Looking for something to do this St Patrick’s day weekend? We’ve put together these places having special celebrations for our dear patron saint’s day.
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Valentine’s Day is nearly here. How will you celebrate it? With a romantic dinner, a fun day out, or a cozy day at home with a carefully planned gift? The celebration doesn’t need to conform to a standard as long as you’re having fun.
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It is time to say goodbye to 2019 and ring in 2020!
‘Tis The Season! Grab some hot cocoa and load the kids in the car to go see the Holiday Lights!
New Year’s Eve 2020
Blackhawk Museum, one of the Bay Area’s most luxurious and legendary venues, is hosting its annual epic New Year’s Eve party. Join us on Tuesday, December 31st as we transform this magical venue into an evening of glitz and glamour. Experience a true sense of arrival where elegance, sophistication and big city style are layered in white and gold as we gather with friends, meet new ones and create lasting memories in celebration of the coming New Year.
Play roulette, try your hand at blackjack or just dance and mingle with the Bay Area’s finest party-goers.
Doors open at 9:00 PM with delicious mini buffet stations serving a variety of fabulous hors d’oeurves to start off the evening*.
Then dance the night away with our headlining artist, Billboard Award-winning, Grammy-Nominated DJ / Producer RON REESER
Opening the night will be the returning WILD 94.9 DJ, Jose Melendez playing the hottest hits of today and yesterday!.
New Year’s Eve at the Blackhawk Museum has established itself as one of Northern California’s premier events to celebrate the coming of the New Year!
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM – 1:30 AM
Casino Gaming – Multiple Balloon Drops at Midnight – Party Favors – Complimentary Photo Booth
VIP Lounge – A very limited number of VIP sections are available in the Main Ballroom. See the NYE 2019 VIP TABLE tickets for details and pricing. These sell out every year so make sure to secure yours today.
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ATTIRE: Black Tie Optional – Formal Attire-Dress to Impress – NO JEANS! For any question contact [email protected]
No refunds on tickets purchased. Any additional ticket or processing fees are paid by the purchaser at the time of purchase. Rain or Shine event. Must present a valid ID upon check-in. Must be 21+ to attend. Event producers, Security Staff, and Venue Management have the right to remove individuals at any time during the event.
*For a limited time.
The Holidays are here and we have so many fun events going on! Don’t miss out on events and happenings, make sure to sign up on our site so we can send you weekly happenings straight to your inbox! No need to go searching and wasting time looking for happenings, when we do all the work for you! Make sure you follow us on FB and [email protected] to stay informed and up-to-date with everything! Thinking of adopting a cat or dog?? The East Bay SPCA is waiving adoption fees (on select animals) until 12/29/19! The address is 4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin.
Holidays on the Farm, Ice Skating, Snow Tubing, & Country Store, Lathrop, Now-1/4/19, 10 am-9 pm.
Just a little under an hour away, you can enjoy snow tubing, ice skating, zip lines, play zones & much more! Located at, Dell’Osso Family Farm, 501 Manthey Rd., Lathrop. To purchase tickets and check schedules, click here!
European Model Train Exhibit, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, Now-1/5, 10 am-5 pm.
Visitors will marvel at the selection of locomotives, freight and passenger cars from various European countries as well as detailed scale versions of European landscapes including mountains, villages, bridges, farms, lakes, and industries which come alive when the trains travel through the layout. Admission is $5. More info here!
Ice Skating at the Veranda, Concord, Now-2/17/20
For hours and times of the Veranda Ice Rink, click here!
LumiNight Lantern Festival, Alameda Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, Now-2/2, 5 pm-10 pm.
LumiNight presents One World. A Million Lights, a unique celebration of our planet’s most treasured wonders, wildlife, and nature that includes a Forest of a Million Lights, dinosaurs, Chinese Zodiac animals, the Great Barrier Reef, the story of Noah’s Ark, and more. Admission starts at $12. More info here!
Kristi Yamaguchi Ice Skating Rink, Now-1/5/20.
The first and only outdoor ice rink in the Tri-Valley will officially celebrate its grand opening on 11/15 at 5 PM. The 4,100-square-foot ice rink is named after the beloved 1992 Olympic gold medal winner in women’s figure skating and East Bay native, Kristi Yamaguchi, who will kick off the grand opening with a few words. The event will continue with a choreographed holiday skating performance called, “An Icy Christmas” by Polina Edmunds, the 2016 US Silver Champion, with young up-and-coming local skaters, including Yamaguchi’s daughter, Emma Hedican. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, a local organization committed to inspiring underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs, and promote the importance of early childhood literacy. Hours/Price: Ticket prices are $12 per skater and $5 for skate rentals.
Garden d’Lights, Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, Now-12/29, 5:30 pm-9 pm.
Using a specially programmed laser, spot and LED lights, the illuminated Garden comes alive at night, creating magical colorful sculptures from its many cacti, succulents, and trees. Wander the meandering paths and discover the Garden in a whole new light. To purchase tickets, click here!
Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, Bankhead Theatre, Livermore, 12/29, 1 pm, 4 pm, & 7 pm.
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. Tickets start at $20. More info and purchase tickets here!
Construction Site on Christmas Night, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, SF, Now-12/29.
Down in the big construction site, Bulldozer, Excavator, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck and Crane Truck are giving their all to build a big new home for the fire trucks before Christmas. Will they make it? And what surprises are in store before they bid each other goodnight once more? Recommended for ages 3 and up. Address and Parking tips here! Purchase tickets here!
Zoo Lights, Oakland Zoo, Now-1/5, 5:30 pm-9 pm.
Soar over the Oakland hills in our festively-lit gondolas and see the Bay Area skyline like never before. Enjoy our dazzling Penguin Playground attraction featuring Santa for the ultimate holiday experience. Meet Santa every night between 12/6-12/23, from 6 pm-9 pm. More info & purchase tickets here!
Visit the Winter Wonderland Fairy, Livermore Outlets, Now-12/22, 2 pm-4 pm.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm-4 pm, near the Christmas tree at the main entrance near Tommy Hilfiger don’t forget to bring your camera and take a pic with the Winter Wonderland Fairy! More info here!
**Don’t forget to go shopping and save! Wednesdays just got way better! Local residents are invited to shop at the Livermore Outlets and enjoy a Local Residents Discount Card, a free special gift and more. Visit Simon Guest Services for details. And now Monday – Thursday local residents are able to pick up a free Local Residents Discount Card free of charge!
**On Thanksgiving Day, starting at 3 pm, the outlets will be open for 31 hours straight! There will be lots of deals going on for Black Friday.
Holiday Gifting Event at Neiman Marcus, Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, 12/12, 5:30 pm-9 pm.
Bites, Bubbles, Festive Music, Prizes, and Surprises, and Complimentary Gift Wrapping! Must RSVP here: [email protected] More info here!
Round Table Pizza, Featuring Pinots & Pallet, Danville, 12/15, 2 pm-3:30 pm.
This is an All Ages Event! Take the kids to Round Table Pizza for an all-ages event. To purchase tickets, click here! Painters will be painting on a 10×10 canvas or $10.00 more on a canvas tote. This adorable snowman is both whimsical and endearing. Perfect to brighten your holiday season.
Paint by Day, CPC Danville, 12/14, 9 am-11:30 am.
A fun new Christmas class! Paint By Day Holiday Edition will feature a fun painting workshop for 1st-4th graders, designed for all skill levels! Invite your friends and join the CPC gym. The cost is $20! To register, click here!
Holiday Playdate, CPC Danville, 12/12, 9:30 am-11:30 am.
Join us for a HOLIDAY PLAYDATE with Bounce Houses & Crafts for kids 5 and under. They will have FREE coffee and lots of Christmas Cheer! The location is 222 W. El Pintado.
Elf Workshop, Danville Community Center, Town of Danville, 12/13 & 12/14, Times Vary.
Children will love this holiday craft workshop! Light refreshments will be served, pictures with Santa, and children will enjoy hands-on holiday crafts. Please register here! Some workshops are full, but a waitlist is available! For ages; 1yr-9yr.
Holiday Hangout, Danville Community Center, Town of Danville, 12/12, 4 pm-5:30 pm.
Head down and get out of the house! There will be tween games and activities! Just to name a few; candy cane blindfold testing, Marshmallow challenges, homemade crafts, prizes & more! Refreshments will be served Parents are welcome to stay! There is a fee to register. Please click here! For ages; 8-12 years old.
Livermore Wine Trolly’s Family Lights of Livermore Tour, Livermore, 12/12-12/23, 6 pm & 7:30 pm.
Great for kids 2 and up! On 12/12, 12/14, 12/19, 12/20 & 12/21, you will be riding in their new White Trolley with perimeter seating and USB ports near each seat! Hop on the Trolley and experience one of Livermore’s Favorite Holiday Traditions! Receive discounts at participating restaurants with your receipt. Pick up the Trolley in Downtown Livermore, 2350 Railroad Avenue – at Bus Stop near CREAM across the street from the Livermore Valley Parking Garage. No Alcohol Allowed. More info and purchase tickets here!
Santa Visits at the Danville Livery, 12/14, 12/15, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23, 12/24.
Photos with Santa, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, Now-12/24.
Santa may be away from his house at various times throughout the season helping with special events. Santa’s Villa will be closed on Thanksgiving. Santa’s Villa is located in Center Court near the fireplace. Take photos with Santa at his beautiful waterfront villa! More info and pictures pricing here!
Pet Photo Nights! Bring Your Dog to See Santa! Blackhawk Plaza, 12/11, and 12/18, 6 pm-8 pm.
Holiday Train Rides, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, 12/13-12/24, 12 pm-3 pm.
They are partnering with a non-profit organization that recycles used crayons to create new crayons to donate to children’s hospitals in the bay area. The rides may be rescheduled due to rain. $1 per ticket, all sales go to non-profit. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Holiday Frozen Dance Show, Nextstep Dance Studio, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, 12/15, 2 pm.
Head down to Blackhawk Plaza and enjoy this FREE, beautiful Holiday Frozen II Dance Show, presented by Next Step Dance Studio! This event will take place in the Rotunda area of the Plaza.
Elf Skate & Santa Social, The Veranda, Concord, 12/15, & 12/22, 3 pm-6 pm.
Santa’s Elves will be skating on the ice and talking all things Christmas and Santa’s workshop! You will also have a chance to meet Santa himself and take photos with him, so don’t forget to bring your camera! For hours and times of the Veranda Ice Rink, click here!
Gingerbread House Day, Downtown Danville, 12/12, 10 am-9 pm.
Decorate a small gingerbread house, or stock up on candy to make your own at home! Located at Sweet Street in Downtown Danville.
Grand Menorah Lighting, Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, 12/22, 4 pm-6 pm.
Admission is FREE! Families are invited to enjoy the Grand Menorah Lighting hosted by the Chabad of Contra Costa. More info here!
Selfies with Santa at City Center Bishop Ranch: Santa returns to City Center Bishop Ranch starting 11/22. St. Nick will greet visitors in Alexander Square every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. throughout the holiday season. Shoppers are invited to share holiday wishes and take complimentary Selfies with Santa.
11th Annual Sweaty Eddy & Santa Pub Crawl, Norms Place, Danville, 12/14, 6 pm-11 pm.
Pub Crawl Locations: Norm’s Place, Auburn Lounge, Elliott’s, McGah’s, Primo’s, Tower Grille and Meenar. DJ, Runway Costume Contests. Get your Friends, Families, and Co-workers out for this annual holiday event. Come dressed in your Ugliest Holiday Sweaters, Holiday Costume or as the big guy himself, Santa! More info and to register, click here!
Annual Alamo Danville Artists’ Society Christmas Party, Blackhawk Gallery, Blackhawk Plaza, 12/15, 3 pm-5 pm.
Blackhawk Gallery is a nonprofit co-op art gallery, operated by the Alamo Danville Artists’ Society. Additionally, Blackhawk Gallery Artists enhance art programs in local public schools by donating a percentage of sales to the ADAS Art For The School Program Grants. Join for their Christmas party and have fun, while sipping on drinks and appetizers! Please RSVP to Megan Parks-Haller. Email: [email protected].
Livermore’s Wine Trolly’s Lights of Livermore Holiday Show, December-12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23, 5:30 pm & 7 pm.
