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WASHINGTON — A twinkling Christmas tree, gifts wrapped in brightly-colored paper and stockings stuffed with goodies are integral elements of an idyllic holiday. Santa will return to Catonsville for the area’s traditional start to the holiday season this Saturday for the town’s 22nd annual Catonsville Tree Lighting Ceremony. While it’s easy enough to order all of those things online with just a few clicks, it’s a little trickier if an authentic, fragrant Fraser fir is what you’re after, as opposed to an artificial tree. “I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. for nearly seven years and noticed that most of my friends were either too busy or didn’t have the means to get a Christmas tree into their home,” he says. “Some people are professionals who simply don’t have time to get a tree, other folks… don’t have a car and don’t have the ability to go out to a farm and cut their own or pick it up at a lot in town, but a lot of our customers are also retired and so, they’d love to have a real tree in their home but they just don’t have the ability to set one up. Readers can find them in and around Washington County this holiday season by checking this list for old favorites or discover new experiences to savor.

In addition to the numerous community members who help every year to decorate the town and prepare for the tree lighting, many local businesses offer their help as well, Deal said. We’ll unpack all of that another day.) The truth is, being a responsible consumer of our finite little planet’s treasures presents a specific challenge at this time of year. Nov. 27 through Dec. 23. $12, free for children 2 and younger. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. 714-997-3968 or irvineparkrailroad.com Winter Fantasy: This annual event at the Sawdust Art Festival showcases works from over 175 artists, holiday entertainment, outdoor cafés, art classes and demonstrations, a petting zoo and an appearance by Santa. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Other events will include a visit from the Southwest Michigan Husky Club, appearances by two reindeer, a variety of local food trucks to sample, and live music by Nashon Holloway & Bryan Blowers, beginning at 6:15 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency reports that between now and the end of the year, we can expect the amount of household waste we generate to swell by 25 percent.

General, $7; kids (6-12), $4. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 949-494-3030 or sawdustartfestival.org Disney-style Tree Lighting: Fashion Island’s annual holiday event will feature custom Disney holiday music and lights in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdales Courtyard. 5 p.m. daily through Jan. 3. See zoo website for admission fee and schedule information: call 503-226-1561 Forest Grove tree lighting: The Christmas tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Nicholas,” which is also known as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The ceremony will conclude with the traditional holiday “countdown” to Santa and Mrs. Stores and restaurants on Third Street, the borough’s main thoroughfare, will be decorated for the holidays and some will serve hot cocoa and Christmas cookies. He will look out into the crowd this Saturday, he said, and spot mothers and fathers who were themselves small children when he first turned on the lights on the tree at 754 Frederick Road. “It’s been awesome to see the evolution — or renaissance — of the Catonsville business district,” he said, noting that Jennings Cafe was one of the few businesses in the area open past sundown during the first tree lighting.

While Christmas in Catonsville may not rival the community’s spectacular Independence Day celebration just yet, Morgan said he likes to think he and his fellow volunteers have created an event that might be equal to July 4 in its importance to the community. We volley between the two at my house, alternately grateful for the lovely aroma but crabby about the needle mess, and thankful for the free tree we can pull down from the attic but lamenting its, well, lack of authenticity.

Students from Neil Armstrong Middle School will sing carols, and Santa will visit with children at the adjacent Senior and Community Center after the lighting. Given the arboricide required to bring a growing thing in from the great outdoors to stand in our living rooms for a few weeks and then slowly decompose somewhere, even if it was planted years ago with that very fate sealed, it would seem an argument can be made that a well-made artificial tree is a better choice. Gabrielle Prevade, a junior at West Allegheny High School, is the Sugar Plum Fairy and Jamie Pachuta, a junior at Obama Academy in Pittsburgh,is the Queen of the Snow.

