The busy holiday season gets a whole lot busier when you factor in the many Midpeninsula events, from performances and parades to festive displays and exhibits. We've collected some highlights of the coming week.
What: John Bianco is continuing his late father's tradition of putting on a holiday model-train display. When: Weather permitting, five tracks will run trains every evening (except Mondays) through Dec. 25 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: 2387 Adele Ave., Mountain View.
'Miracle on 34th Street'
What: Los Altos Stage Company presents the classic Santa story performed in the style of a live 1940s era radio broadcast.
When: Through Dec. 22.
Where: 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
More information: losaltosstage.org/miracle-on-34th/.
'The Christmas Ballet'
What: Smuin presents its Christmas-themed performance, incorporating classical ballet and contemporary dance into a two-act show ("Classical Christmas," featuring traditional carols, followed by "Cool Christmas," featuring pop favorites).
Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
When: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. More information: smuinballet.org/2019-20-season/christmasballet.
Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
What: Downtown Los Altos' annual Festival of Lights Parade features floats, marching bands and more.
Where: Downtown Los Altos.
When: Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m.
More information: Downtown Los Altos will also hold a tree-lighting celebration on Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. losaltosparade.org; downtownlosaltos.org.
'Gypsy Soul Holiday Experience'
What: Eclectic jazz-pop duo Gypsy Soul puts its own spin on holiday music.
Where: Club Fox, 2209 Broadway St., Redwood City.
When: Dec. 1, 7 p.m
More information: clubfoxrwc.com/e/gypsy-soul-holiday-experience-72183273113/.