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Raincross Weekend: December 15 – 18

Magic fills the air this weekend in Riverside! Join in on carols and crafts, catch a movie, or even the Inland Pacific Ballet’s performances of The Nutcracker to experience the holiday spirit.

The Nutcracker
E.Y. Yanagi, Courtesy of Inland Pacific Ballet

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Holiday Market Extravaganza

Time: December 15 – 18, 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. 

A Very Dickens Christmas Carol Live Radio Play

Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Box Riverside, 3635 Market Street
Cost: Varies
Website: fullcircleplayers.com

Come enjoy Christmas Carols, festive feel and a retelling of Dickens’ Christmas Carol, from Jacob Marley’s point of view. It’s comedy fun for the whole family!

Friday, December 16, 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!

Holiday Craft Fair

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Janet Goeske Center, 5257 Sierra Street
Cost: Varies
Website: jgc4seniors.com

Join in on an indoor craft fair!

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Riverside Annual Toy Donation & Giveaway

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Parkview Community Hospital Founder’s Center 3865 Jackson St.
Cost: Free
Website: eventbrite.com

Join us for the Riverside Annual Toy Donation & Giveaway! Family and friends are welcome. RSVP for this event, and to receive a toy – first come, first served while supplies last. One toy per child.

UCR Arts: Beauty & the Beast

Time:  December 17 & 18, 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St
Cost: Varies
Website: ucrarts.ucr.edu/films/beauty-and-the-beast

Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast is a landmark of motion picture fantasy. Experience this 1946 French version of the fairytale like you have never experienced before.

Inland Pacific Ballet: The Nutcracker

Time: December 17, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; December 18, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave.
Cost: Varies
Website: americantheatreguild.com/riverside/shows/thenutcracker

Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at southern California’s most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. The Nutcracker comes to life in this magnificent ballet with beautiful sets, dazzling costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage!

Paint & Sip: Sandy Claus

Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location:  El Patron Restaurant, 3204 Mission Inn Ave
Cost: Varies
Website: thepaintsesh.com

Join an in-person painting class and create your own version of Sandy Claus 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 7+.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 

Lessons and Carols

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5545 Alessandro Blvd.
Cost: Free
Website: immanuelriverside.com

Join the English musical tradition of Lessons and Carols. Held in the church sanctuary and led by choir and orchestra, this is sure to be a beautiful way to experience the sounds and meaning of the Christmas season! Admission is free and open to the public.

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