Enter the spirit of Christmas market shopping where San Francisco and surrounds offer everything from a relaxed experience in a Lumber yard that looks like a movie set to Swedish traditional entertainment at the Swedish Christmas Fair, artsy gatherings, the Great Dickens Fair, and a stylish Italian Market with everything Italian made.
About: Here you can walk in knowing that the 75 vendors will have locally made goods guaranteed to be a bit artsy and different, including jewellery, bags, chocolate, home items, apparel, body products, children’s toys, holiday cards, decorations, and stationery. Wine and other gourmet gifts will also be for sale, as well as artwork from California College of Arts students.
When: December 16 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Contact: California College of Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco.
About: Välkomna! Authentic folk music, traditional dancing, colourful costumes, and Swedish crafts welcome you at this Swedish festive celebration. Add in some mulled wine with Swedish meatballs, open-faced shrimp sandwiches, cinnamon rolls and waffles with cream and strawberry jam, and you have a feast going. Kids can meet Santa who will take them fishing for some surprises as the fish pond after which they can get involved in icing and decorating their own gingerbread cookies. Don’t miss the Lucia Performance in the Cathedral.
When: Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Contact: via the website.
Cost: Free entry.