This Sunday: Kick-Off the Holiday Season at Corona's Holiday Lighting Celebration
The City of Corona’s Library & Recreation Services Department will be hosting the 2018 Holiday Lighting Celebration on Sunday, December 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Front Lawn of the Historic Civic Center, located at 815 W. Sixth St.
Enjoy a wonderful holiday atmosphere with live entertainment provided by Arts Alive and warm refreshments served by the Corona-Norco United Way. Children can create something special at Santa’s Workshop with Crossroads Christian Church’s helpful elves, have their picture taken with Santa himself for only $6 hosted by the Corona Partners for Parks Foundation, and play in real snow donated by Thomas Miller Mortuary!
Help children in our community by bringing an unwrapped toy for the Corona Fire Department’s “Spark of Love” toy drive to ensure a happy holiday season for all. We have also partnered with the Corona Regional Medical Center’s Hospice Auxiliary to host their “Luminaries of Life” tribute to remember a loved one.
The highlight of the evening will be the ceremonial lighting of the Historic Civic Center complex to launch the holiday season in Corona.
Schedule of Events
4:00 p.m. Event Begins, Performance by Empire Dance Theater
4:45 p.m. Circle City Chorale Performance
5:10 p.m. Kids Rock Free Performance
5:22 p.m. Corona High School Madrigals Performance
5:40 p.m. Formal Presentation, Countdown, and Lighting of the Historic Civic Center
6:00 p.m. Kids Rock Free Performance
6:15 p.m. OBC Theater Performance
6:37 p.m. Christian Arts & Theater (CAT) Candy Cane Troupe Performance
7:00 p.m. Event Concludes
Craft, Vendor, and Food Booths
Stop by the many holiday craft vendors including All Day Beauty, Magnetic Angela, Smokin’ Daisies Co., BDK Merchandising, Blissful Scents, Sweet Custom Art, and Furever Pawz Rescue. Other booths will feature West Coast Dental & Orthodontics, Christian Arts Theatre, Off-Broadway Corona Theatre, Library and Recreation On the Go, and the Friends of the Corona Public Library. Additionally, Miguel’s Jr. and Carl’s Jr will have food available for purchase. A WesCom truck will also be in attendance with an ATM and banking services.
Important Road Closure Information
On the day of the Holiday Lighting Celebration, West 6th Street will be closed between Vicentia Avenue and Buena Vista Avenue from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Businesses will still be accessible through the alley way behind the businesses. West 2nd Street will be used as a detour around the closure.
Thanks to our Sponsors!
This event would not be possible without the support of Thomas Miller Mortuary & Crematory, Wescom Credit Union, United Way, Lifetouch, Corona Chamber of Commerce, Spark of Love, Estancia del Sol, Corona Regional Medical Center Hospice Auxiliary, and the Corona Parks Foundation.
To learn more about the Holiday Lighting Celebration, please contact the Recreation Services Division at 951-736-2241.