Category Archives: Holidays

Lisa Glantz Honored with Golden Sparkplug for Continuing the Holiday Ho!Ho!Ho! Tradition

Last November, the cherished tradition of having Santa Claus make a one-night stop to visit children in Pacific Palisades was suddenly abandoned by the Chamber of Commerce, which had organized the festivities for nearly 70 years. The reason given to halt … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Choral Concert this Weekend

By BERNICE FOX ‘Tis the season for warm gatherings with family and friends, the annual Ho!Ho!Ho! and – wait for it – choral concerts! There are three concerts of note this weekend with choir and orchestra. All of these choirs … Continue reading

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61st Annual Pacific Palisades Ho!Ho!Ho! Is Sunday, December 15, in Temescal

Kids and adults are looking forward to Sunday, December 15, when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by firetruck in Pacific Palisades, kicking off this year’s annual holiday Ho!Ho!Ho! free outdoor community party. Like last year’s successful event, volunteers are working … Continue reading

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Palisades Historical Society Will Hold Annual Holiday Gathering

\ The Pacific Palisades Historical Society will hold its annual holiday celebration from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, at the Aldersgate Retreat Center, 925 Haverford.  The social hour starts at 6 p.m. and a lite buffet dinner … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday Is Approaching: Consider Ways to Volunteer or Give

December 3 is called Giving Tuesday and was created in 2012 with the simple idea to encourage people to do good, and thereby help transform communities (particularly as we move into the “giving” season). Former Pacific Palisades Citizen of the … Continue reading

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The Day I Saved Thanksgiving with My Piggy Bank: Bill Bruns Remembers a Family Thanksgiving

    When my dad had a truck farm near San Diego in the 1950s, we all worked to pack tomatoes one Thanksgiving Day: my parents, my two younger sisters, and I, about age 11. There had been a hot … Continue reading

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Thank a Woman for Thanksgiving in the United States

Many of us were taught in elementary school that the first Thanksgiving took place between the Pilgrims and Native Americans. The holiday was recognized in 1789 by the newly inaugurated President George Washington, who called for a national day of … Continue reading

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Celebrates Unity and Local Firefighters at Corpus Christi Church

If a Pacific Palisades resident ever doubted that he/she lived in a unique environment, only one question needs to be asked: “In what other community in the United States would all the clergy gather to celebrate an interfaith Thanksgiving service?” Annually … Continue reading

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United Methodist Women Holiday Bazaar

The United Methodist Women are holding their annual Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 9, at the church at 801 Via de la Paz. There is a wide assortment of costume jewelry, quilts and napkins. There are … Continue reading

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