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Celebrate the Holidays in Orange County

December 10th, 2012 | by: SM SOLD | Posted in : Client News

SM Sold would like to present a recent blog by our friends at The Bowen Team, based in our local home of Orange County.  The Bowen Team specializes in communities in Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, and Coto De Caza.  Celebrate the holidays in Orange County with us and The Bowen Team! Read their holiday events blog below:

The Bowen Team would like to let you know about some great ways to celebrate this holiday season with local Orange County community events for the entire family! Check out these festive events and plan your Orange County holiday celebration today!  End the year right with these joyful celebrations with family, friends, and loved ones!

Nutcracker for Kids and Music Carnival
Where:  Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
When: December 8th, 2012
Showtimes: 10:00am and 11:30 am
Visions of sugarplums will dance in your head after seeing Tchaikovsky’s delightful Christmas ballet, performed in a condensed 45-minute sing-along version created just for kids.  Perfect for children ages 4-11. Concertgoers can enjoy a Music Carnival including free hands-on activities for children, who can meet Symphony musicians, sing, dance, play, color, try musical instruments and enjoy themselves in thematic activities related to the concert. Carnival is from 9-10am for the 10am concertgoers and 12:15 pm for 11:30 am concertgoers.

Santa’s Dinner Buffet
Where:  Coto De Caza Golf and Racquet Club
When: December 11th, 2012 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Admission: $38 adults, $15 for children ages 4-10, and free for ages 3 and under.
membership required
Santa is coming to Coto De Caza!  Enjoy a full buffet dinner, fun for the entire family as Santa will be there along with a balloon artist and the coto train will be running as well!
*Denim is appropriate, 72 hour cancellation policy
Reservations must be made by phone: (949) 858-4100

New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet  and Complimentary Party
Where:  Coto De Caza Golf and Racquet Club
When: December 11th, 2012 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Admission: $39 adults  Membership required
Welcome the New Year with the Coto De Caza Golf and Raquet Club and a full buffet dinner! New New Year’s Eve party is complementary for members and $25 for guests.  Celebrate the new beginnings while enjoying great food, live dj, and dancing!
Reservations must be made by Phone: (949) 858-4100

Cantus Presents “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914”
Where: Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo
When: December 9th, 2012 from 7:00pm- 10:00pm
Price: $28-$38
Soka Bistro Buffet: $10.50 per person
Set on Christmas Eve in 1914, explore the story of a German Soldier on the Western Front for a war tale of camaraderie, music, and peace.  Be sure to come to the event early for dinner beginning at 5:30pm on weekdays and 5:00pm on the weekends for an all you can eat Soka Bistro buffet for only $10.50! This is an all ages performance.

Winter Christmas Lights Tour
Where: Gondola Company of Newport in Newport Beach
When: Month of December
Complete with a festive gondola boat ride, bring your loved ones for a romantic boating event perfect for a holiday date night.  The Bachelor and Blind Date and was voted “The Best Place to Take a Date.”  Children 10 and under are free! Call to make your reservation today, cruises will be available all month long! *Must call for reservations and purchase, 24 hour advance for cancellation.

2nd Annual Aliso Viejo Holiday Show
Where: Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo
When: December 8th, 2012 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: $10 adults and $5 for children-general admission seating
The holidays are the perfect time for family traditions! Join the City of Aliso Viejo for the 2nd Annual Holiday Show, a newly emerging tradition in the local community! A canned food collection for South County Outreach will also take place at the door for interested elves.  All proceeds from the event will go the local scholarships!

Newport Beach Parade of Lights – 104th Annual Christmas Boat Parade
Where: The Balboa Bay Club and Resort in Newport Beach
When: December 19th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

The Balboa Bay Club and Resort in Newport Beach is the perfect location to view the boat parade as features magnificent views of the overlooking the bay! Enjoy this great community tradition
Reservations required through The First Cabin:

Holiday Decorating Competition
The Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Corporation would like to invite its residents as well as entire neighborhoods to join in on the holiday lighting and decorating competition! Judges from the Community Lifestyle Committee will be looking for creativity and showmanship while determining the best holiday spirit in the SAMLARC community.
For more information on entry and to download the entry (PDF) form visit: