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Saturday, December 21, 2019

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ALAMEDA: Alameda Civic Ballet's Nutcracker December 21-22, 2019 at Castro Valley Center for the Arts, $, alamedacivicballet.org

ATASCADERO: Holiday Magic, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Charles Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Road $, charlespaddockzoo.org | zoos

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

BERKELEY: Berkeley Artisans Holiday Craft Fair, December 21-22, 2019, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Over 100 artists, craftspeople and galleries. berkeleyartisans.com

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

CAMARILLO: Drive Thru Nativity December 20-21, 2019

CERRITOS: Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour December 21-22, 2019, with  Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and more, at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. Multi-Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz 22nd annual Friends Christmas Tour brings fresh renditions of Christmas classics. $, davekoz.com

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

COSTA MESA: Goat Hill Junction Miniature Train Ride & Santa Photos December 21-22, 2019, ocmetrains.org | trains

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

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

LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy on Saturdays & Sundays. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. $, sawdustartfestival.org

LONG BEACH: Oh, Christmas Tree! A Victorian Holiday Celebration at the Bembridge House, a historic home owned and operated by Long Beach Heritage. $, lbheritage.org | tours

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

LONG BEACH: David Benoit's Charlie Brown Christmas Concert $, benoit.com | benoit

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

LOS ANGELES: Great Russian Nutcracker at The Wiltern December 21-22, 2019

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

OAKLAND: The Nutcracker with Oakland Ballet Company December 21-22, 2019 Paramount Theatre of the Arts 2025 Broadway. $, oaklandballet.org 

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

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

REDWOOD CITY: Peninsula Ballet Theatre Nutcracker December 21-28, 2019 Fox Theatre 2215 Broadway Street. Prices $, peninsulaballet.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: 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

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: 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 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: Great Dickens Christmas Fair at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California 94103 $, dickensfair.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

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 JUAN BAUTISTA: Winter Solstice at Mission San Juan Bautista, 6 a.m. Be at the Mission church at sunrise to witness a spectacular sunrise light coming through the window, lining up with the alter, then the isle, ending at the Tabernacle. oldmissionsjb.org | missions

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

SANTA BARBARA: State Street Ballet The Nutcracker December 21-22, 2019 The Granada Theatre 1214 State Street Santa Barbara, CA Cost: $38-106, plus fees, granadasb.org

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker December 21-22, 2019 Civic Auditorium 307 Church St. Santa Cruz, CA $, scbt.org

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

THOUSAND OAKS: Pacific Festival Ballet Nutcracker December 21-22, 2019 at Fred Kavli Theatre - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. $, ticketmaster.com

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

YOUNTVILLENutcracker Ballet with Napa Regional Dance Company  December 21-22, 2019 Lincoln Theater 100 California Drive Yountville, CA $35-45, approx. lincolntheater.com

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: The Bracebridge Dinner at Ahwahnee Hotel, 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
 

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

COSTA MESA: The Nutcracker with American Ballet Theatre December 14-23, 2018 with Pacific Symphony at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive. Ticket: $29-up, scfta.org

FORT BRAGG & WILLITS: Skunk Train Christmas Train December 1-23, 2018. From Fort Bragg is 60-minute train ride. From Willits is 90-minute train ride. Both offer a storybook wonderland, cookies, hot chocolate in a souvenir mug, and a personal visit with Santa Claus himself. | trains

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

IRVINE: Festival Ballet Theatre Nutcracker, December 8-24, 2018 at Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive. $tickets, thebarclay.org

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, December 19-23, 2018, 6:30-9 p.m. nightly. Begins & ends at tip of Lido Isle, christmasboatparade.com

PORTOLA: Portola Santa Trains, starting at 5 p.m. at Western Pacific Railroad Museum, santa.wplives.org

SACRAMENTO: Global Winter Wonderland,  December 21, 2018-January 6, 2019 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Green Gate $19-up, globalwonderland.com

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

SAN DIEGO: Ugly Sweater Holiday Cocktail Cruise, 6 p.m. at Hornblower Cruises & Events San Diego, Pier 2: 970 N. Harbor Drive. $40, hornblower.com (619) 686-8715

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

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker, December 12-29, 2018. War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA $36-450, approx. plus fees, sfballet.org

SANTA CRUZ: Holiday Trains November 23-December 23, 2018 at Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Rd. Felton, CA. Train travels between depot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. roaringcamp.com for tickets

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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