Inland Empire Events - Weekend Fun Guide 12/19-12/21/14


Hi Friends and Neighbors!

The chilly weather and snow on the mountains show that winter is finally here! Why not celebrate Sunday's winter solstice (shortest day of the year) with putting on your favorite boots and scarf and heading out to one of the great Inland Empire events we've found for you!

Happy Holidays!




 12/19, Dancing -  Winter Wonderland Dinner and Dance at Dales Senior Center from 6-9 p.m. for ages 55 and over. $10.

12/20-21, Ballet – ‘The Nutcracker” choreographed by David Allen at Landis Performing Arts Center at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-37.

12/21, Movie - Free showing of “A Muppet Christmas Carol” at La Sierra Library at 2 p.m.

12/21, Bike Ride - “Christmas in the Tropics” 5-mile bike ride through historic Riverside beginning at City Hall at 4:30 p.m. Free to the public.

12/21, Movie - “White Christmas” at the Fox Performing Arts Center at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15. 



12/19, Party - Ugly Sweater Party and CJ’s birthday at Brewcakes from 5-10 p.m.


12/20, Concert - “Home for the Holidays” with holiday classics performed by the Redlands Symphony Orchestra at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Strolling carolers before the concert. Tickets are $20-55. 



12/19-21, Theater - “Winter Wonderettes” at Christian Arts and Theatre Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 adult, $12 child, senior or student. 

12/19, Concert - Rok-n-Roll  Xmas Concert and student awards show for West Coast Rock School  at M15 Concert Bar and Grill.  Ticket price is $12, doors open at 7 p.m. for the all-ages show. Proceeds will help fund free music lessons for disadvantaged kids.

12/20, Car Show - Hot Rods & Heroes car show and craft beer fest at Racks Billiards & Bourbon beginning at 11 a.m. Live music, vendors and more, portion of all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. 



12/20, Kids Event - Kid’s Night Out at Chino Youth Museum from 6-9 p.m. Games, projects and dinner made by participants.  Attendees must be between 4-10 and potty trained. Reservation required, tickets are $12 members, $15 general public. 



12/19, Concert - Zikomo with Nice Guy Vinny, Gypsy Mamba and more at the Flyaway at Fox. Tickets are $5 for all ages, 21 and over free with RSVP. Doors open at 10 p.m.
  12/19, Concert - Misery Signals with Taken, The Greenery and more at The Glass House beginning at 6 p.m. Ticket are $20 for the all-ages event. 

12/20-21,  Ballet - Inland Pacific Ballet performs ‘The Nutcracker” at Bridges Auditorium Satudays at 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $42-59.

12/20, Concert – Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly at the Fox Pomona beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door are $40 for the all-ages show.
  12/20, Concert - Futuristic, Pterodactyl Jones, HI$OCIETY and more in the Tomorrow’s History music  festival at The Glass House beginning at 6 p.m.. Tickets are $18 for the all-ages event.

12/21, Concert - Where’s The Band? Concert featuring solo artists at The Glass House beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18-21 for the all-ages event. 



12/18, Parade – Ho- Ho Parade with Rancho Cucamonga police and fire department units joined by Santa Claus through the city. Estimated schedule 5-9 p.m., see link for details on locations.

 12/19-21, Comedy – Mike Epps at the Ontario Improv. Performances are Friday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Saturday at 7, 9 and 11 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. 

12/19, Hockey - Ontario Reign vs. Colorado Eagles at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10-55, parking is $5 cash only. 

12/19, Family Event - Family Fun Night at the RC Family Resource Center from 6-8 p.m.  Winter wonderland theme, reservations required.

12/19, Concert -  The Blind Boys of Alabama perform at the Lewis Family Playhouse at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32-40 for general admission, $32-38 for senior.

12/20, Party – Christmas Party hosted by the Sparks Club, includes karaoke, potluck and more from 5-8 p.m. at the cypress Neighborhood Center.

12/20, Racing - Exotics Racing at Auto Club Speedway. Ride-along in an exotic car beginning at $99, or drove your choice of vehicle beginning at $199. Registration required, see website for details. 

12/20, Hockey – Ontario Reign vs. Colorado Eagles at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10-55, parking is $5 cash only. 


12/21, Concert - David Benoit performs pieces from and inspired by “A Charlie Brown Christmas” accompanied by a children’s choir. Performance is at 2 p.m., tickets are $32-40 general, $32-38 senior.



12/20-21, Trains - Steam Weekend and Santa’s Workshop at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Ride behind a steam engine to visit Santa and enjoy a child-powered roller coaster, crafts, treats and more. Train times are 11 a.m. and 1, 3, 5:30 and 7 p.m.  Prices are for non-members: $15 for 12 and up, $10 for 5-11, $5 for 204. Member prices are $8 for 12 and over, 2-11 is $5. Call ahead for reservations.

12/21, Roping – Roping 4 Ropers Toys 4 Tots team roping event from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center. Enter at Gate 1. 



12/19, Concert - Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show at Agua Caliente Casino at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25-45. 

12/20, Concert - Eagles cover band Desperado playing at Spotlight 29 Casino beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the 21 and over show.

12/20, Comedy - Terry Fator and his puppet comedy act at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49-89, hotel package available. 


12/19-22, Theater - The Big Bear Theater Project presents “A Christmas Carol Askew… Redo!” at the Performing Arts Center Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.

12/20-21, Santa - Visit Santa Claus from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Christmas Tree Lot at the Corner of Pine Knot Blvd and Village Dr. 



12/18-23, Ballet - The Ballet Studio performs “The Nutcracker” at the Old Town Community Theater Thursday through Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25-29. 

12/19, Concert – “Christmas Rocks!” with The Brian Setzer Orchestra at Pechanga Resort &Casino at 8 p.m. Tickets are $69-99.

12/19, Kids Event - Pennypickle’s Winter Wonderland at Pennypickle’s Workshop from 5-8:30 p.m. Snow play, shopping in the Secret Store, and activities. Free to the public, tickets for activities and food  required, $1 a ticket.


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