Bishop Ranch Holiday Fun


Celebrating the spirit of the season while acknowledging the reality of the times, City Center Bishop Ranch today announced a series of fun family holiday experiences and promotions that promise to bring good cheer to the community while ensuring everyone’s safety.

From enchanting Lighted Tree Forests to an Indian Diwali celebration, the center will beckon guests of all ages as a holiday wonderland from now through the end of the year. All events and in-store promotions have been designed to instill holiday spirit while providing assurances to guests that all necessary health safety precautions have been taken.

For children, a highlight of the experiences at the center will be the opportunity to chat with Santa during several live-streaming appearances in December from his home at the North Pole. The chats – which will follow social-distancing guidelines – will take place in Alexander Square. Children also will be invited to send letters to Santa via a special North Pole mailbox located in the square.

Mehran said City Center Bishop Ranch is the perfect place during the holidays for friends and families to enjoy a delicious meal on newly designed heated and expanded outdoor patios, shop, and then enjoy roaming carolers while sipping mulled cider and hot chocolate in the meticulously cleaned and spacious Alexander Square.

And in keeping with tradition, in November guests will have the opportunity to make donations of non-perishable food to benefit the local charity Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. During December, guests will be invited to donate gently used sweaters and coats to One Warm Coat.

The following experiences and promotions are planned:

Diwali Celebration, Nov. 12 –14
Observed this year on Nov. 14, Diwali is India’s largest and most important annual holiday – and thousands of San Ramon residents celebrate it. It symbolizes the “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.” City Center will observe Diwali with a Rangoli art experience and Diwali/Indian-themed music, among other festivities.

The 12 Days of Giveaways, Dec. 12- 24
This year, City Center wants to celebrate its loyal customers and followers by gifting unique, hand-selected items to 12 lucky winners. Each day of the 12 days of this promotion, the center will post a photo in its Instagram and Facebook stories of Santa hiding a special gift bag in one of the center’s stores. The hidden gift –by a City Center retailer or restaurant– will be given to the person who is first to find the gift bag. The center will post an image of the daily donated item and congratulate the winner.  
If you aren’t one of the lucky winners, you can find all selected items for purchase at City Center Bishop Ranch. 

Holiday Shopping and Cider Stroll, Nov. 27- (Black Friday) and Dec. 18
Celebrate the holiday season at City Center Bishop Ranch as the lifestyle center lights up with festive community activities and sparkling decorations. Guests will be welcomed to the center by a snow queen and king on socially distanced stilts. Strolling carolers will fill the center with the holiday music and cheer, as guest sip cider while shopping.

Virtual Visits with Santa, Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19,& 20.
Children will be able to safely visit with the Santa via live streaming on a large screen located in Alexander Square. The square will be festively decorated; children will be able to socially distance gather, chat with Santa live, and drop letters to him in a special North Pole mailbox.

Lighted Tree Forests and Other Holiday Decor, Nov. 26 thru Jan. 2
The center will deck the halls with a variety of spectacular décor and experiences designed to create special holiday memories. A total of 11 Christmas Trees (ranging from 8’ to 12’ high) arranged in 3 Christmas Tree “Forests” will be placed throughout City Center. All three forests will be a different holiday theme and the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos.

About City Center Bishop Ranch
City Center Bishop Ranch brings a game-changing urban amenity to the Bishop Ranch campus. Designed by Renzo Piano, in collaboration with BAR Architects, City Center offers a distinctive collection of dining, retail, and entertainment experiences. THE LOT, a luxury 10-screen cinema experience and dining destination, Equinox San Ramon, Sephora, Madewell, Anthropologie, and Athleta anchor the project. Notable restaurants include The Slanted Door, acclaimed modern-Vietnamese cuisine from Charles Phan, Delarosa, Bamboo Sushi, and Fieldwork Brewing Company, the East Bay-based, and beloved craft brewery. 



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