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November 2017

Stanford Shopping Center also provides children with special needs and their families with an opportunity to enjoy this time-honored holiday tradition through a sensory-friendly Caring Santa event...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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Contact Name: Kate Ryles

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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Children can whisper...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stoneridge Shopping Center
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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All levels of skating ability can feel comfortable with 4,100 square feet of ice skating bliss returning for its fifth year at the South Shore Center!  New skaters can use Bobby the...

Cost: $11-17 ages 9 and up, $7-13 ages 8 and under, $8 Bobby The Seal

Where:
South Shore Center
523 South Shore Center
Alameda, CA  94501
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Telephone: 510-629-1423
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November 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018* Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Open until 8 p.m. on November 10, December 1, December 5 *Exhibition closed...

Cost: $9.50-$12.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Website »

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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Stanford Shopping Center. You can reserve your magical...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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Become immersed within a large-scale, light-filled installation by FriendsWithYou, a fine art collaborative featuring Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. The rainbow-inspired artists created...

Cost: $15.95 adults, $6.95 ages 9-17, members and ages 8 and under FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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Come on out to support Sonoma County farmers & producers who are opening their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Meet your farmers, vintners and artisan producers;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sonoma County
Sonoma County, CA


Sponsor: Farm Trails
Telephone: 707-837-8896
Contact Name: Samantha Harmon
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The Locals Pro Sale is at it again with a block party to get you stoked for winter. Join us Sunday, November 19 at Spark Social for the best deals on winter gear. This isn't your...

Cost: Free

Where:
Spark Social SF
601 Mission Bay Boulevard
San Francisco, CA  94158
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Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and San Jose-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
5160 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA  95118
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: 669-234-5700
Contact Name: Gina Meacham
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Parents-to-be can enjoy a leisurely walk in the fresh cool air to stretch their legs and connect with nature guided by expectant mother and naturalist Ashley Grenier. Registration...

Cost: $6 parking fee

Where:
Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area
2500 Stanley Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 510-544-3230
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Sat & Sun, November 18 & 19, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm, Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA. FREE PARKING AND ADMISSION – FAMILY FRIENDLY The Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society invites...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange
1900 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
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Sponsor: Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society
Telephone: (831) 459-0572
Contact Name: Michael Cox
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Discover unique handmade holiday decorations and gifts; a portion of sales goes to art classes in West Contra Costa schools. Opens Sat., Nov. 18. 11am-7pm daily. Closes at 2pm...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hilltop Plaza
3500B Klose Way
Richmond, CA  94806
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Sponsor: El Sobrante Art Guild
Telephone: 510-619-8041
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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
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Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Sunday Storytime presents special guest Oliver Chin for a reading of the first book in his exciting new Asian Hall of Fame picture book series, The Discovery of Ramen. (Ages 4+) The new...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Burlingame
1375 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame , CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-685-4911
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Get creative with Classical columns! Sculpt a column based on the Presidio's Palace of Fine Arts or design your own.

Cost: Free

Where:
Presidio Officers' Club
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4323
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Once Upon Your Mind is interactive, improvised storytelling. Using a storybook as a starting point, audience members of all ages are encouraged to participate in creating an original...

Cost: $10 adults, $6 children

Where:
All Out Comedy Theater
2525 Telegraph Ave.
Suite B
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: All Out Comedy Theater
Telephone: (510)761-7279
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be a part of the 2017 Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude exhibit from November 1 - November 30. Featured in the show will be student artwork from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rengstorff House
3070 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043
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Sponsor: Community School of Music and Arts
Telephone: 650-917-6800
Contact Name: Sharon Kenney
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The museum’s biennial Days of the Dead exhibition opens today and is inspired by the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly with newly commissioned artwork alongside rarely-seen butterfly...

Cost: $15.95 adults, $10.95 students/seniors, $6.95 ages 9-17, children under 8 FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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PIER 39 invites you to join our special friends from the Disneyland Resort at the annual PIER 39 Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, November 19th. Experience the magic - sing songs, see your...

Cost: Free

Where:
PIER 39
Beach Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA  94133
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The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm** check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity...

Cost: $6

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Treat the kids to a performance of The Princess Who Had No Name with San Carlos Children's Theater Nov. 10-12 & 17-19.  Weaving together the feel of a classic fairytale, the magical...

Cost: $14 Students, $19 Adults, Under 3 free on laps

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA  94070
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Sponsor: San Carlos Children's Theater
Telephone: 650-594-2730
Contact Name: Eve Dutton
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Support the library by buying books at this monthly book sale. Third Sunday of every month.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Carlos Library
610 Elm St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-591-0341
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Celebrate sea life with crafts. Every Sun. (not Dec. 24 or 31). 

Cost: $6 adults, $4 kids, 2 and under FREE

Where:
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA
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Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. We've split twelve...

Cost: $135/individual & $195/couple

Where:
, CA

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CHRISTMAS IN OZ  A New Musical About Old Friends   Christmas in Oz is an enchanting, full-length Broadway-style musical treat for the entire family, overflowing with...

Cost: $20 - $25

Where:
Chanticleers Theatre
3683 Quail Avenue
Castro Valley, CA  94546
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Enjoy an abbreviated version of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Following are performances by jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and Bollywood classes.

Cost: $27 adults, $22 under 13

Where:
Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA
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This award-winning orchestra made up of volunteer musicians performs the program There is a Season. The program includes works by Robert Schumann and Beth Custer.  Free hot chocolate will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts
Marin Osher Jewish Community Center
200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-444-8000
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Sunday November 19, 2017 2:15pm-3:45pm Martin Luther King Jr. Library San Jose Room 225 LIFE DOESN’T COME WITH A MANUAL. Parents and students interested in attending SJSU? Join us...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA  95112
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Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 510-792-1614
Contact Name: Chris Norwood
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Dance Connection & Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Present the 19th Annual Production of The Nutcracker.  Come and watch the magic of 103 Dance Connection dancers as they perform...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Smithwick Theatre
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Cindy Ginanni
Telephone: 650-852-0418
Contact Name: Cindy Ginanni
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The 98 Degrees quartet is back together to perform their holiday album, "Let It Snow." 

Cost: $59 and up

Where:
Flint Center
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA
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PETER PAN   Musical Based on the Play by James M. BarrieLyrics by Carolyn LeighMusic by Mark CharlapAdditional Music and Lyrics by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph GreenDirected and...

Cost: 25-55

Where:
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Sponsor: Palo Alto Players
Telephone: 650-329-0891
Contact Name: Box Office
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CIRCUS VERITAS Featuring the Sacred Order of the Burning Pants is a powerful cohesive circus performance from Kinetic Arts Productions, the Oakland circus company that has been bringing audiences...

Cost: Advance Discount Tickets: Starting at $24.50

Where:
Kinetic Arts Center
785 7th Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Kinetic Arts Productions
Telephone: (510)444-4800
Contact Name: Victoria Angello
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This popular musical will return to the Berkeley Playhouse depicting young, orphaned Annie in 1930s depression era New York determined to find the parents that left her on the city...

Cost: $25-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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When tiny, feisty Flory loses her fairy wings, she has to use all her resources to survive a garden of threatening creatures in this Bay Area Children's Theatre production for ages 8 and...

Cost: $26 adults, $20 ages 2-14

Where:
BACT Berkeley Center
2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will...

Cost: $10 adults, $8 students, under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front St.
, AL
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Ralphie Parker, desirous of an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle for Christmas, plots ways to ensure that Santa will make his dreams come true. The movie comedy and...

Cost: $18-24

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, AL
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High School performers bring the classic fairy tale to life. Show is geared for children ages 2-6. Performances are 45 minutes. Performances are at 10am and 12pm.

Cost: $10-12

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4930
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Grab a pair of ice-skates and enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees at Downtown Ice. 

Cost: $13-17

Where:
Circle of Palms
120 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Cruise along a 50x80-foot ice rink on your skates when Martinez brings back this seasonal affair Nov. 18-Jan. 7, featuring regular hours and special events. Hours of operation Mon.-Thu....

Cost: $11-$14

Where:
Downtown Martinez
Marina Vista Avenue and Ferry Street
Martinez, CA  94553
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Telephone: 925-228-3577
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Enjoy the story of Carole King and her rise to fame in the rock n' roll industry. 

Cost: $43 and up

Where:
Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA
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Glide into the winter season in a partially-enclosed ice rink for all ages and abilities in downtown Walnut Creek from Nov. 10-Jan. 15. Monday-Thursday   12pm-8pm...

Cost: $12-15 per person, includes skate rental.

Where:
Civic Park
1375 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown
Telephone: 925-935-7669
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Old McDonald leaves her farm, takes a boat to the city and meets interesting people, including the butcher, the baker and the postman. For ages 6 months to 3 years.

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum Annex
221 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at hundreds of costumed characters in music halls, pubs and more. Dozens of lamp-lit shots will be stocked with Christmas gifts. Enjoy...

Cost: $30 adults. $14 children 5-12, under 5 FREE

Where:
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 800-510-1558
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Marin’s only real outdoor ice skating rink features 6,400-square-feet of ice. Check website for hours.

Cost: $15 per person; includes skate rental

Where:
Northgate Mall
Oak Tree Plaza
5800 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 707-253-1324
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Follow the adventures of Charlie Bucket as he finds a winning ticket in a candy bar and becomes one of five lucky children to tour a mysterious chocolate factory in this Bay Area Children’s...

Cost: $26 adults, $20 children ages 2-14

Where:
Bay Area Children's Theatre Berkeley Center
2055 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Celebrating 31 years of holiday spirit, this rink bills itself as the largest outdoor rink in the Bay Area. Sun.-Thurs: 10am-9:30pm. Fri.-Sat.: 10am-11:30pm. Sessions begin on every even hour...

Cost: $12 general, $7 under 9. Skate rental $5

Where:
Justin Herman Plaza
Adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center
Across from Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-837-1931
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Children, parents, and grandparents will enjoy a tea that includes sandwiches, scones, teas and hot chocolate. Children will get a visit from Santa and will be able to decorate gingerbread cookies....

Cost: $46 adults, $36 kids 3-12, under 3 FREE

Where:
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA
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This rink features 9,000 square feet of real ice. Session start every even hour.

Cost: $15, includes skate rental

Where:
Central Park
50 E. Fifth Ave.
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 707-253-1324
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This popular rink is celebrated its 10th anniversary. The season kicks off Wed., Nov. 1 at 9:30am with an opening day ceremony followed by an all-day birthday celebration on Fri., Nov. 3, when...

Cost: $18 for adults and $13 for children under 9, including skate rental

Where:
333 Post St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-781-2688
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From the producers of The Lion King, this professional musical production is filled with beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. No children under 5 allowed.

Cost: $45-184

Where:
SHN Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

More information

Come on out to support Sonoma County farmers & producers who are opening their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Meet your farmers, vintners and artisan producers;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sonoma County
Sonoma County, CA


Sponsor: Farm Trails
Telephone: 707-837-8896
Contact Name: Samantha Harmon
Website »

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Bring your family and friends to get moving on the ice at a public open skate, offered during multiple times daily throughout each month. Check website for times.

Cost: $11 ages 13 and older, $9.45 ages 12 and under; $4.75 skate rental

Where:
Oakland Ice Center
519 18th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
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Telephone: 510-268-9000
Website »

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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Children can whisper...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stoneridge Shopping Center
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
View map »

More information

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and San Jose-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
5160 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA  95118
View map »


Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: 669-234-5700
Contact Name: Gina Meacham
Website »

More information

November 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018* Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Open until 8 p.m. on November 10, December 1, December 5 *Exhibition closed...

Cost: $9.50-$12.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Website »

More information

Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Stanford Shopping Center. You can reserve your magical...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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No school? No problem! Come to the park for one to three days of nature, science and exploration for ages 4-9 during the Thanksgiving Break.  Registration required. Mon., Nov. 20: Fall...

Cost: $6-8

Where:
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Green Barn Visitor Center
1895 Geary Road
Sunol, CA  94586
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Telephone: 510-544-3249
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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be a part of the 2017 Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude exhibit from November 1 - November 30. Featured in the show will be student artwork from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rengstorff House
3070 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043
View map »


Sponsor: Community School of Music and Arts
Telephone: 650-917-6800
Contact Name: Sharon Kenney
Website »

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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

More information

Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
View map »


Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
Website »

More information

The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
View map »


Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

More information

Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. We've split twelve...

Cost: $135/individual & $195/couple

Where:
, CA

More information

CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

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Make emoji pillows. Felt, glue and sewing supplies will be provided.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Carlos Library
610 Elm St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-591-0341
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Learn about the many types of arachnids from spiders to scorpions and more. Learn how misunderstood they are and how helpful they can be. Afterwards, kids can make jumping spider puppets.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Portola Valley Library
765 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA
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Telephone: 650-851-0560
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Learn how to play the game and join in fun tournaments. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Dance Connection & Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Present the 19th Annual Production of The Nutcracker.  Come and watch the magic of 103 Dance Connection dancers as they perform...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Smithwick Theatre
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
View map »


Sponsor: Cindy Ginanni
Telephone: 650-852-0418
Contact Name: Cindy Ginanni
Website »

More information

From the producers of The Lion King, this professional musical production is filled with beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. No children under 5 allowed.

Cost: $45-184

Where:
SHN Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 888-746-1799
Website »

More information

Marin’s only real outdoor ice skating rink features 6,400-square-feet of ice. Check website for hours.

Cost: $15 per person; includes skate rental

Where:
Northgate Mall
Oak Tree Plaza
5800 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA
View map »


Telephone: 707-253-1324
Website »

More information

Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at hundreds of costumed characters in music halls, pubs and more. Dozens of lamp-lit shots will be stocked with Christmas gifts. Enjoy...

Cost: $30 adults. $14 children 5-12, under 5 FREE

Where:
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 800-510-1558
Website »

More information

Grab a pair of ice-skates and enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees at Downtown Ice. 

Cost: $13-17

Where:
Circle of Palms
120 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Cruise along a 50x80-foot ice rink on your skates when Martinez brings back this seasonal affair Nov. 18-Jan. 7, featuring regular hours and special events. Hours of operation Mon.-Thu....

Cost: $11-$14

Where:
Downtown Martinez
Marina Vista Avenue and Ferry Street
Martinez, CA  94553
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Telephone: 925-228-3577
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Old McDonald leaves her farm, takes a boat to the city and meets interesting people, including the butcher, the baker and the postman. For ages 6 months to 3 years.

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum Annex
221 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
Website »

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This popular rink is celebrated its 10th anniversary. The season kicks off Wed., Nov. 1 at 9:30am with an opening day ceremony followed by an all-day birthday celebration on Fri., Nov. 3, when...

Cost: $18 for adults and $13 for children under 9, including skate rental

Where:
333 Post St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-781-2688
Website »

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Celebrating 31 years of holiday spirit, this rink bills itself as the largest outdoor rink in the Bay Area. Sun.-Thurs: 10am-9:30pm. Fri.-Sat.: 10am-11:30pm. Sessions begin on every even hour...

Cost: $12 general, $7 under 9. Skate rental $5

Where:
Justin Herman Plaza
Adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center
Across from Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-837-1931
Website »

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This rink features 9,000 square feet of real ice. Session start every even hour.

Cost: $15, includes skate rental

Where:
Central Park
50 E. Fifth Ave.
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 707-253-1324
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Judy Molyneux received an MFA from the University of Michigan. Then went on to teach art at Georgia Southern College.  When she arrived in Bolinas in the 70s, she opened her own gallery where...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
Website »

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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

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Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and San Jose-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
5160 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA  95118
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: 669-234-5700
Contact Name: Gina Meacham
Website »

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November 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018* Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Open until 8 p.m. on November 10, December 1, December 5 *Exhibition closed...

Cost: $9.50-$12.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Website »

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Bring your family and friends to get moving on the ice at a public open skate, offered during multiple times daily throughout each month. Check website for times.

Cost: $11 ages 13 and older, $9.45 ages 12 and under; $4.75 skate rental

Where:
Oakland Ice Center
519 18th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
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Telephone: 510-268-9000
Website »

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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Children can whisper...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stoneridge Shopping Center
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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Take a walk and look for cold weather creatures. Search for millipedes, beetles and newts. Bring lunch.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Stafford Lake Park
3549 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA
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Telephone: 415-893-9508
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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Stanford Shopping Center. You can reserve your magical...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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Come on out to support Sonoma County farmers & producers who are opening their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Meet your farmers, vintners and artisan producers;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sonoma County
Sonoma County, CA


Sponsor: Farm Trails
Telephone: 707-837-8896
Contact Name: Samantha Harmon
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Through books, songs, rhymes, music and movement activities children discover the excitement of reading.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Road
San Jose, CA
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No school? No problem! Come to the park for one to three days of nature, science and exploration for ages 4-9 during the Thanksgiving Break.  Registration required. Mon., Nov. 20: Fall...

Cost: $6-8

Where:
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Green Barn Visitor Center
1895 Geary Road
Sunol, CA  94586
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Telephone: 510-544-3249
Website »

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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Join us at Bayfair Center in San Leandro for storytime with Muriel (http://www.forherstories.com/) every Tuesday from 11am to 12pm at the circle in front of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayfair Center
15555 E. 14th Street
San Leandro, CA  94578
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Telephone: 510-357-6000
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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be a part of the 2017 Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude exhibit from November 1 - November 30. Featured in the show will be student artwork from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rengstorff House
3070 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043
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Sponsor: Community School of Music and Arts
Telephone: 650-917-6800
Contact Name: Sharon Kenney
Website »

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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
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Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
Website »

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The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. We've split twelve...

Cost: $135/individual & $195/couple

Where:
, CA

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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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An interactive program for teens featuring different Maker related projects.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Dance Connection & Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Present the 19th Annual Production of The Nutcracker.  Come and watch the magic of 103 Dance Connection dancers as they perform...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Smithwick Theatre
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Cindy Ginanni
Telephone: 650-852-0418
Contact Name: Cindy Ginanni
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Come to a family skating session each Tuesday evening for all ages to practice their moves on the ice at a special rate. *There will be no Family Night sessions Dec. 20-Jan. 7. Daily...

Cost: $7 each skater, includes skate rental

Where:
Dublin Iceland
7212 San Ramon Road
Dublin, CA  94568
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Telephone: 925-829-4445
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The Season 14 tour lineup includes Top 10 finalists performing on stage. 

Cost: $55-75

Where:
City National Civic
135 West San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA
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Old McDonald leaves her farm, takes a boat to the city and meets interesting people, including the butcher, the baker and the postman. For ages 6 months to 3 years.

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum Annex
221 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 510-296-4433
Website »

More information

Grab a pair of ice-skates and enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees at Downtown Ice. 

Cost: $13-17

Where:
Circle of Palms
120 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Website »

More information

From the producers of The Lion King, this professional musical production is filled with beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. No children under 5 allowed.

Cost: $45-184

Where:
SHN Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
Website »

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Marin’s only real outdoor ice skating rink features 6,400-square-feet of ice. Check website for hours.

Cost: $15 per person; includes skate rental

Where:
Northgate Mall
Oak Tree Plaza
5800 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 707-253-1324
Website »

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Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at hundreds of costumed characters in music halls, pubs and more. Dozens of lamp-lit shots will be stocked with Christmas gifts. Enjoy...

Cost: $30 adults. $14 children 5-12, under 5 FREE

Where:
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 800-510-1558
Website »

More information

This popular rink is celebrated its 10th anniversary. The season kicks off Wed., Nov. 1 at 9:30am with an opening day ceremony followed by an all-day birthday celebration on Fri., Nov. 3, when...

Cost: $18 for adults and $13 for children under 9, including skate rental

Where:
333 Post St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-781-2688
Website »

More information

Celebrating 31 years of holiday spirit, this rink bills itself as the largest outdoor rink in the Bay Area. Sun.-Thurs: 10am-9:30pm. Fri.-Sat.: 10am-11:30pm. Sessions begin on every even hour...

Cost: $12 general, $7 under 9. Skate rental $5

Where:
Justin Herman Plaza
Adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center
Across from Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-837-1931
Website »

More information

This rink features 9,000 square feet of real ice. Session start every even hour.

Cost: $15, includes skate rental

Where:
Central Park
50 E. Fifth Ave.
San Mateo, CA
View map »


Telephone: 707-253-1324
Website »

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Judy Molyneux received an MFA from the University of Michigan. Then went on to teach art at Georgia Southern College.  When she arrived in Bolinas in the 70s, she opened her own gallery where...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
Website »

More information

Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

More information

November 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018* Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Open until 8 p.m. on November 10, December 1, December 5 *Exhibition closed...

Cost: $9.50-$12.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Website »

More information

Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Stanford Shopping Center. You can reserve your magical...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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Come join us under the sun ay Sunnyvale! Activities includes: Harvesting crops Feeding ducks, chickens, quails Weeding Watering plans Playdate on dirt mountains with regular...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-069-01725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
Website »

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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Children can whisper...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stoneridge Shopping Center
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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More information

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and San Jose-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
5160 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA  95118
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: 669-234-5700
Contact Name: Gina Meacham
Website »

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Families and Community volunteers together on this 11 acres community gardens. Activities include:  Feeding the ducks, chickens, quails Pulling our weeds Harvesting vegetables...

Cost: 0

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-690-1725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
Website »

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Bring your family and friends to get moving on the ice at a public open skate, offered during multiple times daily throughout each month. Check website for times.

Cost: $11 ages 13 and older, $9.45 ages 12 and under; $4.75 skate rental

Where:
Oakland Ice Center
519 18th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Telephone: 510-268-9000
Website »

More information

Come on out to support Sonoma County farmers & producers who are opening their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Meet your farmers, vintners and artisan producers;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sonoma County
Sonoma County, CA


Sponsor: Farm Trails
Telephone: 707-837-8896
Contact Name: Samantha Harmon
Website »

More information

No school? No problem! Come to the park for one to three days of nature, science and exploration for ages 4-9 during the Thanksgiving Break.  Registration required. Mon., Nov. 20: Fall...

Cost: $6-8

Where:
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Green Barn Visitor Center
1895 Geary Road
Sunol, CA  94586
View map »


Telephone: 510-544-3249
Website »

More information

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be a part of the 2017 Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude exhibit from November 1 - November 30. Featured in the show will be student artwork from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rengstorff House
3070 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043
View map »


Sponsor: Community School of Music and Arts
Telephone: 650-917-6800
Contact Name: Sharon Kenney
Website »

More information

(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

More information

Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdre will unveil two one-of-a-kind handcrafted sugar castles in the Landmark Lobby, featuring grand towers, rooms with illuminated windows, gift boxes,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-397-7000
Website »

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The museum’s biennial Days of the Dead exhibition opens today and is inspired by the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly with newly commissioned artwork alongside rarely-seen butterfly...

Cost: $15.95 adults, $10.95 students/seniors, $6.95 ages 9-17, children under 8 FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
Website »

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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
View map »


Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
Website »

More information

Join Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré and his team as they unveil two spectacular one-of-a-kind handcrafted castles in the lobby of The Westin St. Francis. This annual holiday tradition...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Westin St. Francis - Landmark Lobby
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
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The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
View map »


Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

More information

Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. We've split twelve...

Cost: $135/individual & $195/couple

Where:
, CA

More information

CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

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Build your own shoebox robot while we watch a 2014 Disney animated movie about a tech whiz named Hiro and his robot Baymax. All ages are welcome. Registration is required- please register every...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Yoga means ‘connection’ in Sanskrit. In this fun community class with our experienced instructor Suzanne Zuber, kids, teens, and adults can connect and calm the busy mind and body with...

