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For those of you living in the LA area or planning a visit there in December and looking for some fun things to see or do, check out this December 2018 LA County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Catherine, Peggy Sue and Kathleen, at First American Title:

Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival | Nov. 27-Dec. 2 from 11am-4pm | Torrance Memorial Medical Center

A 6-day event with decorated trees, music, crafts, Fashion Show Luncheon, Gala Dinner with a Live and Silent Auction. For more information: 310-517-4703 | www.torrancememorial.org

Santa’s Village | Nov. 29-Dec. 20 from 3-8pm | The BLVD, Lancaster

Meet Santa and his elves on The BLVD in downtown Lancaster every Thursday until Christmas! Pictures with Santa are free with minimum $10 purchase at a BLVD Business. For more information: www.theblvdlancaster.com

Holiday Sonata | Nov. 30-Dec. 1 | Uptown Whittier District

On Friday, they are featuring Horse Drawn Carriages and Santa’s Village. On Saturday, a Cinderella Carriage and Double Decker bus that carries visitors though the Uptown district will be available. For more information: www.whittierchamber.com

Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show | Nov. 30-Dec. 2 | Pomona Fairplex

See over 300 of the nation’s most talented artisans & shop thousands of American handmade arts & crafts. For more information: www.harvestfestival.com

Antelope Valley Christmas Crèche Art and Music Festival | Nov. 30-Dec. 3 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Lancaster

Residents of the Antelope Valley display hundreds of nativities and share their talents through live Christ-themed Christmas music, dance, and storytelling throughout the four-day event. For more information: 661-946-3935 | www.avcreche.org

Lancaster Holiday/Christmas Parade | Dec. 1 from 10am-12pm | Lancaster Blvd

“Sleigh Rides through the City” Decorated floats, marching bands, dignitaries, youth organizations, local businesses and clubs, community queens, and Santa! For more information: www.lancasterchamber.org

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade | Dec. 1 from 6-9pm | 2nd Street, Long Beach

The Theme this year for the 36th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade is “Parade of 1000 Lights”. Floats designed by Long Beach businesses and associations, marching bands, and local personalities and dignitaries. For more information: www.belmontshore.org

Burbank Mayor’s Tree Lighting | Dec. 1 from 6-6:30pm | City Hall: 275 E Olive Avenue

On the front steps of Burbank City Hall. www.burbankca.gov

Boys & Girls Club Festival of Trees | Dec. 1 at 6pm | Annandale Golf Club, Pasadena

Cocktails, dinner and dancing. Features local designers, florists and merchants who decorate and/or sponsor majestic, fully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths as the gifts that go beneath, for raffle or auction. For more information: www.foothillsfestivaloftrees.com

La Verne Old Town Holiday Stroll | Dec. 1 from 4-8pm | Third Street & D Street

For more information: www.ci.la-verne.ca.us

Chili Holiday Celebration |Dec. 1 from 5-8pm | Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatic Center

A tree lighting with Santa. Hot dogs, chili, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee. Live entertainment and holiday toy & food drive. For more information: 562-943-7277 | www.cityoflamirada.org

Hermosa Beach Tree Lighting | Dec. 1 from 11am-8pm | Pier Plaza

Merchants along pier Avenue and Hermosa Avenue will host “Open House” specials and promotions. Tree Lighting & “Rock for Tots” Toy Drive Charity Concert. A carousel, toy collection for Beach Cities Toy Drive, Santa’s Village featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Tree Lighting at 6pm. For more information: www.hbchamber.net

Covina Christmas Parade | Dec. 1 at 6:30pm | Badillo Street

This year’s theme is “My Favorite Christmas Story,” and the Celebrity Grand Marshal is “Snoopy!” For more information: www.covinaca.gov

Santa Fe Springs Tree Lighting Ceremony | Dec. 1 from 5-9pm | Soaring Dreams Plaza

Music & caroling entertainment as well as a special performance by the award-winning “Masters of Harmony”. Crafts & activities for children, including photo opportunities with Frosty, Rudolph & Santa’s elves. For more information: www.santafesprings.org

L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade | Dec. 1 from 6-9pm | Port of Los Angeles

The Parade of lighted and decorated boats will kick off the holiday season with this year’s theme “Holiday Magic”. For more information: www.laharborholidayafloat.org

Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights | Dec. 1 at 6pm | Silver Spur Rd. & Deep Valley Dr.

