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Holiday Events in Costa Mesa

Posted on December 10, 2013 | 10:24am

The holiday season can come and go in a blur.  Between friends, family, shopping and everything else that revolves around the holidays, it’s difficult to find the time to actually enjoy them.

Holiday events can be some of the best parts of the holiday season.  It’s fun to gather with friends and family for festive celebrations.  There are several great events in Costa Mesa between now and Christmas, many of which are free to attend.  Get the most out of the season by enjoying some of these festive events in the City of the Arts.

South Coast Plaza Tree Lighting Read More

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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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