BARTable This Weekend: Nov. 17-19

It's the weekend before Thanksgiving, and there is no shortage of BARTable things to do. We've highlighted a few of our top picks below. There are also several ongoing events that include theater, art exhibits and ice skating. Check our always up-to-date events calendar for the full list.

On Friday in SF, don't miss the lighting of Embarcadero Center. The fun begins at 4pm. In the East Bay, a joyous celebration of dance, ballet, tap and jazz is happening in The Christmas Ballet in Walnut Creek.

On Saturday, the Christmas parties have begun with The Great Dickens Christmas Fair returning to Cow Palace for its 35th season. The party starts this weekend and continues until Dec. 17. Also in SF, the San Francisco Chronicle International Auto Show begins. Car enthusiasts will have a chance to get first looks at all-new 2018 models and the opportunity to test drive some of the many exotic vehicles on display.

On Sunday, continue the holiday theme with the annual tree lighting celebration at Pier 39. The tree will be lighted at 6pm.

Make sure to tag your holiday adventures with #BARTableHolidays on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win a $500 gift card to the Shops at Tanforan. One lucky winner will be picked at random on Monday, Dec. 18.

Embarcadero Center Building Lighting

The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the City.

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The Christmas Ballet

A joyous celebration of dance and a true holiday classic, Smuin Ballet kicks off the holidays with The Christmas Ballet. 

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The Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Party returns to the Cow Palace for its 35th season. Enter the world of Charles Dickens' Victorian London on a magical Christmas Eve, and discover the heart of the holidays.

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SF International Auto Show

The San Francisco Chronicle International Auto Show that lures dazzling high-tech manufacturer displays, will offer Bay Area auto buyers and enthusiasts their first opportunity to see new 2018 model vehicles all in one place.

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Pier 39 - Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Experience the holiday magic at Pier 39 – sing songs, hear choral performances, chuckle at holiday-themed comedy, give hugs to Disneyland friends and welcome the season.

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