Saturday's Calendar

December 23, 2011
  • SATURDAY: South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, wraps its 32nd annual production of Charles Dickens' classic “A Christmas Carol.” Showtimes are at noon and 4 p.m. For more information, visit
SATURDAY: South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive,… (Henry DiRocco,…)


Christmas Eve Services

The Congregational Corona del Mar Community Church, 611 Heliotrope Ave., Corona del Mar, holds a Children's Christmas Eve Service at 4 p.m., as well as a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. For more information, call (949) 644-7400 or go to


'The Nutcracker'

The Festival Ballet Theatre presents its annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 962-5440 or go to


Hanukkah Bash

The Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach hosts a Hanukkah Community Party. The event starts at 2 p.m. and features entertainment for grown-ups and children, doughnuts, latkes and a community game of Dreidel. For more information, call (949) 721-9800, or go to

Lemon Drop Dance Club

Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and older, will have its Christmas Day singles party from 7 to midnight at the OC Airport Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine. Tickets are $5. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit


Christmas Day Meals

Some restaurants in Newport-Mesa will be open on Christmas Day. Among them serving special meals are Pinot Provence, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa; Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine, 1621 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa; and El Torito Grill, 951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Pinot Provence offers a three or four-course prix fixe menu starting for $70 per person. For more information, call (714) 444-5900. Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine serves holiday brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (714) 436-1010. El Torito Grill offers an all-you-can-eat Christmas Day brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (949) 640-2875.


Kwanzaa at Pretend City

Pretend City Children's Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, presents day-long activities for kids to mark the pan-African holiday of Kwanzaa, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, go to

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