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Holiday events and more, this weekend in Orange County

It’s the hap-hap-happiest season of all, and holiday events are what’s hap-happenin’ in the OC this weekend! All weekend long you can enjoy everything from boat parades and carolers to tree lighting ceremonies, crafts, and even a little bit of “snowfall” brought to you by holiday magic.

  • The 45th Annual Dana Point Boat Parade begins Friday 12/6 and can be enjoyed on the 7th as well as December 13th & 14th. This parade is a tiki holiday takeover! Fun activities begin at 4:30pm, parade starts at 7:30pm at Water’s Edge. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2YquK18 
  • The Fountain Valley Tree Lighting is on Saturday, 12/7 from 4:30pm-8pm at the Recreation Center and Sports Park. See Santa, live entertainment, games, and more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG 
  • The Tustin Holiday Talent Show is Saturday, 12/7 at 2pm at the Community Center at the Market Place. Admission is $5. https://bit.ly/2qmt6ki 
  • Come say “mele kalikimaka” to your friends and neighbors at the Laguna Niguel Hawaiian Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, 12/7 from 5pm-7pm at City Hall. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/38dJuEM 
  • San Clemente Santa’s Village By The Sea is Saturday, 12/7 with activities 2-9pm. Santa, sledding, cookie decorating, live entertainment, outdoor movie & more! FREE to attend; some activities require small fee. https://bit.ly/2s3dbIo 
  • The San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/7 in the Historic Town Center Park on El Camino Real. Festivities begin at 4pm, tree lighting at 5:45pm. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2OWb9m0 
  • Buena Park Candy Caneland and Craft Faire is Saturday 12/7 from 10am-4pm at the Ehlers Event Center. Snow, Santa, petting zoo, games, 100+ artisan craft booths, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fPMStm 
  • Create a unique holiday memory and cruise with Santa! Take a 20-minute harbor cruise aboard the Dana Pride on Saturday 12/7 or Sunday 12/8 from 10am-2pm at Dana Wharf in Dana Point. FREE, but donations are suggested. http://bit.ly/2QqWm4y
  • The 23rd Annual Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Beach Bazaar is Saturday 12/7 from 10am-5:30pm. Carolers, hot cocoa, complimentary treats, Santa, arts & crafts, and more. FREE to attend but there is a fee to park. https://bit.ly/33XLCNz 
  • Capistrano Lights is back, starting with a special Opening Night event on Saturday, 12/7 from 5:30pm-8pm at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Snow, carolers, cookie decorating, tree lighting & more. Admission is payable at the gate, $10-15. https://bit.ly/2LrCGK8 
  • Downtown Fullerton Winter Market and Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/7 from 12-5pm. Shopping, food, face painting, free pictures with Santa (12pm-4pm) & more. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2OTmaEF 
  • Dana Point Winter Festival and Tree Lighting is Saturday, 12/7 from 12-5:30pm at La Plaza Park. Santa, craft fair, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2LrOITP
  • Irvine Winter Wonderland is Saturday, 12/7 from 4pm-6:30pm at the Civic Center. Enjoy “snowfall”, games, crafts, music, food, Santa, tree lighting & more. Rain or shine! FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2YkTQyl 
  • The 25th Annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Shopping Village is Saturday, 12/7 from 10am-7pm in Downtown Anaheim. Ballet & choral performances, kids’ activities, canine costume contest, Santa, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2AirPO2 
  • The 8th Annual OC Brew HO HO Holiday Ale Festival is Saturday 12/7 at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Ages 21+, tickets required. http://bit.ly/2Umpid5
  • Help our furry friends have a happy holiday at the 13th annual Home for the Holidays pet adoption fair in Irvine on Sunday, 12/8 10am-2pm. 30+ animal rescue organizations will have pets looking for their fur-ever home, along with pet-related vendors, food trucks, and low-cost microchipping available on site. Event is FREE to attend; donations are suggested. https://bit.ly/2qrF78j 
  • The 25th Annual Old Town Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession is Sunday 12/8 in the Old Towne Plaza. Activities begin at 3:30pm; main tree lighting and musical program start at 5:15pm. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2RvEOo9 
  • Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk is Sunday 12/8 from 11am-4pm. Live entertainment, prizes, shopping, Santa & more. https://bit.ly/2Yqt8EC 
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show continues this weekend and runs every weekend through 12/22 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g
  • The Gem Faire is at the OC Fairgrounds all weekend. Shop for gemstones, crystals, jewelry & more. There is a fee for admission and parking. https://bit.ly/2Pjc1jS 
  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is all weekend in Buena Park at the Buena Park Downtown Mall. Shop for holiday-themed craft items from vendors. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2dbo8QT

Fun Things To Do This Holiday Weekend

This Weekend in Orange County

We all know that once Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday festivities are just ramping up. Here are a few activities happening in Orange County this weekend…best of all, no cooking required!

🔥Hot Pick:

  • Say “aloha!” to the holidays at Trader Santa’s Tikiland Trading Co., a pop-up tiki marketplace this Sunday 12/1 from 10am-4pm in Santa Ana at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. Shop from over 85 tiki artists, makers, and vendors, enjoy live music, pineapple Dole Whips, as well as other food and, of course, tiki drinks! Admission is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. http://tikilandtrading.com

Saturday:

  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show continues this weekend and runs every weekend through 12/12 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g
  • The 29th Annual Newport Dunes Lighting of the Bay is Saturday 11/30. Live music, cookie decorating, outdoor holiday movie “Elf”, and more! Event starts at 3:30pm. http://bit.ly/33vr4f9 
  • The always entertaining Rob Schneider is at the Irvine Improv all weekend. http://bit.ly/37TgRwv 

Sunday:

  • La Habra’s Tamale Fest is Sunday 12/1 from 9am-6pm on Euclid St. Live entertainment, tamale making lessons, tamale contest, and more! http://bit.ly/33vrqlZ 
  • Balboa Island Christmas Tree Lighting is Sunday 12/1 starting at 6pm. Enjoy a live performance from the Orange County School of the Arts featuring Santa & friends, plus complimentary snacks and beverages. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2E4BMRT
  • Tikiland Trading Co., a pop-up tiki marketplace this Sunday 12/1 from 10am-4pm in Santa Ana at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. Shop from over 85 tiki artists, makers, and vendors, enjoy live music, pineapple Dole Whips, as well as other food and, of course, tiki drinks! Admission is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. http://tikilandtrading.com

Holiday Events and More, This Weekend in Orange County

There are 14 fun events happening this weekend in Orange County, including 3 parades, 2 boat parades, 4 tree lightings, a candlelight walk, holiday pet adoption event, and more!

  • The Seal Beach Christmas Parade is Friday 12/7 from 7-8:45pm on Main Street from Ocean Ave to PCH. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2iufjUO
  • The 44th Annual Dana Point Boat Parade is Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm. Family friendly activities start at 4:30pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2BoLxVz
  • Laguna Beach Hospitality Night is Friday 12/7 from 5-10pm in downtown Laguna Beach. Live music, tree lighting, Santa, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2AIPzvu
  • The Tustin Tree Lighting is Friday 12/7 at 6pm in the Tustin Library Courtyard. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2itL1S8
  • The 6th Annual Buena Park Tree Lighting is Friday 12/7 at 6pm at City Hall. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2AKrXqi
  • The 33rd Annual Heritage Hill Candlelight Walk is Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 5:30-8:30pm in Lake Forest. Enjoy live music, carolers, visits with Santa & more. Admission is $5. http://bit.ly/2wMalHx
  • The 24th Annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Shopping Village is Saturday 12/8 from 10am-7pm in Downtown Anaheim. Snow, kids activities, Santa, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2AirPO2
  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is all weekend in Buena Park at the Buena Park Downtown Mall. Shop for holiday themed craft items from vendors. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2dbo8QT
  • The 7th Annual OC Brew HO HO Holiday Ale Festival is Saturday 12/8 at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2Umpid5
  • The 56th Annual Huntington Harbor Boat Parade is Saturday and Sunday night. Parade starts at 5:15pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2gqBrM3
  • The Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade is Saturday 12/8 at 10am on Crown Valley Parkway between Nueva Vista and Central Park Drive. Marching bands, floats, military members, Santa & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Pn2SEP
  • The Fountain Valley Pho Festival is all weekend at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. Cooking demos, best pho contest, live entertainment, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2L18dkF
  • The Irvine Animal Care Center’s 12th Annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair is Sunday 12/9 from 10am-2pm. Over 600 animals will be available for adoption. Donation of $2 for admission. http://bit.ly/2zEPeGh
  • The 21st Annual Villa Park “Dry Land Boat Parade” is Sunday 12/9 at 5pm. Events begin in the town center. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2jyBy8A

 

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