Cost: 8 for child / 10 for adult

Where:
YogaKula
1700 Shattuck Avenue
2nd floor
Berkeley, CA
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Sponsor: YogaKula
Website »

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Dance Connection & Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Present the 19th Annual Production of The Nutcracker.  Come and watch the magic of 103 Dance Connection dancers as they perform...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Smithwick Theatre
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
View map »


Sponsor: Cindy Ginanni
Telephone: 650-852-0418
Contact Name: Cindy Ginanni
Website »

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Catch falling snow flurries inside the museum, enjoy festive live performances and glide around a new holiday ice rink with friends and family in the East Garden. There will also be a Snowman...

Cost: Admission is $35.95 adults, $25.95 for ages-411, $30.95 for ages 12-17. Tickets

Where:
California Academy of Science
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-379-8000
Website »

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This popular rink is celebrated its 10th anniversary. The season kicks off Wed., Nov. 1 at 9:30am with an opening day ceremony followed by an all-day birthday celebration on Fri., Nov. 3, when...

Cost: $18 for adults and $13 for children under 9, including skate rental

Where:
333 Post St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-781-2688
Website »

More information

This pop-up boutique features freshly baked decorative cookies, orange-scented shortbread, gingerbread men and rice crispy treats for purchase. 11am-4pm on weekends.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-397-7000
Website »

More information

Grab a pair of ice-skates and enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees at Downtown Ice. 

Cost: $13-17

Where:
Circle of Palms
120 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

From the producers of The Lion King, this professional musical production is filled with beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. No children under 5 allowed.

Cost: $45-184

Where:
SHN Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 888-746-1799
Website »

More information

Marin’s only real outdoor ice skating rink features 6,400-square-feet of ice. Check website for hours.

Cost: $15 per person; includes skate rental

Where:
Northgate Mall
Oak Tree Plaza
5800 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA
View map »


Telephone: 707-253-1324
Website »

More information

Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at hundreds of costumed characters in music halls, pubs and more. Dozens of lamp-lit shots will be stocked with Christmas gifts. Enjoy...

Cost: $30 adults. $14 children 5-12, under 5 FREE

Where:
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 800-510-1558
Website »

More information

Old McDonald leaves her farm, takes a boat to the city and meets interesting people, including the butcher, the baker and the postman. For ages 6 months to 3 years.

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum Annex
221 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 510-296-4433
Website »

More information

This rink features 9,000 square feet of real ice. Session start every even hour.

Cost: $15, includes skate rental

Where:
Central Park
50 E. Fifth Ave.
San Mateo, CA
View map »


Telephone: 707-253-1324
Website »

More information

Celebrating 31 years of holiday spirit, this rink bills itself as the largest outdoor rink in the Bay Area. Sun.-Thurs: 10am-9:30pm. Fri.-Sat.: 10am-11:30pm. Sessions begin on every even hour...

Cost: $12 general, $7 under 9. Skate rental $5

Where:
Justin Herman Plaza
Adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center
Across from Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-837-1931
Website »

More information

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Get up and get moving for a good cause on Thanksgiving morning at Walnut Creek's annual event that includes Kids Fun Runs, 10k and 5k runs, and festival areas with a costume contest. The...

Cost: $15-40

Where:
Civic Park
1375 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »


Sponsor: Forma Gym
Website »

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Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”. Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little...

Cost: $40

Where:
Downtown San Jose
Santa Clara and First Streets
, AL
View map »


Website »

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Judy Molyneux received an MFA from the University of Michigan. Then went on to teach art at Georgia Southern College.  When she arrived in Bolinas in the 70s, she opened her own gallery where...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
Website »

More information

Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

More information

Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Stanford Shopping Center. You can reserve your magical...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
View map »

More information

Come on out to support Sonoma County farmers & producers who are opening their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Meet your farmers, vintners and artisan producers;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sonoma County
Sonoma County, CA


Sponsor: Farm Trails
Telephone: 707-837-8896
Contact Name: Samantha Harmon
Website »

More information

Enjoy traditional holiday dishes, breakfast items, and decadent desserts at Claremont’s annual Thanksgiving Brunch. For reservations, call 510-549-8515 *Reservations recommended

Cost: $129++ adults, $69++ kids 6 - 12

Where:
Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
41 Tunnel Rd.
Berkeley, CA  94705
View map »


Telephone: 510-549-8515
Website »

More information

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and San Jose-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
5160 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA  95118
View map »


Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: 669-234-5700
Contact Name: Gina Meacham
Website »

More information

November 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018* Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Open until 8 p.m. on November 10, December 1, December 5 *Exhibition closed...

Cost: $9.50-$12.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Website »

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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Children can whisper...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stoneridge Shopping Center
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be a part of the 2017 Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude exhibit from November 1 - November 30. Featured in the show will be student artwork from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rengstorff House
3070 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043
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Sponsor: Community School of Music and Arts
Telephone: 650-917-6800
Contact Name: Sharon Kenney
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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
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Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
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Babies, 0 to 12 months, and their caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, stories and BUBBLES. After storytime, parents and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Educational Park Library
1772 Educational Park Dr
San Jose, CA  95133
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The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. We've split twelve...

Cost: $135/individual & $195/couple

Where:
, CA

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Facilitated by Katie Bilsky, Sophie Bigalke and Russell Stephens -Join us in the Playroom on Thursdays for music, movement, and stories! Playtime Together is the perfect bonding activity for you...

Cost: Free

Where:
TALK Line Family Support Center
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
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Telephone: 415-387-3684
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Dance Connection & Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Present the 19th Annual Production of The Nutcracker.  Come and watch the magic of 103 Dance Connection dancers as they perform...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Smithwick Theatre
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Cindy Ginanni
Telephone: 650-852-0418
Contact Name: Cindy Ginanni
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This pop-up boutique features freshly baked decorative cookies, orange-scented shortbread, gingerbread men and rice crispy treats for purchase. 11am-4pm on weekends.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-397-7000
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Glide into the winter season in a partially-enclosed ice rink for all ages and abilities in downtown Walnut Creek from Nov. 10-Jan. 15. Monday-Thursday   12pm-8pm...

Cost: $12-15 per person, includes skate rental.

Where:
Civic Park
1375 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown
Telephone: 925-935-7669
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This popular rink is celebrated its 10th anniversary. The season kicks off Wed., Nov. 1 at 9:30am with an opening day ceremony followed by an all-day birthday celebration on Fri., Nov. 3, when...

Cost: $18 for adults and $13 for children under 9, including skate rental

Where:
333 Post St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-781-2688
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Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at hundreds of costumed characters in music halls, pubs and more. Dozens of lamp-lit shots will be stocked with Christmas gifts. Enjoy...

Cost: $30 adults. $14 children 5-12, under 5 FREE

Where:
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 800-510-1558
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This rink features 9,000 square feet of real ice. Session start every even hour.

Cost: $15, includes skate rental

Where:
Central Park
50 E. Fifth Ave.
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 707-253-1324
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Celebrating 31 years of holiday spirit, this rink bills itself as the largest outdoor rink in the Bay Area. Sun.-Thurs: 10am-9:30pm. Fri.-Sat.: 10am-11:30pm. Sessions begin on every even hour...

Cost: $12 general, $7 under 9. Skate rental $5

Where:
Justin Herman Plaza
Adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center
Across from Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-837-1931
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From the producers of The Lion King, this professional musical production is filled with beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. No children under 5 allowed.

Cost: $45-184

Where:
SHN Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
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Grab a pair of ice-skates and enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees at Downtown Ice. 

Cost: $13-17

Where:
Circle of Palms
120 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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This popular musical will return to the Berkeley Playhouse depicting young, orphaned Annie in 1930s depression era New York determined to find the parents that left her on the city...

