Events and Things To Do in Redding, CA ~ November/December 2011

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Events and Things to do in Redding CAFall has arrived and winter days are just around the corner! Don't you just love this time of year, the wonderful smell of hot cider, falling leaves, pumpkin spice flavors and the most amazing shades throughout town!

I love the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas in our area, a time for families to reunite and a time to be grateful for the many blessings we get to enjoy. Festivities throughout Shasta County abound, below is a list of things to do in Redding, CA and communities throughout our area. Enjoy!



Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19:  UPrep School presents "Annie" at David Marr Auditorium (Redding) -Leapin’ lizards! The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is giving a whole new generation of children and their families the chance to experience one of the world’s best-loved musicals about never giving up hope. Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. For tickets or more information, call (530) 245-2790

Nov. 11 | 10:55am: Veterans Day 2011 Celebration at Northern California Veterans Cemetery (in Igo) - Master of Ceremonies will be David Kehoe, Shasta County Supervisor. The program will include warrior-hero speakers of the Korean combat. Patriotic and marching music provided by the Enterprise High School Band, led by Director Dan Neece. For more information, call (530) 396-2429.

November 11 | 8:30pm: Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties Cooking Class, (by California Kitchen Company 645 Main St., Red Bluff) -  Join Dian Ryder from D Squared Ristorante in Corning, CA for an exciting appetizer class before the Holidays. It will be sure to please all of your guests! $45 - (530) 529-2482, 

November 12 | 10am-8pm: Christmas Open House (Discovery Shop on 2625 Park Marina Dr., Redding). Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at this year's Christmas Open House. We have some great Christmas merchandise. Free refreshments and cheer included! Call 244-3032 or see their Facebook Page.

November 12 | 9am-2pm: AMW Annual Holiday Bazaar at 1825 East Street (corner of South St.), Redding, 96001. Featuring a Victorian Tea Room, Cookie Walk, hand crafts, quilts, needlework, linens, handmade jewelry, holiday decorations, Christmas items, children's toys, antiques, baked goods, jams, candies, nuts. Luncheon served: Quiche, Chili, or Turkey Soup. Funds raised support our local mission to the community: Women's Refuge, People of Progess, Good News Rescue Mission, women's scholarships at Shasta College, Faithworks, etc. Call (530) 243-2403 or email

November 19 - December 18: It's A Wonderful Life at the Riverfront Playhouse in Downtown Redding at 1701 Pine Street (buy your tickets at the Cascade Theater).

November 19 | 9am-3pm: 5th Annual Craft & Fair Trade Bazaar (Simpson University on College View, Redding, 96003) - The free community event will take place in Simpson’s Heritage Student Life Center, the craft fair will provide an outlet for area artisans and crafters to sell their items and will also include Fair Trade items available to purchase. Local crafters will feature handmade cards, crocheted scarves, jewelry and other items. Fairly traded items from around the world will include coffee, home décor and handbags. The craft fair will raise funds to support the student missions programs. Contact Cathy
226-4750 or

Nobember 25 | 7:45am: Redding CA Turkey Trot 2011

November 25: Mountain Magic Christmas (in Weaverville, CA). Shop owners stay open late, refreshments and special prizes.

November 25 & 26 | December 1, 2 & 3: A Cascade Christmas at the Cascade Theater (Redding, CA) - Celebrate the season once again with family and friends and continue the holiday tradition with this all new Christmas showcase, presented by the Cascade Theater, under the direction of Jana Pulcini-Leard. Experience the joy and magic of Christmas! A Cascade Christmas features some of Redding’s finest dancers, singers and actors who, year after year, give the community an inspirational gift that lasts long after the Christmas season ends.  Don’t miss this touching, high-spirited holiday spectacle for the whole family!

November 26 | 11am: Old Fashion Days Front street (in Cottonwood) -Come out and join the festivities. There will be vendor booths, vocal and musical entertainment by Keys and Strings Studio. Santa will arrive at 2 pm via fire engine and Mrs. Claus will be there while the elves lend a helping hand for this festive event. The Cottonwood Christmas Tree will be lit at 5:30 pm. Sponsored by the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (530) 347-4842.

November 26 | 3-7pm: Old Lewiston Bridge Lighting & Fireworks (in Downtown Lewiston) - Kids can meet with Santa in the Lewiston Hotel Dance Hall at 3 pm. Food & craft vendors and holiday sing-along makes this a fun day for the whole family. Fireworks begin at 5:30 pm. For more information, call (530) 778-3307 or visit

November 26: Dog and Pony Show Parade (in McCloud) - Held every year on the weekend after Thanksgiving, the Dog and Pony Show Parade is fun for all ages. Bring your pets, dress them up, join in the Stick Pony Contest and the Bike Brigade. Meet Sparke the Dog, Smokey the Bear, and Santa Clause. 

November 26 | 5:30pm: Red Bluff Christmas Parade (in downtown Red Bluff) - (530) 527-6220.

December 2 | 5:00pm: Palo Cedro Country Christmas

December 10 | 10am-4pm: The 3rd annual Festival of Light (Lewiston, CA), (530) 778-3135 or  

December 17 | 11:00am: Pioneer Christmas Party (at WM. B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park, Red Bluff, CA) - The Pioneer Christmas Party is celebrated the third Saturday in December and emphasizes early holiday traditions of the north valley. Facilities: Enjoy a picnic overlooking the Sacramento River. The park features the old adobe home, carriage shed, blacksmith shop and a visitor center.


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