Holiday Happenings

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Friday, Dec. 4

Tree of Lights 2015

Hospice East Bay presents the 29th-annual Tree of Lights ceremony at the Brentwood City Park, 710 2nd St., in Brentwood, at 6 p.m. 

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 immediately after. For more information, call 925-516-5444.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Holiday DeLites Parade

Celebrate Antioch Foundation presents the Holiday DeLites parade, city tree lighting and Santa Claus, starting at 2nd and E Streets, at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Holiday Fundraiser

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.

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, and 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.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Pet Pictures with Santa

Homeless Animals Response Program (HARP) is offering Pet Pictures with Santa at Pet Food Express, 5829 Lone Tree Way, in Antioch, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy the holiday photos with your pet and receive a digital photo for $10. All proceeds go to HARP for veterinary and foster supplies for rescued dogs and cats. For more information, email or call 925-431-8546.

Holiday Home Tour

Discovery Bay Yacht Club Splashers present a Holiday Home Tour, featuring five stunning Discovery Bay homes decorated for the holidays and more, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration and raffle ticket purchase is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the home tours are from 1 to 4 p.m., and a raffle, silent auction, appetizers, wine and entertainment will be available at the yacht club from 4 to 6 p.m., after the tours. All of the proceeds benefit local Adopt-A-Family programs. For more information and tickets, call Marilyn Allen at 925-240-1055.

Artisan Expo

Trilogy at the Vineyards presents an Artisan Expo at 1700 Trilogy Parkway, in Brentwood, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy Trilogy’s artisan clubs, including jewelry design, hardwood models, quilting, fine arts, custom guitar building and photography, along with raffle prizes, silent auctions, holiday music and more. For more information, visit

Bethel Island Tree Lighting

A tree lighting ceremony will be held at Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane, in Bethel Island, at 5 p.m.

Christmas Hula Show

Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie a me Halau Kahulaliwai hosts a Christmas Holiday Hula show, at Brentwood Veterans Hall, 757 First St., in Brentwood, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  For more information or tickets, call 925-550-5656.

Happy Howl-A-Days!

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 photos, refreshments, treats and candy canes. 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

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Holiday Troop Packs

Brentwood Auto Parts and Operation Creekside are making holiday care packages for troops at the Veterans Hall, 757 1st St., in Brentwood, starting at 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help pack and donations are welcome. For more information, email or call 925-634-3952.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Service of Remembrance

Brentwood Funeral Home hosts a Holiday Service of Remembrance at 839 First St., in Brentwood, at 7 p.m. The service includes a ceremony, time for reflection and concludes with a reception. The holiday remembrance provides a time to remember loved ones and share a message of hope. For more information, call 925-634-2171.

Friday, Dec. 11

“It’s A Wonderful Life”

Stage Right Conservatory Theatre, Inc. presents “It’s A Wonderful Life” at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St., in Antioch. Performance dates are Dec. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Adults $10, students and seniors $8, and children 10 and under are $5. Seniors pay $5 on both Sunday matinees. For more information, visit or call 925-216-4613.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Lighted Boat Parade

The Discovery Bay Yacht Club presents ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas’ for the 2015 Discovery Bay Lighted Boat Parade, at 5871 Marina Blvd., in Brentwood, from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call 925-634-1210.

Holiday Run & Walk for Health

Contra Loma Regional Park hosts the 39th-annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health at 1200 Frederickson Lane, in Antioch, at 7:30 a.m. The race benefits local schools, youth and libraries. For more information or to register, visit

Brentwood Breakfast with Santa

Heritage Performing Arts Boosters, the Brentwood Rotary Club and Soroptimists present Breakfast with Santa, at the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane, with seatings at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The event features all-you-can-eat pancakes, pictures with Santa and Bricks 4 Kidz at playtime. For more information, email or call 925-325-3395.

Oakley Breakfast with Santa

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.