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CONCERT LISTINGS BY CITY - DECEMBER 2018


The listings on the site are for free concerts and music-related events in Orange County, parts of Los Angeles County, and parts of the Inland Empire. This page lists concerts/events by the city in which they are taking place. Only names for cities in which there are events during the month are included below. Please remember that although every attempt is made to bring you the most current concert information, all schedules are subject to change. It is recommended that you confirm any performance you wish to attend.

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     What's coming in December? This month the holiday festivities continue, starting off with two weeks packed with tree lightings, parades and special holiday concerts. Events taper off towards the end of December as January nears. Warmest wishes to all site visitors and their families for a very happy holiday season. In the Fall/Winter/Spring, the site usually is updated on the first and third Thursdays of the month. This month there will be one update only, on December 6. The holiday edition of the site will remain posted through the first week of January. Don't forget to check the site's Facebook and Twitter pages for the most recent updates, the latest news and additional information too! If you would still like to view the 2018 Summer edition of the site, it can be reached via links on the Site Book page or by going directly to www.dorothyswebsite.org/2018index.html.


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 ALHAMBRA 

November 30 - Downtown Alhambra Tree Lighting Ceremony. Kick off the holidays with the tree lighting celebration from 6 - 9 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 6 p.m. and there also will be holiday entertainment by the Pop Rock Academy and Daurden Performing Arts Academy and complimentary refreshments (while supplies last). The event will take place at Renaissance Plaza in downtown Alhambra, Main/Garfield. Donations for the Spark of Love toy drive will be accepted during the program. Information: (626) 282-5767 or www.downtownalhambra.com.

December 9 - Emmaus Lutheran Church Christmas Extravaganza. Experience a Christmas musical afternoon including childrens' choirs, bell choirs, puppetry, sing-a-longs, drama and a live nativity. After the concert there will be a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, crafts and more. Donations of new unwrapped toys will be accepted to donate to children within the community. The program will take place from 2 - 5 p.m. at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 840 S. Alamansor Avenue. Information: (626) 289-3664 or www.emmauslutheran.org.

December 9 - Alhambra Performing Arts Center Programs. The Alhambra Performing Arts Center, under the direction of chef/artistic director Bill Yee, will present the center's annual Dickens Christmas Carol sing-along led by the San Gabriel Valley's Dickens Holiday Carolers. The group is an ensemble made up of choir members from the Lake Avenue Sanctuary Choir, Vergudo Hills Women's Chorus, Pasadena Crown City Men's Chorus and other groups. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Drive. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis, and light refreshments will be available. Information: (626) 230-5435 or e mail at bizwind@yahoo.com.

 ALTADENA 

December 8 - 98th Annual Christmas Tree Lane Lighting and Winter Arts and Crafts Festival. The Altadena Christmas Tree Lane Association will be hosting the annual Tree Lighting on "Christmas Tree Lane" as well as a Winter Arts and Crafts Festival. The festival will take place beginning at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Altadena Public Library, 600 E. Mariposa Street. At 6 p.m., the lighting ceremony will begin, culminating with the flipping the switch for the mile of lit deodar trees. "Christmas Tree Lane" is Santa Rosa Avenue between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive. It is a California Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Road closures will begin at 4 p.m. See website for additional information on the history and location of the event. Information: (626) 403-1123 or www.christmastreelane.net.

 ANAHEIM AND ANAHEIM HILLS 

December 7 - West Anaheim Holiday Magic Christmas Tree Lighting.. The West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council will present their annual event at 5 p.m. at Twila Reid Park, 3100 W. Orange Avenue. The program will include holiday music, children's crafts, photo opportunities, a bonfire and visits with Santa. Dress warmly for the outdoor event. Some seating will be available, and food will be available for purchase. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. and the tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Information: (714) 609-8070 or www.anaheim.net.

December 8 - Nutcracker Holiday Village and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). There will be free holiday craft activities for children and a family music show, snow play (bring mittens and boots) and children's train rides from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., international food vendors and shopping, free pictures with Santa from 2 - 4:30 p.m. (one per family, line may cut off at 4 p.m.), and the lighting of the tree from 6 - 6:45 p.m. Information: (714) 765-5191, (714) 956-3586, www.downtownanaheim.com or www.anaheim.net.

December 15 - Trombone Christmas and Winter on the Walk at Anaheim Gardenwalk. The Trobone Christmas performance will take place from 1 -2 p.m. at Anaheim Gardenwalk, 400 West Disney Way. All players of the slide trombone are welcome to participate in trying to break the current record for number of players in one concert. There will be a variety of activities as well, snowfall and the chance to win a $100 gift card for the best ugly sweater. Information: (714) 635-7410 or www.anaheimgardenwalk.com, events.

Performances at The Packing House - Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary, and additional peformances take place in the location(s) noted. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Weekly schedules (when available) will still be posted on this site's Facebook page for updates/changes. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

  • November 29 - Jim Becker (Acoustic Rock) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • November 30 - Darden Sisters (Western Swing) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 1 - Jim Becker (Acoustic Rock) from 1 - 3 p.m., and Danny and the Daytrippers (60s) Ivan Jamie (Latin/Pop at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 2 - Cafe Flamenco (Jazz) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • December 7 - Elephant in the Room (Indie) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 8 - Brother Silver (Blues) from 1 - 3 p.m.; also Honeydrops Express (Swing) and Aris Weatherby (Indie,at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m. Anaheim Night Market (Christmas Edition) will take place in Farmers Park from 6 - 10 p.m.

  • December 9 - Classic Jazz Trio from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • December 12 - MAKE Mic Night: Holiday Edition from 7 - 9 p.m. at MAKE. Sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Be prepared to sing a holiday song. Each performer gets 2 songs or 10 minutes.

  • December 13 - Jim Becker (Acoustic Rock) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 14 - Sean Oliu Band (50s/60s) and Jim Becker (Acoustic Rock, at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 15 - Soul Tribe (R&B/Soul) from 1 - 3 p.m., also Jeff West and the Witwoods and JP and Benny B (Acoustic Rock, at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 16 - Michelle Mangione Trio (Classic Rock) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • December 21 - Surfabilly Cats (Rockabilly) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 22 - Poncho and Lefty Blues from 1 - 3 p.m., and The Pollen Collective (Folk/Indie, at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 28 - Darden Sisters (Western Swing) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 29 - Cafe Flamenco (Acoustic Jazz Duo) from 1 - 3 p.m.; also Sophia Bollman Band (Pop/R&B) and Robbie Dean (Indie/Acoustic, at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 31 - New Year's Eve Celebration from 7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. with dance music from the Downtown Band and countdown at midnight.

Weekly, Thursdays - Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bands and entertainment times vary. Check website for weekly schedules. The market is located at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). Information: (714) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com.

Weekly, Saturdays and Sundays - Weekend Entertainment at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace. Weekly entertainment takes place Saturdays and Sundays at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, 1440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. On Saturdays in La Placita: Ballet Folklorico from noon - 12:45 p.m., Show De Chenter from 1 - 3 p.m., and Banda from 4 - 6 p.m. On Sundays: in El Studio - Grupo from noon - 4 p.m., and in La Placita - Ballet Folklorico from 1 - 1:45 p.m., Mariachi and Norteno music from 2 - 4 p.m. and Karaoke from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Information: (714) 999-0888 or www.anaheimindoormarketplace.com.

 APPLE VALLEY 

December 4 - Annual Apple Valley Tree Lighting. The Apple Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. at Civic Center Park/Town Hall, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. The event will include falling snow, live entertainment by local groups, giveaways, and the lighting of the holiday tree at 6 p.m. Santa also will be available for photos (bring your own camera). Information: (760) 240-7000 x7071 or www.applevalleyevents.org.

 ARCADIA 

December 1 - Holiday Snow Festival. The Holiday Snow Festival will take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, with free parking and shuttle service from the Centennial Way entrance to Santa Anita race track beginning at 8 a.m. There will be holiday entertainment, crafts, trolley train rides, sled runs and snow play areas, and food will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Information: (626) 574-5113 or www.arcadiaca.gov.

December 6 - Tree Lighting Celebration. Arcadia celebrates the start of the holiday season with the fourth annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Arcadia Transit Plaza. The event will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Plaza, corner of Santa Clara Street and North First Avenue. Santa will arrive on an Arcadia Fire Truck to help the mayor bring the tree to life, and there also will be strolling carolers, a kids' craft table, holiday photos and free cocoa and cookies. Information: (626) 574-5434 or www.arcadiaca.gov.

 ARTESIA 

November 28 - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Avenue. In addition to the tree lighting, youth choir and dance groups will perform holiday medleys. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available while supplies last. Information: (562) 865-6262, www.cityofartesia.us or www.facebook.com/cityofartesia.

 AZUSA 

December 2 - Azusa Winter Fiesta and Holiday Tree Lighting. The Azusa Winter Fiesta will take place from noon - 6 p.m. on the Azusa City Hall lawn, 213 E. Foothill Boulevard. The event will include snow play, a synthetic ice skating rink, holiday entertainment, food and craft booths, arts and crafts, and a variety of free activities for children five years and older. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:45 p.m. Information: (626) 812-5280 or www.ci.azusa.ca.us.

Azusa Pacific University Performances - Performances take place in a variety of locations on the Azusa Pacific University campus. See individual events for location and performance times. The campus is located at 901 E. Alosta Avenue. Information: (626) 812-3018 or www.apu.edu/music.

  • December 5 - Chamber Music Concert. The last performance in the Chamber Music Series will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. in Munson Chapel. String, piano and woodwind ensembles will perform compositions by Haydn, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and others.

  • December 7 - Cello Ensemble Recital. The program will take place from 8 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

 BALDWIN PARK 

November 29 - Tree Lighting Ceremony. The City of Baldwin Park kicks off the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The program will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the Esther Snyder Community Center Gym, 4100 Baldwin Park Boulevard. There will be musical entertainment by various community organizations and high school choirs, and the event will conclude with the tree lighting and an appearance by Santa. Light refreshments will be provided following the ceremony. Information: (626) 813-5245 x317 or www.baldwinpark.com.

 BELLFLOWER 

December 7 - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The city's annual tree lighting ceremony will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Friendship Square (Bellflower Boulevard at Belmont Street) in Downtown Bellflower. There will be holiday entertainment, Santa, refreshments, a rink for roller skating and scooters (helmet required), snow sledding slides and arts and holiday crafts. Information: (562) 804-1424 x2261 or www.bellflower.org.

 BEVERLY HILLS 

December 9 - Dance Sundays at The Wallis. Outdoors @ The Wallis presents Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen and Friends. Programs take place from noon - 2 p.m. on the Promenade Terrace at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard. This month's program will be African dance, a union of music, dance and traditions of West Africa, accompanied by live drummers. Information: (310) 746-4000 or www.thewallis.org.

December 9 - Holiday Concert. The City of Beverly Hills and the Friends of Beverly Gardens Park will present a holiday concert from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in front of the Beverly Hills City Hall. There will be performances by a number of local school groups, plus a special appearance by Santa. Complimentary holiday refreshments will be available (while supplies last). Information: (800) 345-2210, www.lovebeverlyhills.com or www.beverlyhills.org.

 BREA 

December 6 - Holiday Tree Lighting. The city will host its annual tree lighting celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Brea Civic and Cultural Center front steps (Birch/Randolph). There will be live music and holiday entertainment, Santa and Mrs. Claus will drop in for a visit, and pictures with Santa will be available for a fee. Light refreshments will be served. Information: (714) 990-7771, www.breaspecialevents.com or www.cityofbrea.net.

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 BUENA PARK 

December 1 - 48th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire. The 48th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Avenue. There will be snow slides, game booths, jump houses, a petting zoo, raffles, food and craft vendors, a kids' craft area, live performances and a visit from Santa. Parking is limited but there will be a free shuttle from the Peak Park Pool, 7225 El Dorado Drive. Information: (714) 236-3860 or www.buenapark.com.

December 1 - Performances at The Source OC. Winter Santa Rocks. The event will take place from 6 - 8 p.m.at The Source OC, 6940 Beach Boulevard (corner of Beach and Orangethorpe). Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

December 7 - Buena Park Christmas Tree Lighting and Toy Drive. The city's tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the Buena Park City Hall, 6650 Beach Boulevard. Santa will arrive on an Orange County Fire Authority fire truck at 6 p.m., followed by the tree lighting and the opportunity for kids to meet and take photos with Santa. There also will be special performances and entertainment from carolers, storytellers, vocalists and musicians. Donations of toys will be accepted for the local holiday toy drive. Information: (714) 562-3860 or www.buenapark.com.

December 9 - Buena Park Community Chorus Annual Holiday Concert. "Winter Holiday Concert." The annual holiday concert presented by the Buena Park Community Chorus will take place from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Walter D. Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Avenue. The event is free, but the Chorus, in collaboration with the Buena Park Coordinating Council, encourages attendees to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Buena Park families. Information: (714) 236-3860, www.buenapark.com or www.buenaparkchorus.com.

 BURBANK 

December 1 - Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Burbank Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 6 - 6:30 p.m. on the front steps of City Hall, 275 E. Olive Avenue. The event will feature a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, performances by local music/dance groups, special guests from Disneyland, and the lighting of the tree. Information: (818) 238-5397 or www.burbankca.gov.

 CARSON 

December 5 - Tree Lighting Ceremony and Enrichment Recital. The City of Carson tree lighting cerermony will take place at 6 p.m. at the Carson Event Center, 801 E. Carson Street. The ceremony will be followed by a recital by enrichment class program members at 6:30 p.m. Information: (310) 847-3570, (310) 835-0212 or www.ci.carson.ca.us.

December 8 - Carson WinterFest. Carson WinterFest will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Millender-McDonald Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street. There will be holiday craft vendors, food trucks, arts and crafts, entertainment and a snow run for kids. Information: (310) 847-3570 or www.ci.carson.ca.us.

 CERRITOS 

December 4 - Performances at the Cerritos Public Library. Holiday Concert by the Cypress Senior Chorus. The Cypress Senior Chorus, directed by Lee Lassetter, will sings songs of the season. The choir is comprised of older, retired adults who love to share their joy of singing with the community. The program will take place from 7 - 8 p.m. in the library's Skyline Room. The library is located at the Cerritos Civic Center, 18025 Bloomfield Avenue. Information: (562) 916-1342 or www.cerritos.us, go to "Library."

December 8 - Santa's Holiday Island. Santa's Holiday Island and Candy Cane Lane will take place from noon - 3:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, 18600 Bloomfield Avenue. Families are invited to enjoy some holiday cheer by visiting Santa Claus at the Heritage Pary Play Island. There also will be crafts, music and caroling. Bring a camera for photos. Food will be available for purchase. Children ages 2 - 11 who visit all the program areas on the Island will receive a special holiday commemorative gift (while supplies last). Information: (562) 916-8570 or www.cerritos.us.

 CHINO 

December 5 - Chino Tree Lighting Ceremony. The city's Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on the lawn at City Hall, 13220 Central Avenue. There will be holiday caroling, Santa will make a special appearance, and light refreshments will be served. Bring cameras for photos with Santa. Information: (909) 334-3306 or www.cityofchino.org.

December 8 - Chino Youth Christmas Parade and Fair. The Chino Youth Parade is a showcase of Chino's youth groups. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Monte Vista Avenue/Riverside Drive, then turn south on Central, continuing south on Central to City Hall. Immediately following the parade there will be a fair at City Hall, 13220 Central Avenue, until 2 p.m. Carnival rides, a craft fair, and food vendors (fee) also will be until 2 p.m. at the Civic Center and on D Street between 7th and 6th Streets, with entertainment on the steps of City Hall, with a Santa's Village at the Chino Youth Museum and a craft fair in the Senior Center and library parking lots. The parade will be held rain or shine, but other events may be cancelled in the event of severe weather conditions. Information: (909) 334-3258 or www.cityofchino.org/events.

 CHINO HILLS 

December 1 - Chino Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony. The City of Chino Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Chino Hills City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive. Activities begin at 5 p.m. and will include arts and crafts, boutique vendors, face painting, letters to Santa and more. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6:15 p.m. and there will be visits with Santa from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Those bringing an unwrapped toy valued at $10 to support the Police Department's toy drive will be able to take a picture with Santa. Information: (909) 364-2600 or www.chinohills.org.

Performances at the Shoppes at Chino Hills. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. See individual concert dates for performance start times. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

  • December 1 - TTT Brand (Country) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • December 2 - World of Music (Youth) from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

  • December 7 - 80s Brigade (80s) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • December 8 - My Generation (British Invasion) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • December 9 - Sunshine Generation (Youth/Holiday) from 1 -2 p.m.

  • December 10 - Singers Company from 5:30 - 6 p.m.

  • December 14 - Whiskey Hayride (Country) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • December 15 - Gem City Jazz Cats (Jazz) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • December 16 - Morning Star Performing Arts (Youth) from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

 CLAREMONT 

December 23 - Claremont Symphony Orchestra. Robert Sage, conductor and music director. The Claremont Symphony Orchestra will present their annual Handel Messiah sing-along. Programs will take place at 1:30 and 4 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music at the Claremont Colleges, 150 E. 4th Street at College Avenue. Information: www.claremontso.org.

Friday Noon Concert Series - The Friday Noon Concert Series is sponsored by the Departments of Music at Pomona and Scripps Colleges. Performances take place at 12:15 p.m. in Balch Auditorium, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue. Information: (909) 607-3266, www.pomona.edu/music-calendar, www.scrippscollege.edu, go to Music Department, or www.collegescalendar.org

  • November 30 - Art Songs of Carlos Guastavino with Ursula Kleinecke, soprano, and Gayle Blakenburg, piano.

  • December 7 - Quartet Euphoria (Rachel V. Huang and Jonathan Wright, violins, Cynthia R. Fogg, viola, and Tom Flaherty, cello) will perform Bartok: String Quartet No. 2

  • December 14 - Holiday Concert by the Joint Music Program Choirs, conducted by Charles W. Kamm with John Gilmour, piano

Performances at the Claremont Colleges - The following performances are presented by Pomona College and Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges (unless otherwise noted). Performance locations are listed with the concerts and are in Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia at 10th Street, Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th Street, Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street, or Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue. Information: Pomona College - (909) 607-2671 or www.pomona.edu/music-calendar; Scripps College - (909) 607-3266 or www.scrippscollege.edu; also www.collegescalendar.org.

  • November 30 and December 2 - Pomona College: Pomona College Choir, conducted by Donna M. DiGrazia. The 80-voice choir will present sounds of 17th and 18th century music from Latin America and Germany. The program will include Bach's Magnificat, with soprano Melissa Givens, and music by Araujo, Zumaya, Zespsdes, Fernandes and others. Joining the choir will be a guest ensemble of period instrumentalists. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth Street.

  • December 2 - Scripps College: The Claremont Concert Choir and Claremont Treble Singers, conducted by Charles Kamm, with pianist John Gilmour. The Winter Choral Concert will include works by Betnis, Poulenc, Schutz, Whitacre and others. The program will take place at 2 p.m. in Garrison Theater, 241 East 10th Street.

  • December 3 - Pomona College: West African Music Ensemble, directed by Nani Agbeli. The program of Ghanaian drumming, dance and song will take place at 8 p.m. in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue

  • December 5, 11 and 12 - Pomona College: Student Recitals. Programs will take place at 7 p.m. in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue

  • December 7 and 9 - Pomona College: Pomona College Orchestra, conducted by Eric Lindholm, with pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee. The program will include works by Brahms and Stravinsky. Performances will take place on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street

  • December 10 - Pomona College: Giri Kusuma, Nyoman Wenten, music director, and Nanik Wenten, dance director. The program of traditional and contemporary Balinese Gamelan music and dance will take place at 8 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street

  • December 11 and 13 - Scripps College: Student Recitals. Programs will take place at 7:30 p.m. on December 11 in the Harvey Mudd College Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Boulevard, and on December 13 in the Boone Recital Hall, 241 East 10th Street.

  • December 15 and 16 - Scripps College: The Claremont Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Cubek. The program will feature Mahler: Symphony No. 1, "Titan." Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Garrison Theater, 241 East 10th Street.

 COLTON 

November 30 - Colton Tree Lighting Ceremony. The City of Colton tree lighting ceremony will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Colton Civic Center/City Hall, 650 N. La Cadena. The celebration will include the tree lighting on the front lawn of City Hall, entertainment and a visit from Santa. Information: (909) 370-6153, www.coltonca.gov or www.ci.colton.ca.us.

December 9 - 43rd Annual Colton Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park. The Colton Christmas parade will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on La Cadena from "O" to "C" Streets. This year's theme is "Santa Loves the Red, White and Blue." Following the parade, Christmas in the Park will take place until 3 p.m. at Fleming Park, 525 N. La Cadena. There will be entertainment, activities and food/craft vendors. Information: (909) 825-2222, (909) 370-6153, www.coltonchamber.org or www.ci.colton.ca.us.

 CORONA 

December 2 - Corona Holiday Lighting Celebration. The city's tree lighting ceremony and holiday celebration will take place from 4 - 7 p.m. on the historic civic center front lawn, 815 W. Sixth Street. There will be live entertainment, a snow play area, crafts at Santa's workshop, the lighting of the tree, and photos with Santa. Donations also will be accepted at the event for the "Spark of Love" toy drive. Parking is located at City Hall, 400 S. Vicentia Avenue. Information: (951) 736-2241 or www.coronaca.gov.

December 4, 11 and 18 - Holiday Music Program at the Corona Library. The Holiday Music Program at the Corona Library will take place Tuesdays in December from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Children's Room at the library, 650 S. Main Street. Artists will be: December 4 - Santiago High School Madrigals Singers, December 11 - Circle City Children's Choir, plus a visit from Santa, and December 18 - Harpist Alfredo Ortiz. Holiday treats and hot cocoa will be served at the performances. Information: (951) 736-2381, www.friendsofthecoronapubliclibrary.com or www.coronaca.gov/government/departments/library.

December 28 - The Equilux Open Mic Night. The Equiliux Open Mic Night takes place every 4th Friday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street. Performances by adults 18+ may include acoustic music, spoken word, acapella, poetry, freestyle, performance art and/or comedy. Performances may be on any subject but must be appropriate for a broad audience. Artists may bring art pieces for display for the duration of the event. Light refreshments will be provided. Information: (951) 736-2381, www.coronaca.gov/government/departments/library or www.coronaca.gov.

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 COSTA MESA 

December 14 - 16 and 19 - 23 - Holidays Around the World at the Segerstrom Center the Arts Argyros Plaza. December will be filled with the sights and sounds of holiday traditions outdoors in the Argyros Plaza and on the plaza stage. The magic of winter will come alive with snowfall, and there will be a variety of activities and performances each day. Programs will take place at 4:45 p.m. on December 14, 19, 20 and 21, at 4 p.m. on December 15 and 22, and at 2:30 p.m. on December 16 and 23. Additional information will be posted if it becomes available. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive. Information: (714) 556-2787, www.scfta.org or www.scfta.org/events/2018/holidays-around-the-world.

Metro Pointe Entertainment Series. - Performances take place Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Metro Pointe at South Coast, 901 South Coast Drive. Stage is outdoors facing the restaurants. No lawn chairs. Information: (714) 481-5009 or www.metropointe.com.

  • November 30 - The Intenders (Classic Pop/Rock, Holiday)

  • December 1 - Holiday celebration! Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Brad Winchell (Holiday Steel Drum, at the Bridge) from 1 - 4 p.m., and Chain Reaction (R&B/Dance/Motown/Holiday) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Santa Claus also will be present from 1 - 4 p.m. and available for pictures from 2 - 3 p.m. at Nordstrom Rack. Bring your cameras!

  • December 7 - Kelly Fitzgerald Band (Classic Rock/Holiday)

  • December 8 - Holiday celebration! Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Gary Gould (Holiday Saxophone, at the Bridge) from 1 - 4 p.m., and The Alturas (Music of the Andes/Holiday) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Santa Claus also will be present from 1 - 4 p.m. and available for pictures from 2 - 3 p.m. at Nordstrom Rack. Bring your cameras!

  • December 14 - Jumpin' Joz (Jumpin' Jive Swing/Holiday)

  • December 15 - Holiday celebration! Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Alan Lightner (Holiday Steel Drum, at the Bridge) from 1 - 4 p.m., and Renown Muzic (R&B/Dance/Holiday) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Santa Claus also will be present from 1 - 4 p.m. and available for pictures from 2 - 3 p.m. at Nordstrom Rack. Bring your cameras!

  • December 21 - Panjive (Diverse Steel Drum/Holiday)

  • December 22 - Holiday celebration! Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Gary Gould (Holiday Saxophone, at the Bridge) from 1 - 4 p.m., and Chain Reaction (R&B/Dance/Motown/Holiday) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Santa Claus also will be present from 1 - 4 p.m. and available for pictures from 2 - 3 p.m. at Nordstrom Rack. Bring your cameras!

  • December 24 - Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m.

  • December 28 - Ohio Trio Plus (Motown/R&B/Dance)

  • December 29 - Blues Racket Band (Pop/R&B/Dance)

  • January 4 - Past to Present (60s - Current Dance)

  • January 5 - Heart 'N Soul (Latin/R&B/Dance)

Segerstrom Center the Arts/Argyros Plaza Events. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present a variety of programs outdoors in the Argyros Plaza. Unless otherwise noted, all performances last approximately one hour. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive. Information: (714) 556-2787 or www.scfta.org.

  • December 5 - Santa Ana Social Club (Pop/Rock) at 6:15 p.m.

  • December 8 - Trombone Christmas (25-Trombone Ensemble/Jazz) at 6:30 p.m.

  • December 9 - Nelson Cade III (Acoustic Holiday Hits) at 5:45 p.m.

  • December 29 - Roderick Chambers (R&B/Soul Singer-Songwriter) at 6:15 p.m.

 COVINA 

December 1 - 68th Annual Covina Christmas Parade. "My Favorite Christmas Story." The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Badillo Street and Citrus, travel west on Badillo to Hollenbeck Avenue, and turn south on Hollenbeck Avenue to Puente Street. There will be bands, floats, decorated novelties and a variety of local groups participating in the parade. Parking is available on city streets and at the Metrolink structure at 559 N. Citrus. Information: (626) 384-5340 or www.covinaca.gov.

December 16 - Covina Concert Band Christmas Concert. The Covina Concert Band will present its annual Christmas Concert, "Prepare Your Heart for Christmas," from 3 - 5 p.m. The program will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Covina, 310 N. Second Avenue. Information: (626) 332-0020 or www.covinaconcertband.org.

 CULVER CITY 

December 6 - Downtown Culver City Tree Lighting Celebration. The Downtown Culver City Tree Lighting Celebration will take place at 6 p.m. in Town Plaza near the Culver Hotel and Arclight Theaters (Culver Boulevard/Van Buren Place). Local school student choirs will entertain, and there will be hot cider and festive treats. Santa will make an appearance for the lighting of the tree. Information: (310) 202-6060, (310) 253-6672, www.downtownculvercity.com or www.culvercity.org.

December 7 - Tower Lighting Ceremony. The public is invited to be a part of the holiday magic and festivities from 6 - 9:30 p.m. as the lights on the Veterans Memorial Building tower "tree" are lit (Overland/Culver Blvd.) Santa will arrive following the ceremony, and there will be snow sledding, a moon bounce, food trucks, holiday craft activities and entertainment on the outdoor stage featuring local youth groups. Information: (310) 253-6630, (310) 253-6650 or www.culvercity.org.

December 16 - Boulevard Music Holiday Show. Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Boulevard, will host a free holiday show from 7 - 9 p.m. The event will include performances by staff, teachers, families and friends of Boulevard. Complimentary cookies will be served. Information: (310) 398-2583 or www.boulevardmusic.com.

 CYPRESS 

December 4 - Cypress Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting. The annual holiday sing is presented by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center, corner of Orange Avenue and Grindlay Street. There will be performances by local school groups, train rides, letters to veterans and Santa, holiday crafts, games and visits with Santa. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Food will be available for purchase with funds benefitting the Cypress/La Palma Youth Action Committee. Information: (714) 229-6780, www.cypressrec.org or www.ci.cypress.ca.us.

 DANA POINT 

December 1 - Dana Point Winter Festival and Tree Lighting. The Dana Point Winter Festival will take place from noon - 5:30 p.m. at La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza Street. There will be holiday musical performances and other entertainment, a craft fair, a petting zoo, face painting for children, visits with Santa, a crafts area, Lego Santa's Village workshop, and the tree lighting at 5:15 p.m. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies at the tree lighting. Nominal fee for carnival games and cookie decorating. Information: (949) 248-3530 or www.danapoint.org.

December 3 - Dana Point Tree Lighting at Pines Park. The City of Dana Point Tree Lighting at Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano, will take place from 3 - 5 p.m. There will be holiday characters, Lil' Dickens Carolers, visits with Santa (bring your own camera), a dog holiday costume parade at 4:30 p.m. (dogs must be on leashes), and the tree lighting at 5 p.m. Complimentary hot chocolate, cookies and dog treats will be available while supplies last. Donations of canned food will be accepted for the Family Assistance Ministries and donations of unwrapped toys will be accepted for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Information: (949) 248-3530 or www.danapoint.org.

 DIAMOND BAR 

December 8 and 9 - Handel's Messiah. St. Denis Catholic Community presents the first annual performance of Handel's Messiah. The concert will include soloists, a community chorus of choir members from over 20 surrounding churches and chamber orchestra, Patrick Zubiate, music director and conductor. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3:15 p.m. on Sunday at St. Denis Catholic Church, 2151 S. Diamond Bar Boulevard. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Information: (909) 861-7106 or www.stdenis.org.

 DOWNEY 

December 2 - 67th Annual Downey Christmas Parade. The 67th Annual Downey Christmas Parade will take place at 1 p.m. along Downey Avenue downtown. This year's theme is "Christmas of Giving." The parade will include marching bands, equestrian units, community groups and local dignitaries and more. Information: (562) 923-2191 or www.downeychamberofcommerce.com.

December 3 - Downey Tree Lighting. The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Downey City Hall/Downey Civic Center. There will be entertainment from local schools, a snow play area, arts and crafts, photos with Santa Claus and more. The lighting of the tree will take place around 6:30 p.m. Information: (562) 904-7238 or www.downeyca.org.

 DUARTE 

December 5 - "Hope for the Holidays" Lunchtime Recital at City of Hope. The LA Opera will present a "Hope for the Holidays" lunchtime recital from noon - 1 p.m. in the Cooper Auditorium at the City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Road. The program will include holiday songs and American songbook favorites. The concert is open to the public. Information: (800) 333-6002, www.laopera.org, go to "Community" and "Community performances," or www.cityofhope.org.

 EAGLE ROCK 

December 2 - 11th Annual Glassell Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The holiday tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. in the Rite Aid parking lot at 4044 Eagle Rock Boulevard. There will be complimentary light refreshments and a visit from Santa. Information: www.gilcedillo.com/calendar.

 EL MONTE 

December 6 - Lighting Up the Holidays. The Lighting Up the Holidays celebration will take place from 4 - 8:30 p.m. at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler. The event will include Holiday House vendors, arts and crafts for children, holiday performances by community organizations and photo opportunities with Santa. Information: (626) 580-2200 or www.elmonteca.gov.

 EL SEGUNDO

November 29 - El Segundo Small Town Christmas and Holiday Open House. The Holiday Open House will take place along Main Street in El Segundo from 5 - 8 p.m. There will be Santa and live reindeer, photos ops, live music in a variety of locations, a pop-up tree lot and more. Donations also will be accepted for the "Spark of Love" toy drive. Information: (310) 322-1220 or www.elsegundochamber.com.