Join Concannon Vineyard and the Livermore Wine Trolley for a unique Holiday experience of lights, bites, and flights throughout the month of December! Begin at Concannon’s historic estate where they will host a private tasting reception of perfect wines for the holidays, assorted holiday desserts and lots of Holiday Cheer! This is a 21 & over event. Then embark on the Livermore Wine Trolley for a magical ride to Livermore’s most dazzling displays on a holiday tour unlike any other. Bottles of wine are available for purchase to enjoy on your Trolley ride through the festively decorated streets of Livermore. More info and purchase tickets here!
Santa Beer Crawl, Downtown Martinez, 12/14, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.
Join the jolliest bunch of Santas in the East Bay for the annual Santa Beer Crawl through downtown Martinez. Santa costumes and ugly sweaters are encouraged, but not required. Tickets start at $30. More info and purchase tickets here!
Spirit & Sweater Stroll, Downtown Pleasanton, 12/14, 5 pm-8 pm.
Don your ugliest sweater and head to Downtown Pleasanton for the annual Spirit & Sweater Stroll. Guests 21 and over will check in at the Museum on Main where they will pick up a commemorative glass and event program with a map and list of all participating businesses along with a menu of poured items. More info and purchase tickets here!
Small Business Saturday and Open House, Downtown Pleasanton, 11/30, 9 am-10 pm.
Many businesses are offering special discounts on shopping, dining, and services! Balloons, stickers, shopping bags, pet bandanas, pens and more will be given to customers throughout the day and FREE photos with Santa will be offered at the Museum on Main, located at 603 Main St., from 6 am-1 pm. More info here!
Shop Small at the Livery, Downtown Danville, 11/30, All Day.
Be a part of the 10th annual holiday shopping tradition that brings together our community in support of your favorite small businesses. Retailers and restaurants will be offering BIG DEALS and DEEP DISCOUNTS all day! It’s a day of shopping you don’t want to miss. More info here!
Livermore Outlets, Livermore, 11/28-All Weekend.
On Thanksgiving Day, starting at 3 pm, the outlets will be open for 31 hours straight! Don’t miss their Black Friday Deals!
The Nest, Danville Livery, Danville, 11/29-12/1.
Enjoy 50% off all Thanksgiving items and 20% off the entire store!
Lemon, Danville, 11/29, All Day.
Enjoy 20% off All Day at Lemon! They have an array of Holiday decor and adorable shirts for the family! You can get all of your Christmas shopping done! Don’t forget to buy a candle for the house.
Bliss, Danville, 11/29-All Weekend.
Take 20% off all day on your entire purchase all weekend long. They have a great selection of clothing, slippers, scarves, jewelry and tons of great stocking stuffers. This sale also includes our BLISS BUCKS (Gift Cards). For those who miss our HUGE clothing selection, it’s coming back so think ahead for your gift cards!
The Nail Spa at Tootsies, Danville(Located inside Bliss), All Month of December.
Free upgrade to Spa pedicure with purchase of a Regular Pedicure for the month of December. Mention BLACK FRIDAY deal at the time of booking, please. They have a great selection of gel polishes, dipping powders and they pride and we use top of the line, disposable pedicure tub system. Call 925-216-2575 to book your appointment and mention this deal.
Ella J, Danville, 11/29, 9 AM-9 PM.
Head downtown to Ella J and get some cute outfits and accessories! Take 40% off your entire purchase! All sales are final.
Francesca’s, Blackhawk Plaza & Downtown Danville Locations, 11/29, All Day.
Don’t miss out on all of the deals! They have a variety of deals going on for Black Friday!
Bishop Ranch, San Ramon, 11/29, All Weekend.
Enjoy an amazing lineup of events going on at Bishop Ranch! The stores will all have their own sale going on for Black Friday! Sophie Pecora will be performing! For the complete lineup, click here!
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, 11/27-11/30, Dates Vary by Store
For ALL Black Friday deals at the Broadway Plaza, click here!
Shred415, San Ramon.
Head over to Shred415 and enjoy 15% off on Class Packs of 5, 10 or 20 work out classes, $100 for unlimited first month then rolls over to standard rate, $15 account credit with the purchase of a $100 gift card, 50% off on unlimited childcare (6 month contract), Buy one, get one 50% off all apparel (including lululemon). Don’t miss out on all of the deals, especially on quality apparel!
The Veranda, Concord, 11/27-11/28.
For a list of Black Friday deals, click here!
Stoneridge Mall, Pleasanton, Dates Vary by Store.
For ALL Black Friday deals at Stoneridge, click here!
Meenar, Off the Record Band, Danville, 11/29, 9 pm.
Dance off Thanksgiving dinner with Off the Record Band at Meenar on 11/28! To listen to the band, click here! They will also be open Thanksgiving, from 8 pm-close.
We can’t think of a better way to kick off the holidays than at one of the area’s annual tree lighting ceremonies. Whether you live in Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton or Livermore, we have you covered with what to expect at your hometown celebration. So gather friends, family, and neighbors and get your merry on. If you go, be sure to send us your photos or tag us on social media at @danvillesocial.
Tree Lighting Festivities, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord, 12/15, 4 pm-7 pm.
More info: here! They will have carriage rides, Mayor’s Sing-Along, and special visit from Santa!
2nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, City Center, San Ramon, 11/22, 5 pm-9 pm.
More info: here! The countdown to Christmas starts in San Ramon! Head over to the City Center where Pride & Joy, the Monte Vista High School Marching Band, San Ramon Voices and Santa will help with the lighting of a magnificent 50-foot Mount Shasta Fir tree adorned with 14,000 lights and ornaments. Revelers can sip on hot cocoa and cider provided by Williams Sonoma while enjoying the evening’s festivities.
The Lighting of the Old Oak Tree, Danville Blvd., Danville, 11/29, 5 pm.
More info: here! Father Christmas and the Snow Angel make their annual trek to Danville to sprinkle magic dust on the Old Oak Tree and bring it to light. Kids of all ages will enjoy holiday tunes sung by local choral groups and participating downtown businesses will have warm drinks and holiday refreshments sure to keep you cozy. It’s a magical evening perfect for families to enjoy together as well as a fun, seasonally inspired date night for grown-ups.
36th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dublin Civic Center, Dublin, 12/ 5, 7 pm.
More info: here! Seasonal entertainment, cookies and hot cocoa await guests at the annual Dublin Tree Lighting Ceremony. Featured guests include the Dublin High School Choir, the Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County and a sighting of Santa himself.
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Celebration, Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton, 12/ 7, 5 pm- 7:30 pm
More info: here! Everything is merry and bright along Main Street in Pleasanton when the annual Holiday Parade featuring seasonal-themed floats, marching bands, community groups and more heads down Main Street bringing holiday cheer to all. Following the parade, gather over at the Museum on Main (603 Main Street) for the Tree Lighting Ceremony (around 6:45 p.m.) where Mayor Jerry Thorne will light the tree. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment and an appearance by the man with the bag!
Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade, First Street, Livermore, 12/ 7, 6 pm.
More info: here! Watch as Downtown Livermore turns into a Winter Wonderland when 50 holiday-inspired floats take over First Street in Livermore. The parade culminates when Santa arrives from the North Pole just in time to help light the tree.
Alamo Tree Lighting, Oak Tree Plaza, Alamo, 12/ 8, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
More info: here! Join host. the Alamo Rotary Club, for a special evening featuring school choirs, jazz bands, and a special visit from Santa Claus who will be ready to entertain little ones.
Garden of d’ Lights, Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery, Walnut Creek, 11/30-12/29.
More info: here! Whether you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, inspiration, or a fun day with loved ones, the Garden is the perfect getaway. Each season offers something new among the largest collection of succulents from around the world. Get lost in awe at the beauty of Ruth’s work, and walk away feeling refreshed and renewed. Bring your lunch or dinner along and make it a picnic! Read below to learn about our hours, admission fees, directions to the garden, and parking.
Macy’s Tree Lighting, Union Square, SF, 11/29, 6 pm-7 pm.
More info: here! Performances are usually followed by the lighting of the tree! Every year, the Christmas tree is given to the city as a gift from Macy’s. This year’s reusable tree is 83 feet tall and will feature more than 30,000 lights and around 1,100 decorations. After the official ceremony, the tree will be lit each night through the end of the year.