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Santa Claus, carolers, and snow all coming to town

Temecula ice rink now open

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Issue 50, Volume 17.

TEMECULA – It’s a musical weekend of Snowbell Rockin’ Nights, ice skating and tons family fun in Old Town Temecula Dec. 13-15. Beginning with the grand opening of the Old Town Temecula Ice Rink – Temecula On Ice – and continuing through the weekend, Old Town will offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season.

The seasonal ice rink opened in front of Temecula City Hall Dec. 11, and the Grand Opening Ceremony with city dignitaries will take place at 5 p.m., Dec. 13. Admission is free.

Beginning on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 and then continuing for every weekend, Temecula on Ice is featuring special teen and young adult Friday and Saturday late night sessions from 10 to 11:30 p.m. with music and holiday cheer for the young and the young at heart. The rink will host weekend skating exhibitions, a Santa skate, and more.

The New Years Eve special skating session begins at 10:30 p.m. and runs through the midnight grape drop and all of the live music at city hall. The session ends at 12:30 a.m. The cost for this special New Years Eve session is admission $15 and skate rental $5.

Every other day, rates are: admission $10, skate rental $4, and the Bobby skate aid $5.

Large groups (50 – 100 people) can book special sessions in advance. Call Ann at RKR Marketing for days, rates, and all the details (951) 694-4400.

On, the school days of Dec. 11,12, 16, 17, and 18 sessions will Advertisement
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begin at 2 p.m. and then 4, 6, and 8 p.m. Daily sessions are 90 minutes long beginning at 10 a.m., 12, 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m. Special late evening sessions on Friday and Saturday from 10 to 11:30 pm. 

Also at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, the Inland Valley Youth Symphony will perform near Rosa’s Cafe. This is a rare treat of stringed instruments and a chance to see some very talented young musicians. Additional entertainment includes Dynamite Dave and the Fine Arts Network Dickens carolers.

Kids can visit with Santa from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday and again Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Santa’s workshop is located on Main Street near the ice rink. Reindeer antlers and magic glasses will be given to kids visiting Santa and are sponsored by the local merchants. The Tahquitz District Boy Scouts will take souvenir photos for a donation and help Santa in his workshop.         

Stick around city hall at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night through Jan. 4 to see Snowbell Rockin Nights, a musical light show with snow and unlike any other. The music is provided by the city’s bells. Three carols play while snow falls from the sky.

Saturday, Dec. 14 is Community Music Day featuring Linfield Middle School, Gardner Middle School and Temecula Valley High School Bands, plus the MSJC Faculty Trio. The music begins at 10 a.m. at City Hall on the quad and continues until 3 p.m. Concerts, Santa visits, and street performances are free.



Comment Profile ImageLarry B.
Comment #1 | Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm
Merry Christmas, everyone!

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