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What's Up This Weekend 12/02/22



Friday, December 2

Golden State Warriors - San Francisco First Friday Nights at Curiodyssey – San Mateo Swing into the weekend with music, science, animals and fun! On the first Friday of every month, from 5 pm until 8 pm, where parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey.

Holiday Sing-Along – San Francisco Sleeping Beauty Panto by Presidio Theatre – San Francisco Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets – San Francisco Movie Night: A Charlie Brown Christmas – Larkspur First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center – Oakland Elf the Musical – Foster City Lighted Parade and Santa Claus – Half Moon Bay Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration – Cupertino Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday Drive-Thru – San Jose

Saturday, December 3

San Jose Barracuda - San Jose

Golden State Warriors - San Francisco Audiobook! Music Inspired by Stories – San Francisco Join the San Francisco Symphony on December 3 to share the joy of music with all your loved ones. Discover how music speaks to young listeners ages 5–12 and longtime fans alike, through an enriching, interactive performance.

Santa Days at Filoli – Woodside Santa flies to Filoli for Santa Days on December weekends. Snap a photo with him on his festive golden throne, and enjoy a hot drink and holiday treat on the Woodland Court.

SF Jazz Family Matinee – San Francisco MakeArt Family Day – San Francisco Lighted Yacht Parade – Alameda Glowfari – Oakland Fun on the Farm Holiday Crafts – San Ramon Hometown Holiday Celebration – Pleasanton Santa Arrives by Helicopter at Hiller – San Carlos Holiday LEGO Show – Palo Alto Fujitsu Planetarium Shows – Cupertino Children’s Holiday Parade – Los Gatos Kids Craft Fair – Santa Cruz Lighted Boat Parade – Santa Cruz

Sunday, December 4

San Jose Barracuda - San Jose

San Francisco 49ers - Santa Clara The Nutcracker by San Francisco Youth Ballet – San Francisco The holiday magic continues as San Francisco Youth Ballet presents its 21st annual, full length production of “The Nutcracker.” It is geared toward families and a perfect introduction to classical ballet for children. Seats are reserved and “Sugar Plum” VIP and “Clara’s Guest” admission includes a special gift for children and a character meet and greet 30 minutes prior to curtain. Buy your tickets early since this is a sold out production year after year.

Family Fun Day at Asian Art Museum – San Francisco Deck the Hall – San Francisco Matilda the Musical – Berkeley Mill Valley Winterfest – Mill Valley Marin MOCA Family Art Day – Novato Once Upon a Christmas – Walnut Creek Holly Jollypalooza – Pacifica Popovich Comedy Pet Theater – Palo Alto Holiday Lights Train – Felton Menorahs and Miracles – San Jose The Jungle Book: Rudyard Revised – San Jose Mary Poppins – San Jose

Violent Night

Violent Night (Dec. 2) starring David Harbour, John Leguizamo, Beverly D’Angelo, Cam Gigandet, Brendan Fletcher, Edi Patterson, Alex Hassell, Alexis Louder, Mike Dopud, and Alexander Elliot is NOW PLAYING exclusively in theaters.

Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert (Dec. 2) starring Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge, Sally Field, Bill Irwin, Josh Pais, Tara Summers, Antoni Porowski, Nikki M. James, Jeffery Self, and Shunori Ramanathan is NOW PLAYING exclusively in theaters.


The Eternal Daughter The Eternal Daughter (Dec. 2) starring Tilda Swinton, Carly-Sophia Davies, Zinnia Davies-Cooke, August Joshi, Louis, Joseph Mydell, and Alfie Sankey-Green is NOW PLAYING in theaters. Christmas With the Campbells Christmas With the Campbells (Dec. 2) starring Brittany Snow, Justin Long, Alex Moffat,Pamela Beheshti, Erin Darling, Mario DeAngelis, Julia Duffy, JoAnna Garcia Swisher,Alireza Mirmontazeri, and George Wendt is NOW PLAYING in theaters and on AMC+. Savage Salvation Savage Salvation (Dec. 2) starring Robert De Niro, Willa Fitzgerald, John Malkovich, Jack Huston, Dale Dickey, Winter Ave Zoli, Lindsay Pulsipher, Quavo, Tyler Jon Olson, and Swen Temmel is NOW PLAYING in theaters, on digital and on VOD. On streaming “Sr.” “Sr.” (Dec. 2) starring Paul Thomas Anderson, Alan Arkin, Mezi Atwood, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Downey Sr., Sean Hayes, Norman Lear, and Lawrence Wolf is NOW STREAMING exclusively on Netflix. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (Dec. 2) starring Jessie Buckley, Olivia Colman, James Cosmo, Luke Evans, Fra Fee, Johnny Flynn, Jemima Lucy Newman, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Devon Pomeroy, and Jonathan Pryce is NOW STREAMING exclusively on Netflix. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Dec. 2) starring Brady Noon, Ethan William Childress, Hunter Dillon, Erica Cerra, Chris Diamantopoulos, Edward Asner, Linda Lavin, Loretta Devine, Priscilla Lopez, and Nathan Arenas is NOW STREAMING exclusively on Disney+. What Remains What Remains (Dec. 2) starring Cress Williams, Kellan Lutz, Marcus Gladney Jr., Anne Heche, Stelio Savante, Juliana Destefano, E.A. Castillo, Brannon Cross, Major Dodge, and Maria Gajdosik is NOW STREAMING on AppleTV+



