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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
It's holiday time!!
Orange holiday celebrations:
Plaza Tree lighting, Santa Tour and the
Villa Park Dry Land Boat
The Christmas holiday season’s official Greater Orange kickoff celebrates 21 years of tree lighting ceremonies in the
this Sunday December 6th. Historic Old Towne Orange Plaza
The whole family is invited to this free event to enjoy good cheer, photo opportunities with Santa, and family fun activities.
As always, refreshments will be sold by local non-profit groups for a nominal fee, which goes to support their works in the community.
The traditional local kick-off to the holiday season starts at 3:30 p.m., as Santa Claus comes to the
for kids of all ages. Old Towne Plaza
The center piece of the event-the official tree lighting-will take place at 5:15 p.m.
The lighted tree will be the backdrop for the 350-voice Orange Master Chorale choir led by Orange High’s world famous choir director Michael Short in a candlelight procession, backed by a full orchestra.
In case of rain please call the official Orange Special Events Hotline for details: 714-744-7278.
Santa to Tour Villa Park December 12th before heading back to the North Pole
Few people outside Villa Park may know that Santa and Mrs. Claus keep their Southern California vacation residence right here in Greater Orange at the Claus Villa in Villa Park.
Each year before making the final push towards getting ready for that Christmas Eve world tour, the Claus family spends a weekend at their
Park get-a-way. Traditionally, Santa has thanked his
home-away-from home neighbors with the Annual Villa Park Santa Tour winding his
way through Greater Orange's “Hidden Jewel” in a bright red fire truck.
This year’s Santa's annual tour is Saturday December 12, 2013 from 8:00 am- 3:30 pm.
Along with the 28 scheduled stops, Santa has been known to drop by or stop along the route where ever there is a gathering of believers. For more information contact the
at 714-998-1500. Villa Park City Hall
The Annual Santa Tour is sponsored by the Villa Park Foundation.
For more information CLICK ON: Santa Tour
Being land-locked never bothered many in Greater Orange, especially in
Villa Park where the Annual Great Villa Park Inland Boat
Parade takes place on Sunday December 13th, 2015. This year's 18th Annual theme
is Rocking and Rolling through the
The flotilla sails through the backwaters of Villa Park, starting at 5:00 pm from
on Sunday December 13th. The
mighty Villa Park Fleet will sail to the Villa Park Towne and Community Centre
arriving around 6:00 pm. for more hometown festivities including a tree
lighting ceremony and entertainment. Villa Park High School
The Great Villa Park Inland Boat Parade is sponsored by the Villa Park Foundation.