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Holiday Happenings

Five family-friendly events to get you in the holiday spirit!

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Recommendation  #1
Mill Valley Downtown Plaza

Winterfest, Mill Valley's annual holiday celebration, returns to the Downtown Plaza on Sunday, December 4th. The day-long festival features a fantastic lineup of singers, dancers and musicians. They'll also have a bunch of great children’s games and activities like a giant rainbow slide, a jumpy house, cornhole toss, and a giant Connect4 game. Santa will be on the Plaza, taking photos with children & families. The festive day concludes with some carols and a Tree-Lighting ceremony! 

After Winterfest, grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants in or near the plaza (Piazza D'Angelo, Gravity Tavern, Playa, Bungalow 44, or Mamahuhu).

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Admission is FREE.

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HOURS:
Sunday, December 4th: 12pm - 5pm
Recommendation #2
Green Music Center

The Vienna Boys Choir will be bringing holiday harmonies to the Green Music Center on Sunday, November 27th. The popular repertoire has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and angelic voices.

Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians with an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs, and, of course, holiday favorites.

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Tickets: $45 - $105

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HOURS:
Sunday, November 27th: 3pm - 5pm
Recommendation #3
Larkspur Chamber of Commerce

Join the Lark Creek Shops on Magnolia Avenue for a A Night In Winter Wonderland

Bring the family on Friday, December 2nd (4pm - 8pm) and enjoy hot cocoa + cider, gingerbread man decorating, wreath making classes, free photos with Santa, and a ton of hand selected local artisan pop-ups to kick off your holiday shopping. And if you're hungry, grab a bite nearby at Perry's, Picco, Don Antonio, Keiko Fish, and Left Bank Brasserie. And for dessert, head over to Emporio Rulli for sweet treats and their world-famous Panettone.

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Admission is FREE

They'll also have free valet parking to make your experience even better.

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HOURS:
Friday, December 2nd: 4pm - 8pm
Recommendation #4
Marin Center

Enjoy the wonder of Marin Ballet’s Nutcracker on December 10th & 11th! Clara’s whimsical Christmas Eve dreams come to life through the art of classical ballet, enriched by clever storytelling, mischievous humor, and heroic characters. Choreographed by Performance Director Julia Adam, the production features the artistry of 125 dancers, lavish Victorian costumes and sets, and an airborne surprise at final curtain. Share this marvelous holiday tradition with friends and family!

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Tickets: $55 (adults); $34 (youth & seniors)

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HOURS:
Saturday, December 10th: 1pm & 5pm AND Sunday, December 11th: 1pm
Recommendation #5
Sausalito Parks and Recreation

Sausalito's Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks returns on Saturday, December 10th. This waterfront holiday tradition can best be seen from Gabrielson Park, Humboldt Avenue and Anchor Street.

Catch dozens of brightly lit and beautifully decorated boats parade along the scenic Sausalito shoreline. There will also be food trucks & no-host bars.

Note: The boat parade starts at 6pm; followed immediately thereafter (7:15pm) with fireworks above the Bay. After the show, be sure to grab a nearby bite or drinks at one of Sausalito's fine restaurants (Poggio, Copita, Zalta, The Trident, or Barrel House Tavern).

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Admission is FREE.

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HOURS:
Saturday, December 10th. Boat Parade: 6pm / Fireworks: 7:15pm