Family Fun in the Bay Area Dec 16-25, 2017 - SF Bay area premiere listing family and kid friendly things to do and places to
Family Fun in the Bay Area Dec 16-25, 2017

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Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! Coming to the Bay Area, Jan 4-7, 2018
Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Coming to the Bay Area, Jan 4-7, 2018 

It’s Santa Visits Week at San Jose and Redwood City Libraries

Check the Featured Events List for dates and times of
Santa visits to San Jose and Redwood City libraries.  Also the
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose has begun its
12 Days of Christmas concert series.  Each night is a different group.

Sensory Friendly Nutcracker workshop at SF Ballet on 12/17. Did you know tickets to San Jose Barracuda hockey at SAP are as cheap as $10?

Lastly, one of my holiday favorites –
Cinderella by African American Shakespeare.  You have never seen ‘step sisters’ like this!
In This Issue
Special Events for December 2017,  January 2018


Click on the event for tickets.

Lindsey Stirling
City National Civic
Dec 20, 2017
Oakland Ballet’s  “The Nutcracker”
Paramount Theater
Dec 23-24, 2017
US Figure Skating Championships
SAP Center
Jan 2- 7, 2018
Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Paramount Theater
Jan 4 – 5, 2018
Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
City National Civic
Jan 6-7, 2018
Harlem Globetrotters
Oracle Arena
Jan 13 & 20,
Harlem Globetrotters
SAP Center
Jan 14 & 19,
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Oakland Coliseum
February 3, 2018

Bay Area Nutcracker Ballets for 2017

Oakland Ballet Co.
Dec 23-24, 2017
Bay Area Nutcracker Guide for 2017 Here are the performances for this weekend and next.
Thank you to the Oakland Ballet Company (Dec 23-24) for sponsoring the Guide.

Ballet Company or School Name
Performance Dates
Moscow Ballet
Dec 17-18, 2017
Soo Dance
Dec 17, 2017
Berkeley City Ballet
Dec 16-17, 2017
Valley Dance Theatre
Dec 15-16, 2017
Los Aptos
Santa Cruz City Ballet
Dec 16-17, 2017
California Academy Of Performing Arts
Dec 15 – 17, 2017
Berkeley Ballet Theater
Dec 15 – 17, 2017
Buy Tickets
Oakland Ballet Company
Dec 23-24, 2017
Buy Tickets
Rachel Nutcracker
Dec 15-16, 2017
Buy Tickets
Redwood City
Peninsula Ballet Theatre
Dec 16-17, 2017
Buy Tickets
Redwood City
Peninsula Ballet Theatre Hip Hop Nutcracker
Dec 15, 17, 2017
Buy Tickets
San Francisco
San Francisco Ballet
Dec 13-30, 2017
Buy Tickets
San Jose
Symphony Silicon Valley
Dec 15-17, 20, 22-24
Buy Tickets
San Jose
The New Ballet
Dec 15-16, 22-24,
Buy Tickets
San Mateo
Bay Pointe Ballet
Dec 16 – 17, 2017
Buy Tickets
This company offers a Sugar Plum, Tea Party or Cast Party

Featured Events: Dec 16-25, 2017

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End of Year Planning – Doctor, Optometrist and Dental Appointments

End of Year DOD (Doctor, Optometrist, Dentist)

Here is your reminder that the end of year is coming soon.  Now is the time for make appointments for check ups for doctors, optometrists and dentists.  Also, if you have kids coming home from college for the holidays – make theirs too.

Lastly for year end planning, take a look at FSA accounts (medical and child care), deadlines and carry overs for 2018.  If you have money to spend, I always suggest first aid kits.

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Check Out Steve Martin’s Bright Star Now at the Curran Theater SF

Bright Star at the Curran closes on December 17th.  Check out my review on our sister site,

Bright Star at the Curran San Francisco

I recommend Bright Star for ages 12 and above because of a certain scene which I can’t describe without spoiling the plot.  Also because some of the dialogue might not be understood for younger kids.

Bright Star is playing at the Curran Theater now through December 17, 2017.  Buy tickets here.

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Tickets | Event Dates & Discounts

Sesame Street Live_ Let_s Party_ is coming to the Bay area January 4 - 7_ 2018.
Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

What a great way to start the New Year! Put Sesame Street Live! in someone’s Christmas stocking. Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! is coming to the Bay area January 4 – 7, 2018. Check out the post with dates, discounts and ticket links.
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