What's Happening 11.30-12.2

November 28, 2018

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What's Happening

November 30-December 2, 2018

San Francisco Events


Winter Wine Pour

Fri, Nov 30. 4PM-8PM

Sip wine and toast the holidays with friends and family while enjoying the Pier’s dazzling Christmas tree.






It's a Wonderful Life

Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 9. Times Vary

Based on Frank Capra’s beloved film, this timeless story of second chances debuts just in time for the holiday season. Come witness the magic as Clara, the angel, sets out to change George’s life in this high-flying spectacle.






A Bronx Tale

Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 23. Times Vary

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.






Mary Poppins

Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Jan 12. Times Vary

The entitled children of the stern Mr. Banks have made short work of a string of nannies. But when the tattered sorceress Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep, she must use a combination of magic and common sense to engage the children to drop their silver spoons.







6th Annual Italian Christmas Market

Sat-Sun, Dec 1-2. 12:30PM-4PM

Inspired by the famous Christmas markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe, the 6th Annual Italian Christmas Market (Mercatino di Natale) will have a great array of goods crafted by Italian artisans.





Events Coming Soon:

Annual Crab Feed at The Guardsmen Christmas Tree Lot Fri-Sat, Dec 7-8. Times Vary

A Christmas Carol Fri-Sun, Dec 7-29. Times Vary

Of Wonders Wild and New Sat-Sun, Dec 8-Jan 5. Times Vary

Santa Run Sun, Dec 9. 8:30AM

Sunset Holiday Mercantile Sun, Dec 9. 10AM-5PM


North Bay Events


Tree Lighting Ceremony

Fri, Nov 30. 4PM-6PM


Join us for holiday cheer as we light our spectacular 40-foot Christmas Tree. Festivities include complimentary holiday cookies and hot cider, paired with carolers, local children’s performances, photos with Santa and more. Celebrate the spirit of the season by bringing an unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.




Jonny Lang

Fri, Nov 30. 8PM


Grammy Award-winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. What began as a bluesy sound evolved into a modern R&B style and contemporary gospel music.





Gundlach Bundschu Holiday Bazaar & Toy Drive

Sat, Dec 1. 11AM-4:30PM


Sip, shop and get cozy by a fire at this special holiday event. Bring an unwrapped toy for our annual toy drive in partnership with the Sonoma Raceway, supporting Sonoma kids in need.





Merchant Holiday Open House

Sat, Dec 1. 12PM-8PM


Downtown merchants host the annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy holiday festivities, horse & carriage rides, balloon artist, face painting, live entertainment, and treats at various merchant open houses.





Tiburon Holiday Festival

Sat, Dec 1. 2PM-6PM


Celebrate the holidays with a sparkling party in downtown Tiburon. The event will feature a snow party, train rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday ornaments, and gingerbread house decorating, a selfie with Santa & Mrs. Claus, as well as tree lighting ceremony.





Events Coming Soon:

An Irish Christmas Fri, Dec 7. 8PM

Light Boat Parade & Fireworks Sat, Dec 8. 6PM-9PM

Gingerbread House Decorating Sat, Dec 8. 3PM-4PM

Santa's Helpers Art Craft and Gift Faire Sat-Sun, Dec 8-9. Times Vary

The Odd Couple Sat-Sun, Dec 8-16. Times Vary


East Bay Events



Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

Fri, Nov 30. 5PM-8PM


Oakland’s favorite annual holiday tradition promises to deliver holiday magic to the Oakland waterfront with the lighting of the spectacular 55-foot Mount Shasta Fir Tree adorned with 5,000 sparkling white lights and 600 colorful ornaments.





Handcrafted Holiday Sale

Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 2. Times Vary


Shop handmade ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, photography, prints, and much more – all by Community Arts teaching artists and students.





The Gift of the Magi

Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 2. Times Vary


The Gift of the Magi concerns an impoverished young married couple named Jim and Della. One Christmas Eve, each gives up their most treasured possessions to buy gifts for each other.





Home for the Holidays

Sat, Dec 1. 11AM-3PM


Lizzie fountain will be transformed into a winter fun zone for children 5th grade and under. Enjoy hot chocolate, snowflakes, face-painting, and live entertainment!





13th Annual Jingletown Winter Art Walk and Open Studios

Sat-Sun, Dec 1-14. Times Vary


The 13th Annual Winter Art Walk event includes open studios and gallery exhibits highlighting the work of outstanding artists who live and/or work in Jingletown, a recognized arts districts in the Bay Area.




Events Coming Soon:

Downtown San Leandro Tree Lighting & Celebration Fri, Dec 7. 5:30PM-9PM

A Christmas Carol Fri-Sun, Dec 7-16. Times Vary

Zoolights Fri-Sun, Dec 7-31. 5:30PM-9:00PM

East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Festival Sat, Dec 8. 11AM-5PM

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair Sat-Sun, Dec 8-24. 11AM-6PM



Peninsula Events


The Christmas Ballet

Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 1. Times Vary


The weather outside may be frightful, but The Christmas Ballet is oh-so-delightful. This Bay Area favorite returns to kick off the holidays in 2018 with two acts packed to the brim with the best of both worlds: flawless classical ballet and red-hot contemporary numbers.





The Christmas Ballet

Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 1. Times Vary


The weather outside may be frightful, but The Christmas Ballet is oh-so-delightful. This Bay Area favorite returns to kick off the holidays in 2018 with two acts packed to the brim with the best of both worlds: flawless classical ballet and red-hot contemporary numbers.






An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas 



Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 1. Times Vary


Chicago sensation Evan Tyrone Martin invites you and your family to his holiday special, An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas.




Uptown Holiday Swing

Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 22. Times Vary


An exciting 2018 celebration of the sounds of swing and holiday songs done big band style, this show features a cast of singers and dancers – and a different big band each weekend.






Tuck Everlasting

Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 30. Times Vary


An enchanting bestseller springs to life in this 1890s tale of Winnie Foster, a free-spirited girl whose search for adventure leads to the Tucks, a close-knit family that has discovered the secret to everlasting life.





2018 Winter Festival

Sat, Dec. 1. 10AM-8PM


Each year, Redwood City’s Downtown throws a party in celebration of the holiday season. They have a parade, entertainment, snow, and Santa Claus. Bring the little ones and watch the tree lighting in Courthouse Square followed by a Caltrain Holiday Train.




Events Coming Soon:

Night of Lights Fri, Dec 7. 6PM-9PM

Joy! A Holiday Show  Fri-Sun, Dec 7-9. Times Vary

15th Annual Holiday Lego Show Fri-Sun, Dec 7-13. 11AM-3:30PM

The Nutcracker Fri-Sun, Dec 7-16. Times Vary

Dog Day at Christmas in the Park Sun, Dec 9. 10AM-2PM