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The Year of the Horse at South Coast Plaza

Posted on January 24, 2014 | 11:37am

You don’t have to travel to China to celebrate the Lunar New Year.  With a variety of festive events including live entertainment, exhibits, prizes and more, all you have to do is visit South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa to commemorate the Year of the Horse.  This year will be the fifth consecutive year that South Coast Plaza celebrates the Lunar New Year by incorporating dazzling Chinese displays throughout the shopping center, with many individual retailers offering shopping specials.

Dancers Perform for the Year of the Horse at South Coast Plaza

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John O’Hurley Stars as Billy Flynn in Chicago at SCFTA

Posted on December 30, 2013 | 4:06pm

From scene-stealing supporting roles on Seinfeld, game show and dog show host, voice actor, musician and Dancing With the Stars contestant to name a few, John O’Hurley has been many things over his long and diverse career.

O’Hurley will call Costa Mesa home from January 28-February 2 as he stars in Chicago the Musical in the lead role of Billy Flynn at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.  This won’t be the first time he has starred as Flynn.  In 2005, O’Hurley took on the role for the Broadway and national tour productions of Chicago.

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Holiday Gift Trends at South Coast Plaza

Posted on December 11, 2013 | 2:27pm

All of the major shopping days – Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but there is still plenty of time for holiday shopping.  Don’t procrastinate and wait until Christmas Eve to scramble around, looking for last-minute gifts.  If you have a fashion lover on your gift list, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa is the place to shop for all of this season’s holiday gift trends.

SCP Gift Guide

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Maker’s Marketplace at Creative Outlet Studios

Posted on December 9, 2013 | 11:11am

The first annual Maker’s Marketplace at Creative Outlet Studios provided a unique opportunity for guests to shop handmade for the holidays with a curated selection of local artisans, craftspeople and vendors.

Makers Marketplace

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Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday in Costa Mesa

Posted on November 26, 2013 | 3:11pm

This weekend marks the biggest shopping days of the year.  Black Friday, a day synonymous with big discounts and even bigger crowds when retailers open their doors before sunrise, is generally regarded as the official beginning of the holiday “shopping season.”  More recent trends, like Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday, offer shoppers an early opportunity to check-off a good portion of their gift list.

“Black Friday” may sound like a daunting, negative term, but its meaning refers to a positive time for retailers.  It is typically the day that stores go from the “red” to the “black” and begin to turn a profit for the year.  Shop Small Saturday started in 2010, and unlike Cyber Monday and Black Friday which are both prominent with large retail chains, Shop Small Saturday focuses on unique, local businesses.  Whether you’re more inclined to brave swarming crowds on Black Friday or browse local retailers on Shop Small Saturday, (or maybe both) Costa Mesa has the perfect shopping destination for you.

South Coast Plaza Holiday Shopping

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