Surf City Winter Wonderland Nov. 18-Jan. 8
Enjoy a day or night out with family and friends by skating to the sounds of crashing waves and following it up by supporting local downtown restaurants and businesses. Huntington Beach Pier Plaza www.surfcitywinterwonderland.org
Holidayz at the Park Nov. 19-Jan. 1
Featuring holiday-themed art, music, and decorations. Enjoy festive lights, photo ops, and family activities. Dusk-9:30pm / Great Park, Irvine 949-724-6247 / www.cityofirvine.org
Sawdust Art Festival's Winter Fantasy Nov. 20-Dec. 19
Weekends only. Shop handcrafted gifts of art, and experience the Sawdust during the holidays with three entertainment stages with live entertainment, photos with Santa, winter themed art classes, glassblowing and other demonstrations, a petting zoo, puppet shows, falling snow, carolers and more. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org
Winter Fest OC Nov. 25-Jan. 1
Enjoy 26 days of affordable fun as the fairgrounds are transformed into a massive winter wonderland of attractions and live entertainment. OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa www.winterfestoc.com
Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 1
Enjoy live entertainment and the lighting of the Christmas tree at our original celebration location. Don't miss a visit from Santa!
6:30-8:30pm / City Hall 714-379-9222 / www.stantonca.gov
Aliso Viejo Holiday Celebration Dec. 1
Enjoy holiday cheer, train rides, ornament making, community and aerial performances, magical snow fall, a visit from Santa, and tree lighting. Town Center Fountain & Amphitheater 949-425-2550 / www.avcity.org
Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 2
Admission/Parking: FREE. Live reindeer, Santa photos, Coffee and hot chocolate.
6:30pm / Civic & Cultural Center 714-990-7770 / www.ci.brea.ca.us
Gem Faire Dec. 2-4
Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa 503-252-8300 / www.gemfaire.com
Laguna Niguel Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 3
We will have performances, crafts, cookie decorating, games, food trucks, face painters, balloon twisters, character meet and greets, and activities for the entire family to enjoy. 5-8pm / City Hall 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Creative Babe Holiday Market Dec. 3
Free family friendly holiday shopping market with 100+ local businesses. Home decor, seasonal items, clothing, pet goodies, holiday gifts, hand crafted items. 11am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center www.creative-babe-market.com
RSM Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 3
Members and guests are invited to enjoy the sights, sounds and treats of the season while singing along to holiday music and creating precious moments with family and friends. 5-7pm / Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore 949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org
Santa's Village by the Sea Dec. 3
One holiday event that brings the Holly Jolly Hoopla and the Glitz on Del Mar together for a night of music, food, hot chocolate, popcorn, games, and snow to San Clemente. Join us for the BIG tree lighting on the Community Center lawn at 5:55 pm. 4-8pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente 949-361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org
Irvine Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 3
Join an evening of holiday cheer at this free event, which will include visits with Santa Claus, live holiday music, games, crafts, and a winter-themed train route. 4-6:30pm / Irvine Civic Center 949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org
Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Dec. 3
There will be fun, fireworks, crafts, games, live entertainment, and more. Food is available for purchase from local non-profit organizations. 4:30-8pm / FV Rec Center and Sports Park 714-839-8611 / www.fountainvalley.org
Los Alamitos Winter Wonderland Dec. 3
The event features free snow play presented by Universal Waste Systems, inflatables, musical entertainment by local organizations and schools, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a tree lighting, sensory calming area, and vendors lining the street. 4-7:30pm / St. Isidore Historical Plaza 562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org
Winter in the Grove Dec. 3 Holiday refreshments and kids activities.
3-7pm / Village Green Park, Garden Grove 714-471-5200 / www.ggcity.org
Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 4
3-7pm / Plaza Park 714-744-2225 / www.cityoforange.org
Light a Light of Love Pier Lighting Ceremony Dec. 4
Join Waymakers in shedding a light on Orange County's children this holiday season with your support of sponsoring a snowflake! Your beautiful glistening sponsored snowflake on the pier or on Main Street will be lit up each night through the beginning of the new year. 3:30-7pm / Downtown Huntington Beach on Main Street and Pier Plaza 714-842-6600 / www.waymakersoc.org
Corona del Mar Christmas Walk Dec. 4
Live entertainment staging over 17 local bands. Santa’s Visits and Snapshots. Beer & Wine Gardens. Unique Vendor Gifts. Children’s Activities. Merchant & Restaurant Promotions.
