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Christmas Tree Lane Lighting, Winter Arts and Crafts Festival Saturday

Food trucks, handmade items and singing groups are in store for Saturday to usher in the 92nd annual Christmas Tree Lane lighting.

It’s that time! Christmas Tree Lane is here for its 92nd year of holiday lights magic, thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers.

See video of a previous Christmas Tree Lane here.

Here’s the scoop on all to expect on Saturday, from the Winter Arts and Crafts Festival to the Christmas Tree Lane Lighting:

The Winter Arts and Crafts Festival (15 vendors selling handmade items) begins the event at 2 p.m. in the Altadena Library parking lot, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena on the corner of Santa Rosa Avenue and Mariposa Street.

The Lighting Ceremony begins at 6 p.m., but due to limited parking, and the fact that Santa Rosa Avenue will be closed to traffic after 4 p.m., people arrive early and visit the Festival.

Food trucks begin at 2 p.m. and into the evening so folks can come for a meal, and then see the lights on the Lane.  

Performances will include:

  • Blair JROTC Color Guard
  • Singing of the national anthem by the Blair IB Singers
  • Local musicians Daniel Landau and Smithfield Bargain
  • John Muir Alumni Drum Corps will lead the crowd down the Lane

For more details visit: http://www.christmastreelane.net/ 

Linda Lane-White December 07, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Just to let everyone know, the Christmas Tree Lane website (via wordpress) has been having issues for the past week. One day, current information will show and the next day it will be information from 4 years ago!! Go figure! Our webmaster is attempting to fix the problem. If all else fails, you can always stay up to date by joining the group page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/27706518661/?fref=ts Respectfully, Linda Lane-White CTLA Director
Linda Lane-White December 07, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Also, there will not be a marching band. The John Muir Alumni "Drum Corps" will be leading everyone down the Lane at the end of the ceremony. At the Winter Festival, there will be Christmas Carolers and a Brass Choir performing throughout the day.
Jessica Hamlin December 07, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Thank you for the updates, Linda!
Hugo December 07, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Will Santa be there?
Linda Lane-White December 07, 2012 at 10:25 PM
You're welcome, Jessica! Hugo, I'm not sure if our 6'9" elf from last year will be Santa or an elf again. I think it was going to depend on the availability of a suit. But, you won't miss him - as tall as he is.
Hugo December 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM
A giant elf works for me. Thanks.
Linda Lane-White December 08, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Here's a list of the food trucks/vendors at the Winter Festival and Lighting Ceremony today up at the Altadena Library beginning at 2pm: Hang 10 Tacos, Hungry Nomad, DOSA (Indian), Tainamite (Asian), Savvy Ranch BBQ and I think Slammin' Sliders is a maybe.
tommy valdez December 09, 2012 at 04:40 AM
is this lane open daily?
Revvell December 09, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Yep!
Linda Lane-White December 09, 2012 at 11:14 PM
The Lane is open every evening beginning at around 6pm and ending around 11 or 12. They will be on every night through, I believe, the first week of January. If we don't have enough funds generated from membership donations, they will go out just after New Years.

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