Ladera Ranch Community Services (LARCS) has planned a fun holiday season with fun events for residents and the annual Holiday Decorating Contest for individual homes and neighborhoods. Ladera Ranch Maintenance Corporation (LARMAC) has installed the holiday lights throughout the community. According to Joe Ribotto, LARMAC president, “we’re excited to finish out the year with the installation of spectacular holiday lighting displays throughout Ladera Ranch. Back by popular demand are the falling star icicle lights in the roundabouts.”
The LARCS and LARMAC Board of Directors and staff wish residents and their loved ones a warm holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone around town and at the holiday events.
HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTESTS
Get into the holiday spirit by entering your home or neighborhood in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest. Winners will receive a gift card and yard sign to display throughout the holiday season.
Individual Home
Enter in one of the following categories:
• Most Creative Use of Lights
• Best Use of Theme
• Classic/Traditional
• Best Yard Display
Entry Deadline: Noon, December 2
Resident Judging: December 5 – 17
To vote for your favorites, visit LaderaLife.com starting December 5 (online voting only)
Neighborhood
Participating street(s) in a neighborhood will be judged on four separate criteria:
• Originality
• Creativity
• Curb Appeal
• Use of Lighting
*Entries must have at least half of the street participating in the same neighborhood
Entry Deadline: Noon, December 10 Judging: Saturday, December 14, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*Please be advised residents must obtain an Encroachment Permit from the County of Orange if holiday displays including string of lights are extended over public rights of way.  For more information, visit ocpublicworks.com

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
SANTA VISITS
4:00 – 8:00 P.M. | COVENANT HILLS VILLAGE CLUBHOUSE
Santa will listen to holiday wish lists and take photos with your family. Please bring your own camera to capture the moment. Line will close at 7:00 p.m. This will be a Toys for Troops collection site.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
MIRACLE ON MERCANTILE WAY EVENT AND TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
1:00 – 5:00 P.M. | TOWN GREEN
• Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
• Holiday performances
• Caricature artists
• Arctic plunge slide
• Inflatable snow globe
• Write a letter to Santa
• Cookie decorating & holiday crafts
• Winter themed photo opportunities (bring your own camera)
• Toys for Troops collection site

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
LIVE NATIVITY
5:00 P.M. ACTIVITIES, 5:30 P.M. NATIVITY| TOWN GREEN
Witness the miracle of the very first Christmas. Come share in the joy of the season with your community, family and friends featuring the story of Christmas, live animals, Christmas carols, kids crafts, visit from Santa and refreshments.
A LARCS partnership event with Hope Crossing Church community group.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22
MENORAH LIGHTING
4:30 P.M. ACTIVITIES | TOWN GREEN
Enjoy the warmth and feeling of community at the Ladera Ranch Festival of Lights. This will be a kosher event in partnership with the Chabad Jewish Center of Mission Viejo and will be the 17th annual Menorah Lighting. There will be music, dancing, dreidels, face painting, crafts and traditional foods for all.
For the latest information on events in Ladera Ranch, please visit LaderaLife.com/events.

This legal notice expires, and will be moved to the archive, on Thursday January 2nd, 2020.