CAPITOLA: Surfing Santa arrives at the beach for kids to meet.
ANGELS CAMP: Christmas Tree Lighting, 4 p.m. Location: 1192 S. Main St. gocalaveras
ANGELS CAMP: Christmas Parade Annual Event
AUBURN: Christmas Craft & Art Faire Nov. 26 and 27, 2016.
Over 100 unique and quality vendors and artisans sell great holiday gift items
at this free admission event.
Location: Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Street, Auburn CA. Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday | 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and parking. craftguildnevadacounty
BAKERSFIELD: Holiday Lights at CALM. Lightasmic features animated zoo-themed holiday designs in a special light display delighting all ages. Location: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA. 3.50 approx. calmzoo
BREA: David Benoit, Charlie Brown Christmas. Location: Curtis Theatre Time: 4 & 8 pm. Admission: 4, 3, 6. Address: 1 Civic Center Circle. David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown with special guest Sara Gazarek. benoit
CEDARVILLE: Annual Country Christmas Faire, presented by The Surprise Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Modoc District Fairgrounds. Featuring art and craft booths, food booths, and Santa will arrive at noon (bring your camera) and much more. Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. surprisevalleychamber
COPPEROPOLIS: Tree Lighting Ceremony
DORRINGTON: Gold Country Tree Lighting Ceremony
ELK GROVE: Old Town Tree Lighting Ceremony
ELK GROVE: Holiday Lights Parade
EXETER: By The Water Tower Christmas Sale in Exeter November 25-27. By The Water Tower Annual Christmas Sale, 141 South B Street, Exeter, will be on November 25, 26 and 27 from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, 594-4060. exeterchamber
FERNDALE: The Folks Christmas Crafts Fair November 25-26, 2016. Veterans Memorial Building, Main Street, Ferndale. Contact: Donell McCanless, 707-786-9995
FORT BRAGG: Mendocino Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights November 25 through December 18, 2016, 5-7:30 p.m. Entertainment: Shug-A-Pea. , age 16 & under free, gardenbythesea
FRESNO: Chaffee Zoo Lights November 25-December 30, 2016, 5-8 p.m. Fresno Chaffee Zoo 894 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, California fresnochaffeezoo
GARDEN GROVE: The Holiday Gem. Backed by a 7-piece band, stunning costumes, and tap dancing elves, enjoy Christmas classics like Winter Wonderland and White Christmas. Time: 8 p.m. Location: The Gem Theatre, 12852 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA. 6 admission, less for seniors, students. onemoreproductions 741-9550 X 221.
HOLLISTER: Hollister, CA Lights On Christmas Parade
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Tree Lighting Ceremonies
KERNVILLE: Small Business Saturday, 2-8 p.m. in Circle Park. Small businesses are invited to participate and the public is encouraged to shop. Contact kernvillechamber or 376-2629 for details.
LAKEPORT: Dickens Faire. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Main Street, Lakeport Plan to bring the whole family to the Arts & Crafts faire being held on Main Street. Shop at the many booths, enjoy the food from locale vendors and stay for the Christmas Tree lighting. Everyone is encouraged to dress in period costumes. More information: 263-8843, lakeportmainstreet | Dickens
LEWISTON: Lewiston Bridge Lighting Ceremony
LONG BEACH: CHILL - at Queen Mary. Alice in Winterland interactive holiday lights adventure, ice tubing, ice skating and more. Time: 12-10 p.m. queenmary
LOS ANGELES: Zoo Lights November 18 - January 8, 2016, 6-10 p.m. LA Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA lazoo
PETALUMA: Riverboat Santa arrives to meet the good little girls and boys.
REEDLEY: Tree Lighting Ceremony
ROHNERT PARK: Holiday Craft Faire November 25 & 26, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission. Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA. rpcommunityservices
SANTA PAULA: Christmas Parade on Main
SARATOGA: Tree Lighting Ceremony
SAN BRUNO: 25th Annual Holiday Boutique. Shop over 40 vendors selling handcrafted items, jewelry, purses, candles, picture frames, and more! Free Admission. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Rd., San Bruno, CA. sanbruno.ca.gov
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Jazz Fest November 23-27, 2016 Town & Country Hotel & Convention Ctr., San Diego, CA sdjazzfest
SAN DIEGO: Surfing Santa. Time: 1-5 p.m. Free Santa photo ops all afternoon! Seaport Village 849 W. Harbor Dr.
