Weekend Happenings; 11/29-12/1

Black Beer Friday, Beercafe & Bottle Shop, Walnut Creek, 11/29, All Day.
Why stand in line shopping, when you can sip on a stout or lager? They will have stouts, porters, black lagers, and more! Located at: 1541 Giammona Dr., Walnut Creek.

Black Friday Deals, 11/29-12/1
Click here for a full list of local deals!!

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.

Cherry Pop Fridays 90’s Dance Party, Retro Junkie, Walnut Creek, 11/29, 9 pm-2 am.
Performing Live is Marigold (90’s Alt-Rock Covers), Resident DJ Darker Daze spinning 80’s, 90’s, early 00’s throwback! 4,600 SQ FT feat. Game Room with Pool Tables, Pinball, Arcade Games! Register for the guestlist here! $4 Pizza by the Slice available from 8 pm-1 am on weekends! Please note: There is a DRESS CODE ‘Weekend Nights only’ which includes no baseball hats, no sportswear with any sports logos or affiliations. However, Jeans, beanies, sneakers, hoodies, t-shirts and now SHORTS and flip flops are totally awesome! 🙂

Visit the Winter Wonderland Fairy, Livermore Outlets, 11/30-12/22, 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!

Santa’s Arrival at Danville Livery, Danville, 12/1, 12 pm-3 pm. Santa Claus officially arrives at the Danville Livery! Enjoy a magical day of horse and carriage rides, strolling entertainment, live music, and don’t forget to have your picture taken with Santa during this annual event!

Paws ‘N Claus, Danville Livery, Danville, 11/30, 12 pm-3 pm.
The Danville Livery is excited to announce the return of the popular Paws ‘N Claus event! Bring your favorite furry friends along for Paws ‘N Claus and make sure to get a picture with Santa. All proceeds during the event will benefit ARF(Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation)More info here!

Photos with Santa, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, 11/22-12/24. 
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, 11/27.

Holiday Train Rides, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, 11/29-12/1 
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.

Elf Run at Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, 11/30, 12 pm-4 pm.
Head to the main rotunda at Blackhawk Plaza for an afternoon of family-friendly holiday games, crafts, and activities.

Elf Skate & Santa Social, The Veranda, Concord, 12/1, 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!

LumiNight Lantern Festival, Alameda Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, All Weekend, 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!

Lighting of the Old Oak Tree, Downtown Danville, 11/29, 5:15 pm-8 pm.
Kick-off the Holiday Season festivities with the annual Lighting of the Old Oak Tree! SRVHS and Danville Girls’ Choruses will delight the crowd in singing holiday classics. Special appearances by Father Christmas and the Snow Angel. A special dance will be performed by Next Step Dancers. More info here!

Kristi Yamaguchi Ice Skating Rink, City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon, 11/15-1/5
Hours/Price: Ticket prices are $12 per skater and $5 for skate rentals.
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.

Contra Costa Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Hofman Theatre, Walnut Creek, 11/29-12/1.
Returning for its 30th year, Contra Costa Ballet presents the Bay Area’s most family-friendly production of The Nutcracker. For one weekend only, join Clara and her beloved nutcracker-turned-prince on a magical journey among giant mice and toy soldiers into the deliciously-delightful Candy Kingdom. Contra Costa Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life in this festive production filled with colorful costumes, whimsical sets and an array of talented, young dancers! More info and purchase tickets here!

Construction Site on Christmas Night, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, SF, 11/30-12/29.
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!





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