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Nov 6-Dec 7, 2016  Annual Vintners' Holidays - Yosemite National Park, California

December 1, 2016  6th Annual Noe Valley Holiday Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
The Noe Valley Merchants Association and Steven Restivo Event Services, LLC. are hosting the 5th Annual Noe Valley Holiday Wine Walk from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  The tasting event will be located throughout 24th Street from Diamond to Chattanooga and will include merchants offering wine samples, finger foods and special treats.  Attendees wishing to participate in the sampling program may purchase on-site tickets for $25 or advance tickets for $20 via the website. The on-site ticket sales locations are at the 3865 24th St. parking lot between Sanchez & Vicksburg and in front of Walgreens on Castro and 24th. Participants will receive a wine glass and map with all of the tasting locations. Ticket sales on the day of the event are "Cash Only."


December 6-7, 2016
NLS Food Quality Symposium
Indian Wells, California
The Annual Food Quality Symposium, features the ideal peer-to-peer networking environment for Top Level  Executives in Safety, Quality Assurance (Q & A) and many other related fields within the food industry. Be a part of the Industry's Must Attend Event featuring thought leaders from the world’s leading food manufacturers, discussing the key issues affecting the current and future growth of your business.

December 10, 2016 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.


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December 4, 2015  Candlelight Christmas Parade - Madera, California
Downtown Madera’s Annual Christmas Parade, where spectators can view the parade and wander through business establishments, tasting wines, or having hot beverages. Co-sponsored by the Madera Kiwanis Club and the Madera Downtown Association.

December 5, 2015  Christmas at the Ranch - Camarillo, California
Christmas at the Ranch is a food & wine tasting event taking place on Saturday, December 5, 4pm-8pm at the Camarillo Ranch located in Camarillo, CA. Guests will experience a true Victorian Christmas while touring Adolfo's 1892 Queen Anne Victorian home lavishly decorated for the holidays. Inside the Red Barn, guests will indulge in seasonal treats from premier Ventura County wineries, & caterers.* The event also boasts live entertainment, a photo booth & silent auction featuring wonderful food & wine themed prizes. Free parking is available on the Camarillo Ranch Road as well as in the VCCF parking lot. This event is for 21+ adults only. Tickets are $45 online and in office, $55 at-the-door.

December 5, 2015  8th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival
Oxnard, California
Get the tastiest tamales in town - from sweet to savory, traditional to gourmet. Learn tamale making with live demos. Enjoy the tamale eating contest, holiday crafts fair, kids activities, and music.  FREE admission.

December 5, 2015  Oxnard Christmas Parade
Oxnard, California
The Annual Oxnard Christmas Parade themed “Surf, Sand & Celebrating the Season” is a beloved event for the whole family. Come enjoy colorful marching bands, equestrian units, local school groups, spirited floats and a visit from Santa!


December 5-6, 2015
Holidays in the Vineyards
Livermore, California
Holidays in the Vineyards is an annual wine country tradition where wineries showcase their tasting rooms with arts and craft vendors, holiday music, special wines, and more.

December 5-6, 2015  Indio International Tamale Festival
Indio, California
It all started in 1992 with an idea by Dave Hernandez, a member of the Downtown Indio Merchants Association.  The rich heritage of the tamale, consistent community support and hard working tamale makers have created the festival's tremendous success.  Recently, the Food Network-TV ranked the Indio International Tamale Festival in the top 10 "All-American Food Festivals" in the nation!   Attendance: 120,000.

December 5-19, 2015
Holiday Tours & 7th Annual Gingerbread House Contest
Oxnard, California
Heritage Square.  Costumed docents present guided tours of elegantly decorated Victorian homes ($5 donation suggested). Admire the imagination and artistry of handmade gingerbread houses inside the historic chapel.

December 6, 2015  Holiday on the Hill - Simi Valley, California
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. Celebrate this magical season with your family and friends at our 7th Annual Holiday on the Hill event. This spectacular evening of wonderful holiday performers, magnificent music, and delectable gourmet food is a much anticipated gathering every year! Enjoy special performances by Oak Park High School, Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra, and other local groups and entertainment.

December 11-13, 2015  Sausalito Winterfest - Sausalito, California
Sausalito Arts and Crafts Faire - Naughty or Nice Ball - • Food & Wine Pairings ~ Over 30 Restaurants & Wineries - Face & Ornament Painting Cookie Decorating & Art Contest - Kids Entertainment & Photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus - Annual Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks - Live Music~all on the Sausalito Waterfront - Gourmet Food Trucks - Graze Local - 5 Course Gourmet Dinner

December 13, 2015  Taste Of Tamales Festival
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Annual Food Fest (Christmas Celebration)  Live entertainment, Exhibitors, Food Booths, Vendors, Games, Arts & Crafts, Toys give-a-away.

December 31, 2015  Grape Drop - Temecula, California
Ring in the New Year Temecula-style at the annual Grape Drop with an east coast (9pm) and west coast (midnight) countdown. The celebration offers live bands, activities for kids until 9pm including giant slide & face painting plus the ice rink will be open until 12:30am. Patio heaters and some chairs provided. Bundle up and bring the family for a New Year’s Eve.

December 31, 2015  New Years' Eve Celebration
Simi Valley, California
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library.  Celebrate the arrival of 2016 at our 7th Annual New Year’s Eve celebration under the wings of Air Force One!  Enjoy an elaborate night of celebration, extensive hors d’oeuvres, dinner stations, gourmet dessert, and a champagne toast at midnight with all of the party essentials hats, horns, streamers and more! Dance to live music played by the top notch dance band, The Platinum Groove. Enjoy the classics, ballroom favorites, disco, Motown, and 50’s through the 90’s top hits played by our fabulous DJ.


Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

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December 7, 2013  BevMo! Holiday Beerfest - Los Angeles, California
Taste the greatest assortment of Holiday, Seasonal, Special Beers, Hard Ciders & Craft Sodas ever assembled in sunny, Southern California


CALIFORNIA Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

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December 19, 2010  6th Independence Fruitcake Festival
Independence, California
Talent show with fruit judging in categories including oldest, travelled the farthest, best of theme, most solids, and judges” award.




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