December Events
November - February
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Dublin Library

Do you need Covered California Health Insurance? Are you ready to enroll or have questions? You can find answers and signup, with personal assistance from certified educators and enrollers.
Give a gift that gives twice by supporting Open Heart Kitchen.  These unique annual desktop calendars by local photographer Sue Evans, highlight the beauty of the Tri-Valley each month with a new image.
November 28th - January 4th
​Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo

The sleigh bells will be jingling, ring ting tingling as the park celebrates its eighth annual Holiday in the Park on weekends.
December
Frederiksen School, Dublin

Bring holiday cheer along with a pair of new socks to warm the hearts and cover the cold feet of our elderly seniors in Dublin. Help this Holiday Season bring a Warm Smile and Fuzzy Warm Pair of New Socks to a senior. Collection bin in the front office.
December
6:30pm - 10:30pm
Livermore

Celebrate a one-of-a-kind, holiday tradition featuring an awarding-winning light show.  The 8th Annual Livermore Lights Family Christmas Show is a free, 15-minute, drive-in light show that will brighten the holidays for those young and old.
Help collect NEW socks to be distributed to elderly in local area nursing homes around the holidays.

 
Autumn fun
October - December
Livermore Libraries

Take your kids to some fun fall craft programs!
First Thursday of every month
10:00am - 7:00pm
Downtown Danville

Shop, dine and play local! Come out for fashion, food, friendship and fun.
Order a Snoopy license plate today and help support California museums. Each plate will feature a reproduction of an original Snoopy drawing by Charles Schulz. 
Sunday
10:00am - 2:00pm
Livermore

The LIVERMORE YEAR-ROUND SUNDAY FARMERS' MARKET runs Sundays, all year, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the parking lot at S. L Street and Railroad Ave.
December 2nd - 28th
Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco 

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights!
September 2nd - December 19th
Civic Center Library

The Livermore Public Library will offer 10 storytime sessions each week this fall, from September 2 – December 19, 2014.  Have fun singing, dancing, reading and listening as we encourage early literacy.  Library storytimes are free of charge.
December 4th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Village Theatre, Danville

A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill grandson and reads him a story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. 
December 4th - 5th
Firehouse Theater, Pleasanton

Your suggestions will inspire holiday themed games, scenes, and improv un in the first act. The audience will them vote for which short scent Creatures of Impulse will make into an entire improvised 'play' in the second act.
December 4th - 7th
Tommy T's Comedy Club, Pleasanton

Comedian Willie Barcena, a 18-year comedy veteran, never shys away from a challenge. 
December 5th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
 
What would the holidays be without the annual Tree-Lighting Holiday Celebration? Gather family and friends, come play in a snow park (with real snow!), listen to live music and watch the ceremonial lighting of the spectacular 70-foot White Fir tree. 
December 5th - 7th
Center of Performing Arts, San Jose

San Jose Dance Theatre celebrates its 49th production of The Nutcracker December 5th-7th at the Center for the Performing Arts.
December 5th
8:00pm
Bankhead Theater, Livermore

Since his signature song “Drifting” became one of the first videos to go ultra-viral on YouTube, Andy McKee’s unique style and sound have made him a worldwide ambassador for a new era in acoustic virtuosity.
December 5th
8:00pm
Curran Theatre, San Francisco 

This extraordinary collaboration, 13 years in the making, is a haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band, comprised of members of John Mellencamp’s band.
December 6th 
Safeway on First Street in Livermore 

Help brighten the holidays of those in need in your Hometown! Join KKIQ & Wheels for their Annual "Stuff A Bus" Holiday Food Drive benefitting the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry & Open Heart Kitchen!
December 6th
11am & 2pm
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy

Come out for the Children’s Dance Theatre of Tracy’s annual Sugar Plum Tea Party. 
December 6th
Grand Theatre, Tracy

The event will feature arts and crafts by local artists and family friendly make-n-take activities. Gift wrapping for all of your purchases will be available. There will also be 10% discounts on art sales in the Grand Galleries and all art class registrations at the box office!
December 6th
6:00pm
Downtown Tracy

Come out to Downtown Tracy (10th Street between A Street and Central Ave. then south on Central Ave. to 6th Street Plaza) for the Downtown Holiday Parade. Immediately following the parade is the Tree Lighting Ceremony and visits with Santa. 
December 6th
8:00am - 12:00pm
Danville Grange Hall

For the past 21 years the Danville Job's Daughters have proudly hosted the Breakfast with Santa event at the Danville Grange.
December 6th - 7th
Heritage Park and Museums, Dublin

Reservations are now being accepted for the Holiday Tea at the Heritage Park and Museums in Dublin.
December 6th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pet Extreme, Livermore

Want an awesome photo of your best friend and/or family member with Santa to send with your holiday greetings this year? Come to this year’s Santa Holiday Photo event on Saturday, December 6 from 1 to 4pm at Pet Extreme.
December 6th
5:00pm - 7:30 pm
Pleasanton Main Street

Hundreds will gather on Main Street to watch marching bands, floats and more participate in the annual Holiday Parade.
December 6th
11:00am
Bay Four Square Church, Danville
 
The Danville Girls Chorus (DGC) will perform their Winter Concert, “Winter Carnival”, on December 6th, 2014 at 11:00 am. 
December 6th 
Golden Gate Park 

The Girls on the Run 5K is a family friendly, community event that strives to share the tools and inspiration for healthy living and self-confidence!
December 6th
9:00am - 1:30pm
​Foothill High School, Pleasanton

Bring your aspiring cheerleader to spend the morning with the Foothill High School Competition Cheer team -- your child will earn the latest moves, fun dance and all the cool cheers.
December 6th
​7:30am
San Ramon Community Center
 
Start the holiday season off with a healthy fun run or walk through San Ramon. This year’s Bah Humbug will be a chip timed race on the certified 3.1 mile course.
December 6th
8:00pm
Bankhead Theater, Livermore

Livermore-Amador Symphony and new music director Lara Webber adventure together: Brahms Academic Festival Overture.
December 6th
6:00pm
Downtown Livermore

The 2014 Downtown Livermore Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade will feature local marching bands, music, light displays, and of course SANTA CLAUS!!! Tree lighting to follow parade.
December 6th
12:00pm - 4:00pm 
Downtown Livermore

Kick off the holiday shopping season downtown and enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, holiday performances and SNOW in Lizzie Fountain!
December 6th
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

Volunteer to build bikes for kids who need them!
 
December 6th
San Ramon Library

Jazz at The Library is extending the series for a concert to ignite everybody’s Holiday Season with a blast. Beloved on the international stage, Jamie Davis’ indigo dark baritone voice is a long-standing favorite at San Ramon.
November 7th - December 31st
All Raley’s/ Bel Air/Nob Hill Markets

Give a family in your community a fresh start! Food For Families Holiday Bag Campaign runs from November 7th through December at all Raley’s/ Bel Air/Nob Hill Markets.
December 7th
2:00pm
Bankhead Theater, Livermore

All the joy, hope, laughter and spirit of the season come together in a night of storytelling, song and dance that celebrates age-old traditions and sparkles with life and a wee bit of Irish “magic.”
December 7th
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, San Ramon

Every Christmas, a little Hawaiian Princess named Mele is forced by her parents to participate in her Hula School's annual show.
December 7th
3:45 PM
Mount Diablo

Every year since 1964, the Pearl Harbor survivors and their families have memorialized Pearl Harbor Day by relighting the historic Beacon atop Mount Diablo's summit.
December 8th
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Gianni's, San Ramon

Come for dinner and be served by Paws In Need volunteers who will earn tips for their organization. Guests will have opportunities to win great raffle prizes too! Reservations suggested.
December 10th
12:15 pm
Alamo Women’s Club

For twenty-eight years, the Tree of Lights ceremonies have offered members of the communities a place to honor the lives of their friends and loved ones.
December 12th - 21st
Christmas Revels, Oakland

This year’s Revels opens in the 1930s where the protagonist meets a mystery man who sends him on a journey east to Appalachia, south through the bayous of Louisiana, north to the mid-Atlantic states and finally westward ho to California!

Elf

December 12th - 28th
Curran Theatre, San Francisco 

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole.
December 13th
8:00pm
Grand Theatre, Tracy

Tracing a twenty-eight year history from acclaimed soul stylist to in-demand pop and R&B songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most revered vocalists and songwriters in contemporary-music.
December 13th
7:30pm
Castro Valley Center for the Arts

Anastasis Ballet Company presents Handel’s Messiah Ballet. This unique cultural fine arts production presents George Fredrick Handel’s 1742 masterpiece, Messiah.
December 13th
​10:00am - 2:00pm
Forest Home Farms, San Ramon
 
Visit San Ramon’s only historic site to enjoy an old fashioned holiday complete with Santa and his reindeer.
December 13th - 21st
Bankhead Theater, Livermore

Experience the magic of the Nutcracker. This annual Tri-Valley holiday event continues to enchant audiences of all ages, bringing Tchaikovsky’s well-known music and ballet to life with all of its elegance and beauty.
October 16th, November 20th, December 18th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Civic Center Library, Livermore

Whether you are a seasoned writer or just starting out, join published Young Adult author J.L. Powers at Livermore Public Library for the Writing Club for Young Adults.
December 20th - 21st
1:00pm & 6:00pm
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy

Join as the Children's Dance Theatre of Tracy presents the 12th annual production of The Nutcracker.
December 23rd
7:30pm
Bankhead Theater, Livermore

The Grammy Award-winning “orchestra of voices” returns in a beloved holiday tradition that celebrates the peaceful spirit and joy of the season with uplifting music from Gregorian chants to classic carols.
December 26th
8:00pm
Bankhead Theater, Livermore

22nd Annual Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show Promises to Mock, Scoff and Taunt with Taste The Major News Stories of 2014.
December 31st
8:00pm
​Bankhead Theater, Livermore

An American original,Dan Hicks’ irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage have made him one of the defining figures in American roots music.