11am-5pm / Corona del Mar village 949-673-4050 / www.cdmchamber.com
Brea Holiday Car Show Dec. 4
A Salute to Classic Cars, Street Rods, Musclecars, Trucks, Exotics, Sports Cars, Antiques. Benefiting the California Highway Patrol’s – CHiP’s for Kids Toy Drive. 10am-4pm / Birch & Brea Blvd. 714-674-0801 / www.breadowntown.com
Sleigh the Holidays Dec. 4
Showcasing our local creators, makers and small businesses of Dana Point and Orange County. Enjoy local shopping, holiday entertainment, gourmet street food, cocktail bars, and family friendly fun.
11am-6pm / Del Prado, Dana Point www.danapointevents.org
La Plaza Park & Pines Park Tree Lighting Dec. 5
Santa and his elves will be arriving on his Jolly Trolley to hand out treats for children up to 12 years of age. Features carolers, hot chocolate, cookies, and the tree lighting at 5:15pm. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Spark of Love Toy Drive.4:30-5:30pm / Dana Point 949-248-3536 / www.danapoint.org
Rudolph’s Rink Dec. 5-12
We invite all to come enjoy this one-week only, fun family activity. All are welcome to sit back, relax, and take in the holiday ambiance whether you skate or not! Mon-Fri 4-8pm, Sun 2-9pm / Mission Viejo Civic Center 949-830-7066 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org
Cypress Holiday Sing & Tree Lighting Dec. 6
Performances from local schools, Train rides, Hot chocolate & cookies, Letters to Santa, cards to Veterans, Crafts, Life-sized games, A visit from Santa himself. 6pm / Civic Center Green www.cypressca.org
La Palma Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 7
Ring in the holiday season with musical performances by La Palma’s local schools and enjoy the lighting of the Holiday Tree with the community! Santa and his elves will arrive before the Ceremony so families will have an opportunity to visit with him and Mrs. Claus. There will also be arts and crafts, a letter to Santa station, and more!
La Palma Community Center www.cityoflapalma.org
Jingle Jam Dec. 9
Photos with Santa, train rides, food trucks, raffles, local vendors, local performances, and more!
5-9pm / Eastgate Park, Garden Grove www.facebook.com/wggjinglejam
Tustin Tree Lighting Dec. 9
Includes a Holiday Boutique hosted by the Tustin Host Lions Club. 6:30pm / Tustin Library Courtyard
714-573-3326 / www.tustinca.org
Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade Dec. 10
View all of the exciting entries including marching bands, floats, special guests, youth groups, equestrian units, exotic cars, military members, local heroes, and fun attractions! No hometown holiday parade is complete without a dazzling entrance by Santa Claus!
10am-12pm / Nueva Vista to Community Park 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Yorba Linda Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10
Participants will enjoy breakfast, crafts, live entertainment and festive activities with Santa. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
9-11:30am / Yorba Linda Community Center 714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Huntington Harbour Boat Parade Dec. 10-11
Celebrating 60 Years…Swinging to the Sounds. Grand Marshal Michael Gates.
5:15pm / Huntington Beach
714-840-7542 / www.hhboatparade.org
Newport Beach Christmas
Boat Parade and Ring of Lights Dec. 14-18
Watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor. On the opening night of the parade on December 14 at approximately 6:15pm, a special opening fireworks display will take place off the Newport Pier to kick off the parade.
6:30pm / Newport Harbor www.christmasboatparade.com
Laguna Niguel Chanukah
Celebration & Menorah Lighting Dec. 18
Enjoy the music and fun as we honor and commemorate each day of the Festival of Lights. Chabad of Laguna Niguel and the City of Laguna Niguel are excited to celebrate this tradition by bringing live entertainment, activities, crafts, and your favorite Chanukah treats!
4-6pm / City Hall www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Ladera Ranch Menorah Lighting Dec. 18
This year LARCS is partnering with local organizations to create an evening of community with music, dancing, dreidels, crafts, candle lighting, and traditional Hanukkah snacks!
4-6pm / Town Green www.laderalife.com
Lightscape Through Jan. 8
Wander through dazzling displays of color, light and sound that include the spectacular Winter Cathedral.
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden 626-821-3222 / www.arboretum.org
LA Zoo Lights Nov. 18-Jan. 22
Explore an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more for, a wildlife-centered experience that’s as inspiring as it is breathtaking.
Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park www.lazoo.org
Enchanted: Forest of Light Nov. 20-Jan. 8
Each year, the botanical garden’s nighttime experience masterfully mixes hands-on art installations with atmospheric, luminescent forests, all against a background of uplit trees and shimmery sound effects.
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge 818-949-4200 / www.descansogardens.org
Holiday Ice Rink Nov. 23-Dec. 31
The hottest place to chill during the holidays, Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square is back for a season of outdoor ice skating in the heart of downtown. Pershing Square Park, DTLA
650-204-5516 / www.holidayicerinkdowntownla.com
Torrance Memorial's Holiday Festival Nov. 30-Dec. 4
A 6-Day event with decorated Christmas Trees, music, boutique, senior days, Fashion Show, Gala Dinner and Auction.
10am-3pm / Torrance Memorial Medical Center 310-328-5310 / www.torranceca.gov
Santa Monica Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 1
Tens of thousands of colorful lights, decor and garland will deck the Third Street Promenade, 2nd and 4th Streets, illuminating convenient shopping and festive outdoor dining experiences.
6-8pm / Third Street Promenade www.downtownsm.com
Artesia Winter Wonderland Dec. 2
Join us for a night of holiday celebration, starring music and dance performances and our Tree Lighting Ceremony. Food trucks, craft vendors, bounce house and more!
5-8pm / Artesia Park
562-860-3361 / www.cityofartesia.us
Let It Snow In West Covina Dec. 2
Celebrate the season with a tree lighting, games, and music! 6-10pm / West Covina Civic Center www.westcovina.org
Irwindale Christmas Spectacular
& Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 2
It only snows one day in Irwindale and that is during this annual event that also features Santa, Kids play area, and a snow zone.
6-8pm / Park Plaza www.irwindaleca.gov
Bellflower Tree Lighting Dec. 2
Free fun for the family, holiday carolers, enjoy a visit with Santa Claus, and snow sledding!
6:30pm / Friendship Square
562-804-1424 x2261 / www.bellflower.org
Claremont Holiday Promenade & Tree Lighting Dec. 2 Village business participating as Cheer Stops will be providing free holiday treats and deals. Maps listing all participating locations will be available at the Claremont Depot and City Hall.
5-8pm / Claremont Village & Depot 909-399-5490 / www.claremontca.org
Pasadena Mayor's Tree Lighting Dec. 2
Join Mayor Victor M. Gordo in kicking off the holiday season at Pasadena's free family holiday celebration. Enjoy festive musical performances by local youth and a holiday craft contest.
- pm / City Hall www.cityofpasadena.net
Lights on Temple City Dec. 2
Begins with arts and crafts, carolers, community booths, and a photo with Santa! At 7pm, the holiday parade begins at the intersection of Las Tunas Dr. and Cloverly and makes it way to the park. The trees illuminate along Las Tunas as the parade makes its way to Temple City Park.
5-9pm / Temple City Park
626-579-0461 / www.ci.temple-city.ca.us
Lomita Tree Lighting Dec. 2
Join us for an evening full of food, dessert, Lomita vendors, snow, a special visit from Santa Claus and More!
