Holiday Events

The holidays are a special time of year, and the City of Dublin hosts many festive, long-standing traditions which bring the community together.  The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Breakfast with Santa are joyful events in which families come together in celebration.  

36th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the traditional lighting of the tree at the Dublin Civic Center.  Enjoy lively seasonal entertainment along with cookies and hot cocoa after the performances.  This year's entertainment includes the Dublin Unified School District Children's Choir and ensembles from the Dublin High School band.  Also, be on the lookout for a surprise appearance by a very special visitor from the North Pole! 
Admission is free

"Deck the Homes" Holiday Decorating Contest

Deadline to Enter: Friday, December 6

The City of Dublin invites residents to participate in the City's Holiday Home Decorating Contest.  Homes will be chosen for Best Use of Lights, Best Lawn Display, Best Holiday Theme, as well as Best Overall for its curb appeal.  New this year: a Best Apartment/Condo and 
Best Neighborhood (three or more homes either directly next door or across the street from each other in the same block).  Judging will take place between December 9 - 12, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Winners will be notified on December 17. 

View the map of household entries.

Hands-On History: Holiday Activities

Saturday, December 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Heritage Park and Museums, 6600 Donlon Way
Create old-fashioned holiday decorations for your home, and take a guided tour of the Kolb House. See how the house was decorated by the Kolb family for their annual holiday celebrations during the early 20th century, and learn how they celebrated with their family and friends.  Fun for the whole family!
Admission is free

Holiday DancEscape

Friday, December 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m

Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Boulevard
Celebrate the season with friends at this annual event which will get you on your feet. Whirl your partner around an expansive dance floor while listening to music performed by the 18+ member CoolTones Big Band!  Enjoy refreshments and drawings for door prizes. 
$10 Residents/$13 Non-Residents if purchased by December 12.
$15/at the door

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 14

Shannon Community Center, 11600 Shannon Avenue
Santa Claus is coming to Dublin!  Families are invited to enjoy a delicious hot pancake breakfast served with sausage, fruit, coffee, and juice, followed by the much-anticipated arrival of Santa Claus.  Register early as this event, which benefits the Dublin High School Irish Guard and Music Program, is always a sell-out.  Santa will be available for holiday photos after each breakfast.
*A vegan breakfast option will also be available.
$14 Residents/$17 Non-Residents, per person, all ages
Seatings are at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
Tickets will be available for purchase on November 1, 2019



Sponsorship Information

Don't miss this valuable opportunity to reach out to new customers in the community!  Sponsorships are offered for the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Breakfast with Santa.  To participate please complete and return your application today, or contact us to create a package which will suit your marketing needs.

Contact Us  

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lauren Marriott at 925-556-4508 or email.

Thank you to our Sponsors of 2019 Holiday Happenings:

BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse, Provident Credit Union, Waterford Pediatrics & Orthodontics, Norwex, E
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