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December 2013

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Colors:  Livermore - Pleasanton - Dublin - Bankhead Theater - Livermore Library Event -  Other or multiple

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1
Sun:
07:04 -- 16:49
Moon:
05:29 -- 16:02

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
    7:30 (Sunol)

 

2  New Moon
Sun:
07:05 -- 16:48
Moon:
06:36 -- 16:56

Live More, Save More
   Utility Savings Kiosk

    4:00 to 6:00pm 

3
Sun:
07:06 -- 16:48
Moon:
07:41 -- 17:58

Ballet Folklorico Costa
   de Oro

     7:30pm

4
Sun:
07:07 -- 16:48
Moon:
08:41 -- 19:04

Mariah McManus
     7:30pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

5
Sun:
07:07 -- 16:48
Moon:
09:34 -- 20:14

Holiday Shorts
   Creatures of Impulse

     7:30pm 

6
Sun:
07:08 -- 16:48
Moon:
10:20 -- 21:24

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Holiday Shorts
   Creatures of Impulse

     7:30pm  

Sing it Yourself Messiah
   Valley Concert Chorale

     7:30pm

7
Sun:
07:09 -- 16:48
Moon:
11:01 -- 22:32

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Home for the Holidays
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Holidays in the Vineyards
     12:00 to 4:30pm

Live More, Save More
   Utility Savings Kiosk

    2:30 to 4:40pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Pls Hometown Holiday Celeb
     5:00 to 6:30

Lvr Tree Lighting & Parade
     6:00 to 8:00 

Livemore-Amador Symphony
   Gems from the Past & Present

     8:00pm (talk at 7:00)

8
Sun:
07:10 -- 16:48
Moon:
11:38 -- 23:38

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Victorian
    Yuletide

     12:00 to 4:00pm

Holidays in the Vineyards
     12:00 to 4:30pm

A Doo Wop Holiday
   Celebration

     2:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

9  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:11 -- 16:48
Moon:
12:13 -- xx:xx

 

10
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
12:47 -- 00:42

A WWII Christmas
     7:30pm 

11
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
13:20 -- 01:44

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol) 

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 16:49
Moon:
13:55 -- 02:45

Journey to Living Bethlehem
     6:00 to 9:00pm

 

13
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
14:33 -- 03:44

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Journey to Living Bethlehem
     6:00 to 9:00pm

Willy Wonka Jr.
     7:30

December People Holiday
   Rock 'N Roll

     8:00pm

14
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
15:13 -- 04:42

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Cantabella Children's Chorus
    1:00 & 4:00pm

Willy Wonka Jr.
     2:00 & 7:30pm 

The Nutcracker
     2:00 & 7:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Journey to Living Bethlehem
     6:00 to 9:00pm

Valley Concert Chorale
   Winder Wonderland

     7:30pm

December People Holiday
   Rock 'N Roll

     8:00pm

15
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:50
Moon:
15:56 -- 05:37

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Willy Wonka Jr.
     2:00pm

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm 

Valley Concert Chorale
   Winder Wonderland

     3:00pm

Journey to Living Bethlehem
     6:00 to 9:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
16:43 -- 06:29

Live More, Save More
   Utility Savings Kiosk

    4:00 to 6:00pm 

17  Full Moon
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
17:33 -- 07:18

 

18
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:51
Moon:
18:26 -- 08:02

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol) 

19
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:51
Moon:
19:20 -- 08:42

 

20
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:52
Moon:
20:14 -- 09:18

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Willy Wonka Jr.
     7:30

The Nutcracker
     7:00pm 

21  First Day of Winter
    
(Winter Solstice)
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:52
Moon:
21:10 -- 09:52

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Willy Wonka Jr.
     2:00 & 7:30pm 

James Garner, A Cash
   Country Christmas

     2:00 & 8:00pm

The Nutcracker
     2:00 & 7:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

22
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:53
Moon:
22:05 -- 10:23

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Willy Wonka Jr.
     2:00pm 

The Nutcracker
     2:00 & 7:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

23
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:53
Moon:
23:02 -- 10:54

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

24
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
xx:xx -- 11:24

 

