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16th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jelly Belly

Sat Nov. 28, 2015
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Jelly Belly, and mark your calendar for this annual event. Santa, puppet shows, and live music are all part of the fun. Watch us light our 20-foot Christmas tree. PLUS, catch our character parade! Santa photos available after Tree Lighting Ceremony until 8:00pm.

Empress Theatre presents Steve Freund

Sat Nov. 28, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.

Steve Freund and Friends with Jan Fanucci – Steve has appeared on over 34 albums, and produced seven. Steve’s third studio album, Lonesome Flight, was released by 9 Below Productions in 2010 and included nine original songs along with four blues classics. He also played on Koko Taylor’s Grammy winning Blues Explosion. Steve Freund brings his great band to the Empress Theatre. Steve is one of the finest Blues musicians you will hear, and he’s a big part of the Empress family!

GVRD Holiday Tree Lighting and Craft Faire

Sat Nov. 28, 2015
Childrens' Wonderland, 360 Glenn St

Help us bring in the holiday season with a day filled with cheer! On November 28th, 2015 craft vendors will be set up around the park to help you get a head start on your holiday shopping. You will enjoy the sounds of the Season with the GVRD Jazz Band in a vibrantly decorated Children's Wonderland Park. Children can enjoy the playground, crafts, cookie decorating, and hot cocoa for the whole family. And no holiday event would be complete without a ceremonious lighting of the Christmas tree by St. Nicholas himself!

Napa Valley Museum - Crushers of Comedy: Give Thanks for Stand Up Comedy!

Sat Nov. 28, 2015
Lincoln Theater, 100 California Avenue

Crushers of Comedy in partnership with the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center Presents Give Thanks for Stand Up Comedy! A Benefit for the Napa Valley Museum at the Lincoln Theater

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Vietnamese ConcertChristmas With The Celts

Sat Nov. 28, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-337-6272

"Christmas with The Celts” has been called “ancient meets modern.” Enjoy haunting, heart-stirring Irish and Scottish Christmas carols that go back as far as the 12th century, along with familiar Christmas standards. A Gael string section, Irish dancers, theatrics, spontaneous Irish humor and inspiration, provide a perfect way to begin the holidays. $20 /35

Cache Creek Casino Resort presents Christmas With The Celts

Sat Nov. 28, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

"Christmas with The Celts” has been called “ancient meets modern.” Enjoy haunting, heart-stirring Irish and Scottish Christmas carols that go back as far as the 12th century, along with familiar Christmas standards. A Gael string section, Irish dancers, theatrics, spontaneous Irish humor and inspiration, provide the perfect way to begin the holidays. $20 /35

Bracket Drag Racing Series at Sonoma Raceway

Sun Jan. 4, 2015 - Sun Nov. 29, 2015
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 - NOURISH

Sat Sep. 19, 2015 - Sun Nov. 29, 2015
55 Presidents Circle, Yountville

NOURISH is an ambitious exhibition that spans centuries of thinkers and makers who address food, dining and service in their creative output. Work from over 25 artists will be on display including Kathy Aoki, Gale Antokal, Nikki Ballere Callnan (NBC Pottery), Sue Bradford, Will Callnan III (NBC Pottery), Heather Capen, Zoe Crosher, Richard Diebenkorn, Kim Dingle, Caitlin Williams Freeman, Liz Hickok, Paul Kirchner, Catherine Maize, Robb McDonough, Debbie Miller, Deborah Oropallo, NBC Pottery, Lucy Puls, Gideon Rubin, Meg Smith, Mark Stock, Wayne Thiebaud, Chris Thorson, Michael Tompkins, Nancy Willis and Bijan Yashar, Katherine Vetna among others. In addition to traditional visual artworks, NOURISH will present monotypes created by Napa Valley chefs, and drawings by Alinea’s renowned chef Grant Achatz.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! with Garth Webber

Wed Dec. 2, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St

Featured guest, Garth Webber, will team up with the All-Star band for The Wednesday Night Ramble at the historic Empress Theatre in downtown Vallejo on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The All-Stars are Don Bassey on bass and vocals, Mike Emerson on keyboards, Matt Silva on guitar, Kevin Frazier on saxophone and vocals, and T Moran on drums

Benicia Annual Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

Fri Dec. 4, 2015
End of First St in front of Depot, Benicia

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

Empress Theatre presents Earl Zero with The Rebel Lion Band and Aaron "Thumpa Bassie" Thompson

Fri Dec. 4, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St

Reggae Legend EARL ZERO (Inducted into the Reggae Hall of Fame). Singer/songwriter Earl "Zero" Johnson played a crucial role in the roots age, releasing powerful cultural numbers whose dramatic lyrics were often combined with tough militant backings from the Soul Syndicate band. His most beloved song, "None Shall Escape the Judgement," is an acknowledged classic. During his legendary career Zero joined Bertram Brown’s "Freedom Sounds" for the release of ‘Get Happy’ and was reunited with Al Campbell for ‘Heart Desire’. In the following years, his output remained steady: ‘Visions Of Love’, ‘Pure And Clean’, ‘Shackles And Chains’, ‘Jah Guide’ and ‘Blackbird’ earned him cult status. Then he recorded with the Soul Syndicate, featuring Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis, George ‘Fully’ Fullwood, Tony Chin and Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, who also produced the session. He now lives in Vallejo California and has a reputation as a leading artist on the region’s reggae scene. He is getting ready to tour the world in 2015/2016.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Charlie Murphy

Fri Dec. 4, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Charlie Murphy’s rapid evolution from "Chappelle's Show" cast member to top-billed international comedian has been remarkable. He has spent over a decade performing stand-up comedy, playing to sold-out audiences around the globe, and solidifying his position in Hollywood as a true acting, writing and producing talent. $35 /49

A Hatter's Tea with Teddy!

Sat Dec. 5, 2015
734 Marin Street
(707) 643-0077

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

Job Search Strategies Workshop

Sat Dec. 5, 2015
John F. Kennedy Library 505 Santa Clara St.

Genia Wells will present a free Job Search Strategies Workshop at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo on December 5 at 2 pm. Learn how to assess your skills and focus your job search. Create resumes, cover letters, and thank you letters that are tailored to each desired employment opportunity. Ms. Wells is a Life Coach & Career Counselor who has worked at the Vallejo City Unified School District and at the Napa Valley College Career Center. She will present job search information and help you with individual questions in the library’s computer center.

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

Sat Dec. 5, 2015
Historic Downtown Vallejo, Georgia St to the Waterfront

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.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Dec. 5, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Add some drama to dinner with Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on board the Wine Train. Come prepared to mix and mingle, dress the part, or just get down to business and solve the murder.

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade

Sat Dec. 5, 2015
Downtown Calistoga, Lincoln Avenue between Cedar and Stevenson

Calistoga’s 20th annual Lighted Tractor Parade is the ultimate small-town holiday celebration. Celebrating our agricultural heritage, vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks, and construction equipment bedecked with dazzling lights parade down Calistoga’s charming main street to celebrate the Christmas season. Santa himself makes a special appearance during the parade, rain or (moon) shine. This popular Napa Valley event, which gets bigger and better each year, is perfect for the whole family.

Birds of Prey Identification and Natural History Hike at Lynch Canyon

Sat Dec. 5, 2015
Lynch Canyon Open Space Park

Lynch Canyon is home to golden eagles and hawks. It is also a magnet for migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. It provides these raptors with over 1,000 undeveloped acres where they can hunt and rest. Some feathered visitors come from as far away as the Arctic Circle. Learn more by joining Larry Broderick and team for birds of prey hikes at Lynch Canyon.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches (1st Saturday of most months)

Sat Feb. 7, 2015 - Sat Dec. 5, 2015
King-Swett Ranches

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. COST: Free!

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Dec. 5, 2015 - Sun Dec. 6, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds

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

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Clairdee: Soulful Sounds of the Season

Sun Dec. 6, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.

Soulful, swinging vocalist Clairdee and her San Francisco-based sextet celebrate the season with an entertaining variety of jazz, R&B, and contemporary grooves. $15 Admission, $7.50 VJS Members

29th Annual Community Messiah Sing-Along

Sun Dec. 6, 2015
1350 Amador St and Nebraska

Presenting the Christmas portion of Handel’s great work with a Baroque orchestra and soloists. Come sing the Christmas portion of Handel's The Messiah. All seats $15.00. Children 12 and under free. Refreshments available.

