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Thursday, October 16, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, November 30, 2014 (All day)
Ceramics, Benicia and the Evolution of California Funk Art
Gallery 621
621 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-6211

A historical exhibition celebrating Benicia's art legacy and the inception of beniciaMOA, the Benicia Musuem of Art. Transmigrational Ceramics from the Corridor honors this legacy exhibiting work by founders of the California Funk movement and its creative heirs together for the first time. Opening Reception on Saturday, October 18, 3:00-6:00 PM

Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, December 4, 2014 (All day)
Downtown Holiday Shopping Spree
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

This extended shopping event offers shoppers a chance to enter a drawing for a downtown shopping spree valued at $500 in Downtown Dollars! For every $10 spent at participating stores, shoppers will recieve one ticket for the drawing. The drawing will take place on December 5th, the evening of the Holiday Open House.

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 10:00am - Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Benicia Christmas Tree Lot
Benicia Historical Museum
2060 Camel Road in the historic Benicia Arsenal
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-5435

Fresh cut trees, wreaths & garlands in a Noble, Grand & Douglas Fir. Sales benefit the Museum.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 (All day)
Skip the Mall, Shop Small
Benicia
Local businesses
Benicia, CA 94510

Shop local Benicia business during Small Business Saturday and keep your dollars working locally. Events planned for the entire family.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 (All day)
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Camellia Tea Room
828 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-5293

Make reservations for the 20th annual Teddy Bear Tea, benefitting Benicia Main Street program. Features a special holiday traditional tea, costumed characters, storytelling, Christmas carols and a special visitor from the North Pole! Seatings are at 10:30AM, 1:00 & 3:30PM. Reservations and advanced payment are required.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
Benicia Arsenal Artists Open Studios
Historic Benicia Arsenal Artist Community
Jackson & Tyler Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 319-5361

See the artists in their element at the annual Benicia Arsenal Artists December Open Studios event in the studios on Jackson and Tyler Streets in the Historic Benicia Arsenal Artist Community. Studios buildings are circa 1850s-1920s and are all within walking distance. Free admission and parking.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Holiday Open House
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707)7459791

First Street merchants along with Benicia Main Street host this ever-popular open house at the beginning of the Christmas Season. Merchants offer beverages and treats and show off their holiday goods while costumed carolers sing traditional Christmas tunes. Live entertainment, wagon rides, and wine tasting add a festive atmosphere to this family event.

Be sure to stroll by the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, 115 West G Street, for its annual Holiday Open House on the same evening, 6-9 p.m. FREE admission.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Holiday Open House at Benicia Capitol
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-3670

The Benicia State Parks Association invites everyone to join us for a Holiday OPEN HOUSE at the Capitol Building. FREE Admission! In conjunction with the Holiday Open House on First Street, come and check out our beautifully decorated tree.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 (All day)
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Camellia Tea Room
828 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-5293

Make reservations for the 20th annual Teddy Bear Tea, benefitting Benicia Main Street program. Features a special holiday traditional tea, costumed characters, storytelling, Christmas carols and a special visitor from the North Pole! Seatings are at 10:30AM, 1:00 & 3:30PM. Reservations and advanced payment are required.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Christmas Parade & Holiday Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 7459791

The parade starts at 10 a.m. at First and D Street and ends at H Street and features local marching bands, dancers, and the much-anticipated Santa Claus. The Holiday Market features handcrafted arts & crafts, gourmet items and delicious foods.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:30am - 2:00pm
St. Nicholas & Victorian Ornaments
Benicia Capitol & Fischer Hanlon House
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-3670

The Benicia State Parks Association invites you to the Capitol Building for Victorian Ornament Making (nominal fee for materials) and to the Fischer Hanlon House to visit St. Nicholas (no cost-bring your own camera). Docents in period attire will serve cookies and cider from the wood burning stove.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
VOENA Voices of the Season…Wintersong
Benicia Historical Museum Stone Hall
2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-5435

VOENA in concert for the holidays! Tickets $25, available online.

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