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December 2015

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2015 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

1
Sun:
07:03 -- 16:49
Moon:
22:53 -- 11:36

Christmas with the Celts
     7:30pm 

2  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:04 -- 16:49
Moon:
23:48 -- 12:10

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

3
Sun:
07:05 -- 16:48
Moon:
xx:xx -- 12:42

 

4
Sun:
07:06 -- 16:48
Moon:
00:43 -- 13:12

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

5
Sun:
07:07 -- 16:48
Moon:
01:38 -- 13:42

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

(Pet) Photos with Santa
   Paws In Need

     1:00 to 4:00pm

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

Pls Hometown Holiday Celeb
     5:00 to 6:30

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

 

6
Sun:
07:08 -- 16:48
Moon:
02:32 -- 14:13

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

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

Ballet Folklorico Mexicano
     2:00pm

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

 

7
Sun:
07:09 -- 16:48
Moon:
03:27 -- 14:46

 

8
Sun:
07:10 -- 16:48
Moon:
04:23 -- 15:21

 

9
Sun:
07:10 -- 16:48
Moon:
05:19 -- 16:01

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

10
Sun:
07:11 -- 16:48
Moon:
06:16 -- 16:44

 

11  New Moon
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
07:11 -- 17:33

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

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 16:49
Moon:
08:04 -- 18:27

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

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

The Nutcracker
     2:00 & 7:00pm

13
Sun:
07:13 -- 16:49
Moon:
08:55 -- 19:25

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Victorian
    Yuletide
     12:00 to 4:00pm

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

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm

 

14
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
09:41 -- 20:27

 

15
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:50
Moon:
10:24 -- 21:30

 

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
11:04 -- 22:35

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

17
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
11:42 -- 23:41

 

18  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:51
Moon:
12:19 -- xx:xx

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

The Nutcracker
     7:00pm

19
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:51
Moon:
12:56 -- 00:47

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

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

The Nutcracker
     2:00 & 7:00pm

20
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:51
Moon:
13:35 -- 01:54

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

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

The Nutcracker
     2:00 & 7:00pm

 

21  First Day of Winter
    
(Winter Solstice)
     Pacific Time)

Sun:
07:18 -- 16:52
Moon:
14:16 -- 03:02

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

 

22  First Day of Winter
    
(Winter Solstice) UT
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:52
Moon:
15:01 -- 04:09

 

23
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:53
Moon:
15:50 -- 05:14

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

 

24
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
16:44 -- 06:17

 

25  Full Moon
  Christmas Day
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
17:41 -- 07:14

 

26
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
18:40 -- 08:06

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

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

 

27
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
19:40 -- 08:52

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

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

 

28
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
20:39 -- 09:32

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

29
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:57
Moon:
21:36 -- 10:09

 

30
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:58
Moon:
22:32 -- 10:42

 

31
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:58
Moon:
23:27 -- 11:13

 

See Our
Christmas
Events
 Page

for Tri-Valley
Holiday events

 

Other Months
January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015
July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015
January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2015-2016 Holiday Dates & Descriptions
Add or Correct Event   List of Recurring Events

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 2015 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

 

   
Christmas with the Celts


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 1
Tuesday

 

 

 

Christmas with the Celts
An exhilarating stage show with an eternal message of hope, “Christmas with The Celts” combines ancient Irish and Scottish Christmas carols dating back to the 12th century, with modern drum beats and pop vocal styles. Originally a pledge broadcast on PBS, the show features renowned Irish group “The Celts,” the Gael String Orchestra, and skilled Irish singers and dancers. A perfect blend of old and new, this evening of spontaneous humor and warmth leaves everyone ready for the holiday joy to come.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $59/$42   Students (17 & under): $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC web site
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

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Nov 27 to Dec 28
Dates at the right


 

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 $30 (+2.49 fee) ages 3 and up.  See the Niles Canyon Railroad.
   $20 (+1.99 fee) for Wednesdays: Dec 2, 9, 16
   Reserved seating in the Dome Car is $45 (+3.24 fee).
   Private Caboose: $600 (+25.95 fee) 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.

2015 Dates - From Sunol
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Nov 29  7:30     Dec 2  7:30   Dec 4  7:30 Dec 5  7:30
Dec 6  7:30     Dec 9  7:30   Dec 11  7:30 Dec 12  7:30
Dec 13  7:30     Dec 16  7:30   Dec 18  7:30 Dec 19  7:30
Dec 20  7:30 Dec 21  7:30   Dec 23  7:30     Dec 26  7:30
Dec 27  7:30 Dec 28  7:30          

 

2015 Dates - From Niles
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 27  4:30 Nov 28  4:30
      Dec 2  4:30   Dec 4  4:30 Dec 5  4:30
Dec 6  4:30     Dec 9  4:30   Dec 11  4:30 Dec 12  4:30
Dec 13  4:30     Dec 16  4:30   Dec 18  4:30 Dec 19  4:30
Dec 20  4:30 Dec 21  4:30   Dec 23  4:30     Dec 26  4:30
Dec 27  4:30 Dec 28  4:30          

 

Holidays in the Vineyards
 

 

 


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Dec 5-6
Sat-Sun
Holidays in the Vineyards
Join us for a Livermore Valley wine country holiday tradition. Wineries showcase their decorated tasting rooms with special wines, arts, crafts, holiday music, activities and more. Donated toys are given to the local Toys for Tots program. Admission is free, however, tasting fees may apply and vary by winery.

Participating Wineries:

TBD
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 5
Saturday

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays
Kick off the holiday shopping season downtown and enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, holiday performances and more!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: noon to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association, (925) 373-1795
 
Paws In Need - Santa Holiday Photos Event
 

 

 

 


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Dec 5
Saturday

 

 

 

Paws In Need
Want an awesome photo of your best friend and/or family member with Santa to send with your holiday greeting this year?  Come to this year's Santa Holiday Photo Event.
No Reservations necessary.
We provide Santa and setting for you to take a photo with your own camera/phone or we will have a photographer on hand to capture that special moment when everyone says "Paws".  A donation of $10 per sitting is suggested.
Proceeds will hepp save the life of a loveable local pet and prevent animal overpopulation by benefiting Paws in Need.
Sponsor: Paws In Need
Location:  Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore
Times:  1pm to 4pm
Admission: $10 donation per sitting suggested.
More info: www.Paws-In-Need.org


 

Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting


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Dec 5
Saturday
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
The 2015 Downtown Livermore Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade will feature local marching bands, music, light displays, and of course SANTA CLAUS!!! Tree lighting to follow parade.

PARADE ROUTE:
First Street - Between "M" Street and McLeod Street

NOTE: Float entries ONLY. No walking entries will be accepted. All entries must be lighted or have holiday music incorporated into the design.
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

Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
 

 

 


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Dec 5
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 6, 2014 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.

Ballet of Folklorico Mexicano


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sunday

 

 

 

Ballet Folklorico Mexicano
A special “south-of-the-border” showcase shares the fun and excitement of a true holiday fiesta. Beginning with the traditional posada, a procession led by Mary and Joseph, colorful costumes and festive songs and dances ignite the senses with the spirit of the vibrant Mexican culture. Founded in 1967 by Carlos Moreno-Samaniego, Ballet Folklórico Mexicano draws on the artistic variety of Mexico’s different regions to fill the stage in a spectacular show that makes a dazzling start to the holiday season.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission:  $49/$32   Students (17 & under): $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC web site
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

The Nutcracker - Valley Dance Theater


At the Bankhead Theater

 

 

 


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Dec 12,13
Dec 18,19,20
Sat-Sun
Fri-Fun

 

 

 

The Nutcracker - Valley Dance Theater
Valley Dance Theatre will present its annual full-length production of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, The Nutcracker, with eight performances beginning Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Bankhead Theater. The performances will be accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra.
Sponsor: Valley Dance Theater
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times: 
  Sat Dec 10: 2:00 & 7:00pm
  Sun Dec 11: 2:00pm
  Fri Dec 16: 7:00pm
  Sat Dec 17: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
  Sun Dec 18: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Admission: TBD
More info: Valley Dance Theater or Bankhead Theater
 
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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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