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30+ Holiday pop-ups, parades, and performances in the Bay Area

News30+ Holiday pop-ups, parades, and performances in the Bay Area


The vacation season is simply across the nook. Fairly quickly, wreaths and twinkle lights will adorn homes, Santas will ho-ho on downtown corners and the scent of scorching cocoa will waft by way of the air. Should you’re on the lookout for methods to affix the festivities, look no additional. From Christmas performs and vacation parades to ice rinks and pop-ups, there are numerous methods to have fun this excellent time of yr across the Bay Space. Right here’s only a sampling.

Après Village & Skate Rink: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday by way of Feb. 25, 4 Seasons Silicon Valley, 2050 College Ave., East Palo Alto. Simulating a comfy mountainside retreat with mini-chalets and a brand new out of doors skate rink, this seasonal pop-up includes a festive, family-friendly village like no different. Seize some scorching cocoa and get your digicam prepared for the “snow globe” and winter sleigh photograph experiences, too. $20-$30 skate rink admission, different costs fluctuate. fourseasons.com/siliconvalley/landing-pages/property/apres-village/

Annual BayLUG Vacation Present that includes LEGO: Choose days Nov. 1 to Jan. 15, Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. BayLUG and BayLTC’s imaginative vacation shows change every year. This yr, the present’s theme celebrates Dia De Los Muertos with a LEGO® Show impressed by Disney Pixar’s Movie “Coco.” $4. baylug.org/holiday-show/

Safeway Vacation Ice Rink in Union Sq. is lit up for the vacation season (Courtesy Prismatic Communications) 

Safeway Vacation Ice Rink: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 2 to Jan. 16, Union Sq., San Francisco. Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, the Safeway Vacation Ice Rink is ready in San Francisco’s bustling Union Sq.. The rink’s roster of occasions consists of the return of the extremely anticipated Drag Queens On Ice, Flashback Fridays and Polar Bear Skate, plus some new occasions for the 2022 season. $15-$20. unionsquareicerink.com/

Illuminate SF Pageant of Mild: Nov. 9 by way of January, varied San Francisco areas. Embrace the ability of sunshine this winter with a tour of one of many nation’s most intensive everlasting collections of sunshine artwork. For Illuminate SF’s tenth annual celebration, the town will shine brilliant with greater than 40 luminous public artworks by internationally famend gentle artists. Free. illuminatesf.com/home-page

Diablo Ballet Presents ‘The Nutcracker Suite’: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12, Lesher Heart for the Arts, Hofmann Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Diablo Ballet’s twenty ninth season opens with an expanded full-length manufacturing of Julia Adam’s smash vacation hit, “The Nutcracker Suite.” Every year since its 2019 premiere, Adam has expanded on her authentic idea, creating new characters and including new dances to her authentic ballet. $25-$52. diabloballet.org/

Merry Meritage: Nov. 11 to Jan. 8, The Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Means, Napa. The Merry Meritage ice rink shall be open day by day for friends and locals to indicate off their skating expertise and embrace the winter season. The resort’s occasion lineup additionally consists of snow days, artisan vacation markets, a tree lighting ceremony, tinsel teas and Santa visits. $25 rink admission, different occasion costs fluctuate. meritageresort.com/holiday-ice-rink

CCA Homecoming and Vacation Honest: 1 a.m. to six p.m. Nov. 19, California School of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., San Francisco. Be a part of festivities at this road social gathering with meals vans, music and a petting and drawing zoo, along with the annual Vacation Honest that includes handmade items on the market from alumni, college students, college and workers. Free admission. bayareane.ws/3SxLIVz

The Nice Dickens Christmas Honest & Victorian Vacation Celebration: 10 a.m. to six p.m. weekends Nov. 19 to Dec. 18, Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly Metropolis. Open to the general public, “Vauxhall Gardens” includes a fantastically adorned Victorian park-like setting with a skating rink, vacation drinks and Christmas tree gross sales. These with tickets to the truthful could proceed to the decrease exhibit halls to immerse themselves within the new wonders and pleasant traditions of Dickensian London, overflowing with holiday-themed outlets, pubs, phases and dance halls. $25-$45 truthful admission; free admission to the gardens. dickensfair.com/

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Visitors admire Filoli Property’s gentle decorations for the 2021 vacation season Robb Most) 

Holidays at Filoli: 10 a.m. to five p.m. Nov. 19 by way of Dec., 86 Cañada Highway, Woodside. Take on this premier Bay Space gentle attraction the place hundreds of glittering lights will adorn the property backyard’s timber, crops and hedges for a must-see expertise. Don’t overlook to take a look at Santa Days, when Saint Nick arrives at his festive golden throne in Filoli’s exquisitely adorned Woodland Courtroom for household photographs and magical reminiscences. $24-$40. filoli.org/occasions/holidays/

