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Date: Saturday, 15 December, 2018       Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Centenary United Methodist Church
300 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone: (213) 617-9097
Website: Click to Visit

Little Tokyo Christmas Caroling and Community Holiday Party, Holiday Ondo, Holiday Church Yard Sale, “Photo-oke” Holiday Photo Day, Skid Row-Kyo Holiday Blanket Drop Off

Join in the spirit of culture, community and the holiday season. This is a FREE open public event that will begin at Centenary UMC in Little Tokyo on Saturday December 15, 2018 starting at 8 am (Centenary Japanese Language Church Holiday Yard Sale), a event filled day to get you in the holiday spirit.  

Starting at 3 pm with a good old fashion FREE Community Holiday Party at Centenary UMC located at 300 S. Central Ave. at 3rd Street, the community will be treated to holiday crafts, games, contests, entertainment including a Holiday Public Ondo at 3:30 pm, food and fun.  At 5 pm Carolers will hit the streets of Little Tokyo walking 2nd and 1st Street in Little Tokyo spreading holiday cheer.  Christmas carols will be multi cultural and sung in English and Japanese.  Traditional Japanese winter songs will be included on the caroling list as well. Carolers will also pay visit to the “Go For Broke Monument” and the Veterans Memorial at the JACCC singing carols and patriotic songs.

No singing experience necessary just the willingness to share in and experience this timeless holiday tradition.  Hoping everyone will join in spreading peace and good will within the community during this joyous holiday winter season regardless of faith or beliefs.

Dress warm and bring your walking shoes, be ready to be filled with the holiday spirit.  Don’t wish to sing… Stay behind and enjoy in the fellowship and programming at Centenary that will continue through out the evening. 

This is a FREE holiday event you do not want to miss. Feel free to share this invitation with others, this is a open community event - all welcome to attend and participate. If you have any questions in regards to this event please contact Wesley Nishinaka at wnishinaka at aol or contact Centenary UMC at (213) 617-9097 or www.centenarydtla.org.  See Everyone on Saturday December 15, 2018 in Little Tokyo to share in the spirit of culture and community spreading peace and goodwill during this holiday season.

Saturday December 15, 2018

8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Schedule Breakdown 
08:00 am to 02:00 pm: Holiday Yard Sale
11:00 am to 05:00 pm: Holiday Photo Day 
03:00 pm to 08:00 pm: Holiday Community Gathering
03:30 pm: Holiday Ondo
05:00 pm to 07:00 pm: Little Tokyo Caroling
08:00 am to 08:00 pm: Blankets for the homeless "drop off"

Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Also at Centenary on Saturday December 15, 2018
Centenary Japanese Language Church Holiday Yard Sale Saturday December 15, 2018 from 8 AM to 2 PM.  This is not your ordinary yard sale, but a shopping experience that will fit everyone's tastes, needs and budget.  Everything priced to sell, almost a "give away."  Negotiate prices...  New items, 2nd hand, clothes, appliances, dry goods, boutique, etc.  Too much to list.

Holiday “Photo-oke” Saturday December 15, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm at Centenary.  What is “Photo-oke”???  Basically a “mash up” of a professional photo shoot and karaoke.  Come take professional quality photos by members of the Little Tokyo Community Photographers Club while they sing songs live during the shoot.  Family Portraits, Headshots, Cosplay, Pets, Holiday pictures with multiple backdrops available.  A small sitting fee of $10 per group/individual will be charged with the money going to the church and photographers. Photo(s) will be edited and a digital negative will be provided for your own personal use. Prints can be made, with an additional cost, and ready for pickup two weeks after.  Guaranteed a unique photo experience that will produce the best photos ever…

Holiday Blanket Drop Off for Skid Row-Kyo Mission.  Help us help others during this holiday season.  On Saturday December 15, 2018 we are collecting clean blankets for our neighbors of Skidrow.  On Dec. 15th drop off clean (new or 2nd hand) blankets during any of the events scheduled on that day at Centenary.  Bring a blanket, bring a bunch of blankets, new/2nd hand all quantities greatly appreciated.  Blankets will be directly distributed to our neighbors who call the sidewalks of Skidrow home.  Skid Row-kyo Mission - Non religious, non profit fellowship group based out of Centenary United Methodist Church in Little Tokyo (Downtown Los Angeles / DTLA.) "Skid Row-kyo" refers to the section of Downtown Los Angeles where the "Spirit and Culture" of Little Tokyo, the "Creativity, Imagination and Inspiration" of the Artist District and the "Compassion and Humanity" of Los Angeles's Skid Row District intersect bringing the three community's together in harmony, solidarity and unity. 

Saturday, 15 December, 2018


wesley nishinaka

Phone: (213) 617-9097


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