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! Take the Pledge and help support local this Holiday Season. Check out Danville’s local shops in the Holiday Gift Guide!

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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]

Photos With Santa, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk
From now-12/24, 11 am-3 pm, book your reservation to see Santa! Social-distancing will be enforced. Santa takes the picture in the back, 6 feet away from the kids.

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!

Boomers Winterfest, Livermore
Join in the fun at Boomers for polar golf, a blizzard dog, speed around the go-kart track, and enjoy their new food and beverage menu. Winterfest will run all month of December and January.

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!



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