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Holiday Events Around Town

This is a great time of year to get out and enjoy some holiday events with your family and friends. Both Bakersfield and Fresno offer spectacular lightening shows and holiday extravaganzas.


The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour

Dec. 23

Setzer has found tremendous success in redefining Christmas music for a generation desperately desiring something new.

Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 13 ? Dec 15

The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra is nearing the 36th year of performing Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet.

Bakersfield Christmas Town & Holiday Lamplight Tours

Nov. 29 ? Jan. 4

Enjoy an evening of vintage holiday cheer as guests step back in time with sights, sounds and smells of the 1800’s.

Christmas Around the World

Nov. 29 ? Jan. 4

Tour the world at Christmas in Bakersfield.

HolidayLights at CALM

Nov. 30 ? Dec. 31

A synchronized symphony of multi-colored tree lights and music.

Winter Playground

Nov. 29 ? Dec 24

It is the most festive atmosphere in town with ice skating, holiday music, a craft room and visits with Santa.

The Holiday Extravaganza

Nov. 29 ? Dec. 23

You?ll see a mix of heart-warming Christmas themed tales mixed with holiday music and outrageous comedy.

A Merry Christmas at Stars

Dec. 7 ? Dec. 21

Stars Theatre is the perfect group experience-gourmet dining and live theatre in a cozy venue.

Buck Owens? Crystal Palace New Year’s Party

Dec. 31

Let’s day Happy New Year together, shall we? Two bands ? party all night!

~Courtesy of Visit Bakersfield


Christmas Tree Lane

Dec. 3-Dec. 25

Millions of lights are turned on at 6 p.m. and remain on until 10 p.m. Some 140 homes and 300 trees are decorated and the display spans nearly two miles.

Navidades y Tradiciones @ Warnors Theatre

Dec. 14

Calidanza Dance Company’s new dance program for the holidays features traditional ballet folklorico dances that reflect different Mexican cultural traditions with a special Christmas dance created by the company.

Gaslamp Society Holiday Gathering

Dec. 28

Gaslamp Society holiday social and party. Music by Mr Nate Butler.

Santa Claws In-Store Photo Event

Dec. 14

PetSmart’s annual Santa Claws In-Store Photo Event is held at all PetSmart stores.

Christmas Ball

Dec. 20

At the Ballroom LIVE. Cocktail social and dinner followed by a dance show.

A Dramatic Christmas Musical

Dec. 14

The Sierra Heights Christmas Choir will present this musical created and arranged by Dennis and Nan Allen.

Christmas at Kearney

Dec. 15

A special Family Day with Victorian Crafts in the Carriage House.

Zoo Lights

Dec. 14-Dec 23

Go for a stroll through brilliantly lit pathways, take a photo with Santa and enjoy live entertainment.

2013 Holiday Gala

Dec. 20

Featuring 2012 BET’s Sunday Best Winner Joshua Rogers.

Fresno Lights

Dec. 14-Dec. 31

Take a tour around the Fresno neighborhoods. These are the best house lights in town.

Fresno New Year’s Eve at the Standard

Dec. 31

Party favors at the door, countdown with champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.

~Courtesy of Fresno Bee