December 2 - Hannukah Celebration at The Point. Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah will host a Hannukah Celebration at The Point from 1 - 3 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family, Hannukah crafts, games, food and live entertainment. The Point is located at 850 S. Sepulveda Boulevard. Information: (310) 322-1220, (310) 414-5280 or www.thepointsb.com.

December 6 - Holiday Tree Lighting. The El Segundo Holiday Tree Lighting event will take place from 3 - 6 p.m. at the City Hall Plaza, 300 block of Main Street. The Farmers Market will be hosting a holiday craft boutique, and children will have the opportunity to meet with Santa beginning at 3:30 p.m. (El Segundo residents with a valid youth recreation ID card will have access to "fast pass" wristbands). There also will be a Candy Cane Kid Zone with holiday-themed games and activities and performances by local groups and Dickens Carolers will take place beginning at 3:30 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony will take place in City Hall Plaza at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Mattel. Information: (310) 524-2700, www.esrec.org or www.elsegundo.org.

December 9 - El Segundo Holiday Parade. The 55th Annual Holiday Parade will take place from 1 - 3 p.m. along Main Street in downtown El Segundo. This year's theme is "Seaside Yuletide." The parade begins on Main Street at Imperial Avenue and proceeds south to El Segundo Boulevard. The parade will include marching bands, musical groups, floats, antique cars, and more. Information: (310) 322-1220, (310) 524-2700, www.elsegundochamber.com or www.elsegundo.org.

December 15 - El Segundo Concerts in the Library Series Cherry Willow Jazz Band. The band performs music from the 1920s and 1930s, including dixieland jazz, traditional standards and early jazz tunes. The program will take place at 2 p.m. at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 West Mariposa Ave. Information: (310) 524-2728, www.elsegundo.org, go to library calendar, or www.eslib.org.

 FONTANA 

November 28 - Fontana Tree Lighting Ceremony. The city's Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Fontana City Hall, 8353 Sierra Avenue. The family-friendly event will include live entertainment, refreshments, and a surprise visit from a friend from the North Pole. Information: (909) 350-6520 or www.fontana.org.

December 8 - Fontana Christmas Parade and Festival of Winter. The Fontana Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Sierra Avenue and Arrow Boulevard in downtown Fontana and continue down Sierra Avenue. After the parade, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., the Festival of Winter will take place at Miller Park, 17004 Arrow Boulevard. Activities will include live performances, games, train rides, photo opportunities with Santa and a variety of vendors and activity booths. Information: (909) 349-6900, www.fontanarecreation.org or www.fontana.org.

 FOUNTAIN VALLEY 

December 1 - Fountain Valley Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The annual Tree Lighting event will take place from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst Street (near Heil). The program will include performances by community groups, food available for purchase, games, and photo opportunities with Santa (bring your own camera). The tree will be lit between 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Donations for the Spark of Love toy drive also will be accepted at the event. Information: (714) 839-8611 or www.fountainvalley.org.

 FULLERTON 

December 1 - Winter Market. Events will take place at the Downtown Fullerton Plaza (Wilshire Boulevard between Harbor and Pomona). There will be a variety of holiday entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, a beer and wine garden (for the parents!), photos with Santa, activities for children and more. The event will take place from noon - 4 p.m. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com.

December 6, 7, 8 and 9 - Christmas BLVD. Christmas BLVD is a family-oriented holiday experience for all generations. The event will take place from 4 - 9 p.m. each day at EvFree Fullerton, 2801 Brea Boulevard. There will be decorations and festive lights, musical performaces, food trucks, a climbing wall, snow sledding hills, train rides, a horse-drawn carriage, inflatables and carnival rides and more, including "A Walk Through Bethlehem," an immersive street theater recreation of Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born. Musical performances will take place at 6 and 8 p.m. each night and last approximately 35 minutes. Artists will be: West Coast Big Band on Thursday, Soul Tribe (Pop/Rock) on Friday, Hey Mister! (Doo Wop) on Saturday, and the EvFree and Friends Choir on Sunday. Admission is free; fee for food and some activities. Information: (714) 529-5544 or www.christmasblvd.com.

December 9 - Fullerton Friends of Music Concert Series. Korniszewski/Korniszewska: Polish violinist Adam Korniszewski and pianist Ewa Korniszewska. The program will include music by Bach, Brahms and Prokofiev. This season's concerts will take place at 3 p.m. in the Wilshire Auditorium on the Fullerton College campus, 315 East Wilshire Avenue. Information: (714) 526-5310, (562) 691-7437 or www.fullertonfriendsofmusic.com.

December 16 - Holiday Festival at the Muckenthaler Center. The Muckenthaler Holiday Festival will take place from noon - 4 p.m. and will include a variety of performances, an arts and crafts fair, art/craft activities for children, and a special appearance by Santa Claus. The Muckenthaler Center is located at 1201 West Malvern Avenue near Euclid. Information: (714) 738-6595 or www.themuck.org.

December 31 - First Night Fullerton. The alcohol-free First Night Fullerton celebration will take place from 7 p.m. - midnight in multiple venues centered around the Fullerton Museum Center and Plaza at Wilshire/Pomona. There will be a variety of performances on multiple stages, food vendors, zip lining, activities for children (nominal fee may apply for some activities), and a midnight fireworks show. Information on artists performing will be availble closer to the day of the event. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com.

California State University Fullerton Performances. Performances take place in the locations listed on the CSUF campus, State College/Nutwood. See campus website for directions, and parking on campus is free on weekends. Please note: CSUF schedules now indicate that the performances listed here are subject to change. It is recommended that you call or check the CSUF website prior to attending. Information: (657) 278-3371 or www.arts.fullerton.edu.

  • November 28 - New Music Ensemble directed by Pamela Madsen. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

  • November 29 - Piano Ensemble, directed by Rob Watson and Alison Edwards. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

  • December 3 - Brass Ensemble and Horn Ensemble, Steve Mahpar, coordinator. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

  • December 5 - Collegium Musicum, directed by Nicole Baker. The concert will feature works by Monteverdi, Palestrina, Byrd, Morales and others, plus a movement from the famous Messe de Nostre Dame by Guillaume Machaut. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

  • December 12 - Guitar Chamber Recital, Martha Masters and Andrew York, coordinators. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in the Clayes Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

  • December 13 - Two performances. Woodwind Chamber Recital, Jean Ferrandis and Madeline Christine Brydges, coordinators. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Also at 8 p.m. in CPAC 119, Jazz Small Groups directed by Francisco Torres, Bill Cunliffe and Paul Kriebich.

 GARDEN GROVE 

December 1 - Winter in the Grove. This year the city of Garden Grove brings together the best of Winterfest and the Christmas Tree Lighting as Winter in the Grove. The event will take place from 4 - 8 p.m. at Village Green Park, 12732 Main Street. Activities will include a craft area, holiday refreshments, letters to Santa, a balloon animal artist, bounce houses and over 40 tons of snow (fee for unlimited snow slides). Entertainment by local organizations will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the lighting of the tree and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Information: (714) 741-5290, www.ggcity.org or www.ggparksandrec.com.

 GLENDALE 

November 29 - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Perkins Plaza, 613 E. Broadway. There will be the lighting of the City Hall tree, a special visit from Santa Claus, and the screening of a holiday movie. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. The Glendale Fire Department and ABC 7 also invite the public to bring a new unwrapped toy and help stuff a Cruise Night classic car with toys. Information: (818) 548-2792 or www.glendaleca.gov.

December 1 - Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade. The Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade will kick off at 6 p.m. from Honolulu Avenue/Rosemont Avenue and will continue east on Honolulu Avenue toward Verdugo Road. The center of the parade is at Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard. There will be local dignitaries, school bands, celebrities and Santa Claus (usually in his Glendale PD helicopter). Information: (818) 970-0976, (818) 528-6060 or www.montrosechristmasparade.com.

December 2 - 27th Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting Festival. The Atwater Village Tree Lighting Festival will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. in the All'Acqua parking lot, 3280 Glendale Boulevard. There will be entertainment by local groups, special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus and the North Pole elves and more. The event is hosted by the Atwood Village Neighborhood Council. Information: www.facebook.com/treelightingfestival.

December 5 and 19 - "Music at Noon" Concerts. The free half-hour concerts on the first and third Wednesdays of each month take place from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. at Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Avenue. This month's concerts will be: December 5 - Music by Faure, Messian and Debussy performed by Jacqueline Suzuki, violin, and Brendan White, piano; and December 19 - Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata, performed by Jonathan Flaksman, cello, and Brendan White, piano. Information: (818) 244-7241, www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com or www.glendalecitychurch.org.

December 8 - Brand Library Programs. Holiday Open House. The Brand Library, 1601 W. Mountainm, will present a holiday open house from 6 - 9 p.m. There will be live music, snacks, holiday crafts, and a candlelight tour of the Doctors House. Jazz guitarist Frank Potenza will be performing from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Information: (818) 550-4400, (818) 548-2027, www.brandlibrary.org or www.ci.glendale.ca.us, go to "library."

 GLENDORA 

December 8 - Glendora Christmas Parade. The annual Glendora Christmas Parade will take place beginning at 9 a.m. The parade takes place from Glendora Village (at Bennett/Glendora), along Glendora and Foothill Boulevard to Grand, and to Grand/Bennett at the La Fetra and Sandburg Schools. There will be marching bands, equestrian units, Santa Claus and more. Information: (626) 857-3006 or www.glendorachristmasparade.com.

 HAWAIIAN GARDENS 

November 30 - Christmas Tree Lighting. The City of Hawaiian Gardens presents the annual tree lighting program. The program will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Hawaiian Gardens Civic Center/C. Robert Lee Activity Center, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard. There will be musical entertainment by local youth groups, music groups and marching bands, and a visit from Santa Claus. Pictures with Santa Claus will be availble (bring your own camera). Information: (562) 420-2641 x229 or www.hgcity.org.

 HERMOSA BEACH 

December 1 - Holiday Celebration and "Rock for Tots" Toy Drive Charity Concert. The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Holiday Celebration and concert from 3 - 8 p.m. on Pier Plaza and the Strand at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The event will feature a Santa's village with activities for children, free rides on the Kinetca's Holiday Carousel for those donating a toy, and a live concert hosted by Jeremy Buck and Kevin Sousa. The concert will include performances by Jeremy Buck and the Bang, XYZPDQ, Jamisen Jarvis, V Torres and special guests, plus the tree lighting at 6 p.m. Donations of new unwrapped toys will be accepted at the event for the Beach Cities Toy Drive. There is free holiday parking for two and three hours at silver meters beginning November 27. Information: (310) 376-9051 or www.hbchamber.net.

 HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS 

Fridays and Saturdays through December 22 - Holidays at Universal CityWalk. Holidays at CityWalk include entertainment on the 5 Towers outdoor stage and a tree with 200,000 choreographed, pulsing LED lights. Entertainment is DJs from 7 - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Special events will be: December 1 - AMP Radio Show/Spark of Love Toy Drive, December 7 - Que Buena event, and December 9 - Chanukah Celebration with Chabad of the Valley from 6 - 9 p.m. Admission to CityWalk is free, but there is a fee for parking. Information: (818) 622-4455, www.citywalkhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/UniversalCityWalkHollywood.

 HUNTINGTON BEACH 

Ongoing, Tuesday Nights - Surf City Nights. Surf City Nights, Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers market, takes place weekly from 5 - 9 p.m. throughout the year. The event includes over 100 vendors, family-friendly/live music street performances, and activities for children. The event takes place along Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach and The Strand on 5th. Check website for weekly entertainment information. Information: www.surfcitynights.com or www.hbdowntown.com.

Performances at Bella Terra. - Performances take place at the times listed in the Pavilion Event Plaza. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

  • December 3 - Hanukkah Menorah Lighting. Celebrate Hanukkah with Chabad of South Huntington Beach with a festive program from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

  • December 8 - Fountain Valley Middle School holiday performance from 5 - 6 p.m.

  • December 10 - Holiday Musical Celebration with OC children's groups. OC Song and Dance will perform from 2 - 3 p.m., and OC Children's Theater will perform from 4 - 5 p.m.

 HUNTINGTON PARK 

December 3 - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Huntington Park kicks off the holiday season with the City's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will take place at 5 p.m. at Robert Keller Park, 6550 Miles Avenue. The event will include caroling, performances by local groups, craft activities for children, cookies and hot chocolate, and the lighting of the City's Tree. Information: (323) 584-6218 or www.huntingtonpark.org.

December 8 - 68th Anniversary Huntington Park Holiday Parade. The Huntington Park Holiday Parade will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Pacific Boulevard from Slauson Ave. to Florence Ave. There will be floats, marching bands, antique trolleys, dance groups, special guest celebrities and more. Information: (323) 584-6223, ww.hpca.gov or www.huntingtonpark.org.

 IRVINE 

December 2 - Winter Wonderland and Joyful Jingles Holiday Concert. The City will celebrate winter from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, Alton/Harvard. There will be games, crafts, music, entertainment and food vendors. The program will include the annual Joyful Jingles holiday concert and a visit from Santa Claus. At around 5 p.m. there will be a festive tree lighting and "snow" falling over the plaza. Information: (949) 724-6606, www.cityofirvine.org/specialevents or www.cityofirvine.org.

UC Irvine Music Department Performances. Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place in Winifred Smith Hall on the UCI campus. See campus website for directions and current parking fees. Information: (949) 824-6615 or www.arts.uci.edu.

  • November 28 - UCI Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert. The Jazz Orchestra's fall concert will include music for large ensemble, including the classic repertoire of the big band era. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall.

  • December 5 - Guitar Ensemble Concert. UCI guitar students will present a program of solos, duos, trios and quartets with selections of music from six centuries of repertoire by composers from around the world. The performance will take place at noon in the Arts Amphitheater.

  • December 7, 8 and 9 - Gassman Electronic Music Series "Listen to the "Motion" Festival and Concert featuring MUGIC. MUGIC is a prototype motion sensor for performance. Festival participants will present their works using MUGIC. "Listen to the Motion" also features guest media artist Luke DuBois from NYU whose solo exhibition "Music into Data: Data Into Music" currently is showing at the Beall Center for Art + Technology. The concert will take place Friday at 8 p.m. in the Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL). The concert will include works by student composers Mark Micchelli, Alex Lough and Tomoko Ozawa, and dancer/choreographer Jacob Machmer. Prof. DuBois will collaborate with the students in creating computer graphics, interacting with the MUGIC sensor. See additional details on UCI website.

  • December 10 - Chamber Music Recital featuring student from UCI's Department of Music performing chamber music masterworks. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall.

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 LA MIRADA 

November 28 and December 5 - Performances at Biola University. On November 28, Chamber Music Recital. Strings and other performance majors will present a variety of chamber music in small ensembles. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Crowell Music Building, Lansing Recital Hall. On December 5 - Percussion Ensemble Concert, directed by Matt Ordaz. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Crowell Music Building Lansing Recital Hall. The campus address is 13800 Biola Drive. See website for directions. Information: (562) 903-4892, www.biola.edu/music or www.biola.edu.

December 1 - La Mirada Chili Holiday Celebration. Celebrate the holiday season at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatic Center at the La Mirada Civic Center, 13700 La Mirada Boulevard. There will be complimentary chili, hot dogs, cookies and warm drinks, plus the tree lighting ceremony, holiday crafts, snow sledding and live entertainment by local groups. Donations of non-perishable food items and unwrapped toys for local families also will be accepted at the event, which will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. Information: (562) 943-7277 or www.cityoflamirada.org.

Noon Concerts at Biola University. This long-standing, mid-day concert series tradition presents guest artists and university faculty and students. It brings to the campus and the community a special opportunity to hear outstanding performances from a variety of artists. All performances are from 12:30 - 1 p.m. in Crowell Hall on the Biola University Campus. Campus address is 13800 Biola Drive. See website for directions. Information: (562) 903-4892, www.biola.edu/music or www.biola.edu.

