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Saturday, December 2, 2023

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SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: Living History Day (first Saturday) 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. Docents bring the past to life in Victorian attire, and dressed as Mountain Men, and Pioneer women. Watch the skills and demonstrations of early craftsmen. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the family-friendly saloon. Location: 19 Franklin St., San Juan Bautista, CA.  $3, 17 and under  Free,




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AGOURA HILLS: 91301 Holiday Boutique December 2-3, 2022 at Agoural Hills Recreation and Event Center. Hours Friday 4-7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Photos with Santa 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday. Location: 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Free admission,

AUBURN: Placer Theatre Ballet Nutcracker December 2-11, 2022 Placer Theatre 275 Orange Street Auburn, CA $12-25,

BELLFLOWER: Bellflower Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Square Intersection of Bellflower Boulevard and Belmont Street Bellflower, California Free, Real Sledding!

BENICIA: Benicia Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Open House, 6-9 p.m. Downtown Benicia Benicia Main Street Benicia, CA

BUENA PARK: Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall. Gather around 6 p.m. for the annual event that brings community together again.

BURLINGAME: Burlingame Tree Lighting, 5 p.m. City Hall Tree Lighting Ceremony, Parade on Burlingame Ave. 501 Primrose Rd. Burlingame , CA

CALABASAS: Holiday Road USA November 25-December 30, 2022, 5-10 p.m. (Nov.25-27 & Dec.1-4; Dec.7-24; Dec.26-30, 2022) King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $29.99-65,

CORONADO: Christmas Parade Dec.2, 2022

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC November 25, 2022-January 1, 2023, returns to Orange County Fairgrounds with family fun, foods, Christmas icons, and activities that Southern California beach kids often miss such as ice skating and sledding - real Winter experiences!

GRASS VALLEY: Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Fridays November 25-December 23, 2022, 6-9 p.m. in Downtown Grass Valley. Rekindle the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas at this delightful holiday event.

INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru November 18, 2022-January 1, 2023, 6-10 p.m. at Empire Polo Club. Location: 81800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA. $,

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light November 20, 2022-January 8, 2023 features an after-dark, mile-long walkthrough of holiday lights in Descanso Gardens, a unique Southern California botanic garden of historical significance.

LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow November 18, 2022-January 22, 2023 at LA Zoo. Special holiday display seen only at night. Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, $,

MARTINEZ: Holiday Frolic Children's Parade  December 2, 2022, 4 p.m. events begin | Parade 6:30-7 p.m. City Hall to Main Street.

MONTEREY: Colton Hall Tree Lighting Ceremony December 2, 2022, 5-6 p.m. Colton Hall Lawn Monterey, CA Free,

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA: South Coast Botanic Garden Astra Lumina, An Enchanted Night Walk Amongst The Stars in Los Angeles, December 8, 2022-January 15, 2023. The limited engagement, multisensory immersive experience that holds a special connection to the stars above, brings special meaning to the holidays. $ tickets,

QUINCY: Quincy Sparkle Tree Lighting December 2, 2022, 5-9 p.m. Tree Lighting at 6:05 p.m. after the Parade in Downtown Quincy. Free, 

QUINCY: Quincy Sparkle Holiday Parade, 5-8 p.m. Downtown includes performances, parade, Santa and tree lighting. Free, 

RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights November 25, 2022-January 6, 2023. The National Historic Landmark dazzles with millions of holiday lights. Some say it is one of the best Christmas displays in the U.S. Free,

KELSEYVILLE: Parade of Lights Dec.2, 2022

KING CITY:  Lighted Agriculture Parade Dec.2, 2022

LOMPOC: Children's Holiday Parade Dec.2, 2022

MURPHYS: Christmas Parade Dec.2, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

NORCO: Illuminate Silverlakes Nov.25-Dec.30, 2022, 6-10 p.m. at SilverLakes Park. A themed  $28-48; $18-34 kids,

PASADENA: Pasadena Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30-6:30 p.m. City Hall Centennial Square 100 N. Garfield Pasadena, CA

QUINCY: King City: Quincy: Light Parade Dec.2, 2022

REEDLEY: Electrical Farm Equipment Parade Dec.2, 2022

ROSEVILLE: Tree Grove on the Square Nightly through December 8, 2022. Vernon Town Square Roseville, CA

