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Letters to Santa Program

Ho Ho Ho!

Santa will be writing special letters to all the good little boys and girls, so send your special letter to Santa, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 14th 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 (same address as above) in Santa's special mail box. For more information call (949) 248-3536.

Santa mailboxes

Winter Festival & Tree Lighting:

Location: La Plaza Park (PCH & Golden Lantern)

Date: Saturday, December 1st

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

Activities throughout the day include Santa visits, carnival games ($1.00), craft fair, face painting, cookie decorating ($2.00), holiday crafts, Lego Santa's Village Workshop, the Mini Express train ride, petting zoo, pony rides and the annual tree lighting at 5:15 pm, with free cookies and hot chocolate. Most activities are free. For more information call the CIty of Dana Point Community Services Department at (949) 248-3536.

Annual tree Lighting at 5:15 pm 


Tree Lighting at Pines Park

Location: Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano

Date: Monday, December 3rd

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Come on down to Pines Park for Santa Visits, Holiday Characters, Carnival Games, Carolers, Dog Costume Parade (dogs must be leashed and maintain good social behavior) and of course the Tree Lighting at 5:00pm! Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Dog Treats will be available. For more information call the City of Dana Point at 949-248-3530. 

Capistrano Tree Lighting 2018

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