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Claremont Holiday Guide

Posted by Laura Dandoy on Dec 3, 2019
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Happy holidays from all of us at Laura Dandoy RE/MAX Resources!

Claremont is a thriving city where there’s always plenty to do and see, and it consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States. With its beautiful homes, historic buildings, and flourishing businesses, it’s no wonder why so many people love to live and work there.

Christmas celebration

The holiday season brings even more fun activities to Claremont and other local communities. We put together a list of festivities to attend, shops to visit, and ways to give back in the local area this December, so you can experience the joy of Claremont during the holidays.


Holiday Events

Haynes Family of Programs’ Holiday Lights Extravaganza

Friday, December 6, 5:30pm–7pm

Haynes Family of Programs, 233 Baseline Road, La Verne

This fun event will feature photos with Santa, festive food and drink, craft booths, games, and of course, holiday lights!

Claremont Village Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 6, 5pm–8pm

Claremont Village

Don’t miss one of the most exciting Claremont holiday events: the tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy live entertainment, holiday treats, a visit from Santa, and more. Attractions will take place in various locations throughout Claremont Village, so visit the event page for more info.

December Music in the Village

First three Saturdays in December, 11am–4pm

Claremont Village

Get into the holiday spirit with a variety of musical performances, including carolers from the Inland Valley Repertory Theater, who will be strolling throughout Claremont village. For a full list of performances, dates, and times, check out the event page.

Upland Tree Lighting

Monday, December 9, 6pm–7pm

Upland Civic Center, 460 N. Euclid Avenue, Upland

This festive tree lighting ceremony will feature a performance from the Western Christian Hilltop Faith Choral Department.

West Covina Children’s Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 14, 10am–2pm

Old Town Center, 401 S. Glendora Avenue, West Covina

All children are invited to walk in this holiday parade, hosted by the West Covina Kiwanis Club. You can register your child in advance through Eventbrite, or in person on the day of the parade (starting at 8am at Bank of the West).

The Nutcracker and The Nutty Nutcracker at Pomona College

Friday, December 20–Sunday, December 22

Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont

Experience the holiday classic The Nutcracker (or the zany, comedic version, The Nutty Nutcracker) performed by the critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. Purchase tickets here.

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Holiday Shopping

Studio Claremont

522 W. First Street, Claremont

The perfect place to buy holiday gifts for the young artists in your life. Purchase art classes, make your own one-of-a-kind gifts, and more.

Local Spotlight: Learn more about Studio Claremont.

Vintage Vault of Upland

308 N. 2nd Avenue, Upland

If you’re looking for unique gifts, this is the place for you! Find antique, vintage, and collectible items, and check out the Haunted Gift Shop on Saturday, December 21 for some spooky holiday gifts.

Folk Music Center

220 Yale Avenue, Claremont

Purchase instruments, one-on-one lessons, classes, and more for your musically inclined loved ones.

Victoria Gardens

12505 N. Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga

Find a great gift for everyone on your list by visiting the wide variety of stores at Victoria Gardens, and enjoy holiday-themed events throughout December.

I Like Pie

175 N. Indian Hill Boulevard, Suite 102-B, Claremont

Pre-order festive pies for your upcoming holiday party, pick up a pie as a gift, or stop in anytime for a treat.

Local Spotlight: Learn more about I Like Pie.

Giving Back

Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s

Thursday, December 5, 5pm–9pm

3550 E Porsche Way, Ontario

This event benefits the Foothill AIDS Project, and is hosted by Tommi Rose. If you miss this one, keep an eye out for other charity events on Mondays and selected Thursdays. Learn more and book reservations on the Hamburger Mary’s website.

Shoes That Fit

This national charity organization provides new shoes to children in need, and started out in Claremont! Shoes That Fit greatly appreciates monetary and vehicle donations, and you can also sign up to volunteer.

House of Ruth’s Annual Holiday Store

The House of Ruth Holiday Store provides new toys and gifts to domestic violence survivors and their children at no cost, and is accepting donations through December 20. Download their wish list for donation guidelines and drop-off information.

That’s our guide to the holidays in Claremont and surrounding cities! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Laura Dandoy is the expert on Claremont real estate. Find your dream home or learn the value of your current home today.


Originally published December 03, 2019.

Topics: Claremont Featured Homes, claremont homes for sale, Claremont Real Estate

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