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Delayed Trash & Recycling Collection for Holidays

In observance of the end-of-the-year holidays, trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day if regular collection falls on or after Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2013 or New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2014. As a reminder to residents and businesses, trash and recycling bins must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Monday and Tuesday routes during the holiday weeks will be unaffected, and collection will remain on regular schedule.

Winterfest Postponed to January 18

Winterfest-Postponed.pngThe City of Garden Grove’s Community Services Department regrets to announce the postponement of the annual Winterfest event at Garden Grove’s Atlantis Play Center. The event was scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The postponement is due to inclement weather.

December Zero Tolerance


With holiday celebrations in full force, the Garden Grove Police Department, along with CSP Project PATH, a countywide program focused on reducing alcohol and drug abuse, launch dual campaigns to keep roads safe from impaired drivers.

During the month of December, the Garden Grove Police Department will conduct six sobriety checkpoints, along with multiple saturation patrols, to identify and arrest alcohol-impaired drivers.


logo_buyingardengrove.pngThe biggest shopping day of the year—Black Friday—goes “BiGG” by offering Garden Grove shoppers a chance to win some extra holiday cash. From Friday, November 29 through Friday, December 13, the City’s shop local program, Buy in Garden Grove (BiGG), and the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce will reward customers who make at least $50 in Garden Grove purchases, with a chance to win $500.

Talented Youth Take Center Stage

Colony of Performing Arts at CTLC 2012.jpgThis year’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., under the illuminated clock tower in Village Green Park, at the corner of Main and Euclid Streets. Live entertainment from talented local youth will raise holiday spirits.

Tree Lighting and Tamales

CTCL 2013 Flyer.jpgGet ready to experience holiday sights, sounds, and spirit at the City of Garden Grove's 7th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. This year's event will take place under the illuminated clock tower in Village Green Park, at the corner of Main and Euclid Streets. The event is free to the public.

City Closures on Thanksgiving

happy_thanksgiving_turkey_wooden_ornament_sign.jpgIn observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Garden Grove's street sweeping services will not be provided on Thursday, November 28, 2013, and on Friday, November 29, 2013. Streets will be swept as scheduled on all other days.

Garden Grove City Hall and the H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2013.

City to Honor First Vietnamese Judge

Untitled.jpgRecently-retired Orange County Superior Court Judge John Nho Trong Nguyen, the first Vietnamese-American judge in Orange County, will be honored by the Garden Grove City Council at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Avenue.

Garden Grove Salutes Veterans Day

Banner 2.jpgBanner 1.jpgIn honor of Veterans Day, the City of Garden Grove will unveil 52 service banners, saluting veterans and current active duty personnel. The full-color tribute banners will be hung from lampposts in the Civic Center area, on Euclid Street and Garden Grove Boulevard.

50 Tons of Frozen Fun at Winterfest

2011 Winterfest 201.JPGThe Garden Grove Community Services Department presents its annual Winterfest celebration, which includes 50 tons of snow for sledding and play! The frost-filled event will take place at Atlantis Play Center on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Center is located at 13630 Atlantis Way, behind Garden Grove Park.


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