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November 2022

Dear Reader,

Just in case you missed the “FREE photos with Santa and Snow.”  invite. I’m hosting my second annual community holiday party with 16 tons of snow, live music, and Santa. All the details and FREE tickets are available, by clicking here.

Happy November, and welcome to what I consider the official start of the holiday season. This month I put together a list of local events and programs. If you are in town or have guests coming for a visit, there should be something everyone can enjoy. Naturally, a few healthy workout options made my list. Consider a Turkey Trot. Run, walk, and bring the kids. A perfect workout just before you sit down to all those holiday goodies. Pasadena has a beautiful home tour in December, and all the local tree lightings and parades are also on the list. Events from Arcadia, Altadena, Pasadena, Glendale Montrose, La Crescenta, and the LA areas. All the event links are below.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Do you have a favorite dish that is a tradition? The dish my family always expects from me is mashed potatoes. I call it a heart attack in a bowl. Why? Here’s the recipe. 8 pounds of Yukon gold potatoes, 1 container of sour cream, two sticks of butter, one package of cream cheese, a dash of warm milk, and lots of salt and pepper. Give it a try. Just don’t let them get runny.

Word on the street is MOO MOO MIA ice cream in Montrose is fantastic. There is an excellent article featured in Voyage LA Magazine about owners’. Mia & Mark, brother and sister, immigrated in 2009 from Denmark to follow their American dream, to live in sunny California, featured in Voyage LA Magazine. One of their original flavors, pumpkin spice caramel, yummy! Visit them if you haven’t already. Read the entire article.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope to see lots of your smiling faces on December 11th. Don’t forget to Get your Free tickets! Click here

Holiday Event List:

Local One-Day Events:
December 3, Saturday, 6:00 pm: Montrose Christmas Parade Details
December 8, Thursday, 6:30 pm: La Crescenta Christmas Tree Lighting
December 10, Saturday 6:00 pm: Altadena Christmas Tree lane Lighting & Festival
December 10 & 11: Glendale Alex Theatre, The Nutcracker
December 11, Sunday, 4:00 – 7:00 pm La Crescenta FREE Photos with Santa

Holiday Season Events Multiple Dates
Nov 11 – January 8 Lightscape at the LA County Arboretum, Arcadia
Nov 18 – Jan 22 LA Zoo Lights Animals Aglow
Nov 20 – Jan 8 Enchanted Forest at Descanso Gardens, La Canada
Dec 3 & 4 Pasadena Holiday Look-In Home Tour
35 Hanukkah Celebrations in Los Angeles
See Christmas Lights in Los Angeles (you can add to the list)

Stay In Shape Holiday Races
Nov 22 La Canada Turkey Trot and Food Drive
Nov 24 Burbank YMCA Turkey Trot kids run, 5k and 10k
Nov 24 Pasadena 5th Annual Rose Bowl Turkey Trot 5k
Dec 10 & 11 Holiday Half Marathon, 5k, and kids run Pomona Fairplex
Dec 10  Santa Runs Griffith Park 5k,10k, run, walk, hike
15 Turkey Trots around the Southland

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