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Monday, November 25, 2019

Bay Area Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Photo by Santana Row

🎄Santana Row Tree Lighting Celebration, San Jose. Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 (Tree lighting at 7:30). Entertainment, activities, and photos with The Grinch
🎄Christmas in the Park, Downtown San Jose. Friday, November 29th at 5:00 p.m. Kick off Christmas in the Park with the lighting HUGE Christmas tree.
🎄Saratoga Holiday Tree Lighting and Wine Stroll, Big Basin Way in Saratoga, Friday, November 29th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (tree lighting at 5:30). Holiday music, caroling, kid zone, Santa Clause, wine-tasting, and horse-drawn carriage rides and more!
🎄Milpitas Tree Lighting, Civic Center Plaza. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm Entertainment, refreshments and more.
🎄Willow Glen Elementary Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, December 5, 2019
🎄Los Altos Tree Lighting Ceremony, Community Plaza. Friday, December 6th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Free train rides, holiday refreshments, music, and more!
🎄Santa Clara City Tree Lighting Ceremony, Central Park,Friday, December 6, 2019 5:00-9:00pm (Tree Lighting 6:55pm)
🎄Palo Alto Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lytton Plaza, Friday, November 22, 5:30-7pm Music, kid-friendly activities, food, drinks and more.
🎄Cupertino Tree Lighting Ceremony, Quinlan Center. Friday, December 6th, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Lighting, sing along, Santa arrival in a fire truck.
🎄Los Gatos Town Tree Lighting Ceremony, Town Park Plaza. Friday, December 6th, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Refreshments and Santa visit.
🎄Sunnyvale Tree Lighting Celebration, Saturday, December 7th, 5:00-7:30 p.m. Murphy Avenue in Downtown Sunnyvale.
🎄Morgan Hill Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, Downtown Morgan Hill. Saturday, December 5th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
🎄Gilroy Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting, 5th and Monterey Road. Saturday, December 7th, 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Main stage performance from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Parade at 5:30 p.m., Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m.)
🎄Mountain View Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, Monday, December 9th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Civic Center Plaza. Music, refreshments, lights and the arrival of Santa Claus.
🎄Tree Lighting Ceremony At Jelly Belly Saturday, November 30, 2019, 5:00-8:00 PM,
🎄Macy’s Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 29, 2019, 5:30-9:30 PM, Union Square

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Take a Christmas picture this year with a sensory-friendly Santa

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Photo credit to Autism Speaks
Have you have tried to convince your child to sit on Santa's lap with hopes of getting a sweet holiday photo? And did you instead ended up with a teary, screaming child who is petrified of this stranger with a fake beard? 

I tried this once and ended up with that mouth-open crying face that I'm sure many are familiar with. This year we have a new plan. Have you heard of a sensory-friendly Santa? Autism Speaks and Cherry Hill Programs are partnering to bring sensory-friendly Santa to the Bay Area. This is an amazing opportunity to participate in a fun, holiday tradition that otherwise might be unthinkable with a kid on the autism spectrum, with sensory processing disorder, stranger-danger, or one who's just shy. This is an amazing inclusive event for those with special needs and those who may just be a little afraid of Santa. I have signed up for my spot. Have you?
For more information about the event check out this link to the Autism Speaks website. They have a great location search tool so you can find the locations nearest you. 

Bay Area locations include:
Let us know if you visit a sensory-friendly Santa. I'd love to see your pics and hear about your experience! Please leave us a comment.

Thank you to Bayareatoddlers.com for allowing me to guest blog. If you'd like to read more check us out at bayareaautismmom.com or follow us @bayareaautismmom.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

ANDREOTTI FAMILY FARMS GIVEAWAY

ANDREOTTI FAMILY FARMS GIVEAWAY-Visit @bayareatoddlers on Instagram to enter to win!