A Canadian study several years ago — factoring in such variables as greenhouse gas emissions, resource use and impacts on human health — calculated that a synthetic Christmas tree would need to be used for more than two decades to score better environmentally than its real cousin. Monica Ryan, choreographer and director of Carnegie Performing Arts Center, is celebrating the 40th anniversary production of the Christmas classic ballet. That’s partly because most of us use a tree for about six years before replacing it, and “the plastic ones will last for thousands of years in the landfill,” according to my friend Kay McKeen, who founded School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education and hugs trees of all kinds. Main Street and Ocean Avenue. 562-799-0179 or sealbeachchamber.org Puttin’ On the Glitz: Enjoy an evening of holiday shopping in downtown San Clemente. Hot chocolate will be available for those attending the celebration, with donations being accepted to benefit the YWCA of Greater Kalamazoo’s Domestic Violence Shelter.

Settlers Cabin Park — The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is participating in REI’s #OptOutside campaign on Black Friday with guided tours at 11 am and 2 pm. Event features local entertainment and dining. 5-10 p.m. 949-218-5378 or villagesanclemente.org Santa Brunch: Enjoy breakfast at Back Bay Bistro and take a photo with Santa. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $47-52. 949-729-1144 or newportbeachdunes.com/event/polar-paradise-newport-beach Patchwork Show: This biannual festival will showcase local artists, designers, artisan food, craft workshops, indie music and crafters at the Artist Village in downtown Santa Ana. Wine Weekend: More than 150 wineries throughout the Willamette Valley are open for tastings and special events from Friday through Sunday, Thanksgiving weekend. And if you happen to use vintage lights, like those cool old-fashioned ones Mom and Dad had, the heat generated by them can make the fumes a lot worse.

Sunday. dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show Santa’s Arrival in Town Square: Children can enjoy a real snow play area, photos with Santa, craft activities, face painting, a balloon artist and train rides at Anaheim Town Square. See website for a list of venues and schedule. “A Taffeta Christmas”: What happens when a 1950s-era all women revue branches out into Christmas carols and holiday music?

Most of them contain polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, and that generates cancer-causing chemicals during their manufacture and later when they’re discarded. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana. 714-836-4000 or santaanazoo.org Marbella Golf Club Holiday Boutique: This annual boutique will gather vendors from Los Angeles and Orange counties offering women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and more for sale. Tickets: $20-36. “A KBNB Kristmas Karol”: Bag&Baggage presents this spoof of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” set in the 1940s as a radio show making way for television.

All proceeds benefit San Juan Elementary School. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 30800 Golf Club Drive, San Juan Capistrano. 949-248-3700 or marbellacc.net La Palma Tree Lighting: Enjoy music performed by local students, take a picture with Santa and his elves. Here are my suggestions: •Choose LED lights for that dazzling display in the yard, and use a timer so they don’t burn all night when nobody’s around to admire them. It’s particularly easy in Naperville, where Waste Management will pick up undecorated trees at the curb through the first two weeks in January and bring to their compost facility. Santa will greet children after the performances. 6-8 p.m. 27741 Crown Valley Parkway. 949-542-4407 or gokaleidoscope.com Tustin Tree Lighting: Ceremony will include holiday carols and other entertainment at the Tustin Library. 6-8 p.m. 345 E.

Main St., Tustin. 714-573-3326 or tustinca.org Seal Beach Christmas Parade: Marching bands, dance groups, horses, classic cars and military troops will participate. In case you missed it, the lovely and talented freelance writer Annie Alleman once again pulled together all you need to know about this excellent family adventure, which can be found at http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-abn-christmas-tree-farms-st-1127-20151124-story.html#nt=outfit. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 10 Decades of Surf, Sun & Santa.” Participants will travel along Main Street from Ocean Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway. 7-8:45 p.m. sealbeachlions.org Breakfast With Santa at the Children’s Museum: This annual fundraising event includes a continental breakfast, an ornament art project, and a chance to meet Santa.

