Thursday, December 8, 2022
Holiday Market Extravaganza
Time: December 8 – 11, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Riverside, Mission Inn Ave & Lemon St
Cost: Entry is free; $5 games and rides, or $25 unlimited all day wristband
As we welcome back the Festival of Lights for their 30th anniversary we are bringing back the fun and holiday spirit to Riverside with a Century Wheel, Carousel and other activities.
Paint & Sip: A Snoopy Christmas
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Riverside Food Lab, 3605 Market St.
Join an in-person painting class and create your own version of A Snoopy Christmas with The Paint Sesh. The Paint Sesh instructor/entertainer will guide you through approx. 1.5 – 2 hours of lively creativity and laughs, with no experience needed to have a good time. Ages 13+.
Friday, December 9, 2022
Caroling in the Park
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: White Park, 3936 Chestnut Ave.
Come out and sing Christmas Carols together at White Park!
Riverside Community Players: A Christmas Carol
Time: December 9, 7:00 p.m.; December 10, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; December 11, 2:00 p.m.
Location: 4026 Fourteenth St
Marley’s face! It can’t be. His partner, Jacob Marley, had been dead these last seven years. In fact, he died seven years ago this very night – Christmas Eve. Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge has grave doubts at first about believing his own eyes. Very soon, however, he will learn much from the ghosts who would become his companions this night — this night that will bring about his total transformation.
Join us for a special ASL Performance Saturday December 10th at 2:00 PM. For our ASL families and friends, purchase tickets in Section “C.”
Saturday, December 10, 2022
GrinchMas Pop Up Market
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: VFW Post 9223, 10303 Arlington Avenue
Enjoy shopping with over 30+ vendors, grab some delicious food and take a photo with the Grinch!
David Allan’s Nutcracker
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Riverside Ballet Arts, 6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd
Presented by BRAVA Ballet resource active volunteer association: David Allen’s “Nutcracker”
Riverside Philharmonic Holiday Concert
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ramona High School, 7675 Magnolia Avenue
Ramona High School presents the Riverside Philharmonic for a holiday concert with choir students joining the orchestra for songs from holiday movies like Home Alone 2 and other holiday favorites. Other seasonal music to be performed include A Chanukah Overture by Robert Wendel, Ukrainian Christmas Overture by music director Tomasz Golka and A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson.
Holiday Carillon Recital
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: UC Riverside Bell Tower, 900 University Ave.
Traditional and popular music for the holiday season will be performed on the carillon during a one hour recital. Enjoy the holiday music from the Bell Tower in the park-like atmosphere of the UCR campus!
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Heritage House Victorian Christmas Open House
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Riverside Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Avenue
Come see the Heritage House in all its holiday finery. The house will be decorated with Victorian Christmas décor, including festive greens, handmade decorations, and mistletoe.
43rd Annual Riverside Messiah Sing-In
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Church of Jesus Christ , 4375 Jackson Street
Open to the Community, An opportunity to hear and sing along on selections from G. F. Handel’s famous Oratorio, Messiah, accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Ken Rasner, and, including Dr. Clay Christiansen playing the 56 rank Henry Pilcher and sons pipe organ.
Dec 16 – Caroling in the Park, Holiday Craft Fair
Dec 17 – Inland Pacific Ballet: The Nutcracker
January 6 – Adelante! The Trujillo Adobe and La Placita de los Trujillos