What To Do In The Bay Area This Weekend

 A man dressed as Santa Claus rides a motorcycle in Union Square on December 14, 2012 in San Francisco.
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By KCBS All News 106.9FM and 740AM


Here are some Bay Area events, from the North Bay to the South Bay, and everywhere in between for the weekend of Dec. 7-8, including the lighted yachts parade in Oakland and the roaming SantaCon sideshow.

1.  Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade

Watch a parade of boats, as they glide through the Alameda Estuary, decked in holiday finery.  Jack London Square is a great place to watch. 

"We have sailboats, powerboats, even kayaks and rowers participate and light their boats," said Carol Blackburn, an organizer.

Saturday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. along the Alameda Estuary.

2. San Francisco SantaCon 2019

Revelerers dressed as Santa gather in various locations throughout the city, including Union Square and on Polk Street to bar-hop, dance and party.

Saturday, December 7 in locations around San Francisco
Free, but for ages 21+.

GeekCraft Expo is a curated craft market specializing in handmade, “geek”-themed crafts of all kinds; clothing, accessories, toys, home decoration, furniture and art.

If it’s geeky and made by hand, it can be found at a GeekCraft Expo. 

December 7-8, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Oakland Convention Center.

4. Mill Valley Chamber’s Winterfest Sidewalk Sale

This is Mill Valley's landmark annual holiday celebration and it's featuring a massive slide, Santa, a full day of live entertainment and music, children's activities, amazing local food and a Christmas tree and menorah lighting ceremonies.

December 8, 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. in downtown Mill Valley.