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Is the holiday traffic hustle wearing you down? Relax Orange County…Winter is served! An avalanche of fun awaits you at this year’s Rossmoor Winter Festival on Friday, December 14, 2018. This free annual family event is not to be missed. Los Alamitos School District’s Lee and Hopkinson Elementary Schools, Oak Middle School and Los Alamitos High School Choir will inspire us all with magical live choir performances to help you get in the holiday spirit. Attention parents and grandparents, friends and out-of-town relatives! Mark your calendars! You do not want to miss one minute of this essential holiday event.

Not only do reindeer fly, they even deliver Santa, live and in person, to Rush Park. The fun begins at 6 pm with opening ceremonies, even more real snow in the snow zone, a life size snowman, arts and crafts, a bounce house, exotic petting zoo, pony rides and photos with the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus! A photo booth will help you capture those priceless holiday memories to share with family and friends. Share your reindeer pics on Instagram with #reindeerdofly and #rwf2018.

The sparkle continues with a spectacular tree lighting ceremony at 7 pm. and there may even be a surprise guest or two. A live band and onstage dance group add to the ambiance. Oh what fun it is to ride the trolley! Climb aboard for the spectacular Holiday Lights Trolley Ride Tour of Rossmoor. What a wonderful way to view all the beautifully decorated Rossmoor homes. Be sure to vote for your favorites! Download the complete event guide from the Rossmoor Winter Festival website.

For all of the foodies out there you can seize some supper from one of the fabulous food trucks: Cousins Maine Lobster, Baby’s Burgers, The Tropic Truck, Richeeze, and Java on the Go. Kids 21 years and older are invited to visit the beer and wine garden sponsored by the Seal Beach Lions Club.   

No need to battle maddening malls either. Our one-stop-shop filled with local vendors is bound to have the perfect gift for everyone on your list. We will also be accepting food donations to the Precious Life Shelter’s canned food drive and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will collect new unwrapped toys and gifts for Operation Santa Claus and Senior Santa.

Brought to you by the Rossmoor Community Services District, in partnership with Elite Special Events and our returning Title Sponsor, Chamberlain Real Estate, the Rossmoor Winter Festival truly has something for everyone. For more information and to find out how you can become a sponsor visit ###

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