Festivals

Westin St.Francis Sugar Tree Display

11/26/2014-01/02/2015
All Day
Westin St. Francis Hotel Lobby
San Francisco 

 

In celebration of the Holiday season, San Franciscan Westin St. Francis Hotel will display a 12-foot tall Sugar Tree which is made by more than 1,000 pieces of candies!  This amazing artwork will be displaying at the lobby of the hotel, if you would like to take a look at it or take some pictures, now maybe a good time to do so!

For more information: www.westinstfrancis.com

San Rafael Parade of Lights

11/29/2014
All Day
Downtown San Rafael
San Rafael 

 

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland this Saturday!  In its 35th year, this annual event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay Area.

The event starts at noon with free snow sledding and kids’ activities, a Holiday Marketplace and the Parade begins at 5:30 PM.

Following the Parade, Santa, Ms. Claus and other costumed characters arrive with the Mayor of San Rafael to the center of town in the City Plaza to light the official Holiday Tree. Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa and friends are available for a meet and greet with the kids.

For more information: (800) 310-6563, www.sresproductions.com

Family Fun Day

11/29/2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Book Passage
Corte Madera 

For more information: (415) 927-0960

Railroad Model Holiday Show

11/29/2014-11/30/2014
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Model Railroad Society
Walnut Creek 

 

Love Railroad Model cars? Then you won’t want to miss the Holiday show this weekend at Walnut Creek Railroad Model Society.  For more information, click here: www.wcmrs.org

Gold & Silver Christmas Ball

12/02/2014
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chinese American Citizens Alliance – S.F Lodge
San Francisco  

Self-Help for the Elderly is hosting a Gold & Silver Christmas Ball on 12/2.  The event is featuring lots of fun activities including dance, music, refreshments, raffle drawing, nutritious dinner and much more!  To purchase your ticket, please go to Self-Help for the Elderly senior center.

For more information: please contact Kari Mak at (415)677-7580.

Senior Christmas Party

12/12/2014
1:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral
San Francisco 

Self-Help for the Elderly will be hosting a Christmas Celebration event for the seniors on 12/12/2014 at San Francisco Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral.  People can enjoy live performance including music, dance, Chinese Opera, magic show and other amazing performances.  There will be raffle drawing and nutritious dinner available as well.  Every person who comes to this event will receive a special gift.  Ticket is $6 per person ($2 Nutritious Meal suggested donation included).  Please visit your nearby Self-Help  branch to purchase your tickets.

For more information: 415-677-7580

Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts and Food Faire!

12/13/2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral
San Francisco 

Shop smart, have fun and feel good at Silver Bells, where a percentage of all of your purchases will help support Kimochi’s programs and services for seniors! You’ll find lots of unique and budget-friendly items, many inspired by Asian/Pacific Island designs.

Silver Bells offers FREE Admission, and FREE Shuttle Service to/from Japantown (stops at Post/Buchanan Sts.).

For more information: Call Kimochi, Inc. at (415) 931-2294 or visit http://www.kimochi-inc.org/silverbells.htm

Elements of Rhythm: Drums of Asia

12/13/2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland  

Elements of Rhythm: Drums of Asia” is a unique family-friendly event that will include performances by five world-class performing groups representing countries from throughout Asia, including Kyoungil Ong of Korean Traditional Performing Arts Center of San Francisco Bay Area. Showtime is 4 pm (to approx. 5:30 pm) on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the heart of Oakland Chinatown at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (388 9th St. Suite 290 Oakland CA). VIP reception 2:30-3:30.

Tickets available online at oaccasiandrumming.eventbrite.com.

Contact info: 510-637-0455, jplee@oacc.cc, and www.oacc.cc.

Flamenco Performance: Juerga

12/13/2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre
San Jose 

The Flamenco Society of San Jose presents “Juerga” an extra ordinary evening of Flamenco.  Featuring a great cast of professional flamenco artists; Singer; Mercedes Molina, dancer; Koko de la Isla, guitarist; Jorge Liceaga, and various other spectacular dancers and artists, Special guest, flamenco group “Ida y vuelta”.

This performance showcases some of the best Bay Area flamenco artists. Performing music, song and dance from Andalusia in southern Spain. Flamenco noted for its energetic and passionate style guarantees a performance full of power, magic and purity.

Experience an intimate night of “Juerga” in San Jose. The admission charge for this event is only $19 General admission, $15 for students / senior citizens and $12 for children.

Purchase by Phone: 1-800-838-3006
On Line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/902268