Holiday Guide | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Holiday Guide | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 HOLIDAY GUIDE https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/holiday-guide/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/holiday-guide/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:40:20 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108121 KITSCH & BEYOND USE THIS GIFT GUIDE TO FIND QUIRKY PRESENTS THAT WILL PRODUCE SMILES & MEMORIES   TINY BUT MIGHTY PASADENA OFFICIALS PREDICT A BIG THURNOUT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY   SPECIAL PLACES SPECIAL GIFTS FIND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY TREAT AT ONE OF GREATER PASADENA’S MANY SHOPPING DISTRICTS   HOLIDAY DINING YULETIDE MEALS AROUND […]

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Use this gift guide to find quirky presents that will produce smiles and memories https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/use-this-gift-guide-to-find-quirky-presents-that-will-produce-smiles-and-memories/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/use-this-gift-guide-to-find-quirky-presents-that-will-produce-smiles-and-memories/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:30:13 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108116 No man or child wants to get a set of shirts, ties or socks for Christmas. And no woman wants kitchen appliances. Thankfully, there’s plenty of unique alternatives for those looking to make gift-giving fun on that special morning, with lots of cool area stores ready to help you make fun memories. Here’s a guide […]

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Pasadena officials predict a big turnout for Small Business Saturday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/pasadena-officials-predict-a-big-turnout-for-small-business-saturday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/pasadena-officials-predict-a-big-turnout-for-small-business-saturday/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:20:03 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108106 This year’s holiday season couldn’t get here fast enough for some people, with radio stations eschewing tradition and playing Christmas tunes shortly after Halloween, not waiting for Thanksgiving.  That cheery music, it seems, then serves as a trigger for some stores to begin decorating their front windows with images of Santa Claus and Christmas ornaments. […]

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Find the perfect holiday treat at one of Greater Pasadena’s many shopping districts https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/find-the-perfect-holiday-treat-at-one-of-greater-pasadenas-many-shopping-districts/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/find-the-perfect-holiday-treat-at-one-of-greater-pasadenas-many-shopping-districts/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:15:43 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108111 You know all the familiar places for shopping — Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District, South Lake Avenue, South Pasadena’s Mission Street, Paseo Colorado, Americana at Brand, Glendale Galleria, Eagle Rock Plaza and Arcadia’s Westridge Shopping Mall — and you should visit them to find the special gifts you’re looking for before, during and after Christmas. […]

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Yuletide Meals Around the World https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/yuletide-meals-around-the-world/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/yuletide-meals-around-the-world/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:10:17 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108095 ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the kitchen, pozole was stirring, bubbling and glistening. Broth was perfectly seasoned with care, in hopes that all guests soon would be there. So the story goes of Christmas Eve dinner in my family, more or less. Growing up, I’ve known most Mexican American friends and family […]

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Spirits soar at area holiday lighting ceremonies https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/spirits-soar-at-area-holiday-lighting-ceremonies/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/spirits-soar-at-area-holiday-lighting-ceremonies/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:05:00 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108113 Christmas lights make the holiday season even more magical, with the Pasadena area home to many historic places to admire them. Driving through or visiting the displays is a great way to create warm memories for years to come. Whether enjoying the charms of a neighborhood banding together to put on a show along Altadena’s […]

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As online sales soar, brick-and-mortar stores remain kings and queens of retail https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/11/22/online-sales-soar-brick-mortar-stores-remain-kings-queens-retail/ Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:42 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=99385 Considering this is the “Digital Age,” and humans have always favored convenience, it seems logical that online-only retail companies have found major success. However, despite the heavy shift to digital seen across different industries, many online companies still have their eyes set on brick-and-mortar stores. The most obvious example of this is Amazon. The online […]

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Pasadena retailers follow the trend of more stores giving workers Thanksgiving Day off https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/11/22/pasadena-retailers-follow-trend-stores-giving-workers-thanksgiving-day-off/ Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=99387 Bucking a recent trend in which “sales creep” had led to retail stores opening on Thanksgiving Day more than 75 major national retailers have announced that this year’s Christmas shopping season will kick off on Black Friday, the day after the national holiday. The trend was started two years ago when the REI outdoor-clothing chain […]

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The Pasadena area offers several impressive light displays to share with loved ones https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/11/22/pasadena-area-offers-several-impressive-light-displays-share-loved-ones/ Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:32 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=99393 There’s something uniquely alluring about the magic of Christmas lights, especially when they are festooned by the thousands across an assortment of natural wonders and historical locales. The Pasadena area has several of the most spectacular displays in the entire Los Angeles area, and each year they provide a great opportunity for families to bond […]

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Nothing says ‘home for the holidays’ like the aroma of home baked goods. https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/11/22/nothing-says-home-holidays-like-aroma-home-baked-goods/ Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=99391 With the food holidays upon us, the memories of home and homecomings always include arriving to the smells of something delicious coming from the oven. I was particularly blessed because my mother made a career out of food. A waitress from the age of 14, Mom made it her life’s work to feed people. I […]

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