'Tis the Season for Many Fun and Festive Events in Fontana

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Fontana California

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November 7, 2019

 'Tis the Season for Many Fun and Festive Events in Fontana

Festival of Winter

Fontana, Calif.-  It’s beginning to look a lot like a Christmas, and the City of Fontana is excited to highlight the holiday season with a variety of festive events. This holiday season will feature memorable events for the community including the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Breakfast with Santa, Underwater Pictures with Santa, the Christmas Parade, and the Festival of Winter.

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Wednesday, December 4
The season kicks off with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 4 in front of Fontana City Hall (8353 Sierra Ave.) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening’s festivities include holiday performers, refreshments, guest speakers and the official lighting of the tree. Attendees will also get a visit from our jolly friend from the North Pole.

Pictures with Santa - Friday, December 6
On Friday, December 6 take your selfie with Santa at the Jessie Turner Health & Fitness Community Center (15556 Summit Ave.) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bring your camera and kids to snap a picture with Santa. This event is free and open to all ages. For more information, please call the Jessie Turner Center at (909) 854-5100.

Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, December 7
Enjoy Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Don Day Neighborhood Center (14501 Live Oak Ave.) or the Heritage Neighborhood Center (7350 W. Liberty Pkwy). Register early as space is limited and remember to bring a camera for pictures with Santa. To register or for more details, contact the Don Day Center at (909) 349-6997 or the Heritage Center at (909) 349-6968.

Underwater Pictures with Santa - Saturday, December 7
Looking for a non-traditional, one-of-a-kind photo with Santa? The Fontana Aquatics Center (15610 Summit Ave.) is hosting Underwater Pictures with Santa on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Throw on your best holiday swimsuit and dive underwater with Scuba Santa for a memorable photo. For prices and more information, call (909) 854-5111.

Christmas Parade - Saturday, December 14
On Saturday, December 14 Sierra Avenue comes alive with the Annual Christmas Parade at 10:00 a.m. hosted by the Fontana Exchange Club. The parade begins on the corner of Arrow Boulevard and Sierra Avenue. This family-friendly occasion showcases holiday-themed floats, music, Santa Claus and well-known local figures as they make their way south on the Sierra Avenue parade route. Be sure to bring a camera to capture all the dazzling floats and orchestrated marching bands. For more information, please call (909) 350-0301.

Festival of Winter - Saturday, December 14
Following the Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 14, the City of Fontana is hosting the Annual Festival of Winter at Miller Park (17004 Arrow Blvd.) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With something for all ages to enjoy, this free community event will feature rides and attractions, live entertainment on two stages, photo opportunities with Santa, and a variety of vendors and activity booths. But that’s not all! Don’t miss your chance to sled down over 40 tons of fresh snow or watch your little one play in our Tot Lot and experience snow for the first time. All this and more are just a part of the fun in store at the Annual Festival of Winter.

Holiday Follies
For the entire month of December, a fan-favorite Holiday Follies show will be live on stage at the Center Stage Theater (8463 Sierra Ave.). This holiday spectacular revue-style performance features current arrangements of holiday classics as well as the traditional melodies. Whether a family tradition or a company gathering, Holiday Follies is the show to see this holiday season! To purchase tickets and to view available show dates, times and menu items, call (909) 429-7469 or visit the Center Stage website. You are invited to attend one, and all, of these holiday events which even a Grinch could not resist.

For more information regarding the City of Fontana’s holiday events, please visit Events.Fontana.org or call the Community Services Department at (909) 349-6900.


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