Holiday festivities continue at Heritage Park on Saturday – Orange County Register

The Christmas celebration in Fountain Valley continues this Saturday with the 29th annual Christmas in the Gazebo at Heritage Park.

I know a lot about this event because I’m a member of the Historical Society.

Christmas in the Gazebo is staged each year by the Fountain Valley Historical Society and is a fun, daylong event that includes entertainment, a bake sale, vendors and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Built in 1988 and later torn down and rebuilt, the gazebo was the dream of Doris Dick, wife of the late Fountain Valley historian Jim Dick, who started the Historical Society and was the force behind moving some of the town’s vintage buildings into Heritage Park.

Doris Dick’s vision for the gazebo was to use it as the centerpiece for weddings and other celebrations as well as for an annual Christmas at the Gazebo event each December, when young children perform holiday songs, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy hot chocolate and desserts.

Dick did not live to see the first Christmas in the Gazebo on Dec. 18, 1988, but the Historical Society has held the event annually since.

The park, over the years, has become home to several historic buildings, including the old Talbert Real Estate Office, a Japanese bathhouse and most recently the Courreges Ranch tank house, which was moved during the summer of 2016 thanks to a major fundraising effort by the Historical Society. The tank house is the oldest still-standing structure in the city.

This year’s Christmas in the Gazebo will feature about 25 vendors selling a variety of craft items, toys, educational books, knickknacks and more. The event is filled with music by several groups as well as by local disc jockey John Borack, playing lots of holiday favorites.

The Historical Society will be selling lots of baked goods, and there will be hot cider available as well. There will also be popcorn, hot dogs, baked goods and cookies.

Heritage Park is just west of the Fountain Valley Library, 17635 Los Alamos St. You can get to the park by driving into the City Hall-Police Department civic center off Slater Avenue (head toward the library). Or enter off Los Alamos and go through the library parking lot.

Admission to the event is free and so is the parking.

Oh, and one more Christmas programing note:

The Fountain Valley High School Vocal Music Program will present “Classics & Carols of Christmas,” an evening of holiday music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at The Arboretum at Christ Cathedral, 13280…

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