Holiday, Winter & Christmas Markets in California: Opening Dates for 2023!

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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!

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California Christmas Markets 2023 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!

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 Name2023 DatesMore InfoHotels
Calistoga, CACalistoga Christmas FaireDec 1 - 2More Info
Cambria, CACambria Christmas MarketNov 24 - Dec 23More Info
Concord, CASuper Holiday BoutiqueDec 2 - 3More Info
Daly City, CAGreat Dickens Christmas FairNov 18 - 19
Nov 24 - 26
Dec. 2 - 3
Dec 9 - 10
Dec 16 -17
More Info
Encinitas, CAEncinitas Holiday Street FairNov 19More Info
Huntington Beach, CASWEA of Orange County’s Annual Christmas FairNov 19More Info
Mountain View, CAGerman Holiday MarketDec 9More Info
Richmond, CAKPFA Radio Holiday Benefit Craft FairNov 25 - 26More Info
Sacramento, CASacramento Christkindlmarkt
Dec 2 - 3More Info
San Diego, CABalboa Park December NightsDec 1 - 2More Info
Solvang, CASolvang JulefestNov 24 - Jan 6, 2024More Info
Ventura, CAVentura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street FairDec 2More 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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