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22 | Wednesday, November 23, 2022

ALPINE: Viejas Casino Resort Ice Rink
ARCADIA: LA Arboretum's Lightscape through Jan.8, 2023
BRENTWOOD: Brentwood on Ice
CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays with LEGO brick 30-ft. tree
CHICO: Ice Rink in the Plaza
COACHELLA VALLEY: Magic of Lights Drive Thru
CONCORD: New rink at The Veranda
CORONADO: Skating by the Sea
FOLSOM: Historic Folsom Ice Rink
FRESNO: IllumiNature at Fresno Chaffee Zoo
HANFORD: Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Surf City Winter Wonderland
IRVINE: Irvine Spectrum Holiday Ice Rink
LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE: Descanso Gardens Enchanted Forest
LOS ANGELES: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
LOS ANGELES: Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow, LA Zoo
MOUNT SHASTA: Siskiyou Ice Rink
NAPA: Ice Skating at Vista Colina
OAKLAND: Glowfari Wild Lantern Festival
OLYMPIC VALLEY: Ice Skating at Squaw Valley Resort
PARADISE: Paradise on Ice Rink
REDDING: Garden of Lights
SACRAMENTO: Downtown Holiday Ice
SACRAMENTO: Imaginarium - Light Up the Night
SACRAMENTO: Old Town Sacramento Tree Lighting
SAN DIEGO: Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station
SAN FRANCISCO: Union Square Ice Rink
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Nature Nights, slobg.org
SAN MATEO: Holiday on Ice
SAN MATEO: San Mateo's IlluminOdyssey, curiodyssey.org
SAN RAMON: Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink
SANTA MONICA: ICE Skating Outdoors for Holidays!
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Heavenly Village Ice Rink
TWAIN HARTE: Long Barn Lodge Outdoor Rink
WOODSIDE: Holidays at Filoli


24 | Thursday, November 24, 2022

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
 BENICIA: 'Hand Up' Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 
FAIRFIELD: Thanksgiving Day Solano Turkey Trot
ALAMEDA: Thanksgiving Turkey Dip or Roll 
BELMONT SHORE (LONG BEACH): Turkey Trot 5 & 10 K 
BIG BEAR LAKE: Turkey Trot 
BURBANK: 1K, 5K, 10K Turkey Trot Run
CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays with LEGO brick 30-ft. tree
CLAREMONT: Claremont Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot
CORONADO: Coronado 5K Turkey Trot 
DANA POINT Turkey Trot 5 & 10K Race and Costume Contest
ELK GROVE: Gobble Wobble
ENCINITAS: Turkey Trot 5K/10K 
FAIRFIELD: Solano Turkey Trot
FALLBROOK: Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
FOLSOM: Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run 
FOLSOM: Historic Folsom Ice Rink, historicfolsom.org
HEALDSBURG: Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 
HUNTINGTON BEACH Causelife Turkey Wobble
IRVINE: Orange County Turkey Trot 5k 
JACKSON: Turkey Trot 
LA CAŅADA: Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk 
LANCASTER: YMCA annual 1K and 5K Turkey Trot
LA QUINTA/ PALM DESERT: Thanksgiving Day 5K
LOS ANGELES: Turkey Trot L.A. 5K/10K 
MODESTO: Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk
MORAGA: Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk MCC Turkey Trot
MOUNTAIN VIEW: MVHS Sports Boosters Spartan Turkey Trot 
NAPA: Napa Valley Turkey Chase 
NAPLES: Lighted Trees in the Bay, Nightly at Sunset
NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Drumstick Dash 5K/10K
NOVATO: Marin Turkey Trot 1 Mile, 5K, 10K
OAKLAND: Oakland Turkey Trot 5K 
OCEANSIDE: O'Side Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning
PALM DESERT: Martha's Village Thanksgiving Day 5K
PALM SPRINGS: Running Wild's Wild Turkey Trot 
PASADENA: Rose Bowl 5K Turkey Trot
PIEDMONT: Piedmont Turkey Trot 
RANCHO MISSION VIEJO: Turkey Trot on the Ranch
RIO VISTA: 5K or 1/4 Mile Kids Dash Turkey Trot 
ROSEVILLE: Turkey Trot 
SACRAMENTO: Run to Feed the Hungry 10K, 5K 
SACRAMENTO: Imaginarium - Light Up the Night 
SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights, Free, oldsacramento.com
SAN BERNARDINO: Turkey Trot 5K,10K Family Fun Run
SAN DIEGO: Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K 
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco's Union Square on Ice
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Turkey Trot 5M, 3M and Kids 
SAN JOSE: Silicon Valley Turkey Trot
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Gobble Wobble 5K Fun Run 2.5 or 5K
SAN MATEO: Gobble Wobble 5K, 10K, 1 Mile, Kids Dash
SAN PABLO: Nitro Turkey 5K & 10K Run 
SANTA CLARITA: College of the Canyons Turkey Trot 3 Mile
SANTA MONICA: Turkey Trot 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
TORRANCE: Turkey Trot 
UPLAND: Upland Turkey Trot 5K & 1K Run
VENTURA: Ventura Annual Turkey Trot 5K & Kids 1K
VISALIA: Turkey Trot 5k 
WALNUT CREEK: Forma Gym Turkey Trot 5K/10K 
 YOUNTVILLE: Community Thanksgiving Dinner 


