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Calendar: events for November and December 2009

November 22, 2009|By Avital Binshtock

SAN DIEGO

Surfing Santa at Seaport Village

When, where: Nov. 28, Seaport Village

Highlights: Santa, dressed in board shorts, arrives by pirate ship. A holiday parade, tree lighting and free LED holiday-light exchange are also part of the event.

Cost: Free

Info: (619) 235-4014, www.sea

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.

The White Lights Ceremony and other holiday festivities

When, where: Nov. 27 to 29, the Broadmoor

Highlights: Santa and Mrs. Claus appear for this 23-year-old celebration that includes a tree-lighting, a Gingerbread Village, ice sculptures, live music, pictures and meals with the Clauses, family Bingo and movie screenings.

Cost: Most events are free

Info:

www.broadmoor.com

SALINAS, CALIF.

Holiday Parade of Lights

When, where: Nov. 29; South Main Street, through Old Town to the National Steinbeck Center

Highlights: More than 10,000 observers show up to see some 80 floats, marching bands, dancers and classic cars.

Cost: Free

Info:www.salinasparade.com

SANTA BARBARA

Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace

When, where: Dec. 4 to 6, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Highlights: The 24th annual event features artisans selling works from more than 50 countries.

Cost: Admission is free; sales proceeds benefit the museum.

Info: (805) 682-4711, www.sbnature.org

MENDOCINO, CALIF.

Candlelight Inn Tour

When, where: Dec. 9 to 11; Mendocino, Little River, Albion and Fort Bragg

Highlights: For the 21st year, more than 25 lodges open their doors for evening tours and refreshments.

Cost: $25 for all three nights; $10 for children age 10 and younger; proceeds benefit Big Brothers/ Big Sisters and Mendocino schools.

Info: (707) 964-1228, www.mendocinoinntour.com

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