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CALM Zoo Holiday Lightasmic! in Bakersfield, CA

November 29, 2024

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ARCADIA: Lightscape November 17, 2023-January 2, 2024 at Los Angeles County Arboretum. Reimagined this year with all new experiences, the magical holiday event includes professional lighting and musical scoring throughout the gardens. $33-39 + $20 parking,

ATWATER: Razzari Ice Skating Center November 17, 2023-January 8, 2024 in Old Town Atwater. Seasonal ice skating rink offers affordable holiday fun.

OAKLAND: Oakland Zoo Glowfari, Wildly Illuminating Lantern Festival  November 10, 2023-January 28, 2024, 5-9 p.m. $26 adults, advanced ticket purchase is required:

BAKERSFIELD: Holiday Lightasmic! November 25-December 30, 2023 evenings at CALM Zoo. Location: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway Bakersfield, CA $,

CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays with LEGO brick 30-ft. tree, character meet & greet characters. Experience Holidays at LEGOLAND this season between Select days Kicking off November 18, 2023-January 7, 2024 Included with Daily Tickets

COLTON:  Colton Christmas Spectacular Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony November 29, 2023, 5:30-6 p.m. Colton City Hall Colton, CA

FOLSOM: Historic Folsom Ice Rink  November 10, 2023-January 15, 2024 in Downtown Folsom, 2oo Wool Street (behind Chamber of Commerce), Folsom, CA $,

INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru November 17-December 31, 2023, 5:30 p.m. at Empire Polo Club. Location: 81800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA. $,

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light November 19, 2023-January 7, 2024 features an after-dark, mile-long walkthrough of holiday lights in Descanso Gardens, a unique Southern California botanic garden of historical significance.

LA PUENTE: Tree Lighting Ceremony November 29, 2023, 5-8 p.m.

LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow November 17, 2023-January 7, 2024 at LA Zoo. Special holiday display seen only at night. Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, $,

NAPLES: Lighted Trees in the Bay, Nightly at Sunset, November 23, 2023-January 1, 2024. 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. 

ONTARIO: Christmas on Euclid Street Nativity thru January 1, 2024.

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, 

WOODSIDE: Holidays at Filoli, November 18, 2023-January 7, 2024. 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 Gentleman's Orchard, and hundreds of acres of Natural Lands with 5 distinct ecosystems.

SAN FRANCISCO: Union Square Ice Rink November 1, 2023-January 15, 2024

CORONADO: Skating by the Sea November 17, 2023-January 7, 2024 at Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. is one of the most scenic seaside ice skating rinks in the U.S. Public invited. $,

CONCORD: Ice at the Veranda November 3, 2023-February 14, 2024 at The Veranda shopping mall. Come glide on Ice at The Veranda, a newly reimagined mixed-use retail center with open-air shopping, dining and entertainment.

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC November 24, 2023-January 7, 2024 at Orange County Fair & Event Center. Snow, ice tubing, ice skating, rides, North Pole, fire pits and more. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. $35-110,

ENCINITAS: Lightscape November 17, 2023-January 1, 2024, 5-8:30 p.m. at San Diego Botanic Garden includes over one million lights in artistic installations along a one-mile, easily walkable garden path. $29-35,

LOS ANGELES: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square November 16, 2023-January 7, 2024 Willy Bietak Productions is back at Pershing Square for ice entertainment during the holidays.

HANFORD: Winter Wonderland Ice Skating November 18, 2023-January 7, 2024 at Civic Park, Downtown Hanford. Make it a date with the family and friends for fun holiday ice skating. $,

MONTEREY: Skating by the Bay November 24-December 31, 2023 at Custom House Plaza. $,

PARADISE: Paradise on Ice November 10, 2023-January 7, 2024 at Terry Ashe Park and Recreation Center is open for seasonal ice skating among towering trees of the Sierra Nevada foothills, $,

POMONA: Imaginarium at Fairplex November 17, 2023-January 7, 2024. Over 5 million lights in colorful displays, life-size Chinese lanterns, holiday foods and Cirque performances stir the imagination in this all ages, limited engagement. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. $28-up,

REDDING: Garden of Lights November 17, 2023-January 7, 2024 at McConnell Arboretum. Walk on the world-famous Sundial Bridge to the the Arboretum where over one million animated lights are on display select nights. $20-25, $20-25,

ROSEVILLE: Tree Grove on the Square  November 29-December 8, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m. Vernon Town Square Roseville, CA Free,

SACRAMENTO: Imaginarium November 17, 2023-January 7, 2024 at Cal Expo. Location: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA. $21-27,

SAN JOSE: Downtown Ice is a seasonal holiday rink offering skating sessions, skate rentals and holiday festivities November 17, 2023-January 15, 2024.

SAN MATEO: IlluminOdyssey November 10, 2023-January 28, 2024 at CuriOdyssey, a zoo and learning center containing native, non-releasable animals such as river otter, bobcat, gray fox, snakes, birds, bugs and more. Location: 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA. $26.64 approx.,

SAN RAMON: Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Skating Rink November 10, 2023-January 7, 2024 at City Center Bishop Ranch $21 approx.,

SANTA ANA: Santa Ana Winter Village Ice Rink December 2-31, 2023 at Orange County Civic Center Plaza of the Flags, $,

SANTA MONICA: ICE  November 1, 2023-January 15, 2024

SIGNAL HILL: Signal Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony November 29, 2023, 6 p.m. Signal Hill City Hall, 2175 Cherry Ave. Signal Hill, CA

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Heavenly Village Ice Rink November 1, 2023-March 31, 2024

VISALIA: Christmas on the Farm Ice Skating Rink November 25, 2023-January 7, 2024 at Vossler Farms. Food concessions, HoHoHoliday Hayrides, Candy Express Train Ride and Ice Skating on the farm makes for old-fashioned fun. $,

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