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The Midnight Mission is holding their famed Christmas Day Brunch and Santa’s Village for LA’s homeless population. This year’s festivities are particularly meaningful because they mark the official kick-off to the Midnight’s 100th year anniversary. This is a unique LA event with an interesting and unusual combination of elements – holidays, homelessness, and 100 years of service with a very real food component. This event is happening Downtown on Skid Row, right here in our own backyard.

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Sponsored by Nestlé USA, the event embraces the true spirit of the holidays, and welcomes thousands of the City’s neediest to a healthy and hearty holiday meal. Hundreds of volunteers, celebrities, and local leaders including actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer Dick Van Dyke; CBS News anchor Kent Shocknek; 95.5 KLOS Radio personality Gary Moore; actor, environmentalist, and Midnight Mission Board Member Ed Begley, Jr., and former Mayor Antonio Villariagosa.

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Concurrently, The Midnight hosts its Santa’s Village, where the most impoverished children will be able to select toys of their choice ranging from guitars, electronics, skateboards, and bicycles—all age-appropriate—and be greeted by Santa Claus and his helpers. Its doors are always open and since its inception in 1914, the Midnight Mission has never missed a day of providing meals and services to the homeless community.

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Commemorating its 100-year anniversary, The Midnight hit an unfathomable milestone this December when the Midnight served its millionth meal of the year for the second year in a row; it has not served that many people in one year since the Great Depression!

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WHAT: The Midnight Mission Annual Christmas Day Brunch And Santa’s Village For The Homeless
WHEN: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 
WHERE: The Midnight Mission | 601 San Pedro Street | Los Angeles, CA 90014

CONTACT INFO: Click here

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Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated boats, yachts, kayaks, and canoes sail along the harbor in the 104th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, celebrate this year with a fun “Surf, Sand, and Santa” theme!

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As Newport Beach’s Christmas Card to the world, the boat parade will set the harbor ablaze for five consecutive nights. Beautiful multi-million dollar boats will light up the harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music fill the air at the Christmas Boat Parade. Many of the boats will be richly decorated with animated Christmas scenes accompanied by music and costumed carolers. Some boat owners in the past have spent over $50,000 to decorate their vessels for the event. The Christmas floats will wind their way some 14 miles around the harbor to give viewers in restaurants, yacht clubs, on public beaches, and in private homes an incredible sight that has delighted millions of people for a century.

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The parade, which has been hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by the New York Times, is truly a magical holiday tradition for all ages. The parade continues to be a premier event during the holiday season in Southern California that brings joy and happiness to all that view it.

Boats And Yachts Take Part In The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Ring of Lights

Serving as the backdrop for the hundreds of lighted boats in the parade is the annual “Ring of Lights” contest, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Beautifully decorated bayside homes and businesses surrounding the harbor go “all out” with their own holiday spirit, featuring everything from roof-top animated scenes to dancing Christmas trees. With its own judged categories and prizes awarded, the “Ring of Lights” has become as celebrated as the boat parade itself.

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Fireworks

A special fireworks display will close out the parade. Beginning at approximately 9:00 pm, the fireworks will be visible from all around the harbor, being launched from the Balboa Pier.

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WHAT: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
WHERE: Newport Beach
WHEN: Wednesday, December 19 – Sunday, December 23, 2012 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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This Friday is the first Venice Sign Holiday Lighting and Windward Holiday Crawl. Event to benefit the Muscle Beach Toy Drive. In conjunction with the LAPD Pacific Division and Pacific Area Boosters. Come dressed in your holiday attire!

Activities

  • Complimentary egg nog, coffee, and hot chocolate by Townhouse
  • Venice Family Clinic holiday cards
  • Holiday photo booth by Venice Paparazzi
  • Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus
  • Venice Sign t-shirts by Control Printing
  • Venice Art Crawl artists
  • From H3 presents the Venice Sign coloring station for kids
  • The Venice Skate Car presents the Peace Sign and Venice Paparazzi speakers corner
  • Free candy canes by The Windward Krewe
  • Complimentary holiday doggie treats by Venice Pups and Hungry Dawgz of Dogtown
  • Plus raffle to benefit Hurricane Sandy dogs and more

Program

  • 6:00  – 6:15 pm: Suzy Williams and Brad Kay
  • 6:15 – 6:40 pm: Jeremy Parker and Rachel Toczko
  • 7:00 – 7:45 pm: The Band Venice
  • 7:45 – 8:00 pm: Presentations and lighting of the Venice Sign. Guests include Venice Chamber of Commerce and City of L.A’s MIke Bonin, and more
  • 8:00 – 8:15 pm: Sing-along with Brad Kay
  • 8:15 – 9:00 pm: Jingle Bell Rockers

The Venice Art Crawl is a non-profit organization by and for the people. Their goal is to strengthen communication and collaboration within the Venice community through monthly art events. Their ultimate aim is to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically made Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community.