25  Moon Last Qtr
  Christmas Day
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
00:00 -- 11:55

Cash Mob - Lvr DwnTwn
     6:00pm 

26
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
00:59 -- 12:29

 

27
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
02:01 -- 13:06

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Big Fat Year End Comedy XXI
     8:00pm 

28
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
03:06 -- 13:49

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

29
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:57
Moon:
04:12 -- 14:38

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

30
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:58
Moon:
05:18 -- 15:35

 

 

31
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:59
Moon:
06:21 -- 16:40

Roy Rogers
     8:00pm 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2013 

Key:
Sun: rise -- set
Moon: rise -- set

See Notes on Sun / Moon

See Our
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for Tri-Valley
Holiday events

 
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The information on this calendar was obtained from many sources, and many organizations.  Every attempt is made to provide accurate information.  Organizations sometimes make changes, and I am not always informed.  Please follow the "More Info" links to check for updates from the sponsoring organization.  If you find errors, please email webservant@eLivermore.com.

December 2013 Details

The details for the following reoccurring events are on a separate page, common to all calendar months.  This saves download time.  Click the item for the details.
   
Livermore History Center Highway Garage Open
Museum on Main St  
Pleasanton Farmer's Market Ravenswood Docent Tours
Niles Canyon Railway Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
Niles Canyon Train of Lights

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Niles Canyon Railway Train of Lights.
Experience the magic of our brightly decorated holiday train, covered with thousands of lights, as it winds through the darkness of Niles Canyon on a 75-minute round-trip ride from Niles to Sunol and back, and the later train from Sunol to Niles and back.
This annual fundraising event is presented by the Pacific Locomotive Association to benefit Niles Canyon Railway projects throughout the year. We are sincerely grateful for all of our supporters who help our non-profit, tax-exempt, living history museum continue to operate and grow.
Trains run both from Sunol to Niles and back, and from Niles to Sunol and back.
Location:  Downtown Sunol
Times: Departures from 4:30pm from Niles, 7:30 from Sunol
Admission:  General seating is $25 ages 3 and up.  See the Niles Canyon Railroad.
   $17 for Wednesdays: Dec 4, 11, 18
   Reserved seating is $40.
   Private Caboose: $600 for up to 24 people.
eLivermore Photos.
More info: Niles Canyon Railroad.  Info should be on the Niles Canyon site mid to late September.  Ticket purchases around the 2nd week of October.

2013 Dates - From Sunol
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Dec 1  7:30     Dec 4  7:30   Dec 6  7:30 Dec 7  7:30
Dec 8  7:30     Dec 11  7:30   Dec 13  7:30 Dec 14  7:30
Dec 15  7:30     Dec 18  7:30   Dec 20  7:30 Dec 21  7:30
Dec 22  7:30 Dec 23  7:30       Dec 27  7:30 Dec 28  7:30
Dec 29  7:30            

 

2013 Dates - From Niles
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 29  4:30 Nov 30  4:30
      Dec 4  4:30   Dec 6  4:30 Dec 7  4:30
Dec 8  4:30     Dec 11  4:30   Dec 13  4:30 Dec 14  4:30
Dec 15  4:30     Dec 18  4:30   Dec 20  4:30 Dec 21  4:30
Dec 22  4:30 Dec 23  4:30       Dec 27  4:30 Dec 28  4:30
Dec 29  4:30            

 

Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 3
Tues

 

 

 

Ballet Folklorico Costa do Oro
A special south-of-the-border holiday showcase includes a traditional Christmas processional (Posada), Mexican holiday songs (villancicos), a visit from the Three Wise Men, a festive pinata scene, and a vibrant finale performed in the spirit of a true holiday fiesta. Known for their dedication to preserving and sharing Mexican culture and traditions, Ballet Folklórico Costa de Oro will fill the stage with lively dancers in colorful costumes. This spectacular yuletide celebration ignites the senses with its sparkling and joyous spirit. “Their rhythm is spot on and their movements are beautifully fluid.” / THE PIONEER
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $55/$45/$36  Students (17 & under): $15
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Mariah McManus


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 4
Wed

 

 

 

