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Veterans Day Celebration: November 11, 10:00-11:00am

Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 and Ladies Auxiliary and the City of Dana Point recognize all Veterans for their service and sacrifices for America. 

Location: Strands Vista Park, 34201 Selva Road

Please check out www.vfwpost9934.org for further information. 


Thanksgiving Senior Luncheon: November 18, 11:30am

Location: Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo

This FREE event is sponsored by the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club

Reservations required: (949) 496-4252


Letters to Santa

Santa will be writing special letters to all the good little boys and girls, so send that special letter to Santa, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 11th to:

"Letters to Santa"

c/o City of Dana Point

34052 Del Obispo St

Dana Point, CA 92629

Letters can also be dropped off during normal business hours at the Community Center in Santa's special box. For more information call 949-248-3530.

Santa mailboxes


Winter Festival and Tree Lighting: December 2, 12:00-5:30pm

Activities throughout the day include Santa visits, carnival games ($1), craft fair, Dana Point Police Services Kid Print ID, face painting, cookie decorating ($2), holiday crafts, Lego Santa's Village Workshop, the Mini Express Train, petting zoo, pony rides and the Annual Tree Lighting! Most activities are free.


12:00 - 12:45 pm:    Franklin Haynes Marionettes

12:00 - 5:00 pm:      Strolling Costumed Characters

12:30 - 2:00 pm:      Lil' Dickens Carolers

1:00 - 1:30 pm:        "Aladdin & His Winter Wish" Cast Appearance (Lythgoe Family Panto & Laguna Playhouse)

1:30 - 2:30 pm:        Francina Mans School of Dance

2:00 - 3:00 pm:        Greg Vail Holiday Saxiphone Music

3:00 - 3:30 pm:        Holiday Hula Hooping

3:00 - 4:00 pm:        Laguna Community Concert Band

3:30 - 5:00 pm:        DHHS Dickens Carolers 

4:15 - 5:15 pm:        Laguna Concert Band - Swing Society 

5:15 - 5:30 pm:        Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with free hot chocolate & cookies courtesy of Hennessey's

BBQ food items and beverages available to purchase benefiting VFW Post 9934 and Dana Point Relay for Life.

If you have any questions please call the City of Dana Point Community Services Department at (949) 248-3530.


Winter Festival Flyer


Capistrano Beach Tree Lighting: December 4th: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano

The event is FREE and features Santa and friends, holiday music, cookies, Dog Holiday Costume Parade with special treats for your four-legged friends and photo ops with Santa for everyone. All dogs must be leashed and maintain good social behavior. The lighting of the tree will take place at 5:30pm. 

If you have any questions please call the Community Services Department at (949) 248-3530.


Active Lifestyle New Years Eve Party: Under the Sea, December 31st: 5:00-9:30pm

Location: Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo St.

Ring in the New Year at 9PM - New York Time!

Enjoy a delicious catered meal and a live band to dance to!

Active Lifestyle Event- 50+ Years

$20/person or $35/couple

Register by December 31st

Contact Monique Leon at (949) 248-3507 with any questions.

Register online or in person at the Dana Point Community Center. 







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