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FEATURED EVENTS

World AIDS Day 2020 - Unfinished Business

Tune in with us on Friends of Trillium Health's Facebook Live or on RCTV, found on Channel 1301 in Rochester, NY for a fundraiser to benefit Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic! Please join President and CEO, Andrea DeMeo, and Co-Founder and Staff Physician, Dr. Bill Valenti, to honor and celebrate World AIDS Day as we share stories about Trillium Health’s HIV journey and preview a portion of a new play by David Henderson – Unfinished Business, based on Dr. Bill Valenti’s book. The show will be emceed by Mrs. Kasha Davis, a featured contestant on Season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
7 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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ArtBash Live: Hanukkah

Light up your home just in time for Hanukkah with The CJM’s ArtBash Live! Pick up a free art kit filled with cool supplies and join us on December 13 to create some holiday-themed art projects. Tell a friend; all are welcome to join in the fun and make art together! Register today to reserve your kit, and choose from several Bay Area locations to pick up on Friday, December 11*. Then, tune in live via Zoom on Sunday, December 13 to create and celebrate with us! *Pickup will take place on Friday, December 11 for all locations except as noted below.
Dates: 
12/13/2020
4:30–5:30PM
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Ghirardelli Square Hanukkah Glow & Go

Share the light with us as Hanukkah returns to Ghirardelli Square this holiday season! While the celebration will look a bit different, we’re excited to continue the tradition of sharing our light and joy in this San Francisco landmark as we head into the darkest days of the year. Pick up a Hanukkah Party-to-Go Kit. (Advanced reservation required) Dress up in your favorite light-up, glittery and glowing clothes to snap a pic with the giant Hanukkiah!
Dates: 
12/12/2020
3:00 – 6:00 pm
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Organization:

Ghirardelli Square

Location:

900 North Point Street, Suite E100
San Francisco, CA, 94109
United States

Phone:

415.775.5500

CKids Pre-Chanukah Scavenger Hunt

An outdoor Covid-friendly Chanukah event for children ages 8-12.
Dates: 
12/06/2020
12:30pm
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Location:

1671 Newell Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
United States

Phone:

925-937-4101

The Great Conjunction & Other Celestial Events: A Virtual Lecture - Dec 3 at 7pm Eastern from Hamptons Observatory

Every twenty years, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn meet each other in the night sky as they both cycle their way slowly through the zodiac. This year, however, the pair will meet in the closest conjunction in approximately 400 years, merging almost into a single point in the evening sky of the winter solstice. You won’t want to miss this sight, nor the other splendid opportunities for winter stargazing, from Orion’s brilliant nebula to the Geminid meteor shower.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
7pm EDT / 6pm CDT / 5pm MDT / 4pm PDT / 3pm AKDT
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TakeTimeThursday: Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa Everybody! - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States. Join us as Mr. New-School, Brian Barber, walk us through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and create a hands-on craft using easy to find materials.
Dates: 
12/10/2020
2:30 – 3:15 PM
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Holiday Tree Lighting- Burlingame

The event will be streamed on our social media pages.
Dates: 
12/04/2020
5pm
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Baroque Fireworks with the BPO

This performance is part of our BPOnDemand video-streamed series. Baroque is front and center as JoAnn Falletta conducts Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, and Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C minor played by principal oboist Henry Ward, which echoes the lyricism of an aria. Your BPO Brass plays an exciting work by the influential 16th century organist Giovanni Gabrieli, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, a delicate musical love letter to his new wife on her Christmas birthday, complete this Baroque program.
Dates: 
12/08/2020
7 pm
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Spread Holiday Magic with Tinsel & Jingle

This year has been incredibly hard on everyone, including the children. With social distancing measures in place and the inability to see family and friends this year, Tinsel and Jingle hope to sprinkle a little holiday magic on your family! There are 5 Holiday programs to choose from. Each of them customizable. From Pre-Recorded Videos, Zoom Calls and our VIP package with a socially distant visit right to your front door (Ontario only), you are sure to find some magic to fit your families needs!
Dates: 
12/05/2020
12/06/2020
12/07/2020
10:00AM-4:00PM
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Classic Film Series-Miracle On 34th Street at El Campanil Theatre

"I believe. I believe. It's silly, but I believe." For a modern world, the idea of a real and genuine Santa Claus is a fantasy...that is, until a warm and gentle man is pulled in to be a last-minute replacement Santa for Macy's Department Store, and the magic of believing seems possible, especially to a young girl named Susan. One of the greatest holiday stories ever is shown in beautiful black-and-white on our big screen. PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our patrons and staff, there are a maximum of 100 tickets available for this production. Seating is General Admission, and your party's seating will be assisted by a member of our house staff to ensure that social distancing is enforced
Dates: 
12/12/2020
2:00 PM
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Organization:

