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Sonora Christmas Fair Friday thru Sunday at Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Some of the Christmas jesters at least years Sonora Christmas Fair. - photo by Photo Contributed

SONORA — The 37th annual Sonora Christmas Fair  takes place Thanksgiving weekend from Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27, starting each day at 10 a.m. at the Sonora’s Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

At 10 a.m., visitors will be greeted by Santa, the Elves, Trees, and Carolers at the front gates of our Christmas Village ~ then follow these merrymakers through the artisans’ lanes and yummy festival food vendors, accompanied by tunes of the talented musicians on the Festival Stages, also, to be delighted by the antics of our comic jugglers, vaudeville-style skits, train rides, ornament making, kids play area, and much more.

Some  150 craft and graphic artists will be featured at this “top rated on the West Coast” festival. It has been a Christmas shopping tradition for thousands of thoughtful shoppers since 1975.

The “cottage” gourmet food specialties industry (olive oils, candies, salsas, nuts, olives, peanut brittle, English toffee) has been a very popular addition to the shows. Don’t miss, Lil’ Nippers of Ripon; The Dog Biscuit Stockings by the Humane Society will be there again.

Continuous festive, up tempo, live entertainment take place on three stages and the Festival Children’s’ Stage features a wide range of music, “street.

Admission is $7 daily for adults, $5 for seniors, $2 for kids 6 to 12, while those under 6 are free when attending with an adult.

Parking in the fairgrounds is $5 per vehicle.