Santa in the Plaza Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 & 17
Santa photo opportunity, carriage rides, carolers, festive lighting, shopping and dining.
3-7pm / Bus Plaza in the Downtown Glendora Village
Culver City Downtown Tree Lighting Dec. 1
A visit from Santa Claus. Hot cider, hot cocoa, cookies and other festive treats that are sure to make everyone feel merry. Enjoy performances by folk dancing groups and local choirs.
6-7pm / Town Plaza
(310) 287-3850 / www.culvercitychamber.com
Glendale Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 1
The event will feature lighting of the City Hall tree and a special visit from Santa Claus. Complimentary Hot Cocoa provided by Nestle. Special Lighting Provided by Neptune Productions.
6pm / City Hall – Perkins Plaza: 613 E. Broadway
(818) 548-2792 / www.glendaleca.gov
South El Monte Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 1
Free Festivities Include: Children Crafts, Refreshments, Pictures with Santa & Live Entertainment.
6pm / City Hall: 1415 Santa Anita Avenue
(626) 579-2043 / www.ci.south-el-monte.ca.us
Monrovia Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Dec. 1
6pm / Monrovia Library Park
(626) 932-5550 / www.cityofmonrovia.org
Arcadia Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration Dec. 2
Carolers, crafts for kids, a holiday photo booth, a holiday craft market with local crafters offering their homemade items, cocoa and cookies, and a visit with the jolly man himself, Santa.
5-8pm / Arcadia Transit Plaza
(626) 574-5400 / www.arcadiaca.gov
La Puente Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Dec. 2
Holiday street fair and free rides!
5:30pm / Glendora Avenue to City Hall
(626) 855-1560 / www.lapuente.org
Bellflower Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 2
6:30pm / Downtown Bellflower
(562) 804-1424 x2261 / www.bellflower.org
Lakewood Tree Lighting Dec. 2
Face painting, free carnival games and many holiday photo opportunities will also be available, including one with Santa! 5:30-
8:30pm / The Centre at Sycamore Plaza
(562) 866-9771 x3123 / www.lakewoodcity.org
Lights on Temple City Dec. 2
Santa Claus is coming to town–and bringing plenty of snow, jolly holiday tunes, hot cocoa and cookies!
5-9pm / Temple City Park: 9701 Las Tunas Dr.
(626) 579-0461 / www.ci.temple-city.ca.us
Monterey Park Holiday Snow Village Dec. 2
A tree lighting, snow sled runs, holiday music and a visit with Santa.
6-9pm / Barnes Park Amphitheater: 350 S. McPherrin Avenue
(626) 307-1388 / www.montereypark.ca.gov
Christmas Around the Drive Dec. 2
5-8:30pm / Huntington Drive between Bedford Rd. and Del Mar, San Marino
(626) 286-1022 / www.sanmarinochamber.org
Burbank Holiday Boutique Dec. 2-15
Featuring a fine selection of pottery, paintings, photography, ornaments, decorations, clothing, scarves, jewelry, mosaics, and more.
See website for schedule. / Creative Arts Center: 1100 W Clark Ave.
(818) 238-5850 / www.burbankca.gov
Covina Christmas Parade Dec. 3
6:30pm / Citrus & Badillo to Hollenbeck to Puente
(626) 384-5400 / www.covinaca.gov
Belmont Shore Christmas Parade Dec. 3
More than 100 entries include bands, homemade floats and Santa Claus. This year’s theme is “A Candy Land Christmas”.
6-9pm / 2nd Street, Long Beach
(562) 434-3066 / www.belmontshore.org
Whittier Holiday Sonata Dec. 3
Horse drawn carriage and hay wagon rides, musical entertainment, stores and shops will be hosting an open house, hot chocolate and snacks at participating shops, boutiques and restaurants.
4-9pm / Uptown Whittier
(562) 696-2662 / www.whittieruptown.org
San Dimas Downtown Holiday Extravaganza Dec. 3
The Walker House will host Mt. San Dimas, and tons of snow, Holiday Marketplace, photos with Santa, Candyland Desserts, entertainment, strolling carolers, rides and other activities.
2-6:30pm / San Dimas Avenue & First Street
(909) 394-6230 / www.cityofsandimas.com
Arcadia Free Holiday Snow Festival Dec. 3
Shuttle Services from Santa Anita Race Track, sled runs, train rides and snow play! Grilled Cheese Truck.
9am-2pm / Arcadia Community Center: 365 Campus Drive
(626) 574-5400 / www.arcadiaca.gov
Santa Clarita Holiday Home Tour Dec. 3
View selected Santa Clarita Valley homes exceptionally decorated for the Holiday Season. Each home is professionally decorated and adorned according to a chosen theme. Festivities include a Preview Gala and a Holiday Boutique.
9:30am-4:30pm / Addresses TBD
(661) 200-1202 / www.henrymayo.com
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis Dec. 4
Tie jingle bells to your shoes and come out with the entire family! There will be a festival zone with food, entertainment, a kids’ zone with bounce houses and of course, a visit with Santa.
8-11am / Paramount Ranch: 2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills
(323) 954-5760 / www.jbr.org
Pico Rivera Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Dec. 4
Featuring mariachi and choral performances, arts and crafts, train rides, a snow play area, and a special visit from Santa!
5-8:30pm / Pico Rivera City Hall: 6615 Passons Boulevard
(562) 942-2000 / www.pico-rivera.org
Mosaic Craft Fair Dec. 4
Over 80 handmade artisans and crafters, kids arts and crafts, food trucks with a beer garden, arcade and bounce houses and live bands and performances featuring DJ Canyon Cody.
10am-4pm / The Alhambra: 1000 S. Fremont Ave.
Neighborhood Watch Toy Drive Dec. 5
Brighten the lives of over 500 underprivileged youth in Duarte. All toy donations should be new, but not gift-wrapped.
7:30am-6pm / Duarte Public Safety Office
(626) 359-5671 x316 / www.duartechamber.com
San Gabriel Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 6
There will be performances by local school groups and Community Services youth dancers. The arrival of Santa on a vintage fire truck.
6-8pm / Plaza Park: 428 S. Mission Drive
(626) 308-2875 / www.sangabrielcity.com
Rosemead Tree Lighting and Dinner With Santa Dec. 6
6-8pm / Rosemead Civic Center: 8838 E. Valley Blvd.
(626) 569-2100 / www.cityofrosemead.org
Carson Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 8
This special event features carolers, light refreshments and a visit from Santa.
5:30-6:30pm / Community Center: 801 E Carson Street
(310) 835-0212 x1475 / http://recreation.carson.ca.us
Rescue Mission Fundraising Gala Dec. 9
Please join us in celebrating the thousands of lives restored during LBRM’s 44 years of service, and in looking ahead to reach those still in need.
6pm / Hilton Long Beach: 701 W. Ocean Blvd.
Winter Wonderland In La Verne Dec. 10
Children can enjoy two snow runs, two snow play lands (with real snow!), arts and crafts, a cup of hot cocoa and a doughnut at “Mrs. Claus’ Cozy Kitchen”, and of course visit Santa at the gazebo!
9am-1pm / Heritage Park: 5001 Via De Mansion
(909) 596-8726 / www.ci.la-verne.ca.us
Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade Dec. 10
5pm / Daisy Ave. between PCH and Hill Street
(562) 570-7777 / www.longbeach.gov
Parade Of 1,000 Lights Dec. 10
Best place to view the decorated vessels will be at Shoreline Village, Rainbow Harbor and fro the Queen Mary.
5:30-8pm / Long Beach
(562) 435-4093 / www.shorelineyachtclub.com
A Magical BLVD Christmas Dec. 10
Bring the entire family and spend the evening with carolers, dancing and outstanding Christmas entertainment.
5-9pm / Between Beech and Genoa Ave.
(661) 723-6077 / www.cityoflancasterca.org
Glendora Christmas Parade Dec. 10
Santa is coming to town! Our theme this year is “An Old Fashioned Christmas.”
9am / Glendora Village
(626) 963-4128 / www.glendorachristmasparade.com
Winter Solstice Craft Fair & Flea Market Dec. 10
Come celebrate history and the tradition of homemade crafts, antiques and vintage collectibles, local authors, book signings, gift wrapping and appraisal clinic.
8am-3pm / Duarte’s Encanto Park
(626) 358-0329 / www.duartechamber.com
Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival Dec. 11
3-8pm / Manhattan Beach Pier
(310) 802-5000 / www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us
Holiday for Heroes Dec. 13
Help us pay tribute to our Pomona Police and LOs Angeles County Fire Department Officers.
11:30am-2pm / Avalon at Pomona Fairplex
(909) 622-1256 / www.pomonachamber.org
Living Nativity Dec. 15-18
Live animals, actors, musicians and singers, featuring the music of John Stratton. The Nativity also features a free petting zoo full of exotic and baby animals! Dinner, snacks, desserts, and hot chocolate are available for purchase.
6-9pm / Granite Creek Community Church: 1580 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont
(909) 625-4455 / www.granitecreek.org
Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway Dec. 17
All guests will enjoy a day of entertainment, activities and food. Gifts will be given to all registered children. To qualify, you must be a South El Monte resident with low income status.
2-6:30pm / South El Monte Comm. Center: 1530 Central Ave.
(626) 579-2043 / www.ci.south-el-monte.ca.us
New Year’s Eve On Pine Ave. Dec. 31
Make your plans now to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Long Beach!
8pm / Pine Avenue between 1st and 4th Streets
(562) 436-4259 / www.downtownlongbeach.org