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Weekend Planner: November 27


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, November 27



Crocker Art Holiday Artisan Festival

Scottish Rights Masonic Center, Sacramento

7 PM, All Ages


The Sacramento Creative Arts League is delighted to partner again with the Crocker Art Museum in bringing attendees an opportunity to shop for distinctive, one-of-a kind, high-end modern gifts at the annual three day Crocker Holiday Artisan Market.

Free parking will be available for all attendees as well as six rooms to shop from. Vendors will be showcasing and selling functional pieces such as unique glass works, textiles, ceramics, paper, painting, sculptures, jewelry, fiber arts, metallurgy, woodworking and much more

Facebook Event, November 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM – Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM (PST) – Add to Calendar WhereScottish Rite Masonic Center – 6151 H Street Sacramento, CA 95819 – View Map



4th Street, San Rafael

12 PM, All Ages

Free or Donation

The San Rafael 36th Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 27, 2015 Snow Sledding Noon to 4:30 PM &  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Marketplace Noon to 8:00 PM Parade at 5:30 PM Fourth Street ~ B Street to Lootens  San Rafael, CA

Saturday, November 28, 2015 Snow & Kids’ activities 9:00 AM to Noon A Street ~ Fourth to Fifth


* In case of rain, snow activities may be suspended if we feel the snowsledding is a public safety issue.

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 36th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding (donations needed), and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay Area.

The event is attended by people from all over the Bay Area. It also enjoys a very “local” feel and is known as a great destination for people of all ages. The event starts at noon with free snow sledding and kids’ activities and a Holiday Marketplace. The Parade begins at 5:30 PM.

Following the Parade, Santa, Ms. Claus and other costumed characters arrive with the Mayor of San Rafael to the center of town in the City Plaza to light the official Holiday Tree. Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa and friends are available for a meet and greet with the kids.

The entire event is free to the public and takes place the day after Thanksgiving, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t miss this great opportunity to take advantage of the Holiday shopping season.


Saturday, November 28



Holiday Lights – San Francisco

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

8 PM, All Ages


Clerestory returns to the British Isles for a holiday program of favorite Medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary carols. The ensemble will shine a spotlight on the grandeur and depth of traditional British Christmas songs by Vaughan Williams, Howells, and Rutter as well as new works by Jonathan Dove, and Bob Chilcott. Begin your festive season with Clerestory, some gorgeous melodies, and good cheer.



Pech Merle Winery, Geyserville

4 PM, All Ages


Mark your Calenders for Saturday, November 28th and join Pech Merle to celebrate the Annual Geyserville Tractor Parade & Tree Lighting!

Wine & Dine fireside on Bruce’s famous homemade New England Clam Chowder & Fresh Fall Apple Cake while sipping on our current releasess.  View the tractor parade with a glass of wine from our tasting room or from our reserved seating outside.  Reserved seating is offered to the first 15 RSVP’s.

  1. Event time:  4:00pm – 7:00pm (Parade will begin at 6:30)

  2. Clam Chowder & Apple Cake:  $7 per person

  3. Wine by The Glass:  White – $7 and Red – $10 (discounted for wine club)

  4. Please RSVP by November 27

Contact for more information or call the tasting room at 707.891.3015 x 6.  For more information on the tractor parade visit

Cheers & Happy Holidays!



Coffee Tour of San Francisco

Joe Dimaggio Playground, Walnut Creek

12 PM, All Ages


San Francisco’s obsession with coffee is well documented. As a result the city’’s specialist coffee hotspots constantly raise the bar as they innovate to gain a competitive edge, San Francisco coffee is serious business. From farm to cup, every factor in the black art of the making the perfect coffee, how and where the beans are grown, when they are picked, how they are roasted, stored, and crushed, even the water used can drastically change the taste of a cup of coffee. We look in depth at the history, business and culture of SF’s favourite drink, while tasting some of the finest coffee creations in the world, so join us for a jolt of the good stuff on the Coffee Tour of San Francisco walking tour!

Capacity: 20 persons per guide

Note: All coffee and food are included. Tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments).

Dress: It’s a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes and clothing

Meeting Location: Joe Dimaggio Playground


  1. Coffee Joints Each tour visits the best San Francisco coffee joints, with tastings and specials at each. We can’t tell you which ones we visit until the day of the tour, but they’re all great! (Trust us, we’ve done our research…)

  2. Barista demonstration One of San Francisco’s best barista’s will show you how to make the perfect coffee, including coffee art, how do they do that?!

  3. History & Trivia Learn all there is to know about the black stuff, you’ll definitely impress people with what you learn next time you grab a coffee!

  4. San Francisco Sights We’ll pass by some of the best sights San Francisco has to offer, prepare for stories and photo opps to enjoy on your caffeine rush!


Sunday, November 29



Wanda’s Cooking presents, “Sunday Brunch”

Bonjour Patisserie, San Francisco

10:30 AM, All Ages


We had so much fun at the Sunday Supper, some of the guests wanted to do Sunday Brunch. The Sunday Brunch menu offers you a selection of 3 dishes. Your dish includes: Coffee, Tea or our special Sunday Drink – Sparkling Apple Cider infused with Pineapple and Mint. Please forward this invite to others – Thanks

Selections $18.00 per person:

Savory Grits and Poached Egg served with “one” of the following:

Crispy Pork Belly

Broccolini with Oyster Mushroom Creole

Cajun Chicken Sausage

Wanda’s Traditional Louisiana Jambalaya

Blend of Seasonings, Chicken, Shrimp and Rice

Vegetarian option available

Salmon Hash Benedict

Salmon and Winter Vegetable Hash

Poached Egg and Lemon Hollandaise Sauce

Vegetarian option available

Side Dish – Crème Angelaise French Toast $7

Melt in your mouth – Butter and Syrup not required

Purchase Tickets — click the button “Attend Event”

You will be guided to select your time, amount of tickets, menu selection and choices.

Don’t forget the French Toast before you hit the “Order Now” button.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Plenty of street parking

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

You can bring friends, family, the boy next door…….no pets

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email through Eventbrite site

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?  Yes, you can give your ticket to someone to take your place.

What is the refund policy? None



The Ritz Carlton, San Francisco

1 PM, All Ages


An annual holiday tradition, children are invited to gather for Teddy Bear Tea in the festively decorated Terrace Room at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. While children enjoy a special tea experience of hot chocolate, teddy bear cut-out cookies and assorted sandwiches, they are entertained and engaged with a lively holiday show starring an entertaining elf, his animated sidekick and a giant Teddy Bear. Each child will receive a teddy bear gift and photo with the giant Teddy Bear to take home. $2 per ticket sold will benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area.

Tickets are non-refundable. Advance purchase required. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. 

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