Sunday's Calendar

December 18, 2010
  • SUNDAY: Philharmonic Society presents a special concert by jazz guitarist Kazumi Watanabe, who will perform the works of renowned avant-garde composer Toru Takemitsu. The concert is at 8 p.m. at the Orange county Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater and tickets start at $30. For more information, visit
SUNDAY: Philharmonic Society presents a special concert…

Editor's note: This removes the Island Hotel mid-week specials, which are no longer offered, according to a hotel spokeswoman.


'The Last Noel'

"The Last Noel" will be presented by the children and youth at two services, 8:30 and 10 a.m. at the Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 W. Baker, Costa Mesa. The animals at the birth of Christ will tell the audience their side of the story. For more information, call (714) 979-8234.


Christmas Boat Parade

The 102nd annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. at Bay Island and finishes at 9 p.m. each night. The event again features boating expert Mike Whitehead as the announcer for each night. For more information, visit

Holiday Entertainment

Enjoy live holiday music from noon to 3 p.m. at Fashion Island's Nordstrom courtyard. For more information, call (949) 721-2000.


Believe Campaign

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.


Photos With Santa

Santa Claus has a holiday home at Fashion Island and is available for photos and visits during special holiday hours in his village on Atrium Lawn, 401 Newport Center Drive. Hours are subject to change. For more information, call (949) 721-2000.

Complimentary Hot Cider & Cocoa

Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cider or cocoa on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. at South Coast Plaza's Garden Terrace. For more information, call (714) 435-2000.


'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


'Peter Pan'

J.M. Barrie's classic tale "Peter Pan" flies into the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, offering viewers a unique 360-degree experience. Tickets start at $40. For showtimes and more information, visit


Holiday Organ

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