El Campanil Theatre

Location:

602 W 2nd St.
Antioch, CA, 94509
United States

Phone:

(925) 757-9501

Holiday PJ Party from Children's Science Center Lab - Fairfax, VA

Start your weekend by staying in your Pajamas, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and join us for some COOL science!
Dates: 
12/12/2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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A Christmas Carol: On Air

by Charles Dickens Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh Music by Karl Lundeberg Radio Adaptation, Additional Material, and Direction by Peter J. Kuo Listening Parties: Dec 4 at 6 p.m. (Opening Night) & Dec 23 at 6 p.m. (Family Fireside Night) Dec 5–Dec 31, 2020—On-Demand Listening *Ticket sales stop 4 hours prior to curtain time. For the first time in its 44-year history, the Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition comes to life as A Christmas Carol: On Air, an enthralling radio play that the whole family can enjoy from the comfort of home. Masterfully directed and adapted by Peter J. Kuo—using the original Dickens text and adaptation by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff—this timeless story of optimism and redemption will feature the delightful music, deliciously spooky ghosts, and cast of characters that have made it a beloved Bay Area holiday classic.
Dates: 
12/04/2020
12/05/2020
12/06/2020
by Charles Dickens Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh Music by Karl Lundeberg Radio Adaptation, Additional Material, and Direction by Peter J. Kuo Listening Parties: Dec 4 at 6 p.m. (Opening Night) & Dec 23 at 6 p.m. (Family Fireside Night) Dec 5–Dec 31, 2020—On-Demand Listening *Ticket sales stop 4 hours prior to curtain time.
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Camp-To-Go- Oshman Family JCC

Bring the fun from J-Camp right to your home until you can join us again in person! Our final camp-to-go kit for December will feature fun activities to celebrate the upcoming holidays!
Dates: 
12/03/2020
12/04/2020
12/05/2020
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Organization:

Oshman Family JCC

Location:

3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA, 94303
United States

Phone:

(650) 223-8700

Santa Hustle 2020 VIRTUAL

Santa Claus is an incredible man but unfortunately, he can’t be everywhere at once. However, he does want you to be a part of the jolliest race series of the year! So why not run virtually? A virtual Santa Hustle® run can be 3.1, 6.2, 13.1, or 26.2 miles, your choice of location, any duration of time, during the designated dates of December 1 through December 31. Run by yourself or with a group, just get out and have a fun time!
Dates: 
12/03/2020
12/04/2020
12/05/2020
All day.
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YouthBiz Marketplace

FIND EXQUISITE GIFTS DIRECT FROM YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience, and we’re bringing it to you online! Young business owners sell their unique products–all handmade by them. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
Dates: 
12/03/2020
12/04/2020
12/05/2020
Buy online anytime!
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New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration at Cal Performances

Join the artists who have made the Cal Performances at Home season possible for a celebratory evening of exclusive performances recorded especially for the occasion. Soloists, recitalists, jazz artists, and chamber ensembles featured in our fall online streaming series have each contributed a special musical selection to help our audiences usher in 2021 in style. (And really… who doesn’t want to say goodbye to 2020?!) All performers have carefully chosen their program, with the aim of sharing works that convey the joy, hope, warmth, and spirit of the holidays. We invite you to close out the year among friends—with familiar faces from our extraordinary artist roster, in transcendent performances that promise to remind us of the power of the arts to uplift and connect us even in the most trying of times.
Dates: 
12/31/2020
11 PM EST – 2 AM EST
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December Second Saturday: Wintry Trees

Gamble Garden welcomes you to spend a beautiful December morning with us in a safe, distanced way! Come and explore our historic house and unique three-acre garden. Choose a guided garden tour or a family-friendly nature hunt. This month’s theme is Wintry Trees. Second Saturdays are free and open to all. Registration is required.
Dates: 
12/12/2020
10 am
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Organization:

Gamble Garden

Location:

1431 Waverley St
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
United States

Phone:

(650) 329-1356

Virtual Event: Christmas Around the World with Puppeteer Robin McCahill

Travel around the world with artist and puppeteer, Robin McCahill as she introduces you to the many characters of Christmas in this one hour presentation suitable for kids of all ages! Meet Italy’s “Befana”, a Christmas WITCH. Iceland has twelve Santa’s called Yule Lads with names like Meat Hook, Spoon-Licker, and Door-Slammer. Head off to Eastern Europe for a visit with the very spooky Krampus! Robin will illustrate these characters with handmade puppets. Gerri Griswold will assist with stories and other visuals. You don’t even need to bring your passport! 10:00 a.m, ZOOM.
Dates: 
12/19/2020
10 am - 11:30 pm EASTERN
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Lower School Virtual Open Houses

