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November 11, 2009 > Holiday Calendar - Enjoy the Season!

Holiday Calendar - Enjoy the Season!

Community organizations are invited to send (mail, fax or email) information about their holiday celebrations and events for free inclusion in our Holiday Calendar. Please call (510) 494-1999, fax (510) 796-2462 or email

Tree Lightings:


Niles Festival of Lights and Tree Lighting
Friday, November 27
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Annual tree lighting event is sponsored by the Niles Merchants Association. Storybook characters, parade and Santa Claus! For more information: (510) 792-8023,,
Niles Blvd., Niles District
(510) 792-8023

Centerville Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 29
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Centerville's tree lighting is sponsored by the Centerville Business and Community Association. Music, raffles, snacks and Santa and Mrs. Claus! For more information:
Centerville Train Depot
37260 Fremont Blvd., Centerville District
(510) 790-9398

Trees of Angels Tree Lighting
Monday, November 30
6 p.m.
The Trees of Angels will again host tree lighting in support of local hospice care. For more information contact Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation at (510) 791-3428, or email:
McDonald's Restaurant
42800 Mission Boulevard (at I-680), Fremont
(510) 791-3428

Holiday Breakfast with Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald
Saturday, December 5
8:30 a.m.
Washington West Building
2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont
Advance reservations are required
$10 per person

Warm Springs Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 5
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Hosted by the Warm Springs Business & Community Association. Highlights include music, food, prizes, caroling and more.
Warm Springs Plaza at Mission Blvd., Warm Springs District
(408) 821-8107

Mission San Jose Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 5
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce featuring Santa, caroling, hot chocolate and kids' activities.
Old School at Mission Blvd. & Cedar Street, Mission District

Irvington Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 12
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Christmas on Bay Street & Tree Lighting
The Irvington Business Association event will feature caroling, refreshments and the tree lighting. Fun for the entire family.
Bay Street & Fremont Blvd., Irvington District
(510) 366-8130 or (510) 656-5375


Holiday Tree Lighting
Monday, December 7
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
The community is invited to join Mayor David Smith, City Council members and representatives from Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation in support of Trees of Angels for this special night to kick off the holiday season. Festivities include caroling, refreshments and a special performance from the Newark Memorial High School Advanced Choir.
Carl Pierce Memorial Tree, Newark Civic Center
37101 Newark Blvd., Newark
(510) 578-4437 or (510) 791-3428


Holiday Celebration
Thursday, December 3
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hayward Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring 'Light Up the Season,' the annual holiday in downtown Hayward. The celebration includes ice skating and a tree lighting in the City Hall Rotunda.
777 B Street, Hayward
(510) 537-2424


Holiday 'Let It Snow' Open House & Tree Lighting
Monday, November 30
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
This year marks the 22nd Annual Community Tree Lighting. Mingle with family and friends while enjoying festive holiday music, treats and the lighting of the Holiday Tree.
Milpitas Community Center
457 E. Calaveras Ave., Milpitas
(408) 586-3210

Union City

Tree Lighting and Union City Chamber of Commerce Mixer
Wednesday, December 2
5:30 p.m.
The Trees of Angels will again host tree lighting in support of local hospice care.
Nakamura Clinic
33077 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City
(510) 791-3428

Holiday Festivities:

Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Newark Pavilion
Thursday, November 26
12 Noon - 4 p.m.
Open to all, especially those who would spend the day alone, or without resources. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, entertainment, children's crafts and fellowship. Transportation can be provided. Donations of food, supplies, money, and volunteer time are most welcome.
Newark Pavilion
6430 Thornton Avenue, Newark
(510) 793-5683

Train of Lights
Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 26
Niles Depot
37001 Mission Blvd., Fremont
Departure at 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Sunol Depot
6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol
Departure at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
(925) 862-9063
General admission: $25 per person.
Seating is based on 'first aboard.'

The Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6
2 p.m. (Sat only) and 7 p.m. (Sat & Sun)
Presented by Ballet Petit
Chabot College Theatre of Performing Arts
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
(510) 324-4988
Adults: $20, Children: $16, Seniors: $16

The Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6
2 p.m. (Sat & Sun) and 7 p.m. (Sat only)
Presented by Fremont Symphony Orchestra and Yoko's Dance & Performing Arts Academy
Smith Center, Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 794-1659
Children $20, Adults $43 or $48 based on seat location.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 5
8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
A delicious pancake breakfast and a visit from Santa! Start the holiday season by having fun and giving back to the community through a special partnership with the Milpitas Firefighters and Dave & Buster's. Receive a free photo with Santa when you bring an unwrapped toy or a non-perishable food item.
Breakfast with Santa
Dave & Buster's at Great Mall
940 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas
(408) 586-3210
$10 per child (0-13 years), $8 per adult (14+ years)
Reservations required. Space is limited

Holiday Concert with the Gerry Winn Singers
Saturday, December 5
1:30 p.m.
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1401
Concert is free of charge

Christmas at Ardenwood
Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season in Victorian style! Visit the beautifully decorated Patterson House, sing Christmas carols, search for the Yule log, and visit Father Christmas. Listen to live musical performances and enter our home-made 'Christmas Cookie' baking contest (bring your cookies & recipe with you). Christmas crafts, music and country kitchen treats.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
(510) 544-2797
$8/adults, $6/seniors (62+ yrs.), $5/children (4-17 yrs.), children 3 yrs. & under are free.

Holiday Anime Faire
Saturday, December 5
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Holiday gift making, ornaments, cards and more. Anime films, guest manga and anime artists and holiday shopping galore. Admission fee includes two activity tickets and a chance to win fabulous door prizes.
Teen Center at Central Park, Fremont
(510) 494-4344
$5 in advance/$8 at door

Patterson House - A Christmas Evening Open House
Friday, December 11
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the elegant Victorian splendor of the Patterson House, decorated for the holidays.
Patterson House at Ardenwood Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
(510) 791-4196
Children 5 and under Free, Adults and Seniors $5 in advance/$6 day of event, Youths ages 6 - 17: $3 in advance/$3.50 day of event.

Hawaiian Holiday Christmas Concert
Friday, December 11
7 p.m.
Aloha! To honor Hawaii's newly canonized saint, Saint Damien de Veuster of Molokai, all are invited to a Hawaiian Holiday Christmas Concert sponsored by St. Anne's Aloha Ke Akua Choir and the Northern California Kaleponi Strings Ukulele Group.
St. Anne's Catholic Church
32223 Cabello Street, Union City
(510) 471-7766
Free admission

Holiday Pops Concert benefiting Toys for Tots
Sunday, December 13
2 p.m.
Hosted by Tri-Cities League of Volunteers and the Newark Art Council to benefit Toys for Tots featuring the Newark Symphonic Winds under the direction of Richard Wong. Complimentary intermission refreshments. A new toy for distribution to needy children is requested for admission
MacGregor School Auditorium
35753 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 793-5683

Alice in Wonderland/ Through the Looking Glass
Saturday, December 19: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 20: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Park and Recreation's Children's Repertory Theatre perform adaptations of these Lewis Carroll children's classics.
Niles Veterans Hall
37154 2nd Street, Fremont
(510) 494-4322
$15 per person

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