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5 Things to Know in Murrieta: Dec. 15

The city's of Murrieta's Holiday Magic Parade begins at 5 p.m., followed by Snow at the Square at 6 p.m.

1. There is a chance of showers before 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Otherwise, today expect partly sunny with a high around 59. Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and a low nearing 41.

2. The city of Murrieta’s Holiday Magic Push Cart Parade begins at 5 p.m. The parade will travel along Washington Avenue—starting at Ivy Street—through Historic Downtown Murrieta. This unique parade boasts only non-motorized vehicles and walking, riding or marching units. Immediately after the parade, head to nearby Town Square Park (between City Hall and the Library) for some fun in the snow. Beginning at 6 p.m., children can play in 15 tons of snow or take part in other activities such as photos with Santa Claus. Don't worry about dinner: the Murrieta Firefighters Association will be serving pancakes under the stars. There is a slight chance a rain this evening, so check the Murrieta Community Services Department Facebook page before heading out.

3. Temecula Valley Master Chorale and the Inland Valley Symphony join together to present "A Christmas Festival," a traditional holiday concert full of heart-warming holiday music at 7 p.m. at Gershwin Performing Arts Center at Murrieta Mesa High School, 24801 Monroe Ave. The event is open to the public and discounts are available for children, seniors and students. Regular admission starts at $20. Stop by the theater box office after 1:15 p.m. Saturday to purchase tickets for the evening show.

4. Take your family—two and four-legged—to 24480 Village Walk Place in Murrieta, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for a portrait with Santa Claus. For $8.95, pet owners receive a keepsake photo. All proceeds benefit a local animal welfare partner. See associate for details.

5. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning Center, kids can create a snowman pencil holder. Located at 24420 Village Walk Place, the activity is free and materials will be provided. Get there early, as it is first come first serve.

MonaRoloson December 15, 2012 at 05:31 PM
So many things to do today in Murrieta. Thank you again Murrieta for offering wonderful events for or families. Especiallywhen they are free. We love Snow Day!
MonaRoloson December 15, 2012 at 05:32 PM
So many things to do today in Murrieta. Thank you again Murrieta for offering wonderful events for or families. Especially when they are free. We love Snow Day!

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