Farmer’s Market Tree Lighting | City & Chamber of Commerce Ring in the Holidays

A large crowd turns out for a night of fun as Santa arrives at the South Pasadena Farmers’ Market last Thursday for a night of festivities

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Santa Claus, paying a visit from the North Pole, was a highlight for bright-eyed kids, all watching as Marina Khubesrian, M.D., who ended her one-year term as mayor the night prior, "flipped the switch" in lighting the tree at the Farmer's Market

It kicks off the shopping season, brings the community together, and brings smiles – lots of them – to those bundled up on a cold night.

“It kicks off the holiday season,” said Laurie Wheeler, president of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, talking about the city’s annual tree lighting last Thursday at the local farmers’ market.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Santa Claus, paying a visit from the North Pole, was a highlight for bright-eyed kids, all watching as Marina Khubesrian, M.D., who ended her one-year term as mayor the night prior, “flipped the switch” in lighting the tree at the Farmer’s Market

The festive event featured an abundance of talent, including students from the South Pasadena Music Center, Green Brooms Music Academy, the Pointe by Pointe Dancers, Kidd’s Jewelry Heist made ornaments, and SmileHaus Orthodontics allowed the public to spin a wheel for prizes.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Santa Claus, paying a visit from the North Pole, was a highlight for bright-eyed kids, all watching as Marina Khubesrian, M.D., who ended her one-year term as mayor the night prior, “flipped the switch” in lighting the tree at the Farmer’s Market

Inside the South Pasadena museum, members of the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation served hot cider and cookies.

A visit from Santa Claus, paying a visit from the North Pole, was a highlight for bright-eyed kids, all watching as Marina Khubesrian, M.D., who ended her one-year term as mayor the night prior, “flipped the switch” in lighting the tree.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Santa Claus, paying a visit from the North Pole, was a highlight for bright-eyed kids, all watching as Marina Khubesrian, M.D., who ended her one-year term as mayor the night prior, “flipped the switch” in lighting the tree at the Farmer’s Market

“It a great way to get the community involved,” said Wheeler about the festive evening.

The Farmers’ Market will be closed on Thursday, December 26 for Christmas, but will reopen on Thursday, January 2.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Santa Claus, paying a visit from the North Pole, was a highlight for bright-eyed kids, all watching as Marina Khubesrian, M.D., who ended her one-year term as mayor the night prior, “flipped the switch” in lighting the tree at the Farmer’s Market
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Santa Claus, paying a visit from the North Pole, was a highlight for bright-eyed kids, all watching as Marina Khubesrian, M.D., who ended her one-year term as mayor the night prior, “flipped the switch” in lighting the tree at the Farmer’s Market
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Santa Claus, paying a visit from the North Pole, was a highlight for bright-eyed kids, all watching as Marina Khubesrian, M.D., who ended her one-year term as mayor the night prior, “flipped the switch” in lighting the tree at the Farmer’s Market

 

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