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AGOURA HILLS: Holiday Boutique December 6-7, 2019. The City of Agoura Hills would like to invite you to visit our artisan vendors selling the perfect gift for the holidays. You can also visit our Woolsey Fire exhibition, which displays the resiliency of our community. BOUTIQUE Friday, December 6, 2019 From 5:00-8:00pm Saturday, December 7, 2019 From 11:00am-5:00pm culturalarts@ci.agoura-hills.ca.us (818) 597-7361 29900 Ladyface Court in Agoura hills.

ALAMEDA: Alameda Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting alamedaca.gov

AMADOR CITY: Calico Christmas Open House, 5-8 p.m.

AMADOR CITY: Calico Christmas Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

ANAHEIM: The Nutcracker performed by Hirschl Ballet's Sunrise Ballet, December 7-8, 2019

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Tree Lighting Nutcracker Celebration

ANTIOCH: Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

ANTIOCH: Bridge Marina Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade. The Yacht Club owns and maintains a small private island, in nearby Dutch Slough, with a dock for our members and guests. Location: Next to the San Joaquin River and Antioch Bridge, 20 Fleming Land, Antioch, CA | bridgemarinayachtclub.com

APPLE VALLEY: Santa at Civic Center Dog Park, 3-4 p.m. Dress up your dog for pictures with Santa. Bring your own Camera! Free, all ages, applevalley.org

APTOS: Aptos Village Tree Lighting & Holiday Craft Fair in Aptos Village Square 

ATASCADERO: Holiday Musical Walk Around the Lake, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Homes around the lake are decked out with special lighting and holiday decorations. More than 20 local choirs, bell ringers, carolers and other musical groups perform seasonal music around the lake and in the pavilion. A Live Performance by AHS Marching Band at 5:30 p.m. The zoo is open free of charge for all families 5:30-8:30 p.m. Hot Cider and food booth hosted by the City of Atascadero. All free of charge! Parking: The primary parking areas are the zoo parking lot, baseball field lot, Freedom Veteranís memorial and pavilion lot. atascaderolake.net

AUBURN: Festival of Lights Parade December 7, 2019

AVALON: Shop Catalina Tree Lighting and day of holiday fun, 12-8 p.m. Downtown.

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

BAY AREA: Caltrain Holiday Train December 7-8, 2019

BERKELEY: Berkeley Artisans Holiday Craft Fair, November 30-December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 2019 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Over 100 artists, craftspeople and galleries. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, between Center and Alston Way. berkeleyartisans.com

BELMONT SHORE: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS: A Christmas Carol December 4-8, 2019 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts $, thewallis.org | carol

BEVERLY HILLS: BOLD Holiday  Celebration, Fridays & Saturdays November 15-December 21, 2019

BISHOP: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

BISHOP: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

BLUE JAY: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

BUENA PARK:  Candy Cane Lane at Ellers Senior Center,
8150 Knott Avenue buenapark.com

CALISTOGA: Lighted Tractor Parade December 7, 2019

CALISTOGA: Pioneer Christmas 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park.  Volunteers dressed in 1850s-style costumes sing carols, serve hot apple cider and cookies, and teach traditional holiday crafts such as Christmas tree decorations of  cranberries and popcorn and cut paper snowflake ornaments. Write a letter to Santa with a quill pen and seal it with wax. Form rosemary wreaths or fir garlands to decorate their homes. Design clove and citrus pomanders. Decorate gingerbread men. Split firewood and learn about old wood working tools. Take a tour of the historic Bale Grist Mill as the water powered wheel mills flour.  $5; children under six are free, napavalleystateparks.org Location: Bale Grist Mill 3369 St Helena Hwy No Calistoga, 94574 napavalleystateparks.org

CAMARILLO: Old Town Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

CAMPBELL: Carol of Lights December 7, 2019

CARMEL: Carmel Mission I Cantori Concert, 8-10 p.m.
Carmel Mission Basilica, 3080 Rio Road carmelmission.org | missions

CHICO: Community Ballet A Very Chico Nutcracker December 5-8, 2019 at Laxson Auditorium Cal State University W. 1st Street & Salem Chico, CA. chicocommunityballet.org

CHICO: Stansbury Home Victorian Christmas December 6-8, 2019 307 W 5th St. Chico, CA 95928 $6, stansburyhome.org | museums

CHOWCHILLA: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

CLEARLAKE: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

COLTON: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

CONCORD: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

COPPEROPOLIS: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

Corning: Light Parade December 7, 2019

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, slgardens.org

COTTONWOOD : Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

CRYSTAL COVE: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

DANA POINT: Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights themed TIKI HOLIDAY December 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2019

DANA POINT: Winter Festival Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

DANA POINT: Santa Paws Pet Photos, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Dana Point Harbor, El Torrito Courtyard $15, petprojectfoundation.org

EL CENTRO: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

ELK GROVE: Parade of Lights December 7, 2019

ELK GROVE: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

ENCINITAS: Encinitas Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

ENCINITAS: Holiday Tree Lighting

ESCONDIDO: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

FAIRFIELD: Benicia Ballet Theatre Nutcracker November 30-December 8, 2019 at Solano Community College Theatre

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

FONTANA: Underwater Pictures with Santa, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Fontana Park Aquatics Center Address: 15610 Summit Ave. Fontana, CA 92336 Cost: $small fee, fontana.org

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

FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

FREMONT: Christmas Tree Lighting December 7, 2019 at the Old School Business Center, 43571 Mission Blvd.  Live Music, hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn, and Christmas Cookies, Face-painting Balloon-making, Santa Claus arrives on the Fremont Station Four Fire Truck. msjchamber.org

FRESNO: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

FULLERTON: A Walk Through Bethlehem December 6-8, 2019

GARDEN GROVE: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

GILROY: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

GILROY: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

GLENDALE: Glendale Montrose Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

GLENDALE: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker December 7-8, 2019 at Alex Theatre.

GLEN ELLEN: Live Nativity December 7, 2019

GROVER BEACH: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

GROVER BEACH: Holiday Sparkle Parade December 7, 2019

HERMOSA BEACH: Hermosa Beach Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour December 6-8, 2019. sandpipers.org | tours

HERMOSA BEACH: Sand Snowman Contest, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. hermosabeach.gov

HERMOSA BEACH: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

HUNTINGTON BEACH: A Christmas Carol, a Ghostly Tale present by A.C.T.S. Drama Group December 6-15, 2019 Calvary Chapel of the Harbour 16450 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA Free, ccoth.com | carol

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Barks of Love Santa Paws, 12-3 p.m. at 5th & PCH. Pet pictures with Santa Clause, barksoflove.org 

IRVINE: Festival Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker December 5-24, 2019 at Irvine Barclay Theatre

ISLETON: Marina West Yacht Club - MWYC / Oxbow Marina Lighted Boat Parade, Oxbow Marina Resort, 100 Oxbow Marina Drive, marinawestyachtclub.com | boat parades

KINGSBURG: Santa Lucia Festival in the Swedish Village, Draper Street Kingsburg, CA cityofkingsburg-ca.gov

KINGSBURG: Festival of Lights Parade December 7, 2019

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

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

LAKE SHASTINA: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

LAKE TAHOE: Tahoe Film Fest December 5-8, 2019
tahoefilmfest.org

LANCASTER: Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

LAWNDALE: Winter Fun Land December 6-8, 2019 at Lawndale Civic Center Plaza includes skating rink, Santa and trackless train rides. lawndalecity.org

LEMOORE: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

LINCOLN: Hometown Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting & Open House, 3-7 p.m. Craft and Vendor Fair on Lincoln Boulevard All Day: Downtown Merchants Open House Parade at 4:30 p.m. and  Tree Lighting 6-7 p.m.  Santa will be at Lincoln Boulevard and 5th Street in the Downtown Lincoln Association Booth. downtownlincolnca.com

LINCOLN: Lincoln Holiday Home Tour December 7, 2019, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Decorated homes in the local area. $, lincolnkiwanis.org | tours

LIVERMORE: Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade December 7, 2019

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

LONG BEACH: Parade of 1,000 Lights with the 2019 theme of "Deck the Hulls"

LONG BEACH: Oh, Christmas Tree! A Victorian Holiday Celebration at the Bembridge House, a historic home owned and operated by Long Beach Heritage. $, lbheritage.org  | tours

LOS OLIVOS: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES: NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) DocuSlate Film Festival, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. South Park Center
1139 South Hill Street, $10-$25, newfilmmakersla.com | film

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

LOS GATOS: Children's Holiday Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

MARYSVILLE: Christmas Parade, Nautical or Nice is 2019 theme.  December 7, 2019, 5-7 p.m. Route: Starts at 6th & D Streets and ends at the intersection of 5th & C Streets.  marysville.ca.us

McCLELLAN: All Nations Native Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Serna Village Community Center, 5836 Dudley Blvd. Sponsored by Cherokees of Northern Central Valley. Otsigeya, award winning Cherokee Women Singers, native dancers, activities for kids and door prizes. Opening ceremony at 11 a.m. and recognizing Pearl Harbor Day and Honoring Veterans. Information: Shirley Rowland, 916-203-7644/ sdr1943@att.net, Mike Webb, 916-786-8405/ sunwebb2@surewest.net or Debby Rising, 559-917-7966/ gourdwoman777@gmail.com

