Event Calendar: December 22 – 30, 2023

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


 Friday, December 22



  • Kiwanis Club of Claremont’s See’s Candies fundraiser runs through December 24 at Hibbard Auto Center, 191 S. Indian Hill Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed Sundays. Orders can be placed during the weekly Sunday farmer’s market in the Village and at claremontkiwanis.org.




Saturday, December 23

  • The Upland community farmers market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday near 305 N. Second Ave.


  • Find organic, chemical-free produce, books, and other items at the Pomona Valley certified farmers market, held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the corner of Pearl Street and Garey Avenue in Pomona. For more information visit pomonacfa.org.


  • Have your photo taken with Santa Claus at Montclair Place, 5060 N Montclair Plaza Ln., from 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Photos start at $20. Visit montclairplace.com to make a reservation.




Sunday, December 24

  • Today’s the final day Children’s Foundation of America volunteers will be wrapping gifts at Montclair Place, 5060 N. Montclair Plaza Ln. Drop by from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Santa Claus will be at Plaza West Covina, 112 Plaza Dr., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for photo opportunities. A $25 deposit is required at time of booking. Visit amusemattebooksanta.com for photo packages or to RSVP.



Monday, December 25

  • Merry Christmas from the Courier! In observance of the holiday, city offices, the post office, the chamber of commerce, and our offices will be closed.



Tuesday, December 26

  • Happy Kwanzaa from the Courier! Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African celebration of family, community and culture that runs from December 26 through January 1.


  • The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for the elderly nutrition program only. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The Joslyn Center and Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., will resume regular hours and classes on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.


Wednesday, December 27

  • Los Angeles County Library invites Spanish speakers to make a reading list for 2024 during its 4 to 5 p.m. virtual books and coffee event. Go to visit.lacountylibrary.org for more info.



Thursday, December 28

  • Seniors with Get Walking Claremont meet at 8 a.m. Thursdays at 2471 N. Indian Hill Blvd. for a walk along Thompson Creek Trail. Walkers are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements.



Friday, December 29

  • Comedian Katt Williams is at Toyota Arena, 4000 Ontario Center, Ontario, for one night only starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $159 at tickets-center.com.



Saturday, December 30

  • Montclair Place’s Barnes and Nobles bookstore, 5183 Montclair Plaza Ln., hosts a free in-person kids story time session at 11 a.m. More info is at stores.barnesandnoble.com.
  • Journey tribute band DSB plays The Canyon, 5060 N. Montclair Ln., at 9 p.m. Doors open at 6. Tickets start at $24 at tix.axs.com.


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