Santa highlights Holiday Concert

The excitement reaches a crescendo as Santa Claus arrives at the annual Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Holiday Concert. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

Santa highlights Holiday Concert

Santa Claus will be the guest of honor as he arrives on a red fire truck with lights flashing at Jerabek Neighborhood Park on Sunday, Dec. 9 for the annual Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Holiday Concert.

The musical portion of the event will begin at 5 p.m. with live, holiday-themed music. Children can expect light sticks and candy canes. Santa will arrive as the music begins to wrap-up. The event will officially end at 6:30 p.m.

The Holiday Concert draws a large crowd. The excitement builds as the music winds down near the end of the concert as the siren from the fire truck carrying Santa can be heard when the truck nears the park. Exuberant youngsters cheer loudly as Santa arrives and walks into the park. The jolly old elf stays around until he visits with each and every child in attendance.

Sharp health care is the official sponsor of this year’s holiday concert.

Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that organizes and holds free summertime concerts for the community once each month from June through September. The annual Holiday Concert in December is the last concert of the year, closing out the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park season. Those wishing to learn more or wanting to contribute to Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park may visit

Those planning to attend the Holiday Concert should dress in warm clothing and arrive early to find parking. Visitors may bring low-backed chairs to sit in and picnic baskets are allowed. Pets and plastic tarps are not allowed.

Jerabek Neighborhood Park is at 10150 Avenida Magnifica.

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