Baldwin Park Holiday Event Guide 2021: Christmas Parades and Santa Claus

BALDWIN PARK, CA – Pull out your calendars! It’s time to start planning as the holiday festivities get underway in Baldwin Park and throughout and throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

This year, Christmas falls on a Saturday, December 25. Hanukkah 2021 arrived early, starting November 28 through Monday, December 6.

Browse Patch’s annual vacation guide, find events nearby, and select the outings that appeal to you and yours. Many events start soon, while several require advance reservations, and space may be limited.

Note: Always confirm with the organizers that the listed activities are going as planned when they are posted.

Bookmark this page to use as a seasonal guide. As more events are announced, we will add them.

And to all our readers, wishing you the happiest of the holidays, from Patch!


UNTIL JAN. 9: Christmas tree alley. A community tradition for over 100 years!

UNTIL JAN. 2: World of Illumination Reindeer Route. “A mile-long journey filled with hundreds of sparkling and animated light installations.”

DEC. 16: Arcadia Stage “Winterfest”: Center for the performing arts. In-person plays on the theme of One Act vacations.



DEC. ten: Winter Wonderland snow event, toy contest and Beatles tribute concert. With sledge and snow hill. Registration required for the distribution of toys.



DEC. 18: Top Billing Entertainment Holiday Recital. Featuring talented artists ages 6-18!


DEC. 10-12 & 17-19: Ophelia’s Jump “It’s a wonderful life”: large tent, Saint-Ambroise. Blankets and holiday cheers provided.

DEC. 16-19: Walk-Thru Living Nativity & Petting Zoo: Granite Creek Community Church. The event is free, but registration is required.


DEC. 12: Christmas tree brunch. With the Covina Valley Assistance League.


(EVENT ENDED.) DEC. 4: Winter Snow Fest, toboggan and craft fair. Limited bracelets available, so don’t delay.


DEC. 11: Lunch with Santa Claus. Sing along with Santa Claus and entertain the children.

DEC. 19: Winter festival and toy drive. Christian music festival at the local church.


DEC. 12: ‘An Echo Park Christmas’ – Santa Claus & Games: InsideOut Church Los Angeles. Open to everyone !


DEC. 11: It’s a Wonderful Life @ Electric Dusk Drive-In. A holiday favorite.

DEC. 12: Home Alone @ Electric Dusk Drive-In. A must for the Christmas period!

DEC. 12: 2021 LEGO Holiday Truck Tour: Glendale Galleria. “Rebuild the holiday magic by visiting the LEGO® Holiday Truck.”



DEC. 11: Christmas parade. “The motto of this year’s parade is’ All About Kids’ and the theme is’ Old Fashioned Christmas. “”


UNTIL JAN. 2: Santa’s Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru. “A fascinating experience is designed to transport families of all ages to the magical world of Christmas.”


UNTIL JAN. 9: Enchanted Forest of Light: Descanso Gardens. “Visitors can once again experience the wonders of the Enchanted Forest of Light.”


DEC. 6: Tree lighting ceremony and Santa Claus. At the mayor.

DEC. 11: Winter Wonderland, Snow & Santa: Heritage Park. Presale tickets on sale or during the event.

DEC. 18: Crowns across America. Annual tribute to our country’s veterans.


UNTIL JAN. 2: Santa Claus Village and SkyPark Ice Rink. The festivities include breakfast with Santa Claus and more.


UNTIL JAN. 9: LA Zoo Holiday Lights. “Includes the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook!” “

UNTIL DEC. 31: LA Dodgers Stadium Holiday Festival. At Centerfield Plaza renovated with Santa Claus, lighted tunnels, an ice rink, bouncy houses, music, entertainment and more festivities.

UNTIL DEC. 31: LA Dodgers Stadium Holiday Fest Ice Rink. “For the very first time … an illuminated outdoor ice skating experience built across the outfield.”

UNTIL JAN. 7: “LA Kings Holiday Ice” outdoor skating rink: LA LIVE. The popular “Supper & Skate” promotions are also back!

DEC. 6: Hanukkah Mural Festival of Lights 2021: Westfield Century City. Mural by Los Angeles artist Hillel Smith.

DEC. ten: Ski Dazzle Show. The largest annual consumer ski and snowboard show in North America.

DEC. 10-11: Nochebuena. Free, but registration required.

DEC. 11: LMU Christmas Gala Concert. Tickets on sale. Event at Loyola Marymount University.

DEC. 11: Las Mañanitas at La Virgen de Guadalupe. At the Notre-Dame des Anges cathedral.

