Caruso’s *Holiday* OC Happenings ~ South County


South County



TOMORROW Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. is the annual Holiday Fun at Center Stage Studio! Unique holiday gift boutique, bake sale and family fun including photos with Santa, crafts for the kids, and face painting. Our Boutique will feature high-end vendors such as Pampered Chef, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Stella Dot bags & jewelry, Gigi Hill Bags, hand-made gifts, gourmet Olive Oil, Creative Memories, Arbonne, apparel, gift items and much more! Proceeds to support Center Stage Studio, a children’s theater and dance education program. There is free admission and parking. Call #949.305.9758 for further information.



Coming up December 9-10 & December 16-17, 2011 starting at 7:30pm by the Water’s Edge is the Annual Boat Parade of Lights! Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for awards. You can view the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor, or make reservations at one of our restaurants to view it from a cozy and warm spot. Come on down and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. ** Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers boat rides so you too can experience the fun of actually riding on a boat and joining in the parade. Reservations can be made at Call and make your reservations at (949) 496-5794. For more information or a boat or sponsor entry form call THE Harbor Info line at (949) 923-2255. Also coming up Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 12-7pm is the annual Winter Festival. The event includes Cookie Decorating, Santa’s Reindeer, Holiday Craft Fair, Carnival Games, Children’s Petting Zoo, Real Snow Play Area, Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Movie in the park. For more information you can call (949) 248-3530


NOW through December 31, 2011 from 5pm-midnight located at 25473 Nellie Gail Road is the Orange County Christmas Lights. This free event is hosted nightly from 5pm to midnight from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. Christmas Lights and Home Decorating show featuring over 100,000 lights dancing to festive music plus spectacular Department 56 snow village displays with hundreds of houses and giant hand sculpted mountains. Come for free apple cider and brownies while you enjoy the entertainment and tour our winter wonderland.


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NOW through December 11, 2011 is the annual Sawdust Winter Fantasy! 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: $6.00 Adults, $3.00 children 6-12, $9.00 Season pass. For more information you can call 949-494-3030.


It’s already that time again! Coming up December 10, 2011 at 10:00am is the annual Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade!  The theme for the 2011 parade – ‘Magical Holidays’ and Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the Grand Marshal! Event features marching ands, equestrian units, classic auto clubs, youth groups, civic groups, schools, local dignitaries and, of course, Santa.


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Coming up Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 10-11am is the FAM Christmas Toy Drive & Annual Adopt-A-Family Gift Program. Join the family Assistance Ministries for this wonderful Christmas 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 Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 4-9pm Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Join the City of San Juan Capistrano as we begin the holiday season with the annual “Tree Lighting Ceremony” activities at Historic Town Center Park, 31852 El Camino Real Street at 4 pm. The event includes a stage performance featuring students from the Musical Theater University of Laguna Beach. San Juan Hills and Capistrano Valley High School’s orchestras will provide the preprogram entertainment. The official lighting of the Christmas Tree takes place at 5:45 p.m. after which many other events and activities will take place throughout the downtown area. Mission San Juan welcomes visitors for a nominal fee and will have lots of fun things to do inside the Mission grounds. ZOOMARS will have a petting zoo, tractor pull, hay ride, train ride, as well as other activities, also for a nominal fee. A “free” train ride will take place at Los Rios Park compliments of the City of San Juan Capistrano. Face painting, strolling entertainment, and crafts will be featured at various locations throughout downtown. For more information you can call

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

Best regards,


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


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