1. Sonora Christmas Festival
The 40th anniversary of the Sonora Christmas Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the Motherlode Fairgrounds. The event will include music and carolers, Vaudeville performers, Santa, Christmas elves, 150 craft and graphic artists, gourmet food products. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, $2 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under 6. For more information, call 209-533-3473.
2. ‘The Sound of Music’ at Stockton Civic Theatre
The Stockton Civic Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” Friday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at 2312 Rosemarie Lane, Stockton. Tickets are $25 for adults, $21 for seniors and $15 for students and children. For tickets, call 209-473-2424.
3. Chris Isaak Holiday Tour
Stockton native and singer, songwriter Chris Isaak will perform Friday at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Some of his hits include “Heart Shaped World” and “Wicked Game.” The show will include his hits as well as a selection of holiday songs. Tickets are $49 to $99. For tickets, visit tickets.galloarts.org.
4. Holiday Tree Walk
The Roaring Camp Railroads’ steam train will take visitors to Bear Mountain Friday through Sunday. At the summit, visitors will sip hot cider and view a tree-lined walk of decorated holiday trees. Trains depart at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $19 for children ages 2 to 12. For tickets, call 831-335-4484 or visit www.roaringcamp.com.
5. Angels Camp Christmas
Angels Camp will present the third annual Christmas of Angels Open House and the 24th annual Parade of Lights on Saturday in downtown Angels Camp. An open house and wine stroll will be held at 4 p.m. and will include festive treats, beverages, local wine and a sidewalk sale. Caroling will begin t 4:15 p.m. in front of the visitor’s center. The Parade of Lights will begin at 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 820 S. Main St. and will showcase a wide range of entries including Santa on a fire truck, a float from the movie “Frozen”, music, horses and marchers.