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(see also: 2016  -  2015  -  2013  -  2010)


December 2, 2017
Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair
Ventura, California
World's Largest Wine Walk is Back! The Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair will once again return to beautiful Downtown Ventura! The Most Magical day in Ventura will kick off with the Holiday Street Fair starting from 12pm-8pm on the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street with vendors and live entertainment. Shop artists, crafters, non-profit organizations, commercial and food vendors. The street fair and entertainment is FREE and open to the public starting at Noon!

December 9, 2017  7th Annual Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier
Redondo Beach, California

December 10, 2017 - 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.


events still waiting for new dates

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 1, 2016 - 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 2, 2016  Christmas at the Ranch - Camarillo, California
Enjoy an elegant evening at the Camarillo Ranch. This invitation only event includes cocktail hour inside the historical Victorian Mansion, heavy appetizers in the red barn, and live holiday music.

December 3, 2016  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 3-4, 2016  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 3-4, 2016  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 4, 2016  Holiday on the Hill - Simi Valley, California
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. Celebrate this magical season with your family and friends at our  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 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 9-11, 2016 - 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 31, 2016  Grape Drop - Temecula, California
Welcome in 2017 at the annual New Year’s Eve Grape Drop. Live music, vendors, kid’s activities and an East Coast (9pm) and West Coast (midnight) countdown make this the place to be on New Year’s Eve. It’s a Family First for the Holidays celebration.

December 31, 2016  New Years' Eve Celebration
Simi Valley, California
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library.  Celebrate the arrival of 2017 at our 8th 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

events still waiting for new dates

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 5-19, 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 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.


Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

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

events still waiting for new dates

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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