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Saturday, November 23, 2019

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AGOURA HILLS: The Nutcracker November 22-23, 2019 at A-PAEC MainStage Theater Agoura High School $, performingarts.lvusd.org

ALTADENA: Altadena Elves' Faire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 209 E. Mariposa St. Altadena, CA 91001 pasadenawaldorf.org

APPLE VALLEY: Turkey Fun Run, 8 a.m. Town Hall Recreation Center Apple Valley, CA  $20-25, applevalley.org | Thanksgiving

ARCATA:  Humboldt Bay Mycological Society Mushroom Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. hbmycologicalsociety.org | mushrooms

AUBURN: Mandarin Festival November 22-24, 2019 at Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St. mandarinfestival.com

BAKERSFIELD: Olive Knolls Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Olive Knolls Church of the Nazarene, Family Life Center and Grassy Area | Shop handmade crafts with more than 50 crafters. Take your own pictures with Santa. Pancake breakfast and salad. Location: 6201 Fruitvale Ave., Bakersfield, CA. oliveknolls.com

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

CAMERON PARK: Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Faire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Cameron Park Community Center 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA.  The Christmas Craft Faire  features hundreds of hand-made crafts. cameronpark.org

CARLSBAD: Legoland California Holiday November 23 - December 31, 2019 Legoland California Tickets

CARMEL: Homecrafter's Marketplace. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Sunset Center parking lots, 8th Avenue between San Carlos and Mission Street. ci.carmel.ca.us

CATHEDRAL CITY: Festival of Balloons November 22-24, 2019 HotAirBalloonFest.com | balloons

COSTA MESA: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show November 22-24, 2019. Location: Hilton Orange County, 3050 Bristol, Costa Mesa, CA Free and open to the public, mineralshowslld.com

DANA POINT: Surfing Santa Competition and Stand Up Paddle Contest November 23-24, 2019, 7:30 a.m.  Salt Creek Beach Dana Point, CA surfingsantacontest.org

DAVIS: Davis Turkey Trot at Civic Center Field Davis, CA 95616 changeofpace.com | turkey trots

FELTON: Santa's Shelves Christmas Craft Faire November 23-24, 2019. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 30 crafters and bake sale.  Location: Felton Fire Station, 131 Kirby St., Felton, CA.  Free admission, feltonfire.com

HEALDSBURG: Healdsburg November Arts and Crafts Market  23 & 30, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. All work must be made by the applying artist. No commercially produced goods or imports are allowed. Location: West Plaza Parking Lot, North & Vine Streets, Healdsburg, CA. healdsburgfarmersmarket.org

HUGHSON: Hughson Arts and Crafts Fair, November 23-24, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hughson High School, 7th & Whitmore, Hughson, CA. facebook.com/ 20thCenturyArtsAndCraftsFairofHughson/

LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy November 23-December 22, 2019.  sawdustartfestival.org

LONG BEACH: Urban Hive Market at Pike Outlets. There will a variety of talented handmade and small business vendors. urbanhivemarket.com

LOS ANGELES: THE WIZARDING WORLD's Talkin' Turkey late night talk show, 8 p.m. An immortal wizard with a mix of characters, guests, & music, themed around exploring Thanksgiving & confronting the literal ghosts of America's past is hosted by the sorcerous Amoenus Franco at the Pack Theater,  6470 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Pay-what-you-can theater, so admission is free but a donation is greatly appreciated. facebook.com/events/542660349885730/

MISSION VIEJO: Gifts and Goodies Holiday Boutique, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Norman P. Murray Community Center. Juried art show features 80+ talented artisans displaying their hand crafted items. Location: 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA. Free admission, mvactivities.com

MONTEREY: Ice Skating by the Bay November 23, 2019-January 5, 2020

MONTEREY: Del Monte Shopping Center Tree Lighting, 5-7 p.m. Del Monte Shopping Center Highway 1 at Munras Ave. Monterey, CA shopdelmonte.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Nutcracker Ballet with Pacific Ballet Academy November 22-24, 2019 at Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts

MOUNT SHASTA: Siskiyou Ice Rink November 23, 2019-February 17, 2020

NAPA: Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday faire November 22-24, 2019 85  artists of original crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods.  Kim: afterthegoldrush@sbcglobal.net 

NEWPORT BEACH: Fashion Island Tree Lighting Ceremony November 22-23, 2019. 6 p.m. Fashion Island 401 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA Free, shopfashionisland.com

ORINDA: Orinda Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 50 vendors with handmade holiday items, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, candles, home decorations, homemade knit ware, organic food items and more. Location: Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way Orinda, CA 94563 Free admission, cityoforinda.org

PETALUMA: Christmas Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petaluma United Methodist Church, 410 D Street, Petaluma CA 94952. Free, petalumaumc.org

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Made Holiday Market November 23-24, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Location: 2031 Commercial Street, San Diego, CA. The Holiday Market includes 75 local makers, live music performances, food stations. $5 admission, facebook.com/sandiegomade/

SAN DIMAS: Turkey Triathlon & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon at Bonelli Park $, renegaderaceseries.com | turkey trots

SAN FRANCISCO: Great Dickens Christmas Fair November 23, - December 22, 2019 weekends at Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco, CA dickensfair.com

SAN JOSE: Holiday Boutique November 23-24, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Wide variety of gifts for all ages. Lunch for sale at snack bar. Location: Holy Family Parish, 4848 Pearl Avenue San Jose, CA 95136. Free, holyfamilysanjose.org/

SANTA BARBARA: UCSB Turkey Trot at the UCSB Lagoon. The charity event is a 5k run/walk or 10k run | turkey trots

SANTA CLARA: Frozen Fest, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All ages welcome! This is a high-volume program, so seating is in a first-come, first served basis. Doors  close when event reaches capacity. Location: Central Park Library - Redwood Room 2635 Homestead Road Santa Clara, California 95051, santaclaraca.gov

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Turkey Trot begins and ends on Delaware street by the back entrance to Natural Bridges State Park. | turkey trots

SANTA MARIA: Turkey Trot 1 Mile Fun Run and 5K at Jim May Park $, cityofsantamaria.org | turkey trots

SEAL BEACH: Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting, 4-8 p.m. Eisenhower Park Ocean Ave. & Main Street Seal Beach, CA Free, sealbeachchamber.org

SUSANVILLE: Monticola Christmas Boutique & Country Store  November 23, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Monticola Clubhouse, 140 S. Lassen Street, Susanville CA.  lassencountychamber.org

TEHACHAPI: Hot Chocolate 5K Turkey Trot at Brite Lake. Run beanies, finisher medals, hot chocolate and refreshments after the run.  $,  tvrpd.org | turkey trots

TURLOCK: Turkey Trot Family Fun Run at Donnelly Park  $,  turlock.ca.us

YUBA CITY: Hands of Hope Turkey Trot 5k/10k at Riverbend Elementary School $, handsofhope.com

Past Events

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Lake Tree Lighting Santa's Grand Entrance November 23, Past Event! 5-8 p.m. Village at Big Bear Lake Village & Pin Knot Big Bear Lake, Ca (909) 878-4747 bigbearlakevillage.com

COPPEROPOLIS: Copperopolis Tree Lighting Ceremony November 23, Past Event! 4-  Old Fashioned Holiday on the Square Copperopolis Town Square 100 Town Square Road Copperopolis, CA CopperopolisTownSquare.com

LAKE ALMANOR: Merchant's Night Holiday Celebration, 5-8 p.m. Chester Merchants throw open their doors offering food, hospitality, store specials, music and visits from Santa Claus. Location: Main Street, Chester, CA 96020. lakealmanorarea.com

LONG BEACH: Queen Mary Ice Rink opens now through January 6, 2019. The Queen Mary 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, California (800) 437-2934 queenmary.com

LOS ANGELES: Downtown on Ice Holiday ice rink is an annual event with free concerts and paid ice skating at Pershing Square, 532 South Olive Drive 

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Tree Lighting, 5:30-8 p.m. Village at Mammoth Mammoth Lakes, CA mammothmountain.com

MONTEREY: Del Monte Center Tree Lighting

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Nutcracker Ballet with Pacific Ballet Academy November 23-25, Past Event! at Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts 500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA mvcpa.com

MOUNT SHASTA: Winter Magic Parade and Tree Lighting, 6 p.m.

PASO ROBLES: Paso Robles Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m. Downtown Paso Robles 12th & Spring Streets Paso Robles, CA Cost: Free, pasoroblesdowntown.org

PASO ROBLES: Holiday Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Paso Robles Downtown City Park Paso Robles, CA pasoroblesdowntown.org Free admission Arts, crafts and handmade goods

PLACERVILLE: Placerville Festival of Lights, 5:30-8 p.m. Tree Lighting at approx. 6 p.m. Downtown Placerville Main Street Placerville, CA  visit-eldorado.com Music Live entertainment Santa Stagecoach rides

SAN FRANCISCO: Great Dickens Christmas Fair November 17-December 23, Past Event! weekends at Cow Palace Exhibition Halls 2600 Geneva Ave. dickensfair.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Macy's Great Tree Lighting, 6-9 p.m. Holiday Tree Lighting 170 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 macys.com | visitunionsquaresf.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4-9 p.m. Free, public invited.

SAN JOSE: Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting with Santastic! Santa's Fantastic Musical Revue! before headliner, singer/songwriter, Jules takes the stage.

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Central Coast Craft Fair November 23-24, Past Event! Veterans Memorial 801 Grand Ave San Luis Obispo, CA Free admission, free parking californiacraftshow.com 

SANTA ROSA: Santa Rosa Winter Lights Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting, 4-8 p.m. Old Courthouse Square Santa Rosa, CA facebook.com/ SantaRosaWinterLights

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