Christmas Giving Tree: The Almaden Senior Association is sponsoring a giving tree to help 50 underprivileged children get the gifts on their Christmas lists. Come by the Almaden Community Center and select a gift request tag from the Christmas tree, then return the unwrapped gift to the community center by Dec. 7. 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose ballerina pointe shoes. 408-268-1133. Holiday Open Studios: Small works, jewelry, textiles, home goods, toys, glass, soft sculpture, paintings, prints and more created by artists at The Alameda Artworks. Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Alameda Artworks, 1068 The Alameda, San Jose. https://www.thealamedaartworks.com, 408-686-4754..
12 Days of ARTS: San Jose Arts Marketing Roundtable presents a social media-driven scavenger hunt for arts prizes in and around downtown San Jose, with more than 120 chances to win. Each morning at 8 a.m., the San Jose Downtown Association will post a clue on their website and on their Facebook page @sjdowntown, consisting of a photo and a written hint of that day’s location. The specific time to arrive will be noted. Dec. 1-12 ballerina pointe shoes. sjdowntown.com/12DaysofArts. Holiday Bubbly Walk: The Willow Glen Business Association hosts its annual stroll through downtown, complete with sparkling libations. Dec. 1, 2-5 p.m. Downtown Willow Glen, San Jose. $45 advance/$55 gate. Eventbrite.com..
Menorahs and Miracles: Families are invited to celebrate Hanukkah at the museum in partnership with Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley (APJCC), featuring performances by singer Lior Ben-Hur and students from the Yavneh Day School and Hanukkah storytelling with Yael Schy. Activities include making celebratory candles, playing dreidel games, tasting latkes, trekking on a miracle scavenger hunt in Bill’s Backyard and sculpting clay dreidels ballerina pointe shoes. To celebrate the first evening of Hanukkah, members from the APJCC will light the first candle in a menorah at 4 p.m. Dec. 2, noon. Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. www.cdm.org..
Haute Holiday Soiree: A benefit for Watermark, increasing the number of women in leadership positions, with wine tastings, hunky Santa photos, mistletoe making, holiday sweet treats, live music and more. Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m ballerina pointe shoes. 377 Santana Row, San Jose. $40. Eventbrite.com. San Jose Craft Holiday Fair: A festive, large-scale, all-in-one holiday shopping experience featuring more than 250 craft makers, food producers, artists, designers and emerging brands. Dec. 15-16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. South Hall, 435 S. Market St., San Jose. http://www.sanjosemade.com..
Christmas Lights Tour and Toy Drive: Classic car owners can deck out their rides for a car show hosted by Goombahs Car Club and tour the lights in Willow Glen. No registration; donations of unwrapped new toys for donation to the Family Giving Tree accepted. Dec ballerina pointe shoes. 15, 5-8 p.m. 1261 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. goombahscarclub.com. Holiday Boutique: The Handwork for Others class is holding a holiday boutique with quilted holiday decorations, women’s accessories and clothing, plus lap blankets, baby items and much more. The class is part of a nonprofit group that donates to local charities as well as providing monetary donations to the Almaden Senior Association and the Almaden Community Center for youth activities. Cash and personal checks only. Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose..