It's a magical time of year, unless you work at the mall. "A Merry FORKING! Christmas" at the Off-Market Theater in San Francisco chronicles the shopping frenzy through the eyes of a pot-dealing Santa, a mall security guard, a bride-to-be deserted and a bored mortician. Although the show is scripted, the audience votes on where they want the story to go. Get $20 tickets for the 8 p.m. show here.
Go ice skating at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square. Hour and a half long sessions run through 8 p.m. Tickets with skate rentals are $8.50 for children, $13 for adults. Get tickets here.