Best Things to do in North Bay This December

The holiday season is in full swing! December is full of exciting and festive events of all sorts. From teddy tea to jingle bell 5k, you sure don’t want to miss out on all the winter fun. Make December a month to remember!

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Mill Valley Winterfest
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Teddy Bear Tea à la Française

December 3

Le Petit Jardin is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Teddy Bear Tea à la Française. If you don’t already know, teddy bear tea is an annual holiday tradition that got its start in Great Britain. You and your child will enjoy a tea service, traditional holiday music, interactive teddy bear stuffing, fireside story time, and a festive photo booth at this event! It’s the perfect holiday experience for your little one, and they’ll genuinely remember it for years to come. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Mill Valley Winterfest

Mill Valley Winterfest

December 4

The annual Mill Valley Winterfest is back in town, featuring a fantastic lineup of performers, games/activities for children, Santa at the plaza, and a tree-lighting ceremony. It’s a perfect outing for the family if you’re in Marin county.

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Photo: Courtesy of Fairfax Craft Faire

Fairfax Craft Faire

December 10

Don’t wait until the last minute to shop for holiday gifts for your friends and family. Come out to the Fairfax Craft Faire and shop for local artisan-made crafts/goods. While you’re there, make sure to check out the wreath-making booth around noon to create a personal wreath for your home.

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Photo: Courtesy of the Town of San Anselmo

San Anselmo Breakfast with Santa

December 10

Enjoy a plate of breakfast with the old Saint Nick at the Ross Valley Fire Station. Children will have the opportunity to do some arts & crafts and take photos with Santa while they’re there. This is a perfect family-friendly event to get together with the community for the holidays. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Sausalito Winterfest

Jingle Bell 5k and Brunch

December 11

Slip on those running shoes and feel the wind at the Sausalito Winterfest Jingle Bell 5k. The race begins in the historic Sausalito waterfront early in the morning, and runners can complete it at their own pace. There’s also a kid-friendly race later in the morning. After the race, enjoy a holiday brunch at The Spinnaker restaurant. 

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