Palos Verdes Residents Can Build Their Own Gingerbread House!

Palos Verdes Residents Can Build Their Own Gingerbread House!

Palos Verdes homes owners can get into the spirit of the season and enjoy making their own holiday decorations.  For years, families have enjoyed having the sweet smell of Christmas inside their homes with their very own gingerbread houses.  Whether looking for one to enjoy inside your home, or perhaps making an outdoor house where no baking is needed, you have several opportunities to create your own.

Terranea Resort will be offering their gingerbread house decorating on December 7, 14, and 21, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or on December 8, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., where you can decorate your own edible gingerbread house with frosting, candies and other materials.  This is a fun holiday activity for all ages of your family to enjoy.  Advanced reservations required, and the cost will be $65 per house.  They recommended using one house for up to 4 people.  Please call (310) 265-2861 for more information and to reserve your spot.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.

The South Coast Botanic Garden will be offering their own gingerbread house collection with a twist, no baking or sugar needed, on Sunday, December 8, and Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Their houses are made with natural elements from the Garden affixed to paper mache houses.  You will be taking a brisk walk in the Garden with docents to learn about and collect winter “treats” to decorate your houses.  Then you will go back and make your masterpieces to take home to enjoy.  The fee includes all supplies, set of two to three small houses approximately 3″ tall and a docent led tour.  This event is recommended for all ages.  Supplies will be provided, and all children must be accompanied by a registered adult. General pricing is $29. To register call (310) 544-1948.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will be offering their Gingerbread House event at Hesse Park on Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  You can make your house come alive with colorful candies, gum drops, peppermints, sprinkles, cookies, and more. The workshop includes a fresh gingerbread house from Mayer’s Bakery, decorating materials, light snacks and a delicious holiday beverage.  This event is designed for parents and children to attend together.  No drop offs allowed.  Registration covers one gingerbread house.  The cost for this event is $45.  For more information, or to register click here.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Photo courtesy of South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Home Sales Crest Neighborhood 1st Half 2019

Palos Verdes Home Sales Crest Neighborhood 1st Half 2019

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Crest neighborhood for the first half of 2019 decreased to 15 single family homes sold in 2019 compared to 19 in 2018.  Price per square foot for Crest houses that sold in the first half of 2019 decreased to $523 from $532 in 2018, 1.7% decrease.  Average sales price for Crest homes sold in the first half of 2019 decreased to $1,111,867 in 2019 compared to $1,240,063 in 2018.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in Crest was $2,600,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Crest neighborhood was $585,000.

Currently, the Crest neighborhood has 14 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 6 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,299,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,374 square foot home, to $1,595,000 for a 5 bedroom/3 bath, 2,468 square foot home.  There are 5 condo/townhomes for sale ranging from $629,999 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,249 square foot condo/townhome, to $1,900,000 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 2,332 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on the Crest neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 174, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes home sales for the Crest neighborhood and real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Photo of Palos Verdes Performing Arts (formerly Norris Theater) courtesy of PVPA

Palos Verdes Enjoys Breakfast With Santa 2019

Palos Verdes Enjoys Breakfast With Santa 2019

Palos Verdes homes owners know that their children look forward to Santa visits here on the Peninsula.  A great way to get the fun started is with a local Palos Verdes Breakfast with Santa.  Beginning this Saturday, there are several opportunities for you and your children to enjoy this photo opportunity, and make sure they start the day off with a good breakfast.  Below are several different locations:

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, you can visit Santa and enjoy Breakfast with Santa and other great activities from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., or 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Hesse Park.  The cost is $20 per person, and you must be pre-registered to participate.  For more information  click here.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes.

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Santa will be at Good Stuff Restaurant from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for their Breakfast with Santa.  At the restaurant you will be able to meet Santa, take photos and get involved with some festive holiday activities.  Adults are $15, children 6 ro 12 are $5, and children under 5 are free with each paid adult.  For reservation to this sell-out event, call Good Stuff at (310) 544-8800.

Good Stuff is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive #151, Rolling Hills Estates.

Terranea Resort will be having Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15, 2019, with a magical breakfast and photo opportunities in Terranea Resort’s Grand Ballroom.  You will enjoy bakery and waffle stations, beverage and hot food stations, as well as an egg kitchen, kids buffet, and festive crafts.  Seatings are at 9:00, 9:30 & 10:00 a.m.; cost is adults/$65, children 2 to 10/$32 (under 2 free).  For more information, please call reservations at (310)265-2836.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.

