ORANGE COUNTY DECEMBER EVENTS

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Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy  •  Through Dec. 16  @10:00 am – 7:00 pm  •  www.sawdustartfestival.org

Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, live entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa and much more! 

Santas Workshop  •  Nov. 28 - Dec. 19 @6:00 – 8:00 pm  •  www.cityofmissionviejo.org

With Mrs. Claus and the elves, Santa will greet visitors with a Ho! Ho! Ho! and a peppermint candy cane. You are welcome to take pictures. 

Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Bazaar  •  Dec. 1 @10:00 am – 5:30 pm  •  www.crystalcove.org

A holiday wonderland with vintage ornaments, lights, and a beautiful tree on the beach. Santa, carolers, hot chocolate, cider and baked goodies provided. 

Dana Point Winter Festival & Tree Lighting  •  Dec. 1 @12:00 – 5:30 pm  •  www.danapoint.org

Santa, carnival games, face painting, crafts, Lego Santa Village Workshop, the Mini Express train ride, petting zoo, pony rides and the annual tree lighting. 

Lake Forest Breakfast with Santa  •  Dec. 1 @8:30 am & 11:30 am  •  www.lakeforestca.gov

Holiday melodies, cookie decorating, and story-time with Santa to add to the wintertime magic. Registration is required. 

Winter in the Grove  •  Dec. 1 @4:00 – 8:00 pm  •  www.ggcity.org

Enjoy free seasonal refreshments, childrens activities, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the tree lighting ceremony. Unlimited snow slide rides are $5. 

Santa Paws  •  Dec. 1 @10:00 am – 3:00 pm  •  www.petprojectfoundation.org

Bring down your pet and have their picture taken with Santa for a small fee. All proceeds go to support the Pet Project Foundation. 

Fullerton Winter Market  •  Dec. 1 @12:00 – 4:00 pm  •  www.cityoffullerton.com

Beer & wine garden, pictures with Santa, artisan craft & design vendors, holiday performances and food. Bring a toy to donate! 

Santas Village by the Sea  •  Dec. 1 @5:00 – 8:00 pm  •  www.villagesanclemente.org

Tree Lighting with Santa arriving from a Firetruck. Christmas at the Casa: Entertainment, crafts, treats. Puttin On The Glitz and Holiday Hoopla. 

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony  •  Dec. 1 @4:30 – 8:00 pm  •  www.fountainvalley.org

Will feature guests from the North Pole as well as performances, delicious food available for purchase, games, a spectacular fireworks show! 

Los Alamitos Winter Wonderland  •  Dec. 1 @4:00 – 7:30 pm  •  www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Free snow play, musical entertainment, tree lighting, snow sledding, Santas Village and toy drive for local charities. 

Rancho Santa Margarita Christmas Tree Lighting  •  Dec. 1 @5:00 pm  •  www.samlarc.org

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for photos after] the tree lighting. Join Mrs. Claus for story hour and a sing along, dancing elves and a face painting station!

Laguna Niguel Christmas Tree Lighting  •  Dec. 1 @5:00 – 7:00 pm  •  www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Crafts, and whimsical treats will be available in the land of snowflakes, candy canes, and sugar plum fairies! Santa will be there, so bring your camera!

Yappy Howl-iday Celebration  •  Dec. 2 @11:00 am – 2:00 pm  •  www.ritzcarlton.com

Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor while human guests relax with a glass of wine or a refreshing cocktail.

Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Choir Procession  •  Dec. 2 @3:30 – 7:00 pm  •  www.cityoforange.org

An evening of holiday cheer and family fun as we sing traditional carols with the Orange Community Master Chorale led by musical director Michael Short. 

Irvine Winter Wonderland  •  Dec. 2 @3:00 – 7:00 pm  •  www.cityofirvine.org

Games, crafts, entertainment, food, a visit from Santa, and the tree-lighting. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift suitable up to age 12.  

Winter Toy Drive  •  Dec. 2 @11:00 am – 3:00 pm  •  www.ggcity.org

The toy drive will include a car show and food sampling. Toys will be donated to local organizations and nonprofits. 

Light a Light of Love Holiday Parade  •  Dec. 2 @3:30 – 7:00 pm  •  www.waymakersoc.org

See Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus on a Fire Engine, then entertainment at Pier Plaza, a Taste of Main Street, and a snowflake lighting ceremony at the pier. 

Tree Lighting at Pines Park  •  Dec. 3 @3:00 – 5:00 pm  •  www.danapoint.org

Santa Visits, holiday characters, carnival games, Lil Dickens Carolers, dog costume parade, tree lighting, hot chocolate, cookies and dog treats. 

Westminster Tree Lighting Ceremony  •  Dec. 3 @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 and Tree Lighting  •  Dec. 4 @6:00 – 8:00 pm  •  www.cypressrec.org

School Performances, Letters to Santa & Veterans, Holiday Craft, Train Rides, Visits with Santa and Refreshments. 

Tamale Festival  •  Dec. 5 @4:00 – 9:30 pm  •  www.placentia.org

Additional festival activities include two stages of live entertainment, Christmas Palm Tree Lighting and visits with Santa. 

La Palma Holiday Tree Lighting  •  Dec. 5 @5:30 – 8:30 pm  •  www.cityoflapalma.org

Enjoy the musical talents from our local schools and join in during the Community Carol Sing Along. 

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

Live music and entertainment. Watch the tree light up the evening. Pictures with Santa are available for a fee. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. 

Jingle Jam  •  Dec. 6 @5:00 – 8:00 pm  •  www.ggcity.org

Donated toys will go to Spark of Love; those who donate will receive a front of the line pass to see Santa Claus. 

Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting  •  Dec. 6 @6:00 – 7:30 pm  •  ci.stanton.ca.us

Enjoy live music, arts & crafts, story time with the Stanton Library, the lighting of the Central Park Christmas tree, and an early visit from Santa Claus! 

Seal Beach Christmas Parade  •  Dec. 7 @7:00 – 9:00 pm  •  www.sealbeachlions.org

The Magic of Christmas Marching bands, dancing groups, youth groups, equestrians, classic cars, local businesses, floats, military displays and more. 

Laguna Beach Hospitality Night  •  Dec. 7 @5:00 – 10:00 pm  •  www.visitlagunabeach.com

Santa Claus will arrive to greet people before lighting the tree. See bands, choirs, arts & crafts, candy canes, community sing along, and open houses.

Holly Jolly Lights Tour  •  Dec. 7 - 8 @6:00 pm & 8:00 pm  •  www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Your ticket includes an outdoor party with live entertainment, a holiday cookie and hot chocolate, a marshmallow for toasting and a warm fire. 

Nights of 1000 Lights  •  Dec. 7 - 8 @6:00 – 9:00 pm  •  www.slgardens.org

Holiday celebration featuring a dazzling display of lights, live music, visits with Santa, hot chocolate and smores! 

Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights  •  Dec. 7 - 8 & 14 - 15 @7:00 – 9:00 pm  •  www.danapointharbor.com

Western Wonderland Boaters from all around Orange County decorate

their boats and vie for the awards. Festivities begin at 4:30pm. 

Candlelight Walk  •  Dec. 7 - 9 @5:30 – 8:30 pm  •  www.lakeforestca.gov

Luminaria-lit paths and historic buildings and trees aglow with Christmas lighting. Victorian carolers, live entertainment, storytellers, visits with Santa.

Yorba Linda Breakfast with Santa  •  Dec. 8 @9:00 – 11:30 am  •   www.yorbalindaca.gov

Add extra cheer to your holiday this year with a special Breakfast with Santa. Event includes breakfast, crafts, live entertainment and chance to meet Santa! 

Laguna Hills Breakfast with Santa  •  Dec. 8 @9:00 – 11:00 am  •  www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Join us for a special celebration complete with a scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday crafts. 

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair  •  Dec. 9 @10:00 am – 2:00 pm  •  www.irvineanimals.org

More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring about 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption.

Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade  •  Dec. 9 @5:00 – 9:00 pm  •  www.villapark.co

An asphalt harbor tour where 50 + vessels travel through Villa Park. Activities at the VP Towne Center following parade. 

Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour  •  Dec. 9 @11:00 am – 4:00 pm  •  www.balboaislandnb.org

Nine holiday decorated bayfront and island homes. Be sure to visit the shops on Marine and Agate Avenues for your holiday shopping and refreshments! 

Christmas and Nativity Play  •  Dec. 16 @5:30 pm  •  www.oldworld.ws

Old World Village hosts the Celebration of Christmas, bringing together churches, singers & dancers to highlight the true meaning of Christmas. 

Muckenthaler Holiday Festival  •  Dec. 16 @12:00 – 4:00 pm  •  www.themuck.org

Family-friendly activities, Live music, art workshops for children, Arts & crafts sale, appearance by Santa Claus. 

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade  •  Dec. 19 - 23 • www.christmasboatparade.com

The parade starts at Collins Island and will last approximately 3.5 hours. Over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of water front estates.