Winterfest 2016

A Christmas Carol, Dec 1st -  11th

Old Town Temecula Community Theater
December 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10, (7:30 p.m.), December 3, 10 & 11, (2 p.m), and December 4, (6 p.m.)

Mister Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, the opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption. A Christmas Carol retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously told story and beautiful score.

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christmasintheair1617th Annual Christmas in the Air, Dec 3rd & 4th

Old Town Temecula Community Theatre
December 3, 7:30 p.m. & December 4, 2 p.m.

Enjoy this holiday favorite as Southwest Women’s Chorus presents Christmas In The Air! Enjoy some familiar tunes, fun new ones, and beautiful classical pieces as well. Our annual Christmas concert offers something for everyone.Our sing-alongs will get you in the holiday mood.

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jacobs candlelight

Jacob's House Community Candlelight Tribute

Steps of City Hall
December 4, 5 p.m.

Remembering those we have loved and lost. A Community Candlelight in partnership with Jacob's House.
Guest Speaker-Kevin Druhe, Vice Principle of Temecula Valley High School
Music Directed by Noni Hilgeson
Donations graciously accepted for Jacob's House



Temecula on Ice, Dec 9th - Jan 2nd

Start practicing those double axels and salchows, as Temecula On Ice returns for the holiday season!  Features include a state-of-the-art ice rink, comfortable rental skates, the always popular Bobby skating aid and its own radio station playing the best ice skating music in Temecula. Bring family and friends to the Family Preview Night at 6:00pm December 10th, hosted by the Temecula Community Services Department (pre-registration required).  Join us at the official Grand Opening on Friday, December 9th at 5pm to see skating exhibitions and the always popular Bobby races.

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Pennypickle's Winter Wonderland - Dec 9th

Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum
Friday, December 9, 5PM-8:30PM

A night for families to have fun and make memories...  visit Santa, be entertained, and enjoy a festive evening of CHILLED surprises. Dress warmly because this event is held outside and there's real SNOW to play in!

Activities will require tickets for all children ages 1-18. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Thursday, December 8 by calling 951-308-6376 and they will be held for you at the Will Call table. Pennypickle's Winter Wonderland is a fundraising event to support our mission of helping children discover science through play. 
There will be no refunds. Thank you for your support. 

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Community Sing-a-Long, Dec 10th

The Merc Theater Courtyard
December 10, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
We invite everyone to join us in the holiday season with a sing-a-long! The Southwest Women's Chorus will lead us in singing holiday favorites that will be fun for the whole family this festive season.


Visit Santa 

Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum

Santa will be in his cabin: 
Friday, Dec. 9 & 16 from 6-9 pm, 
Saturday, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, & 17 from 10 am-2 pm, and 
Sunday, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 1-5 pm.

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Candlelight Classics, Dec 11th

The Merc, Old Town Temecula
December 6, 13, 20, 3PM
Presented by California Chamber Orchestra in association with Temecula Presents
Ring in the holidays with a Temecula tradition. The Merc will be decked out in its festive finery, and enjoy a glass of bubbly to help set the mood.  

December 11, 2016 - City Of Angels Saxophone Quartet

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Holiday Taste of Old Town, Dec 14th

Old Town Temecula, start at The Bank Mexican Restaurant, December 14, 4PM-9PM

Stroll through Old Town Temecula enjoying the holiday lights while stopping at all the many participating businesses for treats and special discounts.
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Kids Only Club: Pennypickle's Polar Express - Dec 23rd

Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum

Saturday, December 23, 5:30-8:30PM

Moms and Dads - Enjoy some "alone time" during this busy season while your PJ-and-robe-clad child boards Professor Pennypickle's Polar Express for fun activities and adventures! This will be a lock-in event and children will need to be pre-registered. You may send food and drinks for your child if you wish. Call 951-308-6376; space is limited.

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The Nutcracker Ballet, Dec 16t - 23rd

Old Town Temecula Community Theater

December 16, 17, 18, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.
December 17, 18 & 23 at 3 p.m.

Presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company and The Ballet Studio

The Ballet Studio, having starred in the award-winning feature documentary film, The Making of The Nutcracker" at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival, brings you its version of the most-performed ballet in the world…The enchanting tale of a girl’s first love, a Magician, a Rat King, a Nutcracker, and a Prince, set to Tchaikovsky's classic score.  The perfect holiday outing for the whole family.  
This highly recognized production of the Nutcracker has been featured in the Los Angeles Times Top 10 Nutcrackers to see in all of Southern California and rated #12 of 23 on KIDS GUIDE MAGAZINE of California for Nutcrackers to take children to.

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New Year's Eve at Noon

Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum
Thursday, December 31, 11am-12:30pm


New Year's Eve Grape Drop

Temecula Civic Center, Old Town Temecula
December 31, 9PM & MIDNIGHT

Temecula’s signature celebration invites New Year’s Eve revelers to dance to live music, step into the Fun Zone, enjoy activities, and welcome the New Year with two countdowns: East Coast (9:00 pm) and West Coast (12:00 am), both led by City officials. Fun Zone activities include hat making, calligraphy art, face painting, and a giant slide.

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