California Events


Friday, December 18, 2020

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

COSTA MESA: Costa Mesa Snoopy House Drive thru December 16-18, 2020, 5:30-8 p.m. nightly

FULLERTON:  Darden Drive-in Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at The Muck. A local favorite and regular performers at The Muck, Darden is made up of four sibling singer-songwriters who have honed a unique Americana sound. Concert-goers will also have the chance to purchase artisanal crafts and holiday gifts before and during the show. The Muck has invited several local artists to set up outdoor booths for guests to shop fine arts and crafts. Vendors, staff and guests are required to wear face masks anytime they are outside of a vehicle.  Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per vehicle and are on sale on The Muck's website: Purchase tickets early, as these concerts typically sell out.

JAMESTOWN: Railtown Santa Express Train Ride November 27-December 19, 2020

NEWPORT BEACH: Christmas Boat Parade December 16-20, 2020, 6:30-9 p.m. nightly. 

OAKLAND: Fairy Winterland December 18-30, 2020, 4-7:30 p.m. closed December 24 & 25, 2020 Children's Fairyland $tickets:


Past events 2019

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

APPLE VALLEY: Santa in the Park, 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,

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

COSTA MESA: The Nutcracker with American Ballet Theatre December 13-22, 2019 with Pacific Symphony at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive. $,

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, |

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

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Cruise of Lights December 17-23, 2019,

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

PALM DESERT: Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and more, at McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts. Multi-Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz 22nd annual Friends Christmas Tour brings fresh renditions of Christmas classics. $,

SACRAMENTO: A Christmas Carol December 4-29, 2019 Sacramento Theatre Company Main Stage 1419 H Street Sacramento, CA $, | 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: Great Russian Nutcracker at  Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center

SAN DIEGO: Old Town Cygnet Theatre November 27-December 29, 2019 4040 Twiggs St. San Diego, CA 92110 $, | 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 SIMEON: Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight tours. $30-up, reservations 1-800-444-4445 | home tours

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

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.

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