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22nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Candlelight Choice Procession

November 29, 2016


Join us for some holiday fun at the 22nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!

The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to get in the holiday spirit than festive music?  Once again, it’s time for the 22nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Candlelight Choir Procession!  Join us for a variety of winter activities, including food booths, photo opportunities with Santa, and more!

The festivities begin at 3:30pm, and the official musical program will begin 5:15pm.  The best way to spread holiday cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!  Sing along to traditional carols, listen to a 350-voice choir accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra.  Story narration will be lead by Gary Remland, 2014 citizen of the year!  Hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Festivities begin at 3:30pm
Official Musical Program Begins at 5:15pm

Where: Old Towne Orange Plaza

The event is free. For more information, please visit, or call the events hotline at (714) 744-7278.

Barnes and Nobles Book Fair & Yule Ball

November 28, 2016

barnes & nobles book fair

Barnes & Nobles Book Fair

Have you started your holiday shopping?  Drop by Barnes & Nobles today to support the Orange Public Library during their week-long book fair. The gift of a good read never goes out of style!

The fun begins on Sunday, December 4th and runs until Sunday, December 11th, 2016.

Harry Potter Yule Ball

During this week, don’t miss out on attending the Barnes & Noble’s Special Program:
Harry Potter Magical Holiday Yule Ball!  Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:00pm

Dress up like your favorite Harry Potter character, wear your holiday best or come as you are and join us for dancing, music, activities and giveaways.


Learn more about the book fair here, and the Yule Ball!

Orange Barnes & Nobles Store
791 South Main St., #100, Orange CA, 92868


Celebrate NaNoWriMo at The Orange Public Library!

November 25, 2016

national novel writing month

Want to try writing a novel but not where to start? Join your fellow writers during National Novel Writing Month for four motivating writing sessions. Sponsored by the Orange Public Library Foundation.

Wednesday, November: 29th
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Orange Public Library & History Center, Rotary Room
407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange

or visit for information.

More information at:
National Novel Writing Month

Benefits of Barefoot Gardening

November 19, 2016

ohg market

The Orange Home Grown Farmers Market presents “Benefits of Barefoot Gardening.”  A FREE education event, open for everyone and anyone to attend.  The event will be presented by Gary Matsuoka, owner of the Laguna Hills Nursery.  Learn more about the event at  Hope to see you there!

Up until our generation, shrubs & trees in the U.S. were only sold as “bare root” or “balled & burlapped”. There were no other choices. Gary Matsuoka, owner of Laguna Hills Nursery will be at the OHG Education Farm on Saturday November 19th to discuss what plants are available, how you handle them, and how to install them into the garden. He will also explain why bare root is superior to container-grown plants besides the cost. Even today most of the fruiting plants grown on farms in the U.S. were installed as bare root specimens. Gary will highlight bare root berry plants, roses, fruit trees, ornamental and flowering trees and shrubs.

Sunday, November 20th: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location- OHG Education Farm 356 N. Lemon St.


Presented by: Gary Matsuoka- Laguna Hills Nursery

Location: OHG Education Farm- 356 N. Lemon Street, Old Towne Orange

Ukulele SOUP at the Orange Library Tomorrow!

November 18, 2016

Ukulele soup

It’s always a good time for music! Bring your ukulele, play, sing and learn some songs. Join the Ukulele SOUP (Special Orange Ukulele Players)! Beginners and children accompanied by parents are welcome.

Saturday, November 19
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Orange Public Library & History Center – Community Room 11/19 

Learn more at:

Artist Alley 2016

November 16, 2016


artist alley 2016


Finding the perfect gifts for the holidays can be difficult.  Luckily the Artist Alley makes it easy to find a gift as unique and special as the person you’re purchasing for! Come down to the Artists Alley 2016 event, presented by Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market.  The event started on November 5th, and will continue on through December 17th.

The Artists Alley features:
Painters, jewelers, sculptors, photographers, designers & more!

The event runs every Saturday from November 5 to December 17th
9am to 1pm
304 N. Cypress St.
Old Towne Orange

More information at:

Winterfest & Doy’s Holiday Tree Lighting Tomorrow Evening!

November 15, 2016

winterfest & holiday tree lighting

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit!

Winterfest is Chapman University’s annual celebration of the winter holidays. All are welcome to this free, festive community event! Music to be provided by the Chapman University Big Band! Surprises for the revelers! Join us!

Attallah Piazza, Chapman University
1 University Drive, Orange, CA 92866

November 16, 2016

5 p.m. Piazza Opens
5:30 p.m. Lighting of Doy’s Holiday Tree
6 p.m. Photos with Santa Claus


Please contact the Chapman University Office of Special Events at (714) 628-2750 or

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