A Very Hairy Christmas; Hot Air Balloon Festival: SoCal Weekend

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Patch has hosted fun, interesting and entertaining events throughout Southern California – from the southernmost part of San Diego, through Orange and Riverside Counties, to the beaches and to the valleys of Los Angeles.

Some are free. Some have fees.

Whether you opt for an activity close to home or a mini day trip, find out what is planned this weekend from Saturday November 19th to Sunday November 20th.

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5K Turkey Dash and 1K Trot: South El Monte Town Hall, South El Monte

“Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience”: Magic Box LA, Los Angeles

“Coco”: Electric Twilight Drive-In, Glendale

Hardboiled: The Comedy Show: 1881, Pasadena

“I Gotta Crow”: The Crow, Santa Monica

“John Williams and Pictures at an Exhibition”: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica

“Lightscape”: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Arcadia

Olympio: “Between”: bG Gallery, Santa Monica

Friends Action at Playa Vista: Runway, Playa Vista

“Suite from Syberia: The World Before”: Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles

Soul of Rotary Benefit Concert: The NOVO at LA Live, Los Angeles

Thomas Truck Tour and Creative Communal Makers Market: 2ND & PCH, Long Beach

Toluca Lake Homeowners Association Turkey Trot: Riverside Drive to Clybourn Avenue, Toluca Lake, Los Angeles

“Top Gun: Maverick”: Electric Dusk Drive-In, Glendale

Turkey Trot: Vincent Lugo Park, San Gabriel

Venice Winter Festival: Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles


Anaheim Turkey Trot: Katella Avenue, Anaheim

Appearance and signing with designer Radko Joe Walden: Roger’s Gardens, Newport Beach

Love Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center, Laguna Beach

Meet the creator of Ambrosina Apothicare: Roger’s Gardens, Newport Beach

Seal Beach Turkey Trot: Main Street, Seal Beach

“The Ghost Meets Harry Potter”: The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna: Soka Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo


Indian Wells Artwalk: Indian Wells Village, Indian Wells

Autograph session: Barnes and Noble, Palm Desert

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival: Various Venues, Cathedral City and Nearby

Christmas Eve: Highland Springs Ranch and Inn, Cherry Valley

DoggiePalooza 5K Walk: Vail Headquarters, Temecula

“Fun with the Dick and Jane Band”: Jolene’s Bar and Lounge, Palm Desert

Gracegiving: Sale Ranch Sanctuary, Temecula

Hoop Shooting Contest: Van Avery Prep, Temecula

Karaoke: Texas Lil’s Mesquite Grill, Temecula

Creators Marketplace: Habitat for Humanity, Temecula

Moreno Valley Road Runners Club Turkey Trot: Lake Perris State Recreation, Perris

Turkey Trot by the River: Fairmount Park, Riverside

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Course: Galway Downs Drive, Temecula

“Silhouette Secrets” Screening: Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs

Grateful High Tea: Cottage Tea Parties, Temecula

“The Polar Express” Train Ride: Southern California Railroad Museum, Perris


“A Very Hairy Christmas”: Sesame Place San Diego, Chula Vista

Chunky Knit Friends: Gnome or Snowman: Atelier AR Coronado, Coronado

Coco Montoya: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

CocoRosie: Music Box, San Diego

Doggie Street Festival: Liberty Station NTC Park, San Diego

FIFA World Cup Viewing Event: Shores Restaurant, San Diego

Pop-up Friendship Market: Chula Vista Friendship Park, Chula Vista

Holiday Craft Market: Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad

Holiday Bazaar and Plant Sale: Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, National City

Holiday pop-ups: Tremont Collective, Oceanside

Jurassic World: The Exhibit: Camino Del Rio North, San Diego

“Lightscape”: San Diego Botanical Garden, Encinitas

LITVAKdance Fall Concert: San Dieguito Academy High School, Encinitas

Paint Your Pet: Second Chance Beer Company, San Diego

Pianist Misha Dichter: Poway Center for Performing Arts, Poway

Puppy Yoga: Spirit Yoga Studios, San Diego

“The Merry Wives of Windsor”: MiraCosta College, Oceanside

The Little Italy History Guided Walking Tour Adventure: Café Zucchero, Little Italy, San Diego

Trevor Hall with Gone Gone Beyond: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

Historic Downtown Encinitas Walking Tour: Encinitas Historical Society and School of 1883, Encinitas

Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival: Embarcadero Park North, San Diego

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