Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 12/12-12/14/14



Hi Friends and Neighbors!

While you’re out looking for some of those perfect presents for loved ones, be sure to check out one of the fabulous Inland Empire weekend events. Some of the events are great ways to find cool presents.  So when you make your plans for the weekend, double check that list twice to see who has been naughty or nice!

Have a wonderful weekend!




Now through 1/3, Festival - Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn nightly. Carriage rides available around the Mission Inn, skating rink downtown, visits with Santa. See website for more details.

12/12, Crafty Happy Hour - Drink, Craft & Be Merry at the last CHH of the year at Packinghouse Brewering Co. $5-$10 per craft project - holiday cards and a B.Y.O. Sweater Ugly Sweater Craft kits



12/13, Craft -  Free Christmas crafts at A.K Smiley Public Library  beginning at 10:30 a.m. for grades K-6 while supplies last.

12/13, Santa Party -The Frugal Frigate, A Children's Bookstore (9 North 6th Street) hosts a Santa party with live music, snacks, crafts, free gift wrapping, giveaways, story time and more! Visit 5-7 p.m. and capture the magic.



12/13-18, Parade - Ho Ho Parade through San Bernardino begins Saturday beginning and ending at Perris Hill Park and continues next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout San Bernardino. Parade on Saturday begins at 5:30 p.m., check website for route and other parade day details.



12/12, Parade and Fair - Christmas Parade and Fair from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Parade begins at corner of Riverside Dr. and Yorba Ave. and ends at City Hall. Fair includes carnival rides, vendors, food and entertainment.



12/12, Concert - “Urban Skies: A Tribute to Keith Urban” at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at  7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the 21 and over event.

12/13, Airplanes - Antique aircraft on display beginning at 9 a.m. at Corona Municipal Airport by the Corona Pilots Association. Pilots will be available to answer questions. Event is free to the public.

12/13, Snow Day - Snow day at The Shops at Dos Logos from 1-4 p.m.



12/12 Art Exhibit - Reception for featured artist Alex Torrez at Rök House Brewing Company from 5-9 p.m. Roger’s Dry Rub will be serving poutine at the event.

12/13, Concert - “The Golden Era of Harmony II” featuring The Vogies, The Crystals and Reunion at Upland High School’s Highlander Auditorium. Concert begins at 3 p.m., tickets are $39-69.

12/14, Shopping - “Shop ‘Til You Drop” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Upland. Over 100 vendors available.



12/12, Concert - Pomona Concert Band Christmas Concert at Palomares Park Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Family-friendly free event.

12/13, Concert - Rx Bandits at The Glass House beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18-22 for the all-ages event.

12/13, Party  – Holiday beer release, music and menu from Pappa’s Artisanal from 4-10 p.m. at Dale Bros Brewery. $10 includes keepsake glass and first fill. Portion of proceeds benefit Helping Hands Pantry.

Now through 12/19, Art Exhibit – Artists for Art’s Sake at the Fairplex’s Millard Sheets Art Center Friday through Sunday 12-5 p.m. or by appointment.  Proceeds from sales of art benefit art education programs at the center.



Now through 12/27, Theater - “It’s Christmas Every Day” at the Candelight Pavilion Dinner Theater. Dinner and show ticket are $53-68. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays. Thursdays, Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sunday matinees at 11 a.m.

12/12-13, 19-20, Luminaria –Evening walks with live acoustic music over a half mile of luminarium -lit trails through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 6-9 p.m. First night is for members only, check website for musical lineup and purchase tickets. Admission is $5 per person, children under 3 free.

12/13-14, 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.

12/13, Herb Walk - Medicinal herb walk through Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee is $20 for garden members, $25 for public. Register online, bring water and snack.



12/12-13, Comedy - Brad Williams at the Ontario Improv. Tickets are $18 for the 18 and over show, two item minimum. Performances are Friday at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 9;15 p.m.

12/13, Concert - X 103.9’s Merry Meltdown concert at Citizens Business Bank Arena beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.39-59.50, bring $10 cash for parking.



12/12, Toy Drive - NBC4 broadcasting live from in front of Santa’s Cottage at Victoria Gardens at 5 and 6 p.m. Bring unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots.

12/13, Theater - ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ performed in darkness with light technology at the Lewis Family Playhouse at 2 and 7 p.m. tickets are $23, $21 senior and $16 youth.

12/13, Fishing - Trout derby at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 fee per entrant, $10 parking fee in park. 

12/14, Concert -  Rockapella performs at the Lewis Family Playhouse at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28-35 general admission, $28-33 senior.



Now through 12/31, weekends  Theater – Holiday Follies performances at Tibbies Center Stage Fontana Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Show only general admission $18, dinner and show is $39.95-59.95, children $29.95.

12/13, Exotics - Take a few laps around the Auto Club Speedway behind the whel in an exotic car or ride along with a professional driver. Ride alongs begin at $99, driving begins at $199. See website for details and registration.

12/13, Drag Racing - Stree-legal drag racing at Auto Club Dragway. REquires street-legal car, license and proof of registration. Tickets and tech open at 7 a.m., races begin at 9 a.m. Driver entry fee is $20, spectators are $10.

12/14, Test n Tune - Open test and tune event at Auto Club Dragway. Ticket sales and tech begins at 7 a.m., races start at 9 a.m. Drivers are $50, spectator and crew are $10. 



12/12, Movie – ‘The Santa Clause’ showing at Summerlake Park from 6-8 p.m. Bring your own seating and snacks for the free event.



12/14, Triathalon - The 29th annual Tinsel Triathalon and 5K at West Valley High School. Registration online available, day of registration begins at 7 a.m. Race begins at  9 a.m. Fees are $65-90 for individuals for triathalon, $30-35 for 5K. Team registration available.



12/12-14, Birthday - "Weekend at Sinatra's event to celebrate Frank Sinatra'sa 99th birthday at his Twin Palms estate in Palm Springs. Parties, entertainment and more, $225 a person for both days. See website for details.

12/13-14, Festival - Desert Arts Festival at Frances Stevens Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Parking and admission is free.



12/13, Bird Watching - Bald Eagle count to aid the USFS. Volunteers meet at the Discovery Center between 8-8:30am. Actual count 9-10 a.m. Dress warmly and bring binoculars.

12/13 & 20, Santa -  'Santa Claws' at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Zoo admission required.

12/14, Concert - "Jingle and Jazz" holiday party at the Other Room from 3-6 p.m. $15 ticket includes wine and appetizers. Tickets available at No Name Pizza



12/10-14, Theater- Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” performed at Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Tickets are $10 for students, seniors, teachers and uniformed services otherwise $20-25 on Thursdays. $15-25 Fridays, $20-25 Saturday and Sunday, group rates available. Check website for performance schedule.

12/11-1/4, Ice Skating  - Ice Skating in front of City Hall  Sunday –Thursday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., and Christmas Day 12 -9:30 p.m. Admission is $10, skate rental is $4, skating aid rental $6.

12/13,  Santa- Breakfast, carolers and a visit at Santa’s Workshop from 8 a.m.-1 the Community Center. $7 a person, wait list and special needs reservations available.


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