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Crystal Cove 21st Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Bazaar

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Join us for our 21st Annual Crystal Cove Tree Lighting and Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, featuring California’s only coastal beach holiday tree display, a visit from Santa and fun for the whole family. Crystal Cove Conservancy, the nonprofit partner of Crystal Cove State Park, will host the all-day event at Crystal Cove which will be decorated with traditional mid-century décor, carolers, and sparkling lights throughout the Historic District.

Complimentary festivities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m., with a seasonal bazaar featuring handcrafted treasures by local residents and artists as well as old-fashioned holiday decorations. The excitement builds when Santa arrives at 4 p.m. for family photos, followed by the tree lighting ceremony at dusk (approximately 5 p.m.), a holiday tradition that draws locals and visitors alike.

Adorned with ornaments and twinkling lights, the tree will be lit at sunset. Décor will reflect the vintage character of the Historic District’s time period between 1935 and 1955, transforming the seaside cottages into a stunning seasonal display.

As Santa and strolling carolers join the event, complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider and home- baked goodies will be provided by The Beachcomber Café.


10am– 5:30pm     Holiday Bazaar : Education Commons

11am-5pm            The “Beaches” Film History and Media Center Open House: Cottage #13

12pm-4pm            Holiday Arts and Crafts: Promenade and Cottage #22

1pm– 4pm            Crystal Cove State Park Interpreter Beachside Chat: Promenade

3:30pm– 5pm       The Beachcomber Café Complimentary  Cocoa and Cookies: Education Commons

4pm                      Santa Arrives:  Cottage #46

5:15pm                 Tree Lighting: Cottage #46


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December 2, 2017
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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