Pechanga Resort & Casino lights up the season with enchanted decor, Santa sightings

Pechanga Resort & Casino lights up the season with enchanted decor, Santa sightings

Jessica Newton Special to Valley News With Santa Claus, giant trees and gingerbread houses, Pechanga Resort & Casino is pulling out all the stops for its first holiday season in the expanded property. The “new” Pechanga will deck the halls with immaculate holiday decor, Santa sightings and hundreds upon hundreds of gingerbread houses. Starting Friday, […]

Santa visits Pennypickles Museum

Santa visits Pennypickles Museum

Santa has arrived in Temecula a little early this year. His first stop? Pennypickles Museum, of course. The jolly old elf arrived at the popular children’s museum Friday, Nov. 24, in a one-horse open sleigh where the workers at Pennypickles Museum greeted him along with a crowd of families eager to share their Christmas wish […]

Santa visits, tree lighting coming for the holidays in Menifee

Thanksgiving turkey dinners have hardly been digested, but the holidays have just begun in Menifee with the city already planning two Christmas season special events, starting with an early visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Dec. 9 annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Menifee Town Center. “The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is […]

Hemet Christmas Parade to featuring Dr. Seuss theme

Christmas tree lights, downtown Christmas parade, visits with Santa and sips of hot cocoa and apple cider will highlight the winter holidays in the Hemet San Jacinto Valley, beginning Dec. 2 and delighting thousands of children and parents. Kicking off the holiday events will be the huge Hemet Christmas Parade 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. […]

Temecula hosts 20th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the duck pond

Temecula hosts 20th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the duck pond

TEMECULA – The festive holiday season begins as the holly and the ivy are rolled out for Temecula’s 20th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at the Temecula Duck Pond, 28250 Ynez Road. Mayor Maryann Edwards looks forward to ‘Rocking around the Christmas Tree’ with Temecula residents and visitors. “This is […]

Children and families from the Inland Empire enjoy Holiday of Hope at Pechanga

Children and families from the Inland Empire enjoy Holiday of Hope at Pechanga

TEMECULA – The holidays came two weeks early for some of the most disadvantaged children and families in Southern California. Pechanga welcomed hundreds of children and their families from Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula and the surrounding communities by special invitation to enjoy a 22,000-square foot Polar Express-themed winter wonderland inside the Pechanga Grand Ballroom. During Pechanga’s […]