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AGOURA HILLS: 91301 Holiday Boutique December 2-3, 2022 at Agoural Hills Recreation and Event Center. Hours Friday 4-7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Photos with Santa 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday. Location: 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Free admission, agourahillscity.org

AMERICAN CANYON: Magic of the Season Tree Lighting & Parade Dec.3, 2022 Shenandoah Park 100 Sonoma Creek Way American Canyon, CA. Free, cityofamericancanyon.org

ANAHEIM: Sunrise Ballet's The Nutcracker December 3-4, 2022 Anaheim Center for Performing Arts Theater 1952 West La Palma Anaheim, CA 92801 $25, sunriseballet.dance

ANTIOCH: Christmas Parade December 3, 2022, 1-6 p.m. Parade at 6 p.m. Riverfront in Downtown Antioch on 2nd & G Street celebrateantioch.org

ATASCADERO: Musical Holiday Christmas walks Around the Lake at Atascadero Lake Park enjoy holiday Choirs, carolers, refreshments,  free admission.

AUBURN: Placer Theatre Ballet Nutcracker December 2-11, 2022 Placer Theatre 275 Orange Street Auburn, CA $12-25, placertheatreballet.org

AUBURN: Festival of Lights Christmas Parade, 5-7 p.m. Cherry Ave. & Lincoln Way Auburn, CA auburnchamber.net

BELMONT SHORE: 37th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade, 6-9 p.m. 2022 theme is Christmas at the Movies 2nd Street between Bayshore & Livingston Belmont Shore, CA belmontshore.org

BISHOP: Christmas Parade on Main Street followed by Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bishop Park

BLUE JAY: Blue Jay Christmas Parade December 3, 2022, 2 p.m. BlueJayParade.com BLUE JAY: There's nothing like a parade! The 40th Annual Blue Jay Christmas Parade in downtown Blue Jay! The streets close off at 1 p.m. and the parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Expect floats,

BUENA PARK: 51st Annual Candy Caneland & Craft Faire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Entertainment, food, games, activities, free raffles and of course the popular "snow slide"! In the Craft Faire, you can shop from over 100 local artisans for all those unique holiday gifts. Free admission, buenapark.com

CALABASAS: Holiday Road USA November 25-December 30, 2022, 5-10 p.m. (Nov.25-27 & Dec.1-4; Dec.7-24; Dec.26-30, 2022) King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $29.99-65, holidayroadusa.com

CALISTOGA: Lighted Tractor Parade Dec.3, 2022

CASTRO VALLEY: Alameda Civic Ballet Nutcracker December 3-4, 2022, 2 p.m. at Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road Castro Valley, CA $, alamedacivicballet.org

CORNING: Light Parade Dec.3, 2022

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC November 25, 2022-January 1, 2023, returns to Orange County Fairgrounds with family fun, foods, Christmas icons, and activities that Southern California beach kids often miss such as ice skating and sledding - real Winter experiences!

DANA POINT: Community Tree Lighting, La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway & Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA danapoint.org

ELK GROVE: Parade of Lights  likely date Dec.3, 2022

ENCINITAS: Encinitas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Lumberyard and  Encinitas Holiday Parade with a brand new theme for 2022

ESCONDIDO: Jaycees Christmas Parade Dec.10, 2022, 2-5p; Miracle on Grand Avenue is 2022 theme. Held on W. Grand Ave. facebook.com/ EscondidoJayceesAnnualChristmasParade/

EXETER: Exeter Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

FALLBROOK: Fallbrook Christmas Parade, Miracle on Main Dec.3, 2022, 5-8 p.m. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

FELTON: Holiday Lights Train, Roaring Camp Railroads

FONTANA: Underwater Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fontana Park Aquatic Center. $5 or toy donation, fontana.org

FRESNO: Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

GILROY: Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

GLENDALE: Glendale Montrose Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

GLENDALE: Los Angeles Ballet The Nutcracker December 3-4, 2022 at Alex Theatre Location: 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA $, alextheatre.org | losangelesballet.org

GROVER BEACH: Holiday Sparkle Parade Dec.3, 2022

HAYWARD: Santa Con Hayward December 3, 2022, 6-11 p.m. Free, facebook.com/SantaConHaywardCA/ | SantaCon

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Ballet E'tudes The Nutcracker December 3-11, 2022 Ballet Etudes will Perform the Nutcracker at Huntington Beach High School Auditorium Huntington Beach High School 1905 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA Tickets: $30-40, balletetudes.com

INDIO: Tamale Festival December 3-4, 2022. Billed as world's largest tamale fest, enjoy eating tons of tamales as well as listening to bands, seeing a car show and entering contests such as Tamale Eating Contest and Best Tamale Recipe.

INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru November 18, 2022-January 1, 2023, 6-10 p.m. at Empire Polo Club. Location:†81800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA. $, magicoflights.com

KINGSBURG: Festival of Lights Parade Dec.3, 2022

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light November 20, 2022-January 8, 2023 features an after-dark, mile-long walkthrough of holiday lights in Descanso Gardens, a unique Southern California botanic garden of historical significance.

LA HABRA: Tamale Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Euclid Street between La Habra Blvd. & Bridenbecker Ave. as well as in Brio Park and Portola Park †La Habra, CA Free admission, lahabracity.com

LAKE ELSINORE: Winterfest Parade Dec.3, 2022

LEMOORE: Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

LINCOLN: Hometown Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022, 4:30 p.m. Festival, Craft Show, Tree Lighting, Food Trucks, Santa, 3-7:30 p.m. downtownlincolnca.com

LIVERMORE VALLEY: Holidays in the Vineyards December 3-4, 2022  Admission is free, lvwine.org | Christmas walks

LIVERMORE: Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade Dec.3, 2022

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade Saturday, December 3, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Pre-parade events begin at 4 p.m. at Banning's Landing Community Center in Wilmington. 100 E. Water Wilmington, CA (310) 549-8111 portoflosangeles.org | lawaterfront.org

LOS ANGELES: LA Phil's Dudamel Nutcracker Concert: Tchaikovsky & Ellington December 3, 4 & 10, 2022 Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 $92-259, musiccenter.org

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Ballet Academy The Nutcracker December 3-4, 2022 Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) Soraya Center for the Performing Arts, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA $50, thesoraya.org 

LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow November 18, 2022-January 22, 2023 at LA Zoo. Special holiday display seen only at night. Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, $, lazoo.org

LOS GATOS: Children's Holiday Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

MARYSVILLE: Christmas Parade December 3, 2022, 5-7 p.m. Route: Starts at 6th & D Streets and ends at the intersection of 5th & C Streets.  marysville.ca.us | facebook.com/marysvillechristmasparade/

MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade 6-8 p.m. Morro Bay Yacht Club Morro Bay, California mbyc.net | morrobay.org South T-Pier and Embarcadero Visitors come from hundreds of miles to see this annual event.

NAPA: Napa SantaCon December 3, 2022 $40, napaactive2030.org | SantaCon

NORCO: Illuminate Silverlakes Nov.25-Dec.30, 2022, 6-10 p.m. at SilverLakes Park. A themed  $28-48; $18-34 kids, illuminate.holiday

OAKLAND: Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade, 5:30 p.m. at the Alameda Estuary  Presented by Oakland Yacht Club and Encinal Yacht Club lightedyachtparade.com

OCEAN BEACH: (San Diego): Holiday Parade Dec.3, 2022

OXNARD: Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

OXNARD: Oxnard Tamale Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Plaza Park - Downtown 5th & B Street Oxnard, CA Free, oxnardtamalefestival.com

PACIFIC BEACH: Holiday on Crystal Pier, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: 4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA.  pacificbeach.org

PALM SPRINGS: Festival of Lights Parade Dec.3, 2022

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA: South Coast Botanic Garden Astra Lumina, An Enchanted Night Walk Amongst The Stars in Los Angeles, December 8, 2022-January 15, 2023. The limited engagement, multisensory immersive experience that holds a special connection to the stars above, brings special meaning to the holidays. $ tickets, southcoastbotanicgarden.org

PARADISE: Truck Parade Dec.3, 2022

PASO ROBLES: Light Parade Dec.3, 2022

PETALUMA: Theatre Square Tree Lighting December 3, 2022, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Four Blocks in the Heart of Downtown Petaluma - D Street to B Street, Petaluma Blvd. to First Street Petaluma, CA theatre-district.com

