California Events


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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

LOS ANGELES: A Chanticleer Christmas, 8 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Grammy-winning, 12-man ensemble makes its return for a classic holiday program of a cappella choral music. Location: 111 S. Grand Ave. $, | Chanticleer



Past Events

ALAMEDA: Alameda Holiday Home Tour | tours

ALPINE: Alpine Woman's Club Holiday Home Tour December 14, 2019, Expected time & cost: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $30-40,

ALTADENA: Altadena Christmas Tree Lane on the National Register of Historic Places & California Landmark Lighting Ceremony December 14, 2019. Arts & Crafts Festival, Lighting Ceremony.

ANAHEIM: Home for the Paw-lidays photos with pets & Santa, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Olive Hills Dog Park, 700 E. Nohl Canyon Road. Free Holiday Open House for Dogs!

AUBURN: The Nativity December 14-15, 2019, 6-9 p.m. 

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

BENICIA: Holiday Parade and Market

BERKELEY: Lighted Yacht Parade annual tradition the community de-lights in!

BETHEL ISLAND: San Joaquin Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade,

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

BRENTWOOD: Annual Holiday Parade December 14, 2019

CALEXICO: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

CAMARILLO: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

CARMEL: Carmel Mission Cantiamo Concert, 6:30-10 p.m.
Carmel Mission Basilica, 3080 Rio Road

CARPINTERIA: Holiday Spirit Parade December 14, 2019

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

CARSON: Dickens Holiday Celebration, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. "Christmas Carol" performances 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. at The International Printing Museum 315 W. Torrance Blvd. Carson, CA 90745 (310) 515-7166 Reservations required $25 includes activities, play w/ reservations & Holiday Lunch; Group rate $80/4 people,

CHINO: Kids Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

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

CLOVIS: Living Nativity Walk Through: December 14-15, 2019

COLFAX: Winterfest Parade of Lights December 14, 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: Holiday Snow Land 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Balearic Park, 1975 Balearic Dr. Free,

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

DISCOVERY BAY: Discovery Bay Parade of Lights

ESCONDIDO: Bethlehem Walk December 13-15, 2019

FELTON: Holiday Lights Train November 29-December 23, 2019

FONTANA: Christmas Parade December 14, 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,

GLENDORA: Glendora Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

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

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Huntington Harbour Christmas Boat Parade December 14 -15, 2019

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 BEACH: Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy on Saturdays & Sundays. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. $,

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

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Holiday Parade December 14, 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

LOOMIS: Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour December 14, 2019, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Select Loomis, Granite Bay, Rocklin & Roseville homes are on tour $,   | tours

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

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

MARINA DEL REY: Holiday Boat Parade & Fireworks

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,

NAPLES: Naples Christmas Boat Parade, Naples Island 73rd Annual Boat Parade in Long Beach.

NORCO: Parade of Lights December 14, 2019

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

OCEANSIDE: Parade of Lights Boat Parade,

OCEANSIDE/SAN DIEGO: Coaster Holiday Express December 7-8 & 14-15, 2019.  Oceanside Transit Center $20, | trains

ORCUTT: Old Orcutt Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

OROVILLE: Holiday Parade of Lights December 14, 2019

OROVILLE: Currier Square Shopping Center, located at 2325 Myers Street in Oroville is hosting a FREE Santa Visit  from 1 to 4 p.m. Families can come visit with Santa Claus and take photos to capture the magic. The website for Currier Square is and those interested in the event who have questions can call (800) 762-1641.

OXNARD: Oxnard Channel Island Harbor Parade of Lights,

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

PERRIS: Lake Perris Lights on the Lake Boat Parade, held the 2nd Saturday in December

PERRIS: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

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

PITTSBURG: Holiday Parade December 14, 2019

PITTSBURG: Pittsburg Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade | boats

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,

POWAY: Christmas in the Park, 3:30-8:30 p.m. at Old Poway Park  FREE admission,

RANCHO CORDOVA: Live Nativity December 13-15, 2019

RED BLUFF: 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

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

REDONDO BEACH: Redondo Beach King Harbor Christmas Boat Parade is sponsored by King Harbor Yacht Club.

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

SACRAMENTO: Santa Parade December 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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: California Ballet Company's The Nutcracker December 14-24, 2019 San Diego Civic Theatre 1100 3rd Ave, San Diego, 92101 $25-105

SAN FRANCISCO: Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, 4-8 p.m. Procession begins at Jessie Square at 6 p.m. Location: 736 Mission St.

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

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

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: 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: A Chanticleer Christmas, St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94118. $,

SAN FRANCISCO: Great Dickens Christmas Fair at The Cow Palace, 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 MATEO: Peninsula Ballet Theatre Nutcracker Sweet 45 minute condensed version December 7-15, 2019 at Peninsula Ballet Theatre's Studio One, 1880 South Grant Street

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

SAN RAFAEL: Marin Ballet Nutcracker December 14 & 15, 2019, 1 & 5 p.m. Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, CA 94903 $45,

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: Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker December 14-15, 2019 Arlington Theatre 1317 State Street Santa Barbara, CA Tickets:

SANTA CLARA: Santa Clara Ballet's The Nutcracker December 14-15, 2019 Santa Clara Convention Center Theater 5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA $40-45,

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

SARATOGA: An Irish Christmas at Sacred Heart Parish of Saratoga, Kerry Irish Productions, Inc.,

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Spectacular,

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 | tours

SUTTER CREEK: Parade of Lights December 14, 2019

TEHACHAPI: Creche Festival December 14-15, 2019, 3-8 p.m. at 600 Anita Dr. Tehachapi Creche Festival hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints features artistically displayed nativities from all around Tehachapi. Admission is FREE!

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

WHITTIER: Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

WOODLAKE: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019, 7 p.m. (Santa's Workshop 4 p.m.)

WOODLAND: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

YUBA CITY: Christmas Stroll, Parade and Tree Lighting, 2-8 p.m. Enjoy a day, and evening, full of live entertainment, beautiful crafts and children's activities All in the open air off the vibrantly lit Downtown Plumas Street in Yuba City. This traditional Holiday event encourages the Plumas Street Merchants to be open for business to show off their wonderland of unique gifts. Free Entertainment, kids zones with holiday treats, picture's with Santa, listening to Mrs. Clause reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" sipping on cocoa and cookies and hands on experiences to entertain them all day, shopping and plenty of food to satisfy every persons palate!


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