Top Picks for Family Fun Around the Bay Area

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Silicon Valley

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Sing-Along. Nov. 22-24. 

A sing-along complete with "Chocolate River" and Oompa Loompas. $17. San Jose. 

Family Bollywood Workout. Nov. 22. A family-friendly program that combines the fun of dancing with fitness while moving to high-energy Bollywood music. FREE. San Jose. 

Winter Ice Rink in Downtown Sunnyvale. Nov. 22-Jan. 20. This holiday-themed ice rink under the redwood trees offers proceeds to Sunnyvale Community Services, which is dedicated to preventing homelessness and hunger in the local community. $13-18. 

Pacific Ballet Academy’s Nutcracker. Nov. 22-24. The 29th annual production praised for its excellent choreography and dancers. $26-30. Mountain View. 

Stunt Dog Experience. Nov. 23. Witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. $35-45. Palo Alto. 


Marin, San Francisco and Peninsula


‘Tis the Season for Science. Nov. 22-Jan.5. Celebrate the festive winter season with a scientific twist. There will be indoor snow flurries, the Snowman Theater, merry programs and performances and more. $24.50-$31.50. San Francisco.!/details/-TIs-the-Season-for-Science/7355698/2019-11-22T09


5K Turkey Trot for Charity. Nov. 23. Burn some calories pre-Thanksgiving Day feast, provide assistance to those in need via a local nonprofit and get a chance to win prizes. $20 preregistration adults, $10 youth 7-17. Brisbane.!/details/5K-TURKEY-TROT-FOR-CHARITY-2019/7228110/2019-11-23T08


Danza Azteca Mixcoatl Anahuac. Nov. 23. Danza Azteca Mixcoatl Anahuac is a group of traditional Aztec dancers from the Valley of Tenochtitlan in Mexico.  FREE. San Francisco.!/details/Danza-Azteca-Mixcoatl-Anahuac/7094519/2019-11-23T16


The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Nov. 23-Dec. 22. Costumed players perform and interact with patrons in more than 120,000-square-feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance floors, and Christmas shops. $10-32. Daly City.!/details/The-Great-Dickens-Christmas-Fair/7222033/2019-11-23T10


Marin Barbershop Chorus: Sweet Dreamz. Nov. 24. Enjoy a variety of songs about dreaming sung in four-part harmony. $27 adults, $18 under 19. San Rafael.!/details/Marin-Barbershop-Chorus-Presents-Sweet-Dreamz/7225827/2019-11-24T14




East Bay


Smuin Ballet: The Christmas Ballet. Nov. 22-23. Features classical selections set to cherished carols alongside contemporary numbers set to pop favorites. $59-85. Walnut Creek.!/details/Smuin-Ballet-The-Christmas-Ballet/7328125/2019-11-22T19


Holiday Train Show. Nov. 23. See a model railroad measuring 34 feet by 56 feet. Walnut Creek..!/details/Holiday-Show/7230942/2019-11-23T11


Native American Heritage: Paper Basket Making for Kids. Nov. 23. Kim Shuck, member of the Cherokee Nation and San Francisco's seventh Poet Laureate, brings her expertise as a weaver and artist to teach a workshop on paper basket weaving. Berkeley.!/details/Native-American-Heritage-Paper-Basket-Making-for-Kids/7053996/2019-11-23T15


Turkey Time. Nov. 23. Trot down to the wilderness and discover the history and humor of the feathered friends we call turkeys. Fremont.!/details/Turkey-Time/7327976/2019-11-23T11


Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience. Nov. 24. High-energy excitement, including world-class high jumping and barrel racing, weaving around poles and catching flying discs. Livermore.!/details/Chris-Perondi-s-Stunt-Dog-Experience/7116517/2019-11-24T14

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