To read my prior article on Breakfast With Santa click here.

Photo courtesy of Arvin Design

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – December 3, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes –December 3, 2019 

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the December 3, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (14 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 174 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,100,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $755,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 36 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $299,500 and $2,295,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:

   

Darin DeRenzis & Kitty Edler’s (Vista Sotheby’s Realty) 23 Sorrel Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,136 square foot home for $2,395,000.  This beautiful Dapplegray Lanes ranch style home features large chef’s kitchen, theater & billiards room, outside kitchen, 4 stall barn and pool.  Stephen Haw’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 1032 Via Ventana, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,150 square foot home for $1,800,000.  This mid century Lunada Bay home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, cathedral beamed ceilings & skylights, open view kitchen, family room and pool.

   

Cari Corbalis & Brittney Austin’s (Vista Sotheby’s Realty) 29362 Whitley Collins Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,468 square foot home for $1,474,800.  This spacious Ridgecrest neighborhood spacious home features wide plank wood floors, chef’s kitchen, customized luxurious laundry w/office space, master retreat, and outdoor kitchen. Greg Geilman and Rob Freedman’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4903 Browndeer Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,148 square foot home for $1,375,000.  This gorgeous Peninsula Center home features spectacular city/downtown/mountain views, kitchen w/breakfast counter, cozy living room and great relaxing deck.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Enjoys Victorian Christmas With Tea & Carols!

Palos Verdes Enjoys Victorian Christmas With Tea & Carols!

Palos Verdes homes owners have more holiday opportunities to enjoy here on the Peninsula.  Starting this Friday, December 6, through Sunday, December 22, 2019, the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center will be having their 13th Annual Nativity Exhibit.  On display will be 100 creche sets from around the world.  This Friday, December 6, 2019, is opening night and the exhibit will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Afterwards on Monday, Friday & Saturday it will be open from 9:00 a.m.to 9:00 p.m.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday it will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through December 22, 2019.  Docent tours are also available.  Admission to this exhibit is free.

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, the Victorian Christmas Tea & Carols will starting at 3:00 p.m. with a Christmas Tea, and at 4:00 p.m. the Victorian Carolers will be singing holiday favorites a cappella in beautiful period costumes to bring us back to a bygone era of pomp and splendor.  This will surely get you into the holiday spirit with singing and delicious refreshments.

The cost for the tea & concert is $25/adults, $15 for children 4-12, and children under 4 are free.  To register call Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x 234, or to register online go to www.maryjoseph.org.

The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center is located at 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Photo courtesy of the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

 

Palos Verdes Home Owners Enjoy Local Area Holiday Fun 2019!

Palos Verdes Home Owners Enjoy Local Area Holiday Fun 2019!

 

Palos Verdes homes owners have many holiday activities near the Peninsula during the holiday season. Here are two more for families to enjoy:

A great family activity during the holiday season is viewing the lights in Sleepy Hollow (a.k.a. Candy Cane Lane)Tucked away in a South Torrance neighborhood is one of the most spectacular displays of Christmas lights in the South Bay (and possibly in the country) which can be viewed beginning December 1, 2019, through January 2, 2020.  You can walk or drive through Candy Cane Lane and get in the holiday spirit.  Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights is located on Roberts Road off Pacific Coast Highway from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every night until New Year’s Eve.  Walking through the area is a much more relaxed, up-close view of the displays without all the traffic.  You can skip the traffic by parking on Pacific Coast Highway, Calle Mayor or Prospect, and walk to Roberts Road, just west of Calle Mayor.  Some of the houses will be selling hot chocolate, coffee, or churros as you walk through the neighborhood.  It is recommended to go early in the month, since the crowds are large between Christmas and New Years.

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, the local 28th annual Holiday Boat Parade will take place in Redondo Beach at King Harbor.  Paddle craft boaters will be kicking off the parade at 4:00 p.m. with their decorated and lighted boards and they will be followed by power and sail boats which will be all decked out.  Each year there is a theme for the parade and this year’s theme is “Surfing the Yule Tide.”  The parade’s Grand Marshall will be Gary Crum who will be leading the parade in the Grand Marshall boat.  For more information on the boat parade, trophy categories, and tickets click here.

To read my last article on Local Area Holiday Fun click here.

