Shopping doesn't have to be a drag this holiday season…not when there are so many toy conventions, fairs and markets where people go to have fun while getting some shopping done. Here are a few fun shopping concepts where you can take the kids along!
PLEASANTON: Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show November 21, 2015
PASADENA: Designer Con 2015 November 21-22, 2015
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 Green St.
November 21, 2015 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
November 22, 2015 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
DENAIR: Winter Farm/Construction Toy Show
Saturday November 21, 2015
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Highway 99 to Keyes Rd Exit, East On Keyes Rd. Approx 6mi To Gratton Rd, Left On Gratton Rd To Gratton School
PLEASANTON: Great Train Expo November 21-22, 2015
SAT 10am - 4pm
SUN 10am - 4pm
$8, free under age 12
Train Expo Inc. hosts this event with two buildings full of dealers, all sizes & scales. Hundreds of tables with exhibitors from across the country. Engines, Rolling Stock, DVD's, Hats, Scenery Material, Track, Trees, Decals, T-Shirts, Books, Magazines, Tools, Lionel, DCC, Thomas, New, Used, Collectible, Everything Trains. Operating Model Railroads in a variety of Sizes & Scales. A riding train for kids. Operating Model Railroads in a variety of Sizes & Scales. A riding train for kids.
DEL MAR: The Del Mar Antique Show & Sale November 20-22, 2015
Del Mar Fairgrounds
5 freeway at Via de la Valle
main gate on Jimmy Durante Blvd or the Solana Gate calendarshows.com
The appraisal people will be back for all 3 days of the show and their rate is still only $5 per item.
SAN JOSE: Super Toy, Comic and Collectible Show December 5, 2015
Santa Clara County Fairground
SJ Super Toy, Comic Book & Collectible Show SAN JOSE SUPER TOY, COMIC BOOK & COLLECTIBLE SHOWTimes: Early Bird: 9:00 am - 10:59 am 11:00 am - 4:30 pm General Admission: $8.50 Early Bird: 9:00 am - 10:59 am
TURLOCK: December 5-6, 2015 - San Joaquin Vallley Toy Train Operators Turlock, California Location: Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA. $5 admission. sjvtoytrainoperatorsinc.com
LOS ANGELES: Ski Dazzle Show December 4, 5 & 6, 2015
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, December 4 4pm-11pm
Saturday, December 5 11am-10pm
Sunday, December 6 Noon-6pm
325 Exhibitors & Sponsors $6 Million Equipment & Clothing Sale Choice of 5 Free Lift Ticket Offers FREE Family Entertainment FREE Ski Lessons
Lost in Fandom Comic Convention
December 13, 2015
10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley N
32083 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA
Anime, Horror and SciFi, zombies, comic books, vampires... this is the train for you. Join the first annual Lost in Fandom ride.
SALINAS: Second annual Salinas Valley Comic Con. December 18, 19 and 20,
National Steinbeck Center
One Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901
National Steinbeck Center. Tickets for the opening night party will be free with your Salinas Valley Comic Con paid admission. After purchasing your #SVCC15 pass you will be given the option to add the opening night party free of charge. Tickets to the party will be limited. All ages are welcome.
SACRAMENTO: SacAnime January 1-3, 2016 sacanime.com
Sacramento Convention Center
LONG BEACH: Comic Expo at Long Beach Convention Center February 20-21, 2016 longbeachcomicexpo.com
PASADENA: Robo Toy Show Pasadena Convention Center 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA. Free- $10, robotoyfest.com
HAYWARD Vintage Toys & Antique Show, toyshowhaywardca.com
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.