Calico Holiday Fest

Christmas Calico Wagon

Holiday Festival at Calico Ghost Town

If you find yourself traveling through the giant Mojave desert around the holiday season, keep Calico Ghost Town in mind. Whether you are headed to Vegas or Utah, you can take a “stretch break” from the freeway driving, to see the historic cemetery, sip hot cocoa or browse the gift shops – just a few exits after Barstow on Interstate 15.

The actual Holiday Festival is a one day celebration in late November that kicks off the winter season. Tree-lighting ceremony, native dancers, food, live music and Santa. FREE collectable, stuffed bear w/ a minimum purchase at participating local shops.

Annual event: November
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Calico, CA

sbcounty.gov/parks/Parks/CalicoGhostTown/

holiday bear

bottle house calico

Chocolate Festival

Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival

Ghirardelli’s Chocolate Festival

Chocolate lovers need no prompting for this legendary 2-day sweet event held at the famous Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, CA. Entrance fee includes chocolate tasting; Pay double for your entrance ticket and enjoy wine tasting too.

Annual event: September

San Francisco, CA

ghirardellisq.com/chocolate-festival

ghirardelli.com/chocolatefestival

The line for tasting chocolates at the Ghirardelli

Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival

Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival