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HolidayChanukah Under the Stars
Experience Chanukah under the stars from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 in front of Bankhead Theater in Livermore. The Menorah will be lit, and there will be latkes, doughnuts, live music and dancing! Admission is free, donations welcome. Call 846-0700 or go to www.jewishtrivalley.com. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
HolidayDickens Christmas Faire
See scenes from "A Christmas Carol" enacted amidst a London street at the Dickens Christmas Faire from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 and from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Livermore. Shop for gifts and have high tea. Victorian outfits optional! Cost is $10. Call 447-3289 or go to saintbartslivermore.com. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 678 Enos Way, Livermore.
Holiday9th Annual Chanukah Wonderland
Come to the Chanukah Wonderland from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 at the Stoneridge Mall in the center grand court. The Menorah will be lit, and there will be holiday games, crafts, contests and live music. Admission is free, donations welcome. Call 846-0700 or go to www.jewishtrivalley.com. Stoneridge Mall, 1 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton.
Holiday8th Night Hanukkah Celebration
Celebrate the 8th night of Hanukkah with a family-friendly evening with a song session and special menorah lighting ceremony led by Rabbi Larry Milder! A Hanukkah potluck dinner will follow the song session and menorah lighting. Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court. Call 931-1055. Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton.
HolidayGNON Gift Drive
One event not to be missed! New unwrapped Christmas stocking stuffers will be collected, and there will be mingling and refreshments! From 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Studio 7 Fitness, 5860 W. Las Positas Blvd. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP and prepay at http://gnontrivalley.com/rsvp.html by Dec. 3. Studio 7 Fitness, 5860 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton.
Come to the annual Sing-it-Yourself 'Messiah,' where the community is invited to sing Handel's choral masterpiece from 7:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road. Cost is $10. Call 866-4003 or go to http://www.valleyconcertchorale.org/. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
Looking for that special something? Harvest Valley Church's holiday boutique will have items from local crafters, artisians and seamstresses. The boutique will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Harvest Valley Church. Call 484-2482, ext. 121. Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
HolidayBreakfast with Santa
Celebrate the holidays with the Tri-Valley Y at breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Tri-Valley YMCA, 6693 Sierra Lane, Suite F, Dublin. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee and Santa! Bring your camera! Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for kids. Call 263-4444 or go to www.trivalleyymca.org. Tri-Valley YMCA, 6693 Sierra Lane, Suite F, Dublin.
HolidayRavenswood Victorian Yuletide
Come to the Ravenswood Victorian Yuletide from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore. Admission is free, and there will be a visit with Saint Nicholas, entertainment, drinks and desserts and buggy rides! Call 443-0238 or go to www.larpd.dst.ca.us. Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore.
HolidayPeddler Shoppe's Holiday Boutique
The Peddler Shoppe’s annual Holiday Boutique will be from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 in the Main Lobby of the Pleasanton Senior Center. Exceptional homemade and handcrafted products created by our own local area Seniors are offered for purchase. Call 931-5365. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
HolidayCeltic Christmas Concert and Gathering
Get in the Christmas Spirit with Irish Folk band Pog Mo Thoin and guest Steve Kritzer. Bring a dish for the potluck at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. Cost is $15 at the door. Call 447-2787 or go to http://www.bothwellartscenter.org. Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St., Livermore.
Holiday'Festival of Carols'
The Centerpointe Church choir and musicians will present their annual "Festival of Carols" at 4 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 in the worship center. The festival tells the story of Christmas through music and readings. Children and families welcome. Go to www.centerpointechurch.org. Cornerstone Church, 3410 Cornerstone Court, Pleasanton.
HolidayLas Posadas at the Library
Join this simple after hours community holiday celebration in the Mexican tradition from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Pleasanton Library. Enjoy music, drama, singing, hot chocolate and holiday bread. Call 931-3400, ext. 3. Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
HolidayBreakfast with Santa
Come and enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 14 at St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Road. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Call 462-4802 or go to stclarespleasanton.org. St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Road, Plesanton.
HolidayHoliday 'Posada' Celebration
The Pleasanton Tulancingo Sister City Association will host their holiday "Posada" celebration, a traditional Christmas festival in Tulancingo and many areas of Mexico, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Veterans Memorial Building. With music and carols, games and treats! Contact Jorge at 989-6882 or Rita at 249-1885. Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton.