10 Places To Spend Christmas in California For A Magical Holiday Getaway

Lake Tahoe:

This picturesque destination offers a winter wonderland with opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and charming holiday events. 

San Francisco:

The City by the Bay comes alive during the holiday season with festive lights, ice skating at Union Square, and the annual "Great Dickens Christmas Fair."

Yosemite National Park:

If you're looking for a serene Christmas surrounded by nature, Yosemite's stunning winter scenery.

Napa Valley:

Enjoy the holiday season in style with wine tasting, gourmet dining, and picturesque vineyards. Many wineries offer special events and decorations.


This coastal town transforms into a charming holiday village with Victorian architecture, festive decorations, and a picturesque coastal backdrop.


The state capital boasts beautiful Christmas displays along the waterfront, holiday events, and the popular "Sacramento Santa Parade."


Known for its wineries and charming town square, Sonoma offers a cozy Christmas experience with wine tastings and seasonal festivities.


Located in Northern California's rugged North Coast, Eureka's "Old Town Christmas" celebration features Victorian-era decorations,


Redding offers a more affordable option for a Northern California Christmas, with its annual "Holiday Magic" event, featuring lights, concerts, and a stunning tree lighting ceremony.