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NOVEMBER 2021


Santa Arrives in Old Town Eureka – Annual
Nov 26, Fri. - Eureka:
Santa Claus will make his first appearance at the Gazebo from 2 - 4pm. Bring the kids and your camera. Santa returns every Sat & Sun 11am-3pm through Christmas. F & 2nd Sts.

Veterans Craft Bazaar – Annual
Nov 26 & 27, Fri & Sat – Ferndale:
 Get your shopping done early. Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4. 1100 Main St.

Holiday Makers Market at Scotia Lodge
Nov 27 & 28, Sat & Sun – Scotia:
Join Scotia Lodge for its first Holiday Makers Market. 2-8pm. 100 Main St.

Sunday Art Market
Nov 28, Sun. – Arcata:
An art market with live music and family fun activities. 11am-4pm. Free. Arcata Plaza, 8th Street, btw. G & H Sts.

DECEMBER 2021


Santa Arrives in Old Town Eureka– Annual
Every Sat & Sun - Eureka:
Bring the kids and your camera. Santa returns every Sat & Sun 11am-3pm through Christmas. F & 2nd Sts.

Artisan Holiday Pop Up Store
Every Thur, Fri & Sat till Christmas Eve – Garberville:  Store is chock full of unique gift items from local artists. 10am-5pm. 784A Redwood Drive.  707.923.2613

Solstice Pop-Up Holiday Market
Dec 1 to 24, Daily – Eureka: Featuring the works of makers, artists and craftspeople from near and far. Meet the Makers on Saturday’s & Makers Workshops on Sunday’s. Wednesday’s 10am early-shopper hour for vulnerable patrons. Covid protocols observed. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm & Sun 11am–4pm. 422 1st St.

Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
Dec 1, Wed. – Loleta: Enjoy a guided 2 mile walk with naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. 9-11am. 1020 Ranch Rd.

The Jig and Thistle Radio Hour Holiday Show
Dec 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11 – Arcata: The slightly irreverent and wacky first act will be in the theatre with various acts, community guests and music. The second act with hot beverages and a live band in the tent. $10, $5 for kids or $25 for the family. Arcata Playhouse, 1215 9th St. All audience members must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask. Times and guests vary, please see website for more info and tickets.  https://www.arcataplayhouse.org/events/

Eureka Symphony Holiday Concert – Annual Event
Dec 3 & 4, Fri & Sat - Eureka
: Welcome in the holidays with the lush sounds of strings, featuring up and coming violinist Carson McHaney. 8pm. $19-$49. Arkley Center for the Arts, 412 “G” St. 707.845.3655

Arts Alive
Dec 4, Sat. - Eureka: Art, live music, shopping & dining in Old Town and Downtown. Free admission to the Morris Graves Museum of Art where The Tristan Norton Quartet will be playing.  636 “F” St. 6-9pm.  Free admission to the Clark Museum where Christmas carolers & a reading from A Child's Christmas in Wales are sure to be a holiday treat. 240 E. St. 6:30-8:30pm.

Tuba Christmas
Dec 4, Sat.  Eureka: Tubas play Christmas carols. 1pm. Gazebo at 2nd & F Streets in Old Town. Free.

Rio Dell Tree Lighting & Fire Truck Parade
Dec 4, Sat. – Rio Dell:
The town turns out for the Firetruck Parade at 5pm followed by tree lighting at dusk with refreshments, music and more. Free. Wildwood and Columbus.

Hike and Bike Day at Redwood National
Dec 4, Sat. – Orick:
Bike, hike or walk your dog along the ten-mile road (closed to cars), which meanders among some of the most impressive old growth groves in Redwood National & State Parks. 707.488.2039

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk
Dec 4, Sat. - Arcata/Manila: 
Exploration of a beautiful and diverse dune system in the Pacific Northwest. 10am-1pm. FREE. Reservations required: Call 707.444.1397 or info@friendsofthedunes.org

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk (RRAS)
Dec 4, 11, 18 & 25 Sat. – Arcata: Bring your binoculars for a great morning birding. 8:30-11:00am. Free. Klopp Lake, end of South I St. Reservations REQUIRED, TEXT ONLY 707.499.1247 with walk date, name & phone number for each person.

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk (FOAM)
Dec 4, 11, 18, & 25 Sat. – Arcata:
90-minute walk & topics incl, ecology, birds, plants, and history. 2pm. FREE. 569 So. G St.

Portuguese Linguica & Beans Dinner – Annual Event
Dec 5, Sun - Ferndale:
Featuring great food and friendliness. 4-7pm. Ferndale's Portuguese Hall, 355 Ocean Ave. 707.786.4222

Lighting of the Tallest Living Christmas Tree – Annual Event
Dec 5, Sun - Ferndale:
The whole town turns out with free hot cocoa and homemade cookies of all kinds. 5:30pm. End of Main St.

