Elf, The Musical
Nov. 11 — Jan. 9, 2022
Location: Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre, 1226 N Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
We all love the movie and watch it every year when Christmas comes around, so why not watch it live! Elf, The Musical will be performed at the Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre and will be showcasing the hilarious heart warming story of Buddy the Elf who leaves the North Pole in search for his Dad and his true identity in Manhattan.
One Enchanted Evening
Thursday, November 18th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Old Town Clovis
Participating businesses in Old Town Clovis will be opening their doors for hospitality and good cheer. Enjoy a cup of cocoa and complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides through the decorated streets of Old Town Clovis.
For more information: https://oldtownclovis.org/one-enchanted-evening/
Turkey Trot Fresno
Thursday, November 25th at 8:00am
Location: Woodward Park, 7775 N. Friant Rd. Fresno CA 93720
Get some exercise before the grand feast! Run or walk on Thanksgiving morning at Fresno’s Turkey Trot 5k run or 2 mile walk 2021 and then eat your Thanksgiving feast guilt free. After the race, enjoy a 4” personal pie that is given to all participants.
Register on: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Fresno/SierraChallengeExpressTurkeyTrot
Christmas at Kearney Mansion: Sounds of the Season
November 26th to December 31st. Following the opening day, tours will be available to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm through the end of the year. Reservations are required.
Location: 7160 W. Kearny Blvd, Fresno CA 93706
For more information: https://www.valleyhistory.org/christmas-at-kearney
Our Sound of the Season Holiday Display Grand Opening
Friday, November 26 at 1:00pm and 2:00pm
Guided tours accompanied by holiday cookies and cocoa of the Kearney Mansion featuring 15 decorated trees each displaying a different Christmas Carol.
Meet Santa at the Kearney Mansion Museum
Saturday, December 4th and 5th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Take pictures with Kearney Mansion’s Victorian Santa and enjoy self-guided tours.
Tea Time at Kearney Mansion
Saturday, December 11th at 11:00am
In-person Holiday Tea Party in Kearney Mansion’s dining and reception room surrounded by Christmas trees.
Christmas Tree Light Ceremony Shaver Lake
Saturday, November 27th at 12:00pm - 8:00pm
From 12:00pm - 6:00pm at Ken’s Market Parking Lot
Come celebrate with the Shaver Lake community at Ken’s Market parking lot and enjoy the vendor fair, carnival games, professional Santa Claus pictures, BBQ food trucks, and much more fun.
From 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Shaver Lake Village Hotel
Continue with the festive party at the Shaver Lake Village Hotel and enjoy some music and live performances, hot cocoa, a Christmas train, and most importantly the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
For more information: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWBeH9Hvqs6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
ZooLights at Fresno Chaffee Zoo
November 27th - December 30th
Location: 894 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno, CA 93728
Experience an enchanted winter wonderland that ZooLights brings with a fully decorated zoo with miles of holiday lights all around for families to enjoy. There will be live entertainment, holiday treats, and much more holiday fun-filled activities.
For more information: https://fresnochaffeezoo.org/event/zoolights/
Christmas Tree Lane
December 1st - 25th. Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: Van Ness Blvd beginning at Shields Ave and ending at Shaw Ave in Fresno, CA.
North Van Ness Boulevard in Fig Garden becomes a one-way street lined with hundreds of trees and homes all beautifully decorated for the holidays. Visitors can drive the 2-mile stretch from Shields to Shaw all the way until Christmas Day. Christmas Tree Lane is one of the longest-running holiday events nationwide. Christmas Tree Lane will be open this year only to vehicle traffic.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasTreeLaneFresno/
Candy Cane Lane
Location: 801-847 N Cindy Ave., Clovis CA. Peach and Alluvial
Drive or walk through the vividly decorated houses that showcase all different kinds of holiday themes, bright lights, and cut-outs of classic Christmas characters.
38th Annual Tree Lighting & 4th Annual Light Up the Business’ Night
Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30pm
Location: 1430 7th St #1400, Sanger, CA 93657
There will be caroling, Christmas messages, refreshments, and the arrival of Santa Claus! And the Light up Our Sanger Homes Contest.
For more information: https://www.sanger.org/event/38th-annual-tree-lighting-and-4th-annual-light-up-the-business-night/
Reedley’s Christmas in the Park & Electric Parade
Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00pm at Pioneer Park
Electric Parade on Friday, December 3rd at 7:00pm on G Street
After joining in on the Reedley Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony, watch over 50 tractors, buses, and vintage cars all deck out with Christmas lights as they parade through the streets of downtown Reedley.
