California Holiday Photos - Pictures of the Holidays

California Holiday Photos are easy to take. It's the time that people get out their cameras to take a picture of the family gathering, trip together and special decorations and adornments that a holiday often brings. Seasonal Holidays picture taking with photos to knock your scarecrow's socks off include the great pumpkin patch Halloween celebration.  Shown below are some pumpkins we've seen while traveling that California highway on the holidays.  One of the most fun times to get out and look around, pumpkin patches, Halloween Haunts and ghosts are but a few of the colorful, festive photo ops you won't want to miss.  For additional celebrations, be sure to drop by and see the California Beach Holidays.



Harbor Christmas Paradess: Take the old-fashioned Christmas parade down to the nearest marina or harbor, substitute decorated and lighted boats for floats, and you've got a California-style Christmas parade. Locations featuring these festive delights include San Diego Harbor's Parade of Lights, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade where the you can be in the parade and Jack London Square's parade of more than 100 lighted pleasure craft.

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Temecula attractions
balloon ride over Temecula wineries biplane ride over Old Town Temecula
A charming cruise through the harbor's waterways past houses decorated with enough lights to make Las Vegas jealous.

Carols in the Caves: What's that music coming from yon wine cave? It's David Auerbach performing Carols in the Caves. David uses rare and unusual musical instruments to interpret Christmas standards in a new way. Performing in wine caves, champagne cellars and a brandy distillery, David acts as the high priest of Christmas for a magical break from the holiday preparations.

Crystal Cathedral: The home of the drive-in church service, the Crystal Cathedral, puts on a Christmas pageant that would make Hollywood proud. The Glory of Christmas has live animals, flying angels, special effects and orchestration by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Disneyland at Christmas: Disneyland gets gussied up all over, with special parades. The Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World get extra decorations, too.

Surfin' Santa: In most places, Santa arrives in a sleigh. In Capitola, just south of Santa Cruz, he arrives on a surfboard instead. Decked out in a red wetsuit with all the white trimmings, the Surfin' Santa usually comes ashore on Thanksgiving weekend.

Tractor Christmas Parade: Calistoga, the northernmost community in Napa Valley, hosts an annual Christmas parade with a twist. Their Tractor Christmas Parade is held the first Saturday in December.


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