Photo courtesy of King Harbor Boating Foundation

 

 

Palos Verdes Art Center Holiday Ceramics & Gift Sale!

Palos Verdes Art Center Holiday Ceramics & Gift Sale!

Palos Verdes homes owners have an opportunity to shop for one of a kind handcrafted art articles at this year’s Holiday Ceramics & Gift Sale, featuring the finest selections of work by Palos Verdes Art Center member artists.

This year’s sale kicks off on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., during the opening reception for The Winter Show, and continues on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This year there will be a special feature with the trees in the Atrium decorated with charming holiday ornaments provided by Art At Your Fingertips students.  All proceeds from the sale of these decorations will benefit the Art At Your Fingertips program that delivers art projects to 7,000 students grades DK – 5th, in public and private schools located here on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information call (310) 541-2479.

To read my last article on the Palos Verdes Art Center click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Art Center

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – November 26, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – November 26, 2019 

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the November 26, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (6) homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 182 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,100,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $755,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 41 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $299,500 and $2,295,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:

   

Gordon Inman & Keith Kelley’s (Keller Williams Realty and Palm Realty Boutique) 8 Upper Blackwater Canyon Road, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 6,552 square foot home for $5,799,000.  This incredible Rolling Hills home features 180 degree city/ocean views, remodeled gourmet kitchen w/huge island, office, spacious master suite, pool/guest house, and barn.  Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 1600 Espinosa Circle, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,800 square foot home for $4,250,000.  This private hedge-lined Lunada Bay estate features ocean/canyon views, magnificent living room, private office w/fireplace, large kitchen w/center island, giant basement, and a 29,049 square foot lot.

   

James Sanders’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 21 Vista Real Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274, (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,324 square foot home for $1,399,000.  This lovely one level Monticello neighborhood home features sweeping golf course views and city views, walls of glass, central kitchen w/breakfast bar eating area, and many upgrades.  Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 26409 Basswood Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,292 square foot home for $1,100,000.  This charming Silver Spur home features beautiful ocean/coast/city views, spacious living room, hardwood floors, and covered front porch.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Enjoys LA County Holiday Events!

Palos Verdes Enjoys LA County Holiday Events!

Palos Verdes homes owners, who are looking for more fun holiday events, have many choices below that are located within the LA County area.

BOLD Beverly Hills Holidays   Through Dec. 24
Join us for spectacular lighting displays throughout the City of Beverly Hills. BOLD Holidays features evening shopping on Friday and Saturdays, live entertainment, music, an interactive photo experience with The Scenario Studio and much more!
Contact: 800-345-2210 / www.lovebeverlyhills.com/boldbh

Hollywood Christmas Parade   Dec. 1
Floats, balloons, costume characters, bands, equestrians and celebrities from all genres.
Time/Place: 5pm / Hollywood Blvd. between Orange and Highland
Contact: 833-727-2331 / www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

Downey Christmas Parade   Dec. 1
Christmas of Service
Time/Place: 1-2pm / Downey Avenue Contact: www.downeychamber.org

Gardena Winter Wonderland   Dec. 3
Play in the Snow, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Pictures with Santa, Arts & Crafts, Smores, Hot Chocolate and more!
Time/Place: 4-9pm / 1700 W 162nd Street Contact: www.cityofgardena.org

Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival   Dec. 3-8
Decorated trees, music, crafts, Senior Days, Fashion Show luncheon, Gala dinner and dance with live and silent auction.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Contact: 310-517-4606 / www.torrancememorial.org/holidayfestival

Long Beach Christmas Tree Lighting   Dec. 4
Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday photo booths, kid train rides, local food trucks, brass band, DJ, choirs, and holiday sweets.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Long Beach Terrace Theater Plaza
Contact: 562-436-3645 / www.visitlongbeach.com

Culver City Tree Lighting Sled-tacular   Dec. 5
Tree-lighting ceremony, a sledding activity on 25 tons of snow, an appearance by Santa Claus and photo op station, performances by local community groups, jumpers/bouncy houses for the kiddies, a life size snow globe and carnival games.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Culver City Town Plaza

Contact: www.culvercity.org

Baldwin Park Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 5
Special visit from Santa. Performances by East Valley Boys & Girls Club, Julia McNeill Senior Center Carolers, Mariachi Superior de Mexico, Pualanis Polynesian Dancers, Baldwin Park Unified School District School Choir.
Time/Place: 6pm / Esther Snyder Community Center

