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By Michael Miller | November 28, 2006
COSTA MESA — For the first hour of Monday's annual ceremony at Town Center Park, it loomed over the bright stage below — a 95-foot silhouette of a fir tree, with thin branches barely visible on the edges. Then came the moment of truth. As hundreds sat in white folding chairs and others camped on blankets along the grassy hill, Corona del Mar's Olympic silver-medalist skater Sasha Cohen and actor Hal Landon Jr. summoned the children of the Segerstrom family onstage to turn on the switches to illuminate South Coast Plaza's holiday tree.
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October 28, 2007
In the midst of devastating wildfires still raging around us during the worst fire season in California history, South Coast Plaza has hoisted a 96-foot-tall white fir in Town Center Park to signal the holidays are here. It’s no surprise; the Christmas tree erection is an annual disturbance to our daily routines — the first big local event early in the season that makes us stop and think about pending happy times when (those who are lucky) will be gathered with family and friends.
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By Sue Thoensen | November 18, 2007
The South Coast Plaza Christmas tree makes its home across the street in Town Center Park for a reason. In addition to symbolizing the beginning of the busy holiday shopping season, the 96-foot-tall fir represents a family tradition that began 26 years ago with the Segerstrom family and the Christmas tree company with which it partnered. Victor’s Custom Christmas Trees, Inc. is the family-owned business that has selected, transported and installed the tree in Town Center Park for each of those 26 years.
NEWS
November 25, 2001
Santa Claus will come to town a few weeks early on Monday when South Coast Plaza holds its annual tree-lighting ceremony. The tree, a 90-foot pine, stands at Town Center Park, behind Westin South Coast Plaza, covered with more than 15,000 lights. Holiday music will fill the air as the tree is lighted. Santa's Village and a Reindeer Carousel will also be featured at the shopping center during the holidays. The Village, in Carousel Court, is a place for children to create such holiday treasures as ornaments and cookie plates for a fee of $5 per child.
NEWS
August 29, 2003
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4295. A complete list is available at www.dailypilot.com. MUSIC SPYRO GYRA CONCERT Contemporary jazz legends Spyro Gyra will perform at the Hyatt Newporter at 8 p.m. Sept. 5. Tickets cost $32.50 to $57.50 and are available at any Ticketmaster location. The Hyatt Newporter is at 1107 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach.
NEWS
November 18, 2006
As Thanksgiving draws near, NewportMesa's major shopping centers were ready for Christmas on Friday as Santa made his grand entrance at South Coast Plaza, and a 115-foot white fir was lighted at Fashion Island. For anyone who couldn't make it to the tree-lighting ceremony at Fashion Island on Friday night, the shopping center is hosting an encore presentation tonight beginning at 6 p.m. Friday night was historic for Fashion Island, marking the 40th time a tree has been decked out at the mall.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
A listing of special events to entertain you through the weekend and beyond. TODAY The hills are alive! Continuing its "Year of the Musical," the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse presents "The Sound of Music" through Dec. 17. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse is at 611 Hamilton St. $15. (949) 650-5269. SUNDAY To thine own self be true. Shakespeare's "Hamlet" will be performed through Dec. 3 at Vanguard University of Southern California's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
NEWS
November 22, 2001
If you missed Fashion Island's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Friday, you'll have another chance when South Coast Plaza illuminates its 90-foot tree at 6 p.m. Monday at Town Center Park, behind the Westin South Coast Plaza. It'll boast more than 15,000 twinkling lights. Also at South Coast Plaza will be the reindeer carousel that all the youngsters will want to hop, skip and jump onto for a buck. Hmm . . . seems like just today that Thanksgiving arrived.
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By Sue Thoensen | October 25, 2007
Fire is one thing, but at least the South Coast Plaza Christmas tree will be strong enough to withstand any Santa Ana winds. The tree, delivered Thursday, is the 96-foot incarnation of a 26-year tradition initiated by the Segerstrom family. The 60-year-old white fir endured a two-day road trip from Mt. Shasta before being erected at Town Center Park. The Segerstroms wanted the annual holiday tree to represent more than a beacon to shoppers; they wanted it to become a place for families, friends and the community to celebrate “a more tolerant, nice, neat time of year,” said Stan Taeger, director of office property management for South Coast Plaza, who has been part of the tradition from the beginning.
