Let’s enjoy the final month of 2016! It’s time to plan out your December events in Orange County now! Choose from a variety of festive events happening all over Orange County!
Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantasy Nov. 19-Dec. 18
Our festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland where 175 artists create, display and sell original creations over the course of five weekends.
10am-6pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org
Breakfast & Brunch with Santa Dec. 3
Join Santa for a delicious home-style cooked breakfast & brunch complete with scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, juice, and milk. There will be holiday melodies, cookie decorating, and story time with Santa. 8:30am-1:30pm / Lake Forest Sports Park and Recreation Center
(949) 273-6960 / www.lakeforestca.gov
SJC Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Dec. 3
The celebration begins with performances by Capistrano Valley High School Orchestra, SJC Youth Mariachi’s and Ballet Foklorico. Festivities immediately following at various locations.
4:15-9pm / Historic Town Center Park: 31852 El Camino Real
(949) 493-5911 / www.sanjuancapistrano.org
Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Bazaar Dec. 3
Santa will arrive in the Historic District of Crystal Cove State Park at 4pm and the tree lighting will take place at sunset. Enjoy authentic vintage décor and strolling carolers. Complimentary hot cocoa & cookies will be provided by The Beachcomber Café.
10am-5:30pm / Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Beach
(949) 376-6200 / www.crystalcovealliance.org
A holiday spectacular that will include collaboration of the Downtown Business Association’s Puttin’ on the Glitz and Casa Romantica’s Christmas at the Casa.
5-10pm / Casa Romantica, Community Center, Avenida Del Mar
(949) 429-8797 / www.san-clemente.org
Laguna Niguel Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 3
Snag a cookie from Corner Bakery, don’t forget Chamber’s hot drink, admire the bright building, please remember to blink.
5-7pm / City Hall: 30111 Crown Valley Parkway
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Free Boat Rides with Santa Dec. 3-4
Santa and his helpers listen to Christmas Wishes during this 20-minute harbor cruise. Bring your camera and enjoy the tradition Dana Wharf has offered families for generations. A $5 donation to the El Camino Real Woman’s Club is suggested.
10am-2pm / Dana Point Harbor: 34675 Golden Lantern
(888) 224-0603 / www.danawharf.com
Autism Speaks Walk Orange County Dec. 4
Thousands of families, service providers and advocates will walk to raise funds and awareness to help change the future for those who struggle with autism spectrum disorder.
9am-1pm / Angel Stadium, Anaheim
Irvine Winter Wonderland Dec. 4
Celebrate winter as ‘snow’ falls over the Irvine Civic Center and the community gathers for games, crafts, music, hot chocolate, entertainment and food. The City’s newest event includes a Joyful Jingles holiday concert and visit from Santa Claus.
3-8pm / Irvine Civic Center
Corona del Mar Christmas Walk Dec. 4
Proceeds from the event will benefit World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that provides families in need with agricultural assistance, clean water, farm animals, and the opportunity to support and feed themselves.
Each year “The Walk” brings together thousands of fun-loving people into the Village of Corona del Mar for live entertainment, food, prizes and games in true holiday spirit! Unique vendor exhibits in the popular vendor faire at the center stage.
11am-4pm / Pacific Coast Highway
(949) 673-4050 / www.cdmchamber.com
Dana Point Boat Parade Dec. 9-10 & 16-17
The theme this year is ‘UNDER THE SEA”! 7-9pm / Dana Point Harbor
(949) 923-2255 / www.danapointharbor.com
Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade Dec. 10
“Home for the Holidays” View over 100 exciting entries including marching bands, floats, special guests, youth groups, equestrian units, exotic cars, military members, local heroes and fun attractions!
10am / Crown Valley Parkway
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour Dec. 11
One of Orange County’s most loved Holiday Home Walking Tours returns this year with nine uniquely holiday decorated island homes and cottages. 11am-4pm / 331 Marine Avenue
(949) 246-7110 / www.balboaislandnb.org
Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor. Fireworks on Wednesday and Friday.
6:30pm / Newport Harbor www.christmasboatparade.com
Chanukah Wonderland and Menorah Lighting Dec. 29
A Blizzard of Holiday Fun for the Whole Family Enjoy live entertainment, activities, and crafts as well as your favorite Chanukah treats – latkes, dreidles, and more!
5:30-7:30pm / Laguna Niguel City Hall
(949) 831-7701 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org