Cost: $25-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Cruise along a 50x80-foot ice rink on your skates when Martinez brings back this seasonal affair Nov. 18-Jan. 7, featuring regular hours and special events. Hours of operation Mon.-Thu....

Cost: $11-$14

Where:
Downtown Martinez
Marina Vista Avenue and Ferry Street
Martinez, CA  94553
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Telephone: 925-228-3577
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Old McDonald leaves her farm, takes a boat to the city and meets interesting people, including the butcher, the baker and the postman. For ages 6 months to 3 years.

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum Annex
221 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Catch falling snow flurries inside the museum, enjoy festive live performances and glide around a new holiday ice rink with friends and family in the East Garden. There will also be a Snowman...

Cost: Admission is $35.95 adults, $25.95 for ages-411, $30.95 for ages 12-17. Tickets

Where:
California Academy of Science
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-379-8000
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Marin’s only real outdoor ice skating rink features 6,400-square-feet of ice. Check website for hours.

Cost: $15 per person; includes skate rental

Where:
Northgate Mall
Oak Tree Plaza
5800 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 707-253-1324
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Judy Molyneux received an MFA from the University of Michigan. Then went on to teach art at Georgia Southern College.  When she arrived in Bolinas in the 70s, she opened her own gallery where...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Come enjoy nature and cut down your own tree in the East Bay Hills at this pretty spot offering firs, pines and pre-cut trees. 11am-5pm Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm Friday, Saturday...

Cost: $54.95 Monterey Pine, $64.95 Douglas Fir, $74.95-79.95 Noble and Nordmann Fir

Where:
Redwood and Miller Roads
Castro Valley , CA  94546
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Telephone: 510-889-1992
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The Center will host its very own dose of whimsical entertainment for kids and parents visiting the Santa Set. Happily Ever Laughter will bring their signature holiday characters to life providing...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and San Jose-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
5160 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA  95118
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: 669-234-5700
Contact Name: Gina Meacham
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Enjoy food, drink and plenty of hand-made arts and crafts that will make great holiday gifts.

Cost: FREE

Where:
McCaughey Hall
17184 Bodega Highway
Bodega, CA
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Telephone: 707-876-9438
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November 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018* Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Open until 8 p.m. on November 10, December 1, December 5 *Exhibition closed...

Cost: $9.50-$12.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Stanford Shopping Center. You can reserve your magical...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Children can whisper...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stoneridge Shopping Center
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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Come on out to support Sonoma County farmers & producers who are opening their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Meet your farmers, vintners and artisan producers;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sonoma County
Sonoma County, CA


Sponsor: Farm Trails
Telephone: 707-837-8896
Contact Name: Samantha Harmon
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The only outdoor storytime in the East Bay! Join our librarian-trained storytellers every Friday at 10:30 or 3 at the Emerald City Stage for readings, songs, movement, and play!

Cost: Free with park admission ($10)

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Sponsor: Children's Fairyland
Telephone: 510-652-4159
Contact Name: Nancy Friedman
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Ring in the holidays with festive fun at Town Center Corte Madera. From parents to little ones, everyone is invited to enjoy free photos with Santa, as well as free holiday gift-wrapping services...

Cost: Free

Where:
Town Center Corte Madera
100 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Telephone: 415-924-2961
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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
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Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be a part of the 2017 Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude exhibit from November 1 - November 30. Featured in the show will be student artwork from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rengstorff House
3070 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043
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Sponsor: Community School of Music and Arts
Telephone: 650-917-6800
Contact Name: Sharon Kenney
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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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This event features a snow-sledding hill with over 40 tons of snow, a holiday marketplace with unique arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, a tree lighting ceremony and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown
San Rafael, CA


Telephone: 800-310-6563
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Bay Street kicks-off the holiday season with an all-new Black Friday lounge, the perfect place for shoppers to relax on the busiest shopping day of the year. Free for everyone, this special lounge...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bay Street Emeryville
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Telephone: 510-655-4002
Contact Name: Spin Communications
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Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. We've split twelve...

Cost: $135/individual & $195/couple

Where:
, CA

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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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This event includes kids’ activities like face painting, henna and caricatures. There will also be live music, snow, Santa and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-775-5500
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There’s a good reason why this has become a holiday tradition for many families. The train is decked out with lights and decorations inside and out on an hour-long ride through...

Cost: $30 coach, $50 first-class dome, $600 private caboose

Where:
Niles Train Station
37001 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA  94536
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Telephone: 510-996-8420
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This beautiful and reusable tree will be decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Union Square Park
between Sutter, Post, Geary and Stockton streets
San Francisco, CA
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Kick off the holiday season at this annual tree lighting ceremony. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cesar Chavez Park
One Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA
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The holiday season kicks off with the return of Tandy Beal & Company, presenting another dazzling extravaganza for the whole family, JOY!, A Holiday Show with Circus, Dance, and Live Music,...

Cost: $9.75 - $50, plus box office fees

Where:
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Sponsor: Tandy Beal & Company
Telephone: 831-420-5260
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Dance Connection & Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Present the 19th Annual Production of The Nutcracker.  Come and watch the magic of 103 Dance Connection dancers as they perform...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Smithwick Theatre
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Cindy Ginanni
Telephone: 650-852-0418
Contact Name: Cindy Ginanni
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CHRISTMAS IN OZ  A New Musical About Old Friends   Christmas in Oz is an enchanting, full-length Broadway-style musical treat for the entire family, overflowing with...

Cost: $20 - $25

Where:
Chanticleers Theatre
3683 Quail Avenue
Castro Valley, CA  94546
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The San Jose Harvest Festival, taking place November 24-26 at the San Jose Convention Center, is known as the West Coast’s largest indoor arts and crafts show, offering more than 24,000...

Cost: $4-$9

Where:
San Jose Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: The Harvest Festivals
Telephone: 925-392-7300
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Kick off Black Friday weekend shopping from thousands of handmade arts and crafts, including original art, jewelry, clothing, toys, specialty foods and more. Enjoy live music, entertainment, artist...

Cost: Adults $9, Seniors and Military $7, Kids 12 and Under are Free.

Where:
San Jose Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos St.
, AL
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Get in the holiday spirit by bringing family and friends to ride Roaring Camp’s daytime steam train to Bear Mountain. At the summit, guests may sip hot cider and delight in viewing a...

Cost: $29 adults, $22 kids

Where:
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA  95018
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Follow the adventures of Charlie Bucket as he finds a winning ticket in a candy bar and becomes one of five lucky children to tour a mysterious chocolate factory in this Bay Area Children’s...

Cost: $26 adults, $20 children ages 2-14

Where:
Bay Area Children's Theatre Berkeley Center
2055 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Pacific Ballet’s dancers greet you as you enter MainStage. See the holiday brought to life as young Clara journeys to the Land of Sweets with her Nutcracker Prince. Nov. 24-26. Fri., 6pm....

Cost: $26-30

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at hundreds of costumed characters in music halls, pubs and more. Dozens of lamp-lit shots will be stocked with Christmas gifts. Enjoy...

Cost: $30 adults. $14 children 5-12, under 5 FREE

Where:
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 800-510-1558
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Vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through the streets of Santa Cruz as passengers lend their voices to holiday carols, sip hot spiced cider and listen to...

Cost: $33 ages 13 and up, $27 2-12, under 2 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, AL
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Grab a pair of ice-skates and enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees at Downtown Ice. 

Cost: $13-17

Where:
Circle of Palms
120 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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This holiday tradition of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and will be open today through Dec. 31 allowing guests to enjoy shows and festive attractions, step...

Cost: $69.99 general, $49.99 children under 48 inches, under 2 FREE.

Where:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive, SW
Vallejo, CA  94589
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Telephone: 707-644-4000
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Old McDonald leaves her farm, takes a boat to the city and meets interesting people, including the butcher, the baker and the postman. For ages 6 months to 3 years.

