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Audubon Guided Birding Tour

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 8:30-11 a.m. / Free

Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Larry Karsteadt at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails, a beautiful view of Humboldt Bay, and a diverse range of winter birds, including ducks, shorebirds, raptors, pelicans, and cormorants.

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Toys for Tots Distribution Signup

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Help with the Toys for Tots distribution.

nancydean@suddenlink.net / Web site

Eureka Waterfront Birding Tour

Eureka Waterfront / 9-11 a.m. / Free

This relatively urban trail offers the potential to observe species abundance and diversity compared to many more remote locations.

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Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

The Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market is open every Saturday, year round, offering the freshest produce, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, flowers, and more! Enjoy music and hot food vendors at this fun, family friendly event.

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

Let's Beautify Eureka: W. Wabash Neighborhood!

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-noon

The meeting location is at Express Employment at 14 W. Wabash Ave. All supplies are provided but we welcome you to bring your own gardening gloves.

441-4206 /

Holiday Craft Market

Arcata Community Center / 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Artists and crafters come together for this two-day event and share their talents with our community. Join us at the 21st Annual Holiday Craft Market for holiday music, food, and great shopping.

822-7091 / Web site

Toys for Tots

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to join with family, friends, neighbors for a few hours to have fun and help the community. Click here to sign up!

nancydean@suddenlink.net / Web site

Fire Arts Staff Show

Fire Arts Center / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Artists include Alder Gustafson, David Jordan, Elaine Y. Shore, Elizabeth P. Johnson, Jessica Swan, Natalia Meléndez Rosa, and Sophie Holderman.

826-1445 / director@fireartsarcata.com / Web site

Holiday Art Market!

The Sanctuary / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

In the spirit of supporting local artists this holiday season, the Sanctuary is opening their doors to local vendors who wish to sell their work.

info@sanctuaryarcata.org / Web site

Fire Arts Holiday Sale

Fire Arts Center / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Our members and students, younger and older, come to us from all different backgrounds, but have arrived here with the desire to learn to make beautiful, functional or sculptural objects from clay and glass.

826-1445 / director@fireartsarcata.com / Web site

Santa Claus In Ferndale

Ferndale / 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Santa Claus arrives in Ferndale! St. Nick and his jolly elf bring hand-painted bags of goodies and photo opportunities for youngsters.

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Christmas at the Acres

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 11 a.m.-7 p.m. / $3 / $5 Carriage Rides

There will be carriage rides from 12-3 ($5), Santa, hot cocoa, youth performers, shopping, mini Christmas Tree lot, food, music and lots of Christmas cheer.

445-3037 / jamie@redwoodacres.com / Web site

Annual Holiday Fundraiser

Humboldt County Sheriff's Animal Shelter / noon-4 p.m. / Free

Join the Humboldt County Animal Shelter's Annual Fundraiser for the Emergency Medical Fund, administered by the non-profit Friends for Life Animal Rescue. This event will feature a raffle, online silent auction, and refreshments.

840-9132 / Web site

Bayside Holiday Market

Bayside Community Hall / noon-7 p.m. / Free

Third Annual Bayside Holiday Market. Featuring over 30 artisans under 1 roof. Special guest artists each weekend. Your one stop shopping destination. Free entry. We have everything from hand made soaps, candles, housewares and more.

593-6544 / amysalmostperfect@gmail.com / Web site

Seussical, The Musical

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 2-4 p.m. / $18 / $16 Student / $16 Seniors

Seussical is a musical comedy by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on the many children's stories of Dr. Seuss, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a Who!, Gertrude McFuzz, and Horton Hatches the Egg.

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The Tide Pool High Divers

Lost Coast Brewery Taproom / 3-6 p.m. / Free

We're coming to the big city and helping out with the Brewery's "Toys for Tots" fundraiser. Come out, raise a glass or two and enjoy the brews and the beats.

497-4160 / Web site

Annual Trucker's Christmas Parade

Eureka / 6 p.m.

