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Holiday Happenings Around South Pasadena

Here is my second annual unofficial list of happenings in South Pasadena from Thanksgiving through the new year. It will be updated every week. If you want to add a group or church event, send an email to the Review, attention Andy Lippman at
I’d suggest going to the appropriate website to check on dates and times of the religious services of your choice.

Nov. 23, 2 a.m.-Nov. 30, 6 a.m.: South Pasadena Thanksgiving holiday parking exemption

Nov. 26: Oneonta Congregational Church Alternative Christmas gift Fair, following 9:30 a.m. service; select gifts or make donations to charities. For further information, go to

Nov. 29: Pre-Chanukah Bash, Chabad of South Pasadena, 722 Fremont Ave., 4:30 p.m. To RSVP, go to

Nov. 30: Menorah and Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, 5:30 p.m. Farmers Market on Meridian Street.

Dec. 1-3: Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale, Community Room of the South Pasadena Library, Dec. 1-6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Dec. 2, 11-3 p.m.; Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m.

Dec. 1: South Pasadena Theatre Workshop Production of “A Christmas Carol” begins at 7 p.m. For information on dates, times and ticket information go to

Dec. 2: Tiger Run, South Pasadena High School, 10 a.m.
Dec. 2: South Pasadena Woman’s Club, Sip and Shop Soiree, $15 per ticket, 1424 Fremont Ave., for further information and to RSVP go to

Dec. 5: Holy Family Catholic Church, tree lighting ceremony, following 5:30 p.m. mass

Dec. 6: South Pasadena Winter Choir concert, at South Pasadena Middle School, 6:10-7:40 p.m.

Dec. 6: South Pasadena Instrumental Winter Concert, SPHS Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.

Dec. 9: Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 9, War Memorial Building, 9.m.-11 a.m., $24 per ticket, children under 2 admitted free. For ticket information go to

First published in the November 24 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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