SoCal Families | 7 Things To Do This Week 11/30-12/4/2015

When you think about December, candy canes, handmade chocolates and other sweet treats typically come to mind. Visit a local candy shop this week, and you will certainly find tasty morsels that you can keep for yourself or give to someone as a gift. Either way, you will not leave any of these local candy shops empty-handed.


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11/30, Candy Store – Visit Logan’s Candies in Ontario from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Since 1933, the folks at Logan’s Candies have been making superior sweets in the city of Ontario. Whether you’re looking for delicious chocolates or a unique candy cane that is six-feet long, Logan’s has a great variety of holiday candies and more. Be sure to come back another day when they offer their seasonal Candy Cane Making Demonstrations.



12/1, Chocolate Shop – Visit Parliament Chocolate in Redlands from 9a.m. to 6p.m. This small team of chocolate artists makes specialty chocolate that is of amazing quality that you can taste. Parliament’s creations will surely make delicious holiday treats. To learn more about Parliament Chocolate, read about our visit, which yielded a delicious cake recipe.


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12/2, Handmade Chocolates – Visit Halgrens Candies in Ontario from 10a.m. to 6:30p.m. Halgrens has been bringing the community signature chocolates since 1957. This business is also known for selling delicious homemade jams and special gift baskets in addition to assorted chocolates, chocolate covered apples and more.



12/3, Nut Shop – Visit Arco Nut & Candy in Riverside from 9a.m. to 5p.m. A business that has been around since 1933, Arco Nuts & Candy is known for its candies, nuts, dried fruits, gift packs and gift baskets. Working with local nut growers, you can expect nothing but the freshest and highest quality when it comes to this candy shop. Arco Nut & Candy also specializes in candy for special events.

12/3, Fudge Store – Visit North Pole Fudge & Ice Cream Store in Big Bear Lake from 10a.m. to 8p.m. Even though it may be too cold for ice cream, it’s never too cold for this shop’s assortment of caramel apples, fresh chocolates, chocolates turtles and other sweet treats. They even have sugar-free options that you have to try!



12/4, Candy & Toy Store – Visit Sweet Memories Candy & Toys in Redlands from 11a.m. to 9p.m. This one-stop shop has two things your children will love—candy and toys! This gift shop will not only satisfy the little sweet teeth in your life, retro toys and novelty candies will also have grown-ups feeling happy and nostalgic in no time.

12/4, Chocolate Shop – Visit A-Kline Chocolatier in Claremont from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Operating in Claremont for over 40 years, this wonderful chocolate paradise has a staff of professional chocolatiers. A-Kline’s phenomenal assortment of fudge, sugar-free candies and gifts will have everyone in your clan smiling from ear to ear.


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