Watch a Movie this New Year’s Eve

Movies Showing New Year's Eve

Not everyone wants to spend their New Year’s Eve at a loud and crazy party. If this is how you feel, yet you still want to enjoy a fun, but more mellow night, then consider making New Year’s Eve a movie night! There are plenty of great movies out during the holiday season, and some are even sure to be shoe-ins for the next Academy Awards.

Here is a list of some movies that will be showing around New Year’s Eve:

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Passengers
  • Sing
  • La La Land
  • Moana
  • Jackie
  • Why Him?
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Office Christmas Party
  • Collateral Beauty

You can check showtimes for these movies at the Cinemark Antelope Valley Mall, located at Antelope Valley Mall, 1475 W Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551. You will find the majority of these movies showing here. Other movies, such as La La Land, currently have limited releases and you may have to travel a little further to see them.

Popular Restaurants to Try Around Palmdale

Popular Restaurants Palmdale

The great thing about Palmdale is that no matter what type of dish you are craving, there are always so many choices!

Jasmine Thai Restaurant

Get your Thai food fix at this 4.5 Yelp star rated restaurant. Popular dishes include Coconut Chicken Shrimp, Pad Se Ew, Pineapple Chicken Curry, and Combo Fried rice. Jasmine Thai Restaurant is open daily from 11 am to 9 pm. See the menu here.

Lee Esther’s Creole & Cajun Cooking

If you are looking to get your hands on some satisfying creole and cajun cooking, then add Lee Esther’s Creole & Cajun Cooking to your list. You’ll feel as though you have traveled to the South once you take a look at the menu. Get all the information you need by visiting their website.

Lu & Pe Mexican Restaurant and Catering

This restaurant offers all of your favorite Mexican classics. You can expect freshly made tortillas, chicken enchiladas, bean soup, tacos, tamales, and more. They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but are open every other day. Click here to see their Yelp reviews.

December Events Near Your Palmdale Apartment

December Events Near Palmdale

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start focusing on all of the fun events that will be taking place in December near your Palmdale apartment. Here are a couple of exciting events that are sure to make you leave your warm home in order to attend. 

Antelope Valley Christmas Creche Art & Music Festival

Enjoy some holiday music during the month of December by attending this music festival. It will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from December 2-5th. It is free to attend and the festival will be taking place each of those days from 11 am to 9 pm. It is a free event and all are welcomed to attend. The address is 44330 27th Street East. Click here to learn more.

Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

What’s December without a Christmas Parade? The main purpose of the Chamber of Commerce is to serve the community, and what better way than with some holiday cheer. The parade will be held on Lancaster Blvd.  on December 3, 2016. It starts at 10 am and admission is free. More information can be found by clicking here.

Make Thanksgiving Even Better with These Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

We all know the typical side dishes to expect on Thanksgiving, such as stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. Surprise your guests this year by choosing some unique side dishes that will perfectly complement your Thanksgiving meal.

Green Bean Casserole

Instead of having your run-of-the-mill green beans during your Thanksgiving dinner, try something new like a green bean casserole. This Green Bean Casserole recipe has a 25 minute prep time and 45 minute cook time, but can be easily prepared in the middle of making your bigger Thanksgiving dishes. Click here to get started.

Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts are notorious for being a vegetable that people hate to eat. The truth is, however, they are very nutritious for you. With the right amount of seasonings and preparations, you can get even some of the picky eaters to give them a chance. This Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe adds some extra flavor and even some pancetta for a delicious side to your Thanksgiving dinner. Read the recipe here.

Fun Friday Night Destinations in Palmdale

Friday Night Destinations in Palmdale

Looking for some fun on a Friday night? If you live in an apartment in Palmdale that’s definitely not too much to ask for.

Fresco Night Club

Located at 1311 W. Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551, this restaurant/nightclub is a great place to head over to on a Friday night. Click here to see what entertainment will be taking place.

Baracoa Lounge

The address of this lounge is 853 Auto Ctr Dr. Ste F, Palmdale, CA 93551. This is both a Cuban restaurant and wine bar, and a must-try if you live in the area. Enjoy things like Mojito Mondays, Tapa Tuesdays, WineDown Wednesday, and live entertainment Thursday through Saturday. Visit their official website to learn more about this venue.

