UPDATE, 10 PM: Christmas Tree Lane lighting is off, Holiday Shop-Hop is still on.
Two exciting events happening tomorrow that you can't miss:
The first annual Christmas Tree Lane Winter Arts & Crafts Festival starts at 2 PM in the parking lot of the Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa -- followed by the 89th lighting ceremony of Altadena's Christmas Tree Lane.
The Arts and Crafts Winter Festival includes a petting zoo, performances by local choral groups and Santa Claus with his sleigh for childrens’ pictures.
At 6 PM, actor Meshach Taylor will MC the spectacular Lighting Ceremony with entertainment from local groups culminating with Supervisor Michael Antonovich and sSanta Claus flipping on the switch for the mile of lit deodar trees. Performers include the Pasadena High School Navy Junior ROTC, the Blair International Baccalaureate Singers, the Altadena Children's Choir, the John Muir High Alumni Drum Cor, and Linda Lane White.
Santa Rosa Road will be closed from 4 to 7:30 PM for the ceremony and walking tour.
And if that's not enough for you:
The Altadena Arts Coalition and the businesses on North Lake will have their first North Lake Pole Holiday Shop-Hop Festival, centered around Galloway Alley behind Altadena Hardware (Lake and Mariposa), altho' many businesses in the neighborhood will be open. There will be food, music, a raffle, Santa (who'll head over after he's done at Christmas Tree Lane) and sledding on real snow! McGinty's Gallery, Altadena Junction, and Photography by Walt will have art shows, and many businesses will take part.
The evening is sponsored by (as of press time) Altadenablog, the Altadena Chamber of Commerce, Altadena Junction, Altadena Realty, the Coffee Gallery, A Chair in the Garden, DC Golf, Gallery at the End of the World, Oh Happy Days Natural Foods & Cafe, M&M Printing/Irish Pride, Miller Hawkins Productions, Photography by Walt, Rancho Bar, Rituals Studio, Steve's Bike Shop, Steve's Pets, Sukyo Mahikari, Two Dragons Martial Arts & Physical Fitness, Webster's FIne Stationers, Webster's Liquor, and Webster's Pharmacy.
we were out and about Thursday, and it looks as though the Balian Mansion at Mendocino and Allen will be firing up its legendary Christmas display this weekend. We knocked on the door, nobody was home, but there were boxes of fresh poinsettias in the foyer, looking like they were ready to go.