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Saturday, December 19, 2020

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ATASCADERO:  HOLIDAY MAGIC Experience the magic of the holiday season as the zookeepers step in as Santa's Elves to prepare gifts for the animals. Icon of a person: white decorative Holiday Magic. Santa will be there too! Holiday Magic is a great time to come visit the Zoo and the events of the day are included with regular admission! The Charles Paddock Zoo is open Daily from 10 am until 4 p.m., featuring over 200 animals, including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan Tiger, a variety of reptiles and more! Event Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $10 / person (13 & over) $8 / Ages 5 - 12 $5 / Ages 3 - 4 $9 / Seniors Children 2 & Under are FREE! Call (805) 461-5080 for more info. Charles Paddock Zoo 9100 Morro Road Atascadero, CA. (805) 461 5080 info@charlespaddockzoo.org

BERKELEY: Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios invitation. , November 28-23, 2020 and December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 2020 21-22, 2020, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Over 100 artists, craftspeople and galleries featured in this free, self-guided tour. Maps available, berkeleyartisans.com

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

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

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

 

Past Events 2019

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

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

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, slgardens.org

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

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest Orange County December 19, 2019-January 5, 2020. Location: OC Fairgrounds 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 $19-up, winterfestoc.com

EL CAJON: Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour with  Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and more, at The Magnolia. Multi-Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz 22nd annual Friends Christmas Tour brings fresh renditions of Christmas classics. $, davekoz.com

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

HOLTVILLE: Christmas in the Park and Craft Fair in Holt Park, 6-9 p.m. holtvillechamber.org

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

LONG BEACH: A Christmas Carol December 7-22, 2019 Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach CA lbplayhouse.org  | carol

LOS ANGELES: Holiday Highlights Tour with Los Angeles Conservancy December 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m. Five public buildings are featured in a guided, 1.5 hour walking tour  $15, laconservancy.org | tours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 $, act-sf.org | carol

SAN JOSE: Great Russian Nutcracker at December 19 & 20, 2019, 4 & 8 p.m. at  California Theatre, 345 South First St., San Jose, CA. $29-$175, sanjosetheaters.org

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

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

VISALIA: Holiday Open House Downtown December 5, 12 & 19, 2019, 5-8 p.m. Carriage rides in a horse drawn carriage, Santa pictures, Ice Skating Rink and train rides, plus shop till you drop. downtownvisalia.com

VISALIA: An Irish Christmas, 7 p.m. at Visalia Fox Theatre, Kerry Irish Productions, Inc., facebook.com/pg/ConnectWithIreland

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

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, bracebridgedinner.com
 

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