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Party: Christmas

Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony w/ Santa

When

Friday Nov 23, 2012 (6–8:30pm)

Where

One Colorado

24 E Union St

626.564.1066

Price

Free

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If Santa is king of Christmas, then Charles Phoenix is prince. The slide-show aficionado makes a rare Black Friday appearance at One Colorado's annual tree-lighting ceremony in Pasadena. Bring a new unwrapped toy and you'll get to take a picture with the man of the hour himself. Not Charles Phoenix, silly — Santa Claus. (But you never know.)

Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill

Note:

Santa Photo Sessions continue through Christmas Eve.

One Colorado says…

The cheery and charming Charles Phoenix will help One Colorado light up the Holiday season at their annual tree lighting ceremony. The evening’s festivities will include seasonal songs from the Friendship Baptist Music Ministry, and the 2013 Rose Queen and Her Royal Court will assist Santa light One Colorado's dazzling 35-foot Christmas tree.

After the tree is lit, guests will enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa while Roland & Adriane delight the crowd with mellifluous and melodic musings.

Santa will also be sticking around for photos. Guests bringing a new, unwrapped toy for the Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys drive will get a free photo (November 23, 6:00pm – 8:00pm only). Through the Pasadena Jaycee's Operation Santa toys will be distributed to underprivileged children in the San Gabriel Valley.

One Colorado will also open its direct line to Santa so you can let him know, in writing, that you’ve been very good this year. Drop him a letter in Santa's Mailbox and receive a personal reply.

Presented by One Colorado, Pasadena Star-News, and the Pasadena Jaycees.