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
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.
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
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
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
Gaslamp Society holiday social and party. Music by Mr Nate Butler.
Santa Claws In-Store Photo Event
PetSmart’s annual Santa Claws In-Store Photo Event is held at all PetSmart stores.
At the Ballroom LIVE. Cocktail social and dinner followed by a dance show.
A Dramatic Christmas Musical
The Sierra Heights Christmas Choir will present this musical created and arranged by Dennis and Nan Allen.
Christmas at Kearney
A special Family Day with Victorian Crafts in the Carriage House.
Dec. 14-Dec 23
Go for a stroll through brilliantly lit pathways, take a photo with Santa and enjoy live entertainment.
2013 Holiday Gala
Featuring 2012 BET’s Sunday Best Winner Joshua Rogers.
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
Party favors at the door, countdown with champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.
~Courtesy of Fresno Bee