Here's What To Do This Christmas In The Tri-Valley, California

From enchanting festive displays to indulgent wine-tasting sessions, here's your go-to guide for the merriest time in the Tri-Valley region
Christmas in Livermore
Christmas in LivermoreVisit Tri-Valley

California may not come to your mind right away when you think of Christmas. However, the Tri-Valley region, located only 30 miles east of San Francisco, will get you into the Yuletide spirit with its many Christmas offerings. Comprising four cities—Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and Danville—the region unveils a unique wintertime charm, from bright Christmas displays to festive concerts and plays.

Holiday Parades And Events

At Tri-Valley, December is an eventful month, beginning with the holiday tree lighting at Dublin Civic Centre, which is a must-see. The Holiday Village in Livermore's Carnegie Park is another spot perfect to soak in the festive vibe. Here, you can shop for artisanal products perfect for gifting from the various decorated stalls. If you are with the little ones, Santa's Corner is sure to be a hit. 

Moreover, the holiday-themed activities and wine tastings at the wineries in Livermore Valley are a must-experience. Don't miss the Lights of Livermore Wine Trolley Tour and the chance to learn the secrets of mulled wine at Garre Vineyard, as well as the Livermore's Sights & Sounds Parade.

The region is decked up during the season
The region is decked up during the seasonVisit Tri-Valley

Seasonal Shows And Performances

Tri-Valley hosts a bunch of entertainment options that will get you into the holiday groove. If you enjoy plays and concerts, check heart-touching plays, such as "Holiday Swingin'! A Kat Edmonson Christmas," the culturally vibrant "Irish Christmas in America," the timeless favourite "The Nutcracker," and the dazzling "NoCHEBUENA: A CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR."

The Nut-Cracker performance
The Nut-Cracker performance Visit Tr-Valley

Snap Memories Of The Season

If you want to take festive photos against Christmassy backdrops or with Santa, head to San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livery Mercantile in Danville, and Stoneridge Mall. You can also explore more dazzling displays by residents that light up the area. Head out on a Christmas light tour with must-see exhibits at Widmer World, the delightful Candy Cane Lane in Pleasanton, and the incredible Deacon Dave's.

More To Do In Tri-Valley

The region definitely shines during this time of the year, but it has more than just unique Christmas experiences that you can explore all year round. 

Mt. Diablo State Park offers stunning outdoor activities and panoramic views, with its summit rising 4,000ft above the Bay Area. Explore the Summit Visitor Center for exhibits on the mountain's ecosystem and history.

Discover five museums in one at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, featuring a renowned classic car collection and exhibits on Art of Africa, Into China, World of Nature, and the Spirit of the Old West.

Warm up your winter with over 50 local wineries in Tri-Valley. From the California-Italian charm of Rubino Estates Winery to the cosy fire pits at Retzlaff Vineyards, each spot offers a unique tasting experience. Don't miss the historic Wente Vineyards wine caves.

Experience a different movie night at Vine Cinemas & Alehouse in Downtown Livermore, known for local beverages and love seats amidst regular seating. The Tri-Valley Caffeine Trail beckons with 17 cafés, tearooms, and coffeehouses offering diverse coffee experiences, making winter the perfect season to explore.

Getting There

Tri-Valley, California, lies in the East Bay area. Accessible via major highways like I-580 and I-680, it's approximately 30 miles east of San Francisco. From San Francisco International Airport (SFO), travellers can take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) to Dublin/Pleasanton station. Alternatively, Oakland International Airport (OAK) offers car rentals or shuttle services to reach the Tri-Valley region.

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