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Top 5 things to do in the Bay Area this weekend

Jack London Square Tree Lighting
The square in Oakland kicks off the holidays with the lighting of its massive 55-foot Mt. Shasta fir Christmas tree, with an assortment of seasonal activities. Visit with Santa, feed live reindeer and shop from more than 90 popup vendors. Friday, 12/4, 5-7pm.

Los Gatos Christmas Parade
Enjoy the small town charm of Los Gatos while watching the 59 th annual Christmas parade, with marching bands, Santa Clause, and the Cucuzza Squash Drill Team expertly wielding massive gourds. Some 235 parade entrants will be marching along Santa Cruz Ave. Saturday, 12/5, 11am.

Union Street Fantasy of Lights
The Cow Hollow thoroughfare lights up for the holidays, with horse-drawn carriage rides, ponies dressed as reindeer, and of course Santa and his team of elves. Saturday, 12/5, 3-7pm.

Caltrain Holiday Whistle-Stop Tour
Santa travels by Caltrain this weekend for his annual whistle-stop tour from San Francisco to Santa Clara stations. The train is decked out with 70,000 lights, a rolling band, “snow” and Santa and his many friends. Check schedule for station stop times. Saturday and Sunday, 12/5-6, 4-9pm.

SF Ballet Meet & Greet w/ Light Show
It’s Nutcracker time of year again, and members of the San Francisco Ballet will be under the dome at Westfield Mall in downtown SF to meet admiring fans, while an animated 3D light show replays every 30 minutes. Saturday, 12/5, 5-6pm.

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Holiday in the Bay Area

I’ve just now peaked above the surface to see what’s going on in the world and realized we’re half-way through the month of December, with Christmas  ‘yikes!’ just around the corner. That’s two weeks of Christmas stuff gone by, which would’ve been more if not for hearing ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’ for the 50th time (that’s how long it takes to drill something into my brain). I did get a chance to see Rudolph though, twice, somewhat distractedly, and with the magic of dvd technology I can fill every second of spare time from here to day one with nothing but Christmas classics. Which I might do. Rudolph is awesome. Continue reading Holiday in the Bay Area