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Top 2013 Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Orange County

November 4, 2013 5:00 AM

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Ready to light up the season, and get in the spirit of the holidays? Nothing does the celebratory trick like a big, beautiful, grand tree lighting ceremony. Put these destinations on your must-see ceremony list, and enjoy the special time with loved ones. You’ll find November events here from the beach to the city to the park.

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Montage Laguna Beach

30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-715-6000
Dec. 2 at 4:30pm
montagelagunabeach.com

The Tree Lighting ceremony at Montage Laguna Beach is a beautiful way to begin the season. The event is open to the public, and the resort always puts on a fabulous, festive evening. So gather your friends and family for a special evening of holiday carolers, hot cocoa, children’s activities, live music and the traditional tree lighting ceremony in the gorgeous oceanfront setting. You can also make a night of it and stay over at this beautiful ocean front hotel.

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Fashion Island Tree Lighting Ceremony

Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard
401 Newport Center Dr.,
Newport Beach, CA 92660

949-721-2000
Nov. 15 and 16 at 6pm
shopfashionisland.com

Visit Fashion Island for the Tree Lighting Ceremony with special guests from the Disneyland Resort as Mickey and some of his Disney pals help ring in the holiday season and light the tree. Shop the great selection of shops and pick up some presents for your loved ones and catch one of the best tree lighting ceremonies Orange County has to offer!

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Disneyland Resort

1313 South Harbor Boulevard,
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-781-7290
disneyland.go.com

From mid-November to the start of the new year, Disneyland Resort transforms into a magnificent winter wonderland ushering in the holiday season. The park does not have one official tree lighting, but the Christmas tree on Town Square will be lit every night, and a new tree on Buena Vista Street will also be lit nightly this year. Charming, vintage décor will be spread throughout Disney California Adventure too.

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Dune’s Lighting of the Bay

Newport Dunes
101 N. Bayside Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
800-729-DUNE
Dec. 6 at 6pm
newportdunes.com

Even Santa’s a fan of Stand Up Paddleboard, and he’ll preside over the festivities. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will host its annual Lighting of the Bay ceremony where Santa will illuminate 50 Christmas trees lining the bay. The free event, which has been a tradition for two decades, will be held at the gazebo this year to accommodate the growing number of attendees, expected to exceed 500 guests. Festivities will include live musical performances, Christmas carol sing-a-long and more. For a small price, seafood chowder and hot chocolate from the award-winning Back Bay Bistro will also be available for those taking in the spirit of the season. Also, guests can order their Christmas trees from a lot right on the property where Nobles, Nordmans and Grand Firs range from 3′-15′.

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Anaheim White House

887 South Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA. 92805
714-772-1381
Nov. 28 from 5:30 – 7pm
www.anaheimwhitehouse.com

The 26th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and dinner at The Anaheim White House kicks off the holiday season. Meet Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frosty and many other holiday characters, followed by the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree. Surround yourself by white snow, Christmas carols and start of the holiday season right!

Debbie Lavdas is a Southern California writer who also writes for Laguna Beach Magazine, Bask Magazine and more. Keep up with her at @DebLavdas on Twitter or DebbieintheOC.com.

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