SACRAMENTO: Imaginarium - Light Up the Night November 18, 2022-January 2, 2023, 5 p.m. at Cal Expo. Presented by Global Winter Wonderland, the festival includes an ice skating rink, carnival, 3 millions shimmering lights displayed and entertainment. Cal Expo Location: 1600 Exposition Blvd Lot 26, Sacramento, CA 95816 $25-27, 

SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights November 23-December 24, 2022. Based on Clement Clarke Moore's classic Christmas poem  'Twas the night before Christmas, the half hour show is staged in Old Town Sacramento. Free,

SAN DIEGO: Balboa Park's December Nights December 2-3, 2022 at Balboa Park. Produced by the City of San Diego and hosted in Balboa Park

SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes November 25-December 23, 2022 at The Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street San Francisco, California 94103 $, 

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Holiday Parade Dec.2, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Nature Nights November 11, 2022-January 8, 2023, 5-8 p.m., at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. Location: 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 $23 general admission sold online,

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour December 1-31, 2022. Free to see,

SEAL BEACH: Christmas Parade Dec.2, 2022

TEMECULA: The Ballet Studio Nutcracker  December 1-4, 2022 at Europa Village Winery. Location: 41150 Via Europa, Temecula, CA 92591 $45-140,

TORRANCE: Irish Christmas in America, 8 p.m. Torrance Cultural Arts Center Torrance, CA. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy. Performers: Oisin Mac Diarmada, Fiddle; Caitriona Sherlock, Vocals; Grainne Hambly, Irish Harp, Concertina; Sean Gavin, Uilleann Pipes, Flute;Patrick Doocey, Guitar; and Samantha Harvey, Dance, Piano. Tickets:

TURLOCK: Christmas Parade Dec.2, 2022

TWAIN HARTE: Winter Wonderland Christmas Parade Dec.2, 2022

WATSONVILLE: Santa Cruz Holiday Lights November 25-December 25, 2022, 5:30-9 p.m. at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Location: 2601 East Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076 $20-40, holiday-lights




Past events

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

BREA: Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony at Brea Civic & Cultural Center 

CARMICHAEL: Carmichael Tree Lighting, 5-8 p.m. at Carmichael Park Free,

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest Orange County's Night of Lights Drive Thru, November 26, 2021-January 2, 2022 Location: OC Fairgrounds 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 $,

CULVER CITY: Culver City Tree Lighting Ceremony December 2, 2021, 6 p.m. Town Plaza 9500 Culver Blvd. (Next to Culver Hotel & Pacific Theatres) Culver City, CA

DAVIS: Davis Tree Lighting December 2, 2021, 6-8 p.m. 835 4th St. parking Davis, CA

DUBLIN: Dublin Tree Lighting Ceremony December 2, 2021, 7 p.m. Dublin Civic Center

EL SEGUNDO: El Segundo Holiday Tree Lighting December 2, 2021, 3-7 p.m. City Hall Plaza 350 Main Street El Segundo, CA

FONTANA: Tree Lighting at City Hall, part of Festival of Winter which includes Parade and Festival on December 11.

LA JOLLA: Dual Tree Lighting Ceremony at La Valencia   December 2, 2021, 4:30-7 p.m. La Valencia Hotel Free and open to the public,

MONROVIA: Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

MORAGA: Moraga Tree Lighting December 2, 2021, 6:30 p.m. Moraga Commons Park

OXNARD: Oxnard Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony December 2, 2021, 5-9 p.m. Plaza Park

PACIFIC GROVE: Holiday Lights Parade heads down Fountain Ave. from Pine to Lighthouse Ave.

PLACENTIA: Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Civic Plaza, 6 p.m. Free for all

ROSEVILLE: Tree Lighting December 2, 2021, 6-8 p.m. Vernon Town Square

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony December 2, 2021, 4:30 p.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol |

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

SALINAS: Streets of Bethlehem December 2-5, 2021, First Baptist Church  Free, 

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour December 1-31, 2021 features nearly 20 unique displays in a walking tour. Free to see,

TULARE: Children's Christmas Parade and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Tulare.

WALNUT CREEK: Annual Parade of Lights Event - with a twist! This year, we are inviting our community to drive through our RSVP only Street Parade!

WINDSOR: Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting December 2, 2021, 5-8 p.m. Windsor Town Green


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