Christmas Tree Lighting Events

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Well we are about half way through November so that means it’s time to get ready for Christmas. I know it seems a bit early but many of the Holiday season’s events are already starting. Just like Christmas Tree Lightings at many malls and other city locations. Some lightings also feature a very special guest that’s right the big man in the red suit himself, Santa! So here are some awesome tree lighting events to check out.

Riverside County

Temecula Promenade

Saturday November 21st

The fun begins at 6pm with pre-lighting activities. Santa will be making his debut at the mall during this event. There will be two large screens up so attendees can catch a clear view of the magic. This will be a very magical evening with Snowfall, Fireworks and music. For more information visit promenadetemecula.com

The Shops at Dos Lagos

Saturday November 21st

Come early to enjoy a family fun screening of the Polar Express. The movie will be played for FREE at 10am in the Dos Lagos Luxury Theaters. Then in the evening enjoy a very special tree lighting event. There will be crafts, face painting, ballon artist and entertainment for kids to enjoy. And watch the skies because Santa will be making his arrival there that night! The tree lighting fun starts at 5pm. For more information visit
shopdoslagos.com

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Sunday November 29th

Take a holiday trip out to Temecula’s Wineries for a fun family tree lighting event. Special performances by Murrieta Dance Company and RCC Chambers Singers, who will be dressed up in vintage costumes. There will be a viewing of Disney’s Frozen. Enjoy some coco, wine and snacks available for purchase at the concession. Catch a tractor ride through the holiday lite vineyard. And be sure to spot Santa and some of his elves as they will be making appearances. This wonderful is FREE to attend be sure to check it out! For more information visit
southcoastwinery.com

Temecula Duck Pond

Thursday December 3rd

Come join the 18th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be special treats and live vocal performances. And a special visit from Old Saint Nick! Guest help countdown to a very special tree lighting at 7pm. This is a great tradition put on by the city of Temecula. For more information visit
temeculaevents.org

Menifee Town Center

Saturday December 12th

Menifee will be throwing quite a tree lighting celebration from 4pm to 8pm. There will be live entertainment and a outdoor holiday movie playing. As wells as a very fun Elves Ornament workshop where you can make a special holiday keepsake. Plus there will be a kids snow play zone! Vendors will be there selling delicious treats and holiday crafts. And of course see and take a photo with Santa. For more information visit cityofmenifee.us

Orange County

Fashion Island

Saturday November 13th – January 3rd

Enjoy nightly tree lightings starting November 13th until January 3rd. With the help of some Disney magic watch the lights twinkle and glitter to Disney Holiday music. For more information visit shopfashionisland.com

San Diego County

Santee Trolley Square

Friday November 20th

So much fun is going on at the Santee Trolley Square from 5:30 to 8:30pm for the Tree Lighting Celebration. There will be games, crafts, carriage rides and snow! Don’t forget to visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. There is no cost to enter this event or for the crafts and games, only for select activities with prices ranging from $2 and up.
For more information visit ci.santee.ca.us

The Headquarters at Seaport District

Friday November 27th

Come celebrate the start of a three-week donation program to benefit active-duty military families. This special event is not only filled with fun but with the holiday spirit of giving. Enjoy FREE hot cocoa and treats. Visit and take a photo with Santa. Listen to the talented All American Boys Chorus perform for the Giving Tree Lighting celebration. The 25 foot tall Giving Tree will be light up at 6:30pm. For more information visit theheadquarters.com

Little Italy

Saturday December 5th

Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy transforms for the holiday season. The kick off for this is during the Tree Lighting and Christmas village event. Visitors on this day are treated to FREE Italian cookies, cider and coffee. Enjoy live music and entertainment. Keep a look out for St. Nick who be arriving on a fire engine (at 4:30pm). Watch the 25 foot tall Poinsettia Tree be lite up, you can also be apart of the tree by sponsoring a poinsettia plant. For more information visit littleitalysd.com

This is just a few of the great events I have found so far. Be sure to check out your city’s events or even malls for any special happens going on for the holiday season.

