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Magical Christmas Train beginning ~ Nov. 29 through Dec. 23.  Santa, treats, games & sing-a-longs, $10.95-$49.95.  90 min. round trips daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. from the train station, 299 E. Commercial Street,  Willits.  www.skunktrain.com

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10th Annual Festival of Lights ~ Nov. 29 through Dec. 22, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gardens lit up with holiday lights.  $10, ages 16 & younger FREE.  Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 Hwy 1.  Ft. Bragg.  www.gardenbythesea.org

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Kelseyville Christmas in the Country ~ Fri. Dec. 6, 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.  FREE.  Wagon rides start at 4:30 p.m. Parade of Lights at 6:30 p.m. followed by tree lighting & live music at the Kelseyville Fire Dept. 4020 Main St., Kelseyville.

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Upper Lake Light Parade ~ Sat. Dec. 7.  FREE!  Holiday music, caroling, hot cocoa and pictures with SANTA!  Tree lighting at 6:00 p.m. and light parade at 6:30 p.m.  Redbud Park, 14655 Lakeshore Dr., Clearlake.

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Christmas Concert ~ Sat. Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. The Rothstein Experiment.  Ugly sweaters welcomed at this fun, family gathering.  $10-$15, ages 12 and younger FREE.  Soper Reese Theatre, 275. S. Main, Lakeport


Family Christmas Story Time ~ Sat. Dec. 7 & Sun. Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (sign language interpreter), Clearlake Sr. Center, 3245 Bowers Ave., Clearlake, AND Sat. Dec. 14 and Sun. Dec. 15 at the United Christian Parish, 745 N. Brush St., Lakeport. FREE (donations gratefully accepted).  Children's stories told in a dramatic fashion by the Lake County Theatre Company.  This is the first time for this event, please come in your p.j.'s and enjoy some Christmas stories & hot cocoa!
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Clearlake Community Christmas Celebration ~ Sat. Dec. 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free ham dinner and each child receives a toy and a photo with Santa.  Free health screenings will also be offered.  Burns Valley Elementary School, 3620 Pine St., Clearlake.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Clearlake.
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Christmas at the Ranch ~ Sat. Dec. 14,   10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. FREE. Local musicians, holiday songs, cookies & cider and visits with Santa Claus! Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, off of Hwy 53, N. Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake.
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Breakfast with Santa at the Little Red Schoolhouse ~ Sun. Dec. 15 9am-1pm
Enjoy a pancake breakfast while shopping for gifts from local vendors in support of Cobb Elementary School's Science Camp.
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Lake County Symphony Celebration ~ Sun. Dec. 22. Dress rehearsal: 11:00 a.m. $5, ages 18 & younger free.  Concert: 2:00 p.m. $25-$30. Soper Reese Theatre, 275 S. Main, Lakeport.