You’ve heard of Christmas in July, but why not have it in August, too? That’s 4 Entertainment is making that happen, with their semi-annual Christmas Con, making its West Coast debut in Pasadena, California on August 5th, 2022. Just like its New Jersey counterpart, Christmas Con CA is a place where you can meet all the stars from your favorite holiday TV movies. Whether you enjoy Hallmark, Lifetime, GAC Family, or Netflix, they’ll all be there for a fun and festive weekend!
Christmas Con New Jersey
The first ever Christmas Con took place in November of 2019 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, NJ. While the holiday movie stars have always been the biggest draw, attendees also had the opportunity to indulge in other festive delights, including the chance to spend some time with the Rent-A-Christmas Elf Squad and see some of their incredible decorations in person.
Convention-goers were also able to snack on seasonal treats, shop with local holiday vendors, partake in ugly sweater contests, and even attend a very special tree lighting ceremony. Unfortunately, the convention went virtual for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic; however, the con returned in 2021 for an even bigger event. Christmas Con NJ will once again return to the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center the weekend of December 9, 2022.
Christmas Con CA 2022 Guest List
E! News recently announced the guest lineup for this year’s west coast event. The big headliners are Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett, Danica McKellar, Sarah Drew, and Tyler Hynes. Bennett, who you might know as Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls, is once again returning to host the event, He has starred in several Hallmark movies such as This Christmas House and Christmas Made to Order. After the big announcement was made, he had this to say to the entertainment news network:
"There's no better feeling than meeting fans whose lives were touched by your Christmas movies. That's why we do them! When we all come together at Christmas Con it's absolutely magical!"Jonathan Bennett
And the guest list doesn’t stop there. When it comes to your favorite actresses, you can expect to see Rachel Boston, Erin Cahill, Nikki DeLoach, Torrey DeVitto, Barbara Eden, Melissa Claire Egan, Jackee Harry, Autumn Reeser and Alicia Witt. Of course, let’s not forget about the leading men as well. This includes such stars as Wes Brown, Paul Campbell, Trevor Donovan, Brennan Elliott, Paul Greene, Jesse Hutch, Cameron Mathison, Jesse Metcalfe, Ryan Paevey, Kristoffer Polaha, Drew Seeley, Jack Wagner, and Andrew Walker.
Holiday Fun At Christmas Con
Along with all the standard convention activities, such as panels, autographs, and plenty of photo ops, attendees can also expect other fun events throughout the weekend. For example, there will be concerts performed by some of the celebrity guests. One will even be headlined by Paul Greene, who has starred in six Hallmark movies including A Christmas Detour and Christmas in Angel Falls.
Greene also spoke to E! News:
"I love these events, it's such a special opportunity to connect with fans from around the country and the world. It's such a touching thing to see how much it means to them, to meet in person and to connect in this unique way. I also love doing the concerts for them."Paul Greene
Another activity sure to bring a smile to your face is a meet-and-greet with GB Spice, the Christmas Con mascot. A visit with this cuddly confection is sure to delight kids and those that are kids at heart. Speaking of children, there are many great activities for little ones including holiday storytime and visits with Santa.
The 2022 Christmas Con CA will take place August 5th, 6th, and 7th at the Pasadena Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale via That’s 4 Entertainment’s website and, according to them, they are already going fast. The Elf Squad can’t wait to see what happens during this extra festive summertime weekend!