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Whats Up This Weekend 12/16/22

Friday, December 16 Film with Live Orchestra: How the Grinch Stole Christmas – San Francisco Join us at Davies Symphony Hall for a magical movie experience and family-friendly holiday treat: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Directed by Ron Howard with music by James Horner, this vibrant 2000 adaptation brings Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s tale to life, with plenty of laughs for audiences of all ages. Enjoy this festive film on the big screen like never before as the San Francisco Symphony performs the score LIVE to picture. Rated: PG

CuriOdyssey’s IlluminOdyssey – A Dazzling Winter Light Experience for Kids – San Mateo Electrify your child’s imagination at CuriOdyssey’s IlluminOdyssey, a dazzling winter light experience for kids. Four levels of walls, floors and ceiling come alive with radiant, moving color. Carry a colorful lantern with you as you explore a world of luminescent wonder. Venture through a gleaming jungle of soft sculptures and under an illuminated canopy of fiber optic strands. Watch the mesmerizing motion of a glowing blossom-like sculpture as you control it’s changing appearance. Experience the wonder, beauty and excitement of CuriOdyssey’s IlluminOdyssey.

Saturday, December 17 Santa Days at Filoli – Woodside Santa flies to Filoli for Santa Days on December weekends. Snap a photo with him on his festive golden throne, and enjoy a hot drink and holiday treat on the Woodland Court.

A Christmas Carol by Silicon Valley Shakespeare – San Jose Silicon Valley Shakespeare’s inaugural performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will take audience members back in time with Ebenezer Scrooge as he literally walks down memory lane. Set against the expansive backdrop of History Park San José’s 14 acres of preserved and reproduced homes from a long-gone era, this immersive and walking production is a unique holiday experience for the entire family. Dress in your Dickens-inspired ensembles and be prepared to encounter A Christmas Carol like you have never seen it before!

Sunday, December 18 Children’s Heritage Holiday – San Jose Families are invited to come and enjoy crafts and activities throughout History Park. Families will also enjoy a visit with Santa Claus and performances from the Nutcrackers. Everyone can then stay for the first light show at 6:00 PM.

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This Weekend

  • Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

  • Spoiler Alert (2022)

  • The Metropolitan Opera: The Hours Encore.

  • 5,000 Blankets.

  • The Night Owl (2022)

  • Conan the Barbarian 40th Anniversary.

  • Mindcage (2022)

  • The Almond and the Seahorse (2022)

December 2022 also see Holiday Fun

Sleeping Beauty Panto by Presidio Theatre – San Francisco, December 1-30

Winter Wonderland at Tilden Park Merry Go Round – Berkeley, December 2 – January 2

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets – San Francisco, December 3-18

Winter LEGO Show – San Leandro, December 3 – January 20

The Butterfly Lovers of Gold Mountain – Oakland -December 9-16

Toy Trains – Santa Cruz, December 15-24

Holiday Movie Night: Elf – Half Moon Bay, December 16

The Biggest Gift by Fantasy Forum – Walnut Creek, December 16-18

The San Jose Nutcracker by New Ballet – San Jose, December 16-18

Kids Night at the Museum – Santa Rosa, December 17

MOCHA Open Studio – Oakland, December 17

Lighted Boat Parade – San Rafael, December 17

Lighted Boat Parade – San Mateo, December 17

Fujitsu Planetarium Shows – Cupertino, December 17

Fun on the Farm Holiday Crafts – San Ramon, December 17

The Snow Queen by Bayer Ballet – Mountain View, December 17 & 18

Snoopy Gingerbread Doghouse Workshop – Santa Rosa, December 17 & 18

My Very First Nutcracker by New Ballet – San Jose, December 18

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair – Daly City, through December 18

Chanukah Celebration – Novato, December 18-26

Bethlehem A.D. – Redwood City, 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

Noon Years Eve Party at Hiller Aviation – San Carlos, 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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