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November events

A list of upcoming November and December events in Contra Costa County and around the San Francisco Bay Area.  A ton of holiday themed vendor fairs, parades, tree lighting and more.

This is a “live” list and more events will be added throughout the month as they are made know. Also accepting events in November and December — please email [email protected]

November Events

Tree Lighting

Photo by Hospice

Nov 5- Dec 8 — Annual Tree of Lights

Pleasant Hill, CA – Hospice East Bay is proud to be celebrating our Annual Tree of Lights! For 37 years these ceremonies have provided a way for families and friends to honor their loved ones and find solace in the symbolism of light as the names of their loved ones are read. Beginning on November 5th and running through December 8th, there will be ten ceremonies at locations throughout the East Bay. Each event will feature a reading of memorial names and a symbolic tree lighting. Please check the schedule below for specific ceremonies.

  • East County  Sunday, Nov. 5th, 5:30 pm at Brentwood City Park at 710 2nd Street at Oak
  • Rossmoor Monday, Nov. 6th, 5 pm at Creekside Clubhouse at 1010 Stanley Dollar Dr.
  • Pleasant Hill  Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 5:30 pm at Gregory Lane, near Cleaveland Road
  • Danville  Friday, Nov. 17th, 5:30 pm at Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St. Danville
  • Martinez  (also honoring US Veterans)  at Saturday, Nov. 18th, 5:30 pm Morello Avenue, north of Arnold Dr.
  • Alamo  Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 5:00 pm at Alamo Women’s Club 1401 Danville Blvd.
  • Orinda   Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 4:30 pm at Village Square by McCaulou’s
  • Lafayette   Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 4:30 pm at 21 Lafayette Cir., Lafayette **Ceremony to be held at Village Square by McCaulou’s
  • Moraga  Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 4:30 pm Moraga Country Club 1600 St. Andrews Dr. **Ceremony to be held at Village Square by McCaulou’s
  • Walnut Creek Monday, Dec. 4th, 6:00 pm at John Muir Medical Center, Main Entrance, Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek
  • Concord/Clayton  Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 5:00 pm at John Muir Medical Center Parking Lot, East Street & Almond Ave., Concord
  • Blackhawk  Friday, Dec. 8th, 5:00 pm at Blackhawk Road at Blackhawk Drive

For more information, visit their website: click here


Nov 3-12: Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble: You Can’t Take It With You

You Can’t Take It With You opened on Broadway at the Booth Theatre on December 14, 1936. A smash hit, the show ran for 838 performances and returned to Broadway five times, most recently in 2014. That production, directed by Scott Ellis, earned the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress for Annaleigh Ashford as Essie.

  • November 3rd, 4th, & 10th @ 7:30pm
  • November 5th, 11th, & 12th @ 2:00pm

Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble’s MainStage play, You Can’t Take It With You, will be performed November 3rd-12th at the Edna Hill Theatre in downtown Brentwood and is directed by Michael Wilson.  Tickets & More info – click here

Nov 10: Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink (San Ramon)

The always popular Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink returns to City Center Bishop Ranch on November 10th at 6pm. This year’s rink is significantly larger, offering more space to socialize. Cabanas with firepits are available to rent for private parties, company holiday events, or whatever special group gathering your imagination creates. – more info

