Who doesn’t love the holidays? The winter months are a time for celebration and warmth in chillier weather; for bright lights and festive cheer in the darker days. In Corona, families of all cultural traditions go all-out to express their festive spirit during the winter months. I’ve always enjoyed the holiday season – not simply for the celebrations or excitement, but also for the opportunity to engage with the city’s community and spend some valuable time enjoying the cheerful celebrations with my family. As a real estate agent working in Corona, I always advise my clients to check out the events the city has to offer during the holidays. As November draws to a close and December begins, I highly recommend that those in the area check out Light Up the Holidays, Corona’s annual holiday season kick-off celebration.


Hosted by the city’s Library and Recreative Services Department, this event will take place on the front lawn of the Historic Civic Center on Sunday, December 3rd from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. For those who are unfamiliar with the Center, the venue is located at 815 West Sixth Street.  


While the evening will culminate in the ceremonial lighting of Historic Civic Center’s complex, there are plenty of other opportunities for excitement. Arts Alive, Corona’s very own community arts council, will create a welcoming holiday environment with live entertainment for event-goers. Representatives from the Corona-Norco division of United Way will further welcome guests with delicious refreshments. Young families should check out the on-site Santa’s Workshop, where children of all ages can create festive crafts with the help of elves from the Crossroads Christian Church. Regardless of the weather, children will also be able to enjoy real Corona snow provided by those at Thomas Miller Mortuary!


Embrace the philanthropic spirit of the holiday by helping the Corona Fire Department in their quest to bring toys to children in the Corona community and ensure a joyful winter celebration for all. (Please note that all toy donations should be brought to Fire Department’s table without wrapping.) Attendees should also consider stopping by the Corona Regional Medical Center’s Hospice Auxiliary’s remembrance celebration, Luminaries of Life. At this quiet celebration of life, attendees can light a tribute on behalf of a loved one.


The holidays are a time for joy and celebration; an opportunity to come together as a community and enjoy the festive season. I hope to see you at Corona’s holiday celebration!


For further information, please call the Recreation Services Division of Corona at 951-736-2241.