CALENDAR B y C a r o l e B a r r o w
Great Dickens Christmas Fair
and Victorian Holiday Party.
Through Dec. 23, times vary.
Embark on a nostalgic holiday
journey into the past at this elaborate
fete features hundreds of costumed
with guests in an immersive
environment of theatrically
lit pubs, dance halls and town
squares. Tickets $10-$120. Cow
Palace Exhibition Halls. 2600
Geneva Ave., San Francisco.
Christmas in the Park. Through
Dec. 25, 9 a.m. to midnight. Plaza
de Cesar Chavez is transformed
into a wintry fantasyland with
more than 40 animated exhibits,
musical acts, dazzling lights
and a 60-foot community giving
tree. Enjoy carnival rides, ice skating
and yuletide treats. Free. Plaza
de Cesar Chavez, Market Street, San Jose.
Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light.
Through March 17. Taking center stage, this
illuminating exhibit features 10 large-scale
light installations throughout the historic villa
and grounds and is open for nighttime explo-
party. Inspired by Victorian
England, the festive
players who interact
Santa Paws. Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. Immortalize your love for
your furry friend with a holidaythemed
photo shoot. Bring your
pet to Park Valencia for a portrait
with Santa Claus. All of the proceeds
will benefit Humane Society
Silicon Valley. Registration begins
at 10:30 a.m. Photos $20. Santana
Row Park, 377 Santana Row,
San Jose. 408/551-4611.
City of Mountain View Annual
Holiday Tree Lighting. Dec.
3, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live holiday
music, refreshments, Christmas
tree lights and the arrival
of Santa Claus. Bring your
own camera to take pictures
of the wee ones with Santa.
Guests are encouraged to
bring a can of food to benefit
the Community Services
Agency. Free. Civic Center
Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain
30th annual Christmas at the
Winery Faire. Dec. 1-2 and Dec.
9-10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a
break from hectic holiday shopping
with wine tasting, gourmet
food sampling, hot mulled wine, carolers
and more. The winery’s charming gift shop
is open through December and filled with
wine-themed gifts, customized gift baskets,
hand-painted ceramics and a large selection
of gourmet food. Guglielmo Winery. 1480 E.
Main Ave., Morgan Hill, 408/779-2145.
Kelly Clarkson, Jan. 24, Oracle
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SPECIAL EVENTS p.18 MUSIC & DANCE p.24 THEATER p.32 LECTURES p.34
KIDS’ STUFF p.36 SPORTS p.38 MUSEUMS p.39 ONGOING EXHIBITS p.40 GALLERIES p.41
TOURS p.42 COMEDY p.43 NIGHTLIFE p.44 FARMERS’ MARKETS p.45
ration. Indulge in a “Munro Supper” (Dec.
2 and Dec. 21) or join the Plein Air Painting
Noir workshop, inspired by Munro’s illuminated
sculptures (Dec. 5). Tickets $15-$27.
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road,