2014 CALIFORNIA DECEMBER 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
(see also: 2013 - 2012 - 2010)
November 4-Dec 4, 2014 Annual Vintners' Holidays
Yosemite National Park, California
November 28-Dec 19, 2014 47th Annual Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Celebration - Grass Valley, Calif.
December 4, 2014 Candlelight Christmas Parade & Wine Stroll
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. Parade spectators can purchase a wine glass for $10 or a mug for $6 from any participating merchant or the Madera Chamber of Commerce. The wine glass entitles the person to free wines, from more than 9 wineries at downtown locations. The mug is for hot drinks, like cider or coffee (glasses & mugs frequently sell out prior to the event).
December 4, 2014 4th Annual Noe Valley Holiday Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
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.
December 5-28, 2014
Holiday Tours & 6th Annual Gingerbread House Contest
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, 2014 7th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival
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 6, 2014 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 6-7, 2014 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 6-7, 2014 Indio International Tamale Festival
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 7, 2014 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 10, 2014 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.
December 12-14, 2014 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 - 27th Annual Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks - Live Music~all on the Sausalito Waterfront - Gourmet Food Trucks - Graze Local - 5 Course Gourmet Dinner
December 14, 2014 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, 2014 New Years' Eve Celebration
Simi Valley, California
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library. Celebrate the arrival of 2015 at our 6th 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.