Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Happenings

December is a big month for things going on in Pomona. Here are a few of them you might want to check out.


10:00 am Pomona Christmas Parade celebrates Pomona's 125th Birthday. The parade starts at 2nd and Gibbs, goes west on Second to Park then north to 8th. It's supposed to be cold so bundle up and enjoy the over 120 entrants and over 3,000 individuals who will be participating in this year's edition.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Holiday at the Plaza continues the tradition of a citywide holiday celebration with live entertainment, booths, games, and SNOW. This is another fun free event for the whole family. You can always make sure you're near the snow and the sounds of kids laughter while the politicians are speaking.

5:00 pm Pomona Heritage Annual Holiday Progressive Dinner. Members and friends of Pomona Heritage (and you're a friend, aren't you?) are invited to enjoy a three course dinner at various locations around the city. Appetizers in a mid-century modern home out of the Jetsons, lunch at a historic women's club building, now a museum, and desserts at a regal Spanish nestled in the hills. And the cost is that you bring a side-dish. For more information contact


11:30 am Pomona Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Luncheon will be held at Avalon at Fairplex. This holiday tradition is always a fun event with a nice meal, live entertainment, the opportunity to win a specially decorated Christmas tree with prizes on the limbs, and mingling with some of the nicest people that our city has to offer. Price is $45 per person.


5:30-9:30 pm DPOA Holiday Mixer sees the downtown Pomona community coming together for good cheer. A great chance to mingle with the artists, business people, and friends of the downtown arts, antique, and entertainment communities. They will also be collecting unwrapped toys for Pomona's children. RSVP

6:30 pm Opera Opening Night will feature a lavish holiday dinner by chef Don Sanders and a concert featuring singers from Pomona's own Repertory Opera Company. Not an evening to miss! Price is $20 with advance reservations, $25 at the door.  Reservations close Friday please.  Call with any questions - (909) 230-4949



3:00 pm A Dickens Holiday Seance. Dickens was an important member of the famous Ghost Club founded in 1862. The medium, Professor Gallivan, is a member of that same society, which has been dedicated to the study of ghosts, séances, psychical phenomena and things that go bump in the night. He is a member of the exclusive worldwide Psychic Entertainers Association, a performing member of the Magic Castle, and has performed many Victorian séances.  He also presents historically accurate phrenology readings and lectures at the Riverside Dickens Festival and other organizations. The event will be held in the scary basement of the Pomona Library. Professor Gallivan warns that There will be no admittance after doors are closed at 3:33 pm.  Please arrive at 3:00 for refreshments. This event will not be appropriate for young children. Price is $15 with funds going to support the library. You can purchase tickets online at: Seating is limited.

I'm sure that I've missed some very good and popular events. Please feel free to add your events in the comments area below. Hope to see you all at one or more of these.