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A Community Christmas
Dec 1 – Dec 9
First Baptist Kingsburg
1615 Draper St, Kingsburg, California 93631
First Baptist is excited to present “A Community Christmas”. During the first week of December we will be providing an “ice” skating rink along with a fun Christmas village with various free activities for the whole family. Each day will be a different theme!

More info on their Facebook event page

Concordia Women’s Ministry Annual Christmas Cookie & Collectible Sale Dec 15th 9am to 2pm 1800 Sierra St Kingsburg


The Fresno Community Concert Band presents “Winter Magic”
by Fresno Community Concert Band
Sun, December 2, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Paul Shaghoian Memorial Concert Hall
2770 East International Avenue
Fresno, CA 93730

Nate Butler’s 26th Annual Mmm-Mmm Christmas
Saturday Dec 15, 2018
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
21 and over
$3 – $5
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA

55 Toy Drive – Toys for Tots Toy Drive
Sunday Dec 9, 2018

Doors: 3:00 PM
Show: 3:15 PM

21 and over

Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA

7 Fresno area bands will get together to help collect toys for Toys for Tots. This is a FREE event, well, the only requirement is a new (more than one would be even better) wrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots at the door. This used to be the Rock the Lot Toy Drive. Now it’s indoors.

Doors open at 3:00, music starts at 3:15

Current Band Lineup:
Monkey Wrench
Deja Blues
Guy Beard and the Lunch Wagon Romeos
Max Headroom
The Benefits
Night Heat
Richie Blue and Friends

2018 Christmas Tree Auction
by Visalia Chamber of Commerce

The 38th Annual Christmas Tree Auction celebrates the holiday spirit by promoting local non-profit organizations and helping them to raise funds needed in our community. The doors will open for General Admission at 7:00. Attendees will enjoy a live auction and two silent auction, wine tastings, lots of food samples and dancing. This event will benefit more than 30 local charities.

The Christmas Tree Auction “Holiday Affair” is a black tie gala for 21 and over.

Fri, December 7, 2018

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST

Visalia Convention Center

303 E. Acequia St.

Visalia, CA 93291

CHOICES presents Throwback Thursdays: Rewind to the 1980s
A Christmas Story (1983)
Thursday Dec 13, 2018

Doors: 5:30 PM
Show: 6:30 PM

Visalia Fox Theatre

300 Main Street
Visalia, CA

Throwback Thursdays are brought to you by: Choices, Momentum Broadcasting, Stella Artois, and Cyndy Christiansen – REALTOR® Bloom Group, Inc. – BRE #01990183.

This film presentation is sponsored by Quantum Leap Extreme Air Sports.
The first 100 guests will receive a FREE popcorn
Purchase entire Throwback Thursday series tickets for $40.
Purchase both Way Back Wednesday and Throwback Thursday series tickets for $70
Contact the Fox Theatre Office for details (559) 625-1FOX.

CHOICES presents Way Back Wednesdays:Classic Flicks at the Fox
White Christmas (1954)
Pete Sweeney on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
Wednesday Dec 19, 2018

Doors: 5:30 PM
Show: 6:30 PM

Visalia Fox Theatre

300 Main Street
Visalia, CA

Way Back Wednesdays are brought to you by: Choices, Momentum Broadcasting, Stella Artois, and Cyndy Christiansen – REALTOR® Bloom Group, Inc. – BRE #01990183.
The first 100 guests will receive a FREE popcorn
Buy One Get One Free for Former and Active Military Personnel with a valid ID
Purchase entire Way Back Wednesday series tickets for $40.
Purchase both Way Back Wednesday and Throwback Thursday series tickets for $70
Contact the Fox Theatre Office for details (559) 625-1FOX.

Zoo Lights
November 23-25, 30-December 2, 7-9, 14-23, 26-30: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo Member:

Adult: $7
Children: $5 (ages 2-11)


Adult: $9
Children: $7 (ages 2-11)

Children 1 and under get in for free.

Breakfast with Santa
Fresno Chaffee Zoo Member:

Adult: $7
Children: $5 (ages 2-11)


Adult: $9
Children: $7 (ages 2-11)

Children 1 and under get in for free.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo Member:

Adult: $22
Children: $15 (ages 2-11)


Adult: $25
Children: $18 (ages 2-11)

Children 1 and under get in for free.

Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade
Sat, Dec 8th

Fulton Street
Fulton St. Fresno, CA
Sat, Dec 8th 2018
This year, the Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade enters its 89th year and has truly become a special event that brings our community together. The Downtown Fresno Partnership looks forward to growing community involvement in the parade and together, paying homage to this historic event.

December 16, 2018

Sunday 2:00 PM
New Exhibit Hall

700 M Street
Fresno, California 93721

A Nutcracker Like No Other
November 17, 2018

Saturday 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Warnors Center for the Performing Arts &
Nov 17 – 5:00 PM

1400 Fulton Street
Fresno, California 93721

Sierra Vista Mall – 12/2 Santa Cares in Clovis
December 2, 2018

Sunday 9:00 AM
Sierra Vista Mall

1050 Shaw Avenue
Clovis, California 93612
Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite – ONE TICKET per group/family, please. Visits with Santa are free. Photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event, pricing varies by location. Visit the center’s website for additional information.

