Pure Santarchy: SantaCon San Francisco
Pull out the costume box and join thousands of belligerent Bay Area folk as they set out in Santa suits for an epic bar and city crawl.
SantaCon Dance-A-Thon: Bump and grind with fellow sweaty Santas at Monarch's seven-hour dance party and toy drive.
Sat Noon. Location TBA. Free.
Go Highbrow: Oakland Art Murmur's Holiday Party
The monthly art walk goes big for the launch of its membership program.
Special guests: Expect ensemble performances from the Oakland Ballet, plus live jazz from the Rueben Moss Trio.
Tonight 7-9p. Warehouse 416, 416 26th St., Northgate-Waverly (510-922-1653). $20 here.
Nearby: Plum; Luka's Taproom & Lounge; Farley's East
Prancing and Blitzed: The Jingle Beer Run
Jingle your way down the Embarcadero on a holiday-themed fun run that won't put a dent in your wallet (and drops you off at the bar).
Run rewards: Bottles of wine go to the fastest runners and best costumes.
Sat 10a. Meet at Marina Green Monkey Bars (adjacent to Marina Blvd. and Fillmore St.), The Marina. $10 here.
Nearby: Blue Bottle Coffee; Waterbar; Fog City Diner
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Seasonal Stroll: The Divisadero Holiday Art Walk
NoPa nightlife spices up with store discounts, open houses, cheap drinks, food, live music and, of course, lots of art.
Surprise snacks: Get your food fix with pop-up vendors including Pizzahacker, Rice Paper Scissors, and the Galley Soup and Sammie.
Tonight 6p-midnight. Divisadero St. btw. Haight and McAllister, NoPa. Free.
Nearby: The Independent; Nopalito; Ragazza
Boombox Brigade: Unsilent Night
Grab your portable speakers and rock your best Lloyd Dobler as hundreds synchronize stereos blasting ambient chimes and bells.
The DL: Download this year's track here (and get a taste of the event here).
Sat 7p. Dolores Park, Mission. Free.