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December 2018
 

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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

2018 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon
 

See Our
Christmas
Events
 Page

for Tri-Valley
Holiday events

   

1
Sun:
07:04 -- 16:49
Moon:
01:06 -- 13:54

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 11:00pm

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

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

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 

Joy, Pathos and Passion
   Livermore-Amador Symphony

     8:00pm

2
Sun:
07:04 -- 16:49
Moon:
02:11 -- 14:26

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

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

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

3
Sun:
07:05 -- 16:48
Moon:
03:15 -- 14:58

 

4
Sun:
07:06 -- 16:48
Moon:
04:18 -- 15:32

 

5
Sun:
07:07 -- 16:48
Moon:
05:21 -- 16:07

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

6  New Moon
Sun:
07:08 -- 16:48
Moon:
06:22 -- 16:46

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

7
Sun:
07:09 -- 16:48
Moon:
07:22 -- 17:29

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 11:00pm

December People
     8:00pm 

8
Sun:
07:10 -- 16:48
Moon:
08:17 -- 18:16

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

The Nutcracker
   Valley Dance Theatre

     2:00pm & 7:00pm

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 11:00pm

Christmas Treasures
   Valley Concert Choral

     7:00pm

9
Sun:
07:11 -- 16:48
Moon:
09:09 -- 19:06

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Ravenswood Victorian
    Yuletide
     12:00 to 4:00pm

The Nutcracker
   Valley Dance Theatre

     2:00pm

Christmas Treasures
   Valley Concert Choral

     3:00pm

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 10:00pm

Celtic Christmas
   at the Bothwell

     6:30pm to 9:30pm

 

10
Sun:
07:11 -- 16:49
Moon:
09:55 -- 20:00

 

11
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
10:36 -- 20:55

 

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 16:49
Moon:
11:12 -- 21:50

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

13
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
11:45 -- 22:47

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 10:00pm 

14
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
12:16 -- 23:43

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 11:00pm

The Nutcracker
   Valley Dance Theatre

     7:00pm 

Mary Poppins Jr.
     7:30pm

15  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:50
Moon:
12:45 -- xx:xx

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

The Nutcracker
   Valley Dance Theatre

     2:00pm & 7:00pm

Mary Poppins Jr.
     2:00pm & 7:30pm

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 11:00pm

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
13:14 -- 00:41

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 10:00pm

The Nutcracker
   Valley Dance Theatre

     2:00pm & 7:00pm

Mary Poppins Jr.
     2:00pm

Branden & James
     2:00pm

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

 

17
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
13:43 -- 01:40

 

18
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:51
Moon:
14:15 -- 02:41

 

19
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:51
Moon:
14:51 -- 03:45

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

20
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:52
Moon:
15:31 -- 04:51

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 10:00pm

Doo Wop Project Christmas
     7:30pm 

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

Sun:
07:19 -- 16:52
Moon:
16:19 -- 05:59

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 11:00pm

Mary Poppins Jr.
     7:30pm

Irish Christmas in America
     8:00pm

 

22  Full Moon
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:53
Moon:
17:15 -- 07:07

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Mary Poppins Jr.
     2:00pm & 7:30pm

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 11:00pm

Jeff Bordes & Friends
     8:00pm

23
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:53
Moon:
18:18 -- 08:11

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Mary Poppins Jr.
     2:00pm

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

Reduced Shakespeare Company
     5:00pm

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

24
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
19:27 -- 09:10

 

25  Christmas Day
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
20:38 -- 10:01

 

26
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
21:48 -- 10:45

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

27
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
22:57 -- 11:23

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 10:00pm 

Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off!
     8:00pm

28
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
xx:xx -- 11:58

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 11:00pm

 

29  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:57
Moon:
00:04 -- 12:30

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 11:00pm

30
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:58
Moon:
01:08 -- 13:02

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Dlux Puppets
   "Alice in Wonderland"

     11:00am & 2:00pm

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

Lantern Light Festival
     5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

31
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:58
Moon:
02:12 -- 13:34

New Years Eve Celebration
   at the Bankhead

     8:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Other Months
January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018
July 2018 August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018
January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019
Other Calendar Information
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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 2018 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

 

   
Lantern Light Festival


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Nov 23-Jan 20

Thurs-Sun

Lantern Light Festival
Join us for a spectacular evening of dazzling lights, colors, shapes, and themes. The Lantern Light festival is a six week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine. A tradition that started over 2,000 years ago, the lantern festival is China’s most important celebration, marking the return of spring, with the lighting of Chinese lanterns being symbolic of illuminating the future and the reunion of family.

