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Monday, December 17, 2007 Events in California

 

Events in California in December

 

December 2007 Calendar

 

 
 

ALTADENA - Christmas Tree Lane (actually Santa Rosa Avenue, between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive) in Altadena is one of the oldest Christmas lighting spectacles in Southern California. It became a tradition in 1920 when a local named Nash decided to brighten up the holiday with some lights on the quickly growing Deodars that the Woodbury Family, founders of Altadena, planted in 1885.  Nearly 135 Deodar Cedar trees are decorated by the Christmas Tree Lane Association in what's known as  “Mile of Christmas Trees” (containing 10,000 lights.)  The oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas display in the world is a designated California Historical Landmark No. 990 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

CARMICHAEL - Holiday House Display - More than just lights, many say this event rivals the Bellagio water show in Las Vegas. Over 2 million computer-controlled actions or "states" per song create one of the best light and music shows you'll find. Visitors are invited to bring canned good donations. Time: Sunday - Thursday 6pm-9pm; Friday-Saturday 6pm-10pm. Location: 6425 Meadowhill Court, Carmichael, CA 95608. Directions: Go North on Fair Oaks Blvd from Arden Way. Turn Right on Landis Ave, Turn Right on Deodar Street, Turn Left onto Meadowhill Court. Cost: Free!  Through Dec. 31, 2007. lightupxmas.com

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Cruise of Lights Holiday Lighted Boat Tour Family Night. Discounts are in store as you join the festivities and help bring music into the lives of children on the Huntington Harbour annual Cruise of Lights holiday tour. As you arrive, you climb aboard a bus that takes participants to the loading dock at Huntington Harbour. Tour times: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. $11/adult; $8/child. Order: HHPC-Cruise of Lights® Tickets, 16889 Algonquin Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Fax your order anytime to: 714/840-7573. or online at cruiseoflights.org

 

OXNARD - Christmas Tree Lane, “F” and “G” Streets houses in the Henry T. Oxnard Historical District are brightly decorated for the holidays. Visitors are welcome to take a leisurely drive or stroll down Christmas Tree Lane. Hours run from 6 to 10 p.m. Call 1-800-269-6273. Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Nutcracker with San Francisco Ballet. Location: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA. Cost: varies, up to $120 (approx.) sfballet.org

 

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice skating rink is open through 1/13/08 in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights; Noon to Midnight on weekends; Special holiday hours, subject to change...call to confirm. Cost: $12-$14. Skate all you want first-come, first-serve. No in and out privileges.  Admission includes ice time and rental skates with skate sizes ranging from toddler 8 to men's 13. Location: Circle of Palms, 170 S. Market St., San Jose, California. Call: (408) 279-1775 ext. 45. sjdowntown.com

 

 

 

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