SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Patch has rounded up fun, interesting and entertaining events throughout Southern California — from the southernmost tip of San Diego, through Orange and Riverside counties, to the beaches and valleys in Los Angeles.

Some are free. Some have a fee.

Whether you opt for an activity close to home, a mini day trip or a virtual event, see what’s slated this weekend from Saturday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 5.

Double-check with event organizers to confirm dates, times and locations in case activities were updated since posted on Patch.


Holiday High Tea: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills

Jingle and Mingle Fundraiser: Women’s Twentieth Century Club, Los Angeles

L.A. Comic Con: L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino

Makers Market: Remainders Creative Reuse, Pasadena

Snow Day: Common Space Brewery, Hawthorne

Winter Snow Fest and Craft Fair: Pantera Park, Diamond Bar

Winterfest Christmas Concert and Sparkling Reception: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, Long Beach


30th Anniversary Celebration: City Hall, Lake Forest

Capistrano Lights: Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

“Carols by Candlelight”: Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach

Casa Lumina Holiday Walk: Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, San Clemente

Chanukah Menorah Lighting and Celebration: Outlets at San Clemente, San Clemente

Chris Daniels Project Live: Cook’s Corner, Trabuco Canyon

Corona del Mar Christmas Walk: Corona del Mar Village, Corona del Mar

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting: Fountain Valley Sports Park, Fountain Valley

Holiday Bazaar: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Seal Beach

Holiday on Main Street: Main Street, Yorba Linda

La Plaza Park Tree Lighting: La Plaza Park, Dana Point

Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Shopping Village: Center Street Promenade, Anaheim

Nutcracker for Kids!: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

Santa Paws: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point

Santa’s Jolly Trolley: Sunset Park, Dana Woods Park, Sea Canyon Park and La Plaza Park, Dana Point

Santa’s Village by the Sea: Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente

Santa’s Workshop: The District at Tustin Legacy, Tustin

Vintage and Craft Fair: San Juan Capistrano Historical Society, San Juan Capistrano

Warm Winter Melodies: Presbyterian Church of The Master, Mission Viejo

Wonderfest Holiday Experience: The District at Tustin Legacy, Tustin


“A Christmas Carol: The Musical”: Old Town Temecula Community Theater, Temecula

Bad Chemistry: Baily’s Old Town Temecula, Temecula

Bad Chemistry: Vitagliano Winery, Temecula

Caroling Nights and Magical Lights Christmas Parade: Weston Park, Hemet

Chanukah Car Menorah Parade: City Hall, Temecula

Christmas Nights at 123 Farm: 123 Farm, Cherry Valley

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee

Country Live! at The Merc: The Merc, Temecula

Donuts with Santa: Alderwood Park, Copper Canyon Park and Town Square Park, Murrieta

Festival of Lights Parade: Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

High Tea: Cottage Tea Parties, Temecula

Holiday Craft Fair: Altis, Beaumont

Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale: Clubhouse, Cherry Valley

Holiday Magic: Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Temecula

Indio International Tamale Festival: Downtown Indio

Monument Night Adventures: Art Smith Trailhead Highway 74, Palm Desert

Southern California Public Safety Career and Community Fair: Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee

“The Nutcracker”: Europa Village, Temecula

Winterfest: Cherry Valley Grange Community Center, Cherry Valley

Winterfest: Downtown Main Street, Lake Elsinore


Christmas Parade and Holiday Faire: Downtown Upland

Downtown Redlands Christmas Parade: Downtown Redlands

Holiday Boutique: Redlands Family YMCA, Redlands

Holiday Home Tour: Redlands

Inland Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”: California Theatre of the Performing Arts, San Bernardino


Balboa Park December Nights: Balboa Park, San Diego

Botanic Wonderland: San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas

Carlsbad Village Makers Market Holiday Showcase: St. Michael’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Carlsbad

Christmas Tree Lighting and Fest: Old Town, Ramona

Dance Reflections: MiraCosta College, Oceanside

“Dance to the Holidays!”: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway

Encinitas Holiday Parade: South Coast Highway, Encinitas

Frequency Winter Concert: MiraCosta College, Oceanside

“High Musical Jr.”: St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Poway

Holiday at the Rancho: Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, Carlsbad

Holiday Movies on the Beach: Hotel del Coronado, Coronado

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony: Carlsbad Village Faire Shopping Center, Carlsbad

La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival: La Jolla

La Mesa Holiday in the Village: Downtown La Mesa

San Diego International Children’s Film Festival: San Diego Central Library, San Diego

Santa’s Secret Garden: The Forum Carlsbad, Carlsbad

Taste of Cardiff: Downtown Cardiff

The Grinch at IB Artisan Market: IB Artisan Market, Imperial Beach

Tree Lighting: San Marcos Civic Center, San Marcos

Tree Lighting and Christmas Village: Little Italy, San Diego

Vista Christmas Parade: Downtown Vista

Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido

Youth Action Movement YAM Chanukah Party: Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego

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