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.
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.
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!
Friday, December 6, 5pm–8pm
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.
First three Saturdays in December, 11am–4pm
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.
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.
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).
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.
Stay on track so you don't get overwhelmed.
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.
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.
220 Yale Avenue, Claremont
Purchase instruments, one-on-one lessons, classes, and more for your musically inclined loved ones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally published December 03, 2019.