Author: Heather Ruiz

Holiday Events Guide Near Danville

2021 can’t come to an end soon enough and with everything going on these days, it’s good to keep your mind off of it and enjoy the Holidays!

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Christmas Lights Display, Danville & Surrounding Areas
We are lucky to live in such an amazingly beautiful area and it’s even more fun when everyone decorates for the Holidays. Check out our Holiday Lights Display Guide. Times are crazy and if we missed one, please let us know! Email- [email protected]

Bishop Ranch Holiday Fun, Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
Starting 11/12/2020, the Holiday fun begins at Bishop Ranch! Check out all of their festivities.

Letters to Santa, Danville
Start getting those letters ready for Santa! Please included your mailing address so Santa knows where to send his letter! Drop your letter off by 12/10, so receive one by 12/24. Drop it off at one of these locations: Danville Community Center(M-F, 8:30 am-1 pm) or Danville Library(M-Th, 10 am-8 pm, F-Sat, 10 am-6 pm).

Elf Workshop, Take Home Toolbox, Danville
Register for a take-home toolbox to equip your little elves with all the crafts and fun we are known for delivering. Please pick up your toolbox at your specific registered time. To register, click here. You must log in or sign up to register.

Drive-In Movies, Elf, Danville
The movie will start at approximately 6 pm. Cars will be admitted starting at 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Registration for this event is per car. Activity Code: 26531. Register for this FREE event, here. You must log in or sign up to register.

Support Local Businesses & Shop Local, Danville
We have teamed up with some local businesses around Danville to offer a “Danville Social” special discount. Help out our local business owners and shop local this year. Here is our Holiday Shopping Guide to check out!

Santa Photos: A Contactless Experience, Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Reserve your spot from 12/4-12/24 and enjoy your contactless experience with Santa! Masks are required. Make your reservations here.

Tis The Season For Science, California Academy of Sciences, SF
Visit with LIVE reindeer and enjoy the artificial snowy atmosphere at the California Academy of Sciences. Enjoy outdoor light installations, exhibitions, decor, Holiday music, cookies, and hot cocoa! To reserve your spot, click here.

Whimsical Wonderland of Lights, Golden Gate Park, SF
From 12/10-2/29/21(possible extending it to June), Golden Gate Park will be turned into a dazzling and illuminating beauty of wonder! For more information, click here.

Holiday Heroes Festivities, Oracle Park, Virtual SF
Celebrate this season of giving with an event that brings the joy of the holidays to your home, and to hundreds of other Bay Area children and their families who need a little help to make this season magical. This is a virtual event this year. To register, click here.

Glowfari Lights, Oakland Zoo
This year, Glowfari will be taking the place of Zoo Lights. This is an illuminating Lantern Festival. ake a mile-long stroll (socially distanced, of course!) through these illuminated and dazzling lanterns – from the ice-capped 15-foot tall penguin corridor to the breathtaking full-size elephants, giraffes, and lions – to the enormous, fluttering butterflies floating against the star-filled night sky. Glowfari is CLOSED Thanksgiving – November 26, Christmas Eve – December 24, and Christmas Day – December 25. Open Thursdays – Sundays from January 1 – 17. Purchase tickets here.

Fairy Winterland, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Yes, Black Santa will be there., at 6:45 pm, each evening, from 12/18-12/30(closed 12/24&12/25), from 4 pm-7 pm.  he’ll lead families through the physically-distanced Festival of Lights Parade, and, in the end, he’ll give out a treat to all the kids. Children will also get to see him in the park (though sitting on his lap is a no-go this year). While you’re here, drop your child’s “Letter to Santa” in the mailbox at the Chapel of Peace. They make sure he gets it. And, yes, you’ll be able to cozy up with a complimentary cup of hot cocoa. To keep crowds low, they are limiting capacity and expect to sell out. Don’t miss out – reserve your tickets now!

Field of Light at Sensorio, Paso Robles
If you are up for a little drive, this is totally worth it! Imagine a multi-acre walkthrough-field of lights! The lights illuminate the landscape perfectly. All brought to you by the Internationally-Acclaimed Artist, Bruce Munro. To purchase tickets and for hours of operation, click here.

Nutcracker Online, SF Ballet
Everything is different this year and the Nutcracker is going to allow you to experience your yearly tradition from the comfort of your own home, online! From Now-12/31. To purchase tickets, click here.

Union Square Christmas Tree, SF
The tree is up and the lights look spectacular, located in the heart of Union Square. Make sure to check it out this year!

Contra Costa is in the Red Tier, 11/11/2020

Due to the increase in COVID cases, Contra Costa is back in the Red Tier.

What does this mean?
Changes in indoor dining, bowling, movie theaters, retail stores, gyms, and more will be on stricter guidelines as of 11/13/2020.
Find out the details and exact information from the Town of Danville.

DMV Walnut Creek Closing Permanently

If you have business to do with the DMV and usually head over to the Walnut Creek location, you only have until Friday, 11/13/2020, at 5 pm to do it. Unfortunately, they are closing for good. The office lease is expiring and not being renewed.

The state is offering a backup office at Stoneridge Mall, due to open on 11/23/2020.  Until then, you can go online for further information.


Peasant & The Pear is Moving

Rodney announced that he is moving Peasant & The Pear, Downtown Danville, just a few blocks over next to Danville Brewing Co. The spot where Antica Pizza was located will now be the new home of Peasant & The Pear.

We are happy for Rodney and can’t wait to try them out in their new location soon! Stay updated and follow us on [email protected] for upcoming news on when the move will happen!

Danville Bowl Reopens

Danville Bowl reopened on 11/4/2020 with safety guidelines in place.

Make sure to head down there for Taco Tuesdays-$1 tacos ALL DAY, or Whacky Wednesdays- bar happy hour prices ALL Day, 1/2 off food ALL DAY, $2 games, & $2 shoe rental from 5 pm -9 pm.