5:30pm / City Hall Front Lawn www.lomitacity.com
La Puente Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Dec. 2
6pm / City Hall www.lapuente.org
Los Angeles County Calendar of Events
Agoura Hills Holiday Boutique Dec. 2-3
Support the community by purchasing your holiday gifts from our vendors. Fri 4-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm / AH Recreation & Event Center
818-597-7361 / www.agourahillscity.org
El Segundo Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Dec. 3
"Joy Around the World" Celebrating Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Nochebuena, and Omisoka.
3-7pm / El Segundo City Hall www.elsegundo.org
Old Town La Verne's Holiday Stroll Dec. 3
An evening of merriment featuring the telling of a holiday classic story, the lighting of the Christmas tree, caroling, live music, and a free photo opportunity with Santa himself!
4-8pm / Mainiero Square www.cityoflaverne.org
Covina Christmas Parade Dec. 3
This year's theme is "The Gift of Christmas".
6:30pm / Citrus Ave. & Badillo St. www.covinaca.gov
Bell Holiday Village Dec. 3
Santa Claus and his elves are here! Gifts, games, and music 6-9pm / Bell Community Center www.cityofbell.org
La Mirada Chili Holiday Dec. 3
The festivities include live entertainment, holiday crafts, coffee and hot chocolate, cookies, and of course, chili! Enjoy snow sledding, take a photo with Santa, and ride the holiday train through a winter wonderland.
- pm / Splash! Aquatics Center www.cityoflamirada.org
Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights Dec. 3 Come and enjoy holiday floats, marching bands, Santa and other community partners making their way through a brightly lit commercial area of Rolling Hills Estates.
6-7:30pm / Promenade on the Peninsula
310-377-1577 x110 / www.ci.rolling-hills-estates.ca.us
Santa Float Dec. 3-17
Make way for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and all the other reindeer as they bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to Santa Fe Springs. Our Santa Float will be making its way throughout the City.
Santa Fe Springs 562-863-4896 / www.santafesprings.org
Holidays in the Village Dec. 4
Artisan shops showcasing their wares, sample an array of authentic fresh European foods and baked goods, enjoy a warm mug of mulled wine, Kinderpunsch or specialty crafted brews, and introduce the kids to Kris Kringle’s Village.
11am-7pm / Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village www.holidaysinthevillage.org
Downey Tree Lighting Dec. 5
Live entertainment, snow play area, holiday greeting card contest, arts & crafts, refreshments, and Santa!
6-8pm / City Hall www.downeyca.org
Monterey Park Holiday Snow Village Dec. 8
Snow play, sled run, photo with Santa, holiday music, food and craft vendors.
4-9pm / George Elder Park www.montereypark.ca.gov
Astra Lumina Dec. 8-Jan. 15
Immerse yourself in illuminating encounters of lighting, projection and sound, and connect with the stars before they return to the sky above. The visit will take around 60 minutes.
6-10pm / South Coast Botanic Garden, Rancho Palos Verdes www.astraluminalosangeles.com
Palmdale Christmas Parade Dec. 10
"Christmas Over the Decades"
10am-1pm / Ave S and 55th Street East 661-948-4518 / www.avchambers.org
Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade Dec. 10
Popular viewing spots include Fisherman’s Village, Burton Chace Park, or anywhere along the South Jetty. Catch a brief fireworks display at 5:55pm before the parade begins. Enjoy musical entertainment from carolers, food truck fare and photo opportunities from 4-8pm at Burton Chace Park.
6pm / Marina del Rey Harbor
310-670-7130 / www.mdrboatparade.org
Whittier Uptown Christmas Parade Dec. 10
10am-1pm / Greenleaf Promenade 562-696-2662 / www.cityofwhittier.org
West Covina Children's Christmas Parade/Santa's Village Dec. 10 Food, games, boutiques, farmers markets, entertainment, petting zoo, jumpers, pictures with Santa. Parade at 10am.
9am-2pm / Old Town Center www.westcovina.org
Walnut Winter Jam Dec. 10
Will feature live music where you can dance the night away on our dance floor. Purchase food from one of our guest food trucks. Bring your own chairs to enjoy the concert. A Winter Wonderland zone will feature a Kiddie Snow Area - Arts & Crafts - Sled Rides - Snow Play for Kids & Games!
