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Holiday Events Calendar 2018

Your source for all of the holiday events happening in the City of Santa Clara. Want to suggest an event to add? Please email the details to scweekly@ix.netcom.com.

Sunday, December 2

  • Menorah Lighting Festival with Santa Clara Chabad: 2636 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 5-7 p.m. Free Event.

 

Wednesday, December 5

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  • Annual Kwanzaa Celebration: Mission College’s Quad — 3000 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free event.

 

Thursday, December 6

  • Bethlehem Santa Clara: Santa Clara First Baptist Church — 3111 Benton St., Santa Clara. December 6-10. 6:30-9 p.m. The Biblical Christmas story is retold every half hour with live actors, exotic animals, large sets and music. Free event.

 

Friday, December 7

  • Annual Holiday Tree Lighting: Central Park in Santa Clara. 5-9 p.m. Tree lighting at 7 p.m. Santa arrives at 5:30 p.m. The first 500 youth who meet Santa will get a teddy bear reminiscent of “Teddy,” the Santa Clara holiday tree topper.
  • Santa Clara Chorale’s Messiah: Mission Church — 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. December 7: 8 p.m. December 9: 4 p.m. Tickets: $5-$37 through scc.org

 

Saturday, December 8

  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Boy Scout Troop 349: Santa Clara Senior Center — 1303 Fremont St., Santa Clara. 9-11 a.m. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite holiday pajamas. Children must be accompanied by an adult; minimum one adult per family. Pre-registration is required, and each family member must register. Price: $15.00 (Resident), $16.00 (Non-resident). Register at: visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/santaclara and enter course #14143. More info: (408) 615-3140
  • Thrift Store Christmas and Holiday Sale: St. Justin School — 2655 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara. December 8: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. December 9: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Santa Clara Ballet’s The Nutcracker: Santa Clara Convention Center — 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara. December 8: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. December 9: 2 p.m. Tickets: $26-$40 through the Santa Clara Ballet.
  • Reclaiming Downtown’s 1st Annual Classic Car Holiday Cruise: 1000 Lafayette St., Santa Clara. 2 p.m. No entry fee. sc-hometour.com/Cruise.pdf
  • Santa Clara Historic Home Tour: December 8 – 9. Tickets: at City Lights Espresso. sc-hometour.com/index.html
  • San Jose State University Choraliers & Concert Choir’s Home for the Holidays: Mission Church — 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 – $35 through SJSU Music and Dance.
  • Santa Clara Player’s The Christmas Mouse: Triton Museum of Art — 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. December 8 – 16. Free show.

 

Sunday, December 9

  • Children’s Menorah Workshop with Santa Clara Chabad: Home Depot — 2435 Lafayette St., Santa Clara. Free Event with limited space. RSVP here: https://www.jewishclara.com/events
  • Holiday Pop Up Market: Saint Lawrence Parish & School — 1971 St. Lawrence Dr., Santa Clara. 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, December 12

  • Toys for Tots Holiday Mixer with Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce: Triton Museum of Art — 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. 5:30 – 7: 30 p.m. Please bring an unwrapped, new toy to be donated to Bill Wilson Center’s Holiday Giving Program. Register with the Chamber.

 

Thursday, December 13

  • Gift Exchange, Vegan Potluck, Adoptable Dogs, Beer & Friends: Normandy House Lounge — 30 Washington St., Santa Clara. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Dogs to play with and adopt (please bring a donation for Jake’s Wish Dog Rescue), vegan potluck (please bring your favorite food item to share for dinner with enough for at least 25 servings), a gift exchange (please bring a $10-$20 vegan product) and friends to spend time with. Sign up by December 10.

 

Friday, December 14

  • Peninsula Women’s Chorus Holiday Concerts: Rise Up, My Love: Mission Church — 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 8-10 p.m. Tickets: $55-$65.

 

Saturday, December 15

  • Joy of Dance Holiday Extravaganza: Elizabeth A. Hangs Theater — 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara. 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tickets: $15.

 

Sunday, December 16

  • The Choral Project and the San José Chamber Orchestra’s Winter’s Gifts: Journeys: Mission Church — 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 7-9 p.m. Tickets: $10 – $35 through The Chorale Project.

 

Friday, December 21

  • Teen Holiday Pajama Party: Central Park Library — 2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara. 7-9:30 p.m. For grades 7-12. Come in your favorite comfy jammies. Register at Eventbrite.

 

Saturday, December 22

  • A Chanticleer Christmas: Mission Church — 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 6 – 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$75.

 

Monday, December 31

  • New Year’s Eve at California’s Great America: 4701 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara. 9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Tickets: cagreatamerica.com
  • New Year’s Party: SES Portuguese Hall — 1375 Lafayette St., Santa Clara. 6 p.m.
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1 Comment
  1. CS 1 week ago
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    Santa Clara Historic Home Tour – December 8 – 9th
    http://sc-hometour.com/index.html

    Santa Clara Classic Car Cruise – Saturday, Dec. 8th! 2 – 4pm
    http://sc-hometour.com/Cruise.pdf

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