CdM Christmas Decorations to Get New Look This Year

posted: August 24th, 2012 04:56 am | 1Comment

The Corona del Mar village Christmas decorations will get a new look this year, the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District board decided on Thursday.

The group voted to add icy blue shooting stars from every other palm tree in the median at East Coast Highway and Marguerite Avenue, along with a new star and some lighted snowflakes on the Christmas tree. The group could swap the current warm white, green and red palm tree lights for all icy blue if it can fit into its $30,000 budget.

Stacey Jordan, an account executive with Dekra-Lite lighting company in Santa Ana, said she would email the board members this week with a final proposal.

The village tree, grapevine reindeer, clock tower decorations and other items are reused year-to-year, with the B.I.D. spending money each year for installation, storage, refurbishments and upgrades.

In June, the group discussed holiday decorations, quickly rejecting a proposal that included spending $17,585.16 on lighted animals for under the tree; read our story here.

One Response to “CdM Christmas Decorations to Get New Look This Year”



August 24th, 2012

I'm sorry to always seem to be in opposition to what the BID does. But "Icy Blue?" What happened to the colors of Christmas? I don't know about anyone else but I want to tear my hair out every time I see strings of white Disneyland lights. And now the latest neuvo-riche rage seems to be the Icy Blue. My suggestion, save your $30,000 for a study on how to find summer parking for residents, keep the existing traditional lights and maybe add a few more traditional decorations of your choice. Good decision to not waste money on those silly lighted animals - the dolphins are enough. Happy Holidays!

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