It’s almost here! Are you ready for some shopping, fashion, food, fun and friends? This year’s Christmas Company, themed “A Vintage Holiday,” is coming back to the OC Fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
It’s the major fundraiser of the year for the Junior League of Orange County with15% of shopping revenue goes toward the league’s supported charities. The Christmas Company feature a variety of new events, more than 90 unique vendors from OC and throughout the country. And a new Junior League cookbook “Orange County Fare” will be introduced at the Opening Night Gala 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Restaurants including A Restaurant, Above All Catering, Blackmarket Bakery, BlueWater Grill, Five Crowns, Golden Truffle, K’ya Bistro, Laguna Beach Gifts, Melting Pot, Mrs. Beasley’s, Newport Rib Company, Opah, Panera, The Winery, Zov’s Bistro and Café, and others, whose chefs are featured in the book, will provide small plate dining for the evening priced at $75 per person. Entertainment and a silent auction too!
Tickets to the shopping extravaganza costs $10 per person. Parking at the OC Fair & Event Center is $5. General admission hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Tickets for special events available online or .949.263.3785. OC Fair & Event Center at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa.
Here's What's Cooking at Williams-Sonoma
We don’t know your circle of friends, but we’re guessing that it’s not often that you’ll meet Thomas Keller. However, Thursday is your day! Acclaimed chef-restaurateur Thomas Keller (of The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Ad Hoc and Bouchon Bakery fame) will be at Williams-Sonoma at South Coast Plaza at 11 a.m. for a signing of his latest cookbook, ad hoc at home. Recipes from the book will be tray passed for sampling. Williams-Sonoma, Level 2, at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. 714.751.1155.
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