PLEASANTON

Winter Faire fun for kids at Alviso Adobe event

Tri-Valley children will celebrate the holiday season in style Dec. 21 at the City of Pleasanton's annual Winter Faire at Alviso Adobe Community Park.

Youngsters ages 5 to 12 will be able to make natural holiday wreaths and old-fashioned ornaments, decorate the park with winter treats for the animals and have pictures taken with Santa Claus. Light refreshments will be provided. The Winter Faire has two sessions: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 for Pleasanton residents and $18 for nonresidents. Parents are invited to attend at no charge.

The event is a production of the city's Community Services Department. The park is at 3465 Old Foothill Road. To register, visit www.pleasantonfun.com. For more information, call 925-931-3485.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

DUBLIN

Making merry during war times is new exhibit

Dublin's history museum has a new exhibit on how Christmas was observed at local military bases during World War II.

The free exhibit called "Keep Calm and Merry On" is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays until Jan. 12 at the Dublin Heritage Park and Museums, 6800 Donlon Way.


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Artifacts from Dublin's Camp Parks, Camp Shoemaker, Fleet City and the Shoemaker Naval Hospital will be on display.

-- Denis Cuff, staff

SAN RAMON

Meet and greet Santa's reindeer on the farm

Come by and meet a pair of Santa's reindeer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd.

There will also be tours of the Glass House Museum (fee required) decorated for the holidays, visits with a Victorian Santa and Victorian ornament making. Stuff your own teddy bear (fee required), play old-fashioned games, enjoy tractor rides, sheepdog demonstrations and food for sale.

For details, call 925-973-3284. Park admission is free.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff