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