Sunday Art Market
Sun 5, 12 & 19 – Arcata:
An art market with live music and family fun activities and lots of holiday surprises! 11am-4pm. FREE. Arcata Plaza, 8th Street, btw. G & H Sts. https://arcatamainstreet.com/sunday-art-market

Art Talk Sunday
Dec 5, Sun. - Eureka: Visiting & local artists. 2pm. $5/$2, members & under 18 free. Morris Graves Museum of Art.  636 “F” St.

Humboldt Flea Market
Dec 5, Sun. - Arcata:
Antiques, handmade and everything else! 9am-3pm. $2, under 13 FREE. 321 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Pkwy.

Electric Lighted Truck Parade – Annual Event
Dec 10, Fri - Fortuna:
Lighted trucks, floats and people parade through town. FREE. Parade at 6:30. Starts at Redwood Village Center, 701 S Fortuna Blvd. 707.725-9261

Arts! Arcata
Dec 10, Fri - Arcata: Galleries & businesses showcase local artists with music on the Arcata Plaza @ 9th & G St. Extended holiday shopping hours and Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Event by Arcata Main Street behind Jacoby's Storehouse, 780 7th St.

Arcata Santa Parade
Dec 11, Sat – Arcata:
Santa and Friends hop aboard Arcata Fire Department's Vintage Fire Truck for a Santa Parade across Arcata -- ends at the Plaza, 8th & H St. 12-2pm. free

Homemade Holiday Market & Snowfall
Dec 11, Sat – Arcata:
Join us for handmade & homemade gifts presented by a wide variety of local craft and art vendors as well as music, food, and holiday baked goods. 10am–7pm. $1 or $2 suggested. Coastal Grove Charter School, 1897 S St.

Trucker's Christmas Parade – Annual Event
Dec 11, Sat - Eureka: 
The nation's zaniest big rig parade with huge trucks adorned in holiday lights.  Begins Redwood Acres Fairground, 3750 Harris St. FREE. 6pm. Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/TruckersParadeinEureka/posts/739040774161011

Candlelight Walk in the Redwoods – Virtual
Dec 11, Sat. Orick
:  Storytellers and musicians will be fireside with stories and songs of winter, winter holidays, and the redwood forest lit by 400 luminaries. See website: https://redwoodparksconservancy.org/32nd-annual-candlelight-walk

Santa Claus in Ferndale – Annual Event
Dec 11, Sat - Ferndale:
St. Nick and his jolly elf bring bags of goodies for youngsters. 10:30-11:30am. FREE. Main Street.

Loleta Holiday Craft Fair – Annual Event
Dec 11 & 12, Sat & Sun - Loleta:
Over 60 local artisans and craftsman of traditional crafts, modern fashion, and artwork. Indian taco sale. FREE. 9am-4pm. Fireman's Pavilion, 824 Loleta Dr. (707) 273-7425

Winter Arts Faire – Annual Event
Dec 11 & 12, Sat & Sun - Redway:
Bringing holiday cheer to southern Humboldt with handmade artisan booths, musical entertainment and Santa! 10am - 6pm. $5 adults, Kids 12 and under & Adults 65 and over, free. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane.

Jeff DeMark and Inscrutable Rabbit
Dec 12, Sun. – Arcata:
Benefit for Arcata’s newest online radio station, Humboldt Hot Air! Local storyteller and songwriter Jeff DeMark and his band Inscrutable Rabbit will perform original stories and songs. 2-4pm. $12. Arcata Playhouse, 1215 9th St. All audience members must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask. Please see website for more info and tickets. https://www.arcataplayhouse.org/events/

Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge
Dec 12, Sun - Loleta:
Guided by Audubon Society walk leaders at Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. 9am-11/12pm. Free. 1020 Ranch Rd. Reservations REQUIRED, TEXT ONLY 707.499.1247 with walk date, name & phone number for each person.

Southern Humboldt’s Small Town Christmas – Annual Event
Dec 18, Sat - Garberville:
Photos with Santa, face painting, carriage rides, shopping & dinner. 3-6pm. 782 Redwood Dr. 707.923.2613

Garberville Lighted Truck Parade – Annual Event
Dec 18, Sat – Redway/Garberville:
Enjoy the holiday lights! 5:30pm. FREE. Parade starts at Redway Elementary, 344 Humboldt Ave. and ends in Garberville.

Lighted Tractor Parade – Annual Event
Dec 19, Sun - Ferndale: Christmas tradition featuring farmers & ranchers driving decorated tractors. Starts at Main St. & Ocean Ave. Judging at 5pm, parade at 6pm. Free.

Season of Wonder and Light– Annual Event
Dec 19, Sun - Arcata:
Snowflake Queen's Winter Solstice Snow Party and music by the CR Jazz Band. 11am-4pm. Free. Arcata Plaza, 8th & H St.

Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
Dec 19, Sun. - Eureka: Guided birdwalk on the Elk River trail. 9am. FREE. Foot of W. Del Norte St. Reservations REQUIRED, TEXT ONLY 707.499.1247 with walk date, name & phone number for each person.

