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Fun Holiday Activities — For Free!

There's absolutely no reason why you and your family can't enjoy the Holiday season and still save money.

Looking for some fun, free, family activities to do over the next few weeks? Look no further, as you will find some exciting family events and activities that won’t cost a dime!

On Saturday, Dec. 17, head to in Walnut Creek from 11 am. to 3 p.m. for a free holiday craft. The kids are expected to make a penguin puppet on Saturday. Also, on Christmas Eve day, your child can make free holiday ornaments to trim the tree.

Also on Satuday, bring music into your day at the San Ramon Community Chorus Holiday Sing-Along, a San Ramon tradition for many years. Santa will make a visit as children and their families sing-along to holiday favorites. The community concert will take place at the at Central Park.

Want to celebrate the official start of Hanukah? Take your children to see the Fratello Marionettes at the , at 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette, at 3 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 20th.

After the puppet show, head over to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and watch the giant Menorah lit in the plaza near the fountain. Broadway Plaza will celebrate the first night of Hanukkah from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information can be found here.

Also on the 20th, join fellow crafters at the to make a snowman craft at 2 p.m.

IF Snowmen aren't your thing, then consider heading to the Pleasant Hill Library for “A Winter’s Gathering” at 6:30 p.m. Families can enjoy hot cocoa, decorating a cookie, making a snowflake, and reading some great books. Make it even more fun by donning pajamas for this festive night!

Want to create your own fun and free event? Consider spending your evenings as a family, tuned to holiday music on the radio, while visiting amazing holiday lights in and around San Ramon.

If you’ve never been to Bob’s World in Pleasanton, you must go. Not only is the front yard of Bob’s house decorated, but also the entire backyard is lit up and waiting for you to walk around. There's even a scavenger hunt you can go on while exploring all of the lights in the backyard. On weekends, Santa often visits and gives candy canes and free pictures.
 
Houses in the Overlook Drive neighborhood of San Ramon, across from Central Park and , are known for their yearly display of lights. Virtually every house in the neighborhood participates, and visitors are encouraged to park the car to walk around and explore.

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