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Great Gifts from Downtown Benicia Shops

The perfect gift for every taste and occasion can be found on First Street, where you can shop, dine and sip your way through the holidays.

Nine Unique Benicia Art Galleries

Each with distinctive spaces and artistic offerings, Benicia’s galleries offer member artists an opportunity to spread their wings and showcase their talents.

BSRA’s Seasonal Activities

December is a cozy time to visit the Benicia State Recreation area: plan an autumn picnic, fish for stripers or enjoy a family bike ride.

Locally Handcrafted And Unique Gifts To Delight The Recipients

Put the fun back into holiday shopping with an array of local Maker Markets and Holiday Fairs offering handmade products honoring Old World traditions with a modern twist.

Christmas Tree Lot, Gifts & Concert at Benicia Historical Museum

BHM’s annual Christmas Tree Lot begins Nov. 24, with a Holiday Faire and concert to follow providing family fun, vendor booths and food and drink.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in November 2018. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre, Uptown Theatre in Napa and Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

Stroll, Sip and Shop Downtown Benicia Stores

Benicia Main Street combines Small Business Saturday with a Wine Walk this month. Shop local stores while strolling First Street, tasting fine wines.

Arts Benicia Exhibit A Pairing Of Plants And Plant Life Through Artistic Creations

Artists share the complex relationship between people and plants through various artistic mediums at the current Arts Benicia exhibit In The Fields: Botanical Lore.

Benicia’s Zombie, Ghost and Scarecrow Invasion

Kids and adults will enjoy scarecrows descending across Benicia, a Pet Parade and Costume Contest, trick or treating on First Street, Haunted House and more.

Local Brew Pubs Get Into The Spirit of October

Local Benicia residents have many opportunities to experience Oktoberfest. The closest offering takes place in Concord October 12 and 13 but great Brew Pubs all around the East Bay keep the festivities accessible all month long.