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum Annex
221 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Come to a one hour, family-friendly production of The Nutcracker for a festive and colorful performance with young dancers.  Fri., Nov. 24. 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Sat., Nov....

Cost: $38 adults, $28 ages 17 and under

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Catch falling snow flurries inside the museum, enjoy festive live performances and glide around a new holiday ice rink with friends and family in the East Garden. There will also be a Snowman...

Cost: Admission is $35.95 adults, $25.95 for ages-411, $30.95 for ages 12-17. Tickets

Where:
California Academy of Science
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-379-8000
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This popular musical will return to the Berkeley Playhouse depicting young, orphaned Annie in 1930s depression era New York determined to find the parents that left her on the city...

Cost: $25-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
Website »

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This pop-up boutique features freshly baked decorative cookies, orange-scented shortbread, gingerbread men and rice crispy treats for purchase. 11am-4pm on weekends.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-397-7000
Website »

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Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of Downtown San José at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez. For over 30 years, this whimsical event has brought...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cesar Chavez Park
One Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA
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This popular rink is celebrated its 10th anniversary. The season kicks off Wed., Nov. 1 at 9:30am with an opening day ceremony followed by an all-day birthday celebration on Fri., Nov. 3, when...

Cost: $18 for adults and $13 for children under 9, including skate rental

Where:
333 Post St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-781-2688
Website »

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This rink features 9,000 square feet of real ice. Session start every even hour.

Cost: $15, includes skate rental

Where:
Central Park
50 E. Fifth Ave.
San Mateo, CA
View map »


Telephone: 707-253-1324
Website »

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Marin’s only real outdoor ice skating rink features 6,400-square-feet of ice. Check website for hours.

Cost: $15 per person; includes skate rental

Where:
Northgate Mall
Oak Tree Plaza
5800 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA
View map »


Telephone: 707-253-1324
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Chill out on the ice when you head to a public skating session, held daily throughout the month at varying times. Check website. 

Cost: $10-13 adults, $8-11 ages 12 and under

Where:
Vacaville Ice Sports
551 Davis St.
Vacaville, CA  95688
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Telephone: 707-455-0225
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When tiny, feisty Flory loses her fairy wings, she has to use all her resources to survive a garden of threatening creatures in this Bay Area Children's Theatre production for ages 8 and...

Cost: $26 adults, $20 ages 2-14

Where:
BACT Berkeley Center
2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Celebrating 31 years of holiday spirit, this rink bills itself as the largest outdoor rink in the Bay Area. Sun.-Thurs: 10am-9:30pm. Fri.-Sat.: 10am-11:30pm. Sessions begin on every even hour...

Cost: $12 general, $7 under 9. Skate rental $5

Where:
Justin Herman Plaza
Adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center
Across from Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-837-1931
Website »

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From the producers of The Lion King, this professional musical production is filled with beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. No children under 5 allowed.

Cost: $45-184

Where:
SHN Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
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Come play in the Pokemon Trading Card Game and Video Game San Jose Regionals at the San Jose convention center. Fun for everyone. Entrance to the event area is free but there is a fee required...

Cost: Admission free

Where:
San Jose Convetion Center
150 W San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: Gallery Games
Contact Name: Patrica McAnn
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Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players, supporters, and Pokémon fans from throughout the west coast and around the country are invited to attend the 2017...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: (602) 791-4941
Contact Name: Patricia McCan
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This walk-trot-run is a popular post-Thanksgiving tradition. Racers begin at the Bolinas Museum, wind through eucalyptus trees and open fields, pass by breathtaking coastal views and through the...

Cost: $15 adults, $10 ages 10-17, under 10 FREE

Where:
Bolinas Museum
48 Wharf Road
Bolinas , CA
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Telephone: 415-868-8809
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Youth ages 11-17 and an adult can pack a lunch and hop on their bicycles to peddle up Marsh Creek to a Chinook salmon spawning area while documenting the journey of these fish through the...

Cost: $21-24

Where:
Big Break Visitor Center
69 Big Break Road
Oakley, CA
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Telephone: 510-544-3050
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  Ring in the holiday season with chocolate ornament decorating at Santa's Kollar Chocolates Workshop! Fun for the whole family, join us on Saturdays from November 25th through...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Kollar Chocolates
6525 Washington St
Yountville, CA  94599
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Sponsor: Kollar Chocolates
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Come enjoy nature and cut down your own tree in the East Bay Hills at this pretty spot offering firs, pines and pre-cut trees. 11am-5pm Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm Friday, Saturday...

Cost: $54.95 Monterey Pine, $64.95 Douglas Fir, $74.95-79.95 Noble and Nordmann Fir

Where:
Redwood and Miller Roads
Castro Valley , CA  94546
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Telephone: 510-889-1992
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Select from Washington-grown Noble, Douglas, Fraser and Nordmann Firs that receive extra fresh cuts and go home with wet pieces of burlap on their ends.  9am-9pm Sat. and...

Cost: Varies by tree type and size.

Where:
1060 Pine Lane
Clayton, CA  94517
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Telephone: 925-672-5198
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The variety of fresh trees sold here keep shoppers coming back to this local business year after year. Also located across from the Grand Lake Theatre Nov. 20-Dec. 24 at 503 Park...

Cost: Varies by tree type and size.

Where:
5609 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA  94609
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Telephone: 510-635-2773
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Judy Molyneux received an MFA from the University of Michigan. Then went on to teach art at Georgia Southern College.  When she arrived in Bolinas in the 70s, she opened her own gallery where...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Enjoy Christmas Carols by the West Bay Community Band while you wait for Santa’s arrival. Santa will be available from 10:30am-12pm to listen to Christmas wishes. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, AL
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Learn the practice of Mindfulness to bring calmness to your mind. In this class, you will learn about Mindfulness, the science behind this ancient practice and a Kriya that help you...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Shirdi Sai Parivaar
1221 California Circle
Class Room #600
Milpitas, CA  95035
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Sponsor: Vidya Roop Institute of Mindfulness
Telephone: 408-750-4827
Contact Name: Singa Narayanasamy

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November 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018* Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Open until 8 p.m. on November 10, December 1, December 5 *Exhibition closed...

Cost: $9.50-$12.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
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Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and San Jose-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
5160 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA  95118
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: 669-234-5700
Contact Name: Gina Meacham
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Come join us under the sun ay Sunnyvale! Activities includes: Harvesting crops Feeding ducks, chickens, quails Weeding Watering plans Playdate on dirt mountains with regular...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-069-01725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Children can whisper...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stoneridge Shopping Center
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Stanford Shopping Center. You can reserve your magical...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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All levels of skating ability can feel comfortable with 4,100 square feet of ice skating bliss returning for its fifth year at the South Shore Center!  New skaters can use Bobby the...

Cost: $11-17 ages 9 and up, $7-13 ages 8 and under, $8 Bobby The Seal

Where:
South Shore Center
523 South Shore Center
Alameda, CA  94501
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Telephone: 510-629-1423
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Become immersed within a large-scale, light-filled installation by FriendsWithYou, a fine art collaborative featuring Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. The rainbow-inspired artists created...

Cost: $15.95 adults, $6.95 ages 9-17, members and ages 8 and under FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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Come on out to support Sonoma County farmers & producers who are opening their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Meet your farmers, vintners and artisan producers;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sonoma County
Sonoma County, CA


Sponsor: Farm Trails
Telephone: 707-837-8896
Contact Name: Samantha Harmon
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After all your big-box store shopping on Black Friday, don't forget to patronize your local small business! Here at Recess, all of our retail will be 10% off and any purchase over $25 includes free...

Cost: Free playspace pass with $25 retail purchase!

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina Street
San Francisco, CA  94107
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Sponsor: Recess Urban Recreation
Telephone: (415) 701-7529
Contact Name: Lisa Knowell
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Watch a demonstration and try out a simulated drone flight.

Cost: Included with admission: $16 adults, $11 youth 5-17, under 5 FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-654-0200
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In this Weekly Class, Kids learn about:  What is Mindfulness How to Bring Calmness by practicing Mindfulness Creative Ways to Manage Distractions Mindfulness Meditation Techniques Weekly...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Shirdi Sai Parivaar
1221 California Circle
Class Room #600
Milpitas, CA   95035
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Sponsor: Vidya Roop Institute of Mindfulness
Telephone: 408-750-4827
Contact Name: Singa Narayanasamy

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Children ages 4-8 and their parents can be inspired through fun, hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and/or math projects the second and fourth Sat. of the month.​

Cost: FREE

Where:
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave.
Children's Area
Castro Valley, CA  94546
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Telephone: 510-667-7900
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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be a part of the 2017 Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude exhibit from November 1 - November 30. Featured in the show will be student artwork from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rengstorff House
3070 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043
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Sponsor: Community School of Music and Arts
Telephone: 650-917-6800
Contact Name: Sharon Kenney
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Join us every Saturday morning at 11am for our Barnes & Noble National Storytime, featuring storybooks, activities and more!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420
San Jose, CA  95122
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Telephone: 408-270-9477
Contact Name: Michael Koller

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Join us November 25th from 11a-7p for a special Small Business Saturday Pop Up and day of fun! Here's what's going on: -Local florist Rust and Flourish will be popping up with...

Cost: free

Where:
gather
541 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA  94102
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Sponsor: gather
Telephone: (415) 799-6130
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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
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Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
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The museum’s biennial Days of the Dead exhibition opens today and is inspired by the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly with newly commissioned artwork alongside rarely-seen butterfly...

Cost: $15.95 adults, $10.95 students/seniors, $6.95 ages 9-17, children under 8 FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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Satisfy your sweet tooth at the St. Francis Sweet Boutique, where a delectable selection of freshly baked decorative cookies, orange-scented shortbread, gingerbread men, holiday Parisian macarons...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Westin St. Francis - Landmark Lobby
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
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Families and train buffs can experience Diablo Valley Lines -- now in its seventh decade -- during 2017 whistle stop shows featuring hundreds of model trains representing...

Cost: $3 adults, $2 children ages 6-12, under 6 FREE.

Where:
Larkey Park
2751 Buena Vista Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA  94597
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Telephone: 925-937-1888
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Jimmy Fallon is back with a follow-up to his bestselling picture book Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA. His new book, Everything is Mama, is a lighthearted look at the world from a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble Eastridge
2200 Eastridge Loop Space 142
San Jose, CA
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Ring in the holidays with festive fun at Town Center Corte Madera. From parents to little ones, everyone is invited to enjoy free photos with Santa, as well as free holiday gift-wrapping services...

Cost: Free

Where:
Town Center Corte Madera
100 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Telephone: 415-924-2961
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Our small, local retailers are bringing you BIG DEALS and DEEP discounts during Shop Small at the Danville Livery!   At Home Decor & Design: Up to 30% OFF $100 or more and a FREE...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Danville Livery
440 Sycamore Valley Road West
Danville, CA  94526
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Sponsor: Danville Livery
Telephone: 800-762-1641
Contact Name: Kimberly Kelley
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Use recycled materials to make a funny, pose-able little person to take home. Decorate your sculpture with tissue papers and paints.

Cost: $6

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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Santa and friends will make their way from the North Pole to Hacienda Crossings on Horse Drawn Carriage Saturday, November 25th from 12pm-2pm. Bring your camera and capture your visit with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hacienda Crossings
5000 Dublin Blvd
Dublin, CA  94568
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Sponsor: Hacienda Crossings
Telephone: 800-762-1641
Contact Name: Kimberly Kelley
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Capitola Main Beach Surfing Santa arrives with his outrigger canoe and surfboard on the shores of Capitola Main Beach at 12 noon. Be sure to bring your Christmas list and a camera to capture...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Beach
Capitola Village
, AL
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Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. We've split twelve...

Cost: $135/individual & $195/couple

Where:
, CA

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Guests will enjoy live holiday entertainment, including Holiday Festival Strings, Dickens Carolers, Steel Pan Band, Musical Toy Solider Guard and Merry Mariachi Band. Carolers will stroll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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Celebrate the changing seasons by making a unique Borax snowflake. For age 3 and up.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by a paying, participating adult.

Cost: . $5 per parent-child combo, $3 per additional child.

Where:
Randall Museum at Mission Art Center
745 Treat Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Ring in the holidays with live jazz performances at Bay Street throughout the holiday season. Everyone is invited to stop by the Center Plaza to enjoy smooth, festive favorites from The John...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bay Street Emeryville
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Telephone: 510-655-4002
Contact Name: Spin Communications
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There’s a good reason why this has become a holiday tradition for many families. The train is decked out with lights and decorations inside and out on an hour-long ride through...

Cost: $30 coach, $50 first-class dome, $600 private caboose

Where:
Niles Train Station
37001 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA  94536
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Telephone: 510-996-8420
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Join us for our annual tree lighting ceremony, Saturday, November 25. Come watch the magic as we light our 32-foot Christmas tree. Afterwards, enjoy the character parade featuring Mr. Jelly Belly...

Cost: 0

Where:
Jelly Belly Visitor Center
One Jelly Belly Lane
Fairfield, CA  94533
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Sponsor: Jelly Belly Candy Company
Telephone: 707-399-2221
Contact Name: Jana Perry
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The holiday season kicks off with the return of Tandy Beal & Company, presenting another dazzling extravaganza for the whole family, JOY!, A Holiday Show with Circus, Dance, and Live Music,...

Cost: $9.75 - $50, plus box office fees

Where:
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Sponsor: Tandy Beal & Company
Telephone: 831-420-5260
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CHRISTMAS IN OZ  A New Musical About Old Friends   Christmas in Oz is an enchanting, full-length Broadway-style musical treat for the entire family, overflowing with...

Cost: $20 - $25

Where:
Chanticleers Theatre
3683 Quail Avenue
Castro Valley, CA  94546
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Dance Connection & Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Present the 19th Annual Production of The Nutcracker.  Come and watch the magic of 103 Dance Connection dancers as they perform...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Smithwick Theatre
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Cindy Ginanni
Telephone: 650-852-0418
Contact Name: Cindy Ginanni
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Diamano Coura West African Dance Company's Home Season Diamano Coura West African Dance Company commemorates its 42nd Anniversary  with public performances to honor the company's...

Cost: $17-$30

Where:
Malonga Casquelord Center For The Arts
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Diamano Coura West African Dance Company
Telephone: 510-508-3444
Contact Name: Esailama Diouf
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CIRCUS VERITAS Featuring the Sacred Order of the Burning Pants is a powerful cohesive circus performance from Kinetic Arts Productions, the Oakland circus company that has been bringing audiences...

Cost: Advance Discount Tickets: Starting at $24.50

Where:
Kinetic Arts Center
785 7th Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Kinetic Arts Productions
Telephone: (510)444-4800
Contact Name: Victoria Angello
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The San Jose Harvest Festival, taking place November 24-26 at the San Jose Convention Center, is known as the West Coast’s largest indoor arts and crafts show, offering more than 24,000...

Cost: $4-$9

Where:
San Jose Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: The Harvest Festivals
Telephone: 925-392-7300
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Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of Downtown San José at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez. For over 30 years, this whimsical event has brought...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cesar Chavez Park
One Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA
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Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at hundreds of costumed characters in music halls, pubs and more. Dozens of lamp-lit shots will be stocked with Christmas gifts. Enjoy...

Cost: $30 adults. $14 children 5-12, under 5 FREE

Where:
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 800-510-1558
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Chill out on the ice when you head to a public skating session, held daily throughout the month at varying times. Check website. 

Cost: $10-13 adults, $8-11 ages 12 and under

Where:
Vacaville Ice Sports
551 Davis St.
Vacaville, CA  95688
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Telephone: 707-455-0225
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This popular musical will return to the Berkeley Playhouse depicting young, orphaned Annie in 1930s depression era New York determined to find the parents that left her on the city...