Vacation Chocolate Salon: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20, San Francisco County Honest Constructing, 1199 Ninth Ave., San Francisco. Chocolate aficionados can style and expertise the best in artisan, gourmand and premium chocolate at this salon, which incorporates greater than 25 chocolatiers, confectioners and different culinary artisans. $11.50-$20. bayareane.ws/3TEgT2O

A Merry-Achi Christmas: 3 and seven:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Hammer Theatre Heart, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. The vacation season roars into the Hammer Theatre Heart with the blazing sounds of the Grammy nominated Mariachi Sol de Mexico presenting a fiesta of favourite vacation tunes from either side of the border. $34-$45. hammertheatre.com/

The Golden Ladies Dwell! The Christmas Episodes: Nov. 25 to Dec. 23, The Victoria Theatre, 2961 sixteenth St., San Francisco. Take 4 San Francisco drag legends, solid them in two parody Christmas episodes of the uproarious TV present, “The Golden Ladies,” and you’ve got the proper vacation occasion for your complete household. In what has develop into a yearly custom, this drag send-up affords a heartfelt tribute to the characters your complete world has come to know and love. $40-$60. bayareane.ws/3DxGzZr

An Irish Christmas: Nov. 25 to Dec. 23, varied areas. This vacation manufacturing options an award-winning solid of dancers, musicians and singers celebrating with vacation carols and spectacular Irish vacation traditions, reminiscent of chasing the wren, butter-making, and dancing on the half-door. Costs fluctuate in response to venue. kerryirishproductions.com/an-irish-christmas-tour-schedule

Christmas within the Park: Nov. 25 by way of December, Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. Christmas within the Park is again with a downtown walk-through that features lights, timber, reveals, performances, shows and scorching chocolate. As well as, a Vacation Drive Via affords a implausible gentle present programmed to music by Pentatonix, Michael Bublé, Luis Miguel and extra. Park admission is free, drive by way of is $30 per automotive (reservations are a should). christmasinthepark.com/p/about/2020-christmas-in-the-park

Ice Skating by the Bay: Nov. 25 to Jan. 1, Customized Home Plaza, Monterey. Have a good time the vacations at this seasonal ice skating rink. Skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland subsequent to the glittering bay. $13-$15. iceskatingbythebay.com/

Vacation Sparkle Sip & Store: 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 26, Essential Road, Downtown Martinez. Style wine and decide up vacation items throughout this pageant vacation stroll by way of Downtown Martinez. A neighborhood Christmas tree lighting will comply with the occasion. $35-$40. bayareane.ws/3svMurv

Downtown San Rafael’s Parade of Lights & Winterwonderland: 1 to five p.m. Nov. 26, 1000 Fourth St., Downtown San Rafael. This one-block occasion features a Makers Market, snow cones, carolers, meals vans, a juggler and different children leisure, together with an Elf Hunt. Free admission. bayareane.ws/3DsgmdJ

Vacation Market Pop-Up at DECANT SF: 1 to five p.m. Nov. 26, 1168 Folsom St., San Francisco. Uncover distinctive items for pals, household or your self at this pop-up vacation Market. Free admission. bayareane.ws/3N6iCvq

Holidays on the Fairmont: Nov. 26 to Jan. 1, 950 Mason St., San Francisco. For greater than a century, Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted friends with its joyful vacation festivities and exuberant seasonal atmosphere. This yr, the Fairmont elves have reworked the foyer right into a wonderland that features a big Gingerbread Home adorned in hundreds of See’s Candies within the resort’s grand foyer. Foyer is free to enter, costs fluctuate for particular vacation occasions. fairmont-san-francisco.com/discover/holidays/

Teddy Bear Tea at the Ritz-Carlton (Courtesy Ritz-Carlton)
Teddy Bear Tea on the Ritz-Carlton (Courtesy Ritz-Carlton) 

Teddy Bear Tea: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. choose dates Nov. 26 to Dec. 23, The Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton St., San Francisco. The Teddy Bear Tea festivities will deal with younger friends, ages 2-11, to a teddy bear in a room crammed with festive leisure,  photograph alternatives and vacation “eye sweet” so far as the creativeness goes. $172 per visitor. ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco

Hella Crops Vacation Market: 11 a.m. to five p.m. Nov. 27, 935 Carleton St., Berkeley. Be a part of the festivities on the Ciel Inventive House, the place the vacation market affords crops, vegan treats and extra. $5-$30. bayareane.ws/3Dcc5uN

