What makes this San Francisco Christmas market special is that it celebrates the works and life of the great Charles Dickens. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time to London in the Victorian era. Roads lined with old-time street lamps will light your way to shops, pubs, and restaurants. Many even dress up, so make sure to bring your derby and dress to really get into character. There are live performances and actors around for impeccable entertainment. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is open for five weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This winter market in the state’s capital really sticks to the authenticity of this German outdoor festival. Visitors can create their own Christmas ornaments and other crafts, listen to holiday music fill the streets, and try some traditional German holiday snacks and other food. The Sacramento Christkindlmarkt is full of 28 vendors offering all kinds of holiday fun, play, and shopping.
Sacramento Christkindlmarkt, 3349 J St, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 442 7360
Dive into the holiday spirit at the Calistoga Christmas Faire. With plenty of live performances, costumed characters wandering the grounds, and Christmas music filling your ears throughout the evening, it’s impossible not to want to join in on the celebrations. Situated in lovely wine country, the Calistoga Christmas Faire has fun and festive gift-making stations for kids, holiday baking and canning opportunities, and plenty of food and drink to help get merry. The grounds transform to look, feel, and even smell like Christmas.