• Take pictures with Santa in our Rotunda!

Family Past Times

Holiday Traditions from Around the World

On Saturday, December 5, join us online to celebrate Holiday Traditions from Around the World. Since the Gold Rush, immigrants came to the county from countries around the world. When they came, they brought with them customs from their homelands. The day’s craft activities explore some of the holiday traditions that people brought with them to the Peninsula.

Hands-on Activities

The crafts posted online will include:  

• Christmas Crackers from England

• Bird Rattle, popular in Mexico during New Year's Celebrations

• Kinara, a candle holder used during Kwanzaa--a holiday celebrating African American culture

• Hagoita paddle, a piece from a traditional Japanese New Year’s game

Handbell Performance

On December 5 we will be posting a pre-recorded video concert from the San Francisco State University Handbell Choir.

Sponsored By

The 2021 Holiday Traditions From Around the World program is sponsored by Heritage Bank of Commerce.