East County Events: Dec. 13 and Beyond


The Holiday season is in full swing with multiple holiday themed events today.  Here is a rundown of the upcoming events:

Dec. 13: ECCFPD Host Santa in Brentwood

Santa will be joining the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters today in Brentwood. The event is free for all.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Station 52, 201 John Muir Parkway, Brentwood

Dec. 20: Santa Visits Oakley & Discovery Stations

  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Station 93, 530 O’Hara Ave, Oakley
  • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Station 59, 1685 Bixler Road, Discovery Ba


Hot Rods for PawsDec. 13: Hot Rods for Paws
You are invited to join the Furry Friends Food Relief Program & Kings of Antioch between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Petco, 548 Lone Tree Way, in Brentwood for a fundraiser which will assist struggling families and the homeless in Contra Costa County with dog and cat food.

OakleyDec. 13: Oakley Breakfast With Santa
Oakley Recreation Buildings, 1250 O’Hara Avenue
Fee: $5/person
Enjoy a delicious, continental breakfast with Santa. Breakfast will include pastries, fresh fruit, and juice/coffee. There will be make‐n‐take holiday crafts for the children. Space is limited so sign up early!
Pre‐registration is required at City Hall, 3231 Main Street.

Kiwanis RunDec. 13: The 38th Annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health
The Kiwanis Club of the Delta from Antioch, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, East Bay Regional Park District, and the City of Antioch proudly present The Holiday Run and Walk for Health!

This race event, preparing for our 38th year, benefiting local schools, youth, and libraries and is an effective vehicle to promote and build a healthy community—starting with our youth! The 38th Annual Holiday Run and Walk for Health will once again be held at the Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch.

The event will feature:

  • 9:00 am – 1 Mile Run/Walk
  • 9:30 am – 10K Run
  • 9:35 am – 3 Mile Run/Walk
  • 10:15 am – Kids Dashes With Santa

Click here to download a race registration form or click here to register on-line!

For more information about the event, click here.

Pittsburg ParadeDec. 13: Pittsburg Holiday Parade
This year’s Holiday event will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Festivities will include the Holiday Boutique, Playland in the Plaza, and the Holiday Parade featuring the Pirates Marching Show Band, various dignitaries and elected officials from the City of Pittsburg and our local community, and the arrival of Santa Claus. Plans are also being discussed to include a holiday tree lighting ceremony at the tree located on Fourth Street and Railroad Avenue. Holiday 2014 is expected to bring approximately 5,000 attendees into Old Town for the day.

  • 10-4pm – Boutique
  • 11:00 am – Parade
  • 5:30 pm – Tree Lighting

handel messiahDecember 13: El Campanil Handel’s Messiah
With Orchestra, Community Chorus and Guest Soloists Under the Direction of Susan Stuart
Saturday December 13, 2014   7:30 pm
All Seats: $12

Messiah, George Frederich Handel’s most successful and best known oratorio, was composed in the year 1741 in just 24 days. It was first performed at a concert in Dublin, Ireland, in 1742, with Handel himself conducting. An oratorio is a dramatic sacred choral work, usually for soloists, chorus and orchestra, that is performed in “concert hall” style rather than “staged.” (Approximately 2 hours)

For more information and tickets, click here

December 14: Antioch’s 60th Annual Christmas House “Homes For The Holidays”
Home tours will begin from Noon to 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 14 with a reception from 2:00pm to 5:00 pm at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6335. The tour will feature 7 homes and the event will have door prizes, candy bar, and opportunity drawing’s. Light hors d’ oeuvres, dessert table, champagne punch, coffee, no host bar

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6335
815 Fulton Shipyard Road, Corner of Wilber Ave. and Fulton Shipyard Rd.

Ticket Price $30.00
For Tickets Contact: Diane Myers at 754-6573 or Sandy Henry at 754-8771

Future Events

For future events to be included, contact [email protected]