Courtesy of Tanya Fox and other sources, here’s some things around town that you may want to know about:
10th Annual Triunfo YMCA Christmas Tree Lot
Corner of Kanan & Agoura Roads
Opens December 3rd, M-F: 3pm-9pm, Sat/Sun: 10am-9pm
Proceeds to benefit Triunfo YMCA High School Programs
Triunfo YMCA 818-707-YMCA
Calvary?s 2nd Annual Christmas Lights (Westlake Village)
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village
Calvary?s 2nd Annual Christmas Lights event is Sunday, 12/6. At 4pm, you are welcome to join the Kidventure Team for a time of family worship. Then the snow hills will open at 5pm for sledding and play, along with food, fun activities, and a train for the kids. At 6:30pm, we will enjoy a special time with Pastor Shawn, story telling, and Christmas caroling followed by the tree lighting! Bring family, friends, and neighbors!
3rd Annual Teddy Bear Tea, Four Seasons Westlake Village
every Saturday & Sunday in December 2009 (excluding the 26th & 27th)
call 818-575-3000 and ask for the Lobby Lounge to make a reservation for Afternoon Tea (3:30 – 5:00 pm)
Each table seats 6.
Adults $35, Child $21, Royal Tea $45 per adult
Tea for children is complimentary if the child brings a new bear (or any new, unwrapped toy with a minimum value of $15) to be donated to Toys for Tots. (One complimentary child per paying adult.) For the third consecutive year, Teddy Bear Tea commences during the month of December in the Lobby Lounge. Kids delight in a “beary” special tea menu featuring sandwiches, cookies and other delectable treats. Parents savor a variety of tea sandwiches, scones and desserts along with a selection of teas or even champagne with our Royal Tea. Any child who brings in a new teddy bear or toy to donate to Casa Pacifica enjoys one complimentary children’s tea service in the Lobby Lounge.
Gingerbread Village (Westlake Village)
December 1 through December 29
Pastry Chef David Laufer creates an enchanted Gingerbread Village which is displayed in the Lobby Lounge in December. Guests, organizations and families are invited to sponsor one of the charming properties, with all proceeds benefiting Casa Pacifica . Properties are available starting from $1,000 and include a commemorative “title” and personalized recognition on the display. Please call 1 (818) 575-3030 to purchase a Gingerbread Village property.
Outdoor Iceskating at The Lakes (T.O. Blvd.)
November 17 – January 18, 2010
For inquiries & group sales, call 805-494-0514
General admission $9.00
Figure skate rentals $3.00
Hockey skate rentals $4.00
Skate sessions are 1-hour in length starting every 90 minutes. – 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm
The 14th Annual Bethlehem Experience! (Westlake Village)
Saturday from 5:00 – 8:30pm, and Sunday from 5:00 – 8:30 pm continuously.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village
Drive Through the First Christmas Eve!
For two magical nights just before Christmas, Bethlehem comes to Westlake Village as the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church transforms their church grounds into The Bethlehem Experience – an amazingly lifelike recreation of the 1st century village.
Incredible sets, theatrical lighting, a wonderful collection of props, and over 100 members of the congregation in period costumes transport visitors back in time. There are live goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey and llamas plus the ambience of food cooking over real fire pits, a bustling marketplace, traditional Hebrew music and dance, and of course, the manger.
It’s inspirational, fascinating and free, so gather your neighbors, friends and family of all ages and plan to truly “experience” Christmas.
Toy Drive – Wolfgang Puck (Westlake Village)
through December 18, 2009
Lindero Canyon Rd at 101, 30990 Russell Ranch Road West, Westlake Village, 818-597-1902. Bring a new, unwrapped toy with you the next time you dine at Wolfgang Puck Bistro in Westlake Village. Not only will your donation be distributed to local children in need, Wolfgang Puck Bistro will also donate 10% of your meal total to support the kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes.