We are all wondering the same thing this time of year. Where can I get some Awesome Santa pics for the Family? Where can I see some amazing Christmas display lights and what kind of winter activity can we do here in Temecula or Murrieta Ca?
Well here is a quick guide for you: Be sure to heat up some hot cocoa to put into a thermos, bundle up the kids and go go go !!!
1st stop Bainbridge Circle in Murrieta-— It’s a group of neighbors with the spirit of Christmas running on overtime. This is their 7th year going all out and drawing huge crowds every Christmas season. They have about 28 or so neighbors and growing that have synchronized their homes to music to bring us an awesome experience. This is a must see. I recommend driving through once and then parking up the street and coming back for a walk through. It’s a popular destination so be prepared to wait in line if your driving through. I’ve included a link for the google maps here and a link to their facebook page here. Remember to thank the homeowners that are out and about for continuing to make Christmas in Murrieta so memorable.
Next Stop : Tour the Winners of the ‘Twas the lights before Christmas Home decorating contests winners of Temecula.
There are usually bus tours brought to you by Temecula events.org that are fun to go on because of the group activity aspect. Unfortunately they are sold out this year. So get your phone navigation systems ready and punch in some of these addresses and go see if you got what it takes to be one of next years winners.
There are 6 categories on this tour the Category Descriptions are listed below:
- Clark Griswold – Excessive use of outdoor lighting and decorations
- Norman Rockwell – Looking for an old fashioned, traditional and nostalgic holiday display
- Debatable Inflatable – Is it too much or just right? It’s debatable, 8 or more inflatables required for this one!
- Simply Homemade – 50% or more of yard display must be handcrafted
- Reason for the Season – Religious holiday display
- Neighborhood – Neighborhood participation with multiple displays. Click for your MAP HERE
#3) Another Fun Family Escape-Located at Los Caballos & Pauba Rd. Temecula CA 92592
Thursday thru Sunday November 28th to December 24th
General Admission $12 // Under 2 FREE
🎅 Santa arrives at Katiland at 5:00pm when the Polar Express Reading Starts! 🎅 Bring your appetites and your Cameras for pics with Santa— Go to Katilandpresents.com for more details
#4 ) Santa at The Promenade Mall
This is always a treat long lines but professional photos of your little ones with Kris Kringle. Here is a price list for you You can avoid the long lines by booking a reservation here its free and it should save you time and stress. I have listed the hours below for your convenience. Enjoy!!!
If you thinking of car shopping for your own Christmas present this year you can stop by the Honda Dealership and get some free pictures with Santa.
Always a great family memory builder. This is the last on my list but certainly not the least. Located at 41902 Main St, Temecula, California 92590 in the heart of Old Town Temecula you can find this state of the art skating rink which offers skate rentals and the popular bobby skating aid for 1st timers. Don’t wait get your family together and go go go to this fun filled time of Ice skating Temecula
Admission: $10 (Unlimited skating, no re-entry)
Skate Rental: $5
Bobby Skating Aid: $6
Open: December 12-January 3
Skating Times: 10am-9:30pm Daily (Fri/Sat open until 11pm)
*Schedule subject to change without notice.
Preview Dates: December 9, 10 & 11
Special New Year’s Eve Skate Dec. 31st
$20 w/FREE Skate Rental
(No reservations first come basis. No coupons or discounts)
New Years Day