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Snoopy House Returns to Costa Mesa City Hall

Posted on December 17, 2012 | 12:23pm

The Snoopy House Holiday Display returns once again to illuminate Costa Mesa City Hall during the holiday season.  The elaborate display was an east side Costa Mesa neighborhood tradition for 44 years.  Due to a home foreclosure in 2011, the Peanuts-themed display moved to the City Hall building at 77 Fair Drive, located across the street from the OC Fair & Event Center.

Costa Mesa Snoopy House

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SOBECA District Art Walk in Costa Mesa

Posted on November 28, 2012 | 11:13am

The SOBECA District Art Walk kicked off last night with entertainment, art, food and more at the CAMP, the LAB, Artkiteks Hair Studio and the SOLO building.  SOBECA, an acronym meaning South On Bristol, Entertainment, Culture, Arts, is a pedestrian friendly area located around Bristol Street, south of Baker consisting of trend-setting, eco-friendly shops, restaurants, services and galleries.  Anchoring the SOBECA district are the LAB and the CAMP shopping centers. Read More

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Early November Events in Costa Mesa

Posted on November 5, 2012 | 2:08pm

With Election Day tomorrow and the upcoming annual November events of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this week’s events in Costa Mesa provide a calm before the holiday storm.  November generally marks the beginning of winter.  For Orange County visitors and residents, this doesn’t mean cold, harsh weather, but it does mean that the holiday season has arrived.  We know November as the eleventh month of the year, however, on the Roman calendar it was the ninth month of the year.  The root word, “novem” means nine.  In homage to the Roman calendar, we thought we would share nine non-holiday events in Costa Mesa before images of food, shopping and in-laws inundate you until the New Year.  With events for pet lovers, foodies, theatergoers and children this is a great week to get out and have fun before everything turns its focus to the holidays. Read More

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Costa Mesa Public Art

Posted on October 23, 2012 | 2:27pm

With the arrival of fall and cooler temperatures in Orange County, now is an ideal time to take an art walk through the City of the Arts – Costa Mesa.  The public visual arts that adorn the Segerstrom City of the Arts and Town Center Park offer a wide variety of shapes and sizes from the flowing yellow steel of the Ram to the 60-foot-high structure, Fire Bird, that is integrated into the interior and exterior of  Segerstrom Hall.

Fire Bird

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Costa Mesa Offers Great Halloween Events in Orange County

Posted on October 18, 2012 | 1:59pm

Whether it is a unique costume idea or extra attention to detail while carving a jack-o-lantern, Halloween is a great opportunity to showcase creativity and have fun. Dressing in costume and carving pumpkins are not recent fads. Both of these activities originated from Celtic tradition. Originally, faces were carved into hallowed-out turnips to ward off evil spirits, but European immigrants to the United States continued the tradition with pumpkins. Today, Halloween is more about costumes, candy and scary movies than the pagan harvest festival where it originated. Costumes are not just limited to children – or even people! Many adults attend costume parties, while some even get their pets in the actHalloween is the second most commercially successful holiday in the United States with an average around $2 billion in candy sales alone.

If you’re looking for more to do than sit by the front door and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters, or you are looking to celebrate on more days than just All Hallows’ Eve, Costa Mesa offers some great ways to celebrate Halloween in Orange County. Read More

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