Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County

South County


December 5 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater is the arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus, Official Lighting of the Tree, Live Entertainment, Complimentary Cookies & Hot Chocolate and visits with Santa after the formal program. Please bring your camera to capture your child’s special moment with Santa! For more information you can call 949-243-7750.


This weekend December 4-5 from 10am-3pm will be Boat Rides with Santa! Celebrate the holidays in a unique and fun way by joining Santa and his helpers on a 20 minute Harbor Cruise through Dana Point Harbor! Cruises will be running every 20 minutes between 10am and 3pm on December 4th and 5th. Be sure to bring your holiday spirit and your wishes for Santa! No reservations required. Best of all, this cruise is FREE for the whole family! The event takes place at the Dana Wharf Sport fishing docks
(34675 Golden Lantern – between the Jolly Roger and the Wind & Sea.) For more information you can call (949) 923-2255


TONIGHT and Sunday night December 3rd & 5th is the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Hanukkah at the Ranch. Tonight, December 3rd at 5pm join the Ladera holiday tradition as we light our 60 foot tree in Town Green. Enjoy refreshments, live music and fun activities while you await Santa’s arrival. Bring your camera for a family photo opportunity. Please help those in need! Bring an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more for the Toys for Tots Drive. On December 5th at 4pm enjoy the warmth and feeling of community for the annual Ladera Ranch Festival of Lights. Please join other resident for songs and a short Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Both events take place at Town Green in Ladera Ranch.


Now through December 12, 2010 is the Sawdust Winter Fantasy Fair. This unique fair offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase unique artisan crafts from various local artists. Includes live entertainment, hands-on art projects and picture-perfect moments, the Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantasy will become your family’s holiday tradition. General Admission is$6.00 Adults, $3.00 children 6-12 and the fair is located at Sawdust Art Festival (935 Laguna Canyon Rd). For more INFORMATION you can call 949-494-3030.


Saturday, December 4th from 9:00-10:30am is breakfast with Santa! Santa will be arriving at the Laguna Hills Community Center for a morning full of holiday fun! Join us for a special celebration complete with a scrumptious pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, and holiday crafts! Sign up soon, space is limited! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. The cost is $10 fro residents and $15 for non residents. To register or for more information, please visit or you can call (949) 707-2680.


**OPEN HOUSE** Sunday December 5th @ 64 Westgate, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 from 1:00-4:30pm. Come and check out this spectacular salt water injected pool home! Makes you feel like you’re on a permanent vacation! For more information you can visit or call Michael Caruso at 949-495-8600.


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December 4, 5, 11, 12, & 18th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Civic Center will be Santa’s Workshop! Children are invited to share their holiday wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Workshop. Free hot chocolate will be served. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the holiday magic. Admission is FREE. For more information, please call the Mission Viejo Activities Committee at (949) 830-7066.


Coming up December 31st, 2010 in Central Park starting at 4:00pm-9:00pm will be a New Years Celebration! The Celebrating Family & Friends event is a community festival featuring entertainers, visual arts, musical entertainment, and creative art booths. If you have any questions about the event, contact Community Services at 949-635-1800 Ext. 6401.


Saturday, December 11th at 11am join the family Assistance Ministries for this wonderful Christmas Gift Program event. Presents will be handed out to needy children of the community and lunch will be served. If you are interested in donating gifts please call the Family Assistance Ministries at 492-8477


Tomorrow, December 4th, beginning at 4:15pm, join the City of San Juan Capistrano as we begin the holiday season with the annual “Tree Lighting Ceremony” at Historic Town Center Park (31852 El Camino Real Street). The official lighting of our Christmas Tree takes place at 5:45pm after which a candle light procession will lead guests out of the park and over to the San Juan Capistrano Mission and downtown area for more festivities.  Additional activities taking place throughout the downtown area will include a free mechanical “Holiday Train” ride for the kids, photos with Santa in Los Rios Park, activities at the San Juan Capistrano Mission, Live Nativity, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo & Hayrides at ZOOMARS on Los Rios & River Street.  For more information call (949) 493-5911.

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI   

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

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