California Events

Saturday, December 11, 2021

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ARCATA: Season of Wonder & Light Christmas Parade

AZUSA: Azusa Christmas Tree Lighting December 11, 2021, 5-7 p.m. Azusa City Hall (front lawn) 213 E. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA ci.azusa.ca.us

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

BURBANK: Jackalope Artisan Market, December 11-12, 2021, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia to Olive. Downtown Burbank once again welcomes Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, featuring 200+ selected artisans selling beautiful handmade, specialty goods. Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods that include fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, and much more. Enjoy food trucks and acoustic musicians too! jackalopeartfair.com

CARLSBAD: Carlsbad Village Faire December 11, 2021 Carlsbad, CA Free, kennedyfaires.com

CORONA DEL MAR: Nights of 1000 Lights December 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2021, 6-9 p.m. at Sherman Library and Gardens. Light displays, live music, Santa and hot chocolate & s'mores. $25, slgardens.org

COSTA MESA: The Nutcracker with American Ballet Theatre December 10-19, 2021 with Pacific Symphony at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive. $30-up, scfta.org

DANA POINT: Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Fiesta December 10-12, 2021, 34555 Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA danapointharbor.com

DISCOVERY BAY: Discovery Bay Lighted Boat Parade from Discovery Bay Yacht Club 5871 Marina Blvd. dbyc.com‎

FELTON: Holiday Lights Train November 26-December 23, 2021  roaringcamp.com

FONTANA: Festival of Winter and Holiday Parade

GLENDALE: Red Chair Children's Production of The Nutcracker December 11-12, 2021 at Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: American Dream Huntington Harbour Christmas Boat Parade December 11 & 12, 2021 hhboatparade.org

IRVINE: Festival Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker December 10-24, 2021 at Irvine Barclay Theatre

LAGUNA BEACH: Laguna Beach Winter Fantasy weekends through December 19, 2021

LONG BEACH: Winter Magic Shoreline Boat Parade from Downtown Shoreline Marina shorelineyachtclub.com 

LOS ANGELES: Zoo Lights at LA Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA $, lazoo.org

MARINA DEL REY: Holiday Boat Parade and Fireworks on view from Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way,  mdrboatparade.org

MODESTO: Central West Ballet The Nutcracker December 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19, 2021. Gallo Center for the Arts 1000 I St. Modesto, CA $23-65, galloarts.org

NORCO: Advent Drive Through December 10-12, 2021, 6-9 p.m.

OAKLAND: Jack London Square Christmas Tree Lighting, 6-8 p.m. jacklondonsquare.com

PALO ALTO: Palo Alto Christmas Tree Lane December 11-31, 2021, 5-11 p.m.  christmastreelane.org

PERRIS: Perris Christmas Parade December 11, 2021, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. D St. & Highway 74 North to San Jacinto Ave. cityofperris.org

PITTSBURG: Holiday Parade, 11 a.m. in Old Town. 2021 theme: Re-boot Pittsburg

PLACERVILLE: Tractor pulled hayrides, free in Downtown Placerville Main St. cityofplacerville.org

POWAY: Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting expected time 5:15 p.m.

REDONDO BEACH: 11th Annual Redondo Beach Pier Holiday Concert and Toy Drive Presented by Redondo Pier Association and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital, 2-4 p.m. at Fisherman's Wharf. Bring a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more for a chance to win pier prizes. Enjoy Holiday Selfie Station, Holiday Activity Book (while supplies last), Sponsor Giveaways and Dance One Student Performance. Free,  redondopier.com

REDONDO BEACH: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker, December 11-12, 2021 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. losangelesballet.org

SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights November 24-December 24, 2021 held on K Street between Front & 2nd, oldsacramento.com

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker, December 10-30, 2021. War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA $19-325, approx. plus fees, sfballet.org (no shows Dec.13, 20 & 25, 2021)

SAN JOSE: A Merry Little Christmas Cabaret, concert, 3 & 8 p.m. at Tabard Theatre in the heart of historic San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose. The setting: a three-quarter round cabaret stage, original brick walls, plush leather seats, antique wood plank floors, sweeping drapes, and a 35-foot mahogany bar. Tickets: $19-$48, tabardtheatre.org or call (408) 679-2330

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano, December 4-30, 2021, 4-6 p.m. missionsjc.com

SAN MATEO: San Mateo Holiday Lighted Boat Parade at Coyote Point Marina, Park & Yacht Club. View the free 5th annual Boat Parade and meet Santa!

TOPANGA: Policy: No vax, no admission - Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum Holiday Family Faire December 11, 2021, 12-6 p.m. (Rain Date: December 18) Artisan Holiday Marketplace A Special Performance of Harry Nilsson's The Point! with Kiefo Nilsson and John C. Reilly. Take a Photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus; Festive Food and Drink; Caroling and Singing Madrigals; Aerialist Lexi Pearl; Winter Holiday Stories from a Variety of Traditions and much more! Location: 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290. Admission $20 (kids under 4 get in free!) $50 Family 4-Pack, theatricum.com 

WHITTIER: Whittier Uptown Christmas Parade December 11, 2021, whittieruptown.org

YUBA CITY: Christmas Stroll Downtown, 2-8 p.m. on Plumas Street. Food, crafts, art, and all sorts of fantastic Christmas shopping make this a holiday gathering not to be missed. yubacitydowntown.com

 

 

Past events

SAN DIEGO: Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show November 23-December 29, 2019 The Old Globe Balboa Park San Diego, CA theoldglobe.org | carol

SAN DIEGO: Old Town Cygnet Theatre November 27-December 29, 2019 4040 Twiggs St. San Diego, CA 92110 $, cygnettheatre.com | carol

SAN FRANCISCO: A Christmas Carol November 29-December 24, 2019 American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) The Geary Theater 405 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102 $, act-sf.org | carol

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

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: The Bracebridge Dinner, December 11-21, 2019. When the bell chimes, enter the world of a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. $tickets, bracebridgedinner.com
 

 

Past Events

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

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

LOS ANGELES: Angel City Chorale Holiday Concert 25th Anniversary Celebration, 7:30 p.m. at The Novo Theater at L.A. Live 800 West Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 Price: $39-$59, ACC25.com

SANTA BARBARA: An Irish Christmas , 7 p.m. at Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA $34-65, lobero.org

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour December 1-31, 2019 features nearly 20 unique displays in a walking tour. Free to see, sausalito.org/gingerbread-house-tour

VENTURA: Mission San Buenaventura Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5 a.m. Mariachi traditional songs are played at 5 a.m. in O'Brien Hall followed by Mass at 5:30 a.m. Then menudo breakfast in the Parish Center Auditorium. At 6 p.m. in the Mission Church, Aztec dancers pay tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe and a procession is held on Main Street from the Mission to Palm Street to Juniper Serra Way and O'Brien Hall. Mass includes a dramatized representation of the apparition at Tepeyac Hill in Mexico. The evening concludes with pan dulce and chocolate in the Parish. Location: 211 East Main Street  sanbuenaventuramission.org

 

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