Experience a traditional holiday wonderland at the Europa Village Christmas Market. Enjoy the magic of the season and find the perfect present for everyone on your list! Discover a host of unique gifts and decorations showcasing fine European craftsmanship, including nutcrackers, ornaments, décor, imported kitchen items, and more. The Market is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through December 5th, and is located at 33475 La Serena Way, Temecula.
Don’t miss the fun and bring the family to the Menifee Christmas Tree Lighting on December 1st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mt. San Jacinto Menifee campus. There will be live entertainment, musical performances, an elves crafts workshop, plus free photos with Santa. Enjoy food and dessert vendors, a holiday bazaar, and a kid’s zone with 40 tons of snow! Don’t miss the chance to give back, and bring an unwrapped gift or non-perishable food item for the community cupboard.
If you love the holidays, do not miss a fun-filled evening on Friday, November 30th, when Temecula celebrates its 26th annual Santa’s Electric Light Parade in Old Town from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bundle up in your favorite sweater, enjoy some hot cocoa and show your #commUNITYpride. Everyone in the family can enjoy the twinkling lights from festive floats and holiday music from school marching bands as the crowd eagerly awaits Santa’s arrival.
Support a great cause this holiday season. Now through December 31st, Audie Murphy Ranch is hosting a Holiday Food Drive that supports Feeding America, an organization that helps feed hungry families throughout the Inland Empire. In an effort to #GiveHealthy, you will have the opportunity to donate fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and other healthy food items. Hunger is a growing problem in America and this holiday season we want to feed families in need. Donate online at TinyURL.com/AMRFoodDrive.
Peltzer Farms in Temecula is the place to be this holiday season! Get ready to practice your figure eights at the full-size ice skating rink, which will be open November 16th through January 6th. Enjoy delicious treats for purchase, or grab a drink at the Blacksmith Bar. Admission includes a pair of skates! Don’t miss even more family fun at the Peltzer Annual Tree Lighting on November 24th. This special event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. will include food trucks and wine, the Polar Express, an appearance by Santa Claus himself, live music, and shopping at the Makers Holiday Market.
It’s one of best fall traditions around! Bring the kids for a fantastic adventure at the Big Horse Corn Maze and Harvest Festival in Temecula! The Big Horse Feed & Farm Supply hosts this annual festival, which features the largest corn maze in Southern California, with 11+ acres of good old-fashioned fun! Tons of family activities and attractions include a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, rock wall, face painting, gem mining and more! Everyone will have a great time, so come on out!
Show your support for deployed troop and veterans, and wear your red, white, and blue to participate in the Veterans 5k Walk/Run on October 7th. The family-friendly event is a 5k run/walk starting at Mt. San Jacinto College; you can run or walk at your own pace and just have fun! Registration includes a medal, t-shirt, swag bag and online access to pictures. Enjoy vendors, music, and a classic car show after the race. Check-in deadline is 6:45 a.m. and the race begins at 7 a.m. All proceeds support military families, deployed troops, and veterans through the nonprofit Valley Resource Center.
Save the date for September 16th, when Vitagliano Vineyard and Winery presents The Color of Music. Spend the afternoon enjoying distinctive art, live music, wine and delicious cuisine that can be purchased at onsite artisan food trucks. This special event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature artist Lynnea Oakes and jazz music by The Andrea Miller Quartet. Admission is $10 per person. Buy your tickets today!
Back to School Blues? We have a solution! Join us for a Back to School Carnival at the Ranch House at Audie Murphy Ranch on Friday, September 14th from 2-5pm. This afternoon of fun will include carnival games, popcorn, music and more! Be sure to check out our seven new neighborhoods while you’re there!
The city of Temecula is hosting a special evening to commemorate the 17th anniversary of September 11th. Write a message in the Keepsake Journal and take some time to reflect as we honor those who tragically gave their lives in service to this country. There will also be light music and refreshments following the program, which is free to the public. The September 11th Remembrance is at the Temecula Duck Pond and Veterans Memorial from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.