24th Annual Holiday Sonata

Where: Uptown Whittier

When: Saturday, December 3rd

4:00pm – 9:00pm



Step back in time as the Whittier Uptown Association hosts the 24th Annual Holiday Sonata in Historic Uptown Whittier.

The evening will be filled with traditional activities throughout Uptown featuring enchanting horse drawn carriage and trolley rides, giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy a magical evening through the Uptown District (there will be a nominal fee per person for the rides).

There will be an enchanted Santa’s Village area for children of all ages! Santa and his elves will greet everyone with warm holiday wishes and give you an opportunity to take a lasting photo to cherish.

This FREE event is open to the public. Family, friends and visitors are greeted with a warm welcome at shops, boutiques and restaurants as they stroll the streets of beautiful Uptown Whittier. Participating merchants will host an open house for you to visit their locations and find that special Christmas gift.

Uptown Whittier offers a plethora of dining places to choose from along with specialty dessert shops as well.

The Whittier Uptown Association invites families, friends, and visitors to come out and enjoy the holiday festivities, take a ride in a carriage, have some hot cocoa and enjoy the holiday cheer!


For Sponsorship opportunities contact our Operations Manager, Olivia Rios (562) 696-2662 or email olivia@whittieruptown.org

If you have any questions please contact the Whittier Uptown Association office (562) 696-2662, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.


Schedule for Dance Studios (Bright & Philadelphia Stage) 
  • (5:15-6:00pm) Claylee Stewarts Dance Academy
  • (6:00-6:45pm) Paso de Oro
  • (7:00-7:30pm) Studio Danza
  • (7:30-8:15pm) Dance Image
  • (8:30-9:00pm) Studio Danza Closing
Schedule for Entertainment (Greenleaf Galleria Stage)
  • (5:00pm) Introduction – Master of Ceremonies, Ron Galarze
  • Mayor Joe Vinatieri
  • Council Member, Fernando Dutra
  • (5:15pm) Hoover School – Sharon Carter
  • (5:45pm) Katherine Edwards School & Andrews School – Ryan Culton
  • (6:15pm) Dexter Middle School
  • Laura Pradhan
  • (6:45pm) Boys & Girls Club of Whittier
  • (7:15pm) St. Mary’s of the Assumption Choirs
  • (7:45pm) Whittier High School Band
  • Christmas Music – Steve Shoemaker