Featured Events The Nutcracker by San Francisco Youth Ballet – San Francisco, December 3 & 4 The holiday magic continues as San Francisco Youth Ballet presents its 21st annual, full length production of “The Nutcracker.” It is geared toward families and a perfect introduction to classical ballet for children. Seats are reserved and “Sugar Plum” VIP and “Clara’s Guest” admission includes a special gift for children and a character meet and greet 30 minutes prior to curtain. Buy your tickets early since this is a sold out production year after year.

Audiobook! Music Inspired by Stories – December 3 Join the San Francisco Symphony on December 3 to share the joy of music with all your loved ones. Discover how music speaks to young listeners ages 5–12 and longtime fans alike, through an enriching, interactive performance.

Peter and the Wolf with the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra – December 11 Enter the winter wonderland of a decked-out Davies Symphony Hall and enjoy the classic storybook fable of Peter and the Wolf performed by the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra. Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless tale of a boy and his animal friends’ bravery is brought to life with guest narrator W. Kamau Bell, a stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning host and executive producer. Join the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra for this family-friendly holiday favorite!

Film with Live Orchestra: How the Grinch Stole Christmas – December 16 & 17 Join us at Davies Symphony Hall for a magical movie experience and family-friendly holiday treat: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Directed by Ron Howard with music by James Horner, this vibrant 2000 adaptation brings Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s tale to life, with plenty of laughs for audiences of all ages. Enjoy this festive film on the big screen like never before as the San Francisco Symphony performs the score LIVE to picture. Rated: PG

First Friday Nights at Curiodyssey – San Mateo, December 2 Swing into the weekend with music, science, animals and fun! On the first Friday of every month, from 5 pm until 8 pm, where parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey.

Santa Days at Filoli – Woodside, December 3-23 Santa flies to Filoli for Santa Days on December weekends. Snap a photo with him on his festive golden throne, and enjoy a hot drink and holiday treat on the Woodland Court.

Disney PRIDE in Concert – San Francisco, March 16 & 17 Get ready for hit songs from The Lion King, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Mulan, Hercules, Coco and so many more in the extraordinary spring production, Disney PRIDE in Concert. Disney has been dazzling audiences for 100 years—and SFGMC is proud to celebrate our 45th anniversary with some of the most-loved music featuring the 250-members of the Chorus and a 25-piece orchestra in this family-friendly production.