Mariah McManus
Although just 21 years old, singer-songwriter Mariah McManus has been honing her skills since she was given a set of musical instruments at the age of 13. Her fresh blend of rural country folk, indie rock and pop sounds earned her debut album Nice to Meet You critical acclaim and she was hailed as an “Artist to Watch” by NPR. A talented multi-instrumentalist, with innate storytelling skills and a knack for beautiful harmonies, McManus’ gifts have set her on the path to a long career in music. “Crisp songwriting…judicious with word choice and emotional delivery… beguiling… powerful.” / NEW YORK TIMES
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $39/$32/$26  Students (17 & under): $15
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Creatures of Impulse Holiday Shorts


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 5,6
Thurs,Fri

 

 

 

Creatures of Impulse Holiday Shorts
Join Creatures of Impulse for a Firehouse Arts Center holiday tradition! Your suggestions will inspire holiday themed games, scenes, and audience interactions in the first act. The audience will then vote for which short scene Creatures of Impulse will make into an entire improvised 'play' in the second act. Produced and presented by the award-winning Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Troupe.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adult: $10;  Student: $5;  COI Early Bird Adult: $5;  COI Early Bird Student: $2
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Valley Concert Choral - Sing it Yourself Messiah

 


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Dec 6
Fri

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral - Sing it Yourself Messiah
It’s our annual holiday event.  Join in singing Part I of Handel’s great masterpiece, including the Hallelujah Chorus.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton
Times: 7:30pm
Admission: $10 ($11.34 with service fee). Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
Holidays in the Vineyards
 

 

 


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Dec 7-8
Sat-Sun
Holidays in the Vineyards
Livermore Valley Wine Country celebrates the season with a weekend full of holiday cheer!
Holidays in the Vineyards is an annual wine country tradition where wineries showcase their tasting rooms with arts and craft vendors, holiday music, special wines, and more.

Guests are encouraged to bring toys to their favorite wineries. All toys will be donated to the Toys for Tots Foundation after the event, directly benefiting children in need throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. For more on the Toys for Tots program, visit http://www.toysfortots.org/ 

We look forward to ringing in the Holiday Season with you in Livermore Valley Wine Country.
This is not a ticketed event, however Tasting Fees may apply and vary by winery.

Participating Wineries:

Bent Creek Winery, Big White House Winery, Bodegas Aguirre, Charles R Vineayrds, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Dante Robere Vineyards, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Eckert Estate Winery, El Sol Winery, Elliston Vineyards, Ehrenberg Cellars, Fenestra Winery, Garre Vineyard and Winery, La Rochelle Winery, Las Positas Vineyards, Les Chenes Estate Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyard and Winery, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta's Well, Nottingham Cellars, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery, Retzlaff Estate Vineyards, Stony Ridge Winery, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Thomas Coyne, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room, Wente Vineyards Vineyard Tasting Room, White Crane Winery, Wood Family Vineyards
Sponsor:  Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location: Participating Valley Wineries
Times: Noon to 4:30pm
Admission: Free.  Tasting Fees may apply and vary by winery.
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association or (925) 447-9463

Home for the Holidays


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Dec 7
Saturday

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays
Kick off the holiday shopping season downtown and enjoy free horse drawn carriage rides throughout the downtown, holiday performances at the Flag Pole Plaza and SNOW in Lizzie Fountain!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: noon to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association, (925) 373-1795
 
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting


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Dec 7
Saturday
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
The 2013 Downtown Livermore Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade will feature local marching bands, music, light displays, and of course SANTA CLAUS!!! Tree lighting to follow parade.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: Parade from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Tree lighting following the parade
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association or (925) 373-1795
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Gems from the Past and Present

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Dec 7
Sat
Livermore-Amador Symphony  - Gems from the Past and Present
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Barnes: Concerto for Trumpet - Joyce Johnson Hamilton, soloist
Lees: Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra Avanti Winds, quintet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

