Southern California Family New Year's Eve

Southern California Family New Year’s Eve – “Spend the day with the best possible company – your whole family – at these fabulous places to ring in the New Year together …”

Southern California Family New Year’s Eve

Southern California Family New Year's Eve | Brion CostaThings To Do For A Family New Year’s Eve In The San Gabriel Valley Or Nearby Areas

This is the time of the year for spending time with the family. It’s the best season for getting everyone together, visiting, and spendin time together just having fun.

So, why is it we so often exclude the kids from New Year’s Eve? It really doesn’t have to be that way. There are many family-friendly events that you can put on your calendar to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the family. Some of them are even scheduled so that you can attend them, and then follow later with the celebrations of a more adult kind.

Why not do this year’s celebration a little differently? Try a Southern California family New Year’s eve! Here is a list of family-friendly New Year’s activities that might just fit the bill. It was compiled by Meghan Rose and published on RedTricycle.

New Year’s Eve With The Family | Red Tricycle

Red Tricycle

“Think shelling out for an expensive sitter or staying home are your only two options to ring in the New Year when you’re a parent? No way! Spend the day with the best possible company—your little reasons for living—at these fabulous places where you can celebrate on New Year’s Eve all together. Happy 2016 from your friends at Red Tricycle!”

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New Year’s Eve In The San Gabriel Valley

There are many ways to celebrate New Years. Spending New Year’s Eve with the family is a great variation on what many of us usually plan. No matter how you spend your New Year’s Eve this year, all of us at Adams & Barnes and wish you happiness, peace … and safety. Please be safe.

Happy New Year!

Southern California Family New Year’s Eve.

San Gabriel Valley Christmas Light Displays

San Gabriel Valley Christmas Light Displays – Here are a few links that will get you up to speed on all the best Christmas light displays in the San Gabriel Valley and all around Southern California!

San Gabriel Valley Christmas Light Displays

San Gabriel Valley Christmas Light Displays | Brion Costa

From Altadena, San Marino, and Pasadena Thoughout All Of Southern California … Christmas Light Displays Are Everywhere!

In a change of pace kind of post today, we’re not going to be talking about real estate values or anything like that. It’s the Holiday Season, and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, or Festivus, taking the family to visit one or more of the various Holiday Light Displays around the area is one of the enjoyable perks of the season.

With that in mind, here are a few links that will help you locate a great display near you. These cover our local San Gabriel Valley Christmas light displays, but they also include information on displays all over the Southern California region. From Orange County to Santa Barbara, you’ll find something in here that’s convenient for you and your family.

I remember growing up in this area, one of the highlights of our Christmas Eve was piling into the car and heading to Hasting’s Ranch, Altadena, and San Marino to see the lights. Here’s hoping you and your family will have a great Holiday celebration.

Best Christmas Light Displays | Eastside Scene

This one is information from 2012, but it should still be good. It concentrates solely on the San Gabriel Valley

Christmas In Pasadena | Discovering Pasadena

This information is quite current, but it focusses only on the Pasadena, Altadena, and San Marino areas.

Holiday Lights Make Little Eyes Shine Bright | Red Tricycle

This is very current information and contains Holiday Light displays all over Southern California.

2015 Best Holiday Christmas Light Displays & Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Los Angeles & Southern California | Santa Clarita Guide

This is our most current and comprehensive list. It contains information about all the displays in the San Gabriel Valley and all around Southern California.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This will be our last post until after Christmas. We would usually be posting on Friday, but that will be postponed because of the Holiday. We will make up for it with a Special post this coming Saturday. Until then, all of us here at wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and the happies of Holiday Seasons!

San Gabriel Valley Holiday Events: Snow Days At Kidspace Children's Museum

San Gabriel Valley Holiday Events – “Celebrate the Season at Kidspace! Break out your mittens, boots, and snow hat for a day of winter wonderland fun! …”

San Gabriel Valley Holiday Events:
Snow Days At Kidspace Children’s Museum

San Gabriel Valley Holiday Events | Brion Costa

Snow Play Without Leaving The San Gabriel Valley!

Today we’re highlighting one of the most family friendly of San Gabriel Valley Holiday Events: “Snow Days” at the Kidspace Children’s Museum.

Would you like the little ones to experience the joy and fun of a “White Christmas”, but don’t have the time for a trip to our local mountains? Well, here’s a great solution! For 5 days, Dec. 26-30, Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena is bringing the snow to the San Gabriel Valley!

