Light It Up! Here Comes Santa

Nov 21, 2011

oldpas 300x220 Light It Up! Here Comes Santa tree lighting toy drive theatre 360 snow Santas mailbox Royal Court Rose Queen Pasadena Star News Pasadena One Colorado old pasadena Jaycees Drew Washington Christmas Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys  photoChristmas season officially begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25th. Why, you ask? Read on, we say. (Hint: pretty!)

It’s Pasadena’s Annual Tree Lighting event, presented by One Colorado and Old Pasadena Management.

Assisting in the evening’s festivities will be the 2012 Rose Queen, Drew Washington, and her Royal Court. A choral performance and holiday sing-a-long will instill the air with a seasonal essence, led and created by Theatre 360 and Nutty Jazz.

If you bring a new, unwrapped toy or book for the Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys (presented by the Pasadena Star-News and the Pasadena Jaycees), you’ll receive a free pic with Santa himself (6:30-9 p.m.). If the little ones miss that chance, they can drop a note in Santa’s mailbox—and receive a personal reply.

Besides nibbling on cookies and sipping hot cocoa (all complimentary), kids can play in  20 tons of snow, see a few of Santa’s reindeer (for real!), ride a holiday choo-choo train and create their own holiday crafts at the free craft area hosted by The Armory Center for the Arts.

Pasadena Annual Tree Lighting
Friday, November 25th, 4-9 p.m.
41 Hugus Alley or 626.564.1066; or and 626.356.9725



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