November 22-December 3 | Times vary
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr. > Arcadia
For circus with a touch of Broadway, don’t miss this production of musical magnitude in its most exciting, innovative edition ever! Enjoy a splash of razzle-dazzle and an unbelievably entertaining extravaganza!
877.468.3861 | circusvargas.com
THE PASADENA SYMPHONY PRESENTS HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT
December 1 | 7PM
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Ave. > Pasadena
Join the Pasadena Symphony as we ring in the holidays with an elegant Old-European style in a concert of holiday music amidst the architecturally exquisite and acoustically sonorous setting of All Saints Church
626.793.7172 | pasadenasymphony-pops.org
NOON YEAR’S EVE
December 31 | 9:30AM-3PM
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd. > Pasadena
Ring in the “Noon” year at Kidspace with live music, streamers, sparkling cider, and a balloon drop as we celebrate the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013. The balloon drop will occur at 12PM.
626.449.9144 | kidspacemuseum.org
PET NIGHT WITH SANTA AT ONE COLORADO
December 13 | 5-10pm
24 E. Union St. > Pasadena
Bring your furry pals to sit with Santa for a photo. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. Festivities continue through the season with Santa photo sessions, choral performances by local choirs, and other special holiday performances.
626.564.1066 | onecolorado.com
GLENDORA LIBRARY’S SANTA PARTY
December 1 | 10AM-12PM
Glendora Public Library
140 S. Glendora Ave. > Glendora
Don’t miss Santa in Glendora! There will be crafts, refreshments, and stories. Be sure to bring your camera!
626.914.2357 | ci.glendora.ca.us
THE LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
November 30-December 9 | Times vary
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St. > Los Angeles
The L.A. Auto Show offers a sneak peak at the world’s best new cars and car technology.
310.444.1850 | laautoshow.com
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Various days from December 1-23 | Times vary
A Noise Within Theatre
3352 E. Foothill Blvd. > Pasadena
Join Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastic journey that celebrates the spirit of the season. Bring the whole family and revel in a magical whirlwind tale through past, present and future that single-handedly defines the healing power of forgiveness.
626.356.3100 | anoisewithin.org
PASADENA HOLIDAY LOOK-IN HOME TOUR
December 1-2 | 9:30AM-4PM
The San Marino Center
1800 Huntington Dr. > San Marino
Tour four homes and enjoy our holiday boutique. This event benefits music organizations and education programs. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
626.793.7172 | pasadenaholidaylookin.org
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL NEW YEARS EVE
December 31 | 7PM, 10:30PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave. > Los Angeles
Ring in the New Year with “Deck the Hall,” featuring Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina
Menzel. Tickets start at $68.
323.850.2000 | laphil.com
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION’S FIRST ANNUAL LOS ANGELES JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK
December 9 | 8AM
216 N. Brand Blvd. > Glendale
Wear a holiday-themed costume to get in the spirit of the season and join others in support of the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to eliminate arthritis.
323.954.5750 | lajbr.kintera.org
December 15, 16 | 10AM and 11:30AM
1418 Descanso Dr. > La Cañada Flintridge
Enjoy a visit with the man in red and a gourmet breakfast created by the chefs of Patina. Bring a camera. There are two seatings both days, and reservations are required.
818.949.4290 | descansogardens.org
FARMERS MARKET HANUKKAH CELEBRATION
December 9 | 2:30-5PM
The Los Angeles Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St. > Los Angeles
The holiday season kicks off with a free Hanukkah celebration and Menorah Lighting Ceremony.
323.933.9211 | farmersmarketla.com
HOLIDAY CHEER AT SOUTH LAKE & PODLEY PROPERTIES PASADENA
December 1 | 12-6PM
South Lake Business District
345 South Lake Ave. > Pasadena
Kick off the holidays with specials from local businesses, carriage rides, live music, and carolers. Stop by the Podley Properties Holiday Open House & Charity Gift Boutique 12-6PM for refreshments, gift ideas, and photos with Santa from 2-5PM.
626.792.1259 | southlakeavenue.org
HOLIDAY SNOW FESTIVAL AND BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 1 | 9AM-2PM
Arcadia Community Center
365 Campus Dr. > Arcadia
This festival is free to the public and includes holiday entertainment, trolley train rides, dual sled runs, and two snow play areas! The $8 Breakfast with Santa requires early registration and includes photos and holiday entertainment.
626.574.5113 | arcadiaweekly.com/entertainment
FOOTHILLS FESTIVAL OF TREES
December 1 | 6PM
Annandale Golf Club
1 N. San Rafael Ave. > Pasadena
Celebrate the season with a brilliant display of Christmas trees and wreaths, uniquely themed and available for purchase. This annual gala benefits The Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills.
626.818.0076 | foothillsfestivaloftrees.com
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
December 4 | 6-8PM
428 S. Mission Dr. > San Gabriel
Join us as we officially welcome the holiday season! Festivities begin with the Jefferson Middle School Orchestra and Choir performing some of your favorite holiday tunes. The tree will be lit at 7PM.
626.308.2875 | sangabrielcity.com
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND HOLIDAY PARADE
December 6 | 6PM Tree Lighting, 7PM Parade
Library Park, Parade on Myrtle Ave.
321 S. Myrtle Ave. > Monrovia
The Monrovia Old Town Merchants are proud to present the tree lighting ceremony and “All That Glitters is Gold” holiday parade. U.S. Gold Medalist Kim Rhode will serve as grand marshal.
626.256.8246 | www.ci.monrovia.ca.us
GLENDORA HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 8 | 9AM
Bennett Ave. & Glendora Ave. > Glendora
Our old-fashioned Christmas parade starts downtown, led by our award-winning GHS Tartan Band and ends La Fetra and Sandburg schools on Grand Avenue and Bennett Avenue.
626.857.3006 | glendorachristmasparade.com
CHRISTMAS TREE LANE LIGHTING CEREMONY
December 8 | 2PM Festival, 6PM Tree Lighting
E. Calaveras St. & Santa Rosa Ave. > Altadena
For over 80 years the “Mile of Christmas Trees” has been strung with 10,000 lights for the holidays. Don’t miss the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in the United States.
626.403.1123 | christmastreelane.net