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Comedy Night at Hiddenbrooke

Fri Nov. 21, 2014
1095 Hiddenbrooke Prkwy
(707) 558-1153

DAVE BURLEIGH, is back again! Featured on America's Got Talent, he came last year and we could watch him again and again. So he's back! A veteran impressionist and very smart comedian. We'll also have CAITLIN GILL! She's been featured on NPR and Huffington Post, and just booked her first national commercial! A true up and comer from the Bay Area. It's a full evening out at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club for ONLY $45. It includes a glorious buffet and a comedy show. All that with NO BRIDGE TOLL.

Empress Theatre presents Legends of Funk and Soul Tribute Tour 2014 featuring John Payne and Dr. Fink

Fri Nov. 21, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Legends of Funk and Soul Tribute Tour 2014 featuring John Payne and Dr. Fink (formerly with Prince). If you want a night of serious dance music, then you won’t want to miss this show. You will not be able to stay in your seat! Ticket Price: $24.99 online – $30 at the door

Campanelli Children's Choir: Songs of Joy

Sun Nov. 23, 2014
Temple Art Lofts 707 Marin Street
707-751-0420

Campanelli Children's Choir in concert. Matthew Walsh, artistic director. Hyunji Park, accompanist and assistant conductor. Krystle Kong, apprentice accompanist. Lironna Sanchez, apprentice accompanist.

Napa Valley Youth Symphony and AEOLUS QUARTET

Sun Nov. 23, 2014
Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main Street

Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining “smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery,” the Aeolus Quartet is committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks with new cutting-edge works to widely diverse audiences with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor.

Solano Choral Society presents Luminous Night Music

Sun Nov. 23, 2014
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St
707-428-7469

Luminous Night Music featuring: Morten Lauridsen - “Nocturnes” Ola Gjeilo - "Dark Night of the Soul" and "Luminous Night of the Soul" performed with Quartet Maxim and Pianist Debbie Barlow. This shimmering music speaks of dreams - other-worldly, heavenly, of the spheres. Music Director Kristy Juliano.

Schulz Museum - FREE DAY

Sun Nov. 23, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Enjoy free admission to the Museum. From 1:00 – 3:00 pm meet guest cartoonist Attaboy whose latest book, The Book Of Hugs, is an illustrated guide to a diverse range of hilariously uncomfortable embraces in addition to tips on who-to-hug, how-to-hug, when-to-hug plus the very important who-NOT-to-hug. In addition to his previous books and toys, Attaboy is the co-editor of the wildly popular contemporary art magazine, Hi-Fructose.

Steve Sage - Rock, Rhythm & Blues Revue

Sun Nov. 23, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Steve is best known for creating and sustaining the ‘Rock, Rhythm & Blues’ program at Diablo Valley College, a program that has helped groom many professional players over the past 20 years. Steve has degrees from Musicians Institute (GIT) 1983, and Cal State East Bay (Theory/Composition) 1993. He has taught at Diablo Valley College, the Musicians Institute (GIT), Skyline College, the Guitar Institute of London, Guitar Activity Center and San Francisco State University.

Empress Theatre presents Hot House Jazz with The Jazz Explosion

Wed Nov. 26, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

The Jazz Explosion with special guest Brenda Holloway Johnson of “Pride and Joy” will be joining the North Bay All-Stars for an amazing night of music. The Jazz Explosion is a local band that features many great musicians from around the bay area. Russell Hands will be on drums, Jason Stewart on Guitar, Stacy Starkweather on Bass, Brenda Holloway Johnson on Vocals, and North Bay All-Star Kevin Frazier on saxophone and vocals. The All-Stars are Don Bassey on bass and vocals, Mike Emerson on keyboards, T Moran on drums, Matt Silva on guitar, and Kevin Frazier on sax. Ticket Price: $9 online – $11 at the door

Napa Valley Wine Train Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner

Thu Nov. 27, 2014
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Thanksgiving Traditions. Travel back to a time when Grandma did all the cooking and everything was made just the way you liked it. Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train is a traditional Thanksgiving feast in a non-traditional (yet extremely memorable) atmosphere. We'll have all of the customary Thanksgiving fixings, and of course, a perfectly cooked turkey. The Wine Train Thanksgiving is three and a Half full hours devoted to eating, relaxing, chatting and being pampered. It is so enjoyable, that many guests have returned year after year. Making it their own family tradition.

Solano Turkey Trot

Thu Nov. 27, 2014
Solano Community College, 4000 SuisunValley Road Horticulture Bldg #1000, Lot 6

Everyone is welcome! This year's race features a 5K Walk/Run, a 10K Run at 8:00 am and a Kids Fun Run at 9:30 am. The Expo area features something for everyone - health and fitness booths, a farmer's market and fun activities for the kids and kids-at-heart!

