Club db Lounge New Year’s Eve Party

Club db Lounge New Year's Eve

Once again, it’s that time of year again where it’s time to say goodbye to the old year and say hello to the new. If you are still looking for a New Year’s Eve event to enjoy, consider heading out to this event located right here in Downey.

Club db Lounge NYE Party

If you haven’t heard the news, Club db Lounge is an upscale nightclub located in the heart of Downtown Downey and this year, they’re throwing what is sure to be one of the best parties in the area. Whether you want to spend the night partying on the dance floor or kicking back in the VIP lounge with bottle service, Club db Lounge has just the thing for you. This year DJ Nick Ferrer will be spinning his beats and mixing songs all night long. Be sure to dress to impress since proper nightclub attire will be required. Festivities begin at 8pm. The nightclub is located at 82016 Firestone Blvd. Click here for more information.

Two Joyful Holiday Events in Downey

Holiday Events in Downey

When you think of the holidays, what comes to mind? There is no doubt that you imagine Christmas, presents, and holiday lights lighting up houses. If you are looking to attend some local holiday events that are not too far from your apartment in Downey, here are two events that you should consider marking your calendar for.

Santa Claus Visits Downey Library

Santa and the holiday season go hand in hand. This means that a sighting of jolly Old St. Nick is practically a must before Christmas. Head over to the Downey Library on Thursday, December 22. Santa will be here passing out sweet treats and taking photos from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Click here for the official announcement.

The Nutcracker at Downey Theatre

Are you one of the many people who considers watching The Nutcracker an annual tradition? This is one of the most beloved Christmas stories of all times, and you can catch a showing of it at the Downey Theatre on December 17. Click here to learn more.


Don’t Miss the Downey Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Downey Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

December is finally here, and this means holiday celebrations are just around the corner. Here are a couple of events taking place close to your apartment in Downey.

Downey Christmas Parade

Nothing says December and Christmas quite like a Christmas Parade! Get together with the rest of the community in Downey on Sunday, December 4, 2016 for the annual Downey Christmas Parade. It will be taking place from 1  pm to 5 pm. During this event, you will see marching bands, Christmas themed floats, Santa Claus, and more. The parade will be taking on Downey Avenue right between 3rd Street and Florence. Click here for the official posting.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

One of the annual traditions that takes place every year, and that really let’s everyone know that Christmas is nearly upon us is a good old fashioned Tree Lighting Ceremony. It will be happening right outside of City Hall, and you can expect some holiday entertainment as well as a visit from Santa Claus. See the event on the Downey calendar here

Appetizing Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Appetizing Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is a dream come true to most people, and a welcomed holiday after the busy year. Make the most of your Thanksgiving this year with some appetizing side dishes that will go along great with the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner!

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

There is no denying that cooking an entire Thanksgiving dinner takes hours of cooking. Make your life a little simpler with this slow cooker creamed corn recipe. You just put the ingredients in a slow cooker that will do all of the work for you. Add the garnishes and you’re done! View the full recipe here

Perfect Cranberry Sauce

Skip the canned cranberry sauce this year and go all out with this recipe. You will be glad that you did! This recipe uses frozen cranberries, sugar, lemon zest, one strip of orange, and just a pinch of salt and pepper. You’ll wonder why you’ve never opted to make cranberry sauce yourself before! Get your hands on the recipe here

Downey Events to Check out Before the Holidays

Downey Events

November is officially upon us and fall is in full swing. If you are looking for some fun events to take part in near your Downey apartment to liven up your month, here are a couple of suggestions.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Make sure to take time to honor our veterans this November. The city of Downey recognizes the important roles that veterans have played in our country and has decided to celebrate this fact. On November 11 from 10 am to 11 am, the city will host a small celebration. It will take place right outside of Downey City Hall, so if you have the day off, be sure to attend. In addition to patriotic performances, there will also be speakers at this event. Click here for the official announcement.

Keep Downey Beautiful Clean-up

The city of Downey regularly hosts this event in order to maintain the beauty and cleanliness of the city. It is a great way to get together with other Downey residents for a great cause. This will take place on November 19th at 9:00 am and the meeting point is Lakewood and Vista Del Rosa. The event is listed here

Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Carnival in Downey

Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Carnival

Ready to step outside of your Downey apartment for some Halloween fun this year? Halloween is not far away, so now is the time to finalize your plans for the season. One event that is sure to be a hit among Downey residents this year is the Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Carnival.

This event takes place on Halloween day from 5-9 pm, so if you are looking for something to do after work this is the perfect event. Even better, if you are a proud dog owner, bring them along to join in on the fun! There will even be a Pet Costume Parade at 7:45 pm. Just remember to keep your dog on a leash at all times. Other notable aspects of the event include free hot dogs and popcorn, a costume contest, and games.

The Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Carnival in Downey will be held at Apollo Park in Downey. For more information, click here.



Prepare Your Downey Apartment for Halloween

Prepare for Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching so it makes sense that now is the time to prepare your Downey apartment for the occasion.


Glitter Pumpkins

If you’re interested in carving a pumpkin this year but still want to decorate one, try creating a glitter pumpkin. You can draw various Halloween characters such as a spider, ghost, or even write the words boo! Feel free to get creative.


Haunted Cookie Jar

This easy project will make it appear as though a small ghost is magically hovering inside a glass jar! This is a great DIY to try with kids or if you are looking to make your house guests take a second look. For instructions, click here.


Spooky Bottles

Here is something to do with empty wine bottles. Purchase some black matte spray paint or regular paint, and put at least 3 coats of paint to cover any signs of the wine bottle. Add a label on it and write anything that is Halloween related.

Spice Up Your Downey Apartment With Pumpkins

Pumpkin Carving

Ready to make the most of October? The easiest way to do this is by taking part in some do-it-yourself crafts, such as pumpkin carving! Here are some great ideas that will light up your Downey apartment.


Squiggles Pumpkin

These fun pumpkins are not like your typical jack-o-lanterns. Find a squiggle design that you like by either looking online or looking at items in your own home. Carve out the design all over your pumpkin and put it on display.


Abstract Leaves Pumpkin

Leaves are one of the iconic fall symbols so it makes sense to put them on a carved pumpkin. Get created and give it a 3D effect. Leaves come in all shapes and sizes, so your options are unlimited.


Skeleton Hand

This idea requires two pumpkins stacked on top of each other. On one pumpkin carve out the arm of the skeleton. On the smaller pumpkin, carve out the hand of the skeleton. Make sure both are centered so when you stack them on top of each other they align.

Take Advantage of Labor Day Sales Around Downey

Shopping in Downey

Not only do holidays give you a bonus day added to your weekend, but they also bring some extra savings along with them. If you’re not one to pass up a good deal, then a trip to the mall this Labor Day weekend might be just the thing for you. Not to mention, a trip to the mall is a great way to keep cool during these warm Southern California days. Venture outside of your Downey apartment and head over to one of these two malls to get some shopping done!

The Stonewood Center

Conveniently located in the city of Downey, the Stonewood Center offers all of your favorite stores including Macy’s, Sears, Express, Kohl’s, Bath & Body Works and so much more. You will also find an array of restaurants located in the food court including BJ’s Restaurant, Acapulco, Buffalo Wild Wings, among many others.

Lakewood Center

In the nearby city of Lakewood, the Lakewood Center is here to fulfill all of your shopping needs. In addition to typical mall stores, you will also a Best Buy, Costco, Pacific Lakewood Center Stadium 16, Home Depot, and Target. Visit their website for all of the latest sales.

Springtime Events Happening near Downey

Have you thought about how you would like to spend your Easter Sunday? You may not want to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen, and that’s perfectly okay.

Instead, you can swing on over to the Lakewood Country Club!

You can enjoy all of your favorite breakfast foods, plus some delicious lunch items, and finish it off with a selection of yummy desserts.

Here are some of the things that you can look forward to enjoying:

  • Make Your Own Action Stations – Customize your favorite dishes!
  • Milk Chocolate Fountain with an assortment of dipping items
  • Complimentary coffee and assorted juices
  • Mimosas & champagne for guests 21 & over
  • Drink specials all day!

When: Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 10am to 3am

Where: 3101 East Carson Street, Lakewood, CA 90712