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Photo Gallery: Sharing the Spirit holiday party at South Coast Plaza

Children make and wear balloon hats during the 12th annual Sharing the Spirit holiday party at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Friday night. Five hundred children from local shelters attended the event, presented by the Festival of Children Foundation.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)

Magician Terry Godfrey performs at the 12th annual Sharing the Spirit holiday party at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Friday. The event also featured a reindeer carousel, arts and crafts, games, toys and treats.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)

Santa Claus greets children at Friday’s Sharing the Spirit holiday party at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, presented by the Festival of Children Foundation.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)

Children create goo during the Sharing the Spirit holiday party Friday night at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)

A child attending the 12th annual Sharing the Spirit holiday party at South Coast Plaza makes a reindeer ornament Friday night.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)

Face painting was among the activities at the 12th annual Sharing the Spirit holiday party at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Friday. About 250 volunteers helped run the party for children from several area shelters.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)

Kids wait to attend the 12th annual Sharing the Spirit holiday party Friday night at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)

Children decorated Christmas tree cookies at the 12th annual Sharing the Spirit holiday party Friday at South Coast Plaza.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)
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