BENICIA: Wine Walk & Shop Small November 25, 2023, 1-5 p.m. Wine Walk Downtown Benicia at participating merchants on First Street -- stroll First Street on a beautiful afternoon and taste over a dozen wines being poured inside downtown shops. Benicia, CA. Benicia, CA. $, BeniciaMainStreet.org
HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY - HOLIDAY SHOPPING SALES
ALPINE: Viejas Casino Resort Ice Rink November 4, 2022-January 8, 2023, 3-10 p.m. daily Viejas Casino & Resort invites the public to enjoy Southern California's largest outdoor ice rink throughout the season!
ANAHEIM: Anaheim Ballet's The Nutcracker with Symphony Irvine November 25-26, 2022 at The City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Anaheim, CA $25-45, anaheimballet.org
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
BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Lake Tree Lighting Santa's Grand Entrance, 5-8 p.m. Village at Big Bear Lake Village Drive & Pine Knot Ave. Big Bear Lake, CA bigbearlakevillage.com
BRENTWOOD: Brentwood on Ice November 18, 2022-January 8, 2023
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
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
CHICO: Ice Rink in the Plaza November 17, 2022-January 9, 2023
CONCORD: New rink at The Veranda November 4, 2022-February 14, 2023
CORONADO: Skating by the Sea November 17, 2022-January 1, 2023 Hotel del Coronado Overlooking the beautiful, blue Pacific
DANVILLE: Lighting of the Old Oak Tree November 25, 2022, 5:15-8:30 p.m. Diablo Road, Old Oak Tree Hartz & Prospect Ave. Danville, CA danville.ca.gov
FELTON: Holiday Lights Train, Roaring Camp Railroads
FELTON: Holiday Tree Walk November 25-27, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2022. $, roaringcamp.com | Christmas walks
FERNDALE: Veterans Craft Bazaar, November 25-26, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ferndale Veteran's Hall. Holiday shopping fair features local artists and crafters, food and plant vendors. Face covering required for entry. Location: 1100 Main Street, Ferndale, CA, 95536, visitferndale.com
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
GRASS VALLEY: Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Fridays November 25-December 23, 2022, 6-9 p.m. in Downtown Grass Valley. Rekindle the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas at this delightful holiday event. downtowngrassvalley.com
HANFORD: Christmas Parade Nov.25, 2022, 6 p.m. hanfordchamber.com
HANFORD: Winter Wonderland Ice Rink November 19, 2022-January 8, 2023
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Surf City Winter Wonderland November 18, 2022-January 8, 2023 Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street in Pier Plaza.
IRVINE: Irvine Spectrum Holiday Ice Rink November 4, 2022-January 2, 2023 Located at a shopping & dining destination, the rink is in the heart of it all where there's something for everyone!
Julgransfest Christmas Tree Lighting November 25, 2022, 6-9 p.m. Swedish Village Draper Street
Kingsburg, CA kingsburgchamber.com
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
LOS ANGELES: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square November 23, 2022-January 1, 2023 While Willy Bietak & his Productions discontinued the San Jose Downtown Ice, he's back at Pershing Square after its hiatus. He also operates Union Square Ice Rink in San Francisco this year.
MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Tree Lighting November 25, 2022, 5:15-7:30 p.m. Village at Mammoth mammothmountain.com
MAMMOTH LAKES: Holiday Ice Rink November 25, 2022-March 2023 Nothing says winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains better than an invigorating ice skating session after a day on the ski slopes.
MONTEREY: Cannery Row Tree Lighting November 25, 2022, 5-7 p.m. Cannery Row Steinbeck Plaza Prescott Ave. Monterey, CA Free, canneryrow.com
MONTEREY: Ice Skating by the Bay November 25, 2022-January 1, 2023 There's no place more in the holiday spirit than Monterey Bay for this ice skating adventure surrounded by shops, dining, and the ever-close Pacific Ocean.
