If there’s one thing Murrieta loves to celebrate, it’s the holidays. During these later months, residents and visitors alike enjoy a variety of seasonal experiences around the community that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face, from visits with Santa to a spectacular tree lighting held in the heart of Murrieta. Here are some of the best holiday events to look out for in Murrieta this season! Check out the rest of our blog for updates on events and activities in the Murrieta area!
Saturday, December 3 | 5:30-7:30pm
Murrieta’s tree lighting ceremony is back, and better than ever! Meet us in Town Square before the ceremony for an evening full of crafts, character appearances, a holiday story reading, and more! As you’re dazzled by holiday cheer, enjoy the smooth festive tunes of a brass quartet and jazz trio at the nearby Town Square Park Amphitheater. Little ones can also grab a photo with Santa so they can remember this festive occasion for years to come. At 6:30pm, the entire community will gather in the heart of Town Square as the city’s spectacular 40’ pine is lit up with sparkling lights and tinsel. This event is also part of the Murrieta Holiday Toy and Food Drive, and all donated items will go to local families and charities!
December 5-9 | 5:30-8:30pm
It’s finally that time of year— Santa Claus has come to town! Kick off a season full of holiday magic with Murrieta’s very first Santa in the City event, which transforms various locations throughout the community into holiday havens filled with Polar Express-themed experiences like visits with Santa, music, crafts, treats and more! Tell your kiddos to don their finest pajamas and join us December 5-9 for a week of festive family-friendly activities they’ll never forget.
Monday, December 5: Murrieta Youth Center
Tuesday, December 6: Vintage Reserve Park
Wednesday, December 7: Alderwood Clubhouse
Thursday, December 8: Antelope Hills
Friday, December 9: Copper Canyon Park
‘Tis the season to give back and help those in need. The Murrieta community comes together every year with its Holiday Toy and Food Drive, which provides new, unwrapped, and non-perishable items to community members who need it. If you have anything to donate, stop by the Community Center (41810 Juniper Street) and pop your trunk! Staff will collect your items, and they will be sent to local pantries and families.