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Balboa tree lighting kicks off holidays

December 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Newport Beach residents kicked off the official start of the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday.The ceremony took place at Balboa Peninsula at 6 p.m. and Santa Claus and carolers were in attendance.

The 12-foot tree was lit up at Balboa Boulevard and Palm Street, near the landing for the ferry to Balboa Island.

The Balboa Business Improvement District organized the event.

City News Service contributed to this report.