11/16/2012 12:08 am ET Updated Jan 15, 2013

Free San Francisco Events: November 15 - 17, 2012 (PHOTOS)

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Station.

By Matt Crawford

Within about a week, San Francisco shifted from a gorgeous Indian summer to the chilly holiday season. The change is celebrated Friday as the city gets dressed up for the holidays with the Embarcadero Center Winter Carnival, featuring a building-lighting ceremony that will leave the skyline glowing until the new year. The Recreation and Park Department hosts a Turkey Cook-Off with free tastings and entertainment and Macy's unveils its classic holiday Pet Adoption Display.

Free SF Events: 11/15 - 11/17, 2012