Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Christmas tree lane’


The Lighting of Trees

The Lighting of Trees
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My mother’s family, the Broemmel family of San Francisco, were, naturally, of German descent and she remembers her grandparents’ Christmas tree being meticulously decorated with ornaments and the placement of individual strings of tinsel being overseen by Valda, the family matriarch. My mother remembers, also, real candles decorating the tree—and being lit. Of course in […]

Gingerbread Houses, Ornaments, Candlelight, Carols & Holiday Everything!

Gingerbread Houses, Ornaments, Candlelight, Carols & Holiday Everything!

Waking up this Monday morning with the temperatures hovering near freezing, it certainly feels like the winter holidays are upon us. So, bundle up and choose your pick, because activities highlighting the season abound… Have your kids create Christmas ornaments out of paper, peppermints, candy canes, and whatever else Vroman’s Hastings can gather on Saturday, […]

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

The street is wide and straight uphill. The 128-year-old Deodars loom overhead five-stories high, closing ranks and blocking out the stars. It’s Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena and it’s time to string the lights. Every Saturday and Sunday until December 15th, join neighbors and friends to put up lights. Arriving for a 9 a.m. start […]

SGV’s Holiday Lights & Fun

SGV’s Holiday Lights & Fun

We are simply suckers for holiday decorating, whether it’s inside or out, one tree on a small lawn, or a mansion decked to the hilt. In case you do as well, here are some holiday “holiday lighting” sights to see, as well as local holiday events. Do you have any experiences to share? Events, streets, […]

Come One, Come All, to Christmas Tree Lane!

Come One, Come All, to Christmas Tree Lane!

City Hall may boast an impressive Christmas tree, but our neighbors to the north in Altadena have the Rose City beat when it comes to holiday displays. Christmas Tree Lane and the colorful lights of the Balian Mansion have become beloved parts of area tradition. Near December 24th, Santa Rosa Avenue, as it is known the […]

Christmas Tree Lane Lighting & Festival

Christmas Tree Lane Lighting & Festival

Everyone knows the best thing about Christmas is Christmas trees. What not everyone knows is that Southern California, despite its distinctly un-wintry climate (except perhaps for this week), is home to some of the most picturesque Christmas trees in the universe. Chief among these SoCal trees, of course, are the ones lining Altadena’s Christmas Tree […]

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