Special Events

The City of San Gabriel hosts a variety of special events every year for residents and visitors alike. Whether you live, work, or play in San Gabriel, here’s a list of notable events within our community:

Holiday Tree Lighting

The video will be posted on the City YouTube channel on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. Join us from the safety of your homes!

    Viewers will enjoy the ceremonial holiday tree lighting, a special visit from Santa and a holiday message from Mayor Denise Menchaca and the San Gabriel City Council. 

    Grab the family, a cup of cocoa, a blanket and enjoy.

Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Home Decorating Contest

The holidays are looking a little different this year but you can still show off your holiday spirit by adorning your home with lights and other decorations. Proud of the work you put into your decorations and want all of San Gabriel to see? Then snap a picture and send it our way! 

How to Enter : Take a picture of your home, choose a category to enter your home in and visit SanGabrielCity.com/1504 to submit it. Don't forget: Submissions are due no later than December 10 at 6pm. Winners will be announced on December 18. This contest is available to San Gabriel residents only.  

Click here to view flyer

Story Time with Santa's Elves

Story Time - Elf reading a book

Reading Time | December 17 at 7:00pm @ Zoom

Box Pick-up | December 15 from 6:00pm-7:00pm @ Mission Playhouse Parking Lot

$12 per family | Course # 7000.104  |  Click here to register.

Santa is extremely busy this time of year so he tasked one of his elves with reading to the children of San Gabriel. Join one of Santa's Elves live via Zoom. 

As part of your registration each family will receive:

    A copy of the book being read so everyone can follow along

    Hot cocoa for four 

    Zoom link to a live reading with Santa's Elves

For more information or questions please contact Matthew Morales-Stevens, Recreation Supervisor at 626-308-2875 or mmoralesstevens@sgch.org.