Once Thanksgiving dinner is over, we will be on a sprint to the Christmas holiday. Proof of it are all the activities that will begin in Pasadena on Friday, November 29, and during the week that follows. Below are a few events we think you should not miss.
November 29, from 4 pm. to 8 p.m. – Holly Street Holiday Celebration
Take your family to celebrate the start of the holidays on Holly Street between Fair Oaks Avenue and Raymond Avenue. There will be twenty tons of sparkling snow, a crafts area, holiday music and performances by the LAMA College for Music Professionals Ensemble, the Towne Singers, the Pasadena Crown City Chorus, and the Friendship Baptist Music Ministry. All the festivities are free!
December 1, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Grand Menorah Lighting at Pasadena City Hall
Celebrating Hanukkah, which started the evening of November 2 7 and will continue until the evening of December 5, everyone is invited to the Pasadena City Hall (100 North Garfield Avenue) for live music, Chanukah crafts, hot latkes, gelt and dreidels, children’s entertainment, and a magnificent Menorah lighting. Everything is free of charge. For more information call (626)564-8820.
November 29 at 6 p.m. – One Colorado Tree Lighting
If you want pictures with Santa to include in your holiday cards, this is your spot. Santa and the elves will be present until 8 p.m. at this evening that will include Charles Dickens Carolers, the Salvation Army Tabernacle Children’s Chorus, and complimentary cocoa and cookies.
December 5 at 5:30 p.m. – Official Pasadena Christmas Tree Lighting
Of course there will be lots of Christmas trees lit around Pasadena, but this one is the official one, lighted by the City’s Mayor, Bill Bogaard. Arrive to the rotunda outside City Hall at 100 North Garfield Avenue for this event that will include local singers, art projects for children, and Santa. (He really does have lots of stamina! He can be everywhere these days!)
December 5 at 7 p.m. – “Ecos de Espana” at the Public Library
Delight your ear with a bit of international holiday spirit at this concert that will include Spanish classical and flamenco music and dance. Stay until the end and participate in a beginners’ class for castanet playing. The sounds of Spain can round your day at 285 E. Walnut St.
Photos – Tree lighting at OneColorado.com
“Ecos de Espana” – susanaelena.com