Members of the Historical Society of Centinela Valley will light the candles of the traditional luminaries at the adobe complex at 7634 Midfield Ave. in Westchester at dusk Sunday, December 27th for the annual Christmas party.

The 175-year-old adobe house, which was built by Ignacio Machado on the bluff overlooking the Centinela Valley, will come alive with candles and carols to celebrate the Christmas season, according to Diane Sambrano, historical society president.

The three buildings of the complex, the adobe itself, the heritage center and Daniel Freeman’s land office, will be open for viewing with docents present to answer questions during the celebration.

Roger Shoop, a former Inglewood resident, and his daughter, will entertain visitors as they have for a number of years with sing- ing, guitar strumming and sing-alongs of familiar holiday songs. Local area schoolchildren and piano students of historical society member Lillian

Sambrano will also present a holiday program of songs and dances.

Refreshments will be served, as well as hot cider and pastries. The free event is open to the public.

The adobe complex is located just northwest of the Florence exit of the 405 Freeway.

For information (310) 431-5517.

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