ARCADIA: LA Arboretum's Lightscape, a magical holiday lights event which includes professional lighting and musical scoring throughout the gardens. Tickets $38, general admission; $80 flex time, arboretum.org
CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays with LEGO brick 30-ft. tree, character meet & greet characters. Experience Holidays at LEGOLAND this season between Select days November 19, 2022-January 8, 2023 Included with Daily Tickets
FOLSOM: Historic Folsom Ice Rink November 11, 2022 -January 16, 2023 in Downtown Folsom, 2oo Wool Street (behind Chamber of Commerce), Folsom, CA $, historicfolsom.org
LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE: Descanso Gardens Enchanted Forest of Light, November 20, 2022-January 8, 2023. Walk-through holiday attraction featuring lit gardens with music. Location: 1418 Descanso Drive La Canada Flintridge, CA $34-40, descansogardens.org
OAKLAND: Glowfari Wild Lantern Festival Nov.11, 2022-Jan.29, 2023. It's a wild lights experience in Oakland Zoo. The nighttime event features exotic animal lanterns and festive holiday lights.
REDDING: Garden of Lights November 18, 2022-January 8, 2023 at McConnell Arboretum, Turtle Bay Exploration Park 844 Sundial Bridge Drive Redding, CA $22, $15 for seniors, youth and military, reddinggardenoflights.org
REDWOOD CITY: Zoppe Family Circus - Liberta! runs through November 27, 2022 at Downtown Library park, under the Big Tent. Tickets: aftontickets.com/Zoppe'
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
SACRAMENTO: Old Town Sacramento Tree Lighting Ceremony of the 60 foot tree is followed by Theater of Lights. Free, oldsacramento.com
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco's Union Square on Ice, November 2, 2022-January 16, 2023, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily
SAN MATEO: San Mateo's IlluminOdyssey November 4, 2022-January 16, 2023 at CuriOdyssey. Location: 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401 $26.64, curiodyssey.orgWOODSIDE: Holidays at Filoli, November 19, 2022-January 8, 2023. See 20 miles of Holiday lights, food delights, shopping ops, and Santa visits at an historic 654-acre estate featuring a 54,000+ square-foot Georgian revival-style mansion, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, a 6.8-acre Gentlemanís Orchard, and hundreds of acres of Natural Lands with 5 distinct ecosystems.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.