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, December 14th at 1 p.m. Vroman’s Hastings Ranch, 3729 E. Foothill Blvd. 91107.
Want to show off your holiday baking skills? Vroman’s on Colorado is having a Cookie Bake-Off this Saturday, December 14th at 6 p.m. “We’ll be pitting your best effort against those of your peers (right, like you have any). There will be a prize for the winner and for the losers? Well, you get to eat a whole bunch of cookies, so really everyone wins!” Free to enter, free to taste. To enter cookies in bake-off, arrive at 5:45 p.m. Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. 91101.
Okay, we’re overloading with Vroman’s here, but we love this stuff! Sunday, December 15th, Vroman’s will have its 8th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party. For $25, guests receive a gingerbread house of their own with candy provided, though people are welcome to bring extra candy or decor for their house. Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. 91101.
For the kids: Come dressed as your favorite Nightmare Before Christmas character and listen to some of the best holiday stories of the season. Sunday, December 15th, 4 p.m. Vroman’s Hastings Ranch, 3729 E. Foothill Blvd. 91107.
Christmas Tree Lane lights up on Saturday, the 14th. Their Winter Arts & Crafts Festival begins at 2 p.m., with the famous row of deodars lighting up at 6 p.m. Food trucks—Hang 10 Taco, Hungry Nomad, Tainamite, Slammin Sliders, and Coolhaus—will be on hand for satiating the appetite. ChristmasTreeLane.net.
Saturday, December 14th: Holiday Concerts Galore!
Pasadena Symphony & POPS at All Saint’s Church – $30-$100
Angeles Chorale at First United Methodist Church – $25
Candlelight & Carols at Pasadena Presbyterian Church – free
Pasadena Master Chorale at First Congregational Church – $15-$25
Pasadena Pro Musica at Neighborhood Church – $15