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ALTADENA: Altadena Elves' Faire November 18, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 209 E. Mariposa St. Altadena, CA 91001 pasadenawaldorf.org

AUBURN: Mandarin Festival November 17-19, 2017. Location: Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn, CA $fee.  mandarinfestival.com

BREA: Nutcracker Craft Boutique November 17-18, 2017. This boutique has it all. Over 250 vendors display one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Shoppers can also pick up a quick snack or beverage at the Food Alley. All proceeds benefit the Community Center's youth and family programs. Friday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way, Brea, CA. Admission is $2 and parking is free. cityofbrea.net

BRENTWOOD: Brentwood Christmas Parade November 18, 2017, 2 - 5 p.m. First St., ends on Pine Brentwood, CA brentwoodchamber.com

CAMARILLO: Cavalia's Odysseo through Jan.7, 2018. cavalia.com for tickets. Time: 2 & 8 p.m.

CARLSBADLegoland Tree Lighting  Ceremony and  Holiday Snow Days  November 18, 2017-January 1, 2018 legoland.com

CARMEL:  The Shop & Sweet Treats Fundraiser for Dance Kids (dancekids.org) at Carrigg's of Carmel  November 18-19, 2017. Donating 20% of the total non-sale merchandise sales when you mention Dance Kids. Receive holiday cookies and other sweet treats, music from the Nutcracker. carriggsofcarmel.com

CATHEDRAL CITY: Hot Air Balloon Festival Nov.17-19, 2017 | balloons

CLOVIS: Western Marching Band Championships Nov.17-19, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Parachute Santa lands on Huntington City Beach, then walks over to Pacific City to meet with kids and here their wishes. gopacificcity.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Bella Terra Mall Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6-7 p.m. 7777 Edinger Ave.
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MONTEREY: Holiday Tree Lighting at Del Monte Shopping Center November 18, 2017, 5-7 p.m. shopdelmonte.com

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Motorcycle Show November 17-19, 2017. Location: Long Beach Convention Center features original equipment manufacturers, aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, and dealers of quality products 

MANHATTAN BEACH: Conquer Our Run Turkey Quest- 5K, 10K at The Strand in Manhattan Beach 45th & Strand Manhattan Beach, CA $28-32 conquerourrun.org  | Thanksgiving

MONTEREY: Holiday Tree Lighting at Del Monte Shopping Center November 18, 2017, 5-7 p.m. Highway 1 at Munras Ave. Monterey, CA shopdelmonte.com

NAPA: Napa Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire November 17, 18 & 19, 2017, 10 a.m. Napa Valley Expo Chardonnay Hall 575 Third Street Napa, CA Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free afterthegoldrush@ sbcglobal.net (925) 372-8961

NEWPORT BEACH: Tree Lighting Ceremony at Fashion Island November 17-18, 2017, 6 p.m.  shopfashionisland.com

NORTH HOLLYWOOD: NoHo Fringe Festival October 19-November 19, 2017. nohofringe.org

OROVILLE: Oroville Turkey Trot November 18, 2017

PERRIS: MVRRC  Annual Turkey Trot 5k Fun Run/walk November 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m.  Moreno Valley Road Runners Club  Lake Perris State Recreation 17801 Lake Perris Perris, CA 92571  active.com

ROSEVILLE: Holiday Parade November 18, 2017, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Parade is 10:30 a.m. on Vernon. Route is Vernon Street, turn on Folsom Road

SACRAMENTO: Global Winter Wonderland at CalExpo

SACRAMENTO: Harvest Festival, November 17-19, 2017. Shopping, live entertainment, celebrity appearances, prizes, artist demonstrations, food and live stage entertainment. Cost: $9 - 3 day pass, $10 parking at CalExpo.  Location:  1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento, CA. harvestfestival.com

SAN DIEGO: Global Winter Wonderland at Qualcomm Stadium, now SDCCU Stadium.

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Wine & Food on the Bay Festival Grand Tasting. Time: 12 p.m. The region's largest wine and culinary event features 200 wine and spirit purveyors and 70 of San Diego's top chefs. Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North 400 Kettner Blvd., San Diego CA. $85-135, sandiegowineclassic.com

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Asian Film Festival November 9-18, 2017. The largest showcase of Asian American and international films on the West Coast features over 150 films from more than 20 countries, shown across six venues.Tickets  $9-12. All films at 4 p.m. are free on weekdays Venues Include: San Diego Natural History Museum UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley Marriott Mission Valley UCSD Price Center Theater Digital Gym Cinema Museum of Photographic Arts. sdaff.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Beach Blanket Babylon's Seasonal Extravaganza, through December 31. Location: Club Fugazi, 678 Green St., San Francisco, CA. beachblanketbabylon.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Held weekends through November 18-December 17, 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Ticket: $30. Location: The Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave. San Francisco, CA dickensfair.com

SAN GABRIEL: City of San Gabriel Turkey Trot, 7 a.m. Vincent Lugo Park Wells & Ramona San Gabriel, CA $20-35, sangabrielcity.com | racewire.com 1K Youth, 5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run. Vincent Lugo Park. Check-in time begins at 7:15 a.m.

