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Sunday, December 22, 2019

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AGOURA HILLS: Moorpark Civic Ballet Nutcracker. The Performing Arts Education Center 28545 W. Driver Ave. Agoura, CA $35-4o,

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

ANAHEIM: The Nutcracker ballet at The City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella. $,

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.

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. $,

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,

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

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

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

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

FRESNO: An Irish Christmas at Saroyan Theatre, Kerry Irish Productions, Inc.,

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

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

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

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, | carol

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

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

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

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

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

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, December 18-22, 2019, 6:30-9 p.m. nightly. Begins & ends at tip of Lido Isle,

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

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

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

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. $,

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

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

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO A Chanticleer Christmas, St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94118. $,

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 $, | 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 FRANCISCO: Great Dickens Christmas Fair at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California 94103 $,

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: David Benoit's Charlie Brown Christmas Concert $, | benoit

SAN PEDRO: It's a Wonderful Life, 6 p.m. at Warner Grand Theater. Enjoy ginger snaps and other treats - and don't forget to dress up in your best 1940's threads!

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,

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

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

STOCKTON: Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour with  Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and more, at Bob Hope Theatre. Multi-Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz 22nd annual Friends Christmas Tour brings fresh renditions of Christmas classics. $,

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

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

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


Past Events


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


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