California Christmas

R.I.P. The Magical Christmas Caroling Truck (1984-2017)

California Christmas Sing-Alongs

They come in all shapes and forms, including the totally cool Christmas Sing Along Truck that travels through the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles. It, and many concerts are annual events. Some are not. Here's what we've uncovered to celebrate the holiday season with good tidings and Messiah messages.

2018 events, sing alongs, concerts

  • AUBURN: Auburn Symphony Annual Messiah Sing December 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Guest soloists Liisa Davila, soprano; Lisa van der Ploeg, mezzo-soprano; Robert Vann, tenor; and Roberto Perlas Gomez, baritone. Messiah Songbooks  available at the door for $10. Location: Placer High School Auditorium 123 Agard Street Auburn, CA.  Tickets: $20, $15 student,
  • CHICO: North State Symphony Christmas Concert with audience Sing-along December 7, 2018,  7:30-9:30 p.m. Location: St. John's Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave. Chico, CA. Cost: $30,
  • CONCORD Mayor's Sing Along Saturday, December 1, 2018 (first Saturday in December) includes annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Mayor's sing. Todos Santos Plaza Willow Pass Road (between Mt. Diablo & Grant) Concord, CA Free,
  • CUPERTINO: California Pops Orchestra - Pop's Family Christmas December 2, 2018, 3 p.m. Join the nation's only all-request symphony orchestra. Location: Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA
  • DAVIS:  Davis Chorale Holiday Concert December 15, 2018, 7 p.m. Note-The following info should be confirmed: The family-friendly concert includes traditional Christmas carols for audience participation complete the program.
  • DAVIS: Davis Community Church Advent and Christmas Concert December 9, 2018, 4 p.m.  412 C Street Davis, CA.
  • LA MESA: Sing-along Christmas Caroling December 15, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
    Come up to the amphitheater for a heart-warming evening of sing-along Christmas Caroling. Join in singing with the choir as they reenact the Nativity. Parking and shuttles will be available at the fire station at 10105 Vivera Drive at Mt. Helix Drive. The event is free and family oriented.
  • LA PALMA – Annual Holiday Community Carol Sing Along on December 5, 2018, 4 p.m.
    Central Park Amphitheatre 7821 Walker St. La Palma, CA Event includes Tree Lighting.
  • LIVERMORE: Sing It Yourself Messiah November 30, 2018,  7:30 p.m. Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave. Livermore, CA. $15,
  • LOS ANGELES - TOLUCA LAKE: Christmas Caroling Truck PERMANENTLY OVER. NO SHOW in 2018
    62-foot tractor-trailer, adorned with magnificent Christmas scenes and thousands of sparkling lights spreads Yuletide cheer with over 200 singers and dancers, accompanied by a 20,000 watt sound system. Bellflower, Blix, Camarillo, Vineland, Magnolia, Cahuenga, Clybourne.
  • LOS ANGELES: The Music Center Holiday Carols Music Center Plaza not confirmed 2018.  FREE, tickets required* Singing under the stars with live accompaniment. Lyric sheets provided.
  • LOS ANGELES: 38th Annual Messiah Sing-Along December 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall,
  • LOS ANGELES: 59th Annual Holiday Celebration December 24, 2018, 3 p.m. at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW: Sing Along Messiah by Schola Cantorum December 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
    MainStage  500 Castro St.
    Mountain View, CA
    $26, $18 student with ID,
    51st annual Handel's Messiah Sing Along. From treasured arias to the Hallelujah chorus, experience the wonder of Handel's ageless oratorio. Under the direction of Gregory Wait and accompanied by a 25-piece chamber orchestra. Scores available.
  • OCEANSIDE: Mission San Luis Rey Serra Annual Christmas Concert and Sing-Along December 7-8, 2018
    December 7, 2018, 7 p.m. $40-60,
    December 8, 2018, 2 p.m. $30 door till capacity reached
  • PASADENA: December 15, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m. Sing Along Messiah in Pasadena. Join in singing favorite choruses from Handel's Messiah, led by Lake's Choir and Orchestra. Location: Lake Avenue Church, 393 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena, California. Free, goodwill offering appreciated.
    Carol Sing December 2, 2018, 10:25-10:55 a.m. between services
  • PETALUMA: Community Carol Sing, December 23, 2018, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Walnut Park. An outdoor gathering for the entire community to join in singing favorite Christmas Carols in Walnut Park. Lyrics will be provided. All ages welcome. Sponsored by  First Presbyterian Church of Petaluma.
  • RED BLUFF: North State Symphony Holiday Concert with audience Sing-along December 8, 2018, 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Location: Red Bluff State Theatre, 333 Oak St. Red Bluff, CA Cost: $15-30 (530) 898-5984,
  • REDDING: Holiday Concert with Sing Along December 9, 2018, 4-6 p.m. Get in the spirit of the season with the annual holiday concert! Featuring baroque chamber music, a carol sing-along, and more. Location: All Saints Episcopal Church 2150 Benton Dr., Redding, CA
  • REDDING: Holiday Caroling at City Hall 2018, 12 p.m.
    Dec.3 with Cypress Elementary Kindergarten Choir
    Dec.5 Shasta High School Madrigal Singers
    Dec.10  Sequoia Middle School Band
    Dec.13  Una Voce, Anderson & West Valley High Schools
  • SAN DIEGO: Master Chorale Messiah Sing Along December 1, 2018, 1 p.m. Location: St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 6th Ave. San Diego, CA. Tickets:
  • SAN DIEGO: Master Chorale Noel Family Concerts December 15, 21 & 22, 2018. Location: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, CA Tickets:
  • SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Symphony Deck the Hall Holiday Sing Along December 2, 2018, 3 p.m.
    Davies Symphony Hall  Grove Street, between Van Ness and Franklin
    Tickets $46-66,
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Family Christmas Sing-Along,  Sing You A Merry Christmas at Grace Cathedral
    December 8, 2018, 11 a.m.
    December 15, 2018, 11 a.m.
    December 21, 2018, 3 p.m.
    December 22, 2018, 11 a.m.
    Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas's workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season.  Grace Cathedral 1100 California St San Francisco, CA. Tickets $5-25,
  • SAN JOSE: Carols in the California with Symphony Silicon Valley December 15, 2018, 7 p.m.
    The California Theatre
    345 South First Street
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Tickets $26-36
    (408) 286-2600
    A Family Holiday Tradition, Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, along with members of Symphony Silicon Valley, under the baton of Elena Sharkova presents holiday favorites, plus a traditional sing-along of your favorite carols with choir and brass ensemble.
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Wind Orchestra Make a Joyful Noise concludes with an audience sing-along December 1, 2018, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Cuesta College,  Highway 1 West, San Luis Obispo, CA. Tickets: $20 / $10 student,
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO: Messiah Sing-Along with SLO Master Chorale December 15, 2018, 7 p.m. Performing Arts Center. 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA,  Ticket: $15,
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO: Forbes Pipe Organ Holiday Concert & Sing-Along on Sunday, December 16, 2018, 3 p.m.  The Forbes Organ Holiday Concert & Sing-Along is a unique chance to bring children, family, friends, and fellow residents together for an afternoon of joyous holiday song at the Performing Arts Center. 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA,  Ticket: $18 / $12 student,
  • SANTA ROSA: Redwood Empire Sing Along Messiah December 16, 2018, 3 p.m.
    The  Redwood Empire Sing Along Messiah, "the longest running in the United States," is now in its 38th year in 2018. The festivities are lead by the well tempered 100 voice Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus lead by  Area vocalists. Jackson Theatre, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa State: California. Tickets: $25 / $15 student,
  • WALNUT CREEK: Tis the Symphony presents short animated film The Snowman, with California Symphony orchestration and sing along December 22, 2018, 4 & 8 p.m.
    Hofmann Theatre
    1601 Civic Drive
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (925) 943-7469
    Symphony Music Direction by Donato Cabrera with selections from Nutcracker Suite and Audience Sing-Along
  • WESTLAKE VILLAGE: Holiday Sing-A-Long December 9, 2018, 4-5:15 p.m. in partnership with The Shoppes at Westlake Village. Other activities 3-6 p.m. Location: Fountain Courtyard next to Tifa. Residents, students and a house band of local musicians comprise a choir leading the sing. Pre-show entertainment provided by Lindero Canyon Middle School Jazz Combo on the stage and the Westlake High School Choir by the tree. Take photos with amazing holiday balloon structures, special winter items, and the Conejo Rabbit at the Shoppes.  Drop off canned food for Manna Food Bank, CreAte Studios holiday ornaments, 850 guests Decorate Cookies and Cupcakes, Famed Balloon Artist makes balloon animals. Meet 'n' Greet with Mary Poppins and Bert. Everyone can sing-a-long with the band or grab a jingle bell to help keep the beat. Free,  
  •  WESTMINSTERCommunity Sing Along & Holiday Tree Lighting December 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Westminster Civic Center 8200 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CA
  • WESTWOOD: Music at Westwood  Handel's MESSIAH Sing-Along November 30, 2018, 8 p.m.
      Westwood Presbyterian Church Messiah, led by the WPC Master Choir, Westwood Chamber Orchestra and esteemed soloists, is conducted by Dan Redfeld. The audience joins in with the Hallelujah Chorus - Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel's magnificent oratorio, composed in 1741.  Tickets: (310) 474-4535 or $10 approx. Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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