Holiday Events

"Deck the Homes" Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Registration for the 2022 “Deck the Homes” Holiday Home Decorating Contest is now open.  The contest is free, and registration can be completed online.  Winners will receive a gift card to a local business, a yard sign, and a certificate of recognition from the Dublin City Council.    

 The deadline to register is December 9, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.  Judging, which is done by the City's Parks and Community Services Commission, will take place between December 12 and 16, 2022.  If entering the contest, please ensure displays are fully up and operational from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. these days.  Winners will be selected at the December 19, 2022, Parks and Community Services Commission meeting (7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 100 Civic Plaza).  Winners will be announced December 20, and recognized at the January 10, 2022, City Council meeting.    

Categories and Descriptions for the 2022 Contest:

  • Seen from Space Award (Best Use of Lights & Color) 
  • Winter Wonderland Award (Best Use of Music, Movement, Technology) 
  • Gingerbread House Award (Best Use of Homemade Decorations)
  • Over Inflated Award (Best Use of Inflatables)
  • Deck the Halls Award (Best Apt./Condo/Townhome)
  • Candy Cane Lane Award (Best Neighborhood - Three or More Homes)

 Register for the 2022 "Deck the Homes" Holiday Home Decorating Contest

 Spread the Spirit!

Do you have a neighbor that shares the holiday spirit?  Or have you seen another spectacular display in your neighborhood?  Please share!  The City of Dublin will accept nominations/recommendations on behalf of community members.  Please email with a brief description of the home and address. City Staff will make an attempt to contact the resident and encourage participation.  

 Winners of the 2021 Contest:

2021 Bonato - Sutton Ln

39th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thursday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m.

 Dublin Civic Center (100 Civic Plaza)

Come out to the Dublin Civic Center for a new take on the traditional Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony! Santa's elves will soon be busy decorating the Civic Center parking lot and turning it into Dublin's very own Winter Wonderland. Take a stroll and enjoy the multi-colored lights; grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks; enjoy performances by local music and dance schools; and help count down as the NEW 30-foot holiday tree is illuminated. Be sure to be on the lookout for a special guest from the North Pole! The parking lot opens at 5:00 p.m. with entertainment running until 8:30 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 3
Seatings at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.

Shannon Community Center, (1160 Shannon Avenue)

Santa Claus is coming to Dublin! Families are invited to enjoy a delicious hot pancake breakfast served with sausage, fruit, coffee, and juice, followed by the arrival Santa Claus! Santa will pose for holiday photos following each session.

$15/residents; $18/non-residents, per person, all ages

The Cobbler's Gift

Presented by Radiance Ballet and the City of Dublin

Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m.

 Dublin Center for Performing Arts and Education (8151 Village Pkwy.)

This Christmas ballet weaves the tale of a good and kind, yet poor cobbler, struggling to survive the holiday season.

$17-$26; purchase tickets at

Holiday DancEscape

Friday, December 9, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Dublin Senior Center (7600 Amador Valley Blvd.)

Celebrate the holiday season with friends by dancing the night away to the sounds of the Cool Tones, a 14-piece "Big Band" orchestra and vocalists.

Purchase tickets by December 8.

$10/residents; $13 non-residents, per person; purchase tickets here.

Would You Like to be a Sponsor?

The City of Dublin is looking for community partners to sponsor the Holiday Events. Stay tuned for more information regarding the current sponsor opportunities.

"Santa Drive-Thru" Meet & Greet
"Santa Drive-Thru" Meet & Greet



































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