DEC. 11: Carolers ‘JTOWN JINGLES’: DTLA Little Tokyo. “Enjoy the sweet sounds of the wandering singers.”

DEC. 11-12: LA Gay Men’s Choir Holiday Homecoming Concert. A vacation tradition in Los Angeles.

DEC. 11-12: “Home Alone” in concert – Los Angeles Philharmonic. At the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

DEC. 14: ‘A Chanticleer Christmas’: Walt Disney Concert Hall. With a set of 12 Grammy®-winning men.

DEC. 18: Holiday Sing-Along: Walt Disney Concert Hall. A Los Angeles, family tradition.

DEC. 18-19: Shogun Santa is coming to town: DTLA Little Tokyo. Chance to win a $ 50 gift certificate for your favorite Little Tokyo business.

DEC. 24: 62nd Annual LA County Vacation Celebration. Back with joy at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion!

DEC. 31: Andy & Renee & Hard Rain New Years Concert. The ticket includes a late night pizza, freebies, and a champagne toast.

DEC. 31: ‘Grand Park NYELA’ New Years Eve Countdown – Livestream. With a huge range of entertainment.

DEC. 31: New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini: Walt Disney Concert Hall. “There is no classier way to sound in 2022!”


DEC. 6-10: Visit of Santa Claus. Go outside, say hello to Santa Claus and enjoy the Christmas carols.


PER YEAR. 9: Winter Frolic & Sock Ice Rink: Kidspace Children’s Museum. Fun for the little ones!

DEC. 11: Cooking with Eva and Amy: Holiday Recipes. At the Pasadena History Museum. Tickets on sale.

DEC. 11: Pasadena Chorale presents “GIVEN”. With orchestra of 30 musicians.

DEC. 12: 2021 LEGO Holiday Truck Tour: Kidspace. “Rebuild the holiday magic by visiting the LEGO® Holiday Truck.”

DEC. 18-19 & 22-23: Pasadena Dance Theater “The Nutcracker”: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. “We can’t wait to share this holiday classic with our community again!

DEC. 29-30: Tournament of Roses & Rose Parade Bandfest: City College. “Watch the music come to life with select bands from around the world performing in the Rose Parade on New Years morning.”

JAN. 1: New Year’s Rose Parade. “An iconic New Year’s tradition.”

1 – 2 JANUARY: Floatfest: a showcase of the rose parade. Admire the majestic tanks up close!


UNTIL JAN. 2: “Elf On Shelf’s Magical Vacation Travel”: Fairplex. A walk in winter wonderland.

DEC. 11: Christmas parade. NASA Astronaut Victor Glover is the Grand Marshal.


UNTIL JAN. 2: Holiday Drive-Thru “Christmas in Color”: Raging Waters LA. With millions of lights perfectly synchronized with the holiday music.


DEC. 18-19 & 22-23: Pasadena Dance Theater “The Nutcracker”: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. “We can’t wait to share this holiday classic with our community again!



Until December 13: collection of “Toys For Tots” toys from the firefighters. New wanted unwrapped toys and books for ages 0-12.

DEC. 17: ‘Elf’ – Holiday movie in the park: Lacy Park. Kettle corn will be for sale, or bring your own snacks.

DEC. 24: Christmas Eve Family Worship Service at St. Edmund’s. With petting zoo animals and a Nativity show.

DEC. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service at St. Edmund’s. Includes a brief brass concert of Christmas carols.


DEC. 16: Take-out gingerbread jamboree. Free, but stocks are limited.


UNTIL JAN. 2: Santa Claus Village and SkyPark Ice Rink. The festivities include breakfast with Santa Claus and more.


DEC. 11: Breakfast with Santa. Book quickly!



UNTIL JAN. 2: “Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and “Grinchmas”: Universal Studios Hollywood. “The return of Christmas favorites and family traditions.”

DEC. 31: Universal Studios Hollywood New Years Festival and Fireworkss. “Perfect location to say goodbye to 2021 as the world kicks off 2022 and new beginnings. “


DEC. 3-JAN. 2: Vacation in the park: Six Flags Magic Mountain. “Spectacular vacation for the whole family.”

DEC. : Ice skating and Christmas tree lighting at Cube Santa Clarita. Christmas trees take the center of the ice to create a winter wonderland starting December 10.


DEC. 11: Winter jam, snow and Santa Claus. Winter wonderland with children’s snow area, crafts, sleigh rides and dancing.


DEC. 11: Holiday Fest with Plaza West Covina & Adobers. A Filipino-inspired and organized market.

FOR THE WHOLE GREATER LA GUIDE: 2021 Los Angeles County Holiday Events Guide: Christmas and Santa



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