  • November 28 - Violinist Marina Manukian and pianist Bryan Pezzone

  • December 5 - Firebird Balalika Quintet

 LA PALMA 

December 5 - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The 2018 Holiday Tree Lighting will take place from 4 - 8:30 p.m. at the Central Park amphitheater, 7821 Walker Street. There will be musical performances by local school groups, a community sing-along, and an activities area before the program which will include crafts and writing letters to Santa. Crafts and visits with Santa are from 4 - 5:30 p.m., and the tree lighting cermony is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. In the event of rain the ceremony will be cancelled. Donations of toys will be accepted at the event for the Toys For Tots toy drive. Information: (714) 690-3350 or www.cityoflapalma.org.

 LA PUENTE 

December 7 - Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The parade will begin at the La Puente Community Center at 5:30 p.m. and then travel down Glendora Avenue to Main Street through Old Town Puente ending at City Hall. The parade will include local floats, marching bands, community groups and others. Following the parade, festivities will continue with a street fair and the tree lighting ceremony at City Hall, 15900 E. Main Street. Information: (626) 855-1560 or www.lapuente.org.

Every Friday - La Puente Live. La Puente Live is an open-air market in downtown La Puente on Main Street. The event will take place from 6 - 10 p.m. every Friday and will include produce sales and live entertainment. Entertainment will be: November 30 - Six Hot Live and December 14 - Suave. The market will be closed on December 7, 21 and 28. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

 LA VERNE 

December 1 - Old Town Holiday Stroll. The Holiday Stroll in Old Town La Verne will take place from 4 - 8 p.m. throughout the Old Town area (vicinity of Third and "D" Streets). Businesses and restaurants will be open for extended hours offering free refreshments, great deals and more, in addition to the merriment in Old Town. There will be the annual telling of a holiday classic story, the lighting of the Christmas tree, caroling, live music and a free photo opportunity with Santa from 4 - 6 p.m. Information: (909) 596-8706 or www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.

December 3 - Tree Lighting Ceremony. The City of La Verne tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. before the City Council meeting. The ceremony will be held in front of City Hall, 3660 "D" Street, and there will be entertainment and a special visit from Santa Claus. Information: (909) 596-8700 or www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.

 LAGUNA BEACH 

December 2 - Surfboard Menorah Celebration. The annual Surfboard Menorah Celebration will take place at 2 p.m. at the Main Beach in Laguna Beach. There will be entertainment, dancing, latkes, crafts, cookie decorating and the lighting of the Surfboard Menorah. The event is presented by the Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Beach. Information: (949) 499-0770 or www.chabadoflaguna.com.

December 7 - Laguna Beach Holiday Hospitality Night. Hospitality night includes an evening of entertainment and the lighting of the holiday tree. The event will take place from 5 - 10 p.m. throughout the downtown area, but primarily in the Pepper Tree parking lot (between Forest Avenue and Ocean Avenue across from Second Street). There will be performances by a variety of community groups, and the tree lighting will take place at 6:10 p.m. The Laguna Community Concert Band will perform from 5 - 6 p.m. before the tree lighting, and the Band's big band will perform from 6:15 - 7:15. Information: (949) 494-1018 or www.lagunabeachchamber.org.

December 21 - Laguna Community Concert Band Holiday Concert. The Laguna Community Concert Band will present their holiday concert at 7 p.m. The concert will take place at the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theater, 625 Park Avenue. The concert will feature classic holiday songs and more. Information: www.lagunaconcertband.com.

 LAGUNA NIGUEL 

December 1 - Christmas Tree Lighting. The Laguna Niguel Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. at City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway. There will be seasonal entertainment, crafts, the lighting of the tree, and a visit from Santa. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. Additional parking for the event will be available at the Old County Courthouse on Pacific Island Drive. Information: (949) 425-5100 or www.cityoflagunaniguel.org.

December 2 - Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting. Chabad of Laguna Niguel and the City of Laguna Niguel will present the Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting at 4 p.m. at the Laguna Niguel City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway. There will be the lighting of the public menorah, activities and crafts for children, live entertainment, hot latkes and donuts, and more. Information: (949) 831-7701, www.chabadlagunaniguel.com or www.cityoflagunaniguel.org.

December 8 - Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade. The Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Crown Valley Parkway between Nueva Vista and Crown Valley Community Park. This year's theme is "Snow Much Fun." The parade will include equestrian units, patriotic and inspirational military tributes, youth groups, auto clubs, marching bands and more. Crown Valley Parkway will be closed to traffic starting; see website for parking and shuttle details. Information: www.lagunaniguelparade.com or www.cityoflagunaniguel.org.

 LAKE ARROWHEAD 

December 1 - Blue Jay Christmas Parade. The Main Street Blue Jay Christmas Parade will take place beginning at 2 p.m. along Highway 189 (Highway 189 will be closed from 1 - 3:30 p.m.) This year's theme is "Deck the Forest." There will be a variety of floats, marching bands, community organizations and more. Information: (909) 336-1547 or http://www.lakearrowheadchamber.com.

 LAKEWOOD 

December 7 - Lakewood Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year's program will take place from 4:30 - 8 p.m. outside The Centre at Sycamore Plaza at the Lakewood Civic Center, 5000 Clark Avenue (at Harwick Street). Games and food trucks will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. The tree lighting will begin at 6:30 p.m., and there also will be falling snow, holiday music and photo opportunities. In the event of rain the program will be cancelled, but the tree will still be lit for the first time at 6:30 p.m. Information: (562) 866-9771 x2140, www.lakewoodcity.org/treelighting or http://www.lakewoodcity.org.

 LONG BEACH 

December 1 - Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. The 36th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas parade will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. along a 15-block stretch of 2nd Street in Belmont Shore from Livingston Avenue to Bayshore Avenue. This year's theme is "Parade of Lights." There will be more than 100 entries, and an appearance by St. Nick! Road closure begin early, so please allow time for parking and arriving at the event. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the street during the parade. Information: (562) 434-3066 or http://www.belmontshore.org.

December 1 and 2 - Pirate Santa at Shoreline Village. Pirate Santa is an illustrated children's storybook which is the basis of the event. Pirate Santa will be taking over Shoreline Village from 1 - 5 p.m. both days. There will be a mermaid grotto, treasure hunt, live music, pirate performances, jugglers, stilt walkers, and more. There also will be two book readings, and 500 books will be given out to the first families in attendance (250 each day). Pirate Santa will take place at Shoreline Village, 401 - 435 Shoreline Village Drive. Information: (562) 435-2668 or www.shorelinevillage.com.

December 8 - Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade. The Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. along Daisy Avenue between Hill Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The main portion of the program will take place at the intersection of Daisy Avenue and W. 20th Street. Information: (562) 570-7777, www.longbeach.gov/district7/community/projects/daisy-lane-parade or http://www.facebook.com/daisylanelb.

December 8 - AMPS for Kids Holiday Benefit Concert. The Christmas Concert benefitting AMPS for Kids, a non-profit organization teaching elementary school students vital life skills, will take place from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 6698 Orange Avenue. The free event will include performances by Rory Seldon and the InnerSession Band, with special guests HB Barnum and his LIFE Choir, SABIC from the Central Baptist Church in Carson, Billy Vera, Jadalyn Pham and RefleXions. Admission is free, and there also will be a silent auction and donation drive in support of the program's continued success in local schools. Information: (310) 489-2516, www.roryseldon.com or www.ampsforkids.com.

December 20 - Live After 5 at The Loop. The Loop (southeast corner of Pine and Ocean in downtown) is the hub for Live After 5, a free monthly event held every third Thursday of the month. The event includes live music, a free trolley and food sales from local restaurants from 5 - 9 p.m. Entertainment for the December event TBA. See website for bands and additional information. Information: www.liveafterfive.org or www.theloopdtlb.com

December 31 - New Year's Eve At the Waterfront. The family-friendly New Year's Eve event will take place from 5 - 10:30 p.m. at Rainbow Harbor (waterfront area between Pine Avenue and the Aquarium). Live performances and activities for children will begin at 5 p.m. There also will be a 10-minute fireworks spectacular from the lighthouse peninsula at 9 p.m. (The other New Year's Eve events in Long Beach are paid/ticketed events.) Information: (562) 436-4259 or http://www.downtownlongbeach.org.

Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Shark Lagoon Nights lets all ages enjoy live music while observing the sharks at Harbor Terrace. Please note: The Aquarium itself is not open during this time. Only the Shark Lagoon and restaurant/gift shop areas are open for the evening from 6 - 9 p.m.; music is from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and food/drinks are available for purchase. Aquarium address is 100 Aquarium Way. Information: (562) 590-3100 x0, or www.aquariumofthepacific.org.

  • November 30 - The Swing Machine Trio

  • December 7 - Ronny and the Classics (50s/60/Classics)

  • December 14 - Artists TBA

  • December 21 - Artists TBA (Last event with music until Spring)

Holidays at Shoreline Village. Special holiday entertainment returns to Shoreline Village on weekends through December 23, with Santa Claus, costumed characters and photos ops, too. Events will take place at Shoreline Village, 401 - 435 Shoreline Village Drive. Information: (562) 435-2668 or www.shorelinevillage.com.

  • December 8 - Listen: A Holiday Concert from 1 - 4 p.m. Also holiday carolers from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus photo ops from 1 - 5 p.m. and costumed characters from 2 - 5 p.m.

  • December 9 - True Brass Choir from 1 - 4 p.m. Also holiday carolers from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus photo ops from 1 - 5 p.m. and costumed characters from 2 - 5 p.m.

  • December 15 - 2AZZ1 Holiday Show (Holiday Jazz/Funk) from 2:30 - 6 p.m. Also holiday carolers from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., Santa Claus photo ops from 2 - 6 p.m., costumed characters from 3 - 6 p.m., crafts booths from 3 - 7 p.m. and the Boat Parade of 1000 Lights at 6 p.m.

  • December 16 - True Brass Choir from 1 - 4 p.m. Also holiday carolers from 12:15 - 3:15 p.m., Santa Claus photo ops from 1 - 5 p.m., and costumed characters from 2 - 5 p.m.

  • December 22 - The Honeybees Holiday Show from 1 - 4 p.m. Also holiday carolers from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus photo ops from 1 - 5 p.m., costumed characters from 2 - 5 p.m.

  • December 23 - First Congregational Church Hand Bell Choir and holiday carolers from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus photo ops from 1 - 5 p.m., and costumed characters from 2 - 5 p.m.

 LOS ALAMITOS 

December 1 - Winter Wonderland. The Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Alamitos will present the Winter Wonderland at the Plaza from 4 - 7:30 p.m. at St. Isidore Historical Plaza, 10961 Reagan Street. There will be a Santa's village, musical entertainment, free snow play, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and refreshments. Donations of toys will be accepted at the event to be given to local charities, and free event parking will be available in the Los Alamitos Medical Center parking structure. Information: (562) 431-3538 or www.cityoflosalamitos.org.

 LOS ANGELES - DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY 

November 29 - Gibson Dunn Rush Hour Series at The Colburn School The Gibson Dunn Rush Hour series features the brightest stars of the future from the Conservatory of Music and Academy, including virtuoso soloists and various chamber music ensembles. This month's performance is "Viennese Elegance," with host and director Ian Pritchard. The performances will begin at 6 p.m. in Thayer Hall and will be followed by a post-concert reception. Reservations are required. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200, www.colburnschool.edu/performances/season-overview/rush-hour or www.colburnschool.edu, go to events.

November 29 - Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert at Union Station. Union Station will kick off the holiday season with the annual tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. on the station's south patio. There also will be a holiday craft corner, kids zone, Santa selfies and free hot chocolate flowing all evening from the classic cocoa bar. The event also kicks off a month-long series of "Cocoa Concerts" at the station. Information: http://www.unionstationla.com.

November 30 - Tree Lighting Ceremony at the El Pueblo Monument. The annual tree lighting ceremony at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station) will take place from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The event will include entertainment with folklorico dancers and mariachi music, a vintage car display, face painting, activities for children, free pan dulce and more. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

December 1 and 2 - Festival Navideno En La Calle Ocho (Christmas on 8th Street). The festival is a celebration of local culture, tradition and heritage. It is a large street party with musical performances and other live stage entertainment, carnival rides, food vendors, plus Santa and gifts for children. The main purpose of the event is to provide as many toys as possible for children who attend. Hours are from noon - 10 p.m., and the event takes place in a 10-block are on 8th Street between Vermont and Irolo. See full explanation and description, as well as photos from previous events, on website. Information: (213) 388-8291 or www.calleochola.com.

December 2 - CicLAvia. CicLAvia Heart of LA. The CicLAvia event will include six miles of roads in the heart of LA closed to traffic and open for walking, bicycling, skating, etc. Hubs with entertainment and activities will be at 7th Street, Chinatown, Little Tokyo and Mariachi Plaza and Evergreen in Boyle Heights. See website for route map and additional information. Information: www.ciclavia.org.

December 4, 12, 13 and 18 - Grand Performances. Grand Performances will present a series of holiday lunchtime concerts. Programs will be: December 4 - Mostly Kosher (Klezmer Gypsy-Rock), December 12 - The Altons (Latin-Inspired Soul Rock), December 13 - Urban Voices (Caroling Ensemble), and December 18 - David Garza (Seasonal Favorites from around the world). All performances take place beginning at 11:45 a.m. Grand Performances events take place in Watercourt at California Plaza off Grand next to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Information: www.grandperformances.org.

December 6 - Chinatown After Dark. Chinatown After Dark programs take place on the first Thursday of the month at the Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway. The event features an opportunity for innovative chefs to test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. There also are a variety of musical performances and other merchant incentives. Information: www.chinatownla.com.

December 7, 14 and 21 - Cocoa Concert Series at Union Station. The Cocoa Concert Series will take place on Fridays in December from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the Union Station South Patio. The holiday concerts also will include a holiday light display, craft zone, a "Cocoa Bar" with Elftenders, naughty and nice photo booth, an ugly Christmas sweater contest with prizes, free cotton candy from Hollywood Candy Girls, and free Santa selfies. Entertainment will be: December 7 - Dia De Fiesta, a Brazilian dance party with MoForro, December 14 - A Very Caribbean Holiday with The Lions (Reggae), and December 21 - Swing into the Season with Lil' Mo and the Dynaflos. Information: www.unionstationla.com.

December 7 and 8 - Latino Theater Company Production of "La Virgen de Guadalupe." Produced by the Latino Theater Company in association with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and presented by GOYA Foods, "La Virgen de Guadalupe" will star opera singer Suzanna Guzman as the Virgin and include a cast of over 100 actors, singers and indigenous Aztec dancers. The production also will feature Sal Lopez as Juan Diego, original music composed and performed by Alfredo Lopez Mondragon, and original indigenous music composed and performed by Martin Espino. The story is adapted for the stage from the mid-16th century text The Nican Mopohua and will be performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Performances will take place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple Street. Admission is free, and reserved seating may be purchased. Information: (866) 811-4111, http://thelatc.org or www.facebook.com/thelatc.

December 8 - Echo Park Community Parade. The parade will take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will travel along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park between Vin Scully Avenue and Park Avenue. The parade will include community organizations, local schools and merchants celebrating historic Echo Park. See website for information/directions. Information: (213) 640-7673 or www.echoparkcommunityparade.com.

December 16 - 24 - Las Posadas Celebration at the El Pueblo Monument. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). The nine-night presentation of the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem is portrayed with singing and a candlelight procession. Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening, vintage cars on display, activities for children and free pan dulce. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372, www.olvera-street.com or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

December 24 - L.A. County Holiday Celebration. The annual holiday show will take place from 3 - 6 p.m. in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue. The Holiday Celebration features music and dance of the season from the many neighborhoods and cultures of Los Angeles. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., but the line for entrance begins earlier, and seating is on a first-come basis. Admission and parking are free, and there are no restrictions on entering and leaving the show at any time during the performances. Information: (213) 972-3099, www.musiccenter.org or www.lacountyarts.org, go to "Holiday Celebration."