Afternoon of Jazz at MGMA
Dec 19, Sun. – Eureka: Monthly jazz performance. 3-5pm. $5/$2, under 18 free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 Ft St. 707.442.0278.  https://humboldtarts.org/afternoon-of-jazz

River Life Foundation Christmas Dinner
Dec 25, Sat – Fortuna:
Join us for Christmas dinner and cheer! Free. 1-3pm. Veterans Bldg., 1426 Main St. If you need transportation or you are homebound within Fortuna call Sean @ 707.362.9384

Arcata Marsh Christmas Day Walk
Dec 25, Sat – Arcata: Join Friends of the Arcata Marsh for a Christmas Day walk. Ken Burton and Alex Stillman will lead. 10-11:30am. Free. 569 S G Street.

New Year's in Garberville
Dec 31, Mon – Benbow: Fireworks display at 9pm! $20. Per vehicle. Benbow State Parks Recreation Area, 445 Lake Benbow Dr.

CANCELED for December 2021

Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival
A Victorian Christmas at the Blue Ox
Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir Holiday Concert
Fortuna Christmas Music Festival
Holiday Craft Market Arcata
Redwood Youth Ballet



QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO

  • Arcata Farmers Markets: Every Saturday 10am-2pm. Arcata Plaza, 9th & G Sts. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org/
  • Humboldt Botanical Garden – Eureka: 7707 Tompkins Hill Road. Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm. 707.442.5139
  • Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta:  1020 Ranch Rd. Daily, 8am-sunset. 707.733.5406
  • Humboldt State University Campus Tours-Arcata: By reservation, www.humboldt.edu/visit/schedule-visit
  • Madaket Cruise on Humboldt Bay – Eureka: Cruise & learn the history of the Bay & waterfront. 707.445.1910 www.humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com/madaket-cruises.html
  • Outdoor Fun for Kids  EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the participating parks www.redwood-edventures.org
  • Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka:  2nd & F Sts. 646.591.2058
  • Sequoia Park & Zoo & Redwood Sky Walk – Eureka:  Visit the Fun Sized Zoo. 100 feet above the forest floor, view redwoods from the canopy. 3414 W St. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. 707.441.4263
  • Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour – Eureka:   Reserve 36hrs in advance at www.humboldtbayoystertours.com 707.836.3168
  • Blue Ox Millworks Tour – Eureka: Victorian millworks, blacksmith, machine shop, ceramics, stained glass & farm animals.  1 “X” St. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm 707.444.3437
  • Fern Cottage – Ferndale: Guided & self-guided Tours of an historic 1870’s, 30 room farmhouse. 2121 Centerville Rd.  Please call to reserve 707.786.4835.
  • Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka: Most evenings upon request, call 707.672.5012
  • Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park – Orick: RedwoodCreekBuckarettes.com or call 707.499.2943
  • Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours – Countywide:  Hiking, kayaking & surfing, call 707.443.6328
  • HumBoats Kayak Adventures – Eureka:  Tours and rentals.  Humboldt Bay,  SUPS Woodley Island, A Dock  707.443.5157
  • Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center – Eureka: Kayaks, canoes & paddle board rentals Fri-Sun, 921 Waterfront Dr. 707.443.4222
  • Lost Coast Adventure Tours - Take you & your group hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, on a ropes course adventure, horseback riding, surfing, diving, on a scenic drive, or to do any other activity our diverse area has to offer. 707.986.9895

Stop in the Eureka Visitor Center 240 E St. Eureka

Open Daily, 10am-5pm

 

VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT

 

Arcata Artisans
Arcata
: Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Wed-Mon, 11am-4pm. 883 H St. 707.825.9133

The Blacksmith Shop
Ferndale
: A collection of master blacksmithing & glass blowing. Daily, 10am-5pm. 455 Main St. 707.786.4216

Clarke Historical Museum
Eureka
: Art showcase, in addition to ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Daily, 10am-5pm. 240 “E” St. 707.443.1947

Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum
Fortuna:
Fossils, Rocks & Gems. Daily, 10am-5pm. On Hwy 101, 4 miles South of Fortuna. 707.725.2714

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
Samoa:
Shipwrecks & shipbuilding, lighthouses & ferry launches, first explorers & ship models. Weds-Sun, 9am-4pm. 908 Vance Ave. 707.444.9440

Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka
: Humboldt County's art museum. In the historic Carnegie building at 636 F Street. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm. 707.442.0278

Old Town Art Gallery
Eureka:
The oldest non-profit, cooperative art gallery in Humboldt County, showing casing local artists. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. 417 2nd St. 707.445.2315

Redwood Art Association
Eureka
: A collection of some of Humboldt County’s finest artists. Wed-Sun, Noon-5pm. 603 "F" St.  707.268.0755

Trinidad Art Gallery
Trinidad
: Original art by local artists. Daily, 10am-5pm. 490 Trinity St. 707.677.3770

Trinidad Museum
Trinidad:
Emphasis on the original Tsurai Village, Yurok traditions, European contact, the Gold Rush, whaling, fishing, shipping, logging and the Trinidad Head lighthouse. Thur-Sun, 12:30-4pm. 400 Janis Court. 707. 677.3883 or 707.677.3816

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