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Friday, December 20, 2019

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

BEVERLY HILLS: BOLD Holiday  Celebration, Fridays & Saturdays November 15-December 21, 2019

CAMARILLO: Drive Thru Nativity December 20-21, 2019

CLAREMONT: Inland Pacific Ballet's The Nutcracker December 20-22, 2019 at Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College

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

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

FORT BRAGG: Magical Christmas Skunk Train December 7-23, 2019.  60 minute ride from Fort Bragg typically sells out. $, skunktrain.com | trains

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

GRASS VALLEY: Donations Day Parade 137th annual parade and donations for great causes.

HOLLYWOOD: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker December 20-24, 2019 at Dolby Theatre.

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

IRVINE: Festival Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker December 5-24, 2019 at Irvine Barclay Theatre

JULIAN: A Christmas Carol December 13-22, 2019 Produced by Julian Theater Company, this version of Dickens' tale of hard-hearted Scrooge who finds the meaning of life one haunted Christmas Eve. Julian High School Theater 1656 Highway 78 Julian, CA $15, juliantheatercompany.com | carol

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

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

MODESTO: Central West Ballet The Nutcracker December 11-22, 2019 Gallo Center for the Arts 1000 I St. Modesto, CA $20-63, galloarts.org

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

PARADISE: Northern California Ballet Nutcracker December 20-21, 2019, Paradise Performing Arts Center 777 Nunneley Road Paradise, CA $20, northerncaliforniaballet.com

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

PORTOLA: Portola Santa Trains December 7-21, 2019 at Western Pacific Railroad Museum, santa.wplives.org

RIVERSIDE: BRAVA David Allan's The Nutcracker December 20-22, 2019 at Landis Performing Arts Center on campus of Riverside City College 4800 Magnolia Ave. $, brava-arts.org

ROHNERT PARK: Santa Rosa Dance Theater Nutcracker December 20-22, 2019 Spreckels Performing Arts Center 5409 Snyder Lane Rohnert Park California 94928 $32 approx., ci.rohnert-park.ca.us

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

SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights Free, oldsacramento.com

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

SAN DIEGO: City Ballet of San Diego's Best Nutcracker December 6-22, 2019 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway

SAN DIEGO: Old Town Cygnet Theatre November 27-December 29, 2019 4040 Twiggs St. San Diego, CA 92110 $, cygnettheatre.com | 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 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 JUAN BAUTISTA: Hayden Bonfire, 6 p.m. (sunset) at First Street near the Mission San Juan  sanjuanbautistaca.com

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

SEBASTOPOL: Sebastopol Ballet The Nutcracker December 20-22, 2019 Analy High School Theater 6950 Analy Avenue Sebastopol, CA $17-30 approx., sebastopolballet.com

SOLVANG: Mission Santa Ines Las Posadas December 15-23, 2019, 7 p.m. (8 p.m. on Dec.15) Location: 1760 Mission Drive missionsantaines.org  | missions

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

 

 

Past Events

 

 

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest Orange County, December 20, 2018-January 6, 2019. Location: OC Fairgrounds 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 $17-up, ocwinterfest.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Ballet Repertory Theater Nutcracker, December 8-24, 2018 at Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15751 Gothard Street  $tickets, gwctheater.com

NEVADA CITY: Nevada City Donation Day Parade December 21, 2018, 10-11 a.m. Grass Valley Charter School  grassvalleycharter.org Donation Day Parade features a Military Honor Guard, Bagpipes, Lyman Gilmore Middle School band, along with elementary school kids from the county. Expect to see children walking from GV charter to Neal, Mill, Main and S. Auburn Streets back to GV Charter.

SAN DIEGO: California Ballet Company's Nutcracker, December 14-23, 2018 at San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Ave. $tickets, californiaballet.org

SAN DIEGO: City Ballet of San Diego's Best Nutcracker, December 7-23, 2018 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway.  $tickets, cityballet.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes, 8 p.m. at The Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street San Francisco, California 94103 $25-50, goldengirlssf.com 

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

TEMECULA: The Ballet Studio Nutcracker December 14-23, 2018 at Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street  $tickets,  temeculatheater.org

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