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
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
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 Tree Walk November 25-27, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2022. $, roaringcamp.com | Christmas walks
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: Irish Christmas in America, , 3 p.m. The Center For the Arts Grass Valley, CA. Holiday music and dance show produced by Sligo fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humor 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
HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Christmas Parade includes celebrities and grand marshal Danny Trejo. November 27, 2022, 6-8:30 p.m. Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA thehollywoodchristmasparade.org
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
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.
LEMOORE: Lemoore Christmas Tree Raising November 27, 2022, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open House 12-3 p.m. Downtown Lemoore Fox & D Street Lemoore, CA lemoore.com
LOS ALTOS: Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade A Child's Holiday Fantasy November 27, 2022, 6 p.m. Downtown Los Altos losaltosparade.org
LOS ALTOS: Festival of Lights Parade Nov.27, 2022
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
MISSION VIEJO: Mission Viejo Tree Ceremony with Santa's Arrival and Illumination November 27, 2022, 3-6 p.m. Civic Center 200 Civic Center Mission Viejo, CA mvactivities.com
NAPLES: Lighting of the Trees in the Bay nights through New Year's Day.
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
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
RANCHO CORDOVA: Rancho Cordova Christmas Tree Lighting and Fireworks, 4-7:30 p.m. | Tree Lighting and Fireworks at 7 p.m. at the Village Green Park 3141 Bridgeway Drive cordovacouncil.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: 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
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
SALINAS: Parade of Lights Nov.27, 2022
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: 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 FRANCISCO: San Francisco's Union Square on Ice, November 2, 2022-January 16, 2023, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily
SAN JOSE: Christmas in the Park daily through New Year's
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
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
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
VACAVILLE: Ron George Big Band Christmas, 3 p.m. at Performing Arts Theatre, Vacaville, CA. $tickets, vpat.net
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.
YORBA LINDA: Handel's Messiah Sing Along 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace, east room. Baroque 18th century costumes are encouraged at two concerts, doors open 1/2 hour prior to each concert, no reserved seating. The audience is invited to join in singing the Hallelujah Chorus. The Orchestra and Chorus are directed by David Walterman. Location: 18001 Yorba Linda blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886 Your donations are greatly appreciated. Free admission. Free parking, messiahsing.org or 714-349-2581
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