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Get Out: Toy Drives, Santa at the Fire Station and Holiday Displays

This weekend, donate to local toy drives, visit Santa Claus and check out local neighborhoods that are decked out for the holidays.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit this weekend.

  • Where/When: , 36120 Ruschin Dr, Newark; Saturday around 12:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: Help, donate and learn more about the Tri-Cities League of Volunteers as the United Clubs of Alameda County, an organization of motorcyclists, roll into town for this annual toy drive. The event will include a Toy Run and Party.
  • Pricing: Donations of $10 or a new unwrapped toy is encouraged.

  • Where/When: , 6170 Thornton Ave.; Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: Bring the family to meet Santa Claus and take photos on an antique fireplace. The event will also include holiday stories read by firefighters and milk and cookies.
  • Pricing: Free

  • Where/When: Wellington Place, Fremont; Saturday from 5 p.m. through 11 p.m.
  • Why Go: Drive through this local neighborhood to wander through a Winter wonderland of neighborhood displays. Free candy canes will be distributed and donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go to numerous charities.
  • Pricing: Free

  • Where/When: Mountain Mikes, 35760 Fremont Blvd, Fremont;
  • Why Go: Take a bicycle ride with the family to explore holiday displays throughout local neighborhoods with the Kruz3r Mob, a local bicycling club. The group is also collecting new unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots drive.
  • Pricing: Free.

  • Where/When: , 35753 Cedar Blvd, Newark; Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Why Go: Enjoy a free concert in which the Newark Symphonic Winds will play holiday and traditional songs as part of the Tri-Cities League of Volunteers' Sunday Afternoon Arts Series' 23rd Season.
  • Pricing: Free

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