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Top Tickets: November 29–December 5

The holiday season is officially here, with tree lightings, winter acrobatics, and festive wine tasting.

Courtesy of Jack London Square


Tree Lighting Ceremony
Jack London Square hosts this annual tree-lighting tradition to get you into the holiday spirit with sweet treats, warm drinks, and live music. Plus, bring non-perishable foods, unwrapped toys, and gently worn coats for the donation drive benefiting local nonprofits. jacklondonsquare.com.



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Holiday on the Square
Through 11/30
Kick off the season at San Ramon’s new City Center Bishop Ranch, where you can watch the lighting of a 50-foot tree under a light snowfall, enjoy live performances and music, and snag a selfie with Mr. Claus. citycenterbishopranch.com.




Kaleidoscope by Circus Bella
This Bay Area–based, family-friendly circus welcomes you to the big top on Treasure Island for jaw-dropping acts, live music, and tasty snacks from Mersea Restaurant. circusbella.org/kaleidoscope.


City of San Ramon


Bah Humbug! 5K Run/Walk
Even Scrooges can get in shape at this festive San Ramon run. Participants are welcome to run or walk and to come in costume or sportswear, but the fun is unavoidable. bahhumbug.itsyourrace.com.



Holidays in the Livermore Vineyards
Wineries in Livermore Valley are offering more than sips of vino the first weekend of December: Their decorated tasting rooms feature music, arts and crafts, and more. lvwine.org.

To see even more events happening this week, or to submit an event for consideration, visit Diablo’s Community Calendar. Follow Diablo on Twitter or Facebook, and sign up for the A-List e-newsletter so Top Tickets is delivered to your email inbox on Wednesdays. Questions? Comments? E-mail events@maildiablo.com.