Torelli Realty would like to announce this year’s Snow Land, fun-filled holiday celebration that the Costa Mesa real estate company is sponsoring at Balearic Park. For the past 15+ years Torelli Realty has hosted the event that came to be known as Snow Hill. In the beginning Torelli Realty brought in snow to create a children’s play area for a crowd of about 200 people. Its success captured the attention of the City of Costa Mesa, who offered to resources to blow in 60 tons of snow on the hill in Balearic Park. Over the past five years nearly 2000 people have enjoyed the festivities at Snow Hill, which are due to the generous contribution and vision of Torelli Realty along with the staff help provided by the City of Costa Mesa.
Sadly, due to financial constraints this year, the City of Costa Mesa will not be able to assist with staffing the event. Undaunted, Torelli Realty plans to bring back the original snow area, which will be called Snow Land. Torelli Realty will proudly sponsor the event on Saturday, December 12 at Balearic Park from 12-3pm.
Snow Land will offer an area with snow for children to play, a cookie decorating booth, crafts, pony sweep, train rides, entertainment provided by the Estancia High Cheer Squad and of course Santa! Santa may not come by helicopter this year, but be there he will. Food, refreshments, and popcorn will be available as well. As always the event will be free to the Costa Mesa community and all proceeds from the food booths will go to local schools.
Even though Torelli Realty funds the event event every year, without the help of the City of Costa Mesa, Torelli Realty does not have the necessary manpower to blanket the hill with snow but the Snow Land at the bottom will still supply enough snow for snowmen and snowballs. Though the event will be smaller than the recent ones, Torelli Realty still wishes to encourage the spirit of the holiday season. Hopefully the city will have the finances to rejoin the holiday event in the future but for now it’s time to get out there and enjoy the meaning of the holiday season at this year’s Snow Land!
WHAT: Torelli Realty presents SNOW LAND
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009.
WHERE: Balearic Park. 1975 Balearic Dr., Costa Mesa (Adams/Mesa Verde Drive West)
INFO/COST: (714) 540-7355. Free!
Costa Mesa's Torelli Realty Snow Hill of the past
Santa visits Snow Hill
Another holiday tradition is also taking place in November – the annual tree lighting at South Coast Plaza. This year’s 96-foot tall white fir tree has arrived from Mt. Shasta, which is nearly 700 miles from the palm tress of Costa Mesa. Costa Mesa residents and anyone else who wants to check out the annual tree lighting are invited to attend the official ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6pm. Santa Clause will be present and the Orange County High School of the Arts will perform for the public.
WHAT: Costa Mesa’s Annual Tree Lighting
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2009.
WHERE: South Coast Plaza
Torelli Realty is looking forward to ringing off the holiday season and Costa Mesa always has wonderful festivities. Events like this develop a strong sense of community, spirit, and pride. These are some of the traits that make Costa Mesa a prime real estate choice for so many buyers.