Community Calendar: December 2018
December 1 – Visalia Coin Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cafe 210, 210 W. Center St. in downtown Visalia. Buy, sell or trade coins, other numismatic items, jewelry and collectibles. For more information, call 559-967-8067.
December 1 – Arts Consortium presents 1st Saturday in Three Rivers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art studios, restaurants and merchants open their doors and invite all for a town-wide celebration. Go to the Three Rivers Historical Museum,
December 1 – Exeter Kiwanis Club’s Spirit of the Holidays, the premier wine-tasting event in the Central Valley, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. in Exeter. Fine wines, hors d’oeuvres, raffle with silent and live auctions. Semi-formal attire. Tickets are $60 at eventbrite.com.
December 2 – American Legion Auxiliary No. 94’s Country Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. in Exeter. Toys, gifts, crafts, jewelry, art, apparel, dolls and more. Free entry. Call 559-731-0007 for more information.
December 2 –Annual Springville Historical Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Springville Museum. Free event. Learn to spin and weave, watch real blacksmiths at work, enter the encampment of the Buffalo Soldiers and learn their history. Live music, raffle and refreshments.
December 2 – Sierra Vocal Arts Ensemble presents their annual Christmas Concert, “Silent Night, Holy Night,” at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 344 E. Morton in Porterville. Tickets are $25; $20 for seniors and students at 559-804-7995 or at Hanson Travel Ideas in Porterville.
December 3 – 11th annual Holiday Chamber Choir Festival will feature the “Best of the Best” Visalia choirs in one place at L. J. Williams Theater, 1001 W. Main St. in Visalia from 7 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the music programs of the schools participating. Tickets are $8. For more info, go to visitvisalia.org.
December 6, 13 & 20 – Exeter’s Christmas Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. Downtown shops will be open late for local holiday shopping. Fire truck rides, Santa Claus, refreshments and more. Visit exeterchamber.com for more information.
December 6, 13 & 20 – Holiday Open House in downtown Visalia from 5 to 8 p.m. Carriage Rides are $10 for up to 4 people; Santa photos are $5 each. For more info, go to downtownvisalia.com.
December 7 –The 38th annual Christmas Tree Auction fundraiser gala for local nonprofit organizations will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center. Live auction, two silent auctions, wine tastings, food samples and dancing. Tickets are $20-$80 at eventbrite.com. Black tie attire; must be 21+ to attend.
December 8, 15 & 22 – Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 10 a.m. for ages 4 to 12. Tickets are $10 per person; $5 for breakfast only. For more information, go to visitvisalia.org.
December 8 – Sequoia Symphony Orchestra presents “A Soulful Christmas” at the Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia. Showtimes are 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$45 at sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.
December 9 – John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. in Visalia, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23-$34 at ticketfly.com.
December 9 –Exeter Courthouse Art Gallery presents Holiday at the Gallery from 3 to 7 p.m. at 125 S. B St. in Exeter. Art auctions with fine food and wines. Tickets are $35, or $60 per couple. Additional info available at exeterchamber.com or call 559-280-8547.
December 13 – Throwback Thursdays’ screening of “A Christmas Story (1983)” starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $5 at ticketfly.com. The first 100 guests will receive a free popcorn.
December 14 – Double feature at the Planetarium: “Mystery of the Christmas Star” and “Christmas Traditions Around the World” at 6 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $4; $3 children 11 and under; available for purchase after 5 p.m. at the box office, 11535 Avenue 264 in Visalia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit tcoe.org/Planetarium/index.shtm.
December 14, 15 & 16 – Trinity Apostolic Faith Church, 141 N. Acacia St. in Woodlake will present A Night in Bethlehem on Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. Live nativity, animals, music, tours every 20 minutes and refreshments. Free. Call 559-972-2549 for more information.
December 15 – 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl in downtown Visalia from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12-$20 and must be purchased online at eventbrite.com. Must be 21 to participate. For more info, visit dothecrawl.com.
December 15 – A Traditional Christmas Celebration featuring Lon Hannah & San Joaquin Junction and the Hannah Family & Friends with guest Waddie Mitchell at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30 at ticketfly.com.
December 15 – Golden West High School Performing Arts Holiday Concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at L. J. Williams Theatre, 1001 W. Main St. in Visalia. For more info, call 559-730-7300.
December 19 – Way Back Wednesdays’ screening of “White Christmas (1954)” with Pete Sweeney on the Wurlitzer Organ starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Tickets are $5 at ticketfly.com. The first 100 guests will receive a free popcorn.
December 28 – Family Night at Visalia Adventure Park, Hwy 198 and Akers St., 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $18 wristband gets you unlimited access to go karts, bumper boats, mini golf, batting cages, and laser tag. Karaoke mic will be available, too. For more info, visit adventurepark.com/family-fun.