The holidays are in full swing and there is a lot going on along the coastside. Here is a roundup of local events not to miss this December.
Night of Lights-Dec. 2nd
Night of Lights is scheduled to take place in downtown Half Moon Bay on Friday, December 2nd. Enjoy roasted chestnuts, live carolers and musical entertainment, holiday shopping, a tree lighting ceremony in Mac Dutra Plaza, as well as, a Parade of Lights down Main Street. More information about this event can be found here.
Winter Wonderland In Central Park- Dec. 2nd-3rd
The fun of the holidays continues in Central park with family fun activities, holiday lights, horse drawn carriage rides, painting, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and last but not least - snow! Enjoy this free event! Also in Central Park is one of the Bay Area’s largest outdoor ice skating rinks that will be open till January 16th. More information and details can be found here.
75th Pearl Harbor Anniversary Remembrance Dinner- Dec.2nd
Plan to attend the 75th Annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner at the Naval Postgraduate School on Friday, December 2nd. The theme of this year’s dinner is Pearl Harbor 1941- Reflections Building for the Future. This year’s guest speaker is none other than the Honorable Mayor of the City of Monterey, Mr. Clyde Robertson. Mr. Robertson’s own father was at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. More information on this event can be found here.
Nutcracker Sweet by the Peninsula Ballet Theatre- Dec. 3rd
Perfect for younger children, the Nutcracker Sweet is a short 45 minute magical performance at the Studio One Theatre. New this year is the Sugar Plum Tea for families. Each performance includes hot chocolate, tea, and sweet treats. For more information about this performance visit here.
Pacifica Spindrift Players Presents: Greetings! Dec. 2nd-18th
Starting December 2nd and running through December 18th, the Pacifica Spindrift Players will be presenting a wonderful performance of Greetings. What happens when a man brings a Jewish fiancé home to meet his devout Catholic parents for Christmas? Find out at this wonderful performance. More details and tickets can be found here.
Rockaway Beach Cleanup- Dec.3rd
Head to Rockaway Beach on December 3rd to help with beach cleanup. Bags and gloves will be provided to volunteers and you are encouraged to bring your own bucket. More information and details can be found here.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told- And Then Some- Dec. 2nd-3rd
The Coastal Repertory Theatre will have its final performance of Every Christmas Story Ever Told- And Then Some on December 2nd and December 3rd. No holiday pop icon is missing from this wonderful holiday performance. Laugh and cheer while enjoying this family friendly performance. Performance times and ticket information can be found here.
Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival- Dec. 4th
The annual tree lighting in Rockaway Beach along the coast of Pacifica will once again take place this year. Santa is scheduled to arrive on his firetruck promptly at 5pm. The festival will include free Cable Car rides, live music and performances, pony rides, snow flurries, and a wide array of food. More information on the tree lighting can be found here.
Harbor Boat Lighting At Pillar Point Harbor-Dec.-10th
View boats festively adorned for the holidays as they sparkle their lights for the Harbor Boat Lighting at Pillar Point Harbor. This annual event is what small coastal town living is all about. Learn more about the event here.
44th Anniversary of the Holiday Festival of Dance- Dec. 10th
500 dancers will perform for the “Holiday Festival of Dance” in this year’s annual event that is co-sponsored by the San Mateo Parks & Recreations Department and the San Mateo Dance Association. This annual event is family friendly and more performance details can be found here.
Pacifica Education Foundation’s Winter Gala- Dec. 16th
The Pacifica Education Foundation would love to have you attend an elegant evening out to celebrate Pacifica elementary schools. Pacifica students will perform Slam Poetry. Enjoy dancing the night away. Don’t forget about the silent and live auction. More information about this event can be found here.
Breakfast With Santa-Dec. 17th
You and your children can dine with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. This breakfast will feature a buffet full of traditional morning fare along with Christmas selections and a Christmas style candy table. Tickets may be purchased here.
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