Join us for a Virtual K-5 Open House! We invite all current and prospective parents to join us for an inside look of the highlights of The Saklan School's elementary program. Whether you are interested in Kindergarten or 5th grade, hearing what our students experience will inspire you!
Dates: 
12/08/2020
9-10 am
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Photos with Santa- Broadway Plaza

A New, Contactless Experience- Santa wouldn't miss this visit for anything! Santa will be here starting December 4th and is located in the lobby area by True Food Kitchen. Rest assured, he and his elves have made every effort to provide a memorable - and contact free - experience. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase.
Dates: 
12/04/2020
12/05/2020
12/06/2020
December 4 – 6: Fri – Sat: 12pm-8pm (Break 3pm-4pm) Sun: 12pm-6pm (Break 3pm-3:30pm) December 7: Closed December 8 – 23: Tue – Sat: 12pm-8pm (Break 3pm-4pm) Sun: 11am-7pm (Break 3pm-4pm) December 24 (Christmas Eve): 9am-5pm (Break 1pm-2pm)
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Organization:

Broadway Plaza

Location:

1275 Broadway Plaza
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
United States

Phone:

(925) 939-7601

Danbury Library presents a VIRTUAL Field Trip to Visit Wolves

Experience the wonderful world of wolves from the comfort of home! In this virtual field trip to the Wolf Conservation center, viewers will learn about the history and biology of wolves in North America, and will meet the WCC's ambassador wolves. There's even a chance to potentially see endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves! A fun program for the whole family - not to be missed! REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Dates: 
12/08/2020
3pm EDT / 2pm CDT / 1pm MDT / 12pm PDT / 11am AKDT
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FESTIVAL OF TREES at Gamble Garden

The festival of trees is going to be an online event only this year. Links to all the trees will be available beginning at 4 pm December 4 and the auction will close at 8:30 pm on Saturday, December 5. All trees are available for purchase by silent auction with proceeds supporting Gamble Garden. Silent auction bidding will be available online. Gamble Garden is excited to launch this new holiday event and we hope that it becomes a holiday tradition for families in the Palo Alto area and beyond. Save the Date for next year’s event on Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
Links to all the trees will be available beginning at 4 pm December 4 and the auction will close at 8:30 pm on Saturday, December 5.
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JoAnn's Classical Christmas with the BPO

This performance is part of our BPOnDemand video-streamed series. There will be no live audience at Kleinhans Music Hall for this performance. BPO musicians highlight our annual offering when Sal Andolina presents a special saxophone rendition of holiday favorites, and the BPO Brass shine in Darin Kelly’s Of Nights and Lights, a sparkling Hanukkah composition. Perennial classics including selections from Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Respighi’s “The Adoration of the Magi,” Vaughan-Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves, and more bring the spirit of the season to life.
Dates: 
12/15/2020
7 pm
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2020 Sensitive Santa Sighting

Capture the magic of a sensory friendly Santa with your safety on mind! Sensitive Santa will look different this year, but we will not allow it to dampen our spirits! Sign up for our holiday parade! See Santa on a horse-pulled carriage, get professional (and safe) photos, and receive a gift from us to you! With the challenge of COVID we are committed to provide a safe activity for our children with disabilities and their families!
Dates: 
12/05/2020
2:00-5:00 PM
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Location:

All Children Academics
1665 Grand Ave San Rafael, CA 94901
San Rafael, CA, 94901
United States

Phone:

(415) 516-0482

Wee Wednesdays - Virtual! At Main Street Children's Museum

Join us virtually on Facebook Live for Wee Wednesdays where children and their caregivers will sing and wiggle around with us, listen to fun books and participate in activities. Designed for early learners and families with children ages 4 and younger.
Dates: 
12/09/2020
12/16/2020
10:00-10:30AM
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Classic Film Series: "It's A Wonderful Life" at El Campanil Theatre

"Remember, George, no man is a failure who has friends." The single greatest holiday film of all time comes to El Campanil once again to bring your family warmth this holiday season. George Bailey wanted to see the world, but when life keeps him in Bedford Falls, he wishes he had never been born...and an A2C (Angel Second-Class) is more than happy to oblige, assuming it gets him his wings. PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our patrons and staff, there are a maximum of 100 tickets available for this production. Seating is General Admission, and your party's seating will be assisted by a member of our house staff to ensure that social distancing is enforced.
Dates: 
12/19/2020
5:00 PM
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Organization:

El Campanil Theatre

Location:

602 W 2nd St.
Antioch, CA, 94509
United States

Phone:

(925) 757-9501