California Events 


Saturday, November 25, 2017

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ALHAMBRA: Alhambra Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 -9 p.m. Renaissance Plaza, northeast corner Garfield and Main Free Santa photos, entertainment, refreshments.

ANGELS CAMP: Tree Lighting Ceremonies

ANGELS CAMP: Lighted Christmas Parade November 25, 2017, 5-6 p.m. 829 Main St. Angels Camp, CA

CAPITOLA: Surfin' Santa Arrives at the Beach. Santa and his reindeer arrive on the shores of Capitola Beach by outrigger canoe at 12PM. Santa will then settle in his beach chair for a nice long visit with all the kids. Be sure to bring your camera to capture Santa's wave-riding arrival. Could be your best Christmas photo yet…and a happy memory for sure! 

COTTONWOOD: Tree Lighting Ceremony

DORRINGTON: Gold Country Tree Lighting Ceremony

ELK GROVE: Dickens Street Fair and Tree Lighting. Old Town Elk Grove Elk Grove Blvd.

ELK GROVE: Parade of Lights, Old Town Elk Grove

GROVER BEACH: Grover Beach Holiday Lights Contest Judging November 25-December 14, 2017

GUALALA: Festival of Trees November 24-25, 2017. Location: Coleman Auditorium and the Burnett Gallery, Gualala, CA. Handcrafted gifts, artist demonstrations

HOLLISTER: Tree of Lights Ceremony

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

HOLLISTER: Lights ON Celebration, 10 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. rain or shine Hollister Downtown Association Hollister, CA (831) 636-8406

JULIAN: Tree Lighting Ceremony 6-8 p.m.

LAKEPORT: Holiday Parade

LEWISTON: Bridge Lighting Ceremony

MONTEREY: Holiday Gem Faire November 25-26, 2017. Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA. 40+ exhibitors

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

PLEASANTON:  The Great Train Expo November 25-26, 2017. Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. Hundreds of exhibitors.

REEDLEY: Tree Lighting Ceremony

SACRAMENTO: Global Winter Wonderland at CalExpo

SAN BRUNO: Holiday Boutique invites you to come shop for great holiday gifts. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Recreation Center, San Bruno, CA.

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

SAN DIEGO: Jazz Festival November 22-26, 2017. Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center

SAN FRANCISCO: Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread House November 25, 2017-January 1, 2018. Free to see. 950 Mason Street

SAN FRANCISCO: Treasure Island Flea Market. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $3, free age 12 years & under. Location: Treasure Island, California Ave. & Ave N, 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: Beach Blanket Babylon's Seasonal Extravaganza, through December 31. Location: Club Fugazi, 678 Green St., San Francisco, CA.

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:  McEnery Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St. San Jose, CA.

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 MONICA: Westside Ballet's The Nutcracker with live orchestration! November 25-December 3, 2017, 1 & 5 p.m.  The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center,

SANTA PAULA: Santa Paula Christmas Parade, 10 a.m. Christmas Sports is the 2017 theme of this 68th annual Santa Paula Christmas Parade held in downtown.

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

VALLEJO: Santa's Wonderland Holiday Tree Lighting   5-8 p.m.  Childrens' Wonderland 360 Glenn St.

YERMO: Calico Ghost Town Holiday Fest  Thanksgiving Weekend, November 24 & 25, 2017 Festive fun to begin the holiday season! Entertaining activities, performances and tree lighting, too!

YREKA: Yreka Christmas Lights Holiday Parade Candy Cane Stripes and Christmas Lights Holiday Parade  5-6 p.m.

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

YOUNTVILLE: Festival of Lights

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

AUBURN: Christmas Craft and Art Faire Location: Auburn, CA. Gold Country Fairgrounds | The Christmas Craft and Art Faire November 25-26, 2017. The fair features more than 100 regional artisans

AUBURN: Auburn Fourth Saturday Flea Market Location: The Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, CA. Used treasures, antiques, specialty foods, arts

AZUSA: Blush Holiday Market. Location: Azusa Pacific University - Upper Turner Campus Center, Azusa, CA. Pop-up shopping

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

CARPINTERIA: Holiday Arts and Crafts Faire. Location: Museum Grounds, Carpinteria, CA. Hand-made items including all types of fine art

COARSEGOLD: Christmas Arts and Crafts Location: Coarsegold Downtown Historic Village, Coarsegold, CA. Christmas Spirit mountain style with carolers and Father Christmas

FALLBROOK: Fallbrook Village Artisan Faire Location: Main and Elder Streets, Fallbrook, CA. Ceramics, jewelry, hand-crafted wood items, custom

FELTON: Santa Cruz Mountains Makers Market Location: Community Hall, Felton, CA. Artists, crafters, culinary creators

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

HEALDSBURG: Healdsburg Arts and Crafts Market. Location: West Plaza Parking Lot, Healdsburg, CA. your favorite farmers and produce

JULIAN: Country Christmas Location: Julian, CA. Julian Town Hall. an old-fashioned event that will make you picture chestnuts roasting on open

LAGUNA BEACH: Laguna Beach Winter Fantasy November 24-26, 2017. Location: Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, CA.   

MENDOCINO: Mendocino Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair November 24-25, 2017. Location:  Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA. 30+ juried artists 

MOSS LANDING: Moss Landing Arts and Crafts Holiday Gift Sale. Location: The Nancy Russell Art Studio and Gardens, Moss Landing, CA

NORCO: Hillside Farms Arts and Crafts Show November 24-26, 2017. Location: Hillside Farm, Norco, CA. Unique, handcrafted gifts and delicious gingerbread cookies.

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

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

SAN RAFAEL: Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland November 24-25, 2017. Location: Fourth Street - B Street to Lootens Place, San Rafael, CA.  

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

VALLEJO: Vallejo Holiday Craft Faire Location: Children's Wonderland, Vallejo, CA. craft vendors

VALLEJO: Vallejo Holiday Gun Show Location: Vallejo, CA. Solano County Fairgrounds | Show November 25-26, 2017. Large assortment of weapons and ammo for the outdoor

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

VENICE: Artist, Designer and Vintage Market Location: Venice, CA. Westminster Avenue Elementary School Shopping, food and fun in Venice.

VENICE: Venice Holiday Antiques and Collectibles Market. Location: Venice High School, Los Angeles, CA. Live Music, Antiques, Home Decor, Coins, Jewelry, Arts & Crafts, Vintage

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