The 100-year-old city of Walnut Creek, CA, is ushering in the holidays with a winter wonderland of events complete with an outdoor ice skating rink, Christmas tree lighting, shopping paradise, festive hotel packages, holiday music, Victorian teas and…
- The 10th Annual Walnut Creek on Ice 8,000-square-feetof ice. On Saturday, November 29 there will be a Christmas tree lighting with Santa and the mayor in Civic Park from 5 to 6 p.m.
- November 19, 26 and December 3, 10, 17: Walnut Creek Wednesdays come alive with leisurely strolls downtown for visits with Santa, sweet treats, horse and carriage rides ($5/ride), carolers. For more information visit http://www.walnutcreekdowntown.com/index.php.
- November 21 – December 26: Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society lets families ‘ride’ the Diablo Valley Lines during its whistle stop holiday shows, featuring hundreds of model trains traveling over 4,300 feet of track on one of the world’s most mountainous model railroad layouts. Adults: $3, seniors and children 6-12: $2. For more information visit www.wcmrs.org.
- November 21 – December 21: Lesher Center for the Arts holiday shows:
November 21-22 – Uncorked: The Christmas Ballet
December 11-21 – A Christmas Carol
December 18-21 – The Biggest Gift
December 22 – Diablo Symphony’s Home for the Holiday concert
December 23 – California Symphony’s Home for the For performance information and tickets call 925-943-7469 or www.lesherartscenter.orgHolidays concert
- November 29 – December 14: Shadelands Ranch Museum offers Victorian Teas and its 32nd Annual Holiday Faire. Three-course tea luncheons with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; $30/person; reservations required at 925-935-7871. Holiday Faire features hundreds of handcrafted items for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free admission and parking.
- December 4: Broadway Plaza Tree Lighting and Annual Retailer Open House. Rumor has it, Santa might make an appearance that night. For more information visit www.broadwayplaza.com. Free valet parking.
- December 6 – 8: Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s Fabulous Holiday Store Sale offers hundreds of gifts for all ages; great stocking stuffers! Animal inspired selection includes games, cool science kits, beautiful jewelry, puppets, puzzles, wildlife books, great new apparel and more. All proceeds benefit Museum’s programs. Prices range from $3 to $60. For more information call 925-935-1978 or visit www.wildlife-museum.org.
- December 6 and 7: the 18th Annual Teddy Bear Tea at The Gardens at Heather Farm. Enjoy a variety of teatime treats, story time, souvenir photo, goodies for each child, raffles and a holiday gift boutique with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.$15/children; $25/adults; free for Teddy Bears. Reservations required at www.gardenshf.org or call 925-947-1678. Free parking.
- December 7: 50th Annual Lighting of The Eye of Diablo to memorialize Pearl Harbor Day; 3:45 p.m. at Mount Diablo Summit Visitors’ building; free. Visit http://www.savemountdiablo.org/activities_events_beacon.html.
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