Following the City of Murrieta’s grandest-ever Holiday Magic kick-off Saturday, Nov. 30 at Town Square Park, more festivities are planned.
These include a Holiday Home Decorating Contest, Santa’s nightly visits to Murrieta neighborhoods, a citywide food and toy drive and letters to children from Santa Claus himself, according to a brochure sent by Laura Frasso, special events coordinator for the City of Murrieta.
Read on for the full calendar of events, such as when Santa and friends will be visiting your neighborhood. For any additional information, call the Community Services Department at 951-304-7275.
Murrieta Holiday Home Decorating Contest
This year, the public will get to vote on the winners. Residents within Murrieta city limits who wish to enter their home or blocks into the contest must do so by midnight Dec. 8 at http://www.murrieta.org/services/cs/events/holidaymagic/lights.asp.
Maps of homes will be available on the website by 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Online voting will begin Dec. 9 and run through Dec. 18. Winners will be announced Dec. 20. Entries must be within the city limits of Murrieta.
Toy and Food DriveDonations of nonperishable food and new, unwrapped toys and gift cards to assist local families in need this holiday season. In addition to Santa picking up the food at the Santa Stops (stars), residents may drop off donations to any of the following locations from Dec. 2 - 20:
- Murrieta Community Center: 41810 Juniper Street
- Murrieta Senior Center: 5 Town Square
- Any of the Five Murrieta Fire Stations
- Murrieta Police Department: 2 Town Square
- Murrieta City Hall: 1 Town Square (Closed Fridays)
Letters from Santa
Children can receive a letter from Santa himself. Parents just need to visit http://www.murrieta.org/services/cs/events/holidaymagic/letters.asp and fill out the form.
“Sit back and watch your child’s reaction when the mail comes and there is a letter from Santa for your child to read,” the city says.
Addresses must be in the city limits of Murrieta to receive a letter—no exceptions. Santa’s elves will be mailing the letters daily between Dec. 2 - 20.
Santa Stops at Neighborhood Stars“Rumor has it that Santa Claus will be seen throughout the City of Murrieta!” city officials said.
Between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 9 through Dec. 18, Santa and his crew will be traveling down the major streets of various tracts in the city.
"Here Comes Santa Claus” will be played before his arrival in each neighborhood. When residents hear that song, they should hurry to the nearest white star painted on the street.
Santa will be accompanied by a holiday choir, Rudolph, and a jolly elf. Canned goods and new, unwrapped toys will be collected at each stop for local families in need.
Here is a schedule of when Santa will be visiting each neighborhood, but after that he needs to hurry back to the North Pole. In the event of inclement weather, go to the city’s website at www.murrieta.org to check on cancellations and/or rescheduled dates.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Montanya Pl. near Chantory St. under streetlamp
Vineyard Knoll Dr. & Rancho Peak Pl.
Holly Dr. & Trail Blaze Pass (Bear Valley Park)
Bending Oak Ct. & Beeman Dr.
Oak Bluff near Calle Cipress (at Park site)
Silverwood between Copperwood St. & Sherwood St.
Murrieta Creek Dr. & Pine Creek Pl./Willow Ct.
Antelope Hills Elementary School at Murrieta Oaks Ave. & Carlton Oaks St.
Sweetspire Terrace Pl. near Clove Current (at park)
Murrieta Oaks Ave. near Chitamwood Pl.
Club House on Greer Ranch Rd.
Abelia St. & Chive St. (at park)
Darcy between Wickman & Wilcox Ln.
Sonata Dr. & Cortona Ct.
Via Madrid @ Via Segovia
Clubhouse on Via La Paloma
Via Del Largo
Clearbrook Dr. & Ganodolf Ct./Woodfall Dr.
Masters Dr. & High Pointe Ln.
Pebble Beach Dr. & Shadow Creek Dr.
Augusta Dr. North of Willowick Dr.
Glenbrook Wy. & Royal Troon
Eagle Glen Apt. on Winchester Rd. & Murrieta Hot Springs Rd.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Mountain Song Loop & Yukon Ct.
Sycamore Creek between Cedar Ct. & Kathryn Ct.
Pepperleaf St. & Woodleaf St.
Via Alisol in front of Cole Canyon El.
Oxford Dr. & Via Alisol at Oak Tree Park
Silver Hawk Wy. & Deep Wood Dr./Huckaby
Shooting Star Dr. & Jerome Ln./Bunchberry
Spring Meadow Dr. & Wild Rose Ln./Santa Rosa Glen
California Oaks Apartments
Parking lot on Washington Ave. across from Jerry Allen
Via Madrid & Via Segovia (NE crossing)
Via Mira Mosa just south of Via Espada
Via Espada/Wrangler Dr. in front of open space
Calle Andras & Quintana Dr. (at Mira Mosa Park)
Carson Park at Cresta Del Reyo near Rossiter Rd.
Shady Maple Rd. & Newcastle Rd. (at Shady Maple Park)
Via Mira Mosa south of Maxmillian Ave. (at park)
Pictor Ave. between Ski Ranch St./Maxmillian Ave.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Magnolia St. & Sweet William Ln.
