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Dec 14-17: Upcoming Events in Contra Costa County

by CC News

Santa is coming as many upcoming holiday themed Contra Costa events are right around the corner around the county. 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]

Christmas Tree Lights Listclick here

Upcoming Holiday Events

Dec 8-17: El Campanil: Black Diamond Ballet’s Nutcracker

Black Diamond Ballet returns for their 11th Annual Nutcracker. Under the direction of Pittsburg native, Sharon Sobel Idul, the production features professional ballet dancers from all over the Bay Area and a student cast of over 40. New and exciting choreography, costumes, and cultural dances that will dazzle and captivate all of East County. Celebrate the holidays with this timeless classic. Sensory-friendly performance and school-day performances available too.

For tickets & information, click here

Santa Crawl Brentwood

Dec 14 – Brentwood Santa Crawl

They say you should dress for the job you WANT. Whelp, as far as we are concerned Santa may have the dream job. Join us for a festive evening in Downtown Brentwood at Santa Crawl, presented by Erickson Realty Group and Dress in your Holiday Best! The Downtown Brentwood Coalition is a nonprofit made up for small businesses, nonprofit partners and service organizations. We love bringing the community together in downtown and we’d love your support for this fun night out!

VIP Passes for the event are on sale now on Eventbrite! Details can be found on our website. Find the link in our Instagram bio, on the Facebook event page or here: https://www.brentwooddowntown.com/santacrawl

Stay tuned for a list of items we are collecting at this event on behalf of a couple amazing local efforts from two nonprofits: the Brentwood Regional Community Chest and Hijas del Campo! Pass Proceeds will support vibrancy, vitality and preservation efforts and programs in Historic Downtown Brentwood.

Dec 14 – Wood Family Vineyards for Christmas in Hawaii (Livermore)

Join us at Wood Family Vineyards for Christmas in Hawaii! Grab your friends and enjoy a ukulele holiday extravaganza with a glass of wine in your hand. You’ll experience a jolly and enchanting evening filled with music and fun. It’s sure to become one of the highlights of your holiday season. Wine will be served by the glass and by the bottle. Hawaiian shirts and Santa hats are encouraged. More Info

Dec 15-17: The Ballet Company “The Nutcracker” (Pittsburg)

Exciting News! The Ballet Company of East County proudly presents “The Nutcracker” at the historic California Theatre in downtown Pittsburg! ✨🎄
Get ready to experience the magic of this beloved holiday classic with us. This enchanting production will transport you to a world of wonder and delight with 5 shows to choose from🌟
  •  December 15-17
  • Friday: 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 2:00pm and 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm and 4:00pm
Bring the whole family and be a part of this timeless tradition. You hold the magic within, and we can’t wait to share it with you! Grab your seats here: https://www.tickets831.com/tickets/the-nutcracker-275503

Dec 15 – Benicia Holiday Home Tour 2023

Experience the Magic of the Benicia Holiday Home Tour 2023! Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday spirit as you embark on a journey through the beautifully decorated interiors of unique properties in downtown historic Benicia. On the evening of Friday, December 15th, join us for a festive evening filled with twinkling lights, stunning decorations, and heartwarming holiday cheer. Step into a winter wonderland as each home showcases its own unique style and festive flair. From cozy cottages to grand mansions, you’ll be captivated by the creativity and artistry that goes into transforming these spaces into holiday masterpieces.  More info, click here

Dec 16 – The Makers Boulevard (Brentwood)

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

Dec 16: Mighty Market Holiday Book & Toy Swap (Lafayette)

Join us on Saturday, December 16th from 9-12 for a holiday book and toy swap! Cut through the clutter by bringing good condition books and toys that your little one has outgrown and swapping them for new ones! IMPORTANT: Please do not bring any oversized items. Anything larger than the approximate size of a baby doll stroller or infant walker will not fit in the space. We want to make sure everyone has a chance to swap items and oversized items will make that impossible. Thank you!