Brentwood Memorial Day

Nov 11 – Veterans Day Ceremonies

  • City of Antioch – It all starts at the Antioch Veterans Memorial at 8am with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Antioch Rivertown Veterans Lions Club. Our Veteran’s Day Ceremony starts at 9:30 am. This year’s Speaker is US Army Veteran Gary Bostick. The downtown Parade starts at 11:00 am.
  • City of Brentwood – Join the City of Brentwood and the VFW 10789 at Veterans Park (3841 Balfour Rd) at 10:30 am to support veterans, hear from guest speakers, a vocalist and tribute which includes a rifle salute.
  • City of Concord – Honoring Korean Veterans on the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War Special Guest Jake Larson, US Army WWII D-Day, Battle of the Bulge Join VFW Post 1525, its Auxiliary and the Cities of Concord and Clayton to honor all those who have served. Please Bring your own chair. 11:00 am at Todos Santos Park.
  • City of El Cerrito – El Cerrito Lions Club Flag Placement Ceremony 8:30am-9:30am on November 11th at Sunset View Cemetery, 101 Colusa Ave.
  • City of Martinez – flag raising ceremony at Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery while they have a full ceremony at Ignacio Plaza
  • City of Oakley – Join the City of Oakley for its annual Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday, 11/11, at 11 (am) in Civic Center Plaza (3231 Main Street) to honor those who have served. This event will include a performance by the Freedom High School Band, keynote speakers, and more.
  • City of Pinole – Pinole Veterans Day Memorial and Flag Retirement Ceremony (sponsored by the City of Pinole and the Pinole Historical Society), 11am – Noon on Saturday, November 11th at Fernandez Park.
  • City of Pittsburg – Veterans’ Day will be honored on November 11, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the City of Pittsburg Senior Center located at Harbor Street and Presidio Drive, across the street from the veterans’ and tank memorial and Small World Park.  Join The United Veterans Council to celebrate our veterans of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and their important services given for our country’s freedoms.
  • City of Walnut Creek – The City of Walnut Creek will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m.  The commemoration will take place in the Hoffman Theater at the Lesher Center for the Arts, and is free to the public.  The Lesher Center for the Arts is at 1601 Civic Drive. Walnut Creek Mayor Cindy Silva will host the event. The keynote speaker will be Elena Kim. Kim served as a Human Intelligence Collector in the United States Army from 2005 through 2010 in conjunction with Operation Iraqi Freedom.  She is currently the Director of the County Veterans Service Office in San Francisco.  She also is an Associate Producer and Co-Host of “Veterans Voices,” a monthly television show covering topics of interest to veterans throughout Contra Costa County. The theme of this year’s ceremony is “service,” and the program will pay tribute to those honorable men and women who have served our country. The ceremony will feature musical selections provided by the Walnut Creek Concert Band under the direction of Matthew Sadowski, including the traditional salute to each of the armed forces

Nov 11 – Chill’s N’ Cheers Wine Bazaar Sip N’ Shop

Join Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood for its Chills n’ Cheers Wine Bazaar! This enchanting event from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm is a celebration of all things wine and shopping, designed to warm your spirits during the chilly winter months. Join them for an unforgettable afternoon filled with exquisite wines, delectable shopping, and entertainment. More info

Nov 11 – The Longest Day Alzheimer’s 5K Walk & Run (Campos Family Vineyards)

Come join us at Campos Family Vineyards for a 5k Walk and Run to raise funds for The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Association.  Runners will receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal, ticket to the panel discussion (12pm) and a glass of wine.  Check in is Friday November 10th from 1-5 pm and Saturday morning November 11th from 9-9:30 am at Campos Family Vineyards.   There will be food trucks and a DJ. — More info + sign up

Nov 11 – Veterans Day at Epidemic Ales

Join us on Veterans Day, Saturday Nov. 11 for our release of DD-214 Unfiltered IPA! Each year we purchase a special blend of Yakima Chief Hops hand picked by veterans. This year our new sales rep & Marine veteran Jordan joined us on brew day along with owner Holly’s dad Jim, a Vietnam Vet & Purple Heart recipient. We will be offering BOGO pints of DD-214 for veterans & active military on Nov. 11! — more info

Nov 11 – Vallejo Winterfest

We are back for our 3rd year at the Vallejo Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Nov. 11th from 10am to 2pm and in Benicia at Veteran’s Hall on Sunday, Nov. 12th Veteran’s Day weekend! We are giving back to nationsfinest.org and you can come write or create a holiday seasons greetings card for a Veteran this holiday season.

We are feeling extra Grinchy this year and you can expect to find a whole lot of green and holiday gifts and unique costumes, collectibles, clothing, crafts, home decor, yard art, arts & crafts, food, drinks and more! Engage with fun holiday characters. Dance with our in-house DJ to your favorite Holiday mashups, test out fun holiday products and photo opportunities, dress up in an ugly sweater for a chance to win market prizes.