November 15, 2018 – One Enchanted Evening
Step back in time for Old Town Clovis’ annual kick-off of the Holiday Season. Explore Old Town, a quaint village of shops and restaurants, that is known far and wide as the ‘heart and soul’ of Clovis. As you stroll down cobbled sidewalks lined with old-fashioned street lamps, holiday entertainment awaits around every corner. Enjoy carolers, horse-drawn trolley rides, free food and a truly unique festive atmosphere set in a quieter, slower-paced lifestyle.
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Old Town Clovis
Free Admission
Contact: Business Organization of Old Town (BOOT) (559) 298-5774

December 1, 2018 – Children’s Electric Christmas Parade
Each December, Valley residents look forward to the Clovis Children’s Electric Christmas Parade, ushering in the holiday with a parade featuring a spectacular display of holiday cheer alive with thousands of local children, adults, animals and floats, all blanketed in a blizzard of lights.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Old Town Clovis
Free Admission
Contact: Old Town Clovis Kiwanis at (559) 270-0929

December 3, 2018 – City of Clovis Christmas Tree Lighting
This annual event is always an exciting evening full of merriment as Santa arrives by trolley, delighting children and families. He quickly becomes the center of attention as he, and the Mayor light the giant Christmas tree. The air will be full of Holiday carols courtesy of the Clovis High School and Clark Intermediate School Choirs. Refreshments will be served. Bring your entire family and enjoy the magic of this special time of year. Be sure to bring your camera for a picture of Santa!
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Clovis City Hall, 1033 Fifth Street
Free Admission
Contact: Clovis Recreation Center (559) 324-2780

Reedley Christmas Tree Lighting
Downtown Reedley
November 24, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Downtown Reedley
December 6
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sanger Christmas Events-
November 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
35th Annual Tree Lighting
November 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
71st Annual Nation’s Christmas Tree City Toyland Parade
December 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Visalia Chamber Choir Holiday Concert
Visalia’s very own 11th annual Holiday Chamber Choir Festival features the “Best of the Best” Visalia Choirs in one place – on one evening! Get in the holiday spirit by listening to top choirs for Visalia schools present music of the season. This benefit concert features the Chamber Choirs from Central Valley Christian High School, El Diamante High School, Golden West High School, Mt. Whitney High School, Redwood High School, University Prep High School, and the College of the Sequoias. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the music programs of the school participating and is not to be missed!

L.J. Williams Theatre
1001 W. Main St.
Visalia, CA 93291

Time & Date:
Monday, December 3
7-9 PM


Candy Cane Lane Parade
November 26 @ 7:00 pm
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Downtown Visalia!

Come join the fun at our 73rd Annual Candy Cane Lane Parade! This Parade is filled with all the sights and sounds of Christmas! We have dancing, music, characters, and of course, the man himself SANTA! So, bundle up and come kick off the holiday season with us! (Chairs not to be set up before 4pm. Official rules and regulations TBA)

Holiday Open House

November 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carriage rides, Santa pics, shopping and more, Your Holiday spirit will be able to soar!

We’ll deck the halls all along the streets all you must do is come enjoy the treats! Ride in a horse drawn carriage with your family or sweetie. Shop till you drop, go ahead and be greedy! Enjoy a hot meal on a cold winter’s night, Bundle up, go for a stroll, and see all the sights! Hop on Santa’s lap and give a big “Cheese” We’ve got all your Holiday fun – come join us please ?

Carriage Rides: $10 for up to 4 people
Santa Photos: $5 each photo”

Morning with Santa
This is the perfect setting for a fun morning with SANTA! Clay Cafe is hosting 2 scheduled sessions: 9:00am and 10:00am. Children will paint this darling reindeer mug then retreat to the garden to meet Santa Claus and his elf, receive a gift ($12 value), and take photos. We strongly encourage special dress (paint will not hurt clothing). Parents and babies can be in photos too! This is a prepay reserved event. Each painter is $22 plus tax. Seating is limited in each session, so early reservation is strongly encouraged. Drink and cookie included during paint session.

The Clay Cafe
1018 E. Mineral King Ave.
Visalia, CA 93292

Time & Date:
Saturday, December 8, 2018
9-11 AM

More information:

Sequoia Symphony- A Soulful Christhmas
Our holiday concert has become the must see of the December season. This season’s all new program focuses on great music from Motown and more, featuring the song stylings of Hope Garcia as she puts her distinct mark on favorite Christmas classics old and new. Two performances—3pm & 7:30pm.

Visalia Fox Theatre
300 Main St.
Visalia, CA 93291

Time & Date:
Saturday, December 8
3:00-5:00 PM


More Information:

The Lemoore Chamber of Commerce presents A Very SUPER Christmas Parade!

Please join us on Saturday, December 1st at 6:00PM.

Interested in being in the parade?
Visit our website at: www.lemoorechamberofcommerce.com or stop by the Chamber at 300 E Street in Lemoore (Train Depot) and pick up an application.

– Deadline for all entries is Monday, November 12th

For more information, please contact our office at 559-924-6401

Visalia Players
The 2nd Annual Hope for the Holidays

Written and directed by:
Charlotte Garcia Da Rosa

The 2nd Annual Hope for the Holidays cabaret will once
again be filled with songs of hope, love, inspiration, and
joy. Join us for a weekend of holiday songs and cheer, as
well as some tunes from favorite Broadway shows.

December 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm
December 9 at 4:00 pm

Home for the Holidays with the Fresno Philharmonic

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the holiday season with the Fresno Philharmonic, the Fresno Master Chorale, and special guests under the baton of guest conductor Scott Dunn. An evening of time-honored seasonal favorites the whole family will love.

This concert is generously sponsored by Saint Agnes Medical Center and Zenith Insurance Company.

Learn more on their Facebook event page.

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