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Free Photo with Santa at Santa’s Wonderland | Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops 5160 Cherry Ave, San Jose, CA

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops! Free photos with Santa at Bass Pro Shops.   Reservations are required and can be made up to 7 days in advance. In addition, boys and girls hoping to be on the Nice List can mail their letters to Santa, play with a variety of toys and games and bring … Continue reading "Free Photo with Santa at Santa’s Wonderland | Bass Pro Shops"

Free

Oakland Museum of California at Home | Online

Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA

OMCA has opened its doors, but you can still enjoy its virtual programs. Here you will find videos exploring past exhibitions and events, educational resources for students and teachers, our favorite works from our collection, and more. Learn at Home: A collection of activities and resources for at-home learning. Explore art, history, natural sciences, and … Continue reading "Oakland Museum of California at Home | Online"

Free

Ice Skating at San Jose Downtown Ice | 10 am – 9:30 pm

Downtown Ice 120 South Market St, San Jose, CA

Downtown Ice's extraordinary circular rink provides a perfect setting for skaters who glide under the stars and twirl around 32 twinkling palm trees. For 2021/2022: Downtown Ice will be open from November 20, 2021 - January 9, 2022. Admission: Admission includes 60 minutes of ice time and rental skates. General Admission Including Skate Rental: $19 Locker … Continue reading "Ice Skating at San Jose Downtown Ice | 10 am – 9:30 pm"

$19

Ice Skating at Union Square Ice Rink | 10 am – 11pm

Union Square Ice Rink 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA

A holiday tradition, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square promises to bring a smile to your face and delight to all who visit—big and small, young and old. For 2021/2022: Union Square Ice Rink will be open from November 3, 2021 - January 17, 2022. Admission: Admission includes 60 minutes of ice time … Continue reading "Ice Skating at Union Square Ice Rink | 10 am – 11pm"

$19

2021 Christmas in the Park at Downtown San Jose

Plaza de Cesar Chavez 170 South Market St, San Jose, CA

A much beloved holiday tradition in San Jose that takes place in downtown across the street from the Tech Museum. Enjoy free entertainment, holiday displays and Christmas trees decorated by community groups and businesses in the area. Highlights include free pictures with Santa and entertainment every night. Fri, Nov 26, 2021 to Sun, Jan 2, … Continue reading "2021 Christmas in the Park at Downtown San Jose"

Free

2021 Winter Wonderland | Downtown San Jose 4pm-10pm

The Tech Museum 201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA

The family amusement area on Park Avenue, between Market Street and Almaden Boulevard, next to the Tech Interactive, offers a festive arcade of fun and entertainment. Also, amusement rides will stretch down the Paseo de San Antonio between Market Street and First Street. Ticket Prices: $4 a ride $15 for unlimited rides (1 day) CelebrateFamily.us … Continue reading "2021 Winter Wonderland | Downtown San Jose 4pm-10pm"

$4 – $15

Free Holiday Story Walk | San Carlos and 2nd St

Holiday Story Walk San Carlos and 2nd Streets, San Jose, CA

Come enjoy San Jose Playhouse's lovingly created art installation featuring big, bright beautiful banners while you listen to favorite holiday stories, holiday songs, holiday humor, and holiday trivia…all presented as audio accompaniment in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. This FREE walk-by experience is installed on San Carlos between 2nd and 3rd Streets and is open: November … Continue reading "Free Holiday Story Walk | San Carlos and 2nd St"

Free

2021 Tree Lighting at Pier 39

PIER 39 San Francisco, CA

Enjoy the holidays all season long with The PIER’s nightly tree lighting musical moments on our Christmas tree which will come to life every half hour from 5pm – 10pm, November 23, 2021 through January 9, 2022. This year’s live tree is a 60 ft. tall white fir that was harvested in Siskiyou County in … Continue reading "2021 Tree Lighting at Pier 39"

Free

Glowfari Lantern Festival | Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA

Oakland Zoo’s Glowfari Festival is scheduled for November 12-24, 26-30, 2021 | December 1-23, 26-31, 2021 | January 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, 2022. What are Glowfari hours? Glowfari will be open 7 nights a week from November 12 - December 31, 2021, from 5 pm to 10 pm (the Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving … Continue reading "Glowfari Lantern Festival | Oakland Zoo"

$20 – $24

2021 Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday | Park Lake Cunningham

