The four-day annual shopping extravaganza the Christmas Company returns to the OC Fair today through Sunday! It's the major fundraiser of the year for the Junior League of Orange County's supported charities. This year's theme, "Home for the Holidays," features more than 90 unique vendors and a variety of special events.
Special events include the preferred shopping breakfast ($35) from 9 to 11 a.m. today kicking off the shopping extravaganza. Guests will enjoy a glass of champagne and breakfast during their exclusive two-hour VIP shopping experience. Other events include a motivational luncheon with Olympic medalist Janet Evans ($35), a culinary class and book-signing by award-winning restaurateur Zov Karamardian ($35), tea parties with "Fancy Nancy" Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser ($25), a "Friends, Fashion, and Fun" event sponsored by Macy's in Mission Viejo ($15), and breakfast with Santa ($15 to $30).
Admission is free for military personnel with a valid military-issued ID and their dependents on Veterans Day, and just bring four cans of food on Sunday for the Second Harvest Food Bank for free admission, which otherwise costs $10.