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Friday, November 24 , 2017

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BAKERSFIELD: Feast for the Beasts - at CALM Zoo. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Specific animal food donations accepted as your admission. See website that includes list which includes 2lb. jar of peanut butter, jelly or honey, 12 cans Fancy Feast cat food and more. Location: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway.

COPPEROPOLIS: Tree Lighting Ceremony

DANVILLE: Lighting of the Old Oak Tree November 24, 2017, 5:15-8:30 p.m. Diablo Road, Old Oak Tree Danville, CA

FORT BRAGG: Festival of Lights at Mendocino Botanical Gardens November 24-December 17, 2017. 18220 North Highway. $10, 

GRASS VALLEY: Grass Valley Cornish Christmas November 24 - December 22, 2017. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past  during the 50th annual Cornish Christmas celebration, 6-9 p.m.

GUALALA: Festival of Trees November 24-25, 2017. Location: Coleman Auditorium and the Burnett Gallery, Gualala, CA. Handcrafted gifts, artist demonstrations. A fundraising event Friday, November 24, 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday, November 25, 2016, 10 am - 4 pm Arts Center free Gualala Arts' 14th Annual Festival of Trees will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 24, 10am to 6 pm and Saturday, November 25, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm, kicking off the Holiday Season on the Mendonoma Coast. Admission is free,

KINGSBURG: Julgransfest Christmas Tree Lighting, 6-8 p.m. Swedish Village Draper Street Kingsburg, CA

MAMMOTH LAKES: Tree Lighting Ceremony

MOUNT SHASTA: Mount Shasta Parade

MOUNT SHASTA: Tree Lighting Ceremony

MONTEREY: Tree Lighting Ceremony

NEWPORT BEACH: Tree Lighting Ceremony

OAKDALE: Cowboy Christmas November 24-25, 2017 Gene Bianchi Community Center 110 S. 2nd Ave. Oakdale, CA Free,

OLYMPIC VALLEY: Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5-8 p.m. at Resort at Squaw Creek Lake Tahoe

PASO ROBLES: Tree Lighting Ceremony Downtown

PLACERVILLE: Festival of Lights

SACRAMENTO: Global Winter Wonderland at CalExpo

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

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO: Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony 4-9 p.m. Tree lighting 7 p.m. Enjoy free, live entertainment

SAN JOSE: Harvest Festival, November 24-26, 2017. Shopping, live entertainment, celebrity appearances, prizes, artist demonstrations, food and live stage entertainment. Cost: $9 - 3 day pass. Hours: Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5. Location: San Jose Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St. San Jose, CA.

SAN JOSE: Tree Lighting Ceremony

SAN RAFAEL: Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland November 24 & 25, 2017. Snow & Kids' activities 9 a.m. - 12 Noon, Snow Sledding Noon to 4:30 p.m. & 6 - 8p.m. Marketplace 2-8 p.m. Parade at 5:30 p.m. Location: Fourth Street from B street to Lootens, San Rafael, CA. Held rain or shine.

SAN SIMEON: Hearst Castle Holiday Home Tour November 24-25, 2017 and December 16-23, 2017 and December 26-30, 2017 $30-up, reservations 1-800-444-4445 daily-tours/ holiday-twilight-tour/ Wind your way through the grounds, Casa del Sol-guest house, and the grand social rooms of Casa Grand | holidays

SANTA ROSA: Winter Lights Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting November 24, 2017, 5-7:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Square Santa Rosa, CA

SARATOGA: Tree Lighting Ceremony

SONORA: Sonora Christmas Festival November 24-26, 2017. Location: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, CA Thanksgiving weekend event with 150+ quality artisans and crafters.

TEMECULA: Nutcracker, ballet with Temecula Inland Valley Classical Ballet Theatre  November 24-26, 2017 Old Town Temecula Community Theater

YUCAIPA: Apple Butter Festival at Historic Los Rios Rancho November 24-25, 2017 Riley's at Los Rios Rancho 39611 Oak Glen Rd. #13, Yucaipa, CA

Arts & Crafts Markets

ARCADIA: Arcadia Christmas Show November 24-26, 2017. Location: Arcadia, CA. Arcadia Masonic Center Featuring a variety of exhibits including homemade specialty candies, wooden items, garden metal

BIG BEAR LAKE: Mountain Christmas Boutique November 24-26, 2017. Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center Big Bear Lake, CA. 50+ artists and crafters, specialized in handmade unique

BODEGA: Christmas Crafts Faire Location: McCaughey Hall, Bodega, CA. Annual crafts faire by local volunteer fire department

BURBANK: Burbank Holiday Ladies Night Out Location: Magnolia Park Burbank, CA. shopping, food trucks

GRASS VALLEY: Grass Valley Country Christmas Faire November 24-26, 2017. Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds Grass Valley, CA. Thanksgiving weekend filled with fun

GRASS VALLEY: Cornish Christmas Celebration Location: Downtown Grass Valley, CA. Artists displaying handmade arts and craft on historic downtown Grass Valley. Additional dates: December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2017.

LAGUNA BEACH: Laguna Beach Winter Fantasy November 24-26, 2017. Location: Laguna Beach, CA. Sawdust Art Festival | The Winter Fantasy is your family's holiday tradition and will offer the most

LONG BEACH: Fall Urban Hive Marketplace Location: Long Beach, CA. The Pike Over 60 vendors, food trucks, handmade crafts, local art, fashion, and music.

MENDOCINO: Mendocino Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair November 24-25, 2017. Location: Mendocino, CA. Mendocino Art Center | The 58th annual Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair More than 30 juried artists and

NORCO: Hillside Farms Arts and Crafts Show November 24-26, 2017. Location: Norco, CA. Hillside Farm | The Holiday Craft Fair Come shop unique, handcrafted gifts and delicious gingerbread cookies.

PALM SPRINGS: Desert Arts Festival November 24-26, 2017. Location: Palm Springs, CA. Frances Stevens Park original fine art and fine crafts. Free admission and parking.

ROHNERT PARK: Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire Location: Rohnert Park Community Center, Rohnert Park, CA. Local artisan crafts and cottage made

SAN JOSE: San Jose Original Art and Craft Show November 24-26, 2017. Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA. | The Art and Craft Show Shop handmade American arts and crafts in hundreds of

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Central Coast Craft Fair November 24-25, 2017. Location: Veterans Memorial, San Luis Obispo, CA. | The Central Coast Craft Fair It will include both contemporary and country artisans and

SAN RAFAEL: Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland November 24-25, 2017. Location: Fourth Street - B Street to Lootens Place, San Rafael, CA. | The 38th Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland The event features a holiday

VALLEY CENTER: Valley Center Christmas Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market November 24-26, 2017. Location: Valley Center, CA. Bates Nut Farm | Bates Nut Farm is the place to be, starting with breakfast, one of

SONORA: Sonora Christmas Festival November 24-26, 2017. Location: Sonora's Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, CA. Thanksgiving weekend event with 150+ quality crafters

SAN MATEO: San Mateo International Gem and Jewelry Show November 24-26, 2017. Location: San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, CA.

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