December 31 - New Year's Eve LA (N.Y.E.L.A). Ring in the New Year at Grand Park and the Music Center in downtown LA. The event will take place from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. and will feature multiple stages of live music, large art installations, a photo booth, food vendors, giant 3D video mapping projections on City Hall, an integrated light show and more. This will be an alcohol-free and family-friendly event; no outside alcohol permitted. See website for additional information. Information: (213) 972-8080, www.grandparkla.org or www.musiccenter.org.

January 3 - Chinatown After Dark. Chinatown After Dark programs take place on the first Thursday of the month at the Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway. The event features an opportunity for innovative chefs to test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. There also are a variety of musical performances and other merchant incentives. Information: www.chinatownla.com.

Select Wednesdays - Midday Organ Recital at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral. Free half-hour organ recitals at 12:45 p.m. (See date calendars to confirm concerts or call venue.) Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple. Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org

Every Thursday - Noontime Organ Recital at FCCLA. The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 S. Commonwealth at 6th, offers weekly half-hour organ concerts on Thursdays beginning at 12:10 p.m. Concerts are open to the public. Information: (213) 385-1345 or http://www.fccla.org.

USC Thornton School of Music Performances - Performances take place in a variety of locations on the USC campus (see individual performances). All concerts are free and open to the public (exceptions are noted). Parking on campus is $12. Information: (213) 740-2584, www.music.usc.edu or www.usc.edu/music.

  • November 28 - Chamber Music Festival: Strings. Lina Bahn will lead USC Thornton Strings students in the performance of iconic chamber works in the final concerts of the three-day festival. Programs will take place at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

  • November 28 - Two performances. At 5 p.m. in the Ramo Recital Hall, Music @ Rush Hour presents Super Piano Bros. Led by USC International Artist Fellow Wesley Chu, a collective of pianists and instrumentalists will perform arrangements of themes from beloved video games and animes. Also at 8 p.m. in Tommy's Place, Popular Music First-Year Showcase. Led by professors Andy Abad and Patrice Rushen, first-year Popular Music students will explore the foundations of their craft.

  • November 29 - Classical Guitar Department Recital. Students of the Classical Guitar department will present an evening of chamber music for guitar. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

  • November 30 - Two performances. At 8 p.m. in the Carson Center, Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase. Sean Holt will lead second-year Popular Music students in this showcase focusing on stylistic nuance, groove and ensemble technique. Also at 8 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia will present Music from the Golden Age of Spain. The Sinfonia will explore the secular and sacred in 17th-century Spanish music featuring rousing and rustic villancicos led by Rotem Gilbert.

  • December 1 - Popular Music: Third-Year Showcase. Under the direction of professors Patrice Rushen and Richard Smith, third-year Popular Music students will present a program of original music. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Carson Center.

  • December 5 - Popular Music: Latin Pop Showcase. Popular music students will perform in a variety of Latin musical styles. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Carson Center.

Performances at The Colburn School - Performances are open to the public and are free of charge. See individual event information for time and location. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

  • November 29 and December 6 - Perfomance Forum. Young artists from the Conservatory of Music perform solo and chamber works in a collegial environment on Thursdays at 11:30 on Thayer Hall. The events are subject to change up to 24 hours in advance so visit website the day of the event to confirm that it is taking place.

  • November 30 - Two performances. At 8 p.m. in Zipper Hall, Colburn Community Chorale. The Chorale, led by Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud and accompanied by Pepron Pilibossian, will present their annual winter concert with guest appearances by the Colburn Concert Choir, Colburn Chamber Singers and the Young Men's Chorus. Also at 8 p.m. in Thayer Hall, Colburn Contemporary Ensemble. Conservatory of Music students will perform works by contemporary and living composers.

  • November 30, December 7 and 14 - Friday Night Recital will take place at 7 and 8:15 p.m. in Mayman Hall. CSPA students recommended by faculty perform repertoire at intermediate through advanced levels in front of a faculty jury.

  • December 4 - Academy Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. The Music Academy's conductorless ensemble showcases extraordinary young musicians performing beloved works for a small orchestra. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • December 8 - Winter Choral Concerts. The Community School's choral program will present its annual afternoon of traditional works and festive songs to celebrate the season. Performances will take place at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Zipper Hall. Also at 5 p.m. in Thayer Hall, Music Academy Young Artist Performances.

  • December 9 - Adult Jazz Combos. Jazz up your holidays with an early Sunday afternoon concert. Liz Kinnon will lead both of the Community School's adult jazz combos in a mix of swing, be-bop and Latin-flavored tunes. The program will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Mayman Hall.

  • December 9 - Colburn Youth Orchestra, led by Maxim Eshkenazy. The group will perform their first concert of the year at 7 p.m. off campus in the Ararani Theater, 244 S. San Pedro Street in Little Tokyo.

  • December 10 - Community School Bands Fall Concert. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Zipper Hall and will include the Jumpstart Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.

  • December 11 - Percussion Ensembles Concert, led by Kenneth McGrath. The Community School's Intermediate Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Percussion Ensemble will perform percussion chamber music. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • December 13 and 14 - Colburn Jazz Workshop, directed by Lee Secard. Combos and bands from the Colburn Jazz Workshop will present their winter concerts at 7:30 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • December 15 - Music Academy Chamber Music Recital. Small ensembles from the pre-college Music Academy will perform in this recital. The program will take place at 5 p.m. in Thayer Hall. Also at 6 p.m. in Zipper Hall, Tap and Musical Theater Winter Performance. Advanced tap and musical theater students will take to the stage to showcase the repertoire they've worked on in the fall.

  • December 16 and 17 - Colburn Jazz Workshop, directed by Lee Secard. On December 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Mayman Hall, combos and bands from the Colburn Jazz Workshop will present their winter concert. On December 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Thayer Hall, the Colburn Jazz Workshop's Big Band will present their winter concert.

  • December 17 - Adult Flute Choir, led by Karen Lundgren. Flute students from the Community School will perform repertoire especially composed and arranged for the instrument. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • December 19 - Suzuki Holiday Celebration. The Community School's youngest violin and cello students will perform a festival selection of holiday favorites as well as string repertoire by Dvorak, Bach, Handel and others. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in Zipper Hall.

Los Angeles City College Evening Concerts. Evening concerts are open to the public. Performances take place at 7 p.m. in the LACC Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall unless otherwise noted. The campus address is 855 N. Vermont. Information: (323) 953-4000 x2880, www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/departments/music or www.lacitycollege.edu.

  • November 28 - HAMC Student Concert Series: Chamber Ensembles

  • December 4 - LACC Philharmonic Choir and Chamber Chorale

  • December 5 - LACC Contemporary Ensembles

  • December 6 - Music Academy Applied Completion

Pershing Square Downtown on Ice. The Pershing Square Ice Rink is open 7 days a week (fee), with special events taking place in the area of the rink. See website for skating fees. Pershing Square is located at Olive and 5th Streets. Information: (213) 847-4970, www.laparks.org/pershingsquare, www.laparks.org, go to quick links and Pershing Square, or www.holidayicerinkdowntownla.com.

  • December 4 - Pershing Square Christmas Tree Lighting. The event will take place from 4 - 7 p.m. and will include a live band, food trucks and a visit from Santa.

  • December 5 - Menorah Lighting. The celebration of Hannukah will take place beginning at sunset.

  • December 8 and 9 - Winter Holiday Festival from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Winter Holiday Festival will include a snow zone, holiday crafts, entertainment, free photos with Santa and more. Food will be available for purchase, and there is a fee for ice skating.

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 LOS ANGELES - MUSEUM DISTRICT AND MID-WILSHIRE AREA 

December 2 - Chanukah Celebration at the Los Angeles Farmers Market. The Chanukah celebration will take place from 2:30 - 5 p.m. on the market plaza at the Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third Street. The celebration will include crafts and other activities on the Plaza, Chanukah performances, and the Menorah Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. Information: (323) 933-9211 or www.farmersmarketla.com.

"Sundays Live" Chamber Music Series - Concerts are at 6 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Visit the Sundays Live website to find other ways of listening to the concerts, including LACMA's streaming audio of the performances. Information: (323) 857-6234, www.sundayslive.org or www.lacma.org.

  • December 2 - Colburn Youth Orchestra, Maxim Eshkenazy, director

  • December 9 - Pianists Svetlana Smolina and Christopher O'Riley

  • December 16 - Capitol Ensemble

  • December 23 - No concert today.

  • December 30 - No concert today.

Holiday Festivities at the Los Angeles Farmers Market. Events/activities take place in various locations at the Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third Street. Information: (323) 933-9211 or www.farmersmarketla.com.

  • December 15 - Christmas Karaoke on the West Patio from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • December 17 - Hamilton High Choir, strolling, from noon - 2 p.m.

  • December 18 - Hamilton High Choir, strolling, from noon - 2 p.m. and Dickensian carolers, strolling, from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • December 19 - Dickensian Carolers, strolling, from noon - 3 p.m. and snow globe craft from noon - 3 p.m. on the Plaza.

  • December 20 - Pine cone decorating craft from noon - 3 p.m., and Einstein Brown's Calypso Christmas show from 1 - 3 p.m., both on the plaza. Also from 6 - 8 p.m. on the West Patio, Sharon Marie Cline and the Ron Kobayashi Trio (Jazz).

  • December 21 - Elf ears craft from noon - 3 p.m. and the Comedy Antics of Santa's Elf Mickey-O, both on the plaza. Also Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band (Latin Jazz/Salsa) from 6 - 8 p.m. on the West Patio.

  • December 22 - Dickensian Strolling Carolers from noon - 3 p.m., The Noelle's at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the plaza, and Merle Jagger's Country Christmas from 6 - 8 p.m. on the West Patio.

  • December 23 - Dickensian Carolers strolling from noon - 3 p.m., and Holiday Vibes with Otis Hayes from 1 - 3 p.m. on the plaza.

  • December 24 - Strolling Mariachi Fiesta from noon - 3 p.m.

 LOS ANGELES - SOUTH AND EAST 

December 2 - East Los Angeles Christmas Parade. The parade will take place from noon - 3 p.m. on historic Whittier Boulevard between Eastern Avenue and Goodrich Boulevard. The parade was one of the largest and longest running Christmas parades that focused on the Latino community until it went dark in 2009. The parade was brought back in 2016 and now includes bands, equestrian units, folklorico groups, floats and dignitaries. The celebration continues at the parade festival, which will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Information: (213) 599-8055 or http://www.elachristmasparade.com.

December 15 - Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The event will take place from noon - 4 p.m. in the Sears lot off Santa Rosalia at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. There will be snow sledding and snow play, live entertainment, giveaways, a s'mores bar and more. Use RSVP link on BHCP website to reserve a spot. Information: (323) 290-6636 or http://www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com.

 LOS ANGELES - WEST 

November 29 - UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Performances. Symposium and concert: Euterpe at Play/Euterpe Comediante. The program is an exploration of musical responses to Spanish Golden Age lyric poetry. At 1:30 p.m. a symposium exploring the lyric side of Spanish comedias will take place in the Charles E. Young Grand Salon (248 Kerckhoff) on the UCLA campus. At 6 p.m., the UCLA Early Music Ensemble will present a concert featuring Spanish Renaissance music original to the comedias, side by side with creative re-imaginings of songs and scenes through Mexican son jarocho and original hip hop stylings. The concert will feature guitarist Eloy Cruz and members of son jarocho group Son del Centro. See additional details on UCLA website. Information: (310) 825-5947, (310) 825-8381 or www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu.

November 30 - Hot Chocolate Nutcracker at the Westfield Century City Mall. Written, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, the Nutcracker tradition gets a new context, fresh lively characters, new music and spectacular dancing. Programs will take place at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Limited seating is available on a first-come basis for those that RSVP using the Eventbrite links on the Westfield Century City site. Arrive 15 minutes before showtime. Westfield Century City is located at 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: www.westfield.com/centurycity, go to "events."

December 2 - Palisades Symphony. Joel B. Lish, conductor and director. "Handel: Alexander's Feast." The synopsis of the concert is presented as follows: In ancient times, Alexander the Great held court at the scene of his greatest triumph, the newly-conquered Persepolis. Ensuing events are depicted in a vivid series of choruses and arias, composed to poetry by John Dryden. The remarkable work bears comparison to Handel's later "Messiah," but it is nowhere near as often performed. The Orchestra will be joined by the Brentwood-Palisades Chorale, directed by Susan S. Rosenstein. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Palisades Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz in Pacific Palisades. Admission is free and reservations are not required. Information: (310) 454-8040 or www.palisadessymphony.org.

December 2 - Performances at the Westfield Century City Mall. The Wallis and For the Record Productions of Love Actually LIVE will present holiday performances from 3 - 4 p.m. and from 6 - 7 p.m. Limited seating is available on a first-come basis for those that RSVP using the Eventbrite links on the Westfield Century City site. Arrive 15 minutes before showtime. Westfield Century City is located at 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: www.westfield.com/centurycity, go to "events."

December 6 - Hanukkah Celebration at Westfield Century City Mall. The Hanukkah Celebration will take place from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Westfield Century City Atrium (Level 1). There will be a public menorah lighting, entertainment by the 8th Day Band, crafts for children, traditional bites from Wexler's Deli, and more. To attend, please RSVP using the Eventbrite links on the Westfield Century City website. Westfield Century City is located at 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: www.westfield.com/centurycity, go to "events."

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Performances. Performances take place in a variety of locations on the UCLA campus. Information: (310) 825-5947, (310) 825-8381 or www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu.

  • December 2 - Collaborative Piano Class Concert. The concert will include piano concertos, violin works, vocal works and works for 6 hands, 8 hands, and Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers" arranged for 4 pianos. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building. Free admission/general seating, but priority will be given to those submitting an RSVP via the UCLA website.

  • December 5 - Tamir Hendleman's Studio presents Jazz Piano Trios. Students will perform works by Shorter, Jobim, Mingus, Coltrane, Ravel, Porter, Ellington, Brown and others. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1439, Schoenberg Music Building. RSVP via links on website to receive priority seating.

  • December 5 - UCLA Symphony, conducted by Bruno Bastos di Nascimento and Stephen Karr. The program will include Schubert: Entr'acte No. 1 from Rosamunde, Koussevitsky: Concerto for Double Bass, with bassist Jules Levy, and Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39. The program is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall. An RSVP link is available on website.

  • December 7 - UCLA Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. The program will incude Jake Runestad: Let My Love Be Heard and Michael Daugherty: Labyrinth of Love, with Hila Plitmann, soprano. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall. RSVP links are available on the UCLA website event page.

  • December 8 - Music of China concert. The program will include music performed on traditional Chinese instruments including the dizi, qin, sheng ruan, erhu, pipa and zheng. The program will take place at 4 p.m. in the Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building. RSVP via links on website to receive priority seating.

  • December 9 - Two programs. At 4 p.m. in Royce Hall, Passion of Yeshua by Richard Danielpour. The 100-minute oratorio is an epic work which will feature UCLA's signature orchestra, the UCLA Philharmonia, along with 120 singers form the UCLA Choral Studies program. The work, situated in the historical musical legacy of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, sets out to depict the last 12 hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The work will be presented in both English and Hebrew. Special guest artists: Hilda Plitmann, soprano, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano, Timothy Fallon, tenor, Michael Dean, bass-baritone, and Matthew Worth, baritone, conducted by Neal Stulberg. Also at 8 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall, The Feminine Mystique: Music for Percussion by Women Composers. The program will feature the world premiere of Joan Huang's "Yellow Crane Tower," as well as works by other women composers. RSVP via links for both programs are available on the UCLA website to receive priority seating.

  • December 9 - Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins. The musical production of the classic Hanukkah fairy tale will take place at 4 p.m. The program will be held at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Boulevard. An RSVP link for the program is available on the UCLA event website.

