AUBURN: Mandarin Festival November 16-18, 2018 at Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St. mandarinfestival.com
CATHEDRAL CITY: Festival of Balloons November 16-18, 2018 Tethered Balloon Rides 100 feet into air $25 First come, first serve Hot Air Balloon Breakfast and Pilot Race Parade Balloon Launch Classic Car Show
GLENDORA: Glendora Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll, 6-9 p.m. Downtown Glendora Village Bus Plaza in the Village Glendora, CA ci.glendora.ca.us
LOS ANGELES: Downtown on Ice Holiday ice rink is an annual event with free concerts and paid ice skating at Pershing Square, 532 South Olive Drive
LOS ANGELES: Israel Film Festival November 6-20, 2018 Screenings of over 40 narrative films, documentaries, and television series, as well as short films, at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Laemmle Town Center 5 Theatre in Encino. IsraelFilmFestival.com.
NAPA: Holiday on Ice opens November 16
NAPA: Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday faire November 16-18, 2018. 85 artists of original crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods. Location: Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third Street, Napa, CA. Hours are: Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWPORT BEACH: Fashion Island Tree Lighting Ceremony November 16-17, 2018, 6 p.m. Fashion Island 401 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA Free, shopfashionisland.com
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES: Forever Plaid, November 16-18, 2018. Hit musical revue follows The Plaids, a quartet of young singers from the 50s who take a detour to heaven when their car crashes on the way to their first big concert. The aspiring harmony group is miraculously revived to fulfill their dream and perform the show that never was. Location: Norris Theatre 27570 Norris Center Drive Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 $30-70, 310-544-0403, ext. 221 or palosverdesperformingarts.com
SACRAMENTO: Global Winter Wonderland November 16, 2018-January 6, 2019 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. $19 general admission Opens at 5 p.m.
SAN DIEGO: SDAFF Asian Film Festival November 8-17, 2018. Pac Arts presents the, a week-long mini-festival featuring box office hits, independent gems, documentary portraits, and other special presentations. pacarts.org
SAN FRANCISCO: Embarcadero Center Building Lighting and Winter Carnival, 4-7 p.m. One, Two, Three and Four Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111 embarcaderocenter.com
SAN JOSE: San Jose Downtown Ice opens November 16
SANTEE: Santee Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Held at Santee Trolley Square, 9884 Mission Gorge Road ci.santee.ca.us
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