California Festivals

December Festivals in California

December Festivals in California are focused primarily on shopping, dining and Christmas holidays. Who doesn't love the sound of bells ringing, and the sight of twinkling snowflake lights glistening in the night. From Christmas boat parades that create reflections on the water, to the festivals celebrating cultures and their cuisine such as tamales, December is a very special month filled with events that offer meaning and introduce traditions into the lives of those who seek to share landmark memories with their families. Some totally California events include Surfing Santa who arrives on land from the ocean. There are dozens of lighted boat parades, and then there's the lighted tractor parade.

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Boat Parade of Lights Oceanside
Bracebridge Dinner Yosemite NP
Christmas in the Park San Jose
Cowboy Christmas Templeton
Christmas Boat Parade Newport Beach christmas
Christmas in Calico Yermo
Cornish Christmas Grass Valley
Cruise of Lights Huntington Beach
Country Christmas Festival Auburn oldtown
Christmas Tree Lighting Bishop
Christmas Light Boat Parade San Diego
Christmas Keepers Faire Roseville
Downtown Ice San Jose
First Night Fullerton
Holiday Lights Train Felton
Holiday Night of Lights Fairfield
Holiday Auction & Taste of Buena Park buenapark
La Posada Candlelight Parade Monterey
Lighted Yacht Parade Sausalito
Lighted Tractor Parade Ferndale victorian
Living Nativities California
Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival Monterey
North Park Toyland Parade San Diego
Nutcracker Ballets California
New Year's Eve Catalina Catalina Island
Sawdust Winter Fantasy Laguna Beach sawdustart
Seal Beach Holiday Parade Seal Beach
Truckers Christmas Convoy Eureka
Tallest Living Tree Lighting Ferndale
Tamale Festival Indio
Torchlight Parade Squaw Valley
Valhalla Holiday Gala South Lake Tahoe
Winter Wonderland Atascadero atascadero


  • Oxnard Tamale Festival When: Dec. 6, 2014. Location: Plaza Park, downtown Oxnard
  • X103.9 Merry Meltdown The annual Merry Meltdown gets headbangers in the holiday mood. When: Dec. 13, 2014. Location: Citizen Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario
  • Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade When: Dec. 20, 2014. Location: Naples Island, Long Beach
  • Rose Parade Tournament of Roses. When: Jan. 1, 2015. Location: Pasadena

December 2012 California Festivals and Events

MALIBU-California Spartan Beast Race
December 1

SAN FRANCISCO-Treasure Island Flea Market
December 29 - 30

Central CoastMonterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival
Time to saddle up and ride to Old Monterey, where the West really began, for the Monterey Cowboy
Poetry & Music Festival! We have seven great shows over three days, our f.

First Night Monterey
First Night Monterey is a community celebration of the Arts on New Year's Eve. There are 25 venues,
75 performances, 8 arts activities and a people's procession. From classical mus.

Oxnard Tamale Festival
From strawberry sweets to savory chicken and pork delights, the Oxnard Tamale Festival hosts
the best mouth-watering tamales in the Central Coast. Featured in various media o.

Greater SacramentoCornish Christmas
Cornish Christmas starts on Fridays from 6pm to 9pm, the day after Thanksgiving, and continues
each Friday evening until the Friday before Christmas. Local and regional hand-c.

Los AngelesSanta Clarita Literacy and Arts Festival
The Santa Clarita Literacy and Arts Festival features numerous creative events and activities that
will entertain and educate children while teaching them the importance of literac.
Chinatown Art Nights
Enjoy an evening of art viewing as you stroll the alleyways and courtyards of Chinatown, home to 32
of L.A.'s most cutting edge art galleries and some of the most talked-about exhi. eventcategoryId=4

Napa/Sonoma +Healdsburg First Fridays Art Walk
With over 15 galleries in the intimate downtown plaza, Healdsburg has the highest concentration
of art galleries north of San Francisco. On the first Friday of every month fro.

Sonoma Valley Olive Festival
Put some holiday sparkle in your spirit with a visit to Sonoma Valley this winter season. From
December through February, our annual Olive Festival lights up the Valley with a thre.

Northern/SierraMammoth Film Festival
With films from around the world, and attendees from as far away as Frankfurt and Tel Aviv, the
Mammoth Film Festival takes place annually in Mammoth Lakes, California. It is an in.

Orange CountyFirst Night Fullerton
Check out the fun at First Night, the City of Fullerton's annual alcohol-free New Year's Eve
celebration of the arts. The event is FREE and includes a full line-up of live entertai

San Francisco Bay AreaCelebration of Craftswomen
For the past three decades, The Women's Building Celebration of Craftswomen has allowed San
Francisco Bay Area residents, along with visitors to San Francisco from throughout the w.

ICB Winter Open Studios
The ICB Artists Association presents its annual Winter Open Studios. Explore the creative process
and discover hundreds of works of art in over 80 artists' studios. Discover except.

Holidays in the Vineyards
Holidays in the Vineyards is an annual wine country tradition when wineries showcase their tasting
rooms with arts and craft vendors, carolers, special wines, Santa visits, festive.

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios
At the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studio, all manner of fine arts and crafts are shown,
including blown glass, functional & decorative ceramics, ornaments, Menorahs, lamps .

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