Unwrap the best holiday adventures in Fresno County. From twinkling lights to festive bars, spice up the holiday season by checking off these fun things to do in our ultimate Fresno County Holiday Bucket List.
Location: 719 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721
Each year, The Modernist Craft Cocktail Bar transforms into a dazzling Christmas-themed bar with holiday-inspired cocktails. Sip one of their festival drinks like the Marshmallow & Unicorns cocktail. In addition to delicious drinks, enjoy colorful lights, a life-size post of ‘Elf’ and Christmas music. The bar is located in the Downtown Fresno Brewery District, where you can do your own pub crawl to different breweries and bars nearby.
Hours: Tuesdays, 5-10 pm, Wednesdays, 5-11 pm, Thursdays, 4-11 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 4 pm-1 am, Sundays, 4-11 pm
Location: 5840 N Biola Ave, Fresno, CA 93723
For wine lovers, Ziveli Winery is a must on your holiday bucket list in Fresno County. Throughout December, you can immerse yourself in a world of cheer and Christmas spirit with a lineup of awesome holiday events and delicious locally-produced wines at this family-owned winery. Enjoy holiday trivia, Christmas tree decorating, and holiday chocolate pairing all month long. Here’s a list of their holiday events:
December 2 – Holiday Trivia Night at 6 pm
December 10 – Christmas Market from 10 am to 5 pm
December 10 – Bucket Golf Tournament
December 24 – Christmas Eve Celebration with Live Music from 12 pm to 5 pm
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 pm
Location: 2473 N Marks Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
Step into a Winter Wonderland at Gateway Ice Center and watch as the festive vibes come alive on the ice. Skate your heart out with family and friends as the ice rink is decked out for the holidays, including a giant gingerbread house and a visit from the Grinch. The Winter Wonderland runs from December 17 through January 7.
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Location: Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park
Did you know the nation’s Christmas Tree is located right in Fresno County? The General Grant Tree in Kings Canyon National Park stands tall not only as one of the largest trees in the world but as our country’s official Christmas Tree. President Calvin Coolidge dedicated the tree back in 1926. Walk through Grant Grove to see the stunning trees and explore the rest of Kings Canyon National Park. You can also visit nearby Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks located just 90 minutes from Fresno.
Location: 917 E Shepherd Ave. Clovis, 93619
There’s nothing like walking through a Christmas tree farm to boost your festive spirit. Visit family-owned Willow Tree Farms in Clovis. With rows of Christmas trees, a photo area, and hot chocolate, you’re sure to feel the warmth of the season here.
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No place does Christmas lights like Fresno County. Put on your favorite holiday sweater and admire the shiny lights in our local neighborhoods and attractions, including IllumiNature at the Chaffee Zoo and Christmas Tree Lane. We put together a full list of where you can find lights here.
Location: 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Kearney Mansion. Witness the holiday magic up close by touring this historic mansion and grounds that were part of the birth of Fresno County’s agriculture industry. Inside the mansion, you’ll find several Christmas trees on display and learn about historical holiday tales. Get tickets here.
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