Holiday, Winter & Christmas Markets in California: Opening Dates for 2024!

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Wondering when holiday, winter & Christmas markets will be open this year in California? We’ve done all the research so you don’t have to!

In this post, we’ll be sharing a list of the most popular Christmas & holiday markets in California, along with the opening dates that we know of so far.

We know it isn’t easy to find all this information in one place, so we’ve spent hours assembling all the dates and official websites of various markets to make your trip planning infinitely easier.

We hope you find this list helpful!

California Christmas Markets 2024 Opening Dates

In the table below, we’ll be summarizing the known opening dates for some of California’s biggest and best-known Christmas markets and fairs this year.

While we try our best to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, we recommend double checking with official sources (like the websites below) before making any plans. Dates and details can change quickly these days, so it’s always better safe than sorry!

As of February 2024, only the dates for some of California’s largest Christmas markets have been announced. We will update this page as we learn more.

But for now, here is a table summarizing the opening dates of 2024 California Christmas markets that we know of so far.

NOTE: We’ve put a lot of time and effort into assembling the information below, so if you are quoting/referencing these details in your own articles and websites, we would greatly appreciate a link back to this page. Thank you for your understanding!

LocationChristmas Market Name2024 DatesMore InfoHotels
Calistoga, CACalistoga Christmas FaireMore Info
Cambria, CACambria Christmas MarketMore Info
Concord, CASuper Holiday BoutiqueDec 8More Info
Daly City, CAGreat Dickens Christmas FairNov 23 -24
Nov 29 - Dec 1
Dec 7 - 8
Dec 14 - 15
Dec 21 -22
More Info
Encinitas, CAEncinitas Holiday Street FairMore Info
Huntington Beach, CASWEA of Orange County’s Annual Christmas FairMore Info
Mountain View, CAGerman Holiday MarketDec 14More Info
Richmond, CAKPFA Radio Holiday Benefit Craft FairMore Info
Sacramento, CASacramento Christkindlmarkt
More Info
San Diego, CABalboa Park December NightsDec 6 - 7More Info
Solvang, CASolvang JulefestDec 6-8 (Christmas Tree lighting)More Info
Ventura, CAVentura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street FairMore Info

Help us improve this list of Christmas market opening dates in California!

Know of any other Christmas markets we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments with a link to an official source if possible so we can ensure we get accurate dates.

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