Thursday, November 21, 2019

Holiday events in Riverside County, December 2019

File Photo - OneRepublic at Pappy and Harriets Nov 2019

Magic on Main   Nov. 29-Dec. 15
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be live music, holiday crafts, holiday activities and gift wrapping stations. It is free for all ages, donations gratefully accepted for Michelles Place Cancer Resource Center. 
Time/Place: 42051 Main Street, Temecula  

Festival of Lights   Nov. 29-Dec. 31
Trackless Train, the Century Wheel, Colorful Carousel and additional returning Favorites Magical Moments with Santa Claus, Horse-Drawn Carriages, Seasonal Music & Entertainment, the Artisans Collective and tasty food vendors. 
Time/Place: Downtown Riverside  
Contact:  951-826-5663 / www.riversideca.gov/fol

Temecula 30th Anniversary Community Celebration   Dec. 1
The anniversary event will include live music from Kodi Lee & The Midnight Satellites, fun giveaways and activities for kids. 
Time/Place: 2-6pm / Town Square Park  

Corona Holiday Lighting Celebration   Dec. 1
There will be real SNOW and pictures with Santa. Food and refreshments will be available. Bring cheer to children who are not as fortunate and donate a new toy to Spark of Love! 
Time/Place: 3-7pm / Historic Civic Center  

Christmas Tree Lighting at the Pond   Dec. 2 
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, enjoy a tasty treat, a visit from Santa Claus and a performance by Resonate! Vocal Group. 
Time/Place: 7-8:30pm / Temecula Duck Pond & Veterans Memorial 
Contact:  951-694-6480 / https://temeculaca.gov


Christmas Tree Festival   Dec. 4
Fundraiser that benefits Carols Kitchen, H.E.L.P., Inc., and Table of Plenty. Opportunity drawings for professionally decorated Christmas tree and the gifts underneath at the tea on Saturday. 
Time/Place: 6-9pm / St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Beaumont  
Contact:  951-845-1358 / www.ststephensbeaumont.com

Perris Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 6
Youth can enjoy a petting zoo and a ride on a Christmas train. Complimentary refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event. Food will also be available for purchase. Photos with Santa with a festive frame will be available for purchase for $3. 
Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / City Hall Campus  

Beaumont WinterFest & Snow Hill   Dec. 6-7
Lots of family fun, Snow Hill $3, Hayrides $1, Arts and Crafts, and Mr. & Mrs. Santa and holiday boutique. 
Time/Place: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 2-8pm / Cherry Valley Grange Community Center 
Contact: 951-845-9555 / www.bcvparks.com

Remembrance and Memorial Service   Dec. 7
It will honor Pearl Harbor Survivors, World War II Veterans, those lost at Pearl Harbor and World War II, and all veterans. Open to the public and all veterans, the service will start promptly at 10AM. 
Time/Place: 10am / Riverside National Cemetery  
Contact: www.rivreg.org

Menifee Christmas Tree Lighting   Dec. 7
Kids Zone - Community Performances - Photos with Santa - Official Tree Lighting - Holiday Bazaar - Push cart parade. 
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Mt. San Jacinto Menifee Valley Campus 
Contact: 951-723-3880 / www.cityofmenifee.us

Seniors 50+ Holiday Lights Tour   Dec. 7
Seniors 50+ are invited to tour through Candy Lane and other decorative neighborhoods radiating the holiday spirit. Admission is free and includes complimentary refreshments! 
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Corona Senior Center  

Eastvale Winter Wonderland & Tree Lighting   Dec. 7
There will be snow, pictures with Santa, holiday performances, a holiday craft boutique, food vendors, and more! So, wear your ugliest Christmas sweaters, and invite the whole family! 
Time/Place: 3-9pm / Eastvale Community Center  
Contact: www.jcsd.us

Christmas Spark of Love Toy Drive   Dec. 7
Meet Santa, cookie decorating, donuts and hot cocoa. 
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / 29121 Overland Drive, Temecula 
Contact: https://viccarrillo.firstteam.com

Arthritis Foundations Jingle Bell Run   Dec. 7
Its where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. HUGE Free Festival Zone which includes: Holiday themed games, Real SNOW, Costume contest, Pictures with Santa, Local vendors. 
Time/Place: 6:30am / Santana Regional Park, Corona 
Contact: 949-245-7593 / https://events.arthritis.org

Moreno Valley Snow Day   Dec. 7
Features entertainment and food vendors for children ages 12 and under. Wristband fees are $6 for residents and $8 for non-residents. Wristband purchase includes 45 minutes of snow play and unlimited fun zone activities. 
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Conference & Recreation Center  
Contact: www.moval.org

Veterans Xmas Party   Dec. 7
Veterans & Spouses - Children or Grandchildren. Veterans I.D. required. Free Christmas Dinner. Free toys for the children. Serving times 12pm & 4pm. Tickets are required and available at 124 N. Ramona Street, Hemet. 
Time/Place: 12-5pm / American Legion Hall Post 53, Hemet
Contact: https://www.alpost53.com

Riverside Winter Wonderland   Dec. 7
60+ tons of snow, craft vendors, free activities, photos with Santa, face painting, live entertainment, snow, bounce houses, and food vendors. Breakfast with Santa from 8-10am. 
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Arlington Heights Sports Park    
Contact: www.rivreg.org

Moreno Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 7
Featuring holiday performances, light refreshments, photos with Saint Nick, and lighting of the 30-foot holiday tree. 
Time/Place: 5:45pm / Conference & Recreation Center  
Contact: www.moval.org

Lake Elsinore Winterfest   Dec. 7
Sled runs, crafts, live entertainment, jumpers and visits with Santa. Our Old Fashioned Christmas parade will kick off the event at 3pm traveling from the corner of Library & Main to Heald & Main. Tree lighting at 6pm at Gediman Square. 
Time/Place: 3-7pm / Downtown Main Street  

