TILL DEC. 24
Macy's stores across the country, including South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, present their seasonal Believe campaign, where believers of all ages can drop off letters to Santa Claus and the store will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter received.
TILL DEC. 26
'A Christmas Carol'
The South Coast Repertory's 31st annual production of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" returns to the Segerstrom Stage, featuring Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
Chef restaurateur Michael Chiarello demonstrates some of his popular holiday recipes at NapaStyle at South Coast Plaza. The free event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and reservations are required. For more information, call (714) 825-0445.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts its annual Christmas Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event features more than 120 booths selling hand-made crafts, live musical entertainment, petting zoo and much more. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (714) 641-3112 or visit http://www.piecemakers.com.
The Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, hosts an exhibit of small works of art by some of the finest plein air artists from around the country. A gala and artist reception is from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (800) 506-7624.
Lemon Drop Dance Club