Holiday Season Activities Underway this Weekend

People at the Christmas tree lot were in awe of the lighting which was powered by solar.


The Palisades-Malibu YMCA Christmas Tree lot will open on December 1. A tree at the entrance to Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset Boulevard will be lit at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the tree lot.

The lot will be open Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All proceeds from tree sales will benefit the YMCA.

The Y will have three different varieties to chose from: Noble, Nordman and Vintage Noble, and tree sizes range from desktop to 14-feet tall. The Y can make arrangements for delivery.

Workers have constructed decorative wood “reindeer” and they are selling from $50 to $70. In addition to trees of varying sizes, wreaths, garlands and evergreen swag are available.


Ten lucky winners of the “Fire Truck with Santa” will be drawn on November 7. For a $40 chance, which can be purchased at the YMCA 821 Via de la Paz, 10 people will be able to ride atop Fire Station 69 fire truck, when it drops Santa Claus and the Mrs. off at Simon Meadow for the annual Ho!Ho!Ho!


Mark your calendars for a joyous little celebration – a Christmas walk on Via de la Paz on December 2 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be refreshments and good cheer. Merchants participating include Village Pilates, Vivian’s Boutique, Lena’s Skin Retreat, Bruce Lurie Gallery, Be Rosey Nails, David Tishbi Jewelry and Loomey’s Toy Boutique. While you’re there it’s the perfect time to start hunting for holiday gifts.


Palisades Village will host a winter festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on December 2 at the shopping center located between Sunset Boulevard, Swarthmore and Monument Streets. There will be strolling entertainment, Santa Claus photo-ops, arts and crafts for children and festive bites and sips from a Holiday Farmer’s Market.


Brentwood Palisades Chorale and the Palisades Symphony will perform on Sunday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pacific Palisades Community United Methodist Church, 801 Vía De La Paz. The concert is free.

The symphony is under the direction of Conductor Joel B. Lish. The Brentwood Palisades Chorale is led by Conductor Susan S. Rosenstein.

This concert will feature soprano Renee Burkett Stuppler and mezzo-soprano Lydia Brown.

Music planned includes Overture to Il Signor Brushino by Gioachino Rossini, Gloria by Antonia Vivaldi and Magnificat by John Rutter.

The Symphony, a nonprofit, was founded in 1966 by Lish click here.


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