The four-generation Andreotti Family Farm has been family owned and operated in Half Moon Bay since 1926! In 1926 the Andreotti grandparents, Dino Andreotti and Julia Benedetti started the farm, producing primarily artichokes, beans, and broccoli. They were among the first farms to join in the Farmer's Market movement in 1943, selling at the Alemany Market in San Francisco. Their son Dino and his wife Terry took over in the seventies. Now the farm is over 90 years old, starting on the 4th generation, and they produce just about every winter vegetable you can imagine.

The farm offers seasonal U-Pick sunflowers, pumpkins and a family-friendly seasonal corn maze with a monster truck! Yes, that’s right they have a monster truck. They also offer a year-round historical barn produce stand located 329 Kelly Avenue, which is open Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Complete the following to ENTER ‪to WIN:‬
A family four pack of passes to the corn maze.

Follow @bayareatoddlers
Follow @andreottifamilyfarms
Tag your friends, separate comments please! More tags=more entries.
BONUS POINTS: Tag @bayareatoddlers in your stories using your favorite Fall picture.

Giveaway ends October 15, 2019. Winner announced shortly after.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WEBB RANCH & SUZY COLEMAN PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY

🎃 WEBB RANCH & SUZY COLEMAN PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY 🎃


At Webb Ranch they are all about having family fun! Enjoy a day full of fun activities that both parents and children can enjoy. They are open seven days a week, located at the Webb Ranch Produce Stand (Near Stanford University). Bring the family and friends and get your pumpkin, play with the kids and kick off the fall holidays. They grow organic pumpkins on over 30 acres at Webb Ranch. 

New at the pumpkin patch this year is a photo opportunity with @suzycolemanphotography. Capture some beautiful moments inside this magical fall setting! 10am-2pm on weekends. Suzy is a SF Bay Area Family and Lifestyle mom photographer!

Complete the following to ENTER ‪to WIN:‬
🎃A family four pack of passes (2 adult and 2 kids) of ALL INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES. (Includes: Pony ride, Petting Zoo, Reptile Zoo, Bird Zoo, Hay Rides, Train Rides, Bounce Town)
🎃One photobooth picture session that includes 3 digital images and $25 off a future family session (60 and 90 minutes).

🎃Follow @bayareatoddlers
🎃Follow @webbranchinc
🎃Follow @suzycolemanphotography
🎃Tag your friends, separate comments please! More tags=more entries.
🎃BONUS POINTS: Tag @bayareatoddlers in your stories using your favorite Fall picture.

Giveaway ends October 14, 2019. Winner announced shortly after.
📸: @erinweindel

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Fitz Frames Giveaway

Visit our @bayareatoddlers Instagram page to enter to win!
Fitz Frames Giveaway 

Meet Fitz. @fitzframes makes custom, 3D printed eyewear including prescription, blue light filtering, and sunglasses for kids! Ordering glasses has never been easier! First you download the Fitz App. 1. Get Measured. 2. Show them your style. 3. Your custom glasses are made using 3D Lasers just for you! 4. Your glasses are shipped directly to you! It really can’t get much easier than that! Download the app and get Fitz’d today! Your kids should look and feel great in their glasses.

To ENTER ‪to win‬ a FREE pair of either kids or adult custom made bluelight, sunglasses, or prescription glasses ‪complete the following:‬
Follow @bayareatoddlers
Follow @fitzframes
Tag your friends, separate comments please! More tags=more entries.
BONUS POINTS: Tag @bayareatoddlers in your favorite toddler adventure in your stories.

Giveaway ends October 11, 2019. Winner announced shortly after.

OAKLAND COME PLAY!



Calling all kids! We invite you to come build, unbuild, and rebuild with The LEGO Group for a day of play and art that will feature a LEGO® installation by artist Masako Miki. Miki was asked to imagine the city of Oakland in playful ways—from fantastical buildings and schools to dream public housing and transport.

After revealing Miki’s installation, there will be an open invitation to local kids to use LEGO® bricks to play, add to and transform the installation all while inviting them to reimagine their favorite places in their community to be more playful and fun.

When: Saturday | October 12, 2019 10am–2pm
Where: Jack London Square
Coffee provided by Red Bay. Music provided by DJ Odiaka.
We welcome you to invite your friends and community to come play too!

