December Events
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November 27th - December
Downtown Vacaville

Beautiful, Fresh Cut Noble, Grand, and Doug Fir trees. Take home a traditional tree or stroll through the “Flocked Forest” for a little more sparkle!
During the rainy season, you can get sand and sandbags from your local fire districts. The use of sandbags is a simple, but effective way to prevent or reduce flood water damage. Properly filled and placed sandbags can act as a barrier to divert moving water around instead of through buildings. Sandbag construction does not, however, guarantee a water tight seal.
Socks for Seniors is a non-profit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes NEW socks for seniors in communities all over the country. Help collect socks in your hometown!
December 1st

Merriment on Main festivities allow for accessible access and accommodations for those with disabilities. Accommodations include a reserved seating area and accessible transportation to and from the downtown area.
November 11th - December 6th (Wed - Sun)
11:00am - 6:00pm
Solano Town Center, Fairfield

FSVAA is proud to present their 52nd Annual Nor-Cal Regional Art Show.
Solano County residents covered by a plan through Covered California (ACA) or Medi-Cal health insurance are required to renew their plan annually.  
December 1st
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Downtown Vacaville

Join the City of Vacaville, the Downtown Vacaville on Main Street for this very special Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Activities begin at 5:00 pm.  
November 21st - January 3rd
Downtown Martinez

Main Street Martinez proud to announce the first outdoor holiday ice rink in downtown Martinez. 
November 6th - December 31st
​Raley’s/Bel Air Markets/Nob Hill Foods

Share the season with those in need! The Food For Families Holiday Bag Campaign runs from November 6th through December 31st at all Raley’s/Bel Air Markets/Nob Hill Foods. Your $10 donation will fill a bag of healthy food for a local family. 
December 1st - 3rd
11:00am - 9:00pm
Vacaville Skating Center
Vacaville's annual fundraiser for Opportunity House homeless shelter celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with 100 fabulously decorated, full-size and miniature Christmas trees to auction off and crafts and baked goods to sell.
November 28th - December 21st

Between December 6 and 12th, City Coach riders who donate an unwrapped toy to the annual Christmas Wish Toy Drive will ride free on City Coach’s regular routes.  And any firefighter at any fire station in Vacaville will be open from November 28th to December 21st to receive the donations until just before Christmas. 
2nd Fridays & 4th Tuesdays
 2:00pm on Fridays and 6:00pm on Tuesdays
Vacaville Public Library - Cultural Center

Do you knit?  Crochet?  Tat?  Cross-stitch?  Do you have a half-completed sweater or quilt stashed in the back of your closet? 
November 20th - December 20th
Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm
Contra Costa Civic Theatre, El Cerrito

Young orphaned Mary Lennox must leave the warmth and splendor of India to live on the dark, cold moors of Yorkshire with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son, Colin. 
October 31st  - December 5th  (Saturdays)
9:30am - 12:00pm
McBride Senior Center, Vacaville

Free Healthier Living workshop to improve quality of life for anyone with a chronic health condition will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturdays, October 31 through December 5 at McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville.
November 27th - January 3rd
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom presents its ninth annual Holiday in the Park, a Northern California family tradition. Guests can enjoy the delights of the holiday season including favorite holiday shows, festive attractions, sledding down a giant snow hill and of course, the perennial favorite: meeting Old St. Nick, Santa Claus himself! 
10:00am - 11:30am
Co-op, Davis

The New Parent Network is an informal gathering in the Teaching Kitchen (537 G Street) for new & expecting parents and their little ones! The Tuesday-morning meetings are for education, but also for people to nurture and support each other. 
As the heady start of the “back-to-school” season fades to the routine of classes, projects, and papers, the inevitable struggles of homework begin.  Solano County Library offers a number of options to help kids keep up and parents stay sane.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 
Vacaville Library

Do you need help with your homework?  The library's teen volunteers are here to assist you.  No appointment needed; just drop by and they will be happy to give you a hand. 
September 15th - December 1st
Grace Episcopal Church Hall, Fairfield

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. 
City Winery, Napa

Each Monday, come out to City Winery Napa and see some of Napa’s favorite vintners show their stuff behind the bar – and the turntable! 
10:00am - 2:00pm
Downtown Martinez

