Garden Grove

“Winter” will arrive in your car

SANTA CLAUS is coming to town … Garden Grove.. for a special drive-thru “Winter in the Grove” on Dec. on Dec. 5 (Shutterstock).

The City of Garden Grove is hosting a modified version of the annual “Winter in the Grove” event with a drive-through celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Village Green Park, 12732 Main St. Only 400 drive-through tickets are available.

Activities at the drive-through only event include an exotic car show by OC Drive, holiday-themed photo opportunity with Santa and the 40-foot lighted Christmas Tree, individually wrapped giveaways, and holiday treats.

Tickets are $10 per vehicle for a 30-minute time slot. Eight time slots areavailable for the following times: 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.; 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; 8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; and 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Ticket sales begin Monday, Nov. 9, until quantities run out.

The entrance to the event will be from Stanford Avenue and Nelson Street. Please note Main Street, from Acacia Pkwy to Euclid Street, will be closed to traffic. In light of health risks associated with COVID-19, the event is drive-through only, and participants must always remain in their vehicles wearing a mask.

Do not attend this event if you have had direct contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, or if you are experiencing symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, fever, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms. Public health protocols will be in place for vendors, including social distancing and wearing a mask.

Businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring “Winter in the Grove” can call (714) 741-5290. For more information, visit To buy tickets, call (714) 741-5200.

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