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CONCERT LISTINGS BY DATE - DECEMBER 2017

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. Most of the events listed are offered to the general public or residents of certain cities free of charge. Events in clubs, bookstores, cafes and other similar venues covered elsewhere generally are not included. This page lists concerts by date for the month of December 2017. 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.

     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 Christmas nears. Warmest wishes to all site visitors and their families for a very happy holiday season. As always, the music at the events listed is free (though the food vendors, rides and other activities found at most of the festivals and fairs are not). In the Fall/Winter/Spring, updates move from Sunday to Thursday nights, and this month's updates will take place on December 7 and 14. The 2017 summer version of the site still is available for viewing by going to www.dorothyswebsite.org/2017index.html. Also, for those interested in seeing other past summer versions of the site, links are available on the site book preview page.

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 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29 

ARTESIA - HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Avenue. Following 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 - AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCES. Chamber Music Series Concert No. 4. The final concert of the four-concert series will feature a variety of ensembles performing works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Piazzolla and others. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel. Information: (626) 812-3018 or www.apu.edu/music.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Pomona College: Student Recitals. Performances by students will take place at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue. Information: (909) 607-2671 or www.pomona.edu/music-calendar; also www.collegescalendar.org.

FONTANA - 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.

IRVINE - UC IRVINE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES. UCI Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert. The Jazz Orchestra's fall concert will include a mix of American jazz classics along with original compositions by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez featuring some of UCI's jazz faculty. The program will take place at 8 p.m. 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.

LA MIRADA - NOON CONCERTS AT BIOLA UNIVERSITY. Jenny Park, piano: "Lift High the Cross" Reformation Commemoration. 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, http://ccca.biola.edu/events, http://academics.biola.edu/music/events or www.biola.edu.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PROGRAMS. Chamber Music Festival. Students from the Classical Performance and Composition Divison will present three days of chamber music in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall. Programs will be: Nov. 27 - Winds and Percussion, led by Kristy Morrell, at 4:30 p.m.; Nov. 28 - Vocal Arts, led by Lisa Sylvester, at 5:30 p.m., and Strings, led by Karen Dreyfus at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 29 - Strings, led by Karen Dreyfus, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PROGRAMS. Popular Music Showcases. On Nov. 29, First-Year Showcase at 8 p.m. at Tommy's Place. On Dec. 1, Second-Year Showcase at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 2, Third-Year Showcase at 7:30 p.m. These two programs will take place in the Carson Center. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE EVENING CONCERTS. LACC Applied Music Concert 1. 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.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - UCLA SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCES. Duo Pianos: A Jazz Piano Studio Recital. UCLA's jazz piano students from Tamir Hendelman's studio will perform in a special 2-piano program also featuring piano and bass duets and solo performances. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Jan Popper Theater in the Schoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E. Young Drive East. Information: (310) 206-3033 or www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu.

MONTEREY PARK - EAST LA COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS. On November 20 at noon, the Elixir Piano Trio (Fang Fang Xu, cello, Samvel Chilingarian, violin, and Lucy Nargizyan, piano) will present a concert of works by Glinka, Schumann, Khachaturian and Piazzolla. On November 29 from noon - 1 p.m., Student Recitals featuring students from the Applied Music Program. 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.

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. Pianist Sung Chang. 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.

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 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 

ANAHEIM - DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bands and entertainment times vary. Check website for weekly schedules and holiday hours/closures. 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.

BALDWIN PARK - TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. The City of Baldwin Park celebrates 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. Information: (626) 813-5245 x317 or www.baldwinpark.com.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Scripps College: Student Recitals. Performances by students from the Scripps music department will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. 10th Street. Information: (909) 607-3266 or www.scrippscollege.edu; also www.collegescalendar.org.

COLTON - 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.

GLENDALE - HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. The 2017 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 complimentary hot cocoa. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Information: (818) 548-2792, www.glendaleca.gov, go to event calendar, or www.ci.glendale.ca.us.

LAKEWOOD - 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 Santa will be available from 4:30 - 8 p.m. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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 performances will be "String Chamber Music," hosted by Clive Greensmith, on November 2, and "If It Ain't Baroque . . ." hosted by Ian Pritchard, on November 30. The performances will begin at 6 p.m. in Thayer Hall and will be followed by a post-concert reception. Reservations are requried - click "our online box office for performances and events is open" on the first web page listed. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200, www.colburnschool.edu/events/event-tickets or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PROGRAMS. Classical Guitar Program 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. Also, Jazz Night featuring CreSCendo. Performances in the ngoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles take place at 7 p.m. in the Ground Zero Performance Cafe. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE EVENING CONCERTS. LACC Applied Music Concert 2. 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.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - RED KETTLE KICKOFF AT THE LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET. The 2017 Red Kettle KickOff will take place from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third Street. There will be celebrity bell ringers beginning at noon and main program from 5 - 6 p.m. featuring LA Laker legend AC Green, Broadway star Carol Lawrence and radio host Shadow Stevens. Information: (323) 933-9211 or www.farmersmarketla.com.

MONTCLAIR - 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.

ORANGE - CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS. New Music Ensemble, directed by Sean Heim, 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. 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."

PLACENTIA - HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AND TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. The Placentia Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 6 - 8:15 p.m. at the Placentia Civic Center (Chapman/Kraemer). There will be performances by local groups, crafts for children, the tree lighting ceremony, light refreshments, and a reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Mrs. Claus. Information: (714) 993-8232 or www.placentia.org.

SOUTH PASADENA - SOUTH PASADENA HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING. The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will present the city's Old Fashioned 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 6:30 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). Information: (626) 441-2339, www.southpasadenafarmersmarket.org or www.southpasadena.net.

WHITTIER - RIO HONDO COLLEGE CULTURAL EVENTS. Ariel Ramirez's "Misa Criolla" performed by the RHC Concert and Chamber Choir. The fall choir concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. and will include guest soloists, the Arroyo High School Chamber Singers, and a performance of Haydn's "Te Deum." 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.

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 FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Abby Girl and the Real Deal (Rockabilly) from 7 - 9 p.m.. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

BELLFLOWER - 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). There will be holiday entertainment, Santa, refreshments, a rink for roller skating and scooters (helmet required), four snow sledding slides and arts and holiday crafts. Information: (562) 804-1424 x2261 or www.bellflower.org.

CHINO HILLS - PERFORMANCES AT THE SHOPPES AT CHINO HILLS. Diamond Ranch High School Carolers from 6 - 8 p.m. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. On Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, also magic snowfall shows from 7 - 7:15 p.m. and 8 - 8:15 p.m. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

CLAREMONT - HOLIDAY PROMENADE AND TREE LIGHTING. The Claremont Holiday Promenade will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at a variety of locations throughout Claremont Village. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at Claremont Depot (1st Street/Harvard), with entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. There also will be strolling carolers throughout the Village, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus at City Hall (2nd Street/Harvard), and entertainment. Information: (909) 399-5490, www.thevillageclaremont.com or www.ci.claremont.ca.us.

CLAREMONT - FRIDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES New Zealand piano music by Jack Body, Ross Harris, John Psathas and others performed by Hao Huang, piano, and Jian Liu, piano. 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.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Pomona College: Pomona College Choir, with visiting conductor David Rentz. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street. Information: (909) 607-2671 or www.pomona.edu/music-calendar; also www.collegescalendar.org.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Chain Reaction (R&B/Dance/Holiday/Motown). 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.

CULVER CITY - TOWER LIGHTING CEREMONY. The public is invited to be a part of the holiday magic and festivities as the lights on the Veterans Memorial Building tower "tree" are lit at 6:30 p.m. (Overland/Culver Blvd.) Santa will arrive following the ceremony, and there will be refreshments, holiday craft activities and entertainment inside the building until 9 p.m. Information: (310) 253-6630, (310) 253-6650 or www.culvercity.org.

EL MONTE - EL MONTE HOLIDAY HOUSE. The El Monte Holiday House will take place on Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler. On Friday the program will include the city's tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. with a special guest, and on Saturday there will be a free holiday surprise for the first 200 children. The event includes a holiday light exchange, clown and magic shows, free crafts for children, holiday entertainment by local groups, a holiday boutique, and more. Information: (626) 580-2200 or www.elmonteca.gov.

HAWAIIAN GARDENS - 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 and a visit from Santa Claus. Gifts from Santa will be given to pre-school and elementary school children. Information: (562) 420-2641 x229 or www.hgcity.org.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. Admission to CityWalk is free, but there is a fee for parking. Information: (818) 622-4455, www.citywalkhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/UniversalCityWalkHollywood.

LA PUENTE - 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. Festivities will continue through 10 p.m. Information: (626) 855-1560 or www.lapuente.org.

LA PUENTE - 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: Entertainment will be: November 3 - no information listed; November 10 - market closed; November 17 - Suave the Band, and November 24 and December 1 - market closed. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

LAGUNA BEACH - 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 - 9 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. See full schedule on website. Information: (949) 494-1018 or www.lagunabeachchamber.org.

LONG BEACH - SHARK LAGOON NIGHTS AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC. Ronny and the Classics (50s/60/Classics). 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PROGRAMS. Popular Music Showcases. On Nov. 29, First-Year Showcase at 8 p.m. at Tommy's Place. On Dec. 1, Second-Year Showcase at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 2, Third-Year Showcase at 7:30 p.m. These two programs will take place in the Carson Center. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PROGRAMS. USC Baroque Sinfonia: Noels d'autrefois. Rotem Gilbert will lead the Baroque Sinfonia in music of the French Baroque featuring works by Marc Antoine Charpentier and Jean Baptiste Lully. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - GRAND PARK LA PROGRAMS. Cuba: Antes/Ahora - Cuba: Then, Now. The programs will be an exploration of traditional and contemporary Cuban dance and music for the people of Los Angeles. On December 1 from noon - 1:30 p.m., there will be an Afro-Cuban dance and percussion workshop. The program will take place on the Grand Park performance lawn (between Grand Avenue and Hill Street). On December 2 there will be a Rumba Dance Party and Jam Session from 1 - 5 p.m. There will be dance and percussion workshops at 1 p.m., dance performances at 2 p.m., Rumba dancing starting at 2:30 p.m., Dayren Santamaria and the Made in Cuba Band at 3:30 p.m., and a special guest jam session from 3:45 - 5 p.m. See details on website. Information: (213) 972-8080 or www.grandparkla.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE EVENING CONCERTS. LACC Choirs. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Friday Night Recitals at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in Mayman Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

MISSION VIEJO - SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PERFORMANCES. On December 1 and 8 at 11 a.m. in FA 103, Chamber Music concerts. On December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Courtyard, a Commercial Music Ensemble concert. On December 7 at 2 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Concert Hour presents Saddleback students in recital. Finally, on December 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Piano Ensemble and Advanced Piano Student Recital will present a program entitled "Reflections on the Ocean." See campus website for directions. Information: (949) 582-4656 or www.saddleback.edu/arts.

MONTEREY PARK - HOLIDAY SNOW VILLAGE. The Holiday Snow Village event will include a tree lighting, snow sled runs, 18 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. There also will be refreshments and a chance to take a photo with Santa. Closed-toe shoes required for snow play. Information: (626) 307-1388 or www.montereyparkca.gov.

ONTARIO - CHRISTMAS ON EUCLID EXPERIENCE. Events will take place over two days and will center around Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid. Today: Tree Lighting Ceremony and Celebration from 6 - 10 p.m. The evening will include the tree lightinig ceremony, food vendors, photos with Santa (bring your own camera), and the screening of the movies "Saving Santa" and The Smurfs "A Christmas Carol." Information: (909) 261-3230, www.ontariotownsquare.org, www.christmasoneuclid.com or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

ORANGE - CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS. Keyboard Collaborative Arts Recital, directed by Louise Thomas, at 8 p.m. The recital will include student performances of solo and collaborative piano repertoire. 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."

PASADENA - 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.

RIVERSIDE - LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCES. 70th 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.

SAN PEDRO/WILMINGTON - SOUTH BAY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERTS. The Lyris Quartet (Alyssa Park, violin, Shalini Vijayan, violin, Luke Maurer, viola and Timothy Loo, cello). The concert will feature music by Childs, Ravel and Brahms, and it 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.

SANTA FE SPRINGS - FIRST FRIDAY AT THE SANTA FE SPRINGS LIBRARY. Vybration (A Capella Group) presents "A Cavalcade of Carols." The program of popular holiday favorites will take place at 7 p.m. at the Santa Fe Springs Library, 11700 Telegraph Road, and light refreshments will be served. Information: (562) 868-7738, www.sfslibrary.org or www.santafesprings.org.

SEAL BEACH - 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. Information: (562) 537-3955, www.sealbeachlions.com, www.sealbeachchamber.com or www.sealbeachca.gov.

TEMECULA - SANTA'S ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE. The 25th Annual 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 "25 Years of Christmas Pride." 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.

TORRANCE - 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 Trio Celeste (Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano, Iryna Krechkovsky, violin, and Ross Gasworth, cello). Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

VENICE - VENICE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. The Holiday Weekend will begin December 1 from 5 - 10 p.m. with First Friday on Abbot Kinney. There will be food trucks, a photo booth, holiday crafts from 5 - 7 p.m. and music from 7 - 9 p.m. The Venice Sign Holiday Lighting will take place on December 2 beginning at 6 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. On December 3 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. there will be a Holiday Stroll and Snow Day on Abbot Kinney with snow play and sledding, crafts, carolers and store eventgs. Information: (310) 822-5425, www.venicechamber.net or www.abbotkinneyblvd.com.

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ALTADENA - SECOND SATURDAYS AT THE ALTADENA LIBRARY. Upbeat Swing Orchestra. This month's program will take place on the first Saturday of December from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa. The concerts feature beer and wine available for purchase from the Ale House, and a variety of food and dessert offerings available for purchase from local restaurants. Information: (626) 798-0833 or www.altadenalibrary.org.

ANAHEIM - 23RD ANNUAL NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND HOLIDAY VILLAGE. 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 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., 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) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com.

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE V-Suite (Soul) from 1 - 3 p.m., Cafe Flamenco and Poncho and Lefty Blues from 7 - 9 p.m.. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

ARCADIA - 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.

BUENA PARK - CANDY CANELAND AND CRAFT FAIRE. The 47th 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.

BUENA PARK - HOLIDAY HEARTBEAT MUSIC SERIES AT THE SOURCE. The Holiday Heartbeat holiday music series takes place at The Source OC, 6940 Beach Boulevard (corner of Beach and Orangethorpe). Free parking; it is also indicated that performance times are subject to change so check The Source website/Facebook prior to attending. Today's performance(s) will be: Piano performance and commentary at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Kookhee Hong featuring Dr. Minji Noh and Grace Eunhye Hong; program includes special four-hands piano performances of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Debussy's "Petite Suite." Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

BURBANK - MAYOR'S TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. The Burbank Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony, "Sounds of the Season," 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.

CHINO HILLS - CHINO HILLS TREE LIGHTING. The Chino Hills annual tree lighting will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Chino Hills Government Center, 14000 City Center Drive. Activities begin at 5 p.m., and the tree lighting will take place at 6:15 p.m. Santa will be available visits from 6:30 - 8 p.m., and photos will be available with the donation of an unwrapped toy valued at $10. All toys will be donated locally. There also will be craft vendors, entertainment by the Ruben S. Ayala High School jazz band, face painting and more. Free hot cocoa to the first 300 participants. Information: (909) 364-2700 or www.chinohills.org.

CHINO HILLS - PERFORMANCES AT THE SHOPPES AT CHINO HILLS. Rhythm Jukeboxx from 5 - 8 p.m. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. On Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, also magic snowfall shows from 7 - 7:15 p.m. and 8 - 8:15 p.m. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus from 1 - 4 p.m. with photos from 2 - 3 p.m. by Nordstrom Rack (bring your own camera), Brad Winchell (Holiday Steel Drum) from 1 - 4 p.m., and The Eric Turner Band (Blues/R&B/Holiday) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 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.

COVINA - 67TH ANNUAL COVINA CHRISTMAS PARADE. "A Christmas Wish." 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.

DANA POINT - 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, the tree lighting at 5:15 p.m. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies at the tree lighting courtesy of Hennessey's. Nominal fee for carnival games and cookie decorating. Information: (949) 248-3530 or www.danapoint.org.

EL MONTE - EL MONTE HOLIDAY HOUSE. The El Monte Holiday House will take place on Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler. On Friday the program will include the city's tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. with a special guest, and on Saturday there will be a free holiday surprise for the first 200 children. The event includes a holiday light exchange, clown and magic shows, free crafts for children, holiday entertainment by local groups, a holiday boutique, and more. Information: (626) 580-2200 or www.elmonteca.gov.

EL SEGUNDO - "MAGIC ON MAIN STREET" CENTENNIAL TREE LIGHTING. The El Segundo Centennial Tree Lighting event will take place from 1 - 6 p.m. at Library Park. Library Park will be turned into a winter wonderland with snow sledding and snow play areas, decorated trees, strolling carolers, a craft boutique, game area, musical performances, food vendors, train rides for children and more. Santa will be at the Library Park Gazebo. The 100-foot Christmas Pine Tree which was planted in 1930 will be lit at 5:30 p.m. The park trees and gazebo will remain lighted throughout the holiday season. Information: (310) 524-2700, www.esrec.org or www.elsegundo.org.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY - FOUNTAIN VALLEY ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING 2017. The annual Tree Lighting event will take place from 4:30 - 8 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, photo opportunities with Santa (bring your own camera), and a fireworks show. Donations for the Spark of Love toy drive also will be accepted at the event. Information: (714) 839-8611 or www.fountainvalley.org.

FULLERTON - 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 from noon - 4 p.m. and a bounce house. The event will take place from noon - 4 p.m. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com.

GLENDALE - 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.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. 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 - PERFORMANCES AT BELLA TERRA. Frank Cope. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

LA MIRADA - LA MIRADA CHILI HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Join the City of La Mirada in celebrating 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 and live entertainment by local groups. Free keepsake photos with Santa will be provided for guests. 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.

LA VERNE - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IN OLD TOWN LA VERNE. The Holiday Open House in Old Town La Verne will take place from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. in conjunction with the farmers market. Santa will be available for photos, and there will be performances by local school groups. The tree lighting ceremony will take place later in the day at 5 p.m. in Mainiero Square at the corner of "D" and 3rd Streets. Information: (909) 596-8700 or www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.

LAGUNA NIGUEL - 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 and Mrs. Claus. 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, (949) 362-4351, www.cityoflagunaniguel.org or www.lnchamber.com.

LAKE ARROWHEAD - BLUE JAY CHRISTMAS PARDE. 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 "Miracle on Highway 189." There will be a variety of floats, marching bands, community organizations and more. Information: (909) 336-1547 or http://www.lakearrowheadchamber.com.

LONG BEACH - BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE. The 35th 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 "Christmas in Paradise." 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.

LONG BEACH - HOLIDAYS AT SHORELINE VILLAGE. Listen: A Holiday Concert from 1 - 4 p.m. 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.

LOS ALAMITOS - WINTER WONDERLAND AT THE PLAZA. 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 canned foods will be accepted at the event to be given to local charities; attendees are asked to bring three cans of food if possible. Information: (562) 431-3538 or www.cityoflosalamitos.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PROGRAMS. Popular Music Showcases. On Nov. 29, First-Year Showcase at 8 p.m. at Tommy's Place. On Dec. 1, Second-Year Showcase at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 2, Third-Year Showcase at 7:30 p.m. These two programs will take place in the Carson Center. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - GRAND PARK LA PROGRAMS. Cuba: Antes/Ahora - Cuba: Then, Now. The programs will be an exploration of traditional and contemporary Cuban dance and music for the people of Los Angeles. On December 1 from noon - 1:30 p.m., there will be an Afro-Cuban dance and percussion workshop. The program will take place on the Grand Park performance lawn (between Grand Avenue and Hill Street). On December 2 there will be a Rumba Dance Party and Jam Session from 1 - 5 p.m. There will be dance and percussion workshops at 1 p.m., dance performances at 2 p.m., Rumba dancing starting at 2:30 p.m., Dayren Santamaria and the Made in Cuba Band at 3:30 p.m., and a special guest jam session from 3:45 - 5 p.m. See details on website. Information: (213) 972-8080 or www.grandparkla.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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. PLEASE NOTE: TOY DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE IS NOT SPECIFIED; CALL OR VISIT SITE FOR DETAILS. Information: (213) 388-8291 or www.calleochola.com.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Friends (R&B). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

NEWPORT BEACH - 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 sunset, 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.crystalcovebeachcottages.com, go to Crystal Cove Alliance, or www.crystalcovealliance.org.

NORWALK - 2017 SNOWFEST AND TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. The 2016 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), two giant snow slides, games, crafts, face painting and more. Snow play 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.

ONTARIO - CHRISTMAS ON EUCLID EXPERIENCE. Events will take place over two days and will center around Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid. Today: The traditional Christmas on Euclid Craft Fair and holiday activities will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the median of Euclid Avenue and in Ontario Town Square. There also will be food vendors, games and live entertainment. Information: (909) 261-3230, www.ontariotownsquare.org, www.christmasoneuclid.com or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

ORANGE - CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS. Three programs. At 2 and 5 p.m., Instrumental Chamber Music, directed by Grace Fong, Robert Becker and Christopher J. Nicholas. The program will include students performing in piano, string and woodwind quintets, quartets, trios and brass ensembles. The winds and brass program will be at 2 p.m. and strings and piano at 5 p.m. Also at 8 p.m., student pianists in recital, directed by Janice Park. 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."

PASADENA - SOUTH LAKE AVENUE HOLIDAY FEST. 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: Jessica Childress (Singer/Songwriter) at 1 p.m., James Supercave (Psych Pop) at 2:30 p.m., and Warbly Jets (Pop/Rock) at 4 p.m. There also will be special guest appearances by local vocal groups/choirs. For the afternoon, there also will be store specials, carriage rides, holiday crafts, in-store promotions, holiday product samples, and crafts for children. Information: (626) 792-1259 or www.southlakeavenue.org.

PASADENA - ONE COLORADO HOLIDAY KICK OFF. The Holiday Kick Off will feature a performance by the prohibition-era jazz band Leftover Cuties, along with handbell choir, poetry and caroling performances. There also will be holiday refreshments, a photo booth, Santa and more. The program will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. Donations also will be accepted for the Good Cheer Gifting Drive. Information: (626) 564-1066 or www.onecolorado.com.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA - 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., and there will be a Polar Express pajama party prior to the event starting at 3:30 p.m. Information: (949) 709-0013 or www.samlarc.org.

REDLANDS - REDLANDS CHRISTMAS PARADE. "The Hope and Joy of 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 9. Information: (909) 798-7548 or www.redlands-events.com.

RIVERSIDE - LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCES. 70th 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.

SAN CLEMENTE - 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 - 10 p.m. along Avenida Del Mar in downtown San Clemente. Information: (949) 218-5378 or www.villagesanclemente.org.

SAN CLEMENTE - 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. 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. There will be a shuttle available between San Clemente High School and Avenida del Mar from 2 - 10 p.m. 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 - DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGNZA. The holiday celebration will take place from noon - 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 and skate rink, marketplace, dueling snow slides, holiday entertainment, a downtown treasure hunt and more. The tree lighting ceremony will take place from at 5:30 p.m. at Rhoades Park, 210 W. Bonita (at Monte Vista). Admission and entertainment are free, but there will be a $10 pass for access to games and rides. Information: (909) 394-6230 or www.cityofsandimas.com.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - 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 4:15 p.m., and the official tree lighting will take place at 5:30 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 - "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).

SANTA ANA - UCI MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES. UCI Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Stephen Tucker. Six years ago the UCI Symphony Orchestra "adopted" the Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra 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.

SANTA FE SPRINGS - SANTA FE SPRINGS TREE LIGHTING. The city's tree lighting ceremony will take place from 5 - 8 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, 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.

SANTA MONICA - MAIN STREET HOLIDAY EVENT. The Main Street Business Improvement Association presents the 2017 annual Main Street Holiday Event. Santa will arrive on the lawn at the California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main Street, at 5:15 p.m. for photos with children (bring your own camera). The Tree Lighting at the Museum lawn will take place at 6 p.m., followed at 6:25 p.m. by the candlelight walk to the Edgemar Courtyard for more holiday music. Holiday parties at local merchants will continue to 9 p.m. Information: www.mainstreetsm.com.

VENICE - VENICE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. The Holiday Weekend will begin December 1 from 5 - 10 p.m. with First Friday on Abbot Kinney. There will be food trucks, a photo booth, holiday crafts from 5 - 7 p.m. and music from 7 - 9 p.m. The Venice Sign Holiday Lighting will take place on December 2 beginning at 6 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. On December 3 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. there will be a Holiday Stroll and Snow Day on Abbot Kinney with snow play and sledding, crafts, carolers and store eventgs. Information: (310) 822-5425, www.venicechamber.net or www.abbotkinneyblvd.com.

WEST HOLLYWOOD - SOUNDSPARK CHILDREN'S CONCERTS. soundSpark is a monthly music series for children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. The December 2 concert will feature Linnea Sablosky. Check website for most current schedules. Programs take place at noon in the Children's Theater at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vincente Boulevard. Two hours validated parking is available in the West Hollywood Park parking structure. Information: (323) 960-5723, www.sassas.org or www.weho.org/arts.

WEST HOLLYWOOD - WINTER SOUNDS CONCERT. Jennifer Leitham (Holiday Jazz). The special holiday jazz concert will take place from 5 - 6:15 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.

WEST HOLLYWOOD - COLIBRI: 10TH ANNUAL INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS. Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation, with support from the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts program, will present the 10th annual competition for young performers. The instrumental competition will take place on November 18 and 19, and the vocal competition will be held on December 2 and 3. The program begins at 11 a.m. each day and will take place in Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: (323) 848-7988, http://uidarts.org or www.weho.org.

WHITTIER - 25TH 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. 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. There also will be holiday open houses are area shops. Information: (562) 696-2662 or www.whittieruptown.org.

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ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Big Papa and the TCB (Swing) from 1 - 3 p.m.. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

AZUSA - AZUSA WINTER FAMILY FIESTA HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. The family fiesta holiday boutique will take place from noon - 4 p.m. on December 3 on the Azusa City Hall lawn, 213 E. Foothill Boulevard. There will be crafts and other vendors, activities for children, entertainment . Santa will be and pictures with Santa. The tree lighting ceremony will take place the following day, December 4, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the same location. Monday entertainment will be provided by students from Azusa Unified School District music programs. Information: (626) 812-5280 or www.ci.azusa.ca.us.

BEVERLY HILLS - MUSIC AT THE BEVERLY HILLS FARMERS MARKET. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market takes place Sundays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive. There is music at the market from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. December artists: December 3 - Josh Cohan, December 10 - East of Lincoln, December 17 - La Tourette Jazz Quintet, December 24 - Shweyk Brothers, and December 31 - K.C. Phillips. Information: (310) 285-6830 or www.beverlyhills.org, go to exploring and Farmers Market.

BUENA PARK - HOLIDAY HEARTBEAT MUSIC SERIES AT THE SOURCE. The Holiday Heartbeat holiday music series takes place at The Source OC, 6940 Beach Boulevard (corner of Beach and Orangethorpe). Free parking; it is also indicated that performance times are subject to change so check The Source website/Facebook prior to attending. Today's performance(s) will be: Singing and Dancing Through the Holidays. OC Korean Master Chorale featuring Seeds of Worship at 5 p.m., and Buena Park High School holiday dance program at 6 p.m. Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

CHINO HILLS - PERFORMANCES AT THE SHOPPES AT CHINO HILLS. World of Music (Youth) from 2 - 4:30 p.m. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. On Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, also magic snowfall shows from 7 - 7:15 p.m. and 8 - 8:15 p.m. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Pomona College: Pomona College Choir, with visiting conductor David Rentz. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street. Information: (909) 607-2671 or www.pomona.edu/music-calendar; also www.collegescalendar.org.

CORONA - 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 by Arts Alive, a snow play area, crafts at Santa's workshop, the lighting of the tree, refreshments, 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.discovercorona.com.

COSTA MESA - SUNDAY SOUNDS AT THE CAMP. Sunday Sounds concerts take place from noon - 2 p.m. on Sundays at The Camp, 2937 Bristol. December artists: December 3 - Zach and Bridget, December 10 - Ava Domini, and December 17 - Taylor Crawford. No concerts December 24 and 31. Information: (714) 966-6661 or www.thecampsite.com.

DOWNEY - 66TH ANNUAL DOWNEY CHRISTMAS PARADE. The annual parade will take place beginning at 1 p.m. The parade route (not confirmed) starts at Downey/Florence, continues south on Downey Avenue to 3rd Street and then to Civic Center Drive. There will be bands, floats, equestrian units, Santa Claus and more. This year's theme is "School House Christmas." The parade is sponsored by the Downey Chamber of Commerce. Information: (562) 923-2191 or www.downeychamber.com.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT BELLA TERRA. Taji (Singer/Songwriter). Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

HERMOSA BEACH - HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AND "ROCK FOR TOTS" TOY DRIVE CHARITY CONCERT. The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Tree Lighting 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 holiday village with activities for children and complimentary hot chocolate, 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, Barley, Pink Roach and others, 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 25. Information: (310) 376-9051 or www.hbchamber.net.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. Admission to CityWalk is free, but there is a fee for parking. Information: (818) 622-4455, www.citywalkhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/UniversalCityWalkHollywood.

IRVINE - 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 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.

LONG BEACH - HOLIDAYS AT SHORELINE VILLAGE. Dulcimer Christmas from 1 - 4 p.m. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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. PLEASE NOTE: TOY DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE IS NOT SPECIFIED; CALL OR VISIT SITE FOR DETAILS. Information: (213) 388-8291 or www.calleochola.com.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Colburn Youth Orchestra conducted by Maxim Eshkenazy. 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.

LOS ANGELES (SOUTH AND EAST) - 73RD ANNUAL NORTH EAST LA HOLIDAY PARADE. The parade will take place at 1 p.m. on North Figueroa Street from Avenue 60 to Sycamore Grove Park. The parade is presented by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce in association with the City of Los Angeles. Information: www.hlpchamber.com or http://www.facebook.com/hlpchamber.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - PALISADES SYMPHONY. Joel B. Lish, conductor and director. The J.S. Bach "Christmas Oratorio" concert also will include the Brentwood-Palisades Chorale directed by Susan S. Rosenstein. The concert will take place in Mercer Hall at Pacific Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin Street in Pacific Palisades. Admission is free and reservations are not required. Information: (310) 454-8040 or www.palisadessymphony.org.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - UCLA FOWLER MUSEUM PROGRAMS. Mateus Aleluia. Mateus Aleluia was the primary composer for the legendary vocal trio Os Tincoas, often building songs around ceremonial melodies. He will perform and also discuss the music of his native city in Brazil. The program will take place from 2 - 3 p.m. at the Fowler Museum on the UCLA campus. Information: (310) 825-4361 or www.fowler.ucla.edu.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Jimi Nelson and the Drifting Cowboys (Country). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

NEWPORT BEACH - CORONA DEL MAR CHRISTMAS WALK. The Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk and Festival 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.

ORANGE - 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.

ORANGE - CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS. Two programs. At 5 p.m., the Early Music Ensemble, directed by Bruce Bales, will present music from the reign of Charles V. The program will include works by Josquin, Morales, Cabezon and others. At 8 p.m., the Chapman Guitar Ensemble directed by Jeff Cogan. 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."

PALOS VERDES - SOUTH BAY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERTS. The Lyris Quartet (Alyssa Park, violin, Shalini Vijayan, violin, Luke Maurer, viola and Timothy Loo, cello). The concert will feature music by Childs, Ravel and Brahms, and it 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.

PICO RIVERA - HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AND TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. The Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 5 - 9:30 p.m. at the Pico Rivera City Hall, 6615 Passons Boulevard. The event will include a snow play area, arts and crafts, live music and choral performances, including a performance by the Amanda Castro Band (Jazz/Holiday), 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). Information: (562) 801-4430 or www.pico-rivera.org.

REDLANDS - TREE LIGHTING AT KIMBERLY CREST. The annual tree lighting ceremony at Kimberly Crest will take place at 6 p.m. 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.

SAN PEDRO/WILMINGTON - "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).

SAN PEDRO/WILMINGTON - HOLIDAY SPIRIT OF SAN PEDRO PARADE. The 37th 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.

SANTA ANA - FAMILY FESTIVALS 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 of Guitars featuring guitar music from around the world. 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.

SANTA MONICA - SANTA MONICA SYMPHONY. Guido Lamell, conductor and music director. The program for the Winter Holiday Concert will include Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie), Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, with violin soloist Annelle Gregory, and Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Boulevard. There also will be a pre-concert lecture by composer Russell Steinberg from 6 - 6:30 p.m. Information: (310) 395-6330 or www.smsymphony.org.

SANTA MONICA - LIVE MUSIC AT THE SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET. Masanga Marimba Ensemble (African). 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.

VENICE - VENICE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. The Holiday Weekend will begin December 1 from 5 - 10 p.m. with First Friday on Abbot Kinney. There will be food trucks, a photo booth, holiday crafts from 5 - 7 p.m. and music from 7 - 9 p.m. The Venice Sign Holiday Lighting will take place on December 2 beginning at 6 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. On December 3 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. there will be a Holiday Stroll and Snow Day on Abbot Kinney with snow play and sledding, crafts, carolers and store eventgs. Information: (310) 822-5425, www.venicechamber.net or www.abbotkinneyblvd.com.

WEST HOLLYWOOD - COLIBRI: 10TH ANNUAL INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS. Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation, with support from the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts program, will present the 10th annual competition for young performers. The instrumental competition will take place on November 18 and 19, and the vocal competition will be held on December 2 and 3. The program begins at 11 a.m. each day and will take place in Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: (323) 848-7988, http://uidarts.org or www.weho.org.

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. Huntington Beach Concert Band. Also at noon, Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree dedication with a performance by the Band of the California Battalion. Open to the public, but a separate registration is requested for this event. See website for details. 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.

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AZUSA - AZUSA WINTER FAMILY FIESTA HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. The family fiesta holiday boutique will take place from noon - 4 p.m. on December 3 on the Azusa City Hall lawn, 213 E. Foothill Boulevard. There will be crafts and other vendors, activities for children, entertainment . Santa will be and pictures with Santa. The tree lighting ceremony will take place the following day, December 4, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the same location. Monday entertainment will be provided by students from Azusa Unified School District music programs. Information: (626) 812-5280 or www.ci.azusa.ca.us.

AZUSA - AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCES. Voice Department Non-Major Recital. The program will take place from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel. Also, from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Warren Music, Center, Room 111, Chamber Music program. Information: (626) 812-3018 or www.apu.edu/music.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Pomona College: Pomona College Balinese Gamelan, Nyoman and Nanik Wenten, music and dance directors. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street. Information: (909) 607-2671 or www.pomona.edu/music-calendar; also www.collegescalendar.org.

DANA POINT - DANA POINT TREE LIGHTING AT PINES PARK. The City of Dana Point Tree Lighting at Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano, will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. There will be visits with Santa from 4 - 5:30 p.m. (bring your own camera), a dog holiday costume parade at 4:30 p.m. (dogs must be on leashes), carolers from 5 - 6 p.m. and the tree lighting at 5:30 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.

FULLERTON - FULLERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY PERFORMANCES. Partners in Chime Holiday Concert. The 20-member group will present a concert of holiday hand-chime music in the library's Osborne Auditorium. Seating will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. The Fullerton Public Library is located at 353 W. Commonwealth. Information: (714) 738-6333 or www.fullertonlibrary.org.

