The beloved Snoopy House holiday display has been a Costa Mesa and Orange County holiday tradition since 1966, attracting an estimated 80,000 visitors annually. This year, Snoopy House, is celebrating its 51-year anniversary.
The holiday display features scenes populated by "Peanuts" characters and is available for viewing from 5:30 to 9 p.m. nightly from Dec. 14 through Dec. 23 in front of Costa Mesa City Hall located at 77 Fair Drive. Opening night will be Dec. 14 with a formal presentation beginning at 5 p.m. Santa will make special visits to the event from 7 to 9 p.m. from opening night, Dec. 14, through Dec. 23. Children and their families will have opportunities to receive free photos with Santa.
Snoopy House first made its appearance at City Hall in 2011 when the Jordan family, faced with some difficult financial times, considered putting an end to the display that had graced their home each holiday season since 1966. With the fate of the Snoopy House in jeopardy, the City of Costa Mesa agreed to host the display and provide other assistance. This partnership with the Jordan family saved the holiday tradition, provided an even larger venue for it and additional features including nightly live music and free train rides for children.
Volunteers and supplies needed
Volunteers are being sought to assist. If you have an organization that would like to paint or decorate, contact Community Liaison Jennifer Christ at (714) 754-5347 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note space is limited.
The City is seeking holiday musical acts to open City Hall’s Snoopy House each night at 6 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. from Dec. 14 through Dec. 23. Interested parties may contact Community Liaison Jennifer Christ by phone (714) 754-5347 or email@example.com.
Nonprofits wanted to staff food and beverage booths
The city is also offering fundraising opportunities to nonprofit youth groups to sell beverages and snacks. Evenings will be designated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and groups will be limited to one night. Interested parties may contact Community Liaison, Jennifer Christ by phone (714) 754-5347 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Snoopy House Cost Memo
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