Lunar New Year celebration


Westfield Santa Anita's third annual Lunar New Year celebration of the Year of the Ram proved to be a successful event judging by the hundreds in attendance Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15. The activities, which began with a Chinese dragon dance and many other stage performances continues with Hello Kitty photo opportunities, a Hello Kitty food truck (The Japanese-based Hello Kitty company Sanrio opened a Hello Kitty theme park in China last month on … [Read more...]

Play Station mall opening


A big new "Play Space" for kids is opening on the Promenade of the Westfield Santa Anita mall this weekend. An official public grand opening of Play Space will be held from 12 noon - 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, featuring fun children’s activities including balloon artist, face painter, caricaturist, great music and more. More information at Westfield Santa Anita's Facebook page. … [Read more...]

Savers opening March 6


Savers, the national thrift chain with nearly 330 locations across North America, is celebrating the opening of its sixth store in Southern California and a continued partnership with Hope Services and the Epilepsy Foundation of America. The celebration of the Arcadia area location will kick off on Thursday, March 6 with an 8:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Savers management, Arcadia Mayor Mickey Segal and other city officials as well … [Read more...]

626 Night Market in Arcadia


The popular 626 Night Market will make its debut at Santa Anita Park and the first-ever two-day event on Oct. 20-21. The third event this year, the largest Asian night market in America aimed at all ages and featuring Asian street foods, local businesses, live DJs, dance floor, performance artists and games, will be staged on the infield of Santa Anita Park during the horse race tracks's Autumn Meet from 3 p.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and … [Read more...]

Westfield holiday events


Westfield Santa Anita is filling the month of December with holiday cheer. Click here to go to Westfield Santa Anita web site and find discount offers and complete activity schedule and daily updates. Among the highlights: * Daily Snow Shows through Dec. 23 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. on the Promenade. * 45' live Christmas tree on the Promenade. * Life-sized storyboard of The Polar Express on the Promenade. * Promenade Express train … [Read more...]

Westfield Promenade snow show


Just a couple hours after getting power restored Friday afternoon, Westfield Santa Anita was lit up for the holidays and hosting an evening full of activities on the Promenade. Among the festivities running throughout December will be the giant lighted Christmas tree, falling snow, holiday music, a Promenade Express train for kids, shopping indoors and out and at new stores like Charming Charlie, and activities for family and children. In … [Read more...]

Westfield Black Friday madness


Sylvia Ramos was one of many Arcadians who found themselves shopping at Westfield Santa Anita at midnight on Black Friday. After battling long lines of cars on Huntington and Baldwin and then getting caught up in a group run from the parking lot into the Promenade, she captured this photo of her fellow shoppers on both levels of the mall. While standing in wildly long lines while most of us were home and sound asleep, Sylvia also snapped … [Read more...]

Christmas trees at Santa Anita


Most people think of horse racing when Santa Anita Park is mentioned. But for the holidays, Santa Anita will be home to a circus starting on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas tree sales beginning Friday. For the very first time, Christmas Trees will be available for purchase at Santa Anita Park, beginning Nov. 25. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Update: A tent for the tree sales was not set up until  the week of Nov. … [Read more...]