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Saturday, December 18, 2021

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ANAHEIM: Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House at Disneyland through holiday season.
disneyland.com | gingerbread

ARROYO GRANDE: An Irish Christmas, 7:30 p.m. at Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave Arroyo Grande, CA. A perfect family event features cast member from Riverdance, and the superb sounds of the Kerry Voice Squad. $40-58, clarkcenter.org/

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, 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

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

INGLEWOOD: Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented By Stifel collegiate football bowl game at SoFi Stadium 4:30 p.m., features the Mountain West No. 1 selection versus the Pac-12 No. 5 selection, after the CFP selection.$32-up,  sofistadium.com/labowl/

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

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

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

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

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

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

SACRAMENTO: A Christmas Carol December 3-26, 2021, 2 & 8 p.m. Sacramento Theatre Company Main Stage. Starring Matt K. Miller as Ebenezer Scrooge, Casey McClellan as Bob Cratchit, Miranda D. Lawson as Mrs. Cratchit, Natasha Hause as The Ghost of Christmas Past, and a special appearance by Michael Laun as The Ghost of Jacob Marley. Location: 1419 H Street Sacramento, CA $48, sactheatre.org | carol

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

THOUSAND OAKS: Pacific Festival Ballet - The Nutcracker  December 18-19, 2021, 2 & 7 p.m. at Bank of America Performing Arts Center

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

 

 

Past Events

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

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

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, msjchamber.org | missionsanjose.org

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

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, December 18-22, 2019, 6:30-9 p.m. nightly. Begins & ends at tip of Lido Isle, christmasboatparade.com

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

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

WILDOMAR: Animal Friends of the Valley Howliday Open House, 3-7 p.m. at the shelter located at 33751 Mission Trail in Wildomar. This FREE family event will feature a variety of kid-friendly activities including Cocoa with a Kitty, Caroling at the Kennels, Reading to Rescues and Name a Shelter Pet contest. There will also be photo opportunities with the shelter's mascot, Rascal, a special holiday keepsake craft activity and plenty of adoptable pets. Bring a stocking stuffer for a shelter animal or  select an ornament with a need from the Christmas Giving Tree. animalfriendsofthevalleys.com/happyhowlidays/


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