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Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

ANAHEIM: Christmas Fantasy Parade November 8, 2019-January 6, 2020

ANTIOCH: Pet Santa Portraits for Christmas keepsakes.

AZUSA: Christmas Tree Lighting and Winter Fiesta, 12-6 p.m. Tree Lighting at approx. 5:45 p.m. Azusa City Hall

BAKERSFIELD: Hanukkah 8-Krazy Kilometers & 2k Latke Loop Fun Run, 8:30 a.m. at Panorama Vista Preserve, 901 E Roberts Ln, Bakersfield, California, 93308. The race course along the Kern River features a riparian woodland home to native plants and animals, including hiking, biking and equestrian trails. A portion of proceeds benefits the Kern River Parkway Foundation. $24-30, raceroster.com/events/2019/23420/ hanukkah-8k

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

BALBOA: Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour features 8 Island homes in this  walking tour $, balboaislandnb.org
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BAY AREA: Caltrain Holiday Train December 7-8, 2019

BERKELEY: Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck  Ave. between Rose & Vine AnotherBullwinkelShow.com

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

BURBANK: Best of Burbankia Illustrated Talk with Wes Clark and Mike McDaniel, 2 p.m. at Burbank Historical Society's Gordon R. Howard Museum. burbankhistoricalsoc.org

CAMARILLO: Camarillo Homes for the Holidays December 8, 2019, 1-5 p.m. Includes Red Barn Boutique open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Champagne Pre-tour Brunch 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $, meadowlarkserviceleague.com | tours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GLENDALE: Explore Bethlehem December 8, 2019

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

GRANADA HILLS: Holiday Parade December 8, 2019

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

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: Children's Christmas Parade December 8, 2019

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

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

LA JOLLA: Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival December 8, 2019

LAKE TAHOE: Tahoe Film Fest December 5-8, 2019
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LONG BEACH: A Christmas Carol December 7-22, 2019 Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach CA lbplayhouse.org  | carol

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

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

LOS ANGELES: Grier Musser Museum Victorian Christmas House Tour, Refreshments provided.  Location: 403 S Bonnie Brae St. $, griermussermuseum.org | tours

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

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

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

PASADENA: Holiday Tour at Castle Green, a 120-year-old building open to the public only two times each year. Visit 25+ private condominiums, the Penthouse, and the iconic Bridge, as well as the ground floor that's decked in holiday finery.  $, castlegreen.com | tours

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

PLACERVILLE: Holiday Parade December 8, 2019

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

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

REDLANDS: YMCA Holiday Home Tour December 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Event features 6 homes and historic Asistencia.  $, ymcaeastvalley.org | tours

ROSSMOOR: Holiday Home Tour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Five beautifully decorated homes in an annual event produced by Rossmoor Woman's Club. $20-25, rossmoorwomansclub.com | tours

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

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

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

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

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: Parade of Lights Boat Parade December 8 & 15, 2019

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: 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 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 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 $, goldengirlssf.com 

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

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

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 SIMEON: Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight tours. $30-up, reservations 1-800-444-4445  hearstcastle.org | home tours

SANTA BARBARA: An Irish Christmas at Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA $, lobero.org | facebook.com/pg/ConnectWithIreland

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 Trains at Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Rd. Felton, CA. Train travels between depot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. roaringcamp.com for tickets

SANTA MONICA: Westside Ballet's The Nutcracker with live orchestration November 30-December 8, 2019 at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center

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

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

VISTA: Vista Holiday Home Tour includes four private residences decorated for the holidays $, vistacommunityclinic.org | tours

 

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