December 9, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18th ANNUAL WINTER FANTASY CELEBRATES CLOSING WEEKEND
(2008 Winter Fantasy closing weekend is December 13 & 14)
Laguna Beach, Ca – The 18th annual Winter Fantasy will celebrate its final weekend of “A Season of Dreams” December 13 and 14 on the Sawdust Art Festival grounds. Closing weekend activities and entertainment will include:
• Announced Winner of T-shirt Design – The winner of the t-shirt design contest will be announced Saturday, December 13 at 3 p.m. Children ages 12 and under have been submitting their t-shirt designs to the Children’s Art Spot to enter the chance to be the official designer of the 2009 Sawdust children’s t-shirt. Winner will also receive a $100 savings bond and two Annual Season Passes to the Sawdust Art Festival.
• ArtisTree Ornament Fundraiser – Contribute to the Sawdust Art Education Fund and purchase a handcrafted ornament donated by 2008 Winter Fantasy exhibitors. The ArtisTree is on display in Towne Square and ornaments can be purchased at the Information Booth.
• Carolers – The Yuletide Carolers OC, a pleasant group of women carolers dressed in festive costume, will stroll the Winter Fantasy grounds and sing your favorite holiday carols Saturday, December 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Lil’ Dickens Carolers will rove the festival grounds and close out the 18th Annual Winter Fantasy with harmonious carols on Sunday, December 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Community Performances – Final weekend community performances will be given by El Morro Honors Chorus on Saturday, December 13 and Laguna Beach Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, December 14. Both community performances will be 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Main Entertainment Deck.
• Frame of Mind – Favorite acoustic rock band, Frame of Mind, will help celebrate closing day and entertain the crowd on Sunday, December 14 on the Main Entertainment Deck from noon to 4:30 p.m.
• One Warm Coat – The final weekend to donate freshly laundered, gently worn coats to the One Warm Coat drive, organized by local Girl Scout Troop 575, is this weekend. One free admission per coat will be offered at the Sawdust Box Office December 13 and 14.
• Pi – Back by popular demand, local Latin Jazz group, Pi, will perform on the Main Entertainment Deck Saturday, December 13 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
• Poul Pederson – The lead singer of Missiles of October will entertain Winter Fantasy visitors with feel-good rock and roll tunes at the Tavern on Saturday, December 13 from 11:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
• Santa Claus – Guests are welcome to visit Santa’s House in Towne Square from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. December 13 and 14. Catch the last weekend of the 18th annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art Festival: December 13 & 14. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Adult admission is $6; Seniors
$5, age 65 and up; $3 for children age 6-12; children under five years of age are free; and $9 for a Season Pass. The festival is located at the Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For additional information, please visit www.sawdustartfestival.org or call 949-494-3030.
and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach.