Christmas 2019 in Downey 🎄


You know the drill – read on for my monthly list of local events for the whole family! If you attend I’d love to hear about it, so please post and tag me when attending if possible. I love bringing people together, especially within the Downey community. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for your continued support all year.


Who doesn’t love a Christmas parade? Join the City of Downey for their Annual Christmas Parade. Be sure to bring the whole family along with blankets and chairs. Stop and say hi if you see me!
Downey Chamber of Commerce
Sunday December 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM


After the parade, why not do a 5K? You can totally do it! Make it a family tradition. This year is just the fourth annual run, with a track that is flat and easy for all levels. It will be the same route as the parade and offers prizes to the fastest runners.
Downey, CA | 11111 Brookshire Ave. Downey, CA 90241
Sunday December 1, 2019


I mentioned these paint nights back in my September newsletter, and if you haven’t gone you’re in for a treat! These guided courses are so fun and perfect for date night with anyone. Food and drinks can be enjoyed during your session as well!
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse | 121 Stonewood St. Downey, CA
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 7:00PM


Get into the spirit at the Columbia Memorial Space Center! This Downey tradition consists of lighting the Apollo Capsule. Enjoy popcorn, hot chocolate, and carols as well. If it rains it will be held indoors.
Columbia Space Memorial Center | 12400 Columbia Way, Downey CA 90242
Thursday December 5, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Make your own snow globe with everyone’s favorite princesses! All materials and snacks are provided with your fee, along with professional photos.
Belle’s Enchantment Princess Parties | 12830 Paramount Blvd., Downey CA 90242
Saturday December 7, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Head over to the Aquarium of The Pacific where you can learn and play in a private classroom. Activities and hands on experiences with some of the animals will leave you wanting more! Ages are 2-6 years old with adults.
Aquarium of The Pacific | 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach CA 90802
Saturday December 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The Queen Mary invites one and all to embrace the holiday spirit at Queen Mary Christmas,  returning November 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020 on select dates. Start  your adventure at the outdoor North Pole Village with ice skating at the  True North Ice Rink circling a 26-ft Christmas tree, then jump aboard  the QM Express Train or the Grand Carousel for more festive fun. Enjoy  strolling performers, gingerbread house making, stocking decorating,  or a sweet treat or libation as you watch live entertainment on the  outdoor stage before climbing aboard the Queen Mary to take in the  dazzling decor.
Queen Mary | 700 Queensway Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802
November 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020


The Chinese Lantern Festival returns for the holiday season to the Pomona Fairplex with its brand-new illuminated production themed “Blooming Seasons”. Bigger and brighter stunning lanterns, up to 30 feet high, include an 85-foot-wide lantern arch, 100-yard-long breathtaking Ceramic Chinese Dragon, along with “mythical creatures” children’s rides — all on display from the Glade to Lagoon at Fairplex Pomona. Children 4 and Under are FREE!

Pomona Fairplex | 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

Nightly December 19, 2019 – January 5, 2020, Including Holidays | 5:30pm-10:00pm



Disney on Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party

Create unforgettable memories and become part of the story when Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party comes to Southern California this holiday season! This brand-new immersive ice skating experience brings the magic closer to fans than ever before through engaging elements that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats, as performer athleticism mixes with acrobatic and aerial stunts to bring skating skills to new heights. An exciting participatory adventure told through multi-leveled performances that immerse fans into the fantastic worlds of Disney-Pixar’s Coco, Frozen, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid.


Toyota Arena 4000 Ontario Center Parkway Ontario, CA 91764

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