2023 Holiday Family Fun Guide

The most WONDERFUL guide of the year!

By Josh & Amy Rose Stoner, MacKid Lodi Publishers November 11, 2023

It's time for holiday family FUN in Stockton! We are lucky to have so many holiday attractions and events to make this special season OH so merry and bright! From Santa sightings to Christmas Tree lightings, to Holiday attractions and special events... Macaroni KID Stockton has all the details for you and your family to make the most of this holiday season.

Macaroni KID Stockton is adding holiday events regularly as we find them, so check back often for updates! Have an event to submit to our calendar? Submit events here! 

Santa Experience at Weberstown Mall

Bring the family to capture magical holiday moments with Santa that you'll treasure forever!

Save time this holiday season and reserve your photo time slot in advance through the link above. Walk-ins welcome.

Visit for details

Santa will be at Weberstown Mall from November 22-December 24, 2023

Santa Claus and Chug-A-Bug Train in Lincoln Center

November 25th and December 2,3,9,10,16,17 


Macaroni KID Stockton is making it a priority to shop local, especially during the holiday season. Here you can find a list of places to shop for all your family and friends!

Lincoln Center Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and our Holiday Gift Guide is here! We look forward to this every year as we get to show off the best of what our retailers have to offer all in one place. Take a peek, whether you’re shopping for loved ones or looking to decorate your home, we have everything you need to make this holiday season the most memorable.

Fragrant Farmhouse Market

November 24th- Black Friday (Exclusive scratchers for first 50 shoppers. Deals all day!)

November 25th- Small Business Saturday: Raffles and Deals all day


December 8-10th Christmas at the Market Weekend 

The Mud Mill

Choose from over 300 bisque designs and 70 different colors. 

Create a one of kind pottery piece to keep for yourself or to give as a gift.

Gift certificates available

Regalo Bello

Shop for your Seasonal Home Furnishing and Decor and Gifts for the Holidays

18827 E Highway 26 in Linden, California

Ronica Villa-Massage Therapy

Give the gift of massage!

Treat yourself or purchase gift certificates for loved ones.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Sweeten the holidays with Nothing Bundt Cakes. 

The perfect stop for all your cake needs!

128 Lincoln Center 

Here you can find a list of ticketed or by reservation only, holiday events and attractions in the local area. 

Scrooged Up! and. A Barrel of Laughs Theatre Show

The two-hour production features Holiday jokes and sketch comedy, musical numbers, Christmas stories and a rendition of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” that will leave you in stitches.

November 15-17th at 6pm

November 18th at 2pm


Ornament Painting Party at The Mud Mill

Free 1 hour studio sessions with the purchase of an ornament ($6-$12)

November 17-19th (Reservations recommended) 

Stockton Lantern Festival

An amazing lighted lantern experience at the Stockton Ballpark.

A magical forest brimming with hundreds of larger-than-life glowing creatures and plants that will transport you to a world full of wonder and imagination.

November 24th-January 14th

Letters to Santa

Hot Chocolate or Tea, fun holiday treats and a letter to Santa writing kit

$20 per person (Call for a reservation 209-452-5366)

December 1st 3-5pm

The Hidden Tea Room

Candle Making Workshop

Come out for an afternoon of candle making fun! 

You get to customize your own scents for your candles which is perfect for a gift or yourself! 

There will be step by step instructions all supplies included.

December 2nd 2-4pm

4330 N. Pershing Avenue Suite B21

31st Annual Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees is an annual tradition at the San Joaquin County Museum. Join us for this festive, two-day celebration of the holidays featuring, crafts, entertainment, food, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Enjoy performances by local artists, pick up a festive swag or wreath made by our Docent Council members, and stroll our beautiful 18-acre grounds as you and your families make memories which will last a lifetime.

December 2nd & 3rd 

San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum

Holiday Kaleidscope at Haggin Museum

Get creative at the Haggin! 2nd Saturday events are designed for children ages 5-12.Reservations are not required, but seating is available on a first come-first served basis. Materials and activities are included with regular admission. 

December 9th 1:00pm-2:30pm

Pacific Horn's for the Holidays

Come and celebrate the holiday season with Pacific’s Horns for the Holidays performance at the Haggin Museum. Students and community members will come together to perform music that is sure to get you in a festive spirit.

