HOLIDAY HOT LISTDec 13, 2023 05:58PM ● By Walnut Creek Magazine Team
Bask in luxury at the Westin St. Francis' pop-up champagne & caviar bar in the heart of Union Square. Tucked away off the Landmark Lobby, where the grand Sugar Castle reigns, unwind with a glass of bubbly while taking in views of Macy's Holiday Tree, the ice rink, and iconic cable cars. Through December 31.
Dicken’s holiday classic captivates Lesher Center audiences with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Brimming with music and dance, love and laughter, spectacular special effects, this theatrical event is an East Bay holiday tradition. Through December 21.
Civic Park’s sprawling rink invites skaters of all ages and all talents to celebrate the holidays on ice in Downtown Walnut Creek. For one joyous month, December 15-January 15, spin on the Bay Area's biggest rink, warm up by the fire in a private cabana, and learn how to play hockey.
This over-the-top San Francisco twist on the classic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty, is filled with talking dogs, singing chickens, dancing ghosts, and enough holiday entertainment for the whole family. On stage through December 30.
If you missed their yuletide cheer at the Lesher Center, Smuin Ballet’s dance showcase takes center stage at the Yerba Buena Center December 14-24. This celebratory holiday medley incorporates ballet, tap, jazz, and swing into a festive production.
Get lost in a luminous wonderland of lights, lasers, and radiant sculptures on magical evening stroll through the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Every sparkle supports the garden's mission: nurturing education, plant conservation, and community bonds. Through January 6.
Stacked 25-feet-high with 8,000 gingerbread bricks and 1,900 pounds of candy, this edible masterpiece is a feast for the eyes and a treasured Fairmont Hotel Christmas tradition. The Fairmont’s gingerbread house sits beside a dazzling 23-foot Christmas tree in the main lobby, surrounded by a festive holiday train through January 3.
An all-new light maze adventure has landed in San Jose—Enchant at PayPal Park treats holiday revelers to gourmet foods, cocktails, a shopping village, an ice skating trail, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and more. Through December 31.
Every holiday season, the historical Tilden Park Merry Go Round in Berkeley transforms into a magical winter wonderland with decorated trees, seasonal treats, and a breakfast buffet with Santa on select days. Through January 7.
Soar to new heights with spectacular views of Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, Coit Tower and the hills of San Francisco. From its new home on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf waterfront, take in the holiday lights on this 150-foot Ferris Wheel.