Pet Photos with Santa at the Humane Society of the North Bay

Sat Dec. 5, 2015 - Sun Dec. 6, 2015
1125 Benicia Road
707. 645. 7905 ext 113

Pet photos with Santa: Get a cherished holiday keepsake for your family, and help the animals at the Humane Society of North Bay at the same time!

Verismo Opera presents Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) by Giuseppe Verdi

Sat Nov. 7, 2015 - Sun Dec. 6, 2015
Bay Terrace Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave

Verismo Opera presents Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) by Giuseppe Verdi Stage Director, Cristina Arriola and Conductors, Ari Bocian and Michael Moran Piano and Chamber Orchestra Company Information It’s Fat Tuesday and you are invited to attend a fabulous Masked Ball at the Governor’s Mansion in Louisiana located in the heart of New Orleans. Riccardo, plantation owner and governor, and Amelia, wife to Renato (Riccardo’s secretary) struggle with ill-fated love. A voodoo queen predicts the demise of Riccardo, while Renato and his conspirators plot the assassination. Passion, conspiracy, jealousy and revenge unfold amidst the colorful sights of the French Quarter, Bayou and cemeteries.

8th Annual TLC Concert "Bringing in the Light"

Sun Dec. 6, 2015
Congregation B'nai Israel, 1256 Nebraska Street

This fundraiser benefits Tikkun Loving Care - a medical relief fund by Congregation B'nai Israel in Vallejo. "Bringing In The Light" Featuring versatile & talented musicians: ~ Doug Cort - Local favorite known for the emotional warmth of his vocal interpretations and storytelling ~ Saul Kaye - International touring artist whose acoustic guitar and delta-style vocals have delighted worldwide audiences ~ Frank Martin - Pianist and keyboard artist who has performed with Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and more! ~ Gabriela Welch - Rising vocalist and songwriter with roots in soul, jazz, folk and R&B

Six Flags Northern California Chanukah Festival

Sun Dec. 6, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, in conjunction with Chabads of Solano and Napa Counties, invites you to join us for our first annual Northern California Chanukah Festival on Sunday, December 21. The Chanukah festivities include Chanukah face painting, Dec-a-Dradel and live musical Chanukah entertainment, and plus guests can take photos with Judah the Maccabee! A Chanukah choir will perform, the story of Chanukah will be presented and a Grand Menorah lighting ceremony will take place at Sea Lion Stadium. Delicious catered kosher food will also be available for purchase.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum - Visions of Dorothy Herger

Sun Dec. 6, 2015
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St.

Come to a party to celebrate five decades of art by Dorothy Herger. This special exhibit highlights her many artistic accomplishments, including paintings and drawings of Lower Georgia Street and Mare Island waterfront as well as her pottery.

Jelly Belly's 6th Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Wed Dec. 9, 2015
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.

GVRD invites you to Breakfast with Santa

Sat Dec. 12, 2015
Dan Foley Cultural Center, 1499 N Camino Alto
707-648-4600 or 4611

Come join Santa, Mrs. Claus on December 12th at Foley Cultural Center for a delicious breakfast and holiday cheer at GVRD’s annual Breakfast with Santa! Children of all ages will be able to make a Christmas crafts, and sit for a picture with Santa. Children age 9 and younger will receive a special gift from Santa himself! Breakfast is served from 9:30-11am only. You may bring your own camera for family photos, limited to 1 shot.

Brunch with Santa at Jelly Belly

Sat Dec. 12, 2015
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: (800) 953-5592

Join Mr. Jelly Belly and friends for a delicious brunch and lots of fun with Santa Claus! It is by reservation only and spaces are limited. Visit for ticket and event info. Ticket sales will begin closer to the event date.

Napa Valley Museum Free Family Fun Day: 3 R's Holiday Ornament Making Party

Sat Dec. 12, 2015
55 Presidents Circle

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle this holiday season by making delightful holiday ornaments using repurposed and recycled objects. We will be constructing cork reindeers, holiday banners and aluminum can lanterns. Keep our landfills empty by bringing in old holiday cards, soda cans and corks!

