December 2019

Teddy Bear Teas at Camellia Tea Room

This popular event offers a special traditional tea, costumed elves and Teddy himself. Storytelling is done by  Dickens dressed former Mayor Jerry Hayes, Christmas carols are sung and a special visitor from the North Pole round out the festive activities.…

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Holiday Cheers!

Among the many holiday traditions to look forward to each year are favorite cocktails and punches. From eggnog and wassail to the Winter Margarita, these classic Christmas drinks are as inherent to holiday celebrations as decorating the tree and delicious…

Carquinez Model Railroad Society

In the sleepy little town of Crockett, nestled between the Carquinez Bridge and the C&H Sugar plant, sits a building that was built by the Odd Fellows, now occupied by another group of “Odd Fellows” known as the Carquinez Model…

Party with a Purpose

Party meets purpose with the 4th annual wine tasting gala event of the year, hosted by Soroptimist International of Benicia, on November 16th, 7 -10 p.m. at the Clocktower. This party will provide it all: an evening of wine tasting,…


10th Annual Christmas Tree Lot @ Benicia Historical Museum
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm
10th Annual Christmas Tree Lot @ Benicia Historical Museum | Benicia | California | United States

Our Annual Christmas Tree Lot fundraiser is back for its 10th year!

Decorate your home or workplace with a beautiful, sustainably-farmed tree – all while supporting Genesis House and the Museum. We source our SERF (Socially and Environmentally Responsible Farms) certificated and “best quality” trees from Noble Mountain in Oregon, and this year have two shipments of 2-10 feet Noble Firs, 5-10 feet Douglas Firs, and 5-11 feet Nordmann Firs.

Our trees sell at a variety of good value price points that are competitive with local box stores while also providing a great tree-buying experience which is “fun for the whole family”, including:
o fresh, long-lasting, first quality trees which are SERF certified
o a variety of tree stands, tree preservative, and wreaths
o free candy canes for the kids; free evergreen trimmings
o assistance with selection – our folks will bring out and untie trees for viewing until you find “the one”
o trimming and tailoring branches and trunk bottom for the perfect tree stand fit (bring your stand with you)
o assistance with wrangling the tree onto your vehicle or scheduling a home delivery
o letter writing paper for those “dear Santa” letters the kids can do while you stroll the lot
o “Cally”, the carousel camel, who holds court in front of the camel ornamented tree
o free entry Museum passes for tree buyers
o and new this year, a variety of Museum Gift Shop items for sale, including holiday-themed decorations and vintage toys for that perfect present!

A Joint Fundraiser for the Benicia Historical Museum & Genesis House

10am – 7pm
November 29 through December 23
(or whenever we’re out of trees!)

Handcrafted Holiday Sale @ Center for Community Arts
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm
Handcrafted Holiday Sale @ Center for Community Arts | Walnut Creek | California | United States

Shop for everyone on your list at Center for Community Arts’ Handcrafted Holiday Sale! The sale brings together ceramics, jewelry, prints, glass, paintings and more, all hand-made by our teaching artists and students. Join us for an opening reception Friday, December 6 at 5pm for wine, food, music, craft-making, and of course, shopping! Dates and times include Dec. 6 from 5PM-8PM, Dec. 7 from 10AM-5PM, and Dec. 8 from 10AM-4PM.

An “Early” Christmas @ Community Congregational Church
Dec 7 all-day
An "Early" Christmas @ Community Congregational Church | Benicia | California | United States

Vallejo Choral Society presents An “Early” Christmas
featuring music of the late Renaissance and Baroque

Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël

with chamber orchestra of early music players

conducted by Derek Tam, Artistic Director

Our program includes old chestnuts from Handel and Bach, as well as works by Sweelinck, Porpora, Praetorius, Buxtehude.

Saturday, December 7, 7 PM
Community Congregational Church
1305 West 2nd Street, Benicia

Sunday, December 8, 3 PM
First Presbyterian Church
1350 Amador Street, Vallejo

phone: 707.653.6827