PLEASANTON: Hometown Holiday Parade Dec.3, 2022

RANCHO CUCAMONGA: The Nutcracker, ballet, December 3-4 & 10-11, 2022 at Lewis Family Playhouse. Location: 12505 Cultural Center Drive Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739 $tickets, ipballet.org 

REDDING: Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

REDWOOD CITY: Academy of American Ballet Nutcracker December 3-4, 2022 at Canada College Theater, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, CA. Cost: $22-50, americanballet.com

RIALTO: Rialto Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30-9 p.m. Holiday Parade held in Downtown Rialto Rialto and Festival at City Hall 150 S. Palm Ave. Rialto, CA Free, yourrialto.com

RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights November 25, 2022-January 6, 2023. The National Historic Landmark dazzles with millions of holiday lights. Some say it is one of the best Christmas displays in the U.S. Free, missioninn.com

ROSEVILLE: Tree Grove on the Square Nightly through December 8, 2022. Vernon Town Square Roseville, CA roseville.ca.us/events

SACRAMENTO: Imaginarium - Light Up the Night November 18, 2022-January 2, 2023, 5 p.m. at Cal Expo. Presented by Global Winter Wonderland, the festival includes an ice skating rink, carnival, 3 millions shimmering lights displayed and entertainment. Cal Expo Location: 1600 Exposition Blvd Lot 26, Sacramento, CA 95816 $25-27, imaginarium360.com 

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Capital City Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade December 3, 2022, 6-9 p.m. 3365 South River Road West Sacramento, CA 95691 sacyc.com

SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights November 23-December 24, 2022. Based on Clement Clarke Moore's classic Christmas poem  'Twas the night before Christmas, the half hour show is staged in Old Town Sacramento. Free, oldsacramento.com

SAN DIEGO: Balboa Park's December Nights December 2-3, 2022 at Balboa Park. Produced by the City of San Diego and hosted in Balboa Park

SAN DIMAS: San Dimas Holiday Parade December 3, 2022, 4:30 p.m. on Bonita Ave., sandimasca.gov

SAN DIMAS: San Dimas Holiday Tree Lighting December 3, 2022, 6:30 p.m. on Bonita Ave., sandimasca.gov

SAN FRANCISCO: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair November 19 - December 18, 2022, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Cow Palace. Step into another century to eat, drink and be merry at this huge Victorian party with characters you'll remember from  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Guests are encouraged to come in costume. $30-45, dickensfair.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes November 25-December 23, 2022 at The Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street San Francisco, California 94103 $, goldengirlssf.com 

SANGER: Holiday Parade Dec.3, 2022

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: Holiday in Lights Parade Dec.3, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Nature Nights November 11, 2022-January 8, 2023, 5-8 p.m., at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. Location: 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 $23 general admission sold online, slobg.org

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Lighted Boat Parade December 3, 2022, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Harbor Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Yacht Club Free to see, club.scyc.org

SANTA CRUZ: Holiday Parade Dec.3, 2022

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz SantaCon December 3, 2022, 6:30 p.m. RupertsParty.org | SantaCon

SANTA MARIA: Parade of Lights Dec.3, 2022

SANTA MONICA: Montana Avenue Holiday Walk December 3, 2022, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Santa Monica, CA 90403  Free, montanaave.com | Christmas walks

SANTA MONICA: Santa Monica Westside Ballet's The Nutcracker November 26-December 4, 2022, 1 & 5 p.m. †with live orchestration! The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center 1310 11th St Santa Monica, CA 90401 $50, westsideballet.com

SANTA ROSA: Snoopy's Home Ice Tree Lighting December 3, 2022, 6:30 & 8 p.m. Location: 1667 West Steele Lane Santa Rosa, CA $5, snoopyshomeice.com

SANTA ROSA: Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Finley Community Center.  Shopping experience featuring over 90 local artists! Address: 2060 West College Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401, $5, srcity.org

STOCKTON: Stockton Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade Saturday, December 3, 2022, 5-8 p.m. Location: Stockton Yacht Club Stockton, CA facebook.com/ stocktonlightedboatparade/

SOLVANG: Julefest Parade Dec.3, 2022

SUSANVILLE: Santa Parade Dec.3, 2022

TEHACHAPI: Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

TEMECULA: The Ballet Studio Nutcracker  December 1-4, 2022 at Europa Village Winery. Location: 41150 Via Europa, Temecula, CA 92591 $45-140, tickets.temeculatheater.org

UPLAND: Upland Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

VALLEJO: Mad Hatter Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

VALLEJO: Mad Hatter Holiday Parade, a Christmas Tree Lighting and Vallejo Lighted Yacht Parade are all happening in a single day.

VALLEY SPRINGS: Valley Springs Christmas Parade December 3, 2022, 10 a.m. Corner of California & Chestnut. Stick around. There's a Craft Fair and in the evening the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa.  Valley Springs, CA valleyspringsaba.com

VENTURA: Winter Wine Walk December 3, 2022, 12-8 p.m. Wine Walk is 4-7 p.m. $65 - $150, venturawinterwinewalk.com | Christmas walks

VICTORVILLE: Children's Christmas Parade Dec.3, 2022

WATSONVILLE: Santa Cruz Holiday Lights November 25-December 25, 2022, 5:30-9 p.m. at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Location: 2601 East Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076 $20-40,  fairgrounds-foundation.org/ holiday-lights

WEAVERVILLE: Douglas City Fire Belles 43rd annual Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall. Crafts, baked goods, refreshments and raffle. Location: 101 Memorial Drive, Weaverville, CA, 96093 visittrinity.com

WINTERS: Tractor Lights Parade Dec.3, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past events

AGOURA HILLS: Holiday Boutique December 3 & 4, 2021. The City of Agoura Hills would like to invite you to visit its artisan vendors selling the perfect gift for the holidays. Friday 4-7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. Free admission,  agourahillscity.org

AMADOR CITY: Main Street Magic, 4-8 p.m. Amador City, CA
 visitamador.com

AMERICAN CANYON: Reindeer Run, 8 a.m. Kids price category and adults $20-up, cityofamericancanyon.org

AMERICAN CANYON:  Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, Parade and fun, 6-10 p.m. at Shenandoah Park
cityofamericancanyon.org

ANAHEIM: Hirschl Sunrise Ballet Nutcracker December 4-5, 2021 Servite Theater 1952 West La Palma, $, hirschlballet

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Tree Lighting Nutcracker Celebration

APTOS: Aptos Village Tree Lighting & Holiday Craft Fair December 4, 2021, 1-5 p.m. Aptos Village Green †Tree in front of New Leaf Aptos, CA aptoschamber.com

ARROYO GRANDE: Tree Lighting Ceremony after the big event, the parade!

ARROYO GRANDE: South County Holiday Parade held in the village includes a tree lighting event

AUBURN: Placer Theatre Ballet Nutcracker December 4-12, 2021 at Placer Theatre 275 Orange. $, placertheatreballet.org

AVALON: Shop Catalina Day and Tree Lighting Ceremony. See Santa, sings Christmas carols and more.

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

BURBANK: Burbank Mayor's Tree Lighting December 4, 2021, 6 p.m. City Hall Front Steps 275 E. Olive Burbank, CA burbankca.gov

CAMARILLO: Camarillo Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration December 4, 2021, 5 p.m. Camarillo Old Town Dizdar Park Camarillo, CA Free, camarillooldtown.org

CARLSBAD:  Tree Lighting at the Rancho. Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park  $10, under age 3 free, carlsbadca.gov

CHERRY VALLEY: Winterfest December 3-4, 2021, Cherry Valley Grange Community Center bcvparks.com

CHICO: A Very Chico Nutcracker December 3-5, 2021 Laxson Auditorium Cal State University, chicocommunityballet.org | chicoperformances.com

CHICO: Stansbury Home Victorian Christmas December 3-5, 2021. Holiday Entertainment, Raffle Items, Hot Apple Cider, Bidwell Perk Tea and Homemade Cookies. Location: 307 W 5th St. Chico, CA 95928 $6, stansburyhome.org 

COPPEROPOLIS: Copperopolis Tree Lighting Ceremony - Copper Christmas December 4, 2021, 4-7 p.m.  Coppervalley.com

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest Orange County's Night of Lights Drive Thru, November 26, 2021-January 2, 2022 Location: OC Fairgrounds 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 $,†nightoflightsoc.com

COSTA MESA: Nutcracker for Kids, 10 & 11:30 a.m. †Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 615 Town Center Drive  Ticket: $39-up pacificsymphony.org

DANA POINT: Tree Lighting Ceremony at La Plaza Park
34111 La Plaza danapoint.org

EL CENTRO: El Centro Christmas Parade December 4, 2021, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The theme for the 75th Annual Parade is Golden Jingle Bells.

ELK GROVE: Elk Grove Tree Lighting, Holiday Parade of Lights and IllumiNATION Holiday Festival. Activities begin at 1 p.m.

ENCINITAS: Encinitas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Lumberyard and  Encinitas Holiday Parade with the 2021 theme: Encinitas Rocks!

ESCONDIDO: Escondido Winter Wonderland Festival December 4, 2021, 3-7 p.m. California Center for the Arts Lyric Court artcenter.org Free, open to the public

FELTON: Holiday Lights Train November 26-December 23, 2021  roaringcamp.com

FONTANA: Underwater Pictures with Santa at the Fontana Park Aquatic Center between 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., and take an underwater holiday picture with Santa. These make a great Christmas card that the whole family will enjoy. The cost is $5 per photo or a toy donation. For details, call the Fontana Aquatics Center at (909) 854-5111.

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

GARDEN GROVE: Garden Grove Tree Lighting Winter in the Grove December 4, 2021, 3-7 p.m. Village Green Park. Free, $5 wristband for Snowtopia, ggcity.org

GILROY: Holiday parade and Santa's lighting the Christmas Tree takes place downtown. Be there!

GILROY: Gilroy Gardens: Charlie Brown Christmas, Ice Skating, Santa's Workshop, Lighting Displays and the new Winter Cabin through December 31, 2021.

GLENDALE: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker, December 4-5, 2021 at Alex Theatre. losangelesballet.org

GROVER BEACH: Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade  groverbeach.org

HERMOSA BEACH: Sand Snowman Contest, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 2021 Sand Snowman Contest takes place at Beach and Strand Location: 1 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, California 90254  Free, hermosabeach.gov

HERMOSA BEACH: Hermosa Beach Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour December 3-5, 2021. This year's tour boasts three distinctive, magnificently decorated homes transformed for the holidays by local artisans and florists. A festive boutique is back featuring luxurious gifts for purchase, including jewelry, wine, spirits, and clothing. $30, sandpipers.org | tours

INDIO: Tamale Festival December 4-5, 2021.  Billed as world's largest tamale fest

KINGSBURG: Santa Lucia Festival December 4, 2021, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. PARADE begins at 5:30 p.m. Swedish Village Draper Street Kingsburg, CA cityofkingsburg-ca.gov

LAGUNA BEACH: Laguna Beach Winter Fantasy weekends through December 19, 2021

LA HABRA: Tamale Festival December 4, 2021. lahabracity.co

LAKE ELSINORE: Winterfest holiday celebration includes a parade and tree lighting ceremony.

LEMOORE: Lemoore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony December 4, 2021, 6 p.m. Downtown Lemoore Fox & D St. Lemoore, CA

LIVERMORE: Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade, 6 -8 p.m. Following the Holiday Parade, a beautiful Christmas Tree is officially lit in Downtown Livermore.
livermoredowntown.com

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Comic Con December 3-5, 2021 Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 $35-up, comicconla.com

LOS ANGELES: A Very Merry Winter Market with typewriters at the center of everything, 12-6 p.m. Artisans, poets, crafters and all sorts of vendors in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District are offering the public to  use vintage typewriter machines to create holiday cards for loved ones, or notes to pen pals Ö anything you can type courtesy Typewriter Connection. The event is free and open to the public. The Winter Market will host artists and crafters from throughout Los Angeles,  There will be opportunities for people to Type, courtesy of Typewriter Connection Location: As We Dwell, 441 Seaton St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Parking and admission are free, but registration is encouraged  typewriterconnection.com | aswedwell.com

LOS OLIVOS: Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting, 4-7 p.m. at the Flagpole. losolivosca.com

MERCED: Merced Christmas Tree Lane Reverse Parade December 4, 2021, 5-8:30 p.m. cityofmerced.org | mercedchristmasparade.com †Parade route M & 18th Streets Merced, CA

MILLBRAE: Millbrae Tree Lighting December 4, 2021, 5-7 p.m. Millbrae City Hall Constitution Square ci.millbrae.ca.us

MURRIETA: Tree Lighting Holiday Magic Vendor Fair, Ceremony & Festival of Trees December 4 & 5, 2021, 5-8 p.m. Town Square Park 13 Town Square Murrieta, CA murrietaca.gov

OAKLEY: Oakley Christmas Tree Lighting December 4, 2021, 4-7 p.m. Civic Center Plaza 3231 Main Street Oakley, CA oakleyinfo.com

ONTARIO: Pomona/Ontario Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show December 3-5, 2021. Hundreds of artists and crafters reunite to ring in the holiday tradition of the  at the new location of the Ontario Convention Center, while the Fairplex remains closed for 2021. More than 24,000 dazzling American handmade creations, strolling performers, an interactive Kidzone, prizes, specialty foods, demonstrations, and trend-setting artisans with creations in jewelry, clothing, photography, oils, specialty foods, hand-turned wood, ceramics, eclectic art pieces, kidís accessories, holiday decor and ornaments, and blown glass, among others.   Bring non-perishables for donation to the local food bank to help others and receive $2 off. Hours are Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. New location: Ontario Convention Center at 2000 East Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764. $7-9, harvestfestival.com

OXNARD: Oxnard Christmas Parade December 4, 2021, A Super Hero Christmas is the 2021 theme. oxnarddowntowners.org

PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade December 4, 2021, 5:45-10 p.m. Parade route: Palm Canyon Drive palmspringsca.gov | psfestivaloflights.com

PARADISE: Christmas Countdown at Paradise on Ice with the Lighted Truck Parade, Santa's Arrival and Tree Lighting Ceremony, as well as a craft fair and community ornament building.

PASO ROBLES: Mid-State Fair Market  December 3 & 4, 2021 at the Paso Robles Event Center. Find antiques, new items, used items and handmade items from local artisans and crafters as holiday gifts or gifts for yourself at this outdoor shopping experience! Enjoy food and a glass of wine or beer while you shop too! Time: Friday, 2-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA. Free admission and parking, midstatefair.com 

PICO RIVERA: Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festival  December 4, 2021, 4-9 p.m. Lighting of the Civic Center Holiday Tree takes place in-between the live entertainment.

PINOLE: Pinole Tree Lighting Ceremony December 4, 2021, 3-6 p.m. Fernandez Park San Pablo & Tennent Ave. Pinole, CA ci.pinole.ca.us

PLACERVILLE: Tractor pulled hayrides, free in Downtown Placerville Main St. cityofplacerville.org

PLEASANTON: Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade December 4, 2021, Main Street hometownholiday.com

REDDING: Redding Lighted Christmas Parade December 4, 2021, 6 p.m. California St. & Promenade vivadowntownredding.org

REDWOOD CITY: Hometown Holidays Parade &  Tree Lighting

REDWOOD CITY: Academy of American Ballet Nutcracker December 4-5, 2021 Cost: $15-50, americanballet.com

REDWOOD CITY: Peninsula Ballet Theatre Nutcracker Sweet at Fox Theatre 2215 Broadway Street  $35-65 approx.

ROHNERT PARK: Rohnert Park Tree Lighting Ceremony December 4, 2021, 6-8 p.m. Community Center Complex 5401 Snyder Lane

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

SALINAS: Streets of Bethlehem December 2-5, 2021, First Baptist Church  Free, streetsofbethlehem.com 

SAN ANSELMO: San Anselmo Tree Lighting Lighting Ceremony Saturday, December 4, 2021, 5-7 p.m. Imagination Park 535 San Anselmo Avenue  townofsananselmo.org

SAN BERNARDINO: Inland Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker December 3-5, 2021 California Theatre of the Performing Arts 562 W. 4th St. Tickets: $30-40 approx. ticketmaster.com

SAN DIEGO: Ocean Beach Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting 42nd annual celebration on Newport Avenue

SAN DIEGO: Balboa Park - A Taste of December Nights Festival December 3-5, 2021, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. near Balboa Park.

