Christmas at the Cannon

June 18, 2019

This year, in collaboration with the YMCA, Royal Paper Box, Montebello Police Department and many more kind hearted organizations and individuals, Planet LifeForce, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and Quiet Cannon, a Montebello community staple, will host the 36th Annual Christmas at the Cannon, an event serving our community during the season of giving. Planning for this year’s event has officially begun! On Tuesday, December 24, 2019 between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm, Christmas at the Cannon will provide holiday meals to at least 4000 less fortunate members of our community and toys will be gifted to every child.

At this year’s event families can enjoy an upgraded brunch menu, a live band and carolers, clowns, photo opportunities with Santa Claus and surprise visitors from the North Pole! Following in the same successful pattern of previous years, families will be provided warm, nutritious meals and grocery gift cards and children will be provided with multiple Christmas gifts to take home in the spirit of giving. For many Montebello families, Christmas at the Cannon has become a treasured holiday tradition and highlight of the season. Over the past 35 years an estimated 100,000 families have benefitted from the good will and holiday cheer found at Christmas at the Cannon.

“We’re looking forward to transforming the Quiet Cannon into a winter wonderland for our 37th year and feeding even more families in order to share the spirit of Christmas with our friends and neighbors,” said Brad Perrin of Quiet Cannon. Sean Shamim of Quiet Cannon also commented stating, “This event would not be possible without the support of Brad Perrin, Bucky Dennis and the compassionate volunteers and donors. For the last 36 years they have made Christmas a wonderful and cheerful experience for the community.”

Christmas at the Cannon is organized, operated and funded solely by benevolent volunteers and generous contributors. The organization is currently accepting donations to fund gift procurement, holiday entertainment, and winter wonderland elements that will bring holiday cheer to Montebello. Donations and contributions can be made online at 100% of all donations directly support the event. If you’d like to volunteer to support the event and enrich the lives of our community members during the holiday season, please contact Kiersten Lewis at