Thousands of people line the streets of Eureka and delight at the evening spectacle of huge trucks adorned in holiday lights. A Eureka tradition for over 30 years, the Christmas convoys range in size from 50 to 100 rigs.

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Toys for Tots Distribution Signup

See Event Description / 6-8 p.m.

Help with the Toys for Tots distribution.

nancydean@suddenlink.net / Web site

Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band

SpeakEasy / 7-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

Performing live soul.

444-2244 / jessdancer.speakeasy@gmail.com / Web site

The Red Room

Logger Bar / 7 p.m. / Free / 21+

DJs Dast Bunny, Zero One & Anya Slayer provide a dark and moody soundtrack to warm up even the coldest of hearts.

668-5000 / Web site

Live Nativity Drive-Thru

Fortuna Seventh-Day Adventist Church / 7-9 p.m. / Free

Fortuna's annual drive-thru event presenting the timeless story of Jesus' birth with silent actors.

725-6164 /

10 Moons

Synapsis / 7 p.m. / $12

“10 Moons” is an original aerial dance show, featuring performance vignettes revealing 10 perspectives on the moon. Shadow puppets by James Hildebrandt and Laura Muñoz, lighting by Spike Foster, and original music by Ryan Hash.

616-3104 / muppet33@gmail.com / Web site

Corduroy Gangsters

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.

599-8986 / sirensongbar@gmail.com / Web site

VaVaVoom presents Tease the Season

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-11 p.m. / $20 / $70 VIP Table / $25 Door Tickets / 21+

VaVaVoom Burlesque Vixens present Tease the Season, a wondrous, wintry burlesque revue.

442-6278 / Vavavoomburlesquevixens@gmail.com / Web site

Captured By Robots, The Sturgeons

The Jam / 8-11 p.m. / $15 / 21+

Calling Captured By Robots a unique act is an understatement. In case you've never seen robots play guitar, bass and drums whilst being serenaded by their creator, here's your chance. Humboldt's very own The Sturgeons bring their surf/psych/thrash to get things started right.

822-5266 / twang4strings@yahoo.com / Web site

Cal Poly Humboldt Jazz Orchestra

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / Free cal poly humboldt students w/id / $5 children / $10 General

Professor Dan Aldag, director of the Jazz Orchestra, on the performance, “The big piece we're playing is Kenny Wheeler's Sweet Time Suite from his landmark 1990 album Music For Large & Small Ensembles.

826-3928 / Web site

Benji & Sarge OneWise

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 8-11 p.m. / Free


619-822-3232 / Brad.phatsyklines@gmail.com / Web site

The No Good Redwood Ramblers, Horse Mountain

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $20 / $15 Presale / 21+

"The No Good Redwood Ramblers play their last show in a double headliner with Horse Mountain. Don't miss it!"

826-2739 / thenogoodredwoodramblers@gmail.com / Web site

Lizzy Cooperman

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $15

Lizzy was named one of TimeOut LA's Comedians to Watch in 2018. She's appeared on Lights Out with David Spade, Comedy Central's Corporate, The Deadliest Chef, HBO's Crashing, Kirby Jenner on Quibi, and has an upcoming role on AMC's Send Help.

845-8864 / info@savagehenrycomedy.com / Web site

Captured by Robots: Funeral for the Human Race Tour

The Jam / 9 p.m.

The robots are coming for you.

822-5266 / Web site

Late Night Comedy! Farm to Table!

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 11-11:59 p.m. / $5 / 18+

It's a late night comedy showcase hosted by Baseball Robby. Loosey goosey funny show.

845-8864 / info@savagehenrycomedy.com / Web site

MIDNIGHT MOVIE: The Holy Mountain (1973)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 11 p.m.-2:35 a.m. / $8 / $12 Admission + Poster

613-3030 / info@arcatatheatre.com / Web site

Comedy Showcase: Farm to Table

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 11:15 p.m.-1 a.m. / $5 / Free those who attended 9 pm show / 18+

Local comedian Baseball Robby currates a line up of local and touring acts for a night cap of comedy after the headlining show.

845-8864 / info@savagehenrycomedy.com / Web site


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