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December 2022 also see Holiday Fun Winter Festival at Gamble Garden – Palo Alto, December 1-3 Elf the Musical – Foster City, December 1-18 Sleeping Beauty Panto by Presidio Theatre – San Francisco, December 1-30 Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration – Cupertino, December 2 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center – Oakland, December 2 First Friday Night at Curiodyssey – San Mateo, December 2 Lighted Parade and Santa Claus – Half Moon Bay, December 2 Holiday Sing-Along – San Francisco, December 2 Once Upon a Christmas – Walnut Creek, December 2-3 The Jungle Book: Rudyard Revised – San Jose, December 2-11 Mary Poppins – San Jose, December 2-11 The Velveteen Rabbit – San Francisco, through December 11 Winter Wonderland at Tilden Park Merry Go Round – Berkeley, December 2 – January 2 SF Jazz Family Matinee – San Francisco, December 3 MakeArt Family Day – San Francisco, December 3 Discovery EcoVoyage – Redwood City, December 3 Breakfast with Santa – Cupertino, December 3 Santa Arrives by Helicopter at Hiller – San Carlos, December 3 Bah Humbug Run – San Ramon, December 3 Lighted Yacht Parade – Alameda, December 3 Kids Craft Fair – Santa Cruz, December 3 Lighted Tractor Parade – Calistoga, December 3 Children’s Holiday Parade – Los Gatos, December 3 Lighted Boat Parade – Santa Cruz, December 3 Hometown Holiday Celebration – Pleasanton, December 3 Bah Humbug 5K Run & Kids Dash – San Ramon, December 3 Winterfest – Ross, December 3 Holiday In – San Francisco, December 3 Holiday Train – San Francisco, Redwood City, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara – December 3 Fujitsu Planetarium Shows – Cupertino, December 3, 10, 17 Fun on the Farm Holiday Crafts – San Ramon, December 3, 10, 17 Breakfast with Santa at Tilden Park Merry Go Round – December 3, 11, 17, 19, 21, 23 Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets – San Francisco, December 3-18 Menorahs and Miracles – San Jose, December 4 Marin MOCA Family Art Day – Novato, December 4 Popovich Comedy Pet Theater – Palo Alto, December 4 Family Fun Day at Asian Art Museum – San Francisco, December 4 Mill Valley Winterfest – Mill Valley, December 4 Deck the Hall – San Francisco, December 4 Holly Jollypalooza – Pacifica, December 4 Holiday Train – San Francisco, Millbrae, Burlingame, San Mateo, Menlo Park, December 4 Community Tree Lighting – Mountain View, December 5 Welcome Winter Night at California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco, December 6 Winnie the Pooh by PYT – Mountain View, December 9, 10 The Butterfly Lovers of Gold Mountain – Oakland -December 9-16 Christmas Parade and Holiday Market – Benicia, December 10 Second Saturday on the Farm – Watsonville, December 10 Peppa Pig’s Adventure – San Francisco, December 10 Roundtable Reading – Berkeley, December 10 Christmas Parade and Holiday Market – Benicia, December 10 Parol Lantern Parade – San Francisco, December 10 Holiday Crafts Day at Randall Museum – San Francisco, December 10 Hometown Holidays Celebration – Redwood City, December 10 German Holiday Market – Mountain View, December 10 Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks – Sausalito, December 10-11 Hanukkah Inside Out – San Rafael, December 11 Marine Science Sunday – Sausalito, December 11 Hanukkah Inside Out – San Rafael, December 11 Peter and the Wolf – San Francisco, December 11 Winter Wonderland at Hidden Villa – Los Altos Hills, December 11 A Day of Family Art and Service – San Francisco, December 11 San Francisco Elks Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Competition – San Francisco, December 11 Winter Wonderland at Hidden Villa – Los Altos Hills, December 11 Disney Junior Live – Santa Rosa, December 12 Toy Trains – Santa Cruz, December 15-24 Holiday Movie Night: Elf – Half Moon Bay, December 16 The Biggest Gift by Fantasy Forum – Walnut Creek, December 16-18 The San Jose Nutcracker by New Ballet – San Jose, December 16-18 Kids Night at the Museum – Santa Rosa, December 17 MOCHA Open Studio – Oakland, December 17 Lighted Boat Parade – San Rafael, December 17 Lighted Boat Parade – San Mateo, December 17 The Gingerbread Man by Palo Alto Children’s Theater – Palo Alto, December 17 & 18 The Snow Queen by Bayer Ballet – Mountain View, December 17 & 18 Snoopy Gingerbread Doghouse Workshop – Santa Rosa, December 17 & 18 My Very First Nutcracker by New Ballet – San Jose, December 18 The Great Dickens Christmas Fair – Daly City, through December 18 Celebrating the Hanukkah Spirit An Evening of Light and Joy – Palo Alto, December 18 Chanukah Celebration – Novato, December 18-26 Bethlehem A.D. – Redwood City, December 21-23 Holiday Lights Train – Felton, through December 23 Matilda the Musical – Berkeley, through December 23 Holiday Lights – Watsonville, through December 25 Chanukah Train – Felton, December 26 Kwanzaa Family Game Day – San Francisco, December 26 Frozen: The Musical – San Francisco, through December 30 Fantasy of Lights Drive-Thru – Los Gatos, through December 30 Balloon Drop at Chabot Space and Science Center – Oakland, December 31 Noon Years Eve Party at Hiller Aviation – San Carlos, December 31 Noon Years Eve at Happy Hollow – San Jose, December 31 Happy New Year Charlie Brown – Santa Rosa, December 31 Holidays at Gilroy Gardens – through December 31 Winter Wonderland at the Boardwalk – Santa Cruz, through January 1 Winterfest at Great America – through January 1 Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday Drive-Thru – San Jose, through January 1 Christmas in the Park – San Jose, through January 1 Six Flags Holidays in the Park – Vallejo, through January 1 Holidays at Filoli – Woodside, through January 8 ‘Tis the Season for Science – through January 8 IlluminOdyssey – San Mateo, through January 16 Holiday LEGO Show – Palo Alto, through January 15 Glowfari – Oakland, through January 29 Glow at the Exploratorium – through January 29 Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs – San Francisco, through February 12, 2023



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