25 | Friday, November 25, 2022

HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY - HOLIDAY SHOPPING SALES
ANAHEIM: Anaheim Ballet's The Nutcracker, Symphony Irvine
ARCADIA: LA Arboretum's Lightscape, magical holiday lights
CALABASAS: Holiday Road USA, holidayroadusa.com
CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays with LEGO brick 30-ft. tree
DANVILLE: Lighting of the Old Oak Tree, danville.ca.gov
FELTON: Holiday Lights Train, Roaring Camp Railroads
FERNDALE: Veterans Craft Bazaar, November 25-26
FOLSOM: Historic Folsom Ice Rink 
GRASS VALLEY: Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Fridays
HANFORD: Christmas Parade, hanfordchamber.com
KINGSBURG: Julgransfest Christmas Tree Lighting
LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE: Descanso Gardens Enchanted Forest   MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Tree Lighting
MONTEREY: Cannery Row Tree Lighting, canneryrow.com
MOUNT SHASTA: Mount Shasta Hometown Holiday Light Parade
NAPLES: Lighted Trees in the Bay, Nightly at Sunset
NORCO: Illuminate Silverlakes Nov.25-Dec.30
OAKLAND: Glowfari Wild Lantern Festival Nov.11-Jan.29
PLACERVILLE: Festival of Lights, cityofplacerville.org
REDDING: Garden of Lights, reddinggardenoflights.org
REDWOOD CITY: Zoppe Family Circus - Liberta! 
RIVERSIDE: Festival of Trees Holiday Fair Nov.25-26  
SACRAMENTO: Imaginarium - Light Up the Night 
SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights. Free, oldsacramento.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Union Square on Ice through January 16, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes
SAN FRANCISCO: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair 
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Nature Nights, slobg.org
SAN MATEO: San Mateo's IlluminOdyssey, curiodyssey.org
SANTA ROSA: Winter Lights Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting
SARATOGA: Wine Stroll and Tree Lighting 
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Holiday Tree Lighting 
WATSONVILLE: Santa Cruz Holiday Lights 
WOODSIDE: Holidays at Filoli, filoli.org


