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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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APPLE VALLEY: Santa in the Park December 8 & 15, 2021, 3-4:30 p.m. at James Woody Community Park Playground. Dress up your kids for pictures with Santa. Bring your own Camera! Free, all ages,

APPLE VALLEY: Gingerbread House Build contest, 6-7 p.m. Families wanted for this Gingerbread Battle Royale! Parks & recreation department sells & supplies a gingerbread house and a small assortment of candy to decorate your house. Families are welcome to bring extra decorations (edible decorations only please). All houses will be judged and someone will go home a winner. Gingerbread kit is $16 for up to 4 people. Each additional person is $4 for a maximum of 6 people per kit.

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

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,

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec.15-19, 2021





Past Events

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.

BERKELEY: Hanukkah Party December 15, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Community Hanukah Festival of Light JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street. $, | Menorah

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

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

CHICO: North State Symphony Christmas Concert with audience Sing-along December 15, 2019 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave. $, | sing

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

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

ESCONDIDO: Bethlehem Walk December 13-15, 2019

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

FERNDALE: Lighted Tractor Parade December 15, 2019

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

FREMONT: Mission San Jose Las Posadas December 15-23, 2019, 6 p.m. Meet on the front porch to join Mary & Joseph's journey to Bethlehem while singing Christmas carols to a local business or site within two blocks of the Mission. Location: 43300 Mission Blvd. Free, |

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

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Huntington Harbour Christmas Boat Parade December 14 -15, 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: International Celebration of Christmas Live Nativity Show

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

RANCHO CORDOVA: Live Nativity December 13-15, 2019

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

ROHNERT PARK: San Francisco's Gay Men's Chorus Holigays are Here, Green Music Center at Sonoma State University $, | chorus

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

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

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

SAN DIEGO: Parade of Lights Boat Parade December 8 & 15, 2019

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: Great Dickens Christmas Fair at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California 94103 $,

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 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 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

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

TEHACHAPI: Creche Festival December 14-15, 2019, 3-8 p.m. at 600 Anita Dr. Tehachapi Creche Festival features artistically displayed nativities from all around Tehachapi. Holiday music performed by local musicians A LIVE nativity (5:30 - 7 PM Sat. & Sun.) Community Christmas Music Sing Along (7 pm Sat. & Sun.) Children's Room (nativity-themed activities, crafts, dress-up, puzzles, etc.  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

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

WALNUT CREEK: A Very Merry UnBoylievable Christmas  at Club 1220, 1220 Pine St. $, | chorus

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,

YUCAIPA: An Irish Christmas at Yucaipa Performing Arts Center, Kerry Irish Productions, Inc.,

December 15: 15 | 16 | 17 

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