California Travel Tips

Snoopy House 46-Year Holiday Tradition in Costa Mesa

Published on: December 15, 2012


By C. MacDonald

COSTA MESA, CA–Costa Mesa Mayor Will Jordan once told his young son Jim that he would be part of City Hall someday. Nearly half a century later, Jim’s amazing Peanuts-inspired character were displayed in front of City Hall.   Jim began his impressive creations in 1967. The Snoopy House, just like Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, took on a life of its own as people from around the globe heard about it from friends or in the media and made their holiday plans to visit Costa Mesa to see this Christmas institution. Eventually the crowds grew to more than 80,000 spectators each holiday season. In 2011, when the property hosting the Snoopy House was foreclosed, the City of Costa Mesa stepped in …read more>

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