 MANHATTAN BEACH 


December 9 - Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival. The Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival will take place from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier. The event will begin with a performance by the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders (Dixieland). At 4 p.m. the Skechers Snow Park will open; a cash donation or the donation of a new unwrapped toy are requested for entrance to the Snow Park. Entertainment leading up to the fireworks will begin at 5 p.m. with the Mira Costa Jazz Ensemble, followed by a holiday music sing-along with Joe's Band at 6 p.m., and a fireworks show choreographed to seasonal music will take place at 7 p.m. Bring blankets and beach chairs for seating. Information: (310) 802-5000, www.mbfireworks.com or www.citymb.info.

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 MARINA DEL REY/VICINITY 

December 1, 15, 22 and 29 - Marina Lights Music and Movies. Burton Chase Park will be aglow with festive lights nightly from 4 - 10 p.m., December 1 - 31. On Saturday evenings there will be caroling/performances from 4 - 6 p.m., followed by the outdoor screening of a holiday movie at 6 p.m. Programs will be: December 1 - The Wonderelles (Holiday Songs 50's Rock Style), followed by the movie "A Christmas Story;" December 15 - The Voices of Christmas Victorian carolers, followed by the movie "The Santa Clause," December 22 - Wonderelles 50s'-style holiday songs, followed by the movie "Nightmare Before Christmas," and December 29 - Voices of Christmas Victorian carolers followed by a sing-along of the movie "Frozen." Information: (310) 305-9545, www.visitmarinadelrey.com or www.mdrholidays.com.

December 8 - Snow Wonder. Burton Chase Park, waterfront in Marina Del Rey, will be transformed into a winter wonderland with over 80 tons of snow. There will be a sledding hill, plus crafts, music, face painting and food trucks from noon - 6 p.m. Admission is free, but a waiver is required for those wishing to participate in activities. The Holiday Boat Parade will take place following Snow Wonder. Information: (310) 305-9545, www.visitmarinadelrey.com or www.mdrholidays.com.

Fisherman's Village Concert Series. - Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday (1 - 4 p.m. beginning in November) at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Free parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

  • December 1 - Jimbo Ross and the Bodacious Blues Band (Blues)

  • December 2 - Brasil Brazil (Samba/Bossa Nova)

  • December 8 - Upstream (Reggae, Soca)

  • December 9 - Elements (R&B/Dance)

  • December 15 - Bob De Sena (Latin Jazz)

  • December 16 - Floyd and the Flyboys (R&B/Dance)

  • December 22 - Friends (R&B)

  • December 23 - 2AZZ1 (Jazz/Funk)

  • December 29 - U.S. 99 (Blues)

  • December 30 - Susie Hansen Latin Band (Latin Jazz/Salsa)

 MISSION VIEJO 

November 29 and December 7 - Saddleback College Performances. On November 29 at 2 p.m., the Concert Hour presents the Jason Harnell Experience "NEW." The solo drum performance is a musical adventure through sight, sound and rhythm. Tthe program will take place in FA 101. On December 7 at 9 a.m. in FA 103, Chamber Music Concert featuring the Saddleback Chamber Orchestra. See campus website for directions. Information: (949) 582-4656 or www.saddleback.edu/arts.

 MONROVIA 

December 6 - Monrovia Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade. The Monrovia Holiday Parade will begin at 7 p.m. and will take place along Myrtle Avenue in Old Town Monrovia from Chestnut to Palm. Immediately before the parade at 6 p.m. there will be the city's tree lighting in Library Park, 300 S. Myrtle at Palm Avenue. Information: (626) 256-8246 or www.cityofmonrovia.org.

December 14 - Holiday Sing-Along in Old Town. The city will be holding a holiday sing-along for carolers young and old, musically gifted and tone deaf. All are welcome. The event will take place at 8:15 p.m. at the 400 block of Myrtle Avenue. Come for the tunes, then stroll along Myrtle Avenue afterwards. Information: (626) 256-8246 or www.cityofmonrovia.org.

 MONTCLAIR 

November 29 - Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Visit. The city will ring in the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony and visit from Santa Claus. The evening's festivities will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. inside and outside the Montclair Youth Center, 5111 Benito Street (next to City Hall). There will be a community sing-along, the lighting of the tree and visits with Santa. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at the event for the City's Holiday Food Basket program. Information: (909) 625-9479 or www.cityofmontclair.org.

 MONTEREY PARK 

December 3 and 5 - East LA College Music Department Programs. On December 3 from noon - 1:30 p.m., Student Piano Recital. Also on December 3 from 7:30 - 10 p.m., ELAC Choral Concert: Christmas 2018. On December 5 from noon - 1 p.m., Student Recitals. Performances take place in the S2 Recital Hall, and the campus is located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez. Information: (323) 265-8894 or www.elac.edu/academics/departments/music.

December 7 - Holiday Snow Village. The Holiday Snow Village event will include a tree lighting, snow sled runs, tons of snow, holiday music and pictures with Santa. The program will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the Barnes Park Amphitheater, 350 S. McPherrin Avenue. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. for the tree lighting, and following that there will be holiday music performed by local school groups, two sled runs and a 900 square foot snow play area until 9 p.m. There also will be refreshments and a chance to take a photo with Santa. Closed-toe shoes are required for snow play. Information: (626) 307-1388 or www.montereyparkca.gov.

 NEWPORT BEACH 

December 1 - Crystal Cove "Deck the Cove" Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Bazaar. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the sand at the Crystal Cove Historic District off of Pacific Coast Highway. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a holiday bazaar and art sale. Santa will arrive at 4 p.m. and the tree lighting ceremony will begin around dusk, at about 5 p.m. Complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider and goodies will be provided by the Beachcomber Cafe, and parking will be available at the Los Trancos parking lot. Parking is $5 per hour or $15 for the day. A shuttle also will be available for a nominal fee. Information: (949) 376-6200, www.crystalcove.org or www.crystalcovealliance.org.

December 1 - Newport Beach Public Library Programs. The Nutcracker for Kids. The program is an abridged narrated version of the holiday classic presented by the Festival Ballet Theatre. The shortened performance will feature a cast of professional dancers in complete costumes telling the story of Clara. There will be two performances, at 2:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m. Ticket distribution for both shows will begin at 1 p.m. on a first-come basis. Ticket holders should return 15 minutes prior to the show to be seated. The program will take place in the Friends Meeting Room of the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. Information: (949) 717-3800 or www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

December 2 - Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk. The Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk will take place on Pacific Coast Highway in the Village of Corona Del Mar from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be entertainment including local groups, high school bands and other bands, children's entertainment, a beer and wine garden at Bandera's lower parking lot, merchandise and food vendors, games and prizes, carolers, a Fireman's Grill BBQ and more. Activities center around the Bandera's parking lot at 3201 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Donations also will be accepted for the "Toys for Tots" Toy Drive. Information: (949) 673-4050 or www.cdmchamber.com.

December 2 - Fashion Island Menorah Lighting. Celebrate Chanukah and the lighting of the menorah at Fashion Island from 3:30 - 5 p.m. There will be singing, festive traditions and sweet treats. The event, in partnership with the Chabad Center for Jewish Life, Newport Beach, will take place in the Atrium Garden Courtyard near Dick's Sporting Goods and Wahoo's Fish Tacos. Information: (949) 721-2000 or www.shopfashionisland.com.

 NORCO 

December 8 - Horsetown Parade of Lights and Christmas Festival. The Norco Horsetown Parade of Lights will take place beginning at 5 p.m. along Sixth Street from Corona Avenue to Crestview Avenue and the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center. The Christmas Festival will take place from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at George Ingalls Equestrian Events Center, 3737 Crestview. The Christmas Festival will include fee-based activities (snow tot lot, skating rink, train) in addition to Santa, vendors and entertainment. Parking and admission are free. Information: (951) 270-5632 or www.ci.norco.ca.us.

 NORWALK 

December 1 - 2018 Snowfest and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The 2018 Snowfest and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from noon - 8 p.m. on the Norwalk Civic Center Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard. There will be real snow for snow play (bring mittens/gloves), snow slides, games, crafts, face painting and more. Snow play, holiday train rides and arts and crafts will be from noon - 5 p.m. Stage entertainment will take place througout the day from noon - 6 p.m. prior to the tree lighting ceremony. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., and Santa will be available for visits from 6:15 - 8 p.m. along with additional stage entertainment. Information: (652) 929-5702 or www.norwalkca.gov.

December 15 - Holidays at the D.D. Johnston-Hargitt House Museum. The public is invited to the Museum for a jolly time filled with holiday entertainment and refreshments. Enjoy touring the museum which will be decorated for this special occasion. The Hargitt House Museum is located at 12426 Mapledale Street, and it currently is registered on the National Registry of Historical Places. Information: (652) 929-5521 or www.norwalkca.gov.


 ONTARIO 

December 1 and 2- Christmas on Euclid Experience. The Christmas on Euclid Experience has been a city tradition since 1922. Most events will take place in Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid. Information: (909) 261-3230, www.ontariotownsquare.org, www.christmasoneuclid.com or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

  • December 1 - Tree Lighting Ceremony and Celebration from 6 - 10 p.m. The evening will include the tree lightinig ceremony at 6 p.m., food vendors, and the screening of a classic holiday movie.

  • December 2 - The traditional Christmas on Euclid Craft Fair and holiday activities will take place from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the median of Euclid Avenue and in Ontario Town Square. There also will be food vendors, games and live entertainment, including holiday music by a Mariah Carey tribute artist.

December 10 - Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band. "The Wonder of the Holidays." The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band concert will present a special holiday concert. This concert take place at 7:30 p.m. in the main ballroom at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way. Early concert goers are invited to come at 6:45 p.m. to hear "The Woodwind Celebration," an ensemble of musicians from the Show Band. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served in the lobby. There also will be a performance at 7:15 p.m. of the ARISE Joy Ringers bell choir prior to the concert. Information: (909) 395-2020, www.showband.net or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

 ORANGE 

December 2 - Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession. Festivities will begin at 3:30 p.m. with activities for children and non-profit food and novelty booths (fee) in the Old Town Orange Plaza (traffic circle area) at Chapman/Glassell. The official tree lighting program and candlelight procession will begin at 5:15 p.m. Sing along to traditional carols of the season with a candlelight procession and the Orange Community Master Chorale led by Michael Short. The event can be very crowded, and early arrival for the ceremony is recommended. Some seating is available. In the event of rain, call the phone number listed for further information. Information: (714) 744-7278 or www.cityoforange.org.

December 5, 7 and 8 - St. John's Concert Series. From noon - 12:30 on December 5, monthly Midweek Organ Concert. On December 7 and 7:30 p.m and on December 8 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., The Sounds of Christmas, conducted by Dr. William J. Heide. The Jubilate Choir, St. John's adult choir of 75 voices, along with a festival orchestra, will join in presenting the beautiful music of Christmas. The choir and orchestra also will be joined by the Cathedral Bells, St. John's handbell choir, in three arrangments. All concerts will take place in the sanctuary at St. John's Lutheran Church of Orange, 185 S. Center Street. Information: (714) 288-44431 or www.stjohnsorange.org.

Chapman University College of Performing Arts Events. Unless otherwise noted, programs take place in the Salmon Recital Hall. The Chapman University campus is located at N. Glassell Street/E. Palm Avenue. Information: (714) 997-6871 or www.chapman.edu/music, go to "calendar of events."

  • November 29 - New Music Ensemble, directed by Dominique Schafer, at 8 p.m. The New Music Ensemble presents works by current composition majors and works from some of the major composers of the last 50 years. Instrumental and vocal faculty members, along with guest artists, often participate in the ensemble. The program will take place in the Salmon Recital Hall.

  • December 1 - Three programs. At 2 p.m., Instrumental Chamber Music: Winds and Brass, directed by Tim Hall. At 5 p.m., Instrumental Chamber Music: Strings, directed by Robert Becker. The programs will include students performing in piano, string and woodwind quintets, quartets, trios and brass ensembles. Also at 8 p.m., student pianists in recital, directed by Janice Park and featuring students from across campus. The programs will take place in the Salmon Recital Hall.

  • December 2 - Two programs. At 5 p.m., the Chapman Early Music Ensemble, directed by Bruce Bales, will present music from the 17th century and earlier on rare period instruments. At 8 p.m., the Chapman Guitar Ensemble directed by Jeff Cogan. Programs will take place in the Salmon Recital Hall.

  • December 4 - Student Piano Majors Showcase, directed by Janice Park. Student pianists of Dr. Joseph Matthews, Dr. Janice Park and Prof. Karen Knecht will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Brahms and others from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Salmon Recital Hall.

 PALOS VERDES 

December 2 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. The Thies Consort (Robert Thies, piano, Ana Landauer, violin, Brian Dembow, viola, and Armen Ksajikian, cello) will perform works by Brahms and Dvorak. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalga in Rancho Palos Verdes. Information: (310) 376-2169 or www.palosverdes.com/sbcms.

 PASADENA 

November 30 - Playhouse District Tree Lighting Event. The Playhouse District tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Pasadena Playhouse courtyard, 39 S. El Molino. There will be complimentary hot chocolate and coffee, live music, a performance by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and more. The event also will kick off a series of free Friday night holiday concerts which will take place in December. Information: (626) 744-0340 or www.playhousedistrict.org.

December 1 - South Lake Avenue HolidayFest. HolidayFest will take place from noon - 5 p.m. in the area around 140 S. Lake, 251 S. Lake and 345 S. Lake (next to Macy's). Musical performances will include: The Jacks (60s/70s Sound) at 1 p.m., Maggie Szabo (Singer-Songwriter/Soul) at 2:30 p.m., and La Santa Cecilia (Latin Alt) at 4 p.m. There also will be special guest appearances by local vocal groups/choirs, in-store specials, carriage rides, holiday crafts, holiday product samples, crafts and a scavenger hunt for children and photos with Santa. Information: (626) 792-1259 or www.southlakeavenue.org.

December 1, 9, 11, 15 and 16 - One Colorado Holiday Programs. One Colorado will present a variety of holiday performances in December. Events will be: December 1 - Holiday Karaoke Kick Off Party from 6 - 9 p.m. with songs for kids at 6 p.m. and songs for big kids at 7 p.m., along with seasonal treats, a family photo booth and toy drive; December 9 - Barnhart School Choir at 6 p.m., December 11 - Bob Baker Marionette Theater Holiday Show at 4:30 p.m., December 15 - Pasadena Girls' Choir at 4 p.m., and December 16 - Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas at 4 p.m. Information: (626) 564-1066 or www.onecolorado.com.

December 4 - Tuesday Musicale at the Pasadena Public Library. Tuesday Musicale monthly recitals include voice, piano solo, instrumental and chamber music performances. The performances will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut. Information: (626) 398-0658, www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library or www.tuesdaymusicale.org.

December 6 - Goldline Concert Series at Lake Avenue Church. The Goldline Concert Series takes place the first Thursday of every month from 12 - 12:45 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue. Today's perfomance will feature guest soprano Jane Thorngren and pianist Duane Funderburk in a program of songs by Grieg, Sibelius and popular American composers. An instrumental ensemble will accompany favorite songs by Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, plus there will be several timeless Christmas songs. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.

December 7 - Pasadena Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting. The city's official tree lighting ceremony and holiday celebration will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Rotunda of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. The event will include holiday music by local school groups, light refreshments, a visit from Santa, the tree lighting at 6 p.m. and more. Donations for the "Spark of Love" toy drive also will be accepted at the event. Information: (626) 744-7500 or www.cityofpasadena.net.

December 7, 14 and 21 - Playhouse District Holiday Concerts. The Playhouse District will present a series of Friday night concerts in December. Performances and locations will be: Little Brazil (Brazilian Jazz) in the Vroman's Courtyard from 6 - 8 p.m. on December 7, Kira and the Major 3 (Jazz) in the Pasadena Playhouse Courtyard from 6 - 8 p.m. on December 14 and the Donavan/Muradian Quartet (Jazz) in the Vroman's Courtyard from 6 - 8 p.m. on December 21. Complimentary coffee will be served at the Vroman's Courtyard concerts. Information: (626) 744-0340 or www.playhousedistrict.org.

