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See California Events 2019

Are you ready for the holidays? Got your turkey dinner and guest list planned? Be sure to check out California's fun turkey trots before you send out invitations. You may want to shed a few extra calories before the big feast. Other holiday merriment includes ice rinks, tree lightings, parades, nutcracker ballets, theme parks and lighted displays. See California in a new way!

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22 | Fri. November 22, 2019

ARTESIA: Mariachi Festival
AUBURN: Mandarin Festival Nov.22-24
BRENTWOOD: Brentwood on Ice
CATHEDRAL CITY: Festival of Balloons Nov.22-24
CORONADO: Hotel del Coronado Skating by the Sea
GLENDORA: Glendora Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll
NAPA: Holiday on Ice Nov.22, 2019-January 12, 2020
NAPA: Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday faire Nov.22-24
NEWPORT BEACH: Fashion Island Tree Lighting
SAN FRANCISCO: Winter Park at Civic Center Nov.22-Jan.5
SAN FRANCISCO
: Embarcadero Center Building Lighting 
SANTEE: Santee Tree Lighting Ceremony


23 | Sat. November 23, 2019

ALTADENA: Altadena Elves' Faire
APPLE VALLEY: Turkey Fun Run
ARCATA: Humboldt Bay Mycological Society Mushroom Fair
AUBURN: Mandarin Festival Nov.22-24, 2019
BAKERSFIELD: Olive Knolls Craft Fair
CAMERON PARK: Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Faire
CARLSBAD
: Legoland California Holiday Nov.23-Dec.31
CARMEL: Homecrafter's Marketplace
CATHEDRAL CITY: Festival of Balloons
COSTA MESA
: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show Nov.22-24
DANA POINT: Surfing Santa & Stand Up Paddle Contest
DAVIS: Davis Turkey Trot 
FELTON: Santa's Shelves Christmas Craft Faire 
HEALDSBURG: Arts and Crafts Market 
HUGHSON: Hughson Arts and Crafts Fair, Nov.23-24
LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Winter Fantasy Nov.23-Dec.22
LONG BEACH: Urban Hive Market
LOS ANGELES: Talkin' Turkey late night talk show
MISSION VIEJO: Gifts and Goodies Holiday Boutique
MONTEREY: Ice Skating by the Bay Nov.23-Jan.5
MONTEREY: Del Monte Shopping Center Tree Lighting
MOUNT SHASTA: Siskiyou Ice Rink Nov.23-Feb.17
NAPA: Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday faire Nov.22-24
NEWPORT BEACH: Fashion Island Tree Lighting Ceremony
ORINDA: Orinda Holiday Bazaar
PETALUMA: Christmas Craft Fair
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Made Holiday Market Nov.23-24
SAN DIMAS: Turkey Triathlon & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon
SAN JOSE: Holiday Boutique Nov.23-24
SANTA BARBARA: UCSB Turkey Trot
SANTA CLARA: Frozen Fest
SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Turkey Trot
SANTA MARIA: Turkey Trot 1 Mile Fun Run and 5K
SEAL BEACH: Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
SUSANVILLE: Monticola Christmas Boutique & Country Store
TEHACHAPI: Hot Chocolate 5K Turkey Trot
TURLOCK: Turkey Trot Family Fun Run 
YUBA CITY: Hands of Hope Turkey Trot 5k/10k


24 | Sun. November 24, 2019

AUBURN: Mandarin Festival Nov.22-24, 2019
CATHEDRAL CITY: Festival of Balloons Nov.22-24
COSTA MESA
: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show Nov.22-24
DANA POINT
: Surfing Santa and Stand Up Paddle Contest
ENCINITAS
: Encinitas Holiday Street Fair
FAIRFIELD
: Fairfield Holiday Boutique
FELTON
: Santa's Shelves Christmas Craft Faire Nov.23-24
HUGHSON
: Hughson Arts and Crafts Fair, Nov.23-24
HUNTINGTON BEACH
: Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony
HUNTINGTON BEACH
: Swedish Christmas Fair 
LAGUNA BEACH: Laguna Beach Winter Fantasy
NAPA
: Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday faire Nov.22-24
PASADENA
: Doo Dah Parade
SAN DIEGO
: San Diego Made Holiday Market Nov.23-24
SAN FRANCISCO
: Chocolate Salon
SAN JOSE
: Holiday Boutique Nov.23-24
TORRANCE
: Torrance Holiday Street Faire
TUSTIN
: Tustin Fall Vintage Flea Market
YOUNTVILLE
: YountvilleTree Lighting Ceremony


25 | Mon. November 25, 2019

CERRITOS: Cerritos Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa


26 | Tue. November 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Pier 39 Happier Holidays


27 | Wed. November 27, 2019

LOS ANGELES: Downtown on Ice Holiday ice rink
SAN FRANCISCO
: Westin St. Francis Hotel Gingerbread Castle 


28 | Thu. November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving, national holiday on 4th Thursday in November

