LAST UPDATED: 11/15/19
We’ve collected all the best Christmas events in Fresno and put them here for you, all in one place. They are listed by order of date. Did we miss any? Let us know.
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hysterical family treat follows Buddy the Elf as he searches for his true identity. The play is rated PG. Tickets start at $19 for students. Show only: $33 Dinner & Show is $59-$62. Shows started on November 14th and will continue through January 12th. Tickets are available on their website, or by calling the box office at (559) 266-0660.
Get a 5 Minute, Private Photo Session with Santa and your little ones. Photo sessions start November 17th. Book your appointment on their website.
Pinot’s Palette is an adult venue, that serves beer and wine, and of course, offers paint experiences. Christmas themed paintings start as early as November 17th and will continue all season long. Visit their website’s calendar or their Facebook events page to see the many fun Christmas themed options.
Enjoy a family friendly, old fashioned holiday open house in Old Town Clovis on Thursday, November 21st from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. In addition to holiday lights and shopping at local stores, the streets will be lined with shining luminaries and free carriage rides will be offered. Don’t miss out on Free hot chocolate and Christmas themed entertainment from:
The Model-A Club will also be showcasing their beautiful antique cars on Pollasky Avenue near the corner of Fifth Street.
For More information about this event, visit their website.
This is a completely free family friendly event put on by Sierra Vista Mall on Saturday November 22, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M..There will be a snow show, tree lighting, pony rides, visit from Santa, kid’s dance party, holiday crafts and other activities. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.
From Christmas Tree Lane, to Candy Cane Lane, and the newest Santa Claus Lane, These three locations will get you in the Christmas mood. Don’t forget the Hot Chocolate! Some neighborhoods will turn their lights on as early as November 25th. We’ve got all the details for you including walking days and location maps here.
During the Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s annual Zoo Lights Event, the entire Zoo is transformed into a magical, winter wonderland, fully decorated and strung with miles of holiday lights! Enjoy holiday music, live entertainment, festive treats and beverages for adults and children. The event is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Event Dates are : November 29 & 30, December 1, 6-8, 13-23 & 26-30, 2019
Free photos with Santa Claus are available between November 29- December 23rd.
Ticket Information: (Children 1 and under are free)
Members: $8 adults, $6 children (ages 2-11)
Non-Members: $10 adults, $7 children (ages 2-11)
Tickets can be purchased at the door or on their website.
Presented by Valley Performing Arts Council, The Nutcracker performance will be on Saturday, November 30th at 6:30 pM. at William Saroyan Theater and Fresno Convention Center. Get Tickets Here
The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust is Hosting Party for the Parkway #37 (A Fundraiser event that helps support the River). The event will take place on Sunday December 1st at 10:30 AM. Guests will create their own beautiful holiday Wreath, or garland or swag. All materials and an assortment of trims will be supplied. Lunch will be serviced al fresco. It’s recommended to sign up for this event early, as it does sell out. Tickets are $60 for members, and $65 for non-members and can be purchased on their website. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Join the Old Town Clovis Kiwanis in celebrating the holidays with the Clovis Children’s Electric Christmas Parade. Thousands attend this family-friendly event every year to see the lights, marching bands, cheer squads, horses, cars and more in Old Town Clovis. The parade starts at 6:30 P.M. on Saturday, December 7th. The parade route is from 9th street to 3rd street on Clovis and Pollasky Avenues.
For more information go to their webpage.
Advanced Tickets are likely required for this event that takes place on Saturday December 7th from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. (Seating is limited to 300 guests). Breakfast and Hot Cocoa will be served with Santa at the Kopje Lodge inside the zoo, overlooking the Savanna. Other activities include cookie decorating.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo Member:
Children: $15 (ages 2-11)
Children: $18 (ages 2-11)
Children 1 and under get in for free.
Get Tickets here.
This year’s parade will take place on Saturday, December 7th from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. On Fulton Street in Downtown Fresno. The theme this year is decades
More information is available at the Downtown Fresno Website.
On December 13th & 14th from 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., Life Cathedral Church of God will be hosting a Living Nativity. There will also be Carolers, a Petting Zoo, Food and Music available. Life Cathedral is located at 6865 N. Maple, Fresno 93710. More
information is available here.