We can’t be the only ones counting down the days until the end of the year, right? How about you bring some sweet smells and holiday cheer into your kitchen this weekend with some holiday cookie baking, or leave it to the pros and have your sweets delivered? There’s something about fresh baked goods that makes the heart sing!

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The Velveteen Rabbit on Demand
Enjoy 3 weeks of unlimited on-demand access for your whole family to the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition. Brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer, ODC/Dance, one of America’s most exciting and acclaimed contemporary dance companies, brings a new, interactive, and special digital presentation of The Velveteen Rabbit to you for a limited period of time. Through Dec. 31. Event details

Christmas in the Park Drive-Thru
Check out all the holiday lights and decked-out trees at this fun event that will be drive-through this year. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit “Entwined” in Golden Gate Park
An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light. “Entwined,” by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, will honor Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Illuminate SF Festival of Lights
This urban lights festival offers 40+ eco-friendly displays that are all accessible by public transportation within San Francisco’s 49 square miles. Pick a neighborhood to explore and walk through to see these gorgeous light installations. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Mill Valley Winterfest Holiday Hunt
The festivities kick off this weekend with the Winterfest Holiday Hunt, a three-week, scavenger hunt-style contest at more than 40 businesses throughout Mill Valley. The contest centers around Silver Stars, which business owners will place in storefront windows or inside their businesses. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Half Moon Bay’s Nights of Lights
This month-long celebration will feature beautiful holiday lights, artisan shopping, and weekly festivities. From locally designed jewelry and stylish accessories to home decor and specialty gift items, Main Street in Downtown Half Moon Bay is a shopper’s paradise for finding the perfect gifts. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Garden of D’Lights
Experience the Ruth Bancroft Garden in a whole new way at this year’s Garden of d’Lights.  With more lights and more lasers, this year’s Garden of d’Lights is set to be better than ever. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Virtual Visit With Santa
To safely visit with Santa Claus this year, Hillsdale Shopping Center is bringing Santa virtually into the homes of kids in the community.  He’ll be able to listen to those all-important wish lists and interact with children online, as if they were propped upon his knee. Event details.

—Kate Loweth

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