MERCED: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

MERCED: Hometown Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

MILLBRAE : Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

MISSION VIEJO: Drive-Thru Nativity December 6-7, 2019

MOORPARK: Drive Thru Nativity  December 6-7, 2019

MORRO BAY: Christmas Boat Parade

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Christmas at Our House December 6-7, 2019.  sfhs.com  | tours

MURRIETA: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

MURRIETA: Holiday Magic Push Cart Parade December 7, 2019

NAPA: An Irish Christmas at Uptown Theatre Napa. Kerry Irish Productions, Inc., $, facebook.com/pg/ConnectWithIreland

NORCO: Community Creche Festival December 4-7, 2019

NOVATO: Tree Lighting Downtown December 7, 2019, 4:30-7:30 p.m. downtownnovato.com

OAKLAND: Lighted Yacht Parade with 2019 theme:
Cartoon Christmas! lightedyachtparade.com

OAKLEY: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

OCEAN BEACH: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

OCEAN BEACH: Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

OCEANSIDE/SAN DIEGO: Coaster Holiday Express December 7-8 & 14-15, 2019.  Oceanside Transit Center $20, gonctd.com/holidayexpress/ | trains

OCEANSIDE: Mission San Luis Rey Serra Concert & Sing Along December 6-7, 2019 $, sanluisrey.org | missions

OROVILLE: Oroville  Walk Through Nativity December 6-7, 2019

OXNARD: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

OXNARD: Ventura County Ballet Company's The Nutcracker December 7-8, 2019 Oxnard Performing Arts Center 800 Hobson Way. $, venturacountyballet.com

PALM SPRINGS: Festival of Lights Parade December 7, 2019

PARADISE: Truck Parade December 7, 2019

PASADENA: Holiday Look In Holiday Home Tour December 7-8, 2019. See 4 elegant homes decorated  for the holidays. $, pasadenaholidaylookin.org | tours

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

PINOLE: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

PITTSBURG: Black Diamond Ballet The Nutcracker December 7-8, 2019 Creative Arts Building- Pittsburg High School 250 School Street Pittsburg, California $25 approx., blackdiamondballet.org

PLEASANTON: Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting. Main Street hometownholiday.com

PLEASANTON: Hometown Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

POINT LOMA (SAN DIEGO): Holiday Home Tour December 7, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $,  ptlomahometour.com | tours

PORTOLA: Portola Santa Trains December 7-21, 2019 at Western Pacific Railroad Museum, santa.wplives.org 

POWAY: Holiday Home Tour December 7, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hosted by National Charity League Poway Chapter, event features The Luz Estate homes. Tickets at: $25, powayholidayhometour.wix.com/powayncl | tours

RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Inland Pacific Ballet's The Nutcracker at Lewis Family Playhouse November 30-December 8, 2019

REDDING: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

REDWOOD CITY: Hometown Holidays Parade December 7, 2019

REDWOOD CITY: Academy of American Ballet Nutcracker December 6-8, 2019 at Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway Street

RIALTO: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

RIO VISTA: Holiday Home Tour, 10:30 a.m. The program contains a map of the homes on the tour. Hosted by RioVision $25-50, riovistavision.com | tours

ROHNERT PARK: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

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

SACRAMENTO: Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour December 6-8, 2019. See five magnificent homes in Sacramento's Fabulous Forties neighborhood.   $30-35, sacredheartschool.net | tours

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

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

SAN ANSELMO: Christmas Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

SAN BERNARDINO: Inland Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker December 6-8, 2019 at California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. 4th St.

SAN DIEGO: Makers Arcade Holiday Fair December 7-8, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Broadway Pier, 1000 N Harbor Dr. admission. More than 100 artists, designers, and makers, food, handcrafted cocktails, live music, a photo booth, crafts for all ages, and more. $5, makersarcade.com

SAN DIEGO: Old Town Cygnet Theatre November 27-December 29, 2019 4040 Twiggs St. San Diego, CA 92110 $, cygnettheatre.com | carol

SAN DIEGO: City Ballet of San Diego's Best Nutcracker December 6-22, 2019 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway

SAN DIEGO: Balboa Park December Nights Festival, December 6-7, 2019. The park's biggest free celebration of the year! Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado. Free admission, fees for food, shopping, balboapark.org/decembernights/

SAN DIEGO: Christmas Nativity Weekend December 7-8, 2019 at Mission San Diego de Alcala missionsandiego.org | missions

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 FRANCISCO: Gay Men's Chorus Holigays are Here, Ring Them Bells, December 6-7, 2019 Favorite seasonal carols, boisterous sing-alongs, hilarious comic routines and heart-warming family moments. Celebrity guests often appear. Time: 5, 7 & 9 p.m. Location: Sydney Goldstein Theater, San Francisco, Ca. $25-110, sfgmc.org

