ANDERSON: Christmas Tree Lighting and Anderson Lighted Christmas Parade, free, ci.anderson.ca.us
FORT BRAGG: Festival of Lights at Mendocino Botanical Gardens November 24-December 17, 2017. 18220 North Highway. $10, gardenbythesea.org
HOLLYWOOD: The Hollywood Christmas Parade November 26, 2017, 5-8:30 p.m. thehollywoodchristmasparade.org
LA HABRA: Tamale Festival. Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Churro eating contests, best tamale, best dessert tamale, best salsa and hottest salsa contests. | tamales
LEMOORE: Tree Raising and Holiday Open House at Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum.
SACRAMENTO: Global Winter Wonderland at CalExpo
SALINAS: Parade of Lights (always the 1st Sunday after Thanksgiving Day) The event begins on Main Street to Steinbeck Center. salinasparade.com
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. treasureislandflea.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread House November 25, 2017-January 1, 2018. Free to see. 950 Mason Street
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. 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 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. harvestfestival.com
SAN MATEO: San Mateo International Gem and Jewelry November 24-26, 2017. Location: San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, CA
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, westsideballet.com
TEMECULA: Nutcracker, ballet with Temecula Inland Valley Classical Ballet Theatre November 24-26, 2017 Old Town Temecula Community Theater
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
GRASS VALLEY: Grass Valley Country Christmas Faire November 24-26, 2017. Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds Grass Valley, CA. Thanksgiving weekend filled with fun
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Art Afaire November 25-26, 2017. Popular event and location next to Pacific Ocean and Huntington Beach Pier. Location: Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach, CA. Free admission.
LAGUNA BEACH: Laguna Beach Winter Fantasy November 24-26, 2017. Location: Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, 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 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
SANTA ANA: Santa Ana Patchwork Show. Location: Downtown Santa Ana, CA. 160+ local vendors, curated food trucks
SANTA MONICA: Santa Monica Holiday Antique and Collectible Market. Location: Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica. CA Ancient to antique, Victorian to Mid-Century, vintage to eccentric.
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
TORRANCE: Downtown Torrance Holiday Street Faire Location: Downtown Torrance, CA
TUSTIN: Vintage Flea Market of Tustin Location: Jamestown Village, Tustin, CA. Antiques and collectibles
VALLEY CENTER: Valley Center Christmas Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market November 24-26, 2017. Location: Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center, CA.
WOODLAND HILLS: Woodland Hills Fall Vintage Market Location: Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA. 160+ sellers of everything vintage, antique and artisan.
Events are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed. Please confirm before going.