Lights on the Lake Holiday Boat Parade   Dec. 14
There will be a DJ, food and beverages, coloring contests for the kids, and Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to visit the lake and take requests! 
Time/Place: 5pm / Lake Perris State Recreation Area 
951-940-5647 / www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=651

Second Saturday Cultural Event: Christmas Around The World   Dec. 14
Explore Christmas traditions throughout the world. Will include complimentary food, music, activities, and art. 
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / Temecula Valley Museum 
Contact: 951-694-6450 / www.temeculavalleymuseum.org

Beaumont Holiday Craft Extravaganza   Dec. 14
Find the perfect holiday gift at our craft/vendor extravaganza. 
Time/Place: 4-8pm / City Hall  

Homes for Our Troops Volunteer Day   Dec. 14
Join Homes For Our Troops and the community as we install the landscaping plan for this Veterans home! We will spend the day laying sod, planting flowers and bushes, and sprucing up the yard. Bring small gardening tools, shovels, rakes, and gloves. Lunch will be provided. 
Time/Place: 9:30am-12pm / 32698 Mira Street, Menifee 
Contact: www.hfotusa.org/gomez

Riverside Breakfast with Santa   Dec. 14
Features breakfast, picture with Santa, arts and crafts and performances/entertainment. 
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Reid Park, Riverside  
Contact: www.rivreg.org

Wildomar Breakfast with Santa   Dec. 14
Time/Place: 8-11am / Fire Station 61: 32627 Gruwell Street 
Contact: 951-677-7751 x210 / www.cityofwildomar.org

Harvard Street Holiday   Dec. 14
Live entertainment performed by local schools and community groups. A Wine & Beer Garden. A large vendor area with lots of local and regional vendors. Visits with Santa and his elves. A petting zoo with a Nativity theme. A kid zone filled with free games & activities. 
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Historic Downtown District, Hemet 
Contact: 951-219-2983 / www.hemetsanjacintochamber.com

Norco Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Festival & Parade of Lights   Dec. 14
Breakfast with Santa from 8-11am. The Christmas Festival features all-day activities from 8am-9pm. Selfies with Santa, Santas Workshop, Ugly Sweater Contest, holiday train rides, petting zoo and pony rides, entertainment, food and craft vendors! The Parade of Lights begins at 5pm on Sixth Street.  
Time/Place: George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center  
Contact: www.norco.ca.us

Perris Christmas Parade   Dec. 14
Enjoy school bands, equestrian units, floats, classic cars, youth and dance groups, military entries and much more. Trophies will be awarded immediately following the parade at the Bob Glass Gymnasium. 
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / Downtown D Street  

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa   Dec. 14
Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa, hot cocoa, decorate cookies, and enjoy making a fun holiday craft. 
Time/Place: 6:30-8pm / Fire Station 97, Lake Elsinore 
Contact: 951-245-0442 / www.lake-elsinore.org

Beaumont Holiday Light Parade   Dec. 14
After the parade, visit Santa and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while listening to the Mountain View Middle School Choir and Beaumont Elementary Honor Band. Find the perfect gift at our craft/vendor extravaganza from 4-8pm. 
Time/Place: 6pm / Beaumont Civic Center  

Calimesa Christmas Light Parade   Dec. 14
Get Your Lights on Calimesa 
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Calimesa Boulevard  

Wreaths Across America   Dec. 14
Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery & Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum have partnered up to raise enough funds to place wreaths on the graves of our Veterans for the Annual Wreaths Across America Event. 
Time/Place: 9am / Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery, Riverside 
Contact: 951-522-6462 / www.evergreen-cemetery.info

Par For A Cure Charity Golf Tournament   Dec. 16
Funds raised by this event will be used in support of the American Cancer Societys mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.  
Time/Place: 8am / Canyon Crest Country Club 
Contact: 951-300-1231 / https://golf.acsevents.org/parforacureca

Santa Dash   Dec. 21
This 5K Run/Walk & Doggie Dash is free for all and fun for the whole family. We encourage you to dress up as your favorite holiday character or tradition, the ideas are limitless! 
Time/Place: 7:30-9am / Levee at Diamond Stadium, Lake Elsinore 
Contact: 951-245-0442 / www.lake-elsinore.org

Perris Breakfast with Santa   Dec. 21
Bring a camera or have us take a photo in a frame for $3.
Time/Place: 9-11am / Bob Glass Gym  

Historic Murrieta Hot Springs 5k Race   Dec. 21
Runners will pass natural hot springs, a lake, palm trees, flowers, and mosaic tiled paths as they race through our beautiful and historic 46 acre property. A Kids Fun Run 1k will happen at 10:30am. 
Time/Place: 8:30am / Calvary Chapel Bible College  

Kids & Cops Holiday Magic Event   Dec. 21
This free, festive event provides gifts, crafts, and game activities to underprivileged children from our community. 
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Victoria Park: 2755 Wardlow Rd., Corona  
Contact: www.coronaca.gov/police

Chanukah Festival   Dec. 23
Grand Menorah Lighting, Traditional Food, Live Music, Fun Activities for the Whole Family. Free Admission! 
Time/Place: 6pm / Riverside Historic Courthouse 
Contact: 951-222-2005 / www.chanukahfestival.org

New Years Eve Grape Drop   Dec. 31
Celebrate 2020 twice with an East Coast (9pm) and West Coast (midnight) countdown. The New Years Eve Grape Drop will include live music, food vendors, and kids activities. 
Time/Place: 6pm-12:30am / Temecula Civic Center
Contact: 951-694-6480 / https://temeculaca.gov