The holidays aren’t over yet! Looking for a way to unwind after opening gifts? Or on the alert for ideas to keep the holiday spirit going strong through Christmas weekend? There’s certainly plenty to do and share, including a few freebies going round for the entire family.
For instance, enjoy a free Christmas dinner for one and all at Angela’s Bistro in Alameda, or complimentary brewed coffee or tea on Christmas Eve at Pete’s locations throughout the Bay Area. And that’s not all, with the likes of Christmas with Walt Disney showing vintage movies like The Nutcracker Suite from Fantasia and Pluto’s Christmas Tree through the end of the month at the Walt Disney Family Museum.
Here’s more on this weekend’s happenings:
Ring in the New Year Workshop at MOCHA
On the day after Christmas, why not get ready for the New Year celebration soon to come? That’s the idea at MOCHA in Oakland, when noisemakers and party hats will come to life on the crafting table. Sun., 1-4 p.m., $8 per child. Event details.
Sunol Train of Lights
All aboard! This train isn’t just covered with thousands of lights – it’s a step back into time. Hop on board, and relive the history of trains in the Sunol Valley, and enjoy a meandering holiday ride through beautiful Niles Canyon at twilight. This 75 minute round-trip ride is a fund-raising event the kids will adore. Catch it while you can. Sun., times vary by departure place, $25, Event details.
Target Community Day: Free Entrance at Jewish Community Museum
It’s a free-for-all on the 25th. This community day includes family art-making, dim sum in the lobby, coffee on the plaza, and puppet performances in the museum throughout the day. Sat., 11a.m.-5 p.m., free. Event details.
Interactive Holiday Train at Main Library
The annual holiday exhibit at the S.F. main library goes all-out this year, with three tracks carrying loads of train-related literature and an interactive display of toy trains. Fri. and Sun., hours vary, free. Event details.
Searching for Endangered Salmon at Muir Woods
Take part in the 2010 Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year Trip, searching for salmonids in Muir Woods’ Redwood Creek, learning how salmon return from the ocean, and discussing how we can help them recover.Sun., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., park entrance fees apply, hike is free. Event details.
Come celebrate Kwanzaa, a seven-day celebration of African culture and heritage.This Sunday, Bay Area Discovery Museum admission is free and two performances by the African Roots of Jazz will take place in the morning and afternoon.Sun., 10 a.m., free. Event details.
“A Christmas Memory”
Come see this all-new TheatreWorks Christmas musical based on the story of cherished youth by Truman Capote, showing at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.
Sun., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $24-$66. Event details.
Holiday Show at Gallery House
It’s not too late to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one, or for your own household. Or, come by for the Palo Alto exhibition’s final day showing all-new holiday art.
Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., free. Event details.