This month, Orange County’s social calendar is abuzz with activity. From cultural extravaganzas that showcase the county’s diverse heritage to exhilarating turkey trots that get the community moving, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor eager to experience the essence of this vibrant region, our guide will lead you through the November events that define Orange County’s unique and heartwarming spirit. So, let’s put on our cozy sweaters, relish the seasonal flavors, and embark on a journey through Orange County’s November festivities, where both tradition and innovation come together to create an unforgettable month.
San Juan Capistrano Farmakis Farms Craft Market
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Holiday Night Market 4-9 pm
Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers’ market located in San Juan Capistrano now offering a monthly craft market!
Crafts, arts, handmade goods, and one-of-a-kind items! FREE to attend. It will be held on the 2nd Saturday of every month.
29932 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Huntington Beach St. Martin’s Lantern Fest & Parade November 12, 2023
Enjoy a wonderful evening with your kids, grandkids, and the entire family at one of our signature events: the St. Martin Lantern Parade at Old World German Courtyard in Huntington Beach.
Old World Village
7561 Center Avenue
Tustin/ Santa Ana Holiday Home Tour and Gift Boutique
Friday, November 17, 2023
A tour of three beautiful homes and a garden tour of a neighboring home. All the homes are decorated for the holidays and feature fantastic views and fabulous landscaping. Pre-sale ticket holders will be invited to enjoy a special lunch after the home tours at the boutique location, the Clifton Miller Community Center, where guests can view and purchase special items from over 30 vendors.
The proceeds from the annual Jack and Jill Guild Home Tour & Boutique will benefit CHOC Children’s Hospital.
The boutique will be held at Clifton Miller Community Center, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, CA. The location of homes on the tour will be on the Home Tour ticket
Dana Point Surfing Santa Competition
Saturday, November 18, 2023
A fun surf competition where men, women, and children dress like Santa or other holiday-inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing.
Salt Creek Beach
Dana, Point, CA
Turkey Trot Races
Dana Point Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day
California’s Largest Thanksgiving Day Run Event – The Dana Point Turkey Trot – One of America’s Most Scenic Runs… hosted by The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs, and coves of Dana Point.
This flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k, and Kids Gobble Wobble. Participants will receive a shirt and medal.
Tustin Orange County Rescue Mission Turkey Trot
Pre-race refreshments – 6:30 am
5K Run/Walk starts – 8:00 am
Expo & awards – following the race
Join the 10th Annual Turkey Trot OC 5K Run/Walk!
Now in its 10th year, we invite you to join us for our annual Turkey Trot OC 5K on Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. Our new goal this year is to raise enough funds to provide 50,000 meals for the hungry and homeless of Orange County! Your participation will continue the work of ending homelessness one life at a time.
1 Hope Dr
Tustin, CA 92782
Anaheim Hills Plymouth Rock N’ Run 5k
The 5k, 10k, and a new 10-mile course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park and the Santa Ana River trail. There will be a finish-line festival with a silent auction, costume contest, food, fun, and more!
All of the funds raised by sponsors and race participants will directly support the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UC Irvine.
Yorba Regional Park