December Events

December 3 – Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

 7:00pm-8:30pm | Temecula Duck Pond, 28250 Ynez Road

Light up the holiday season and join us for the 18th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy a holiday treat, a visit from Old St. Nick and a holiday performance while we wait for the countdown to light the tree. This is a Temecula holiday tradition you don’t want to miss.

December 4 – Santa’s Electric Light Parade

7:00pm-9:00pm | Old Town Temecula

Bundle up, bring your holiday cheer and watch the parade as it travels south through Old Town beginning at the intersection of Del Rio and Jefferson. There will be floats, holiday music from school marching bands and much more to kick off the holiday season.

December 5 – Spirit Park Grand Opening

11:00am-2:00pm | Spirit Park, Between Newport and Berea Rd., Menifee, CA 92586

Celebrate a day of family fun as the City of Menifee officially opens Spirit Park at Audie Murphy Ranch. Various activities highlighting the new park’s features will be included as part of the event.

December 10 – Family Ice Skating Night

6:00pm-7:30pm | Town Square Park, Temecula

What better way to enjoy the holidays than ice skating under the stars with family and friends. Come out to Town Square Park for an evening of fun before the official opening of Temecula on Ice. Space is limited. Price includes skating and skate rentals.

December 12 – Christmas Tree Lighting

4:00pm-8:00pm | Menifee Town Center Roundabout, Newport Rd. at Town Center Dr.

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they light the Menifee Roundabout Oak Tree, for the 2nd Annual Menifee Christmas Tree Lighting Event. The event will include a number of activities, including food and craft vendors, a snow play area, and more for the community to enjoy.

December 15 – Holiday Cookie Decorating

5:30pm-6:30pm | Murrieta Public Library

Susan Carberry, professional cake designer and owner of the Cake Cottage, will demonstrate special techniques to decorate holiday cookies to share with friends and family this holiday season.

December 7-16 – Murrieta Santa Stops

Between 5:00pm-9:00pm

It’s that time of year again! Santa will be bringing his holiday cheer all through Murrieta when he makes his annual Christmas stops! Want to see when Santa is coming to your neighborhood?

Visit www.murrieta.org/events for more information.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Grape Drop

4:00pm-Midnight | Civic Center, 41000 Main Street

Ring in 2016 Temecula-style at the annual Grape Drop with an east coast (9pm) and west coast (midnight) countdown. The celebration features live bands, activities for kids until 9pm including giant slide & face painting plus the ice rink will be open until 12:30am. Bring the family for a New Year’s Eve tradition.