Southern California Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Check out these beautiful Christmas tree lighting ceremonies throughout Southern California! If we missed one by you, let us know below in the comments!
Costa Mesa: Town Park Center
Thursday, November 15 – 6:30 PM
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting and Santa’s arrival at Town Center Park. A special live holiday performance will herald Santa’s arrival with entertainment from the Orange County High School of Performance Arts. Complimentary hot cider will be provided.
Santa Monica: Downtown Santa Monica Community Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 17 -
Third Street Promenade Santa Arrival – 5pm
Santa Monica Place Tree Lighting – 6pm
Glendale: Americana At Brand
Sunday, November 18 – 7:30 PM
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
Enjoy an evening of Christmas magic with Cirque du Santa, a winter wonderland of magical elves, flying reindeer, dancing snowmen, plus Santa Claus and fireworks finale. Plus, a 100 ft. Christmas Tree, Dancing Fountains, Holiday Melodies, Snowfall Twice Nightly, and much more.
Anaheim: Anaheim White House
Sunday, November 18 – 6:00 PM
887 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
On Sunday, November 18 at 6pm guests will be greeted by a blanket of real snow, tray passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Immediately following the tree lighting will be a 4-course prix fixe dinner. RSVP no later than Friday, November 9. (714) 772-1381.
Riverside: The Mission Inn
Friday, November 23 – 4:30 PM
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Join Duane and Kelly Roberts, owners of the Mission Inn Hotel Resort & Spa on a joyful night. In one swift move Riverside’s downtown is instantly illuminated with more than three and half million twinkling lights and spectacular fireworks! The magic continues for those who want to glide under the stars on an outdoor ice skating rink.
Pasadena: One Colorado Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 PM
24 E Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
The cheery and charming Charles Phoenix will help One Colorado light up the Holiday season at their annual tree lighting ceremony. The evening’s festivities will include seasonal songs from the Friendship Baptist Music Ministry, and the 2013 Rose Queen and Her Royal Court will assist Santa light One Colorado’s dazzling 35 ft Christmas Tree.
Big Bear: Christmas in the Village
Friday, November 23 – 4:30 PM
Corner of Village Dr & Pine Knot Ave
Enjoy live entertainment, carolers, and of course Santa as Big Bear lights up the holiday season. It is truly a magical experience and your children can come read their Christmas wishes to Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Monarch Beach: St. Regis Resort
Sunday, November 25 – 7:00 PM
One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
The 12th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Actress Tori Spelling will be this years special guest as the mistress of ceremonies. Families can enjoy cookies, drink hot chocolate and warm cider as the holiday season is brought to life.
Bellflower: Friendship Square
Friday, November 30 – 6:30 PM
Bellflower Blvd & Belmont St
Bellflower, CA 90706
Bring the family and enjoy a visit with Santa, crafts, carolers, refreshments, and a rink for skates and scooters.
Oxnard: Plaza Park
Friday, November 30 – 5:30 PM
444 S A Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Enjoy this festive evening as City leaders, Downtown merchants, and friends come together to light up Ventura County’s tallest Christmas tree – over 110 ft tall! Bring the whole family to officially ring in the holiday season at this six decade tradition.
Burbank: Burbank City Hall
Saturday, December 1 – TBA
275 East Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91502
From December 1 – 12, Downtown Burbank hosts an enormous celebration filled with special events, holiday treats, live entertainment and more. 12 Days of Holidays begins on the evening of December 1 with the Mayor’s Tree lighting and Santa’s Downtown Wonderland.
Orange: Old Towne Orange (Plaza Area)
Sunday, December 2 – 5:30 PM
Old Towne Plaza
City of Orange, CA 92868
Come and join the City of Orange for an evening of holiday cheer and family fun as we sing traditional carols of the season with the Orange Community Master Chorale led by musical director Michael Short.
Long Beach: Queen Mary
Friday, December 7 – 7:00 PM
1126 Queen’s Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
The Tree Lighting Ceremony, caroling and live entertainment will begin at 7 PM. There will be a Home Decorating Contest immediately following, so bring your family and get into the holiday spirit with 7th District Councilmember James Johnson! Santa will be on hand for kids to get their picture taken and receive candy canes.
Sherman Oaks: Sherman Oaks Galleria
Friday, December 7 – 6:00 PM
15301 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Check out the Sherman Oaks annual Christmas tree lighting!
Altadena: Altadena Public Library
Saturday, December 8 – 6:00 PM
600 E. Mariposa St
Altadena, CA 91001
The 92nd annual lighting ceremony is here! The expanded ceremony’s bright and colorful Winter Arts and Crafts Festival will fill the Altadena Library parking lot with vendors selling a variety of beautiful holiday gift items – from jewelry to home goods. They will continue to have food vendors and trucks to supply the nourishment for a cool winter day and evening of shopping and celebration. Complimentary spiced hot cider, coffee, and cocoa will be provided.
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