Friday December 4, 2015
The 2015 Holiday Season is here, and there are lots of festive events and activities around Mountain House to help you celebrate! There will be holiday parades and tree lightings in Tracy, Livermore, and Pleasanton; holiday fun for the family at the Dell’Osso Family Farm; and photos with Santa here in Mountain House at the Wickland Park Gazebo. Also, don’t miss the Valley Dance Theatre’s performance of The Nutcracker or the Stockton Symphony’s Gospel Christmas Celebration. For more details about these local events and more, check out the listings below.
December 4 Main Street Friday Night Jazz
Please join us as Main Street Music will turn the Grand Theatre lobby into a Jazz nightclub on select Friday nights every month or so, featuring different styles of jazz music. For more information, visit atthegrand.org.
December 5 Annual Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrival in MH
Nothing says Merry Christmas like the annual arrival of Santa and Mrs Claus to Mountain House at the decorated Christmas gazebo in Wicklund Park., 551 Historic Street. The Clauses will meet, greet and pose for your camera phone photos with children of all ages. Hours are from 4 pm – 6 pm. For more information, visit mountainhouse.macaronikid.com.
December 5 Downtown Tracy Holiday Light Parade & Tree Lighting
The Tracy Holiday Parade at 6pm (Central Ave. & 10th St.) will be followed by the tree lighting celebration at the Downtown 6th St. Plaza. For more information, visit tracycitycenter.com.
December 5 Downtown Livermore Home for the Holidays
Lizzie Fountain will be transformed into a winter fun zone for children 5th grade and under. Holiday entertainment, merchant open houses, and carriage rides.11 am – 4 pm. For more information, visit livermoredowntown.com.
December 5 Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade & Tree Lighting
Join Livermore in celebrating the holiday sights and sounds of the season. Santa will make his grand appearance ending with the tree lighting! The fun begins at 6 pm. For more information, visit livermoredowntown.com.
December 5 Pleasanton Hometown Holidays Celebration
The Pleasanton Annual Hometown Holidays Celebration features a festive community-based parade at 5 pm followed by the lighting of a holiday tree in front of the Museum on Main at 6:45 pm. For more information, visit hometownholiday.com.
December 5 MHHS Holiday Gift & Craft Fair
Get started on your Holiday shopping at the Mountain House High School Gift & Craft Fair featuring gifts, baked goods, home décor, jewelry, and much more. The Fair will be in the MHHS Gym from 10 am – 4 pm. For more information, visit mhhs.my-ptsa.org.
December 12- January 2 Holidays on the Farm at Dell’Osso Family Farm
Holidays on the Farm at Dell’Osso Family Farm in nearby Lathrop promises holiday fun for everyone. There will be an artificial snow-covered hill for tubing, an ice skating rink, Christmas lights displays, and Santa’s Village. For more information, visit holidaysonthefarm.com.
December 12 Mountain House Jingle All the Way 5K
Join in this 5K race to benefit the local K-8 schools. $30 entry fee. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
December 12 Mountain House Vendor in the Park
Come to Central Park at 10 am for a day of shopping with vendors. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
December 12-13 Stockton Symphony: A Gospel Christmas Celebration
Come celebrate the holiday season with family and friends at this festive event held at the San Joaquin Delta College Atherton Auditorium. The Stockton Symphony is joined by vocalist Tramaine Hawkins, the A.M.E. Oakland Mass Choir directed by Rev. Williams, and guest conductor André Raphel. For more information, visit stocktonsymphony.org.
December 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 Valley Dance Theatre: The Nutcracker
The Valley Dance Theatre’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker, will be performed at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. For tickets and more information, visit mylvpac.org.
December 19-20 Children’s Dance Theatre: The Nutcracker Ballet
The Children’s Dance Theatre of Tracy presents the 13th annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Grand Theatre. Featuring local talented dancers, this is a traditional production with some contemporary surprises. For more information, visit atthegrand.org.