Every Sunday, Downtown Martinez comes alive with a delicious marketplace full of fresh California-grown fruits and vegetables.
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Seven Artisans Winery, Fairfield

Come out for free wine tasting, small bites and a great wine sale.
9:30am - 2:00pm
Vallejo Ranger Station

Find your wild at the Vallejo Ranger Station: Plan an adventure, make art, learn a skill, or volunteer. Volunteers share information about visiting Solano Land Trust lands. Free.
8:00am - 1:00pm

Central Park, Davis

Support your local farmers. Seasonal produce, baked goods, hot food-to-go & more.
9:00am - 2:00pm

The farmers' market offers the freshest and best fruits and vegetables, direct from the fields and orchards of California's family farms. On Georgia & Marin Street, Vallejo.
Are you unemployed or underemployed? Get the skills you need for the job you want! Opportunity Junction offers free computer training and paid work experience in Antioch for Contra Costa Residents.
December 2nd
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Vacaville Cultural Center Library

Make something warm and fuzzy to wear, to decorate your home, or to give as gifts for the holiday season.
December 2nd
Winters Community Center
The Winters Theatre Company will hold auditions for Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls,” the stage version of the 2003 movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters.
December 2nd - 13th
Martinez Campbell Theatre

Ring in the Yuletide spirit with (Not) A Christmas Carol, a modern adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic, performing Dec. 2-13, 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Martinez Campbell Theatre.
December 3rd
6:00pm - 8:15pm
Town Square Library, Vacaville

The Solano Area California Highway Patrol will be conducting a Start Smart class. 
December 3rd
Downtown Benicia 

This extended shopping event offers shoppers a chance to enter a drawing for a downtown shopping spree valued at $500 in Downtown Dollars. For every $10 shoppers spend at participating stores, they will receive one ticket into the drawing. 
December 3rd
8:00am - 10:30am
Journey Coffee, Vacaville

On 12/03/2015, Officers from CHP, Vacaville PD and Solano County Sheriff will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
December 3rd - 5th
Vacaville Opera House

The WCW Sylvan Singers invite you to join them for their Madrigal Dinner 2015.
December 4th
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Downtown Fairfield

Come out for the Fairfield Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festivities! There will be a new Christmas light show, children activities, caroling and so much more!
December 4th
Downtown Benicia

A cherished holiday tradition enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors. The holiday season kicks off with the Holiday Open House at 6pm. Merchants keep their doors open until 9pm serving seasonal refreshments. 
December 4th - 20th
Oxbow Public Market, Napa

Hop aboard the Holiday Wine Trolley as we take a joyful tour through historic Downtown Napa and its Victorian neighborhoods! Each December, on select nights, our vintage Cable Car takes visitors and locals on a fun ride filled with classic carols (from the 1890s-1940s), hot cocoa, and lots of holiday spirit.
December 4th - 5th
7:00pm & 3:00pm
​Vacaville Performing Arts Center

The US Air Force Band of the Golden West will present FREE Holiday concerts in Vacaville, CA by the Concert Band. 
December 4th
Palms Playhouse, Winters

The Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more.
December 4th
690 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg

Join Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation for there Annual Poker tournament and fundraiser.
December 4th - 5th
University Covenant Church, Davis

Enjoy music, song and merrymaking with dinner and dessert.
December 4th - 6th
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New Hope Christian Fellowship, Vacaville
Don't just hear the Christmas story- EXPERIENCE it! Visit an interactive re-creation of the town of Bethlehem on the night of Jesus' birth. 
December 5th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Vacaville Cultural Center Library
A free KAPLAN SAT practice test will be offered to anyone needing practice for upcoming SAT test dates at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. 
December 5th
JFK Library, Vallejo

Genia Wells will present a free Job Search Strategies Workshop at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo on December 5 at 2 pm.  Learn how to assess your skills and focus your job search.
December 5th
11:00am - 2:00pm
Peña Adobe, Vacaville

Come out on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and look for Christmas gifts!  Tour the historic Peña Adobe, built in 1842, and the Mowers-Goheen Museum. 
December 5th
9:00am - 3:00pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Fairfield

