Welcome to December everybody! How great is it to get up to rain, to a bit of a chill, at least a hint of a change of seasons! In Pasadena we don’t get much of that, but I’ll tell you what we do get… lots of spirited events to put us in a cheerful mood for the holidays. Below are a few we think your family will enjoy.
Dec. 5 at Vroman’s – A special story time at the bookstore will be followed by a photo op with the Grinch. Take your family at 6 p.m., along with your camera! Vroman’s Bookstore – 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Dec. 6 at the Laemmle Theater – Free screening of “Arthur Christmas” movie at 10 a.m. Wristbands will be given out starting at 8:30 a.m. One person can pick them up for several. If you want, you can bring three canned items to help with the Holiday Food Drive. In exchange you’ll get a voucher for a free small popcorn. Laemmle Theater – 673 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Dec. 6 at Vroman’s Courtyard – From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can enjoy a Winter Wonderland outside the bookstore with a concert by the Saint Lucy Christmas Band as well as crafts, treats and a visit from Santa. Take your cameras! Vroman’s Bookstore – 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Dec. 6 at A Noise Within – Charles Dicken’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens at 8 p.m. This is the third year that ANW has presented this lovely play for the holidays. All information is at ANoiseWithin.org. A Noise Within – 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 91107
Dec. 7 at Vroman’s – Holiday story time with a fairy tale princess at 3 p.m. This event is in collaboration with SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, which will be performing at the Pasadena Playhouse starting Dec. 10. Vroman’s Bookstore – 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Dec. 7 at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church – The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) will celebrate American composers at its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range $26 to $44 with children under 17 half price. See lachildrenchorus.org for more information. This event repeats on Dec. 14. Pasadena Presbyterian Church – 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Dec. 10 at the Pasadena Playhouse – SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT starts at 7:30 p.m. This is a lovely story that happens, not in a far-far away land, but in Pasadena. Therefore everything the characters talk about you will recognize as local. It’s witty and fun. And before every performance there is a winter wonderland outside the Playhouse – snow included! See details at PasadenaPlayhouse.org. Pasadena Playhouse – 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena 91101
That should keep you busy and in the right spirit for the upcoming week we think! Enjoy!
Courtesy Photo: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at A Noise Within