A Round-up of Holiday Happenings –
MOUNTAIN AREA – Time to get out your shiny red shoes, light-up Christmas ties or whatever it is that shows you’ve got spirit during the holidays.
The mountain area does not disappoint when it comes to events and festivities to celebrate the season of light.
Here’s a short list you of fun activities you can post on your fridge so you don’t miss out on anything. If we have missed anything, please let us know so we can add it to our listing!In addition to what we’ve listed here, be sure to check out the ice skating and other activities at Tenaya Lodge, the Ahwahnee Hotel and all the other fine hotels and dining establishments in our area. Not all events listed are free.
For more information on what’s happening, check our home page calendar for complete links.
Friday November 30
Coarsegold Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 p.m. Historic Village has been rescheduled to Friday, Dec. 7 due to weather
Saturday December 1
Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa, Oakhurst Community Center, 7:30 – 11 a.m.
Madera Ranchos Holiday Gift Fair, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Golden Valley Baptist Church
Coarsegold Christmas Faire, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Historic Village (continues Sunday)
North Fork Christmas Bazaar, 45 vendors, crafts and food, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Town Hall
Oakhurst Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 p.m., corner 41 & 426, at the Talking Bear
Chowchilla Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m., corner near Rite Aid on Robertson
Elks Crab Feed, 6 – 8 p.m., Oakhurst Elks Lodge
Squirrel Cage Theater’s Songs of the Season, 7 – 9 p.m., 3 choirs, North Fork School
Pathways (Sierra Art Trails) performances, 7 – 10 p.m., Stellar Gallery, Oakhurst
Sunday December 2
Coarsegold Christmas Faire, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Historic Village
Christmas at Fresno Flats, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Oakhurst
11th Annual Christmas Tree Auction, Bass Lake Events Center, 3 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday December 4
North Fork Tree Lighting, Pizza Factory Parking Lot, 4:30 p.m.
Oakhurst Community String Orchestra Concert, 6:30 p.m., Oakhurst Lutheran Church
Thursday December 6
Oakhurst Community String Orchestra Concert, 6:30 p.m., Sierra Pines Church
Friday December 7
Golden Chain Theatre “Rock ‘n Roll Santa,” 7 p.m., Oakhurst (also Saturday and Sunday) Coarsegold Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 p.m. Historic Village (rescheculed from Nov. 30)
Saturday December 8
Mountain Community Women’s Christmas 2012 Home Tour & Luncheon, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Christmas Crafters Sale, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Studio on Main Street, North Fork
North Fork Annual Children’s Parade, 2 p.m., Main Street in North Fork
Golden Chain Theatre “Rock ‘n Roll Santa,” 7 p.m., Oakhurst
Sunday December 9
Golden Chain Theatre “Rock ‘n Roll Santa,” 2 p.m., Oakhurst
Tuesday December 11
Santa Visits Sierra Tel, 12 – 4 p.m., Sierra Tel Business Office, Oakhurst
Saturday December 15 “Cowboy Christmas” concert at Oakhurst Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road at Road 426 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15.
Saturday December 22 Sierra Chamber Singers Community Christmas concert, featuring dramatized musical “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”, New Community United Methodist Church, 2:30 p.m., donations only
Friday December 28
Bass Lake, Free Comedy Show, 5 comedians perform, 7 – 9 p.m., Lakeview Room
Monday December 31
Elk’s New Year’s Eve Party, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m., Oakhurst Elk’s Lodge
For more information, please consult our calendar. If we missed your event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.