Join us as we celebrate the all new Holiday Cheer in Temple City festivities. Times are different and we have re-imagined the 2020 holiday season to be a fun, festive and safe celebration. We are excited to bring an array of activities for all ages throughout the month of December. Please take a moment to check out all the December holiday events in Temple City below.  

Holiday Lighting

The holiday season kicks-off in Temple City on Friday, December 4th. Along Las Tunas Drive and at City Hall, Temple City Park and Live Oak Park the City's holiday lights will officially turn on! The first Friday of December is a special time in the City with the 100 foot redwood tree at Temple City Park as the centerpiece of our holiday lights. 

Holiday Decoration Contest
a5947 Agnes Ave.

Turn on your holiday lights and display your festive decorations! The Holiday Decorating Contest is back again for 2020. City staff will be cruising the entire City in search of festive homes and businesses the evening of December 9th. For more detailed information please visit

Holiday Parade

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa is visiting the Temple City community on Wednesday, December 16 and Thursday, December 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The holiday parade will be led by the L.A. County Fire Department fire engine along with our City Council members. We encourage the community to say hello along the parade route from the safety of your front door. 

Please note, although Santa lives in the North Pole, he does not want to risk getting sick before Christmas, so all visits are weather permitting. 

Elf Scavenger Hunt 

The City of Temple City will be hosting an Elf Scavenger Hunt all month-long from December 1st through December 30th.  Each week elves will be placed around the City at local parks and business window fronts in Temple City. Clues for the location of the "Golden Elf" will be posted on the city's Holiday Cheer webpage on December 7th, 14th, and 21st.   Be the first to locate the "Golden Elf" and take an "Elf-fie" (that's an Elf Selfie) and email it to Parks and Recreation Department at  Winners and prizes will be announced on Fridays.