26 | Saturday, November 26, 2022

ALPINE: Viejas Casino Resort Ice Rink
ANAHEIM: Anaheim Ballet's The Nutcracker
ARCADIA: LA Arboretum's Lightscape, magical holiday lights
BAKERSFIELD: Holiday Lightasmic! calmzoo.org
BRENTWOOD: Brentwood Christmas Parade 2022
BRENTWOOD: Brentwood on Ice Nov.18, 2022-Jan. 8, 2023
CALABASAS: Holiday Road USA, holidayroadusa.com
CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays with LEGO brick 30-ft. tree
CHICO: Ice Rink in the Plaza through January 9, 2023
CONCORD: New rink at The Veranda til February 14, 2023
CORONADO: Skating by the Sea ends Jan.1 at Hotel del
COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC through January 1, 2023
FELTON: Holiday Lights Train, Roaring Camp Railroads
FELTON: Holiday Tree Walk, roaringcamp.com
FERNDALE: Veterans Craft Bazaar, visitferndale.com
FOLSOM: Historic Folsom Ice Rink, historicfolsom.org
HANFORD: Winter Wonderland Ice Rink thru January 8, 2023
HOLLISTER: Lights ON Parade, downtownhollister.org
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Winter Wonderland Ice Skate thru Jan.8
INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru
IRVINE: Irvine Spectrum Holiday Ice Rink 
JULIAN: Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
LA CAŅADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light
LAKEPORT: Christmas Pet Parade
LAKEPORT: Lakeport Dickens Festvals
LEWISTON: Lighting of the Bridge and Fireworks
LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow thru Jan. 22
LOS ANGELES: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square 
MAMMOTH LAKES: Holiday Ice Rink
MILL VALLEY: Irish Christmas in America
MONTEREY: Ice Skating by the Bay
MOUNT SHASTA: Siskiyou Ice Rink 
NAPA: Ice Skating at Vista Colina at Meritage Resort
NAPLES: Lighted Trees in the Bay, Nightly at Sunset
PALOS VERDES: South Coast Botanic Garden Astra Lumina
REDDING: Garden of Lights, Turtle Bay Exploration Park
RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights, missioninn.com
MARTINEZ: Martinez Tree Lighting 
MODESTO: The McHenry Mansion Christmas Fair
NORCO: Illuminate Silverlakes Nov.25-Dec.30
OAKLAND: Glowfari Wild Lantern Festival
ONTARIO: Christmas on Euclid Street Nativity thru Jan.1, 2023
PARADISE: Paradise on Ice Rink thru January 8, 2023 
PETALUMA: Santa's Riverboat Arrival 
REDWOOD CITY: Zoppe Family Circus - Liberta! 
RIVERSIDE: Festival of Trees Holiday Fair November 25-26
SACRAMENTO: Imaginarium - Light Up the Night 
SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights November 23-December 24
SACRAMENTO: Downtown Holiday Ice thru January 16, 2023
SAN DIEGO: Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station
SAN DIEGO: Surfing Santa at Seaport Village, 849 W. Harbor
SAN FRANCISCO: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair 
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco's Union Square on Ice
SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes
SAN FRANCISCO: The Winter San Francisco Crystal Fair
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Nature Nights, slobg.org
SAN MATEO: San Mateo's IlluminOdyssey, curiodyssey.org
SAN MATEO: Holiday on Ice thru January 8, 2023
SAN RAMON: Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink
SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Holiday Ice Rink
SANTA MONICA: ICE November 11, 2022-January 16, 2023
SANTA PAULA: Christmas Parade Nov.26, 2022
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Heavenly Village Ice Rink 
TWAIN HARTE: Long Barn Lodge Outdoor Rink 
WATSONVILLE: Santa Cruz Holiday Lights, Fairgrounds
WEST HOLLYWOOD: Metal Night at Viper Room 6 bands 
VISALIA Christmas at the Patch Ice Skate,  Vossler Farms 
WOODSIDE: Holidays at Filoli thru January 8, 2023


27 | Sunday, November 27, 2022

HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Christmas Parade
LEMOORE: Lemoore Christmas Tree Raising
LOS ALTOS: Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade 
MISSION VIEJO: Mission Viejo Tree Ceremony with Santa
RANCHO CORDOVA: Christmas Tree Lighting + Fireworks
SALINAS: Parade of Lights
SAN FRANCISCO: The Winter San Francisco Crystal Fair
SAN JOSE: Christmas in the Park daily through New Year's
VACAVILLE: Ron George Big Band Christmas
YORBA LINDA: Handel's Messiah Sing Along, Nixon Library


