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Look no further for all Tri-Valley events. The Tri-Valley plays hosts to events and activities year around because of our sunny weather, convenient location and friendly folks. There is no other place that you can enjoy all California has to offer in one location. Join us in the summer for the Alameda County Fair, Livermore Valley Harvest Celebration in the Fall, and Goodguys Hot Rod and Custom Shows and Street Fairs throughout the year.

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November 2021

The Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink

November 17, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Rink at City Center will be open November 17, 2021 – January 2, 2021 Operating Hours: Ice rink hours are from noon to 9:30 p.m. daily, rain or shine. Tickets are purchased per 90 minute sessions which start on every even hour. Advance Online ticket sales are highly recommended to reserve your session. Same-day tickets are subject to availability at the ice rink ticket window on a first come first serve basis. All transactions will be cashless.…

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Niles Canyon Railway Train of Lights

November 19 - December 28

Take the whole family on an enchanting holiday excursion! Enjoy a 1.5 hour-long round trip through Niles Canyon filled with refreshments, music, and cheer aboard their antique coaches and open cars that feature holiday lights and decorations inside and out. The Train of Lights offers a rare opportunity to experience a train ride through Niles Canyon at night. With one departure from Niles at dusk and a second departure from Sunol after dark, you can choose your favorite time to…

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December 2021

Dublin’s 38th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Santa's elves have been busy decorating the Civic Center parking lot and turning it into Dublin's very own Winter Wonderland. Take a stroll through the lit lot, grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks, enjoy music from our local school bands and choirs and countdown as the tree gets lit. Be sure to be on the lookout for a special guest from the North Pole. The parking lot opens at 5pm. Tree lighting ceremony to begin…

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Holiday Village at Carnegie Park

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the City of Livermore for a magical evening of Holiday Cheer at Carnegie Park from 4-8pm. Local Makers and Artists, holiday treats, eats and beverages, entertainment and SANTA VISITS from 4-7 PM!

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Motown Explosion Christmas

December 3 @ 8:00 pm

Gary Vecchiarelli Productions – Las Vegas Presents Motown Explosion Christmas With Master of Ceremonies, Manee Valentine. 14-Piece Big Band with 5 Singers and Master of Ceremonies MANEE VALENTINE performing all your favorite “Original” HITS !

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Holiday Art Boutique

December 4

The Dublin Arts Collective, in partnership with KeyPoint Credit Union, is delighted to bring to the Tri-Valley community a wonderful opportunity to shop locally directly from artists. With original artworks including ceramics, jewelry, paintings, cards, prints, sculptures and woodturning, there are a variety of items to choose from. Books by local authors will also be included. You are sure to find a unique and special gift!

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Holidays in the Vineyards

December 4 - December 5

Join Livermore Valley Wine Country for their annual holiday tradition! Wineries showcase their decorated tasting rooms with special wines, arts, crafts, holiday music, activities and more. Admission is free, however, tasting fees may apply and vary by winery.

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City of Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Celebration

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The City of Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Celebration begins at 5pm with a parade of floats, marching bands, community groups and more! Then, around 6:45, the Mayor lights up the tree in front of the Museum on Main with a special appearance from Santa.

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City of Livermore Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Parade on First Street at 6pm!  Featuring local Businesses, Marching Bands, Music, Lighting Displays & Santa! Parade Route is First Street - Between "M" Street and McLeod Street. A tree lighting will follow the parade.

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Livermore-Amador Symphony presents: Symphonic Sounds of the Season

December 4 @ 8:00 pm

Renew and restore your spirit, and reconnect to your community with your very own Livermore-Amador Symphony as they return to the Bankhead Stage to celebrate a joyful season. Harpist Constance Koo performs Debussy’s beautiful and intimate Danses sacrée et profane. Each section of the orchestra shines in this vibrant concert.

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Damien Sneed

December 5 @ 3:00 pm

Joy To The World: A Christmas Musical Journey takes audiences through Damien Sneed’s original arrangements of gospel, jazz and classical favorites. Ten singers and musicians deliver such holiday classics as Silent Night, This Christmas, O Come Emmanuel, Little Drummer Boy, The Christmas Song, Joy To The World, plus excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and more in a not-to-be-missed, uplifting and joyous night to start off the holiday season!

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Lights of Livermore Holiday Tours

December 10 - December 23

Book your own private trolley for the 2 hour annual Holiday Lights Tour! Gather your own social bubble, meet downtown, enjoy complimentary wine, a friendly, jolly driver, holiday music and lots of good cheer as you journey through Livermore taking in the magical light displays with friends and family.   There are plenty of private tours available so click here to find out more and how to book!

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Downtown Pleasanton Spirit and Sweater Stroll

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It's back! Wear your uglist sweater while you stroll through downtown. Visit and sip, stroll, shop at over 14 downtown locations. The Event starts at 5pm and continues to 8pm and Santa will be present.

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Pink Martini

December 13 @ 7:30 pm

Since 1994, Portland’s sensational “little orchestra” has been delighting audiences with their engaging take on multilingual pop, jazz and classical tunes. Called “utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious” by The Washington Post, Pink Martini has staked out a unique place in the hearts of music fans with their appealing blend of old-school elegance and modern day humor.