After finishing its fiftieth season (2012–13) in joyous style, the Livermore-Amador Symphony continues its golden celebrations with a yearlong festival honoring Joyce Johnson HamiltonDr. Arthur Barnes’ fiftieth season as its conductor! Join us for another fantastic year of great music, fun, and surprise. Dr. Barnes’ golden season showcases a number of works of his authorship, starting with his own Concerto for Trumpet, a work celebrating the breadth of the instrument, the focused skill of soloist Joyce Johnson Hamilton, and the remarkable compositional talents of the conductor. Rounding out the inaugural concert of Dr Barnes’ golden season are George Gershwin’s vibrant “American in Paris”; Ludwig van Beethoven’s magnificent early Symphony No. 2; and Benjamin Lees’ modern, robust Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra, featuring the Avanti Winds (Ellen Crawford, flute; Audrey Gore, oboe; Jeffrey Wolfeld, clarinet; Jennifer Barnes Wolfeld, bassoon; and Liane Sharp, horn).
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Time:
  Prelude talk from 7 to 7:30pm.  Symphony concerts begin at 8:00pm
Admission:  $29 / $26 / $23.  Youth (high school & younger): $10  Season tickets (Dec, Feb, April, May concerts): $94/$84/$74;  Youth $40
Tickets:
  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater

Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
 

 

 


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Dec 7
Saturday
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
The City of Pleasanton will once again salute the season by hosting the Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration to be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:15 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Pleasanton.

This free, family-friendly event features a festive community-based parade followed by the lighting of a holiday tree in front of the Museum on Main.

Kicking off the parade will be one of Pleasanton’s award-winning high school marching bands from either Amador Valley High School or Foothill High School. The band is followed by a wide array of holiday inspired entries including Pleasanton’s own Balloon Platoon, the Pleasanton City Council, hundreds of Cub Scouts and Brownies, local car clubs, performing arts groups, and much more.

Main Street will close to vehicular traffic at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Parade viewers are encouraged to shop and dine in historic Downtown Pleasanton after staking out their viewing turf.

The Hometown Holiday program relies on the support of the community to make the event a success and volunteers are still needed! Those interested in volunteering for the event are encouraged to visit www.hometownholiday.com.

In the event of rain, a parade cancellation telephone hotline will be implemented and updated each hour after 2:30 p.m. on parade day, December 7. The Cancellation Information Phone Line is (925) 931-5352.
Sponsors: Downtown Association & City of Pleasanton Parks and Community Services
Location: Main Street, Pleasanton
Times: 5:00pm to 7:15pm
  3:30-7:30pm Main Street closed.
  5:00pm Holiday Parade
  6:45 to 7:15pm Tree Lighting Ceremony
More info: Pleasanton Events, Pleasanton Downtown Association.

A Doo Wop Holiday Celebration


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 8
Sun

 

 

 

A Doo Wop Holiday Celebration
Usher in the holiday with snapping fingers and tapping toes when Best of Doo Wop arrives with classic songs of the season and other favorites. Hit Parade Hall of Famer Johnny Tillotson, who rose to the top of the charts with Poetry in Motion in 1961, will be joined by soul group The Vibrations, the first to record the hit song Hang on Sloopy. With “Remember When: A Tribute to the Platters,” music by the Flashback Band and comedy host Steve Bruner, audiences will enjoy every minute of this lively show as they travel back in time to celebrate the season. “A delightful trip to a time gone by.” / THE TRIBUNE SEASON
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission:   $65/$55/$45  Students (17 & under): $15
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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A WWII Christmas


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 10
Tues

 

 

 

A WWII Christmas
Called one of the most gifted and insightful interpreters of the classic American pop song by The Los Angeles Times, Andrea Marcovicci exudes elegance with her alluring voice and charming stage presence. In an unforgettable night of music infused with a holiday glow, she revisits the dramatic World War II era through stories, poetry and timeless songs. We’ll Meet Again, I’ll be Seeing You, Sentimental Journey and others join with such classics as I’ll Be Home for Christmas and White Christmas to evoke bittersweet memories of wartime love and romance. “Sublimely moving, instantly transporting us to another time and place.” / NEW YORK SUN
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $55/$45/$36  Students (17 & under): $15
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Journey to Living Bethlehem
 

 

 

 


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Dec 12-16
Thurs-Mon

 

 

 

Journey to Living Bethlehem
Live the nativity and experience the birth of Christ in a way you never imagined possible. Be transported back in time over 2,000 years and enter the 30,000 square foot village of Bethlehem - right in downtown Livermore. We are proud to present a unique, live, inter-active play featuring 3 separate acts performed simultaneously in- and outside the village walls, where they all ultimately converge for the final scene and finale.

