Cheers to the start of Thanksgiving Break! If you go to any of the events we posted, be sure to send us your photos or tag us on social media (FB & IG) @danvillesocial and it’s also important to stay in the know! We post a lot of information and happenings on our social media. Happy Weekend!! Enjoy this time with friends and family!
Earlier than the Bird Event, Downtown Livermore, 11/23, 7 am-10 am.
Roll out of bed in your pj’s and head downtown! Livermore Shopping district launches the Holiday Season with a pajama party designed to let you beat the Corporate Holiday launch the following week! Admission is FREE! More info here!
Wine, Wellness, & Shopping, Beyond Active, Downtown Danville, 11/22, 6 pm.
Come out and hang with your GFs!! Danville Cheese gal will be showing you how to make a healthy board! Republic of Cake will have tasty treats! Guest Speakers, Stephanie Festejo and Dr. Michelle Massa will be talking about how to beat the bulge this Holiday Season!
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!
Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet, Hofmann Theatre, Walnut Creek, 11/22, 11/23, 2 pm & 7:30 pm.
With snow-white classical selections set to cherished carols alongside red-hot contemporary numbers set to pop favorites, this yuletide spectacular is a beloved Bay Area tradition. Celebrate the holidays with a dazzling collection of ballet, tap, and jazz that will have you dancing out of the theater full of festive cheer. More info and purchase tickets here!
Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting, San Ramon, 11/22, 5 pm-8 pm.
This is a FREE event and open to the public! It is located in Alexander Square. The tree lighting will take place around 6:30 pm.
Festivities will also include a special appearance by Kristi Yamaguchi and San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson. Complimentary gift wrapping. The Tree-Lighting celebration will kick off with live music and performances from Pride & Joy, the Monte Vista High School Marching Band and San Ramon Voices. Festivities also will include hot cocoa and cider cheer stations provided by Williams Sonoma, face painting and crafts, and conclude with the lighting of a 50-foot Mount Shasta Fir Tree. More info here!
One Warm Coat Donation Drive at City Center Bishop Ranch, 11/22
Make this year’s holiday season a season of giving. City Center Bishop Ranch has partnered with One Warm Coat, a national nonprofit that provides warm coats to those in need. Donation bins will be located throughout the center for guests to drop off gently used coats and financial donations.
Kristi Yamaguchi Ice Skating Rink, Bishop Ranch, San Ramon, All Weekend.
The first and only outdoor ice rink in the Tri-Valley! Ticket prices are $12 per skater and $5 for skate rentals. More info here!
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.
Godfrey the Comedian, Tommy T’s Comedy Club, Pleasanton, All Weekend, Times Vary.
Have a good laugh while relaxing at Tommy T’s Comedy Club! Check out the bio of comedian, Godfrey and ticket prices, times, etc. here!
Photos with Santa & Cookie Decorating, Indigo Photography, Danville, 11/23, 10 am-2 pm.
Santa is coming to town! Come take fun photos with Santa at our photo booth and print one to take home with you. We’ll provide a beautiful holiday backdrop and pose your family with Santa (or without) and you’ll receive a digital image for keepsake. Shannon Ciatti with Ciatti Sweets, a local baker, will provide delicious homemade cookies for everyone in your family to decorate and take home! For tickets and location, click here!
Meet & Greet with the Characters from Frozen II at the Veranda, Concord, 11/22, 6 pm-9 pm.
Head over to The Veranda to celebrate the opening of Frozen II! Elsa, Anna, and Olaf will be onsite taking photos and meeting with all of their fans, and guests will enjoy hot cocoa and cookies (while supplies last). Make an evening of it by purchasing tickets to see the movie! Located at; 2001-2003 Diamond Blvd., Concord.
$20 Unlimited Bowling & Pizza Friday’s, Diablo Valley Bowl, Concord, 11/22, 10 am-2 am.
From 10 AM – 2 AM, $20 unlimited bowling with shoe rental included, one-topping pizza per lane included! Cosmic starts at 6 pm. Specialty Games included. Located at; 1500 Monument Blvd., Building G, Concord.
$18 Unlimited Bowling & Pizza on Sunday Funday, Diablo Valley Bowl, Concord, 11/24, 10 am-1 am.
$3 soda and $3 beer for members! One-topping pizza included per lane. Bowl as long as you want.
Holiday Celebration at Hagmann Ranch, Livermore, 11/24, 1 pm-4 pm.
Enjoy the arts & crafts bazaar, piano music, Hispanic Heritage Center, pinata celebration, festival of lights, and a visit with Santa Claus. There will be refreshments, tours, & demonstrations. Located at; 455 Olivina Ave., Livermore.
Tea Party with Madeline at Rakestraw Books, Danville, 11/23, 10 am & 4 pm.
Rakestraw Books invites you to join (bring your kids!) to a special tea party with beloved children’s book heroine, Madeline! We will be sharing stories, an art project or two, refreshments, and, of course, there will be plenty of time for pictures. They are presenting this event two times; 10 AM and 4 PM. Please make reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.
Vintage Snowman & $15 Bottomless Mimosas, Pinot’s Pallet, Danville, 11/23, 1 pm-3:30 pm.
This charming vintage snowman’s personality just jumps off this canvas! Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience -a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. To purchase tickets, click here!
The Music Scene:
Sweet Hands Band at The Vine & Spirits, Danville, 11/22, 8:30 pm-11:30 pm.
Sweet Hands returns to the scene of the crime to rock out our Danville friends. Come out for great food, drinks, and amazing live music with Sweet Hands!
The Bands; Footlong(11/22) and The Convertibles(11/23) at Meenar, Danville, 9 pm-1:30 am.
Head over to Meenar to dance all night to these cover bands! They will be playing the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and current music! It’s the Holiday weekend and you might run into some old buddies you haven’t seen in a while!
The Band, Ike and Martin (11/22 & 11/23) at Kick N’ Mule, Danville, 7 pm-10 pm.
Click here to listen to their music! They play mostly 80’s, & popular music!
AC/DC Tribute Band (11/22) at Retro Junkie, Walnut Creek, 9 pm-11 pm & 11 pm-2 am.
11 pm-2 am: Resident DJ Billy VIdal spinning 80’s, 90’s, early 00’s throwback! Enjoy the 4,600 SQ FT feat. Game Room with Pool Tables, Pinball, Arcade Games! Sign up for you and your friends on the Guest List here! to receive email confirmation to get in FREE before 10:30 pm. $10 cover at the door if you do not RSVP on the guest list. Early arrival suggested. $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! 🙂
Thomas Nicoholas Band 11/23 at Retro Junkie, Walnut Creek, 9 pm-11 pm & 11 pm-2 am.
Kevin in American Pie, the strong-armed Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year or maybe you think you know him from another character in one of his many movies. I have some news for you, though: once you hear this man sing, you’re going to remember him as Thomas Ian Nicholas, the multi-talented funny man with an amazing set of pipes. Sign up for you and your friends on the Guest List here! to get in FREE before 10:30 pm. $10 at the door if you do not RSVP on the guest list early.
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.