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Nick Wirtz

Sat Dec. 12, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane

Meet, watch, and talk to cartoonist Nick Wirtz of Three Points Comics. Wirtz is the creator of several noir-influenced comics including The Radiant Ones, Ham ‘n’ Eggs, and the upcoming graphic novel Tightrope: The Illusion of Height.

Empress Theatre presents Shana Morrison

Sat Dec. 12, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.

Shana Morrison's musical style has been called pop with a side of blues and a side of rock. She has also been known to include other ingredients, like country, R&B, and jazz into the mix. Her material seems to be ever-changing and hard to pin down categorically. What always remains the same is Shana's unique and wide-ranging voice.

20th Annual Christmas Concert at St. Peter's Chapel

Sun Dec. 13, 2015
800 Walnut Ave and Azuar

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.

Grand Victorian Homes of Vallejo Tour

Sun Dec. 13, 2015
Historic Homes in the Heritage District

$25.00 Ticket includes: Tour reception from 3 - 5pm at location to be determined. Self-guided Tour of beautiful Historic Heritage District homes.information:(925-451-7682)

Schulz Museum - Celebrating 65 Years of Peanuts

Wed Aug. 19, 2015 - Sun Dec. 13, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane

65 years ago, Peanuts began publication on October 2, 1950. The earliest comic strips featured a smart aleck Charlie Brown absent his signature zig-zag shirt, and Snoopy as a dog that walked on all fours. In the five decades that Schulz dedicated himself to Peanuts, the physical appearance of the Gang naturally evolved, as well as their individual attitudes and personal philosophies. See how your favorite characters developed and changed in this installation celebrating 65 years of Peanuts comics.

19th Annual Meyer's Factory Outlet Sale

Thu Dec. 3, 2015 - Mon Dec. 14, 2015
Meyer Outlet, 525 Curtola Parkway
(707) 551-2800

The Bay Area's Largest Cookware Outlet Sale opens December 3 at 8 AM and ends December 14, 2015. Save on cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, cutlery & more from your favorite brands, including: Anolon, Circulon, Farberware Cookware, Cake Boss Baking, BonJour, Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, and SilverStone.

Visit Vallejo Holiday Partnership Connection

Wed Dec. 16, 2015
Mare Island Brewing Co. Taproom

Annual Holiday Partner/Membership connection to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and no host beer &wine. Meet City officials, Visit Vallejo Board of Directors, members, staff and more. $10 for Partners/$15 for Prospective Partners. Please RSVP with your check or credit card by December 16, 2015. Call 707-642-3653

Napa Valley Wine Train Santa Claus Express

Mon Nov. 30, 2015 - Thu Dec. 17, 2015
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.

Dr. Bunny Paine-Clemes, "How to be More Creative"

Thu Dec. 17, 2015
Bookshop Benicia 636 First Street

Bunny Paine-Clemes, Ph.D., professor emerita at Cal State Maritime and author of "Creative Synergy," will discuss how you can maximize your creativity. A book signing follows the free talk.

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Dec. 17, 2015
Team Superstore, 301 Auto Mall/

Co-Sponsored by Team Superstores & Gracie's BBQ. Toy & canned food drive.

Comedy at the Empress presents Amy Miller, Rudy Ortiz, and Irene Tu

Fri Dec. 18, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.

Amy Miller has been seen at the San Francisco Sketchfest, Bumbershoot, Noise Pop Festival, SF Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, Harvey's Comedy Club Portland, Helium Comedy Club, The All Jane No Dick Festival, The Siren Nation Festival, and in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. You may also have heard her on NPR or Doug Loves Movies.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Free Family Day

Fri Jan. 16, 2015 - Sat Dec. 19, 2015
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.

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

Breath of Heaven Christmas Musical Drama

Sat Dec. 19, 2015
Vallejo Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1111 Colusa Street


Empress Theatre presents The Generation Gap Big Band

Sat Dec. 19, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.

We are NOT a ‘jazz’ band; we’re a foot tappin’, grab-your-partner and ‘cut-a-rug’ dance and stage band. We perform all the ballroom dance tempos from slow ‘ballads’ to West Coast and East Coast ‘Swing’. We have Sambas, Mambos, Tangos and Cha-Chas. Our repertoire also includes Waltz, Bossa Nova, Classic Rock, Latin Rock, Country Rock, even Dixie and Blues. We can even provide a couple of Polkas and some country ‘line-dances’ if you desire. Our music covers the eras from Benny Goodman to Huey Lewis, Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey to Tijuana Brass and Santana, and much, much more. (We have over 700 titles/charts in our library.)

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Dec. 19, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Add some drama to dinner with Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on board the Wine Train. Come prepared to mix and mingle, dress the part, or just get down to business and solve the murder.

Western Railway Museum - Visit with Santa

Sat Dec. 12, 2015 - Sat Dec. 19, 2015
5848 State Highway 12

Interurban train rides, free cookies, cocoa and cider, and an opportunity to take a picture with Santa! Saturdays Dec. 13 & 19.

Mare Island Historical Museum

Sat Jan. 3, 2015 - Sun Dec. 20, 2015
8th and Railroad Sts
707-280-5742/707 557 -1538

See USS Vallejo control room, ship models, gift shop & more.

Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Sat Nov. 21, 2015 - Sun Dec. 20, 2015
2600 Geneva Ave
Tollfree: 800-510-1558

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.

Vallejo Choral Society Holiday Concert: The Joy (La Alegria)

Sat Dec. 19, 2015 - Sun Dec. 20, 2015
First Presbyterian Church,1350 Amador Street

The Vallejo Choral Society and collaborative accompanist Norman Ortiz perform Stephen Chatman's Carols of the Nativity with brass choir in a festive candle-lit holiday concert directed by Andrew Brown, Artistic Director. The Vallejo Choral Society's Campanelli Children's Choir will also be performing under the direction of Matthew Walsh. Audience singing of traditional carols included.

Loma Vista Farm's Christmas Tree Lot

Fri Nov. 27, 2015 - Sun Dec. 20, 2015
150 Rainier St

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 the Friday after Thanksgiving. Sales continue through December 20, 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.

Bay Area Stage presents Holiday Musical Showcase 2015

Fri Dec. 18, 2015 - Sun Dec. 20, 2015
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Main st.
(707) 649-1053

Don't miss Bay Area Stage Productions, Holiday Musical Showcase of your favorite classic Holiday songs; many from Broadway and the Movies! Dec. 18 at the Naval and Historical Museum, Dec. 19-20 Location TBD. Please call for more information. Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest entertainers, you won’t want to miss this holiday musical event for the entire family. Featuring: Jay Serpas, Susan George, Jené Bombardier,Jeff Lowe, Jarrett Battenberg Jorge Covarrubias, Carlet Langford, Heather Lee, Scott Slagle, Norah Manzo, Sylvia Ann Carlson... and many more!

Photos with Santa Claus at Jelly Belly

Sat Nov. 28, 2015 - Thu Dec. 24, 2015
One Jelly Belly Lane

The Jolly Big Man will be in residence throughout the month of December. Come visit him before he has to head back to the North Pole. He will be in the Tangerine Room upstairs at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center and there will be a professional photographer on site. Feel free to bring your own camera as well to capture your holiday season memories!

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Cold Moon"

Sat Dec. 26, 2015
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.

Schulz Museum - Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Mon Dec. 29, 2014 - Mon Dec. 28, 2015
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.

16th Annual Community Kwanzaa 2014

Wed Dec. 30, 2015
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.

The 16th annual Kwanzaa celebration. This very special Vallejo community event is from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum. Enjoy the entertainment, drumming and delicious food & vendors. Cover $5.00

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

Thu Dec. 31, 2015
Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa

Ring in the New Year with 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!

New Years Eve Gala at the Empress Theatre with The Mic Gillette Band

Thu Dec. 31, 2015 - Fri Jan. 1, 2016
330 Virginia St

Mic is best known for 40+ years of stellar horns work with Cold Blood, Tower of Power, and the Sons of Champlin. But not as many people realize that he has appeared on countless albums and CDs for some of the biggest names in the music business--Santana, The Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, Doobie Brothers, Quincy Jones, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Jefferson Starship, Huey Lewis and the News, and numerous others. Mic also enjoyed a brief stint with Blood, Sweat & Tears.

