The Weekender: Snowmen, Jingle Bell Run and Holiday Cheer

Check out what's happening in San Rafael this weekend.

Marinwood Community Farmers Market Snowman Building Contest

When: Saturday, Dec. 15

Where: 101 Marinwood Ave.

Time: 9 a.m.

Cost: Free

How do you build a snowman with out snow? Be creative. Use what you have around the house or yard, much like a making scarecrow. You can either bring your tools and supplies and build it on site or bring your already-built snowman to the market and display it. The snowmen will be judged by the customers and first, second and third prizes will be awarded. First prize is a market basket worth over $100. Second prize is a $20 gift certificate and third prize is a $10 gift certificate.

2012 Marin County Jingle Bell Run/Walk

When: Saturday, Dec. 15

Where: Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags

Time: 9 a.m.

Cost: $25

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off the holidays with family, friends and coworkers. Form a team, raise funds and organize your very own holiday-themed costumes. Then tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and complete a 5-kilometer route.

Ribbon Cutting - Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road

When: Sunday, Dec. 16

Where: Las Gallinas Ave & Lucas Valley Rd

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Six years ago, neighbors in North San Rafael embarked on a plan to make a sidewalk along the south side of Lucas Valley Road safer for pedestrians. The group, known as "Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road," is celebrating the completion of the project with a Ribbon Cutting. All neighbors in the community are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy a stroll along the 6-foot-wide sidewalk and the headwaters of Gallinas Creek.

When: Sunday, Dec. 16

Where: Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags

Time: 4 p.m.

Cost: $20 to $30

A wonderfully warm holiday tradition for Bay Area audiences, this concert is an uplifting way to celebrate with family and friends. Singers Marin is celebrating 25 years with a Silver Serenade concert season. Join Jan Pedersen Schiff and the seven youth and adult choral ensembles as they sing cherished seasonal favorites, including familiar Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs and popular winter standards. 

Looking for more to do this weekend? Check out all the events listed for the weekend on our calendar.

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