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Irvine Park Railroad 21st Annual Christmas Train

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Christmas, Events, Featured, Holiday | 39 comments

Irvine Park Railroad 21st Annual Christmas Train

  It’s the season, once again for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time — get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets. Tickets may be purchased online ONLY and can be purchased beginning November 1st; tickets may not be purchased in person. Visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for details. While waiting to board the train, there are many activities for children to enjoy in Santa’s Village located next to the train station. Activities will be open when the Christmas Train runs and include: Story Time with Mrs. Claus Christmas Cookie Decorating Carnival Games Ice Fishing Santa Claus Moon Bounce Christmas Coloring Corner Picture Stands At the North Pole, visitors may purchase coffee, hot chocolate, freshly-popped popcorn, hot pretzels and cookies from the Elf House Snack Bar. A full kitchen menu is also available at the train station. Visitors may take their own pictures with Santa or you may purchase a picture taken by Irvine Park Railroad. Each 5” x 7” photo will be presented with an Irvine Park Railroad frame and available for pickup shortly after being taken. After visiting with Santa, hop back aboard the train and enjoy the colorful Christmas lights and decorations, as well as the magical “Tunnel of Lights”, on the ride back to the station. When visiting the Christmas Train, remember to dress warmly, bring a camera and arrive early to avoid crowds. The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is open beginning Thursday, December 1st through Friday, December 23rd. Please visit our web site for hours and to purchase tickets. The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $12.00 per person. Children younger than 24 months ride free. The parking for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends; parking for the Christmas Train is free after 5:00 PM. Irvine Park Railroad 1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869 Become a fan of Irvine Park Railroad on Facebook, view our photos on Instagram, follow our tweets on twitter, and view pictures on Flickr. For pricing, park directions and complete details, please visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com. GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win (4) tickets to the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train (plus 6 activity tickets and a bike rental) by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook post. One random winner will be selected from the comments on November 14th. (Bloggers cannot...

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Holiday Garden Design & Tabletop Workshops

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Christmas, Events, Holiday | 0 comments

Holiday Garden Design & Tabletop Workshops

  You’re invited to Molly Wood Garden Design’s Harvest to Holiday Tabletop Workshop, taught by OC’s garden guru and style-maker, Molly Wood. The workshops are taking place on Friday, November 18th at 1:00 pm at Molly Wood Garden Design’s Costa Mesa location and on Thursday, November 10 and Thursday, November 21 at 1:00 pm at Molly Wood Garden Design Laguna Beach. You’ll learn how to create stylish tablescapes in your home that will last through the holiday season and while you’re enjoying the classes, you’ll be among the first to check out this season’s holiday decor! The workshops are free and open to the public. Please visit http://mollywoodgardendesign.com/events/ for more information and call 949.548.1611 to reserve your spot in class! Molly Wood Costa Mesa is located at 1660 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, and the Laguna location address is 1290 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Molly Wood Garden Design’s Live Wreath Workshop Join us for one of our most popular workshops of the year, the live wreath workshop taught by garden guru and style-maker, Molly Wood. You have two chances to sign up on Thursday, December 8 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at Molly Wood Garden Design’s Costa Mesa location. You’ll learn how to create a beautiful living wreath that will bring holiday cheer to your home, as well as provide a gorgeous decoration for many months to come. Please visit http://mollywoodgardendesign.com/events/ for more information and call 949-548-1611 to reserve your spot in class! There is a $60.00 fee for materials. Molly Wood Garden Design is located at 1661 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Molly Wood Garden Design’s Fresh Greens Tabletop Workshop You’re invited to Molly Wood Garden Design’s Fresh Greens Holiday Tabletop Workshop, on Friday, December 16 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at Molly Wood Garden Design in Costa Mesa. Owner Molly Wood will show you creative ways on how to use gorgeous fresh greens to create stylish tablescapes in your home for the holidays that you can recreate throughout the year! This workshop is free and open to the public. Please visit http://mollywoodgardendesign.com/events/ for more information and call 949-548-1611 to reserve your spot! Molly Wood Garden Design is located at 1661 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA...

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Christmas, Entertainment, Events, Holiday, Theatre | 15 comments

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will be live on stage with the critically acclaimed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (www.rudolphthemusical.com) at Dolby Theatre on December 23rd and 24th for 4 performances. Following two successful years of touring North America, the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster will help Santa save Christmas during three North American tours visiting more than 50 cities this holiday season. The national tour — a “holiday staple” (The Boston Globe) and an “utterly charming, top-notch production” (Orlando Sentinel) – kicks off November 14. Tickets range from $38-$104 and can be purchased at the Dolby Theatre Box Office, through all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling (800) 745-3000. *NOTE: Children ages one and older require a ticket. GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win (4) Tickets to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical by leaving a comment below or on this Facebook post.One random winner will be selected on November 11th. Good...

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Anaheim White House’s 29th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Dinner

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Christmas, Events, Holiday | 0 comments

Anaheim White House’s 29th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Dinner

  You can count on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman too. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday party without an appearance by Santa Claus. This cast of characters will be among the VIPs who will be attending the Anaheim White House’s 29th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Dinner on Sunday, November 20. The festivities start at 6 p.m. when guests will be greeted with Champagne and tray-passed hors d’oeuvres as they roam around the restaurant’s festively decorated, snow-filled grounds. The tree lighting will be held at 7 p.m. followed by a 4-course sit-down dinner. Cost is $135 per person and tables for 10 are also available. Reservations must be made no later than Saturday, November 12 by calling (714) 772-1381. Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy that will be donated to the underprivileged served by Caterina’s Club, the internationally recognized nonprofit that feeds and houses local “motel kids,” thus named because their poor, working class parents are relegated to cheap, crime-ridden motels. In keeping with tradition, 8 honorees will be recognized by Caterina’s Club for their exceptional support: Sally Feldhaus, Susan Klaren-Hatzenbuler, Cathy Dutton, Becky Areias, Andrea Manes, Pennie Contos, Pat Pina and Reon Boydstun-Howard. Caterina’s Club was started in 2005 after a visit by Anaheim White House owner Sir Bruno Serato and his mother, Caterina, to a local Boys & Girls Club. There, she saw a 7-year-old boy eating a bag of potato chips and when she learned that the snack was all he had for dinner, she instructed her son to head back to the restaurant and feed the children pasta. He has fed them each evening since. The Anaheim White House is located at 887 South Anaheim, Anaheim; (714)...

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You’re Invited to CosmetiCare BeautyLand Event

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Beauty, Events | 0 comments

You’re Invited to CosmetiCare BeautyLand Event

 We are honored to be a CosmetiCare Ambassador Join Orange County’s leading medspa, CosmetiCare, for its open house signature event, BeautyLand. This intimate experience gives you an insider’s look into CosmetiCare’s seven signature rooms, where you can learn more about non-invasive beauty treatments through demonstrations of techniques to correct wrinkles, loose and sagging skin, uneven tone and pigmentation, rosacea and more. The beauty of youthful, ageless skin is not only possible, it can be yours. Of course delicious hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine will be flowing. Plus, there will be amazing event-exclusive specials and prizes. WHAT: CosmetiCare’s Second Annual BeautyLand Event WHEN: Thursday, November 17th with tours at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 p.m. WHERE: 1101 Bayside Drive Suite 200 Newport Beach, CA 92625 CosmetiCare is the only medspa in Orange County we trust caring for our skin, and we guarantee that you will too. If you’re able to join us, get a group of your girlfriends together, andplease RSVP with the number of people in your party by Thursday, November 10 by calling (949)...

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