MOUNT SHASTA: Mount Shasta Hometown Holiday Light Parade Winter Magic Festival following the 6 p.m. Parade November 25, 2022 400 (block of) Mount Shasta Blvd. mtshastachamber.com
MOUNT SHASTA: Siskiyou Ice Rink November 19, 2022-February 12, 2023 If you're a local, you know that this is one fun hangout for winter entertainment.
NAPA: Ice Skating at Vista Colina November 11, 2022-January 8, 2023 Located at Meritage Resort, open to the public
NAPLES: Lighted Trees in the Bay, Nightly at Sunset, November 24, 2022-January 1, 2023. This annual tradition in not a ceremony per se, but more of an esthetic pleasure for the holidays, brought to the public by donors, volunteers and Long Beach City workers.
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: 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.
ONTARIO: Christmas on Euclid Street Nativity thru Jan.1, 2023
PARADISE: Paradise on Ice Rink November 18, 2022-January 8, 2023 Many special events and activities are being planned around the Ice Rink to make the Terry Ashe Park and Recreation Center a hub of holiday activity.
PLACERVILLE: Festival of Lights November 25, 2022, 7-9 p.m. Tree Lighting at approx. 6 p.m. Downtown Placerville Main Street Placerville, CA cityofplacerville.org
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'
RIVERSIDE: Festival of Trees Holiday Fair November 25-26, 2022, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Riverside Convention Center. Kick-off the Holiday Season at the Festival of Trees Holiday Fair! Beautifully decorated trees and vignettes adorn the halls of the Riverside Convention Center along with holiday marketplace, and kids activities such as face painting, coloring, and make-and-take crafts. Meet Santa at his Workshop for a photo opportunity. Location: 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501 Free, RUHSFoundation.org
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: 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: Downtown Holiday Ice November 9, 2022-January 16, 2023 The cool place to go, the Downtown Holiday Ice Rink combines a vibrant, urban scene with old-fashioned fun.
SAN DIEGO: Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station November 17, 2022-January 8, 2023 A perfect San Diego setting combined with the glorious (mellow) winter weather makes for comfort & joy this holiday season.
SAN FRANCISCO: Union Square Ice Rink November 2, 2022-January 16, 2023 Union Square is an iconic San Francisco hub, a gathering spot with access to the famous foods, drinks, shopping and transportation. There's no excuse not to check out the Ice Rink.
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco's Union Square on Ice, November 2, 2022-January 16, 2023, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily
SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes November 25-December 23, 2022 at The Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street San Francisco, California 94103 $, goldengirlssf.com
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 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
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.org
SAN MATEO: Holiday on Ice November 11, 2022-January 8, 2023 Placed in the city's beloved Central Park, there's no better spot for ice skating to your heart's content.
SAN RAMON: Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink November 11, 2022-January 8, 2023
SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Holiday Ice Rink November 25, 2022-January 1, 2023
SANTA MONICA: ICE November 11, 2022-January 16, 2023
Winter Lights Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting November 25, 2022, 4-7 p.m.
at Old Courthouse Square
50 Old Courthouse Square Santa Rosa, CA Free, downtownsantarosa.org/ winterlights
SARATOGA: Wine Stroll and Tree Lighting November 25, 2022, 6-8:30 p.m. at Blaney Plaza
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Holiday Tree Lighting November 25, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at The Shops at Heavenly Village. 70' tall cut Christmas tree! Free, theshopsatheavenly.com
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Heavenly Village Ice Rink October 31, 2022-April 2023
TEMECULA: Inland Valley Classical Ballet Theatre Nutcracker November 25-27, 2022 November 25, 2022, 7 p.m. November 26, 2022, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. November 27, 2022, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. Presented by Inland Valley Classical Ballet Theatre Old Town Temecula Community Theater 42051 Main Street Temecula, CA 92590 $30-40,†tickets.temeculatheater.org
TWAIN HARTE: Long Barn Lodge Outdoor Rink November 2022 - February 2023 Long Barn Lodge Ice Skating at its finest!
VISALIA: Ice Skate Christmas at the Patch Ice Skate Visalia at Vossler Farms November 26, 2022-January 8, 2023
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-lightsWOODSIDE: 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.
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