It’s a Great Day by the Bay in Benicia!

Welcome to the official website for visiting Benicia, the hidden gem of the San Francisco Bay Area. We invite you to explore and discover our rich history, robust arts community, great shopping and dining, inviting waterfront, and an atmosphere you have to experience to appreciate.

Featured Events
treeLot

Christmas Tree Lot

November 23, 2018
10:00 am-7:00 pm
Start or continue a holiday tradition with a Christmas tree from the lot at the Benicia Historical Museum. Decorate your home or workplace with a ...
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Winter Concert-Diablo Regional Concert Band

December 14, 2018
7:30 pm-7:30 pm
Enjoy the annual winter concert by this Bay Area all-volunteer band conducted by Cora Martens.
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Christmas Parade and Holiday Market

December 15, 2018
10:00 am-3:00 pm
The parade starts at First and D Streets and ends at H Street, featuring local marching bands, dancers, and the much anticipated Santa Claus. The ...
Fischer Hanlon House

Santa at the Fischer-Hanlon House

December 15, 2018
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Stop by to take a photo with Santa and sample cider and cookies in this traditional holiday event. In addition, the Benicia Girl Scouts will ...
Xmas Open house

Pictures with Santa at the Firehouse

December 15, 2018
4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Come spend time with Santa and friends and enjoy the Magic of Gerald Joseph. There will be a private session from 2-3 p.m. for children ...
A walk through Bethlehem flyer

A Walk Through Bethlehem

December 15, 2018
4:00 pm-8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Benicia transforms into the old town of Bethlehem in an interactive walk through history on the night the Christ child is ...
A walk through Bethlehem flyer

A Walk Through Bethlehem

December 16, 2018
3:00 pm-7:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Benicia transforms into the old town of Bethlehem in an interactive walk through history on the night the Christ child is ...
Winter Soltice

Persian Music Gathering

December 23, 2018
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
In celebration of the winter solstice, in the Dona Benicia Room at Benicia Public Library.
Paesanos by Jim Leland

New Benicia Art Gallery GRAND Opening

January 12, 2019
11:00 am-5:00 pm
Arata Fine Art Gallery of San Francisco relocated to downtown Benicia in November. Owners, Geri (Arata) Pruett and John Pruett, invite you to their GRAND ...