Photo Gallery: The annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony
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Photo Gallery: The annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony

Santa Claus waves to the crowd during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)

Santa Claus waves to the crowd during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.

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Children reach react as snow falls over the crowd during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
Rachel Ligatti, center, with her sons Noah, 10, left, and Samuel, 4, admire the snow falling from the sky during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
Lights twinkle on the Christmas tree during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
Olivia Mansour, 6, smiles at Santa Claus during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
A crowd gathers around the Christmas tree during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
A crowd gathers around the Christmas tree during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
Parnian Yazdani, 8, smiles as she watches Santa Claus during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
Students from the Orange County School of the Arts performance group called MONTAGE! perform during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
Students from the Orange County School of the Arts performance group called MONTAGE! perform during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
Students from the Orange County School of the Arts performance group called Unplugged sing songs during the annual South Coast Plaza tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 15.  (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photogrpaher)
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