Temecula Lights Up for the Holidays
Beginning December 4th Temecula rings in the holidays with events for kids and adults of all ages in conjunction with celebrations marking Temecula’s 25th birthday. The theme for the holidays this year is “Silver Bells” to coincide with the 25th anniversary theme of silver. Throughout the year Old Town holds various events and activities but none are as bright or merry as the holidays.
December 4th at the Temecula Duck Pond on the corner of Ynez Rd. and Rancho California Rd. the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 7pm. This event kicks off the holidays here in Temecula. The large lit tree stands on the corner to welcome Santa into Temecula and spread holiday cheer.
On Friday, December 5th you can see Santa in Old Town Temecula as he rides through in his Electric Light Parade. The parade route will travel south down Old Town Front St. from Del Rio and Jefferson starting at 7pm, the parade will end at First St. Santa arrives in Old Town on the 28th of November and makes his debut in his Electric Light Parade.
Do you want to have pictures taken with the Jolly Old Man? He arrives in his new cabin in Old Town on November 28th and will be available every weekend until December 20th. His cabin is located next to Pennypickle’s Workshop on Main St. Stop by to say hello before or after taking a tour of Old Town to see over 20,000 sparkling lights and enjoy the Chilled Weekends in Old Town. Every day from November 28th – December 20th you can enjoy the merriment in Old Town with lights, song, and Christmas cheer!
If you’re looking to enjoy an adult’s night out then stop by the Temecula Valley Museum on Mercedes St. on December 11th. There will be Christmas Jazz & Blues to accompany the Cast of Blues exhibit within the museum (available to view November 8th – January 4th). The Bill MaGee Blues Band will be playing at 7pm and admission is only $5. If you are hoping for something family friendly there is plenty to do for the kids this year, too!
Have your little ones been extra nice? If so, you can take them to have Breakfast with Santa on December 13th at the City Rec. Center on Rancho Vista Rd. There are four time frames to go, the first starts at 8am and the last starts at 11am. Admission is only $7 for the memory of a lifetime! Make sure to register early as space is limited.
It may not be too early to think about what you’ll be doing to ring in the New Year! Why not head to Old Town as they host their New Year’s Eve “Grape Drop” which is happening December 31st – January 1st? There will be two countdowns, one “East Coast Drop” which will happen at 9pm and another “West Coast Drop” which will happen at midnight. There will be food, fun, and games for the whole family and the Temecula on Ice rink will be open until 1am. Admission to the “Grape Drop” is FREE!
In addition to the day to day events there are many ongoing things as well that you can take part of in Old Town Temecula, CA. Besides the Chilled Weekends in Old Town which will be available for fun from November 28th – December 20th, there are other events happening to spread the holiday cheer. Opening on December 11th and closing on January 4th you and your family can enjoy ice skating in front of the beautifully lit Civic Center in the middle of Old Town. Temecula on Ice is back again and offering great memories for the entire family, admission is only $10 and skate rental is $4. On New Year’s Eve the rink will be open until 1am to help ring in 2015. The rink will be open every day from 10am – 9:30pm, including a teen & adult session Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm-11:30pm.
Throughout the year there are so many things to do here in Temecula, especially during the holidays. You can enjoy the events year-round if you live at Sycamore Terrace Apartments. Located in the heart of Temecula your home could be within 3 miles of all the things to do in Temecula, CA. Stop by the community today to tour the beautiful property and see our lovely remodeled apartments in Temecula which you can make your home for the new year!