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

Thu Dec. 31, 2015 - Fri Jan. 1, 2016
1275 McKinstry St.
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.

New Years Eve Gala at the Doubletree

Thu Dec. 31, 2015 - Fri Jan. 1, 2016
Doubletree by Hilton, 3600 Broadway(Hwy 29), Am. Cyn
510-472-8800 or 707-647-3962

6:30 - No Host Bar, 7:00- Dinner (only served until 8:30), 9:30- Dancing with the West Coast Caravan of Blues Allstars. Check in at 9:00 pm for party only, no early arrivals. 12-Midnight Complimentary Champagne Toast & Party Favors Included!

Castello di Amorosa New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

Thu Dec. 31, 2015 - Fri Jan. 1, 2016
Castello di Amorosa, 4045 St Helena Hwy, Calistoga

Ring in the New Year with Castello di Amorosa. Don your formal attire and masquerade with us as we say goodbye to 2015 and HELLO 2016!

Front Room at the Wharf New Years Eve Dinner & Dance Party with Darrell Edwards

Thu Dec. 31, 2015 - Fri Jan. 1, 2016
Front Room at the Wharf, 295 Mare Island Way

Featuring Darrell Edwards. Special New Year's Dinner includes Appitizer, soup or salad, choice of entree and dessert. Dinner 5:30 pm, Live entertainment 9:00 pm - 1:00 am.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Holiday in the Park

Fri Nov. 27, 2015 - Sun Jan. 3, 2016
1001 Fairgrounds Dr

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 27, and runs weekends through December 13. Holiday in the Park will be open daily from December 18, 2015 to January 3, 2016 (closed December 24 and 25). Hours vary; please check Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's website.

Mare Island Aglow Holiday Lighted Trail Walk

Thu Nov. 26, 2015 - Sun Jan. 3, 2016
Mare Island Preserve Visitor Center, end of Railroad Ave, Mare Island

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 26th through the weekend following New Year's eve.

Empress Theatre presents Purple Haze, Amazing Jimi Hendrix Tribute

Sat Jan. 30, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St

Purple Haze is lead by guitarist Ralph Woodson who has studied his idol to the point of being able to play the guitar behind his back, and with his teeth. Ralph's a Hendrix authority, and it's obvious when you see him perform. Purple Haze has gained a steady following in the Bay Area and knock people out wherever they go. Ralph's showmanship and command of the Hendrix material is second to none.

Vallejo Symphony Concert: The Composer's Muse

Sun Jan. 31, 2016
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Avenue

Marc Taddei, conducting Hadleigh Adams, baritone Stravinsky, “Apollo” Beethoven, (arr. Weingartner) “An die ferne geliebte” Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. in E minor

20th Annual Northern San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival

Fri Feb. 19, 2016 - Sun Feb. 21, 2016
Mare Island, Building 253, 575 Connolly Street
(707) 249-9633

Both birds and people will be flocking to Mare Island in Vallejo to celebrate what has become a special annual ritual each winter: the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival. The 3-day event celebrates the return of over one million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, hawks, songbirds and even monarch butterflies which migrate through or winter in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Vallejo Symphony presents The Peregrine Quartet

Sun Mar. 6, 2016
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St

Brahms, String Quartet in C minor, op. 5 Beethoven, String Quartet in A, op. 132 Beethoven, 'Heiliger Dankgesang' (Sacred Song of Praise) Tammie Dyer, violin, Dan Kristianson, violin, Alexander Volonts, viola, Burke Schuchmann, cello

14th Annual Solano County Fair Youth Ag Day

Tue Mar. 15, 2016
900 Fairgrounds Drive
(707) 551-2002

The annual Youth Ag Day is a collaborative effort of the Solano County Fair and agricultural related businesses, organizations, farmers, ranchers and other individuals to encourage Solano County third graders to experience agriculture first-hand.