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 $, act-sf.org | carol

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

SAN FRANCISCO: Great Dickens Christmas Fair at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California 94103 $, dickensfair.com

SANGER: Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

SAN JOSE: San Jose Dance Theatre The Nutcracker December 6-15, 2019 at Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: Holiday in Lights Parade December 7, 2019

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA:  Holiday at the Mission Mission Winter Concert, sanjuanbautistaca.com | oldmissionsjb.org | missions

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: Capistrano Lights at San Juan Capistrano Mission December 7, 2019-January 6, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Mission San Luis Obispo Holiday Choral Concert At  Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa  $30-40, vocalarts.org | missions

SAN MATEO: Peninsula Ballet Theatre Nutcracker Sweet 45 minute condensed version December 7-15, 2019 at Peninsula Ballet Theatre's Studio One, 1880 South Grant Street

SAN RAFAEL: San Rafael Canal Lighted Boat Parade

SAN PEDRO: Port of Los Angeles Christmas Boat Parade

SANTA CLARA: Santa Clara Historic Home Tour December 6-7, 2019 includes a Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Italianate and Spanish Eclectic Cottage, plus Mission Branch Library. $, sc-hometour.com | tours

SANTA CRUZ: Holiday Art and Craft Faire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Simpkins Family Swim Center Community Room. FREE admission and parking! Jewelry, hats and bags,  knitted items, clothing, ornaments, chocolates, soaps, art, candles, nightlights, pottery, original artwork, cards, pillows, art glass.  scparks.com

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Symphony Holiday Home Tour December 7-8, 2019 features an Ocean View Stunner; Art Appreciation in the Uplands; A Sustainable Marvel; Contemporary Elegance; and a Chic Modern Farmhouse. $, santacruzsymphonyleague.org | tours

SANTA CRUZ: Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

SANTA MARIA: Parade of Lights December 7, 2019

SANTA MARIA: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019 

SARATOGA: David Benoit's Charlie Brown Christmas Concert. $, benoit.com

SCOTTS VALLEY: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

SOLVANG: Julefest Parade December 7, 2019

SPRING VALLEY: Bethlehem Story, Live Stage Musical Nativity Story December 5-8, 2019

SUSANVILLE: Santa Parade December 7, 2019

SUNNYVALE: Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

TEHACHAPI: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

TIBURON: Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

VALENCIA: Holiday Home Tour features three homes in Sand Canyon.  $, henrymayo.com | tours

VALLEJO: Mad Hatter Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

VALLEJO: Mad Hatter Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

VALLEY SPRINGS: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

VENTURA: Ventura County Ballet Company's The Nutcracker December 7-8, 2019 at Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way

VICTORVILLE: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

VICTORVILLE: Tree Lighting Ceremony

VISALIA: Ice Skate Visalia December 7, 2019-January 12, 2020

WEED: Olde Fashioned Tree Lighting December 7, 2019

WINTERS : Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2019

WINTERS: Tractor Lights Parade December 7, 2019

WOODLAND: Dickens in the Valley Holiday Home Tour with 7 homes decorated in Holiday Splendor!  $, visitwoodland.com  | tours

YUCCA VALLEY: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019, 5:30 p.m. yucca-valley.org


Past Events

Costa Mesa Orange County Performing Arts Center

California Contemporary Ballet Snow Queen Ballet in Glendale

Hirschl Ballet Anaheim California Performance of Nutcracker

Huntington Academy of Dance Ballet Etudes Nutcracker Ballet

Huntington Academy of Dance Ballet Etudes Nutcracker Ballet

Festival Ballet Theatre Nutcracker Ballet Irvine, CA

Antelope Valley Ballet Lancaster Nutcracker Ballet

Valley Dance Theatre Nutcracker Ballet Livermore, CA

Los Angeles Ballet Nutcracker Ballet Performance Dates

Marin Ballet Nutcracker at San Rafael California

Mendocino Ballet Nutcracker

Modesto Nutcracker Ballet at Gallo Theatre

Montclair Inland Pacific Ballet California Nutcraker

Pittsburg, California Nutcraker

Rohnert Park Nutcracker Ballet by Ballet Califia

Ballet San Jose Nutcracker Ballet

San Bernardino Inland Dance Company Nutcracker Ballet in

City Ballet of San Diego Nutcracker Ballet

Ballet San Jose Nutcracker Ballet

San Mateo Peninsula Ballet Theater Nutcracker Ballet

San Pedro City Ballet Nutcracker

Santa Barbara California Nutcracker Ballet Events

Santa Clara Ballet Nutcracker

Oakland Nutcracker Ballet

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