Yard House

This is a popular restaurant with many locations throughout Southern California, and a great spot to spend a Friday night. They offer countless beer and drink options and a fun ambiance that is a great way to get your weekend started. The Palmdale location can be found at 1247 West Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551.

Join a Gym and Stay Active in Palmdale

Gyms in Palmdale

Staying active is important, no matter what stage of life you are currently in. Whatever your fitness goals currently are, joining a gym in your neighborhood can assist you in reaching them. The first step in reaching your goals is to choose a gym that you wish to join. Take advantage of any trial periods that a gym may have to see if you like it. After you decide on a gym and are an official member, put together a schedule on when you plan on going to the gym to help keep you on track. Instead of just choosing the day, choose the time as well such as before work, after work, at noon, etc.

Here are some gyms that are located near your Palmdale apartment:

24 Hour Fitness

1335 W Ave P

Palmdale, CA 93551

Phone number (661) 947-1200

In Shape: Palmdale West

39331 10th Street West

Palmdale, CA 93551

Phone number (661) 794-4050

Universal Fitness Club

2140 E Palmdale Blvd

Palmdale, CA 93550

Phone number (661) 266-3200

Have Some Fun in Palmdale this November

Palmdale Events

Even though Thanksgiving is the main event of the month of November, there are still other events to take part in near your Palmdale apartment. Here are a couple of fun events that will be taking place near Palmdale.

Field of Drafts Craft Beer Festival

Taking place on November 5th, this festival gives you a chance to enjoy some live entertainment with a cold brew in hand. There will be over 80 different types of beer available at this festival, so if you are a fan of craft beer you won’t want to miss out. To learn more about this festival, visit the event’s official website.

Antelope Valley Improv Comedy Festival

Ready for a night filled with laughs? Then you could probably use a little comedy in your life. Attend the Antelope Valley Improv Comedy Festival taking place on November 11-13 at the Arbor Court Antelope Valley Entertainment Center. To see the full lineup of who will be performing, click here.

Attend the Trunk or Treat and Car Show Event

Trunk or Treat and Car Show

What do you have planned for Halloween? There are always numerous costume parties to attend as well as trick-or-treating if you have young children. If you are interested in attending a Halloween-themed event that is not too far from your Palmdale apartment and you love cars, then check out the Trunk or Treat and Car Show!

Taking place at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, this event is for all ages and there will be plenty of activities for your littles ones to take part in. There will also be an area for children to participate in trick-or-treating, even though it’s a day before Halloween. It starts right at noon, so don’t waste any time getting there right from the beginning. The entire event will come to a conclusion at 4 pm.

The Trunk or Treat and Car Show will be held on Sunday October 30th at the Hammack Center. The event is free to attend, however, if you are looking to enter your vehicle into the show, you must visit Eventbrite to purchase your registration to the event.

Get Your Apartment Ready for Halloween

Prepare for Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, preparing your Palmdale apartment means getting all of your decorations. Make it easy on yourself on creating a simple plan to get everything done.


Step 1 – Think of a Theme


While the overall theme will of course be Halloween, will you be going for scary, cute, or perhaps a little of both? Once you settle on your theme, you can then begin to pick out decorations.


Step 2 – Go Shopping


With your theme in mind, you can then hit the stores and start picking up decorations that fit well into your theme. Try heading to party stores such as Party City to make it easy to gather everything all at once.


Step 3 – Set it Up


Once you have purchased all of your decorations, it’s time to get the ball rolling! You are going to want to decorate all the common areas of the house – especially the living room and the front porch/yard.


Here’s What’s Happening in October

Events in Palmdale

While you may be busy preparing for Halloween, that does not mean that you cannot also take advantage of fun events that are happening near your Palmdale apartment. Here are just a few events that are taking place in the nearby community.


American Indian Celebration

Celebrate Native American culture at this fun event. There will be food, dancing, and games to enjoy. It will take place at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum and admission is $8. For more information, visit this website.


Clint Black

If you love country music don’t miss Clint Black when he performs at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. The concert will take place on October 11 at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for $49, $54, or $79. If you wish to purchase tickets today, please visit the official website.


Sierra Toyota Concert Series

This event, hosted by both Sierra Toyota Scion and BeX Bar and Grill, will take place every Thursday from October 6 – 27. Enjoy this free event all month long. To learn more, click here.