PASADENA, CA — Pasadena Public Library is gearing up for a festive winter holiday season. We invite you to enjoy the holidays at the library with free craft, program and event offerings for all ages. Whether you plan to enjoy Christmas carols, designing an ugly sweater, or join us for our 35th annual Kwanzaa celebration, there are plenty of opportunities to connect, explore and discover.

For all ages unless specified.

Winter Party
Say it ain’t SNOW! Join us as we celebrate winter. Play games, make crafts and watch a movie.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.

Allendale Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
Get into the spirit of the season with family crafts and a performance by the Blair Middle and High School Choir. The lighting of the Christmas tree will start at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7, 4 – 6 p.m., Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.

Sustainable and Stylish Gift Wrapping Workshop
Traditional wrapping paper is beautiful, but did you know that much of it cannot be recycled? Discover new, more sustainable and creative ways to wrap gifts without sacrificing style or any holiday merriment. For ages 18+. To attend sign up at https://Pasadena.Evanced.Info/Signup/EventDetails?EventId=9217.
Monday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m., Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.

Hill Avenue Winter Craft Festival
Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly craft projects inspired by the winter season. Visit our DIY stations to make and take home your homemade crafts. We’ll also have the courtyard open for games, scenic seating areas, and will show a cozy movie to get ready for the cozy season.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave.

Winter Celebration with the Candlelight Carolers
Experience the magic of this festive time of year with the Candlelight Carolers. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a delightful mix of timeless classics and modern holiday favorites that will warm your heart. Sponsored by the San Rafael Library Associates.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m., San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd.

Holiday Snow Globe
Come express your creativity and make your own custom Holiday Snow Globe. Take and Make kits will also be available while supplies last
Monday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m., Villa Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St.

Holiday Tree Decorating
Help us trim our Christmas tree! Decorate an ornament and then find a special place on the tree to hang it! For ages 0-12 years old and their caregivers.
Dec. 11 – 16,10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr.

Hastings Tree Lighting Celebration
Join us for Hastings’ annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy festive songs, carolers, stories, refreshments, and crafts! Tree lighting will be at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4 - 6 p.m., Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Extravaganza
Help us celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! You supply the sweater, and we'll supply the decorations for you to make a one-of-a-kind holiday masterpiece.
Friday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.

Make a Holiday Tree with Toban Nichols
Create a fun and festive holiday tree out of jewelry. Bring your own discarded or broken jewelry, we’ll provide a hard surface to work with and some lively fabric to cover it. Presented by artist Toban Nichols. For ages 18+. To attend sign up at https://Pasadena.Evanced.Info/Signup/EventDetails?EventId=9131.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.

A Christmas Carol
Get into the spirit by enjoying an array of Christmas carols from Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers. The quartet, adorned in stunning detailed Dickens costumes, ring in the season with their melodic voices.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m., Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 Bryant St.

Hill Avenue Winter Holiday Celebration
Join us on Zoom for a cozy evening of songs, crafts and stories by the fireplace. Don’t forget to bring some hot chocolate and a warm blanket. To attend, sign-up at https://Pasadena.Evanced.Info/signup/EventDetails?Eventid=9379.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Zoom

35th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Heri za Kwanzaa! Happy Kwanzaa! Join us for a joyous Kwanzaa celebration full of music, storytelling and youth presentations, in partnership with Pasadena Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrate heritage and tradition with family, friends and the whole community!
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 11 a.m., Jefferson Branch Library, 1500 E. Villa St.

Happy Noon Year
Ring in the New Year with your little ones as we make crafts and enjoy festive activities before counting down to noon.
Saturday, Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.

Available while supplies last.

Take & Make: Paper Gingerbread House
Bring some holiday cheer inside your home with a paper gingerbread house. Kits can be picked up starting Friday, Dec. 1.
Friday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m., San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd.

Take & Make: Beaded Snowflake
Craft your own one-of-a-kind snowflake with a blend of decorative and letter beads in this delightful DIY. Reserve a kit at https://CityOfPasadena.Libwizard.com/f/Beaded_Snowflake. For ages 5+.
Monday, Dec. 11, Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.

Take & Make: Cozy Simmer Pots
Pick up a kit to enthrall the senses with the supplies you’ll need for a fragrant simmer pot. One kit per family. Kits can be picked up at Hill Avenue Branch Library. For ages 5+.
Monday, Dec. 18, Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave.

In addition to fun programs and crafts the library has even more to offer. Whether you are looking to adventure through state parks and explore the great outdoors this winter or ride out the winter cold with a cozy blanket and a new library check out, Pasadena Public Library has you covered. Search the online catalog or ask a librarian for reading suggestions and California State Park Passes.