December 8 - Pasadena Presbyterian Church Friends of Music Concert Series. 74th Annual Candlelight and Carols concert. The program for this Pasadena tradition will include sacred and secular holiday music of the Christmas season. Performances by the choirs of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church accompanied by the Friends of Music Orchestra and pipe organ will take place at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The church is in downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. A reception will follow the performance. Highlights of this year's program include Bob Chilcott's setting of The Twelve Days of Christmas and Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem "The Night Before Christmas" for narrator accompanied by the Friends of Music Orchestra. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.

December 9 and 18 - One Colorado Holiday Programs. Holiday Random Acts of Music with the Pasadena Symphony and Pops. Musicians from the Pasadena Symphony and Pops will present holiday-inspired performances in and around One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. The pop-up performances will take place at 1 p.m. and connect the community to live music and encourage new forms of public engagement. Information: (626) 564-1066 or www.onecolorado.com.

December 15 - Lake Avenue Church Music Programs. Sing Along Messiah. Director Duane Funderburk will lead audience members in Handel's masterpiece, assisted by soloists Tiffany Rivette, Dianne Harmel, Landon Shaw II, Eric Carampatan, and a 100+ voice choir and chamber symphony. The program will take place at 7 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.

December 15 - Third @ First Concerts. Third @ First Concerts take place at 4 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Boulevard. This month's concert is "Christmas Joy." Choirs of all ages, handbells, the Modern Brass Quintet, piano and organ all will combine for a celebration of the season. Information: (626) 796-0157 or www.fumcpasadena.org.

January 1 - 130th Annual Rose Parade. The 130th Annual Rose Parade will kick off at 8 a.m. along Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. This year's theme is "The Melody of Life," celebrating the universal language of music, and the Grand Marshal is Chaka Khan. Information: (626) 449-4100 or www.tournamentofroses.com.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church Music at Noon Concerts. - Concerts take place at 12:10 in the church sanctuary and are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.

  • November 28 - Pianist Carlos Gardels

  • December 5 - Vox Femina (Women's Ensemble of Medieval/Renaissance Music)

  • December 12 - Mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman with pianist Twyla Meyer

  • December 19 - Alma Nova (Flute/Guitar Duo)

  • December 26 - Soprano Anita Protich with pianist Mark Robson

  • January 2 - Pianist John Robilette

Holiday Events at the Pasadena Public Library/Branch Libraries. Several holiday performances will be taking place at both the main library and branch libraries. Details below include the address for the branch library location(s). Visit the library website for information on holiday crafts, films and other activities. Information: (626) 744-4066, www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library or www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net.

  • December 2018 - Information coming soon!

 PICO RIVERA 

December 2 - Holiday and Tree Lighting Festival. The Holiday and Tree Lighting Festival will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Pico Rivera City Hall, 6615 Passons Boulevard. The event will include a snow play area with over 22 tons of snow, arts and crafts, live music headlined by the Suffragettes, the lighting of the civic center tree, and a visit from Santa. After the ceremony Santa will be available for pictures (bring your own camera). In celebration of the city's 60th anniversary, there also will be a special fireworks show at 8 p.m. Parking will be available at El Rancho High Schoool. Information: (562) 801-4430 or www.pico-rivera.org.

 PLACENTIA 

December 13 - Tamale Festival. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS RESCHEDULED FROM DECEMBER 5. The Placita Santa Fe Merchants Association and the City of Placentia will presents the annual Tamale Festival from 4 - 9 p.m. in Old Town Placentia (Placita Santa Fe, 100 - 200 blocks of Santa Fe Avenue). The event will include live entertainment by the Darden Sisters (Western Swing) at 5 p.m., Groupo Bella at 5:45 p.m., the Chinelo Dancers at 6:30 p.m., the Christmas palm tree lighting at 7:15 p.m. and the Mariachi Divas at 7:30 p.m. There also will be visits with Santa Claus from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Fresh tamales will be available for individual or quantity purchase. Information: (714) 993-8232 or www.placentia.org.

December 6 - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Placentia Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Placentia Civic Center (Chapman/Kraemer). There will be performances by local groups, the tree lighting ceremony, and more, plus photos with Santa (bring your own camera). Information: (714) 993-8232 or www.placentia.org.

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 POMONA 

December 3 - Tree Lighting Ceremony. The city's tree lighting ceremony will take place during the City Council meeting at the front steps of City Hall at the Pomona Civic Center (2nd Street/Thomas Street). Live entertainment will begin at 6:15 p.m., and the tree lighting will take place at 7:15 p.m. There also will be a special visit by Santa Claus. Information: (909) 620-2056 or www.ci.pomona.ca.us.

December 8 - Pomona Christmas Parade and Holiday at the Plaza. The night-time holiday parade will take place from 6 - 8 p.m., rain or shine, in downtown Pomona along Gibbs Street, 2nd Street, Park Avenue, Mission Boulevard and 3rd Street. This year's theme is "Sounds of Christmas." The annual Holiday at the Plaza (Shaun Diamond Plaza) at the downtown Civic Center (2nd Street/Thomas Street) also will take place from 4 - 9 p.m. with Santa visits, food vendors, snow play, entertainment, crafts and more. Information: (909) 620-2056 or www.ci.pomona.ca.us (City of Pomona) and (909) 469-1121 or www.downtownpomona.org (Downtown Pomona).

December 14 - Pomona Concert Band Christmas Concert. The Pomona Concert Band, with musical director and conductor Linda W. Taylor and assitant director Dr. Jorge Garcia, welcomes the community to attend the Christmas concert featuring seasonal musical selections. The "Sounds of Christmas Joy" concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Palomares Park Community Center, 499 E. Arrow Highway. Special guests will be the La Verne Youth Ensemble, directed by Denny Duran-Flores and the MC for the evening will be Edmund Fry. Information: (626) 824-0001, (909) 620-2324, www.ci.pomona.ca.us or www.pomonaconcertband.com.

 RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA 

December 1 - Christmas Tree Lighting. The Rancho Santa Margarita Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place lakeside at Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore Park beginning at 5 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by boat, and there will be musical performances. The lighting will be at 6 p.m. Following the tree lighting, there will be activities at the Mercado Del Lago shopping center until 8 p.m. Information: (949) 709-0013 or www.samlarc.org.

December 31 - New Year's Eve "Celebrating Family and Friends" Event. The "Celebrating Family and Friends" New Year's Eve event will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Civic Center Plaza, 22232 El Paseo. There will be live musical entertainment, activites for all ages, interactive arts and crafts, inflatable rides/bounce houses, food vendors, and a children's art contest/exhibit. The event is an alcohol-free event. Information: (949) 216-9700 or www.cityofrsm.org.

 REDLANDS 

December 1 - Redlands Christmas Parade. "A Citrus Heritage Christmas." The parade will take place at 6 p.m. in downtown Redlands. The parade will begin on Brookside at Citrus/Eureka in downtown Redlands, travel east on Citrus to 8th Street and on to State Street, east on State Street to Orange, and south on Orange to Citrus, and from Citrus back to Eureka/Brookside. In case of rain, the parade will be held on December 8. Information: (909) 798-7548 or www.redlands-events.com.

December 2 - Tree Lighting at Kimberly Crest. The annual tree lighting ceremony at Kimberly Crest will take place at 6 p.m. Local choirs will perform, and there will be complimentary cider and ginger cookies and photos with Santa. After the ceremony, tours of the 1st floor of Kimberly Crest will be available for $5. Kimberly Crest is located about two miles south of downtown Redlands at 1325 Prospect Drive off Highland Avenue (not Fountain). Parking is available on Highland, but bring a flashlight for the walk. Information: (909) 792-2111 or www.kimberlycrest.org.

University of Redlands Performances. - University of Redlands Music Department performances are held in the Memorial Chapel, the Frederick Loewe Performance Hall (FLPH), and/or the Casa Loma Room on the Redlands campus, 1200 E. Colton Avenue. See individual concerts below for performance location. Information: (909) 748-8700, www.redlands.edu/music or www.redlands.edu/artsatredlands.

  • December 4 - String Chamber Ensembles Concert. The program will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. in Watchorn 107, FLPH.

  • December 5 - Jazz Improvisation Ensemble Concert. The performance will take place from 8 - 10 p.m. in Watchorn 107, FLPH.

  • December 6 - Classical Guitar Night. Performances will take place from 8 - 10 p.m. in Watchorn 107, FLPH.

  • December 8 - Studio Big Band Concert. The program will take place from 8 - 10 p.m. in the Orton Center.

  • December 10 - Jazz Guitar Night. Performances will take place from 8 - 10 p.m. in Watchorn 107, FLPH.

 REDONDO BEACH 

December 8 - Holiday Concert and Santa on the Pier. Join Santa on the Redondo Beach Pier for this special holiday concert. The concert will take place from 2 - 4 p.m. at the end of the pier, and there also will be selfies with the Surfing Santa, and more. A free holiday activity book will be given to the first 150 children, and donations will be accepted for the local toy drive. Information: www.redondopier.com or www.facebook.com/redondopier.

 RIALTO 

December 8 - Rialto Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Rialto Holiday Parade will begin at 6 p.m. in downtown Rialto at Riverside Avenue/Rialto Avenue. The parade will continue south to the Rialto Civic Center, 150 S. Palm Avenue, where there will be the tree lighting, a vendor fair, live entertainment, a vendor fair, and photos with Santa until 9 p.m. Information: (909) 421-4949, (909) 877-9706 or www.rialtoca.gov.

 RIVERSIDE 

November 30 - Riverside Plaza Holiday Spectacular. Riverside Plaza will welcome Santa with a holiday party from 6 - 8 p.m. There will holiday carolers, photos with Santa, performances by local groups, face painting and a magic show. Events take place at Riverside Plaza, 3545 Central Avenue between Riverside Avenue and DeAnza. Information: (951) 683-1066 or www.shopriversideplaza.com.

December 7 and 8 - La Sierra University Performances. 71st Annual Candlelight Concert. The University's long-standing musical tradition will feature performances by the University Chamber Singers, University Orchestra and other ensembles and soloists. Performances will take place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. at the La Sierra University Church, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue. See website for directions to campus. Information: (951) 785-2036, www.lasierra.edu/music or http://music-events.lasierra.edu.

December 9 - Victorian Christmas Open House at the Heritage House. Experience a traditional Victorian Christmas as one might have seen it in the 1890s. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Riverside Metropolitain Museum's Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Avenue. There will be home-baked sweets and hot mulled cider, a variety of musical entertainment (including caroling, autoharps, dulcimers, bagpipes and a barbershop quartet), and a visit from Father Christmas. Information: (951) 826-5273 or www.riversideca.gov/museum.

Nightly through January 6 - Festival of Lights Entertainment. This year's Festival of Lights will include nightly entertainment on one or two stages near the Mission Inn and downtown plaza through January 6. With some exceptions, entertainment and activities will be Monday through Thursday from 5 - 10 p.m., Friday from 5 - 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. through December 24. Hours on December 24 are 3 - 9 p.m., closed on Christmas Day, and 3 - 11 p.m. December 26 - January 6. See website under "calendar" for full nightly listing of bands and other performance groups. Information: (951) 683-7100, www.riversideca.gov/fol/activities.asp#entertainment or www.riversideca.gov/fol.

 ROSEMEAD 

December 4 - Christmas Tree Lighting. Celebrate the holidays in Rosemead at the city's Tree Lighting celebration. The program will take place from 6 - 6:45 p.m. on the Civic Center Plaza, at Rosemead City Hall, 8838 E. Valley Boulevard. Immediately after the ceremony there will be complimentary hot chocolate, a snow slide area, free train rides, free arts and crafts and an outdoor screening of the movie Polar Express. Information: (626) 569-2160 or www.cityofrosemead.org.

 ROSSMOOR 

December 14 - Rossmoor Winter Festival. Celebrate the holidays with a blizzard of fun at the 3rd annual Rossmoor Winter Festival from 6 - 10 p.m. at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Drive. Opening ceremony will be at 6 p.m. followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. There also will be live entertainment by local groups, a snow play area with 22 tons of snow, pony rides, a petting zoo, photos with Santa, and more. Information: (562) 430-3707, www.rossmoorwinterfestival.com or www.rossmoor-csd.org.

 SAN CLEMENTE 

December 1 - Puttin' on the Glitz. Puttin' on the Glitz is an evening of holiday cheer and a city tradition presented by the San Clemente Downtown Business Association. There will be live entertainment by a variety of groups along the street, visits with Santa, and downtown shops will stay open late. The event will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. along Avenida Del Mar in downtown San Clemente. Information: (949) 218-5378 or www.villagesanclemente.org.

December 1 - Santa's Village by the Sea and Christmas at The Casa. The Santa's Village program will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at the San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville. There will be snow hill sledding, holiday games, cookie decorating, an outdoor movie, live holiday music, and visits with Santa (bring a camera for pictures). The city's tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. with Santa arriving on a fire truck. From 5 - 7:30 p.m. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, will host Christmas at The Casa. The event will include holiday decorations, a visit from Santa, holiday entertainment, crafts for children, and light refreshments. Area parking is limited; check with the city of there will be a shuttle available between San Clemente High School and Avenida del Mar. Information: (949) 361-8264 or http://www.san-clemente.org (City of San Clemente), and (949) 498-2139 or www.casaromantica.org (Casa Romantica).

 SAN DIMAS 

December 1 - Downtown Holiday Extravaganza. The 9th annual holiday celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on downtown Bonita Avenue and First Street between San Dimas Avenue and Cataract Avenue (venues - downtown Bonita Ave., the Walker House, 121 N. San Dimas Avenue, and on First Street). There will be a holiday parade at 11:30 a.m., skate rink, marketplace, dueling snow slides, holiday entertainment, and more. The tree lighting ceremony will take place from at 5:30 p.m. at Rhoades Park, 210 W. Bonita (at Monte Vista), with entertainment by the San Dimas Brass Ensemble beginning at 4:30 p.m. Admission and entertainment are free, but there may be a fee for some games and rides. Information: (909) 394-6230 or www.cityofsandimas.com.

 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO 

December 1 - Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration and Holiday Festivities. San Juan Capistrano's holiday events will take place from 4- 9 p.m. at a variety of locations around Historic Town Center Park, 31852 El Camino Real, and the downtown area. The tree lighting ceremony and performances will take place at Historic Town Center Park. Musical performances by local groups will begin at 4 p.m., and a stage show will begin at 5 p.m. The official tree lighting will take place at 5:45 p.m. Following the ceremony there will be free photos with Santa (one per family) in the Los Rios Historic District, a live nativity scene, strolling entertainment and much more. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Military personnel with ID also will receive free admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano during the evening. Information: (949) 493-5911 or www.sanjuancapistrano.org.

 SAN PEDRO/WILMINGTON AREA 

November 30 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. The Thies Consort (Robert Thies, piano, Ana Landauer, violin, Brian Dembow, viola, and Armen Ksajikian, cello) will perform works by Brahms and Dvorak. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Los Angeles Harbor College Music Recital Hall, 111 Figueroa Place in Wilmington. See website for directions to the campus. Information: (310) 376-2169, www.palosverdes.com/sbcms or www.lahc.cc.ca.us.

December 1 and 2 - "Civil War Christmas" Celebration at the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum and Victorian Christmas and Open House at the Banning Museum. Experience an authentic replica of a Civil War-era holiday celebration, complete with rustic handmade toys, ornaments and other decorations, and entertainment. Events take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, 1052 Banning Boulevard in Wilmington. A complimentary horse-drawn trolley also will be available to take visitors to the Victorian Christmas celebration at the Banning Museum, 401 E. "M" Street in Wilmington. There will be Victorian-themed decorations and holiday entertainment, self-guided tours of the museum, chidren's crafts, refreshments, and a visit from St. Nick. Trolley rides and museum tours end promptly at 3:30 p.m. Information: (310) 548-7509 or www.drumbarracks.org (Drum Barracks) and (310) 548-7777 or www.thebanningmuseum.org (Banning Museum).

