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Santa Sightings in Newport Beach

December 1, 2016

Jingle, jangle – all is merry and bright, decked out for the holiday festivities in Newport Beach. As Christmas lights are hung and pine scents whirl through the crisp, refreshing winter air, the anticipation for Santa’s arrival grows closer and closer. If you can’t quite hold out and the eagerness gets the best of you and your loved ones, Santa is making a few early stops throughout the city. Here’s where you can find him.

One of Santa’s favorite stops, that he makes sure to visit every year, is Fashion Island. The incredibly impressive tree that attracts so many holiday visitors was lit on November 18th. With so many avid shoppers, array of decorations, and the great big, sparkling tree, Fashion Island is the perfect place for Santa. Santa will be accepting visitors until December 24th. Young visitors can meet with Santa, share holiday wishes and take photos with him in his home away from home. Santa’s schedule can be found here.

72-rg-winterphotos-6There’s nothing better than a Santa sighting amongst a beautifully lit and elaborately decorated garden with unique Christmas trinkets for everyone on your list – it mirrors Santa’s workshop! Roger’s Garden knows how to prepare for the holiday season. They know how to construct the perfect Christmas tree and you’ll find plenty to admire during your visit there. Santa will be there, waiting to hear every child’s wish for this Christmas season, until December 20th. Pictures will be available from 12-6pm. Bring your own camera because photos are complimentary. Professional prints are available as well. Use promo code “Rogers10” and get 10% off when you spend $75. Discover more here.

cdm-christmas-walk1The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the community’s most popular event of the year – the Corona del Mar Christmas Walk! This is an absolute can’t miss special event filled with holiday festivities for family, friends, residents and visitors looking for a spectacular way to ring in the holiday season. The walk takes place December 4th from 11am-4pm. Festivities include liver entertainment, great food, unique exhibits and photos with Santa. Click here for more information.

Jolly Old Saint Nick will be at the Fairmont Hotel Newport Beach this Sunday, December 4th from 9am to 1pm. Enjoy a “Santa’s Workshop” themed breakfast buffet in Citrus. After dining, visit with Santa and take complimentary photos. There will also be complimentary children’s activities including build your own stuffed toy, face painting, balloon art and letters to Santa. You may contact the Fairmont Newport Beach for more details – reservations are required.

Santa will make a quick pit stop at the Newport Coast Community Center on December 9th and will be there for breakfast from 9:30-11am. Come have breakfast with Santa and stay for crafts, games and photos. Reservations for this event are required. Click here for more information.

Boy, does Santa love to eat. He’ll be making a special trip to Back Bay Bistro for brunch on December 10th and then again on December 24th. Brunch will be served from 9am-2pm and Santa will be visiting from 11am-2pm. Per Santa’s request, candy canes will be passed out to all who attend. While visiting with Santa, families can enjoy sweet treats and a holiday beverage bar. The Back Bay Bistro brunch menu and event details can be found here.

On December 16th, catch Santa Claus at Marina Park enjoying the 3rd night of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The Newport Beach community is sure to impress him with the overflowing spirit and impressive display of lights at this year’s parade. Marina Park will provide a front row viewing experience as well as a variety of activities to enjoy. Photos with Santa Claus will be available before the start of the parade. Food will be served at the event – tickets are limited, so enroll today.

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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