Curt Seeden: Christmas is coming to Fountain Valley — and sooner than you may think

Christmas might be more than a month away, but Water fountain Valley starts celebrating the vacation a whole lot sooner.

Instance in point: The city’s largest one-day occasion of the year– the annual Tree Illumination — — is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Water Fountain Valley Entertainment Center as well as Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. That’s just 2 weeks away.

Hundreds of people are expected to go to the occasion, which is set for 4:30 to 8 p.m.

. The Tree Lighting will include the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in addition to efficiencies by community groups. There will be whole lots of food available for acquisition from neighborhood nonprofit companies, games, a fireworks reveal as well as extra. There will certainly be plenty of possibilities to take photos, so bring your electronic camera.

To find out more on the Tree Lighting as well as various other recreation programs or events, call the Recreation & & Neighborhood Providers Division at 714-839-8611 or see

Xmas Boutique

The following day, Sunday, Dec. 2, the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus will organize its 24th Christmas Store from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church hall at Holy Spirit Catholic Church,17270 Ward St.

Locals are invited to bring the kids to see Santa and also do all their Xmas shopping with regional suppliers.

Vendors will certainly be marketing homemade tamales, Vietnamese foods, baked items, jewelry, jams and jellies, plus crafts as well as presents. There will be many raffle possibilities, with all revenues going to neighborhood charities.

Supplier spaces are offered out. For even more information, phone call Bev White at 714-963-9275.

‘‘ Meet Him’

Likewise, there’s the fifth annual free area art and songs event, “Meet Him,” which will run from Nov. 30 with Dec. 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the corner of Bushard Road and also Slater Opportunity.

The celebration celebrates the birth of Christ through real-time Nativity implementations, initial spiritual art work as well as an extensive display of Nativities from worldwide.

This family-friendly event additionally consists of artists from neighborhood colleges, churches as well as teams; a family activity room with story time and also crafts; as well as a Nativity creativity station.

For additional information on the “Meet Him” art and music celebration, go to

The church is at 17500 Bushard St.

Xmas in the Gazebo

The Water Fountain Valley Historic Culture will hold its yearly Xmas in the Gazebo occasion on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Heritage Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. This household event will feature a Xmas bake sale and also suppliers providing vacation gifts, home decoration, youngsters’s products and also even more up for sale.

Interested vendors can call 714-847-7714.

The event additionally features a deejay, magician Hayden Allcorn as well as the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Heritage Park is next to the library, 17635 Los Alamos St. For additional information, call 714-847-7714.

Plaything drive

If you are in the giving mood, Fountain Bowl is holding its yearly “Delight to a Child” plaything drive this holiday. Any person wanting to take part can come in as well as select an apple off Fountain Dish’s tree, which will figure out the age and also sex of a child for whom you can acquire a gift.

Bring an unwrapped gift back to Fountain Bowl with the chosen apple and also you will get a cost-free video game of bowling for each and every plaything you generate.

Water fountain Dish is at 17110 Brookhurst St. Even more information: go to or call 714-963-7888.

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