Join the holiday Cosplay contest and enter for a chance to win $100 Visa Gift Card on behalf of the holiday marketplace. For more info and registration for market giveaways, Contact (707) 653-0265 or go to www.thebombshellgroupinc.com

Nov 11-12– 33rd Goodguys Fuel Curve Autumn Get-Together

America’s Favorite Car Show makes its final Bay Area pit stop of the season in its 40th anniversary season of Cool Cars, Cool People and Good Times! Grab your family and friends and head on out to the Alameda County Fairgrounds the weekend of November 11th & 12th for the Goodguys 33rd Fuel Curve Autumn Get-Together featuring over 2,500 of northern California’s slickest American made and powered show cars and trucks of all years on display! Plus, don’t miss Goodguys’ Classic Performance Products AutoCross racing series action featuring the Fuel Curve “Fall Shootout”, shop the huge swap meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and vendor midway, enjoy live music, experience an earth-shaking Nitro Thunderfest exhibition, check out a metal-munching Saturday Demolition Derby presented by Hayward Firefighters 1909, see which rides take home the top awards of the weekend, and so much more!

November 11: 8am – 4pm
November 12:  8am – 4pm

2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com/agt.

Nov 11-12:  SF Coffee Festival

The 7th Annual SF Coffee Festival is held Nov 11 & 12 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Get ready for an immersive coffee experience when the 7th annual San Francisco Coffee Festival® kicks off. Enjoy over 100 specially curated exhibitors, including the Bay Area’s top coffee roasters, as they share with you some of the best coffee, teas, eats, and more, in the country. Want to learn more about coffee? Just ask the master roaster at their booth, or attend one of the many educational panels.  Sway along to a soundtrack provided by some of the best bands and entertainment in the Bay, while you taste endless coffee at the iconic Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion. More info @ SFCoffeeFestival.com

Nov 11-12: Lodi Reptile Show

A cold blooded invasion returns to the Valley!! Lodi Reptile show is happening Sat November 11 & Sun November 12, 2023. 1000’s of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, supplies and MORE!! Admission $15 Adults, $7 Kids (Age 6-12), Kids 5 years and under are FREE!! Also FREE PARKING!! (Please leave your pets at home) — more info + tickets

Hook, Line & Sinker

Larry Fraser and Nick Fraser took top prize

Nov 12 — Hook, Line & Sinker Bass Fishing Tournament

Hook, Line & Sinker has announced their 2023-204 Tournament schedule which includes 6 dates plus a Tournament of Champions. All events will be held at Russo’s Marina on Bethel Island and begin at first light. Hook, Line & Sinker is located at 3100 Main Street, Ste 260 in Oakley CA. (925) 625-2441.

For more information or updated information, visit them on Facebook.

Nov 12 – Sip n’ Shop Family Fun Day at Brownstone Gardens

Get ready for a day of shopping, sipping, music, and family-friendly fun! Our Sip n’ Shop event has something for the entire family. Bring your loved ones, grab your shopping bags, and let’s make unforgettable memories together! FREE for pre-registration and $5 at the door, so bring everyone you know! Join us for this unforgettable day of Music, community, laughter, shopping and more. See you there!

  • Family Fun for Everyone: Kids can enjoy a host of exciting activities, including face painting, lawn games, a coloring contest, line-dancing lessons, and even a bouncy house. It’s a day of laughter and bonding that the whole family can enjoy.
  • Live Entertainment: Groove to the beats of live music that will keep the atmosphere lively and entertaining throughout the day. Our talented musicians will ensure you have the perfect soundtrack for your Sip n’ Shop Fun Day experience.
  • Sip and Savor: Indulge your taste buds with a delightful selection of beverages and culinary delights. Sip on mimosas, fine wines, beer, and bloody marys, and enjoy food from our local food vendors. It’s a culinary adventure that will tantalize your senses!
  • Shop ‘Til You Drop:  That might be a little overstated, but you get the idea . . . Discover a treasure trove of unique and handcrafted items from a diverse array of talented vendors. Whether you’re looking for fashion, jewelry, home decor, or gourmet treats, our vendors have something special just for you. Explore the latest trends and exclusive finds, all in one place!
  • Exclusive Discounts and Raffles: Don’t miss out on incredible deals and the chance to win fantastic prizes! Participate in our raffles (all proceeds go to fund local scholarships) for a shot at some fabulous giveaways and enjoy exclusive discounts from participating vendors.
  • Tea Party: Set in the whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme, indulge in an enchanting hour of bonding and elegance with our Mother and Daughter High Tea. Step into a world of timeless sophistication, tea, sweet indulgence, finger sandwiches, and other English delights. $15.00 per person or $25 for mother and daughter.
  • Tequila Mixology Class: Embark on a spirited journey into the world of tequila at our exclusive mixology class, where the art of crafting exceptional cocktails meets the rich heritage of Mexico’s most celebrated spirit. Nestled in an intimate setting you will enjoy 3 craft cocktails, chips and salsa (compliments of Jojo’s Taco Bar) and the expertise of our seasoned mixologist. Limited seating.