December 9th 3-4pm

OH SWEET CHRISTMAS-Tea and Sweets Event

Tea or Hot Chocolate, Delicious Christmas Desserts and a visit with Santa

Wear your Christmas Pajamas or your Holiday Fancy

$25 per person (Call for a reservation 209-452-5366)

The Hidden Tea Room

Live Music-Opus Handbells

Ring in another holiday season with the sound of joyful holiday music brought to you by Opus Handbells – a group of musicians whose goal is to advance the art of handbell ringing. Unaffiliated with any church or organization, Opus’ repertoire includes a wide selection of sacred and secular music.

December 21st 7-8pm

Queen Elsa's Hot Chocolate Party

Hot Chocolate or Tea, Elsa's favorite sweets, and a Meet and Greet with Queen Elsa

$20 per person (Call for a reservation 209-452-5366)

December 22nd 3pm-5pm

The Hidden Tea Room


Lincoln Center's Holly Jolly Christmas Faire

Santa Claus Visits, Horse and Carriage Rides, Chug-A-Bug Train Rides, Holiday Shopping Promotions, Live Reindeer and Snowfall on the Brickwalk

Sunday, November 12th 11am-5pm

Lincoln Center-Benjamin Holt Drive at Pacific Avenue


Annual Hospice of San Joaquin Tree of Lights Lighting Ceremony

November 21st at 5:30pm

San Joaquin Delta College


Lodi Parade of Lights

 Enjoy the parade in downtown for the Lodi Christmas Light Extravaganza!

Experience the magic of the Lodi tradition as it ushers in the festive season. Immerse yourself in a stunning spectacle of over 80 floats adorned with a dazzling array of lights. Enchanting residents and visitors of all ages, this vibrant celebration features marching bands, dance groups, and themed vehicles. Join us and be captivated by the beauty and joy of this cherished event.

November 30th 6:15-9:00pm Downtown Lodi


Daily Snowfall on the Brickwalk (Lincoln Center)

Starting December 1st

5-9pm-Every half hour


Holiday Boutique Extravaganza

Come Shop til you drop and have fun with us! 

December 2nd 11am-2pm

The Hidden Tea Room

City of Stockton Annual Holiday at the Point: Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick off the holidays with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Weber Point Events Center. 

Arrive early to enjoy live caroling, snowfall, and special visits from both Frosty the Snowman and Santa.
Be sure to bundle up for the cold, bring chairs and blankets

December 2nd 5:30pm-7:30pm 

Weber Point Events Center 221 N. Center Street


Holiday Market: Ugly Sweater Popup Event

Let’s get our holiday shopping on and wear our lovely ugly sweaters!!! 

Food and crafter vendors! Raffle prizes and ugly sweater vendor contest!

December 9th 12-5pm 

Courthouse Plaza Stockton

Christmas Light Show Festival at Lincoln Presbyterian Church

Join us for a night of fun for the whole family. 

Free food, games, live music from The Lack Family Band and a premiere showing of our Light Show at 7pm

December 9th 5:30-7:30pm


Winter Bash

Silent Disco, Arcade Games, Sensory Stations and Community Resources for families

The Underground Arcade

306 E Main Street

Drive-Thru Christmas Light Show at Lincoln Presbyterian Church 

Bring your family for our drive-thru experience of the light show.

 Listen to it on your radio and stay in the warmth of your car

December 15th-23rd 6-8pm

900 Douglas Road

Opportunities to give back and  help those in need   

2023 Advent Angel Tree 

Donate $25  and help a child in Stockton celebrate Christmas 

(each package will include a book, $25 gift card, candy and Christmas card)

Donations can be mailed or delivered to the Presentation Church Ministry Center

For more information contact Susan and Bill Loyko 209-943-1575

Coat and Sock Drive

Visit Participating Stores in Lincoln Center

November 1st-December 31st

4th Annual Toy Drive

Accepting Toys for all ages

December 2nd 12-4pm

Salvation Army: 1305 Weber Avenue Stockton, CA

Food Drive 

Podesto's Market and Trader Joes

Saturday, December 9th from 9-3pm

Hospice of San Joaquin Tree of Lights Donation

Donations accepted until December 31, 2023

Tree of Lights offers a chance for anyone in the community to recognize the people who have impacted their lives, through a memorial or honorary light dedication. Your donation will light up our Tree of Lights and support Hospice of San Joaquin’s programs for terminally ill patients and their families. 

Do you know of a 2023 family-friendly holiday event or attraction in Stockton that isn't listed here? Please submit your event here and we will add it to our Macaroni KID Stockton Holiday Guide!