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Vacation Occasions: Christmas, Hanukkah & Santa 2020: Walnut Creek

WALNUT CREEK, CA — The vacations are nearing in Walnut Creek!

Christmas this yr falls on a Friday, Dec. 25. Hanukkah runs Thursday, Dec. 10 by way of Friday, Dec. 18. And Kwanzaa is Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.

Celebrations are markedly completely different for 2020, to make certain. Many annual neighborhood extravaganazas have been canceled this yr all through Walnut Creek and East Bay cities because of the pandemic.

However festivities nonetheless abound all through the area as cities and organizations are getting artistic with drive-thrus, digital and in-person, socially distanced occasions — many with restricted availablity and required reservations.

Try our annual occasion information to see what is going on on close to you. And Glad Holidays, from Patch!

NOTE: Bookmark this web page as further occasions shall be added when introduced. Additionally, keep in mind to double-check with organizers to substantiate actions nonetheless are continuing as initially deliberate.


  • Zoom on-line by way of USS Hornet Sea, Air and Area Museum, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda, CA

DEC. 13: The Wonderful Bubble Present. Enjoyable for all ages.

  • On-line by way of Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda, CA



DEC. 5-20: ‘Santa on Solano’ – Meet him open air for 2020!

  • Solano Avenue, Albany/Berkeley, CA



NOV. 28-DEC. 20: Artisans Vacation Open Studios. “The artists invite you in … however another way this yr.”

  • Studios, workshops and galleries, Berkeley, CA

DEC. 4-13: The Gentle. Curler coaster journey of laughter, romance & despair that begins with a shock proposal present.

  • Digital by way of Shotgun Gamers, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA

DEC.: Snow Day In Gourmand Ghetto. Canceled.

  • Gourmand Ghetto, Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

DEC. 5-20: ‘Santa on Solano’ – Meet him open air for 2020!

  • Solano Avenue, Albany/Berkeley, CA

DEC. 12-13, 19-20, 23-24: Annual Telegraph Avenue Vacation Road Truthful. That includes distinctive & one-of-a-kind vacation presents

  • Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA

DEC. 20: ‘The Nutcracker’ with Berkeley Ballet Theater. A celebration & watch celebration.

  • On-line by way of Berkeley Ballet Theater, 1370 Tenth St., Berkeley, CA



NOV. 27-DEC.: BSA Scout Christmas Tree Lot (Fundraiser). 9 native troops collaborating.

  • 19201 Middle St., Castro Valley, CA

DEC. 12: ‘Creating Your Charcuterie Chalet’ – Substitute your edible gingerbread home with one made out of cheese, salami, crackers & extra.

  • Digital by way of FarmCurious & Castro Valley Market, 3295 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA.

DEC. 19: 4th Annual East Bay Rockin’ Christmas. Helps wildfire aid.

  • Livestream by way of organizers, Castro Valley, CA



NOV.-DEC.: Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm & Christmas Bushes. Canceled. On-line store open.

  • 1060 Pine Lane, Clayton, CA



NOV. 27-DEC. 24: Santa’s Flight Academy & Pictures: Sunvalley. Reservations required this yr.

  • Sunvalley Purchasing Middle, 1 Sunvalley Mall, Harmony, CA

By NOV. 30: Historic Society’s Digital Vacation Market. Get that procuring began!

  • On-line by way of Harmony Historic Society, 1928 Clayton Street, Harmony, CA

DEC. 6: Tremendous Vacation Market Boutique. Free occasion with social distancing & security precautions.

  • Clayton Valley Constitution Excessive Faculty, 1101 Alberta Means Street, Harmony, CA

By DEC.: The aRt Cottage. Annual vacation artwork & boutique.

  • 2238 Mt. Diablo St., Harmony, CA

DEC. 15: ‘Succulents & Sips’ Wreath-Making: The Veranda. Select from two, socially distanced seatings.

