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Raincross Weekend: December 8-11

The holiday season is filled with traditions - both new and old. This week try caroling with friends in the park, painting a fun art piece or listening to a holiday carillon concert. But you may want to go see The Nutcracker or visit the Heritage House.

Riverside's Heritage House dresses up for the holidays.
Museum of Riverside - Heritage House

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Holiday Market Extravaganza

Time: December 8 – 11, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Riverside, Mission Inn Ave & Lemon St
Cost: Entry is free; $5 games and rides, or $25 unlimited all day wristband 

As we welcome back the Festival of Lights for their 30th anniversary we are bringing back the fun and holiday spirit to Riverside with a Century Wheel, Carousel and other activities. 

Paint & Sip: A Snoopy Christmas

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Riverside Food Lab, 3605 Market St.
Cost: Varies
Website: thepaintsesh.com

Join an in-person painting class and create your own version of A Snoopy Christmas with The Paint Sesh. The Paint Sesh instructor/entertainer will guide you through approx. 1.5 – 2 hours of lively creativity and laughs, with no experience needed to have a good time. Ages 13+.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Caroling in the Park

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  White Park, 3936 Chestnut Ave.
Cost: Free

Come out and sing Christmas Carols together at White Park!

Riverside Community Players: A Christmas Carol

Time: December 9, 7:00 p.m.; December 10, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; December 11, 2:00 p.m.
Location: 4026 Fourteenth St
Cost: $12

Website: riversidecommunityplayers.com

Marley’s face! It can’t be. His partner, Jacob Marley, had been dead these last seven years. In fact, he died seven years ago this very night – Christmas Eve. Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge has grave doubts at first about believing his own eyes. Very soon, however, he will learn much from the ghosts who would become his companions this night — this night that will bring about his total transformation.

Join us for a special ASL Performance Saturday December 10th at 2:00 PM.  For our ASL families and friends, purchase tickets in Section “C.”

Saturday, December 10, 2022

GrinchMas Pop Up Market

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: VFW Post 9223, 10303 Arlington Avenue
Cost: Varies
Website: eventbrite.com

Enjoy shopping with over 30+ vendors, grab some delicious food and take a photo with the Grinch!

David Allan’s Nutcracker

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Riverside Ballet Arts, 6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd
Cost: Varies
Website: brava-arts.org

Presented by BRAVA Ballet resource active volunteer association: David Allen’s “Nutcracker”

Riverside Philharmonic Holiday Concert

Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ramona High School, 7675 Magnolia Avenue
Cost: Varies
Website: riversidephilharmonic.org

Ramona High School presents the Riverside Philharmonic for a holiday concert with choir students joining the orchestra for songs from holiday movies like Home Alone 2 and other holiday favorites. Other seasonal music to be performed include A Chanukah Overture by Robert Wendel, Ukrainian Christmas Overture by music director Tomasz Golka and A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson.

Holiday Carillon Recital

Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: UC Riverside Bell Tower, 900 University Ave.
Cost: Free
Website: events.ucr.edu

Traditional and popular music for the holiday season will be performed on the carillon during a one hour recital. Enjoy the holiday music from the Bell Tower in the park-like atmosphere of the UCR campus!

Sunday, December 11, 2022 

Heritage House Victorian Christmas Open House

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Riverside Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Avenue
Cost: Free
Website: eventbrite.com

Come see the Heritage House in all its holiday finery. The house will be decorated with Victorian Christmas décor, including festive greens, handmade decorations, and mistletoe.

43rd Annual Riverside Messiah Sing-In

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Church of Jesus Christ , 4375 Jackson Street
Cost: Free

Open to the Community, An opportunity to hear and sing along on selections from G. F. Handel’s famous Oratorio, Messiah, accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Ken Rasner, and, including Dr. Clay Christiansen playing the 56 rank Henry Pilcher and sons pipe organ.

Upcoming Events

Dec 16 – Caroling in the Park, Holiday Craft Fair

Dec 17 – Inland Pacific Ballet: The Nutcracker

January 6 – Adelante! The Trujillo Adobe and La Placita de los Trujillos