Cost: $25-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Grab a pair of ice-skates and enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees at Downtown Ice. 

Cost: $13-17

Where:
Circle of Palms
120 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Old McDonald leaves her farm, takes a boat to the city and meets interesting people, including the butcher, the baker and the postman. For ages 6 months to 3 years.

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum Annex
221 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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When tiny, feisty Flory loses her fairy wings, she has to use all her resources to survive a garden of threatening creatures in this Bay Area Children's Theatre production for ages 8 and...

Cost: $26 adults, $20 ages 2-14

Where:
BACT Berkeley Center
2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Follow the adventures of Charlie Bucket as he finds a winning ticket in a candy bar and becomes one of five lucky children to tour a mysterious chocolate factory in this Bay Area Children’s...

Cost: $26 adults, $20 children ages 2-14

Where:
Bay Area Children's Theatre Berkeley Center
2055 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Kick off Black Friday weekend shopping from thousands of handmade arts and crafts, including original art, jewelry, clothing, toys, specialty foods and more. Enjoy live music, entertainment, artist...

Cost: Adults $9, Seniors and Military $7, Kids 12 and Under are Free.

Where:
San Jose Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos St.
, AL
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  Known for their athleticism and passion, these dancers present this story about the enduring power of love.

Cost: $15-65

Where:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
700 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-978- 2787
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Come to a one hour, family-friendly production of The Nutcracker for a festive and colorful performance with young dancers.  Fri., Nov. 24. 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Sat., Nov....

Cost: $38 adults, $28 ages 17 and under

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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This pop-up boutique features freshly baked decorative cookies, orange-scented shortbread, gingerbread men and rice crispy treats for purchase. 11am-4pm on weekends.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-397-7000
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This holiday tradition of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and will be open today through Dec. 31 allowing guests to enjoy shows and festive attractions, step...

Cost: $69.99 general, $49.99 children under 48 inches, under 2 FREE.

Where:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive, SW
Vallejo, CA  94589
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Telephone: 707-644-4000
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Pacific Ballet’s dancers greet you as you enter MainStage. See the holiday brought to life as young Clara journeys to the Land of Sweets with her Nutcracker Prince. Nov. 24-26. Fri., 6pm....

Cost: $26-30

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Filoli will host activities and programs geared to families. Santa will make an appearance, Mrs. Claus will read under the tree in the Reception Room and there will be family-themed music....

Cost: Included with admission: $20 adults, $10 students, under 5 FREE

Where:
Filoli Estate
86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA
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Telephone: 650-364-8300
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Join friends and family at traditional Victorian tea luncheons in either the parlor or dining room of Shadelands Ranch with seatings at 11am and 1:30pm. Reservations required. A special...

Cost: $35 tea tickets, admission to Holiday Faire FREE.

Where:
Shadelands Ranch
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA  94598
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Telephone: 925-935-7871
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This rink features 9,000 square feet of real ice. Session start every even hour.

Cost: $15, includes skate rental

Where:
Central Park
50 E. Fifth Ave.
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 707-253-1324
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Find a variety of trees along with mistletoe, wreaths, living potted pines and more. Also located at 523 49th St. in Oakland and 10496 San Pablo Ave. in El Cerrito.  Call or visit for...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
1367 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94702
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Telephone: 415-512-5148
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Celebrating 31 years of holiday spirit, this rink bills itself as the largest outdoor rink in the Bay Area. Sun.-Thurs: 10am-9:30pm. Fri.-Sat.: 10am-11:30pm. Sessions begin on every even hour...

Cost: $12 general, $7 under 9. Skate rental $5

Where:
Justin Herman Plaza
Adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center
Across from Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-837-1931
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Catch falling snow flurries inside the museum, enjoy festive live performances and glide around a new holiday ice rink with friends and family in the East Garden. There will also be a Snowman...

Cost: Admission is $35.95 adults, $25.95 for ages-411, $30.95 for ages 12-17. Tickets

Where:
California Academy of Science
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-379-8000
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From the producers of The Lion King, this professional musical production is filled with beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. No children under 5 allowed.

Cost: $45-184

Where:
SHN Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
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This popular rink is celebrated its 10th anniversary. The season kicks off Wed., Nov. 1 at 9:30am with an opening day ceremony followed by an all-day birthday celebration on Fri., Nov. 3, when...

Cost: $18 for adults and $13 for children under 9, including skate rental

Where:
333 Post St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-781-2688
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Marin’s only real outdoor ice skating rink features 6,400-square-feet of ice. Check website for hours.

Cost: $15 per person; includes skate rental

Where:
Northgate Mall
Oak Tree Plaza
5800 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 707-253-1324
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  • Paintings of the California Coast – Art Exhibition

    2017.11.14
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bay Model Visitor Center

    Judy Molyneux received an MFA from the University of Michigan. Then went on to teach art at Georgia Southern College.  When she arrived in...

  • Nature for Kids: Stafford Lake

    2017.11.21
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Stafford Lake Park

    Take a walk and look for cold weather creatures. Search for millipedes, beetles and newts. Bring lunch.

  • Oakland Ice Center

    2017.10.01
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Oakland Ice Center

    Bring your family and friends to get moving on the ice at a public open skate, offered during multiple times daily throughout each month. Check...

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    2017.11.18
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Sonoma County

    Come on out to support Sonoma County farmers & producers who are opening their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm....

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    2017.11.04
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Stoneridge Shopping Center

    Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at...

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    2017.11.10
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ CuriOdyssey

    November 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018* Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Open until 8 p.m. on November...

  • Children's Discovery Museum Storytime

    2017.09.19
    10:30 AM @ Alum Rock Branch Library

    Through books, songs, rhymes, music and movement activities children discover the excitement of reading.  

  • Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude

    2017.11.01
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Rengstorff House

    The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be a part of the 2017 Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude exhibit from November 1 - November 30....

  • I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story

    2017.10.19
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Los Altos History Museum

    The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the...

  • Baby Sign Language - Playgroup Series

    2017.10.27
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors,...

  • New Exhibit: The Nature of Patterns

    2017.03.25
    2:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ CuriOdyssey

    CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from...

  • Dance Connection's Performance of The Nutcracker

    2017.11.16
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Smithwick Theatre

    Dance Connection & Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Present the 19th Annual Production of The Nutcracker.  Come and watch the...

  • Dublin Iceland Family Night

    2017.11.07
    7:45 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dublin Iceland

    Come to a family skating session each Tuesday evening for all ages to practice their moves on the ice at a special rate. *There will be no...

  • Bay Area Children’s Theatre: Old McDonald: Beyond the Farm

    2017.11.11
    All Day @ Children's Creativity Museum Annex

    Old McDonald leaves her farm, takes a boat to the city and meets interesting people, including the butcher, the baker and the postman. For ages 6...

  • Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square

    2017.11.01
    All Day

    This popular rink is celebrated its 10th anniversary. The season kicks off Wed., Nov. 1 at 9:30am with an opening day ceremony followed by an...

  • San Mateo On ice

    2017.11.10
    All Day @ Central Park

    This rink features 9,000 square feet of real ice. Session start every even hour.

  • Downtown Ice

    2017.11.17
    All Day @ Circle of Palms

    Grab a pair of ice-skates and enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees at Downtown Ice. 

  • Holiday Ice Rink

    2017.11.03
    All Day @ Justin Herman Plaza

    Celebrating 31 years of holiday spirit, this rink bills itself as the largest outdoor rink in the Bay Area. Sun.-Thurs: 10am-9:30pm. Fri.-Sat.:...

  • Marin On Ice

    2017.11.08
    All Day @ Northgate Mall

    Marin’s only real outdoor ice skating rink features 6,400-square-feet of ice. Check website for hours.

  • Great Dickens Christmas Fair

    2017.11.18
    All Day @ Cow Palace Exhibition Halls

    Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at hundreds of costumed characters in music halls, pubs and more. Dozens of lamp-lit...


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