December 2 - Holiday Spirit of San Pedro Parade. The 38th Annual Holiday Spirit of San Pedro Parade will take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in downtown San Pedro beginning at 13th Street and Pacific Avenue. The parade will continue north along Pacific Avenue to 6th Street, then continue east on 6th Street to Palos Verdes Street. The parade will include bands, drill teams, schools and non-profit organizations, elected officials, celebrities and corporate participants. Information: (310) 832-7272 or www.spholidayparade.com.

December 9 - Wilmington "Heart of the Harbor" Holiday Parade. The Wilmington Heart of the Harbor Holiday Parade will take place from noon - 2 p.m. along Anaheim Boulevard from Anaheim Street to Banning Park. The parade will include a variety of community groups, marching bands, Drum Barracks volunteers in Civil War attire and more. Information: (310) 834-8586 or www.wilmington-chamber.com.

 SANTA ANA 

December 1 - UC Irvine Music Department Performances. UCI Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Stephen Tucker. The UCI Symphony Orchestra "adopted" the Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra several years ago in a partnership increasing access to arts resources and cultivating young artists. The UCI Symphony will present a full concert open to the public at 7 p.m. in the Bill Medley Auditorium of Santa Ana High School, 520 W. Walnut. Information: (949) 824-6615 or www.arts.uci.edu.

December 2 - Family Festival at the Bowers Museum. The Bowers Museum presents Family Festivals on the first Sunday of the month including live music and dance performances, arts and crafts and other activities from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Festivals take place in the Museum courtyard. This month's festival is a Winter Solstice Festival celebrating international holiday traditions like Las Posadas, Kwanzaa and Chanukah. There will be performances by Raices de Mexico Folklorico, 3rd Degree Blues and from New York, Isle of Klezbos, an all female Klezmer band. Please note: the festivals no longer include complimentary admission to the museum. The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main Street. Information: (714) 567-3600 or www.bowers.org.

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 SANTA FE SPRINGS 

December 1 - Santa Fe Springs Tree Lighting. The city's tree lighting ceremony will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. at Soaring Dreams Plaza, Telegraph/Pioneer (11710 E. Telegraph Road). There will be performances from local school and community groups and carols by the "Masters of Harmony," a craft area designed for children ages 3 - 11, a synthetic ice skating rink and the tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Photos with Santa will be available for a nominal fee, and free photo opportunities (bring your own camera) will be available with Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa's Elves. Complimentary hot cocoa and sweet treats will be available while supplies last. Information: (562) 863-4896 or www.santafesprings.org.

December 7 - First Friday at the Santa Fe Springs Library. Sakai Flamenco. Sakai Flamenco is a dynamic performing ensemble composed of some of the finest traditional flamenco dancers and musicians. Their performance will take place at 7 p.m. at the Santa Fe Springs Library, 11700 Telegraph Road. Information: (562) 868-7738, www.sfslibrary.org or www.santafesprings.org.

December 14 - Las Posadas Celebration. The traditional cultural event depicts Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter. The program will begin with a candlelit procession through Heritage Park and will include traditional carols sung in English and Spanish as well as mariachi and folklorico dance performances. Food will be available for purchase. The event will take place from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Drive off Telegraph Road. Information: (562) 946-6476 or www.santafesprings.org.

 SANTA MONICA 

December 1 - Main Street Holiday Event. The Main Street Business Improvement Association presents the 2018 annual Main Street Holiday Event. Santa will arrive on the lawn at the California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main Street, at 5 p.m. along with the Samohi Choir. The candlelight walk to the Edgemar Courtyard will take place at 6 p.m. where there will be a performance by the "Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers," cookies, coffee and pictures with Santa by the shopping cart Christmas tree. Holiday parties at local merchants will continue to 9 p.m. Information: www.mainstreetsm.com.

December 2 - Santa Monica Symphony. Guido Lamell, conductor and music director, with alto saxophone soloist Harvey Pittel. The program for the Winter Holiday Concert will feature music from various movies (Strauss: "Sunrise" fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathurstra, Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries, and Williams: Escapades) plus excerpts from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Boulevard. Parking for Barnum Hall is available for a flat rate of $5 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium parking lot and at the Civic Center structure on the corner of 4th Street and Olympic Boulevard. Information: (310) 395-6330 or www.smsymphony.org.

December 11 - Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Beach House. Reading and concert with Catherine Coan and friends. In her culminating event, writer-in-residence Coan will read from her new collection of poetry, accompanied by live painting by Bert Esenherz and music by Stephen Rowe and the Lonely Loners. The program will take place from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway. Reservations via Eventbrite are required and can be made using the link on the Beach House website. See website for current parking rates and other details. Information: (310) 458-4904 or www.annenbergbeachhouse.com.

Santa Monica Public Library Performances - Programs take place in the MLK Jr. Auditorium of the main branch of the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard (unless otherwise noted). See individual performance information for performance times. Information: (310) 458-8600 or www.smpl.org

  • December 9 - Duck Soup Trio (Anthony Shadduck, bass, Morgan Jones, piano, and Sam Webster, drums). The jazz ensemble plays the music of Vince Guaraldi - selections from a Charlie Brown Christmas and other memorable favorites. The program will take place at 2 p.m. in the MLK Auditorium.

  • December 13 - SMC Emeritus Lyric Chorus. The Lyric Chorus returns for a winter concert featuring a variety of seasonal favorites and Broadway songs. The program will take place at 11 a.m. in the MLK Auditorium.

  • December 19 - Soundwaves Concert: Tofighi, Denney and Fink. Composer-performers Alan Tofighi, Maxwell Denney and Michael Jon Fink will perform original experimental music for three electric guitars. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the MLK Auditorium.

  • December 19 - A Not So Silent Night: Another Holiday Concert. The special holiday concert will feature Jazz Hands for Autism, a Los Angeles-based talent advocacy group and incubator for musicians with autism. The program will take place at 3 p.m. in the Annex at the Pico Branch library, 2201 Pico Boulevard. Phone: (310) 458-8684.

Live Music at the Sunday Farmers Market. The Sunday Farmers Market takes place from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Main Street/Ocean Park. Music is from about 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8712, (310) 458-8411, www.smgov.net/farmers_market/index.htm or www.farmersmarket.santa-monica.org.

  • December 2 - Jeffrey Michaels

  • December 9 - Los Angeles Marimba Institute

  • December 16 - Ocean Park Sound System

  • December 23 - Teddy Bang Trio

  • December 30 - Teddy Bang Trio

 SEAL BEACH 

December 7 - Seal Beach Holiday Parade. The annual parade begins at 7 p.m. on Main Street at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier and continues up Main Street to Pacific Coast Highway. The traditional holiday parade will feature a variety of community groups, marching bands, equestrian units and more. This year the parade celebrates its 40th Anniversary, and the theme will be "A Ruby Red Christmas." Information: (562) 537-3955, www.sealbeachlions.com, www.sealbeachchamber.com or www.sealbeachca.gov.

 SOUTH GATE 

December 9 - South Gate Children's Christmas Lane Parade and Santa's Village Festival. The 73rd annual parade will take place from noon - 2 p.m. along Tweedy Boulevard from California Avenue to Pinehurst. There also will be a variety of family activities at South Gate Park near the Senior Center from 1 - 5 p.m. The event will include a toy give-away, entertainment, photos with Santa, and more. Information: (323) 563-5447, www.southgatecc.org, www.southgateparade.com or www.cityofsouthgate.org.

 SOUTH PASADENA 

November 29 - South Pasadena Holiday Tree Lighting. The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will present the city's Holiday Tree Lighting from 4 - 7 p.m. at the South Pasadena Farmers Market (Meridian and El Centro near the Metro Gold Line Station). Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. with musical performances, followed by the lighting of the tree at 5:30 p.m. and a visit from Santa Claus. The South Pasadena Historic Museum will be decorated for the holidays, and there will be seasonal treats for visitors (while supplies last) from the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation. Information: (626) 441-2339, www.southpasadenafarmersmarket.org or www.southpasadena.net.

 STANTON 

December 6 - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The City of Stanton kicks off the holidays with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The event will take place from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Avenue. There will be the lighting of the Christmas tree, holiday music, a visit from Santa Claus and light refreshments. This year's event celebrates holidays around the world. Information: (714) 890-4270 or www.ci.stanton.ca.us.

 TEMECULA 

November 30 - Santa's Electric Light Parade. Santa's Electric Light Parade will take place in Old Town from 7 - 9 p.m. beginning at Del Rio and Jefferson. This year's theme is "A Storybook Christmas." The parade will include bands, equestrian units, floats, and local dignitaries and community/school groups. Information: (951) 694-6480, www.temeculaevents.org or www.cityoftemecula.org.

December 31 - Temecula New Year's Eve Grape Drop. The New Year's Eve celebration at the Civic Center in Old Town Temecula will take place from 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. Celebrate the New Year Temecula-style with grape drop countdowns at 9 p.m. and midnight (giant illuminated grapes drop from the Civic Center clock tower). There also will be ongoing live musical entertainment, activities for children, and more. See website closer to date of event for full entertainment schedule. Information: (951) 694-6480, www.temeculaca.gov or www.cityoftemecula.org.

 TEMPLE CITY 

December 7 - Lights on Temple City. The annual tree-lighting ceremony and holiday event will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. at Temple City Park, 9701 Las Tunas Drive at the Temple City civic center. The event will include snow play areas, crafts, food vendors, visits with Santa, entertainment, and more. There will be a mini parade along Las Tunas Drive beginning at 7 p.m. leading up to Santa's arrival and the lighting of the 100-foot holiday tree. Information: (626) 285-2171 or www.templecity.us.

 TORRANCE 

December 7 - Classical Crossroads Concerts: First Fridays at First! Classical Crossroads concerts are held at the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson Street (on the south side of Carson just east of Maple). Today's concert, First Fridays at First!, will take place from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. and will feature a rising star on New York City's music scene, cellist Ben Capps. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

 TUSTIN 

December 7 - Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting. The annual Tree Lighting will take place from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Tustin Public Library outdoor courtyard (next to the Clifton C. Miller Community Center), 345 E. Main Street. There will be entertainment by local groups, letters to Santa, a craft area, sponsor booths, the tree lighting ceremony and pictures with Santa. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Also, a short walk away in Old Town will be the 2018 Holiday Walk from 4 - 8 p.m. The first 100 attendees will receive a "goodie bag" containing discounts at local stores and restaurants. Information: (714) 573-3326 or www.tustinca.org.

 UPLAND 


December 8 - Historic Downtown Upland Christmas Parade and Holiday Faire. The 42nd Annual downtown Upland Christmas Parade will take place at 11 a.m. in the Historic downtown Upland area beginning at A Street and 2nd Avenue. There also will be Holiday Faire with craft and gift vendors from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Information: www.facebook.com/historicdowntownuplandinc or www.coopermuseum.org.

 VENICE 

December 1 - Venice Holiday Sign Lighting. The Venice Sign Holiday Lighting will take place on December 1. Festivities will begin at 6:15 p.m. at Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue (at the Venice sign). Windward Avenue will be closed east of Pacific Avenue for a stage with bands and holiday music, and at 8 p.m. the lights on the Venice sign will be switched on. Donations for the Muscle Beach Toy Drive will be accepted at the event. Information: (310) 822-5425 or www.venicechamber.net.

December 9 - Abbot Kinney Holiday Block Party. The Abbot Kinney Holiday Block Party will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. There will be a Holiday Stroll with holiday cheer at local merchants, a Winter Playground at The Brig parking lot with snow play and sledding, crafts, carolers, an LA Kings street hockey puck shot contest and more. Information: (310) 822-5425, www.venicechamber.net or www.abbotkinneyblvd.com.

 WEST HOLLYWOOD 

December 8 - Winter Sounds Concert . California String Quartet (Holiday Classical Chamber Music). The first concert of the Winter Sounds Series will take place at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vincente Boulevard. Limited first-come seating will be available. Information: (323) 848-6377, www.weho.org/wintersounds or www.weho.org.

December 8 and 9 - Colibri: 11th Annual Music Competition for Young Performers. Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation, with support from the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts program, will present the 11th annual competition for young performers. The vocal competition will take place on December 8 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. On Sunday, performances by the winners of Saturday's competition will take place from noon - 3 p.m. Events both days will take place in Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: (323) 848-7988, http://uidarts.org or www.weho.org.

 WESTMINSTER 

December 3 - Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Westminster Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Community Sing will take place from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Civic Center Sunken Gardens, 8200 Westminster Boulevard. There will be performances by a variety of local groups and visits with Santa, and those who are able are requested to bring canned goods to donate to those in need in the community. The event will be held outdoors, so dress warmly. Information: (714) 895-2860 or www.westminster-ca.gov.

 WHITTIER 

November 30 and December 1 - 26th Anniversary Uptown Whittier Holiday Sonata. The Uptown Whittier Holiday Sonata will take place in Uptown Whittier on Greenleaf Avenue and Philadelphia Street from 4 - 9 p.m. on both nights, with the bigger event on Saturday night. The traditional evening activity throughout the Uptown business district will feature horse-drawn carriage rides, a Santa's Village area for the kids and pictures with Santa, and musical entertainment (Saturday only). There also will be holiday open houses are area shops. Information: (562) 696-2662 or www.whittieruptown.org.

December 8 - 65th Annual Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade. The Christmas Parade, "Christmas Around the World," will take place on Greenleaf Avenue in Uptown Whittier from 10 a.m. - noon. The parade will travel south on Greenleaf from Hadley to Mar Vista, and it will feature marching bands, drill teams, equestrian units, floats, and a special appearance by Santa. Information: (562) 696-2662 or www.whittieruptown.org.

December 8 - Patio Performance at the Shannon Center for the Arts. Madison Makanaokahaku Scott. Scott is a young lady with an angelic voice and a passion for Hawaiian language, music and culture. She has been composing music since her early childhood and is a gifted pianist. Without the burden of eyesight, Madison focuses on how to experience God's creation through her other heightened senses. Her performances will take place at 12:30 and 6 p.m. on the patio at the Shannon Center, 13406 E. Philadelphia Street. Information: (562) 907-4200 or www.shannoncenter.org.

Rio Hondo College Cultural Events. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place in the Wray Theater on the Rio Hondo College campus. The Rio Hondo College address is 3600 Workman Mill Road. See campus website for directions. Parking on campus is $3. Information: (562) 908-3492 or www.riohondo.edu.

  • December 5 - Winter Choral Concert. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Wray Theater. There will be a pre-reception before the concert at 7 p.m.

 YORBA LINDA 

December 2 - Holiday on Main Street. The 29th Annual Holiday on Main Street will take place from 3 - 8 p.m. along Main Street in Old Town Yorba Linda. Presented by the Old Town Main Street Merchants' Association, the event will include live holiday entertainment, Santa, food trucks, a beer garden and artisan vendors and more. Information: (714) 993-9537, www.facebook.com/officialmainstreetyl or www.yorbalindachamber.org.

Nixon Library Family Concert Series - All performances (unless otherwise indicated) are at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Information: (714) 993-5075, (714) 993-3393 or www.nixonfoundation.org.

  • December 2 - Placentia Community Chorus Christmas Concert

  • December 9 - Kid Singers Annual Christmas Concert in the East Room at 12:30 p.m.

  • December 16 - Green/Orozco Family Annual Christmas Concert

  • December 23 - Melanie Pedro and Andrea Formato, singers, and Ann Patrick Green, pianist

  • December 30 - Orange County Cello Ensemble

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ONE FINAL THOUGHT ON THE CONCERTS: All of the concerts in the listings are free to the general public, and there are some truly outstanding programs. However, many of the groups and organizations sponsoring these concerts incur substantial costs in bringing them to you year after year. Donations which allow them to continue their tradition of bringing quality music to the general public at no charge are appreciated.


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