Location: Mighty Market, Downtown Lafayette
3568 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette CA

Dec 16: 302 Coyotes Bay Area Mustang Club (Danville)

Rev up your holiday spirit with the roar of Mustangs at the 302 Coyotes Bay Area Mustang Club Toy Drive! Witness an impressive display of over 100 iconic cars, from vintage classics to the latest models, all converging in the BHM Courtyard and Plaza Parking Lot for a day of community, camaraderie, and charity. In the season of giving, we invite you to bring joy to a child’s heart. Visit the toy drive box located in the museum lobby and donate a new, unopened toy. Your generous contribution not only brightens a child’s holiday but also rewards you with a special discounted admission of $10 to explore the wonders of the Blackhawk Museum. Come be a part of this special event where passion for cars and compassion for community drive us forward. Let’s accelerate into the holiday season with full hearts and a throttle of excitement! From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Located at 3700 Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

Dec 16: The Link Up (Pleasanton)

Over 100+ vendors selling the best in sneakers, streetwear, and vintage clothing.
Admission: Free Admission
Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only
Hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: 2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566
To learn more, please visit: https://www.instagram.com/thelinkup.expo/

Dec 16 – Jessies Grove Ugly Sweater Holiday Party (Lodi)

Join us for a Jolly Good Time at Jessie’s Grove Winery Ugly Sweater Holiday Party with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! Get ready to deck the halls and don your most outrageous holiday sweaters because it’s time for the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party of the year! This festive event is open to the public, so gather your friends and family for a day filled with holiday cheer.

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus: Bring the little ones, or the young at heart, to meet the main man himself—Santa Claus! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be spreading holiday joy and posing for photos from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your own cameras to capture these magical moments! Live Music by The Sweet Taunts: Let the holiday tunes fill the air as The Sweet Taunts take the stage to play your favorite seasonal melodies. Get ready to sing along, dance, and enjoy the musical spirit of the season. Food Trucks Onsite: Satisfy your taste buds with delicious treats from local food trucks that will be onsite, serving up a variety of mouthwatering options to keep you fueled and ready to celebrate. Located at 1973 W Turner Road, Lodi CA

Dec 16: Pastimes Car Club Arami Picazo Memorial Lights of Christmas Cruise

New meeting place! Oakley Park and Ride. Hoping for a smoother start for everyone! Route will be posted before the event. Thank you for always supporting us and helping bring Holiday Cheer to our community! From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dec 16 – Annual Winter Ball (Richmond)

Polish off your shoes, dust your bling and set out your finest attire for the 23rd Annual Senior Winter Ball on Saturday, Dec. 16th! The Top Shelf Classics Party and Band Show will play all of your favorite dance music throughout the night, with dinner provided by Josephine Orozco and her team, El Sol Catering. Presented by the Commission on Aging and the city’s Community Services Department-Recreation Division, the annual event will be held at Richmond Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are available for $45 per person, or $360 per table of eight, at the CSD Registration office at 3230 Macdonald Ave. You can also call (510) 620-6793

Dec 17 – EBRPD Campfire at Big Break

Join the East Bay Regional Park District for its campfire at Big Break Regional Shoreline in the City of Oakley on Dec 17 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – rain or shine. Join us at the Visitor Center for our December Campfire celebrating Winter Bird Migration. Every winter millions of birds stop at wetlands in the Delta to rest and find food. During this campfire we will rest, play games, and make s’mores together.  906 Weibel Cir, Oakley

Dec 17: McGrail Uncorked and Unplugged (Livermore)

Join us for a special Holiday edition of our Uncorked & Unplugged live music series at McGrail Vineyards! Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon with live holiday music, McGrail wines by the glass and bottle, & delicious food from a local food truck. Festive holiday clothing and accessories are encouraged! This event will be in our Barrel Room with additional seating outside on our Vineyard Patio (weather dependent). Open seating will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly encourage guests to be 21 years of age or older. All guests must have a ticket, including guests under 21 years of age. — tickets & info, click here

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If you would like an event to be considered for this list, email [email protected]. Or, visit our events calendar. You may also add an event directly by clicking here

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