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7 Festive Things to Do in Stockton, California this December

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Get in the spirit with these holiday happenings in and around Stockton, California in December.

December is here and 'tis the season to be jolly. While we don’t get any snow in the Central Valley, we definitely know how to celebrate the holidays right! One of the hardest things to do is to pick what you’ll actually be doing!

Here are the best things to do selected by Visit Stockton this holiday season.


1.  Attend "The Nutcracker”

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the Nutcracker. Enjoy this holiday classic performance performed by Bay Pointe Ballet on December 9 and Capitol Ballet Company on December 16.


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2. Find Santa Claus

Ho! Ho! Ho! Where is Santa? Well, Santa Claus has landed at your favorite Stockton malls! During Santa’s brief time away from the North Pole, children can stop by to whisper their wish list, then have their magical moment captured with Santa. Check out Santa's schedule at Sherwood Mall and Weberstown Mall. Need more places? Here is a list of places where you can track him down in Stockton.


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3. Holiday cheer at Lincoln Center

Take the kids to Lincoln Center for a wonderful holiday experience, each weekend through Christmas Eve! The Winter Wonderland experience features holiday train rides and carriage rides, and the cherished Snow Village Display. Check out the schedule here.


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4. An evening of holiday shopping

Experience a unique shopping experience on Friday, December 8th, the Stockmarket’s annual ‘Holiday Edition’ promises to deliver an evening of holiday cheer, beats, libations and course, shopping! Festive 'ugly sweater' holiday attire is encouraged! Learn more.


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5. Watch a romantic musical

You've got mail? Showbiz Theatre Company to perform romantic musical comedy 'She Loves Me' December 8-23. This is an ideal musical for the holidays, combining the warmth of the Christmas season with a most unusual love story. Rated PG. Learn more.


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6. Enjoy a Family Christmas Party

Meet the ladies of Junior Women's Group, as they transform the Haggin Museum into a Christmas wonderland complete with imaginatively decorated trees, sleighs, festive floral arrangements, and this year, of course, lights, lights, and more lights! More details coming soon!

7.  Watch a Holiday Classic Film 

Take a break from all that shopping and see “White Christmas” at the Bob Hope "Fox" Theatre on Sunday, December 17th.  See the real Santa Claus on the big screen, plus he may visit the lobby as well. This show will definitely get you into the Christmas spirit. Learn more.


Discover more holiday-related events in Stockton. Check out the largest events calendar in the area to plan your holiday activities!

Need more recommendations this holiday season? You can also text us 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm at (877) 778-6258 and you'll receive a live response from a member of our team.

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