15 Nov 2017
Like it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching. On Catalina Island, the holiday decorations will soon be hung and the community Christmas tree will soon shine from Crescent Avenue. Several local events will make this a December not to be missed, whether you’re looking for shopping, music or a peek at some of Avalon’s most impressive homes.
Shop Catalina Night has become a harbringer of the holidays in Avalon. As part of the Catalina Island Christmas tradition, Shop Catalina Night has endured for two decades and still brings together Catalina retailers and those eager to avoid the mainland mall madness –whether they are Island visitors or residents. The 24th Annual Shop Catalina Night is scheduled for Dec. 2 and will include late-night shopping, discounts and holiday treats.
On Dec. 7, the iconic Inn at Mt. Ada will be open for a holiday open house Recreating a popular event from year’s past, the Catalina Island Foundation will make this one of their signature events.
One of the island’s newest events featuring Christmas Songs performed by a select group of Avalon Students and children from the McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts, followed by a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life. The Catalina Island Museum’s Holiday Season Celebration is scheduled for Dec. 9 at the Avalon Casino Theatre.