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NAPA, CALIF.

Truffle Festival

When, where: Friday to Dec. 12, Westin Verasa Hotel

Highlights: This inaugural event will pair top chefs with some of the world’s foremost truffle scientists. In addition to tastings, attendees will have the opportunity to tour a truffle orchard in Sonoma.

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Cost: From $15 to enter the marketplace to $925 for a three-day pass.

Info: https://www.napatrufflefestival.com

MAMMOTH LAKES, CALIF.

Night of Lights

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When, where: Dec. 18, Canyon Lodge

Highlights: Ski slopes come alive with fireworks and a torchlight parade.

Cost: Free; for rooftop view, $35 for adults, $20 for children ages 7 to 12.

Info: (760) 934-2571, https://www.mammothmountain.com

SANTA BARBARA

The Christmas Revels

When, where: Dec. 18 and 19, Lobero Theatre

Highlights: This winter solstice celebration involves more than 60 Victorian-costumed revelers performing songs and silliness.

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Cost: Tickets start at $25; $15 for seniors and students; $12 for children

Info: (805) 963-0761, https://www.santabarbararevels.org

SAN FRANCISCO

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

When, where: Dec. 23-26, New Asia Restaurant

Highlights: Jewish comedy and Chinese food come together to provide an alternative form of entertainment during the holiday season.

Cost: $62 for dinner-show tickets; $42 for cocktail-show tickets

Info: (415) 522-3737, https://www.koshercomedy.com

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LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZ.

Uptown Countdown

When, where: Dec. 31, Main Street

Highlights: Celebrate the arrival of 1-1-11 without the frosty weather or expensive plane tickets. Four bands, fireworks and lights will accompany the ball drop.

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door; VIP packages, $75

Info: https://www.lhcmainstreet.com

— Avital Binshtock

itinerary@latimes.com


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