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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 Weekend in OC – June 8-9

This weekend in Orange County there are two vintage markets, a concert in the park, Rancho Fest in RSM, a wooden boat parade in Newport Harbor, a zany world record attempt happening in Huntington Beach, and more!

  • Flying Miz Daisy Vintage Market is this weekend inside the Hangar at the OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa. There will be over 60 curated vintage vendors, a food truck and more. Admission and parking required.  http://bit.ly/2Lq3zM5
  • Rancho Fest starts is all weekend at Central Park in Rancho Santa Margarita. Live music, kids fun zone, food, shopping & more. http://bit.ly/2I225bW
  • The Golden Years Vintage Market is Saturday 6/8 from 11am-5pm on 2nd Street Promenade in Downtown Santa Ana. Vintage clothing, vinyl records & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2sVxP8t
  • Concert in the Park: Creedence vs. Santana Saturday 6/8 at the Civic Center Green in Cypress at 6pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2MyCITn
  • The Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival is all weekend in Corona Del Mar. On Sunday you can watch a wooden boat parade around Newport Harbor at 11am. http://bit.ly/2LtVp5o
  • Bluegrass & BBQ is Saturday 6/8 from 4-7pm at the Laguna College of Art & Design in Laguna Canyon. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2kWmmmM
  • A world record attempt for the “largest gathering of people dressed as a fruit or vegetable” is happening on Sunday 6/9 at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach. Event takes place between 11am-1:30pm. More info: http://bit.ly/2MJRbfc
  • The Hobie Surf Shop Vintage Surfboard Festival is Sunday 6/9 at La Plaza Park in Dana Point from 8am-3pm. View, buy, or trade surfboards. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2I1b3Gy
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC:  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ
  • And save the date for TikiLand Trading Co., Orange County’s favorite tiki marketplace, on Saturday, June 15th from 10am-4pm at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana, CA. Shop from over 60 tiki artists, makers, and vendors, enjoy live music, pineapple Dole Whips, as well as tiki drinks, and food by Cousins Maine Lobster. Visit http://tikilandtrading.com for event tickets, address, and more info. $6 in advance or $8 cash at the door.

Things To Do this Memorial Day Weekend in OC

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Here’s what’s happening for Memorial Day weekend in Orange County, plus we’ve included a list of 20 Memorial Day services that you can attend on Monday.

  • The Scottish Festival is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Highland games, Whiskey tasting, sheep herding, food, shopping & more! Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1PxThtt
  • The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is all weekend (starting Friday afternoon) at the Village Green in Garden Grove. Parade, food, games, music & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1FpmRJF
  • The Santa Ana Memorial Day Festival is all weekend (starting Friday night) at Madison Park (Edinger & Standard). Rides, games, food & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1TVn6Rk
  • The Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival is all weekend at the Balboa Bay Resort. Events include Grand Tasting, brunch, & more. All events are ticketed. http://bit.ly/2HCjnfH
  • FREE Pet Adoptions all weekend for active military and veterans at OC Animal Care in Orange. http://bit.ly/2YK51iY
  • FREE Pet Adoptions all weekend for active military and veterans at the Irvine Animal Care Center. http://bit.ly/30Ln4Hc
  • The Patchwork Show arts & craft show is Sunday 5/26 from 11am-5pm in Downtown Santa Ana. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Fy7akI
  • The 21st Annual Memorial Day Half Marathon is Monday 5/27 in Laguna Hills. Half Marathon, 5k, 10k and Kid’s run. Registration is open online: http://bit.ly/2qUey9d

Memorial Day Services:

Anaheim:

Brea:

  • View 1100 full size American Flags, each having draped the casket of a deceased Veteran, flying along the  “Avenues of Flags”. 58th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27 at 11am at the Memory Garden in Brea. http://bit.ly/2Qq0cZd

Buena Park:

  • Memorial Day Service and Pancake Breakfast, Monday 5/27 at George Bellis Park. Breakfast is at 8am and the remembrance service is at 10am, followed by a picnic in the park. http://bit.ly/2K1JLkz

Corona del Mar:

  • Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27, from 11am-12:30pm at Pacific View Memorial Park.

Costa Mesa:

  • 65th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27, from 11am-12pm at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Special guest speaker, flyover & more. http://bit.ly/2YLHVIO

Dana Point:

Fountain Valley:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27, from 10am-1pm at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial. http://bit.ly/2YPSpXH

Fullerton:

  • 81st Annual Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/27 at 10am in Loma Vista Memorial Park. http://bit.ly/2qhjDJP

Huntington Beach:

Irvine:

La Palma:

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/27 at 9:15am at the City’s Eternal Flame located in front of the Civic Center. http://bit.ly/2r1u6qd

Laguna Beach:

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/27 at 11am at Heisler Park.
  • Patriotic Concert by the Laguna Beach Concert Band, Monday 5/27, at 12pm at Main Beach. http://bit.ly/2rVOWao

Lake Forest:

  • Memorial Day Observance Program, Monday 5/27, from 11am-12pm at El Toro Memorial Park. http://bit.ly/2s0rWGC

Mission Viejo:

  • Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday 5/27, from 8:30am-10am at the Mission Viejo Civic Center. http://bit.ly/2r2naLj

San Clemente:

  • Memorial Day Observance, Monday 5/27, from 2pm-3pm at the Marine Monument Semper Fi Park. Special guest speakers, bagpipers, floral ceremony & more. http://bit.ly/2HzGXcM

Santa Ana:

  • “One Small Step for Man” Memorial Day Service is Monday 5/27, from 10:30am-12pm at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. Aerial Flyover, guest speaker, live music, white dove release & more. http://bit.ly/2X4PxWr
  • Memorial Day Program, Monday 5/27, from 10am-11:30am at Santa Ana Cemetery. http://bit.ly/2r1c0nY

Seal Beach:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/27 at 11am at Eisenhower Park.

Yorba Linda:

  • FREE event admission to the Memorial Day Ceremony at Nixon Library, Monday 5/27 at 11am, followed by a concert at 12pm. http://bit.ly/2qldGYc

 

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