Friday: Live Nativity Opens, Holiday Lighted Boat Show, and More

Staying locally for the pre-Christmas weekend? Here are a few fun local events for you.

If you're staying local this weekend, there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit in Redwood City and Woodside.



Where: Tapestry Church, 1305 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

When: This Friday through Sunday, Dec. 21-23, 6-9:30 p.m.

What: People from far and wide have been coming to Tapestry Church each year for 20 years during the pre-Christmas weekend to see one of the Bay Area's most amazing live nativity scenes. 

BETHLEHEM A.D. is a living re-creation of the village of Bethlehem on the night of the first Christmas.  Walk through the village, interacting with the colorfully-costumed towns people who are cooking over fires, creating pottery, buying and selling items in the market place, and giving account of themselves to the census taker.  Visitors can observe and mingle with Roman centurions on horseback while sages and scholars discussing scripture at the synagogue, wonder about the news that the Messiah has been born.  Children especially love seeing the live sheep, camels, llamas, Brahma bulls, and donkeys wandering through the village.  If you are careful, you might even spot the Three Wise men as they carry their gifts in search of the newborn King. Free refreshments will be served.



Where: Port of Redwood City, 675 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City

When: This Friday, Dec. 21 at 5:45 p.m.

What: For something really festive and different, check out the Sequoia Yacht Club's Lighted Boat Parade on Friday evening at the Port of Redwood City. This is part of a holiday-themed boat lighting/decorating contest being coordinated by the Sequoia Yacht Club, and the entries are being judged this week. Friday night at about 5:45 p.m., participating boats will be taking a spin around the harbor, fully decorated and lit up for the holidays. It should be quite a sight!

The best viewing spots are from the public fishing pier and adjacent waterfront access areas, and parking is available in the Port Marina parking lot. To get there, take Seaport Boulevard, and turn left at Seaport Court. You'll also see lots of lit up and decorated boats docked in the marina there. 



Where: Angelica's Bell Theatre & Bistro, 863 Main St., Redwood City

When: This Friday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

What: Enjoy the beautiful and festive Celtic music of Peter Daldry while enjoying the cuisine of Angelica's. Dinner seating begins at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. You can order dinner from the regular full menu or select two drinks and an appetizer ($16 minimum per person).

Cost: Tickets are $10 online in advance or $15 at the door, plus dinner ($16 minimum per person). Buy tickets in advance here.


Know of any other holiday-themed events goin on locally this weekend that we missed? Share them in the comments blow.


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