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The Outlets at San Clemente on Saturday, Nov. 16, will kick off the holiday season with its fifth annual Tree Lighting Celebration, featuring the “World’s Tallest Tree by the Sea,” a fresh-cut 115-foot white fir from Mt. Shasta.

During the free, family-friendly event, hosted by Santa Claus and his reindeer, there will be a live reindeer meet-and-greet, as well as roaming Christmas carolers, free family fun and local performers from the Orange County School of Arts.

The tree will be lit with more than 18,000 twinkling, multi-colored lights and will also include a special “snowfall” over San Clemente. Several of the shops will also be offering one-day exclusive deals until 9 p.m. that day.

The event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and last until 6:30.

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