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  • Wednesday, November 28, 2007


    ‘Tis the Season in the Greater Orange Communities

    Metro TALK

    A community service of the
    Greater Orange Communities Organization

    Santa Claus arrives at Santa Fe Depot

    Old St. Nick and friends will be stopping at the Old Towne Orange Santa Fe Depot on his tricked out MetroLink Train this Saturday December 1st at 6:00 p.m. as part of the MetoLink’s 14 Day Holiday Toy Express 2007 and the 15th Annual KABC Firefighters Spark of Love Toy Drive.

    The 450 ton train decked out with 50,000 lights will have Santa, Mrs. Claus and cast of characters in a free musical stage show that includes oversized animated displays and an audience sing-a-long.

    Toys collected are distributed locally. Last year alone, "Spark of Love" collected more than 600,000 toys in Southern California. The show is free, but the audience is requested to show their support by bringing an unwrapped new toy or sports equipment.

    Can’t make it? You can donate to the cause via credit card. CLICK ON:SPARK OF LOVE

    All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children.

    The Orange Santa Fe Depot MetroLink Station is located at 194 N. Atchison Street, Orange.

    ‘Tis the Season: Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Plaza

    The official local start of the Greater Orange Communities Christmas Season is the Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Plaza in Old Towne Orange this Sunday December 2nd. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. with games for children, food and information booths and photos (for a small fee) with Santa the musical program begins at 5:15 p.m. This year 71st Assemblyman Todd Spitzer will be this year’s story narrator. Long time Orange High School Choir Director Mike Short will direct the 350 voice choir and 60 piece orchestra in a community sing-a-long of long time holiday favorites.

    This is one of the most attended events in Orange so get there early!

    ‘Tis the Season: Santa Tours Villa Park and the Boat Parade
    On Saturday December 8th, Santa returns to the Greater Orange Communities with his annual tour of Villa Park
    For Santa’s route CLICK ON:.


    Leaving from the Villa Park Civic Center to get to Smokewood and Alta Drives at 8:02 am, Santa will tour though out the city in a very slow dry run of his Christmas Eve blitz of the city. Santa will end up at Robin Hood Circle and Little John Way at 6:12 pm. After his grand all city tour, Santa will be the special overnight guest at a secret Villa Park villa, yes the same home hosting the grand, ever-so-hard-to-get, invitation only reception for Mr. Christmas, his wife Mrs. Claus and many of his elves (along with the Greater Orange Communities most influential holiday elite).

    Santa then will appear in the Sunday December 9th De-Light-Full Decade, It's Beginning to Look 'A Yacht like Christmas' Villa Park Inland Boat Parade.
    For the Boat Parade route CLICK ON:

    Boat Parade Route

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