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Glendale area events: City to host holiday tree-lighting ceremony

Photo Gallery: Glendale Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Cram-A-Classic Toy Drive
A holiday tree-lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at Glendale City Hall.
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City to host holiday tree-lighting ceremony

A holiday tree-lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, in the Perkins Plaza at Glendale City Hall, 613 E. Broadway, Glendale.

Along with lighting the tree, this event will feature musical performances by the chorus from R.D. White Elementary and the band from Roosevelt Middle School as well as a visit from Santa and a holiday-themed movie.


Participants can also ice skate on Glendale’s new ice rink before and after the event.

Tied in with the tree-lighting ceremony, a toy drive will be held at 6 p.m. on the same night at 131 N. Isabel St., Glendale.

There is free parking at the Civic Center’s visitors parking structure at 620 E. Wilson Ave., Glendale.

For more information, visit

City to host breakfast with Santa

An event called “A Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, on the Artsakh Avenue Paseo between Wilson Avenue and Broadway.


Along with the breakfast, participants can mail a letter to the North Pole and take part in arts and crafts.

For more information, call (818) 548-2792, email or visit

Bird-watching event to be presented

An event called “Birdwalk on the Riverwalk” will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk, 300 Paula Ave., Glendale.

Alexander De Barros from the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will lead participants along the Riverwalk to view the types of birds near there.

For more information, visit or call (818) 548-3795.

‘Christmas Boutique’ to feature a variety of items

Incarnation Parish School will hold a “Christmas Boutique” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.

The school is located at 123 W. Glenoaks Ave., Glendale.

Vendors will be selling a variety of new and handmade items including jewelry, candles, baked goods, crafts, paintings, knitted items and holiday ornaments and decorations.

For more information, contact

Hospital to host holiday art exhibit and art fair

The second annual holiday art exhibit and art fair will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Council Rooms A and B at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale.

The event will begin with the art fair, and exhibit tours will be given at 5 p.m.


For more information, call (818) 952-2226.

Fiesta de Las Luminarias coming up

Glendale Beautiful will host “Fiesta de Las Luminarias” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Casa Adobe De San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale.

On Dec. 13, there will be a cacao ceremony. On Dec. 14, there will be a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca as well as a piñata for children to play with, followed by a piano recital at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or email

Church to present Nativity event

A drive-through nativity event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Community Christian Church of the Foothills, 10193 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga.

While driving through the site, attendees will see various scenes from the nativity story.

For more information, visit or call (818) 353-8080.

Park to host ‘Holiday at the Old Stone Barn’

An event called “Holiday at the Old Stone Barn” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the old stone barn in Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale.

The event will include a holiday craft table as well as a performance by the Towne Singers. Those who want to attend must RSVP.

For more information, visit To RSVP, call (818) 548-3795.

Holiday Tea and Japan Culture Day event to be held

The Shoseian Teahouse will host an event called “Holiday Tea & Japan Culture Day” from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, in Brand Library Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

This event will feature two tea ceremonies, a Koto performance and a martial-arts demonstration. The two tea ceremonies will have limited seating and there is a donation request of $20 per person.


For more information, visit or email

Ugly sweater party slated on Artsakh Avenue Paseo

An event called “Ugly Sweater Party in the Paseo” will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, on the Artsakh Avenue Paseo between Broadway and Wilson Avenue in Glendale.

Along with an ugly sweater contest, there will be crafts and dancing.

For more information, visit, call (818) 548-2792 or email

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