Mayor Terry Tornek hosts the annual Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena. The event includes local singers and dancers, crafts for kids, free snacks and a special appearance by Santa. Guests are allowed to snap one photo per family with St. Nick. All are encouraged to help fill a Pasadena Fire Department paramedic ambulance with new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment for less fortunate boys or girls. Call (626) 744-7311 or visit   


The Altadena Library’s free Second Saturday Concert features live music by the Upbeat Swing Orchestra, with food and drink available for purchase, starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit


Kick off the holiday season with live music by Leftover Cuties, a family photo booth, carolers, hand bell performance, a visit by Santa and poetry, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit


Vroman’s Winter Wonderland features children’s treats, crafts, a photo opportunity with Santa and a free screening of “A Muppet Christmas” starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit