Holiday Events

Holiday Craft Boutique at the Dublin Senior Center

Saturday, November 18, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Dublin Senior Center (7600 Amador Valley Blvd.)

Start you holiday shopping with the Dublin Senior Center at the Holiday Craft Boutique!  Dozens of local artisans will have their good on display and for sale.  Find unique handmade gifts for your friends and family.  Entry to this event is FREE!

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 30, 2023
6:00 p.m.
Dublin Civic Center (100 Civic Plaza)

Come out to the Dublin Civic Center for the 40th lighting of the holiday tree! Enjoy performances by our local school choirs, band, and help count down as the 30-foot holiday tree is illuminated. Attractions include a Snow Play area, the Clover Trackless Train Express, Letters to Santa, hot chocolate and cookies, holiday crafts and more! Oh, and be sure to be on the lookout for a special guest from the North Pole for a photo opportunity with the one and only, Santa! This event is FREE for the whole family!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 2, 2023

8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

Shannon Community Center (11600 Shannon Ave.)

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 arrival of Santa Claus!  Santa will pose for holiday photos following each session.
$15/residents; $18/non-residents, per person, all ages  

Holiday DancEscape

Friday, December 8, at 6:00 p.m.

Dublin Senior Center (7600 Amador Valley Blvd.)

Kick off the season with friends at the Dublin Senior Center's annual holiday dance social featuring "The Cool Tones" big band. 21 years and older.
$10/Residents; $13/Non-Residents; $15 at the door

"Deck the Homes" Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Each year, the City of Dublin hosts the "Deck the Homes" Holiday Home Decorating Contest to support those who create festive holiday displays around town. Each year the City's Parks and Community Services Commission serves as contest judges and selects winners. Winners receive a yard sign for display, and a gift card to a local business, and are recognized before the Dublin City Council.     

2023 Contest Categories:

  • Seen from Space Award - Best use of lights and color
  • Winter Wonderland Award - Best use of music, movement, and technology
  • Over-Inflated Award - Best use of inflatables
  • Deck the Hall Award - Best decorated apartment/condo/balcony/door
  • Dashing Debut Award - First-year contest participant
  • Spotlight Award - Judges' choice

Enter the contest here!

Spread the Spirit!

Do you have a neighbor who shares the holiday spirit? Or have you seen another spectacular display in your neighborhood?  Please share! The City of Dublin will accept nominations/recommendations on behalf of community members. Please email us with a brief description of the home and address. Staff will make an attempt to contact the resident and encourage participation.

Contact & Sponsorship Information

The City of Dublin is looking for community partners to sponsor its Holiday Events. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to reach out to new customers in the community!  Please contact Lauren Marriott at (925) 556-4508 for sponsorship information or email  Sponsorship Details & Sponsorship Application

"Santa Drive-Thru" Meet & Greet
"Santa Drive-Thru" Meet & Greet



































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