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Top Tickets: December 7–13

Caroling, shooting stars, and holiday beer crawls are happening this week in the Bay.



UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Shopping

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop
12/7–12/10
Find unique gifts while supporting research and conservation at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden’s holiday shop. Browse artisan wares and live greenery all weekend in Berkeley’s historic Julia Morgan Hall. botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu.

 

Music

A Midwinter Rose
12/8, 12/10
Valley Concert Chorale presents its annual holiday concert in Livermore and Pleasanton. The performance is full of contemporary twists on classic carols and will warm up those vocal chords during some audience sing-alongs. valleyconcertchorale.org.

 

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Beer

Santa Beer Crawl
12/9 Don your most festive apparel and take to the streets for this holiday beer crawl. Bring friends or make some new ones as you sample beers from more than 20 craft breweries across downtown Martinez. santabeercrawl.com.

 

Music

Unsilent Night
12/9
Take part in a unique holiday caroling experience that’s equal parts parade, performance, and party. Participants download one of four original holiday compositions and walk San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Park with smartphones, iPods, and boomboxes in hand, creating a seasonal soundscape to remember. unsilentnight.com.

 

Outdoors

Geminids Meteor Shower
12/13
It’s that time of year again, when the Geminids meteor shower lights up the mid-December sky. This cosmic event can be viewed all across the Bay Area, but the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland will be hosting a special viewing party with astronomy experts on hand through the late-night display. chabotspace.com.



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