Between the holidays and other year-end activities at home and work, December can be a hectic time of year. Hit the pause button and come visit us at The Rose Hotel. Our luxurious rooms, festive décor, and mission to deliver the highest level of pampering to our guests will ensure you find your holiday spirit.
Step through our beautifully decorated front doors into a lobby filled with symbols of the season, from our gigantic tree to winter vignettes throughout our common areas. We believe in embracing the season and dressing up in our finest garb to give our guests an extra helping of holiday cheer.
Enjoy a soak in our decadent tubs filled with complimentary organic bath products, wrap up in a cozy robe and slippers, light a scented candle and sip a relaxing beverage. Ahhh … doesn’t that sound nice?
Once you’re all rested, venture out to downtown Pleasanton for shopping and dining at our doorstep. Or travel further afield to multiple holiday offerings in the Tri-Valley and Bay Area. We can’t wait to help you feel relaxed and restored for this busy season.
Here are some of the tempting events coming to the area during December:
On Dec. 1, join the Dublin Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. at the Dublin Civic Center. The event includes live music, food trucks and multi-colored lights at Dublin’s Winter Wonderland display. Two days later, our Hometown Holiday Parade kicks off on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. followed immediately afterward with our tree lighting at approximately 6:45 p.m.
Delve into other downtown events
Downtown Pleasanton is the place to be this month, not just because it’s all dolled up in its holiday finest. Join the fun from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 2 during a Magical Holiday Evening with shopping and dining deals along Main Street and live music from the Amador Valley High School Alumni Band as well as The Golden Dons.
There’s also a holiday market on Dec. 3 so visitors can double up on shopping, a parade, and the tree lighting. The following weekend is the revived “Spirit & Sweater Stroll” on Dec. 10. Dig out your ugliest holiday sweater and check in at Museum on Main to be part of the stroll from 5-8 p.m. Guests will enjoy spirits and craft cocktails from a variety of downtown Pleasanton participants.
Cost per person is $50. Visit the Pleasanton Downtown Association website for details and tickets.
Shop Till You Drop
The 51st annual CCF-KPFA craft fair at the Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton will feature more than 150 artists and craftspeople on Dec. 3-4.
The artisan craft fair is just in time to check off some holiday shopping while supporting a good cause. According to their website, the winter fair has served for the past 50 years as the “largest off-air fundraiser for Berkeley’s KPFA radio. Over the decades this craft fair has become a Bay Area cultural institution.
“The fair features more than 150 diverse exhibitors, including both master artisans and emerging newcomers. Artists and craftspeople are a vital part of our local, small business community, and craft fairs like ours provide an opportunity for them to showcase their work to the public.”
Proceeds raised help keep the nonprofit, listener-funded radio station on the air.
Everything from fine art, ceramics, jewelry, textiles and woodwork to toys, home goods, apparel and body care will be on sale. Admission is $12; $10 seniors and disabled persons; free for ages 17 and younger.
See a Holiday Classic
Nothing says Christmas is near like the annual production of The Nutcracker ballet. It is favorite among Tri-Valley residents and visitors alike. Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet comes to life on stage at the Livermore Valley Arts’ Bankhead Theater on Dec. 10-11 and 16-18.
For more than 35 years, Valley Dance Theatre’s full production, accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra, has entertained families each holiday season. The elaborate sets, skilled dancers and beautiful costumes have established Valley Dance Theatre as the premier ballet company of the Tri-Valley.
Other great events in December include Doo Wop Christmas, the U.S. Air Force Band, Nochebuena: A Christmas Spectacular and other shows. See the Bankhead’s full schedule online to learn more.
Be an Art Aficionado
We mentioned this last month, but it bears repeating: The Pleasanton Art League’s 15th Annual Fall Members’ Show continues through Dec. 17 at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue P, Pleasanton. It’s a six-minute stroll from The Rose Hotel and a great way to while away an afternoon, followed by dinner at one of our exceptional downtown restaurants. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
The Rose Hotel and historic downtown Pleasanton are by far one among the most glorious places you can spend some of your holiday season. We look forward to seeing you during the holidays.