Best Things to Do in the North Bay This December

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the North Bay? With so many offerings in the area, weve curated five of the top events this month so you dont have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

Photo: Courtesy of Mill Valley Winterfest

Mill Valley Winterfest

December 3

The annual Mill Valley Winterfest is back in town, featuring a fantastic lineup of performers, games/activities for children, Santa at the plaza, and a tree-lighting ceremony. It’s a perfect outing for the family if you’re in Marin county.

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Photo: Courtesy of Fairfax Craft Faire

Fairfax Craft Faire

December 9

Don’t wait until the last minute to shop for holiday gifts for your friends and family. Come out to the Fairfax Craft Faire and shop for local artisan-made crafts/goods. While you’re there, make sure to check out the wreath-making booth around noon to create a personal wreath for your home.

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Photo: Painting by Andrew Faulkner

Winter Open Studios

December 4 – 5

The ICB Building in Sausalito, home of many local artist studios, throws open its doors to the public in a return to its annual showcase of local art.

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Santa at Nick’s

December 5

Who says Santa has to drive around in a sleigh? At Nick’s Cove on Tomales Bay, the jolly man in the white, fur-trimmed suit arrives via boat before hanging out at  the boat shack taking photos, sipping hot chocolate and eating cookies with his fans. 

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Jingle Bell 5k and Brunch

December 10

Slip on those running shoes and feel the wind at the Sausalito Winterfest Jingle Bell 5k. The race begins in the historic Sausalito waterfront early in the morning, and runners can complete it at their own pace. There’s also a kid-friendly race later in the morning. After the race, enjoy a holiday brunch at The Spinnaker restaurant. 

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Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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