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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Costa Mesa

Posted on March 13, 2018 | 1:18pm

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Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Costa Mesa? Although it may not be the most authentically Irish town in the U.S., Costa Mesa sure does know how to celebrate! Keep reading below to learn more about Costa Mesa’s best Irish bars and St. Patrick’s Day events and deals happening around the city.

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Holiday Shows at SCR and SCFTA in Costa Mesa

Posted on November 20, 2013 | 1:41pm

The holidays at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory are synonymous with festive holiday performances.  This year features some legendary acts, programs for kids, a classical twist on holiday music, a long-standing Costa Mesa tradition and much more.  The month-long holiday celebration begins on December 1. Tis the season for holiday performances in Costa Mesa!

The cast in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at South Coast Repertory. Photo by Henry DiRocco SCR

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Mother’s Day Brunch, Dinner & Events in Costa Mesa

Posted on April 29, 2013 | 1:31pm

It’s almost the time of year to celebrate mom with Mother’s Day on May 12, 2013.  The idea of Mother’s Day originated in the United States in the early 20th century and become increasingly popularized in the ‘20s.

Mother’s Day is widely celebrated on the second Sunday in May in dozens of countries throughout the world and  many dates in several other countries ranging from late February in some and as late as December in others.  Although the dates may be differ from country to country, one thing remains universal: Mother’s Day is about making mom feel special.

Mother’s Day starts a little early at SoCo and the OC Mix in Costa Mesa with a night of live jazz, food, drinks, raffles, retail discounts and more on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-9 pm.   The evening will benefit charity with 10-15% of sales from participating vendors going to the OC based Working Wardrobes.  Every $20 spent at participating OC Mix stores earns you a chance to win a raffle prize.  Guests can also earn an entry into the raffle with every $10 donation.  The event is free, but an RSVP is required, so be sure to email RSVP@deerlovely.com.

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Newport Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Posted on December 20, 2012 | 3:08pm

Newport Harbor was alight with sea-faring vessels of all shapes and sizes, glowing with lights and decorations for the start of the 104th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.  Each year, this Orange County tradition draws over a million viewers looking to take in the holiday spectacle.  This year’s theme is “Surf, Sand and Santa.”

Boats in the Harbor

Although the holiday parade is over one hundred years old, this year marked the first time that the start of the parade was commemorated with a firework show.   The fireworks were set off of the Balboa Pier at 6:30 pm.  The final night will also be marked by a firework show at 9 pm.  The boat parade lasts for five nights, from Wednesday, December 19 – Sunday, December 23 as Newport Harbor, Balboa Island and Newport Peninsula are illuminated with vivid lights and adorned with extensive holiday decor. Read More

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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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