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Children play in the snow at a past Dana Point Winter Fest at La Plaza Park. Photo: Robin Gray
Children play in the snow at a past Dana Point Winter Fest at La Plaza Park. Photo: Robin Gray

Dana Point Times

Dana Point’s annual Winter Festival and Tree Lighting is set for Saturday, Dec. 5 from noon to 7 p.m. at La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza St., at Pacific Coast Highway and La Plaza in Dana Point.

Meet Santa and his reindeer and play in real snow at the city’s annual festival and tree lighting ceremony.

Other attractions include face painting, caricature artists, carnival games ($1 per game), cookie decorating ($2), crafts, a craft fair, petting zoo, pony rides, Santa’s Lego Village, Frosty’s New Hat Marionette Show and live performances by The Yuletide Carolers, DHHS Dickens Carolers, singer/songwriter Sidney Bowen, Sandii Castlebery Holiday Band, Dan St. Marseille Holiday Jazz Trio and the Francina Mans School of Dance.

The tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. with free hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of Hennessey’s, followed by the Holiday Movie in the Park, Disney’s The Santa Clause (PG) and free popcorn.

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