Nov 12 – Annual Winterfest 707 (Benicia)

We are back for our 3rd year at the Benicia Veteran’s Hall on Veteran’s Day weekend! We are feeling extra Grinchy this year and you can expect to find a whole lot of Grinchmas themed items, holiday gifts and unique costumes, collectibles, clothing, crafts, home decor, yard art, arts & crafts, food, drinks and more! Engage with fun holiday characters. Dance with our in-house DJ to your favorite Holiday mashups, test out fun holiday products and photo booths, an inflatable snow globe, meet Santa, take photos with guest cosplayers and more!

Interested in a vendor application? Contact us at (707) 653-0265 or at www.thebombshellgroupinc.com

Nov 14 – Helping One Woman Discovery Bay Honoring Alicia Stevens

Tickets are on sale through Friday November 10! Over 100 woman are already joining us. Be a part of a special evening with friends and support a local woman in need.

My name is Alicia Stevens, proud mom of one of the most amazing humans on the planet, Tyler. Tyler has always been
a very sweet and caring young boy. When he was little, he dreamed of saving the world through clean energy and
science. Last December he was a swimmer, training to try to join one of the best swim teams in the area. He dreamed of
being an engineer and had an idea to make propellers that would go in people’s plumbing and harnessing that energy to
power their homes. He was a leader who helped start one of the most popular clubs at his middle school where he
taught everyone to play Dungeons and Dragons. He is one of the sweetest children you could ever meet.

On January 1, 2023, we received a terminal cancer diagnosis for Tyler for the deadliest kids’ cancer. This is a cancer
with a 0% survival rate and an average life expectancy of 9 months. But as always, Tyler is surpassing the average. He
is currently on his 10th month since diagnosis and is still living and doing everything in his power to enjoy life. We
have desperately been trying to give him the year he deserves and to create memories and experiences that will help
him as well as the whole family to get through this awful tragedy. We have had a reduction in income, as he takes full
time care and we have had added expenses with driving to his doctors’ appointments in San Francisco etc. As a mom, I
am devastated. I would do anything to take this from him.

More Info & Tickets

tamale festival

Nov 17 – Brentwood PAL Tamale Festival

Join us at the Brentwood Police Activities League (PAL) Tamale Festival on November 17 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Enjoy great food, music and live auction and raffle items.  Proceeds benefit charitable giving we provide to youth in our community specifically our “Shop with a Cop” program. — For tickets, click here

Nov 18 – Brentwood Makers Market

Join us every third Saturday morning in Downtown Brentwood to shop our community market featuring a premier group of artisan makers, artists, and small businesses. Gather with family and friends as you experience complimentary kids’ activities, live music, themed photo ops, and family fun for everyone. When you’re done passing through The Makers Boulevard, be sure to shop and dine with the local restaurants, boutiques, and farms downtown. The Makers Boulevard is a proud partner of the Downtown Brentwood Coalition and the Pacific Coast Farmers Market, since 2021. To learn more about our events or how you can become involved, please visit our website today — www.themakersboulevard.com.

