Enjoy these Bay Area Festivities this season!
Vienna Boys Choir: Monday, November 28, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Christmas medleys from this internationally famous choir. Thrill to their tunes, and make it a memory of a lifetime. Tickets start at $40. Location: Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University. Visit live.stanford.edu.
Handel’s Messiah: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale takes on the epic Messiah music that will take your breath away. Tickets start at $32. Location: Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University. See live.stanford.edu.
A Chanticleer Christmas: Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. San Francisco’s lovely acapella men’s chorus returns to Stanford for another sacred evening of Christmas music. Tickets start at $76. Location: Memorial Church at Stanford University. See live.stanford.edu.
Enchant San Jose: Daily from November 25 through January 1. Enjoy a whopping four million lights to delight your family on this walk-through extravaganza. The display of lights is a traveling exhibit comes into town rarely. Tickets $44 adults, $25 children. Location: PayPal Park, 1123 Coleman Avenue, San Jose. See enchantchristmas.com for details.
Winterfest at Great America: Daily until Jan. 1. See what all the fuss is about at this year’s Great America event which features holiday decorations, music, rides, games, and shows. Tickets start at $20 per person. Location: 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. See cagreatamerica.com for more info.
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Holiday Lights Train by Roaring Camp Railroad: Nov. 25-26, Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-23. Come kick off the holiday on Vintage cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through the streets of Santa Cruz as passengers lend their voices to holiday carols, sip hot spiced cider and listen to musical entertainment while Santa visits the little ones, or the young at heart! Location: Meets at Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Adults start at $44.95; $32.95 kids. See www.roaringcamp.com for details and other Christmas events.