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Annual South Coast Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Over 150,000 LED lights shine bright from the ninth floor of the Westin South Coast Plaza during the 35th annual Christmas tree lighting at Town Center Park on Thursday.

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Avery Aguirre, 2, admires the snow at the event.

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Gemma Hebson dances with her daughter Tess, 3, during the 35th annual Christmas tree lighting at South Coast Plaza’s Town Center Park on Thursday.

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Ernie Hernandez and his niece Sofia Solis, 3, look at the LED lights on the Christmas tree.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus make their way through the crowd to light the tree.

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Savannah Ross, 6, sucks on a candy cane during the Christmas tree lighting at South Coast Plaza’s Town Center Park.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus and students from OCSA, the Orange County School of the Arts, perform during the 35th annual Christmas tree lighting at South Coast Plaza’s Town Center Park on Thursday.

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The LED lights cast their spell.

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Students from OCSA, the Orange County School of the Arts, perform at the lighting ceremony.

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Students from OCSA perform.

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