Have you ever smelled real frankincense? Come explore the marketplace full of livestock while villagers, artisans and merchants demonstrate period games, skills, arts and crafts. Make way for the boisterous and tyrannical Roman Army as you are commanded to register for the census. Then follow Joseph as he leads Mary atop their donkey, and, while searching for a room for the night, they meet a woman at a well. Share in the wonder and awe as shepherds bear witness to Angel Gabriel, high in the heavens, announcing the birth of the messiah. Then behold an exotic caravan of musicians and dancers as they escort the Three Wise Men, one on a real, live camel, bearing gifts for the newborn Jesus Christ ... all the while enjoying many lovely holiday musical pieces performed by our talented cast and the grand finale complete with choral extravaganza as an ethereal Nativity Angel floats above the stable.

This presentation is entirely ecumenical and is performed and produced with over 250 volunteers of multiple faiths from numerous churches and parishes within the Tri-Valley. To our knowledge, we are the only family holiday event, in our area, which is *entirely commercial free* and FREE TO THE PUBLIC. So won't you please join us for a cup of complimentary hot chocolate and let our gift to you be a gift that you share with your friends, family and neighbors?

This is the 2nd year of Living Bethlehem and we would love nothing more than to continue this every year and make it a holiday tradition for you and every family in our community.
Sponsor: St. Michaels Church
Location:  Adjacent to St. Michaels School, corner of Third and Church St.
Times:  6:00 to 9:00pm.  Repeats every 30 minutes.
Admission: Free
More info: journeytolivingbethlehem@gmail.com   510-377-9711
 

Willy Wonka Jr. - Civic Arts Stage Company


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 13,14,15
20,21,22
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Willy Wonka Jr. - Civic Arts Stage Company
Delight your sweet tooth with Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man! Willy Wonka's quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The colorful cast of characters dance to life in this scrumdidilyumptious musical!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Amador Theater
Times:  Friday: 7:30pm;  Saturday: 2:00 & 7:30pm;  Sunday: 2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $18/$15/$12;  Senior (62+): $12/$9/$6;  Child (12 & under): $12/$9/$6
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
December People Holiday Rock 'N Roll


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 13,14
Fri,Sat

 

 

 

December People Holiday Rock 'N Roll
Something classic, something new, something familiar...yet totally original! This high-powered quintet, made up of some of the world's biggest bands (including Boston's lead guitarist Gary Pihl), presents a family-friendly classic rock Christmas show for all ages. December People plays familiar Holiday songs in the styles of all the top bands of our time. A wonderful, heart-warming, rockin' good time!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $40/$35/$30
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Cantabella Children's Chorus - Noel Nouvelet
 

 

 


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Dec 14
Sat

 

 

Cantabella Children's Chorus - Noel Nouvelet
The 1 pm show features the three Cantabella Training Choirs, as well as selected pieces by the Children's and Chamber Choirs.
The 4 pm show features the three Performing Choirs - the Children's, Chamber, and Honors Choirs.
Doors open 1/2 hour before the show.
Sponsor: Cantabella Children's Chorus
Location:  Our Savior Luthern Ministries.  1385 S. Livermore Ave.
Times:  1:00pm (training choirs & selected pieces by the Children's and Chamber Choirs)
            4:00pm (The three Performing Choirs - the Children's, Chamber, and Honors Choirs)
Admission: $18 adult; $7 Youth 12-17.
More info: Cantabella Children's Chorus
 

Valley Concert Choral - Winter Wonderland

 


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Dec 14,15
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Valley Concert Choral
The Chorale’s annual holiday performances of familiar and traditional carols to fill spirits with the joy of the season. Cantabella Children’s Chorus joins the Chorale in celebrating Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday with a performance of his Ceremony of Carols for an enjoyable musical experience.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Saturday:  Trinity Lutheran Church 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton
      Sunday:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
Times:  Saturday: 7:30pm;  Sunday: 3:00pm
Admission: $20 ($21.69 with service Fee) Student: $10 ($11.34 with service fee). Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
The Nutcracker - Valley Dance Theater


