Winterfest promises to be a wonderful holiday season to remember!
(PRWEB) November 26, 2013
Celebrate New Snow Bell Rockin’ Nights in
Southern California Wine Country’s
Old Town Temecula
Celebration of new Snow Bell Rockin’ Nights with a musical, seemingly magical snowfall-show debuts Friday, November 29, 2013, at 7, 8, and 9 p.m., and continues every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night through January 4, 2014, in Southern California Wine Country’s Old Town Temecula historic district. The Temecula Valley Old Town celebration also highlights seasonal menus featured in Old Town restaurants with premium Temecula Valley wines; theatrical productions of The Nutcracker Ballet, and Christmas Carol: The Musical; outdoor ice-skating, wine tasting, live music, and special events like Santa’s Electric Light Parade, Holiday Taste of Old Town, and Winter Wonderland.
“Celebration of new Snow Bell Rockin’ Nights with a musical snowfall-show debuts in Southern California Wine Country’s Old Town Temecula historic district November 29, and continues every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, through January 4. The celebration also highlights Old Town restaurants’ seasonal menus, premium Temecula Valley wines, The Nutcracker Ballet, Christmas Carol: The Musical, outdoor ice-skating, wine tasting, live music, Santa’s Electric Light Parade, Holiday Taste of Old Town, and Winter Wonderland. The new show is a gift from the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (TVCVB) and the City of Temecula to all Temecula Valley visitors and residents. This genuinely promises to be a wonderful Winterfest holiday season to remember,” said Kimberly Adams, TVCVB president and CEO, in making the announcement. “Less-busy Sunday-through-Thursday nights are especially appealing,” Adams added. “Temecula hotels and resorts offer special (better-than-weekend) nightly room rates, and with Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail, there are many quality experiences to share.” Many Temecula hotels will host hot cocoa and cookies during the celebration. Welcoming 2 million visitors yearly, casual, picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.
*1-Experience New Snow Bell Rockin’ Nights at Temecula Civic Center
Recalling California missions’ role in establishing vines and winemaking in the Golden State circa 1770, the majestic mission-revival style Temecula Civic Center is venue for the Snow Bell Rockin’ Nights show. Synchronized with the clock tower’s holiday bells, the seemingly magical snowfall-show debuts November 29 (7, 8, and 9 p.m.), and continues Thursday-Friday-Saturday nights through January 4.
*2-Stroll the Twinkling Lights of Old Town Front Street
Along Old Town’s main promenade, 30,000 twinkling lights glow, nightly; shops feature holiday displays.
*3-The Nutcracker Ballet at Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Beautiful ballet graces the stage, November 29, 30; December 1; 18-23.
*4-Live Music at The Merc in Old Town Temecula
The 48-seat club features live music, great acoustics: Sundays, Classical; Thursdays, Jazz; first/third Saturdays, Country; last Sundays, Cabaret.
*5-Wine and Dine at Old Town Temecula Restaurants
Old Town Temecula restaurants are independently owned-and-operated. Many welcome groups by advance arrangement.
At Baily’s (dinner nightly), starters include baked brie with spiced-orange marmalade; entrées, grilled rib-eye steak. At Gambling Cowboy (dinner, Tuesday-Sunday), menu includes barbecue-braised short ribs, poblano-chile risotto. Palumbo’s Ristorante (dinner, Tuesday-Sunday) features garlic-and-rosemary-rubbed, grilled lamb chops with spaghetti, fresh spinach, sun-dried tomato. Tapa-wine bar, Parea features specialties like Mediterranean pearl-couscous; moussaka; soy-ginger-citrus, grilled salmon. Public House (dinner nightly) features bleu-cheese-pecan crusted Blaine Mignon; Stroganoff Revisited. By advance reservation at The Bank, dine in The Vault; starters include fresh ceviche; entrées, carné asada; camarones (garlic-shrimp). All feature premium, award-winning Temecula Valley wines.
Robin’s Nest Desserts (Wednesday/Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday/Saturday, 5-10 p.m.) offers proprietary-recipe Carrot Cake with signature-recipe, cream-cheese frosting.
*6-Swirl and Taste at Old Town Temecula Wine-Tasting Rooms
Old Town’s welcoming wine-tasting rooms include Lorimar Loft (Monday-Thursday until 8 p.m.; Friday/Saturday, 10 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.), featuring new-release 2011 Vivace (estate-Sangiovese); 2010 Nocturne (estate-Syrah); also, 2008 Port-style Dolce Vita. Happy hours: Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. Live music: Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.
Fazeli Cellars (Wednesday-Sunday until 9 p.m.) features Yalda, (proprietary, estate-grown Grenache-Shiraz-Movedre blend) honoring Winter Solstice. Happy hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 4-8 p.m. Live music: see website.
*7-Christmas Carol: The Musical at Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Scrooge’s heartwarming transformation is a musical-extravaganza, December 5, 7, 8; 11-15.
*8-Santa’s Electric Light Parade in Old Town Temecula
Festivities (December 6, 7 p.m.) include illuminated floats, equestrians, bands.
*9-Holiday Taste of Old Town Temecula
Restaurant samples, wine-tasting discounts, and goodie bags offered at restaurants, wine-tasting rooms, specialty-shops, December 11 (4-8 p.m.).
*10-Temecula on Ice: Outdoor Skating-Rink at Temecula Town Square
The 3,500 square-foot/1,067 square-meter, state-of-the art, colorfully lit rink is open daily and nightly, December 13-January 5. Rental ice-skates are contemporary/comfortable.
*11-Winter Wonderland: Real Snow to Play In
Pennypickle’s Workshop hosts tons-of-snow, carnival-style games, face-painting, s’mores, hot cocoa, and Santa Claus (December 13).
*Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.
About the Temecula Valley and the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
With natural gifts of climate and geography, (including Pu’eska Mountain, the Rainbow Gap, and Santa Margarita Gap) Temecula Valley is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, quality wines, and gracious, friendly wineries as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The popular boutique destination is home to 2013 California State Winery of the Year, South Coast Winery.
Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors, is online including a complete daily Events Calendar at VisitTemecula.org; Facebook, “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country”; Twitter, @Visit_Temecula. The Temecula Valley Visitors Center in Downtown Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes adjacent free Old Town Temecula Parking Garage) is open 7 days.
Kimberly Adams, President and CEO
Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
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