RIVERSIDE, Ca. -- Santa Claus, a Jingle Bell Jam, boutique shopping and scores of dazzling holiday trees are expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors to the Riverside Convention Center this Friday through Sunday (Nov. 25-27).
The three days of festivities and activities kicked off Tuesday night with the Mistletoe Magic Gala, which attracted more than 600 special guests to the Convention Center. The corridors and meeting rooms of the convention center have been transformed into a yuletide wonderland that will now be open free to the public. Children and adults every year are delighted and amazed by scores of designer trees with special themes. They are designed by volunteers and sponsored by businesses and private donors to raise support for RUHS Medical Center pediatric programs and equipment.
What: FREE 27th Annual Festival of Trees…for the love of a child!
Where: Riverside Convention Center 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside
When: Nov. 25 through Nov. 27 (Fri., Sat., Sun) at 10 a.m. * Doors will close 9 p.m. on Friday, 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Radio station KOLA will be onsite hosting a live broadcast Friday (Nov. 25) between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Santa will keep a high profile throughout the extended weekend. A Senior Stroll through the Trees has been added this year and will take place Saturday (Nov. 26) between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Other activities:
Tree Extravaganza and Holiday Boutique
Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Santa Story Time/Santa’s Little Helpers and Jingle Bell Jam
Fri. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fri. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat. 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For more information visit RUHEALTH.org/Foundation