‘Get Outta Town’ – North State Weekend Events


Get outta town to a neighboring North State county this weekend and experience some of these weekend events:

Del Norte

Crescent City – Dec. 13, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Homes for the Holidays. Habitat for Humanity hosts this annual event. Holiday treats will be included at different homes along the way. Tickets are $15 and are available at Del Norte Office Supply.

Click here for Del Norte County events.


Eureka – Dec. 12, 6 p.m. – Truckers’ Parade. Thousands of people line the streets of Eureka and delight at the spectacle of huge trucks adorned in holiday lights. A Eureka tradition for about 20 years, the Christmas convoys range in size from 50 to 100. The 18-wheelers stretching as long as 60 feet, include some with special parade additions that might be tacked on: bandstand platforms, dancing reindeer, flying fish, you name it. Some trucks have been covered in more than 40,000 lights, requiring three generators to run them.

Click here for Humboldt County events.


Weed – Dec. 12 & 13 – Sat. at 7 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m. COS Concert Choir and Ladies’ Chamber Singers. A “count down” of the most cherished Christmas songs in the last six centuries. Kenneth W. Ford Theater on the Weed Campus. Tickets are $8 and $5. Please call 938-5315 for more information.

Click here for Siskiyou County events.


Alturas – Dec. 12 – Christmas Bazaar – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. California Pines Lodge. Have your picture taken with Santa 10am-12 noon. Call 530-233-5842 for more information.

Click here for Modoc County events.


Weaverville – Dec. 12 – Christmas Music Concert – 8 p.m. Gypsy Soul at Mamma Llama Coffeehouse. Tickets are $15/advance or $18/door.

Click here for Trinity County events.


Redding – Dec. 12 – Downtown Open House & 2nd Saturday ArtHop – Noon to 9 p.m. Downtown Redding’s Winterfest continues with a downtown open house from noon to 5 p.m., a Hawaiian holiday celebration and luau at 5:30 and 2nd Saturday ArtHop at 40 venues throughout Redding from 6 to 9 PM. Click here for an open house map. Click here for ArtHop maps and information.

Click here for Shasta County events.


Greenville – Dec. 12 – Celebrate Christmas in Greenville – 3 to 8 p.m. Merchant Open House, Refreshments, Food and Craft Vendors and Santa. (530) 284-6633.

Click here for Plumas County events.


Oroville – Dec. 12 – Christmas Open House – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Ehmann Home, 1480 Lincoln Street, Historic Downtown Oroville–featuring members of the BCHS: 11-3 Lucille Whiting of Oroville who will display a Quilt that was made by her mother in 1929. She will tell a story about her mother coming to America from Austria to become a lady in waiting to Consuelo Vanderbuilt. Also invited are other BCHS members to tell their stories and sell their wares. Works of these featured artists will also be for sale. There will be lots of goodies- candy, cookies and other refreshments- and gift shop items for sale along with Olive Gift Packs. The Ehmann Home will be open before and after the Light Parade in Downtown Oroville. Public is welcome. For info call 533-5316 or 877-7436.

Click here for Butte County events.


Orland – Avenue of Lights – 5:30 to 9 p.m. Now in its sixth year, the event runs through Tuesday, about a mile around the grounds. Tickets are $5 a car, and visitors must remain in their vehicles until the end of the drive-through tour. You will be treated to lighted snowmen, reindeer, Santas, elves, trains, stars and a host of other fun displays put up by volunteers from around the area.

Click here for Glenn County Events.

Adam Mankoski is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your North State weekend events to adamm.anewscafe@gmail.com.

is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner are the owners of HawkMan Studios and the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday Art Hop.
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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Janice Powell says:

    Thanks for all the great tips on fun things to do in the Northstate, Adam! It just seems that lately I've had so many great choices and not enough time to do them all…

    I love the picture that you used in this story with the lighted Christmas tree looking back towards Mt. Shasta City with our incredible mountain in the distance all glorious in the sunset. Did you take it?

    • Avatar Adam Mankoski says:

      Janice – I would love to take credit for that photo but I cannot. It is courtesy of the Siskiyou County events site. I'm glad you are enjoying "Get Outta Town." We live in a really fun part of the country!!