Bay Area Weekend Picks for 12/1-12/3: This holiday season is here and no matter what your religion or background, you can’t resist the overall joy most people feel this time of year. A great activity this weekend is the annual holiday parade in Pleasanton. This is two hours of pure joy including a visit from good old Santa Claus. Besides a fun parade, take the opportunity to go to a local ice ring. Many pop-up ice rings are put up during the holidays including in many malls and within some tree lots. Happy Holidays. I’m Karen, your Mortgage Genie who provides weekly weekend suggestions every Thursday so check in with me again soon.