  • The Veranda, 2001-2003 Diamond Blvd., Harmony, CA



NOV. 25: Vacation ‘Lighting Of The Outdated Oak Tree’ -Digital. Group custom is in its 44th yr.

  • Digital by way of Chamber of Commerce & City of Danville, CA

NOV. 30-DEC. 10: ‘Santa’s Mailbox’ – Get a letter fom the North Pole!

  • Group Middle & Library, 420 Entrance St., Danville, CA

DEC. 12: ‘Elf’ Vacation Drive-In Film. Waitlist accepted if bookings are full.

  • 222 W. El Pintado, Danville, CA



DEC. 3: Annual Vacation Tree Lighting Ceremony. Canceled.

  • Dublin Civic Middle, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA

DEC. 5: Santa Drive-Via Meet & Greet. Car parking zone to change into winter wonderland. Registration required.

  • Dublin Civic Middle, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA

DEC. 10: Vacation Dwelling-Adorning Contest Deadline. Deck the halls: 5 classes!

  • On-line by way of Metropolis of Dublin, CA

DEC. 17: Vacation Sources Drive-Via For Seniors. Free & first-come, first-served.

  • Dublin Senior Middle, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin, CA



By NOV. 30: Winter Letters From Vacation Elves, Elsa … Even Hogwarts Faculty will write to you.

  • By way of Metropolis of El Cerrito, CA

By DEC. 6: Winter Break: Camp In A Field. Maintain the children busy!

  • El Cerrito Group Middle, 7007 Moeser Ln, El Cerrito, CA

DEC. 12-26: Sundar Shadi Vacation Show. Beloved, neighborhood custom continues.

  • 7501 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA



NOV.-DEC.: Vacation Practice Of Lights: Niles Canyon Railway. Canceled.

  • Niles Station, Fremont, CA or Sunol Depot, Sunol, CA

NOV.-DEC.: ‘Giving Hope’ Vacation Donation Drive. One possibility is to sponsor a household.

  • On-line by way of Metropolis of Fremont, CA

NOV. 21: Joe’s Nook Vacation Pop-Up Market – Niles. Get your procuring began!

  • Joes Nook, 37713 Niles Blvd., Fremont. CA

DEC. 4: Automobile Cinema: ‘ELF’ – Restricted tickets & pre-sale solely.

  • Central Park Sports activities Complicated, 1110 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA

DEC. 5: Mission San Jose Christmas Tree Lighting. Canceled.

  • Outdated Faculty Enterprise Middle, 43571 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA

By DEC. 26: Digital Santa Pictures: Pacific Commons. For kids, pets & households.

  • On-line by way of Pacific Commons Purchasing Middle, 43440 Boscell Street, Fremont, CA



DEC. 18-23: Stay Nativity Drive-Via: Valley Bible Church. Free to all.

  • Valley Bible Church, 1477 Willow Ave., Hercules, CA



NOV. 27-DEC. 25: City Corridor Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ – Free with new episode each Friday.

  • On-line by way of City Corridor Theatre Firm, 3535 Faculty St., Lafayette, CA

DEC. 6: ‘It is A Fantastic Life In Lafayette’ – Canceled.

  • Plaza Park, Downtown Lafayette, CA

DEC. 6: ‘Gentle Up The City’ Chanukah Expertise. With scavenger hunt & extra. RSVPs required.

  • Chabad of Lamorinda, 3574 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA

DEC. 6: ‘Making The Holidays Shiny’ Spreading cheer in every neighborhood!

DEC. 16: Household Menorah Competitors: Contra Costa JCC. Construct a menorah from junk you might have collected at dwelling.”

  • Zoom by way of Contra Costa JCC, 3527 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA



NOV. 21: ‘Earlier Than The Hen’ Pajama Purchasing. Sweats & yoga-wear is not going to rely for giveaway!

NOV. 28: Household Picture Day Serving to Homeless of Goodness Village. By appointment solely.

  • CrossWinds Church, 1660 Freisman Street, Livermore, CA

DEC.: ‘Dwelling for the Holidays,’ Parade & Tree Lighting. Canceled.

  • Downtown, 1st Road, Livermore, CA

DEC. 3: Festive Trivia Evening with Livermore Shakes. Enroll as particular person or workforce.

  • Zoom by way of Shakespeare’s Associates, 2172 Railroad Ave., Livermore, CA

DEC. 4-JAN. 1: Deacon Dave’s Christmas Show. Canceled.

  • 352 Hillcrest Ave., Livermore, CA

By DEC. 11: Christmas Toy Drive. Sponsored by Tri-Valley Blue Oaks & Valley Group church buildings.

  • Drop-off places, Pleasanton & Livermore, CA

DEC. 13: The Nice Xmas Log Hunt: Sycamore Grove Park. Seize your silliest vacation hat & be part of 26th annual hunt for fabled Xmas Log!

  • Sycamore Grove Park, 1051 Wetmore Street, Livermore, CA

DEC. 20: ‘Mistletoe Mission’ Hike: Sycamore Grove Park. All ages welcome looking for mistletoe.

  • Sycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Street Entrance, Livermore, CA



NOV. 23-DEC. 19: Scorching Cocoa Kits & Selfies In Plaza. Enroll quickly as provides are restricted.

  • Metropolis Corridor, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez, CA

By DEC. 31: Household Enjoyable Vacation Hopper & Snowflake Hunt. Scavenger hunt with probability to search out prizes.

  • Collaborating companies, Martinez, CA



NOV. 30: Vacation Tree-Lighting, Carolers & Santa. Consists of countdown to tree-lighting.

  • On-line on YouTube by way of Metropolis of Milpitas, CA

DEC. 5: Milk & Cookies with Santa Drive-Via. Kits are restricted, so do not delay.

  • Barbara Lee Senior Middle, 40 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA



By DEC.: Annual Hacienda Vacation Faire. With “one-of-a-kind handmade presents and gourmand meals gadgets from native artisans.”

  • On-line Purchasing by way of Hacienda Vacation Faire, Moraga, CA

By DEC. 24: Artwork Exhibit & Vacation Boutique. Boutique options handmade gadgets from native artists.

  • Moraga Artwork Gallery, 432 Middle St., Rheem Purchasing Middle, Moraga, CA



DEC. 11: Winter Vacation Drive-Via. With picture sales space, vacation enjoyable & take-home cookie & cocoa kits.

  • Silliman Middle Parking Lot, 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark, CA



NOV. 20-JAN. 17: Zoo’s ‘Glowfari’ Vacation Lantern Pageant. A mile-long, dazzling stroll.

  • Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Hyperlinks Street, Oakland, CA

DEC. 2-JAN. 3: Vacation Stroll-Via Wonderland: Dunsmuir Hellman. “Come for the sights, enjoyable, most of all of the recollections.”

  • Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Property, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court docket, Oakland, CA

DEC. 5: Vacation Lighted Yacht Parade. Masks & social distancing required.

  • Estuary, Oakland/Alameda, CA

DEC. 5: Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Annual Vacation Live performance. “We will nonetheless kick off the vacation season collectively!”

  • On-line by way of Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, 655 13th St., Oakland, CA

DEC. 18-30: ‘Fairy Winterland’: Youngsters’s Fairyland. Pageant of Lights Parade will go on, and Black Santa shall be there, too!

  • Youngsters’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA

DEC. 20: Nutcracker Keep-At-Dwelling Matinee: Oakland Ballet Firm. “Save the date for Snowflakes and Sugar Plums!”

  • On-line by way of Oakland Ballet Firm, 2201 Broadway, Oakland, CA



NOV.: Annual Vacation Bazaar. Canceled.

  • Orinda Group Middle, 28 Orinda Means, Orinda, CA



NOV. 27-DEC.: Annual Boy Scout Christmas Tree Lot. Order on-line for curbside pick-up or supply.

  • Piedmont Scout Tree Lot, 898 Redrock Street, Piedmont, CA

DEC. 2: Annual Vacation Tree Lighting. Tune in for city custom!

  • Digital by way of Piedmont Beautification Basis and Metropolis of Piedmont, CA



NOV. 18-DEC. 28: Vacation Truthful 2020. Good cease in your vacation procuring.

  • Pinole Artisans Gallery, Pinole Vista Middle, 1360 Fitzgerald Drive, Pinole, CA



NOV. 20: East Bay Hospice Tree Of Lights. Helps hospice care, music remedy and grief packages.

  • Digital with Zoom by way of Hospice East Bay, Nice Hill, CA

DEC. 5: Tremendous Vacation Market Boutique. Free occasion with social distancing & security precautions.

  • Nice Hill Group Middle, 320 Civic Drive, Nice Hill, CA

DEC.: ‘Gentle Up The Evening’ & Vacation Fest. Canceled.

  • Downtown & Nice Hill Group Middle, Nice Hill, CA



NOV. 27: ‘Vacation Lights Tour’ Map Listing Deadline. Signal as much as be on tour checklist for Dec. 4-27.

  • Collaborating residences, Metropolis of Pleasanton, CA

NOV. 27-DEC. 24: Santa Visits & Pictures: Stoneridge. Reservations required this yr.

  • Stoneridge Purchasing Middle, 1 Stoneridge Mall Street, Pleasanton, CA

DEC.-JAN.: Widmer World Annual Christmas Show. Canceled.

  • 3671 Chelsea Court docket, Pleasanton, CA

DEC. 5: Hometown Vacation Digital Tree-Lighting. Fatures annual tree lighting countdown with particular visitor … Santa Claus.

  • Digital with TV30 by way of Metropolis of Pleasanton, CA

DEC. 5: Hometown Vacation Parade & Fest. Canceled.

DEC. 6: Wreath Making At The Barn. For all ages. Registration required.

  • Sunol Customer Middle, 1895 Geary Street, Sunol, CA

DEC. 11: Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Digital Hanukkah Celebration. With menorah lighting & dreidel enjoyable.

  • Digital by way of Tri-Valley Cultural Jews, Pleasanton, CA

By DEC. 11: Christmas Toy Drive. Sponsored by Tri-Valley Blue Oaks & Valley Group church buildings.

  • Drop-off places, Pleasanton & Livermore, CA



NOV. 20-JAN. 3: ‘Tis Season for Science & Reindeer. Meet Peppermint and Cookie, the dashing reindeer duo.

  • California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

NOV.-JAN. Vacation Ice Rink 2020-21: Union Sq.. Canceled.

  • Union Sq. Park, 333 Publish St., San Francisco, CA

NOV. -JAN.: Vacation Ice Rink 2020-21: Embarcadero. Postponed.

  • Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco, CA

NOV.-JAN.: Conservatory Of Flowers ‘Evening Bloom’ -Canceled.

  • Golden Gate Park, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA

NOV. 27-29: Etsy Digital Market Hosted by the SF Etsy Road Crew.

  • On-line by way of SF Etsy Store Tiny Vacation, San Francisco, CA

DEC. 4-31: A.C.T.’s ‘Christmas Carol On Air’ Radio Play. Two ticket ranges embody family-activity kits.

  • On-Demand Listening by way of American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA

DEC. 5-6: Caltrain Annual Vacation Practice & Toy Drive. Canceled.

  • Caltrain station, San Francisco, CA

DEC. 12: Japanese Cultural Middle’s Vacation Crafts Workshop. Study to make bread-dough ornaments & origami crane wreaths.

  • Zoom by way of Japanese Cultural and Group Middle, 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA

DEC. 12: Taylor Mac’s ‘Vacation Sauce…Pandemic!’ – “A digital vaudeville … blends music, movie, burlesque & random acts of fabulousness.”

