Good evening, San Gabriel

Experience the silent film era at Silent Sundays at the Mission Playhouse beginning on Sunday, November 17! This season includes Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Marion Davies and Harold Lloyd. Purchase a subscription for the entire Silent Sunday series for the special price of $35.

Now, here is what's making news for the week of November 13, 2019:
Register now for Turkey Trot on November 16
Runners, we hope you'll register for this year's Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 16 at Vincent Lugo Park beginning at 6:00 a.m.

Our annual run features a 10K and 5K run, a 5K walk and a 1K youth run, along with a finisher medal, raffle ticket and shirt!
Santa is coming to San Gabriel
Each year around Christmas time, hundreds of San Gabriel residents and shoppers look forward to the arrival of Santa Claus riding atop his fire sleigh through our streets, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

As we approach this annual tradition, we invite you to learn more about Santa's annual ride in this new FAQ!
Parking restrictions lifted during the holiday season
(new corrected dates)
Correction: in our last edition of CityBeat, we noted that November 23 and November 24 were both exempt from parking permits. This is incorrect. The correct date is November 28 and November 29 in addition to December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2020 for parking exemptions.

We apologize for the error and we've included our original post below for reference.


In the spirit of the holiday season, the San Gabriel Police Department is offering overnight parking exemptions for the following dates: November 23 and 24 , December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2020. During these dates, overnight parking passes are not required.

Please ensure your vehicles are locked and valuables are not left inside your car. If you have any questions, please contact our Traffic Sergeant at 626.308.2860.
Holiday Tree Lighting to take place December 3
Come to our 43rd annual Holiday Tree Lighting on December 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Plaza Park located at 428 South Mission Drive.

This year's event will feature refreshments, live entertainment, ornament decorating, a photo booth and more followed by a visit from Santa!
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • Kiwanis Club of San Gabriel: San Gabriel Police and Firefighter Appreciation Luncheon on November 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 225 West Valley Boulevard, Ballroom C in San Gabriel
  • San Gabriel Mission High School: Open House on November 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 254 South Santa Anita Street in San Gabriel
  • City of San Gabriel: Turkey Trot on November 16 beginning at 6:00 a.m. at Vincent Lugo Park
  • City of San Gabriel: Holiday Tree Lighting on December 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 428 South Mission Drive.
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