Celebrate the Holidays with Events in Redwood City
City Offers A Variety Of Events From Parades and Toy Drives To Santa Visits At The Libraries
For Immediate Release
December 2, 2015
Meghan Horrigan, City Manager's Office
Redwood City, Calif.--The City of Redwood City announced today several upcoming holiday events and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Throughout the month of December, residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the season with holiday festivals and parties, or to give back to the community by donating toys and volunteering.
Below is a brief calendar of holiday events. For more, visit http://www.redwoodcity.org/calendar. For a comprehensive list of volunteer and donation opportunities, visit http://redwoodcity.org/residents/give-thanks-by-giving-back.
December 3, 3-8 p.m. in Courthouse Square
This holiday shopping extravaganza includes a kid's corner, fashion show, and wine booth. Local shops Revival, Tiffany Rose, Brick Monkey, and Moda Studios will be represented. For more information visit: http://www.redwoodcity.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/3935/2055
December 5, 10 a.m. in Courthouse Square
A free holiday festival featuring a parade, entertainment, ice sculpture, snow, Santa Claus and a new Special Effects Light Show Spectacular. For more information and a schedule of programs, visit http://www.hometownholidays.org. Sponsored by the Redwood City Downtown Business Group. Free parking will be available on the street during the event, or at the County garage on Middlefield Rd, or the Caltrain lot. For more parking information, visit the Guide to Parking in Redwood City at the following link: https://medium.com/redwood-city-voice/parking-in-redwood-city-part-1-8115ee60f3cb#.jlrl462i8
Caltrain Holiday Train
Redwood City Stop - December 5, 6:15 p.m.
The Caltrain Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a free event for families that combines holiday spirit with community giving! Over two nights, the Holiday Train will visit nine stations between San Francisco and Santa Clara, bringing families and friends together with glittering lights, entertainment, and community spirit! Families can bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to local children in need, benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army. For more information, visit Caltrain's website: http://www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/specialevents/holidaytrain.html
6th Annual Chanukah Festival
December 6, 4-6 p.m. in Courthouse Square
Spread the light of Chanukah and join together with the Jewish community of the mid-Peninsula for a grand public menorah lighting! Features a 3D Printed Menorah, Perry the Magician, latkes and donuts, live music, and more. Brought to you by Chabad MidPen. Visit Chabad MidPen's website for more information: www.chabadmidpen.com/festival
Silicon Valley Ball
December 12, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. at the Fox Theater, Courthouse Square, Club Fox and San Mateo County History Museum
Come join the annual black tie holiday party of the year complete with 4 electrifying performances, 4 amazing venues, a casino, and delicious desserts in Downtown Redwood City. Headlining the event this year is Grammy nominated and MTV Video Music Award Winner Chris Isaak! For details and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.siliconvalleyball.com.
Santa Claus Visits at Redwood City Libraries
Bring your children to visit with Santa at the Redwood City Public Library. Treats and live entertainment will be available. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Redwood Shores Community. For more information, visit the Redwood City Public Library events calendar: http://www.redwoodcity.org/departments/library/events/library-events-calendar
Schedule of visits:
- Sunday, December 13, 1-3 p.m. - Redwood Shores Branch Library (399 Marine Pkwy.)
- Tuesday, December 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m. - Schaberg Branch Library (2140 Euclid Ave.)
- Wednesday, December 16, 6-8 p.m. - Downtown Public Library (1044 Middlefield Rd.)
- Thursday, December 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Fair Oaks Branch Library (2510 Middlefield Rd.)
Toy and Book Drive
The Annual Redwood City/San Mateo County Toy and Book Drive offers many opportunities for the community to make Christmas brighter for families in need. Local businesses can help by placing a donation barrel at their place of business or by making a donation. Families and individuals can help by donating new, unwrapped toys and books. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Learn more, including a full list of existing toy and book drop-off locations, by calling 650-780-7500 or visiting www.rwcsmctoydrive.com.
About the City of Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco shoreline to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with over 84,000 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. For more information, visit the City of Redwood City's website at www.redwoodcity.org, or follow @RedwoodCity on Twitter and http://facebook.com/CityofRedwoodCity.