Santa Claus is coming to town — and this time he's singing.
Kris Kringle hits the Orange County Market Place at the Orange County Fairgrounds Dec. 1 and 2, and Dec. 8 and 9. Each day, he'll arrive at the swap meet singing, before leading sing-a-longs and, of course, posing for photos and listen to wishes.
Santa's hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, a press release said.
Dennis Skiles, a Fullerton Kenny Rogers tribute artist, will be Santa. He recently became a new member of the Fraternal Order of the Real Bearded Santas. He will be joined by "Twinkie" the elf, who is Mimi Becker of La Habra.
Bring a canned food donation and receive free admission. Children 12 and younger are free.
The fairgrounds are located at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. Admission is $2 with preferred parking at $5. More information is at http://www.ocmarketplace.com or call (949) 723-6660.
Holiday Pop-Up Sale in Newport
Get some of your favorite action sports clothes at the Action Sport Holiday Pop-Up Sale on Dec. 8 and 9 at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina.
The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days and several items will be on hand: Christmas trees for sale, gourmet food trucks, tunes spun by DJ Desi, a game truck, a Newport Beach Film Festival premiere playing on a screen and more, according to a news release.
Price of admission is $10 and parking is also $10. Donations from the Christmas Tree Raffle will go toward the Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation with a $1 from every admission ticket being given to the Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is at 1131 Back Bay Drive. For more information, visit http://www.newportdunes.com.
Hotel offering holiday deals
If you visit the Sawdust Art Festival's Winter Fantasy, bring in your ticket to the Pacific Edge Hotel's The Deck through Dec. 9 and receive half off an appetizer. The hotel is also hosting a Toys for Tots drive. Bring a new toy and get a free appetizer at The Deck or 20% off a room at the hotel.
Pacific Edge is at 647 S. Coast Hwy. or call (949) 281-5709.
Holiday movies at The Lab
Free outdoor holiday movies are shown at 6:30 p.m. at The Lab through Dec. 20. This Thursday National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation" will be shown; Dec. 6 will be Christmas Cartoon Classics with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," and "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer"; Dec. 13 "Elf" will be shown; and "A Christmas Story" and "Charlie Brown Christmas" will air Dec. 20.
Free popcorn will also be given. The Lab is at 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa. Visit http://www.thelab.com for more information.