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South Bay Accent - DecJan 2016

CALENDAR Shen Yun Ballet, Jan. 13-15, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts; Flux Pavillion, Dec. 2, City National Civic, San Jose dance-inducing night out. The thumping lineup includes club favorites Shawn Mendes,  The Chainsmokers,   Charlie Puth,  Diplo,  Tove Lo,  Alessia Cara,  Lukas Graham, Daya and Niall Horan. Tickets $40-$115. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. Christmas at Our House. Dec. 1-2, times vary. A collaboration between St. Francis High School and the Women’s Club, this annual tradition serves up plenty of community cheer. Highlights of the two-day event include a gala, a student showcase and a Christmas boutique. Tickets $25–$125. Various locations, Los Altos Hills. Visit Jack London Square’s Annual Tree Lighting. Dec. 2, 5 to 7 p.m. All along the Oakland waterfront, revelers can dive into the holiday mood with tap-dancing Christmas trees, stilt walkers, grazing reindeer, photos with Santa, holiday greats and songs of the season. The highlight of the night—the lighting of a 55-foot Mount Shasta fir tree covered in 5,000 lights and 600 ornaments. Free. Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland. 510/645-9292. Nutcracker. Dec. 2-11, times vary. Continuing the tradition for over 50 years, Bay Area dance students take part in this iconic production. This holiday season, experience the beauty and splendor of San José Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker, a San Jose tradition since 1967. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 408/286-2600. Holiday Craft Fair. Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Support Bay Area artists at this annual craft fair featuring locally made gifts, handcrafted ornaments and up-cycled goods. Food available for purchase. A portion of proceeds benefit the church’s youth service trip and local food bank. Free. Prince of Peace, 12770 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga. 408/253-7167. Holiday Gift Fair. Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop for local art and globally inspired goods at the Triton Museum of Art’s Holiday Gift Fair, featuring everything from unique ceramics to hand-beaded jewelry. Free. Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. 408/247-2438. Holiday Makers Market in the Park. Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Think outside of the big box retailers and treat family and friends to one-of-akind finds at the Holiday Makers Market. Visit this curated marketplace in Santana Row Park and patronize local  artists selling handcrafted goods such as jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps and scented candles. Santana Row Park, 377 Santana Row, San Jose. 408/551-4611. Hometown Holidays. Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. Bring the kids to see Santa and delight in the snow at this annual festival, sponsored by the Redwood City Downtown Business Group. A parade, pony rides, ice sculpting demonstrations and rollicking entertainment keep spirits bright. Free. 2200 Broadway, downtown Redwood City. San Jose Super Toy, Comic and Collectible Show. Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Get a dose of childhood nostalgia as you browse through 240 tables of retro, vintage to modern toys and collectibles, comic books and vinyl records. Tickets $4–$15. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose. 408/809-4457. Willow Glen Holiday Bubbly Walk. Dec. 3, 2 to5 p.m. Stroll and sip bubbly as you shop for gifts along Lincoln Avenue in downtown Willow Glen. Tasting sites along the avenue will be set up with sparkling wine and fizzy nonalcoholic beverages. Tickets $45– $55. Lincoln Avenue and Willow Street, San Jose. 408/298-2100. Fantasy of Lights. Dec. 3-4, 4 to 9 p.m. (Walk-thru), Dec. 6–3), 6 to 10 p.m. (Drivethru). Vasona Lake County Park transforms into a spectacle to be enjoyed from the warmth of your car. Tune in to a special radio station for audio that accompanies your 1.5-mile drive by animated holiday displays. On Dec. 3-4, guests can walk through the displays. Ticket prices vary. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. 408/335-2201.
 Triple Ho Show 7.0. Dec. 3, doors open 5:30 p.m.; show 7 p.m. Featuring Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Meghan Trainor, Hailee Steinfeld and Zara Larsson, this star-studded holiday extravaganza delivers hot hits and holiday tunes before Santa even leaves the North Pole. Tickets $39.50-$149.50. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. Run Wild San(ta) Francisco. Dec. 4, 8 a.m. Whether you want to set a personal record or take a stroll, you’ll love this flat, kid-friendly loop around Crissy Field to historic Fort Point with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the bay. All participants will receive a Santa hat, finisher medal and Tshirt. Tickets $5–$42. Crissy Field, 1199 E. 16 South Bay Accent

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