The “Parade of Lights” theme is designed to showcase the unique character of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Parade Floats, Marching Bands, Equestrian Units, Classic Cars, Drill Teams, Community & Civic Groups and a special appearance by Santa Claus! For more information: www.ci.rolling-hills-estates.ca.us

American Cancer Society Holiday Boutique | Dec. 1 from 10am-3pm | Santa Clarita United Methodist Church

Many great returning vendors as well as some exciting new vendors, with several donating 100% of their sales to ACS! For more information: www.SCVRelay.org

Bell’s Holiday Village | Dec. 1 from 5-9pm | Bell Community Center: 6250 Pine Avenue

Ice skating rink, snow sleds, obstacle courses, jumpers, game booths, live entertainment, food vendors and Tree Lighting. For more information:

Fine Craft Show | Dec. 1-2 from 10am-4pm | Old Orchard Park, Santa Clarita

With over 50 artists’ booths showcasing high-quality, original arts and crafts, you are sure to find the perfect gift. Delicious food trucks and live music will kick off the holiday season. For more information: www.santaclaritaarts.com

SWEA Los Angeles Christmas Fair | Dec. 2 from 10am-5pm | Torrance Cultural Arts Center

Swedish Christmas Fair. Lucia, Swedish Food and Baked Goods, Gifts, Music, Handmade Crafts. For more information: https://arts.torranceca.gov

Culver City Chanukah Celebration Menorah Lighting | Dec. 2 from 4:30-7pm | City Hall Courtyard

For more information:  www.culvercity.org

Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. (MDA) Fill the Boot Drive | Dec. 3 from 9am-12pm | Corner of Mayflower Avenue & Huntington Drive

Our local firefighters will be collecting donations that will help sustain funding towards MDA’s medical research, specialized care centers, summer camps and various charitable platforms. For more information: 626-256-8181 | www.cityofmonrovia.org

Duarte Family Holiday Tree Lighting/Fiesta | Dec. 5 from 6:30-8pm | City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road

Enjoy performances, live entertainment, crafts, and games. This is a free event to attend. Food trucks with traditional Mexican foods and beverages. For more information: www.accessduarte.com

Culver City Holiday Tree Lighting | Dec. 6 from 6-9pm | Town Plaza in Downtown

For more information: www.culvercity.org

South El Monte Tree Lighting Ceremony | Dec. 6 at 6pm | City Hall: 1415 Santa Anita Ave.

Crafts, pictures with Santa, refreshments and live entertainment. For more information: www.ci.south-el-monte.ca.us

Lights on Temple City | Dec. 7 from 7-9pm | Temple City Park

Event highlights include, visits with Santa, snow play areas, kids crafts & activities, musical entertainment and food for purchase. The annual holiday parade steps off at 7pm with the arrival of Santa at the park to light the redwood tree. For more information: www.ci.temple-city.ca.us

Lomita Tree Lighting Ceremony | Dec. 7 at 5:30pm | City Hall: 24300 Narbonne

Our annual tree lighting ceremony consisting of holiday performances, a complimentary hot chocolate bar, snacks and drinks from local food vendors and pictures with Santa! For more information: www.lomita.com/cityhall

Lakewood Civic Center Tree Lighting | Dec. 7 from 4:30-8pm | Clark Avenue at Hardwick Street

Civic Center Plaza will sparkle with snow, sing-a-longs, and food trucks. Face painting, free carnival games and many holiday photo opportunities including one with Santa! For more information: www.lakewoodcity.org

Monterey Park Holiday Snow Village | Dec. 7 from 6-9pm | Barnes Park Amphitheater

