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
BAKERSFIELD: Holiday Lightasmic! November 26-December 30, 2022, evenings at CALM Zoo. Location: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway Bakersfield, CA $, calmzoo.org
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
CAMARILLO: Dance Creations The Nutcracker November 26-27, 2022 Rancho Campana High School PAC 4235 Mar Vista Drive Camarillo, CA $20-25,†recitalticketing.com/27986/ dancecreations.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
COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC November 25, 2022-January 1, 2023, returns to Orange County Fairgrounds with family fun, foods, Christmas icons, and activities that Southern California beach kids often miss such as ice skating and sledding - real Winter experiences!
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
HANFORD: Winter Wonderland Ice Rink November 19, 2022-January 8, 2023
HOLLISTER: Hollister Lights ON Parade, 5:30 p.m. Vets Memorial 649 San Benito Street Hollister, CA (831) 636-8406 downtownhollister.org
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Surf City Winter Wonderland November 18, 2022-January 8, 2023 Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street in Pier Plaza.
INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru November 18, 2022-January 1, 2023, 6-10 p.m. at Empire Polo Club. Location:†81800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA. $, magicoflights.com
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!
JULIAN: Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony November 26, 2022, 1-8 p.m. Santa & Tree Lighting at new location - Julian Town Square Main & Washington Julian, CA visitjulian.com
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light November 20, 2022-January 8, 2023 features an after-dark, mile-long walkthrough of holiday lights in Descanso Gardens, a unique Southern California botanic garden of historical significance.
LAKEPORT: Christmas Pet Parade Nov.26, 2022
LAKEPORT: Lakeport Dickens Festvals, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Lakeport Main Street. 6th Annual Dickens' Festival is a family fun event with The Pet Parade at 12 p.m., My Divas caroling, a visit with Santa (take a picture), games for all to play, music, activities for children, and a sledding hill. Delicious hot chocolate, the giant Christmas tree lighting at 5:30 pm. and warm holiday cheer are all presented by Lakeport Main Street Association, lakeportmainstreet.com
LEWISTON: Lighting of the Bridge and Fireworks
LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow November 18, 2022-January 22, 2023 at LA Zoo. Special holiday display seen only at night. Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, $, lazoo.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: 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.
MILL VALLEY: Irish Christmas in America, 7:30 p.m., 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA. holiday music and dance. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy. Performers: Oisin Mac Diarmada, Fiddle; Caitriona Sherlock, Vocals; Grainne Hambly, Irish Harp, Concertina; Sean Gavin, Uilleann Pipes, Flute; and Patrick Doocey, Guitar Samantha Harvey, Dance, Piano Tickets: irishchristmasinamerica.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: 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.
PALOS VERDES PENINSULA: South Coast Botanic Garden Astra Lumina, An Enchanted Night Walk Amongst The Stars in Los Angeles, December 8, 2022-January 15, 2023. The limited engagement, multisensory immersive experience that holds a special connection to the stars above, brings special meaning to the holidays. $ tickets, southcoastbotanicgarden.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
RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights November 25, 2022-January 6, 2023. The National Historic Landmark dazzles with millions of holiday lights. Some say it is one of the best Christmas displays in the U.S. Free, missioninn.com
MARTINEZ: Martinez Tree Lighting November 26, 2022, 4-6 p.m. | 5:30 p.m. tree lighting Main Street Plaza Court & Pine St. Martinez, CA downtownmartinez.org/ holiday-tree-lighting Free
MODESTO: The McHenry Mansion Christmas Fair, formerly known as Dickens Faire, has moved to the last Saturday in November.
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.
PETALUMA: Santa's Riverboat Arrival November 26, 2022, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. River Plaza Shopping Center East Washington St. Petaluma, CA Free, visitpetaluma.com
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 DIEGO: Surfing Santa in San Diego November 26, 2022, 1-5 p.m. at Seaport Village, 849 W. Harbor Dr. seaportvillage.com
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: 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 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 Winter San Francisco Crystal Fair November 26-27 at San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. National, international and local California vendors have awe-inspiring gifts of minerals, gems, jewelry and services such as healers, psychics, and aura readers. Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4. Location: 1199 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA. $14 (good for both days) 12 and under free with parent, crystalfair.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
SANTA MONICA: Santa Monica Westside Ballet's The Nutcracker November 26-December 4, 2022, 1 & 5 p.m. †with live orchestration! The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center 1310 11th St Santa Monica, CA 90401 $50, westsideballet.com
SANTA PAULA: Christmas Parade Nov.26, 2022
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!
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-lights
WEST HOLLYWOOD: Metal Night at Viper Room with six bands, 6:30 p.m. System Of A Clown, a madcap tribute to one of the most unique bands of all time: System Of A Down; Void Vator; Felon 13; The Bastard Edmund; Pretty Blackmore; and Sinsation. Location: Viper Room, 8852 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA. $10-15, tinyurl.com/2p9a4cxs (eventbrite) or viperroom.com
VISALIA: Ice Skate Christmas at the Patch Ice Skate Visalia at Vossler Farms November 26, 2022-January 8, 2023WOODSIDE: 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.
CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays with LEGO brick 30-ft. tree, character meet & greet characters. Experience Holidays at LEGOLAND this season between November 20-29 & December 4-6, 11-13, 18-31, and January 1-10, 2021
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