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The Holidays in Paramount!

Post Date:11/19/2018

From Thanksgiving through Breakfast with Santa/Snow Day, the holiday activities in Paramount are an exciting time every year for the community to come out and celebrate.This year is especially noteworthy as 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of our unique Santa Train!
Another milestone is the 20th anniversary of the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Here’s the line-up.

Santa Train Dates

Dates for the train will be Monday, December 3 through Thursday, December 6. Here is the schedule of stops.

Monday, December 3

Starting at 3 pm

  1. 8750 Paseo St.
  2. 15623 Kervin Ave.
  3. 15727 Passage Ave.
  4. 15500 Downey Ave. (Progress Park)
  5. 15351 California Ave.
  6. 16433 California Ave.
  7. 15308 Georgia Ave.
  8. 15723 Virginia Ave.
  9. 16209 Virginia Ave.
  10. 16440 Indiana Ave.
  11. 15324 Wiemer Ave.

Tuesday, December 4
Starting at 3 pm

  1. 14425 Perilla Ave.
  2. 8310 Elburg St.
  3. 8209 Howe St.
  4. 8041 Rose St.
  5. 14040 Arthur Ave.
  6. 13841 McClure Ave.
  7. 13808 Ruther Ave.
  8. 8167 Alhambra St.
  9. 8330 Florence
  10. 8614 Rancho Vista
  11. 8635 Somerset Blvd.

Wednesday, December 5
Starting at 3 pm

  1. 8439 Adams St.
  2. 8310 Second St.
  3. 7609 Happy St.
  4. 13716 Florine Ave
  5. 13563 Orange Ave.
  6. 7406 Walnut Ave.
  7. 7355 Lionel St.
  8. 14724 Texaco Ave. (Salud Park)
  9. 7552 Adams St.
  10. 15547 Colorado Ave.
  11. 7216 Marcelle St.
  12. 16707 Garfield Ave.
  13. 16200 Vermont Ave.
  14. 16611 Lake Ave.

Thursday, December 6
Starting at 3 pm 

  1. 14810 San Marino Ave.
  2. 6825 San Rafael St.
  3. 14817 San Jose St.
  4. 6630 Mark Keppel St.
  5. 7047 Myrrh St.
  6. 7110 Madison St.
  7. 15623 Delcombre Ave.
  8. 6708 Motz St.
  9. 16660 Orange Ave.


20th Annual Tree Lighting with Free Mariachi Divas Concert

It’s the 20th birthday for the City’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will kick off the season at the Paramount Pond on Friday, November 30, starting at 6:00 p.m. This year will feature a special highlight – a concert by Mariachi Divas from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. after the tree is lit.

Entertainment leading up to the lighting will be provided by the Latinas Art Foundation, Kimberly’s Dance Studio, and the Paramount High School Choir.

There will also be Santa’s special visit and plenty of cookies and hot chocolate available for the crowd.

The Pond is located at the intersection of Jackson St. and Paramount Blvd. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.

 Affordable Photos With Santa at Paramount Park

The City is once again providing a place to have professional photos taken with Santa at a reasonable cost.

On Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. you can have your holiday shots taken at the Paramount Park Community Center in a room decorated like St. Nick’s cozy cabin.

For $10, you will get one 5x7 photo and four wallet photos. Additional photos can be purchased there, or from the photographer’s website. (You will not be able to take photos with your own camera.)

All purchases support the Paramount Education Partnership’s college scholarship fund. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.

Buy Your Tickets for the 46th Annual Breakfast With Santa

Santa Claus will make his final appearance in town this year on Saturday, December 8 when Paramount Park becomes a winter wonderland filled with snow and you can get a tasty breakfast at a sensible price served in the Gym.  

There will be holiday craft-making, giveaways, and entertainment. Kids eight and younger can romp in the snowfield, and there will be a ramp for sledding and a kiddie train running in the park.

The entire occasion goes from 8:00 a.m. till noon, though breakfast will not be served after 11:00 a.m.

Also, in the Community Center from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., you will have another chance to get professional photos taken with Santa in his cabin – $10 for one 5x7 photo and four wallet photos or two 5x7s. (No personal cameras in here. Only 20 of these will be available, so arrive early to receive a number, first come, first served.)

Then from 10:30 a.m. to noon there will be a “selfie station” with Santa outside in the park – no charge for these and you can use your own camera.

The overall event is free to attend, but you need to buy a ticket for the food. A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available until December 7 (Mondays through Fridays only). Presale breakfast tickets are $5 per person, which also gives you access to the fast-pass lane. (The price of a ticket at the door on the day of the event is $6 per person, first come, first served, with no fast-pass access.)

Again, breakfast will not be served after 11:00 a.m., so get there in plenty of time.

You can buy tickets at: STAR Afterschool sites (between 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day); the Recreation office (15300 Downey Ave. from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); and the Paramount Park Community Center (14400 Paramount Blvd., Mon.-Thurs., 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.).

For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.

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