Holiday Fair in Downtown Arcadia from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (301 S. First Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006). First Avenue will be closed and filled with vendors, food, music and lots of holiday fun for everyone. Santa will be there too. Adrianna Marie and her band will make an appearance to perform a few songs and collect toy donations for the Arcadia Fire Department who will then distribute them to Foothill Unity and other charitable causes in the community. You will also have the opportunity to win a stay at Embassy Suites, gift cards, and bikes. Admission is free. To enter the raffle, click here. For more information, click here.
Your weekly events
WinterFest at Arcadia High School Performing Arts Center from 8:30-10 p.m. (188 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Enjoy an evening of themed one acts that will instantly get you into the holiday spirit. Tickets are $5. For more information, click here.
Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia at Mt. Low Brewing Co. from noon to 11:30 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). Enjoy the film, trivia, specialty beers and a food truck. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Tree Lighting Ceremony at La Pintoresca Park from 5-7 p.m. (1415 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). Enjoy holiday music, arts and crafts, story time, face painting, and a ride around La Pintoresca Park on a trackless train while awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. Bring your camera for a free picture with Santa. Traditional tamales and champurrado will be served. Admission is free. For more information, call the La Pintoresca Teen Education Center at (626) 345-0706.
Frozen Jr at IFGF Monrovia Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Dec. 14 at 2 & 7 p.m., Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. (147 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). rozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. Tickets range from $20–$30. For more information, click here.
Hiroshima Holiday Show at The Rose with music beginning at 7 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Hear classics, a taste of new music and holiday music Hiroshima style: “Winter Wonderland,” “Thousand Cranes,” a rousing “Rudolph” and an emotional “Silent Night.” Tickets range from $28 to $58. For more information, click here.
Old Pasadena Yappy Holidays at Big Bang Theory Way from 2-4 p.m. (93 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105). There will be features photo ops galore, Santa’s elves ready to pose for pics, giveaways, treats and samples from The Dog Bakery, live music performed by The Holly Street Stompers, and the chance to say hello to local Instagram doggy celebrity guests. There will also be DIY holiday ornaments from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the One Colorado Courtyard. This event is free. For more information, click here.
Lung Power Day at Southern California Children’s Museum from 9:30 a.m. to noon (459 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101). If you have a child with asthma, join Breathe LA for a fun family day of asthma education with physician tips for managing childhood asthma. Registration is required, and includes a free lunch and admission to the Southern California Children’s Mueseum. To qualify for the event, you are required to bring at least one child who has asthma (ages 6-12). Lung Power is a free family event. Register at breathela.org.
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides in Old Town Monrovia Dec. 15 from 3-6 p.m. & Dec. 19 from 5-8 p.m. (Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016). The wagon rides will be offered on Myrtle Avenue on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get there early. Rides are $5 per person. For more information, click here.
Holiday Cookies and Hot Chocolate Bar for Teens at Cay Mortenson Auditorium from 3:15-5 p.m. (20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91007). Enjoy some treats at the library. This event is free. For more information, click here.
Monrovia Holiday Light Run at A Snail’s Pace Running Shop from 6-7:30 p.m. (750 Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Join the Holiday Light Run through friendly Monrovia neighborhoods. Afterward, refreshments and hot chocolate will be available at the store. Participation is free. For more information, click here.
DIY Emoji Pillows for Teens at Duarte Teen Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. (1400 Buena Vista St., Duarte, CA 91010). This is a fun do-it-yourself program where you use felt, padding, glue, and templates to make your very own emoji pillow. Materials provided while supplies last. Participation is free. For more information, click here.
Lythgoe Family Panto’s a Snow White Christmas at Pasadena Civic Auditorium at 7 p.m. (300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). An updated version of the classic fairytale, Princess Snow White joins forces with the Seven Dwarves to defeat her wicked Aunt the Queen. In the style of British Panto, audiences are encouraged to interact, booing the baddies and cheering for the hero. For more information, click here. Tickets begin at $28. For tickets, click here.