California Events


Friday, December 17, 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.

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,

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,

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 Questions: (714) 708-1619 or

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

LOS ANGELES: Zoo Lights Nov.19, 2021-Jan.9, 2022 at LA Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA $,

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker, December 17-19, 2021 at Royce Hall, UCLA.

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,

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker, December 10-30, 2021. War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA $36-450, approx. plus fees,

SAN JOSE: A Merry Little Christmas Cabaret, concert, 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, or call (408) 679-2330

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

WALNUT CREEK: A Christmas Carol December 9-23, 2021. Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA $, | carol




CALIFORNIA: Great Russian Nutcracker Canceled in 2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Cruise of Lights Canceled in 2021,

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: The Bracebridge Dinner, is NOT being held in 2021.


Past Events

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

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

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

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, |

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

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


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