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7 Events this Weekend to Kick-off the Holiday Season in Orange County

This weekend is the official kick-off to the holiday season in Orange County. There are 4 tree lighting events, a surfing Santa competition, art shows, and more!

  • Enter to win 2 tickets to Winter Fantasy at Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach—> bit.ly/2AL8KRp
  • The Fashion Island Tree Lighting ceremony is 11/17 Friday and 11/18 Saturday night from 6-6:30pm in Newport Beach. Live music, Santa, snowfall & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fmnImo
  • The Downtown Anaheim Art Crawl Experience (A.C.E.) Saturday 11/18 from 6-10pm on Center Street Promenade. Shopping, live music, food trucks & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kOhwHo
  • The Surfing Santa Competition is Saturday 11/18 and Sunday 11/19 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Surfing starts at 8am. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1MHZPPD
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show starts Saturday 11/18 and runs every weekend through 12/17 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g
  • The Outlets at San Clemente Tree Lighting is Saturday 11/18 from 4-6:30pm. Santa, photo booth, Christmas carolers & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fml14m
  • The Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House is Sunday 11/19 from 4-6pm  in Dana Point. Live music, Santa & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2go4UIz
  • Huntington Beach Miracle on Main St. is Sunday 11/19 from 2-7pm. Shopping, music, tree lighting & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fmnprX

Boat Parades and More this Weekend in Orange County, 12/16-12/18

Here’s some of the fun happening this weekend ,12/16-12/18:

  • Winter Fest kicks-off at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa Friday 12/16 and runs through 1/1. Nightly fireworks, ice tubing, a snow play area, a light display with over two million twinkling lights, & more! Admission is required but OC residents can save on “City Days”…find out when your city can visit for 50% off: http://bit.ly/2hnwbcX
  • The 42nd Annual Dana Point Boat Parade is Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm. Family friendly activities start at 5:30pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1mdJSdH
  • The Newport Beach Boat Parade is Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 6:30pm. The best viewing spots around the bay are Balboa Funzone/Boardwalk, Peninsula Point Beach, the walkways on both sides of the Balboa Island Ferry crossing, and Lido Park. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2gHhAVR
  • Watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Sunday 12/18 at Mission Viejo City Hall. Movie starts at 2pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2hMu5UX
  • The Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s Annual Holiday Festival is Sunday 12/18 from 12pm-4pm in Fullerton. Live entertainment, arts & crafts fair, food, Santa & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2gPOVmp
  • The 54th Annual Huntington Harbour “Cruise of Lights” is 12/16-12/19 and 12/22-12/23. Take a boat cruise through the HB waterways and see thousands of lights on boats, decks, homes & more. Tickets required. Funds raised from ticket sales support youth programs in OC. http://ocevent.co/1O7g0FT
  • It’s the final weekend for the Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show in Laguna Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g

Holiday Fun Happening in Orange County this Weekend, 12/9-12/11

There are some great things to do this weekend, 12/9-12/11, in Orange County. Which one will you pick? 

  • The Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade is Saturday 12/10 at 10am on Crown Valley Parkway between Nueva Vista and Crown Valley Park. Marching bands, floats, military members, Santa & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2hctbhL
  • The 42nd Annual Dana Point Boat Parade is Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm. Family friendly activities start at 5:30pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1mdJSdH 
  • The 54th Annual Huntington Harbor Boat Parade is Saturday and Sunday night. Parade starts at 5:15pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2gqBrM3
  • Christmas at the OC Zoo is Saturday 12/10 from 10am-3pm in Orange. Watch as the zoo animals receive treat-filled gifts, Santa, story time & more. Admission is $2 and parking is $5 per vehicle. http://bit.ly/2hlJD1J
  • Don the Beachcomber’s Holiday Tiki Market is Saturday 12/10 from 10am-3pm in Huntington Beach. Shop from over 50 Tiki vendors, enjoy live music & more. Admission is $10 but you get a $10 food/drink voucher. http://bit.ly/2gquJWg
  • The 31st Annual Heritage Hill Candlelight Walk is 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/2dnzmPt
  • The Gem Faire is at the OC Fairgrounds all weekend 12/9-12/11 in Costa Mesa. Shop for gemstones, crystals, jewelry & more. Admission and parking required. Visit the website for a 2 for 1 coupon:  http://bit.ly/2br8EkT
  • The OC Brew HO HO Holiday Ale Festival is Saturday 12/10 from 12pm to 4pm at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2ggS9ud
  • The Anaheim Night Market is Saturday 12/10 from 6pm-10pm in the Packing District. Shopping, live music, FREE movie in the park “Elf” & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2gqANhP
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show continues this weekend and runs every weekend through 12/18 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g
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