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Jona's Blog November 20th


something for everyone to get in the spirit of the season of lights, parades, and other holiday traditions--some UNIQUE to the Bay Area!
I've been scouring the web to find as many as I can for you. Find your faves, then search 'em online for all the details!

Fri 11/22-12/30 It's snowing at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency!

Fri 11/22 Berkeley Holidays on Fourth St Lights & Free Cocoa @ 4:30-6:30pm.

Fri 11/22 San Mateo Tree Lighting, Hand Bell Choir, Dickens Faire Characters @ 5:30p

Sat & Sun 11/23 & 24 San Francisco Pier 39 Tree Lighting @ 6pm. Meet Disneyland friends @ noon-3pm.

Wed 11/27 San Francisco Ghirardelli Menorah Lighting @ 5pm.

Wed 11/27-12/4 Bill Graham Menorah Lighting Union Square daily.

Fri 11/29-12/31 Los Gatos Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park.

Fri 11/29 San Francisco Ghirardelli Tree Lighting @ 5:30pm.

Fri 11/29 San Francisco Union Square Tree Lighting @ 6pm.

Fri 11/29 San Jose Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting @ 6pm.

Fri 11/29 Saratoga Tree Lighting & Open House @ 5-8pm

Sat 11/30 Capitola Surfing Santa @ noon.

Sun 12/1 Los Altos Festival of the Lights Parade @ 6pm.

Wed 12/4 San Jose Santana Row Menorah Lighting @4-6pm.

Fri 12/6 Capitola Tree Lighting @ 6pm.

Fri 12/6 Cupertino Tree Lighting @ 6-8pm.

Fri 12/6 Emeryville Holiday Tree Lighting, Parade, & Winter Wonderland @ 5pm.

Fri 12/6 Mountain View Community Tree Lighting @ 6-8pm

Fri 12/6 Santa Clara Holiday Tree Lighting @ 6:30-7pm. Lighting @ 6:45pm.

Sat 12/7 Campbell Carol of Lights @ 4-8pm.

Sat 12/7 Gilroy Downtown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting @ 3pm. 

Sat 12/7 Gilroy Gardens Holiday Lights opens @ 4-9pm. Continues 12/7-9, 12/14-23, and 12/26-30.

Sat 12/7 Los Gatos Children's Christmas/Holidays Holiday Parade @ 11am.

Sat 12/7 Morgan Hill Tree Lighting & Holiday Parade @ 5:30-7:30pm.

Sat 12/7 Oakland Children's Holiday Parade @ 2pm.

Sat 12/7 San Francisco Union Square Holiday of Lights Christmas Celebration @3-7pm.  

Sat 12/7 Santa Cruz Downtown Holiday Parade & Lighted Boat Parade @ 10am-noon.

Sat 12/7 Sunnyvale Holiday Celebration & Christmas Tree Lighting @ 4:30-8:30pm.

Sun 12/8 San Jose Theatre on San Pedro Square 3rd Annual "Decembrance" Musical @ 7pm

Scott Sugarbear Pearson JDH,have you ever seen Hearst Castle at this time of year? they put up Vintage decorations, it is UNBELIEVABLE at Christmas !! I give it 4 1/2 KBAY's out of 5!
Ted Kopulos And don't forget my concert, "Decembrance", on December 8th, 7pm, Theatre on San Pedro Square. This is the third year it will be presented!
Jona Denz-Hamilton  to Ted Kopulos: I'll add it!
Dee Douglas i sure do miss all of the events and shows at christmas in the bay area, but there are a couple of fun things to do out this way. we have a park in bowling green that we can drive through that is all lit up with a bunch of displays. also, we are planning on going to the opryland hotel in nashville again this year. it is awesome. so many decorations and they have a convention hall that they do all in ice sculptures, ice slides, and the like. it's a different theme every year and this year is frosty!
Roxanne Wheeler thank you jona but now that is raining it will be much harderv for me to go outside now I don'tveven have a coat and I would freeze to death LOL
Jona Denz-Hamilton Roxanne Wheeler: NO COAT? You're taking this California Girl thing too far!
Roxanne Wheeler LOL it was not done intentionally it was an accident the last coat sweater thing that I had got lost and now we are looking for a nice Jacket size 7 ( I think) would be a nice christmas present
Tony Dake One of the holiday events I will be participating in is the food give away at our local food pantry
Peggy Humphries Thank you for the list Jona Love all the local activities to get us into the spirit of the season!
Happy Holidays!
Sharon Johnston Thank you Jona!!!!



A Bay Area music hall's building is now history. Watch as The KEYSTONE PALO ALTO is demolished--click below. For the first time, Debbie Harry sang "Little GTO" for me (and my car) there, at one of BLONDIE'S's original concerts--what a thrill!
What memories do you have?
Click for video of demolition> www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=554639147937887&set=o.50420096145&type=2&theater
Helen Morad, Ross Mehan, Ken Stout and 2 others like this.

Dee Douglas oh my word! i hate how many of my childhood icons are now gone
Janie Freeman That's really cool , Jona! Sorry about the Keystone though.
Ken Stout Sorry to hear it.
Ted Brooks Jeez. i saw, among others Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy & Jr. Wells ,Albert King, Van Morrison, Jerry Garcia, The Tubes, etc etc there. Too bad.

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