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This Weekend in SF: 7 Editor-Approved Events to Fill Your Cal

By / December 12, 2018

The holiday countdown continues! This weekend is all about festive lights, DIY adventures, and bar-hopping in your ugliest sweater.

Finish off your gift list by picking up a few artisan goodies at the SFMade Holiday Fair or the Mercado Latinx pop-up. Make your own block-printed cards and patterned wrapping paper at Jingle Mingle, and master the art of Christmas pasta with a Friday night cooking class. When you’re not busy becoming a Pinterest-ready craft guru, hit the bars in an ugly sweater or go check out the transcendent light show at Night Bloom.

Drink, feast, and get crafty. It’s one of the last weekends of the year, so make it count! Get started with our seven editor-approved events.

Pastificio Pasta

Pasta Di Natale: Christmas Pasta

18 Reasons

Add Italian panache to your holiday menu by learning how to cook this authentic, three course, pasta-filled meal. Transform your table with treats like garbanzo tortelli and beet fettucine.

$95 - $105 / RSVP

Sweater-Con 2018: San Francisco Holiday Pub Crawl

Mayes Oyster House

Slip into your finest, cozy eyesore of a sweater and hit the town for a rollicking night of pub-crawling with the ugly sweater set. Three dollar drink specials will keep everyone hella festive.

$7 - $22 / RSVP

Night Bloom

Conservatory of Flowers

Watch the Conservatory of Flowers transform into a glowing, immersive feast of lights. Wander rooms with themes like prism, glow, and bloom as sounds and colors swirl around you.

$29 - $41 / RSVP

Jingle Mingle: Holiday Artmaking

[x]space Arts Hub

It's dark, cold, and festive — aka the perfect time for a day of holiday crafting. Learn how to block print holiday cards, make photo frames, and wrap plants. Proceeds benefit the Youth Art Exchange.

$27 - $32 / RSVP

2018 SFMade Holiday Fair at CCA

California College of the Arts

One of a kind outfits for your holiday parties? Check. Totally unique gifts for everyone on your list? Check. Stunning decor? Check. Shop 60 SFMade vendors and give your holidays a stylish upgrade.


6th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast 2018

SoMa StrEat Food Park

Dungeness crabs are back! Celebrate the most delicious time of year with an all-you-can-eat crab feast, including unlimited garlic noodles, salad, and iced tea.

$27 - $59 / RSVP

Mercado Latinx Pop-Up at Jack London Square Farmers Market

Jack London Square Farmers Market

You've got basically one more week to shop for Christmas gifts. Luckily, you can cross off everyone whose left on your list at this farmers market craft fair, featuring 27+ local vendors.



Claire Margine is a writer living in San Francisco. She’s a fan of daycations, dumplings for breakfast, and bottomless coffee. You can usually find her at the beach, or asking if she can pet your dog.

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