Are you looking for something fun to do this holiday season? In this episode of Hella Smart, we’re going to look at three Hella Christmas things to do in the East Bay area. We’ll explore everything from skating rinks to Santa sightings so you can make the most of your holidays.

Ice Skating At The Veranda

Our first hella Christmas thing to do in the East Bay is located at The Veranda Shopping Center in Concord: ice skating. Nothing says Christmas like ice skating outdoors on an artificial rink, just like God intended LOL.

If you’re hungry before or after ice skating, the ice rink is surrounded by a number of eateries. Also, The Veranda Shopping Center has lots more places to eat a short walk away. This retail center is conveniently located off Highway 6 near the Willow Pass exit. The ice rink itself is near the front of The Veranda Luxe Theater and IMAX.

Candy Cane Lane And Fairy Winterland

Our next Hella Christmas thing to do in East Bay is Candy Cane Lane in Pleasanton. For over 60 years, the homes here have been decked out for the Christmas season with bright lights, decorations, and all kinds of things to show. The neighborhood is in a festive mood, so take a walk or drive down the street and look at all the lights.

The next thing you’ll want to do is visit the Fairy Winterland at Oakland’s Children’s Fairyland. Open from December 17th to the 30th this year, this magical multicultural event is perfect for the young and the young at heart. At 6:30 each night, Black Santa will be there to lead the Festival of Lights Parade, a lot of fun for everyone. 

Additionally, if someone you know has a letter for Santa, they can drop it off in the mechanical mailbox located at the Chapel of Peace.

Happy Holidays!

I hope this gave you a good idea of some of the fun East Bay area events you can experience this season. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and I’ll be happy to provide more information.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you never miss an episode of Hella Smart. Make sure to stay tuned for the next episode, and I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!