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Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through Newport Bay on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Best Free Winter Activities For Families In OC

The budget for extra activities can be lower during the winter months due to the holiday season. Thankfully, these free events can entertain the entire family without subtracting from your bank account

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Best 2014 Holiday Concerts In OC

It’s not Christmas music, but these five shows will certainly enrich your holiday season.

11/20/2014

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Best Thanksgiving Pie In OC

Thanksgiving is a time for love, laughter, family, friends and pie. These bakeries serve up classic favorites and new creations to add some extra sweetness to your holiday.

11/19/2014

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Best Consignment Stores In OC

Keep your style sensible yet affordable by shopping at these best consignment shops in OC.

11/18/2014

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Ask An OC Expert: Tips For Shopping On Cyber Monday

Prepare to score big on winning deals this Cyber Monday. To make sure you get the best of red hot discounts online, an OC expert provides tips for shopping on Cyber Monday.

11/18/2014

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Best Winter 2014-15 Art Events In OC

These art events cater to all ages and will add some fun to your winter calendar.

11/17/2014

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Walking Tour Of OC’s Old Towne Orange

The mile-square Old Towne Historic District of Orange offers a chance to stroll through the early history of Orange, while sampling food from its diverse eateries and browsing for art and antiques in its several shops and galleries.

11/15/2014

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Ask An OC Expert: Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Enjoy these five craft tips from our local Orange County expert, Linda Hunter, who has been responsible the past 13 years for coordinating the design, development and operations of Pretend City Children’s Museum in Orange County.

11/14/2014

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Best Places For Adult Music Classes In OC

If you want to learn – or improve at – playing an instrument but you don’t have a lot of time, try these places for music lessons.

11/13/2014

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Best Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving In OC

Avoiding cooking on Thanksgiving is understandable. Try these places to help keep you out of a hot kitchen all day.

11/12/2014

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Orange County’s Best Thanksgiving Take Out Dinners To-Go

This holiday, serve your guests a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and more courtesy of these great Orange County spots.

CBS Los Angeles–11/11/2014

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Best Places For Black Friday Shopping Deals In Orange County

Orange County’s retail culture provides a great range of special shopping options in clothing, home design, technology and toys. Black Friday just makes it better, offering a great opportunity to support local business. With the holidays fast approaching, great deals and discounts rule the day. Here are the five best places in Orange County for great black Friday shopping deals.

CBS Los Angeles–11/11/2014

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Best 2014 Veterans Day Events In OC

Here are the best places to celebrate Veterans Day 2014 in Orange County.

11/10/2014

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Best Places To Give Back This Holiday Season in Orange County

The holiday season is around the corner and there is no better time to give back and volunteer. There are many opportunities for members of the Orange County community to volunteer or donate this season.

11/10/2014

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Best Budget Attractions In OC

To enjoy Orange County, you don’t have to break the bank buying theme park tickets or staying at a beach resort. These exciting and cultural attractions are sure to delight and keep some money in your pocket.

11/08/2014

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