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Holiday Road USA in Calabasas

Thursday, December 1, 2022

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ADELANTO: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 1, 2022, 6-8 p.m. at Adelanto City Hall , 11600 Air Express Way, Adelanto, CA 92311 ci.adelanto.ca.us

BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Christmas Parade December 1, 2022, 6-8 p.m. 2022 theme is A Hometown Christmas for Over 40 Years Downtown Bakersfield 321 21st Street Bakersfield, CA bcparade.com

BALDWIN PARK: Tree Lighting Lighting Ceremony December 1, 2022, 6 p.m. Cesar E. Chavez Amphitheater 4100 Baldwin Park Boulevard Free, baldwinpark.com

BURBANK: Irish Christmas in America, 8 p.m. Garry Marshall Theatre Burbank, CA. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy. Performers: Oisin Mac Diarmada, Fiddle; Caitriona Sherlock, Vocals; Grainne Hambly, Irish Harp, Concertina; Sean Gavin, Uilleann Pipes, Flute;Patrick Doocey, Guitar; and Samantha Harvey, Dance, Piano. Tickets: irishchristmasinamerica.com

CALABASAS: Holiday Road USA November 25-December 30, 2022, 5-10 p.m. (Nov.25-27 & Dec.1-4; Dec.7-24; Dec.26-30, 2022) King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $29.99-65, holidayroadusa.com

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC November 25, 2022-January 1, 2023, returns to Orange County Fairgrounds with family fun, foods, Christmas icons, and activities that Southern California beach kids often miss such as ice skating and sledding - real Winter experiences!

DIXON: Dixon Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4 -8 p.m. includes a Craft Fair & Santa Claus, Petting Zoo & Pony Rides in the Park, Stage Performances, Storytime & Kids Crafts, free dixonchamber.org

INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru November 18, 2022-January 1, 2023, 6-10 p.m. at Empire Polo Club. Location: 81800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA. $, magicoflights.com

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light November 20, 2022-January 8, 2023 features an after-dark, mile-long walkthrough of holiday lights in Descanso Gardens, a unique Southern California botanic garden of historical significance.

LODI: Parade of Lights Dec.1, 2022

LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow November 18, 2022-January 22, 2023 at LA Zoo. Special holiday display seen only at night. Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, $, lazoo.org

MILPITAS: Milpitas Tree Lighting Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7-9 p.m. Civic Center Plaza 457 E. Calaveras Milpitas, CA milpitas.gov

MONROVIA: Holiday Parade Dec.1, 2022

PACIFIC GROVE: Holiday Parade of Lights Dec.1, 2022

NORCO: Illuminate Silverlakes Nov.25-Dec.30, 2022, 6-10 p.m. at SilverLakes Park. A themed  $28-48; $18-34 kids, illuminate.holiday

OCEANSIDE: Holiday Tree Lighting plus shopping with 200 artisans and merchants at San Diego County's top weekly food and music street market.

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA: South Coast Botanic Garden Astra Lumina, An Enchanted Night Walk Amongst The Stars in Los Angeles, December 8, 2022-January 15, 2023. The limited engagement, multisensory immersive experience that holds a special connection to the stars above, brings special meaning to the holidays. $ tickets, southcoastbotanicgarden.org

PORTERVILLE: Main Street Children's Christmas Parade December 1, 2022, 7-9 p.m. Route: route is Main Street from Morton south to Olive. portervillechamber.org

RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights November 25, 2022-January 6, 2023. The National Historic Landmark dazzles with millions of holiday lights. Some say it is one of the best Christmas displays in the U.S. Free, missioninn.com

ROSEVILLE: Tree Lighting December 1, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting is be held rain or shine. Vernon Town Square Roseville, CA roseville.ca.us/events

SACRAMENTO: Imaginarium - Light Up the Night November 18, 2022-January 2, 2023, 5 p.m. at Cal Expo. Presented by Global Winter Wonderland, the festival includes an ice skating rink, carnival, 3 millions shimmering lights displayed and entertainment. Cal Expo Location: 1600 Exposition Blvd Lot 26, Sacramento, CA 95816 $25-27, imaginarium360.com

SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights November 23-December 24, 2022. Based on Clement Clarke Moore's classic Christmas poem  'Twas the night before Christmas, the half hour show is staged in Old Town Sacramento. Free, oldsacramento.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes November 25-December 23, 2022 at The Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street San Francisco, California 94103 $, goldengirlssf.com 

SAN FRANCISCO: Union Square Drag Queens on Ice, holiday ice rink skate show, 7-9:30 p.m. Free to see, or purchase skate session with the "Queens".

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Nature Nights November 11, 2022-January 8, 2023, 5-8 p.m., at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. Location: 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 $23 general admission sold online, slobg.org

SANTA MONICA: Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6-8 p.m. Santa Monica Place Tree Lighting 1250 Third Street Promenade Arizona Ave. & Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401 downtownsm.com

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour December 1-31, 2022. Free to see, sausalito.org

TEMECULA: The Ballet Studio Nutcracker  December 1-4, 2022 at Europa Village Winery. Location: 41150 Via Europa, Temecula, CA 92591 $45-140, tickets.temeculatheater.org

TULARE: Children's Christmas Parade Dec.1, 2022

WATSONVILLE: Santa Cruz Holiday Lights November 25-December 25, 2022, 5:30-9 p.m. at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Location: 2601 East Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076 $20-40,  fairgrounds-foundation.org/ holiday-lights

 

 

 

 

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ANDERSON: Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade, 4 p.m. HomeTown Christmas Anderson Lighted Christmas Parade Free, ci.anderson.ca.us

BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights November 27, 2021-January 1, 2022, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 3 million lights, approx.

CITRUS HEIGHTS: Citrus Heights Christmas Tree Lighting   December 1, 2021, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Citrus Heights Civic Center 6360 Fountain Square Drive

COSTA MESA: Discovery Days at Centennial Farm, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at OC Fair & Event Center. Free and open to the public, Self-Guided Tours include volunteers teaching Radish Seed Planting, Chick Development Process, Oxen Demonstration, Crops Education, livestock swine, goats, sheep, cattle, rabbits, and poultry and Cow Milking Demonstration when lactating cows are available. Location:  88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Free, register at ocfair.com/farm Questions: (714) 708-1619 or centennialfarm@ocfair.com | Additional dates: Dec. 9 & 17, 2021

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest Orange County's Night of Lights Drive Thru, November 26, 2021-January 2, 2022 Location: OC Fairgrounds 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 $, winterfestoc.com

DUARTE: Duarte Tree Lighting Festival

GRIDLEY: Gridley Winter Wonderland Festival and Parade of Lights December 1, 2021, 5-9 p.m. the fun begins, 6:30 p.m. Parade

LA PALMA:  35th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa's Village with Santa and Mrs. Claus, arts and crafts, a letter to Santa station, and more!

MILPITAS: Milpitas Tree Lighting December 1, 2021 Civic Center Plaza ci.milpitas.ca.gov

PARAMOUNT: Paramount Tree Lighting. Paramount Pond at Paramount Park  paramountcity.com

ROSEVILLE: Tree Grove on the Square December 3, 2021,  Vernon Town Square roseville.ca.us

SAN FRANCISCO: Union Square Light the Night Tree Lighting, Westfield San Francisco Centre. $75, westfield.com/sanfrancisco/ | visitunionsquaresf.com

SANGER: City Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6:30-8 p.m. Brehler Square 7th & N Street Sanger, CA sanger.org

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour December 1-31, 2021 features nearly 20 unique displays in a walking tour. Free to see, sausalito.org/gingerbread-house-tour

SIGNAL HILL: Signal Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:30 p.m. Discovery Well Park 2200 Temple Ave. Signal Hill, CA cityofsignalhill.org

 

 

 

 

 

Past events

 

BALBOA ISLAND: Tree Lighting December 1, 2019

CORONA: Tree Lighting December 1, 2019

FAIRFIELD: Benicia Ballet Theatre Nutcracker November 30-December 8, 2019 at Solano Community College Theatre

HAYFORK: Tree Lighting December 1, 2019

HERCULES: Tree Lighting December 1, 2019, 5-7 p.m.  Community Swim Center, 2001 Refugio Valley Road. ci.hercules.ca.us

INDIO: Indio Powwow November 29-December 1, 2019
Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino Event Center, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr. Free admission, fantasyspringsresort.com | pow wow

JACKSON:  Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort's Grand Oak Ballroom. Handmade gifts and treats for children, hot cocoa, cookies, carolers, and a canned food and toy drive! Bring your camera for pictures with Santa! Enter into the drawing to win a free Christmas tree along with other exciting prizes. This event is packed with family-friendly activities. Free, jacksoncasino.com

LEMOORE: Christmas Tree Raising December 1, 2019

LOS ALTOS: Festival of Lights Parade Sunday, December 1, 2019

LOS ANGELES: LA Auto Show November 25-December 1, 2019. laautoshow.com Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA $ laautoshow.com | shows

MILPITAS: Grinch Tree Lighting Ceremony December 1, 2019

MISSION VIEJO: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 1, 2019

MISSION VIEJO: Sugar Plum Tea at Laguna Dance Theatre, Marzipan Room

OAK GLEN:   Apple Butter Festival November 29-December 1, 2019 Riley's at Los Rios Rancho 39611 Oak Glen Rd. #13, Yucaipa, CA losriosrancho.com

PALM SPRINGS: Aerial Tramway Celebrity Tree Lighting December 1, 2019

PERRIS: Polar Express at Orange Empire Railway Museum. Tickets required, sells fast.

PICO RIVERA: Tree Lighting Festival December 1, 2019

RANCHO CORDOVA: Christmas Tree Lighting, 4-7:30 p.m.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Inland Pacific Ballet's The Nutcracker at Lewis Family Playhouse November 30-December 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights, November 27-December 24, 2019 Free, oldsacramento.com

SACRAMENTO: Hmong New Year November 28-December 1, 2019 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Bands, Food & Merch Vendors, Volleyball Competition, Hmong Idol, Miss Hmong California Beauty Contest and more. Doors open at 9 a.m. calexpo.com | $5, sacramentohmongnewyear.com

SALINAS: Holiday Parade of Lights Sunday, December 1, 2019 (always the 1st Sunday after Thanksgiving Day) The event begins on Main Street from Salinas High School to Steinbeck Center. salinaslightsparade.com

SAN JOSE: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show November 29-December 1, 2019 at San Jose McEnery Convention Center admission, harvestfestival.com

SANTA MONICA: Westside Ballet's The Nutcracker with live orchestration November 30-December 8, 2019 at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center

SAUSALITO: Holiday by the Bay Kick-Off with a  4 p.m. Christmas carol sing-along with Little Willow Strummers,  6 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting at Vina del Mar Plaza, and 3-6 p.m. Artist Open House at Visitors Center, winterfestsausalito.com

SONORA: Sonora Craft & Music Festival November  29-December 1, 2019. Mother Lode Fairgrounds fireonthemountain.com

VALLEY CENTER: Santa's Coming Craft Fair November 30-December 1, 2019 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, batesnutfarm.biz

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