ORANGE COUNTY DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Boat Parade & Holiday of Lights Cruises  •  Nov. 30 - Jan. 1 • www.christmasparadeboats.com

Newport Bay is richly illuminated with millions of lights and hundreds of themed estates. The parade takes place over 5 nights from the third Wednesday to the third Sunday in December.

Sawdust Winter Fantasy Through  • Dec. 22  @10:00 am - 7:00 pm  •  www.sawdustartfestival.org

This unique fair offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase unique artisan crafts from various local artists. Live entertainment, hands-on art projects and picture-perfect moments.

La Habra Tamale Festival  • Dec. 1 @9:00 am - 6:00 pm  •  www.lahabratamalefestival.com

Tamale contest, dance performances by local studios, and musical performances by Soto, with its top 40, cumbias and salsa tunes, and the Mariachi Divas. There will be many vendors selling a variety of items, as well as many tamale vendors.

Cars & (Santa) Claus  • Dec. 2 @10:00 am - 2:00 pm  •  www.marconimuseum.org

Get a family photo with jolly St. Nick and our red Ferrari, or simply tour the museum with a cup of hot cocoa and brownie.

Westminster Tree Lighting Ceremony  • Dec. 2 @6:30 pm  •  www.westminster-ca.gov

We will light the tree, sing carols, restock the “food closets” for the needy, and of course be visited by Santa Claus himself.

Cypress Holiday Sing & Tree Lighting  • Dec. 3 @6:00 - 10:00 pm  •  www.cypressca.org

School performances, letters to Santa and veterans, holiday activities, train rides, visits with Santa and refreshments.

La Palma Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony  • Dec. 4 @4:00 pm  •  www.cityoflapalma.org

Enjoy the musical talents from our local schools and join in during the Community Carol Sing Along. Take a picture with Santa and his elves. Crafts, an opportunity to write a letter to Santa, and of course, the young and young-at-heart won’t want to miss an early visit from Santa Claus!

West Grove Jingle Jam  • Dec. 5 @5:00 - 8:00 pm  •  www.ggcity.org

Performances, vendors, train rides, Santa and more! Bring a toy donation for Spark of Love for a front line pass to see Santa.

Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony  • Dec. 5 @6:30 pm  •  www.ci.brea.ca.us

Live music and entertainment. Watch the holiday tree light up the evening and see children’s eyes sparkle for Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Pictures with Santa are available for a fee. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting  • Dec. 5 @6:00 - 8:00 pm  •  www.ci.stanton.ca.us

“Celebrate Holidays Around the World” Live music, arts & crafts, storytime with Stanton Library, and the lighting of the Stanton Christmas tree.

Seal Beach Christmas Parade  • Dec. 6 @7:00 - 8:45 pm  •  www.sealbeachlions.org

Our theme this year is “Christmas Movies” and with more than 100 entries and 3,200 participants, Main Street will be alive with Christmas.

Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting  • Dec. 6 @6:00 pm  •  www.tustinca.org

Tustin Family and Youth Center Kids Corner Preschool, Tustin Dance Center, HBP Dance Extreme, Academy of Dance, CT Middle School Choir and Compass Bible Church. Letters to Santa, Craft Area, Booths, Pictures w/Santa and Tree Lighting.

Dana Point Boat Parade of Light  • Dec. 6 - 7 & 13 - 14 @4:30 pm  •  www.danapointharbor.com

Enjoy this holiday extravaganza throughout the harbor each night of the Boat Parade that features carolers, superheroes, games, crafts, and FREE photos with Santa, and culminates with the Boat Parade. Parade begins at 7:30pm.

Nights of 1000 Lights  • Dec. 6 - 8, 12 - 15 & 19 - 22 • www.slgardens.org

Guests will enjoy a ‘Blue Christmas’ with Elvis. Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and a make your own ‘smores station. There will also holiday photo booth and fun arts and crafts activities. There will be a no-host wine and beer bar, food available for purchase and holiday shopping in the Garden Shop.

Anaheim Nutcracker Tree Lighting & Holiday Village  • Dec. 7 @10:00 am - 7:00 pm  •  www.downtownanaheim.com

Holiday craft activities, a real snow play area, a children’s train ride, free photos with Santa and holiday musical performances by local schools and community groups throughout the day.

Los Alamitos Winter Wonderland  • Dec. 7 @4:00 - 7:30 pm  •  www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Play in the snow, activities, Santa’s Village, a tree lighting ceremony, refreshments, and entertainment.

Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Bazaar  • Dec. 7 @10:00 am - 5:30 pm  •  www.crystalcove.org

Crystal Cove is transformed into a holiday wonderland with vintage ornaments, twinkling lights, and a beautiful, majestic tree on the beach. The tree lighting ceremony begins at dusk.

