There are many events going on today in East County which I wanted to highlight because we have some fabulous organizations who are doing great things for the community. There is pretty much something for all and its a packed day full of activities. I hope to see you at some of these events as i’ll have my camera on me.
Festival of Trees Teddy Bear Breakfast: 8:30 & 10:30 am seating
Although this event is 3-days long, this is a special breakfast with Santa and kids are asked to bring a teddy bear buddy and bring an additional teddy bear for donation. Event location is Shadow Lakes Event Center, 401 West Country Club Drive in Brentwood. For more information, visit http://brentwoodfestivaloftrees.org/index.html
Special Kids Foundation: 9-11 am
We would like to invite you and your family to have a quiet visit with Santa, at Smith Family Farm. Special Kids volunteers will be there to take a 4×6 photo of your child with Santa FREE of charge. Location – Smith Family Farms, 4430 Sellers Road in Brentwood, opens its holiday barn exclusively to special-needs children and their families from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information visit their website http://www.spkids.org/
Holiday Home Tour: 12-4 pm
This is a fabulous event put on by the Liberty Union High School District Education Foundation where you can visit homes on the tour with Christmas decor. If you would like to join the festivitis, show up at noon at Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery. If you do not have a ticket, they are $40 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.educationwins.org.
Oakley Tree Lighting: 5:00 pm
The City of Oakley will be lighting our 30-foot Christmas tree this evening which will include performances by local choirs, crafts will be available and of course pictures with Santa. The celebration will occur at Oakley Civic Center, 3231 Main St.
Antioch Lighted Boat Parade: 5:30 pm
The event is sponsored by Driftwood, Sportsman, Bridge Marina and Dos Rios Yacht Clubs and the Ebony Boat Club. The parade begins at 5:30 PM and the best locations to view are the Antioch Municipal Pier and all along 2nd Street in downtown Antioch. The boat parade is free and will have approximately 15 entries.
Discovery Bay Parade of Lights: 6:00 pm
The parade travels down Marina Road, turns left on Willow Lake Road, right on Riverlake Road, left on Sandpoint Road, left on Discovery Bay Boulevard and ends in the Discovery Bay Shopping Center. The Discovery Bay Lions host their Christmas tree lighting at the shopping center at 7:30 p.m. following the parade.