NEWS
September 21, 2002
Young Chang Ever heard of a group called Minibar? How about Trespassers William? Or a form of music called shoegaze? No? Never? Well, you're not the only ones. Nic Harcourt of 89.9 FM KCRW is joining with the Eclectic Orange Festival to help Southern California musicians without record company contracts rise out of obscurity. Called "Unsigned Indies," the free Sept. 28 concert will feature performers selected by Harcourt, host of KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and musical director for the station.
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By Emily Foxhall | October 14, 2013
When a guest at the Westin South Coast Plaza pulled open the curtains Monday morning, a 96-foot Christmas tree floated past the window. The South Coast Plaza holiday tree had arrived at the Town Center Park on Anton Boulevard in Costa Mesa after a journey of more than 600 miles. A dozen workers from the tree company helped to guide the 20,000-pound white fir, suspended from a 235-ton crane, toward an awaiting 10-foot hole. Several South Coast Plaza employees were also on hand.
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By Sue Thoensen | November 18, 2007
The South Coast Plaza Christmas tree makes its home across the street in Town Center Park for a reason. In addition to symbolizing the beginning of the busy holiday shopping season, the 96-foot-tall fir represents a family tradition that began 26 years ago with the Segerstrom family and the Christmas tree company with which it partnered. Victor’s Custom Christmas Trees, Inc. is the family-owned business that has selected, transported and installed the tree in Town Center Park for each of those 26 years.
NEWS
October 28, 2007
In the midst of devastating wildfires still raging around us during the worst fire season in California history, South Coast Plaza has hoisted a 96-foot-tall white fir in Town Center Park to signal the holidays are here. It’s no surprise; the Christmas tree erection is an annual disturbance to our daily routines — the first big local event early in the season that makes us stop and think about pending happy times when (those who are lucky) will be gathered with family and friends.
NEWS
By Sue Thoensen | October 25, 2007
Fire is one thing, but at least the South Coast Plaza Christmas tree will be strong enough to withstand any Santa Ana winds. The tree, delivered Thursday, is the 96-foot incarnation of a 26-year tradition initiated by the Segerstrom family. The 60-year-old white fir endured a two-day road trip from Mt. Shasta before being erected at Town Center Park. The Segerstroms wanted the annual holiday tree to represent more than a beacon to shoppers; they wanted it to become a place for families, friends and the community to celebrate “a more tolerant, nice, neat time of year,” said Stan Taeger, director of office property management for South Coast Plaza, who has been part of the tradition from the beginning.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | November 28, 2006
COSTA MESA — For the first hour of Monday's annual ceremony at Town Center Park, it loomed over the bright stage below — a 95-foot silhouette of a fir tree, with thin branches barely visible on the edges. Then came the moment of truth. As hundreds sat in white folding chairs and others camped on blankets along the grassy hill, Corona del Mar's Olympic silver-medalist skater Sasha Cohen and actor Hal Landon Jr. summoned the children of the Segerstrom family onstage to turn on the switches to illuminate South Coast Plaza's holiday tree.
NEWS
November 18, 2006
As Thanksgiving draws near, NewportMesa's major shopping centers were ready for Christmas on Friday as Santa made his grand entrance at South Coast Plaza, and a 115-foot white fir was lighted at Fashion Island. For anyone who couldn't make it to the tree-lighting ceremony at Fashion Island on Friday night, the shopping center is hosting an encore presentation tonight beginning at 6 p.m. Friday night was historic for Fashion Island, marking the 40th time a tree has been decked out at the mall.
NEWS
December 1, 2003
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by e-mail to luis.pena@latimes.com; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4298. Include the time, date and location of the event, as well as a contact phone number. TODAY South Coast Plaza will have its 21st annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Town Center Park, adjacent to the Westin South Coast Plaza. The 90-foot white fir will be adorned by 15,000 lights.
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