Holiday Events

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event

Thursday, November 30, 2023
6:00 p.m.
Dublin Civic Center (100 Civic Plaza)

Come out to the Dublin Civic Center for the 40th lighting of the holiday tree!  Enjoy performances by local musicians and dancers, and help count down as the 30-foot holiday tree is illuminated. Be sure to be on the lookout for a special guest from the North Pole! 

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 2, 2023

8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

Shannon Community Center (11600 Shannon Ave.)

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 of Santa Claus!  Santa will pose for holiday photos following each session.
$15/residents; $18/non-residents, per person, all ages  

Holiday DancEscape

Friday, December 8, at 6:00 p.m.

Dublin Senior Center (7600 Amador Valley Blvd.)

Kick off the season with friends at the Dublin Senior Center's annual holiday dance social featuring "The Cool Tones" big band. 21 years and older. 
$10/Residents; $13/Non-Residents; $15 at the door

"Deck the Homes" Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Each year, the City of Dublin hosts the "Deck the Homes" Holiday Home Decorating Contest to support those who create festive holiday displays around town.  Each year the City's Parks and Community Services Commission serves as contest judges and selects winners.  Winners receive a yard sign for display, and a gift card to a local business, and are recognized before the Dublin City Council.     

2022 Contest Winners:

  • Bonato Family at 7574 Dutton Lane - Seen from Space Award (Best Use of Lights & Color) 

  • Brandt Family at 7287 Bedford Way - Winter Wonderland Award (Best Use of Music, Movement, Technology) 

  • Gasper Family at 11913 Bloomington Way - Gingerbread House Award (Best Use of Homemade Decorations)

  • Valdez Family at 11319 Champagne Place - Over Inflated Award (Best Use of Inflatables)

  • Dhot Family at 3654 Avaino Way - Deck the Halls Award (Best Apt./Condo/Townhome)

  • Harris Family and Neighbors at 7964 Gunshot Court - Candy Cane Lane Award (Best Neighborhood - Three or More Homes)

 Winners of the 2022 Contest:

Sutton Lane - Seen From Space Award

Spread the Spirit!

Do you have a neighbor who 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.

Would You Like to be a Sponsor?

The City of Dublin is looking for community partners to sponsor the Holiday Events. Click here for our current opportunities.

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



































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