The Holiday Season in Brentwood
It's just a few weeks before the December holidays, and it's certainly in the air. Chilly weather, peppermint-flavored coffee, holiday tree lots being prepared, red and green in every store.
We've spent a few Christmases in Brentwood, and I would venture to say that there are a lot of you in about the same boat. We're still at a point when we're finding out what's happening around this time in the area, but at the same time know of a few already... so let me start off with what we know:
The Annual Holiday Parade in Brentwood and Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled on November 21 (Saturday) in Downtown Brentwood. The parade starts at 3:30 p.m. and will circle around the downtown area. The Tree Lighting Ceremony follows at 6:30 p.m. on the same night.
The day before this, November 20 (Friday), the Streets of Brentwood is going to have its own Holiday Tree Lighting Event. The festivities will start at 5:30 p.m. with music from the Heritage High School Band and end at 7:00 p.m. with Hot Chocolate. If you
miss both of these, you can still catch the Christmas spirit with neighboring Oakley's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Oakley City Hall on 3231 Main Street on December 5 (Saturday). The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with free refreshments, arts & crafts and performances by the Freedom High Choir and the Oakley Elementary School District Chorus. For more information, check out Oakley's city website here.
The Holiday on Ice ice-skating rink at the Streets of Brentwood is now open and will remain open until January 10. For more information, including hours of operation and admission fees, check out their website here.
CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL
The City of Brentwood recommends disposing of your Christmas tree in one of the following ways: 1) Local organizations will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling. For more information, call (925) 634-7933; 2) Unflocked trees may also be recycled by removing all decorations, cutting the tree into sections of three (3) feet or less, and placing the cuttings in the green waste cart for collection; or 3) The City will pick up flocked or uncut trees for a fee. The fee for pick up will be based on the tree size and will be reflected on your utility bill.
This article is taken from the Brentwood Connection Fall 2009 Issue. For more information, call Solid Waste at (925) 516-6090.
We'll be updating this article with more holiday-related events as we find them. If you know of any events, please send them to us so we can feature them on this page.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
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