Monday December 2, 2019
Jingle all the way through December with fun for the whole family! Get your calendar ready, because we’ve rounded up some fantastic events in and around Mountain House this month!
Mountain House Events
Sundays - Mountain House Farmers Market
Stock up on the week’s fruits and veggies right in your own backyard! Local artisans and makers will also be selling their wares, so it’s a great time to finish up your holiday shopping and support local businesses! Sundays at Wicklund Park at 9:00 a.m. Details HERE.
Friday, December 6 - Arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus
The kids will love spending some time with the man in red and Mrs. Claus right here in Mountain House! We’ll be lighting our tree in Central Park and celebrating with a candy cane hunt, live music, a Nutcracker dance, and more. RSVP HERE.
Saturday, December 14 - Paws for Reading & Crafts
Let the kids cuddle with cozy pups while they practice and hone their reading skills. It all starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Mountain House Library, followed by craft time.
Thursday, December 5 - Kids Craft at the Library: Gingerbread Ornaments
The Tracy Library has some fun holiday-themed events this month, starting with a gingerbread ornament kids’ craft. No registration required, while supplies last. More HERE.
Saturday, December 7 - Holiday Decorated Home Tour & Boutique
Get in the holiday spirit by touring a richly decorated home for the season! Bring the kids for a craft, hot cocoa, and a snowman-counting contest! Event info HERE.
Saturday, December 7 - Sugar Plum Tea Party
Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker and enjoy a delightful afternoon of dance. One day only at the Grand Theatre. Purchase tickets HERE.
Sunday, December 8 - Moose Bingo
Take a break from the holiday shopping for a fun afternoon of bingo at the Tracy Moose Lodge! More HERE.
Sunday, December 8 - Ballet Folklorico Mexicano’s Navidad En México
Enjoy a vibrant and lively performance honoring the traditions, music, and dance of the Mexican Christmas season! Get your tickets HERE.
Thursday, December 12 - How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Enjoy a free performance of the beloved holiday classic at the Tracy Library! Be sure to stay for a meet-and-greet with the Grinch himself! Details HERE.
Saturday, December 14 - Breakfast with Santa
Pancakes and Santa, what could be better?! Bring the kids to the Tracy Masonic Hall for their annual breakfast with St. Nick. Included with your donation is a disc of photos, plus you’re free to use your own cameras. Details HERE.
Saturday, December 14 - Pete Paulsen’s Bikes for Kids Christmas Giveaway
The people of Paulsen Ranch believe every child deserves a bike, so they’re giving one to every child this holiday season! Event flyer and info HERE.
Saturday, December 14 - Adult Craft at the Library: Book Page Wreath
Crafts aren’t just for kids, especially during the holidays! Make your very own book page wreath at the Tracy Library at 1:00 p.m. Register HERE.
Saturday, December 14 - Rock and Roll Music Time
Rock it out at the Tracy Library with local musician Frank Spikes. Deets HERE.
Saturday, December 21 - Sunday, December 22 - The Nutcracker
The Children’s Dance Theatre of Tracy presents this timeless classic at the Grand Theatre. The perfect family date for the holidays! Get your tickets HERE.
Saturday, December 7 - Home for the Holidays
Revel in the sights and sounds of the holidays in downtown Livermore! Children grades five and under can enjoy a winter fun zone near the fountain, while grown-ups can stroll the shops and holiday treats. More HERE.
Saturday, December 7 - Sunday, December 8 - Holidays in the Vineyards
Wine tasting and the holiday season, we can’t think of a better combination! Come out to participating wineries and their seasonally decorated tasting rooms for special wine tastings, activities, music, and more. Detailed event info HERE.
Saturday, December 7 - Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade
If you love holiday parades as much as we do, come out to downtown Livermore for more than 50 floats, tree lighting, and a visit from Santa! Details HERE.
Saturday, December 7 - Winter Dreams
Keep the festivities going after the parade with a holiday-themed performance by the Livermore-Amador Symphony at the Bankhead Theater. Get your tickets HERE.
Sunday, December 8 - Celtic Christmas and Gathering
Bring a dish to share at this wonderful potluck-style gathering and Celtic music performance at the Bothwell Arts Center! Details and ticket info HERE.
Monday, December 9 - Lonestar and Phil Vassar: Holidays and Hits
It’s a country Christmas at the Bankhead Theater with decorated country music acts, Lonestar and Phil Vassar. Boots and belt buckles not required but highly encouraged. Get your tickets HERE.
Saturday, December 14 - The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky’s beloved music and ballet is magical and enchanting, and is a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Make a performance of The Nutcracker a family tradition! Tickets HERE.
Monday, December 16 - Danú: An Emerald Isle Christmas
Don’t miss Danú, a high-energy Irish music ensemble that infuses contemporary sounds with traditional song that’s vibrant and unforgettable. One night only at the Bankhead Theater. Buy tickets HERE.
Tuesday, December 31 - New Year’s Eve with Crawdad Republic
Ring in the New Year with some lively music by Crawdad Republic at the Bankhead Theater! Ticket includes wine, champagne, and a buffet. Get tickets HERE.
Other Area Events
Saturday, December 7 - Hometown Holiday Celebration
It’s going to be an evening of holiday festivities and small-town fun in downtown Pleasanton! Bring the family out by 5:00 p.m for a community parade, tree lighting, and a visit with Santa! Details HERE.
Saturday, December 7 - Sunday, December 8 - Festival of Trees
The entire San Joaquin County Historical Society is transformed into a winter wonderland for an entire weekend, with decorated trees, vendors, a tea and dessert room, and plenty of crafts and activities for the kids. Ticket info HERE.
Monday, December 2 - Friday, December 13 - Santa’s Mailbox
Drop off a letter to Santa from December 2 to 13 at the Danville Community Center. If you include your child’s name and a return address, you’ll receive a written response by December 24! Info HERE.
Friday, December 13 - Saturday, December 14 - Elf Workshop
The city of Danville is hosting a holiday craft day for the kiddos and a chance to take photos with Santa! Registration is required. More event details HERE.
Saturday, December 14 - Spirit & Sweater Stroll
It’s time to dust off your best and most ostentatious holiday garb and make your way to downtown Pleasanton for an evening of strolling and sipping! This 21+ event will have you feeling the seasonal cheer in no time! Deets HERE.
Saturday, December 14 - Jeff Bordes: A Jazzy New Orleans Christmas
Enjoy some Dixieland in Pleasanton! Local Jeff Bordes is performing original music and holiday classics at the Firehouse Arts Center. Purchase tickets HERE.
We hope your holiday season is merry, bright, and full of the people you love most!