Santa’s Coming to Town

Be sure to be part of the fun on December 1 at 6 p.m. when Santa himself will stop on Hilltop Blvd. right where the Golden Oaks Thrift Store is located at 31962 Hilltop Boulevard. Come enjoy some hot chocolate, treats, hot cider and et into the Christmas spirit.  This fun annual holiday event is sponsored by the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and the Golden Oaks. Be sure to wear warm clothes and carry a jacket or heavy blankets because it’s probably going to be cold.

Santa’s waiting for all the fun and a lot of local businesses will help welcome him to Running Springs with special holiday discounts.


Santa’s Coming to R.S. On Dec. 1

It’s definitely this time of year when Santa comes to Running Springs to meet the children and to have Christmas fun in our local community. This years event will be held December 1 at 6 p.m. at the Golden Oaks Thrift Store parking lot on Hilltop Boulevard close to Jensen’s Market. Bundle up and enjoy the lighting of the beautiful tree, caroling, hot cider, and hot chocolate as well as holiday discounts. This great event is sponsored each year by the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce so wear your warm winter clothes and enjoy this fun event.

See you there for the tree lighting on Hilltop Boulevard and a big “thank you” to the chamber of  commerce and the Golden Oaks. Santa always loves to fly into Running Springs for this holiday fun so be sure you’re there because Santa will miss you terribly if you’re not around for the lighting of the tree and the chance to purchase gifts with discounts at many of our businesses.


Santa’s Coming to Running Springs on Dec. 1—Be There or HUMBUG!

Don’t tell anyone but Santa’s confirmed his flight path and he promises to be in Running Springs on December 1 at 6 p.m. He simply can’t wait to light up the  tree and “officially” start Christmas where the (always wonderful) Golden Oaks thrift store on Hilltop Blvd. Thanks to the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Santa won’t miss one minute of the fun and our local businesses celebrate by giving shoppers discounts, discounts and more discounts. In addition to shopping fun there will be caroling, holiday treats, hot chocolate  and hot cider. What would we do is Santa didn’t come this year? Well, you won’t have to worry because Running Springs is always at the top of his “go to have fun” list. Doesn’t that sound like fun??????!!!!!!!!!

Come and get into the Christmas season….after all, you don’t want Santa to put a heavy piece of coal in your stocking if you don’t come on out for all the fun! One of the best parts of this great (and longstanding) event is that the beautiful tree (close to Jensen’s Market on Hilltop Boulevard), will have been adorned by thousands of colorful lights.

See you on December 1 at 6 p.m. Come out and enjoy the beautiful tree and all the Christmas fun that goes along with this special time of the year.

Don’t disappoint Santa by being somewhere else on this special evening because he might put a piece of coal in your Christmas stocking if you don’t show up.. Bundle up and wear lots of warm clothes to keep you warm….after all (eeekkkkk!) Christmas really is just around the corner (or should I say) It’ll be here before we know it.


From Mexican to Chinese!

Running Springs residents are giddy with knowing that a fabulous Chinese restaurant will soon be completed and opened to the public right on Hwy. 18 in “downtown” Running Springs. This is such great news and I know that once the restaurant is open they’re bound happily greet their customers and vice-versa.

Located in a building that has been there for many, many years the original restaurant, I believe, was Don Pepe’s but the Mexican restaurant closed several years ago.  Won’t it be wonderful to have a Chinese restaurant “at our finger tips.” I am sure that locals, part-timers and visitors will be thrilled. I know it will be a big hit in our community so keep your eyes open and enjoy the work as it gets closer and closer to the opening. Just for fun you might get a set of chopsticks and start using them so you can be ready when the new restaurant opens.

Wasn’t Halloween Fun in Downtown R.S. Fun!!!!!!!

A big “BOO” and “Thank You Too” to all the local businesses and the members of the Running Springs chamber of commerce who opened their doors in town so the kids could have a great time? Springs of Life Church on Hilltop Boulevard and the Golden Oaks members had a great time with all the kids when  the Golden Oaks Thrift parking lot  was filled with (what seemed like a million excited trick-or-treaters). Boy were they having fun and so were their parents and friends.. Halloween is so much fun along Hilltop Blvd. (Hwy. 18) and it’s one of those holidays that children never forget. With all the kids huddled around the local businesses they had a ball. Not only did the children have a terrific time so did all the parents and friends as well as all the shopkeepers involved.

Halloween Fun from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 in R.S.

With Halloween right around the corner (on October 31) family fun will be held throughout the communities. From 2 to 5 p.m. participating merchants in Arrowbear Lake and Running Springs are going all out to make sure the local children and their families have great Halloween fun. While much of the fun or trick-or-treating will take place along the highway that goes through Running Springs be sure to take the kids to the trunk or treat at Kid’s Corner from 2 to4 p.m. Kid’s Corner is the preschool on Hunsaker Drive near the library.
For many years the Running Springs Chamber of Commerce has sponsored this fun Halloween event so put on some face paint (after all adults need to have Halloween fun too) and come out for this annual event.
For more information call Suzie at the Cut Above at (909) 867-9111.
See you there! For extra fun dress up and “be a kid” again.

R.S. Chamber Hosting Annual Installation

As the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce has done for decades their annual installation of officers and recognition dinner is set for Saturday, October 28. this annual event will be held at Snow Valley Mountain Resort on Hwy.18 in Running Springs.
From 6 to 7 p.m. a silent auction and social time will be held so come early and enjoy the fun. Come and see all the great items you can bid on. Trust me, our local businesses have been involved so a big “thank you” to all of them who support this event that helps the chamber of commerce each year. Bidding on (and hopefully winning) the donated items is a great way to pick up early holiday gifts. For years I have purchased items and let me tell you, it’s a great way to not panic as the holiday months get closer and closer. Just think, you might be able to cut down on crazy trips to stores that get crazier and crazier each year as the holidays arrive.
The delicious prime rib dinner buffet, prepared by (local) Bacchus Catering, will be held at 7 p.m. This local restaurant (Blondie’s) always puts a lot of time and effort to make sure the food is extra-good for this event.
The cost is $30 per person and reservations need to be made and paid for by October 23. By the way, if you desire a vegetarian dinner you need to let the chamber of commerce know ASAP with your request.