San Ramon Valley Events – December 2013

Hey Everyone!

Thank you for subscribing to our Community Happenings monthly newsletter! Each month we’ll send you a round-up of community events happening in the San Ramon/Danville area.  Whether you are new to the area or a long time resident, we hope this information will help ease your activity planning.  If we missed any, please let us know and we’ll be sure to put it on our watch list.

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Mike Continillo
Villa Properties

Toys For Tots Holiday Gala at The VINE at Bridges

Thursday, December 5
8:00 PM
The Vine at Bridges
480 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA

Help bring Christmas to children in need! Enjoy a magical night of giving with live music by Roem Baur (Full Band) that will keep you dancing all night long! Hourly Raffle with Bottle Giveaways and Silent Auction! The cover is $15 or a NEW and unwrapped toy.Last year was such a success we’re hoping to do even better this year! Please help us spread the word and invite friends, family and co workers to this event!

Presented by: Lounge Fly SF and The Vine at Bridges

Annual Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 6

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Bishop Ranch One
6111 Bollinger Canyon Rd
San Ramon CA 94583

Join Sunset Development as they kick off the holiday season with their annual Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Event.

This event is free.

The event will feature numerous family activities including:

  • Spectacular lighting of a 65-foot holiday tree at 6:30pm;
  • Live music and various entertainment on two stages;
  • A snow play area for kids ages 12 and under;
  • Photo opportunities with Santa, who is taking time from his busy schedule to meet and greet the San Ramon community;
  • Vendors selling lots of refreshments;
  • One Warm Coat and Food Bank of Contra Costa will be on hand to accept donations.

Bah Humbug! 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, December 7

9:00 AM
Start & Finish:
Bishop Ranch #2 on the corner of Camino Ramon and Bishop Dr.

Start the holiday season off with a healthy fun run or walk through San Ramon. Participants will receive a holiday long sleeved t-shirt and plenty of goodies provided by local sponsors.

Register online or download the registration form here.

For additional information please visit the City website. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted. Race day registration tables open 7:30- 8:50am.

Awards: Medals are given to the first three finishers in each age division. Costume awards will be given for Most Grinch-Like, Best Holiday Spirit, and Best Group Theme.

Holidays on the Farm

Saturday, December 7
Saturday, December 14 

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Forest Home Farms19953 San Ramon Valley Boulevard
San Ramon, CA 94583

Enjoy an old-fashioned celebration at Holidays on the Farm on both Saturdays. Admission is FREE! Two of Santa’s reindeer will make a special visit!

Each Saturday, enjoy entertainment, tractor rides, Victorian ornament making, sheep herding demonstrations, and visits with a Victorian Santa.

On Saturday, December 7, the Puppet Company will present “The Nutcracker” at 11:30 a.m. Also, there will be a special Holiday Market with vendors on December 14.

Tours of the farm and Glass House Museum will be available for $5 per person. Presented by the City of San Ramon and the San Ramon Historic Foundation.

San Ramon Valley High School Winter Boutique

Saturday, December 7

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
San Ramon Valley High School
501 Danville Boulevard
Danville, CA

Find that special gift with over 70 Specialty Vendors to shop. There are also raffle prizes, a Toys for Tots Drop Off Location, and a Holiday Photo Shoot On Site for Kids and Families.

John Muir Pediatric – Holiday Teddy Bear Breakfast

Saturday, December 7

10:00 AM
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive
Danville, CA

Often children need added security in their life. Something they can talk to and tell their deepest secrets, something that can be held tightly and that will help them be safe,
and many times this security is provided in the form of a Teddy Bear.

All proceeds from the 5th Annual Teddy Bear Breakfast are dedicated to meeting the health needs of children at: John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek Pediatric Department.

Visit with our Teddy Bear and Santa, Music, Face Painting, Surprises for children and adults. Bring your camera for great photo opportunities!

$25 for Adults, $15 for Children, 12 and under.

Information – Reservations
Barb Neale: 925-939-3597
Bev Riggs: 925-829-4188

Reservation Deadline:  December 2, 2013

20th Annual Breakfast with Santa!

Saturday, December 148:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Danville Grange Hall
743 Diablo Road
Danville, CA
Bethel No. 247, Danville Job’s Daughters International invites you to their 20th Annual Breakfast with Santa! Price is $8 per person. Ages 3 and under are free!Ticket includes your choice of pancakes or crepes, eggs, sausages, and oranges. You will also receive a complimentary picture with Santa!Don’t forget to stop by the bake sale, craft boutique, and the children’s activities area while you are there.
Impressions of the Nutcracker

December 14-15

Saturday: 2:30pm, 7:30pm
Sunday: 1:30pm, 3:30pm

Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
10550 Albion Road
San Ramon, CA

More than just a ballet, San Ramon Valley Dance Academy’s production of “Impressions of the Nutcracker” incorporates multiple dance styles in a fast paced production that follows the traditional story line of the Nutcracker. Follow Clara on Christmas Eve as she takes a magical journey to the Land of the Sweets with her enchanted Nutcracker Prince. In just over an hour, this popular story ballet performance will delight and entertain the whole family.

Tickets: $22 Adults, $19 Youth & Senior

San Ramon Chorus & Dancers Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 15

Showtime: 3:00 PM
San Ramon Community Center
12501 Alcosta Boulevard
San Ramon, CA

This delightful holiday concert featuring multi-cultural holiday music and dance is tailored for the entire family. This charming program is certain to entertain one and all. The afternoon will culminate with a special visit from Santa Claus himself. Admission is free.

Horns for the Holidays

Friday, December 207:00 PM
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
10550 Albion Road
San Ramon, CABring the entire family for an uplifting musical experience. The fifty-five member symphonic band under the direction of Larry Colon will entertain both young and old with their renditions of classic melodies and favorite holiday carols.Tickets are $6 for adults, children and teens with student ID are free. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 925-973-3343.

Bay Area Children’s Theater: A Year with Frog and Toad

December 21 – 22

Showtimes: 11 AM and 2 PM
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
10550 Albion Rd
San Ramon, CA

Celebrate friendship in glorious song, as our heroes, Frog and Toad, hop through a season of comic adventures with their animal friends. Nominated for three 2003 Tony awards including Best Musical, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is adapted from the beloved Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel.

Music by Robert Reale, Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale Directed by Lynda Bachman.

Tickets per show: $16 Child, $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, Groups of 10 or more $13. Purchase tickets online here.

A Charlie Brown Christmas with David Benoit

Sunday, December 227:00 PM
Blackhawk Automotive Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CASince launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist and composer has included over 25 solo recordings. His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects (including Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years and the star-studded 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas) that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and solidify Benoit’s role as his music heir.  Ticket Costs: $50-$65
For more information visit their website, or email

East Bay New Year’s at San Ramon Marriott

Tuesday, December 31

8:30 PM
San Ramon Marriott Hotel
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, CA

The Professionals Guild hosts New Year’s Eve inside the remodeled ballrooms of the San Ramon Marriott.  DJs, a live band and casino gaming for prizes are included.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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