Let’s Glow SF: 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2-11, downtown San Francisco. Let’s Glow SF returns to San Francisco with an out of doors vacation gentle arts pageant and illuminations splashed throughout a few of downtown’s most notable buildings. This signature occasion, organized by the Downtown SF Partnership with A3 Visible, is the biggest vacation projection arts pageant in the USA. Free. downtownsf.org/occasions/letsglowsf

Peninsula Harmony Company performs at Christmas on the Warf 2021 (Courtesy Brickman Marketing)
Peninsula Concord Firm performs at Christmas on the Warf 2021 (Courtesy Brickman Advertising) 

Christmas on the Wharf: Weekends Dec. 2-18, Previous Fisherman’s Wharf, 201 Washington St., Monterey. Choirs, carolers and different vacation musical leisure will fill the wharf, adorned with vacation lights and decorations, a 23-foot Christmas tree, holiday-themed inflatables and big holiday-lighted sea life animals. Free admission. montereywharf.com/

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets: choose days and instances Dec. 3-18, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Heart, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco. Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is a 50-minute model of the basic particularly designed for households with younger kids. The manufacturing includes a nine-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi because the pit conductor, Carlos Venturo as Drosselmeyer, Vincent Chavez because the nephew/nutcracker and Theresa Knudson (Ballet 22) performing the position of Clara for the primary time. $20-$45. mfdpsf.org/nutcracker-sweets/

Sweater-Con 2022 – San Francisco Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl: 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3, Mayes Oyster Home, 1233 Polk St., San Francisco. Be a part of this jolly ‘ol Vacation Pub Crawl full with low-cost drinks, sketchy vacation decorations and even just a few items for some fortunate crawlers. Irrespective of the way you have fun the vacations, throwing again beers, vacation drinks and cruising from bar to bar is one thing that may be loved by all. $5-$35. bayareane.ws/3gIPyxL

‘It’s a Fantastic Life in Lafayette’: 4:40 to six:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Sideboard Lafayette, 3537 Plaza Means, Lafayette. This vacation celebration is a time to share vacation cheer with the neighborhood, full with Santa sightings, free prepare rides on the Lafayette Specific, one-of-a-kind photograph ops, dwell leisure, children crafts, vacation treats and extra. Free admission. bayareane.ws/3W23svj

Cool Yuletide: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Hammer Theatre Heart, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. Bay Space jazz lovers are in for a deal with this December when the San José State College Jazz Orchestra brings Cool Yuletide, a jazz live performance that mixes mainstream jazz repertoire with vacation classics, to the middle. Directed by Grammy Award-winning baritone saxophonist and composer Aaron Lington, this various group of SJSU music majors give vacation classics a singular spin positive to place audiences in a mellow vacation temper. $30. hammertheatre.com

Hometown Holidays: 10 a.m. to six p.m. Dec. 6, Courthouse Sq., Downtown Redwood Metropolis. Get pleasure from a conventional vacation parade, dwell leisure, meals and craft distributors, carnival rides, Santa Claus photographs and extra. Free admission. hometownholidays.org/

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents ‘The Nutcracker’: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. This vacation favourite is the one ‘Nutcracker’ manufacturing in Santa Cruz County that includes a dwell orchestra, with 52 skilled musicians carried out by Pamela Martin, some 50 native pre-professional dancers and two world-class visitor artists together with SCBT alumni and Houston Ballet Principal dancer Melody Mennite because the Sugar Plum Fairy. $20.50-$71.50. scbt.org/

A Celtic Christmas: 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. A Celtic Christmas brings conventional Irish musicians and dancers to enthralled audiences throughout the nation. On this recreation of age-old custom, neighbors convey their fiddles, tin whistles, flutes, bodhráns, uilleann pipes and maybe most vital of all, their unshakeable sense of neighborhood, for an evening of conventional music, music, dance and naturally, storytelling. $34-$49. bit.ly/3LPlfB1

Dollie + Me Vacation Tea: 12 to 2 p.m. Dec. 17-18, The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., San Francisco. Households are invited to assemble for a festive afternoon stuffed with vacation tea, Dollie + Me crafting, + Fa-La-La-La enjoyable on the festively adorned Westin St. Francis on Union Sq.. Adults will get pleasure from a full tea service and champagne, whereas kids get pleasure from a particular tea expertise of scorching chocolate, candy treats and various tea sandwiches. $90. bayareane.ws/3WayNw3

‘The San Jose Nutcracker’: 7 p.m Dec. 16, California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. Introduced in partnership with Historical past San Jose, “The San Jose Nutcracker” is a magical vacation expertise carried out by New Ballet and accompanied by a dwell skilled orchestra that transports the well-loved story to turn-of-the-century San Jose, with historic references that spotlight our valley setting as a birthplace of innovation. $25-$95. newballet.com/nutcracker

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