Weekend Happenings; 12/27-12/29

The Holidays aren’t over just yet! Check out our Holiday Events Guide for activities to do around the area with family and friends! Some of the activities are still going on through January.

Friday, December 27th

Garden d’Lights, Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, 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!

Kids Camp, Little Brushes, Pinots Pallet, Livermore, 9 am-12:30 pm.
Camp is designed for ages 6 and up! If you would to purchase more days, add more days to your cart during check out. Register early, spots fill up fast! Register here! 153 S. L St., Livermore.

Holidays on the Farm, Ice Skating, Snow Tubing, & Country Store, Lathrop, All Weekend! 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!

East Bay Regional Parks are FREE the last Friday of the Year, 12/27/19 Only!
Park entrance and fees for the day-use parking, swimming, dogs, horse trailers, boat launching, and fishing permits will be waived for the day! Please read the detailed information here!

Fairy Winterland, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland, All Weekend, 12 pm-7 pm.
Hop on the Jolly Trolley(unlimited rides) or see the snow showers! Each night you can enjoy the Festival of Lights Parade! Purchase tickets here!

European Model Train Exhibit, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, 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!

Venous Reverie Wine Merchant, Walnut Creek, 12 pm-7 pm.
Head down for a fun, educational wine tasting! This weekend, they have sparkling wine tastings! To check out their schedule, click here! Located at 554 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Unit A, Walnut Creek.

Saturday, December 28th

Art Lab For Kids: Make Your Own Emoji, Apple, Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, 1:15 pm-2:15 pm.
Spread the joy by creating your own seasonal emoji. Kids will draw colorful faces and objects using the Procreate app on an iPad with Apple Pencil. Then they’ll learn how to combine emoji to create fun messages they can send to friends and loved ones. Devices will be provided. You must register for this event here!

Chankuah Under the Stars, In Front of Bankhead Theater, Livermore, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm.
Latkes & donuts will be served, treats, raffles, live music, entertainment, & Glow-in-the-dark fun!

Dog Adoption, Delucchi Park, Pleasanton, 10 am-1 pm.
Hosted by Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, this is a great opportunity to help out and save an animal in need! Located at 4501 First St., Pleasanton.

European Model Train Exhibit, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, 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!

Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XXVII, Margaret Lesher Theatre 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, 8 pm.
A look back at the major news stories of 2019 using stand up comedy, improvisation and loosely written sketches.
We will mock and scoff and taunt with taste! For ages 16 & up. Make sure to arrive early, due to construction going on at the Lesher Theatre. Purchase tickets here!

Venous Reverie Wine Merchant, Walnut Creek, 12 pm-5 pm.
Head down for a fun, educational wine tasting! This weekend, they have sparkling wine tastings! To check out their schedule, click here! Located at 554 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Unit A, Walnut Creek.

Fairy Winterland, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland, All Weekend, 12 pm-7 pm.
Hop on the Jolly Trolley(unlimited rides) or see the snow showers! Each night you can enjoy the Festival of Lights Parade! Purchase tickets here!

Holidays on the Farm, Ice Skating, Snow Tubing, & Country Store, Lathrop, All Weekend! 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!

Garden d’Lights, Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, 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!

Sunday, December 29th

KNBR Broadcasting Niners Game LIVE, Kick N’ Mule, Danville.
Head down to Kick N Mule to watch the Niners play and watch KNBR broadcast live!

Fairy Winterland, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland, All Weekend, 12 pm-7 pm.
Hop on the Jolly Trolley(unlimited rides) or see the snow showers! Each night you can enjoy the Festival of Lights Parade! Purchase tickets here!

Holidays on the Farm, Ice Skating, Snow Tubing, & Country Store, Lathrop, All Weekend! 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!

Garden d’Lights, Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, 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!

Poker Sundays, Rotator Taproom, Walnut Creek, 2 pm-5 pm.
This FREE poker league is a great way to brush up on your poker skills, or learn the game! All while enjoying delicious local brews!

European Model Train Exhibit, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, 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!

Sunday Football Spots:
Kick N’ Mule, 340 Hartz Ave., Danville.
Head over to the Mule and listen to the LIVE broadcast from KNBR! They will be broadcasting the Niners game! Enjoy brunch from 9 am-1 pm, bottomless mimosas, and live music on the patio! Danville Social will be there, hanging out, so come say hi!

Tower Grille, 301 Hartz Ave., Danville.
The best wings in town and lots of tv’s to watch the game!

McGah’s Pub, 148 E. Prospect Ave., Danville.
Brunch starts at 9:30 am, $7 mimosa Pitchers, you’ve got to try the bacon bloody mary! NFL on the big screens, & games out on the patio-just like college days!

