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Whether you're a California local, a frequent visitor or a first-time tourist; here are just a few of the events going on across California. Enjoy your stay!
Los Angeles Metro Area Events
2015 Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run
Began in 1977, this annual SoCal tradition features more than 10,000 runners making the trek from Santa Monica to Venice and the Venice Beach Boardwalk with 5K and 10K races. Visitors are invited to join in the fun.
2015 Muckenthalers Holiday Festival
Los Angeles visitors are invited to experience this fun-filled festival held in Fullerton, featuring an arts and crafts fair, delicious foods, craft beer vendors, home and gallery tours, and more, at the Muckentahler Culture Center. Event begins at 4 p.m.
2016 Artisanal LA Holiday City Market
Get some holiday shopping done early while in Old Town Pasadena, as over 100 vendors showcase some of their greatest creations. Don't forget to grab some hot chocolate as well! The market opens at noon.
102nd Rose Bowl
One of college football's longest running traditions, the Rose Bowl is set for New Year's Day. Watch as the two top teams from the Big 10 and PAC-12 square off at Rose Bowl Stadium. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.
2016 SoCal Winter Brew Fest
Brew lovers, head over to the Phoenix Club in Anaheim and enjoy unlimited pours, over 50 craft beers, a live dj, games and raffles, and more. This is a one-day only event, beginning at noon.
117th Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
Celebrate the Chinese New Year in LA's Chinatown district, as a festive parade featuring dragons, marching bands, entertainers, and more makes its way through the town. The fun begins at 1 p.m.
Orange County Events
25th Annual Art Festival Winter Fantasy
This annual festival brings holiday cheer to the community of Laguna Beach with over 175 art displays, art sales, demonstrations, live entertainment, holiday decorations, and more. The festival is held on weekends, beginning at 10 a.m. at Sawdust Art Studio.
12th Annual Walk Now for Autism Speak
Anaheim visitors are invited to participate in this annual 5K walk held at Anaheim Angels Stadium. Not only will participants be helping a great cause, but also they can enjoy a day of festivities at the ball park. The event begins at 9 a.m.
2016 Winter Fest
A fun-filled festival held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, featuring activities like ice skating, holiday film screenings, ice tubing, a holiday tree lighting ceremony, and many more family-friendly activities. Festival hours vary by day.
2016 Newport Beach Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises
The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade makes its way through Newport Landing for five nights this holiday season – with three cruises being held each night. Don't miss the dazzling cruise ships make their way through the water during your visit. Cruises are at 5:30, 7, and 8 p.m
16 Annual Surf City Splash
Ring in the New Year with a splash – head over to the Huntington Beach Pier, where a craft fair and pancake breakfast kick-off the day, a costume contest follows, then the splash into the ocean finishes the day off right (and wet).
San Francisco Bay Area Events
San Jose Flea Market
Up to 1,500 vendors sell their goods at San Jose's famous flea market. The market is open all day on Wednesdays, Fridays, and weekends.
2015 Friday Nights @ OMCA
An inviting event held weekly at the Oakland Museum of California featuring local food trucks, regional craft beer tastings, live music, and special weekly events. The fun begins at 5 p.m. every Friday.
2015 Bites at the Lake: Mobile Food & Family Fun
Foodies won't want to miss this weekly event, held at the Lakeview Library Parking Lot in Oakland, featuring rotating local food trucks alongside family-friendly games and activities. The event begins at noon.
2015 Oakland First Friday Festival
Just as the name would suggest, on the first Friday of each month, the KONO district in Oakland transforms into a cultural hub, teeming with galleries, street performers, food, live music, and much more. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
2015 Noe Valley Wine Walk
All along 24th Street in San Fran – from Diamond to Chattanooga – local merchants offer delicious wine samples, appetizers, and other tasty treats. Grab a map, receive a commemorative glass, and enjoy the Wine Walk. The wine begins to flow at 4 p.m.
2015 New Year's Eve Santa Cruz
Bring in the New Year with Santa Cruz residents at the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove, featuring nice of live music, party favors, food, a buffet, and more. The fun begins at 7 p.m.
2015 Suisun Valley's Anniversary Celebration
A unique celebration held at Suisun Valley's Vintners and Growers in Fairfield, featuring neighboring wineries, award-winning wines, food pairings, and much more. The event begins at noon.
2016 KIWANIS 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off
The Oakland suburb of Alameda hosts this annual get together, set to feature an all you can eat buffet, dancing, entertainment, a raffle, and chili cook-off judged by the Bay Area's best chefs. The event is hosted at Alameda Point, starting at 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Metropolitan Area Events
2016 San Diego Sockers
Check out the 14-time Indoor Soccer Champions this season, as they play 10 home games at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Game times vary by day.
2015 Holiday Tree & Winter Wonderland Festival
A holiday event featuring cookie decorating, handcrafted gifts, carolers, themed entertainers, food and drink, an appearance from Santa Claus, and plenty of dazzling lights, all at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. Event begins at 3 p.m.
2015 LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days & Winter Nights
Take the young ones to LEGOLAND in San Diego for a day of real snow activities, LEGO holiday village, a LEGO holiday tree, food trucks, and much more. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.
2015 SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off
A fun-filled festival held in downtown San Diego, featuring roughly 40 local restaurants competing for San Diego's best chili. Other festivities include a craft beer and wine garden, vendors, live music, and more, all starting at 11 a.m.
2016 Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND
Head over to the iconic theme park in Carlsbad and enjoy a one-mile fun run and post-run party. The races begin at 8 a.m.
2016 San Diego On Tap
Sample over 100 craft beers at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego during this sudsy celebration. There will also be plenty of live entertainment on hand. The fun begins at 1 p.m.
Sacramento & California Gold Country Events
2015 Parade of Lights
Get into the holiday spirit with Lodi residents during this festive parade and celebration, featuring over 80 floats, marching bands, dazzling lights, and more. The fun begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Lodi.
2015 SnowGlobe Music Festival
A fun-filled music festival held at Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe. Festival times vary by day.
2015 5K Resolution
An annual 5K walk/run hosted by TRG International taking place throughout Sacramento. The run begins at 7 a.m. at Crocker Park.
California's Central Valley Events
2015 Holiday lights at CALM
The California Living Museum, or CALM Zoo, in Bakersfield becomes a dazzling display of lights and holiday fun. Don't miss the musical tree show, animated displays, Candy Cane Express rides, concessions, and more. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. each night.
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