California Events

Sunday, December 26, 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. losangelesballet.org

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano, December 4-30, 2021, 4-6 p.m. missionsjc.com

 

 

Past Events

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

BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights   Train rides on the Candy Cane Express railroad,  carousel rides, and a concession stand. Location: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway,  $12, calmzoo.org

CORONADO: Hanukah on Ice at Hotel Del Coronado Skating by the Sea Ice rink, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Family and friends will enjoy a special skating session, Menorah lighting and Chanukah treats hosted by the Chabad of Coronado. hoteldel.com

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

FOLSOM: Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary Wild Nights, Holiday Lights, 5-8 p.m. Thousands of feet of bright and colorful light strands, sparkling ornaments, 100 decorated trees, and lighted animal figures. 403 Stafford St. $, folsomzoofriends.org

FRESNO: Fresno Chaffee Zoo Lights, 5-8 p.m. Location: 894 West Belmont Avenue, $9, fresnochaffeezoo.org

FRESNO: Hmong New Year's Festival December 26, 2019 - January 1, 2020 at Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave.
General Admission: $8, hmongcultural.org

GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Holiday November 29-December 31, 2019. Location: 3050 Hecker Pass Highway $35-58, gilroygardens.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Menorah Lighting, 6 p.m. at Bella Terra Amphitheater, 7777 Edinger Ave. Free, chabadhb.com | Menorah

LA JOLLA: Birch Aquarium Seas 'n' Greetings Kelp Forest Dive Show. 2300 Expedition Way $19.50, aquarium.ucsd.edu

LOS ANGELES: Zoo Lights,  6-10 p.m.   LA Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA $, free under age 2 years, lazoo.org

LOS ANGELES: Holiday Highlights Tour with Los Angeles Conservancy December 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m. Five public buildings are featured in a guided, 1.5 hour walking tour  $15, laconservancy.org | tours

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

SAN DIEGO: Jungle Bells includes Reindeer Games, Gingerbread Landing, Animal Experiences, Celebration of Lights and more.

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: Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade, 3 p.m. Free, grandstand seats at holidaybowl.com

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: 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: San Francisco Zoo Lights, 5-8 p.m. Location: 3939 W. Land Park Drive $, sfzoo.org

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America WinterFest November 29-December 31, 2019, opens 5 p.m. 237 W to Great America Parkway. Ice skating available, too. $ tickets

SANTA CRUZ: Chanukah Train December 26, 2019, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, CA, $ tickets, roaringcamp.com,  chabadbythesea.com , Enjoy a beach Menorah Lighting, then set off on an incredible 1-hour train ride on Roaring Camp's vintage excursion cars adorned with thousands of shining lights and Chanukah decorations. Learn Chanukah traditions and ride the train through the streets of Santa Cruz listening to Chanukah stories, playing dreidel and enjoying kosher refreshments provided by Chabad by the Sea.  Create a new holiday tradition with family and friends as we experience the lights, stories and traditions of Chanukah in a whole new way!

SANTA MONICA: Menorah Lightings December December 22-29, 2019, Lightings begin at Sundown, 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

VALENCIA: Six Flags Magic Mountain Holiday in the Park, 5 p.m. Holiday in the Park begins each day 2 million lights 7 uniquely themed areas

WESTMINSTER: Menorah Lighting at the Mall December 23 & 26, 2019, 6 p.m., Westminster Mall, JC Penney Lower Level, chabadhb.com | Menorah

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