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Sunday, December 13, 2020

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ALTADENA: 100th Annual Christmas Tree Lane

BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights Drive-thru

BERKELEY: Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios invitation. , November 28-23, 2020 and December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 2020 21-22, 2020, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Over 100 artists, craftspeople and galleries featured in this free, self-guided tour. Maps available,

CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays with LEGO brick 30-ft. tree, character meet & greet characters. Experience Holidays at LEGOLAND this season between December 11-13, 18-31, 2020 and January 1-10, 2021

CORONA DEL MAR: Nights of 1000 Lights December 11-22, 2020, 6-9 p.m. at Sherman Library and Gardens. Light displays, live music & more. Stroll through Sherman Gardens safely this holiday season and experience a dazzling display of lights and entertainment. See the beautifully decorated Christmas Tree, the Disco Inferno and  technicolor light tunnel while enjoying old time Appalachian music and bites available for purchase. Safety protocols include timed admissions and limited capacity in the Gardens each night. No tickets sold at the gate.   $25, age 3 and under free. Tickets will go on sale to Monday, November 16. Event Dates: December 11-13 and 17-22, 2020, 5-9 p.m.

COSTA MESA: Night of Lights OC Drive-thru Lights Experience December 10, 2020-January 10, 2021

FILLMORE: Holiday Express Train

FORT BRAGG: Magical Christmas Train,

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Arts & Crafts Show by RC Palmer & Company, December 6-20, 2020, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The show will be held outdoors throughout Old World German Village. This offer proper social distancing required by CA and this makes more space opened for vendors! RC Palmer & Co. presents: Arts & Crafts Show with over 50 Hand-Picked, Unique Artists Come out and shop over 50 unique, hand picked artisans and crafters as they showcase their latest designs, collections, products and one-of-a-kinds!  FREE Admission & Parking, VENDORS WANTED: text Justin Clayton-Palmer at 714-213-8877  Location: Old World German Village 7561 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

LOS GATOS: Fantasy of Lights Drive Thru

NIPOMO: CANCELLED! Dana Adobe Holiday Tours  Location: 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo, CA. (805) 929-5679

ORANGE: Irvine Park RR Christmas Train Nov.27-Dec.23

REDDING: Garden of Lights, McConnell Arboretum

SAN DIEGO: Holiday Lights & Sights,

SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Nov.13-Jan.4

SAN DIEGO: Santa Photos,

SAN JOSE: Christmas in the Park Nov.27-Jan.3

VACAVILLE: 36th Annual Live Nativity tells the Christmas Story Dec.11-13

WILLITS: Magical Christmas Train,



Past Events

ANAHEIM: Haunted Mansion Holiday 50th Anniversary Gingerbread House at Disneyland through holiday season. | gingerbread

ATASCADERO: Winter Wonderland at the Sunken Garden, 5-9 p.m. featuring 50 tons of snow. Free event includes Santa & Mrs. Claus, Joe's Little Train, Bounce House, A-Town Scooters Demo, Live Entertainment, Food Vendors and Crafts.

BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights November 30, 2019-January 4, 2020, 5:30-9 p.m. 3 million lights, approx.

BEVERLY HILLS: BOLD Holiday  Celebration, Fridays & Saturdays November 15-December 21, 2019

BREA: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Nativity  December 13-14, 2019

CARPINTERIA: A Christmas Carol December 12-15, 2019 at Alcazar Theatre - Plaza Playhouse Theater $, | carol

CHICO: North State Symphony Holiday Concert with audience Sing-along December 13-15, 2019. Dec.13 First Baptist Church, Chico | Dec.14  Red Bluff State Theatre, Red Bluff | Dec.15  St. John's Episcopal Church, Chico. $30, | sing

CLAREMONT: Living Nativity: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus December 12-15, 2019

CORONA DEL MAR: Nights of 1000 Lights December 6-22, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at Sherman Library and Gardens. Light displays, live music, Santa and hot chocolate & s'mores. $25,

COSTA MESA: Snoopy House Dec.13-22. Free outdoor display at City Hall

DANA POINT: Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights themed TIKI HOLIDAY December 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2019

ESCONDIDO: Bethlehem Walk December 13-15, 2019

FORT BRAGG: Magical Christmas Skunk Train December 7-23, 2019.  60 minute ride from Fort Bragg typically sells out. $, | trains

GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Holiday November 29-December 31, 2019. Location: 3050 Hecker Pass Highway $35-58,

GLENDALE: A Christmas Carol November 29-December 24, 2019 Glendale Centre Theatre 324 N Orange Glendale, CA, 91203 | carol

GRASS VALLEY: Cornish Christmas held multiple times in Downtown streets before the big Christmas Day!

HUNTINGTON BEACH: A Christmas Carol, a Ghostly Tale present by A.C.T.S. Drama Group December 6-15, 2019 Calvary Chapel of the Harbour 16450 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA Free, | carol

IRVINE: Festival Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker December 5-24, 2019 at Irvine Barclay Theatre

JULIAN: A Christmas Carol December 13-22, 2019 Produced by Julian Theater Company, this version of Dickens' tale of hard-hearted Scrooge who finds the meaning of life one haunted Christmas Eve. Julian High School Theater 1656 Highway 78 Julian, CA $15, | carol

LAGUNA HILLS: Journey to Bethlehem Nativity December 13-15, 2019

LA HABRA: The Living Nativity December 13-15, 2019

LODI: Living Nativity Drive Thru December 13-15, 2019

LONG BEACH: A Christmas Carol December 7-22, 2019 Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach CA  | carol

LONG BEACH: Portraits of the Prince of Peace Pageant Church Walk Thru Nativity December 13-15, 2019

LONG BEACH: Oh, Christmas Tree! A Victorian Holiday Celebration at the Bembridge House, a historic home owned and operated by Long Beach Heritage. $,  | tours

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker December 13-15, 2019 at UCLA's Royce Hall.

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

MODESTO: Modesto Live Nativity December 13-15, 2019, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 p.m. Free to see at Modesto Free Methodist Church,
1520 Rose Ave.

MODESTO: Central West Ballet The Nutcracker December 11-22, 2019 Gallo Center for the Arts 1000 I St. Modesto, CA $20-63,

OAKDALE: Oakdale, CA Living Nativity December 13-15, 2019

PASADENA: A Christmas Carol December 4-23, 2019 at A Noise Within $, | carol

PETALUMA: Hotel Petaluma Gingerbread House Contest  December 13-15, 2019. Location: 205 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA.  Free Admission,

POMONA: Journey to Bethlehem December 13-15, 2019 is an immersive, walk through experience

PORTOLA: Portola Santa Trains December 7-21, 2019 at Western Pacific Railroad Museum,

RANCHO CORDOVA: Live Nativity December 13-15, 2019

REDDING: Scrooge, An Evening With Charles Dickens December 13-14, 2019, 7 p.m. at Redding Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. $12, | carol

RIVERSIDE: Inland Pacific Ballet's The Nutcracker at Fox Performing Arts Center December 13-15, 2019

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

SACRAMENTO: A Christmas Carol December 4-29, 2019 Sacramento Theatre Company Main Stage 1419 H Street Sacramento, CA $, | carol

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Ballet's The Nutcracker December 12-22, 2019 Memorial Auditorium 1515 J Street Sacramento, CA Tickets: $65-107 approx.,

SAN DIEGO: City Ballet of San Diego's Best Nutcracker December 6-22, 2019 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway

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

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

SAN DIEGO: An Irish Christmas at Balboa Theatre, Kerry Irish Productions, Inc.,

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker, December 11-29, 2019. War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA $36-450, approx. plus fees,

SAN FRANCISCO: Drunk Drag Boozemas December 13-15, 2019 at Oasis SF, 298 11th Street. $, | chorus

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 $, | carol

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

SAN JOSE: San Jose Dance Theatre The Nutcracker December 6-15, 2019 at Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.

SAN LEANDRO: Ghirardelli Warehouse Chocolate Sale December 13-15, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 139th Avenue, San Leandro, CA. Free admission.

SAN PEDRO: San Pedro City Ballet Nutcracker December 13-15, 2019 Warner Grand Theatre 478 W. 6th Street $19-39,

SAN SIMEON: Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight tours. $30-up, reservations 1-800-444-4445 | home tours

SANTA ANA: Holidays Are A Drag December 12-14, 2019 at Velvet Lounge, 416 W. 4th St. $, | chorus

SANTA BARBARA: Una Noche de Las Posadas at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park FREE

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America WinterFest November 29-December 31, 2019, opens 5 p.m. 237 W to Great America Parkway. Ice skating available, too. $ tickets

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

SEBASTOPOL: Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour December 13-15, 2019, $tickets,  Also see the Free Artisan Boutique at 1782 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol, CA | tours

THOUSAND OAKS: A Christmas Carol December 13-15, 2019 Thousand Oaks Repertory Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91362  $, | carol

TUJUNGA: Drive Thru Nativity December 13-14, 2019, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

VACAVILLE: Live Nativity December 13-15, 2019

VENTURA: Parade of Lights Boat Parade December 13-14, 2019

WALNUT CREEK: A Christmas Carol December 12-22, 2019 Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA $, | carol

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,


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