Vallejo Choral Society Concert: Dos Tierras (Two Worlds)

Sun Mar. 20, 2016
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St

Two Worlds (Dos Tierras), Chamber Choir

Vezér Bridal Fair & Fashion Show

Sun Mar. 20, 2016
Mankas Corner Gardens, 2522 Mankas Corner Rd.

Join us for our Annual Spring Bridal Fair & Fashion Show where vendors come from all over the Valley and Bay Area to present their services for your big day. If your looking for the best DJs, Florists, caterers, makeup artists, Jewelry designers, Decorative Rentals, Photographers, transportation companies, or more for your upcoming wedding, then you don’t want to miss the Vezér Bridal Fair!

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
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!

Schulz Museum - Snoopy and the Red Baron

Sat Oct. 24, 2015 - Sun Apr. 24, 2016
2301 Hardies Lane

Schulz immersed himself in the history of World War I to invent storylines for Snoopy, who imagined himself as a Flying Ace in pursuit of the Red Baron. Learn about Snoopy’s alter-ego and real-life nemesis through rare artifacts, original cartoons, and a family-friendly interactive area brought to you by the creators of The Peanuts Movie.

Vallejo Choral Society Concert: Misa Criolla

Sat May. 14, 2016 - Sun May. 15, 2016
1350 Amador St.
707-653-6827 or 707-643-4441

Symphonic Choir, Chamber Choir, and Campanelli Children’s Choir

Schulz Museum -The Peanuts Movie: From Schulz’s Pen Line to the Big Screen

Fri Sep. 18, 2015 - Mon May. 30, 2016
2301 Hardies Lane

A production of 20th Century Fox, The Peanuts Movie marks the big-screen debut of Charlie Brown and the Gang in state-of-the art computer-generated animation. Take a look behind-the-scenes to learn how animators worked to capture the quality of original Peanuts cartoons and Schulz’s characteristic pen line as they brought the characters to life onscreen. View digital artwork from the movie, and original sketchbooks from Director Steve Martino and Art Director Nash Dunnigan.

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

Thu Jun. 2, 2016 - Sun Jun. 5, 2016
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival will feature nearly 400 historic race cars, including legendary marques like Ferrari, Lotus, Porsche, McLaren and Corvette, among others. You’ll witness 10 unique race groups take to the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course throughout the weekend with warm-ups and racing slated for both Saturday and Sunday. This is your only chance to see the ultimate collection of historic race cars take to the Sonoma Valley road course. The weekend also features the Wine Country Pavilion with samplings of fine foods and wines from the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. It’s a perfect pairing of the wine country and racing you won’t want to miss! This is also a great weekend for the whole family as the paddock is open for spectators to get an up-close look at the race cars and enjoy the various car corrals dotted throughout the raceway.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR

Fri Jun. 24, 2016 - Sun Jun. 26, 2016
Hwys 37 & 121, Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

NASCAR returns for its 28th annual visit to Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 24-26. This marks the first of just two road courses on the series’ 36-race schedule, and its only stop in Northern California. The five-year sanctioning agreement is a significant step for the 23 facilities that host NASCAR events, which have traditionally signed single-year agreements with the series.

NHRA Division 7 Drag Races presented by Korbel

Fri Jul. 22, 2016 - Sun Jul. 24, 2016
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

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.

NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Fri Jul. 29, 2016 - Sun Jul. 31, 2016
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series blasts onto the Sonoma drag strip, July 29-31. Track records were set in 2015 and we’ve got your front-row seat to see John Force, Antron Brown and Ron Capps as they push the limits to be quicker and faster than ever before.

GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma

Fri Sep. 16, 2016 - Sun Sep. 18, 2016
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Sonoma Raceway for the epic series finale to the 2016 racing schedule. Summer may be winding down, but the competition will be hotter than ever as double points are on the line, and a solid performance in Sonoma will determine who will reign as champion.

GET THE RUSH, third Saturdays at Rush Ranch

Sat Nov. 21, 2015 - Sat Dec. 17, 2016
Rush Ranch, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, off Hwy 12

On the third Saturday of every month, volunteers offer one or more family-friendly activities at Rush Ranch. In November, visitors can travel back in time by entering a traditional blacksmith shop.