SAN FRANCISCO: Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair November 26-27, 2016
Fort Mason Center, Bldg. A 2 Marina Blvd.
Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm
(under 12 free) -- good for both days
Info: 383-7837; email jerry@ crystalfair crystalfair
The CRYSTAL FAIR includes over 30 dealers of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and metaphysical healing tools. The list includes: Nan Olsen's Altar Space, Got Aura, Back Basics Massage, Buddha Gems & Minerals, Redstone Minerals, Elegant Crystals, Good Medicine Shop, Vision Within, Caravan of Dreams, The Crystal Way, Pure Source Crystals, Geotrope Minerals, Capricorn Soul, Richter's Rocks, Madagascar Gemstones, The Original Way, Dynamic Energy Crystals, John E, Garsow Minerals, Louie Lights, Nirvana Jewel LA, My Crystal Visions, Aroma Therapy, Mana Kauai, Love Harmony, Jaya Moksha, Mystic Prism, The Crystal Kid, Live Pine, & Healing with Love & Light.
SAN FRANCISCO: Beach Blanket Babylon's Seasonal Extravaganza, through December 31, 2016, Time: 6 & 9 p.m. Location: Club Fugazi, 678 Green St., San Francisco, CA. beachblanketbabylon
SAN FRANCISCO: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair returns in an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in theatrically lit music halls, pubs, and Christmas shops at Cow Palace in San Francisco. 0-31.89. dickensfair
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show November
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, CA
SANTA PAULA: Christmas Parade on Main
SARATOGA: Tree Lighting Ceremony
VALLEJO: Tree Lighting Ceremonies
VALLEJO: Benicia Ballet Theatre Nutcracker November 26-December 3, 2016 Hoagan Auditorium 850 Rosewood Ave. Vallejo, CA beniciaballet 4-25 appox.
YREKA: Tree Lighting Ceremony
YREKA: Christmas Parade
YUCAIPA: Apple Butter Festival at Historic Los Rios Rancho November 24-27, 2016
Riley's at Los Rios Rancho
39611 Oak Glen Rd. #13, Yucaipa, CA. 92399
November 25-26, 2016 Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland Downtown, San Rafael, CA
November 25-26, 2016 Central Coast Craft Fair and Boutique Veteran's Memorial Building, San Luis Obispo, CA
Festival of Trees November 25-26, 2016 Festival of Trees Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA
November 25-26, 2016 Mendocino Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
November 25-26, 2016 Cowgirl Christmas The Alex Madonna Expo Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
November 25-27, 2016 Sonora Christmas Festival Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, CA
West Coast Artists November 25-27, 2016 Desert Arts Festival Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs, CA
November 25-27, 2016 Hillside Farm Arts and Crafts Show, November Hillside Farm, Norco, CA
November 25-27, 2016 Grass Valley Country Christmas Faire Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA
November 25-27, 2016 Santa's Coming Arts and Crafts Fair Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center, CA
November 25-27, 2016 Mountain Christmas Boutique Convention Center, Big Bear Lake, CA
November 25-27, 2016 Gingerbread Boutique / Arcadia Arcadia Masonic Temple, Arcadia, CA
November 25-27, 2016 Bear Essentials Craft & Gift Show Embassy Suites Hotel, Arcadia, CA
Carpinteria Holiday Faire Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, Carpinteria, CA
Holiday Boutique Church on the Hill, San Jose, CA
Mistletoe Madness, a Christmas Fair Marina Community Center, San Leandro, CA
Village Artisan Faire Downtown, Fallbrook, CA
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Cathedral City Senior Center, Cathedral City, CA
Christmas Faire Downtown Historic Village, Coarsegold, CA
November 26-27, 2016 Gem Faire, Monterey Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
November 26-27, 2016 Christmas Craft & Art Faire Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, CA
November 26-27, 2016 Western Harvest Fair Hazy Meadows Equestrian Center, Lakeside, CA
November 27-27, 2016 German Christmas Holiday Market Old World Restaurant, Huntington Beach, CA
We love, love, love California and hope you have a jolly good time attending these festivals and events -- they look like fun. But please remember to check first before going to any event due to the ever changing world we live in. Event times, dates and details are always subject to change by the planners of these functions.