'What's Happening' Kern County? List of events happening in Bakersfield, Kern County Dec. 28

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 'What's Happening' Kern County? Here's a list of the fun events happening in Bakersfield and Kern County for Saturday, December 28

To find out 'What's Happening' on weekends, watch 23ABC's weekend morning show with Lindsey Adams on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Did we miss anything? Email the newsroom at IShotIt@turnto23.com with any future events in Kern County, so our 23ABC morning weekend news crew knows about it! 

Saturday, December 28, 2013


The Houchin Community Blood Bank says the need for blood never takes a vacation. They are in need of B negative, both A positive and negtive blood and O positive and negative blood. Currently, the blood bank is hosting there "15 days of giving blood drive.” Donors will be entered in a chance to win one of two $500 Target gift cards.

The "15 days of giving" blood drive goes on until the end of the year. You can donate today at the Truxtun Houchin location from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.


The Shafter Depot Museum is getting in the holiday spirit with their decorations this year. This year they have 11 trees they have had decorated in different themes. The overall theme is "A Christmas Story." Each of the 11 trees tells a different story. The museum is open today from 10 am till 3 pm. It’s located at 150 Central Valley Highway in Shafter.


A holiday tradition is returning to Bakersfield. Holiday lights at the California Living Museum  is Back for its 11th year. The LED display can be viewed from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. every night until New Year's Eve.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for teens, and $6 for children. Click here to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/Ikz4X7


The Kern County Museum Christmas Town features four light shows, carolers, a snow covered sledding hill and a skating rink. It also features the largest animated Christmas tree in town. Christmas Town is open daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $12. Children two and under are free.


While it usually takes a trip up to the mountains to see snow, today you and your family can play in a winter wonderland right here in Bakersfield. The San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center is hosting its Winter Wonderland again this holiday season every weekend through Christmas Eve. You can enjoy ice skating, playing in real snow, arts and crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. and runs till 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.The Ice Center is located at 1325 Q Street in downtown Bakersfield. Admission is $11.


The Brimhall farmers market is also being held today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors there have a selection of items including vegetables, fruit, local honey, eggs, hummus, salsa, artisan breads and juices too.It’s in the Brimhall Square parking lot at the corner of Brimhall and Calloway.


If you’re looking to get rid of some electronic clutter around the house, today is the day to do it.

Alianza recycling is hosting a free electronic waste recycling event today at Delano High School for all Kern county residents and businesses. They will be accepting all electronic devices including computer, monitors and televisions. They are also taking car batteries; however, they will not accept regular batteries or light bulbs. The event is from nine until one p-m. Delano High School is located at 1331 Cecil Avenue.


If you're a fan of great cars and hot coffee, Then stop by the Kohls parking lot on Rosedale Highway this morning. That’s where members of the Bakersfield cars and coffee club meet the last Saturday of every month. Members will be there showing off their rides from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m.


If you’re looking for locally grown fruits and veggies, check out the farmer's market today at the Golden State Mall on F Street. They have a variety of farm fresh items, jams, jellies and baked goods. There’s even a swap meet with arts and crafts too. It runs from 8 a.m. until noon.


If weight loss is one of your New Years resolutions, you can get a head start today for free. Every Saturday you can take part in free fit frenzy workouts from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the southwest Boys and Girls club. Children are welcome. The Boys and Girls club is located at 5207 Young Street in southwest Bakersfield.


If you’re looking for laughs, check out the empty space tonight. They're hosting their major league improve. The family friendly improvisational comedy show starts at six. Tickets are ten dollars. The empty space is located at 706 Oak Street just south of California Avenue.



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