Upcoming Marin County Events – December 2011

December 10, 2011 9am
Event: Breakfast With Santa
Location: Belvedere Community Center
Event Description: Music, crafts, tasty breakfast and a visit with the Big Man! Photo opportunity with Santa. Bring your own camera. Please call (415) 435-4355 for reservations.

December 10, 2011 5:00p
Event: Marin Ballet’s Nutcracker
Location: Marin Civic Center
Event Description: Come celebrate the grandeur of one of ballet’s most famous stories! Rich in traditions of holiday magic and lavish surprises, Marin Ballet presents a delightful adventure of childhood fantasy and beautiful classical dance. Artfully revitalized by choreographer Julia Adam starting in 2008, Marin Ballet continues to add new elements to this cultural jewel of Marin County
More information: http://www.marinballet.org

December 10, 2011 5:30pm
Event: Santa by Sea
Location: Bel Marin Keys

December 10, 2011 6pm
Event: Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Display
Location: Sausalito Waterfront
Event Description: Don’t miss this festive Sausalito holiday event – with beautifully lit boats, fireworks and much merriment on Sausalito’s waterfront.   For more information call 415-331-7204.

December 11, 2011 8am to 10:30am
Event: Breakfast With Santa
Location: Corte Madera Rec Center
Event Description: Come join Santa and his little helpers for a pancake breakfast with all the fixins. To register or to get further information please contact The Corte Madera Parks and Rec at 927-5072.

December 11, 2011 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event: Festival of Lights
Location: Marin Jewish Community Center
Event Description: Celebrate the Festival of Lights with live musical performances, arts & crafts, delicious holiday treats, an artisan marketplace and much more!

December 11, 2011 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event: Cookie Decorating Event at Panera Bread
Location: Northgate Mall
Event Description: Join us for cookie-decorating fun at Panera!  Each child will receive a complimentary Gingerbread Man to decorate for the holidays. Seats will fill up quickly so RSVP for one of the four time slots at Guest Services, or call (415) 472-3212.

December 17, 2011 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Event: Dream Circle Holiday Concert with Tim Cain, Judy Nee (Miss Kitty), Cindy Cohen and Christopher Smith
Location: Bay Area Discovery Museum
Event Description: Join us for a delightful and uplifting seasonal celebration featuring songs for a wide range of winter holidays, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year. Dream Circle is indeed a dream lineup of Marin’s best loved children’s entertainers. Share in the true meaning of the holidays at this heart filled performance and then spend a wonderful day at the Museum.
Buy tickets: http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/store/performances/dream-circle-holiday-concert.html

December 17, 2011 1 pm and 5 pm
Event: Sophie and the Enchanted Toy Shop, Marin Dance Theatre
Location: Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael
Event Description: Marin Dance theatre, presents this delightful full-length, two act ballet, featuring over 150 dancers along with professional guest artists. This wonderful production has become a “must see” for the Bay Area community, as audiences marvel at the Dickens- style street scene alive with gypsies, magicians and mysterious masked players. As a kindly toymaker enters with his mischievous alley cats, he observes little Sophie, and being touched by her generous kind spirit, rewards her with an amazing journey to a beautiful Snow Kingdom. She is greeted by the elegant Snow Queen and her beautiful Snow Maidens and then continues on her way to the Enchanted Toyshop. It’s here that she’s entertained by magical toys and dancing dolls.
Following the 1 pm performance, meet the cast at the Teddy Bear Tea Party and enjoy cookies, candy canes and refreshments, and have the opportunity to take photos with the cast of several “Sophie” dancers.
More information: http://www.mdt.org

December 22, 2011
Event: Gingerbread Cookie Decorating and Holiday Stories
Location: Larkspur Library
Event Description: Join us for a morning of holiday stories and crafting! We will be telling holiday stories, decorating gingerbread cookies, and creating holiday crafts, for a fun winter treat. Ages 3 and up, please have younger children accompanied by a care-giver. RSVP to the library by phone or email to library@cityoflarkspur.org

December 22, 2011 8:00p
Event: A Christmas Carol
Location: 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley
Event Description: Join us for a true-to-Dickens style version of A Christmas Carol, with imaginative sets, intense visuals, cinematic hues and shadow play which all bring this tale of Victorian ghosts, Scrooge’s epiphanies and genuine holiday spirit from dark to light. While we slowly exit from a serious economic downturn and people the world over are encouraged to find happiness based more on spirit than finances, A Christmas Carol and its inherent message speak louder than ever
More information: http://www.142throckmortontheatre.com/event.php?eventid=1575

MONTH LONG EVENTS:
Location: Town Center, Corte Madera

FREE SANTA PHOTOS
Santa will be here from 11 am – 4 pm on
November: Fri. 25, Sat. 26 & Sun. 27
December: Sat 3, Sun 4, Sat 10, Sun 11, Sat 17, Sun 18, Mon 19, Tues 20, Wed 21, Thur 22, Fri 23, Sat 24

FREE GIFT WRAP (Provided by Hospice by the Bay)
November 25th – December 11th: 11 am – 4 pm
December 12th – December 23rd: 11 am – 6 pm
Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th: 11 am – 4 pm

Location: The Village, Corte Madera
Sounds of the Season
Please visit for more information: http://www.villageatcortemadera.com/Events/Details/43323

Santa Photos
Visit Santa at the Santa House (located in the Macy’s wing) for Photos and a FREE Gift
11am-7pm daily except Sunday through December 24th

Location: Northgate Mall, San Rafael
Santa Photos
Visit Santa at the Santa House (located in the Macy’s wing) for Photos and a FREE Gift
11am-7pm daily except Sunday through December 24th

Location: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Gingerbread Architecture Fundraiser
December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
December 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23
9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Let your imagination run wild as you create the most delightful gingerbread house on the block, festooned with candy canes, gumdrops, frosting and other treats. Don’t miss the sweetest event of the holiday season.
Pre-registration required: http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/store/events/gingerbread-architecture-fundraiser.html

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