Highlights: Holiday Extravaganza 2017, Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival, Committee Recruitments
Connect With Pacifica This Week

Happy 60th Birthday to Pacifica today, Nov. 22, 2017! The celebration events last weekend were a great success. Thank you to everyone from the community who attended, all of the community organizations that were represented at the Open House, the team of City employees that coordinated and staffed that event, the team of City, Chamber of Commerce, and Historical Society members who planned the entire weekend, and the Chamber of Commerce and Historical Society for the dinner and lunch celebrations at Nick’s! Next up is the Holiday Lighting at the Community Center on Dec. 1 and the Rockaway Tree Lighting on Dec. 3, details below. Also note the Holiday Safety Tips item below, and have a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

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City Manager

Holiday Extravaganza 2017
The City of Pacifica hosts THREE AMAZING EVENTS in its Holiday Extravaganza at the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive.
Holiday Lighting , Friday, December 1st, at 5:30 pm featuring Cabrillo School Choir and a visit from Santa! This annual tradition has continued since the 1990s.
Santa’s Workshop , Saturday, Dec. 2nd, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm . $5 cash or check at the door — kids get to make a gingerbread house, can do a holiday craft and visit with Santa!
Elf Market (2 Days) , Friday, December 1st, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm . Pacifica’s very own unique craft fair! Shop for holiday gifts handcrafted by local artists and community organizations with over 57 vendors.
Plus, the fun continues on Sunday, December 3rd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with the 7th Annual Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival . See below for more information.

City News
  • Visit the City of Pacifica Booth and More at the 7th Annual Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival on Dec. 3 - Pacificans are offered another opportunity to come together to ring in the holiday season on Sunday, December 4 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with the 7th Annual Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival in the Rockaway Beach district off of Hwy 1 & Rockaway Beach Ave in Pacifica. Free cable car rides get you to the event from the Pacifica Community Center beginning at 3:30 pm. Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:00 pm, and the tree lighting takes place at 6:00 pm. Enjoy local shops, vendor booths, live music, free pony rides, snow flurries, food trucks and more. Be sure to stop by the City of Pacifica booth and say "hi" while you're there. Click here for more information about the event.

  • Now Recruiting for Library Advisory Committee - The City of Pacifica is recruiting qualified citizens to fill a vacancy on the Library Advisory Committee. The application deadline is November 30. See the Recruitment Notice for more information. Applications are available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506. Visit the Library Advisory Committee webpage and the Library Project webpage for more information about this committee and the new library project.

  • Sea Level Rise Community Work Group Is Now Forming - The City of Pacifica is seeking applicants to participate in the Sea Level Rise Community Work Group (CWG). The CWG will be a cornerstone of the stakeholder engagement program for Pacifica’s sea level rise assessment and planning. Please see this link for a description and application for more information. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by December 13 and can be submitted via email at o’connorb@ci.pacifica.ca.us or mailed to Bonny O’Connor, Assistant Planner, at 170 Santa Maria Ave. Pacifica, CA 94044. For more information about the impact and Pacifica's planning efforts with respect to sea level rise, see the Sea Level Rise webpage.
Press Releases

Save The Date
  • Nov. 22 - City Hall closes at 5:00pm for Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Nov. 23 - 24 - City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Nov. 27 - City Council Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Full Agenda for more information.

  • Nov. 30 - Application Deadline for Library Advisory Committee. See the Recruitment Notice and City News section above for more information.

  • Dec. 1 - Holiday Lighting Event at Pacifica Community Center 5:30pm. See City News section above for more information.

  • Dec. 1 - Elf Market at Pacifica Community Center 6:00pm - 9:00pm. See City News section above for more information.

  • Dec. 2 - Elf Market at Pacifica Community Center 10:00am - 4:00pm. Santa's Workshop from 11:00am - 2:00pm. See City News section above for more information.

  • Dec. 3 - Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival 4:00pm - 7:00pm. See the City News section above for more information.

  • Upcoming City Meetings – For information about upcoming City meetings, visit the City of Pacifica website at www.cityofpacifica.org and check the Calendar for City Council Meetings and Other City Meetings at the bottom of the page. 
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