Christmas Celebrations in Central Valley

  • December 02, 2018

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and that statement is especially true if you’re visiting us here in California’s Central Valley this holiday season. Whether you are travelling with young children or are just on a romantic getaway for two, there are festive celebrations to suit all. Keep reading for some of the best events happening in the area below and then book your stay with us here at Best Western PLUS Villa del Lago. Tucked just beneath the gorgeous Diablo Mountains, with modern and spacious accommodations and fantastic amenities including on-site dining and a hot tub, our California hotel is just the ticket for peace and relaxation during this festive season. 


Celebration of Lights Downtown Extravaganza

This annual kick-start to Christmas takes place on Saturday, December 1 in downtown Modesto. Bring the whole family down for the entire day to enjoy breakfast with Santa, the historic Dickens’ Faire, the Modesto Farmers Market, and the Holiday Parade. Then, after the tree lighting, stick around for live musical entertainment! The Downtown Rockin’ Holidays performances will occur every weekend until December 24.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

If you’re feeling crafty, you won’t want to miss this class. Held at the century-old Grandpa’s Barn (at 7693 Enterprise Road Escalon) on December 5, this two-hour session will have you through creating your very own personalized wreath to take home to your loved ones while sipping on hot apple cider.


Dress up in your best red velvet suit and hat, put on your white beard, and embark on the most festive pub crawl you’ve ever been on — and see probably the most Santa Clauses you’ve ever seen in one place at the same time! Come hungry and thirsty. The festivities take place on December 8. Visit 


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