333 Post St, San Francisco Saturday, December 8th, 2018
12:00pm | Free
Thousands of Santas will take over SF city all day tomorrow. If you’re donating a toy, go to Union Square where Tom DiBell will be collecting toys at noon. If you’re bar hopping, come to Santacon Central at OMG: Official Dance Party: No Cover.
Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
1601 Mary Dr, Pleasant Hill Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
8:00pm | $28
In this concert, not only will we sing songs celebrating Christmas, but also songs that inspire us to look deep into our souls and ponder life. Join WomenSing in an exploration of winter wisdom from sacred and secular traditions found in an ancient Greek Orthodox hymn, an Aboriginal songline, a soft Jewish Shabbat eve tune, a contemporary interpretation of early Chinese philosophy from the I Ching (noting encouragingly that even in the darkness there is light because “when the sun goes, the moon comes”), and a unique rendition of “In the Bleak Midwinter”, by American composer Frances McCollin, whose blindness in early childhood caused her to see colors when hearing music.
Plaza Way, Lafayette Friday, December 7th, 2018
4:00 – 6:30pm | Free
Fun, family-friendly celebration – tree lighting, live music, community sing-a-long, crafts — and this Santa’s “sleigh” is Lafayette’s historic fire truck, Old Betsy!
Arrive early and plan to stay! This fun and festive event includes visits with Santa, official holiday tree lighting ceremony, one-of-a-kind photo ops with the Town Hall Elves, live musical entertainment, crafts, holiday treats and a holiday sing-a-long.
Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Santa is scheduled to parade along Golden Gate Way on Lafayette’s treasured Old Betsy fire engine, along with a police escort. This caravan will start from the Lafayette Historical Society and arrive at Lafayette Plaza Park at 4:30 p.m. A must-not-miss for the little ones! Continue Reading
3535 Plaza Way, Lafayette Sunday, December 9th, 2018
8:30 – 10:00am | $49
Santa has arrived in Lafayette … and this year he’s staying for breakfast! Celebrate the holidays with a special pancake Breakfast with Santa benefiting the Lafayette Historical Society.
Enjoy a private meet and greet with Father Christmas as you savor off-the-menu pancakes, and a choice of freshly squeezed orange juice or pour over coffee courtesy of Sideboard, the site of Lafayette’s original Pioneer Store. At your table, learn more about Lafayette’s past through historical photos, bring to life a special kids’ coloring sheet and bid on a variety of silent auction items with all proceeds going to the Lafayette Historical Society.
Families also receive an annual family membership to the Lafayette Historical Society through 2019 (value $50).
Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason Center, Building C, San Francisco Saturday, December 1st – Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
Choose the perfect Christmas gift for your family and friends, such as artisanal Italian food and wine, unique handmade jewelry, Italian fashion and accessories, art objects, and several unique craft items, all made by Italian artisans.
The Mercatino will also feature Il Caffè delle Forchette, a fun spot to enjoy Italian coffee, pastries, and savory bites.
Indigo Yoga & Pilates, Studio One Saturday, December 15th, 2018
7:00 – 9:00pm | $45 ($55 day of event)
Grammy Nominated Jai Uttal is returning with Ben Leinbach and Lucia Lilikoi for A Night of Ecstatic Chanting here at Indigo Yoga!
Bring in the holiday season with Jai Uttal in a wave of invocation and celebration with singing and dancing. This will be a night to remember and cherish. Kirtan is the calling, the crying, the reaching across infinite space — digging into the heart’s deepest well to touch and be touched by the Divine Presence.
Embark on a vocal journey through the sacred sounds of ancient India. With call-and-response group chanting and storytelling, Jai Uttal creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression.
Shadelands Art Center
111 N. Wiget Ln, Walnut Creek Friday, November 30th – Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
Shop beautiful handmade ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, photography, prints, and much more – all by Community Arts teaching artists and students! The first 50 shoppers on each day will receive a free tote bag! Join us for an opening reception on Friday, November 30 as we kick off our Holiday Sale with an evening of drinks, appetizers, craft-making and entertainment!
Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir Lafayette Friday, November 30th, 2018
8:00pm | $$$ Donation
An evening of acoustic music with all proceeds going to the victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County. On the bill currently are Leftover Dreams (Tony Marcus and Patrice Haan), The Quitters (Glenn Houston and Stevie Coyle), Teresa Tudury, Tricia Hellman Gibbs and possibles Mark Goldenberg and Corinne West. Bring your checkbooks and great fistfuls of cash … no credit card donations can be taken.