Things to do in the Inland Empire — Dec. 2017

There’s plenty of things to do in the Inland Empire — events, family activities and fun weekend happenings! Here are some great options for the month of December — with things to do in Redlands, Yucaipa and throughout the Inland Empire!

Inland Empire events and things to do

December | Manning Street Christmas light show

The Manning Street neighborhood in Yucaipa has 16 houses with Christmas lights coordinated to music. Christmas songs will change and be added through the weeks. They are also playing the music throughout the neighborhood so people can walk or you can tune your car radio to 92.7.

When: Sunday-Thursday 5:30-9:00pm | Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:00pm
Where: Manning Street neighborhood, Yucaipa | 33375 Manning St., Yucaipa, CA. 92399
Cost: Free
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Dec 8 – 10 | A Concert of Anthems, Carols & Readings – Community Chorus of Redlands Christmas Concerts

12/8 First Congregational Church of Redlands – corner of Olive and Cajon at 8pm.

12/9 at 4pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 12449 California Street, Yucaipa, 92399.

12/10 at 4pm at St. Rita’s Catholic Church – corner of Baldwin and Montecito in Sierra Madre, 91024

Cost: Free
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Dec 8 – 10, 14 – 17, 21 – 23 | “Scrooge” by LifeHouse Theater

Delight in the joy of Christmas. Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” comes to life in this powerful family production enjoyed by thousands throughout Southern California. Music, comedy, and the powerful redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge combine with the sights and sounds of the season for an unforgettable presentation of the true Christmas Spirit.

When: Dec 8 – 10, 14 – 17, 21 – 23. View show times below
Where: LifeHouse Theater | 1135 N. Church St., Redlands, CA
Cost: Tickets are $16 for adults and $9 for children; $1 more day-of performance
Tickets are available by calling 909-335-307 or online Show times & tickets.
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Dec 7 – 10 | Santa Visit and Holiday Sale

Friends of AK Smiley Library host the annual Santa Visit and Holiday Sale in the Assembly Room. Bring the kids for a free book on Saturday and shop a great selection of gift-quality books. Santa will visit on the 9th, 1 – 3pm.

When: Thursday – Saturday, 10:15am – 4:15pm | Sunday, 1 – 3pm
Where: A.K. Smiley Public Library, Lower Level | 125 West Vine Street, Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: Free entry
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Dec 9 | A Night in Bethlehem

Experience what the city was like the night after Jesus was born. Enjoy a live Nativity, a petting zoo, light show, hot cocoa and cookies.

When: Saturday, Dec 9 | 5 – 8pm
Where: Grace Point Fellowship | 34784 Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Cost: Free
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Dec 9 | Burrage Mansion Holiday Tour

If you think it’s beautiful on the outside, wait until you see the inside! Mansion Memories presents this exclusive opportunity to tour the Burrage Mansion during the most beautiful season of the year!

This the first time the mansion has been open to the public for tour at Christmas time! Holiday Tour at the beautiful and historic Burrage Mansion, Redlands, CA.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 4 – 6:30pm
Where: Burrage Mansion | 1205 W. Crescent Ave., Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: Regular Admission: $40 per person VIP Admission: $70 per person – click over to the website below for a coupon
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Dec 9 & 16 | Holiday Entertainment

Enjoy festive holiday music while getting your holiday shopping done Downtown.  Music will be playing every Saturday at Ed Hales Park until the 16th.

When: Saturday, December 9 & 16 | 11am – 5pm
Where: Ed Hales Park, corner of State and Fifth Streets, Redlands
Cost: Free
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Dec 10 | “A Christmas Song in My Heart” by LifeHouse Theater

Written by Wayne Scott, “A Christmas Song in My Heart” presents the extraordinary true stories behind some of the greatest Christmas carols of all time. Discover the events that led to the writing of such classic songs as “Silent Night” and more! Delight in the true joy of the Season with a Christmas song in your heart!

When: Sunday, Dec 7 | 7pm
Where: LifeHouse Theater | 1135 North Church St., Redlands CA 92374
Cost: Tickets are $16 for adults and $9 for children; $1 more day-of performance
Tickets are available by calling 909-335-307 or online Show times & tickets.
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Dec 8 – 10 | My Three Angels’ by Redlands Footlighters Theatre

‘My Three Angels’ by Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack, based on La Cuisine Des Anges by Albert Husson. It’s Christmas Eve 1910, and the temperature in French Guiana has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father’s daughter for an heiress. Three exiled convicts, employed as roofers by the family, take the visitors on. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right and in doing so redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family.

When: Fridays – Sundays, Dec. 8 – 10, 15 – 17 | 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm on Sundays
Where: Redlands Footlighters Theatre  | 1810 Barton Road Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: $10 – $15
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Dec 9 | 20th Annual Christmas Light Parade

The parade starts at the intersection of Palm Avenue and 12th Street and ends at the Civic Center.  Also nearby, the Holiday Craft Extravaganza  runs from 4-8 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center, 550 E. 6th St., Beaumont. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 9, Palm Avenue and 12th Street.

When: Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 – 8pm
Where: Beaumont, CA
Cost: Free
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December 9 & 10 | Christmas with Brass

The Inland Master Chorale presents Christmas with Brass, a concert featuring John Rutter’s “Gloria,” a three-movement work for choir, a brass ensemble, percussion and organ. Other selections include “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” “O come, O Come, Emmanuel,” “O Magnum Mysterium,” and “Christmas Day.” The audience will be invited to join in on a singalong of familiar carols.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 8pm | Sunday, Dec. 10, 3pm
Where: First United Methodist Church | 1 E Olive Ave, Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: Free
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Dec 10 | Victorian Christmas Open House

Enjoy music on Victorian era instruments like, dulcimers and bagpipes and more at Riverside’s Heritage House. See Father Christmas and make ornaments.

When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 12 – 4pm
Where: Heritage House | 8193 Magnolia Ave., Riverside
Cost: Free
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Dec 10 | 28th Annual City of Loma Linda Holiday Classic Half Marathon and 5K

Experience the festive decorations and the glorious reds and yellows of the falling leaves as you run or walk through the quiet, tree-lined streets of Loma Linda. The City of Loma Linda Holiday Classic 5K is truly the perfect holiday family running jaunt! Note: Please, no pets or baby strollers on the course.

When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 7 – 11am
Where: Loma Linda, CA
Cost: $45.00 Race Fee; Price increases to $55.00 after December 9
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Dec 15 | Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Mannheim Steamroller is in town!

When: Friday, Dec. 15 | 8pm
Where: Fox Performing Arts Center | 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside
Cost: $39-$186
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Dec 18 | Chanukah Festival

The 13th annual festival at the Riverside County Historic Courthouse will feature the Grand Menorah lighting, music, food and more.

When: Dec. 18 | 6 – 8pm
Where: Riverside County Historic Courthouse | 4050 Main St., Riverside
Cost: Free
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Dec 21 | GRINCH-Approved Party

Santa Claus is coming to town! The Energy Lab’s GRINCH-Approved Party is Thursday, Dec 21 from 1:30-3pm.

Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in the fun workout designed by our Junior Coaches. The party features Santa, a fun journey to the top of Mt. Crumpet workout, and food, holiday spirit and games. The whole family is invited.

When: Thursday, Dec 21, 1:30 – 3pm
Where: The Energy Lab | 304 E Citrus Ave, Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: Free. Sign up by visiting here
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Dec 31 | New Year’s Eve Orange Drop Downtown Redlands

For the first time ever The Redlands Chamber of Commerce and the City of Redlands will celebrate the coming of the New Year with a spectacular Orange Drop in downtown Redlands at midnight.

When: Sunday, December 31 | 6pm – 1am
Where: Orange and State Street, Redlands, CA
Cost: Free
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Now – Jan. 6 | Festival of Lights

An extravagant display of millions of lights at the Mission Inn is the centerpiece of this celebration with live entertainment, visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides and an art market.

When: Now – Jan. 6
Where: Mission Inn | Main Street and Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside
Cost: Free
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