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The events may be updated or subject to change.
When: Dec. 1-21
Where: Visalia Mall, 2031 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visit Santa and get your photo taken to capture the moment. Fur family members are welcome to join during pet photo nights. Santa Cares Day is offered for children of all special needs spectrums and abilities to accommodate families before the mall opens. Space is limited so reservations are highly encouraged. Visit the website for more information: visaliamall.com/en/visit/holiday.html
John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party”®
When: Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.
Where: Visalia Fox Theatre, 308 W. Main St.
The official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour. Enjoy all the hit songs of the ’50s era. foxvisalia.org/events/winter-dance-party
Jingle Bells Run for Toys for Tots
When: Friday, Dec.12 at 9 a.m.
Where: Mooney Grove Park, 27000 Mooney Blvd.
Run/Walk the 5K-timed course or enjoy the 2-Mile Walk non-timed course through Mooney Grove Park. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive a Santa hat.
For more information visit: Runsignup.com/Race/CA/Visalia/VisaliaJingleBellRun
Christmas Fun Run
When: Thursday, Dec. 16
Where: Sole 2 Soul Sports, 4241 S. Mooney Blvd.
Don your jingle bells and festive running attire and join Santa for a Christmas fun run. All elves in attendance will receive FREE cookies and coffee. Bring a wrapped Christmas ornament if you’d like to participate in an ornament exchange. Bring a friend … all are welcome!
Contact Sole 2 Soul for more information: 559.627.5522
Cocoa With the K9s
When: Saturday, Dec. 18, 3-4 p.m.
Where: Target parking lot in the Packwood Creek Shopping Center 4247 S. Mooney Blvd.
Join your favorite Visalia Police Department K9 officers for a cup of hot cocoa, cookies and conversations.
Downtown Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
When: Saturday, Dec 18, Check in
at 4 p.m. — event starts at 4:30 p.m.
Where: 531 E. Main St., Visalia
Get your ticket ahead of time, check-in on the day of the event and enjoy exclusive drinks while participating in fun games and prizes along the way.
Tickets and details available at: dothecrawl.com/Visalia/Ugly-Sweater
2021 Tulare Children’s Christmas Parade
When: Thursday, Dec. 2
Where: Downtown Tulare
Themed “Prancer’s Pajama Party,” this event will have food vendors, hot chocolate and cookies before the parade starts. The tree lighting will take place at K Street and Tulare Avenue.
Frozen in the Park
When: Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.
Where: Del Lago Park in Tulare
Bring the kids to share hot cocoa and a cookie with Santa and his elf. Create a snowflake and make a Christmas wish with Elsa & Anna. Stay for the storytelling, sing-along and dancing.
2021 Bus House Light Tour
Board the bus for a night tour viewing Christmas-decorated homes. Guests will view the best of houses nominated in the city and can add to the list. The tour will include a break at Starbucks downtown. tularedowntown.org
Country Christmas at Ford Farms
When: Dec. 4, 11 and 28
Where: 22827 Road 180
Enjoy a family fun country Christmas event on the farm. There will be a petting zoo, meet the Grinch, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by so you can take photos with them. There will be food, vendors, crafts for the kids and more. Visit their website for more information: myfordfarms.com
Hanford Ice Rink
When: Through Jan. 9
Where: Civic Park 400 N. Douty St., Hanford
The ice rink will be open seven days a week, and guests can enjoy ice skating, food vendors, hot cocoa, photos with Santa, live entertainment, full bar (Thursday-Saturday), activities for the whole family and more. A private gated lounge area with private seating, heaters and fire pits is available for rent during the evenings. Music, and a beer and wine garden are available Thursday-Saturday. Learn more at: hanfordwinterwonderland.com
Wine & Chocolate Tasting
When: December 3
Where: Main Street Hanford 219 W. Lacey Blvd. 6-9 p.m.
A map of downtown will guide you to 30 businesses for a variety of fine wines and delectable chocolates. mainstreethanford.com
The Nutcracker Ballet
Where: Hanford Fox Theatre 326 N. Irwin St.
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
The Living Nativity Drive-Through Scene
When: Dec. 22, 23, 24 and 25 Sunday-Wednesday 6-9 p.m.
Where: Corner of Marks and Mt. Whitney avenues
The Living Nativity features a drive-through experience telling the story under the stars of the little town of Bethlehem. riverdaleassembly.org
30th annual Exeter Christmas Open House
When: Dec 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 5-9 p.m.
Where: Downtown Exeter
Enjoy Exeter’s old-fashioned holiday charm. Shops will be open late, hosting special events and offering refreshments for your shopping pleasure. exeterchamber.com
29th annual Spirit of the Holidays
When: Saturday, Dec 4, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Building 324 N. Kaweah Ave., Exeter
The event sponsored by the Exeter Kiwanis Club returns, and includes premium wines, craft whiskey tasting, hors d’oeuvres, raffle, silent and live auctions. Semi-formal dress requested.
Tickets available online: exeterkiwanis.org
Tinsel & Tins at Bluebird Market at the Warehouse
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 9 ap.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1549 Draper St.
Holiday shopping, music, complimentary martinis and a curated maker’s market featuring local artisans. bluebirdmarket.shop/markets
Kingsburg Community Ice Skating Show
When: Saturday, Dec. 18, 5 p.m.
Where: 1901 18th Ave.
Featuring Olympic and world skaters; bring your chairs and warm jackets. kingsburgchamberofcommerce.com