Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival
Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi – (800) 581-6150
Nov 3 – 5
With workshops galore, exhibits to peruse, and special tours, you can get a close glimpse of the life of the sandhill crane during this annual festival! Bring the kids along for family-friendly activities, browse the art show, and look at the many wares vendors have on display.


CAPC’s 32nd Annual Fashion Show
Stockton Golf & Country Club, 3800 W. Country Club Blvd., Stockton – (209) 466-4313
Nov 4
One of the highlights of the Child Abuse Prevention Council’s yearly events is turning heads with every heel turn! Join your friends as women walk the runway, showcasing the latest in stylish looks while raising money for an outstanding cause!


Holiday Open House at the Haggin
Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton – (209) 940-6312
Nov 4 at 12:00 PM
Looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping needs? Begin at the Haggin, where the Museum’s store is stocked full of an ornate array of gifts for every member of your family. Enjoy drinks and browse before perusing through the remainder of the museum.


Dignity Health’s Half Marathon & 5K
University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton
Nov 5
Make your way to UOP’s De Rosa Center and enjoy the crisp morning air in a half marathon that supports the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin. Grab your custom shirt, a finisher medal, goodie bag, and breakfast burrito!


Decadent Affair Wedding Event
Wine & Roses, 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi – (209) 334-6988
Nov 5 at 4:00 PM
Find true love in the brilliant designs and specialty foods, drinks, and showcases at this year’s bridal fashion show. Enjoy vendor prizes and bride and groom contests, tours of wine and roses, plus so much more! It’s a day you must say “I Do!” to! 


Young Frankenstein
Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton – (209) 373-1400
Nov 5
Follow along on this hilarious comedy horror as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein inherits the family estate of his late grandfather, Victor Frankenstein, and travels to Germany. Before long, he’s following in the man’s footsteps and unleashing his own undead monstrosity upon the world!


Story Time at Sherwood Mall
Sherwood Mall, 5308 Pacific Ave., Stockton
Nov 8 at 1:00 PM
Dreading that hard day of Christmas Shopping with the kids in tow? Put them in just the right holiday spirit by taking them out to Sherwood Mall to meet with the Stockton Public Library for story time and coloring crafts!


Stockton Heat Hockey Game
Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton – (209) 373-1500
Nov 8, 17, 18
Tis the season to get pucking! Come on out to the Stockton Arena and enjoy your favorite players competing against our region’s best teams! The Heat is on!


Annual Diwali Celebration
Ronald E. McNair High School, 9550 Ronald E. McNair Way., Stockton
Nov 10 – 11
Join friends and family for one of India’s highest regarded holidays of the year! In a combination of dances, live music, and more, bring in a fortune-favored financial year for your business prospects and personal endeavors! 


Alabama at the Stockton Arena
Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton – (209) 373-1400
Nov 10 at 7:30 PM
With 21 top chart singles that sent them to the Country Music Hall of Fame, it’s time to welcome Alabama to the Stockton Arena with open arms and applause! Listen to their outstanding performance!


Dome of Hope 5th Annual Charity Gala
Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, 525 N. Center St., Stockton
Nov 10 at 6:00 PM
Slip on your mask, don your best suit or gown and join with your fellow San Joaquinians in raising funds for literacy! In this fifth annual charity, Dome of Hope will be sharing their proceeds with disaster relief efforts for hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Enjoy wine, dinner, and the beautiful music of the Ceasar Chavez Jazz Band.


Family Movie Night at Hutchins: Big Hero 6
Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi – (209) 333-5550
Nov 10
Follow along with your favorite heroes in an epic adventure across San Fransokyo! Your kids will be clutching the edge of their seats as Hiro and his best buddy, Baymax, try to uncover the truth of the masked man behind Hiro’s brother’s death!


Tuleburg Quilt Guild of Stockton’s 2017 Quilt Show
San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way., Stockton
Nov 11 – 12
Beautiful, hand-stitched works of art await your viewing pleasure in this weekend-long quilt showcasing! Find your favorite pattern, pick up a few tricks of the trade, and buy a few beauties. 


Port City Half Marathon & 5K
University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton
Nov 11 at 6:30 AM
Get your jogging shoes ready! Valley Pacific is sponsoring a race to the finish line in honor of our veterans! The marathon loops its way to and from University of the Pacific, following the Calaveras bike path and into the Brookside neighborhood. Enjoy refreshments at the recovery tent after, where refreshments are waiting!


A Tribute to Chicago
Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi – (209) 333-5550
Nov 11 at 7:00 PM
Enjoy a spectacular recreation of all your favorite hits from one of our most cherished bands, “Chicago”. Reserve your seat early alongside friends to receive discounts of 10% per ticket for groups of ten or more. 


Side Street Strutters at Hutchins
Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi – (209) 333-5550
Nov 12 at 3:00 PM
Forge a new love for the Blues and New Orleans Dixieland! This two-hour event showcases the styles of Porter and Gershwin, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. Enjoy this masterful performance!


‘Tis the Season at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center,  374 Lincoln Center, Stockton – (209) 477-4868
Nov 12 – Dec 24
Enjoy meeting Santa and train rides all holiday season long at Lincoln center!


