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Giant snowflakes illuminate H.B. Pier to celebrate holiday season

Giant snowflakes decorating the Huntington Beach Pier were illuminated Sunday evening in front of a crowd of people celebrating the holiday season.

More than 83 6-foot-tall snowflakes were placed around the pier area as part of the annual Light a Light of Love event, a benefit for the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter run by Waymakers, an Orange County nonprofit that provides counseling and support services to children and families in need.

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Light a Light of Love also featured live entertainment and a holiday parade showcasing community groups and high school marching bands.

Professional surfer Brett Simpson, a Huntington Beach resident who was inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame in August, served as grand marshal.

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Other guests of honor included, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus, who took photos with children at the pier.

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