Westfield Winter Wonderland Dec. 14


Westfield Santa Anita will host its annual Winter Wonderland party this Sunday, Dec. 14, from 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Promenade. This year the center will treat guests to fun festivities, activities and goodies including an ice rink decked out with artificial snow, arts and crafts for kids, live music, hot cocoa, a dessert bar, and live entertainment. The Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills will perform Christmas songs and the Pasadena … [Read more...]

Giant screen movies at Christmas Market


Highlights from Christmas movies on a giant screen will be one of the additions the final two weeks at the Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market from 5-9 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 on First Avenue in Downtown Arcadia. (No rain in the forecast for Saturday! -- Friday's storm to move out by late Friday.) The videos projected behind the return of the popular Lance and Gary Show band will feature inserted speech bubbles of amusing comments … [Read more...]

Video: Christmas Market debut a hit


More than double the hundreds of attendees of last year enjoyed opening night of the second annual Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market Saturday, Dec. 6. Even more are expected this Saturday night, Dec. 13, when even more activities are planned. <Story continues below the following 2 1/2-minute video highlights in both YouTube and Flash video formats...> YouTube... Flash video... [flashvideo … [Read more...]

Christmas Market, Holiday Tree set-up


Less than 24-hours before the debut of the second annual Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market on Saturday Dec. 6, from 5-9 p.m., City and event crews were working well into Friday night setting up signage and lighting and decorating street lamps, lighting wreaths at the Arcadia Transit Plaza where a holiday tree was also decorated and lighted along with two other trees...   … [Read more...]

Free carriage rides at Christmas Market


Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered for the first time in Downtown Arcadia on Saturday evenings, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, courtesy of sponsor MW Investment Group. The rides are a new element of the second annual Christmas Market presented by Arcadia’s Best Foundation in association with the Arcadia Improvement Association. Also new to the market from 5-9 p.m. Saturdays on First Avenue between Huntington Drive and Wheeler Street will be … [Read more...]

It’s a Carcadia Christmas


Arcadia-based Model A Ford Club chapter The Santa Anita A’s will anchor the first night of a special “Carcadia Christmas” edition of the monthly Carcadia @Route 66  (Facebook: Carcadia66) Dec. 6 at the Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market. Santa Anita Park is sponsoring the three-week showcase that will also include stand-outs from the 300-member Cal-Rods Car Club of San Gabriel Valley on Dec. 13 along with the best of the eclectic entries in the … [Read more...]

Accordion and sax hit high notes

Nick Ariondo (right)

Back by popular demand, classical composer and accordionist Nick Ariondo entertained more than 100 attendees at the most recent classical Kaleidoscope concert Wednesday, Nov. 19, presented by the Arcadia Public Library Foundation. The personable Ariondo offered amusing and informative anecdotes about many of the 12 numbers he played, ranging from concertos by such disprate composers as Vivaldi and  Artie Shaw to a Benny Goodman finale … [Read more...]

Christmas Market returns Dec. 6, 13 & 20

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Blowing snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, and Dickens Christmas carolers in Arcadia? The popular Downtown Christmas Market presented by the Arcadia Improvement Association in association with Arcadia’s Best Foundation returns for a second year on the first three Saturday evenings in December. First Avenue will be closed between Huntington Drive and Wheeler Street to allow you to stroll around the European-style Christmas Market from 5-9 p.m. … [Read more...]