Stockton Civic Theatre Presents: Mamma Mia!
Stockton Civic Theatre, 2312 Rosemarie Lane., Stockton – (209) 473-2424
Nov 15 – Dec 1
As her wedding day approaches, a young lady seeks her birth father out for her wedding on a Greek island. Follow this hilarious adventure in all its musical splendor! 


31st Annual Athena Awards Luncheon
Stockton Golf & Country Club, 3800 W. Country Club Blvd., Stockton – (209) 547-2770
Nov 16 at 11:30 AM
Have a seat along some of the most influential women of our region and honor this year’s Athena Awards winners! Dedicated to honoring women in our community who have served as role models and thrived in bringing personal and professional success to themselves and those around them. 


Champions of Magic at the Grand
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave., Tracy – (209) 831-6858
Nov 17 at 8:00 PM
Enjoy five masters of illusion, all presented in a singular show of epic proportions straight from London’s West End! Touring the globe, they bring to you their work in a mind reading, magic, and more! 


24th Annual Fine Arts Festival
Spanos Community Center St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 920 W. March Lane., Stockton
Nov 17 – 18
Breathtaking works are on display this weekend, crafted by the very best artists in our area! Peruse their remarkable works and find your favorites to take home in this year’s Fine Arts Festival!


33rd Annual Trout Bout
Oak Grove Regional Park, 4520 W. 8-Mile Rd., Stockton – (209) 331-2050
Nov 18 at 6:00 AM
Anglers young and old! It’s that time of year once again to head on out to Oak Grove’s lake and catch yourself one of over 2500 pounds worth of fish! Both youth and adult prizes are ready to be won! 


Stockton Hmong New Year Celebration
San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton
Nov 18 – 19 at 8:00 AM
Find what the new year holds in Stockton’s annual Hmong New Year festival! Food and games, dancing and entertainment awaits those along the multitude of vendor booths and stages.


Stockton Symphony Presents: Classics 2 with Christopher O’Reily
Warren Atherton Auditorium @ Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton – (209) 951-0196
Nov 18 at 6:00 PM
Find yourself slipping back in time and into the masterful pieces of Mozart, Miguel del Aguila, and Beethoven in another avid performance by the Stockton Symphony Orchestra, led by pianist Christopher O’Reily!


Macchia’s Ugly Sweater Release Party
7099 E. Peltier Rd., Lodi – (209) 333-2600
Nov 18 – 19
It’s time to dust off those suddenly fashionable atrocities buried in the back of your closet! Macchia’s fall wine release is raring to go, and it’s a two-day affair, filled with fuzzy, furry, color-cracked, and downright wacky sweater arrangements! Enjoy some wine and a few laughs among friends. 


Peltier Winery Presents: Vegas!
Peltier Winery, 22150 N. Kennefick Rd., Acampo – (209) 367-4882
Nov 18 at 5:00 PM
Slip on your fedora, don that cocktail dress, and hit the grounds of Peltier Winery, where an evening of Sin City itself awaits! Experience the game tables, plenty of raffle prizes, and rich pourings of Peltier wine and champagne.


Sip and Sparkle at Van Ruiten Family Winery
Van Ruiten Family Winery, 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi – (209) 334-5722
Nov 18 at 6:00 PM
Get your holiday shopping out of the way a little early this year, and donate to a great cause while sipping on some truly sensational wine. Vendors galore will be doting the barrel room at Van Ruiten, where you’re free to roam alongside friends or step out for a quick nibble from one of the food trucks. 


Brian Regan at the Bob Hope Theatre
Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton – (209) 373-1400
Nov 19 at 7:00 PM
Ready yourself for a night of non-stop hilarity as Brian Regan, stand-up comedian, hits the stage at the Bob Hope Theatre. His many words of “wisdom” and hilarious escapades are sure to leave you in stitches. An absolutely perfect date night in the making! 


Hospice of San Joaquin Tree of Lights Ceremony in Stockton
Corner of Pacific Ave and Yokuts @ San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton – (209) 957-3888
Nov 21 at 6:00 PM
Honor loved ones who have passed on, and enjoy the glistening lights at this year’s tree lighting ceremony in Stockton. Christmas lights are dedicated to those no longer with us, with a donation that helps to continue the work of Hospice of San Joaquin.


Annual Run & Walk Against Hunger
Banner Island Ballpark, 404 W. Fremont St., Stockton – (209) 464-7369
Nov 23 at 8:00 AM
Take a trip along our beautiful waterfront in a 5K run/walk and 10K run while giving back to the Greater Stockton Emergency Food Bank! Kids are offered their own special run for extra fun! Register early for the chance to be one of 4,000 to get a colorful long-sleeved shirt!


So You Think You Can Dance at Bob Hope Theatre
Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton – (209) 373-1400
Nov 24 at 8:00 PM
Your favorite performers are coming to the center stage at Bob Hope Theatre this winter season, showcasing their skills in a live performance like no other! Enjoy every thrilling twirl and sashay, drop, and routine in this two-hour event. 


