City of Duarte, CA

12/05/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2019 20:30

Holiday Festivities in Duarte All Month Long

The City of Duarte invites community members to partake in a fun-filled holiday season taking place during the month of December!

Join the Duarte Rotary Club on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Duarte Community Center (1600 Huntington Drive) for breakfast with Santa! Enjoy pancakes with jolly old St. Nick, followed by holiday crafts. Only $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and under. Pay at the door, this event is cash only.

This year's Family Holiday Tree Lighting and Fiesta will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the City of Hope (1500 Duarte Road). CSArts-SGV and the Duarte School District will provide entertainment with a holiday musical extravaganza. After the performance, enjoy Santa's Village featuring crafts, music, displays, large free inflatable holiday attractions, and pictures with Santa. There will be food trucks with traditional Mexican dishes available for purchase. Then, once the stars have fully come out, join us at 7 p.m. to see the lighting of our Duarte tree. Please RSVP at

Our Duarte teens are invited to the Winter Holiday Festival on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Teen Center (1400 Buena Vista Street). Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and other cultural celebrations through music, food, and games. This event is free and open to grades 9-12. For more information, call the Duarte Teen Center at (626) 303-0863.

Bring your letters to Santa's Mailbox located in Duarte City Hall (1600 Huntington Drive) until December 12. Tell Santa how good you have been this year by depositing your letter in the mailbox the Parks and Recreation Department between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. If you unable to make it to City Hall, mail your letter and City staff will ensure that your message makes it to the North Pole. Letters can be mailed to:

Attn: Santa Claus

1600 Huntington Drive

Duarte, CA 91010

Santa will write back to all letters as long as he has your contact information, so be sure to include your address and phone number.

Unable to meet Santa at the Duarte Rotary pancake breakfast? Don't worry! Join us for Santa in the Park. Saint Nicholas will be visiting Beardslee Park from 2:45-3:15 p.m. and Royal Oaks Park from 3:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Come take a photo and receive a candy cane! Continue the holiday spirit by attending Santa's Holiday Party from 4-5:30 the Duarte Community Center (1600 Huntington Drive), where Santa will make his way from our Duarte parks to join children ages 5-12 in games, crafts, music, prizes, and refreshments. RSVP for Santa's Holiday Party by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 357-7931. Space will be limited to the first 90 participants.

For one day only, the City of Duarte invites you to pick up the phone to talk to Santa Claus! Call (626) 386-6804 on Thursday, Dec. 19 to have a magical conversation with the man in red and let him know about those last items on your wish list.

For information on these and other events, call (626) 357-7931.