What To Do In The Bay Area This Weekend

Megan Goldsby
November 20, 2019 - 10:57 pm
The Great Christmas Dickens Fair at the Cow Palace

Rich Yee/Dickens Fair

The holidays are upon us this weekend with an old timey Christmas fair, a model train show celebrating the holidays and local artisans at the peak of their craft showing off their wares. 

Fall Chocolate Salon

Fall Chocolate Salon in San Francisco
Fall Chocolate Salon

It's going to be a delicious weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park thanks to the Fall Chocolate Salon. Learn how to temper chocolate, see local chocolatiers show off their skills and taste samples of premium and artisan chocolate.

Sunday, November 24th
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
County Fair Building Auditorium
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Holiday Model Train Show Open House

The Holiday Model Train Show Open House in Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society

In the East Bay this weekend, the annual Holiday Model Train Show Open House features a massive model train display to walk around with tiny villages, trestles and forests.

"We have thunder, lightning and rain every hour on the half-hour," says the Jim Harrison, senior engineer at the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society. "The kids get a kick out of that."

November 22nd – 24th and November 29th – December 1st
Fri., 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (opens 2 p.m. Nov. 29), Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2751 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek

Frozen Sing-Along

Brush up on the beloved movie “Frozen” before the release of the sequel with a Frozen Sing-Along hosted by the Santa Clara City Library. Costumes are encouraged!

Saturday, November 23rd
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Northside Branch Library
695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

The Great Christmas Dickens Fair

The Great Christmas Dickens Fair at the Cow Palace
Rich Yee/Dickens Fair

Costumes are also encouraged at the first weekend of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. This is a chance to get transported to a Christmas market of the mid-1800's with shopping, dancing and merriment.

Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
November 23rd – December 22nd
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, Daly City

Fall Craft & Vendor Fair

If that puts you in the holiday mood, the annual Fall Craft & Vendor Fair in Santa Rosa promises a chance to get a head start on your holiday shopping.  

"I have pottery, fairy gardens, re-purposed wood signs and furniture, candles, jams, you name it, and it's going to be there," says Mary Maggio, one of the events sponsors.

November 23rd – 24th
Santa Rosa Veterans Building
1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa