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Wedding Etiquette Soiree

  • Sun 10/22

For brides, grooms and their parents, as well as anyone who wishes to polish their dining and social etiquette, this fun and interactive program features wedding etiquette traditions, favorable first impressions, gracious hosting, written correspondence, domestic and continental fine dining, and a special spa etiquette talk and tour. Enjoy Prosecco and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner and dessert, including tips for wedding cake cutting as a couple.

$195 per person per class; individuals welcome to attend; advance reservations required; classes subject to cancellation at any time.

For more details on the program and enrollment deadlines, please view our 2017 enrollment form here.

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Traditional Jewelers 27th Annual Watch Fair

  • Fri 10/27
  • Sat 10/28

It’s the most exciting 48 hours in time as Traditional Jewelers at Fashion Island holds their 27th Annual Watch Fair & Sale!

Meet with representatives from the world’s finest watchmakers and preview their collections, including newest designs and limited editions. Experience a unique opportunity to purchase from a selection of vintage watches, trade in existing watches, special financing, free computerized diagnostic testing and meet the master watchmakers!

Traditional Jewelers at Fashion Island (949)721-9010 traditionaljewelers.com

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Princess Tea & Story Time

  • Sun 11/12

The Resort at Pelican Hill® presents magical afternoon tea time in the Great Room Social Lounge with special princess appearances and readings of classic storybooks fireside. $55* per adult, $35* per child ages 4–16

Sunday, October 15 and  November 12, 2–4 p.m.

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Fashion Island® Tree Lighting

  • Fri 11/17
  • Sat 11/18

Where else to launch the holiday season but at the finest retail and entertainment venue of them all? Share in the ceremonial lighting of Fashion Island’s majestic Christmas tree at 6 p.m. on November 17 – 18 in the center’s Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard, and then start your engines. Shopping season has officially begun! Fashion Island, Newport Beach. shopfashionisland.com/events

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Childrens Resort Etiquette Classes

  • Sun 11/19

Children ages 7-12 are cordially invited to expand their understanding of social, travel and dining etiquette with a fun and educational class from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Led by Kathleen Cover, Founder and President of The Etiquette School of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, certified by the prestigious American School of Protocol, each three-hour course offers a positive, relaxed and approachable setting.

$175 per child per class; limited to 12 children per class; advance reservations required; classes subject to cancellation at any time. 

For dates, enrollment deadlines and more program details, please view our 2017 enrollment form here.

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Thanksgiving Day Ballroom Brunch

  • Thu 11/23

An exquisite Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. offers classic dishes accompanied by live entertainment and children’s activities.$125* per adult; $65* per child under 12

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Kris Kringle Story Time Mingle at The Resort at Pelican Hill®

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Santa is valet parking the sleigh and catching his breath in the Great Room Social Lounge, where he’ll read from storybooks and pose for holiday photos with kids of all ages. Gather ’round the gingerbread display for story time at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. November 25 – December 24, Friday through Sunday. 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast. pelicanhill.com/holidays

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Operation Santa Claus

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Begun in 1962, Operation Santa Claus now collects and distributes more than 45,000 toys and gifts
to needy children in foster care, group homes and disadvantaged families. Lend a hand (18 and older) or give a gift during November and December, Monday through Friday. Volunteer spots fill up quickly so email OperationSantaClaus@ssa.ocgov.com or visit ssa.ocgov.com/volunteer/santa

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Serra’s Pantry Food (and More) Drive

  • Fri 12/1
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What’s a holiday without a warm meal or a clean pair of socks? Drop off food or personal-hygiene items at Mission San Juan Capistrano and make this season an unforgettable one for a family in need. Donations accepted at the Pastoral Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 31522 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. missionparish.org/groups-ministries/groups

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21st Annual Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Bazaar

  • Sat 12/2

Mark the calendar for one of Orange County’s favorite seasonal kickoffs: On December 2, Crystal Cove breaks out in nostalgic holiday cheer with décor galore and an ornament-laden, twinkling tree just inches from the ocean. Festivities and shopping bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; tree lighting at 5:15 p.m. Historic District Crystal Cove State Park, Los Trancos and Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. crystalcove.org

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Spa Holiday Trunk Show

  • Sat 12/9

Top designers share beauty collections, cosmetics, yoga, lounge and fitness apparel, jewelry, candles, gourmet spa teas, home goods and gifts.

December 9, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating

  • Sat 12/9
  • Sun 12/17

Pelican Hill’s pastry chef highlights a favorite holiday tradition in this culinary class. Children ages 5 and older will enjoy lunch and create a masterpiece to take home. $85* per person. Parent supervision is required for children ages 10 and younger.

Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. Sunday, December 17, 10 a.m.

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Boat Parade & Ring of Lights

  • Wed 12/13
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  • Fri 12/15
  • Sat 12/16
  • Sun 12/17

The spirit of the season flickers and floats in Newport Beach’s Balboa Bay, where more than 250 yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes compete with harbor-front homes for the most over-the-top holiday decorations. Enjoy the 110-year-old tradition from ship or shore December 13–17 starting at 6:30 p.m. christmasboatparade.com

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Christmas Day Ballroom Brunch

  • Mon 12/25

Traditional offerings from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. are accompanied by a classical harpist and children’s activities, including photos with Santa, cupcake decorating and entertainment at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. $125* per adult; $65* per child under 12

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Great Room Social Lounge New Year’s Eve

  • Sun 12/31

Starting at 6 p.m., celebrate with live music, creative cocktails, small bites, a midnight balloon drop and a complimentary Prosecco toast. Complimentary for Resort guests;  $40 for non-resort guests

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