December 2009 Events




Thursday, December 3, 2009 California Event Calendar for the Holidays



COSTA MESA - Sugar Plum Festival's Arts & Crafts Show. Gifts to warm the heart and accessories that make a home will be sold at this event. Time: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Cost: Free admission, parking $5. Location: Orange County Fairgrounds Fair & Event Center, Building 10, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (562) 598-0857.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Griffith Park Light Festival. 14th Annual  
Kick-Off Preview Bike Night held for experienced and novice riders to come and enjoy the festival in a vehicle free activity just for bike riders. Enjoy the festival from 5 to 10 p.m.  5 p.m. is the official festival launch and then all visitors can ride the festival on their bicycles. Location: Cost:


OAKLAND - Oakland ZooLights. Lights display walking tour of animals shapes formed by twinkling lights. Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost: $7.50 Adult; $5.50 child. Location: 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland, CA. Call: (510) 632-9525.


ORANGE - Irvine Park Railroad Holiday Train. Time: Daily. Cost: Parking Fee. Free admission, fees charged for train rides and activities.


REDONDO BEACH - Seaside Ice Rink is open for outdoor beach ice skating next to the sunshine and sand.


SALINAS - Streets of Bethlehem Living Nativity. Streets of Bethlehem is an annual event that has been held for about a decade. Offered free to the public, thousands come to see this nativity scene. It begins just after dark (6 p.m. and goes to 8:30 p.m.) A special assistance opportunity for those with disabilities and impairments is offered. Please contact the First Baptist Church of Salinas. Address: 1130 San Vincente Ave., Salinas, CA. Call: (831) 422-9872.


SAN FRANCISCO - Nutcracker Ballet - featuring San Francisco Ballet, this time honored classic is sure to please. One of the finest ballet companies on the West Coast presents an award-winning stage production of a Christmas holiday musical. Runs nightly through December 27 (few days excluded). Time: Hours vary. Location: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA.  Tickets: $18 - 236. Call:(415) 865.2000,


SANTA ROSA - The Facts Behind the Funnies. Exhibit at Charles Schulz Musuem The Facts Behind the Funnies: Schulz's Passion for Precision. As a cartoonist read by millions of fans, Charles Schulz felt an obligation to get his facts straight about the subjects he tackled in Peanuts. This exhibition reveals Schulz's dedication to detail in order to ensure that sports plays and positions (from ice skating to surfing), medical conditions, musical notes, and even Woodstock’s shorthand were accurately depicted. Runs through Jan. 1, 2010. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $8; $5 youth, seniors; Free under 4 years. Location: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA. Call: (707) 579-4452.  | Buy Tickets!


TEMPLETON - Nutcracker Ballet. 12th annual event of the North County Dance and Performing Arts Foundation presentation. Nathan Cottam, a former Principal dancer with Ballet Theatre of Boston who studied with the famed American Ballet Theater, and Jesus Solorio, a local celebrity who competed on the third season of television’s So You Think You Can Dance, will perform. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $15-20. Location: 1200 S. Main St., Templeton, CA. Contact for tickets:  1-800-838-3006.




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