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These Events in O.C. Get the Holiday Season in Full Swing

COOL YULE TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION
NOV. 23

Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies at this festive tree lighting ceremony. The event will also feature Santa, artisan vendors, giveaways, and crafts. Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, 855-636-6371, meritagecollection.com/pasea-hotel

CRYSTAL COVE TREE LIGHTING
DEC. 1

Join strolling carolers and local artists for a holiday bazaar and crafts activities beginning at 10 a.m., plus free hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies. At 4 p.m., Santa arrives on a lifeguard truck and the tree lighting begins at dusk. Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, crystalcove.org

“CAPISTRANO LIGHTS 2018”
DEC. 2 THROUGH JAN. 6

Mission San Juan Capistrano adds a tree lighting to its Christmas at the Mission for the first time this year. Nightly tree lighting is free for guests as part of their visit to the mission starting Dec. 2. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949-234-1315, missionsjc.com

33RD ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT WALK
DEC. 9

More than 1,000 luminaria light the paths around the 19th-century church, school, and home in Heritage Hill Historical Park. Strolling carolers and musicians add a seasonal flair. Heritage Hill Historic Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, 949-923-2230, ocparks.com/heritagehill

CANDY CANELAND & CRAFT FAIR
DEC. 1

Buena Park’s 48th annual holiday festival will feature food, snow slides, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and over 100 artisan craft booths. Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Ave., 714-562-3500, buenapark.com

WINTER FESTIVAL AND TREE LIGHTING
DEC. 1

Dana Point’s tree lighting will feature carnival games, Santa visits, a craft fair, face painting, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, a Lego Santa’s Village Workshop, train rides, a petting zoo, and pony rides, plus complimentary cookies and hot chocolate. La Plaza Park, 3411 La Plaza, Dana Point, 949- 248-3536, danapoint.org

YAPPY HOWL-IDAY
DEC. 2

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel hosts this celebration where you can get photos taken of your dogs with Santa. Attendees are asked to bring unopened dog food, treats, or toys to be donated to an animal rescue organization. One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949-240-2000, ritzcarlton.com

WINTER MARKET
DEC. 1

Grab a bite to eat, take pictures with Santa, tackle some holiday shopping, and visit the beer and wine garden at this event. Kids can enjoy face painting and a bounce house. There will also be a toy drive hosted by the Fullerton Fire Department. Fullerton Downtown Plaza, 125 E Wilshire Ave., Fullerton, 714- 738-6545, cityoffullerton.com

ANAHEIM TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
DEC. 8

The city’s 24th annual tree lighting ceremony will offer a snow play area, photos with Santa, crafts, face painting, balloon artists, and train rides. Anaheim Town Square, 2180 East Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, 714-765-4311, downtownanaheim.com

NIGHT OF 1,000 LIGHTS
DEC. 8

Sherman Library and Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland, featuring a light tunnel, a light show in the Tropical Conservatory, complimentary snacks, a s’mores station, photos with Santa, and crafts. A wine and beer bar, tamale vendor, and holiday shopping will be available in the Garden Shop. Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 East Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949-673-2261, slgardens.org

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