Lake Cunningham Park 2305 South White Road, San Jose, CA

Part of Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose, Blinky's Illuminated Holiday is a drive through holiday experience at Lake Cunningham Park. This year's event, Blinky's Illuminated Holiday, will follow Blinky the reindeer through the musical journey of his imagination. A brand-new display that will feature over 200,000 lights. Dates/Times: November 26, 2021 - … Continue reading "2021 Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday | Park Lake Cunningham"

$30 – $75

2021 Tree Lighting Celebration | Mountain View CC Plaza

Mountaiun View Civic Center Plaza 500 Castro Street , Mountain View, CA

Celebrate the winter season with the Community Tree Lighting Celebration in Downtown Mountain View. The celebration will feature local performances, tributes to multicultural and diverse traditions, free refreshments, a train ride, the lighting of the community tree, and an appearance from Santa. In the spirit of the season, guests are encouraged to bring a can … Continue reading "2021 Tree Lighting Celebration | Mountain View CC Plaza"

Free

Ice Skating at San Jose Downtown Ice | Musical Mondays

Downtown Ice 120 South Market St, San Jose, CA

Today: Musical Mondays Every Monday, join us and skate to songs from Broadway's biggest and best musicals. This season, you’ll be treated to special live performances by local talent, plus have opportunities to win tickets to upcoming Broadway San Jose productions and fun show swag. Mondays | 5:30pm - 7 pm and 7pm - 8:30pm … Continue reading "Ice Skating at San Jose Downtown Ice | Musical Mondays"

$19

2021 Free Pictures with Santa | Christmas in the Park

Plaza de Cesar Chavez 170 South Market St, San Jose, CA

A part of Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Visits with Santa Santa visits are free, so be sure to bring your own camera for picture opportunities.  Santa's area will be a festive, outdoor setting located near the park’s North end. Santa is vaccinated, but will be practicing social distancing per county … Continue reading "2021 Free Pictures with Santa | Christmas in the Park"

Free

Kids Eat Free at Marie Callender’s Restaurants

Bay Area Wide Check for Location Near You, Bay Area Wide, CA

Offer 1) One child's meal per each adult. Children ages 12 and under. Tuesdays & Thursdays (per the Marie Callender's website).   Call your local restaurant to confirm dates and participation.  Locations Offer 2) Marie Callender's School Programs LINK Marie's offers the following FREE school programs! Award of Excellence Certificate This program provides recognition and rewards … Continue reading "Kids Eat Free at Marie Callender’s Restaurants"

Free

Free Photo with Santa at Santa’s Wonderland | Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops 5160 Cherry Ave, San Jose, CA

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops! Free photos with Santa at Bass Pro Shops.   Reservations are required and can be made up to 7 days in advance. In addition, boys and girls hoping to be on the Nice List can mail their letters to Santa, play with a variety of toys and games and bring … Continue reading "Free Photo with Santa at Santa’s Wonderland | Bass Pro Shops"

Free

Oakland Museum of California at Home | Online

Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA

OMCA has opened its doors, but you can still enjoy its virtual programs. Here you will find videos exploring past exhibitions and events, educational resources for students and teachers, our favorite works from our collection, and more. Learn at Home: A collection of activities and resources for at-home learning. Explore art, history, natural sciences, and … Continue reading "Oakland Museum of California at Home | Online"

Free

Sharks Exhibit | Cal Academy of Science

Cal Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences is hosting "Sharks," a jaw-dropping new exhibit exploring the fascinating world of these dynamic ocean predators. Exhibit is free with admission to Cal Academy. Price: $31.75 to $43.75 Leave the outside world behind as you dive into the incredible underwater world of sharks—without even getting your feet wet. Trace over 450 … Continue reading "Sharks Exhibit | Cal Academy of Science"

$31.75 – $43.75

de Young Museum – Free Admission (1st Tuesday)

de Young Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Due to Covid-19, please check site to confirm if reservations are needed. Free the first Tuesday of each month for everyone. Free every Saturday for Bay Area residents (all 9 counties!). Qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Free the first full weekend of each month … Continue reading "de Young Museum – Free Admission (1st Tuesday)"

Free

Legion of Honor Museum – Free Admission 1st Tuesday

Legion of Honor Lincoln Park 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco, CA

Free the first Tuesday of each month for everyone. Due to Covid-19, please check site to confirm if reservations are needed. Free every Saturday for Bay Area residents (all 9 counties!). Qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Free the first full weekend of each month … Continue reading "Legion of Honor Museum – Free Admission 1st Tuesday"

