The Downtown Brentwood Coalition presents Brentwood Winter WalkAbout on Oak and First Streets in downtown Brentwood, from 2 to 5 p.m. There, you can enjoy the Elf Stops at downtown businesses for goodies and crafts, Santa’s Village and Christmas carolers. For more information, visit www.brentwooddowntown.com or call 925-516-6200.
The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 33rd-annual Brentwood Holiday Parade on First and Oak Streets in downtown Brentwood, starting at 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Brentwood Proud.” Bring family and friends to this free holiday event. For more information, visit www.brentwoodchamber.com or call 925-634-3344.
VFW Auxiliary Post 10789 presents a holiday boutique and craft sale at 757 First St., in Brentwood, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch, snacks and beverages are available for purchase, along with crafts and games for children while parents shop. For more information, call Maggie Todd at 510-410-2725.
Brentwood Christmas Tree Lighting
The City of Brentwood’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony is at the Community Center and City Park, at 35 Oak St., starting at 6 p.m. The free event features music, singing, hot drinks and goodies, with the tree lighting at 7 p.m. and visits with Santa after the lighting. For more information, call 925-516-5444.
Do your holiday shopping accompanied by live music at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, at 5709 Lone Tree Way, in Antioch, and support the students of the Delta Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. Students will be playing the piano, flutes and string instruments, along with singing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special coupons are available, with a percentage of proceeds earned on Dec. 5 to benefit the student scholarship fund. The program’s book fair number is 11708997. For more information, call 925-978-1031.
Oakley Christmas Tree Lighting
Oakley’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony commences at 3231 Main St., at 4 p.m. The festivities include performances by the Oakley Elementary School District, Freedom High School choirs and local dance performances. Free cookies, cocoa, children’s crafts and activities are offered. Santa Claus will be on hand to visit with children and pose for family photos. The tree lighting takes place at 6 p.m.
The Discovery Bay Lions and Delta Sun Times present the 13th-annual Discovery Bay Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Discovery Bay Marina, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. While there, visit Santa from 3 to 5:30 p.m., enjoy the parade at 6 p.m. and watch the tree lighting from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Amanda Dove at 925-408-8332 or email amanda@deltasuntimes.
Antioch Animal Services presents the third-annual Howl-A-Day Photos with Mrs. Claus at 300 L St., in Antioch, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free, with free photos, refreshments, treats and candy canes, and this year, McGruff the Crime Dog will be joining in. Well-behaved, leashed animals are welcome. Please consider donating cleaning supplies for the shelter. All pet adoptions are $17 to a qualified home during November and December, thanks to the Friends of Animal Services. For more information, call 925-779-6989 or visit https://goo.gl/WIY2N2.
Oakley presents Breakfast with Santa at City Hall, 3231 Main St., at 10 a.m. Preregistration is required and space is limited, so register early. Tickets are $5, which includes a continental breakfast with pastries, fruit, cereal and assorted beverages. There will also be an opportunity to spend time and take photos with Santa. Registration is available at City Hall. For more information, call 925-625-7044.
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