Contact: www.baldwinpark.com

Claremont Holiday Promenade & Tree Lighting   Dec. 6
Live entertainment, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony, and a visit from Santa Claus.  Village business will be participating as holiday cheer stops and will be providing holiday treats.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Claremont Village & Depot

Contact: www.ci.claremont.ca.us

La Puente Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 6
Join us for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall at the conclusion of the parade.
Time/Place: 6:30pm / La Puenta Community Center to City Hall
Contact: 626-855-1560 / www.lapuente.org

Lomita Christmas Tree Lighting   Dec. 6
Time/Place: 5:30pm / City Hall Front Lawn

Contact: www.lomita.com

Lights on Temple City   Dec. 6
Visit Frosty the Snowman and Santa! Festivities include sled rides, arts and crafts, food booths, and more!
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Temple City Park: 9701 Las Tunas Dr.
Contact: 626-285-2171 x4545 / www.ci.temple-city.ca.us

Monterey Park Holiday Snow Village   Dec. 6
Following the tree lighting, attendees will be entertained by holiday music, snow play with two sled runs and a 900 square foot play area. The event will also have refreshments, a chance to take your picture with Santa and a Christmas tree raffle.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Barnes Park Amphitheater

Contact: www.montereypark.ca.gov

Agoura Hills Holiday Boutique   Dec. 6-7
The City of Agoura Hills would like to invite you to visit our artisan vendors selling the perfect gift for the holidays.
Time/Place: Fri 5-8pm, Sat 11am-5pm / Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center
Contact: www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us

Burbank Holiday Boutique   Dec. 6-19
You will find a wonderful selection of pottery, paintings, photography, ornaments, decorations, clothing, scarves, jewelry, and more!  Find that unique handmade gift youre looking for!
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center
Contact: 818-238-5397 / www.burbankca.gov/blcac

Annual Parade of 1000 Lights   Dec. 7
The parade starts outside the Shoreline Marina and the colorfully lighted boats and yachts sail past the Pine Avenue Pier, and then across the bay and past the Queen Mary.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Long Beach

Contact: www.visitlongbeach.com

Chili Holiday Celebration   Dec. 7
Attendees can enjoy hot dogs, cookies, warm drinks, and of course free chili to kick off the holidays! Photos with Santa, Holiday Wreath Auction and Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center
Contact: 562-943-0131 / www.cityoflamirada.org

Holiday Art Market   Dec. 7
Get your holiday shopping done early all while supporting local artists. Find unusual, one-of-a-kind art pieces for that special person in your life. Enjoy drinks, refreshments and light snacks, while shopping local and supporting local artists.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Joslyn Community Center, Manhattan Beach
Contact: 310-802-5440 / www.citymb.info

Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade   Dec. 7
Pre-parade events begin at 4pm at Bannings Landing Community Center in Wilmington. Officials and community leaders are judges or passengers on approximately 50 decorated parade boats.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / Los Angeles Waterfront

Contact: www.portoflosangeles.org

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade   Dec. 7
Featuring over 100 entries, including floats designed by Long Beach businesses and associations, marching bands, Santa, local personalities and dignitaries.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / 2nd Street, Long Beach

Contact: www.belmontshore.org

South Lake Pasadena Holidayfest   Dec. 7
Taking advantage of in-store specials and promotions. Scavenger hunt, live music, photos with Santa, holiday crafts for kids, carolers, cookie decorating, holiday character photo ops, raffles, giveaways and much more! Live musical performances at Santas Village from acclaimed local and international talent.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Shops On Lake Avenue

Contact: www.southlakeavenue.org

Manhattan Beach Holiday Crafts Weekend   Dec. 7-8
Join in the holiday spirit by making handmade crafts and ornaments with the whole family! There will be delicious treats, hot cocoa, and old fashioned family fun.
Time/Place: Manhattan Heights Community Center

Contact: www.citymb.info

Joy to the Holidays at Greystone Mansion   Dec. 7-8
Open House to enjoy a family day of fun with cookie decorating, crafts, a visit with Santa, holiday music and more!
Time/Place: 12-5pm / 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills
Contact: 310-285-6830 / www.greystonemansion.org

