Old Pasadena comes alive with holiday festivities throughout the district, Friday, November 23 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Join us for spectacular performances, live reindeer, 20 tons of real snow, a magical tree-lighting ceremony, Santa’s arrival and much more- guaranteed to start your holidays with joy, and lots of fun! All activities are family friendly, free, and open to the public.
Everything kicks off at 4:00pm with Old Pasadena’s own winter wonderland, located on Holly Street between Raymond and Fair Oaks. Kids can play in 20 tons of real snow, see live reindeer fresh from the North Pole, create in a kid’s craft area presented by the Armory Center for the Arts, and enjoy live music in this spectacular children’s winter playground. Throughout the celebration, attendees will enjoy festive musical entertainment including the Marshall Fundamental Secondary School Choir, the award-winning local chamber ensemble Towne Singers and the remarkable Jazz vocalist Rachael MacFarlene among others. Wine and Canvas will also be on hand sponsoring free painting classes so adults can join in the fun!
Venture over to One Colorado at 6:00pm when Santa arrives to light the dazzling 30-foot Christmas tree and the 2013 Rose Queen® makes one of her first public appearances. The evening’s festivities will include seasonal songs from the Friendship Baptist Music Ministry. At the Tree-Lighting, everyone is asked to bring an unwrapped toy or book for the Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys toy drive, which benefits children throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Children and adults who donate an unwrapped toy or book will receive a FREE photo with Santa at One Colorado, November 23rdonly.
Throughout the celebration, guests can also take advantage of the numerous in-store events and promotions offered at over 50 of Old Pasadena’s most popular merchants during Old Pasadena’s first ever Naughty or Nice Holiday Campaign. Get your holiday shopping started early while enjoying thousands of dollars in savings. Need more time? Old Pasadena merchants will be running specials throughout the holiday season.
Pasadena’s largest holiday celebration is a free community event presented by Old Pasadena Management District and One Colorado.