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Snowonderful night of family fun awaits! The 5th annual Rossmoor Winter Festival happens this Friday, December 13, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Rush Park in Rossmoor! Lots of real snow, a life size snowman, photos with Santa, arts and crafts and the enormously popular holiday lights trolley tour will steer you straight into the holiday season. Skip the lines and purchase a $5 wristband in advance with cash or a credit card, for access to the 22-Ton Snow Zone presented by Elite Special Events, Pony-Go-Round pony rides, extraordinary petting zoo and inflatable attractions. Wristbands are on sale now at the Rush Park office. Wristbands purchased at the gate will be cash only.

Live entertainment includes music by the Los Alamitos School District choirs: Hopkinson and Lee Elementary, McAuliffe and Oak Middle Schools, The Bells of Bethlehem, as well as fabulous dance performances by Onstage Dance Center and MyArt Performance Troupe. Don’t miss the magical tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. in the playground area, it is certain to add some sparkle to the season.

A wide selection of local vendors will be selling their wares for your one-stop-holiday-shopping convenience. Enjoy mouthwatering selections from gourmet food trucks like Cousins Maine Lobster, Vivace Pizza, Belly Bombz, Dogzilla, The Donuttery and Java on the Go. Also, be sure to stop by the Orange County Fire Authority’s booth for some timely holiday fire safety tips.

The Rossmoor Community Services District has once again partnered with the OC Sheriff’s Department’s Operation Santa Claus and Senior Santa programs. Donations will be accepted now thru Friday, December 13, 2019 and on site at the Rossmoor Winter Festival Event at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department booth. It’s easy to participate! Please drop off new, unwrapped items to the Rossmoor Community Services District’s Main Office located at Rush Park—3001 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gift cards and checks (made payable to Operation Santa Claus or Senior Santa) to purchase senior items and medical supplies are also welcome.

The following is a list posted of prohibited items for this event: knives/weapons etc., alcohol, drugs & drug paraphernalia, gang related clothing and items, disorderly conduct, wallet chains, costumes, pepper spray, coolers, flashlights and laser pointers, and outside food & beverage. Pets must be left at home for safety reasons. A complete list of vendors and entertainment can be found on the Rossmoor Winter Festival website at See you there! ###

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