California's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From the Holiday Faire in Walnut Creek on December 4th to Mrs. Claus' Holiday Hullabaloo in Escondido on Christmas Eve, explore the best of festive holiday events in California during December, including parades, runs, craft markets, and more!

Holiday Faire, Walnut Creek,CA

December 6, 2023 at 10:00am
The Holiday Faire returns to Shadelands Ranch Museum on December 6, 2023. Faire-goers will have the chance to enjoy a festive holiday atmosphere and share their artistic talents. Celebrate the season and create unforgettable memories with this fantastic tradition.

A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Anaheim,CA

December 6, 2023 at 3:30pm
Celebrate the season in a magical way at Disneyland Park! Enjoy the beloved Disney characters join Santa Claus for a merry musical parade down Main Street, U.S.A., with prancing reindeer, marching toy soldiers, dancing gingerbread cookies, Mickey and Minnie, Anna, Elsa and Olaf, Woody and Buzz, the Disney Princesses, and more. Don't forget to say hello to Santa Claus in the grand finale!

Jingle Bell Run, San Diego,CA

December 6, 2023
Experience the magic of the holiday season at Liberty Station - NTC Park in San Diego, CA by joining the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run. Get in the holiday spirit by running or walking and supporting the foundation's cause to cure America's #1 cause of disability. Make sure to deck yourself in holiday cheer and join the fun!

Loomis Christmas Craft and Gift Market, Loomis,CA

December 10, 2023 at 10:00am
Unwrap your holiday gift shopping plans at the Blue Goose Event Center! Shop 30+ local vendors for incredible gifts that are perfect for family and friends. Enjoy door prizes, beer and wine while supporting the Junior Entrepreneur program in Loomis, CA.

WinterFest , Santa Clara,CA

December 14, 2023 at 4:00pm
This December, ring in the holiday season at California's Great America with the return of WinterFest! Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland as millions of lights sparkle throughout the park. Enjoy ice skating in front of the iconic Carousel Columbia, spectacular live shows, and holiday attractions for all ages.

Riverside Festival of Lights, Riverside,CA

December 19, 2023 at 4:30pm
Mission Inn Hotel And Spa is delighted to invite you to its annual Riverside Festival of Lights. Be enchanted by millions of holiday lights and holiday-themed decorations that will transform the downtown area. Don't miss out on the enchanting photo opportunities, food vendors and activities that will make this a memorable holiday season.

Cambria Christmas Market, Cambria,CA

December 21, 2023 at 5:00pm
Gather for the magical night of the Cambria Christmas Market! 2910 Patterson Place is transformed with 2+ million twinkling Christmas lights, artisan vendors, cozy fire pits and live music. This event is cashless and admission is $25 for all guests ages 6 and older. Children 5 and under are free.

Christmas Tree Train, Willits,CA

December 22, 2023 at 1:30pm
Take a magical ride on the Skunk Train Willits Depot this holiday season! Climb aboard a festive train and travel through the redwood trees to visit the World's Largest Living Christmas Tree. Enjoy seasonal treats, festive music, and activities for the whole family. Make unforgettable memories this winter at the Skunk Train Willits Depot.

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair, Berkeley,CA

December 24, 2023 at 11:00am
Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA will be bustling with good cheer and music as it hosts the Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair. With over 200 local artisans offering unique and unusual handcrafts and festive lights and decorations, it's an opportunity to find a big or little something for everyone. Don't miss out on the perfect multicultural shopping atmosphere!

Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Hullabaloo, Escondido,CA

December 24, 2023 at 1:00pm
Join Mrs. Claus and her magical friends at the Patio Playhouse Community And Youtheatre for an exciting holiday celebration! Watch as Mrs. Claus, the elves, reindeer and Trixie the nanny, attempt to reignite Noelle's Christmas spirit and help Santa save Christmas! Don't miss out on the Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Hullabaloo this December!

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