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DECEMBER 2018

Candlelight Walk in the Redwoods
Dec 1  Fri & Sat. Orick- Redwood National Park/Prairie Creek Redwoods. Hike the redwoods at night lit by 400 luminaries to a campfire for storytelling. Elk Prairie Visitors Center. 5-8pm. $10/person, 12/under FREE. 707.465.7327

Tuba Christmas
Dec 1 Sat.  Eureka - Tubas play Christmas carols 1pm. Gazebo at the foot of “F” St. in Old Town.  Free  

A Victorian Christmas - Annual craftsman celebration at the Blue Ox
Dec 1 Sat. Eureka - Blue Ox Millworks & Historic Park.  Find that perfect gift or create your own in one of our workshops, watch demonstrations, shop local vendors, and enjoy warm drinks and homemade cookies. FREE 2-9pm 1 "X" St.

Humboldt Artist Gallery Holiday Sale & Festivities
Dec 1 & 2 Sat & Sun. Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art. Affordable art gifts by local artists. Sat 12-9pm & Sun 12-5pm. 636 Ft St.

Artisans Crafts & Music Festival
Dec 1-2 Sat-Sun.  Eureka - Redwood Acres. Live music, great gifts, decorations, & food. Free for kids & seniors, free with a toy for the Humboldt Bay Fire Dept. toy drive. $3 admission. Fri 12p-9p, Sat 10a-7p, & Sun 10a-6p. 3750 Harris St.

Holiday Bazaar
Dec 1, 2 & 6 Sat, Sun Thurs.  Willow Creek China Flat Museum. Hand-made crafts, arts, jellies & jams, candies, etc. 38949 Hwy-299

Arts Alive
Dec 1 Sat. Eureka - The Holiday Version - Old town/downtown galleries & businesses showcase local & regional artists.
Live music at the Morris Graves Museum.  6-9pm.  

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk
Dec 1 Sat. Manila - Exploration of a beautiful & diverse dune system. 10am.  Call to reserve 707.444.1397  

PBS North Coast Kids Club
Dec 1 Sat.  Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art- For children 2-8 years old, all ages welcome. 12-2pm. 636 F St.  Free

Humboldt Historical Lectures
Dec 1 Sat.  Eureka Public Library - 1313 3rd St., Library Meeting Room. 1:00pm. www.humboldthistory.org

Eureka Symphony Holiday Concert
Dec 1 Sat. Eureka - The Trumpet Shall Sound.  Performance of HANDEL’S MESSIAH.  8pm Arkley Center for the Arts,
412 “G” St. 707.845.3655

Victorian Christmas Weekend in Ferndale
Dec 1 Sat  Ferndale  Santa Claus arrives on Main St. with goodies, 10:30am
•    Celebration in Song - Ferndale Community Church, 712 Main St. 7:30pm  Free
Dec 2 Sun  Lighting of Tallest Living Christmas Tree
•    A holiday tradition since 1934. Lighting of America's Tallest Living Christmas. 5:30pm
•    Linguica and Beans Dinner at Portuguese Hall.  4-7pm. 707-786-4222
•    Celebration in Song - Assumption Church, Berding & Washington Sts. 3pm

Art Talk Sunday
Dec 2 Sun. Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art.  636 F St. 2pm.  $5/$2 members & under 17 free.  707.442.0278

Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
Dec 5 Wed. Loleta - Guided hike - It's free & beginners are welcome. 1020 Ranch Rd.  9am. 707.733.5406 

Electric Lighted Truck Parade
Dec 7 Fri. Fortuna - Tractors & big rigs with festive make-overs parade thru town. Starts at Redwood Village Shopping Center 6:30pm - travels up Fortuna Blvd. 707.725.3959

Willow Creek Annual Tree Lighting
Dec 7 Fri. Willow Creek - Carol singing, Santa visit, hot chocolate & cookies.   corner 299 and 96.  5:00pm – 7:00pm