A tree lighting, snow sled runs, holiday music and pictures with Santa. Following the tree lighting, attendees will be entertained by holiday music performed by local schools, snow play with two sled runs. For more information: www.montereypark.ca.gov

Naples Island Annual Holiday Boat Parade | Dec. 8 from 6pm | Naples Island, Long Beach

“Star Spangled Christmas” The best place to see the Parade is along the Naples Canals and outer walks. For more information: www.naplesca.com

Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier | Dec. 8 from 2-4pm | Redondo Pier

Presented by Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach & The Redondo Pier Association. For more information: www.redondopier.com

Hart Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair | Dec. 8 from 10am-4pm | William S. Hart Park, Santa Clarita

Offers a charming and unique shopping experience with artisans and vendors who provide handmade crafts, fashion accessories, jewelry, gift baskets, fabric creations and an array of unique fall and holiday gift items. For more information: 661-259-1750 | www.friendsofhartpark.com

Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade | Dec. 8 from 10am-12pm | Hadley St. and Greenleaf Ave.

“Christmas Around the World” Marching bands, vintage autos, floats, dance troupes, drill teams and more. And of course, Santa Claus always makes his appearance. For more information: www.whittieruptown.org

Huntington Park Holiday Parade | Dec. 8 at 6pm | Pacific Boulevard

Join the City of Huntington Park and the City Council to enjoy the 60th Annual “Huntington Park Holiday Parade.” For more information: www.hpca.gov

Winter Wonderland in La Verne | Dec. 8 from 9am-1pm | Heritage Park

Children can enjoy two snow runs, two snow play lands (with real snow!), arts and crafts, a cup of hot cocoa and a doughnut at “Mrs. Claus’ Cozy Kitchen”, and of course visit Santa at the gazebo! For more information: www.ci.la-verne.ca.us

West Covina Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village | Dec. 8 from 10am-12pm | The Lakes Entertainment Center

Santa’s Village: Santa, food booths, Christmas boutiques and entertainment. For more information: www.westcovina.org

Glendora Christmas Parade | Dec. 8 from 9-11am | Glendora Village

For more information: www.glendorachristmasparade.com

Claremont Enchanted Village Stroll | Dec. 8 from 11am-3pm | Claremont Comm. Foundation

With your Ticket Book in hand, you’ll follow our map to each Stroll Station for holiday-inspired drinks and treats, crafting projects and charity drops throughout the Claremont Village. For more information: www.claremontfoundation.org

South Gate Children’s Christmas Lane Parade | Dec. 9 12-5pm | Tweedy Boulevard

A toy give-a-way program, performances, photo with Santa, food, bands, cheer groups, dance groups, music, floats, horses, and many more surprises. For more information: www.cityofsouthgate.org

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival | Dec. 9 from 4-8pm | Manhattan Beach Pier

Remember to bring blankets, beach chairs, and picnic dinner to pick a spot for the spectacular show! For more information: www.citymb.info

Parade of 1000 Lights | Dec. 15 from 5-7pm | Shoreline Marina, Long Beach

The parade starts outside the Shoreline Marina and the colorfully lighted boats and yachts sail past the Pine Avenue Pier, and then across the bay and past the Queen Mary. For more information: www.shorelineyachtclub.com

Lancaster Breakfast with Santa | Dec. 15 from 8-11am | Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park

Participants enjoy a warm pancake breakfast, fun arts and craft activities for children, and the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and Santa’s elves! For more information: www.cityoflancasterca.org

Gardena Breakfast with Santa | Dec. 15 from 8-10:45am | Nakaoka Community Center

Breakfast, crafts and entertainment. For more information:  www.gardenaevents.com

Holiday Tea & Japan Culture Day | Dec. 16 from 12-3pm | Brand Park, Glendale

Enjoy the Koto harp and the Taiko drums. Lean Shodo - calligraphy; enjoy two tea ceremonies; martial arts; Asian art and gifts; massage; food from the Okamoto Kitchen. For more information: www.shoseianteahouse.com

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