HUNTINGTON PARK - HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. Huntington Park kicks off the holiday season with the City's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will take place from 4 - 7 p.m. at City Hall, 6550 Miles Avenue. The event will include caroling, performances by local groups, craft activities for children, a visit from Santa, and the lighting of the City's Tree. Bring a camera for photos with Santa. Information: (323) 584-6218 or www.huntingtonpark.org.

LA VERNE - 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.

WESTMINSTER - TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING. 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.

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APPLE VALLEY - 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, free hot chocolate and ornaments (while supplies last), 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.

AZUSA - AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCES. Guest Artist Recital: Pianist Jian Liu. The concert pianist and piano faculty member from New Zealand will present a recital featuring works by New Zealand composers. The program will take place from 8 - 10 p.m. in Munson Chapel. Information: (626) 812-3018 or www.apu.edu/music.

CHINO - 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. The Chino Community Chorus will sing holiday favorites, 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.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Pomona College: Student Recitals. Performances by students will take place at 7 p.m. in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue. Information: (909) 607-2671 or www.pomona.edu/music-calendar; also www.collegescalendar.org.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Scripps College: Student Recitals. Performances by students from the Scripps music department will take place at 7:30 p.m. on December 5 in the Drinkward Recital Hall at Harvey Mudd College, 320 E. Foothill Boulevard, and on December 7 in the Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. 10th Street. Information: (909) 607-3266 or www.scrippscollege.edu; also www.collegescalendar.org.

CORONA - 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 5 - Santiago High School Madrigals Singers, December 12 - Corona High School Choir, and December 19 - Harpist Alfredo Ortiz. Information: (951) 736-2381 or www.coronaca.gov/library.

CYPRESS - 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; donations of toys for the "Spark of Love" toy drive also will be accepted at the event. Information: (714) 229-6780, www.cypressrec.org or www.ci.cypress.ca.us.

GARDEN GROVE - CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION. The city's tree lighting celebration will take place from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Village Green Park, corner of Main and Euclid. There will be festive entertainment by local schools and groups, complimentary refreshments (while supplies last), the community tree lighting, and a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Information: (714) 741-5290, www.garden-grove.org or www.ggparksandrec.com.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE EVENING CONCERTS. LACC Jazz Band Concert. 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.

MISSION VIEJO - SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PERFORMANCES. On December 1 and 8 at 11 a.m. in FA 103, Chamber Music concerts. On December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Courtyard, a Commercial Music Ensemble concert. On December 7 at 2 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Concert Hour presents Saddleback students in recital. Finally, on December 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Piano Ensemble and Advanced Piano Student Recital will present a program entitled "Reflections on the Ocean." See campus website for directions. Information: (949) 582-4656 or www.saddleback.edu/arts.

ORANGE - CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS. Student Piano Showcase, directed by Grace Fong, at 7:30 p.m. Piano performance majors will perform a program of works from the mid-1700s to the present. 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."

PASADENA - 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.

ROSEMEAD - CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. Celebrate the holidays in Rosemead at the city's Tree Lighting celebration. The program will take place from 6 - 6:30 p.m. on the Civic Center Plaza, at Rosemead City Hall, 8838 E. Valley Boulevard. Information: (626) 569-2160 or www.cityofrosemead.org.

 WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6 

AZUSA - AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCES. Chamber Music: Cello. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in Munson Chapel. Information: (626) 812-3018 or www.apu.edu/music.

BUENA PARK - LIVE BAND KARAOKE AND SING-OFF AT THE SOURCE. Sing-Off is a free live band karaoke tournament for all who love to sing which takes place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6 - 8 p.m. The winner from each round will advance to the Sing-Off finals in December. The event takes place at The Source OC, 6940 Beach Boulevard (corner of Beach and Orangethorpe). Those wishing to participate must send their name plus the title and artist of the song they wish to sing in advance to info@thesourceoc.com. Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

CERRITOS - PERFORMANCES AT THE CERRITOS PUBLIC LIBRARY. On December 6, the Campanella Guitar Quartet from 7 - 8 p.m. The Quartet will present an eclectic array of music, concluding with an arrangement of "The Nutcracker Suite" for guitar. On December 8 from 7 - 8 p.m., the Cypress Senior Chorus will sing songs of the season, directed by Lee Lessetter. Both programs will take place 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."

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Pomona College: Student Recitals. Performances by students will take place at 7 p.m. in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue. Information: (909) 607-2671 or www.pomona.edu/music-calendar; also www.collegescalendar.org.

GLENDALE - "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 6 - Solo cello recital by Derek Stein, and December 20 - solo piano recital, Harout Senekeremian performing works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Information: (818) 244-7241, www.fbcglendale.net or www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com.

IRVINE - UC IRVINE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES. UCI Guitar Studies Concert. Students will present a program of solos, duets, trios and quartets by composers from around the world. The program will take place at noon in the Arts Amphitheater on the UCI campus. See campus website for directions and current parking fees. Information: (949) 824-6615 or www.arts.uci.edu.

LA PALMA - HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING. The 2017 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. Information: (714) 690-3350 or www.cityoflapalma.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE EVENING CONCERTS. LACC Guitar Ensemble and Orchestra. 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.

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. Pianist Ekaterina Bessmeltseva. 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.

PLACENTIA - 23RD ANNUAL TAMALE FESTIVAL AND LAS POSADAS. The Placita Santa Fe Merchants Association and the City of Placentia will presents the annual Tamale Festival and Las Posadas Celebration from 4 - 9 p.m. in Old Town Placentia (Placita Santa Fe, 100 - 200 blocks of Santa Fe Avenue). The event will include a procession re-enacting the travels of Mary and Joseph, live entertainment by the Mariachi Divas, caroling, and visits with Santa Claus. Fresh tamales will be available for individual or quantity purchase. Information: (714) 993-8232 or www.placentia.org.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

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 THURSDAY DECEMBER 7 

ANAHEIM - DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bands and entertainment times vary. Check website for weekly schedules and holiday hours/closures. 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.

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Jim Becker (Rock and Roll) from noon - 2 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

BREA - 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 will drop in for a visit, and pictures with Santa will be available for a $5 fee. Light refreshments will be served. Information: (714) 990-7771, www.breaspecialevents.com or www.cityofbrea.net.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Scripps College: Student Recitals. Performances by students from the Scripps music department will take place at 7:30 p.m. on December 5 in the Drinkward Recital Hall at Harvey Mudd College, 320 E. Foothill Boulevard, and on December 7 in the Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. 10th Street. Information: (909) 607-3266 or www.scrippscollege.edu; also www.collegescalendar.org.

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 5 - 6:45 p.m. Performances will be - Kwanzaa Music by Brother Yusef, Christmas and Hannukah stories with Ken Frawley, and Chinese Yo-Yo by the South Coast Chinese Cultural Association. Activities: cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, snowfall and paper lantern making, plus "Giving Back:" clothes donations for Working Wardrobes and food donations for Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

CULVER CITY - DOWNTOWN CULVER CITY TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION. The Downtown Culver City Centennial 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 elementary school student choirs will entertain, and there will be hot cocoa, cider and festive treats. Santa will make an appearance for the lighting of the tree. Free parking for one hour at municipal parking structures. Information: (310) 202-6060, (310) 253-6672, www.downtownculvercity.com or www.culvercity.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Performance Forum at 11:30 a.m. in Thayer Hall. Young artists from the Conservatory of Music perform solo and chamber works. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - "LIVE AT THE ATRIUM" AT WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY MALL. Westfield Century City and KIIS-FM will present "Live at the Atrium," a holiday concert series on Thursdays in December from 6 - 8 p.m. Artists will be: December 7 - Jonas Blue, December 14 - Olivia Holt, December 21 - Max and December 28 - Plain White T's. Reserve seats/get priority access by making reservations on Eventbrite; a link is available on the mall events page. Concerts will take place in the Westfield Century City Atrium. Information: www.westfield.com/centurycity, go to "events."

MISSION VIEJO - SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PERFORMANCES. On December 1 and 8 at 11 a.m. in FA 103, Chamber Music concerts. On December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Courtyard, a Commercial Music Ensemble concert. On December 7 at 2 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Concert Hour presents Saddleback students in recital. Finally, on December 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Piano Ensemble and Advanced Piano Student Recital will present a program entitled "Reflections on the Ocean." See campus website for directions. Information: (949) 582-4656 or www.saddleback.edu/arts.

MONROVIA - 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.

PASADENA - GOLD LINE CONCERT SERIES AT LAKE AVENUE CHURCH. The Goldline Concert Series takes place the first Thursday of every month from 12:05 - 12:40 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue. This month's special concert will feature dancers from the Lake Avenue Church and ArtistsPlus Productions as well as violinist Carrie Rehkopf, cellist John Michael and pianist Duane Funderburk in a celebration of the season. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

STANTON - 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. Information: (714) 890-4270 or www.ci.stanton.ca.us.

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 FRIDAY DECEMBER 8 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Sandro Razciel (Pop) from 7 - 9 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

BUENA PARK - 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 a fire truck at 6 p.m., followed by the tree lighting and the opportunity for kids to meet Santa, Snoopy, knights, pirates and princesses. There also will be photos opportunities with Santa and the tree (bring your own camera). Donations of toys will be accepted for the local holiday toy drive. Information: (714) 562-3754 or www.buenapark.com.

CERRITOS - PERFORMANCES AT THE CERRITOS PUBLIC LIBRARY. On December 6, the Campanella Guitar Quartet from 7 - 8 p.m. The Quartet will present an eclectic array of music, concluding with an arrangement of "The Nutcracker Suite" for guitar. On December 8 from 7 - 8 p.m., the Cypress Senior Chorus will sing songs of the season, directed by Lee Lessetter. Both programs will take place 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."

CLAREMONT - FRIDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES The Claremont Chamber Choir, conducted by Charles W. Kamm, will perform works by Palestrina, Jonathan Dove and Bob Chilcott, plus holiday favorites. 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.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Tini Grey and The Shade (Blues/R&B/Holiday). 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.

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 5 - 6:45 p.m. Performances will be - Santa Margarita High School Chamber Singers, and the Navy Band Southwest Holiday Big Band. Activities: cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, snowfall and paper lantern making, plus "Giving Back:" pasta and pasta sauce donations for Caterina's Club PastaThon will be accepted. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

FULLERTON - CAL STATE UNIVERSITY FULLERTON PERFORMANCES. CSUF New Music Ensemble: Pamela Madsen, director, Eric Dries, music technology director, and Charles Sharp, improvisation group director, with special guest artist, composer/performer Sarah Belle Reid. The program will take place from 8 - 10 p.m. in the Clayes Performing Arts Center recital hall on the CSUF campus, State College/Nutwood. See campus website for directions, and parking on campus is free on weekends. Information: (657) 278-3371 or www.arts.fullerton.edu.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. Admission to CityWalk is free, but there is a fee for parking. Information: (818) 622-4455, www.citywalkhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/UniversalCityWalkHollywood.

LA PUENTE - 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: Entertainment will be: December 1 - market closed; December 8 - Rebellion de Guerrero; December 15 - Suave the Band, and December 22 and December 29 - market closed. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

LONG BEACH - SHARK LAGOON NIGHTS AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC. The Tydes (Surf). 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Friday Night Recitals at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in Mayman Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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, holiday craft zone for cookie decorating and ornament making, a kid's zone, naughty and nice photo booth, ugly Christmas sweater contest with prizes, free candy canes and kettle corn from Hollywood Candy Girls, and free Santa selfies. Entertainment will be: December 8 - DC6 Singers, December 15 - Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five (Holiday Swing), and December 22 - La Picante (Salsa Christmas and dance party). Information: www.unionstationla.com.

MISSION VIEJO - SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PERFORMANCES. On December 1 and 8 at 11 a.m. in FA 103, Chamber Music concerts. On December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Courtyard, a Commercial Music Ensemble concert. On December 7 at 2 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Concert Hour presents Saddleback students in recital. Finally, on December 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Piano Ensemble and Advanced Piano Student Recital will present a program entitled "Reflections on the Ocean." See campus website for directions. Information: (949) 582-4656 or www.saddleback.edu/arts.

