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What's Up This Weekend 12/23/22

Updated: Dec 24, 2022



Friday, December 23 Bethlehem A.D. – Redwood City Travel 8,000 miles and 2,000 years back in history to ancient Bethlehem…. In its 27th year, BETHLEHEM A.D. is a living re-creation of the village of Bethlehem on the night of the first Christmas. Walk through the village, interact with the colorfully-costumed towns people who are cooking over fires, creating pottery, buying and selling items in the market place, and giving account of themselves to the census taker. Children especially love seeing the live sheep, camels, llamas, Brahma bulls, and donkeys wandering through the village. If you are careful, you might even spot the Three Wise men as they carry their gifts in search of the newborn King.

The Nutshell by Mannakin Theater and Dance – San Francisco Sleeping Beauty Panto by Presidio Theatre – San Francisco The Nutcracker by San Francisco Ballet – San Francisco Movie Night: Frozen – Larkspur Matilda the Musical – Berkeley Storytime at Crab Cove – Alameda Walnut Creek on Ice – Walnut Creek Holiday LEGO Show – Palo Alto Winterfest at Great America – Santa Clara Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday Drive-Thru – San Jose Holidays at Gilroy Gardens – Gilroy

Saturday, December 24 ‘Tis the Season for Science – San Francisco Science-lovers of all ages will revel in a festive array of winter-themed activities, can’t-miss events, jolly live shows, falling snow—and, of course, nearly 40,000 animals eager to offer you their season’s greetings.

Frozen: The Musical – San Francisco Glow at the Exploratorium – San Francisco A Christmas Carol by ACT – San Francisco Six Flags Holidays in the Park – Vallejo Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Rink – San Ramon Seasons Family Walk – Sunol Winter LEGO Show – San Leandro Barnyard Games at Ardenwood – Fremont San Mateo on Ice – San Mateo Fantasy of Lights Drive-Thru – Los Gatos Toy Trains – Santa Cruz

Sunday, December 25 Winter Wonderland at the Boardwalk – Santa Cruz Celebrate the season at the beach! Enjoy rides, games, arcades, festive decorations, photos with Santa, holiday treats, and more!

Entwined – San Francisco Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square – San Francisco Christmas at Temple Hill – Oakland Ice at the Veranda – Concord Christmas in the Park – San Jose Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday Drive-Thru – San Jose Enchant at PayPal Park – San Jose Winter Wonderland at the Boardwalk – Santa Cruz

San Francisco 49ers - Santa Clara

Golden State Warriors - San Francisco


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MOVIES OUT THIS WEEKEND Babylon R Set in old Hollywood when the business was turning from silent films to talkies. Flea, Damien Chazelle, Katherine Waterston… more » Drama Period In Theaters I Wanna Dance With Somebody PG-13 Whitney Houston journeys from obscurity to musical superstardom. Houston wins six Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard… more » Clive Davis, Ashton Sanders, Nafessa Williams… more » Drama Biography Music In Theaters

Corsage NR As her 40th birthday approaches, beautiful Empress Elisabeth of Austria is thrown into turmoil as she anticipa… more » Marie Kreutzer, Jonas Dornbach, Colin Morgan… more » Drama In Theaters

The Pale Blue Eye A veteran detective and a detail-oriented young cadet team up to solve a series of murders that took place in… more » Christian Bale, Gillian Anderson, Robert Duvall… more » Drama Thriller Horror Adaptation Limited

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery PG-13 Southern detective Benoit Blanc investigates a new case. Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr Drama Comedy Crime Mystery Netflix

Living An English-language adaptation of the script of "Ikiru" (1952), set in London in the 1950s. Bill Nighy, Oliver Hermanus, Kazuo Ishiguro, Akira Kurosawa, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Tom Burke Drama New York / Los Angeles Joyride Follows 12-year-old Mully (Reid), who, after fleeing his father, steals a taxi and is shocked to find a woman… more » Olivia Colman, Emer Reynolds, Charlie Reid, Lochlann O Mearáin, Olwen Fouéré

ALL MONTH LONG


December 2022 ALL EVENTS TO DO Sleeping Beauty Panto by Presidio Theatre – San Francisco, December 1-30 Winter Wonderland at Tilden Park Merry Go Round – Berkeley, December 2 – January 2 Winter LEGO Show – San Leandro, December 3 – January 20 Toy Trains – Santa Cruz, December 15-24 Chanukah Celebration – Novato, December 18-26 Breakfast with Santa at Tilden Park Merry Go Round – December 21, 23 The Nutshell by Mannakin Theater and Dance – San Francisc0o, December 22-23 Holiday Lights Train – Felton, through December 23 Matilda the Musical – Berkeley, through December 23 Holiday Lights – Watsonville, through December 25 Chanukah Train – Felton, December 26 Kwanzaa Family Game Day – San Francisco, December 26 Frozen: The Musical – San Francisco, through December 30 Fantasy of Lights Drive-Thru – Los Gatos, through December 30 Balloon Drop at Chabot Space and Science Center – Oakland, December 31

Noon Years Eve at Happy Hollow – San Jose, December 31 Happy New Year Charlie Brown – Santa Rosa, December 31 Holidays at Gilroy Gardens – through December 31 Winter Wonderland at the Boardwalk – Santa Cruz, through January 1 Winterfest at Great America – through January 1 Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday Drive-Thru – San Jose, through January 1 Christmas in the Park – San Jose, through January 1 Six Flags Holidays in the Park – Vallejo, through January 1 First Friday Nights at Curiodyssey – San Mateo, January 6 Holidays at Filoli – Woodside, through January 8 ‘Tis the Season for Science – through January 8 IlluminOdyssey – San Mateo, through January 16 Holiday LEGO Show – Palo Alto, through January 15 Glowfari – Oakland, through January 29 Glow at the Exploratorium – through January 29 Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs – San Francisco, through February 12, 2023



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