Downtown Holiday Stroll at Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, 12/6, 5 pm-9 pm.
Head Downtown Walnut Creek for an evening of merriment featuring merchant open houses, extended shopping hours, sips & savors, caroling, live music, Ugly Sweater contest, Santa’s Workshop, tree decorating, plus carriage rides. Local merchants will offer discounts, specials, and refreshments. More info here!
Once Upon a Christmas, Hofmann Theatre, Walnut Creek, 12/6 & 12/7, 11 am & 2 pm, & 7 pm.
A delightful narrated holiday ballet, which allows audience members of all ages to pass across the threshold of make-believe into a world where dreams can and do come true by learning to first believe in oneself. More info and purchase tickets here!
Tree Lighting Festivities, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord, 12/7, 4 pm-7 pm.
More info: here! They will have carriage rides, Mayor’s Sing-Along, and special visit from Santa!
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Celebration, Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton, 12/ 7, 5 pm- 7:30 pm
More info: here! Everything is merry and bright along Main Street in Pleasanton when the annual Holiday Parade featuring seasonal-themed floats, marching bands, community groups and more heads down Main Street bringing holiday cheer to all. Following the parade, gather over at the Museum on Main (603 Main Street) for the Tree Lighting Ceremony (around 6:45 p.m.) where Mayor Jerry Thorne will light the tree. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment and an appearance by the man with the bag!
Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade, First Street, Livermore, 12/ 7, 6 pm.
More info: here! Watch as Downtown Livermore turns into a Winter Wonderland when 50 holiday-inspired floats take over First Street in Livermore. The parade culminates when Santa arrives from the North Pole just in time to help light the tree.
Home for the Holidays, Downtown Livermore, 12/7, 11 pm-4 pm.
Lizzie fountain will be transformed into a winter fun zone for children 5th Grade and under. This is a FREE event! Entertainment will inspire you to stroll through the Downtown enjoying the beginning of the Holiday Season. Join in for shopping and grabbing a holiday treat to eat, all while celebrating Holiday Traditions! More info here!
Disney’s Frozen Jr., Del Valle Theatre, Walnut Creek, 12/7, 4 pm & 5 pm.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! More info and purchase tickets here!
8th Annual SantaCon, Downtown Hayward, 12/7, 5 pm-11 pm.
This is a FREE event! 21 & up only! Dress up as Santa or Mrs. Santa! Follow along or meet up at any Santa Stop along the way! Funds raised go directly to the Hayward Animal Shelter. Bring cash to enter drawings and costume contests for prizes! More info here!
Girl Get Your All Day Beauty Day, Danville, 12/7, 11 am-4 pm.
Grab your girls, stop by for bubbles and to check out what these amazing services are about! This is a FREE event! If you already know you want it, book a time and get it done! Firming Facials, Hydrogel Eye Spas, Botox, $10 a unit, Cryoskin, Body Slimming & Toning, Slimming Session Special 50 % Discount from regular $500 single session, 20% Discount on packages & a pop-up Boutique! Click here for more info and to register! Location is at Villa Faer, 211 Del Amigo Rd., Danville
Alamo Tree Lighting, Oak Tree Plaza, Alamo, 12/8, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
More info: here! Join host. the Alamo Rotary Club, for a special evening featuring school choirs, jazz bands, and a special visit from Santa Claus who will be ready to entertain little ones.
Garden of d’ Lights, Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery, Walnut Creek, All Weekend.
More info: here! Whether you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, inspiration, or a fun day with loved ones, the Garden is the perfect getaway. Each season offers something new among the largest collection of succulents from around the world. Get lost in awe at the beauty of Ruth’s work, and walk away feeling refreshed and renewed. Bring your lunch or dinner along and make it a picnic! Read below to learn about our hours, admission fees, directions to the garden, and parking.
Livermore Wine Trolly’s Family Lights of Livermore Tour, Livermore, 12/7 & 12/8, 6 pm & 7:30 pm.
Great for kids 2 and up! On 12/12, 12/14, 12/19, 12/20 & 12/21, you will be riding in their new White Trolley with perimeter seating and USB ports near each seat! Hop on the Trolley and experience one of Livermore’s Favorite Holiday Traditions! Receive discounts at participating restaurants with your receipt. Pick up the Trolley in Downtown Livermore, 2350 Railroad Avenue – at Bus Stop near CREAM across the street from the Livermore Valley Parking Garage. No Alcohol Allowed. More info and purchase tickets here!
Frozen II Cookie Party/ Gingerbread House Decorating, Williams Sonoma, San Ramon, 12/7 & 12/8, 10 am-11 am.
For ages; 8-13 years old. Make sure to register for this fun cookie decorating class! It will include a Frozen II cookie sheet! Registration is $30 and you can register here!
Photos with Santa, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, All Weekend.
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!
European Model Train Exhibit, Blackhawk Plaza, Blackhawk, All Weekend, 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!
Elf Skate & Santa Social, The Veranda, Concord, 12/8, 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!
Jingle Jam Christmas Party, San Ramon Valley High School Theatre, Danville, 12/8, 5 pm-6:30 pm.
Join for this FREE Christmas family experience for kids of all ages! This show is filled with interactive on-stage games, live kid-friendly Christmas music, opportunities to win prizes, and tons of laughter! Best of all, at Jingle Jam we will discover what it means to have joy and hear about the Christmas story in a fun, interactive way. Registration is optional. More info here!
Construction Site on Christmas Night, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, SF, All Weekend.
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!
Holiday in the Vineyards, Livermore, 12/7 & 12/8, pm-4:30 pm.
Livermore area wineries are all decked out for the holiday season and tasting rooms will showcase special wines, arts, crafts, holiday music, activities and more for visitors 21 and over during this annual holiday tradition. Admission is FREE, tasting fees may apply. More info here!
Livermore’s Wine Trolly’s Lights of Livermore Holiday Show, December-7, 8, 5:30 pm & 7 pm.
Join Concannon Vineyard and the Livermore Wine Trolley for a Holiday experience of lights, bites, and flights throughout the month of December! Begin at Concannon’s historic estate where they will host a private tasting reception of perfect wines for the holidays, assorted holiday desserts and lots of Holiday Cheer! This is a 21 & over event. More info and purchase tickets here!
Bah Humbug 5k Walk, Run, & Kids Dash, Central Park, San Ramon, 12/7, 8:20 am.
Start the holiday season off with a healthy fun run or walk through San Ramon. All participants will receive a holiday long-sleeved t-shirt and the famous Bah Humbug Ornament. Registration starts at $15. More info and register here!
Meenar Music Club, Danville
12/6: The Velvet Hammer Band. Click here to listen to their music.
12/7: Fat DarbyBand. Don’t miss this entertaining band! They play a little bit of everything and will make sure you dance the night away!
Kick N Mule, Danville
12/6: Against The Grain Band. They play at 9 pm. A mix of 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s dance music! Click here to listen to their music.
12/8: Niner’s Game will be broadcasted live by KNBR! The Niner’s play the Saints.
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.
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.