This weekend marks the true beginning of the Pleasanton’s holiday celebrations. We’re all set to welcome the season with fun and festivities for the whole family.
At The Rose Hotel, we’re feeling especially fortunate to be right in the middle of all the fun.
Right off the bat, December gets a rollicking open when Pleasanton’s annual hometown holiday celebration gets started with a parade to welcome Santa (along with a few other special guests). That’s this weekend!
Starting around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, businesses along Main Street will be getting set for the 5 p.m. parade, which will feature floats, marching bands and more. Pleasanton’s mayor, Jerry Thorne, will light our community holiday tree around 6:45 p.m. right next to the Museum on Main. And, we’ll all be on the lookout for the guy in the red suit just about then, too.
There also are holiday sales and fairs every weekend throughout our town and valley, making travel to the Bay Area particularly festive in December. And plenty of opportunities to visit with Santa.
He’ll be in Livermore for breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 7th; he’s at Garré Winery on the 8th and he’s having pancakes in Newark on the 14th.
Here at The Rose Hotel, we are decking the hotel with all our greenery and getting ready for the holidays. Our bar is open evenings until 11 p.m., and is a perfect way to end an evening out visiting the great restaurants and businesses in Downtown Pleasanton.
Here are some of the events taking place later this month in the Pleasanton and the Tri Valley:
- LumiNight Lantern Festival where massive and small hand-crafted lanterns bring a touch of Chinese tradition to Pleasanton. (Runs until Feb. 2)
- Spirit and Sweater Stroll in downtown Pleasanton (5-8 p.m. Dec. 14) Dig out your ugliest sweaters and join the fun. The Downtown Pleasanton Association also is sponsoring an Ugly Sweater contest.
- Hometown Holiday Celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 with the parade through downtown, featuring floats, marching bands, VIPs, and more. At 6:45 p.m. Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne will light the Christmas tree at the Museum on Main.
- Holidays in the Vineyards (noon Dec. 7 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8) – Vineyards near the Rose Hotel deck themselves in the holiday spirit, and provide special tastings, arts, crafts, music and more.