Nov 18 – Epidemic Ales Host Comedy Night

Time to get your crew together and join us for another Epidemic Ales Comedy Night hosted by Dave Coker! Saturday, November 18th @ 8 pm.  We’ll have two of our favorite seasonal beers back on tap:  DD-214 Unfiltered IPA & Guilty Pleasures Maple Pecan Pie Brown Ale! Whether you like your beer strong or sweet, we’ve got you covered. And whether you like your comedy witty or sarcastic, Dave’s got you covered with the following lineup!

Featured Comics:

  • Tito Gonzalez
  • Lillian Sam
  • Angel Castro
  • Drew Shafer

La Kura Food Truck is joining us this Saturday! If you haven’t had their Fried Chicken Sandwich or their Pastor, don’t miss out one more day! Epidemic Ales is located at 160 Mason Cir, Concord CA.

Nov18 – Craft Fest at Lesher Center for the Arts

Bedford Gallery’s Craft Fest brings local, independent makers and designers together for a unique- pop-up experience in the gallery from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ! Join this FREE event to get your holiday shopping done early with one-of-a-kind, locally-made artisan goods. Located at 1601 Civic Center Dr Walnut Creek.

Nov 18 – Downtown Tracy Holiday Ornament Stroll

The Tracy City Center Association will host the annual Downtown Tracy Holiday Ornament Stroll on Saturday, November 18th from 2:00PM-7:00PM. Event attendees will receive an ornament from participating downtown businesses.

Come enjoy the festive Downtown Tracy atmosphere with holiday decorations and shopping! We encourage you to support small businesses in Downtown Tracy this holiday season. Tickets are NOT required to walk Downtown, shop, visit restaurants, etc. Tickets are only mandatory for collecting ornaments. This event has historically sold out quickly, so please purchase your tickets soon! Attendees must bring their Eventbrite tickets to the Downtown Tracy Plaza for check-in. Upon check-in you will receive a commemorative reusable tote bag and map/punch card.  Event is rain or shine. No refunds will be given. more info + tickets

Nov 18 – Dec 17: Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Holiday Party (San Francisco)

This holiday season, book a trip to Victorian London- in San Francisco. For only 5 weekends, November 18 through December 17, 2023, travel to the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, an immersive adventure with hundreds of colorful characters from both literature and history. Meet Father Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge, Mr. & Mrs. Fezziwig, or the Ghost of Christmas Present throughout four acres of Victorian theaters, pubs, and dance halls. Enticing aromas of cinnamon roasted almonds and hearty foods fill the air. Dozens of lamplit shops are filled to overflowing with handmade gifts. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a time traveler’s delight and one-of-a-kind way to celebrate the holidays. — tickets & info

Nov 18 – Foreverland at California Theatre (Pittsburg)

You won’t want to miss this electrifying performance! A tribute to Michael Jackson on the California Theatre stage for a limited time. Suitable for the entire family and something you won’t want to miss.  Tickets & Info – click here

Nov 19 —  8th Annual Winter Wine Walk & Tasting

The Annual Winter Wine Walk and Tasting Tour returns to Historic Downtown Brentwood. We are pleased to once again be partnering with the Contra Costa Wine Growers Association to bring award winning local wines to to this event. New for this year, enjoy local Art from the Art Guild of the Delta at select stops! Savor the tastes of Downtown, paired with delicious local wines while you explore and do some holiday shopping! Your ticket includes pairings at over 15 stops on your journey through Historic Downtown.  Grab your ticket today! Designated Driver tickets are available for $10.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, this event sells out quickly.  — tickets, click here

Nov 18 – Jessies Grove Winery Winesgiving Holiday Fair

Jessie’s Grove Winesgiving 2023 is coming up on November 18th from 12-7 p.m.! Experience 35+ vendors, tractor rides, great wine, face painting, and food trucks! Rock On Tap will be providing live music from 3-6 p.m. Feel free to bring your own chairs (or) visit our website to make a table reservation at jessiesgrovewinery.com. Wine by the bottle and glass will be available for purchase at 1973 W Turner Road in Lodi.