Monday, October 7, 2019

39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week Schedule

The Blue Angels will be soaring over the city for the 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week! Fleet Week will run from October 6-14, 2019. 



📸: @picturehappyphotos

Tuesday: October 8
9:00AM - 6PM: Veterans Art Exhibit - Atelier Gallery
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "32nd St. Brass Band": Patricia's Green
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "Destroyers": on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "32nd St. Brass Band": Noe Valley Town Square 

Wednesday: October 9
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Softball Tournament: Moscone Fields
9:00AM - 6PM: Veterans Art Exhibit - Atelier Gallery
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Ship Tours - Day 1: Pier 30/32 and Pier 35: Pier 30/32 and Pier 35
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "Destroyers": on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "32nd St. Brass Band": JapanTown Peace Plaza
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Honor Our Fallen Concert & Reception: SFJAZZ CENTER

Thursday: October 10
9:00 AM - 6 PM: Veterans Art Exhibit - Atelier Gallery
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Ship Tours - Day 2: Pier 30/32 and Pier 35: Piers 30/32 and Pier 35
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "Destroyers": City College of San Francisco - Ram Plaza
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "32nd St. Brass Band": San Francisco Zoo @ The Depot
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "32nd St. Brass Band": on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage

Friday: October 11
9:00 AM - 6 PM: Veterans Art Exhibit - Atelier Gallery
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Humanitarian Assistance Village, and The STEM Education Center Presented by Verizon: Marina Green
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - 1st Marine Division Band - "Party Band": Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Parade of Ships: Marina Green
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "32nd St. Brass Band": Union Square Plaza
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: The San Francisco Fleet Week AIR SHOW Presented by United Airlines: Marina Green
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - 1st Marine Division Band - "Party Band": Argonne Park - Richmond District
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Fleet Fest: Pier 30/32
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "32nd St. Brass Band": Ferry Building Marketplace
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "Destroyers": Fleet Fest

Saturday: October 12
9:00 AM - 6 PM: Veterans Art Exhibit - Atelier Gallery
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Fleet Fest: Pier 30/32
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship Tours - Day 3: Pier 19 and Pier 30/32: Piers 19 and 30/32
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Veterans Art Exhibit: Atelier Gallery
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Humanitarian Assistance Village, and The STEM Education Center Presented by Verizon: Marina Green
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - 1st Marine Division Band - "Field Band": Fleet Fest
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - 1st Marine Division Band - "Party Band": K9 Heroes Event at Duboce Park
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: K9 Heroes: Duboce Park
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "Destroyers": Fleet Fest
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: The San Francisco Fleet Week AIR SHOW Presented by United Airlines: Marina Green
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - 1st Marine Division Band - "Field Band": Fleet Fest
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - 1st Marine Division Band - "Party Band": 82 West Portal Ave
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "32nd Street Brass Band": Jessie Square Yerba Buena Gardens

Sunday: October 13
9:00 AM - 6 PM: Veterans Art Exhibit - Atelier Gallery
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Fleet Fest: Pier 30/32
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship Tours - Day 4: Pier 15/17 and Pier 19: Pier 15/17 and Pier 19
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Humanitarian Assistance Village, and The STEM Education Center Presented by Verizon: Marina Green
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - 1st Marine Division Band - "Field Band & Party Band": Italian Heritage Parade
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - Navy Band Southwest "32nd Street Brass Band": Italian Heritage Parade
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: The San Francisco Fleet Week AIR SHOW Presented by United Airlines: Marina Green

Monday: October 14
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Free Neighborhood Band Concerts - 1st Marine Division Band - "Field Band": High School Band Challenge - Golden Gate Park Bandshell
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Ship Tours - Day 5 - Pier 19: Pier 19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM:Ship Tours - Day 5 - Pier 30/32: Pier 30/32
9:00 AM - 6PM: Veterans Art Exhibit - Atelier Gallery
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: High School Band Challenge with USMC 1st MARDIV Band: Golden Gate Park Bandshell