francisco

10 AM, All Ages


Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair 2017

Refreshingly unique among holiday fair events, San Francisco Center for the Book’s HOLIDAY BOOK ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR features a rich assortment of locally handcrafted, functional and decorative crafts made by local book artists and crafters that are perfect for gift giving, including a spectacular variety of letterpress books, zines, handbound journals, unique artists’ books, calendars, holiday cards, greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, paper arts, original prints, ornaments, jewelry, textiles, and other delightful crafty surprises!

Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival linocuts, Small Plates books, San Francisco Center for the Book exhibition catalogs, shop aprons, Roadworks T-shirts, mugs and wine glasses, and gift certificates available in any denomination will also be available at the Fair.

Join us at the Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair for refreshments, door prizes, music, merriment and more!

Book Arts & Crafts Vendors

Check back at the end of October for a list of vendors!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I volunteer to help at the event?

Find information at an email to to volunteer today.


Street parking is available in the neighborhood.

Bike Parking

Self service bike racks are located in front of the building.

Public Transportation

San Francisco Center for the Book is located on Muni Route 10, and is close to Muni Routes 19 and 22. Click here for transit schedules and information.


San Francisco Center for the Book is located in the Do.Re.Mi (DOgpatch-potREro-hill-MIssion) Arts District of San Francisco surrounded on all sides by cafes, restaurants, galleries, art studios and other arts organizations, in a hub of art and design studios, galleries and technology firms.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? or 415.565-0545



Hometown Holidays

Courthouse Square, Redwood City

10 AM,  All Ages


Get in the holiday spirit and join the festivities as Redwood City’s Downtown Business Group throws Hometown Holidays, a party to celebrate the holiday season, rain or shine. Guests can enjoy a parade, live entertainment, carnival rides, snow, Santa Claus photos and more. This free family-friendly event takes place December 2nd starting at 10 a.m. on Courthouse Square.


  1. Crafts Fair & Children’s Carnival from 10am to 8pm

  2. Parade at 4:30pm

  3. Tree Lighting 5:45pm

  4. Holiday Train Arrives 6:15pm

  5. SOJ Big Band performs Holiday Music 7:00pm

This free family celebration features:

  1. Traditional children’s holiday parade

  2. Free admission to the San Mateo County History Museum

  3. An incredible, kid-pleasing snow play area

  4. Live music on two stages featuring SOJ Big Band

  5. Santa Claus Photos in the History Museum

  6. Carnival Rides – for a fee

  7. Food and Craft Vendors –  for a fee

  8. Annual City Hall Tree Lighting at 5:45 p.m. at Hamilton & Broadway

  9. Caltrain’s Holiday Train toy collection train, arrives at Redwood City’s Sequoia Station train platform at approximately 6:10pm. Glowing with thousands of lights and holiday decorations, the Holiday Train makes 20-minute station stops, where Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and the gang get off the train to greet children and spread holiday cheer. Bring the family to join in the fun, along with a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Holiday Train Toy Drive.


Sunday, December 3



Snow Day, Free Cookies, and Cider

Gourmet Ghetto, Berkeley

10 AM,  All Ages


Bring your boots and mittens to play in the snow that is predicted to gently fall on the frontage road between Rose and Vine on Shattuck Ave at the annual Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto.

Play in the snow and hang out with The Snow Queen who will listen to all of your holiday wishes, ride the decorated live ponies, make free DIY holiday crafts like greeting cards and dreidels, and warm up with hot cider and chewy cookies, courtesy of Andronico’s. Also, find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local craft vendors.

Plus, there will be musicians, dancersand a balloon twister to make the day extra fun. And if you bring a little cash along to donate to the Berkeley schools, you could be the one to find the ‘ice’ in a snowball – one has a real diamond ring inside.



Temescal Holiday Fair

Temescal District, Oakland

11 AM, All Ages


The holiday season is fast approaching and the Temescal/Telegraph businesses are organizing a Temescal Holiday Street Fair for Bay Area shoppers to enjoy a “one-stop” shop for all your holiday needs, from unique gifts by Temescal retailers, to one-of-a-kind creations by Oakland makers, as well as some holiday entertainment and cheer from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

Come meet local Temescal artists, and see their amazing art, and get all your holiday shopping done. Get crafty with the Temescal Neighborhood Council’s luminary-making booth and see how Crimson Horticultural Rarities demonstrates how to make a living holiday wreath

For the first time ever the Temescal Holiday Fair will feature a FREE petting zoo and FREE photos with the animals. They’ll have an alpaca, goats, pigs, bunnies, ducks, and more.

Bring the whole family or your group of friends for that perfect holiday card or profile pic with the adorable barnyard animals.

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