 Winter in the Grove  • Dec. 7 @3:00 - 7:00 pm  •  www.ggcity.org

Holiday refreshments and kids’ activities. $5 unlimited snow slides. Tree lighting. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Donate and unwrapped $10 toy and receive two snow slide wrist bands.

Fullerton Winter Market  • Dec. 7 @12:00 - 4:00 pm  •  www.cityoffullerton.com

Come enjoy the entertainment, take pictures with Santa, grab a bite to eat, do some holiday shopping and visit the beer and wine garden. “Spark of Love” toy drive with Fullerton Firefighters will also be there for donations.

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony  • Dec. 7 @4:30 - 8:00 pm  •  www.fountainvalley.org

Features guests from the North Pole as well as performances by various community groups, delicious food available for purchase from local nonprofit organizations, games, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more!

Candy Cane Land & Craft Faire  • Dec. 7 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm  •  www.buenapark.com

This year’s event will once again feature snow slides, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and over 100 artisan craft booths.

Dana Point Winter Festival & Tree Lighting  • Dec. 7 @12:00 - 5:30 pm  •  www.danapoint.org

Santa, entertainment, an craft fair, games, rides, crafts, cookie decorating and more! The Tree Lighting is at 5:15pm with free hot chocolate and cookies.

Santa’s Village by the Sea  • Dec. 7 • www.san-clemente.org

Children’s activities, tree lightings, Santa, shopping and more! Features Holiday Hoopla at the Community Center, Christmas at the Casa, and Puttin’ on the Glitz. City Tree Lighting event with the Mayor will be held at 5:15pm.

SJC Tree Lighting Ceremony  • Dec. 7 @4:15 - 9:00 pm  •  www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Includes dance, orchestra, mariachi and musical theater performances. Holiday activities throughout downtown following the event.

Irvine Holiday Tree Lighting  • Dec. 7 @4:00 - 6:00 pm  •  www.cityofirvine.org

Celebrate the season as “snow” falls and the community gathers for the holiday tree lighting ceremony. The free event will include visits with Santa Claus, live holiday music, games, crafts, and winter-themed train route.

Capistrano Lights  • Dec. 7 - Jan. 6 @5:30 - 6:00 pm  •  www.missionsjc.com

Experience the Mission at Night featuring tree lighting and music program.

Corona del Mar Christmas Walk  • Dec. 8 @11:00 am - 4:00 pm  •  www.cdmchamber.com

High School bands, Fireman’s BBQ, live entertainment, food tastings, beer & wine garden, bouncy houses, Santa Visits and a grand opportunity drawing.

Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony & Candlelight Choir  • Dec. 8 @3:30 pm  •  www.cityoforange.org

Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and family fun as we sing traditional carols of the season with the Orange Community Master Chorale led by musical director Michael Short. The Main Musical Program and Tree. Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:15pm. 

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair  • Dec. 8 @10:00 am - 2:00 pm  •  www.cityofirvine.org

Features dozens of pet-related vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping, and an opportunity drawing.

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade  • Dec. 14 @10:00 am  •  www.lagunaniguelparade.com

‘Jingle All the Way’ The parade will include beautiful equestrian units, patriotic and inspirational military tributes, world-class athletes, spirit-filled youth groups, classic auto clubs, talented marching bands, and some of the biggest attractions in the nation!

Yorba Linda Breakfast with Santa  • Dec. 14 @9:00 - 11:30 pm  •  www.yorbalindaca.gov

Join Santa for breakfast, crafts, entertainment and photos! Parent participation is required and all participants must be registered.

Live Nativity & International Celebration  • Dec. 15 @6:00 - 8:00 pm  •  www.oldworld.ws

Brings together a diverse group of churches, singers, dancers for a celebration that highlights the true meaning of the holiday season.

The Great Dry Land Yacht Parade  • Dec. 15 @4:00 pm  •  www.villapark.org

Procession of wheeled vessels sets sail for the VP Towne Centre celebration. Great food, and fun and/or funky vendors, plus musical entertainment await everyone in the Centre, as do special trophies for many unique crafts.

Huntington Beach Cruise of Lights  • Dec. 17 - 23 • www.cruiseoflights.org

Take a narrated cruise through the waterways of Huntington Harbour to see the holiday lighted homes and decorations in this annual event.

Winter Fest OC  •  Dec. 19 - Jan. 5 • www.winterfestoc.com

Ice tubing down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain, massive snow play and slide area, ice skating on SoCal’s largest outdoor ice rink, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with a parade of the Winter Fest OC characters.

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Holiday Festival  •  Dec. 22 @12:00 - 4:00 pm  •  www.themuck.org

Live stage performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive craft beer selections!