Merry Christmas! From the beautiful Huntington Beach Pier to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway where you can see the desert floor, or from Disneyland theme park to Mammoth Lakes Ski Resort all pictured above, the beauty of this special holiday is nature's perfect gift to those fortunate enough to be in California for Christmas.
These events and places are usually open Christmas Day but you definitely must confirm before heading out to visit!
ANAHEIM: Haunted Mansion Holiday 50th Anniversary
Gingerbread House at Disneyland through holiday
disneyland.com | gingerbread
ALTADENA: HO(ppy) HO(ppy) HO(ppy) Christmas 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. Location: 2605 Lake Avenue. Cost: $, call (626) 798-8848. thebunnymuseum.com
ALPINE: Viejas Casino Resort Ice Rink 5-10 p.m.
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 3-9 p.m.
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
CALISTOGA: 35th Annual Holiday Dinner December 25, 2019, 12-2 p.m. at Calistoga Boys & Girls Club Gym, 1401 N. Oak Street . Full complimentary meal with dessert included provided by City of Calistoga. ci.calistogra.ca.us
CULVER CITY: Celebrate CHANUKAH 4th Night Chanukah December 25, 2019, 3 p.m. Menorah Lighting, Studio Royale , 4th Day Chanukah December 26, 2019, 11 a.m. Menorah Lighting, Culver City Hospital Main Lobby , 5th Night Chanukah December 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. Menorah Lighting, Culver Hotel , 6th Day Chanukah December 27, 2019, 12:30 p.m. Menorah Lighting, Culver City Senior Center. JewishCulverCity.com | Menorah
FOLSOM: Historic District Ice Rink Open
IRVINE: Irvine Spectrum Holiday Ice Rink November 2, 2018-January 6, 2019
LONG BEACH: Queen Mary Ice Rink open
LOS ANGELES: Downtown on Ice Pershing Square
MAMMOTH LAKES: Holiday Ice Rink
SAN DIEGO: Jungle Bells includes Reindeer Games, Gingerbread Landing, Animal Experiences, Celebration of Lights and more.
SAN FRANCISCO: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave., San Francisco, CA. 275-9005. koshercomedy
SANTA MONICA: Menorah Lighting Ceremonies on Third Street Promenade December 25, 2019, 5 p.m., Center Court on Third between Arizona & Santa Monica St., Santa Monica, CA, Free, jewishsmonica.com, Live music and lighting of the Menorah with Santa Monica mayor. Celebrate Chanukah with the lighting of the giant Menorah. Live music, crafts, hot cocoa, latkas and more.
SANTA MONICA: Menorah Lightings December 22-29, 2019, sundown. downtownsm.com/winterlit, 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 | Menorah
MARTINEZ: DC Solar Downtown Holiday Ice November 17, 2018-January 6, 2019
MONTEREY: Ice Skating by the Bay November 21, 2018-January 6, 2019
MOUNT SHASTA: Siskiyou Ice Rink November 17, 2018-February 10, 2019
NAPA: Holiday on Ice November 16, 2018-January 6, 2019
OAKLAND: Oakland ZooLights, 5:30-9 p.m. See a million glowing lights! Soar over the Oakland hills in our festively-lit gondolas and see the Bay Area skyline like never before. Location: 9777 Golf Links Road. $10, oaklandzoo.org
SACRAMENTO: Downtown Holiday Ice November 2, 2018-January 5, 2019
SACRAMENTO: Global Winter Wonderland, December 21, 2018-January 6, 2019 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Green Gate $19-up, globalwonderland.com
SAN DIEGO: Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station November 17, 2018-January 6, 2019
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld San Diego Christmas Celebration. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Dolphin Island Christmas, Clyde & Seamore Christmas Special, and more! Location: 500 Sea World Drive
SAN FRANCISCO: Embarcadero Holiday Ice Rink
SAN FRANCISCO: Union Square Ice Rink
SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Gate Park Ice Rink
SAN JOSE: Downtown Ice November 16, 2018-January 27, 2019
SAN MATEO: Holiday on Ice November 10, 2018-January 13, 2019
SANTA CLARA: Holiday Ice November 19, 2018-January 21, 2019
SANTA CRUZ: Beach Boardwalk Ice November 17, 2018-January 6, 2019
SANTA MONICA: ICE November 3, 201-January 21, 2019
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Heavenly Village Ice Rink November 1, 2018-April 21, 2019
TEMECULA: Temecula on Ice December 13, 2018-January 6, 2019
TWAIN HARTE: Long Barn Lodge Outdoor Rink November 16, 2018-March 10, 2019
UKIAH: Holiday on Ice December 1, 2018-January 6, 2019
VACAVILLE: Winter Wonderland Ice Rink Year-round rink with special public skate dates
VISALIA: Ice Skate Visalia
WALNUT CREEK: Walnut Creek on Ice
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.