SAN DIEGO: Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village Saturday, December 4, 2021, 4-8 p.m. Piazza Natale on the corner of W. Date & India Streets littleitalysd.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes at The Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street San Francisco, California 94103 $, goldengirlssf.com 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: City of San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting Ceremony 4 p.m. at Historic Town Center Park, sanjuancapistrano.org

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

SAN PEDRO: Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade 6-8 p.m. Pre-parade events begin at 4 p.m. at Banning's Landing Community Center in Wilmington with Tree Lighting, Pet Elf dress-up Parade, crafts & games and live entertainment.

SANTA CLARA: Great America WinterFest November 26, 2021-January 9, 2022. California's Great America, 237 W to Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA $ cagreatamerica.com

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Santa Fe Springs Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5-9 p.m. at Town Center Plaza santafesprings.org

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour December 1-31, 2021 features nearly 20 unique displays in a walking tour. Free to see, sausalito.org/gingerbread-house-tour

SANTA BARBARA: ARISE 5K Walk/Run, 9 a.m. at Ledbetter Beach Park brings together participants of all ages from Santa Barbara and Southern California to benefit Santa Barbara Rescue Missionís Bethel House Women's Residential Treatment Program. $25-35 registration: arise5k.org

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America WinterFest Nov. 26 - Jan. 9, 2022. Ice-skate in front of the iconic Carousel Columbia and marvel at spectacular live shows. More than 60 rides and holiday attractions, sending letters to the North Pole, checking out Santa's workshop and baking cookies in Mrs. Claus' kitchen. Location: 237 W to Great America Parkway. Ice skating available, too. $ tickets

SCOTTS VALLEY: Scotts Valley Holiday Tree Lighting December 4, 2021, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Scotts Valley Community Center, facebook.com/cityofscottsvalley

SOLVANG: Solvang Julefest Parade December 4, 2021, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.solvangusa.com

SOUTH EL MONTE: County Of Los Angeles Department Of Parks And Recreation Whittier Narrows Recreation Area Fishing With Santa, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Event for Ages 5 To 15 Years begins at 8 a.m. Free Admission Whittier Narrows Recreation Area North Lake Area D - Santa Anita Entrance 751 South Santa Anita Ave. South El Monte Registration All Participants Must Be Registered Vehicle Entrance Fee: $7. (No Adult Fishing Allowed During Event) Limit One Rod Per Youth Registration 8 a.m.  cityofsouthelmonte.org Call (626) 575-5526.

SUNNYVALE: Sunnyvale Tree Lighting Ceremony December 4, on Murphy Avenue in Downtown Sunnyvale sunnyvaledowntown.com

UPLAND: Upland Christmas Parade December 4

VALLEJO: Vallejo Mad Hatter Holiday Parade December 4, 2021, 4:30 p.m. Historic Downtown Vallejo Georgia St. to the Waterfront hattervallejo.com

VALLEJO: Lighted boat parade on the waterfront

VALLEJO: Santa's Wonderland Holiday Tree Lighting December 4, 2021, 4-7 p.m. gvrd.org

VALLEY SPRINGS: Valley Springs Christmas Parade starting at 10 am. Santa will make a special trip from the North Pole. The parade meets at the Terrace Shopping Center, 1906 Vista Del Lago Dr., Valley Springs, and will proceed down Daphne; turn right at the Veterans Hall and then right at Sequoia where the parade will end. gocalaveras.com

VICTORVILLE: Victorville Festival of Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony December 4, 2021, 4-7 p.m. Victorville City Hall  VictorvilleCA.Gov/TreeLighting

WINTERS: Winters Tractor Parade. Activities begin at 4:30 p.m. Winters Chamber of Commerce produces this beloved annual event featuring up to 60 tractors decorated with holiday lights.

YUBA CITY: Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting and Downtown Stroll
 

Past Events

LA PALMA: Holiday Tee Lighting Ceremony December 4, 2019

PARAMOUNT: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 4, 2019

PASADENA: A Christmas Carol December 4-23, 2019 A Noise Within 3352 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA anoisewithin.org | carol

SALINAS: The Streets of Bethlehem December 4-7, 2019

SIGNAL HILL: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 4, 2019

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