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Holiday Events

Bakersfield Christmas Parade

Parade route located in downtown Bakersfield

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The 32nd Annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade. Christmas themed floats, light displays, marching bands, horse drawn carriages, community groups, classic vehicles, live performances, plus Christmas Square Marketplaces offer a feast for the senses this holiday season. It's not just a parade but a destination!

25h annual Chez Noel Holiday Home Tour

Various locations throughout Bakersfield
For more information: (661)-861-9223

December 5 & 6, 2014
$35 (No children under 12 permitted)

Assistance League of Bakersfield presents the 25th annual Chez Noel Home Tour and Holiday Boutique. In contrast to many showcase and design concept home tours which feature only one residence, Chez Noel offers a self-guided tour of four beautifully appointed and sumptuously decorated homes.

You will have an opportunity to see how they have expressed their personal preferences in wall, floor, window coverings, their furnishings, paintings and accent pieces.  You will also see the special touches and care each home owner has created in transforming their home for holiday entertaining and family gatherings.  Decorator touches will include Christmas trees, holiday wreaths, floral displays and special holiday selections.

The tour continues with a visit to shop at the Holiday Boutique and the Bargain Box Thrift Store located downtown. As you shop, enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks generously provided by Starbucks, included in your ticket price.

Acoustic KRAB Christmas Show

Fox Theater
2001 H Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
For more information: (661) 324-1369

December 15, 2014
Tickets: $10 plus fees

Lineup features British rock band You Me at Six, OK Go, Walk The Moon, Meg Myers and more!

Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet

Rabobank Theater
1001 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
For more information: (661) 852-7300, (661) 323-7928

Saturday December 13th 1:00pm
Saturday December 13th 7:30pm
Sunday December 14h 1:00pm
Tickets: Adults $20-$35, Students $10-$18, Children $10 (under 6 yrs.)

Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra is nearing the 37th year of performing Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet. This show has been a Bakersfield favorite each year.

BSO Nutcracker 2014 will present two shows on Saturday December 13th with the final show on Sunday December 14th.  The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Dance Center are pleased to bring another year of fantastic dancing and music.

Holiday Lamplight Tours

Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
For more information: (661) 437-3330

December 5,6,12,13,19 and 20, 2014;  5:00 pm-9:00pm
$10 admission

Take a walk through Christmas past with costumed tour guides at the Kern County Museum!  Experience holiday fun with six holiday Lamplight Tours, carolers, a visit with Santa, wagon and train rides through the Village, and much more!

HolidayLights at CALM
10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93306
For more information: (661) 872-2256

November 28, 2014 - January 3, 2105; 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (CALM will be closed on December 25th)
$12 Adults / $10 Seniors (60+) & Youth (13-17) / $6 Child (3-12) / children under 3 are free

HolidayLights at CALM returns for its twelfth season in Bakersfield exciting families with more than three million lights in dazzling night time displays.  Presented by the nonprofit California Living Museum (CALM), admission includes the Candy Cane Express and Merry-Go-Round; free parking.

HolidayLights at CALM is the seasonal attraction families look forward to each year.  A synchronized symphony of multi-colored tree lights and music, plus the traditional family-friendly displays of resplendent animals and Kern County landscapes. It is all in the great outdoors at CALM, home to 250 injured or abandoned animals native to California. Proceeds from HolidayLights benefit the non-profit CALM Foundation, providing funding for developing new and exciting animal exhibits at CALM.

Winter Playground

SJCH Ice Center
1325 "Q" Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
For more information: (661) 852-7400

Friday and Saturday November 28 - December 19, 2014 and December 22, 23, 2014 6:00pm-10:00pm; December 24 & 26, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.   $11 entry fee.

Holiday fun for everyone this year at SJCH Ice Center.  It is the most festive atmosphere in town with ice skating, holiday music, a craft room, and visits with Santa.

Gaslight Holiday Extravaganza

The Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall
12748 Jomani Drive.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
For more information: (661) 587-3377

November 28, 2014 - December 23, 2014
$23 - $25 Adults / $14 children

Those of you who came to see The Holiday Extravaganza last year know exactly how much fun the holiday season can be at the Gaslight Melodrama! This year, the fun is guaranteed to continue.

Just the thing to get you and your family in the mood for the holidays!  This new Christmas show was written and directed by Michael Prince and will be followed by a new holiday vaudeville revue "Walk Like an Elf" written and directed by Warren Dobson.  Get your tickets now for this wonderful family tradition.

Winter Wonderettes

Stars Theatre
1931 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
For more information: (661) 325-6100

December 10, 11, 12, 14, 18 & 19, 2014
Tickets: Adult $38, $54, $60 / Student $23, $39

Stars Theatre is the perfect group experience-gourmet dining and live theatre in one cozy venue. Converted from a historic bank building in 1999, Stars Theatre Restaurant has become a favorite stop on the itineraries of groups throughout southern California. Award-winning dining combined with outstanding Broadway musicals and comedies make Stars an unforgettable experience.  Feel the Christmas spirit at Stars; book your party now! 

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace New Year's Party 2015!

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
2800 Buck Owens Blvd
Bakersfield, California 93308
For more information or reservations: (661)-328-7560

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
6:00pm until 11:59pm
Tickets: $106 or $61

Let's say Happy New Year together!  Two bands - Party all night! Biggest and best NYE bash in Bakersfield! LIVE ONSTAGE is Duck Soup dance band from Austin, Texas along with Bakersfield's official country party band, Stampede!

TWO WAYS TO CELEBRATE! 1) $106 a person / includes reserved seating and dinner, dancing, champagne toast and party favors. Dinner is served until 8:30pm. 2) $61 a person / no dinner - entry at 8:45pm, includes dancing, champagne toast, party favors!




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