Fall is here and the holidays are near! Check out all the fun things to do in Concord this month:

1. Rock the Rink

Get your holiday groove on at Ice at the Veranda, November 5 through February 14. The popular outdoor skating rink located in the heart of The Veranda shopping center offers frosty, nostalgic fun for all ages.

2. Toast the Holidays 

Visit Concord's Elaine Schroth invites you to the Visitor Center for special holiday events

The Concord Visitor Center is celebrating the holidays with a series of special events throughout November and December. Come join us for some holiday cheer and special deals on the best Concord-themed gifts for everyone on your list. 

3. Support Small Business Saturday

Why sweat long lines and supply chain disruptions when you can shop small and local? In honor of Small Business Saturday on November 27, the Concord Art Association will hold their Holiday Pop-Up Art & Craft Show at the Salvio Pacheco Square building courtyard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Visitor Center will be open and celebrating as well. It’s the perfect time to find unique, handcrafted gifts and support local merchants & artisans.

4. Escape with a Backyard Fall Adventure 

Looking for a scenic outdoor walk or ride? Concord has trails galore to climb & explore and the crisp fall air and golden foliage makes it that much better.  Hike or bike your way up Mount Diablo or any of the trails at Lime Ridge Open SpaceIron Horse Trail or Contra Costa Canal. It’s an easy way to connect with nature and clear your head. 

5. To Flock or Not to Flock?

You can almost smell the fresh pine from here! Concord’s fabulous ABC Farms Christmas tree lot will be open starting November 20. Go early for the best selection and start your holidays off right. Find them at 1765 Galindo Street, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.


Early December happenings:

Concord’s Annual Tree Lighting & Mayor’s Sing-Along
Friday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. at Todos Santos Plaza

Visitor Center Open House

To celebrate the Tree Lighting, the Concord Visitor Center will be welcoming all at our gala Open House event with special extended hours all day on Friday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Visitor Center is also the check-in point for TSBA’s Holiday Sip & Stroll event where you can enjoy pop-in tastings of cocktails and treats at participating Todos Santos restaurants, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are available on our website for just $15 per person.

Also coming in early December:

2021 Gift and Craft Fair
Concord Senior Center
Saturday, December 4, 2021
9 a.m. – 2p.m.

Super Holiday Boutique
Centre Concord
Sunday, December 5, 2021
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Plan a New Year’s Trip to Concord
There’s no better place to ring in the New Year, and now is the perfect time to book your hotel stay. From shopping and nightlife, to wining and dining, the start of a fresh, new year is always a great time to be here. 
Add Some Play to Your Stay
Visit Concord also offers a selection of themed Stay & Play hotel packages filled with fun wearables, gift cards and more. Just book a room at any of Concord’s nine hotels and let Visit Concord know your confirmation number and stay dates. The package of your choice will be ready for you at check-in!

And don’t forget: Jet Suite X (JSX) offers twice-daily, hop-on flight service from Buchanan Field Airport to Hollywood Burbank Airport. Whether visiting family & friends or a weekend of wine-tasting, it’s the fastest, easiest and most convenient way to travel between Northern and Southern California.

Concord Visitor Center

The Concord Visitor Center is located at 2151 Salvio Street, Suite T, in Todos Santos Plaza. We are ready to help with free advice, maps, guides, brochures, Concord merchandise and more. Go to Visit Concord for more information on these events and more. 

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