ANAHEIM: Plymouth Rock N Run Turkey Trot 1k, 5k, 10k
ANAHEIM: Angel Stadium Run Anaheim Turkey Trot 5K
BELMONT SHORE:Turkey Trot 5 & 10 K Beach Run
BURBANK
: Downtown 1K, 5K, 10K Turkey Trot
BIG BEAR LAKE
: Turkey Trot
CLAREMONT: Claremont Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot
CONCORD
: Concord Turkey Trot 5k/10k Run Walk
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
HUNTINGTON BEACH
Causelife Turkey Wobble
IRVINE
: Orange County Turkey Trot 5K
LA CAÑADA
: Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk
LAKE ALMANOR
: 5K Turkey Trot 
LANCASTER
YMCA 1K/5K Turkey Trot
LONG BEACH: Turkey Trot at the Marina
LOS ANGELES
: City Hall Turkey Trot L.A. 5K/10K
MODESTO: Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk
NAPA
: Napa Valley Turkey Chase
NOVATO
: Marin Turkey Trot 1 Mile, 5K, 10K
OAKLAND
: Oakland Turkey Trot 5K
OCEANSIDE
: O'Side Turkey Trot
PACIFIC PALISADES
: Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot
PALM DESERT
: Martha's Village Thanksgiving Day 5K
PALM SPRINGS
: Running Wild's Wild Turkey Trot
PASADENA
: Rose Bowl 5K Turkey Trot
PETALUMA
: Petaluma Turkey Trot
PIEDMONT
: Exedra Arch Turkey Trot
RIO VISTA: 5K or 1/4 Mile Kids Dash Turkey Trot
ROSEVILLE
: Vernon Street Town Square Turkey Trot
SACRAMENTO: Run to Feed the Hungry 10K, 5K
SAN BERNARDINO
: Turkey Trot 5K,10K Family Fun Run
SAN DIEGO
: Run For The Hungry 10k & 5k Walk/Run
SAN DIEGO
: Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K
SAN DIEGO
: Thank You 5K Run and Kids 1K Fun Run
SAN FRANCISCO
: San Francisco Turkey Trot & Gobbler Chase
SAN JOSE
: Silicon Valley Turkey Trot
SAN LUIS OBISPO
:  Gobble Wobble 5K Fun Run
SAN MATEO
: Gobble Wobble 5K, 10K, 1 Mile, Kids Dash
SAN PABLO
: Nitro Turkey Run
SANTA MONICA
:  Turkey Trot 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
STUDIO CITY
: Drumstick Dash 5K/10K
TORRANCE
: Turkey Trot
UPLAND
: Upland Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk & 1K Kiddy Trot
VAN NUYS
: Lake Balboa Turkey Trot
WALNUT
:  Thanksgiving Morning 1K, 5K Race
WALNUT CREEK:
Forma Gym Turkey Trot 5K/10K

29 | Fri. November 29, 2019

BIG BEAR LAKE: Mountain Christmas Boutique Nov.29-Dec.1
DANVILLE: Lighting of the Old Oak Tree
FELTON
: Holiday Lights Train November 29-December 23
HUNTINGTON BEACH
: A Better World Turkey Trot
INDIO: Indio Powwow Nov.29-Dec.1
JACKSON
: Christmas Delights
KINGSBURG
: Julgransfest Christmas Tree Lighting
LONG BEACH: Queen Mary Christmas Nov.29-Jan.1
LOS ANGELES: Downtown on Ice
MONTEREY: Cannery Row Tree Lighting
OAK GLEN: Apple Butter Festival Nov.29-Dec.1
PLACERVILLE: Placerville Festival of Lights
RIVERSIDE
: Mission Inn Festival of Lights Nov.29-Jan.5
ROHNERT PARK: Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire, Nov.29-30
SACRAMENTO: Hmong New Year Nov.28-Dec.1
SAN DIEGO: Liberty Station Tree Lighting
SARATOGA
: Saratoga Tree Lighting Ceremony
SOLVANG, BUELLTON
: Turkey Trot 5K
SONORA: Sonora Craft & Music Festival Nov.29-Dec.1
SQUAW VALLEY: Gingerbread Village, Tree Lighting 


30 | Sat. November 30, 2019

ALPINE: Tree Lighting Ceremony
ANGELS CAMP: Lighted Christmas Parade
AUBURN: Christmas Art & Craft Faire Nov.30-Dec.1
BIG BEAR LAKE
: Mountain Christmas Boutique Nov.29-Dec.1
CAPITOLA: Capitola Surfing Santa
CERRITOS: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker Nov.30-Dec.1
FELTON: Holiday Lights Train Nov.29-Dec.23
INDIO: Indio Powwow Nov.29-Dec.1
JACKSON
: Christmas Delights Jackson Tree Lighting
LOS ANGELES
: LA LIVE Ice Rink Nov.30-Jan.12
NEWPORT BEACH
: Newport Dunes Bay Lighting Ceremony
PERRIS: The Polar Express at Orange Empire Railway 
ROHNERT PARK: Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire Nov.29-30
OAK GLEN: Apple Butter Festival Nov.29-Dec.1
SACRAMENTO: Hmong New Year Nov.28-Dec.1
SAN FRANCISCO: Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread House  SONORA: Sonora Craft & Music Festival Nov.29-Dec.1 
UKIAH
: Holiday on Ice Nov.30-Jan.5
YREKA: Tree Lighting Ceremony 