While many people picture lanterns being released into the night sky, these enormous lanterns stay firmly on the ground. Each Chinese lantern is custom-built by Chinese artisans and typically takes four weeks and a team of seven to complete. The lanterns appear to be three-dimensional stained glass, and are handmade from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth. Some are over 30 feet high and others are up to 300 feet long.

If you enjoy an evening full of festive lights and amazing sights, bring your family to the Lantern Light Festival, a rare opportunity to witness the majestic skill of the world’s best lantern-makers.
Sponsor:
Lantern Light Festival
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Thurs & Sunday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm.  Friday & Saturday:  5:00pm to 11:00pm
Admission:  Adult: $23;  Seniors 65+ & Active Military: $20;  Group: $18, Children 3-12: $18; Under 3: Free, VIP: $49; Children's Activity Package: $29.    Parking $10.00
More info:   www.lanternlightfestival.com   or Fairgrounds web site
 

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

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Nov 23 to Dec 30
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:  Coach: $30 ages 3 and up.  See the Niles Canyon Railroad.
   First Class Dome: $50
   First Class Parlor: $50
   Private Caboose: $600
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.

2018 Dates - From Sunol
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 23  7:30 Nov 24  7:30
Nov 25  7:30     Nov 28  7:30   Nov 30  7:30 Dec 1  7:30
Dec 2  7:30     Dec 5  7:30   Dec 7  7:30 Dec 8  7:30
Dec 9  7:30     Dec 12  7:30   Dec 14  7:30 Dec 15  7:30
Dec 16  7:30     Dec 19  7:30   Dec 21  7:30 Dec 22  7:30
Dec 23  7:30     Dec 26  7:30   Dec 28  7:30 Dec 19  7:30
Dec 30  7:30            

 

2018 Dates - From Niles
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 23  4:30 Nov 24  4:30
Nov 25  4:30     Nov 28  4:30   Nov 30  4:30 Dec 1  4:30
Dec 2  4:30     Dec 5  4:30   Dec 7  4:30 Dec 8  4:30
Dec 9  4:30     Dec 12  4:30   Dec 14  4:30 Dec 15  4:30
Dec 16  4:30     Dec 19  4:30   Dec 21  4:30 Dec 22  4:30
Dec 23  4:30     Dec 26  4:30   Dec 28  4:30 Dec 19  4:30
Dec 30  4:30            

 

Holidays in the Vineyards
 

 

 


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Dec 1-2
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. Admission is free, however, tasting fees may apply and vary by winery.

Participating Wineries:

Bent Creek Winery, Caddis Winery, Cedar Mountain Winery & Port Works, Charles R Vineyards, Cuda Ridge Wines, Dante Robere Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Garre Vineyard & Winery, Las Positas Vineyards, McGrail Vineyard & Winery, McKahn Family Cellars, Murrieta's Well, Nella Terra Cellars, Page Mill Winery, Retzlaff Vineyards, The Steven Kent Winery, Wente Vineyards, Winemaker's Studio, and Wood Familiy 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 1
Saturday

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays
A Celebration of the Traditions of the Holidays. Lizzie fountain will be transformed into a winter fun zone for children 5th Grade and under. Holiday Entertainment will inspire you to stroll through the Downtown enjoying the beginning of the Holiday Season.

Join us for shopping and grabbing a holiday treat to eat, all while celebrating our Holiday Traditions in a beautiful hometown setting!

Experience Livermore's Own Official Christmas Carol with "Christmastime in Livermore" by Kim Luty, Choral teacher of ABC Music Source and performed by, Livermore's own, Joe Michell School Choir!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: 11am to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association, (925) 373-1795
 

Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting


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Dec 1
Saturday
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Over 50 floats, including our local businesses, clubs, marching bands, associations and much, much more! The Parade ends with that Special Guest, Santa himself, leading our community in the Official Tree Lighting!

