Inland Empire ~ Calendar of Events – December 2019

December 2019 - Inland Empire Calendar of Events

Magical Snowfall   Through Dec. 22
Time/Place: Fri & Sat 7 & 8pm, Sun 6 & 7pm / Chaffey Town Square, Victoria Gardens
Contact: 909-463-2830 / www.victoriagardensie.com

Open House & Tree Lighting Party   Dec. 3
Join us this evening for our annual celebration on Giving Tuesday at the Upland Animal Shelter where we light the shelters Christmas tree, enjoy holiday refreshments, compete in an ugly sweater contest for prizes, and raffle off and big on great prizes.  As a special surprise, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance and invite you to take self photos with them!
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Upland Animal Shelter: 1275 San Bernardino Road
Contact: 909-931-4185 / www.friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org

Kilroy Coffee Klatch Christmas Spectacular   Dec. 3
We invite all veterans to join in, meet other veterans from the area, share your stories, or share whatever is on your mind. Feel free to bring one guest. Enjoy a buffet-style pancake breakfast with Starbucks coffee and live holiday entertainment from The Satin Dollz!
Time/Place: 9-11am / Planes of Fame Museum, Chino
Contact: 909-597-3722 x120 / www.planesoffame.org

Chino Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 3
anta will be available for pictures with the community so dont forget the camera! Cookies and Refreshments will be served at this free, family focused event. The Chino Community Chorus will be there, performing holiday favorites.
Time/Place: 6pm / City Hall Lawn
Contact: 909-334-3306 / www.cityofchino.org

Fontana Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 4
Come celebrate the City of Fontanas Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with a special visit from the North Pole. Refreshments will be served along with special live performances.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / City Hall: 8353 Sierra Ave.
Contact: 909-350-7600 / www.fontana.org

Montclair Tree Lighting Ceremony & Visit with Santa   Dec. 5
Children can bring a letter to Santa or write one at the event and deposit it in the specially marked mailbox. Residents are invited to purchase a gift light for the community tree in memory or in honor of a loved one.
Time/Place: 6pm / Montclair Community Center: 5111 Benito Street
Contact: 909-625-9479 / www.cityofmontclair.org

Supervisor Curt Hagmans Christmas Open House   Dec. 5
Everyone is invited to attend this free event offering food, drinks and holiday treats.
Time/Place: 5:30-7:30pm / Chino Hills City Hall
Contact: 909-465-5265 / www.eventbrite.com

Chino Youth Museums 20th Birthday Bash   Dec. 6
There will be all kind of activities for the kids including games, crafts, exploring the museum, a visit with the Frozen Sisters, cake cutting, raffle and more.
Time/Place: 3-5pm / 13191 Sixth Street
Contact: 909-334-3270 / www.chinoyouthmuseum.com

Upland Breakfast With Santa   Dec. 7
Your visit with Santa will include a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee. Children will have the opportunity to share their wish list with Santa. Dont forget your camera!
Time/Place: 8-10 / Gibson Senior Center: 250 N. Third Avenue
Contact: 909-931-4280 / www.uplandca.gov

Reindeer Romp   Dec. 7
We will have a 5k, 10k and the 1/4-mile Kids run (6 and under only). The Reindeer Romp is the first leg of the Chino Triple Crown. Participate in the Romp, Run for Russ (February 2020) & DairyAire 5k (March, 2020) and receive a special Triple Crown Award. Costume contest this year! Wear your best holiday wear and compete for a special prize!
Time/Place: 7am / Ayala Park, Chino

Contact: www.weymca.org/reindeer-romp

Chino Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony   Dec. 7
Come enjoy a craft fair, live entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, and a special visit from Santa Claus! Join us in supporting the Chino Hills Police Departments fourth annual toy drive. Support their cause by bringing an unwrapped toy worth $10.00 and get a photo taken with Santa!
Time/Place: 5-8pm / City Hall
Contact: 909-364-2700 / www.chinohills.org

Underwater Pictures with Santa   Dec. 7
Dont forget to wear your swimsuit and goggles!
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Fontana Park Aquatic Center
Contact: 909-854-5111 / http://aquatics.fontana.org

Arthritis Foundations Jingle Bell Run   Dec. 7
Its where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. HUGE Free Festival Zone which includes: Holiday themed games, Real SNOW, Costume contest, Pictures with Santa, Local vendors.
Time/Place: 6:30am / Santa Regional Park, Corona
Contact: 949-245-7593 / https://events.arthritis.org

Fontana Winter Wonderland   Dec. 7
Free Christmas gifts, candy, food and fun activities! Limited registration online!
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Fontana Park Sports Pavilion
Contact: 909-728-5510 / www.fontana.org

Fontana Breakfast with Santa   Dec. 7
Register at the Don Day or Heritage Center beginning November 4th through December 5th or until filled. Join us as we celebrate the holidays by having breakfast with Santa! Event includes a pancake breakfast, holiday themes arts & crafts, holiday themed games and picture with Santa!
Time/Place: 9-11am / Don Day Center and Heritage Center
Contact: 909-349-6997 / www.fontana.org

Dashing Through Montclair   Dec. 7
Santa, Mrs. Claus and their sleigh will be dashing through the streets of Montclair, greeting residents and spreading holiday cheer. But Santa needs Montclairs help to fill his sleigh! Toy donations will be collected by Santas elves at various stops in Montclair. Toys collected will be distributed to needy Montclair children as part of the Citys annual Toy and Food Basket Program. See route map on website.
Contact: 909-625-9479 / www.cityofmontclair.org

