No snow? No problem. When it comes time to celebrate the holidays, San Francisco has a bevy of eccentric, local traditions that ring true to the city's character. Best of all, most of the festivities support small businesses and independent organizations with a great mission. Below are some of our favorite ways to get seasonal, San Francisco-style.
Shake it at the Dance-Along Nutcracker with the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (Dec. 14-15.)
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Shop for artisan gifts at the San Francisco Bazaar Bizarre holiday craft fair (Dec. 7-8.)
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Listen to the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus perform its annual holiday special (Dec. 6 and 24.)
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Get a Christmas tree from The Guardsmen and help send kids to camp. (Nov. 30 - Dec. 22.)
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Indulge in an Irish coffee at Buena Vista.
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Crack up at Beach Blanket Babylon's holiday shows.
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Support Small Business Saturday by shopping at San Francisco's countless locally owned businesses