Cruzin Mama

Promenade Temecula Summer Kids Club

Promenade Temecula Summer Kids Club

Promenade Pals Free Kids Events

Promenade Pals is starting again, this is free kids workshops that can be a craft, games, and more. Promenade Pals is held on Wednesdays during the summer break at 11am. The kick off event is tomorrow June 17th at 11am in the Picnic Plaza. The free summer kick off will feature a build you own kite craft, games and kona ice!

Also back this year is the Hello Kitty search and find, where you search for the Hello Kitty hidden around the mall and once found you will receive a prize. This year the prize is a button series, so remember to find her each week to collect the whole series (7 buttons in all).

Sign up now at PromenadeTemecula.com/info/KidsClub

Promenade Pals 2015 Schedule

  • June 17thSummer Kick Off :Build your own Kite, Games and Kona Ice 11am to 1pm
  • June 24thBuild a Birdhouse 11am to 1pm
  • July 8thMatching Bandanas for you and your four legged friend 11am to 1pm
  • July 15thMake and bake Pretzel from Wetzels 11am to 1pm
  • July 22ndPaint and take a mini Sail Boat 11am to 1pm
  • July 29thMask Making :Show off your Alter Ego 11am to 1pm
  • August 5thGlow in the Dark Slime Make and Take 11am to 1pm

*Be sure to check out your local mall to see what events they have going on this summer!*

Have a fun trip to the mall!

Cruzin Mama

O’ Christmas Tree (Lighting) and Santa’s Arrival

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Well we are about half way through November so that means it’s time to get ready for Christmas. I know it seems a bit early but many of the Holiday season’s events are already starting. Just like Christmas Tree Lightings at many malls and other city locations. Some lightings also feature a very special guest that’s right the big man in the red suit himself, Santa! So here are some awesome tree lighting events to check out.

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Temecula Promenade

Saturday November 15th

The fun begins at 6pm with pre-lighting activities and also a FREE gift for the kids who arrive early. There is a limited supply of the free gift and it is for children 10 and under. Plus Santa will be making his debut at the mall during this event. There will be two large screens up so attendees can catch a clear view of the magic. This will be a very magical evening with Snowfall, Fireworks and music. With this nice cooler weather finally here the evening should be the perfect setting for the Holiday season. For more information visit promenadetemecula.com

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Fashion Island

Saturday November 15th

Come join Mickey and his Friends at this tree lighting filled with Disney magic! The fun starts at 6pm, but you can reserve seating starting at 8am. Guests will be treated to exclusive performances and are encouraged to sing-a-long to some holiday favorites. Plus with the help of some Disney magic there will be snowfall! The magic will remain until January 4th. So every night enjoy the beautifully lit tree along with Disney holiday music. For more information visit shopfashionisland.com

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Santee Trolley Square

Friday November 21st

So much fun is going on at the Santee Trolley Square from 5:30 to 8:30pm for the Tree Lighting Celebration. There will be games, crafts, carriage rides and snow! Don’t forget to visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. There is no cost to enter this event or for the crafts and games, only for select activities with prices ranging from $2 and up.
For more information visit ci.santee.ca.us

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The Shops at Dos Lagos

Saturday November 22nd

Come early to enjoy a family fun screening of the Polar Express. The movie will be played for FREE at 10am in the Dos Lagos Luxury Theaters. Then in the evening enjoy a very special tree lighting event. There will be crafts, face painting, ballon artist and entertainment for kids to enjoy. And watch the skies because Santa will be making his arrival there that night! The tree lighting fun starts at 5pm. For more information visit shopdoslagos.com

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The Headquarters at Seaport District

Friday November 28th

Come celebrate the start of a three-week donation program to benefit active-duty military families. This special event is not only filled with fun but with the holiday spirit of giving. Enjoy FREE hot cocoa and treats. Visit and take a photo with Santa. Listen to the talented All American Boys Chorus perform for the Giving Tree Lighting celebration. The 25 foot tall Giving Tree will be light up at 6:30pm. For more information visit theheadquarters.com

Image from temeculaevents.org

Image from temeculaevents.org

Temecula Duck Pond

Thursday December 4th

Come join the 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be special treats and live vocal performances. And a special visit from Old Saint Nick! Guest help countdown to a very special tree lighting at 7pm. This is a great tradition put on by the city of Temecula. For more information visit temeculaevents.org