Free

Ice Skating at San Jose Downtown Ice | 10 am – 9:30 pm

Downtown Ice 120 South Market St, San Jose, CA

Downtown Ice's extraordinary circular rink provides a perfect setting for skaters who glide under the stars and twirl around 32 twinkling palm trees. For 2021/2022: Downtown Ice will be open from November 20, 2021 - January 9, 2022. Admission: Admission includes 60 minutes of ice time and rental skates. General Admission Including Skate Rental: $19 Locker … Continue reading "Ice Skating at San Jose Downtown Ice | 10 am – 9:30 pm"

$19

Ice Skating at Union Square Ice Rink | 10 am – 11pm

Union Square Ice Rink 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA

A holiday tradition, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square promises to bring a smile to your face and delight to all who visit—big and small, young and old. For 2021/2022: Union Square Ice Rink will be open from November 3, 2021 - January 17, 2022. Admission: Admission includes 60 minutes of ice time … Continue reading "Ice Skating at Union Square Ice Rink | 10 am – 11pm"

$19

Family Storytime | Palo Alto Lib | Online

Palo Alto Library (Online) 1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto, CA

Join us on our Facebook page every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11 AM for Family Storytime. This all-ages storytime features stories, songs & more! Make sure to follow us on YouTube for more stories, songs and rhymes, including a playlist of all of our favorite songs to sing! Monday: Tuesday: Family Storytime Wednesday: … Continue reading "Family Storytime | Palo Alto Lib | Online"

Free

Inclusive Reading Club | SJPL | Virtual

San Jose Public Library Online 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA

Today: Inclusive Reading Club Virtual Please join us for a fun and interactive Inclusive Reading Club for teens and adults with intellectual/development disabilities. These stories will be read aloud by the program coordinators. If you have your own copy of the selected readings and are comfortable reading aloud for a portion of the story, you … Continue reading "Inclusive Reading Club | SJPL | Virtual"

Free

Virtual Resume Review | SJPL Virtual

San Jose Public Library Online 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA

*Virtual* Resume Review Have your resume reviewed by a SJPL Works Business & Career Librarian. The resume review will be a 15 minute one-on-one meeting, during which the Librarian will identify what needs to be improved and can help organize your information. Please have your resume and job description prepared to share over Zoom. *Services … Continue reading "Virtual Resume Review | SJPL Virtual"

Free

2021 Christmas in the Park at Downtown San Jose

Plaza de Cesar Chavez 170 South Market St, San Jose, CA

A much beloved holiday tradition in San Jose that takes place in downtown across the street from the Tech Museum. Enjoy free entertainment, holiday displays and Christmas trees decorated by community groups and businesses in the area. Highlights include free pictures with Santa and entertainment every night. Fri, Nov 26, 2021 to Sun, Jan 2, … Continue reading "2021 Christmas in the Park at Downtown San Jose"

Free

2021 Free Pictures with Santa | Christmas in the Park

Plaza de Cesar Chavez 170 South Market St, San Jose, CA

A part of Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Visits with Santa Santa visits are free, so be sure to bring your own camera for picture opportunities.  Santa's area will be a festive, outdoor setting located near the park’s North end. Santa is vaccinated, but will be practicing social distancing per county … Continue reading "2021 Free Pictures with Santa | Christmas in the Park"

Free

Snack Break – Free Snacks for Kids | Morgan Hill Lib

Morgan Hill Library 660 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA

Today: Snack Break - Free Snacks for Kids at Morgan Hill Library Come by the library for FREE after-school snacks for kids 18 years old and under! Every Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 4:00pm except for holidays & school breaks. Audience: Kids: Family Events, Kids: Grades 5-8, Kids: Grades K-8, Kids: Preschoolers, Kids: Toddlers Source

Free

Free In-Person Homework Help (Gr. 7-12) | Gilroy Lib

Gilroy Library 7652 Monterey Street, Gilroy, CA

Today: Free In-Person Homework Help (Gr. 7-12) at Gilroy Library In-Person at the Gilroy Library SEPTEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 17 Mondays - Thursdays 3:30pm - 5pm Bay Area Tutoring Association will facilitate peer to peer instruction and collaboration to encourage student engagement and mastery. The academic coach to student ratio is 1 coach for up … Continue reading "Free In-Person Homework Help (Gr. 7-12) | Gilroy Lib"

