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Julefest's Charms Shimmer with Solvang Magic

Julefest's Charms Shimmer with Solvang Magic

A tree lighting, candlelight tours, and other skål-worthy flourishes are delivering a festive feel to the wine country town. »

Take a Trek to 'The Nation's Christmas Tree'

Take a Trek to 'The Nation's Christmas Tree'

Call upon the General Grant sequoia for this historic and moving holiday event. »

Get Your Pass to the Final Free Redwoods Saturday

Get Your Pass to the Final Free Redwoods Saturday

A series of free-admission second Saturdays, in honor of the centennial of the Save the Redwoods League, is drawing to a close. »

Cheers: Calistoga's 'Winter in the Wineries' Opens

Cheers: Calistoga's 'Winter in the Wineries' Opens

Bundle up for a passport-tastic deal in and around the Napa Valley hamlet. »

Set Sail for Ventura's H2O Holiday Happenings

Set Sail for Ventura's H2O Holiday Happenings

From caroling with Island Packers to an on-water "sleigh," the town's cheerful December to-dos are plentiful. »

Sierra Sparkle: Mammoth Mountain's Night of Lights

Sierra Sparkle: Mammoth Mountain's Night of Lights

The holidaytime tradition is a chilly, after-dark spectacle full of glow and goings-on. »

Oh Joy, It's a Very Merry Ojai Getaway

Oh Joy, It's a Very Merry Ojai Getaway

Savor the "Serenity Season" at Ojai Valley Inn (bonus: Elf Cookie Delivery). »

Visit the 'SpongeBob Trail' in Humboldt County

Visit the 'SpongeBob Trail' in Humboldt County

Creator Stephen Hillenburg called the nature-packed, oh-so-quirky region home during his university days. »

Eureka Euphoric: Truckers Christmas Parade

Eureka Euphoric: Truckers Christmas Parade

Gigantic vehicles'll gussy up and go on the roll in Humboldt County. »

Rink-tastic Times Are Ahead in Yosemite Valley

Rink-tastic Times Are Ahead in Yosemite Valley

The 90-year-old ice-skating destination at Half Dome Village is now open. »

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