Pageant of the Trees   Dec. 7
A holiday celebration with great food and family entertainment. Live and silent auctions!
Time/Place: 5-9pm / South Gate Park Municipal Auditorium
Contact: 323-563-5408 / www.cityofsouthgate.org

Diamond Bar Winter Snow Fest   Dec. 7
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!
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Pantera Park

Contact: www.diamondbarca.gov

Burbank Mayors Tree Lighting   Dec. 7
Time/Place: 6-8pm / City Hall: 275 E. Olive Avenue

Contact: www.burbankca.gov

Norwalk Snowfest & Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 7
Snow slides, a snow play area, game booths, a holiday train ride, craft tents, face painting, and much more! Local entertainers will perform on stage throughout the day.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / City Hall Lawn

Contact: www.norwalk.org

Holiday Sonata   Dec. 7
Bring the family and you can take a photo with Santa. There will be a horse drawn carriage to get you around Uptown.
Time/Place: 4-9pm / Uptown Whittier

Contact: www.whittieruptown.org

Lamplight Holiday Celebration   Dec. 7-8
Get immersed in a retelling of Dickens classic A Christmas Carol as you tour the historic houses; afterward, enjoy a festive and tasty reception.
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Heritage Square Museum, LA

Contact: 323-225-2700 / www.heritagesquare.org

L.A. GOAL Holiday Boutique   Dec. 7-8
Original artwork, bake sale, apparel, home goods, gift items, and more created by the Artists of L.A. GOAL and our lovely outside vendors. Get your photo taken with Santa and his elf from 11-1 both days!
Time/Place: 4911 Overland Avenue, Culver City

Contact: www.lagoal.org

South Gate Childrens Christmas Lane Parade   Dec. 8
Bands, floats, music, toys, snow, food sampling, raffles, grand marshal, activities for kids, photo with Santa and more.
Time/Place: 12-2pm / Tweedy Blvd between California and Hildreth
Contact: 323-567-1203 / www.cityofsouthgate.org

Naples Island Boat Parade   Dec. 14
The theme this year is Christmas Under the Sea. Large boats start at 6pm. Small boats start at 6:30pm.
Time/Place: 6-11:30pm / Long Beach

Contact: www.naplesca.com

Redondo Beach Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier   Dec. 14
Presented by Miller Childrens & Womens Hospital Long Beach & The Redondo Pier Association.
Time/Place: 2-4pm / Redondo Pier

Contact: www.redondopier.com

Alhambra Police Departments Story Time & Pictures with Santa Claus   Dec. 14
Come meet your local police officers. There will be free gift for kids.
Time/Place: 1-3pm / 211 S. First Street

Contact: www.cityofalhambra.org

West Covina Childrens Christmas Parade & Santas Village   Dec. 14
Food, games, boutiques, farmers market, entertainment, petting zoo, jumpers and pictures with Santa. Parade at 10am.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / S. Glendora & Walnut Creek, Old Town Center
Contact: 626-260-1997 / www.westcovinakiwanis.com

Whittier Christmas Parade   Dec. 14
Joy of Christmas. Entries include marching bands, vintage autos, floats, dance troupes, drill teams and more. Santa Clause always makes his appearance through the event.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / 6717 Bright Avenue

Contact: www.whittieruptown.org

A Magical BLVD Christmas   Dec. 14
Carolers, dancing and outstanding Christmas entertainment. Children can enjoy a train ride, make crafts in Santas Workshop and go sledding in real snow.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / The BLVD, Lancaster

Contact: www.cityoflancasterca.org

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade   Dec. 14
Located on Daisy Avenue between Pacific Coast Hwy and Willow Street with a Christmas Village and nativity scenes.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Daisy Avenue, Long Beach

Contact: www.longbeach.gov

Ugly Sweater Party in the Paseo   Dec. 21
Enjoy an afternoon of pizza and treats (while supplies last) with some of Santas helpers. The afternoon will include crafts for the kids, dancing and an ugly sweater contest!
Time/Place: 4-7pm / Artsakh Avenue Paseo, Glendale
Contact: 818-548-2792 / www.glendaleca.gov

Lynwood Snow Day   Dec. 21
Snow play, jumpers, Santa, live entertainment, food & craft vendors, and give-a-ways.
Time/Place: 3-8pm / Lynwood City Park
Contact: 310-603-0220 x319 / www.lynwood.ca.us

 

This article is being reposted with permission of Benjamin Hsu and Grant Alley, First American Title.