The Bakersfield Californian

Still more events to celebrate the holiday season


Tehachapi kicked off the holiday season with a bunch of activities last weekend, but that’s not the end of the community celebrations.

Here’s a list of other upcoming events:

DEC. 8

■ Family story time focused on Hanukkah from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Tehachapi Branch Library, 212 S. Green St.

■ Annual Messiah concert, a Tehachapi tradition, will feature the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus under the direction of Sandy

Adams alongside the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra. Begins at 7 p.m. at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road, Tehachapi. Donations welcome.

DEC. 9

■ Breakfast with Santa in Stallion Springs from 8 to 11 a.m. (with reservations for one of three time slots required). Sponsored by the Stallion Springs Community Services District recreation department. $8 for adults, $5 for kids or $30 for a family of up to six people. Sign up at the recreation desk at district headquarters, 27800 Stallion Springs Drive.

■ Photos with Santa at the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum downtown, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

DEC. 11

■ Tehachapi’s public menorah lighting, sponsored by Chabad of Bakersfield. Enjoy doughnuts, dreidels and live music, beginning at 6 p.m. at Moses Master Carpet, 110 E. Tehachapi Blvd.

DEC. 15

■ Discover Tehachapi offers a repeat of its free

Christmas Light Tour, held for the first time last year. The company is partnering with RC Limousine and estimates it should be able to accommodate around 200 people. First come, first served. Gather at the American Legion Post 221 building, 125 E. F St. in downtown Tehachapi, from 6 to 9 p.m. Hot cocoa, crafts, games and a warm place to wait inside for the tour.

DEC. 16

■ Photos with Santa at the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum downtown, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

■ “Coney Island Christmas” opened on Friday night, and performances continue through Dec. 17. Presented by Tehachapi Community Theatre Association at the historic BeeKay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Tickets are $20 each with discounts for seniors, military and kids under 16. More information online at


The Semerenko Team (RE/MAX All-Pro) will release its official map of decorated homes by Dec. 15.

Voting will open the same day and continue until midnight on Dec. 23.

This is the fourth year the real estate company has sponsored the Festival of Lights. This year’s event includes $2,100 in prizes for three different areas — Tehachapi proper and surrounding areas, Bear Valley Springs and Stallion Springs.

Some entrants have already decorated their homes and posted photos and addresses on the company’s Facebook page. For more information, visit bit. ly/4a4ng8q.





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