We don’t need snow. In California our recipe for holiday cheer is a tad different—and warmer. Instead of heading far away to ring in the New Year, spend your holidays by the Bay, basking in the sparkling city lights. Here, giant gingerbread houses, sugarplum fairies, and an 80-foot-tall Christmas tree bring all the magic you need this holiday season. For many, no Christmas is complete without toys that come to life, a clockwork castle, and a giant mouse king.