  • Livestream by way of Curran, 445 Geary St., San Francisco, CA

DEC. 24: SF Homosexual Males’s Refrain ‘[At] Dwelling For The Holidays’ Live performance. “Haul out the holly and don your homosexual attire.”

  • Digital on SFGMC TV by way of San Francisco Homosexual Males’s Refrain, 170 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA



NOV. 20-JAN. 2: Victorian Candlelight Excursions: Winchester Thriller Home. All-new tour is uncommon glimpse into alleged haunted mansion.

  • Winchester Thriller Home, 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA

NOV. 27-JAN. 3: Christmas In The Park – A Drive-Via Vacation. With whimsical shows, lots of of adorned Christmas timber & Santa!

  • Historical past Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA

NOV.-JAN. 2021: Kristi Yamaguchi ‘Downtown Ice’ Vacation Skate Rink. Canceled.

  • 120 S. Market St., San Jose, CA

DEC. 5: Makers Market within the Park – An Open Air Craft Market. Begin that procuring!

  • Santana Row Park, 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA

DEC. 12: Nutcracker: Brief & Candy 2020: Hammer Theatre. “A classical vacation ballet distinctive to our hometown.”

  • Livestream by way of Hammer Theatre Middle, 101 Paseo De San Antonio , San Jose, CA



NOV.-DEC.: Creekside Vacation Arts & Crafts Present. Native custom is not going to be in-person this yr, however you may nonetheless store from artisans.

  • On-line by way of Creekside Group Church, 951 MacArthur Blvd., San Leandro, CA

NOV.-DEC.: Davis Road’s Vacation Basket Program. “Serving to 1,000 households and almost 2,000 youngsters.”

  • On-line by way of Davis Road, 3081 Teagarden St.,San Leandro, CA

NOV. 27-JAN. 13: Free Vacation Lights Recycling Program. For San Leandro residents solely.

  • Public Works Service Middle, 14200 Chapman Street, San Leandro, CA



By NOV. 21: Vacation Meals Drive: Metropolis Middle Bishop Ranch. Helps Meals Financial institution of Contra Costa and Solano.

  • Metropolis Middle Bishop Ranch, 6000 Bollinger Canyon Street, San Ramon, CA

DEC.: Bah Humbug! 5K & Child’s Sprint. Canceled.

  • Central Park Group Middle, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA

DEC. 10: Jim Brickman ‘Consolation & Pleasure’ Live performance. Get pleasure from Grammy-nominated sensation & help the town.

  • On-line by way of Metropolis of San Ramon, CA



NOV.-DEC.: Vacation Practice Of Lights: Niles Canyon Railway. Canceled.

  • Niles Station, Fremont, CA or Sunol Depot, Sunol, CA

DEC. 6: Wreath Making At The Barn. For all ages. Registration required.

  • Sunol Customer Middle, 1895 Geary Street, Sunol, CA



NOV. 30: Vacation Adorning Contest Deadline. A free, enjoyable & pleasant neighborhood competitors.

  • Residences in Union Metropolis, CA`

DEC. 5: Zoomin’ With Santa. Restricted availability, so ebook quickly.

  • Digital by way of Metropolis of Union Metropolis, CA



NOV.-JAN.: Walnut Creek On Ice. Canceled.

  • Civic Park, 1365 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

NOV. 20-DEC. 20: Vacation ‘Backyard Of d’Lights’ 2020: Ruth Bancroft Backyard. “In contrast to the rest within the East Bay.”

  • The Ruth Bancroft Backyard, 1552 Bancroft Street, Walnut Creek, CA

By NOV. 29: Take-Dwelling Teddy Bear Tea: Gardens at Heather Farm. New twist as annual vacation teas are canceled.

  • The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

DEC. 15-23: ‘Go to To North Pole’ – “Unique go to with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

  • Lesher Middle for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA


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