Vox Feminae at the Huntington @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Vocal ensemble Vox Feminae performs sacred and secular music from the Medieval and Renaissance eras, while dressed in elaborate costumes, performing on period instruments from 1 to 2 p.m. Free.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm

Shirley Chung discusses and signs “Chinese Heritage from My American Kitchen: Discover Authentic Flavors with Vibrant, Modern Recipes” at 4 p.m.

Bob Baker Marionettes at One Colorado @ One Colorado
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Bob Baker Marionettes perform a holiday show from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Celebration at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm

Guests are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” with a party, featuring photo opportunities with life-sized images of Jack, Sally and Zero, an opportunity drawing and a free screening of the holiday classic, starting at 6 p.m.

Women’s City Club of Pasadena Merry Mixer @ Women's City Club of Pasadena
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Merry Mixer features a light dinner buffet and no-host bar from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

Holiday Beer Dinner at Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant @ Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

The restaurant presents its annual Holiday Beer Dinner, featuring a five-course meal paired with 10 great beers, starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $67. Call for reservations.

Jazz at the Blue Guitar @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

The club at Arroyo Seco Golf Course presents the Molly Miller Trio at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available on the website.

Pasadena Playhouse District Holiday Concert @ Vroman's Bookstore
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The concert features jazz by Kira & the Major 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free.

Family Concert at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am

A free family concert features a performance by the Hollow Trees Band, starting at 11 a.m.

Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A guided tour visits works of Southeast Asian art from 1 to 2 p.m., included in regular museum admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for members, students and those 18 and younger.

Science Fiction Classic Screening at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

A screening of a family science fiction classic features “Woman In the Moon” (1929) at 2 p.m.

Teen Anime Afternoon at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Teen Anime Afternoon features classic anime, Japanese snacks and the newest manga in the library collection from 2 to 4 p.m.

LV Teen Book Club at Linda Vista Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Linda Vista Branch
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm

The LV Teen Book Club for those 13 and older invites kids to discuss “Alone” by Scott Sigler at 3 p.m. Email Deborah Niblick at for information.

Christmas Joy Concert at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena @ First United Methodist Church of Pasadena
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

The Christmas Joy Concert is performed by choirs of all ages, handbells, the Modern Brass Quintet, piano and pipe organ. Featured composition is an arrangement of favorite holiday carols, “A Christmas Garland” by Bay Area composer Conrad Susa. It starts at 4 p.m. Free.

Pasadena Symphony Holiday Candlelight Concert @ All Saints Church
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

The Pasadena Symphony presents its annual Holiday Candlelight Concert. It features the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, the Donald Brinegar Singers and the LA Bronze Handbell Ensemble performing along with the orchestra. Valerie Pettiford is featured vocalist, and David Lockington conducts. The performance includes popular holiday melodies as the church is bathed in the glow of candlelight. Performances start at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $100 for the 4 p.m. performance, $20 to $150 for the 7 p.m. performance.

Handel’s “Messiah” Sing-Along at Lake Avenue Church @ Lake Avenue Church
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The church hosts its annual Handel’s “Messiah” sing-along, as the audience sings along to the masterpiece, led by Duane Funderburk and assisted by soloists Tiffany Rivette, Dianne Harmel, Landon Shaw II, Eric Carampatan and the 100-plus voice choir and chamber symphony, starting at 7 p.m. Free.

Pasadena Master Chorale Concert @ St. Philip the Apostle Church
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The concert, “A Mother’s Christmas” features holiday music by women composers, plus poetry by female poets, from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is on a “listen first, then give” basis.

Women’s City Club of Pasadena Champagne Brunch with Santa @ Women's City Club of Pasadena
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

A Champagne brunch with Santa, with holiday-themed food and no-host bar, from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Cost is $50 for members, $65 for non-members, $20 for children ages 13 to 17, free for children 5 and younger.

Holiday Concert at One Colorado @ One Colorado
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm

A free concert features music by Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas at 4 p.m.

Holiday Market at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm

Vroman’s and The Journal of Alta California host a California-themed holiday market, featuring author book signings, gift items and products made in California, refreshments and holiday musical performances, starting at 4 p.m.