ORANGE - ST. JOHN'S CONCERT SERIES. The Sounds of Christmas. The Jubilate Choir, St. John's adult choir of 75 voices, along with a festival orchestra, will present the music of Christmas in three performances at St. John's Lutheran Church of Orange, 185 S. Center Street. William Heide will conduct the choir and orchestra in arrangements of favorite Christmas music. St. John's handbell choir, the Cathedral Bells, also will present three arrangements as part of the program. Concerts will take place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Information: (714) 288-44431 or www.stjohnsorange.org.

PASADENA - HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY/BRANCH LIBRARIES. Holiday Tree Lightings and performances. Programs will take place on December 8 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Boulevard and from 5 - 7 p.m. at the La Pintoresca Branch and Park, 1355 N. Raymond, and on December 9 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo. Information: (626) 744-4066, www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library or www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net.

RIALTO - RIALTO TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. The Rialto tree lighting ceremony will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Rialto Civic Center, 150 S. Palm Avenue. There will be holiday music, treats, and a special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Donations of canned food and toys will be accepted at the event. Information: (909) 421-4949 or www.rialtoca.gov.

RIVERSIDE - RIVERSIDE PLAZA HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Riverside Plaza will welcome Santa with a holiday party from 6 - 8 p.m. There will holiday carolers, crafts for kids, displays of motorcycles decorated with holiday lights, meet and greets with Santa and an ugly sweater contest at 7 p.m. Events take place at Riverside Plaza, 3545 Central Avenue between Riverside Avenue and DeAnza. Information: (951) 683-1066 or www.shopriversideplaza.com.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

ROSSMOOR - 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 a live reindeer attraction from 6 - 9 p.m., holiday trolley rides from 6 - 10 to view lights/home decorations in Rossmoor, live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, photos with Santa and a holiday movie screened at 6 p.m. Information: (562) 430-3707, www.rossmoorwinterfestival.com or www.rossmoor-csd.org.

SANTA FE SPRINGS - 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. Pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) will be available for all attendees, and other 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. In the event of rain, Las Posadas will be held at the Activity Center located at 11155 Charlesworth Road. Information: (562) 946-6476 or www.santafesprings.org.

TEMPLE CITY - 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.

TUSTIN - TUSTIN TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION. 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,and the tree lighting ceremony. Information: (714) 573-3326 or www.tustinca.org.

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 SATURDAY DECEMBER 9 

ALTADENA - 97TH 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 - TUBA CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE AT DOWNTOWN DISNEY. Tuba Christmas is a series of holiday performances by an all-tuba orchestra. Today's performance will take place at noon at Downtown Disney on the stage in front of the ESPN Zone/AMC Theaters. Information: (949) 533-7203 or www.tubachristmas.com.

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Jabe Amato (Acoustic Rock) from 1 - 3 p.m. and Christoper Brothers (Pop/Rock) and Storm Giants (Acoustic Rock) from 7 - 9 p.m. Also, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" screens in Farmers Park at 6 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

BUENA PARK - HOLIDAY HEARTBEAT MUSIC SERIES AT THE SOURCE. The Holiday Heartbeat holiday music series takes place at The Source OC, 6940 Beach Boulevard (corner of Beach and Orangethorpe). Free parking; it is also indicated that performance times are subject to change so check The Source website/Facebook prior to attending. Today's performance(s) will be: Holiday Spirit. Classical and holiday music with youth ensembles conducted by Professor Bongshin Ko at 4 and 6 p.m., and holiday jingles with the Korean-American Music Academy Choir at 5 p.m. Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

CHINO - 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. This year's theme is "Retro Rockin' Christmas." 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. 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 - PERFORMANCES AT THE SHOPPES AT CHINO HILLS. Rockstars of Tomorrow (Youth) from 1 - 3 p.m. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. On Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, also magic snowfall shows from 7 - 7:15 p.m. and 8 - 8:15 p.m. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Scripps College: The Claremont Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Cubek, performing Tchikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Concerts will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th Street. Information: (909) 607-3266 or www.scrippscollege.edu; also www.collegescalendar.org.

COLTON - 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.

COMPTON - 64TH ANNUAL COMPTON CHRISTMAS PARADE. The 64th Annual Compton Christmas Parade will take place going westward on Compton Boulevard from Bullis Road to Alameda Street beginning at 11 a.m. This year's theme is "Peace and Happiness for Every Child at Heart," and the Grand Marshal is Anthony Anderson of "Black-ish." The parade route is accessible from the Metro Blue Line Compton station. Information: www.comptonparade.com or www.comptoncity.org.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus from 1 - 4 p.m. with photos from 2 - 3 p.m. by Nordstrom Rack (bring your own camera), Gary Gould (Holiday Saxophone) from 1 - 4 p.m., and The Honeybees (60s-Current/Holiday) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 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.

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 3:45 - 6:45 p.m. Performances will be - Holiday Stories with Georgette Baker, Trombone Christmas, and the Garden Grove High School Chamber Orchestra. Activities: Center Express Train, cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, food trucks, snowfall and calligraphy, plus "Giving Back:" clothes donations for Support the Enlisted Project will be accepted. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

CULVER CITY - WESTSIDE YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT. The Westside Youth Orchestra, directed by Lowell Crystal, will present a concert of great symphonic masterworks. The concert will take place at 3:15 p.m. at Park Century School, 3939 Landmark Street. The program for "A Concert for the Season" will include works by Mozart, Holst and Saint-Saens, plus Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a, and Silvestri and Ballard: The Polar Express. Information: www.westsideyouthsymphony.org or www.culvercity.org.

FONTANA - FONTANA CHRISTMAS PARADE AND FESTIVAL OF WINTER. The Fontana Christmas Parade, "Polar Express," 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 Veterans Park, 17255 Merrill Avenue. Activities will include live stage performances, games, a snow play area, rides, food/merchandise vendors, and more. Information: (909) 349-6900, www.fontanarecreation.org or www.fontana.org.

GLENDALE - BRAND LIBRARY PROGRAMS. The Brand Library, 1601 W. Mountain, will present two holiday open house programs. Programs will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on December 9 and 16 and will include performances of holiday arrangements by ensemble demitasse on Dec. 9 and Malynda Hale on Dec. 16, snacks, holiday crafts, and a candlelight tour of the Doctors House. Information: (818) 550-4400, (818) 548-2027, www.brandlibrary.org or www.ci.glendale.ca.us, go to "library."

GLENDORA - 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. This year's theme is "An Old Fashioned Christmas." Information: (626) 857-3006 or www.glendorachristmasparade.com.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. 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 - PERFORMANCES AT BELLA TERRA. Kai Kalama (Variety). Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

HUNTINGTON PARK - 67TH 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.

LAGUNA NIGUEL - 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 "Jingle All the Way," and the Grand Marshal will be actress Kira Kosarian, with Teen Grand Marshal Trinity Stokes. 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.

LONG BEACH - 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.

LONG BEACH - HOLIDAYS AT SHORELINE VILLAGE. 2AZZ1 Holiday Show from 1 - 4 p.m., plus holiday carolers from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus photo ops from 1 - 5 p.m., and costumed characters from 2 - 5 p.m. 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.

LONG BEACH - AMPS FOR KIDS CHRISTMAS 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 is sponsored by 94.7 The Wave radio station, and there will be performances by Rory Seldon and the InnerSession Band, with special guests HB Barnum and his LIFE Choir and others. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERSHING SQUARE DOWNTOWN ON ICE. Winter Holiday Festival from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Winter Holiday Festival will include a snow zone, holiday crafts, live entertainment, free photos with Santa and more. Food will be available for purchase, and there is a fee for ice skating. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - GRAND PARK LA PROGRAMS. NAIC Pow Wow. The Native American Indian Commission Pow Wow will take place from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. in Grand Park. There will be a gourd entry at 11 a.m. and the Grand Entry at noon. The event will include native foods, arts and crafts vendors, drumming and dance contests, hoop dances and more. A free shuttle will be available from the parking lots at 227 N. Spring Street and the Music Center. This is a drug/alcohol free event. Information: (213) 972-8080 or www.grandparkla.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Winter Choral Concerts at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. in Zipper Hall. Also Music Academy Chamber Music Fest at 5 p.m. in Thayer Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (SOUTH AND EAST) - WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT BALDWIN HILLS CRENSHAW PLAZA. The event will take place from noon - 4 p.m. in the parking lot bordering Crenshaw Boulevard at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. There will be snow sledding, live entertainment, giveaways, a s'mores bar and more. Information: (323) 290-6636 or http://www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com.

MARINA DEL REY - 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 1 - 6 p.m. The Wonderelles will perform 1950s-style Christmas songs from 2 - 4 p.m. Admission is free, but a waiver is required for those wishing to participate in activities. Get faster entry by downloading a waiver and completing it at home. The Holiday Boat Parade will take place following Snow Wonder. Information: (310) 305-9545, www.visitmarinadelrey.com or www.mdrholidays.com.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. JB and the BC Riders (Country/Rockabilly), plus an evening performance prior to the boat parade from 4:30 - 6:45 p.m. by IZMSKZM (Reggae). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

NORCO - 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. Entertainment will include the NHS carolers, Rockstars of Tomorrow and the Billhilliez Band. Parking and admission are free. Information: (951) 270-5632 or www.ci.norco.ca.us.

ORANGE - ST. JOHN'S CONCERT SERIES. The Sounds of Christmas. The Jubilate Choir, St. John's adult choir of 75 voices, along with a festival orchestra, will present the music of Christmas in three performances at St. John's Lutheran Church of Orange, 185 S. Center Street. William Heide will conduct the choir and orchestra in arrangements of favorite Christmas music. St. John's handbell choir, the Cathedral Bells, also will present three arrangements as part of the program. Concerts will take place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Information: (714) 288-44431 or www.stjohnsorange.org.

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FRIENDS OF MUSIC CONCERT SERIES. 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. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.

PASADENA - HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY/BRANCH LIBRARIES. Holiday Tree Lightings and performances. Programs will take place on December 8 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Boulevard and from 5 - 7 p.m. at the La Pintoresca Branch and Park, 1355 N. Raymond, and on December 9 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo. Information: (626) 744-4066, www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library or www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net.

POMONA - 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. Prior to the parade will be the annual Holiday at the Plaza (Shaun Diamond Plaza) at the downtown Civic Center (2nd Street/Thomas Street) 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).

REDONDO BEACH - 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 - RIALTO HOLIDAY PARADE AND FAIR. The Rialto Holiday Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Foothill Boulevard. The parade will continue south to the Rialto Civic Center, 150 S. Palm Avenue, where there will be snow play, a vendor fair, musical performances and craft activities for children. Information: (909) 421-4949, (909) 877-9706 or www.rialtoca.gov.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

UPLAND - HISTORIC DOWNTOWN UPLAND CHRISTMAS PARADE AND HOLIDAY FAIRE. The 41st 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 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Information: www.facebook.com/historicdowntownuplandinc or www.coopermuseum.org.

WHITTIER - 64TH ANNUAL UPTOWN WHITTIER CHRISTMAS PARADE. The Christmas Parade, "A Candy Lane Parade," 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.

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 SUNDAY DECEMBER 10 

ALHAMBRA - ALHAMBRA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PROGRAMS. The Alhambra Performing Arts Center will present a community Christmas Carol sing-along with the Dickens Holiday Carolers accompanied by violinist and pianist Josephine Chang. 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.

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Big City Hillbillies (Country) from 1 - 3 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

BEVERLY HILLS - 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 Break the Floor Hip Hop. Information: (310) 746-4000 or www.thewallis.org.

BEVERLY HILLS - 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. at Beverly Gardens Park, Santa Monica Boulevard between North Canon Drive and North Beverly Drive, in front of the Beverly Hills sign and lily pond. There will be performances by the Beverly Hills High School Madrigals, BHUSD Middle School Choir and BHUSD 4th and 5th grade honors choir, plus a special appearance by Santa. Complimentary holiday refreshments will be available. Information: (800) 345-2210, www.lovebeverlyhills.com or www.lovebeverlyhills.com/events/view/holiday-concert-in-beverly-gardens-park-12195.

BEVERLY HILLS - MUSIC AT THE BEVERLY HILLS FARMERS MARKET. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market takes place Sundays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive. There is music at the market from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. December artists: December 3 - Josh Cohan, December 10 - East of Lincoln, December 17 - La Tourette Jazz Quintet, December 24 - Shweyk Brothers, and December 31 - K.C. Phillips. Information: (310) 285-6830 or www.beverlyhills.org, go to exploring and Farmers Market.

BUENA PARK - HOLIDAY HEARTBEAT MUSIC SERIES AT THE SOURCE. The Holiday Heartbeat holiday music series takes place at The Source OC, 6940 Beach Boulevard (corner of Beach and Orangethorpe). Free parking; it is also indicated that performance times are subject to change so check The Source website/Facebook prior to attending. Today's performance(s) will be: Ho-Ho-Holiday Jazz with Cal State University Fullerton music students at 4 p.m. Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

BUENA PARK - 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.

CHINO HILLS - PERFORMANCES AT THE SHOPPES AT CHINO HILLS. Morning Star Performing Arts (Youth) from 2 - 4 p.m. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. On Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, also magic snowfall shows from 7 - 7:15 p.m. and 8 - 8:15 p.m. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

CLAREMONT - PERFORMANCES AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES. Scripps College: The Claremont Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Cubek, performing Tchikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Concerts will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th Street. Information: (909) 607-3266 or www.scrippscollege.edu; also www.collegescalendar.org.

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 2:15 - 5:15 p.m. Performances will be - Orange County School of the Arts Unplugged Carolers, Fresh Rhythm Combo, Orange County School of the Arts Ballet Folklorico. Activities: cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, snowfall, food trucks and paper lantern making, plus "Giving Back:" clothes donations for Patriots and Paws. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

COSTA MESA - SUNDAY SOUNDS AT THE CAMP. Sunday Sounds concerts take place from noon - 2 p.m. on Sundays at The Camp, 2937 Bristol. December artists: December 3 - Zach and Bridget, December 10 - Ava Domini, and December 17 - Taylor Crawford. No concerts December 24 and 31. Information: (714) 966-6661 or www.thecampsite.com.

EL SEGUNDO - EL SEGUNDO HOLIDAY PARADE. The 54th Annual Holiday Parade will take place from 1 - 3 p.m. along Main Street in downtown El Segundo. This year the parade will be part of the El Segundo Centennial celebration. 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.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. 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 - PERFORMANCES AT BELLA TERRA. Joe Shashaty (Smooth Jazz). Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

LONG BEACH - HOLIDAYS AT SHORELINE VILLAGE. 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. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERSHING SQUARE DOWNTOWN ON ICE. Winter Holiday Festival from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Winter Holiday Festival will include a snow zone, holiday crafts, live entertainment, free photos with Santa and more. Food will be available for purchase, and there is a fee for ice skating. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Two performances: at 5:30 p.m. in Mayman Hall, adult jazz combos led by Liz Kinnon, and at 6 p.m. in Thayer Hall, Double Bass Ensemble led by Dr. David H. Young. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. UCLA Camarades. 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.

LOS ANGELES (SOUTH AND EAST) - HIGHLAND PARK HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING. The Highland Park Holiday Tree Lighting will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the Highland Park Senior Center parking lot, 6152 Figueroa Street. There will be the lighting ceremony, live music, a visit from Santa, and complimentary hot cocoa and holiday treats. Information: www.hlpchamber.com or http://www.facebook.com/hlpchamber.

MAHNATTAN BEACH - 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, 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.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Chazzy Green "The Funky Sax Man" (Jazz/Funk). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

MISSION VIEJO - SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PERFORMANCES. On December 1 and 8 at 11 a.m. in FA 103, Chamber Music concerts. On December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Courtyard, a Commercial Music Ensemble concert. On December 7 at 2 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Concert Hour presents Saddleback students in recital. Finally, on December 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theater, the Piano Ensemble and Advanced Piano Student Recital will present a program entitled "Reflections on the Ocean." See campus website for directions. Information: (949) 582-4656 or www.saddleback.edu/arts.

PASADENA - ONE COLORADO HOLIDAY PROGRAMS. Holiday Random Acts of Music with the Pasadena Symphony and Pops. A string quartet, brass trio and other ensembles will present a holiday-inspired performance in and around One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. The pop-up performances connect the community to live music and encourage new forms of public engagement. Information: (626) 564-1066 or www.onecolorado.com.

RIVERSIDE - 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 noon - 4 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.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

SAN PEDRO/WILMINGTON - 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 MONICA - LIVE MUSIC AT THE SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET. Baila Baila (Brazilian). 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.

SOUTH GATE - SOUTH GATE CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS LANE PARADE AND SANTA'S VILLAGE FESTIVAL. The 72nd annual parade will take place at noon along Tweedy Boulevard from California Avenue to South Gate Park. There also will be a variety of family activities at Southgate Park beginning at 2 p.m. Information: (323) 563-5447, www.southgatecc.org, www.southgateparade.com or www.cityofsouthgate.org.

YORBA LINDA - HOLIDAY ON MAIN STREET. The 28th Annual Holiday on Main Street will take place from 4 - 9 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 and artisan vendors and more. Information: (714) 993-9537 or www.yorbalindachamber.org.

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. Kid Singers Christmas Concert. 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.

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 MONDAY DECEMBER 11 

IRVINE - UC IRVINE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES. Chamber Music Recital featuring students performing chamber music masterworks. The program will take place at 8 p.m. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. The Ensemble, led by Darren Mulder, will perform their annual winter concert at 7:30 p.m. in Zipper Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

 TUESDAY DECEMBER 12 

CHINO HILLS - PERFORMANCES AT THE SHOPPES AT CHINO HILLS. Singers Company from 4:30 - 5 p.m. and Townsend Junior High Choir Chimes from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. On Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, also magic snowfall shows from 7 - 7:15 p.m. and 8 - 8:15 p.m. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

CORONA - 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 5 - Santiago High School Madrigals Singers, December 12 - Corona High School Choir, and December 19 - Harpist Alfredo Ortiz. Information: (951) 736-2381 or www.coronaca.gov/library.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - 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.

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 6 - 8 p.m. Performances will be - Bolsa Grande Concert Choir and snow stories with Annie Banannie. Activities: cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, snowfall, food trucks and paper lantern making. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

DUARTE - "HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS" LA OPERA LUNCHTIME RECITAL AT THE 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Percussion Ensembles concert at 7 p.m. in Thayer Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

 WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13 

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 5 - 6:45 p.m. Performances will be - Davis Magnet School Band and Choir and winter stories with Rebecca Martin. Activities: cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, snowfall and paper cutting, plus "Giving Back:" food donations for Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Suzuki Holiday Celebration at 6 p.m. in Zipper Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - CHANUKAH CELEBRATION AT WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY MALL. The Chanukah Celebration with Chabad of Century City will take place from 4:30 - 7 p.m. in the Westfield Century City Atrium. There will be a public menorah lighting, live klezmer band, olive oil workshop, crafts for children, traditional Chanukah treats, and more. Information: www.westfield.com/centurycity, go to "events."

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. Vox Feminae women's ensemble. 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.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

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 THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 

ANAHEIM - DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bands and entertainment times vary. Check website for weekly schedules and holiday hours/closures. 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.

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Jim Becker (Rock and Roll) from noon - 2 p.m. and DJ Marcos from 7 - 9 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 5 - 6:45 p.m. Performances will be - Kwanzaa Music by Brother Yusef and holidays around the world stories with Georgette Baker. Activities: cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, snowfall and paper lantern making, plus "Giving Back:" clothes donations for Working Wardrobes will be accepted. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Colburn Jazz Workshop at 7:30 p.m. in Thayer Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - "LIVE AT THE ATRIUM" AT WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY MALL. Westfield Century City and KIIS-FM will present "Live at the Atrium," a holiday concert series on Thursdays in December from 6 - 8 p.m. Artists will be: December 7 - Jonas Blue, December 14 - Olivia Holt, December 21 - Max and December 28 - Plain White T's. Reserve seats/get priority access by making reservations on Eventbrite; a link is available on the mall events page. Concerts will take place in the Westfield Century City Atrium. Information: www.westfield.com/centurycity, go to "events."

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY PERFORMANCES Lyric Chorus Winter Concert. The SMC Emeritus College Lyric Chorus, directed by Bill Elliott, returns for a seasonal concert featuring a variety of Broadway songs and winter favorites. The program will take place at 11 a.m. in the MLK Jr. Auditorium of the main branch of the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: (310) 458-8600 or www.smpl.org.

 FRIDAY DECEMBER 15 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Cafe Flamenco fromn 7 - 9 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. 2AZZ1 (Urban Contempo/Holiday). 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.

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 5 - 6:45 p.m. Performances will be - Isaac Sowers Middle School Wind Ensemble and El Centro Cultural de Mexico Ballet Folklorico. Activities: cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, snowfall and paper lantern making, plus "Giving Back:" clothes donations for Support the Enlisted Project will be accepted. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. Admission to CityWalk is free, but there is a fee for parking. Information: (818) 622-4455, www.citywalkhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/UniversalCityWalkHollywood.

LA PUENTE - 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: Entertainment will be: December 1 - market closed; December 8 - Rebellion de Guerrero; December 15 - Suave the Band, and December 22 and December 29 - market closed. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

LONG BEACH - SHARK LAGOON NIGHTS AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC. Ronny and the Classics (50s/60/Classics). 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Friday Night Recitals at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in Mayman Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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, holiday craft zone for cookie decorating and ornament making, a kid's zone, naughty and nice photo booth, ugly Christmas sweater contest with prizes, free candy canes and kettle corn from Hollywood Candy Girls, and free Santa selfies. Entertainment will be: December 8 - DC6 Singers, December 15 - Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five (Holiday Swing), and December 22 - La Picante (Salsa Christmas and dance party). Information: www.unionstationla.com.

POMONA - 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 concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Palomares Park Community Center, 499 E. Arrow Highway. Light refreshments will be served. Information: (626) 824-0001, (909) 620-2324, www.ci.pomona.ca.us or www.pomonaconcertband.com.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

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 SATURDAY DECEMBER 16 

ANAHEIM - TROMBONE CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE 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, and the Billly Beez costume character will be at the event prior to the concert from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., plus a holiday photo booth from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Information: (714) 635-7410 or www.anaheimgardenwalk.com, events.

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Living Cover Band from 1 - 3 p.m. and Detour 91 with Sophia Bollman of The Voice and Sandro Razciel (Pop) from 7 - 9 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

BUENA PARK - HOLIDAY HEARTBEAT MUSIC SERIES AT THE SOURCE. The Holiday Heartbeat holiday music series takes place at The Source OC, 6940 Beach Boulevard (corner of Beach and Orangethorpe). Free parking; it is also indicated that performance times are subject to change so check The Source website/Facebook prior to attending. Today's performance(s) will be: Christmas Gospel Concert with Hyung Jin Sim featuring the Karis Chamber Orchestra at 6 p.m. Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

CHINO HILLS - PERFORMANCES AT THE SHOPPES AT CHINO HILLS. Sunshine Generation (Youth) from 1 - 3 p.m. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. On Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, also magic snowfall shows from 7 - 7:15 p.m. and 8 - 8:15 p.m. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus from 1 - 4 p.m. with photos from 2 - 3 p.m. by Nordstrom Rack (bring your own camera), Alan Lightner (Holiday Steel Drum) from 1 - 4 p.m., and Carbe-Durand Trio (Latin Acoustic Pop/Holiday) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 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.

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 3:45 - 6:45 p.m. Performances will be - Holiday Songs with Paige Williams, South Coast Chinese Cultural Association Chinese Folk Dances, Christmas and Hannukah stories with Ken Frawley, Sonora Elementary Bell Choir and winter stories with Ina. Activities: cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, snowfall, food trucks and paper cutting. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

EL SEGUNDO - EL SEGUNDO CONCERTS IN THE LIBRARY SERIES. Andy and Renee - The Music of Bob Dylan. Andy Hill and Renee Safier have carved out a unique musical niche in Southern California. Long considered experts in the music of Bob Dylan, they host the annual Dylanfest in Southern California. Their concert will take place at 2 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 West Mariposa at Main Street. Information: (310) 524-2728 or www.elsegundo.org, go to library calendar.