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Survivor Blues: John Mayall and Walter Trout

December 16 @ 7:30 pm

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightfully earning him the title, “The Godfather of British Blues”.  In 2013 John signed with Forty Below Records and has been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame and 2021 GRAMMY Hall of Fame induction (Blues Breakers album).  Over the course of the last several decades, Walter Trout has been a prolific artist regularly releasing studio albums including…

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Jeff Bordes and Friends: A Soulful Christmas

December 18 @ 8:00 pm

Jeff Bordes & Friends return to the Firehouse Arts Center for their Annual Holiday Celebration. Join us for a fun, fresh soulful twist on Christmas Favorites with a nod of Santa's hat to Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima! Jeff Bordes and Friends will get you snapping your fingers, tapping your toes, and dancin' in the aisles with Holiday Cheer!

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Nochebuena: Christmas Eve in Mexico

December 20 @ 7:30 pm

The acclaimed Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar bring together an all-star cast of music and dance in a dazzling presentation of the traditions and customs celebrated by the people in Mexico during the Christmas season. ​This spectacular show focuses on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve), when Mexican families attend midnight Mass before returning home to a late-night feast. Foods like bacalao, ham, turkey, tamales, and mole, with ponche to drink and lots of music create a festive and…

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New Years Eve at the Bankhead with Dirty Cello

December 31 @ 8:00 pm

Blues meets bluegrass with a faint twist of classical as this energetic SF-based string band led by crossover cellist Rebecca Roudman helps kick off a festive New Year’s Eve celebration. Popular from China to Italy and all over the US, this is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping. After their lively performance, join the…

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January 2022

Al Franken

January 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Take this rare opportunity to hear from the only speaker on the lecture circuit whose career spans from winning four Emmy Awards during 15 seasons on Saturday Night Live, to serving 10 years as a United States Senator for the State of Minnesota. Along the way, Al Franken has also written four New York Times #1 best-sellers, taken home two Grammy Awards, topped the list of progressive talk show hosts, and delighted audiences everywhere with his dry wit and unique…

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The Smothers Brothers

January 14, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Join America’s Favorite Brothers for a very special evening of laughter, music, and memories featuring live routines, vintage video clips, and a personal Q & A.

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Tri-Valley Innovation Fair presented by Quest Science Center

January 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Quest Science Center is excited to present an opportunity to connect everyone to the value of science at the Tri-Valley Innovation Fair 2022, taking place from 10am-5pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Tri-Valley Innovation Fair 2022 will take science and learning to a new level, transforming the Alameda County Fairgrounds into the venue that will showcase the best of Tri-Valley innovation in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Designed to bring science and…

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Joan Osborne & The Weepies

January 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Joan Osborne is known for her gritty, blues-based rock sound, passionate performance, and emotionally evocative songwriting. Her style first attracted notice in the early 1990s among the vibrant scene of rootsy new acts in New York City and her breakthrough album in 1995 included the chart-topping single “One of Us.”  A sought-after collaborator and versatile performer, she has shared the stage with a wide range of legendary artists including Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris, Luciano Pavarotti and the Chieftains.

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The Phantom’s Jeremy Stolle

January 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

The famous quote from the world renowned musical “The Phantom of the Opera”, “No more talk of darkness” perfectly describes this wonderful evening with Jeremy Stolle, who has worn the Phantom’s mask for more than a decade. You’ll hear Phantom like you have never heard it before, but also much more beyond the darkness of the Phantom’s lair.  With his unparalleled voice and extensive musicianship, Stolle brings together a team of musical artists to deliver a unique look at your…

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The Queen’s Cartoonists

January 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

In answer to the question, “Is it possible to create jazz and classical music concerts in the 21st century that appeal to everyone – even people who normally wouldn’t go?” The Queen’s Cartoonists offer a show that reaches everyone, regardless of age, gender, or familiarity with the concert hall. Six world-class professional musicians, all currently living in Queens, New York, play music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation, synchronizing their performances to video projections of the original films, and leading…

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Peter Sagal

January 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Peter Sagal has filled theaters across the country with “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” since he joined the cast and became host in 1998. As one of the nation’s premier radio humorists and commentators on current events, and the host of Constitution USA on PBS, Peter speaks about the intersections of politics, civics, humor and entertainment, and how they all draw from each other to create the American experience. Whether providing insightful, colorful commentary on current events or a behind-the-scenes peek…

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February 2022

Peking Acrobats

February 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

For thirty four years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined the image of Chinese acrobatics, pushing the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. With daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs or along tall poles, they display their technical prowess with such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. Accompanied by live musicians on traditional Chinese instruments, their classic Chinese music combines with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats to…

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Jon Nakamatsu

February 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Jon Nakamatsu soared to fame in 1997 as winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. A sought-after guest soloist, he has performed with such renowned orchestras as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Milan, and Tokyo, and at the White House in 1999.

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Rockapella

February 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

From their early years singing doo wop on New York City street corners, to selling-out performances around the world, Rockapella became sophisticated masters of the vocal art form a cappella. Now making a welcome fourth visit to the Bankhead, Rockapella will rock the house with just one instrument – their voices – but with an astonishing full-band sound.

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The Brilliance of Youth

February 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Discover the artistry and musical expression of extraordinary young performers from right here in our own backyard. We proudly present the winners of our Young Musicians Competition in a program full of variety and fun. Jazz it up in the lobby with Matt Finders and Element 116, Livermore’s own teen Jazz band featuring students from our own area schools.

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Piaf! The Show

February 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Acclaimed worldwide, “PIAF! The Show” offers a remarkable musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress. “PIAF! The Show” premiered in 2015 as a tribute to “The Swallow of Montmartre” on the centennial on her birthday and was inspired by the award-winning movie La Vie En Rose. The show…

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