Santa Reads “The Polar Express”
Sherwood Mall, 503 Pacific Ave., Stockton – (209) 952-6277
Nov 25 at 4:00 PM
Santa is at the Sherwood Mall for a Polar Express PJ party and story time! Enjoy hot cocoa and a train ride! Tickets are FREE but must be reserved.


A Handmade Holiday at Peltier
Peltier Winery, 22150 N. Kennefick Rd., Acampo – (209) 367-4882
Nov 30 at 4:00 PM
Want a gift that recipients will be raving about for years to come? You’ll want to stop in to Peltier to select your favorite blend and to personalize your label for a marvelous gift-wrapped present that will continue to give with every pour! Reservations required. 


Manteca Christmas Parade
Library Park, 320 W. Center St., Manteca – (209) 823-6121
Dec 1 – 2
It’s a fantastic 2-day event taking place at Library Park in downtown Manteca! Enjoy caroling and reindeer rides, along with the retelling of “A Christmas Story” and plenty of activities on Friday, followed by food and vendor booths, a Christmas decorating competition and live music on Saturday! 


Christmas Without Limits
Waterloo Gun and Bocci Club, 4343 North Ashley Lane., Stockton – (209) 271-0225
Dec 1 at 5:00 PM
Join together with friends, family, and members of United Cerebral Palsy’s San Joaquin, Calaveras, and Amador branch in a night of fine dining, live auctions, and white elephant gift drawings. This magical evening helps to bring attention and monetary assistance to individuals living with cerebral palsy in our community. 


An Irish Christmas at the Bob Hope Theatre
Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton – (209) 373-1400
Dec 1
The beautiful realm of Ireland has never been closer to our shores! Experience a once in a lifetime Christmas event when world renown dancers hit the stage of the Bob Hope Theatre, performing a variety of styles that will leave you and your family hoping for an encore!


City of Stockton Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Weber Point, 221 N. Center St., Stockton
Dec 2
It’s time to take a stroll into Weber Point and enjoy the marvelous celebration that is our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Bundle up the kids and bring out the hot cocoa for this perfect way to kick off the most wonderful time of the year! 


San Joaquin Kennel Club Annual Dog Show
San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way., Stockton
Dec 2
Dog lovers delight! San Joaquin Kennel Club hosts another fantastic showcasing of the best breeds from across the country. Enjoy over 1,500 of the top dogs from all around as they compete for best in show, and much more.


35th Annual Lighted Boat Parade
Weber Point at the Downtown Waterfront, 221 N. Center St., Stockton – (209) 477-7653
Dec 2 – 5:00 PM
Marina West Yacht Club is proud to host a spectacular light show like no other, right on the waterways surrounding Weber Point! Enjoy the Lighted Boat Parade and the uniquely decorated vessels as they coast along the channel. 


Sugar Plum Tea Party at the Grand
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave., Tracy – (209) 831-6858
Dec 2 at 11:00 AM
Delight your children in an opportunity to meet with the Fair Folk in this marvelous tea party with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her subjects. Enjoy tea, sandwiches, and sweets in this whimsical outing.


San Joaquin County Historical Museum Festival of Trees
Dec 2
Bring out the kids to a splendid showcasing of over sixty Christmas trees, decorated in a variety of unique displays! Enjoy children-based activities, photos with Santa himself, and snacks! This weekend-long festivity lasts all day and begins at 10:00 AM! San Joaquin County Historical Museum at Micke Grove Regional Park, 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi (209) 331-2055 SanJoaquinHistory.org


Stockton Chorale Presents: Rejoice!
Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., Stockton – (209) 951-6494
Dec 3 at 7:00 PM
Follow along with the musical performance of the Stockton Chorale, with music from Vaughan Williams, Holst, Rutter, and many more. The perfect way to rekindle the Christmas spirit.


Dwight Yoakam at Bob Hope Theatre
Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton – (209) 373-1400
Dec 3
Follow a legend who’s sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and topped the charts of country music again and again. Yoakam’s leading songs will ring out and across the Bob Hope Theatre, leaving you clutching the edge of your seat as he pours his soul into country songs and classics from his hit albums throughout the years.


Family Movie Night at Hutchins: Frozen
Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi – (800) 581-6150 
Dec 8
It’s time to let it go! Elsa and Anna are making the screen at Hutchins Street Square for a fantastic movie night that will have everyone feeling the holiday spirit! Follow along with your favorite songs and heroes. The show begins at 6:00 PM!


World of Wonders Science Museum, 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi – (209) 368-0969 
Dec 9
Science and fun merge into one in this semi-annual event! Learn the ins and outs of tinkering and a variety of different workshops, all geared to bring yule-tide cheer! Experiments are encouraged!


Holidays on the Farm
Dell’Osso Farms, 501 Manthey Rd., Lathrop
Dec 17 – Jan 2
It’s time to head out to Dell’Osso Farms and revel in the winter spirit of fun! Enjoy sledding down the slope on your own inner tube, sliding across the ice rink, and taking a drive through the Light Show. Before you call it a day, make sure to take the kids to meet Santa!