1 | Sun. December 1, 2019

ANDERSON: Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade
ARROYO GRANDE
: Arroyo Grande  Christmas Parade
AUBURN: Christmas Art & Craft Faire
BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights
BIG BEAR LAKE: Mountain Christmas Boutique
CERRITOS
: Los Angeles Ballet's The Nutcracker
FAIRFIELD
: Benicia Ballet Theatre Nutcracker
FERNDALE: America's Tallest Living Christmas Tree, Lighting
HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Christmas Parade
INDIO
: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino  Powwow
JACKSON: Rancheria Casino Resort's Holiday Bazaar
MISSION VIEJO: Laguna Dance Theatre Sugar Plum Tea
OAK GLEN:   Apple Butter Festival 
PERRIS
: Orange Empire Railway Museum Polar Express
RANCHO CORDOVA: Christmas Tree Lighting
RANCHO CUCAMONGA
: Inland Pacific Ballet Nutcracker
SACRAMENTO
: Hmong New Year Celebration
SAN JOSE: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
SANTA MONICA: Westside Ballet's The Nutcracker
SONORA: Sonora Craft & Music Festival
VALLEY CENTER
: Santa's Coming Craft Fair


2 | Mon. December 2, 2019

BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights


3 | Tue. December 3, 2019

APPLE VALLEY: Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree Lighting
PACIFIC GROVE
: Christmas at the Inns December 3-4, 2019
PALM DESERT: Great Russian Nutcracker


4 | Wed. December 4, 2019

BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights
DUARTE: Duarte Tree Lighting
PACIFIC GROVE: Christmas at the Inns December 3-4, 2019
PASADENA: Great Russian Nutcracker


5 | Thu. December 5, 2019

ARTESIA: Artesia Tree Lighting Ceremony
BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights
BALDWIN PARK
: Tree Lighting Ceremony
CARLSBAD
: Cape Rey (Hilton Resort) Tree Lighting
CHICO
: Community Ballet A Very Chico Nutcracker
CULVER CITY
: Tree Lighting Ceremony
DAVIS: Children's Candlelight Parade and Tree Lighting
DUBLIN
: Dublin Tree Lighting Ceremony
IRVINE
: Festival Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
OCEANSIDE
: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
PACIFIC GROVE
: Holiday Parade of Lights
ROSEVILLE
: Vernon Town Square Tree Lighting, Craft Fair
SACRAMENTO: Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
WALNUT CREEK
: Holiday Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting
WINDSOR
: Windsor Town Green Holiday Celebration


6 | Fri. December 6, 2019

AGOURA HILLS: Holiday Boutique December 6-7
ALHAMBRA: Renaissance Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony
AMERICAN CANYON: Community Tree Lighting Ceremony
ANAHEIM
: West Anaheim Tree Lighting
ATASCADERO: Light Up Downtown
ATWATER
: Atwater Christmas Parade
BAKERSFIELD
: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights
BELLFLOWER
: Friendship Square Tree Lighting & Santa
BENICIA: Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting
BEVERLY HILLS: BOLD Holiday  Celebration
BUENA PARK: City Christmas Tree Lighting
BURBANK: Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony
BURLINGAME
: Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
CARMEL
: Carmel Tree Lighting Ceremony
CHICO: Community Ballet A Very Chico Nutcracker
COACHELLA
: Coachella Christmas Parade
CORONA DEL MAR
: Nights of 1000 Lights December 6-22
CORONADO: Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
COTATI: Cotati Tree Lighting Ceremony
DANA POINT
: Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights
FRESNO
: La Comida Guild Home Tour, Tea & Boutique
HANFORD
: Wine & Chocolate Tasting
HERMOSA BEACH
: Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour
MONTEREY: Colton Hall Tree Lighting
PISMO BEACH
: Pismo Beach Christmas Tree
RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Inland Pacific Ballet Nutcracker
REDWOOD CITY: Upscale Mid-week Bridal Fair
REDWOOD CITY: Academy of American Ballet Nutcracker
SAN BERNARDINO
: Inland Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker
SAN DIEGO
: Balboa Park December Nights Festival
SAN DIEGO
: City Ballet of San Diego's Best Nutcracker
SAN FRANCISCO
: Gay Men's Chorus Holigays are Here
SAN JOSE
: San Jose Dance Theatre The Nutcracker
SANTA MONICA
: Westside Ballet's The Nutcracker
SUTTER CREEK
: An Old Fashioned Christmas


7 | Sat. December 7, 2019


8 | Sun. December 8, 2019


California Events Calendar includes festivals, fairs, concerts, parades, car shows, film festivals, cultural celebrations and food fests and fairs, to name a few. 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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