Faith in Action is hosting a volunteer orientation training on Saturday, December 5th, 2015, from 9:00am to 3:00pm, for individuals interested in volunteering to provide transportation, make weekly phone calls or home visits, run errands, help with grocery shopping, or provide Senior Peer Counseling to low income, frail and homebound senior citizens throughout Solano County.
December 5th
​11:00am - 2:00pm
Harbor Arts Center, Suisun City

Just in time for the holidays! Come out for a great art and craft fair to find great gifts for the family and friends.
December 5th
Palms Playhouse, Winters

The duo Misner & Smith create a beautiful and evocative sound highlighted by their unique and expert vocal harmonies, which make it all the easier to listen to their intelligent and poetic songs of the human experience.
December 5th
Downtown Winters

This year along with the Winters traditional tree lighting ceremony and festivities you can experience the ultimate small town, quirky holiday parade with vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks and farm equipment bedecked with dazzling lights. 
December 5th
Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, Vacaville

This Holiday Soiree is a dining and entertainment extravaganza. Entertainment will be the musical styling of Julie Stout and friends. 
December 5th
3:00pm - 6:00pm
American Canyon

Snow is coming to American Canyon! Saturday December 5th 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. There will be a snow play area, sledding, carriage rides, entertainment, a snowman contest (build your snowman in advance) and a Grinch’s Reindeer Dog contest (Dogs must remain on a leash).
December 5th
2:00pm - 8:00pm
Suisun City Historic Waterfront

Come out for a Christmas Market, food booths, wine, local entertainment, kids activities and more!
December 5th - 6th
​2:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Theatre, Fairfield

Benicia Ballet Theatre proudly presents The Nutcracker with Symphony Orchestra of Northern California.
November 29 & December 6
Camellia Tea Room, Benicia

Camellia Tea Room and Benicia Main Street invite you to bring your teddy bear and join in the festivities at 828 First Street. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 707-746-5293.
December 6th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Congregation B'nai Israel, Vallejo

8th Annual TLC Concert Fundraiser - For CBI's Tikkun Loving Care Fund. Featuring Doug Cort, Saul Kaye, Dan Zemmelman and Gabriela Welch!
December 6th
Palms Playhouse, Winters

The four women that make up Della Mae, a Boston-formed and now Nashville-based acoustic quartet, play guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle performing an eclectic set of music that mixes folk, country, old timey, bluegrass, and acoustic rock and feels very contemporary in sound and lyric message. 
December 6th
Sacramento Valley Cemetery, Dixon

Start of the World's Longest Veterans Parade from Maine to participating locations all across the Country.
December 7th
California State Capitol Building, Sacramento

Simultaneous wreath dedication ceremonies at all State Capitols. 
December 8th
Civic Center Library, Livermore

The Livermore Public Library is proud to welcome a live streaming visit by Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Ann Leckie on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM.  
November 8th & December 5th
​10:00am - 2:00pm
Lynch Canyon

Lynch Canyon is home to golden eagles and hawks. It is also a magnet for migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. It provides these raptors with over 1,000 undeveloped acres where they can hunt and rest. 
December 9th
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Jelly Belly Factory, Fairfield

Come to the grand lighting of a Giant Jelly Belly Filled Menorah! There will be a magic show, fun for the kids and lots of holiday treats.
December 10th - 12th
Plant Science Institute, Fairfield

The plant sale will feature the ever popular wreaths and swags made by the Horticulture Department as well as holiday planted gifts, winter vegetable starts, bedding plants, house plants, succulents, and more.
November 10th - December 15th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement Center, Fairfield

The holiday season is especially difficult for those who are suffering the loss of a loved one, and NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement has planned grief workshops and a memorial to help during this particularly challenging time. 
December 11th - 13th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Trinity Baptist Church, Vacaville

Featuring singers, actors and live animals! 
December 11th & 19th
Fridays (7:30pm), Saturdays (3:00pm & 7:30pm) 
Harbor Arts Center, Suisun City

Come see Cinderella at Harbor Arts Center!
December 11th
Palms Playhouse, Winters

Wayne Hancock has been called "the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing,” a "roots Renaissance man," a "country singer's country singer" and "Hank Williams meets Gershwin."
December 11th
Valley Church, Vacaville