SANTA CLARITA / NEWHALL: Light Up Main Street Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
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SANTA CLARITA: Fine Craft Show November 18-19, 2017.  City of Santa Clarita FREE, outdoor event features more than 50 artists with high-quality, original and Made-in-USA crafts for any budget just in time for the holiday season. Round out the experience with live music and food trucks. Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10 am 3pm Call: (661) 250-3777 Santa-Clarita.com/FineCraftShow

SANTA MARIA: Turkey Trot November 18, 2017, 9 a.m. 
Kids 1-mile Sprint (6-13 yrs.) Start: 9:45 AM 5K Run/Walk (14 yrs. & up)  Hagerman Sports Complex 3300 Skyway Dr.
Santa Maria, CA $20-25, cityofsantamaria.org All ages and skill levels

SEAL BEACH: Tree Lighting Ceremony November 18, 2017, 4-8 p.m. Eisenhower Park Ocean Ave. & Main Street sealbeachchamber.com

SOUTH EL MONTE: Turkey Dash 5K Run/Walk & 1K Trot Turkey Dash 5K Run/Walk & 1 Trot at City Hall 1415 Santa Anita Avenue  Registration is required Fee: FREE for Residents and $10 for Non-residents ci.south-el-monte.ca.us

TEHACHAPI: Hot Chocolate Turkey Trot 9 a.m. Brite Lake 22902 Banducci Road Tehachapi, CA $30-35, tvrpd.org Electronic timing, great course, run beanies, finisher medals, hot chocolate and refreshments after the run.

TURLOCK: 39th Annual Turkey Trot Family Fun Run Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9 a.m. - Noon. Donnelly Park 600 Pedras Rd Turlock Ca $15-20, approx. Children's 1-mile run and Adult 2-mile run the Saturday before Thanksgiving offers a day filled with fitness and fun for the entire family! Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers! turlock.ca.us

VENTURA: Color Run  Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 West Harbor Boulevard Ventura, CA. thecolorrun.com

YUCCA VALLEY: Gourd Festival November 17-19, 2017 
Location: Yucca Valley Community Center, 57090 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA Free admission, yuccavalley.org

Arts & Crafts Markets

ATASCADERO: Atascadero Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Atascadero, CA. Pavilion on the Lake | All booths feature local craft vendors that will display a variety of handmade items that make wonderful holiday gifts. Admission is Free, atascadero.org, (805) 470-3178

BAKERSFIELD: Olive Knolls Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Bakersfield, CA. Olive Knolls Church of the Nazarene, Family Life Center and Grassy Area | Shop handmade crafts with more than 50 crafters. Take your own pictures with Santa. Pancake breakfast and salad. Location: 6201 Fruitvale Ave., Bakersfield, CA.

BRENTWOOD: Brentwood Holiday Boutique and Craft Sale Location: Brentwood, CA. Veteran's Memorial Building | The Holiday Boutique and Craft Sale. crafts and games available. Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 757 First St., Brentwood, CA

CAMERON PARK: Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Faire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Cameron Park Community Center 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA.  The Christmas Craft Faire  features hundreds of hand-made crafts. cameronpark.org

CARMEL: All Saints' Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location:  All Saints' Episcopal and St. John Greek Orthodox Churches Seccombe Hall and lower patio off Lincoln, Carmel, CA.  Local artisans will showcase a vast array of colorful handcrafted gift items. The Fair is being held just blocks away from the Homecrafters Marketplace at Sunset Center, San Carlos between 8th and 9th Ave., and the Holiday Faire at Wayfarer Church, Lincoln & 7th. Avenue, offering you a triple crown of art fairs all within a few blocks of one another!  It will be held rain or shine! Free admission, allsaintscarmel.org

CARMEL: Homecrafter's Marketplace Location: Carmel, CA. Sunset Center parking lots

CLOVIS: Wit's End Third Saturday Vintage Flea Market, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Location: Wit's End Antique and Vintage Marketplace, 1433 Tollhouse Rd., Clovis, CA.   antique, vintage, collectible. facebook.com/witsendclovisca

COLFAX: Sierra Vista Flea Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School Street, Colfax, CA. colfax-ca.com

COLUSA: Colusa Holiday Craft Faire and Gift Show November 18-19, 2017. Location: Colusa Fairgrounds, 1303 - 10th Street (Highway 20) Colusa, CA 95932  The 30th Annual Colusa Holiday Craft Faire and Gift Show Over 100 vendors,  colusafairgrounds.com

CYPRESS: Cypress Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Ave. Cypress, CA. Shop Holiday Items, Jewelry, Home Decor, Ornaments, Crafts, Hand Crafted Toys and much. Admission to the event is free. Mrs. Claus Sweet Shoppe - Woman's Club of Cypress. Purchase a sweet treat while you stroll the craft show. Breakfast with Santa 8-11 a.m. $5 per person. Santa stops by from the North Pole for photos so don't forget your camera! Burrito Bowl Lunch - 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free admission, cypressca.org

