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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 8:33 PM

Yay, It's Time for Monterey Bay Aquarium's 'Fish-mas'

Yay, It's Time for Monterey Bay Aquarium's 'Fish-mas'

Sign up to receive festive, carol-cute emails from the famous aquatic favorite. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM

Desert Holiday: Private Boat Rides with Santa

Desert Holiday: Private Boat Rides with Santa

Set sail for the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa for an especially splashy way to enjoy the season. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Santa Events + Nature, a Winning Combo

Santa Events + Nature, a Winning Combo

Join a Santa Snowshoe in the sequoias, just ahead of Christmas. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Oxnard, Ahoy! Whale Watching Season Up Next

Oxnard, Ahoy! Whale Watching Season Up Next

The blow-hole-iest stretch of the year is nearly here; whale sightings aren't guaranteed, but plan for a grand, ocean-awesome day out. Read »

Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Goblets and Spirits Raised, at The Bracebridge Dinner

Goblets and Spirits Raised, at The Bracebridge Dinner

The feast-y Decembertime tradition rings in the yuletide with pomp and pageantry. Read »

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 5:54 PM

Book a 'Best of Winter' Package on Catalina Island

Book a 'Best of Winter' Package on Catalina Island

Combine your boat and stay-over, then enjoy the historic, quaint-laden isle. Read »

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 4:41 PM

It's a Vintage Holiday, at La Quinta

It's a Vintage Holiday, at La Quinta

Be your best George Bailey and plan a seasonal stay at the "Wonderful" resort. Read »

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 8:48 AM

Julefest's Charms Shimmer with Solvang Magic

Julefest's Charms Shimmer with Solvang Magic

A tree lighting, candlelight tours, and other skål-worthy flourishes are delivering a festive feel to the wine country town. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 6:43 PM

Sierra Sparkle: Mammoth Mountain's Night of Lights

Sierra Sparkle: Mammoth Mountain's Night of Lights

The holidaytime tradition is a chilly, after-dark spectacle full of glow and goings-on. Read »

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 6:18 PM

Take a Trek to 'The Nation's Christmas Tree'

Take a Trek to 'The Nation's Christmas Tree'

Call upon the General Grant sequoia for this historic and moving holiday event. Read »

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Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.