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Friday, December 24, 2021

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

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker, December 23-26, 2021 at Dolby Theatre.

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



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

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

BEVERLY HILLS: Montage Menorah Lighting  December 22-30, 2019, 5:30 p.m. most nights. Eight Days of Hanukkah lighting the menorah each night in the holiday nook located right off the main lobby. Montage Beverly Hills will light their Menorah every evening of Hanukkah. Lighting begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019 and at 5:40 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Complimentary for all guests,

BURBANK: Menorah Lighting at the Burbank Town Center Mall in Downtown Burbank December 22-26, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Candle lighting, 201 E Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA,, December 22, 2019, 11:15 a.m. Temple Hanukkah Celebration.   December 22, 2019, 5:30 p.m. Temple Beth Emet celebrates December 23-26, 2019, 6:30 p.m.Hanukkah with a menorah lighting at Burbank Town Center. 

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

IRVINE: Festival Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker December 10-24, 2021 at Irvine Barclay Theatre

RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights. Mission Inn, A National Historic Landmark, features over 5 million lights. Location: 3649 Mission Inn Avenue Riverside, CA Free to see, 

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

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 FRANCISCO: San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Holigays Are Here, Ring Them Bells. Favorite seasonal carols, boisterous sing-alongs, hilarious comic routines and heart-warming family moments. The Castro Theatre $, | chorus

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: 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

Past Events

ALPINE: Viejas Casino Resort Ice Rink open on Christmas Day

ALTADENA: HO(ppy) HO(ppy) HO(ppy) Christmas, 7-10 p.m. at The Bunny Museum. Don't forget that Frosty the Snowman only exists because Hocus Pocus, the bunny, jumped out of the magic hat! Join  the museum founders on Christmas Day for merriment. Don't be alone for Christmas. Admission includes entrance to the museum and all you can eat & drink.  Location: 2605 Lake Avenue. Cost: $18, call (626) 798-8848 or see

ALTADENA: Christmas Tree Lane open. Approx. 135 Deodar Cedar trees create the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas display in the world! 

ANAHEIM: Disneyland open 8 a.m.- 12 a.m. California Adventure open 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on Christmas Day.

BRENTWOOD: Brentwood on Ice open for ice skating on Christmas Day

BUENA PARK: Pirates Dinner Adventure - open 5 p.m. show on Christmas Day.

BUENA PARK: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 5 p.m. show Christmas Day.

BURBANK: The Rink, Downtown Burbank December 13, 2018-January 6, 2019

CALISTOGA: Holiday Dinner, 12-2 p.m. at Napa County Fairgrounds. 35th Annual Holiday Dinner hosted by Calistoga City Parks & Rec includes volunteer opportunities and donations accepted. Location: Butler Pavilion, 1435 N Oak Street. Free, (707) 942-2838,

CARLSBAD: Legoland California open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Christmas.

CATALINA ISLAND: Catalina Express is open Christmas Day

CORONADO: Skating by the Sea at Hotel del Coronado November 22, 2018-January 2, 2019

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest Orange County, December 20, 2018-January 6, 2019. Open Christmas Day 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Location: OC Fairgrounds 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 $,

FOLSOM: Historic District Ice Rink November 9, 2018-January 21, 2019

HOLLYWOOD: Madame Tussauds open Christmas 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

LONG BEACH: Queen Mary Ice Rink November 23, 2018-January 6, 2019

LONG BEACH: LA Kings Holiday Ice open Christmas Day

LOS ANGELES: Downtown on Ice Pershing Square open Christmas Day 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

LOS ANGELES: LA LIVE Ice Rink open Christmas Day 4 p.m.-12 a.m.

MAMMOTH LAKES: Holiday Ice Rink open for public skating 3:30-10 p.m.

MONTEREY: Ice Skating by the Bay open on Christmas Day

MOUNT SHASTA: Siskiyou Ice Rink special holiday hours December 24-27, 2018, 12-5 p.m., including Christmas Day

ONTARIO: Christmas on Euclid Street Nativity through January 2, 2019 Euclid St. Drive or Walk Thru Nativity Scenes since 1958

OXNARD: Oxnard Historic District Christmas Tree Lane December 9-26, 2018, 6-10 p.m. F & G Streets between 5th & Palm Oxnard, CA  Free

RIVERDALE: The Living Nativity. The Date is always December 22-25, from 6-9 p.m. nightly, rain, shine or fog.

ROHNERT PARK: Christmas at 630 Park Steakhouse features band Sin Silver.

SACRAMENTO: Downtown Holiday Ice open Christmas Day 12-9 p.m.

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo open December 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo Safari Park December 25 open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld San Diego December 25 open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, Jewish Comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant December 23-25, 2018 at New Asia Restaurant. $,

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Zoo open Christmas Day 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SAN JOSE: Christmas in the Park November 23, 2018-December 25, 2018 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Market St. between San Fernando and San Carlos St.

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Zoo is open Christmas Day 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Boardwalk rides open Christmas Christmas Day 12-7 p.m. Holiday Ice Skating open 12-10:20 p.m.

SANTA MONICA: Pacific Park all rides open on Christmas Day 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

SANTA MONICA: Menorah Lightings December December 22-29, 2019, sundown , 2-9, 2018, 6 p.m. 1300 block of The Promenade , between Santa Monica Blvd. and Arizona Ave.,  December 24, 2019 Nashuva, December 25, 2019 Chabad, December 26, 2019 Kehillat Israel, December 27, 2019 Beth Shir Shalom , December 28, 2019 Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, December 29, 2019 Adat Shalom

SANTA ROSA: Chabad Jewish Center Chanukah Party December 24, 2019, 5 p.m., Joseph Weingarten  , 2461 Summerfield Road , Santa Rosa, CA 95405  , $15, , Pan to Palate Latkes!

UNIVERSAL CITY: Universal Studios Hollywood is open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and features Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well as Grinchmas.

VALENCIA: Six Flags Magic Mountain open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

WALNUT CREEK: Walnut Creek Ice Rink Chanukah on Ice December 24, 2019, 7:15 p.m., , 1365 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, CA ,, $18-20, RSVP:, With a menorah lighting, Jewish music and crafts for kids.

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