GLENDALE - BRAND LIBRARY PROGRAMS. The Brand Library, 1601 W. Mountain, will present two holiday open house programs. Programs will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on December 9 and 16 and will include performances of holiday arrangements by ensemble demitasse on Dec. 9 and Malynda Hale on Dec. 16, snacks, holiday crafts, and a candlelight tour of the Doctors House. Information: (818) 550-4400, (818) 548-2027, www.brandlibrary.org or www.ci.glendale.ca.us, go to "library."

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. 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 - PERFORMANCES AT BELLA TERRA. Josh Vietti (Hip Hop/Pop Violin). Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

LONG BEACH - HOLIDAYS AT SHORELINE VILLAGE. The Honeybees Holiday Show and carolers from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus photo ops from 1 - 5 p.m., costumed characters from 2 - 5 p.m., holiday crafts booths from 3 - 7 p.m., and the Shoreline Yacht Club Boat Parade of 1000 Lights at 5:30 p.m. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LAS POSADAS CELEBRATION AT THE EL PUEBLO MONUMENT. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly at 7 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Winter Dance Concert at 7 p.m. in Zipper Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

MARINA DEL REY - MARINA LIGHTS MUSIC AND MOVIES. Burton Chase Park will be aglow with festive lights nightly from 4 - 10 p.m., December 9 - 31. On Saturday evenings there will be caroling/performances from 4 - 6 p.m., followed by the outdoor screening of a holiday movie. Programs will be: December 16 - Voice of Christmas a capella carolers, followed by the movie "Home Alone;" December 23 - Wonderelles 50s'-style holiday songs, followed by the movie "A Christmas Story," and December 30 - Voices of Christmas a capella carolers followed by the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Also on Saturdays from 4 - 8 p.m. you can get inside a giant snow globe for a unique holiday photo (bring your own camera). Information: (310) 305-9545, www.visitmarinadelrey.com or www.mdrholidays.com.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Blue Breeze Band (R&B/Motown). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

PASADENA - 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." all of First UMC's choirs and ensembles will combine for a celebration of the season. Featured music will include Shawn Kirchner's "Behold New Joy," a piano ensemble, handbells, audience carols and more. Information: (626) 796-0157 or www.fumcpasadena.org.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA - CAROLS ROUND' THE LAKE. Enjoy a stroll around the lake as you sip hot chocolate and take in the sounds of local singers, musicians and carolers. There also will be a trail of lights and multiple photo opportunities to capture this holiday memory. The event will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. Information: (949) 709-0013 or www.samlarc.org.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

TORRANCE - DOWNTOWN TORRANCE WINTER WONDERLAND. The downtown Torrance Winter Wonderland will take place starting at 3 p.m. at 1225 El Prado Avenue/El Prado Plaza. There will be a tree lighting ceremony, pictures with Santa, snow, tree decorating, a bounce house, crafts for kids, Victorian carolers, a toy drive, and unspecified entertainment. Those donating toys or ornaments for the community tree will be eligible to win prizes. Information: www.downtowntorrance.net.

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 SUNDAY DECEMBER 17 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Michelle Mangione Trio (Jazz) from 1 - 3 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

BEVERLY HILLS - MUSIC AT THE BEVERLY HILLS FARMERS MARKET. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market takes place Sundays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive. There is music at the market from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. December artists: December 3 - Josh Cohan, December 10 - East of Lincoln, December 17 - La Tourette Jazz Quintet, December 24 - Shweyk Brothers, and December 31 - K.C. Phillips. Information: (310) 285-6830 or www.beverlyhills.org, go to exploring and Farmers Market.

CHINO HILLS - PERFORMANCES AT THE SHOPPES AT CHINO HILLS. Morning Star Performing Arts (Youth) from 2 - 4 p.m. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. On Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, also magic snowfall shows from 7 - 7:15 p.m. and 8 - 8:15 p.m. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

CLAREMONT - CLAREMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Robert Sage, conductor and music director. George Frideric Handel: Annual Messiah Sing-along. Programs will take place at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music at the Claremont Colleges, 150 E. 4th Street at College Avenue. Information: www.claremontso.org.

COSTA MESA - SUNDAY SOUNDS AT THE CAMP. Sunday Sounds concerts take place from noon - 2 p.m. on Sundays at The Camp, 2937 Bristol. December artists: December 3 - Zach and Bridget, December 10 - Ava Domini, and December 17 - Taylor Crawford. No concerts December 24 and 31. Information: (714) 966-6661 or www.thecampsite.com.

COSTA MESA - HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR 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 each day. Help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove, sample holiday treats, and listen to performing groups from throughout Orange County. On select days there also will be food trucks and train rides around the center. Todays events/activities will be: Programs are from 2:15 - 5:15 p.m. Performances will be - The Fresh Rhythm Big Band, Orange County School of the Arts Classical Voice, snow stories with Annie Banannie, and Pacific Chorale Carolers. Activities: Center Express Train, cocoa bar, holiday cookie decorating, s'mores bar, Path of Traditions, photo backdrop, snowfall, food trucks and calligraphy, plus "Giving Back:" clothes donations for Patriots and Paws will be accepted. 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/detail.aspx?id=17317.

COSTA MESA - SUNDAY SOUNDS AT THE CAMP. Sunday Sounds concerts take place from noon - 2 p.m. on Sundays at The Camp, 2937 Bristol. December artists TBA. Information: (714) 966-6661 or www.thecampsite.com.

COVINA - 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 - BOULEVARD MUSIC HOLIDAY SHOW. Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Boulevard, will host a free holiday show at 7 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.

FULLERTON - 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.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT BELLA TERRA. Joe Shashaty (Smooth Jazz). Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

LAGUNA NIGUEL - CHANUKAY WONDERLAND AND MENORAH LIGHTING. Chabad of Laguna Niguel and the City of Laguna Niguel will present the Chanukah Wonderland and Menorah Lighting 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.

LONG BEACH - HOLIDAYS AT SHORELINE VILLAGE. True Brass Choir plus carolers from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus photo ops from 1 - 5 p.m., and costumed characters from 2 - 5 p.m. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LAS POSADAS CELEBRATION AT THE EL PUEBLO MONUMENT. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly at 7 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL. Adult Flute Choir at 8 p.m. in Thayer Hall and Colburn Jazz Workshop at 3:30 p.m. in Mayman Hall. Unless otherwise noted, performances are open to the public and are free of charge. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - CHANUKAH CELEBRATION AT THE LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET. The Chanukah celebration will take place from 2:30 - 5:30 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, a Chanukah Pajamikah! Show with Doda Mollie, and the Menorah Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. Information: (323) 933-9211 or www.farmersmarketla.com.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Capitol Ensemble. 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.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Shades (R&B). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

PASADENA - LAKE AVENUE CHURCH MUSIC PROGRAMS. Sing Along Messiah. Join in singing the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah led by soloists, harpsichord and orchestra, directed by Duane Funderbunk. The program will take place at 4 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

SANTA MONICA - LIVE MUSIC AT THE SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET. Chelsea Williams. 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.

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. Green/Orozco Families Christmas Concert. 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.

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 MONDAY DECEMBER 18 

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LAS POSADAS CELEBRATION AT THE EL PUEBLO MONUMENT. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly at 7 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT THE LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET. Hamilton High Strolling Carolers from noon - 2 p.m. 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.

ONTARIO - ONTARIO/CHAFFEY COMMUNITY SHOW BAND. Holiday Festival performance. The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in a special location for December. The concert will take place at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way. Information: (909) 395-2020, www.showband.net or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

 TUESDAY DECEMBER 19 

CORONA - 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 5 - Santiago High School Madrigals Singers, December 12 - Corona High School Choir, and December 19 - Harpist Alfredo Ortiz. Information: (951) 736-2381 or www.coronaca.gov/library.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LAS POSADAS CELEBRATION AT THE EL PUEBLO MONUMENT. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly at 7 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT THE LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET. Hamilton High Strolling Carolers from noon - 2 p.m. 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.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

 WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 

BUENA PARK - LIVE BAND KARAOKE AND SING-OFF AT THE SOURCE. Sing-Off is a free live band karaoke tournament for all who love to sing which takes place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6 - 8 p.m. The winner from each round will advance to the Sing-Off finals in December. The event takes place at The Source OC, 6940 Beach Boulevard (corner of Beach and Orangethorpe). Those wishing to participate must send their name plus the title and artist of the song they wish to sing in advance to info@thesourceoc.com. Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

COSTA MESA - SOUNDS OF MOTOWN AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS ARGYROS PLAZA. Tales and tunes of Detroit's "Motown Sound" will take place in 45-minutes programs on the Argyros plaza at 6:30 p.m. each night (with an additional program at 1 p.m. on December 23). Plaza programs are free and open to the public but complement the paid/ticketed "Motown" musical performances taking place in Segerstrom Hall in the evening. 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/detail.aspx?id=17350.

GLENDALE - "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 6 - Solo cello recital by Derek Stein, and December 20 - solo piano recital, Harout Senekeremian performing works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Information: (818) 244-7241, www.fbcglendale.net or www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LAS POSADAS CELEBRATION AT THE EL PUEBLO MONUMENT. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly at 7 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - GRAND PERFORMANCES. Horns A Plenty Holiday Show. The mass horn choir show returns to California Plaza with a lunchtime concert from noon - 1 p.m. Grand Performances events take place in Watercourt at California Plaza off Grand next to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Information: www.grandperformances.org.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT THE LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET. Dickensian strolling carolers from noon - 3 p.m., Einstein Brown's Calypso Christmas show from 1 - 3 p.m. on the plaza, and "Hi-Seas Holiday Happening" with Tom Kenny and the High Seas from 7 - 9 p.m. on the West Patio. 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.

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. AlmaNova (Flute/Guitar Duo). 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.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY PERFORMANCES Soundwaves Workshop and Concert: Graphic Notation. Musicians are invited to a 6 p.m. rehearsal of a selection of pieces using unconventional (graphic) notation. All styles, instruments and levels are welcome. At 7:30, musicians will perform the pieces for the public. Also, bassist Scott Worthington will play James Tenney's "Beast." The program will take place in the MLK Jr. Auditorium of the main branch of the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: (310) 458-8600 or www.smpl.org.

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 THURSDAY DECEMBER 21 

ANAHEIM - DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bands and entertainment times vary. Check website for weekly schedules and holiday hours/closures. 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.

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Jim Becker (Rock and Roll) from noon - 2 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

COSTA MESA - SOUNDS OF MOTOWN AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS ARGYROS PLAZA. Tales and tunes of Detroit's "Motown Sound" will take place in 45-minutes programs on the Argyros plaza at 6:30 p.m. each night (with an additional program at 1 p.m. on December 23). Plaza programs are free and open to the public but complement the paid/ticketed "Motown" musical performances taking place in Segerstrom Hall in the evening. 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/detail.aspx?id=17350.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LAS POSADAS CELEBRATION AT THE EL PUEBLO MONUMENT. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly at 7 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT THE LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET. Snowglobe craft from noon - 3 p.m. on the plaza, The Sugarplums at 12:30 and 2 p.m. on the plaza, and Goode Time Carolers strolling from 5 - 8 p.m. 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.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - "LIVE AT THE ATRIUM" AT WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY MALL. Westfield Century City and KIIS-FM will present "Live at the Atrium," a holiday concert series on Thursdays in December from 6 - 8 p.m. Artists will be: December 7 - Jonas Blue, December 14 - Olivia Holt, December 21 - Max and December 28 - Plain White T's. Reserve seats/get priority access by making reservations on Eventbrite; a link is available on the mall events page. Concerts will take place in the Westfield Century City Atrium. Information: www.westfield.com/centurycity, go to "events."

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

 FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Darden Sisters (Western Swing) from 7 - 9 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

COSTA MESA - SOUNDS OF MOTOWN AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS ARGYROS PLAZA. Tales and tunes of Detroit's "Motown Sound" will take place in 45-minutes programs on the Argyros plaza at 6:30 p.m. each night (with an additional program at 1 p.m. on December 23). Plaza programs are free and open to the public but complement the paid/ticketed "Motown" musical performances taking place in Segerstrom Hall in the evening. 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/detail.aspx?id=17350.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Sound FX (Jazz/R&B/Pop/Holiday). 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.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. Admission to CityWalk is free, but there is a fee for parking. Information: (818) 622-4455, www.citywalkhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/UniversalCityWalkHollywood.

LA PUENTE - 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: Entertainment will be: December 1 - market closed; December 8 - Rebellion de Guerrero; December 15 - Suave the Band, and December 22 and December 29 - market closed. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

LONG BEACH - SHARK LAGOON NIGHTS AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC. Connor Kent Quintet (Jazz, last night for bands until spring). 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LAS POSADAS CELEBRATION AT THE EL PUEBLO MONUMENT. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly at 7 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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, holiday craft zone for cookie decorating and ornament making, a kid's zone, naughty and nice photo booth, ugly Christmas sweater contest with prizes, free candy canes and kettle corn from Hollywood Candy Girls, and free Santa selfies. Entertainment will be: December 8 - DC6 Singers, December 15 - Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five (Holiday Swing), and December 22 - La Picante (Salsa Christmas and dance party). Information: www.unionstationla.com.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT THE LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET. Nutcracker Marionette Show at 12:30 and 2 p.m., and crafts from noon - 3 p.m., both on the Plaza, Dickensian Strolling Carolers from noon - 3 p.m., and Christmas with the Blue Hawaiians from 7 - 9 p.m. on the West Patio. 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.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

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 SATURDAY DECEMBER 23 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE The Honeydrops (Swing) from 1 - 3 p.m., and Amanda Castro (Jazz) and Jim Becker (Acoustic Rock) from 7 - 9 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

COSTA MESA - SOUNDS OF MOTOWN AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS ARGYROS PLAZA. Tales and tunes of Detroit's "Motown Sound" will take place in 45-minutes programs on the Argyros plaza at 6:30 p.m. each night (with an additional program at 1 p.m. on December 23). Plaza programs are free and open to the public but complement the paid/ticketed "Motown" musical performances taking place in Segerstrom Hall in the evening. 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/detail.aspx?id=17350.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus from 1 - 4 p.m. with photos from 2 - 3 p.m. by Nordstrom Rack (bring your own camera), Gary Gould (Holiday Saxophone) from 1 - 4 p.m., and The Alturas (Andean Holiday Show) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 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.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS - 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 and 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday nights. Live band nights will be December 2 - Streetlight Cadence and Carmel Helene plus DJ, December 8 - 818 Empire plus DJ, December 9 - Riot Child plus DJ, and December 23 - Sajama. 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 - PERFORMANCES AT BELLA TERRA. Moses Toth. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

LONG BEACH - HOLIDAYS AT SHORELINE VILLAGE. First Congregational Church Hand Bell Choir from 1 - 4 p.m. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LAS POSADAS CELEBRATION AT THE EL PUEBLO MONUMENT. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly at 7 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT THE LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET. Dickensian Carolers strolling from noon - 3 p.m., and Dakota's Holiday Trio from 6 - 8 p.m. on the West Patio. 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.

MARINA DEL REY - MARINA LIGHTS MUSIC AND MOVIES. Burton Chase Park will be aglow with festive lights nightly from 4 - 10 p.m., December 9 - 31. On Saturday evenings there will be caroling/performances from 4 - 6 p.m., followed by the outdoor screening of a holiday movie. Programs will be: December 16 - Voice of Christmas a capella carolers, followed by the movie "Home Alone;" December 23 - Wonderelles 50s'-style holiday songs, followed by the movie "A Christmas Story," and December 30 - Voices of Christmas a capella carolers followed by the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Also on Saturdays from 4 - 8 p.m. you can get inside a giant snow globe for a unique holiday photo (bring your own camera). Information: (310) 305-9545, www.visitmarinadelrey.com or www.mdrholidays.com.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. U.S. 99 (Rock/Blues). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

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 SUNDAY DECEMBER 24 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Jason Fabus Trio (Jazz) from 1 - 3 p.m.; Packing House closes at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

BEVERLY HILLS - MUSIC AT THE BEVERLY HILLS FARMERS MARKET. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market takes place Sundays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive. There is music at the market from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. December artists: December 3 - Josh Cohan, December 10 - East of Lincoln, December 17 - La Tourette Jazz Quintet, December 24 - Shweyk Brothers, and December 31 - K.C. Phillips. Information: (310) 285-6830 or www.beverlyhills.org, go to exploring and Farmers Market.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m. 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.

COSTA MESA - SUNDAY SOUNDS AT THE CAMP. Sunday Sounds concerts take place from noon - 2 p.m. on Sundays at The Camp, 2937 Bristol. December artists: December 3 - Zach and Bridget, December 10 - Ava Domini, and December 17 - Taylor Crawford. No concerts December 24 and 31. Information: (714) 966-6661 or www.thecampsite.com.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LAS POSADAS CELEBRATION AT THE EL PUEBLO MONUMENT. The Las Posadas candlelight procession will take place nightly at 7 p.m. at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., and there also will be a chidren's pinata breaking each evening. Information: (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372 or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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. 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 or www.lacountyarts.org, go to "Holiday Celebration."

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT THE LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET. Strolling Mariachi Fiesta from noon - 3 p.m. 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.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Holiday break - no performance today. 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.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Christmas Eve - no concert today. Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

SANTA MONICA - LIVE MUSIC AT THE SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET. No information listed. Check whether market is open or closed. 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.

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. No concert today. 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.

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 MONDAY DECEMBER 25 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND FELIZ NAVIDAD ! !

There are no performances scheduled on this date.


 TUESDAY DECEMBER 26 

HAPPY KWANZAA ! !

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

 WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 27 

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. Organist JuYeon Lee. 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.

PASADENA - HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY/BRANCH LIBRARIES. 29th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration. The event will include music, holiday stories and food prepared by the members of the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The program will take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the La Pintoresca Branch and Park, 1355 N. Raymond. Information: (626) 744-4066, www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library or www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

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 THURSDAY DECEMBER 28 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Jim Becker (Rock and Roll) from noon - 2 p.m. and DJ Marcos from 7 - 9 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - "LIVE AT THE ATRIUM" AT WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY MALL. Westfield Century City and KIIS-FM will present "Live at the Atrium," a holiday concert series on Thursdays in December from 6 - 8 p.m. Artists will be: December 7 - Jonas Blue, December 14 - Olivia Holt, December 21 - Max and December 28 - Plain White T's. Reserve seats/get priority access by making reservations on Eventbrite; a link is available on the mall events page. Concerts will take place in the Westfield Century City Atrium. Information: www.westfield.com/centurycity, go to "events."

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

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 FRIDAY DECEMBER 29 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Sophia Bollman Trio (The Voice contestant) from 7 - 9 p.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Renown Muzic (Motown/R&B/Dance). 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.

LA PUENTE - 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: Entertainment will be: December 1 - market closed; December 8 - Rebellion de Guerrero; December 15 - Suave the Band, and December 22 and December 29 - market closed. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

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 SATURDAY DECEMBER 30 

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE Jabe Amato (Acoustic Rock) from 1 - 3 p.m., and Wildwood Dreamers (Rockabilly) from 7 - 9 p.m. Also, The Voice contestant Sophia Bollman Trio at MAKE at 7 a.m. Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage and the other(s) may be at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. 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.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Caravana (Latin/Dance). 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.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT BELLA TERRA. Michael SG (Singer/Guitarist). Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

MARINA DEL REY - MARINA LIGHTS MUSIC AND MOVIES. Burton Chase Park will be aglow with festive lights nightly from 4 - 10 p.m., December 9 - 31. On Saturday evenings there will be caroling/performances from 4 - 6 p.m., followed by the outdoor screening of a holiday movie. Programs will be: December 16 - Voice of Christmas a capella carolers, followed by the movie "Home Alone;" December 23 - Wonderelles 50s'-style holiday songs, followed by the movie "A Christmas Story," and December 30 - Voices of Christmas a capella carolers followed by the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Also on Saturdays from 4 - 8 p.m. you can get inside a giant snow globe for a unique holiday photo (bring your own camera). Information: (310) 305-9545, www.visitmarinadelrey.com or www.mdrholidays.com.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Bob De Sena (Latin Jazz). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

SANTA ANA - SANTA ANA NOISE FEST IX. The ninth iteration of the Santa Ana Noise Festival (Noise Fest) will take place from 5 - 11:30 p.m. at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N. Sycamore. See full noise line-up on website or facebook page. Admission is $10 at the door or free if you RSVP in advance via Eventbrite. Information: (714) 667-1517, www.occca.org, www.facebook.com/events/1520180028003941 or www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-ana-noise-fest-ix-sanf9-tickets-36638358316.

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 SUNDAY DECEMBER 31 

COSTA MESA - SUNDAY SOUNDS AT THE CAMP. Sunday Sounds concerts take place from noon - 2 p.m. on Sundays at The Camp, 2937 Bristol. December artists: December 3 - Zach and Bridget, December 10 - Ava Domini, and December 17 - Taylor Crawford. No concerts December 24 and 31. Information: (714) 966-6661 or www.thecampsite.com.

BEVERLY HILLS - MUSIC AT THE BEVERLY HILLS FARMERS MARKET. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market takes place Sundays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive. There is music at the market from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. December artists: December 3 - Josh Cohan, December 10 - East of Lincoln, December 17 - La Tourette Jazz Quintet, December 24 - Shweyk Brothers, and December 31 - K.C. Phillips. Information: (310) 285-6830 or www.beverlyhills.org, go to exploring and Farmers Market.

FULLERTON - 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: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com.

HERMOSA BEACH - HERMOSA BEACH NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION. The Hermosa Beach New Year's Eve Celebration will take place from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. at Pier Plaza near the Hermosa Beach Pier. The event will include two ball drops, one at 9 p.m. and one at midnight, plus music by Lou Giovanetti and his Big Band. Information: (310) 376-9051 or www.hbchamber.net.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT BELLA TERRA. Don Swanson (Variety). Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

LONG BEACH - NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION AT RAINBOW HARBOR. The family-friendly New Year's Eve event will take place from 5 - 10 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 DJ sets between groups and 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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 restrictions on what can be brought in to event area. Information: (213) 972-8080, www.grandparkla.org or www.musiccenter.org.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Holiday break - no performance today. 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.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Alchemy (Classic Rock). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA - 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.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

SANTA MONICA - LIVE MUSIC AT THE SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET. No information listed. Check whether market is open or closed. 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.

TEMECULA - 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. - 12:30 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. Entertainment will include: Resonate! at 6 p.m., Theater preview at 6:45 p.m., Lifetime Rocker at 7:35 p.m., The Bayou Brothers at 9:40 p.m., and The Heart of Rock and Roll (Huey Lewis and The News Tribute) at 11:15 p.m. The Valley Winds Jazz Ensemble also will be performing at The Merc. Information: (951) 694-6480, www.temeculaca.gov or www.cityoftemecula.org.

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. No concert today. 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.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR ! !

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Friends (R&B). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

PASADENA - 129TH ANNUAL ROSE PARADE. The 129th Annual Rose Parade will kick off at 8 a.m. along Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. This year's theme is "Making a Difference," and the Grand Marshal is Gary Sinise. Information: (626) 449-4100 or www.tournamentofroses.com.

RIVERSIDE - 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 will be from 5 - 10 p.m. 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.

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.

. . . AND ONE REQUEST FOR VISITORS: Survey forms are sometimes passed out at concerts/event venues, and the question "How did you hear about this event?" is often asked. If you are attending an event you found on this site and receive such a form, it would be much appreciated if you let them know that you found the information on www.dorothyswebsite.org. Thank you!

     

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