Topanga’s Annual Snow Night Warms the Holiday Season!

By Annemarie Donkin
Annemarie DonkinBy Annemarie Donkin

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Topanga’s Annual Snow Night Warms the Holiday Season!
Photos by Annemarie Donkin Snow blower transforms Pine Tree Circle parking lot into Snow Night and snowball fights!
It was truly a “White Christmas” when about 20 tons of snow was blown onto the parking lot at Pine Tree Circle for the Annual Snow Night and dinner on Sunday, December19. To the community’s great delight, Nathan Daneshgar, owner of Pine Tree Circle, hosted the event and provided cold snow, hot food and a festive brass band to celebrate the season. Daneshgar has carried on the tradition started by former Pine Tree Circle owners Steve and Leslie Carlson more than 22 years ago. This season’s Snow Night was most welcome after the beloved event was canceled last year due to COVID-19. No sooner had the snow settled around 4 p.m. than the little kids began running, slipping and sliding, and throwing icy snowballs. The local shops stayed open throughout the evening while folks gathered around a giant fire circle to eat and warm their hands. Dr. Doug Roy and Topanga’s All-American Howling Coyote (Jingle Bells) Brass Band played cheerful holiday music from the balcony of Pine Tree Circle as many Topangans sang along! For dinner, folks lined up to enjoy piping hot pies from L.A. Pizzeria Mobile Woodfire Pizza (lapizzeriaco.com), and tasty dishes from Newrish Healthy Foods (newrish.com).
Dr. Doug Roy and Topanga’s All-American Howling Coyote (Jingle Bells) Brass Band and carolers bring Christmas spirit from on high to Snow Night 2021 on Sunday, Dec. 19.
Families also enjoyed vegan plates from Flower Child foods (iamaflowerchild.com) and topped it all off with sweet treats from the Recess ice cream truck! (recesstruck.com).
One family who arrived early and enjoyed the evening with their friend, Rob Evans and his son Donavan, 4½, were Ramy and Jaspreet Katrib with their son, Leo, 4½.

“It was our first Topanga Snow Night and we look forward to many more,” Jaspreet wrote. “Leo and his buddy Donavan were so excited. Leo wants you to know that ‘we got to have a snowball fight and I got hit in the face two times! After that we got to eat some tacos!”

Pine Tree Circle is located at 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
From left, Rob Evans and his son, Donavan, 4 ½, attended Snow Night with Ramy and Jaspreet Katrib and their son, Leo, 4½.
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