For more information: https://reedleychamber.com/
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve & Others
Thursday, December 2nd at 7:30pm Save Mart Center
Location: 2650 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710
Experience a rock holiday tradition by celebrating 25 years of Christmas Eve and other stories by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Join the Winter Tour of this memorable progressive rock group at the Save Mart Center.
For more information: http://savemartcenter.com/events/trans-siberian-orchestra-2021/
Holiday Fantasy Lights at the Fresno Fairgrounds
December 3rd - December 23rd from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, CA 93702
Drive through a Winter Wonderland of 450 holiday lights, Christmas music, hot cocoa and much more at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Experience Christmas cheer with your family and friends at this perfect place to get into that festive spirit!
For more information: https://www.fresnofair.com/events/2021/fantasy-of-lights-2021
Clovis Children’s Electric Parade
Saturday, December 4th at 6:30pm
Location: Old Town Clovis
Spreading holiday cheer to all the families in the Clovis area, the Kiwanis Club of Old Town Clovis is excited to bring once again the Children’s Electric Christmas Parade.
For more information: https://www.otckiwanis.org/(X(1)S(y2vepzilzh5lpf02kol1bvbj))/Parade
Holiday Open Air Market
Saturday, December 4th from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 2888 N. Sunnyside Ave., #104, Fresno, CA 93727
Come by to Ballis Glass Holiday Open Air Market where you can purchase any last-minute but beautifully created gifts for your friends and family. And if you have completed all your Christmas shopping, come on by and be amazed by the fascinating holiday art being created before your eyes.
For more information: https://fb.me/e/1ZRXGqG4a
73rd Annual Nation’s Christmas Tree City Toyland Parade
Saturday, December 4th from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Sanger, 7th & N St. Sanger, CA
Don’t miss out on Sanger’s annual parade! There will be food vendors, arts & crafts, kid activities, and much more!
For more information: https://www.sanger.org/event/73rd-annual-nations-christmas-tree-city-toyland-parade/
Christmas in the Park - Valley Animal Center
Friday - Sunday, December 10th - 12th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 3934 N. Hayston Ave. Fresno, CA 93726
This three-day event will be raising funds for the Valley Animal Center, a no-kill shelter and adoption center for dogs and cats. Celebrate the holiday season with your local animal-lovers' community by participating in this free (donations are appreciated) event where there will be vendors, bake sale, open house tours, and a Christmas tree walkway.
For more information: https://fb.me/e/TCrwmibK
10th Annual Jingle Bell Run for Toys for Tots
Saturday, December 11th at 8:00am
Location: Palm & Shaw - Christmas Tree Lane, 4946 N. Van Ness Blvd. Fresno, CA 93704
Sign up for this merry run that will feature Christmas-designed sweatshirts and jingle bells for all those participating. Listen to some jolly Christmas music while running along Christmas Tree Lane. Santa hats will be given to those that bring a new unwrapped toy or donations to Toys for Tots.
Register on: https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/CA/Fresno/JingleBellRunforToysforTots
92nd Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 11th at 1:00pm
Location: Downtown Fresno
Drive through Downtown Fresno’s holiday movie-themed spaces at their event, A Night at the Drive-in. Santa and other parade participants will be parked as everyone has the opportunity to drive through and say hello to all their Christmas friends.
For more information: https://www.downtownfresno.org/do/92nd-annual-christmas-parade
94th Annual Trek to the National Christmas Tree
Sunday, December 12th from 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Kings Canyon National Park
Each year, the General Grant Tree in Kings Canyon National Park is celebrated for its momentous age and size. It is the Nation’s Christmas Tree that brings people together to have a ceremony that involves a wreath layering in honor of the men and women of the Armed Forces.
Chartered buses leave from Sanger and reservations are being accepted.
For more information: https://www.sanger.org/event/94th-annual-trek-to-the-nations-christmas-tree/
Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration
December 30th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022 Fresno Fairgrounds
Location: 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, CA 93702
The Hmong New Year is a time to celebrate with relatives and friends at the end of the harvest season. This festive gathering is the largest Hmong-American community event in the United States and in the world!
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/HmongCulturalNewYearCelebration/
Saroyan Theatre Events:
For more information: https://www.fresnoconventioncenter.com/events-tickets/
The Nutcracker – State Street Ballet & Fresno Ballet Theatre
Saturday, November 20th at 1:00pm and 6:30pm
Central California Ballet Nutcracker
Saturday, December 11th and 12th at 2:00pm
A Magical Cirque Christmas
Wednesday, December 29th at 7:00pm