Top Tickets: November 23–29
Dancing, music, and gift shopping bring the holidays into full swing this week.
Contra Costa Ballet’s The Nutcracker
11/23–11/27 Bring the kids to the Lesher Center for the Arts for this fun and family-friendly rendition of The Nutcracker, starring an ensemble of youth performers and professional guest artists. .
Illuminate SF Festival of Light
11/23–1/1/18 As the days grow shorter, San Francisco’s nights grow brighter with this citywide installation of light and color. Take a free tour, or download a self-guided itinerary and explore the city’s winter garden of de-lights. .
Macy’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
11/24 After a long day of Black Friday bargain hunting, take a little time to enjoy the holiday spirit during the lighting of the Christmas tree in San Francisco’s Union Square. The merry event includes live performances as well as a visit from Santa Claus. . —Colin Bean
Fifth Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival
11/25 The City of Pleasanton and the Firehouse Arts Center host this annual fest featuring performers in elementary through high school. Hear traditional and contemporary holiday favorites from Tri-Valley youth bands, choirs, and soloists. .
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios
Get a jump on your holiday shopping at this art exhibition and craft fair. Browse hundreds of local artisans’ workshops showcasing handmade clothes, accessories, and home décor; or attend a class and learn to make your own handicrafts for loved ones. .
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