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Christmas Events and Activities

Southern California is full of fun holiday attractions!

In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of spectacular Christmas events in Southern California, including Christmas attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland Theme Park...and the Del Mar Holiday Lights. Discover where to find exciting family fun this holiday season!

Christmas Events & Attractions

Southern California theme park events, holiday lighting displays, and more!

Picture: Daisy Duck in her holiday finery rides in the Disneyland Christmas Parade You'll find the following pages on this website to help get you headed to Christmas events---

* Disneyland holiday pages: There are a number of pages on this website which have pictures & info about various Disneyland Resort Christmas attractions. (Both the original Disneyland theme park and its newer "sister" park, Disney's California Adventure are included.) The list of available topics include the following: (1) Disneyland Christmas Attractions; (2) Disneyland Christmas Parade; (3) Disneyland Holiday Parade, pt 2; (4) Disney Fireworks & Snow; (5) Santa's Reindeer Roundup; (6) It's a Small World ride---Holiday version; (7) Holiday Haunted Mansion pics, part 1; (8) Holiday Haunted Mansion pictures, pt 2;

* Griffith Park Christmas Activities: Pictures and information about the Griffith Park's Train Ride to Santa Claus at Travel Town. Unfortunately, Griffith Park's mega-popular Christmas lights (the DWP Holiday Lights display) has been cancelled due to the lingering economic downturn.

* Del Mar Holiday Lights: See photos of just a few of the many Christmas lights on display at the Del Mar Fairgrounds' Holiday of Lights!

* Hollywood Santa Parade, a fun, free annual Christmas event in the heart of Tinseltown!

* Knott's Christmas Events: Information about the Knott's "Merry" Farm holiday season events, including the Snoopy Ice Skating show, the Christmas Crafts Festival, and the Toys for Tots "free admission with a toy" days.

* SeaWorld Christmas Pictures: See photos of SeaWorld's holiday events, including the popular nighttime Shamu Holiday Show!

* Legoland's Christmas Events are terrific fun for families with toddlers, preschoolers and young children. Discover the decorations and activities you'll enjoy this holiday season at Legoland on this photo-filled page of our blog!

* Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood is a can't-miss event for Dr. Seuss-lovers. Families will have fun enjoying its whimsical decor...and playing in snow, even though the weather is sunny and warm!

Southern California Christmas decorations & Santa costumes

Picture: Santa Snoopy! Cute Peanuts character, Snoopy the dog, dons his Santa Claus costume for the Christmas holidays Here are some pages on this website which can help you find the Southern California stores where you can find Christmas crafts supplies, Christmas decorations & partyware, and Santa costumes:

Find party store locations in Southern California:

* Party City/Los Angeles

* Party City/other So Cal

* Year-round costume stores

Christmas Costume pages:

1.) Christmas Angel Costumes

2.) Elf, Reindeer, Snowman & Victorian Caroler costumes

3.) Santa & Mrs. Claus costumes

Note: There are also two Thanksgiving Costume pages on this site: Pilgrim Costumes, which also features Native American costumes, as well, gives you tips on sewing a Thanksgiving pageant costume for men, women, boys or girls. But what about your pet? Fido will look terrific in his new No-Sew Turkey Costume for Pets! page. Mom, Dad and the kids can make it together...because it's a project meant specially for beginners!

New Years Eve Events

* Disney New Years Eve

* Knott's New Year's Eve Party

Christmas events & activities--

Resources you'll enjoy on other good Christmas websites

In the following sections, you'll find a list of websites with Christmas information that was quite interesting and worth the time to visit.

Christmas Crafts, Coloring, and Fun

1.) Christmas coloring, online games, crafts music, recipes, and a heap 'o fun are what you'll find at the website. Test your knowledge with Christmas-themed trivia games; play "Elf vs Santa" tic tac toe with friends & family; write an email to Santa. This cute site has plenty to keep kids and their parents amused for quite some time!

2.) Christmas jokes, Holiday games & jigsaw puzzles, Christmas stories are some of the fun you'll enjoy on Greg's Christmas Page. This website is yet another source of Christmas activities that will turn your computer into a seasonal "fun center!" Use the next link to check out the family Christmas activities on Greg's Christmas Page.

3.) Christmas Crafts: Whether you'd like to make Christmas cards, decorations or gifts...the Holiday Crafts and Creations website can get you rolling on some adorable easy-to-make Christmas projects. Be sure to check out the site's Halloween, Valentine's Day, and other themed sections, too!

Picture: Cute Snowmen dance along the route of the Disneyland Christmas parade in Anaheim, California4.) Christmas Crafts: Enjoy making some Christmas crafts projects to help decorate your home for the holiday season. The website gives you photos of how your finished project will look...AND pictures to guide you during the various steps of the project, too! Here's a link to this cute website's Christmas crafts section.

5.) Christmas crafts & recipes on the Disney family website: Disney sponsors a magazine about family activities called Family Fun. Its on-line version is full of seasonal crafts ideas, recipes and printable games...all of which can either be done by kids or would be done by adults for children's parties. In addition to printed instructions with pictures, some holiday crafts and Christmas cooking projects even have videos which show your how to do these fun activities step by step. Here's a link to the Christmas page of the website.

Cristmas Attractions and Events

Cute Christmas elf from Griffith Park's Train Ride to Santa holiday event In this section, you'll find Christmas activities, attractions, and community resources that will help you enjoy the holidays---

1.) Where to find Christmas Trees---Obviously, there's going to be a Christmas tree lot at half of the grocery stores in town! At times, it may seem like you're "tripping over them," as the old saying goes. On the following website, you'll discover where you can find Christmas tree lots which actually SPECIALIZE in Christmas trees! The name of the website is "" although most of the tree lots listed on the site actually sell pre-cut Christmas trees. The important thing, however, is that you'll find tree specialists which pride themselves on investigating the best Christmas tree farms, and deliver "real" Christmas trees of a quality that makes people want to pass by their corner store and make a special trip to the lot year after year.

You don't have to be a Southern Californian to enjoy this website! You'll find listings for every state of the USA and every province of Canada! Whether you're in Arizona or Alberta, Texas or Toronto, you're sure to find a quality Christmas tree lot that's conveniently located nearby. Use the next link to see the Christmas Tree lot locator website!

2.) California Christmas Calendar: If you're looking for a comprehensive Christmas events calendar which covers the ENTIRE state of California...not just SoCal events...then you'll want to look through the website. The events calendar is remarkably large, and covers many cities throughout southern, central and Northern California, as well. Furthermore, the calendar is maintained 12 months of the year; after discovering it, you'll surely want to return again and again.

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