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Fall & Winter Special Events 2020

Below is the mailer that went out to city residents with an overview of our fall and winter 2020 special events. For more detailed information on each event, please see below.

Tree Lighting - Virtual Celebration

The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, which normally kicks off the season at the Paramount Pond, will be a virtual experience this year on YouTube. On Wednesday, December 2 tune in at at 7:30 p.m. to hear holiday greetings from the City Council and then watch from the comfort of your home as the large Sequoia tree lights up the sky. Then it will be archived to view throughout the holidays. If you have questions, please call the Recreation Office at (562) 220-2121.

Tree Lighting

Santa Train

This year the train will follow the same traditional routes throughout our neighborhoods but very slowly and without stopping. This will be from Monday, December 7 to Thursday, December 10. Everyone can come outside of their homes and wave at Mr. Claus and his team as they glide by. Please remember to wear a mask if outdoors and in proximity to non-household members and maintain social distancing.  The tradition apples and candy canes will be handed out at the Breakfast with Santa Drive-Through event (see below). If you have any questions, please call the Recreation Office at (562) 220-2121.

Photos with Santa

Residents will have a chance to get their photos with Santa taken at his workshop inside the Paramount Park Community Center using COVID safety protocols. This will be on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call (562) 220-2090 to schedule an appointment time.

Photos with Santa

Drive-Through Breakfast with Santa

Due to the pandemic, this annual event will be held in the evening and will not feature the morning meal. But you will still have a chance to see holiday displays, honk and wave, and receive applies and candy canes. It will take place at the Bianchi Theatre parking lot starting at 6:00 p.m. The entrance will be at Paramount Blvd. and All-America Way, with exiting at Bianchi Way onto Rosecrans. Thank you to MUSA and PHS Cheer for assisting with the event. If you have any questions, please call the Recreation Office at (562) 220-2121.

Breakfast with Santa

Farmers Market

The daytime Farmers Market is held every Friday. The hours have now changed to 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The market features fresh produce, farm-fresh eggs, a variety of packaged and prepared foods, as well as artisan craft items.  Vendors accept EBT and WIC.  In addition, there is plenty of parking.

  • Every Friday
  • Progress Park, 15500 Downey Ave.

CS&R farmers market banner

Friday Night Market


The Friday Night Market is held the first Friday of every month (Friday Night Market will be back on January 3rd).  This evening extravaganza is located in Downtown Paramount on Jackson St. off Paramount Blvd. It features musical entertainment, a variety of food items, artisans, and art exhibits, and runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Inaugural Friday Night Market Video

  • Free Entry
  • Plenty of Parking