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This weekend is the official kick-off to the holiday season in Orange County. Check out what’s happening 11/18-11/20:

  • The Fashion Island Tree Lighting ceremony is Friday and Saturday night from 6-6:30pm in Newport Beach. Live music, Santa, snowfall & more! FREE to attend.
  • The Surfing Santa Competition is Saturday 11/19 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Surfing starts at 8am. FREE to attend.
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show starts Saturday 11/19 and runs every weekend through 12/18 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required.
  • Santa is skydiving into Huntington Beach to kick off the holidays at Pacific City on Saturday 11/19. Santa will be landing on the beach in front of Pacific City around noon. Viewing is FREE.
  • The Outlets at San Clemente Tree Lighting is Saturday 11/19 from 4-6:30pm. Santa, photo booth, Christmas carolers & more. FREE to attend.
  • Watch the movie Pollyanna on Sunday 11/20 at city hall in Mission Viejo. Movie starts at 2pm. FREE to attend.
  • The Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting is Sunday 11/20 at 4pm in Dana Point. Live music, Santa & more. FREE to attend.
  • Huntington Beach Miracle on Main St. is Sunday 11/20 from 2-7pm. Shopping, music, tree lighting & more! FREE to attend.