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.