Sawdust Festival opens holiday season with tree lighting this weekend

Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season this weekend with a tree-lighting ceremony at the Winter Fantasy on the Sawdust Festival grounds.

The Winter Fantasy festival opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 and runs through  Dec. 17.

The 3-acre eucalyptus grove on the  Sawdust Festival Grounds will be transformed into an outdoor winter wonderland brimming with festive holiday décor and lit by thousands of new twinkling lights.

This year’s Winter Fantasy features the work of 180 artists from around the world, who create, display and sell their original creations over the course of five weekends.

Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles.

IF YOU GO

What: Winter Fantasy

Where: Sawdust Festival Grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach

When: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., starts Saturday Nov. 18.

Cost: Adults $8, seniors 65+ $6, children 6-12 $4

Information: 949-494-3030 or visit sawdustartfestival.org