December 6 — Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting   

A cherished holiday tradition enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors.  The holiday season kicks off with the Holiday Open House at 6pm.  Merchants keep their doors open until 9pm serving seasonal refreshments.  At approximately 6:30pm at the foot of First Street the public can view the lighting of the Christmas tree and enjoy Kris Kringle & The Mistletones.  Wine and beer station at Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street.  Holiday carolers dressed in period costume and other local musicians add to the festivities. A special Meet & Greet from an Arabian Prince and Princess from My Once Upon A Time is scheduled from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the entrance to the First Street Pier.

 Schedule of Activities

6pm – Event begins

6pm-8pm – Music by Kris Kringle & The Mistletones

6:30pm – Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa

6:30pm-8:30pm Meet & Greet with Arabian Prince & Princess from My Once Upon A Time

9pm – Event ends

December 14—Christmas Parade & Holiday Market

In its 25th year, the Christmas Parade & Holiday Market takes over First Street with holiday cheer at 10am. The parade starts at First and D Streets and continues up First Street, ending at H Street.  The parade features local marching bands, dancers, and Santa.  The Holiday Market features handcrafted and gourmet gift items. The Holiday Market hours are 10am to 3pm, located on First Street between B and D Streets.