Dana Point Real Estate News: Holiday Events!

dana_point_holiday_eventsWell, technically this is not Dana Point real estate related information, but knowing about the events happening in the city that you might want to purchase a home in, is obviously important, so we wanted to share the dates and locations for some of our favorite events happening in Dana Point this 2011 Holiday Season. Best part, most of these events are free or require little money to enjoy!

Dana Point Holiday Events and Celebrations 2011

  • Sunday November 20th: Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Ritz Carlton.

This a beautiful event with the annual Tree Lighting and the opening of the Fourth Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction. The event includes festive holiday music and a visit by Santa Claus. They will also have The Holiday Gingerbread Display.From 4 to 7pm.

  • Thursday November 24th: Turkey Trot!!

This event is held on Thanksgiving Day and for the past two years it has sold out!! This For the last two years the 10K sold out days before the race. The event is held at the Dana Point Harbor. For more information on how to enter: http://www.turkeytrot.com
From their website:
"Enjoy pounding surf, rugged cliffs, and cool ocean breezes as you sail through the Dana Point Marina, Doheny State Park and pass the historic tallship Pilgrim moored in Dana Point Harbor"

  • Friday December 2: Holiday in the Harbor Open House

Santa will hear your Christmas wishes and is available for photos ( you can take your own at no cost). There are many fun activities performances by various characters, holiday crafts, people painting, and a puppet show. So, bring friends and family down to enjoy the Harbor’s Holiday spirit.The parking and events are FREE! From 4pm to 8pm.

  • December 3 - 4th: Boat Rides with Santa From 10am-2pm.

This one is something that can only happen at the coast! Come aboard for a 20 min Harbor cruise with Santa and his helpers. Santa will be hearing those Christmas wishes as you cruise the Harbor. Bring your cameras for pictures with Santa. A $3 Donation to the El Camino Real Junior Woman's Club would be appreciated. What a unique and fun way for kids of all ages to visit with Santa, so dress warm. No reservations required. Best of all, this cruise is FREE for the whole family!  Located at the Dana Wharf Sportfishing docks. ( That's between Jolly Roger and Wind & Sea)

  • December 8 & December 15: Santa Photos


Free pictures with Santa. Great opportunity to have the kids tell Santa if they have been naughty or nice! This will be hosted around the El Torito courtyard on Dec 8th and the Dana Wharf on Dec 15th.

  • December 9-10 & December 16-17, 2011: Annual Boat Parade of Lights

This a gorgeous event where boaters from all Orange County compete on decorating their boats and then do a parade. It can be seen from pretty much anywhere around the Dana Point Harbor, and people often like to make reservations for dinner in the Harbor restaurants. Dress warm if you are going to be outside. 7:30pm by the Water's Edge.

  • Saturday December 10, 2011: Winter Festival

The City of Dana Pointfeatures this event at La Plaza Park, including cookie decorating Cookie Decorating, Santa’s Reindeer, Holiday Craft Fair, Carnival Games, Children’s Petting Zoo, Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Movie in the park. There's even a real Snow Play Area!!! From 12pm to 7pm.

  • Saturday December 10: Santa Paws

For Pet Lovers: the Pet Project Foundation will be the host of the first Santa Paws in Dana Point.Bring your pet and have a picture with Santa for a small fee, which will go to the Pet Project Foundation. www.petprojectfoundation.org

For more information about these events, please visit the Dana Point city website, and for more information on homes in Dana Point, please visit our page for  Dana Point Real Estate.

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