O little towns of Humboldt …
It’s December and cities and towns across the county are hosting hospitality or open house events this month with many starting this week. Here’s where you can go to feel all aglow.
says hello to Santa at its Christmas Celebration
, happening Thursday, Dec. 1
from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
at the McKinleyville Shopping Center
(free). Santa arrives on a fire truck at 5:30 p.m. to light the town's Christmas tree. There’ll be free horse-drawn carriage rides, cookie making, crafts, letters to Santa and more.
rolls out its welcome carpet for Ferndale Hospitality Night Open House, Friday, Dec. 2
, from 6 to 9 p.m.
on Main Street (free). Step into picturesque shops and restaurants all dressed up for the holidays and enjoy live music and free beverages and goodies. Then on Sunday
, it’s Ferndale's 88th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
with guest speakers, cookies and hot chocolate. Tree lighting countdown begins at 5 p.m.
Santa on the Trinidad Pier, 2019
The city of Trinidad
invites you to take in the lights by the sea during Holidays in Trinidad, Saturday, Dec. 3
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and Sunday, Dec. 4
, from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
(with the Trinidad Lighted Boat Parade
happening on Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.).
, the Trinidad Head Lighthouse
is having tours from 10 a.m. to noon
, there’s the FleaArt
and Holiday Boutique
at Town Hall
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
, with the boutique happening again on Sunday, Dec. 4
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
featuring a McKinleyville Community Choir Holiday Concert
at 3 p.m.
Arcata’s Holiday Open House
is Saturday, Dec. 3
, from 3 to 5 p.m.
with merchants decorated for the season and Santa's Fire Truck Parade
moving across town at 4 p.m.
traveling to Valley West, Westwood, Sunny Brae and Uniontown Shopping Centers before coming to the plaza for music and treats. On Sunday, Dec. 4
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
, the Holiday Sunday Art Market
brings more cheer to the plaza center circle, featuring local artists, vendors and music.
Rio Dell and Scotia
welcome you to their Tree Lighting Festival
at the Rio Dell and Scotia Chamber of Commerce
on Saturday, Dec. 3
, from 4 to 6 p.m.
where youngsters and their families can meet Santa, enjoy the fire truck parade, holiday music and refreshments.