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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- Admin@danvillesocial.com
Letters to Santa, Danville
Start getting those letters ready for Santa! Please include your mailing address so Santa knows where to send his letter! Drop your letter off by 11/30-12/10 to 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).
44th Annual Lighting of Danville’s Oak Tree, Downtown Danville
11/25, 5 PM-8 PM. One of the most popular holiday events in Danville, the annual Lighting of the Old Oak Tree is back this year.
Photos With Santa, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk
Date TBD-12/24, 11 am-3 pm, book your reservation to see Santa!
Bishop Ranch Holiday Fun
From Smore’s Night, Glow Night, Elf Character Night, and more!
City Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
From 6-7 PM on December 1st, Countdown with Santa while enjoying live music performances from the Monte Vista High School Marching Band and San Ramon Voices. Festivities will also include complimentary food stations provided by various City Center Bishop Ranch tenants.
Visits with Santa, Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
Santa has been super busy, not just with his North Pole workshop and those lively elves, but with his holiday plans. Santa’s calendar has him landing back in the festively decorated Alexander Square at City Center every Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm from November 24th through December 23rd. At all the sessions, parents will be able to take photos of the Santa chats. For the little ones too shy for an in-person Santa chat, or if they just have more to say to Santa, a North Pole mailbox can be found not far from Santa’s perch. No postage is required.
Niles Canyon Railway
Enjoy a 1.5-hour-long round trip through Niles Canyon filled with refreshments, music, and cheer aboard our antique coaches and open cars that feature holiday lights and decorations inside and out.
The Train of Lights offers a rare opportunity to experience a train ride through Niles Canyon at night. With one departure from Niles at dusk and a second departure from Sunol after dark, you can choose your favorite time to ride.
Santa Photos: Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Make your reservations here. The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be there, starting November 16h, and is located at his workshop in the lobby by True Food Kitchen. A visit with Santa is always FREE and photo packages are available for purchase.
Santa has been super busy, not just with his North Pole workshop and those lively elves, but with his holiday plans. Santa’s calendar has him landing back in the festively decorated Alexander Square at City Center every Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm from November 26th through December 16th. At all the sessions, parents will be able to take photos of the Santa chats. For the little ones too shy for an in-person Santa chat, or if they just have more to say to Santa, a North Pole mailbox can be found not far from Santa’s perch. No postage is required.
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!
Holiday Heroes Festivities, Oracle Park, SF
Celebrate this season of giving with an event that brings the joy of the holidays to hundreds of other Bay Area children and their families who need a little help to make this season magical.
Glowfari Lights, Oakland Zoo
This is an illuminating Lantern Festival.
Features hundreds of larger-than-life glowing animal lanterns throughout the Zoo, and with all-new animal displays for 2023! Take a mile-long illuminated stroll through the Zoo and visit the desert with camels and bighorn sheep, have an African safari adventure with elephants, giraffes, and an 8-foot crocodile head, walk through the forests of Asia to meet red and giant pandas and ride the gondola to the land of bugs featuring a 65-foot Queen Ant Tunnel! Finish the evening with a visit to Santa and ride the Express Train through our Winter Wonderland!
For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.
Fairy Winterland, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Yes, Black Santa will be there., at 6:30 pm, each evening. He will lead families through the 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 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 FREE cup of hot cocoa. 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 walk through a 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. Tickets are on sale through May 2024.
Nutcracker, SF Ballet
From 12/13-12/30- All the characters you know, and love are back for another thrilling performance of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker. Enjoy exquisite dancing, stunning sets, and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live by the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Orchestra. Don’t miss out on the must-see show of the holiday season. Grab your tickets and reserve the edge of your seat today.
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!