Artisanal LA Holiday City Market in Old Pasadena

Sauce LA has partnered with the City of Pasadena, The Old Pasadena Management District and a number of picturesque local small businesses to bring together the first ever Artisanal LA.

The Holiday City Market, Artisanal LA, will take place between Holly Street, Raymond Avenue, and Fair Oaks Avenue on December 6th, 2014. The event will unite a curated selection of some local favorite makers and crafters with over 150+ independent shops, restaurants, and cafes for one incredibly festive all day European Inspired market. The Holiday City Market will be unlike anything in Southern California. The event will border the Memorial Park Station and Del Mar Station and will coincide with other local Holiday events in the area. And, of course, there will be photos with Santa, and maybe even some snow. 

Artisanal LA showcases the best artisanal food vendors around the country. Attendees shop a wide array of edible treats from butchers to chocolate makers, and enjoy programming like hands-on workshops, chef-led demos, expert panels and speakers educating guests on various food related topics as well as the opportunity to learn about non-profit organizations changing the local food scene in Los Angeles.

December 6, 2014; 11am-10pm; Between Raymond Ave, Holly St, and Fair Oaks Ave.; Free, All Ages; visit for more information


-Jose Florentino


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L.A. Zoo Lights

The Los Angeles Zoo presents an all-new holiday light experience bringing enchantment and magic to the L.A. Zoo! It wouldn’t be Christmas without you in this extraordinary holiday extravaganza!

A dazzling winter wonderland taken over by glowing animals, singing elephants and origami rhinos, real life reindeer, Santa Claus, and holiday treats to enjoy under the starry night holiday sky! All at the Los Angeles Zoo nightly between Friday,
November 28th and Sunday, January 4th at the LA Zoo. It is a must see holiday spectacular at the start of the holiday season!

The Los Angeles Zoo was opened in 1966 and has been dedicated to nurture wildlife and enrich the human experience. The L.A. Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. The L.A. Zoo Lights is produced in partnership with theatrical set designer Gregg Lacy and lighting expert John McGuire –both recognized for state-of-the-art, spectacular stage performances and large-scale events.

Los Angeles Zoo. 5333 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027. Admission Rates vary as follows: Adults: $13.00, Children: $11.00 (ages 2-12), Online Early Bird rate: $8.00 (all ages).

– Stephanie Hurtado

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Zoo.