Your holidays won’t be complete without some of these activities…

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Halloween and Election Day went by in a snap and now it’s onto three main events – Thanksgiving, Christmas – and somewhere in between will be our move up north on San Carlos’ Laurel Street to our new home! 

We are getting settled inside of our new space concurrent with the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce and Parks and Recreation Department flipping the switch on the holiday lights, the bright and ceremonious reminder that we are officially entering the holiday season. The festive lights will brighten downtown on Nov. 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  We would love to invite all our friends and clients to pop over to the new Dwell office on this special night to enjoy a few appetizers and cocktails as we welcome everyone to our new home!

If you’re feeling festive early, however, there are a ton of events that will get you in the spirit – many of which begin this weekend! 

Check out the fun in our area:

Holiday Lights and Celebrations:

Neighbors in the town of Hillsborough will come to Town Hall on Thursday, Nov. 29 to enjoy the “Light Up The Town” event sponsored by the Hillsborough Beautification Foundation. This holiday event begins at 5 p.m.  For more information, visit

San Carlos will shine a bit brighter on Nov. 30 when the Parks and Recreation Department hold its annual Night of Holiday Lights. Come downtown to Laurel Street beginning at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy festive music, games and open businesses. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (650) 802-4382.

Snow in Redwood City! Bundle up and head to Courthouse Square on Dec. 1 beginning at 10 a.m. for the annual Hometown Holidays festival. There will be a parade, entertainment, Santa Claus and snow!! The fun lasts until 8 p.m. 


Chanukah on Burlingame Avenue! Come and watch the menorah lighting beginning at 5:30 p.m.  on Dec. 2 near the Apple Store on Burlingame Avenue. There will be snow, hot latkes, arts, crafts, delicious food, music and more! For more information, visit

The Burlingame Downtown Business Improvement District will hold its annual tree lighting and holiday parade at City Hall on Dec. 7. This fun event brings together music, food and community! Visit Santa, enjoy kiddie rides and live music until 9 p.m.

Ice Skating: 

Skate on over to San Mateo, where San Mateo on Ice began Nov. 10 and remains open every day, including holidays, through Jan. 13, 2019. While daily hours vary, the rink is located at Central Park, 50 East Fifth Street. The Bumper Car Raceway featuring 10 cars in their own rink area is also scheduled to open Nov. 10. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit:

The Winter Lodge is also open in Palo Alto for outdoor ice-skating. Learn more about public skating times and rates by visiting


The Christmas at Kohl Holiday Boutique will take place on Nov. 28 beginning at 5 p.m. Come and enjoy the beautifully festive Kohl Mansion and see more than 60 different vendors’ uniquely crafted items. Light refreshments will be sold and there is a$10 donation at the entrance. For more information, visit:

Holiday Teas/ Santa Breakfast:

‘Tis Tea Time! Filoli Historic House and Garden in Woodside is beginning its Holiday Tea time. This traditional tea with classic tiered tea treats begins Tuesdays and Sundays on Nov. 20 and 27 and also Dec. 4, 9, 11, 18 and 23rd.  Beautiful Filoli is located at 86 Canada Road in Woodside. For more info: You’ll also want to check out their holiday inspired crafting classes, too.

San Carlos Breakfast with Santa: The Adult Community Center will hold a delicious pancake breakfast with Santa on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a great event for people of all ages. Advance tickets can be purchased at or the day of. Located at 601 Chestnut Street, San Carlos. 


The Hillbarn Theater in Foster City presents A Christmas Carol beginning on Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 16. Come support local theater while getting into the holiday spirit on Thursdays, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Hillbarn is located at 1285 East Hillsdale Boulevard. Ticket prices range from $25–$52 and are available now by calling 650-349-6411 ext. 2 or visiting 

Get your tickets for Ballet America’s Nutcracker at the Fox Theater on Broadway in downtown Redwood City. Performances are Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, visit