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11 Can't Miss Holiday Events in Pacifica This Weekend

Your weekend guide to all things holiday and more in Pacifica!

Pacifica Chamber of Commerce and volunteers were busy this past week decorating Rockaway Beach for the 3rd annual tree lighting Sunday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pacifica Chamber
Pacifica Chamber of Commerce and volunteers were busy this past week decorating Rockaway Beach for the 3rd annual tree lighting Sunday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pacifica Chamber
Friday

Annual Madrigalli Market

Madrigalli Market is an Art and Handcrafts sale. Music, wine tasting and tasty treats along with 17 artisans selling their handcrafts. Mark Sessler and students, from The Green Room will entertain. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Spindrift School of Performing Arts. Join the fun Friday evening, Dec. 6 from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Art Guild of Pacifica - Galleria

Art Guild of Pacifica will hold it’s annual Galleria this weekend and next. Fifteen artists will be opening their open wall studios, as well as all  the artists hanging in the Salon Show and featured in the Gallery Store, to offer you a wide variety of affordable art just in time for the holidays. 

Golden Bough, Christmas in a Celtic Land

Golden Bough returns to present a joyful Celtic Christmas concert. Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza and Kathy Sierra will perform rare carols from Ireland, Scotland and Wales and bring us plenty of Olde World cheer in celebration of the winter season. Some members of our audience include this concert as a part of their annual Holiday Celebration.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Join your friends and family to celebrate the annual lighting of the community holiday tree at 5:30 p.m. it'll be an evening of fun, featuring the Cabrillo School 4th and 5th Grade Chorus, refreshments and a visit from Santa. This annual tradition has continued since the 1990s. 

Holiday Extravaganza!

Shop the Elf Market, Pacifica’s very own unique craft fair, Dec. 6,  6 to 9 pm and Saturday, Dec. 7,  10 am to 4 pm. Shop for holiday gifts handcrafted by local artists and community organizations. Make a gingerbread house and visit with Santa at Santa’s Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 am to 2 pm, co-sponsored by Oceana Market. For $5 at the door, kids get to make a gingerbread house from scratch and using real frosting. Also, kids can do a holiday craft and visit with Santa. 

Saturday

4th Annual Charlie Brown Tree and Wreath-Making Event

The Pacifica Land Trust invites you to come play in nature, kick off the holidays and enjoy the 4th Annual Charlie Brown Tree and Wreath-Making event. While you enjoy the holiday carolers, hot cider and refreshments, Charlie Brown trees, white elephant surprise gifts, hiking, planting, singing, and decoration-making, consider supporting the Pacifica Land Trust.  

Holiday Pottery Sale at Clay Creations Studio

Great gifts for everyone on both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buy local, handmade pottery at the annual Clay Creations Studio Holiday Pottery Sale at 2316 Palmetto Ave in Pacifica. Lots of functional wares such as mugs, plates and bowls to Raku and sculptural artwork.

Sunday

Spindrift Players' "Raise The Roof Campaign" 

Pacifica Spindrift Players presents an opportunity to literally Raise The Roof. All proceeds for this event will go toward the Spindrift Players' "Raise The Roof Campaign" to help rebuild their theater. Performances by Tom Stafford and The Totally Tom Cats for an evening of great music and general fun.

Local Crafters Holiday Boutique

At Florey's Book Store, do some holiday shopping. Stop by and check out hand made crafts by local crafters. While you're here, find that perfect book for someone on your list.

Holiday Open House at Stephen Johnson Photography

Check out the new 2014 Pacifica calendar by Stephen Johnson Photography at an open house which will include raffles, discounts and hors d’oeuvres. At Stephen Johnson Photography at the Pacifica Center for the Arts 1220 Linda Mar Blvd. Pacifica.

3rd Annual Rockaway Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Merchants at Rockaway Beach and the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce will host another spectacular tree lighting. The event will run from 4-7 pm. Santa arrives at 4:30 p.m. Tree lighting is at 6 p.m. This is a free event that people of all ages will enjoy. Pictures with Santa, ponies, a tree lighting, face painting, a bouncy castle, lots of music, merchant events, refreshments and more. Several Rockaway Beach Merchants will be open for business as well. Disney Characters Rapunzel and Flynn Circulate and Nestlé’s Nesquik Bunny will make an appearance. A free cable car will transport those parked at the Pacifica Community parking lot to and from Rockaway Beach.

Did we miss something? Leave a comment below! To add your own events, visit pacifica.patch.com/events.

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