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 1
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.

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Joy, Pathos and Passion

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Dec 1
Sat
Livermore-Amador Symphony  - Joy, Pathos and Passion
Join Livermore-Amador Symphony as we open our concert season with music full of love in all its many moods. We begin with Bernstein’s joyful Candide Overture, brimming with bright, energetic exuberance. The music of French composer Gabriel Faure captures the tragic love story of Pelleas et Melisande. Finally, Brahms sunny second symphony surrounds us with music full of passionate expression and unrestrained joy.
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:  $36 / $31 / $26. 
Tickets:
  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater
December People


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 7
Sat

 

 

 

December People
A Classic Rock Christmas
December People injects those time-stamped, precious musical memories from the songs you grew up with into the holiday classics we all know and love. It’s the Christmas season rendered as the classic rock masters, such as Van Halen, The Who, Tom Petty, Huey Lewis, Santana, Journey, The Eagles and other classic rockers might perform them. A Firehouse Holiday favorite!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
The Nutcracker - Valley Dance Theater
 

 

 

 


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Dec 8-9
Dec 14-16
Sat-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

The Nutcracker - Valley Dance Theater
Valley Dance Theatre brings full-length and repertory classical ballet and contemporary dance productions to the San Francisco East Bay. Every December, the Company presents several full-length performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Last year, the production attracted an audience of more than five thousand. A second major production is staged each season in late Spring. As the resident ballet company, all performances are held at the Bankhead Theater and are accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra. Costumes are created by professional, award-winning designers. Founded in Livermore, in 1980, Valley Dance Theatre is a licensed, nonprofit Ballet Company which also operates an affiliated school of dance, offering ballet classes for ages 3 years through adult and boys’ classes.
Sponsor: Valley Dance Theater
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Friday: 7:00pm;  Saturday: 2:00pm & 7:00pm;  Sunday 2:00pm (also 7:00pm on Dec 16)
Admission: $42/$33
More info: Valley Dance Theater or Bankhead Theater

 
Valley Concert Choral - Christmas Treasures: The Greatest Christmas Choruses

 


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Dec 8-9
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral - Christmas Treasures: The Greatest Christmas Choruses
The program includes Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" and "For Unto Us" from Messiah
Berlioz: The Shepherds' Farewell
Holst: Christmas Day
Bach's "Glory to the Lord" from Christmas Oratorio.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Saturday:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
      Sunday:  Trinity Lutheran Church 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton
Times:  Sat: 7:30pm;  Sun 3:00pm
Admission: $25.00.  Students with ID: $10.00 Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
Celtic Christmas at the Bothwell
 

 

 

 


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Sun

 

 

Celtic Christmas at the Bothwell
The Bothwell Arts Center welcomes back the Annual Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering on December 9, 2018. A spirited community celebration filled with music, food and laughter, the event is a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center and has been held there since 2009. Originally conceived and produced each year by Gabriel “Gabe” Duffin, a folksinger who hails from Belfast, Ireland, the event features Duffin’s band, “Pog Mo Thoin”, joined by talented musicians from around the Bay Area. Acclaimed for their rich Irish ballads and lively Irish folk tunes, the band has also been known to throw in an unexpected rock song, while serving up beloved Christmas melodies with a Celtic flair.

The family-friendly celebration and potluck dinner has become a local tradition, an opportunity to meet and mingle with friends both old and new at the start of the holiday season. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share at the gathering. Cider and tea is offered for free, and wine, beer and Irish whiskey are available for purchase.

The Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering supports the work of the Bothwell Arts Center, an arts incubator offering artists affordable space to learn, teach and create, as well as providing local arts organizations with rehearsal, event, and small performance space. Located at 2466 Eighth Street, between G and H Streets in downtown Livermore.

Sponsor: Bothwell Arts Center
Location:  Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St.  Livermore.
Times:  6:30pm to 9:30pm
Admission: $18 in advance.  $23 at the door.
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 

Mary Poppins Jr.

 


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Dec 14-16
Dec 21-23
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Mary Poppins Jr.
Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances, receiving multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical! An enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers, even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Sponsor: Civic Arts Stage Company
Location:  Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri:  7:30pm;  Sat: 2:00pm & 7:30pm;  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: $7 - $18
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Branden & James


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 16
Sun

 

 

 

Branden & James
With a special Holiday version of their show, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year” Branden & James perform classical covers of pop songs ranging from Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Mary Did You Know, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and their rousing mashup of Silent Night/Ave Maria and O Holy Night. Added to the evening will be some of the music they are best known for: The Beatles and The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Phantom of The Opera, as well as familiar contemporary songs (Sam Smith, Adele, the musical Frozen, etc) from their most recent album they’ve recorded with their producer Patrick Hamilton who made Katherine Jenkins an international star. They tell comedic stories about their lives – Branden’s time on America’s Got Talent, James tales of growing up down under and their musical upbringings (Branden’s grandfather toured with Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley for years and years). They are both pianists and feature all of their talents in the show. It’s a show the whole family will enjoy and will treasure as a genuine holiday treat.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $18 - $28
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Doo Wop Project Christmas


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 20
Thurs

 

 

 

Doo Wop Project Christmas
Stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, return with their take on the doo wop sound, from classic street corner harmonies to reimagined melodies of the era and doo-wop inspired contemporary songs. With their irresistible sound and onstage charisma stage presence, they bring a special touch to the holiday season.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $70/$60/$40
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Irish Christmas in America


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 21
Fri

 

 

 

Irish Christmas in America
World-class singers, dancers and musicians unite for an intimate, engaging performance rich in history, humor, and boundless energy. Pensive ballads, lively instrumentals and Irish dance, plus evocative photographic images create an enchanting start to the holiday season.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $50/$40/$30
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Jeff Bordes & Friends


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 22
Sat

 

 

 

Jeff Bordes & Friends
Pleasanton’s own trumpeter Jeff Bordes returns to the Firehouse for his annual holiday show! This year Jeff will be taking it to the next level, presenting a “Jazzy New Orleans Christmas”. They’ll perform their holiday original The Santa Claus Second Line along with other original tunes and holiday favorites. You’ll be dancing like it’s Mardi Gras in December!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $18 - $28
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Reduced Shakespeare Company


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 23
Sun

 

 

 

Reduced Shakespeare Company
When the Reduced Shakespeare Company comes to the rescue of the Annual Holiday Variety Show at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church, you’ll learn the hilariously shocking history of our best-loved holiday traditions plus wacky new lyrics to favorite carols.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  5:00pm
Admission: $70/$60/$40
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off!


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 27
Thurs

 

 

 

Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off!
Starring Will Durst & Friends

The 26th Annual Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show is proud to present an evening of pure yuks at the expense of the year 2018 (talk about plenty of material). Stand-up, improvisation and loosely written sketches guaranteed to mock, scoff and taunt with taste.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
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More info: www.firehousearts.org
 

Dlux Puppets - "Alice in Wonderland"


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 30
Sun

 

 

 

Dlux Puppets - "Alice in Wonderland"
With remarkable puppetry and clever digital scenery, the classic tale of Alice’s journey through the marvelous world of the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts becomes a fun musical adaptation for all ages.

In this visually engaging production by the nationally-recognized DLUX Puppet Company, all of the characters who encounter Alice are intricately engineered life-size puppets, hand-built and voiced by founder Derek Lux. Derek is a multi-talented performer who originally began building the puppets while he was still starring in “Beach Blanket Babylon” in San Francisco. His wife, second grade teacher Lauren Lux, is DLUX’ education director and has developed a performance activity kit for students who attend the show. “Alice in Wonderland” returns to the Bankhead Theater by popular demand after a sold out show last February.

While the production is designed to also teach children how to use the power of their words, thoughts and feelings in a positive way, above all else, DLUX Puppet’s “Alice in Wonderland” is a feast for the eyes and an afternoon of genuine family fun.

Note: The performance on Sunday, Dec 30 at 11am is Sensory Friendly for children and families with Autism, special needs, and/or sensory sensitivities.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  11:00am and 2:00pm
Admission:  $20
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Bankhead


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 31
Mon

 

 

 

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Banhead.
Join in a festive annual celebration sure to dazzle and entertain! Enjoy a great show in the theater followed by complimentary champagne, wine and coffee, paired with a delicious dessert buffet in the lobby before heading out to ring in the new year.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $40
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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