Monday, November 23, 2009
Orange County Market Place Holiday Events
Orange County Market Place (Costa Mesa Swap Meet) is kicking off the holiday season by helping people that can not shop during the season Those bringing a donation of a new and unwrapped toy or clothing item any Saturday or Sunday from November 28 through December 20 will receive free admission ($2 value) to the swap meet. In addition, coupons will be handed out for a free 4” x 6” photo with Santa valid the same dates. ($10 value).
Other events planned include: Santa Claus arrives in a red 1929 Ford Roadster at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 28 to kick off the holiday shopping season and begin his annual stint at the Orange County Market Place. During the same weekends of the toy and clothing drive, Santa will be posing for photos and listening to wishes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment will be offered during the holiday season including the Mitchell Marionettes Puppet Shows, which will be featured the weekends of November 28 and December 20. All shows are free and will be held at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. near the Santa photo operation. The Orange County Market Place, in its 40th year, is open every Saturday and Sunday, except during the annual Orange County Fair in July and early August. Nearly 1,000 merchants offer a variety of products and services. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 and kids 12 and under are free. Free parking is also available. Preferred parking is $5. The Orange County Market Place is located at the fair grounds in Costa Mesa, California