Special Community Events

Mark your calendar & register early for these exciting upcoming events!

Santa Claus sitting on a throneBreakfast with Santa - SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 3 (two seatings: 8:30 am & 10:00 am)
Senior Center: Chateau Room

Santa has taken time off from his busy schedule to join you and your family for a morning of holiday cheer, breakfast, and live entertainment. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and more. Don't forget your camera! All attending must register. We have two seatings: 8:30 am and 10:00 am.

Registration is no longer available. This event is SOLD OUT. 

Sponsored by Laura Wucher Real Estate & City of Pleasant Hill

Christmas Tree Lot

38th Annual Dolfins Tree Lot

November 25-December 24
Winslow Center Parking Lot: 2590 Pleasant Hill Road, Corner of Taylor & Pleasant Hill Road

Find the perfect tree for your holiday celebration. Proceeds benefit the Pleasant Hill Dolfins Swim Team.

Tree Lot Hours:
Monday-Sunday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Teen girl with candy cane antlers and holiday dress33rd Annual Holiday Festival (FREE)

Wednesday, December 7, 5:00-8:00* pm 
Community Center: 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill

The holiday magic is back in-person! 
Mark your calendars for the most magical Holiday Festival in Contra Costa County! Get into the holiday spirit with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities sure to delight the whole family including popular Holiday Festival traditions and a few new ones too! 

  • Visit our Disney ENCANTO-inspired room (NEW)
  • Share your holiday traditions in our Celebrations Around The World room, dedicated to winter holiday celebrations from around the world! (NEW)
  • Enjoy live holiday youth and musical performances.
  • Ride the Holiday Express train 
  • Play Legos in the LEGO Village 
  • Meet & Greet robots
  • Write Letters to Santa
  • Engage in Hands-on crafts 
  • Chat with a Talking Xmas Tree
  • Play outdoor games in the park. 
  • And don't forget to visit Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus too!

Don’t miss this magical evening of holiday fun! 

Holiday Festival History
For the past 33 years, the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District Holiday Festival has been our way to give back and thank local District residents for their ongoing support of our engaging recreation and enrichment programs, important community services, and beautiful parks in the local community. We look forward to continuing to offer this tradition that has delighted generations of families each year. Thank you! 

Wishing you and yours, the happiest of holidays this month and throughout 2023!

*Due to the popularity of this event, crowds are expected. Any long lines for Santa, Holiday Express Train, Encanto Room or other activities will be cut off at the "30-minute wait time" line marker at approximately 7:30 pm. Parking is limited. Please plan accordingly to get the most out of your holiday experience. 

Thank you to our event sponsors Republic Services and Laura Wucher Real Estate.


Although many of the COVID-19 local public health mandates have been lifted, in-person events may potentially be impacted and logistics may be subject to change. Please check back to this page prior to an event. For events requiring registration, we encourage you to please "opt-in" your email for notifications so that we can contact you with event news and updates. Need assistance? Email us here.

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