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Snow in Monterey Park


Barnes Park in Monterey Park was the site of manmade snow on December 5.

Residents and staff watched in wonder as crushed ice was sprayed on the hillsides of the amphitheater.

Dan Costley welcomed everyone to the Second Annual Holiday Snow Village.  Tonight’s event features live entertainment, sled rides, a snow play area and the man of the hour, Santa Claus.


Mayor Hans Liang welcomed the resident to the Second Annual Snow Village. Enjoy the snow! He thanked the staff, committee and volunteers for this event. Have a good time.


Councilmember Mitch Ing welcomed everyone to this event. He advised them it is 9 degrees at his childhood hometown in Canada. He played hockey from the age of five. All the children learned to ice skate. Enjoy the snow! Welcome to Monterey Park.


Councilmember Teresa Real Sebastian, who is the major planner of the Snow Village, said we have 18 tons of snow in the park. She thanked the committee, staff and sponsors for their support. Raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win one of the many Christmas trees that dressed the stage.


Santa Claus was spotted on the roof of the stage where he greeted the guests. He helped light the Christmas trees to the delight of the children.


Councilmember Real Sebastian introduced the Holiday Snow Village Committee: Bob Tam, Teresa Wang, Deana Sewell, Bryan James Sewell, Officer Troy Grant, Nanette Thompson and Margaret Leung to the audience.



Santa Claus joined Jessica Ramos and Councilmember Teresa Real Sebastian on the stage to answer several questions before he took his seat of honor to visit with his many friends.


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Santa Claus shared many secrets with his fan club members. All of the children received a Snowman cookie after their visit from his helper, Jessica Ramos.


Mayor Pro Tem Peter Chan greeted the residents with have a good time in the snow! He wished everyone Happy Holidays!


Councilmember Anthony Wong said to play in the snow. We need to join together, work together and share our cultures. He wished everyone Happy Holidays!



Children of all ages enjoyed playing in the snow. They built little snowmen. For some residents this is their first snowfall as they crunched in the snow as they walked around the area.



The sled run was very popular with brave souls who traveled down the hillside at a fast pace on sleds.






Students from Meher Montessori School, Rice Elementary School, Garvey Intermediate School and Shurr High School entertained the audience with their selection of Christmas and Holiday Carols.

Young members of the audience helped the Shurr band with their bell ringing.


The Grinch was spotted running behind the stage stealing Christmas presents.


Frosty, the Snowman, visited with his fans during the evening.




Children joined the Shurr Band and the committee members for the end of the celebration with confetti poppers that filled the air with colorful snow.

The Holiday Snow Village was a wonderful gift to the residents and their friends from the City of Monterey Park.

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