WHAT: Venice Sign Holiday Lighting
WHERE:  On Windward Avenue East of Pacific and West of Main Street
WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2012 | 6:00 pm

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The Queen Mary is thrilled to present CHILL – an enchanting winter event for the whole family. They’ve turned their dome into a giant igloo, which is now home to The Ice Kingdom – an awe-inspiring exhibit featuring larger-than-life ice creations. In addition, CHILL also features outdoor Ice Tubing, an Ice Skating rink, and a Holiday Village, complete with Christmas trees, “Candy Lane,” gingerbread decorating, carolers, and, of course, Santa Claus. 

Chill

CHILL is an entire holiday extravaganza designed for the whole family. Stroll through the winter wonderland and capture the spirit of the season by enjoying everyone’s favorite holiday activities. From decorating gingerbread houses, to listening to holiday carolers, to enjoying our dazzling decorations, the Holiday Village is sure to captivate the young and old alike.

Take a family photo in front of one of their many ornately decorated Christmas trees, then thaw off by indulging in decadent hot chocolate or other tasty treats. Meander through the magical “Candy Lane” and get lost in a forest of larger-than-life treats. Get into the spirit of the season and experience Queen Mary’s Holiday Village.

The Ice Kingdom

Step inside their frozen igloo and immerse yourself in an enchanting world of ice. The Ice Kingdom is a dazzling 13,000 square foot winter wonderland handmade entirely out of ice. Featuring over two million pounds of ice, each exhibit is meticulously created by an international team of expert ice sculptors and enhanced with stunning lights and colors for a visually captivating experience unlike any other. Don’t forget to grab a parka upon entering The Ice Kingdom – temperatures drop to a numbing 9-degrees!

Ice Tubing

The newest mountain for wintery fun in Southern California is now at the Queen Mary. It’s cold. It’s fast. It stands at two stories tall, 100-feet long. And it’s made entirely out of ice.

While the view from the peak of the ice slide may be dazzling, the real thrill occurs on the way down. Grab an oversized tube and feel the chill as you barrel down at bone-chilling speeds. Reach the peak of excitement in this brr—eath-taking adventure.

Fairytale Castle

Welcome to a fantastical world of frozen enchantment. Home to the Snow Queen, the Fairytale Castle is covered in icicles and stands at over 12-feet tall. Explore this icy palace, which also includes a larger-than-life sleigh being pulled by a magical unicorn. Let your imagination run wild in this chilly castle of make-believe.

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Ruler of the Fairytale Castle, the beautiful Snow Queen may have an icy demeanor, but she has a warm heart. Standing at 6-feet tall, the Snow Queen welcomes all guests to the Ice Kingdom and her wintery world of wonder. Don’t worry; she gives everyone the cold shoulder!

Queen Mary Sculpture & Slide

The legendary Queen Mary gets the ice treatment. This arctic aquatic adventure includes frozen Pacific Ocean waves complete with dancing dolphins. Climb to the top of the majestically recreated ship and enjoy a gleeful slide off the bow. Experience the Queen Mary like never before.

Ice Cave

Feel the biting sting of frost on your face and watch your step as you enter the ominous Ice Cave. A frozen grotto featuring sharp ice crystals at every turn, the Ice Cave is a cold and cavernous experience that will chill you to the bone.

Santa’s Toyland

Capture the spirit of the season as you watch Santa and his little helpers get ready for the their big day. Santa’s Toyland is an explosion of vibrant colors and features classic holiday favorites such as trains, dolls, stuffed animals, and of course, candy canes – all made out of glorious colored ice. Just don’t lick the candy canes!

Penguins

They are dressed to impress and cute as ever, but you won’t want to hug these chilly willy creations. Visit the penguins in their natural frozen habit and get a sense of what it’s really like to live in Antarctica.

Nativity Scene

A moving holiday classic stunningly recreated in ice. The powerful depiction includes baby Jesus, Mary, and the Three Wise men all under an icy, starry evening in Bethlehem.

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Visit Santa on his merry throne located inside the Holiday Village. Capture and immortalize the priceless moment that your child tells Santa what they want for Christmas as one of their on-site professional photographers snap a memorable portrait to last a lifetime.

Gingerbread House Decorating

Their Gingerbread House Decorating area lets you get creative and build the gingerbread house of your holiday dreams. They provide you all the necessary ingredients to build a holiday-themed gingerbread house, so let your imagination run wild as you apply colorful frosting and candy decorations. Plus, you don’t need to worry about making a mess because the clean-up is on them! Share in this beloved family tradition and create a holiday centerpiece you’ll remember forever.

Holiday Entertainment

Located outside on their exclusive stage, you’ll be able to enjoy live carolers, bands, and various other artists performing your favorite holiday classics. So get ready to “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” because “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” along with his pals, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman,” who all hope to have a “White Christmas.”

“Candy Lane”

Imagine walking through a magical forest where the smell of peppermint fills the air and the trees are made of candy canes. Welcome to “Candy Lane!” A magical maze of larger-than-life candy canes and ribbons sure to warm your heart and instill the spirit of the holidays in your soul. The colorful lights and cheerful decorations are certain to delight both young and old.

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WHAT: The Queen Mary Present Chill: The Ice Kingdom
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802
WHEN: November 17, 2012 – January 6, 2012

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0742

DETAILS:

  • Prices: Adult $24.95 and Child $19.95

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