15th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jelly Belly

Sat Nov. 29, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield

Festivities begin at 5 p.m., Parade and Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. A winter wonderland begins with a sing-along and comes to life when Santa and friends turn on the lights of the tree at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. Santa leads a parade of fun and frolic. Musical performance, entertainment and evening candy factory tours. Free.

Napa Valley Museum - Inherit: Latino Artists in California

Sat Oct. 4, 2014 - Sun Nov. 30, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Napa Valley Museum presents Inherit: Latino Artists in California on display October 4-November 30, 2014. The exhibition features Latino Artists whose artwork portrays Latino culture, history and influence on American culture. This exhibition honors the culture and influence of Latinos in our community. The exhibition is presented in partnership with Latino Heritage Month and SOMOS Napa. For more information about Napa Valley Latino Heritage Month, visit Facebook.com/NVLatinoHeritage.

Bracket Drag Racing Series at Sonoma Raceway

Sat Mar. 1, 2014 - Sun Nov. 30, 2014
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

There will be a series of 13 events for the 2014 Bracket Drag Racing Series. Gates open at 8 a.m. for each event, with racing spanning from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost for spectators is $15, while cost for competitors is as follows: High School and Trophy ($25); Association classes ($50); Sportsman or Motorcycle ($40); Pro or Super Pro ($60).

Napa Valley Museum -Continuum

Fri Oct. 10, 2014 - Sun Nov. 30, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707.944.0500

Three Napa Valley artists respond to Robert Smithson’s the Spiral Jetty. Robert Smithson’s the Spiral Jetty sits at a remote edge of the Great Salt Lake. It is an iconic earthwork created in the 1970’s and the source of inspiration for many artists since. In 2012, Napa Valley artists Nancy Willis and Sue Bradford spent a day at the Spiral Jetty, and returned to begin an artistic response to their experience.

Napa Valley Wine Train Holiday Favorites Sing Along

Thu Dec. 4, 2014
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Join us at the Napa Valley Wine Train Depot for a fun evening of singing along with local favorite, Andrew Moore. This great community event is free to attend, and a wonderful outing for anyone wanting to soak in some holiday cheer.

19th Annual Spirit of Solano

Thu Dec. 4, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Ct, Fairfield
707-863-6938-Debbie Friesen

Annual awards luncheon to honor Solano County businesses which most embody the Spirit of Solano. Celebrate with our hosts from WestAmerica Bank and Solano Economic Development Corporation as we recognize the best of our county. Seating is limited. $45 per ticket or $400 for table of 10. Please RSVP by November 26, 2014

Benicia Annual Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

Fri Dec. 5, 2014
End of First St in front of Depot, Benicia
707-745-9791

Dont miss one of Benicia's most beautiful events of the holiday season. Live entertainment, tree lighting and Christmas open house on Main Street.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Dec. 5, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Prime Rib Dinner at Hiddenbrooke Garden Room

Fri Mar. 7, 2014 - Fri Dec. 5, 2014
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, 1095 Hiddenbrooke Prkwy
707-558-0330 x 224

Prime Rib Dinner Night at the Hiddenbrooke Garden Room. 2 seatings: 6 pm or 7:30 pm. $16.95/person, $8.95/child (12 years or younger), excludes tax and gratuity. RSVP on week in advance. Prime Rib Dinner Night every first Friday on the Month.

Vallejo Yacht Club's Harbor Lighting & Boat Parade

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
495 Mare Island Way
707-643-1254

Watch lighted boats cruise the Mare Island Straits including the US Coast Guard, California Maritime Academy and local rowing teams.

Teddy Bear Tea & Holiday Open House

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
734 Marin Street
(707) 643-0077

Enjoy this family event featuring Christmas crafts, festive holiday music, delicious refreshments, storytelling and more. Free admission.

5th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting - Sat. Dec. 6

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
Historic Downtown Vallejo, Georgia St to the Waterfront
844-344-8793

Mad Hatter Holiday Festival in Historic Downtown Vallejo. "California's most whimsical fantasy Holiday happening" Entrance to the Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting is free to the community. The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival activities begin at 2PM in Unity Plaza in front of the JFK Library, with music, food, train rides, dancing horses and Alice in Wonderland characters. The Mad Hatter Parade starts at 4:30PM down Georgia Street from Sonoma to Santa Clara ― ending at the Festival with Vallejo’s official Tree Lighting Ceremony beginning at 6PM and continuing with the Lighted Boat Parade at 6:30PM.

