Southwest Riverside is officially in a festive kind of mood. Here is a quick look at some of the fun, holiday-inspired happenings planned for this weekend:
45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula
Two Celtic Woman Christmas shows are planned for Dec. 13-14 at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The Irish ensemble’s gorgeous vocal harmonies were popular with local audiences last year.
33515 Rancho California Road, Temecula
One of Temecula wine country’s “friendliest” wineries Bel Vino Winery is inviting residents to jingle and mingle at its upcoming holiday reception. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event includes live entertainment, raffles, a gourmet meal, fine wine and good times.
Old Town Temecula
The debut of Temecula’s favorite holiday pastime will kick off on Dec. 14. Cost is $10 per person for an hour and $3 for skate rental. To make a group reservation please 951-297-9ICE (297-9423).
1499 N. State St., San Jacinto
Music will brighten up the stage when the Mt. San Jacinto College Concert Band and the Trombone Choir join together to present a concert of holiday favorites. The performance is planned for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 in the San Jacinto Campus Theater.
562 W. Fourth St. in San Bernardino
Presented by the Inland Dance Theater, this classic holiday tradition has performances planned for Dec. 7-9 at California Theatre of the Performing Arts.
The popular events features decorated, non-motorized vehicles and begins at 5 p.m. in Historic Downtown Murrieta. The festivities are free and open to the public.
562 W. Fourth Street, San Bernardino
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez will perform with special guest Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 at California Theatre of the Performing Arts.
42051 Main Street,Temecula
Don’t miss this annual holiday tradition with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Old Town Temecula Theater.
Mission Inn in Riverside
Don’t miss the 3.6 million Christmas lights saturating downtown Riverside in brilliant hues as part of the 20th annual “Festival of Lights.” Fun holiday fare will continue through New Year’s.
2011 Santa’s Electric Light Parade in Temecula (File photo: Rachael Recker/SWRNN)
1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego
It’s a So Cal annual tradition. Board the historic ferryboat “Berkeley” to watch the brightly decorated boats at Maritime Museum of San Diego on Dec. 16.
1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego
The whimsical tale of a mean, green creature bent on hijacking Christmas from the families of Whoville is running now through Dec. 29 at The Old Globe.
42051 Main Street, Temecula
The work of Temecula watercolorist Janice Cipriani-Willis is on exhibit now at The Merc in Temecula. The show runs through Jan. 6.
42051 Main Street, Temecula
Music is always happening at The Merc in Old Town Temecula. Friday’s feature good old fashioned rock ‘n roll and Saturday’s ImproVacations at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Then, it’s Classics at The Merc at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $11.
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