Holiday Craft Faire

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 5, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1855 N. Orange Olive Rd.

Tustin Lions Club Holiday Craft Boutique

4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 10 at the Clifton C. Miller Community Center, 300 Centennial Way.

Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 in the City Hall courtyard.

Christmas in the Canyons

Coming, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Silverado Center. If you’d like a booth, contact or

Villa Park Christmas

Santa will arrive via an OCFA firetruck at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and visit with children throughout the city, stopping at scheduled locations.

19th Annual Dry Land Boat Parade

Starting at dusk on Sunday, Dec. 11, floats of all sizes and shapes, will wind through the city streets, arriving at Towne Center for awards and revelry.

Orange Mayor Tita Smith was sworn in for her final two-year term, surrounded by her family, Dec. 6.  Smith is joined by, from left, grandson Vinh William, husband Bill and father Gene Smith.  “I’m a Smith who married a Smith,” she says.  

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Villa Park Swearing in Ceremony 

Photo byTony Richards

December Sentry