Festival of Lights
When, where: Nov. 27 through Dec. 31, Washington Street and throughout town
Highlights: Yountville's 21st annual celebration showcases itself with holiday lights and brings in Santa, carolers, elves, horse-drawn carriages and ice carvers. The town's world-class chefs fire up the grills, and shops and galleries stay open late.
Cost: Free; tasting tickets are $1 each.
Info: (707) 944-0904, www.yountville.com
One of a Kind Christmas Show
When, where: Nov. 27 to 29, Ventura Fairgrounds
Highlights: Theatrical, musical, comedy and poetry performances, plus gift and holiday food shopping, ice skating, and sleigh and train rides.
Cost: $6; $3 for kids ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and younger. Certain activities may require a fee. Proceeds benefit the homeless and homeless prevention.
Info: (805) 201-8200, www.oneofakindchristmasshow.com
Legoland's Holly Jolly Holidays
When, where: Tree lighting Nov. 30; festivities through Dec. 31, Legoland
Highlights: A monthlong celebration kicks off with Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott lighting the world's biggest Lego Christmas tree. The theme park livens up with decorations and weekend entertainment with carolers and elves. There'll be nightly fireworks Dec. 26 to 31 and a kids' New Year's Eve party on Dec. 31.
Cost: Free with admission ($65; $55 for children ages 3 to 12 and seniors older than 60.
Info: (760) 918-5346, www.legoland.com