Nine Christmas Tree Lightings, Neighborhood Lights & Events

Dec 2, 2013

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21st Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting
Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6 p.m.
Lighting up the 80 ft. tall, 50-year-old CA Redwood
Children’s choirs from various schools, Santa, treats, crafts & snow
Wells Fargo parking lot, 3250 Glendale Blvd.

Pasadena Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting
Thursday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pas. City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
After the tree is lit, Mayor Bogaard has it on good authority that Santa will be arriving with a little help from thhe Pasadena Fire Department. Free holiday crafts by the Armory & new, unwrapped gifts accepted for toy drive
Complete list of program at

Old Fashioned Holiday Tree Lighting in South Pas
Thursday, Dec. 5th, 4-7 p.m.
South Pasadena Farmers’ Market, Meridian & El Centro St., near Iron Works Museum

“Holiday in Lights” in La Cañada
Friday, Dec. 6th, 4-6:30 p.m.
Caroling, snow, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, lighting of the gazebo and Foothill Boulevard
Memorial Park, corner of Foothill and La Cañada Blvds.

Christmas Around the Drive in San Marino
Friday, Dec. 6th, 5-8:30 p.m.
Santa arrives at 6 p.m. at Old #1 at City Hall
Huntington Dr., between Bedford Road & Del Mar Ave.

Christmas at Garfield Park
Saturday, Dec. 7th, noon-3 p.m.
1750 Mission St. at Park, South Pasadena 91030
Puppet shows, games, toy give away, hot chocolate and cookies (and other nibbles), arts & crafts, live Christmas music, balloon animals, face painting…


“Holiday Light Up” in Upper Hastings
Saturday, Dec. 7th
Sixty to seventy percent of the 1300 homeowners who live in Upper Hastings participate in the yearly “Holiday Light Up.” Each street chooses a theme and competition is fierce. Initial plug in is Saturday. Lights remain on (officially) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, December 11th outside judges such as firemen, policemen, someone from the clergy, and a member of the military judge the exhibits and trophies are awarded in many categories.

Upper Hastings Ranch is borders are North Michillinda Avenue to the east, The Eaton Canyon Golf Course and Riviera Drive to the west, Sierra Madre Boulevard to the south and the foothills to the north.

Upper Hastings Ranch

Upper Hastings Ranch

2nd Annual Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec. 7th, 4-6 p.m.
Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena 91106
Dedicated to the beloved and recently lost Wanda Coleman, nine poets and authors—Ellen Snortland, David Kipen, Dorian Cohen, Fernando Castro, Armine Iknadossian, Darlene Lacey, Carlye Archibeque, Michael C. Ford, and Shahe Mankerian—will read their holiday poems – from nostalgic to irreverent (if this is in any way resembles last year’s event).  A holiday-themed art display and set are being provided by Steve Esdcandon and the Blair IB Singers will perform.
Event is free; refreshments served courtesy of Blair H.S. Culinary Arts & Hospitality Academy
For more info, call 626.744.7260.

David Kipen, co-owner of the lending library Libros Schmibros

David Kipen, co-owner of the lending library Libros Schmibros

Collage by Steve Escandon

Collage by Steve Escandon

Balian House
A family tradition since 1955
Mendocino Lane at Glenview Terrace, Altadena 91001





Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena