Old Pasadena invites you to visit our historic downtown this holiday season for fun pop-up entertainment, surprise giveaways, family activities, and more than 200 stores that offer “gifts from the heart” for everyone on your list.
On November 26, Small Business Saturday kicks off the season by showcasing the uniquely local merchants in the district. That’s also the day our Ambassador Guides begin their task of being Santa’s Helpers, spreading joy and a little cash assistance to a few lucky shoppers all month long. Every Saturday and Sunday, these yellow-shirted “elves” will select a few unsuspecting and harried shoppers at a random check-out counter to receive up to $100 to help cover their purchases.
Santa is here too, visiting One Colorado weekend evenings. Our historic downtown is all decked out with snowflake lighting, and the community can help create a flurry of snowflakes during Snowflake Saturday.
Old Pasadena is home to more than 300 unique shops and restaurants. Meander off bustling Colorado Boulevard and discover the district’s quaint side streets, which feature more than 200 independent businesses. From exclusive national retailers to indie boutiques, find all your “gifts from the heart” in one charming downtown… and 90 minutes FREE parking at the Park&Walk Garages. Only in Old Pas!
Visit Old Pasadena and take part in our festive calendar of events:
Small Business Saturday: Saturday, November 26
All day – visit participating small businesses; details at www.oldpasadena.org/shopsmall
Support locally owned businesses by shopping at 200 independent merchants in Old Pasadena! Start your day by visiting one of four Shop Small Welcome Stations, which offer goodies, freebies, discounts, and raffles, and then head out to find more offerings throughout the district!
Snowflake Saturday: Saturday, December 10
2:00-4:00pm in the Metro Right of Way at Union Street
Come “make it snow” in Old Pasadena! The Armory Center for the Arts helps kids craft beautiful snowflakes – one to take home and one to hang on our temporary “art installation” of handmade snowflakes! Plus, enjoy a visit and photo opportunities with the Snowflake Fairy and a wintery Cinderella, and get your face-painted with shimmering holiday colors and designs. FREE
Santa Weekends: November 26-December 18
Pop-Up Weekend Entertainment: November 26 - December 18
Each weekend afternoon Old Pasadena hosts delightful pop-up activities, music, and fun – all FREE! These pop-ups will be moving around Old Pasadena and so keep your eyes and ears open!