The Annual Christmas Play

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.  ~Harlan Miller

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater Christmas Play

Page Created December 7th 2018- Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:30:AM

We drive from Seal Beach to Claremont but it is worth the 45 minute journey. This year the traffic was extremely lite and the weather was picture perfect! Today we get to see "The Perfect Christmas" and our whole family is here. We are missing one daughter, three grandkids, and tgwo great-grandkids but New Hampshire is a long drive so we understand!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Sue has the book of knowledge with her (the seating arrangements)

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Great friendships!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Mike & Bridgette make the scene!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Greg will help define good! Oh oh!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
It was 70 degrees and bright... Not a cloud in the sky!

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Place your order ladies!
Yolie, Irene, Vicky and Kathy

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The arrivals! Joe snaps the photos while Michele and Diane watch

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The Catal Contingent! Rene and Santiago!

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Roses everywhere! A beautiful family.

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Best seat in the house

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Greg is itching for the curtain to rise!

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Oh oh... These two again?

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A pair of hams!

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Dad studies the menu!

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Mike must want something special!

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Sue visits the gang!
Irene, Sue, Sam & Brenda

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The ladies have discovered "finger food"
Emma and Lilly...what one thinks of the other does!

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Grandpa and Grandma taking it all in!

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Sue makes sure everyone is have a good time! Or else!

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And enjoys the visit!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Now here we have a REALLY CUTE COUPLE!!!

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Lisa has arrived... We can get started!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
We have nine tables of eight and two table of four
It's almost a full house!

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Everyone pretty much knows each other after so many years!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
And every seat in the theater is a good seat!

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Visiting continues... Marsha, Leon and Craig dive into the appetizers

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Craig, Marianne, and Brian
Brian is all dressed for the occasion!

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Mr. Elf... Your dinner is served... hic!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Save the glass... Just bring two straws!
Better check thier ID's

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Vicky, Kathy, Ed, and Donna... All is OK...The wine is flowing!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
The Lind table is filled to capacity plus!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Grandpa asks "Emma, are you really going up to see Santa this year by yourself? The girls look so dressed up!

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The Alcala-Rose table... Looking good! Christopher steals the show!

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Mr. Christopher is getting a lot of attention!

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Amy also makes the rounds!
We are so lucky to have her as a daughter-in-law!

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Love that tie Ed!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Sisters... Sisters... We are certainly sisters!
We should ask them to do the scene from White Christmas

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All the way from Seal Beach... Kaye and Mike

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Dinner is disappearing before our eyes!

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Carri joins the fun with great stories of dance!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
The serive was OUTSTANDING this afternoon!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Lisa/Pete just arrived from San Diego! They never miss it!

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Michele and Sue try the veggie plates!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

In 1985, the Candlelight Pavilion hosted its first Christmas show, and for more than 30 years we have continued the tradition of writing and producing each of our Christmas shows with a focus on the spirit of the season and bringing family and friends together. We invite you to continue your Christmas traditions with us as we celebrate with an all-new story, The Perfect Christmas. As is always the tradition here at the Candlelight Pavilion, Santa and Mama stay after the performance to meet guests. Don’t forget your cameras!

Sue and Paul began this tradition in 1988 after seeing it advertised in a local newspaper...We have never missed!

This year the town is not lit up because last years theme was Christmas on the Moon? This year, the town let the new people choose the theme and it was worse, Christmas On Mars!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

It took all the kids of the world to join Santa and Mrs Clause to get the town lit up and put the Christmas Spirit back into everybody's hearts!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
The the break, dessert is served and then.....

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Charlie & Alex...A pair to draw too!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Charlie, Alex, Emma, ???, and Miss Lilly

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Time to visit Santa... Charie & Alex are just too cute!

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Come on up Boys & Girls!

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She has a plan... What is it?

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
What goes through a four year old's mind at this time of year?

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Emma knows something!

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The $1,000,000 expression!

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Lilly and Santa have a conversation!

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Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
"Lilliana is such a pretty name!"

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"Come on Santa... Keep reading!"

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Charlie & Alex want an X-Box!

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Remy wants a more comfortable seat!
Hang-on Remy... Mrs. Claus will be done in a minute!

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"BINGO... Did you hear that Mom & Dad... He knows what I want"

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Christopher Alcala gets to visit Santa

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What does Mama want for Christmas? Rene better know!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & FriendsAlex is paying close attention!

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Lilly makes sure everybody knows!

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She listens to every word!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Alex is committing it to memory!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
The letters form the kids are read out loud!

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Careful! Precious cargo!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Mrs. Santa has Remington now...Four months old!

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We be talking cute here!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Serious conversations underway!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Now Mrs. Santa knows what Remy wants for Christmas!

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"I'll keep this on!" Mom says it's OK

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The lap of luxury!

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Both look very happy!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Lilly is still the ham!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
The little ones are enjoying their stage presence!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Chris is going to ask Santa for some goodies!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Proud Mama!

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Remy looks pretty comfortable here!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
The family is starting to gather!

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We be here!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Good looking group!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Kids...Grandkids...Great Grandkids...

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
The rest of the family await in the wings!

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The star of the show!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Charlie, Lilly, and Alex

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Donna & Bob

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Charlie, Lilly, Emma, and Alex

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Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
It be a gaggle!

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If you can't see the camera, the camera can't see you!

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All smiles!

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Hands up!

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Emma escapes

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Grandma Michele has her camera going!

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Amy says 4:3 the card bounces!

 

 

 

 

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Goodbye Remy...Come back next year!

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"Papa... You gotta be going... The sleigh must be packed!"

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They are off!

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The children of the world return totheir seats!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
How do they get the town all lit up???

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Lotsa help from these two!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends
Another super afternoon at the Candlelight!

Candlelight Theather Annual Christmas Play 12/8/2018 With Family & Friends