Santa Makes House Calls   Dec. 7-15
During the holiday season, Santa and his elves make house calls in the City of Chino Hills, bringing candy canes, smiles, and laughter to everyone they see. Space is limited so register early! Each visit is limited to 15 minutes.
Time/Place: 4-9:30pm / City of Chino Hills
Contact: 909-364-2700 / www.chinohills.org

Holiday Home Tour   Dec. 8
Join us on a holiday home tour of three beautiful Chino Hills homes, privately owned, and decorated top to bottom for the holidays. Afterwards, following the home tour, please join us for a festive reception at the Chino Hills Community Center for hors doeuvres, wine, live music, and a silent auction from 6-8pm.
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Chino Hills
Contact: 909-364-2736 / http://chinohillsfoundation.com

Upland Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration   Dec. 9
Sip hot cocoa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Western Christian Hilltop Faith Choral Department as the City tree comes alive with the glow of the season. Children can visit with Santa Claus to share their wish list. Southern California Edison residential customers can exchange incandescent holiday lights for energy efficient LED lights and SoCalGas residential customers can receive a complimentary energy efficiency starter kit.
Time/Place: 6:30-7pm / Upland Civic Center
Contact: 909-931-4280 / www.uplandca.gov

Holiday Pet Portraits   Dec. 11, 12 & 15
Make your reservation today for a holiday portrait of your pet!  In appreciation of a $20 donation, you will take home a 5×7 framed photograph of your pet and a digital copy via email.  Thank you to True Emotions Photography, Christine Bauer, and Debbie Hunter for their professional photography services and continued partnership each holiday season.
Time/Place: Upland Animal Services: 1275 San Bernardino Road
Contact: 909-931-4185 / www.friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org

Above the Limits Holiday Celebration   Dec. 13
Above the Limits is a comprehensive Special Needs Program that includes social-recreational, resource and referral, and inclusion support provided to the City of Fontana community.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Cypress Neighborhood Center, Fontana
Contact: 909-349-6988 / www.fontana.org

Upland Christmas Parade & Holiday Faire   Dec. 14
Join us for some old fashioned fun while visiting with friends and neighbors and browsing through unique crafts and gift ideas, dining on fun holiday treats, and enjoying a festive parade at 11am.  Following the parade, Santa Claus will be available for free photo opportunities.
Time/Place: 8:30am-3pm / Historic Downtown Upland
Contact: 909-982-8010 / www.coopermuseum.org

Chino Hills Breakfast with Santa   Dec. 14
Join us for a pancake breakfast, holiday fun, crafts, and pictures with Santa!
Time/Place: 9-11am / Chino Hills Community Center
Contact: 909-364-2700 / www.chinohills.org

Fontana Christmas Parade   Dec. 14
Magic of Christmas Enjoy an array of floats and community groups as they pass though beautiful downtown Fontana showcasing their holiday spirit.
Time/Place: 10am / Sierra & Arrow

Contact: www.fontana.org

Fontana Festival of Winter   Dec. 14
This free community event will feature train rides, rides and attractions, live entertainment on two stages, photo opportunities with Santa, and a variety of vendors and activity booths. Dont miss your chance to sled down over 40 tons of fresh snow or watch your little one play in our Tot Lot and experience snow for the first time.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Miller Park
Contact: 909-349-6900 / www.fontana.org

Chino Youth Christmas Parade & Fair   Dec. 14
Come celebrate the holiday season with a decorated entry competition celebrating Chinos youth.  Immediately following the Parade, visit City Hall for the Holiday Fair and Carnival. Craft Fair 9am-2pm in the Senior Center and Library parking lots. Carnival Rides 9am-2pm at the Civic Center. Family Entertainment 11am-2pm on the steps of City Hall. Santas Village at the Chino Youth Museum 9am-2pm.
Contact: 909-334-3250 / www.cityofchino.org

Christmas on Euclid Experience   Dec. 14
5k Reindeer Run, Pancake Breakfast, Annual Craft Fair & Carnival and a Soap Box Derby are in store this year! Ontario Town Square is taken over with annual craft fair, reindeer games, snow play, live entertainment, Spark of Love Toy Drive, Ferris Wheel, Trackless Train, Carousel Santa and more! Family Friendly FUN! Ride tickets and unlimited wristbands will be available at the event.
Time/Place: 7am-5pm / Ontario Town Square
Contact: 909-395-2000 / www.ontarioca.gov

Mistletoe & Music   Dec. 20
Make plans to join us as we end the year with a wonderful holiday party with special music by Global Affair. Open to all Adults. Light refreshments and raffles. Free dance lessons by Franciena Snyder with paid admission starts at 6pm.
Time/Place: 7-10pm / 11200 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga
Contact: 909-477-2780 / www.cityofrc.us

Victorias Farmers Market   Every Friday
Take a new and fresh approach to shopping for your family at Victoria Gardens and their Farmers Market. Try the best of local produce, grass fed meats, and handmade arts and crafts. Interested in becoming a farmer or a crafter? Stop by Guest Services and ask for an application.
Time/Place: Fridays 10am-2pm / Victoria Gardens
Contact: 909-463-2830 / www.victoriagardensie.com

Upland Farmers Market   Every Saturday
Stop by and check out new vendors, purchase fresh produce, eggs, honey, bread, hummus, a variety of coffee, jams and jellies, organic teas, essential oils, fresh seafood, plants, cookies, beef jerky, kettle corn, soaps and lotions, sweet treats, and even something special for your favorite pet!
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Upland Civic Center Parking Lot: 460 N. Euclid
Contact: 909-256-4171 / www.ci.upland.ca.us

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