Weekend roundup

December 24-27


Christmas Eve Farmers Market

Dec. 24. Need to get those last-minute holiday gifts or add to your holiday feast? Look no further than the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market which features familiar market vendors along with special pop-ups. Stop by the CUESA Info Booth to warm up with a free hot apple cider (while supplies last). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. One Ferry Building, Suite 50, 415.291.3276. cuesa.org

Free Admission to San Francisco Botanical Garden

Dec. 25. Get a breath of fresh air and take in the beautiful greenery at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Visit this living museum that boasts more than 8,000 plants from around the world within its’ 55 acres. It aims to connect people to plants, the planet and each other—and on Christmas Day, the garden is open and free to all. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 1199 9th Ave., 415.661.1316. sfbg.org

Inverted Christmas Tree at Westfield San Francisco Center

Through Dec. 31. Look at the holidays with a different point of view at Westfield San Francisco. Attendees can view the famous inverted Christmas tree hanging from the mall’s skylit dome on Level 4 and snap Instagram-worthy photos. Standing at 50 feet, this chandelier-like tree—constructed of crystals—first appeared at Westfield in 2016. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 865 Market St., 415.512.6776. westfield.com

Food + Drink

SIFF’s Holiday Film and Virtual Wine Tasting Experience

Dec. 26. Sonoma International Film Festival presents the West Coast premiere of French film Pure As Snow (Blanche Comme Neige) and a virtual wine tasting from Anaba Wines. While enjoying Anaba Wine’s “Food and Wine Lovers Trio” kit, tune in to watch the film that follows the story of a beautiful young woman named Claire who works at her late father’s hotel that is now managed by her evil stepmother Maud. Claire unwittingly sparks uncontrollable jealousy in Maud, whose young lover has fallen in love with Claire. 6 p.m. $10 film, $151 wine kit. sonomafilmfest.org

Virtual Wine Tasting Holiday Party

Book Now. Embrace the holidays at home and host the most memorable party—a virtual wine tasting holiday party with Beringer Vineyards as your co-host. It is the perfect socially-distanced alternative to gathering with your friends and family. Give the Beringer team your invite list and they pretty much handle the rest (but you receive all the credit). The experience includes a curated wine kit that is shipped direct to your party goers. beringer.com

Arts + Culture

Fantasia Anniversary Celebration

Through Dec. 31. The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrates the 80th anniversary of the groundbreaking musical masterpiece Fantasia with on-demand access to themed entertainment and activities. Hear exclusive interviews with animation historian and Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Canemaker (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation); animation historian, professor and former Disney animator Tom Sito; and, composer/music producer Fabrizio Mancinelli. $10 members/$12 non-members. waltdisney.org

Montague Gallery’s Jewelry Show

Through Jan. 30. Didn’t get any eye-candy bling for the holidays? You didn’t miss the boat on beautiful, original pieces to adorn yourself for Zoom parties or birthday parades. Beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry by Birds in the Hand, Miranda Crimp, Leslie Genninger, Anat Sapir, and Heather Trimlett is on display at Montague Gallery Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. 445A Sutter St., 415.964.4978. montaguegallery.com

Entwined at Peacock Meadow

Continuing. Light up your evening at this outdoor public art installation, Entwined, at Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow. The installation features a show utilizing flickering lights and LED-lit trees and bushes to create an enchanted forest of ever-changing lights and otherworldly shapes. The installation is scheduled to run through Feb. 29, and could possibly be extended to June 1. This attraction is free to the public and flights turn off at 9:45 p.m. 501 Stanyan St., 415.831.2700. goldengatepark150.com

Holiday Bundle Sale at Martin Lawrence Galleries

Ongoing. The new year calls for some new zen space … in your home, of course. MLG’s Holiday Art Bundle Sale extends through the holidays into the new year, giving you just the excuse to recreate your work or living space. The holiday gift collection includes packaged framed original lithographs for only $195. Or check out the holiday promo with 500 options under $5,000. By appointment only. 366 Geary St., 415.956.0345. martinlawrence.com

Photo credits: Golden Gate Park’s “Entwined” courtesy San Francisco Recreation and Parks. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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