Nov 19 – McCauley Wine & Dine

McCauley will be serving its wines by the bottle, glass, and flight on from 12pm-3pm. We will have Hella Street Tacos on-site selling food and live music with Tim Cecchini. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available. Located at 2525 Sunset, Brentwood CA

Nov 19 Exotic Bird Mart & Expo Inc (Alameda County Fairgrounds)

The Exotic Bird Mart & Expo is landing at the Fairgrounds on November 11, 2023. See finches, conures, lovebirds, cockatiels, amazons, cockatoos, macaws & more. Shop hundreds of accessories and meet thousands of potentials sellers and buyers – 2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12 Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center Pleasanton, CA. More info

Nov 23 – Brentwood Turkey Trot

This is the 10th annual Brentwood Turkey Trot for Schools.  This 5K event benefits both the Brentwood Union School District and Liberty Union High School District athletic programs. The race is both in person and virtual—with the in person race being at the Streets of Brentwood (2455 Sand Creek Rd. Brentwood, CA) —  SIGN UP: www.brentwoodturkeytrot.org

Nov 23 – Walnut Creek Turkey Trot

Join us Thanksgiving morning – Thursday Nov. 23rd from 8-10:30am – for the Walnut Creek Turkey Trot and celebrate our favorite Thanksgiving tradition!! Before you settle in for dinner on Turkey Day, enjoy a little exercise with your community!  Proceeds benefit the following charities:  Walnut Creek Education Fund, ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation), Rise Paralysis Recovery, White Pony Express – Food Bank, Forma Kids Foundation. For more information, visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2023/76063/walnut-creek-turkey-trot

Nov 25 – Brentwood Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Join Downtown Brentwood for a Holiday parade and tree lighting with the event beginning at 5:00 pm with a lighted parade.  Afterwards, come To The Tree Lighting at City Park After The Parade. For more information, visit the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce — click here

Nov 25 – Martinez Holiday Sparkle Sip & Shop & Tree Lighting

Participants will stroll downtown Martinez from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm tasting wine while shopping at our unique one of a kind downtown shops and businesses. Small businesses will offer specials, discounts, giveaways and more. Tickets are $45 Nov 1-24 and $50 the day of the event–only online. For tickets, click here

Join the City of Martinez for its Christmas Tree Lighting at the Main Street Plaza and presented by the Martinez Refining Company. The activities begin at 4:00 pm and run through 5:30 pm.

  • Snow Globe Photo Booth
  • Character appearances & photos with the Grinch and Cindy Lu Who
  • ACA-World Holiday Music 5-5:35PM

Nov 25 – Holiday Sip & Shop at Campos Family Vineyards

For the 8th year in a row… join Campos Family Vineyards for its Holiday Sip and Shop on Nov 25 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The Saturday after Thanksgiving, leave the leftovers at home, grab your family or your favorite shopping buddy and spend the day at Campos!  They will have a DJ! Food Trucks!, tons of local vendors! Also, the Sisters on the Fly will be returning this year with their vintage travel trailers!!!  This is an event you do not want to miss! – more information

Nov 25 – Cookies & Cocoa Sessions With Santa (Oasis Family Ranch Knightsen)

Enjoy a special cookies and cocoa Santa holiday experience. From crafting to decorating a Christmas tree, crafting ornaments, photos with multiple decorated backdrops, feeding farm animals and singing along to holiday hits, it’s a special holiday event not to be missed! Pre-registration required, no tickets sold at the door. Each guest receives one sugar cookie by Stacy’s Cakes and a special gift from Santa’s Workshop! Come with your friends or book a family session with us. This 3-hour holiday photography experience starts at 2PM! Limited reservations available!!! We have an indoor space on standby in case it rains. We can accept holiday craft makers interested in setting up products to sell within Santa’s Gift Shop. Contact us for shelf space reservations and pricing packages. RSVP — click HERE

Nov 25 – James Garners Cash Tribute at El Campanil (Antioch)

For the past 16 years, Garner and his band have faithfully recreated Cash’s biggest hits with stunning accuracy in this not-to-be-missed musical event. This world-class tribute to the ‘Man in Black’ has been featured live in concert on PBS stations, and has even performed at Folsom and San Quentin Prisons where Johnny Cash recorded his biggest albums. The show is a fun, toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Cash’s life and music, all set to his signature boom-chicka-boom sound. Enjoy all the hits from – “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and more! –- Info & tickets 

Nov 26 – Lite Up The Streets

Join the Streets of Brentwood on Sunday, November 26! Celebrate the start of the holiday season from 4-7 p.m. with:

  • Santa’s Arrival (set to arrive around 6 p.m.) 
  • A Night Of Community Entertainment 
  • Special Guests 
  • Tree Lighting 
  • PLUS Hundreds of *FREE Glow Items

Save your The Streets of Brentwood Receipts!*Select glow items available with $10 receipt from any The Streets of Brentwood retailers dated November 26. While supplies last. One item per receipt. Redeem receipts during event.

Nov 25 – Christmas On The Farm (Vacaville)

Join us Saturday November 25 9am-3pm and Sunday November 27, 9am-1pm.
The Holiday Season is fast approaching and what better way to find that unique and one of a kind gift than at the 8th annual Christmas On The Farm, Solano Counties Premier vintage, antiques and holiday show. Come spend the day shopping with our collection of select sellers who bring out only the best finds. First rate holiday shopping and kick off the season with some Christmas cheer. Free Admission, Free off street parking, public restrooms. Complimentary hot apple cider and coffee (7478 N Meridian Rd, Vacvaille) — More Info

Nov 30 – Oakley Christmas Tree Lighting

The City of Oakley is hosting its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, November 30th, starting at 5pm. Join us at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main Street as we kick off the holiday season with this family-friendly event. Admission and parking are FREE and the event will take place rain or shine.

Civic Center Plaza will be adorned with lights and Christmas decorations. There will be free cookies and cocoa, arts & crafts for the children, live entertainment and more. Santa Claus will also be making a special visit!

Entertainment for the night will include performances by local organizations. We will gather around the live Christmas tree near the Veteran’s Memorial to watch the lights turn on at approximately 6:45pm.

For more information, call Alicia at (925) 625-7041 or email: [email protected]

Nov 30 – Lodi Parade of Lights

The Lodi Parade of Lights is back again! Have a fun family night out watching the bright lights of the Christmas parade float by and enjoying some yummy treats making this the official Christmas kickoff event of Lodi! This is an all volunteer event run by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lodi- and a Lodi tradition!  — more info

December Events

Dec 1: Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting (San Ramon)

A highlight of the holiday season is always the dramatic lighting of the City Center tree. This year’s holiday launch event comes at 6pm on December 1, with holiday music from the Monte Vista High School Band, SideNote a cappella singers, the story of The Nutcracker by Diablo Ballet, and Santa’s arrival in his red convertible T-Bird. After the performances, enjoy visits with Santa and roaming entertainers like jugglers and stilt walkers

Dec 1: Oakley Friday Night Bites

Food Trucks are back in Oakley!! The Foodie Crew is back with the Friday Night Bites gourmet food truck market every First Friday of the month starting January 6th 2023. This FREE to attend event will take place in the Main Street downtown area at Civic Center Park – 3231 Main Street – Oakley, CA There will be LIVE Music planned, courtesy of the City of Oakley, at the May, June, August, September and October events only. This is a Family-Friendly community event with a variety of yummy food and dessert trucks to choose from. Bring your friends, family, neighbors and/or your friendly dog on a leash and come on down to enjoy the food, and the festivities. • BRING A BLANKET OR LAWN CHAIR

Dec 1: Campos Community Christmas Tree Lighting

UPDATE: This event is now SOLD OUT!

Join us for the Campos Community Christmas Tree Lighting event! Get into the festive spirit as we come together to celebrate the holiday season. The event will take place on Friday, December 01, 2023 at 6:00p at 3501 Byer Road, Byron, CA. Come and witness the magic as we illuminate the stunning Christmas tree. Bring your family and friends along for an evening of joy, laughter, and holiday cheer. There will be live music by Steve Hanson and Friends, delicious food trucks, and fun activities for all ages.

Dec 2: Holiday Market at Brentwood City Park

Market in the Park returns 12/2/23 at the Brentwood City Park As always, free admission and open to the public! Join us for our first ever holiday market downtown Brentwood! Shop from 30+ local artisans

  • Free story corner and crafts with Brentwood Liberian
  • Sing with Princess Elsa
  • Face Painting
  • Enjoy holiday music with DJ Jack Grinch
  • Hang out with Liyah Lou Who

Mark those calendars! December 2nd from 9-1pm, we’ll be bringing holiday cheer, gift magic, and more!

Dec 2: Holiday Delites Sip & Shop Artisan Fair

Join the Celebrate Antioch Foundation on Dec 2nd from 1pm – 5pm for its Annual Sip & Shop Artisan Faire! This event will be held at the Riverfront in Downtown Antioch on G Street Antioch, CA. This Family Friendly Event Includes Music, Wine & Beer, Food and Over 30 Artisan Vendors! Great Way to Knock Out That Christmas Shopping List While Supporting Local and Handmade Artisans!

The City of Antioch Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony to Follow 4pm -7pm So You Can Stick Around and Enjoy All the Holiday Festivities! Great Family Fun with Free Entry & Free Parking.

Dec 2 – Pleasant Hill Light Up the Night

Downtown Pleasant Hill will shine bright on December 2, 2023, as the City celebrates the annual Light Up the Night event.

This fun family event commemorates the start of the holiday season with several fun activities, including music, dancing, crafts, train rides, Christmas tree lighting, visits with Santa, hot chocolate, and more.  Light Up the Night will occur from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on December 2 on Crescent Drive in downtown Pleasant Hill.

Dec 3: Lafayette Holiday Celebration

A popular Lafayette holiday tradition, 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐚 𝐖𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 is designed as a time to share holiday cheer as we celebrate this wonderful community we live in. Presented by the Lafayette Chamber, and sponsored by the Dana Green Team and Branagh Development, we invite everyone to enjoy the environmentally-friendly downtown Lafayette twinkle lights along Mt. Diablo Blvd. this holiday season and to join us for the 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐚 𝐖𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 3, 2023 4:30𝐩𝐦-6:30𝐩𝐦 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞’𝐬 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐳𝐚 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤. Santa arrives at approximately 5:00pm. Tree lighting at 6:00pm. Live performances, photos ops and food for purchase.

Free to attend, learn more at https://lafayettechamber.org/holiday.

Dec 3: McCauley Estate Vineyards Wine & Dine

Wine & Dine at our beautiful estate on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon! We will be serving our wines by the bottle and glass, & flight on Sunday, December 3rd from 12pm-3pm. We will have Hella Street Tacos on-site for purchase and live music with Steve Hanson. For our Vino Olivo Club Members, our 4th quarter wine club pick up will be held during this time. Don’t worry, if you miss the pick up our olive store, McCauley Olive, is open 7 days a week and is prepared for your pick up. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available.  Located at 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood CA

Dec 9: Pittsburg Holiday Parade

The 2023 Pittsburg Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 11:00 am in Old Town Pittsburg. The annual Holiday Parade will once again feature Peppermint Playland, various dignitaries and elected officials from the City of Pittsburg and our local community. For more information, click here

Dec 9: Walnut Creek on Ice

Walnut Creek on Ice is the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Bay Area! Open Dec. 9 – Jan. 16th.

Dec 9: Merry Makers Winter Faire (Concord)

Join us for the Merry Makers Winter Faire at Todos Santos Plaza in Downtown Concord, CA! Shop unique holiday handcrafted and custom made gifts, holiday gift sets, meet and greet with characters and jam to the holiday beats brought to you by “The Grinch Who DJ’d Xmas”

Interested vendors may inquire to pop-up with us at www.thebombshellgroupinc.com

Dec 9 – Santa Beer Crawl

Dust off your Santa suits and ugly Christmas sweaters because it’s time to head to Martinez for some holiday cheer! Downtown Martinez & Co. hosts the annual Santa Beer Crawl on the streets of Martinez. Come join the jolliest bunch of Santas this side of the bay as they walk around the downtown corridor of Martinez, sampling craft breweries stationed participating small businesses along Main Street from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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