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By Britney Barnes | November 15, 2012
The rest of the country might be gearing up for Thanksgiving, but at South Coast Plaza, Christmas officially began Thursday evening. The shopping destination hosted its 31st annual tree lighting ceremony at Town Plaza Center with traditional carolers, tap-dancing reindeer, and Santa and Mrs. Claus' arrival from the North Pole leading up the main event - lighting up a 96-foot tall tree. "From our family to yours, we wish you the very best the holidays have to offer, and we thank you for coming to celebrate with us today," said Stan Taeger, speaking on behalf of the Segerstrom family and South Coast Plaza.
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November 13, 2012
Never mind that Thanksgiving is only about a week away. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Fashion Island signaled the beginning of the Christmas season Tuesday evening when its 92-foot white fir tree, which is located in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale's Courtyard of the coastal shopping center, was lighted for the first time in front of an estimated crowd of up to 10,000 people. Those in attendance were treated to a rare snowfall and several sing-a-long carols from Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.
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By Britney Barnes | November 3, 2012
Amid the many booths of handmade and commercial jewelry and accessories, 13-year-old Ali Pfleger's booth, My Passion, blends in well. With her handcrafted beaded and wire necklaces, bracelets and rings, photo notecards and small key chains and ornaments bought at Vietnamese markets, Ali's wares are not out of the ordinary. What makes them special is what they represent. When customers buy the Newport Beach resident's jewelry and trinkets, they are helping fund a heart surgery or build a house or purchase rice for children and families in need in Vietnam.
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By Lauren Williams | November 1, 2012
The air at Fashion Island was scented Thursday morning with the smells of the holiday season. A 90-foot white fir was moved to its holiday home near the south end of the coastal shopping center. The Christmas tree traveled about 30 hours, departing Tuesday from Mt. Shasta in Northern California and arriving at the luxury shopping center, where a crane hoisted the fir into an 8.5-foot hole. Between 6:30 and 7 every morning, Sharon Fagundes and her shih tzu Sophie walk Fashion Island.
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By Amy Senk | October 6, 2012
Roger's Gardens opened the 2012 Christmas Boutique last week, drawing crowds who were circling the parking lot and cramming the aisles for a sneak peak at the shop's holiday displays. "It's crazy," said Eric Cortina, Roger's Gardens' creative director. Cortina, who has a line of ornaments and decorations in the boutique, said he loved the shop's front room with its Victorian, H.G. Wells theme featuring clocks, gears and kaleidoscopes, and an enormous tree decorated in silver and gold.
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By Amy Senk | May 28, 2012
The Newport Beach City Council reworked the budget for special event financial support at its recent meeting, deciding the Newport Beach Film Festival and Christmas Boat Parade were iconic events that deserved the most support and generally deciding that the entire process needs to be reworked, possibly in a future study session. The Corona del Mar Christmas Walk sought $10,000, but staff suggested it receive $3,000. In the end, the council voted to award the event $6,000. This was the second year that city staff and a Special Events Advisory Committee sought applications from special events organizers, then conducted public interviews, in order to decide which groups would get fee waivers or other financial assistance from the city.
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April 30, 2012
The 2012 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will celebrate the beach. The 104th annual event's theme "Surf, Sand and Santa" was submitted by local Adam Gafke and was chosen out of more than 100 submissions. Gafke won two VIP spots on the official Santa Boat, which leads the parade. Newport Harbor residents decorate their homes, yachts, kayaks and boats with Christmas lights based on the theme every year for the five-night event hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
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By Maureen Aschoff | December 24, 2011
Candles have been used for more than 5,000 years. Although the ancient Egyptians may have been among the first to use them as torches, the Romans are credited with developing the wicked candle. In the ancient world, candles were the major source of light. During modern December celebrations, candlelight continues to shed light, traditions and comfort. Every year, for example, Jews gather to brighten their homes with candles and feast for eight straight days in celebration of Hanukkah, which started more than 2,000 years ago. At that time, there was a great temple in Jerusalem, Judea (now Israel)
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By Patrice Apodaca | December 24, 2011
For most of her 13 years, Kacey Mathieson has missed her father's presence for months at a time. There were some birthdays he couldn't make, holidays when he was far away. And until Friday evening, she didn't know if the man she calls "my bestest buddy" would be home this Christmas. But when Kacey went to dinner with her mother and grandmother at Duke's in Huntington Beach, the "waiter" who approached the table was none other than her dad, an Air Force reservist who was granted a five-day leave and made it home in time to surprise his daughter.
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