California Art Festivals in December


December Festivals in California

LA QUINTA: La Quinta Artists Open Studio Tour December 1, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Join the fun of visiting 27 art studios. Painting, assemblage, jewelry, mixed media and more. Cost: $10.00 per person donation supports the programs of the La Quinta Historical Society. Tickets are only available at Maps  emailed to ticket holders on November 27, 2019

BURBANK: Holiday Boutique December 6-19, 2019, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Pottery, paintings, photography, ornaments, decorations, clothing, scarves, jewelry, mosaics and more! Find unique handmade gifts created by students and instructors at the Creative Arts Center and members of the Fine Arts Federation. Location: Creative Arts Center, 1100 West Clark Avenue in George Izay Park. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

ROSEVILLE: Christmas Craft Fair December 5, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Roseville, CA
Part of the Tree Lighting Ceremony holiday cheer with decorating cookies, visiting with Santa, kids activity zone, music, food and celebration, event takes place rain or shine.

Past events

BURBANK: Holiday Boutique November 30-December 13, 2018
Creative Arts Center
1100 West Clark Avenue in George Izay Park
Burbank, CA
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Pottery, paintings, photography, ornaments, decorations, clothing, scarves, jewelry, mosaics and more! Find that unique handmade gift you're looking for! Boutique items are created by students and instructors at the Creative Arts Center and members of the Fine Arts Federation.

DANA POINT: Craft Fair in conjunction with Winter Festival & Tree Lighting December 1, 2018, 12-5:30 p.m.
La Plaza Park
34111 La Plaza St.
PCH & Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA
Handmade jewelry, clothing, artwork and more. Activities throughout the day include Santa visits, cookie decorating, and the annual tree lighting  with free cookies and hot chocolate. Most activities are free. For more information call the City of Dana Point Community Services Department

NORCO: Hillside Farm Arts and Crafts Show November 23-25, 2018 and December 1-2, 2018. Famous Ginger Cookies, and host to one of the last Juried, Made-by-Hand Craft Shows in Southern California. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hillside Farm, 3475 Hillside Avenue, Norco, CA

QUINCY: Eta Alpha Holiday Faire December 1, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. approx. hours
Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds
204 Fairgrounds Road
Quincy, CA
Holiday shopping, Santa photos and more

BUENA PARK: Candy Caneland and Craft Faire December 1, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Crafts, foods, a petting zoo, and snow slide, plus over 100 craft vendors. Meet Santa Claus, too. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: Free. Location: Ehlers Event Center 8150 Knott Ave., Buena Park, CA. Free,

BERKELEY: Berkeley Artisans Holiday Craft Fair November 24-December 23, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dates: December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 2018
Over 100 artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley. Location: Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center Park, between Center and Alston Way, Berkeley, CA

SAN FRANCISCO: Swedish Christmas Fair December 1, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption. Shop and fill stockings with traditional crafts, imported gifts and delicacies from Scandinavia. Enjoy Swedish folk music and dancing and experience the colorful traditional regional Swedish costumes. Location: 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA.

VACAVILLE: Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar at the Peņa Adobe Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
4966 Pena Adobe Road
Vacaville, CA
Tour the historic Peña Adobe, meet local author Ted Haskins and shop for Christmas gifts such as Solano County historical books, antique soap dishes, candle holders, baked goods and more.

FOLSOM: Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair December 2, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Sutter Street Outdoor Market
Parking  905 Leidesdorff Street
Folsom, CA
rain or shine
The annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair is a Folsom family tradition filled with quality arts, crafts and gifts for your holiday shopping plus fun for the whole family! Live music, carolers, face painting and so much more!

BUENA PARK: Sugar Plum Festival Christmas Show December 5-9, 2018
Buena Park Downtown, 8320 on the Mall
Location: Buena Park, CA
December 5, 2018 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
December 6, 2018 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
December 7, 2018 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
December 8, 2018 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
December 9, 2018 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

VISALIA: Opening Reception December 7, 2018, 6-8 p.m. Annual Holiday Show & Sale and at Arts VisaliaExhibition runs November 21-December 15, 2018. Gallery Hours: Noon-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Location: Arts Visalia Visual Art Center 214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA 93292 Cost: Free,

POMONA: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show November 30-December 2, 2018
Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fairplex, Bldg 4, LA County Fairgrounds
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, Ca 91768
$9, $7 senior, $4 youth, free 12 & under,
Shop 24,000 handmade American arts & crafts throughout hundreds of booths over three fun-filled days. You will discover beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics, and much more. Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket.

FALLBROOK: Art of the Holiday Art of the Holiday November 3-December 24, 2018
The Janice Griffiths Gallery
Fallbrook Art Center
103 South Main Street
Fallbrook, California
Hand-crafted artful gifts perfect for holiday gift-giving.
Free Admission

HAYWARD: Chabot College Holiday Flea Market December 15, 2018
Parking Lot B, at the front of the campus off Hesperian Boulevard - southbound, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545 studentlife/fleamarket/
Antiques and Collectibles, Undiscovered Treasures from your neighbor's garage, Clothing/Footwear and accessories.  The Chabot College Flea Market is held the third  Saturday of each month, rain or shine. Admission is FREE

PETALUMA: Petaluma Holiday Crafterino December 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, California. Tons of amazing and talented vendors selling their handcrafted wares.

ROSEVILLE: Tree Lighting Ceremony's Vendor Craft Fair November 29, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
On the Square
Roseville, CA
Free admission and parking Rain or Shine!

Past Events

TORRANCE: 33rd Annual Christmas Boutique December 6, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wilson Park The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring its 33rd Annual Christmas Boutique at Wilson Park. The council is currently excepting applications for vendors who hand craft their goods.

TORRANCE: Swedish Christmas Fair December 13, 2015, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Ken Miller Recreation Center Auditorium
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3341 Torrance Blvd.
Admission Fee: $10 Donation.
Under age 12 are free
The Swedish Women's Educational Association fair features fine artisans at booths presenting the best of Sweden: offering fine art, books, jewelry, toys, Christmas collectibles, and much more. Bring family and friends for a traditional Swedish Christmas lunch or fika" (coffee break) with delicious home baked sweets. Pick up cookies, handcrafted items, and decorations for your holiday party and be entertained by folk dancers. Make sure not to miss the Lucia pageant at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. This year's celebrities who will officially crown our Lucia are Paul Ottoson, Oscar winner for film sound, and Martina Jones, Swedish model and daughter of jazz musician Quincy Jones. Children have their own corner where they can say hello to Tomten, the Swedish Santa and create their own crafts to take home. As always, there will be a raffle with a special grand prize. Proceeds from donations go to SWEA Los Angeles Film Scholarship to be awarded at the Scandinavian Film Festival

POMONA: Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show December 4-6, 2015
Expo Hall
24,000 original art works ranging from jewelry, clothing, specialty foods and photography to oil paintings and home decor.

FORT BRAGG: All-Day Holiday Craft Fair December 19, 2015, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fort Bragg Middle School Hall
Cotton Auditorium
490 North Harold Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Artists & artisans sell jewelry, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, paintings, fabrics & more, plus snacks will be served all day. Admission is free, open from 10 to 8pm on Saturday December 19th.

ANDERSON: Avant Garde Festival of Arts December 31, 2015 - January 2, 2016
Shasta District Fairgrounds
Anderson, CA for tickets
Avant Garde Festival of Arts features over 10 local arts organizations and hundreds of independent artists. Fresh Organic Foods, local Brews & Wines, bounce house, face/body painting, live entertainment, a fun experience for all!

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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