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Oh what fun it is…to have all that gift giving over. Now go shopping for yourself— we’ve got a killer sale outing. Plus there’s more glutton-eating with great gourmet food trucks. And while the reindeer are out, the Ducks and sharks are in. And hey, how about some joyful jumping out of planes before the holidays wrap?

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Monday, December 26

Shop on. Sale starts Monday, December 26th at 9am. Nordstrom Fashion Rewards members will earn double rewards points too on all Nordstrom credit or debut purchases made in any department throughout Nordstrom stores from December 26-28. Look Nordstrom’s good in 2012.

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Tuesday, December 27

Skydive in Riverside

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Pick up the phone today and get a jump on living life large as 2012 arrives. Skydive in Riverside and find yourself perched at the edge of a plane as it opens from 14,000 feet up. No worries, your tandem master will check all the hooks and straps—we hope.

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Wednesday, December 28

Stuff yourself silly some more this season at the Food Truck Fare with a variety of gourmet food trucks after dark. Check their Twitter (@ocfair) or Facebook (OCFair) pages for the week’s offerings from mobile eateries such as the Seabirds Truck, Dogzilla, The Bakery Truck, Piaggio On Wheels, SOHO Taco, The Burnt Truck and Panfiniti Food Truck. 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

See our special feature about the Food Truck Fare.

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Thursday, December 29

Get all that warm and fuzzy of the season out of your system with some hardcore hockey. It’s the Ducks versus the Vancouver Canucks on the 29th. The action starts at 7 pm at The Honda Center. Fight, fight, fight.

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Friday, December 30

Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for free during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. 6-9 pm.

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Saturday, December 31

Celebrate the New Year with the best view in the OC. Enjoy their Extravagant New Year’s Eve Soirée. The Evening Star package includes: DJ & Dancing, Dinner Buffet, Selections of Miniature Dessert Display, Party Favors, Champagne Toast and Balloon Drop. $135/guest or $1215/table. To purchase your ticket, contact the Special Events office at (714) 279-1109 or RVera@srcmail.com

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Sunday, January 1

What’s the new year without running into the freezing Pacific Ocean? Join the other crazies in this 11th annual event. Bring your bathing suit. (No wetsuits, that’s cheating.) Revelers meet just south of the pier. 8:30am – 11am pancake breakfast served by the Lions Club from in Pier Plaza for $5. 9:30 to 11:00am is the Surf City Splash registration that’s will take place at Zack’s Pier Plaza. At high noon, participants hit the waves.

Debbie Lavdas is a freelance writer who blogs at DebbieintheOC.com. She also writes for many SoCal magazines, which you can find at DebbieLavdas.com.