Napa Valley Museum -Celebrate Repeal Day

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Kick up your heels and celebrate the 81st Anniversary of Repeal Day – the end of Prohibition! The Museum will transform into a swinging speakeasy with live music, cocktails and 1920s inspired food. A fundraiser for Napa Valley Museum. 1920’s attire welcome! $35 for members/$45 for non-members. RSVP to info@NapaValleyMuseum.org or 707-944-0500

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Cold Moon"

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

GVRD Holiday Tree Lighting

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
Childrens' Wonderland, 360 Glenn St
707-648-4611

Bring the family out and enjoy GVRD’ 4th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Children’s Wonderland. The park will be lit so the little ones can play and explore our Winter Wonderland. Santa will recite “The Night Before Christmas,” and we will have hot chocolate, arts and crafts at Santa’s Workshop, Cookie Decorations with the elves and the St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s choir singing throughout the night as well. Come and spend your holidays with us at this FREE event! Rainout makeup date: 12/13/14

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
Downtown Calistoga, Lincoln Avenue between Cedar and Stevenson
707-942-6333

Calistoga's 19th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade is the ultimate small-town Christmas experience. Vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks, human-powered vehicles and construction equipment bedecked with dazzling lights roll down Calistoga's scenic main street to celebrate the Christmas season and our agricultural heritage in a uniquely fun way. Santa himself makes a special appearance. This popular Napa Valley event, which gets bigger and better each year, is perfect for the whole family.

Mad Hatter Costume Ball

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
Dance Unlimited, 510 Georgia St.
844-344-8793

Live music, performances, and costumed characters. Tickets: $25, includes drink and food.

Inventor’s Lab - Family Science Saturday: The Science of Toys

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
Inventor's Lab, 146 Rainier Ave
510.292.5862

The Inventor's Lab is located at Loma Vista Elementary School, 146 Rainier Ave, Vallejo, adjacent to Loma Vista Farms. Call 510.292.5862 or email inventorslab@berkeley.edu for more information

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
King-Swett Ranches
916-870-4824

Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo! You'll be led by Jim Walsh and/or James Chang, both expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed.

Benicia Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker

Sat Nov. 29, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
Solano College Theatre, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield
707-746-6757

The Nutcracker ballet, with a full orchestra. Each season, this full-scale magical production has been enjoyed by hundreds of children and adults alike. Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 2 pm.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Dec. 6, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
900 Fairgrounds Drive
530-676-8762

Gun show and sale. Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Admission: $10. Parking: $10.

Schulz Museum - Punchlines in Peanuts

Wed Aug. 13, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane

) Do you have all-time favorite Peanuts strips that make you laugh out loud? Charles Schulz was a master of comedy, pairing his clean drawing style with carefully crafted punchlines. Learn about the art of joke-telling and explore how Schulz has kept readers laughing for decades in the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center’s upcoming exhibition, Punchlines in Peanuts. The exhibition runs August 13 through December 7, 2014, and features 70 original comic strips with some of the most clever punchlines in Peanuts.

Birds of Prey Migration Hike at Lynch Canyon

Sun Dec. 7, 2014
Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Rd.
(707) 432-0150

Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a hiking tour featuring resident and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper's hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey. Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. Over the last decade he has been sharing his love of hawks on these Solano Land Trust birds of prey hikes and tours. He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher who is anxious to share his knowledge of and passion for raptors with anyone who is interested. He distinguishes a ferruginous hawk from a red-tailed hawk and a prairie falcon from a peregrine falcon from great distances. He is known to demonstrate the wing beat movements and wing configuration patterns of different species by using his spread arms. Advance registration required (see below).

Verismo Opera presents La Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

Sat Nov. 15, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
Bay Terrace Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave.
707-864-5508

Love, lust, jealousy, deception, torture, murder, suicide – all in one opera – Tosca. An idealistic artist, a celebrated singer and a corrupt police chief engage in a fierce battle of wills in this tempestuous tale of cruelty and deception. With its themes of political intrigue, sexual intimidation and official hypocrisy, Puccini’s great masterpiece rings true today through its powerfully dramatic and gorgeous music.

Comedy at the Empress Theatre presents Darren Carter

Fri Dec. 12, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Comedy at the Empress Darren Carter, featuring Keith Lowell Jensen. Hosted by Natasha Muse. As soon as headliner Darren Carter takes the stage he unleashes a captivating flurry of impersonations, observations, and off-the-wall social commentary that is a comedy experience unlike any other. Darren's contagious charm and vivid imagery paints a picture that is both relatable and one of a kind--no wonder critics nationwide are calling his act 'one of a kind' and 'a must see'. With acerbic wit, brilliant delivery, and an animated style of his own Darren Carter captivates a crowd and leaves his audiences rolling in laughter and begging for more. Featured comic Keith Lowell Jensen has performed with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, Will Durst, Norm Macdonald and Bruce Campbell. He's toured the country as the atheist on The Coexist? Comedy Tour and as the emcee for Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation. Our host Natasha Muse is a comedian, a skeptic, a mom, and at least the second-funniest transsexual you know. Her cerebral writing, whimsical wordplay, and unique perspective on life have earned her the adoration of audiences and the respect of her peers.

Downtown Vallejo Second Friday Art Walk

Fri Feb. 14, 2014 - Fri Dec. 12, 2014
Downtown Arts District (Georgia, Marin, Florida Streets)
415-573-4033

Vallejo Art Walk is a monthly event in the Downtown Vallejo Arts District. Most locations are in the central core of the downtown and very walkable but a few are spread out a few blocks in each direction. It is held on the second Friday of each month rain or shine.

GVRD invites you to Breakfast with Santa

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
225 Amador St
707-648-4600 or 4611

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, make a Christmas craft, decorate a cookie and sit on Santa's lap for a picture. Breakfast is served from 9:30-11am. Each child will leave with a special gift. Gifts and photos are for children 9 and under only. Bring your own camera for family photos. All guests aged 2 year and older must pay the $8.00 fee. Food, music and fun is for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast will be eggs, sausage and a muffin. Coffee, water and hot chocolate will be served during breakfast only. Pre-Registration is required for this event, we do not accept walk ups for this event.

Benicia Christmas Parade and Holiday Gourmet Craft Market

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
First Street & Military East, Benicia
707-745-9791

In its 20th year, the Christmas Parade & Holiday Market takes over First Street with holiday cheer at 10am. The parade starts at First and D Streets and continues up First Street, ending at H Street. The parade features local marching bands, dancers, and Santa. The Holiday Market features handcrafted and gourmet gift items. The Holiday Market hours are 10am to 3pm, located on First Street between B and D Streets.

VOENA: Voices of the Season - Wintersong

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
Stone Hall, 2060 Camel Road
707-745-5435

A winter concert of original and traditonal holiday favorites performed by this talented choir. Featuring children from ages 6-18 celebrating music through voice, sound, rhythm and movement. Bring the whole family to experience Wintersong! Tickets: $25

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Kathleen Madigan

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Over Kathleen Madigan’s 25 year career she has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and so on. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums of 2013. $39 / $49 Club 88 - 8 p.m.

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Greg Beda

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Meet, watch, and talk to cartoonist Greg Beda who has been publishing his cartoons for 30 years. Beda is the creator of Zeke & Goulash, Rosewood, and Postmodern Romance. He self-publishes Postmodern AnXst, a comic book anthology of his work.

Color Vibe 5K: Six Flags

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 1001 Fairgrounds Dr.
435-554-0134

Come get C R A Z Y with us!!! The Color Vibe is coming to Six Flags on December 13 and wants you to experience the most #VIBErant 5k of all time! Grab your friends and family and join us as we blast you with lots of fun, epic beats and TONS OF COLOR while you run/walk our course. You'll come as a blank canvas and leave a colorful mural!! A portion of our proceeds will also go towards a local charity! Sign up now before spots fill up! http://www.thecolorvibe.com/sixflags.php# #ColorVibeSixFlags

Breakfast with Santa at the DoubleTree

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 3600 Broadway St
707-674-2559

Start a new tradition! Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa, right here at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Napa Valley - American Canyon. Santa will visit with your group at your tables and be available for pictures with the children. The event begins at 9am and concludes at noon Saturday, December 13, 2014. Space is limited, so buy your tickets today! MENU Hot Chocolate Bar Create your own cup of hot chocolate to sip while you wait for Santa! Breakfast Buffet Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Crips Bacon, Apple-Chicken Sausage Links, Coutry Style Breakfast Potatoes, Waffles, Assortment of Fresh Baked Muffins and pastries and sliced seasonal fruit. Chilled fresh Fruit Juices, Hot Tea and Fresh Brewed Starbucks Coffee!! Gingerbread and cookie decorating and more activities available for the kiddies.

Vallejo Choral Society Holiday Concert: Songs For Mary

Sat Dec. 13, 2014 - Sun Dec. 14, 2014
First Presbyterian Church,1350 Amador Street

Andrew Brown, artistic director. Renaissance through modern choral master works tell the story and experience for Mary, the mother of Jesus. Accompanied by Vallejo Symphony string quintet and VCS accompanist Ryan Lee. As always, we will include modern Christmas Carol settings as well as our traditional audience sing along.

Loma Vista Farm's Christmas Tree Lot

Fri Nov. 28, 2014 - Sun Dec. 14, 2014
150 Rainier St
707-642-4925

Enjoy hot chocolate as you walk around the Farm and select that perfect tree. Remember to pick up a special handmade wreath, find just the right craft as a gift or ornament, and wander into the Greenhouse to buy a beautiful plant for that special someone. Christmas Tree Sale Hours: Christmas trees will be available for pick up at the Farm on Friday, November 28. Sales continue through December 14, every Thursday & Friday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Coal Shed Holiday Bazaar

Sat Dec. 13, 2014 - Sun Dec. 14, 2014
Building 153, 4th & Waterfront St.

