FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015
OLD PASADENA, CA
Ho-Ho-Boy there’s A LOT of Holiday Cheer this Season at One Colorado.
One Colorado loves the Holidays and we’re really pulling out all the stops this year. We’re decking our halls, donning our Holiday finery and providing Seasonal warm-and-fuzzies to reward all of you who’ve been extra good this year. We’re sure to bring glee even to the grouchiest Grinch and joy to the crabbiest of scrooges.
This year we’re hosting a Happy Holidays celebratory shindig, a Holiday Open House, mounting momentous music and providing poetry on demand. And what would the Season be without an adorable wintry puppet show for the kids. Santa will of course be here for Seasonal photo ops, and since the guy never turns down a good party he’ll make appearances at our swinging soirees.
We’re also making sure that our friends in need share in the Holiday cheer.
In the spirit of giving, we’re holding a coffee drive for Union Station Homeless Services, a Holiday Card Round Up to brighten the season for our friends in need, as well as a toy collection for the Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys and the Pasadena Jaycee’s “Operation Santa”.
Here’s the Holiday Hoedown Lowdown:
12/5, 6p – 8p One Colorado’s “Happy Holidays Party” with music from Leftover Cuties
Start the Season off on the right note here at One Colorado. We’re serving up a cheery night of live music from the prohibition-era Jazz band Leftover Cuties. If so inclined, you can swing the night away under the stars. We’re also offering funtastic photo booth folly and sweet treat nibbles with (Dots) mini cupcakes and (cows’) milk.
We’ll also be kicking off the One Colorado Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys collection drive, which provides gifts to 3,000 disadvantaged children throughout the San Gabriel Valley, distributed by the Pasadena Jaycees’s “Operation Santa”.
While you’re here all hopped up on the cheer, slip Santa a note through Santa’s Mailbox, sponsored by Old Pasadena Management District. We suggest playing up all the good stuff you’ve done this year, even if you have to exaggerate. All notes get a reply; don’t forget your return address!
And since it’s not all about you, please join us for our Holiday Card Round Up and pen some Holiday wishes for our friends at the Union Station Homeless services. Your act of open-heartedness will bring a smile to someone who could really use it. Consider doubling your kindness by also bringing coffee for our Union Station Coffee Drive (see below).
12/10 Holiday Open House + a concert with Dead Winter Carpenters
From 5p – 7p, One Colorado stores & restaurants will host special events and promotions dreamed up
just for this special night.
Our Courtyard and Alleys will also feature loads of festive activities and feel-good moments:
- On-the-spot poetics from Jacqueline Suskin’s Poem Store
- Handbell Choirs will ring your chimes in Smith Alley
- Photo booth posing with friends and family (to bring balance to your seasonal selfies)
- Santa strolling the festivities (to bring celebrity to your seasonal selfies)
- Free gift wrapping with the Pasadena Jaycees (for purchases over $100)
- And a fancy One Colorado tote giveaway (for purchases over $200 while supplies last)
At 7p, join us for a courtyard concert with Dead Winter Carpenters. Let Americana roots-rock band Dead Winter Carpenters further gladden your tidings with their five-part harmonies, ferocious fiddling, thumping upright bass, country ramblings and acoustic guitars with driving drums melding the music.
And in the on-going spirit of giving:
- Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys collection at Patagonia (47 N Fair Oaks)
- Coffee Drive for Union Station Homeless Services + Holiday Card Round Up
All funtivities are served up with mini cupcakes and cocoa.
Holiday Open House store and restaurant + general events specifics will be on our website (and a subsequent press release).
12/13, 3p – 7p Pet Day Photos with Santa (a tail wagging good time)
Pose your pooch (kitty, bunny, parrot, hamster or gecko) with Old St. Nick. His lap is your lap (unless your pet is large like a llama; no offense to llamas). Hours and pricing will be on our website.
12/22 “Wacky Winter Adventure” puppet show + screening of “The Mousecracker”
(like Nutcracker but with Mice, and maybe some cheese) presented by Luce Puppet Company.
Puppet shows at 4p and 5p; “The Mousecracker” screening at 6:30p.
Join Pepe the Dog and his pal Snow Girl as they venture to the North Pole in search of the Gingerbread Princess, who rumor has it grants wishes (albeit one per customer). Madcap mayhem ensues as the duo meets some ridiculous penguins, the Abominable Snowman and Snowball King, not to mention all this whilst keeping Snow Girl from melting. This charming and whimsical tale of friendship, loyalty and resourcefulness will melt your heart.
Speaking of Heart – About the Coffee Drive for Union Station Homeless Services:
From 11/31 – 12/11, bring 1 lb. (or more!) of ground, caffeinated coffee to One Colorado’s Management Office (24 East Union) and for your kindness we’ll give you a voucher for a delicious cup of Il Fornaio’s wood-roasted Americano or Italiano
And throughout the Holiday:
- Local children & adult choir performances
- Santa’s Mailbox
- Santa Photo Sessions in Smith Alley
- Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys collection for “Operation Santa” at Patagonia – 47 N. Fair
Oaks (More info – PasadenaJaycees.org.)
All event details are on our website and Facebook event page. And don’t be shy – have a question? Call us!
Giuseppe (that’s Joe in Italian). We’re collecting coffee
Monday – Friday, 9a – 5p and at our special events.
One Colorado is a collection of 17 historic buildings housing a curated mix of nationally acclaimed retailers and designers, unique local merchants, inventive restaurants and a boutique cinema. A full city block located between Colorado, Union, Delacey and Fair Oaks, One Colorado is the retail centerpiece of Old Pasadena and favorite casual gathering place for the greater community, with public events hosted year-round in its central courtyard.
One Colorado – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103
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