Alive Music Orchestra swings into their 24th Christmas show titled “the Brave” celebrating their 25th Anniversary. The show has traditional Christmas sing-along carols, songs, incorporating an American tradition originally founded by Bob Hope’s USO tours overseas entertaining our troops.
December 11th
11:30am - 1:30pm
Courtyard Marriott, Fairfield

The Christmas Luncheon raises funds for Child Haven and collects toys to distribute to children in need. Come bring a toy for a child or gift cards for teens to this special event.
December 12th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Save the date for the upcoming Vacaville Museum Guild Holiday Home Tour fundraiser, Saturday, December 12, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The self-guided tour begins at the Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Avenue, where you will be given your map to the festively decorated homes.  
December 12th
Downtown Benicia

In its 21st year, the Christmas Parade & Holiday Market takes over First Street with holiday cheer at 10am. The parade starts at First and D Streets and continues up First Street, ending at H Street. The parade features local marching bands, dancers, and Santa.
December 12th
Palms Playhouse, Winters

Hold on to your seats and get ready for a rollicking evening of outrageous humor and song. The Palms is happy to present this seasonal extravaganza, Sourdough's Wild & Woolly Revue, featuring popular Gold Country old time music makers, Sourdough Slim & The Saddle Pals, Faux Renwah, and Robert Armstrong. A once-a-year opportunity to catch all these artists in a show together.
December 12th
10:00am - 2:00pm
Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Fairfield

Come to the Building Mental Health friendly Communities for African Americans in Solano County Re-launch Kickoff Event. Come out to Equip and Empower the African American Faith Community to lead the way in addressing healing and wellness efforts in the community.
December 12th
10:00am - 11:30am
Jelly Belly Visitor Center, Fairfield

Join Mr. Jelly Belly and friends for a delicious brunch and lots of fun with Santa Claus! It is by reservation only and spaces are limited. 
December 12th - 13th
10:00am - 5:00pm
Specialty Event Center, Fairfield

Find the perfect gift! Over 100 booths featuring handcrafted and quality commercial items!
December 12th
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon

Simultaneous wreath laying ceremonies at over 350 locations all over the world. 
December 13th
The Hampton Inn & Suites, Vacaville

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. 
December 13th
Downtown Vacaville

Come to the 7th Annual Menorah Lighting and Community Chanukah Celebration!
December 15th
Oracle Arena, Oakland

See Muse: Drones World Tour!
December 15th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Civic Center Library, Livermore

The open enrollment period for Covered California is November 1, 2015, to January 31, 2016.  Medi-Cal enrollment is year round.  Axis Community Health will hold a free presentation on “Getting Started with Covered CA and Medi-Cal” on Tuesday.
December 15th - 17th
Rec Center, American Canyon

I Spy The Snowman – a holiday scavenger hunt will take place in American Canyon this December. You have 3 nights to choose from; December 15, 16 or 17 at 6:30 p.m. 
December 19th
Vacaville Performing Arts

Enjoy the magic of the Christmas season with one of California’s premier Santas. Families will experience a show filled with music, stories, a bit of Christmas magic and visit with Santa on stage. See Santa’s Mailbox, Sleigh and more! Bring a camera!
December 19th
Palms Playhouse, Winters

Come out for some off-beat holiday cheer as an all-star lineup of north Bay Area musicians, Paul Rogers (of Those Darn Accordions!), various Commander Cody alumni, and other Mill Valley musicians, join together to perform original holiday numbers, parodies of unlikely classics, and raucous jugbandizations of seasonal favorites. 
November 20th - December 6th
2:00pm & 8:00pm
Winters Community Center

In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot). It is a heartwarming holiday comedy with a beautiful message.  Shows will be held at the Winters Community Center at 201 Railroad Avenue in Winters.
November 28th - 29th & December 12th - 24th
Jelly Belly Visitor Center, Fairfield

 The Jolly Big Man will be in residence throughout the month of December. Come visit him before he has to head back to the North Pole. He will be in the Tangerine Room upstairs at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center and there will be a professional photographer on site. 
December 30th
6:00pm & 9:00pm
Campbell Theater, Martinez

The Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show returns to Downtown Martinez for one night - two shows on Wednesday, Dec. 30th, 6pm AND 9pm at the Campbell Theater 636 Ward St. Tickets sold online only in advance. Tickets will be available at the door (cash only) if not sold out.