Kidspace Children’s Museum is a “learning center” dedicated to “hands on” learning for kids. They have wonderful programs and camps goping on all year long, but “Snow Days” is really very special. It’s really a memorable treat, especially if your little ones have never seen or experienced snow up close. What better way for the munchkins among us to celebrate the Season than a day experiencing snow play right here at home.

You can find all the information on the Kidspace website. This is an experience the little ones won’t soon forget! Have fun!

2015 Kidspace Snow Days | Kidspace Children’s Museum

Kidspace Children’s Museum

“Play in real snow, build a snow family, perfect your snowball making skills, and make snow angels. There will also be snow and winter themed activities throughout Kidspace. See full list below …”

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San Gabriel Valley Holiday Events.

Things To Do In The San Gabriel Valley

Things To Do In The San Gabriel Valley – “Events, entertainment, activities, and other things to do in the San Gabriel Valley”

Things To Do In The San Gabriel Valley:
And The Holiday Season Begins!

San Gabriel Valley Thanksgiving Events | Brion CostaOff To A Running Start With Lots Of Thanksgiving Fun! 

The Holiday season officially begins with the Thanksgiving Holiday approaching later this week. Whether it’s taking in a Thanksgiving weekend production of “The Nutcracker” at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, or The Holiday Home Tour in Pasadena, there’s something going on for everyone.

To make things really convenient, the folks over at “Eye Spy L.A. have put togetherr a page that is solely focused on what’s happening with events, entertainment, and activities in the San Gabriel Valley from now through the end of the year and some even into next year as well.  Whether you want to see a Christmas Panto at the Pasadena Playhouse or take in a “Musical Sleigh Ride” with the California Philharmonic at the beautiful Pasadena Civic Auditorium, there’s tons to do for everyone!

Here’s Here’s the link to the page at Eye Spy LA :

Events, Activities, Entertainment & Other Things to Do In The San Gabriel Valley Area | EYE Spy L.A.

Eye Spy L.A.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Whatever activities you choose to pursue over the coming Holidays, be safe. Have fun, and have a Great Thanksgiving Holiday!

San Gabriel Valley Entertainment: "Old Town" Pasadena

San Gabriel Valley Entertainment – “Old Pasadena, a prewar civic hub and architectural marvel, had by the early 1980s long since gone from a leafy center of commerce to a garden of earthly blight, its bleak, crumbling buildings oozing decay, its businesses shifted to the Lake District, its families down to the Arroyo, if they could afford it, or off to other San Gabriel Valley cities.

San Gabriel Valley Entertainment:
Old Town Pasadena

San Gabriel Valley Entertainment | Brion CostaA San Gabriel Valley Jewel … As Seen From Outside

The San Gabriel Valley is jam-packed with entertainment possibilities and both residents and visitors are afforded a long list of things to do and things to see.

Those of us who are fortunate enough to live in this wonderful Southern California area can become a bit “jaded” in our view. We live here, after all, and we become used to what’s around us. That makes it very interesting when we hear opinions from others concerning what they find here.

Today we’re sharing an interesting article from the Travel section of the Sacramento Bee. It was written by Sam McMannis and presents an interesting oursiders view of the “Old Town” Pasadena area and the many attractions to be found there.

The New “Old Pasadena” May Just Bowl You Over – The Sacramento Bee Apr 27

Perhaps it’s not so surprising, after all, that Old Pasadena was saved. It’s difficult to think of another Southern California city more steeped in history than Pasadena, whether it’s the Rose Bowl and concomitant Tournament of Roses Parade, or the gorgeous rows of 100-year-old bungalows that represented the height of the Craftsman style of home design, or the stately, no-longer-crumbling 100-year-old Colorado Street bridge, or the paintings by the Old Masters at the Norton Simon Museum, or venerable Vromans bookstore (started in 1894), Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore …

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A Sense of History – A Rarity In Southern California

The thing that’s actually unusual in “Old Town” Pasadena is that it has a “sense of history” at all. One of the often heard criticisms of Southern California is that such a thing doesn’t exist in the area at all. That’s certainly not true of the “Old Town” area in Pasadena. Anyone who wants to experience the feeling of what it was like to be in Southern California in bygone eras will find no better place than Pasadena to experience just that. From the Gamble House, to the Norton Simon Museum, to Castle Green, you’ll find history at every turn.

Enjoy your visit!