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City of Arcadia Kicks off Holiday Season with Christmas Tree Lighting

The City of Arcadia celebrates the start of the holiday season with the fifth annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Thursday, December 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event takes place at the Arcadia Transit Plaza on the corner of Santa Clara Street and North First Avenue, and will feature the lighting of the official Christmas Tree in Arcadia by the Mayor, City Council, and Santa Claus.

Santa will arrive on an Arcadia Fire Truck and help the Mayor “flip the switch,” bringing the festive tree to life with lights and decorations. The celebration includes free cocoa and cookies, strolling carolers, a kids’ craft table where youngsters can decorate their own ornaments, face painting, and holiday photos. One of the highlights of this event is the holiday craft market featuring a variety of local, handcrafted items, gifts, and foods.  

Bring a little joy to the children in need in our community by donating a new, unwrapped toy. The City will deliver the donated toys to the Foothill Unity Center in time for their annual toy distribution.

Don’t forget to join us for our other fun holiday festivities. The merriment starts at the beginning of December with two holiday events.  The always popular Breakfast with Santa is on Saturday, December 7 at the Community Center with two options for breakfast: 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.  The Holiday Snow Festival is also on Saturday, December 7 at the Community Center from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Laena Shakarian at lshakarian@ArcadiaCA.gov or 574-5434. 

Published: April 13, 2020