Norms Place, 356 Hartz Ave., Danville.
Breakfast is served from 9 am-11 am. They have the games on the tv’s and the best Bloody Mary’s around!

Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Ave., Walnut Creek.
All you can eat buffet, from 9:15 am-12 pm.

Masses Sports Bar & Grill, 2721 N. Main St., Walnut Creek.
$15 Bottomless Mimosas, Breakfast from 9 am-11 am.

Sauced BBQ & Spirits, 1410 Locust St., Walnut Creek.
This open space offers a great spot to watch the football games! It opens at 9 am and offers a special brunch menu!

MUSIC SCENE:
Meenar Music Club, 349 Hartz Ave., Danville.
12/27- From 9 pm-1:30 am, the band, Housecall will be playing! They play dance rock from the 70’s-Today! Come out to the Meenar in Danville and enjoy a very diverse set of music.
12/28- The Unorigionals Band is playing!
12/22- Karaoke time!

McGah’s Pub & Pianos, 148 E. Prospect Ave., Danville.
12/27 & 12/28- Famous dueling pianists, Travis & Dave, are a high energy, sing-along, drink-along, fully interactive all-request show. Always a spectacularly fun and excellent alternative to the typical night out 9 pm-12:30 am.

Kick N Mule, 340 Hartz Ave., Danville.
12/27 & 12/28- Live DJ playing until 1 am! There will be a lot of dancing, so don’t miss out!

Retro Junkie, 2112 N. Main St., Walnut Creek.
12/27-Alice in the Gardens(Tribute to Alice in Chains & Sound Garden), Resident DJ Billy Vidal spinning 80’s, 90’s, early 00’s throwback! Don’t forget they also have a game room with pool tables, pinball, arcade games! Also serving $4 pizza by the slice, from 8 pm-1 am. The cost is $10 after 10:30 pm. You must register for the guest list to get in FREE before 10:30 pm. To get on the guestlist, click here!
12/28-Hormones(All Girls Tribute Band)& The Clash Tribute. To register for the guest list, click here!

Dan’s Bar, 1524 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek.
12/27- The Aaron Pearson Band will be playing! 10 pm-1 am. High energy 80’s & dance-rock!

Bourbon Highway, 1677 N. Main St., Walnut Creek.
12/27 & 12/28- From 7 pm-1 am, head down for a night filled with great eats and a country DJ playing the top hits to dance the night away!

Mike Hess Brewing Company, 2313 Oak Grove Rd., Walnut Creek.
12/28- From 4 pm-7 pm, enjoy listening to live music from Dave “Ouzo” Land.

Club 1220, 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek.
12/27-From 9 pm-1:30 am, DJ Funky Breezy in the mix! Drink specials all night long!
12/28- 80’s Night! $8 after 8 pm.

 

SUNDAY BRUNCH SPOTS:
Albatross, Downtown Danville
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Benedicts, frittata, waffles and more are highlights of the weekend brunch menu at Albatross. Pair with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary to help get the weekend off to a relaxing start.

Kick N’ Mule, Downtown Danville
Live music on the patio(weather permitting), bottomless mimosas, delicious brunch from 9 am-1 am. KNBR broadcasting live during Niners away games.

Auburn Lounge, Downtown Danville
From 2 pm-5 pm, enjoy good music while having a drink on the patio! Make sure to verify on their website of Private Party closures.

Lokanta, Walnut Creek
What better way to spend a Sunday than having bottomless mimosas while eating a delicious Eggs Benedict or Short Ribs Hash? Brunch is from 10 am-3 pm, Bottomless Mimosas are $12 with an entree purchase.

Bridges, Downtown Danville
On Saturday & Sunday, from 11 am-2 pm, enjoy a delicious brunch and $4 mimosas! They have Jalapeno mimosas and Smashed Avocado toast!

The Peasant and the Pear, Downtown Danville
On Saturdays from 11:30 am-2:30 pm & Sundays from 10 am-2 pm, enjoy brunch! Enjoy their $5 Mimosas, Peasant Bloody Mary along with Cinnamon Fritters! Mention “Danville Social” and receive 15% OFF your check!

Dana’s, Danville Livery
This is a great spot to indulge in your Sunday morning brunch! They have an amazing Wild Red Crab Asparagus Omelet and Cinnamon Orange French Toast!

The Vine and Spirits, Downtown Danville
Watch Football Games on ALL 3 Big Screens, while enjoying Happy Hour ALL Day, or enjoy the sunshine in their beautiful outdoor seating area! Open 1 pm-8 pm.

McGah’s Pub and Pianos, Downtown Danville
Sunday Funday at McGah’s has $7 Mimosa Pitchers and McGah’s Signature Brunch Menu! Doors open at 9:30 am! NFL will be on the big screens! This is a great place to watch the games and enjoy brunch.

 

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