Patri Cir. & Constantine Dr.
Huntridge Dr. & Valor Dr. at Montifino Park
Grandview Dr. & Hillcrest Ct./Brookside Ct
Mandra St. & Ballestros Rd.
Dahlia Wy. & Camelia Ln./Everwood St.
Trinity River Wy. & Mountain Breeze Dr.
Contignac Dr. & Castellane Dr./Grimaud
Saint Raphael Dr. & D’Artanian Pl.
Bladen near Revington Place
Saradella Ct. & Calicia Ct.
Jacarte and Pantera at Avaxat School Gate
Manresa Ct. & Medina Ct.
Pablo Apiz Wy. & Five Tribes Tr.
Golden Pheasant Ln. & Tanager Tr.
Morning Dove Wy. & Western Jay Wy./Wild Canary Ln. (at Valley Vista Park)
La Salle between Cartier & Marco Polo (Rec Center Entrance)
Jonah Wy. between Ariel Hope Wy./ Jacob Wy.
School House Wy. & Princeton/Vanderbilt Ave.
Willowcrest Dr. & Bahama Wy.
Bonaire Wy. & Winchester Creek Ave.
Tamarisk St. & Willowcrest
Mid-block on Monte Carlo Dr.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Jerry Allen Wy. near Field Crest Ln.
Oregon Tr.& Sante Fe Tr.
Across from Creekside High School on Hayes near Sherry Lane
Thoroughbred Ln. & Calle Estancia/Corte Aldalano
Thoroughbred Ln. & Boothill Ln.
Wild Mustang Rd. & Corte Descanso
Second Avenue & C St.
Adams Ave & Leila Vierde St
Via Diamante & Via De Gema Linda (north crossing)
Farnham & Crystal Aire Ct
Spinning Wheel Dr. & Gingerbread Dr.
Gingerbread Dr. & Tinderbox Wy.
Mid-block on Lafayette Dr.
Saint Raphael Dr. & Ashland St.
Spindle Wy. & Copper Craft Dr./Heathstone
Weston Hills Dr. & Pearwood Ln.
Kingwood Rd. & Tennyson Rd. (Vintage Reserve Park)
Lares Ln. between Miklich Dr. & Banyon St.
Kim St./Sugarberry & Arboretum Wy.
Rosewood St. & Shadyglen St.
Glen Ivy St. & Woodland Cir.
Palm Tree Ln. & Savanna Wy.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Chaco Canyon Rd. & Colmar Ln./Chatenay Ln.
Hyacinth Dr. & Hibiscus Ct./Cardinal Flower
Mountain Pride Dr. & Sweet Pea Ct.
Via Cedro & Sierra Oak Dr.
Englemann Oak St. & Morning Glory Dr.
Mid-block on Elizabeth Ln. near Oak Creek Rd.
Eden Springs & Saratoga Springs/Brigin Pl.
Shoshonee Dr. & Locata Ct.
Via Primero/Via Sonoro & Via Navarre
Corte Jaramillo & Corte Campeon
Symphony Park Ln. & Angelica Dr.
Malbec St. & Chianti Cir.
Shadescale Dr./Madrone Dr. & Noling Ct.
Nottinghill Rd. & Trowbridge Ct.
Highbury Dr. & Glenwood Ct.
Daphne Dr. & Pisa Ave.
Cedarwood Dr. & Woodside Cir.
Ridgeplume Dr. & Boxelder Ct. (east crossing)
Daphne Dr. & St. Kitts Ct.
Firethorn Ct. & Kucera Ct.
The Villas Apt. Complex
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Ridgewood Rd. & Gitano Dr.
Buckwood Wy. & Fairwood Cir./Milkwood Ln.
Via Espana between Coliseum Way & Gibraltar Dr.
Parkcrest Dr. & Ravenwood Dr.
New Haven Dr. & Vista Verde Dr.
Foxfire Dr. & Tuscola Cir.
Grouse Ln. & Osprey Rd.
Ranchwood Dr. & Birchtree Dr.
Blackthorne Dr. & Ridgedale Dr.
Copperleaf Ct. & Foxglove Cir.
Wild Flower Dr. & Country Walk Ln.
Via Temprano & Via Dominique (south crossing)
Via Montero & Via Monserate (north crossing)
Cliffrose Dr and Blackthorne Dr
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Waterstone Apt. Complex
Fire Falls Dr. & Seven Oaks Dr.
Via Las Sintras & Camino Meridiana
Camino Vasco & Via Las Junitas/Via Briones
Bolina Dr. & Garin Dr.
Calle san Vicente & Via Galletas at Grass area
Sunrose & Hollyleaf
Avenida Miguel Oeste & Corte Pico
Avenida Sombra & Corte Aztec
Ashwood Ln. in front of Neighborhood Park
Fallsgrove and Busman
Longbranch Ave. between Starfall Wy. & Tamarick Wy.
Ranch House and Longbranch Ave
Willowbend Dr. & Lacebark Dr./Avenida Palazada
Corte Anacapa & Via Zargoza/Via Sonrisa