December 2018

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Tap into Benicia’s Magic for Holiday Shopping

Stroll under twinkling lights among delectable eateries, lively pubs and lots of unique shops make for a charmingly productive shopping experience.

Port Costa Family Style Dining Brings People Together

The winding road to the tiny town of Port Costa is well worth the drive with comfort food, pre-prohibition cocktails and shared dishes at the Bull Valley Roadhouse.

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.

Tenure finale for Artistic Director Andrew Brown

Vallejo Choral Society’s Andrew Brown takes a final bow after conducting Handel’s Messiah in December, handing the baton to incoming Artistic Director Derek Tam.

Relationships and Spirituality Inspired Artist Paul Gauguin

The de Young Museum’s newest exhibition is exploring the influence of relationships and spirituality on the works of Paul Gauguin. Under the auspices of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey, will run until April 7, 2019.

Public Works Employees Decorate Downtown Benicia

Following a long tradition, in November public works employees began hanging holiday wreaths on light poles along with other holiday decorations in the City’s core.

Mini Paintings Make Great Gifts at Benicia Gallery

For the discerning holiday shopper, Benicia Plein Air Gallery artists are featuring unique ornaments made from original mini paintings.

The West Meets East Fabric Art Exhibit at Benicia Library Gallery

Jan Radesky’s intricate techniques include Japanese sashiko, Chinese brush painting and collage, through December 2018The West Meets East Fabric Art Exhibit at Benicia Library Gallery

Benicia’s Cultivate Community Food Co-Op

Local grass-roots volunteers are committed to providing Benicia with clean, organic food from sustainable sources, with plans for a brick and mortar store.

Cozy, Warm Hot Chocolate for the Holidays

More than just the occasional sweet treat, hot chocolate makes an upscale comeback, and the perfect holiday indulgence with family and friends.

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.