FELTON: Santa's Shelves Christmas Craft Faire November 18-19, 2017, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Felton Fire Station, 131 Kirby St., Felton, CA.  The event begins with a visit with Santa. Felton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual Santa's Shelves Craft Faire. The Faire runs two days, Saturday and Sunday at the Felton Fire Station. feltonfire.com

GARDEN GROVE: Village Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Village Bible Church, 12671 Buaro St., Garden Grove, CA. More than 50 vendors.  50+ vendors emphasizing unique, hand-made items, woodcraft, holiday decor, jewelry, toys, apparel and much more! Live music. FREE Admission and free parking! villagebible.com

GRANITE BAY: Holiday Craft Faire Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Held every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Bring the little ones to meet Santa, and shop for crafted items. Location: Lutheran Resurrection Church, 6365 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, CA 95746 Office (916) 791-4661. lcrchurch.org 

HAYWARD: Chabot College Holiday Flea Market Location: Parking Lot B, at the front of the campus off Hesperian Boulevard - southbound, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545. Antiques and Collectibles, Undiscovered Treasures from your neighbor's garage, Clothing/Footwear and accessories.  chabotcollege.edu/ studentlife/fleamarket/ The Chabot College Flea Market is held the third  Saturday of each month, rain or shine. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE (Parking Lot B only). Other date: December 16, 2017

HEALDSBURG: Healdsburg November Arts and Crafts Market, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. All work must be made by the applying artist. No commercially produced goods or imports are allowed. Location: West Plaza Parking Lot, North & Vine Streets, Healdsburg, CA. healdsburgfarmersmarket.org

HUGHSON: Hughson Arts and Crafts Fair, November 18-19, 2017, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, the event is one of the main fundraisers for the 20th Century Club of Hughson which serves the community through a variety of projects. Location: Hughson High School, 7th & Whitmore, Hughson, CA. 20thcenturyartsandcraftsfair.com

LAGUNA BEACH: Laguna Beach Winter Fantasy Location: Laguna Beach, CA. Sawdust Art Festival | November 18-19, 2017.

LITTLEROCK: Thanksgiving Harvest Festival Location: Littlerock, CA. 8300 Pearblossom Hwy |  awesome selection of handcrafted and unique items

LONG BEACH: Penelope Lane Holiday Boutique Location: Long Beach, CA. The Grand | Penelope Lane Holiday Boutique crafters from all over Southern California. Hours: 9am-3pm

MISSION VIEJO: Gifts and Goodies Holiday Boutique Location: Mission Viejo, CA. Norman P. Murray Community Center | . juried show features 80+ talented artisans displaying their hand crafted items

NOVATO: Novato Holiday Bazaar Location: Novato, CA. Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church | The 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar. dozens of vendors 

PASADENA: Pasadena Fall Art and Craft Fair Location: Pasadena, CA. Central Park |   November 18-19, 2017 

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Craft and Vendor Market Location: Sacramento, CA. First Church of God | The Craft and Vendor Market. The event will feature handmade, holiday items, jewelry, baby items

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Made Holiday Market Location: McMillin Event Center at Liberty Station, San Diego, CA. The Holiday Market . live music performances, food stations, a free photo

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Craft Fair Location: San Diego, CA. Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary All items homemade and range from home decor, jewelry, woodwork to candles and more.

SAN DIEGO: Holiday Boutique and Craft Fair Location: San Diego, CA. Bay Park Elementary | The Holiday Boutique and Craft Fair . unique, timeless and beautiful gifts

SAN FRANCISCO: West Coast Craft Show Location: San Francisco, CA. Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront | November 18-19, 2017. West Coast Craft is a juried exhibition of artist and designer craftspeople

SAN JOSE: Holy Family Holiday Boutique Location: San Jose, CA. Holy Family School  November 18-19, 2017.

SAN JOSE: San Jose Holiday Craft Fair Location: San Jose, CA. Lynbrook High Schoo. More than 100 vendors

SAN JOSE: San Jose Craft Market Location: San Jose, CA. Whole Foods Silicon Valley | shop your local makers

SAN MATEO: San Mateo GFAF Expo Location: San Mateo, CA. San Mateo County Event Center-Fiesta Hall | November 18-19, 2017. one of the fastest growing special diet consumer events

SANTA CLARITA: Santa Clarita Fine Craft Show Location: Santa Clarita, CA. Old Orchard Park | The 26th annual two-day Fine Craft Show November 18-19, 2017. more than 50 artists'

TORRANCE: Torrance Fall Arts and Craft Faire Location: Torrance, CA. Torrance Cultural Arts Center | The Arts and Craft Faire November 18-19, 2017. more than 90 artists selling

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Vintage Market Location: Vacaville, CA. Old Downtown Vacaville | The Vintage Market . vintage, farmhouse, industrial, cottage, mid-century and anything in-between.

YREKA: Yreka Holiday Gift Fair Location: Yreka, CA. Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds | The Holiday Gift Fair Santa on site for pictures

STOCKTON: Stockton Craft Fair Location: Stockton, CA. West Lane Bowl | The Craft Fair . vendors with hand craft items, food, and more

VENTON: Christmas Craft and Home Faire Location: Venton, CA. Sierra Valley Grange Hall | handmade goodies

 

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