Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

LAKE ARROWHEAD--Lake Arrowhead Village is dressed up for the holidays during the 12th annual Dickens Christmas Celebration. Today, and every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas Eve, there is live holiday entertainment throughout the village. California 18 to Lake Arrowhead. (909) 336-3274.

CORONADO--Holiday highlights on the island include the Coronado Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Dec. 1 on Orange Avenue from 8th Street to R.H. Dana Place; Artisan’s Alley, with more than 200 booths and live entertainment, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Village Elementary School playground, 7th Street and H Avenue; the Kiwanis Holiday Lights Walk, with two- and five-mile courses around the island, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 9, starting and ending at Ferry Landing Marketplace. ($15 before Dec. 3; $18 after. $10 and $13 for kids.) (800) 622-8300. TEMECULA--The Big Man travels in style in Santa’s Electric Light Parade, 7 p.m. Dec. 1 on Jefferson Avenue from Del Rio to Via Montezuma. Have breakfast with Santa on Dec. 16 at the Temecula Community Recreation Center at 8, 9 or 10 a.m. $3. (Reservations required.) 30875 Rancho Vista Road. (909) 694-6410.

CLOVERDALE--More Dickensian festivities are scheduled to the north. The Cloverdale Dickens Street Faire is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2-3. Featured: arts and crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, St. Nicholas and his village, holiday entertainment, storytelling and face-painting. Free. (707) 894-4470.

SAN FRANCISCO--Handcrafted gift ideas are plentiful at the 17th annual Celebration of Craftswomen, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 9-10. Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard. $5, general; $4, seniors; free for kids under 12. (415) 361-0700.


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