Truckers Christmas Parade
Dec 8 Sat. Eureka - The nation's zaniest big rig parade with huge trucks adorned in holiday lights.  Begins Redwood Acres Fairground (3750 Harris St) @ 6pm to “I” to 7th to Myrtle Ave about 8:30pm. Free. 707.442.5744 www.keka101.com/info

Holiday Craft Market
Dec 8 & 9, Sat & Sun  Arcata - Community Center.  The market will be full of local art, candles, ornaments, ceramics, wood crafts and Santa too. 321 Community Pkwy. Sat 10-5 Sun 10-4

Winter Arts Faire - Mateel
Dec 8 & 9, Sat. & Sun.  Redway - Bringing holiday cheer to southern Humboldt. Will feature nearly 50 handmade artisan booths,  food , &  musical entertainment, 10am - 6pm Children’s storytelling/ visit from Santa days 12-3pm. Mateel Community Center 59 Rusk Lane

Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir Holiday Concert
Dec 8, Sat.  Arcata Presbyterian Church.  11th & "G" Sts.  7:00pm. $15/$12. kids five & under free

Family Arts Day
Dec 8 Sat. Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art. 2-4 p.m.  FREE With Museum Admission. 707.442.0278  

Breakfast with Santa
Dec 8 Sun. Eureka - Red Lion Hotel. Photos with Santa. 9:30-11:30am. $17 - $8 under 2 free. Reservations: 707.445.0844
1929 Fourth St.  

Indoor Flea Market
Dec 9 Sun. Eureka - Indoor flea market at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. 8am-3pm. 3750 Harris St.

Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge
Dec 9 Sun. Loleta - Guided bird hike with Audubon Society walk leaders. Free & beginners are welcome. 1020 Ranch Rd. 9am.  707.733.5406 www.fws.gov/refuge/humboldt_bay/

Ugly Holiday Sweater Run
Dec 9 Sun. Arcata - 1mi or 5K course. 10am-1pm. $15 for adults and $10 for kids under 16. Run Ugly hats for sale for $15. Arcata Plaza. https://www.humboldteducare.org/race-details

Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association - Annual Tree Lighting
Dec 12, Wed. Humboldt Redwoods SP, Weott -  Join people of all ages at the Visitor Center for homemade treats, caroling, the tree lighting, and even a visit from Santa. 6pm


Arts! Arcata
Dec 14 Fri. Arcata - The Holiday Version - Galleries & businesses showcase local artists. 6-9pm. Start at the Plaza.


Arts! & Crafts! Arcata, A Snowy Winter Wonderland
Dec 14 Fri.  Arcata - Visit with the Snowflake Queen in a whimsical Winter Wonderland! Take photos with the kids, food & beverage, dancing to local live music, craft vendors on the Plaza. 3pm-9pm
 
Wine & Jazz at MGMA
Dec 16 Sun. Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 Ft St. 3-5pm $5/$2 members & under 17 free  707.442.0278  www.humboldtarts.org

Art & Nature at the Refuge
Dec 16, Sun. Loleta - 3rd Sunday of every month, art & nature exploration activities for all ages and abilities. It's free! drop-in 1pm -4pm. 1020 Ranch Rd., Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. (707) 733-5406

Lighted Tractor Parade
Dec 16 Sun. Ferndale - Christmas tradition featuring farmers & ranchers driving decorated tractors & wagons down Main Street. 4:30-7:30pm. Free. 707.786.4477


Art Night! McKinleyville
Dec 21 Fri. McKinleyville - Local art, jewelry, music & food. Central Ave.  6-8pm. 707-834-6460


Visit with Santa
Dec 21 & 22.  Sat & Sun Arcata Plaza -  in the Jacoby Storehouse Noon to 3pm

 ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS

North Coast Repertory Theatre - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Nov 9 – Dec 9 Eureka -  Come back to the socially awkward  high-stakes world of the sixth grade. Quirky Musical Theatre Fun. Thurs, Fri, Sat 8:00pm & 2pm Sun matinees. 300 5th St.. 707.442.6278  www.ncrt.net


Ferndale Repertory Theatre - A Christmas Story, the musical
Nov 23 - Dec 16  Ferndale - Christmas thru the eyes of Ralphie Parker, the boy-next-door who'll do anything for a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.  Produced in collaboration with Humboldt Light Opera Company.  440 Main St. Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. $18/$16. 707.786.5483  www.ferndalerep.org

Dell’Arte – Holiday Program - Around the World in 80 Days
Nov 23-Dec 16 Fri-Sun. Blue Lake - Carlo Theater. 131 H St. 8pm. Tickets $12/$10. 707.668.5663  www.dellarte.com

Dell’Arte- Character Projects
Dec 6 – 9  Thur-Sun. Blue Lake - Carlo Theater. 131 H St. 8pm. pay-what-you-can. 707.668.5663  www.dellarte.com

Arcata Playhouse - Robin Hood Knight of the Stars
Dec 6 - 15  Arcata - Playhouse annual  holiday show goes to space.   Blue Lake Community Choir and live music.  7:30pm Sun 2:00pm. Creamery Bldg.  1215 9th St.  $8-$12  707.822.1575

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Dec 6 - 8 Thurs & Fri. 7pm & Sat. 2pm.  Arcata Arts Institute performs this comedy.  1720 "M" St.  Fine Arts Building. Tickets $10/$8

The Nutcracker Ballet
Dec 14, 15, 16, 18 Eureka - Christmas classic performed by North Coast Dance at the Arkley Center 412 “G” St. $15/$35 for tickets  707.442.7779  www.NorthCoastDance.org


                                 QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO

Visit with Santa in Old Town  Nov 23-Dec 22 Sat & Sun. Eureka. If he is not at the gazebo, he can be found walking around the area and visiting local businesses. 12-3pm.

  • Arcata Marsh Tours rain or shine, Every Saturday 2pm Interpretive Center, 569 South G St.
  • Kayak Zak’s   Kayak, SUP rentals  Stone Lagoon call  707.498.1130  kayakzak.com
  • Outdoor Fun for Kids  EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the participating parks and earn a Redwoods EdVenture Patch. 


                              VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT

Arcata Artisans
Arcata - 883 H St.  Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Artist's receptions 2nd Fri month during Arts!Arcata.  Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Noon-4pm  707.825.9133

Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center - Monthly Art Exhibit
Arcata – 569 S. "G" St. Local artist exhibits of wildlife. Tues-Sun  9am-5pm Mon 1-5pm 707.826.2359

Clarke Historical Museum
Eureka – 240 “E” St. Art showcase, in addition to ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Bank building Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm.  707.443.1947

Holly Yashi - Jewelry as Art
Arcata Known throughout the world for its colors & design. Watch it being made. Viewing room, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm  Tours weekdays @ 11am.  1300 Ninth St., 800.274.2714

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum Cookhouse Rd., Samoa across from the Cookhouse  Tues-Sat 11-4pm

Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka - 636 “F” St, Hours: Humboldt County's only art museum. Artists reception and live music on First Sat Arts Alive 6-9pm. Gallery hours: Noon-5pm, Wed-Sun 

Natural History Museum Arcata 1242 G St Tues-Sat 10am-5pm  707.826.4479

Redwood Art Association Gallery
Eureka - 603 "F" St. Founded in 1956 by a group of artists with a goal of promoting visual art in our community.  Gallery hours: Wed-Sun noon-5pm, Arts Alive receptions 6-9pm 707.268.0755

Samoa Cookhouse Logging Museum & Historic Photographs - Across the Samoa Bridge off Cookhouse Rd 707.442.1659

The Blacksmith Shop
Ferndale The finest & largest collection of master blacksmithing & glass blowing in the US 455 Main St   7 days a week 9:30am-5pm  707.443.2075

Trinidad Art Gallery
Trinidad artist cooperative - Original art by local artists. 490 Trinity St., 7 days. Gallery hours: 10am-5pm 707.677.3770 

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