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Menifee Town Center

Friday December 5th

Menifee will be throwing quite a tree lighting celebration from 4:30 to 7:30pm on December 5th. There will be live entertainment and a outdoor holiday movie playing. As wells as a very fun Elves Ornament workshop where you can make a special holiday keepsake. Plus there will be a kids snow play zone! Vendors will be there selling delicious treats and holiday crafts. And of course see and take a photo with Santa. For more information visit cityofmenifee.us

Image from littleitalysd.com

Image from littleitalysd.com

Little Italy

Saturday December 6th

Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy transforms for the holiday season. The kick off for this is during the Tree Lighting and Christmas village event. Visitors on this day are treated to FREE Italian cookies, cider and coffee. Enjoy live music and entertainment. Keep a look out for St. Nick who be arriving on a fire engine (at 4:30pm). Watch the 25 foot tall Poinsettia Tree be lite up, you can also be apart of the tree by sponsoring a poinsettia plant. For more information visit littleitalysd.com

This is just a few of the great events I have found so far. Be sure to check out your city’s events or even malls for any special happens going on for the holiday season.

Cruzin Mama

College and Vocational Invitational at the Temecula Promenade

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Over 190 College, University, and Technical Programs will be represented this Saturday, September 20th, at the Temecula Promenade Mall. Everyone is invited to come and meet with admission advisors and learn about options for furthering education. The College and Vocational Fair will be from 10am to 2pm. The Fair will be located on the upper level of the mall. Some of the featured colleges are Stanford, UCLA, Cal State San Marcos, Notre Dame, Art Institute, plus many many more. This a great FREE event, especially for high schoolers or anyone looking for help to get them into the next level of learning.

Kids 4 Komen- Temecula Promenade Art Event

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The Temecula Promenade is having a FREE art event for kids in support of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This event is for children 17 years and under. All art supplies will be provided. The event will take place downstairs next to the Paradise Playland and will be held on Friday September 12th from 2 to 6pm and on Saturday September 13th from 10am to 3pm. This event is also an Art Contest, with prizes for winners in each category. One Grand Prize winner will have his or her artwork displayed on next years race entry form.

Art and fun for a great cause!

Cruzin Mama

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Event flyer

Temecula Mall Free Kids Events

Posted in Summer Fun!

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I was finally able today to check out the free kids event that my mall offers on Wednesdays this summer. The Temecula Promenade Mall offers a Kids Club that features a free craft or activity every Wednesday from 11am to 1pm. The Kids Club is going on now until August 6th. The events are completely free but do arrive early to insure your spot as space/items are limited. Most of the events are held near the children’s play area unless specified otherwise. My kids had a great time today so we will for sure be going to the next ones.

Rolling and shaping their own pretzel's.

Rolling and shaping their own pretzel’s.

Today’s event was chef-for-a-day! The kids were giving a chef’s hat to decorate and make their own. Then they were given some pretzel dough to make into their own pretzels that you take home to bake. They were shown how to roll, twist and shape the dough to make their own pretzels. My son has severe food allergies so he was provided gloves while I was able to stay right next to him. He was able to enjoy the event and help shape a pretzel, which we will bake and let his sister eat later. My daughter ended up making hers in the shape of a heart. All the dough for this event was provided by Wetzel Pretzel’s and an employee was demonstrating how to make the pretzel shape. I arrived a little later for this event and we waited in quite a long line. So for next weeks event I am going to make sure we are nice and early.

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Upcoming Kids Club Events

    • July 16th Train Now Boarding Promenade Station-Come and learn about the Promenade train and try to earn free tickets by taking the pop quiz. Create a custom bandana and customize a train whistle! This event will take place upstairs across from Ben Bridge Jewelers.
    • July 23rd Birds of a Feather-Come build and decorate a birdhouse to put up in your favorite tree at home. Plus make a special treat for birds to enjoy.
    • July 30th California Dreamin’ with CPK-Decorate a pizza box! Come and create a new logo, draw your favorite pizza, or just let you creativity go wild. Every box will be put on display at the Regal Edwards Theater.
    • August 6th Field of Dreams-This is the last of the summer Kids Club events. Come show off your skills to win ribbons, snacks and some great prizes. You will be put to the test in four areas of a action, fun, adventure and agility. This event will be held outdoors in the Plaza.