East County Events: November 29 and Beyond


Here is a look at this weekends events in East Contra Costa County which kicks off with Small Business Saturday in downtown Brentwood.  There will also be a Christmas Tree Lighting at the Streets of Brentwood and a Brentwood PAL Fundraiser this evening.

Downtown Brentwood Small Business SaturdayBrentwood Small Business Saturday
Shop local and support your small businesses in downtown Brentwood. Look for specials and gift ideas at the stores throughout Downtown Brentwood!

When you shop local you are supporting Downtown merchants in their commitment to help increase the number of jobs, improve the quality of life and overall strengthen our community. Money spent here re-circulates as locally owned businesses buy from other local businesses. Tax dollars go further, customer service is better, and it helps keep Vacaville unique.


Throwback to the 80sNov. 29: Brentwood PAL hosts Throwback to the 80’s Dance
You are invited to join the Brentwood Police Activities league as they host Throwback to the 80’s, a benefit concert featuring the Long Duck Dongs on Saturday Nov. 29 from 7-11pm at the Veterans Hall, First Street in Downtown Brentwood.

Tickets are a $20 donation while dinner, drinks and dessert are available for sale—dinner cooked by the American Legion. For tickets, contact Cathy (925) 784-8863 or Bill (925) 642-3004.


Streets of Brentwood Tree Lighting
You are invited to join the Streets of Brentwood on Saturday, November 29 for their Christmas Tree Lighting. The event will be held at the Center Court Promenade from 6-8 pm where the event will include music, family entertainment and giveaways.

Special appearances by:

  • Liberty High School Chamber Singers
  • Joel R. Bryant, The City of Brentwood Vice Mayor
  • Santa Claus
  • Carina Lia, fast emerging new artist from Gig Harbor, Washington, originally from Antioch

The Streets of Brentwood are located at 2455 Sand Creek Road Ste, Brentwood. You may find out more information by visiting their website or Facebook Page.

The Cemetery ClubEl Campanil: The Cemetery Club Presented by The Vagabond Players
Sunday November 30, 2014   2:00 pm
Another Vagabond favorite is this comedy about Doris, Lucille and Ida, three long-time friends who have become widows within the past few months. Once a week they gather to visit their husbands’ graves.   A comic and cathartic play about friendships, the future and new possibilities. Click here for tickets

Dec 4 Seafood banquetDecember. 4: Fundraiser for Antioch High School
The Seafood Banquet is in it’s 22nd year. It is put on by the 19th Hole in Antioch as a fundraiser for the Antioch High School Football program and Antioch High School Music Masters. It is on Thursday, December 4th at 6pm. There are still tickets available but space is limited. They are $65 each. If people are interested in purchasing they can stop in or call the 19th Hole. (925-757-6545)

The students involved in Music Masters and the Football programs at Antioch High are selling raffle tickets for $2.00 apiece. The prizes include a

55″ Vizio HD TV donated by Best Buy in Brentwood, 3 Month Single Membership to In~Shape of Antioch, $150.00 Gift Card to Best Buy donated  by ICR Electric, $100.00 in California Lottery Tickets donated by The 19th Hole, and Dinner for Four at Mac’s Old House. If people wish to purchase tickets they can feel free to contact me, Kathleen Rogneby, at 925-550-8489.

We are also looking for businesses to donate items that can be auctioned off at the Banquet. All donations are tax deductible. A Tax ID number will  be provided once the donation has been received. Anyone interested in donating can contact me at the same number provided above.

Brentwood LogoDecember 5: Brentwood Tree Lighting
Festivities start at 6 p.m. and include music, singing and a visit from Santa Claus, followed at 7 p.m. by the official lighting of the Christmas tree.  This “holiday happening” is sponsored by the City of Brentwood and the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC).

When: Friday, December 5, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: City Park, 710 Second Street, Brentwood, CA, 94513
More Info: Click Here

Oakley Tree Lighting 2013Dec. 6: Oakley Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
The Annual Christmas tree lighting in Oakley will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6th at 4:00 p.m. Festive entertainment will be provided by local youth choirs and dancers. Nonprofit service organizations will be on hand with crafts, games, and activities for the children. Free cocoa and cookies will be served.

Our special guest for the evening will be Santa Claus himself! He will be visiting with children and posing for photos so parents are encouraged to bring their cameras! Stroll through “candy cane lane” in the park on the way to light the 30’ grand Christmas tree at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, call 625‐7044 or email: [email protected]

Antioch Holiday DeLitesDec. 6: Celebrate Antioch Foundation Hosts Holiday Delite parade

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 6th. Our parade will start at 4 pm at 2nd and E streets, proceed down 2nd to I, around City Hall to 3rd street and return down 3rd to the dirt lot at 3rd and D streets.
Santa Claus will stop and stage at City Hall parking lot to greet the children. Families will be able to take pictures of their children with Santa.

The memorial tree in the center of City Hall parking lot will be lit at about 5:30 pm.
The parade should be over by 6 pm, just in time for everyone to enjoy the lighted boat parade on the river.
This year’s theme is “Celebrate Antioch, Joy of the Holidays.” For more information, click here

2014-parade-of-lights-reg-formDec. 6: Discovery Bay Parade of Lights
Join the Town of Discovery Bay for the 12th Annual Discovery Bay Parade-of-Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 6. The event begins at 6:00 pm with the parade followed by the Tree Lighting, Awards Ceremony and Santa Photos at 7:30 pm. Click here for registration and more information.

Hotel CaliforniaDec. 6: El Campanil – Hotel California: A Salute To The Eagles
Saturday December 6, 2014   8:00 pm
For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. Click Here for tickets

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.


Dec. 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.


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

Future Events

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