- pm / Suzanne Park www.cityofwalnut.org
Diamond Bar Winter Snow Fest and Craft Fair Dec. 10
This festive, winter-themed event will feature four snow-packed sledding hills, snow play areas, games and activities for children, giveaways, food and a special appearance by "Flurry," the sledding penguin!
8am-2pm / Pantera Park www.diamondbarca.gov
Holiday Concert on the Pier Dec. 10
Live holiday music, Activity Books, Charity Toy Drive, Holiday Selfie Station, Sponsor Giveaways. Please donate a new unwrapped toy at this event, for a chance to win pier prizes!
2-4pm / Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach www.redondopier.com
La Verne Winter Wonderland Dec. 10
Children can enjoy three snow runs, two snow play lands, arts and crafts, a cup of hot cocoa and a special treat at "Mrs. Claus' Cozy Kitchen," and of course, visit Santa at the gazebo!
9am-1pm / Heritage Park
909-596-8700 / www.cityoflaverne.org
Fiesta de Las Luminarias Dec. 10
3-7pm / Casa Adobe de San Rafael, Glendale 818-550-4400 / www.glendaleca.gov
Duarte Holiday in the Park Dec. 11 Snow, Santa, Reindeer, Arts & Crafts, and more! 4-8pm / Beardslee Park www.accessduarte.com
El Segundo Holiday Parade Dec. 11
Local schools, organizations, marching bands, vintage cars, businesses and creative floats. It's sure to be a joyous time and a fantastic way to get in the holiday spirit!
1-3pm / Main Street www.elsegundo.org
West Hollywood Winter Wonderland Dec. 17
Featuring snow play zones! Participants will enjoy a family friendly environment with entertainment, games, music, hot cocoa, and snacks.
5-8pm / West Hollywood Park (South Lawn) 323-848-6534 / www.weho.org
Santa in Old Town Temecula Nov. 25-Dec. 18
Make your way to Santa’s cozy cottage as we welcome Mr. Claus to Old Town for the holiday season. After his magical entrance on November 25th, you can visit Santa on the weekend from Nov. 26th-Dec. 18th.
Pennypickle's Workshop and The Merc 951-694-6480 / https://temeculaca.gov
Illuminate Silverlakes Nov. 25- Dec. 30
Nighttime holiday enchantment features live entertainment, dining, holiday shopping, Santa, and Mrs. Claus, and much more. On select nights.
6-10pm / Silverlakes Sports Complex, Norco www.illuminate.holiday
Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn Nov. 25-Jan. 6
One of the nation's largest holiday light collections, voted "Best Public Lights Display" by USA Today.
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside www.missioninn.com/about/festival-of-lights
Santa's Electric Light Parade Dec. 2
Be sure to bring your blankets and chairs as you watch the entries travel south along the parade route into Old Town Temecula. All entries will be encompassing this year's theme "Temecula Safe for the Holidays."
7pm / Jefferson Ave & Del Rio Rd., Temecula
951-694-6480 / www.TemeculaCA.gov/SantaParade
Beaumont-Cherry Valley Winterfest Dec. 2-3
Holiday fun for the whole family. Snow hill, Santa & Mrs. Claus, hay rides, holiday shops, and food booths.
Noble Creek Regional Park www.bcvparks.com
Jurupa Valley Tree Lighting Dec. 2
6-8:30pm / 8930 Limonite Ave.
877-582-5822 / www.jurupachamber.org
Perris Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 2
The Christmas tree will be lit at 6pm with performances from local community groups to follow. With the lighting of the tree comes yours truly Santa Claus. “HO HO HO.” Youth can enjoy a petting zoo and a ride on a Christmas train. Complimentary refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event. Food will also be available for purchase.
6-8:30pm / City Hall www.cityofperris.org
Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 2 & 16
4-7pm / Janet Goeske Center, Riverside www.jgc4seniors.com
Moreno Valley Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 3
This free event features entertainment, photos with Santa, and hot cocoa & cookies as we commence with the lighting of Moreno Valley’s 30-foot tree. 5:30pm / City Hall www.movalparks.org
Hemet Candyland Christmas Parade Dec. 3
The route will begin on Gilbert Street and Florida Avenue, ending on Santa Fe Street and Florida Avenue, followed by fun holiday activities at Weston Park! Celebrate the holiday season hot cocoa, pictures with Santa.
5pm / Gilbert Street and Florida Avenue 951-765-2316 / www.hemetca.gov
Moreno Valley Holiday Snow Day Dec. 3
Enjoy snow play, free holiday movie screenings, food vendors, and a carnival featuring free jumpers, games, and crafts.
9am-5pm / Civic Center Amphitheater 951-413-3280 / www.movalparks.org
Menifee Tree Lighting + Holiday Bazaar Dec. 3
Take photos with Santa, help countdown the lighting of the tree, play in the snow in the fun zone and much more! While you wander through the event you can do your holiday shopping locally with craft and business vendors and enjoy tasty treats.
4-8pm / Mt. San Jacinto College www.cityofmenifee.us
Donuts with Santa Dec. 3
Admission is 1 non-perishable food item per child. Donuts are first come, first served to the first 400 kids.
9-10:30am / Town Square Park, Murrieta 951-304-7275 / www.murrietaca.gov
Murrieta Tree Lighting & Concert Dec. 3
A brass quartet and jazz trio will play all your favorite holiday songs. Photos with Santa, character appearances, kids craft, toy/food drive, and food vendors.
5:30-7:30pm / Town Square Park www.murrietaca.gov
Lake Elsinore Winterfest Dec. 3
The parade will kick off at 5pm at the corner of Langstaff & Graham traveling to the corner of Heald & Main St. City Council Officials and our special guest SANTA will begin the countdown to the tree lighting at 7pm on the corner of Heald & Main St. Free trips down the sled run will be offered on the corner of Sulphur & Main. S
3:30-8:30pm / Downtown Main Street www.lake-elsinore.org
Calimesa Christmas Light Parade Dec. 3
"Get Your Lights On, Calimesa!"
5pm / Calimesa Blvd. www.calimesachamber.com
Canyon Lake Toy Drive & Christmas Parade Dec. 4
Decked out holiday golf carts will take to the streets of Canyon Lake. Residents are encouraged to head over to Eastport to view all the carts, see the awards presented and enjoy food vendors. Participants are asked to donate an unwrapped toy.
5pm / Blue Bird Drive www.canyonlakepoa.com/toydrive
Calimesa Christmas Fair Dec. 4
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with the Calimesa Christmas Fair. There will be something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Food & Gift Vendors, Live Christmas Music, and Picture with Santa.
12-4pm / 1300 3rd Street www.calimesachamber.com
Christmas in the Air Dec. 4
Southwest Women’s Chorus is thrilled to be making our return to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater stage after a two-year hiatus. This concert features holiday carols, seasonal classics, and sing-alongs.
2-4pm / Old Town Temecula Community Theater 866-653-8696 / www.temeculatheater.org
Corona Holiday Lighting Celebration Dec. 4
Live stage entertainment from local community groups, gourmet food vendors, an artisan market for unique and handmade holiday gifts, snow play area, a train ride. Help children in our community by bringing an unwrapped toy for the Corona Fire Department’s “Spark of Love” toy drive. 4-7pm / Historic Civic Center Theatre www.coronaca.gov
Manufacturing Industry Job Fair Dec. 5
Did you know that Temecula is home to 150 manufacturers that offer over 7,000 jobs? There are many exciting careers available in the manufacturing industry, right in our hometown.
5-6:30pm / City of Temecula Conference Center www.temecula.org
Santa in the City Dec. 5-9
Pictures with Santa, polar express activities, music, crafts, toy/food drive, kids can dress in holiday pajamas.