Coal Shed Holiday Art Bazaar. Don't miss these talented artists at this very special free event!

Mad Hatter Grand Victorian Homes Tour of Vallejo

Sun Dec. 14, 2014
734 Marin St.
844-344-8793

A tour through Victorian homes in Vallejo will be one of the highlights of the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival. The tour begins with a reception hosted by the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation at the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, where visitors will pick up a tour guide, featuring the historic homes on the tour.

Schulz Museum - Gingerbread Doghouse Classes

Sat Dec. 13, 2014 - Sun Dec. 14, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Gingerbread Doghouse Classes Assemble and decorate Snoopy’s doghouse out of gingerbread, complete with a marshmallow Snoopy on top. Call for times reservations at 707-284-1263.

The Hub Holiday Bazaar

Sat Dec. 6, 2014 - Sun Dec. 14, 2014
The Hub, 350 Georgia St.
707-451-4035

Shop local this holiday season! We will be having our 2nd annual Hub Holiday Artisan Bazaar featuring local artists, holiday activities, and entertainment for the whole family.

Vallejo CVB Holiday Partnership Connection

Wed Dec. 17, 2014
The Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina, 2000 Glen Cove Marina Rd.
707-642-3653

Annual Holiday Partner/Membership connection to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and no host cocktails. Meet City officials, Vallejo CVB Board of Directors, members, staff and more. $10 for Partners/$15 for Prospective Partners. Please RSVP with your check or credit card by December 15, 2014. Call 707-642-3653

Inventor's Lab at John F Kennedy Library

Wed Dec. 17, 2014
505 Santa Clara Street

The Inventor's Lab is a mobile program based in Vallejo, bringing the best of the Lawrence Hall of Science to Solano County. Children and their families engage with science and engineering through engineering challenges where they create their own prototypes and test and rebuild their designs at the Lab and throughout the county.

Napa Valley Wine Train Santa Train

Mon Dec. 1, 2014 - Thu Dec. 18, 2014
1275 McKinstry St, Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

These trains sell out VERY early. It would not be out of line to get your Santa Train reservation in October. People are very sad when we fill up, and sometimes that happens before December. The Santa Express Train is a magical experience for the young and the young at heart. Ride the express train with our special guest, Santa! Ole' Saint Nick is going to bring some friends and carolers on board. This is a fabulous holiday experience for the whole family. These are NOT the regular three-hour lunch and dinner trains. This train runs only for an hour and a half from the City of Napa to the Town of Yountville and back, and is filled to overflowing with happy children waiting to see Santa and his friends.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Dec. 19, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Brunch with Santa at Jelly Belly

Sat Dec. 20, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: (800) 953-5592

Join Santa and friends for a yummy brunch and entertainment. Bring your camera for those unforgettable moments. Advanced tickets must be purchased online. Tickets available at JellyBelly.com.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Free Family Day

Wed Jan. 15, 2014 - Sat Dec. 20, 2014
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

Free Family Day is the 3rd Saturday of the Month. Free Admission 12-Noon to 4 pm.

Birds of Prey Identification and Natural History Hike

Sat Dec. 20, 2014
Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
707.685.5908

Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a hiking tour featuring resident and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper's hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey. Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. Over the last decade he has been sharing his love of hawks on these Solano Land Trust birds of prey hikes and tours. He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher who is anxious to share his knowledge of and passion for raptors with anyone who is interested. He distinguishes a ferruginous hawk from a red-tailed hawk and a prairie falcon from a peregrine falcon from great distances. He is known to demonstrate the wing beat movements and wing configuration patterns of different species by using his spread arms. Advance registration required (see below).

19th Annual Christmas Concert at St. Peter's Chapel

Sun Dec. 21, 2014
800 Walnut Ave and Azuar
707-557-1538

Annual fundraising concert in beautiful 1901 Chapel surrounded by the largest collection of Tiffany Stained-Glass windows in the West. Solo vocal and choir performances. Doors open at 1:00pm.

36th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Sat Nov. 22, 2014 - Sun Dec. 21, 2014
2600 Geneva Ave
Tollfree: 800-510-1558

The 36th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party is back for five weekends, November 22 - December 21, including the Friday after Thanksgiving! Its a twilight evening in Charles Dickens' London Town, a city filled with lively and colorful characters from both literature and history. Music, food, and dance.

Jelly Belly's 5th Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Tue Dec. 23, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: 1-800-953-5592

Hosted by Vacaville Chabad, celebrate the Festival of Lights with the lighting of a giant Jelly Belly bean filled Menorah at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. A Chanukah Wonderland featuring free demonstrations and activities for children and adults will begin at 4:00 p.m. Take home a souvenir photo with Mr. Jelly Belly dressed up as Chanukah hero “Judah the Maccabee.” Guests can also enjoy traditional Chanukah foods.

Meet Santa Claus at Jelly Belly

Sun Nov. 30, 2014 - Wed Dec. 24, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane

Visit with St. Nick on several days at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center, beginning November 30th to December 24th. Santa will be in residence 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on most days. Times will vary depending on holiday scheduling, please call (800) 953-5592 or visit www.JellyBelly.com for Santa’s appearances.

Poetry by the Bay

Fri Mar. 14, 2014 - Thu Dec. 25, 2014
The Hub, 350 Georgia St.

Open mic events including poetry and live music. Takes place every second and fourth Thursday of the month. THIS IS A FREE EVENT for the community to come & enjoy live performances from some of the Bay Area's talent & to share their thoughts during our open mic session.

14th Annual Kwanzaa 2014

Sat Dec. 27, 2014
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

The 14th annual Kwanzaa celebrates the principle Ujima-Cooperative Work & Responsibility. This very special Vallejo community event is on Saturday, December 27 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum. Enjoy the entertainment, drumming and delicious food & vendors. Cover $5.00

Schulz Museum - Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Mon Jan. 6, 2014 - Mon Dec. 29, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
(707) 284-1263

Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and crafts, and a movie for children ages 1 through 5 and their caregivers. $5/child; up to two adults per child are free before 11:00 am; after 11:00 am, regular Museum admission applies.

Noon Year's Eve Luncheon

Tue Dec. 30, 2014
Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St
707-643-1044

Ring in the old and bring in the NEW!

Six Flags New Year’s Bash 2015

Wed Dec. 31, 2014
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-643-6722

Help us ring in 2015 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom! Enjoy our thrilling, family-friendly celebration with fireworks, dance parties, live music, great food and MORE as we discover the New Year. Make your plans early and join us at this festive celebration! Park open 4 p.m. – midnight.

Schulz Museum - Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

Wed Dec. 31, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Ring in the New Year with Snoopy, hands-on crafts for kids, and Santa Rosa’s only Up-Down and Baby Balloon drops at Noon, and root beer toasts at Noon and 3:00 pm!

Benicia Historical Museum exhibit Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers – A Legacy of Historical Artistry

Wed Oct. 1, 2014 - Wed Dec. 31, 2014
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Exhibit Featuring the history of this prestigious interiors wall covering company,including hand-screened heritage papers displays & printing process demonstration. Free admission.

Napa Valley Wine Train's New Year's Eve 2013 Blackjack Ball

Wed Dec. 31, 2014 - Thu Jan. 1, 2015
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Spend your New Year’s Eve in style and luxury with sparkling wine, gourmet dining, casino games, and the Napa Valley Wine Train. Select to ride the dinner train and be welcomed at the station with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Board the train for a twilight dinner through Napa Valley. Return to the station after the three and a half hour journey for socializing, casino tables, a photo booth, and dancing away the rest of 2013. Start the New Year off right with a sparkling wine toast at midnight.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Holiday in the Park

Fri Nov. 28, 2014 - Sun Jan. 4, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-643-6722

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom presents their Annual Holiday in the Park, Northern California's BIGGEST Holiday Celebration. Featuring millions of dazzling lights, the Bay Area's biggest Christmas tree, Santa's Workshop, Christmas Tree Forest, holiday-themed shows, select rides and attractions and the Blitzen's Wonderland Mountain Snow Hill. The holiday fun kicks off on November 28, and runs weekends through December 14. Holiday in the Park will be open daily from December 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015 (closed December 24 and 25). Hours vary; please check Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's website.

Mare Island Aglow Holiday Lighted Trail Walk

Fri Nov. 28, 2014 - Sun Jan. 4, 2015
Mare Island Preserve Visitor Center, end of Railroad Ave, Mare Island
707-249-9633

Magical night time holiday beauty is assurred with holiday lighting in the Preserve along our one-mile trail over the 6 weekends beginning Thanksgiving night November 27th through the weekend following New Year's eve.

Schulz Museum - Journey to the Reuben: The Early Years

Thu Sep. 11, 2014 - Sun Jan. 4, 2015
Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane
(707) 579-4452

The Reuben Award is the highest honor bestowed annually by the National Cartoonist Society. Schulz was the first artist to receive this recognition twice—once in 1955, and again in 1964. Examine the years leading up to Schulz’s acceptance of this prestigious professional accolade through his early cartoons for The Saturday Evening Post, and rare Peanuts strips from the 1950s.

Bunco Tech Trek Fundraiser

Sat Jan. 24, 2015
Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St.

Benicia-Vallejo AAUW American Association of University Women presents... BUNCO NIGHT “As it is played today, Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill.” No experience necessary to enjoy this fun game of chance! A fundraiser for AAUW’s Tech Trek scholarships, educational programs, and community projects. This is our biggest fundraiser to send 5 middle school girls to math and science camp each summer.

Vallejo Symphony Concert - Concert for the Animals

Sun Jan. 25, 2015
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Avenue
707-643-4441

It's all about the animals at this show for all ages, presented in partnership with the Humane Society of the North Bay. Respighi, La Primavera from Trittico Botticelliana, Prkofiev, Peter and the Wolf, Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumble Bee, and Saint-Saens, The Carnival of the Animals. With Nathan Cheung and Eric Tran, the Happy Dog Duo.

Napa Valley Museum - The Wonderful World of LEGO® 2014

Sat Dec. 13, 2014 - Sun Jan. 25, 2015
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Explore The Wonderful World of LEGO®, on view from December 13 through January 25. Models, MOCs and LEGO® artwork of all kinds will be on display, highlighting the wealth of creativity that starts with a single brick and a lot of imagination.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Feb. 7, 2015 - Sun Feb. 8, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr.

Gun show and sale. Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Expo Hall Sunday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Expo Hall General Admission: $10 per person Parking: $10.00 per vehicle

19th Annual Northern San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival

Fri Feb. 13, 2015 - Sun Feb. 15, 2015
Mare Island, Bldg 223 at 500 Connolly St
(707) 249-9633

A Free Festival celebrating the importance of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl in the Vallejo Area with activities aimed to both entertain and educate attendees.

Vallejo Gem & Mineral Spring Bling

Sat Feb. 28, 2015 - Sun Mar. 1, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormak Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.
707 334-2950

Come see an amazing collection of jewelry, gems, rocks, and crafts from over 70 artists and dealers; thousands of rare, unusual, and one-of-a-kind items, all for sale at great prices. Some of what you'll find: Jewelry, beads, turquoise, jade, opal, fossils, minerals, crystals, specimens, and rough rocks and slabs. Door Prizes, Wheel of Fortune. $10 Admission.

Napa Valley Museum's Annual Gala

Sat Mar. 7, 2015
The Westin Verasa, 1314 McKinstry st.
707.944.0500

Moments of Magic.

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre presents Gentleman’s Rule

Thu Mar. 26, 2015
1010 Ulatis Drive
(707) 469-4013

Blending their youthful contemporary styles with timeless a cappella harmonies, Gentleman’s Rule charms audiences of all ages. Their eclectic concerts feature something for everyone – classic 70s & 80s, country, Top 40 hits and even classical music. Recent concerts have featured music made popular by Hall & Oats, Bob Marley, Bruno Mars, Gavin DeGraw, Peter Gabriel and Rascal Flatts, among others. This diverse catalog of music exemplifies the ability of Gentleman’s Rule to bridge both genres and generations.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Apr. 4, 2015 - Sun Apr. 5, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Drive
(530) 676 - 8762

Gun show and sale. Sat 9am-5pm, Sundays 9am-4pm. Admission: $10. Parking: $10.

Vallejo Symphony Concert - Sérénité

Sun Apr. 12, 2015
Lander Hall, Touro University, Mare Island
707-643-4441

Bartok, Romanian Folk Dances; Debussy, Sacred and Profane Dances; Ravel, Introduction and Allegro; Ibert, Divertissement for Chamber Orchestra.

Schulz Museum - Juxtapositions

Wed Dec. 10, 2014 - Mon Apr. 13, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Schulz once remarked, “I’m speaking to people about things that really affect them.” An authentic approach to emotional issues helped make Peanuts unique. Characters expressed feelings of doubt, insecurity, depression and other sentiments atypical of a daily comic strip. From Lucy’s psychiatric advice to Charlie Brown’s apprehensions, this exhibition follows the sophistication of Schulz’s writing in over 70 comic strips that focus on the human condition.

Schulz Museum - Peanuts in Wonderland

Sat Nov. 8, 2014 - Mon Apr. 13, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Lewis Carroll Society of North America will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) with an exhibition that explores Alice in illustration; in the comics, including Schulz’s famous Cheshire Beagle; and in graphic novels.

Easter Egg Hunt at Children's Wonderland

Sat Apr. 18, 2015
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn Street
707-648-4600

Mr. Cottontail will be visiting Childrens Wonderland (Polaroid Pictures $2.00.) Bring a basket on Saturday to gather your eggs. You must pre-register for this event. Two Hunts: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Castle doors open at 10:00am and close at 12:30 to reopen at 1:30pm. $3.00 particiapation fee, under 2 years is free. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPAINED BY AN ADULT.

