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Friday's Calendar


Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Jonathan Grant and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.


Andy Williams Christmas Show

Iconic American singer Andy Williams performs with the Pacific Symphony for a trio of Christmas shows at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25 to $185. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.


Christmas Boat Parade

The 102nd annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. at Bay Island and finishes at 9 p.m. each night. The event again features boating expert Mike Whitehead as the announcer for each night. For more information, visit http://www.chistmasboatparade.com.

Holiday Entertainment

Enjoy live holiday music from noon to 3 p.m. at Fashion Island's Nordstrom courtyard. For more information, call (949) 721-2000.


Believe Campaign

Macy's stores across the country, including South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, present their seasonal Believe campaign, where believers of all ages can drop off letters to Santa Claus and the store will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter received.

Photos With Santa

Santa Claus has a holiday home at Fashion Island and is available for photos and visits during special holiday hours in his village on Atrium Lawn, 401 Newport Center Drive. Hours are subject to change. For more information, call (949) 721-2000.

Complimentary Hot Cider & Cocoa

Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cider or cocoa on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. at South Coast Plaza's Garden Terrace. For more information, call (714) 435-2000.


'A Christmas Carol'

The South Coast Repertory's 31st annual production of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" returns to the Segerstrom Stage, featuring Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.


'Peter Pan'

J.M. Barrie's classic tale "Peter Pan" flies into the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, offering viewers a unique 360-degree experience. Tickets start at $40. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.


Toys For Tots Dance Party

Kalinda's Dance presents its annual Toys for Tots dance party from 7 p.m. to midnight at Wyndham Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. Bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program. Admission is $10. For more information, call (714) 381-1223.

Fancy Nancy Personal Appearance

Meet Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser as she signs her new book "Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique" at 1 p.m. at Neiman Marcus in Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Reservations are required. For more information, call (949) 759-1900.


Toru Takemitsu Tribute

Philharmonic Society presents a special concert by jazz guitarist Kazumi Watanabe, who will perform the works of renowned avant-garde composer Toru Takemitsu. The concert is at 8 p.m. at the Orange county Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater and tickets start at $30. For more information, visit http://www.philharmonicsociety.org.

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