Free

Homework Help (Gr. 7-12) | Los Altos Lib

Los Altos Library 13 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA

Today: Free In-Person Homework Help (Gr. 7-12) at Los Altos Library SEPTEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 17 Mondays - Thursdays 3:30pm - 5pm Bay Area Tutoring Association will facilitate peer-to-peer instruction and collaboration to encourage student engagement and mastery. The academic coach to student ratio is 1 coach for up to 8 students with help in … Continue reading "Homework Help (Gr. 7-12) | Los Altos Lib"

Free

Homework Help (Gr. 7-12) | Milpitas Lib

Milpitas Library 160 North Main Street, Milpitas, CA

Today: Free In-Person Homework Help (Gr. 7-12) at Milpitas Library SEPTEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 16 Mondays - Thursdays 3:30pm - 5pm Bay Area Tutoring Association will facilitate peer-to-peer instruction and collaboration to encourage student engagement and mastery. The academic coach to student ratio is 1 coach for up to 8 students with help in Math, … Continue reading "Homework Help (Gr. 7-12) | Milpitas Lib"

Free

Mariela’s Music and Playgroup: Spanish Names and Icons in the Bay Area | SJPL | Online

San Jose Public Library Online 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA

Virtual Mariela's Music and Playgroup: Spanish Names and Icons in the Bay Area Join us and Mariela Herrera, an independent performer, educator, and musician for Mariela's Music Time. Her program today will be focused on Spanish names and icons in the Bay Area. Learn about our Bay Area’s Spanish history while having fun with music.  … Continue reading "Mariela’s Music and Playgroup: Spanish Names and Icons in the Bay Area | SJPL | Online"

Free

Mike the Magician: Magic Show | SJPL Online

San Jose Public Library Online 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA

He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing. Registration is required to receive a link and password. Deadline to sign-up will be 1 hour before the program begins. This program was generously sponsored by the … Continue reading "Mike the Magician: Magic Show | SJPL Online"

Free

2021 Winter Wonderland | Downtown San Jose 4pm-10pm

The Tech Museum 201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA

The family amusement area on Park Avenue, between Market Street and Almaden Boulevard, next to the Tech Interactive, offers a festive arcade of fun and entertainment. Also, amusement rides will stretch down the Paseo de San Antonio between Market Street and First Street. Ticket Prices: $4 a ride $15 for unlimited rides (1 day) CelebrateFamily.us … Continue reading "2021 Winter Wonderland | Downtown San Jose 4pm-10pm"

$4 – $15

Math Olympiad Club | SJPL Virtual

San Jose Public Library Online 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA

VIRTUAL Math Olympiad Club Prepare for the most prestigious math competition, or get better at mathematics! Children ages 8-11 will learn how to solve difficult math problems that prepare them for math competitions in middle school. Through guided instruction and practice using real competition math problems, participants will learn how to break down problems and … Continue reading "Math Olympiad Club | SJPL Virtual"

Free

Free Holiday Story Walk | San Carlos and 2nd St

Holiday Story Walk San Carlos and 2nd Streets, San Jose, CA

Come enjoy San Jose Playhouse's lovingly created art installation featuring big, bright beautiful banners while you listen to favorite holiday stories, holiday songs, holiday humor, and holiday trivia…all presented as audio accompaniment in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. This FREE walk-by experience is installed on San Carlos between 2nd and 3rd Streets and is open: November … Continue reading "Free Holiday Story Walk | San Carlos and 2nd St"

Free

2021 Tree Lighting at Pier 39

PIER 39 San Francisco, CA

Enjoy the holidays all season long with The PIER’s nightly tree lighting musical moments on our Christmas tree which will come to life every half hour from 5pm – 10pm, November 23, 2021 through January 9, 2022. This year’s live tree is a 60 ft. tall white fir that was harvested in Siskiyou County in … Continue reading "2021 Tree Lighting at Pier 39"

Free

Glowfari Lantern Festival | Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA

Oakland Zoo’s Glowfari Festival is scheduled for November 12-24, 26-30, 2021 | December 1-23, 26-31, 2021 | January 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, 2022. What are Glowfari hours? Glowfari will be open 7 nights a week from November 12 - December 31, 2021, from 5 pm to 10 pm (the Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving … Continue reading "Glowfari Lantern Festival | Oakland Zoo"

$20 – $24

2021 Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday | Park Lake Cunningham

Lake Cunningham Park 2305 South White Road, San Jose, CA

Part of Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose, Blinky's Illuminated Holiday is a drive through holiday experience at Lake Cunningham Park. This year's event, Blinky's Illuminated Holiday, will follow Blinky the reindeer through the musical journey of his imagination. A brand-new display that will feature over 200,000 lights. Dates/Times: November 26, 2021 - … Continue reading "2021 Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday | Park Lake Cunningham"

$30 – $75

Spirit of the Row | Santana Row

Santana Row 356 Santana Row, San Jose, CA

Dance, cheer, and sing during the holiday season on The Row. Enjoy guest performances by local community groups and schools including excerpts from The Nutcracker from San Jose Dance Theatre & The New Ballet School. Performances will take place in Santana Row Park across from Left Bank each Tuesday evening starting November 30th through December … Continue reading "Spirit of the Row | Santana Row"

Free

Paint Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night | SCCLD | Virtual

Santa Clara County Library Online CA

Today: Paint Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night Register to join us for a virtual Paint Along of Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night. Suggested Materials: Canvas (any size) or Watercolor paper (tape down the edges - watercolor paper can support many mediums including acrylic) Acrylic brushes (medium and small size) Cup of water Paper towels Suggested … Continue reading "Paint Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night | SCCLD | Virtual"

Free

2021 Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park

Vasona Lake County Park 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA

Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE! Fantasy of Lights is a spectacular 1.5 mile drive- through extravaganza of Holiday Lights and Displays for the entire family. Enjoy a magical evening in the warmth of your vehicle as you drive through large animated displays while listening to Holiday music on your … Continue reading "2021 Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park"

$20 – $50

2021 Free Pictures with Santa | Christmas in the Park

Plaza de Cesar Chavez 170 South Market St, San Jose, CA

A part of Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Visits with Santa Santa visits are free, so be sure to bring your own camera for picture opportunities.  Santa's area will be a festive, outdoor setting located near the park’s North end. Santa is vaccinated, but will be practicing social distancing per county … Continue reading "2021 Free Pictures with Santa | Christmas in the Park"

Free

$5.50 Discount Movie Night | West Wind Concord

West Wind Solano Drive In 1611 Solano Way, Concord, CA

Come and enjoy some music, games and movies for the whole family! Enjoy the evening at West Wind Drive In in Concord and San Jose hosts discount movie nights on Tuesday. Gates open at 6 pm and first feature generally starts at 8 pm. Admission: $5.50 (adults 12 years+), $1.75 (5-11 years).  Regular admission is … Continue reading "$5.50 Discount Movie Night | West Wind Concord"

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$5.50 Discount Movie Night | West Wind San Jose

West Wind Capitol 6 Drive In 3630 Hillcap Ave, San Jose, CA

Come and enjoy some music, games and movies for the whole family! Enjoy the evening at West Wind Drive In in Concord and San Jose hosts discount movie nights on Tuesday. Gates open at 6 pm and first feature generally starts at 8 pm. Admission: $5.50 (adults 12 years+), $1.75 (5-11 years).  Regular admission is … Continue reading "$5.50 Discount Movie Night | West Wind San Jose"

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Free Photo with Santa at Santa’s Wonderland | Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops 5160 Cherry Ave, San Jose, CA

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops! Free photos with Santa at Bass Pro Shops.   Reservations are required and can be made up to 7 days in advance. In addition, boys and girls hoping to be on the Nice List can mail their letters to Santa, play with a variety of toys and games and bring … Continue reading "Free Photo with Santa at Santa’s Wonderland | Bass Pro Shops"

Free

Oakland Museum of California at Home | Online

Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA

OMCA has opened its doors, but you can still enjoy its virtual programs. Here you will find videos exploring past exhibitions and events, educational resources for students and teachers, our favorite works from our collection, and more. Learn at Home: A collection of activities and resources for at-home learning. Explore art, history, natural sciences, and … Continue reading "Oakland Museum of California at Home | Online"

Free

Kids Eat $1 at Chevys Fresh Mex

Bay Area Wide Check for Location Near You, Bay Area Wide, CA

Make Wednesday nights, family night. Kids 12 and under can enjoy one kid’s meal for $1 every Wednesday, per adult entrée purchased. Available all day in the dining room. Find a Chevys Location Near You Fine Print:  At participating locations only. #chevysfreshmex

$1