5:30-8:30pm / See website for locations. www.murrietaca.gov
Holiday Taste Of Old Town Dec. 7
Stroll through Old Town Temecula enjoying live music while visiting participating restaurants, wineries, breweries, and shops for tastes, samples, and specials. You will get a map of participants and a wristband the day of.
5-9pm / Old Town Front St. www.oldtowntemecula.org
Perris Christmas Parade Dec. 10
Trophies will be awarded immediately following the parade at the Bob Glass Gymnasium.
10-11am / Downtown D St. www.cityofperris.org
Norco Christmas Festival & Parade of Lights Dec. 10 Breakfast with Santa: 8-11am at Nellie Weaver Hall. Christmas Festival: 8am-9pm at Nellie Weaver Hall. Parade of Lights: 5pm on Sixth Street.
951-735-3900 / www.norco.ca.us
Beaumont Holiday Light Parade & Craft Fair Dec. 10
Our local businesses have your Christmas shopping covered. In addition to shopping, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for visits and photos. The nighttime parade will feature dozens of themed floats, decorated golf carts, and local groups showing off their holiday spirit.
Craft Fair 1-5pm, Parade 5pm / Beaumont Civic Center 951-769-8520 / www.beaumontca.gov
Menifee Breakfast With Santa Dec. 10
Enjoy breakfast, crafts, activities and a special visit with Santa! Children will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa as he joins us for breakfast! 8am, 9:15am, 10:30am / Kay Ceniceros Senior Center
951-672-6777 / www.cityofmenifee.us
Wildomar Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10
8-11am / Marna O'Brien Park
951-677-7751 / www.cityofwildomar.org
Canyon Lake Parade of Lights Dec. 10
Boats will show off their holiday spirit with festive lights and colorful displays as they parade through the East Bay and around the main part of the lake.
5:30pm / Canyon Lake www.canyonlakepoa.com/paradeoflights
Rotary Tinsel Triathlon & 5K Dec. 11
Championed as the longest and largest independently owned reverse sprint pool triathlon on the West Coast, certainly an ideal end of the season endurance race.
7am-3pm / West Valley High School, Hemet 951-390-9200 / www.tinseltriathlon.com
Jingle Mingle Bottle Auction Dec. 15
The evening will include excellent networking, great connections, delicious food, drinks (full cash bar!), music, and of course, The Bottle Auction!
5-8pm / The Bombshelter @ Skydive Perris www.perrischamber.net
Temecula On Ice Dec. 15-Jan. 8
Another exciting holiday season with a state-of-the-art ice rink, rental skates, Bobby skating aid and its own radio station playing the best ice skating music.
Sun-Thu 10am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm / Town Square Park 951-694-6480 / https://temeculaca.gov
Perris Breakfast with Santa Dec. 17
Bring your family and friends to meet Santa and his elves. Children 4 and under are free with paid adult (One free child per paid adult).
9am-12pm / City Hall www.cityofperris.org
Cornhole Party Dec. 17
Oh the competition will be fierce, and for once, it won't happen at 10,000 feet above our heads! Cornholers will take over the Perris grass for one evening of fun!
6-9pm / The Bombshelter Restaurant and Bar, Perris Valley Airport 951-657-3555 / www.perrischamber.net
Riverside Chanukah Festival Dec. 19
Grand Menorah Lighting. Traditional Food. Live Music. Fun Activities for the Whole Family. Free Admission!
6-8pm / Riverside Historic Courthouse
951-222-2005 / www.ChanukahFestival.org
Spark-Of-Love Dec. 19
Fire personnel are responsible for gathering toys and PRCSD staff are responsible for distributing the toys at community centers located throughout the City of Riverside. Youth 12 and under are eligible.
Various parks in Riverside 951-826-2000 / www.rivreg.org
New Year’s Eve Grape Drop Dec. 31
Celebrate 2023 twice with an East Coast (9pm) and West Coast (midnight) countdown. The New Year’s Eve Grape Drop will include live music, food vendors, and kid’s activities. Free Fun Zone will be open from 6-10pm.
6pm-12:30am / Temecula Civic Center Quad 951-694-6480 / https://temeculaca.gov