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre presents Jim Brickman, The Platinum Tour

Sat May. 9, 2015
1010 Ulatis Drive
(707) 469-4013

Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star studded vocal collaborations. With four certified gold albums, he’s sold more than 7 million CDs. Since the release of his debut album No Words in 1994, Brickman has released 40 albums and has the most appearances on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary radio chart. Brickman also has the most No 1s in the 25-year history of the New Age Albums chart. Brickman received top honors with two Grammy Award nominations, two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards and the Canadian Country Music Award.

43rd Annual Vallejo Coin and Collectibles Show

Sun May. 17, 2015
Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St.
707-246-6327

The 43rdd Anniversary Coin Show Admission and parking FREE. Considered one of the better one-day coin shows in California and once called "the liveliest coin show in Northern California", the show is an annual public event sponsored by the Vallejo (CA) Coin Club, founded in 1954. Kids welcome! Youth Table. Drawings. Displays. Luncheon service.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR

Fri Jun. 26, 2015 - Sun Jun. 28, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121, Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the Sonoma Valley for a 26th consecutive year for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 20-22. This has become one of the most exciting races on the circuit with plenty of paint-swapping on the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course. Who will drink from the Champion’s Goblet in 2014? Action gets started on Friday, June 21, with NASCAR qualifying, followed Saturday by final practice and the 64-lap Pick-n-Pull Racing to Stop Hunger 200 NASCAR West Series race. The green flag drops on the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday. In addition to great racing, you’ll also be treated to an expansive vendor midway, charity auction, driver Q&A sessions and an entertaining pre-event show on Sunday, highlighted by the Patriots Jet Team air show.

Mare Island Preserve- San Francisco Bay Osprey Days

Fri Jun. 26, 2015 - Sun Jun. 28, 2015
Mare Island Heritage Preserve, 167 O'Hara Ct.
707-249-9633

The San Francisco Bay Osprey Days will take place at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. The free event features 4 guided car tours of nesting sites on the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard cranes and walking tours in the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve and a lunchtime "citizen science" gathering at the Preserve visitors center with slide shows featuring images by Eric Dugan and Tim Buckley, as well as an osprey nest viewing boat trip Sunday morning.

NHRA Division 7 Drag Races presented by Korbel

Fri Jul. 24, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

On July 18-20, the NHRA Division 7 drag races, presented by Korbel, return to the drag strip at Sonoma Raceway, offering a high-speed indulgence for drag racing fans. The race is the fifth of seven slated for the NHRA’s Pacific Division and will feature drag racing in eleven categories. Competitors will battle for points leading to divisional and national championships, as well as a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event. The weekend also features the return of the six-second door slammers of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified Series.

2015 Solano County Fair

Wed Jul. 29, 2015 - Sun Aug. 2, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr
707-551-2000

The sixty-sixth Annual Solano County Fair. The Solano County Fair is the place to experience the many sights, sounds and smells that give a county fair its magic including competitive exhibits from 4-H, livestock shows, the midway with Butler Amusements rides and games of skill, a Kids Fun Zone with a petting zoo, pony rides and pig races, interactive games for kids of ALL ages, fireworks and, of course, irresistible fair food from corn dogs to barbecue. Concerts Wed - Sat are at 8:00 pm and Sun at 7:00 pm and are FREE with price of admission.

NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Fri Jul. 31, 2015 - Sun Aug. 2, 2015
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

It’s not an earthquake, just the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, which will invade the Sonoma drag strip, July 26-28. The racing is headlined by the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes, which boast 8,000 horsepower and 330 mile-per-hour speeds. All eight track records were set in 2012 and we’ve got your front-row seat to see stars like John Force, Antron Brown and Tony Schumacher as they push the limits to be quicker and faster than ever before. There will also be racing in the Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes. Don’t miss Friday night qualifying under the lights, and remember, every ticket is a pit pass!

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend - 2nd Annual

Sat Oct. 3, 2015 - Sun Oct. 4, 2015
707-642-3653
Tollfree: 800-4-VALLEJO

"RUN & ROW TO THE RHYTHM OF THE CITY" - SAVE THE DATES OF SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH & 5TH FOR MORE THE RETURN OF THE VALLEJO WATERFRONT WEEKEND COMMUNITY EVENT IN VALLEJO. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MIRA COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER.

Vallejo Farmers' Market - NOW OPEN UNTIL 2:00 PM!

Mon Apr. 7, 2014 - Thu Apr. 7, 2016
Georgia St from Sacramento St. to Sonoma Blvd
925-825-9090
Tollfree: 1-800-949-FARM

The Vallejo Certified Farmers' Market is a proud member of the Vallejo community. The farmers' market offers the freshest and best fruits and vegetables, direct from the fields and orchards of California's family farms. The market is open every Saturday, year-round, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with the season's freshest fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts along with freshly caught seafood and fresh-cut flowers!