At the Bankhead Theater

 

 

 


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Dec 14,15
Dec 20,21,22
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The Nutcracker - Valley Dance Theater
Experience the magic of the Nutcracker. This annual Tri-Valley holiday event continues to enchant audiences of all ages, bringing Tchaikovsky’s well-known music and ballet to life with all of its elegance and beauty. Thrill to a stage filled with one magical nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, dancing soldiers and a glittering sugar plum fairy. For over 30 years, Valley Dance Theatre’s full production of The Nutcracker,accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony, has entertained families each holiday season. The elaborate sets, skilled dancers and beautiful costumes have established Valley Dance Theatre as the premier ballet company of the Tri-Valley.
Sponsor: Valley Dance Theater
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times: 
  Sat Dec 14: 2:00 & 7:00pm
  Sun Dec 15: 2:00pm
  Fri Dec 20: 7:00pm
  Sat Dec 21: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
  Sun Dec 22: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Admission: $34/$28/$24;  Student 17 & under: $18
More info: Valley Dance Theater or Bankhead Theater
 
James Garner A Cash Country Christmas


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 21
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James Garner A Cash Country Christmas
He's back...but this time with an added twist, just in time for the Holiday Season! Along with all of the hits like Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line, and A Boy Names Sue, this season James Garner and his band recreate those memorable versions of classic Holiday songs from the numerous Christmas albums. A fun, toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash's life and his longtime backing band, the Tennessee Three...a Holiday treat the whole famiy can enjoy.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm & 8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$15;  Senior (62+): $22/$20/$15;  Child (12 & under): $12
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Big Fat Year End Comedy XXI


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 27
Fri

 

 

 

Big Fat Year End Comedy XXI
The Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show is celebrating its Twenty First Year of bringing laughter to the masses in the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Helmed by America’s premier political comedian Will Durst, it is a show that travels the Bay Area during that week, presenting a show that is written by the cast just before the end of the Christmas season. It is a night of hilarity, offering stand up comedy, improvisation and loosely written sketches about the news highlights of the entire year.
Joining Will Durst is Pittsburgh native Johnny Steele, the improvisation duo of Debi Durst and Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni, and Arthur Gaus. Together they are a traveling show bringing yucks to the masses, much like Bob Hope and his Holiday Christmas Tours.
The show is approximately two and one-half hours long, with one intermission after the first hour. This is a live comedy show. Some language may not be suitable for younger audiences. This is a PG-13 rated show.

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $28/$23/$18
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Roy Rogers


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 31
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Roy Rogers
One of today’s top slide guitarists, Roy Rogers has earned a loyal following for his exciting live performances and Grammy-nominated solo recordings. Together with his band The Delta Rhythm Kings, he has thrilled audiences around the world with his original contemporary blues, Americana and roots music. Rogers constantly stretches the boundaries of the slide guitar, finding his own bridge between the traditional sounds of the Mississippi Delta and modern day rock and roll. After an unforgettable night of music, join in a festive New Year’s Eve reception in the theater lobby and get ready to slide right into 2014!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $60
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

Sponsor: Livermore Library
Locations: See specific event for its location.
    Main (Civic Center) Library: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
    Rincon Branch: 725 Rincon Ave.
    Springtown Branch: 998 Bluebell Dr
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library, 925 373-5500

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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Live More, Save More 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month
4:00-6:00pm
Civic Center & Rincon

1st Saturday of each month
2:30-4:40pm
Civic Center Library

Live More, Save More!

Energy Consultation Kiosk will be available at the times listed for a consultation on energy usage.

Join your neighbors in using less energy and save up to 20% on utility bills

  • Receive a free consultation over the phone or in-person at the Civic Center or Rincon Library
  • Use personalized recommendations and online resources to save energy
  • Start saving and receiving rewards for your progress

Appointment Required. Please contact email or phone number to schedule a consultation.

Live More, Save More will reward you for energy savings! Every 5% will earn you an entry into a monthly drawing for a $100 gift card to participating Livermore Downtown businesses.

We provide resources in Spanish (Recursos in Español) 

Visit livermore.wattzon.com or call 800-314-5597 or email: livemoresavemore@wattzon.com

     
     
     

 

 

 

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