Euclid St., La Habra. 562-905-9793 or lahabracity.com Holiday Treats for the Animals: Celebrate the season with Santa divers who will deliver special treats to animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Santa Sing-Along: Broadway Rose Theatre presents a family-friendly sing-along of favorite holiday carols, led by Broadway Rose performers with live accompaniment and followed by a story time with Santa. Festival of Lights at The Grotto: Several Washington County high school choirs will perform at the Grotto’s holiday festival, which kicks off at 5 p.m. Event includes pictures with Santa. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 714-956-3586 or downtownanaheim.com Holiday Garden Design: Design firm Molly Wood will hold holiday-inspired workshops at its Costa Mesa store: Live Wreath Workshop, Dec. 5; Holiday Tabletop Workshop, Dec. 10; and a Fresh Greens Tabletop Workshop, Dec. 18.

The Wreath Workshop has a material fee of $60; the others are free, but reservations are required. 1660 Orange Ave., Costa Mesa. 949-548-1611 or mollywoodgardendesign.com Holiday Artisan Faire: Browse through handcrafted jewelry, wearable fiber and leather goods, ceramics, glass and mixed media art at Chemers Gallery. Noon-4 p.m. at Fullerton Downtown Plaza on Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue. 714-738-6545 or cityoffullerton.com Santa’s Village By the Sea: Enjoy cookie decorating, face painting, games and more at the San Clemente Community Center and Casa Romantica. 2-5 p.m.

Holiday Craft Fair: Come shop for handmade gifts for friends and family at North Plains Public Library’s Holiday Craft Fair, during regular library hours starting at 10 a.m. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949-673-4050 or cdmchamber.com Old World Village German Christmas Market: Enjoy German food and drink, face painting, arts and crafts, shopping and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. City residents, organizations and businesses are encouraged to decorate ‘anything that moves’ and participate in the parade, which begins and ends at Jessie Mays Community Park and is followed by hot chocolate, cider and cookies. Tualatin tree lighting: Tualatin’s annual celebration, Starry Nights and Holiday Lights, includes singing, lighting of the holiday tree, children’s activities, refreshments and more.

Adult, $60; child (3-10), $27. 1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 714-776-4000 or patinagroup.com/catal Holiday Open House: Seaside Gallery and Goods, a collection of local artists and entrepreneurs in Mariner’s village, will host an open house that includes wine, appetizers and a raffle. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 12. 124 Tustin Ave., Newport Beach. 949-290-7249 or seasidegalleryandgoods.com Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade: View over 100 entries including marching bands, floats, special guests, exotic cars and a grand entrance by Santa Claus. 10 a.m. Dec. 12. 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. mermademarket.com Boat Parade of Lights: Hundreds of decorated boats of all sizes will sail around Bay Island and Newport Harbor during the 107th annual event. Parade runs nightly through Dec. 20. 6:30 p.m. 303 Palm St., Newport Beach. 949-675-0551 or christmasparadeboats.com Cruise of Lights: This annual, 45-minute narrated boat tour will sail through Huntington Harbour for a viewing of thousands of lights on boats, decks, docks and homes. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Adults, $19 ($17 on Dec. 17); kids (2-12), $12. 16889 Algonquin St., Huntington Beach. 714-840-7542 or cruiseoflights.org Holiday Puppet Extravaganza: Professional puppeteers will perform a show about Eli the energetic elf at Yorba Linda Public Library. 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!: Theatre in the Grove presents Barbara Robinson’s classic holiday comedy at 7:30 p.m Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, Dec. 4–20, at 2028 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove. Banks Union Point Cemetery Bazaar: This fundraiser for the Banks Union Point Cemetery takes place Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Banks Elementary School cafeteria, 42350 N.W. Grand Marshals Penn and Teller will be joined by parade co-hosts Laura McKenzie and Erik Estrada, guest hosts Dean Cain and Montel Williams and other celebrities. Information: email rosewoodchristmas@gmail.com Holiday concert: “Tis the Season,” a holiday concert presented by the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus choirs, is at 7 p.m.

Oregon Chorale: The first of three candidates to become director of the Oregon Chorale, Robert Hawthorne, leads the chorale in carols and songs of the season. Winter Music Concert: The Nutcracker and other seasonal favorites will be presented by Beaverton School District’s Arts & Communication Magnet Academy students. Conestoga Winter Wonderland: The annual holiday festival at Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center, 9985 S.W. 125th Ave., in Beaverton is Friday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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