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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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CAMARILLO: Camarillo Ranch Christmas at the Ranch with Santa December 5, 12 and 19, 2018, 4:30-7:30 p.m. $6,

COSTA MESA: The Nutcracker with American Ballet Theatre December 14-23, 2018 with Pacific Symphony at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive. Ticket: $29-up,

ESCONDIDO: Irish Christmas in America, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA $40,

FORT BRAGG & WILLITS: Skunk Train Christmas Train December 1-23, 2018. From Fort Bragg is 60-minute train ride. From Willits is 90-minute train ride. Both offer a storybook wonderland, cookies, hot chocolate in a souvenir mug, and a personal visit with Santa Claus himself. | trains

FREMONT: Mission San Jose Las Posadas December 15-23, 2018, 6 p.m. Meet on the front porch to join Mary & Joseph's journey to Bethlehem while singing Christmas carols to a local business or site within two blocks of the Mission. Location: 43300 Mission Blvd. Free, |

LOS ANGELES: A Chanticleer Christmas, 8-10 p.m. Walt Disney Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. $,

LOS ANGELES: Zoo Lights, November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019, 6-10 p.m. Closed Dec.24-25, 2018 LA Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA $14.95-21.95, free under age 2 years,

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, December 19-23, 2018, 6:30-9 p.m. nightly. Begins & ends at tip of Lido Isle,

NORTHRIDGE: Great Russian Nutcracker Ballet  at The Soraya - Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff Street. $tickets, |

SAN DIEGO: California Ballet Company's Nutcracker, December 14-23, 2018 at San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Ave. $tickets,

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker, December 12-29, 2018. War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA $36-450, approx. plus fees,

SAN GABRIEL: San Gabriel Mission Posadas December 15-23, 2018, 7-10 p.m. nightly. All are invited. Location: 428 S. Mission Dr.

SAN JOSE: Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour with Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui and Shelea, 8 p.m. at City National Civic. Multi-Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz 21st annual Friends Christmas Tour brings fresh renditions of Christmas classics. Location: 135 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113. $55-95,

SAN SIMEON: Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight tours December 14-23, and 26-30, 2018. $30-up, reservations 1-800-444-4445 | home tours

SANTA CRUZ: Holiday Trains November 23-December 23, 2018 at Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Rd. Felton, CA. Train travels between depot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. for tickets

SOLVANG: Mission Santa Ines Las Posadas December 15-23, 2018, 7 p.m. (8 p.m. on Dec.15) Location: 1760 Mission Drive  | missions

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