Holiday Guide 2017: For the Family

Make some holiday memories as a family! You’ll definitely get insta-worthy pics from these festive events happening in Turlock! From crafts to concerts to dinner with Santa- this will be a Christmas to remember!



Sweets with Santa @ Medeiros Elementary School, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The Medeiros Elementary family is invited to enjoy some sweets with Santa in the Medeiros cafeteria!


Turlock Nursery School Santa Celebration @ Hilmar Covenant Church, 10:00am to 1:00pm
This annual Christmas event will feature a performance by TNS kids as well as profession pictures with Santa, kids’ crafts, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, vendors, and fun!

DEC 14

Family Craft Night @ Crowell Elementary School, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

DEC 14

Ranch of Holidays (previously known as Ranch of Horror) is going to be hosting a Christmas Extravaganza at the Turlock fairgrounds. This event is going to kick off with a Dinner with Santa and Friends on December 14th!

*Proceeds from the dinner will support the Ruf foundation, which helps families in crisis situations. Dinner will be from 5-9 pm and reservations are required. Call 209-947-8999 to make a reservation at the cheergrounds!

DEC 14-23

At the Ranch of Holidays, there will be 2 attractions available for families to enjoy: the Hot Cocoa Hayride (sponsored by Happy Hour Events) and Santa’s Village – a customized walk through first view of the North Pole.

*Proceeds from this event will go to purchase and implement the Don’t Be a Monster anti-bullying program. For more information check out the Christmas Extravaganza website, or call 209-947-8999.

DEC 15

Family Friday: How the Grinch Stole Christmas/Pajama Party! @ Carnegie Arts Center, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy warm cocoa, cookies and popcorn as we create some holiday themed art and watch the 1966 animated classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Fun for all ages! Family Friday is presented free thanks to our generous sponsors at Off Center Thrift & Gift.

1st Grade Winter Song-Fest @ Medeiros Elementary School, 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Santa’s Coming to Town @ F&M Bank, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Take photos and enjoy refreshments with Santa!

DEC 18

TK/Kinder Christmas Singalong @ Medeiros Elementary School, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

DEC 19

Snowflakes @ Turlock Public Library, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Children will make and decorate snowflakes using a variety of provided materials. All ages welcome, but children under 4 must have direct parental supervision.

DEC 21

All School Christmas Singalong @ Medeiros Elementary School, 9:30 am to 10:45 am

DEC 25

Salvation Army Christmas Dinner @ Salvation Army Community Center, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
A traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served, and Santa Claus with be there with activities for the kids. Selfies with Santa, too!

DEC 28

Escape: A Narnia Adventure @ Turlock Public Library, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Based on the beloved books by C.S. Lewis, the Turlock Library is happy to present a themed “escape room” experience. This program is for ages 10 and older. Due to the nature of the program, advance registration required; call 209-664-8100 to reserve your spot.


TUSD Farm to Family Feast @ Location TBD, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Turlock Schools have again partnered with the City of Turlock to host a Farm to Family Feast to celebrate our Farm and to kick off a healthy New Year.

“We plan to prepare and serve families a luncheon at multiple school sites comprised of local, fresh food.”

*Please note the Holiday Guide will be updated regularly as new information is received. Have something to contribute? Please email [email protected]

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