28 | Monday, November 28, 2022

 BAKERSFIELD: Holiday Lightasmic! 
CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays with LEGO brick 30-ft. tree
COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC November 25, 2022-January 1
FOLSOM: Historic Folsom Ice Rink, historicfolsom.org
INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru
LA CAŅADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light
LOS ANGELES: LA County Music Center Tree Lighting
LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow, lazoo.org
NAPLES: Lighted Trees in the Bay, Nightly at Sunset
ONTARIO: Christmas on Euclid Street Nativity thru Jan.1
PACIFIC GROVE: Pacific Grove Tree Lighting Ceremony
PALOS VERDES: South Coast Botanic Garden Astra Lumina
REDDING: Garden of Lights, McConnell Arboretum, Turtle Bay
RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights, missioninn.com
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco's Union Square on Ice
VISALIA: Visalia Candy Cane Parade
WOODSIDE: Holidays at Filoli


29 | Tuesday, November 29, 2022

 BAKERSFIELD: Holiday Lightasmic, calmzoo.org
CARLSBAD: Legoland Holidays 
COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC 
FOLSOM: Historic Folsom Ice Rink 
INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru
LA CAŅADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light
LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow 
NAPLES: Lighted Trees in the Bay
NEWPORT BEACH: Jazz Club, Brazilian Bossa Nova
ONTARIO: Christmas on Euclid Street Nativity 
PALOS VERDES: South Coast Botanic Garden Astra Lumina
REDDING: Garden of Lights
RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights
SAN FRANCISCO: The Ritz-Carlton Holiday Tree Lighting
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco's Union Square on Ice
SAN MATEO: San Mateo's IlluminOdyssey
WOODSIDE: Holidays at Filoli


30 | Wednesday, November 30, 2022

ARCADIA: LA Arboretum's Lightscape
BAKERSFIELD: Holiday Lightasmic! 
COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC 
FOLSOM: Historic Folsom Ice Rink 
INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights 
LA CAŅADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light
LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow
NAPLES: Lighted Trees in the Bay
OAKLAND: Glowfari Wild Lantern Festival 
ONTARIO: Christmas on Euclid Street Nativity 
PALOS VERDES PENINSULA: Astra Lumina
REDDING: Garden of Lights, reddinggardenoflights.org
RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights
RICHMOND: Holiday Tree Lighting
ROSEVILLE: Tree Grove on the Square 
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco's Union Square on Ice
SAN MATEO: San Mateo's IlluminOdyssey 
SIGNAL HILL: Signal Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony


1 | Thursday, December 1, 2022

ADELANTO: Tree Lighting Ceremony 
BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Christmas Parade 
BALDWIN PARK: Tree Lighting Lighting Ceremony
BURBANK: Irish Christmas, irishchristmasinamerica.com
CALABASAS: Holiday Road USA, holidayroadusa.com
COSTA MESA: Winter Fest OC 
INDIO: Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru
LA CAŅADA FLINTRIDGE: Enchanted Forest of Light
LODI: Parade of Lights Dec.1, 2022
LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights, Animals Aglow
MILPITAS: Milpitas Tree Lighting 
MONROVIA: Holiday Parade Dec.1, 2022
PACIFIC GROVE: Holiday Parade of Lights
NORCO: Illuminate Silverlakes
OCEANSIDE: Holiday Tree Lighting
PALOS VERDES PENINSULA: Astra Lumina
PORTERVILLE: Main Street Children's Christmas Parade 
RIVERSIDE: Mission Inn Festival of Lights, missioninn.com
ROSEVILLE: Tree Lighting 
SACRAMENTO: Imaginarium, Cal Expo, imaginarium360.com
SACRAMENTO: Theatre of Lights, oldsacramento.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes
SAN FRANCISCO: Union Square Drag Queens on Ice
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Nature Nights, slobg.org
SANTA MONICA: Tree Lighting Ceremony
SAUSALITO: Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour Dec.1-31
TULARE: Children's Christmas Parade 
WATSONVILLE: Santa Cruz Holiday Lights 


2 | Friday, December 2, 2022


3 | Saturday, December 3, 2022


About California Events Calendar

Exciting times are straight ahead as California gears up for holiday parades, lighted boat parades and Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. Fireworks shows, festivals, fairs, concerts, film festivals, cultural celebrations and food fests continue on, too, but don't miss the seasonal ice skating rinks or Nutcracker ballets, rounding out a most unusual 2022. We accept event submissions, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going. For corrections, please include page link.


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