California December Festivals


California December Festivals

COARSEGOLD: Mountain Candy Cane Craft n Art Faire December 14, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Community Center of Coarsegold 
Accepting applications until faire is full contact (559) 692-2352
27 plus exhibitors. Handmade only
Free Admission/FreeParking 

POMONA: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show December 6-8, 2019
Fairplex Expo#4
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA
 Live entertainment, strolling entertainers, crafting demonstrations, contests, and a Kidzone.  Exhibits are brimming with jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, woodcarvings, clothing and accessories, holiday decor, ornaments, specialty foods, furniture, kids toys, and more, all at unbeatable prices.  Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $9 Adult, $4 ages 13-17.

SAN DIEGO: Balboa Park December Nights Festival Balboa Park 1549 El Prado San Diego, CA Free admission, fees for food, shopping, etc.

BERKELEY: Berkeley Artisans Holiday Craft Fair 100 Artists & Craftspeople Open Their Workshops & Galleries to the Public Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-6 p.m. November 30-December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 2019

WATSONVILLE: Factory Sale December 7, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Watsonville Holiday Factory Sale is held the 1st Saturday in December. Visit local factories for great discounts on brand names! Watsonville, CA

ONTARIO: California Los Angeles Pigeon Club Pageant of Pigeons  1-3
World famous - Pageant of Pigeons. Location- Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California 

VENICE: Venice High School Holiday Antiques and Collectibles Market  10 & 24. 2nd & 4th Saturday event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.

SAN FRANCISCO: Annual Noe Valley Holiday Wine Walk Thursday,  1, 4-8 p.m. 24th Street from Diamond to Chattanooga San Francisco, CA

YUBA CITY: Christmas Stroll Downtown.  10, Time: 2-9 p.m. carolers, shopping, food, fun and the lighting of the official Downtown Yuba City Christmas Tree! Yuba City, CA.

SAN DIEGO: So-No Fest & Chili Cook-off  4, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Chili Sampling, Craft Beer Food Trucks, Music and more. 32nd & Thorn St., San Diego, CA

LOS ANGELES: 2nd Annual Go Little Tokyo Holiday Marketplace E  3-4
Little Tokyo
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Enjoy a weekend full of live entertainment, interactive workshops and demos, guided tours, unique gift items, and specials from Little Tokyo's one-of-a-kind shops. 

WILMINGTON: A Civil War Christmas - at Drum Barracks . Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 3-4. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

TURLOCK: San Joaquin Valley Toy Train Operators  3-4. Opens 10 a.m. daily. Location: Stanislaus County Fairgrounds 900 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA Hours: Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4 Admission: $5.00 - Free Parking. Under age 12 years free with adult. Info: Ed

REDWOOD CITY: PENPEX Stamp  December 2-3, 2023
Community Activities Building 1400 Roosevelt Avenue  Redwood City, CA Free admission and free parking.

ATASCADERO: Winter Wonderland  9, 5-9 p.m. Sunken Gardens Atascadero, CA
50 tons of snow, sledding on massive snow slides, live entertainment with Santa Claus, food and craft vendors, bounce houses, Elks little train and more.

SANTA ROSA: Holiday Craft Fair  3-4. 9-5 Sat | 10-4 Sun. Location: Finley Community Center - Santa Rosa, CA

ESCONDIDO: Christmas on Maple!  10,    10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Santa will pass out FREE teddy bears, and Delight of France free gingerbread & chocolate chip cookies for everyone! This event follows the Annual Jaycees Christmas Parade with lots of fun FREE activities for your family. Come hungry! Last year our event attracted well over 2,000 people and the only complaint we received was there was no food for lunch. We are proud to announce we will be having a Grilled Cheese Station for kids and several gourmet options for the adults. Delicious food at a reasonable price and several local restaurants will have a Christmas on Maple special too.

FULLERTON: Muckenthaler Sugar Plum Yard Sale  9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA | 714-738-6595. 

FULLERTON: Muckenthaler Holiday Festival  18, 12-4 p.m. Free admission. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA | 714-738-6595. 

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Bazaar Holiday Show,  8, 6-10 p.m. Age 21+.
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA. Cost is $15
Handmade and locally designed goods alongside fun holiday themed museum programming. Attendees wait all year to enjoy this unique holiday shopping experience! 

 HUNTINGTON BEACH: Cruise of Lights Boat Cruise of decorated waterfront homes  16-18 & 22-23

SAN FRANCISCO: Kimochi Silver Bells Arts and Craft Faire,  17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Featuring handcrafted items made by more than 90 talented Asian and Pacific Islander artisans. Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts and Food Faire
St Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, SF, CA 94109, Free Admission, Free Parking space available basis, Free Kimochi shuttle service to/from Japantown (pick-up/drop-off at Peace Plaza on Post St.)

ESCONDIDO: Holiday Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting & Festival  3.

SANTA CRUZ: Frosty Fun Fest  2, 5-7 p.m.
Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Transform the Community Art Gallery into a winter wonderland with Snowflake Create station. Candy coat your dream home in the Team Gingerbread House Contest! Use potato print spirit stamps to make holiday cards and wrapping paper! Join carolers in spreading joyful cheer by wearing your favorite holiday sweater and sipping on delicious hot chocolate.

DIAMOND BAR: Candy Cane Craft Fair Saturday,  3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Ave.

SAN FRANCISCO: Union Street Fantasy of Lights  3, 3-7 p.m. Location: Union Street between Van Ness & Steiner, Fillmore Street from Union to Lombard San Francisco, CA 

BUENA PARK: Sugar Plum Festival November 30 -  4
8320 On the Mall Inside mall next to Walmart...lower level Additional parking behind Walmart (south side of mall) Enter breezeway and follow signs. Stroller parking available / NO Strollers inside.

CORONA: Changing Seasons Arts & Crafts Show Dec. 2-6 & Dec. 7-13 | art festivals

UPLAND: Seasons & Holidays In Upland  3-5 Location: Upland, CA

COSTA MESA: Piecemakers Christmas Fair  5 Location: Costa Mesa, CA

FOLSOM: Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair  5 Location: Folsom, CA

GARDEN GROVE: Winterfest  5 4-7:30 p.m.
Atlantis Play Center
13630 Atlantis Way
behind Garden Grove Park
Garden Grove, CA
$10 admission, Free age 2 & under; tickets only. To purchase tickets, visit the Recreation counter, located on the first floor of Garden Grove City Hall, at 11222 Acacia Parkway, or call (714) 741-5200.
Garden Grove Community Services Department's annual Winterfest celebration includes 50 tons of snow for sledding and play! Holiday festivities include crafts, inflatables, carnival games, train rides, music and more. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus are from 4 to 7:15 p.m. Food is for sale.

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