CORONA DEL MAR — The 33rd annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk drew thousands of people Sunday, including animal-rights activists, stilt-walkers and Santa Claus.
The walk began and 11 a.m. and stretched along East Coast Highway throughout the village.
Many business owners gave away free samples, including sandwich bites, cotton candy, naan bread and mimosas. Bands and choirs performed, including Pinch Me! near the beer and wine garden along Bayside Drive, and the Harbor View chorus in the Wells Fargo lot near Orchid Avenue.
The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce and Business Improvement District had a booth in the vendor's section in the Bandera parking lot, where they asked people to use a red marker to make suggestions on improving life in Corona del Mar.
The suggestions included adding ashtrays and trash cans, selling beer and wine at the Big Corona concessions stand, adding a bike rack near Goldenrod Avenue by Starbucks and creating a dog park in the lot near Gallo's Italian Deli.