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Saturday, November 24, 2018

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ANGELS CAMP: Lighted Parade, Wine Hop and holiday fun. 4-7 p.m.

AUBURN: Christmas Art & Craft Faire November 24-25, 2018, 10 a.m. at Gold Country Fairgrounds & Event Center. Enjoy a unique holiday and shopping experience for the whole family Peruse 3 Buildings with more than 100 talented regional Artisans. Location: 1273 High Street Auburn, CA. Free,

BIG BEAR CITY: Big Bear City Christmas Tree Lighting November 24, 2018, 5 p.m. Big Bear City Fire Station Big Bear Blvd. 301 West Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear City, CA

BREA: Charles Phoenix Retro Holiday Slide Show November 23-25, 2018 at Curtis Theater. $36,

CAPITOLA: Capitola Surfing Santa Arrives, 12-5 p.m. Main Beach in Capitola Village Capitola by the Sea, California

CERRITOS: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker, November 24-25, 2018 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive. $Tickets,

CHICO: Community Ballet Cinderella at Laxson Auditorium Cal State University W. 1st Street & Salem Chico, CA. $Tickets, 

DORRINGTON: Dorrington Tree Lighting, 5 p.m. Meet at the Dorrington Hotel Parking Lot 3450 CA Hwy-4 Dorrington, CA Dorrington Realty,

ELK GROVE: Elk Grove Dickens Street Fair and Tree Lighting Ceremony November 24, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Town Elk Grove Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove, CA

ELK GROVE: Parade of Lights, 6 p.m. Downtown

FAIRFIELD: Benicia Ballet Theatre Nutcracker  November 24-25, 2018 and December 1, 2018 Solano College 

FREMONT: Quarry Turkey Run 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Quarry Lakes Fremont, CA | turkey trots

HOLLISTER: Tree Lighting Ceremony and Lights On Parade themed Through the Eyes of a Child

INDIO: Indio Powwow November 23-25, 2018
Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino Event Center
84-245 Indio Springs Dr. Free admission, | pow wow

JULIAN: Country Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony November 24, 2018, 6-8 p.m. Pioneer Park Julian, CA

KERNVILLE: Annual Shop Hop in Circle Park, 3-7 p.m. Visit and support local businesses and experience special deals, discounts and free raffles.

LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy November 17-December 16, 2018 on Saturdays & Sundays. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. $8,

LAKEPORT: Christmas Dickens Faire, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Come in Costume (Dickens themes) to enter Dickens Costume Contest and participate in activities throughout the day such as holiday food, merchant hospitality with lots of activities for kids. Then stay for the old-fashioned tree lighting of the holiday tree.

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 

LEWISTON: Old Lewiston Bridge Lighting & Fireworks

McCLOUD:  McCloud Dog, Pony & Bike Parade Saturday, Nov.24, includes Santa Claus making a special appearance for all the little ones.

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Nutcracker Ballet with Pacific Ballet Academy November 23-25, 2018 at Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts 500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA $tickets,

OAKDALE: Cowboy Christmas, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cowboy Santa arrives on horseback at 11 a.m.

OAK GLEN: Apple Butter Festival November 23-25, 2018 Riley's at Los Rios Rancho 39611 Oak Glen Rd. #13, Yucaipa, CA

PETALUMA: Santa's Riverboat Arrival, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. River Plaza Shopping Center East Washington St. Petaluma, CA Free,

REEDLEY: Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony November 24, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

RICHMOND: Great Train Expo November 24-25, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The show is designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families, and the just plain curious. Location: Craneway Pavilion - 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA Presented By: Train Expo Inc. $11,

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Surfing Santa arrives at Seaport Village. 1-5 p.m. Free Santa photo ops all afternoon! Seaport Village 849 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO: Little Italy's Small Business Saturday happening Nov. 24, 2018. Locally-owned shops and businesses in the Little Italy neighborhood extend their hours and offer special deals and discounts! See

SAN FRANCISCO: Great Dickens Christmas Fair November 17-December 23, 2018 weekends at Cow Palace Exhibition Halls 2600 Geneva Ave.

SAN JOSE: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show November 23-25, 2018 at San Jose McEnery Convention Center $9 admission,

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Central Coast Craft Fair November 23-24, 2018 Veterans Memorial 801 Grand Ave San Luis Obispo, CA Free admission, free parking 

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

SANTA MONICA: Westside Ballet's The Nutcracker November 24- December 2, 2018  with live orchestration! The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center 1310 11th St Santa Monica, CA 90401 $Tickets,

SANTA PAULA:  Santa Paula Annual Christmas Parade on Main  

SONORA: Sonora Craft & Music Festival November 23-25, 2018 Mother Lode Fairgrounds

SUTTER CREEK: Craft & Gift Fair November 24-25, 2018 and December 8-9, 2018, 10 a.m.  Sutter Creek Auditorium
18 Main St.

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

VALLEY CENTER: Santa's Coming Craft Fair November 23-25, 2018 at Bates Nut Farm.  Over 80 artisans, handmade crafts, fine art, bands, Santa arrives by hayride both Friday and Saturday. Admission and parking are free,

YERMO: Calico Christmas, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Calico celebrates the holiday season with Santa, songs and lights. Enjoy Christmas carols, contests for the whole family, crafts for kids, gunfights performed by our very own Calico Mountain Volunteers and The Beverly Belles will perform on Main Street Stage. Calico's specialty shops and restaurants are open with some offering special discounts. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 11 a.m.  They will personally light the Calico Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. Lil's Saloon will be providing complimentary cookies and hot chocolate for after the tree lighting ceremony.  Price is $8 per adult, $5 children ages 4-11, 3 and under are FREE. Calico Ghost Town offers full and partial camping at the park, cabins and bunkhouses, (800) 86-CALICO to reserve. 

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 23-25, 2018 at Riley's at Los Rios Rancho
39611 Oak Glen Rd. #13,

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