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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

17 Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend

Palm tree and ocean

There’s plenty of things to do this weekend in Orange County. You can attend an arts & craft fair, a BBQ battle, a carnival, skimboarding championships, a food & wine festival, an outdoor movie, a concert in the park, and more! 

  • The 59th Annual San Clemente Arts & Craft Fair is all weekend at the San Clemente Community Center. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2x9tUqt
  • Fountain Valley’s BBQ Battle “Pitmaster VS Locals” is all weekend at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. General admission required. Live music, Rib Village, and more! http://bit.ly/2KDNfd1 
  • Laguna Niguel’s 30th Anniversary Carnival is all weekend on El Lazo in Laguna Niguel. Games, rides, music, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2P2QA9M 
  • The VIC World Championships of Skimboarding is all weekend at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Jugxmc
  • Watch “Star Wars: A New Hope” as the Pacific Symphony plays the score live, on Saturday 8/17. There are a limited amount of tickets still available. http://bit.ly/2HbhXYG 
  • National “Clear The Shelters Day” is Saturday 8/17 at various pet adoption centers across the county and in Orange County, including the OC Animal Care Center in Orange ($14 adoptions) and the Irvine Animal Care Center ($20 adoptions). If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this is a great day to do it. http://bit.ly/2wfakwx
  • The Pacific Wine and Food Classic is all weekend at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/30byG5Q 
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 8/31. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uodnjN 
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk

Outdoor movies:

  • Saturday, August 17: “How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World” at Travis Ranch Youth Park in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2Z7Oycq
  • Saturday, August 17: “Big” at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2TCCR8a 

Outdoor Concerts:

  • Sunday 8/18: Stone Soul (Soul and Motown) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE
  • Sunday 8/18: Tunnel Vision, Polynesian Dancers, and Surf City All Stars at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 3pm-6:30pm. http://bit.ly/308YEqJ 
  • Sunday 8/18: Boys of Summer (Eagles Tribute) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2LZ95cf 
  • Sunday 8/18: Ginger & The Hossier Daddys (20s-40s) at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad 

Also…

 

4th of July Events in Orange County 2019

Fireworks

Here’s a list of 4th of July events in Orange County for 2019, listed by city:

Aliso Viejo:

  • July 4th Community Celebration & Fireworks is from 6-9:30pm at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE

Anaheim Hills:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 7am with a 5k/10k Firecracker Run. Dog show at 9:30am and parade at 1pm. Live entertainment in the evening and Fireworks at 9pm. Multiple locations. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrpAEb

Anaheim:

  • Disneyland is having a special Fourth of July fireworks show on 7/4. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2shxSOZ 

Brea:

  • 40th annual 4th of July Country Fair starts at 7am with a pancake breakfast in City Hall Park. Fair runs from 10am-3pm. Live music, vendors, food, games & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2rWYkgm

Buena Park:

  • Knott’s Berry Farm is having a 4th of July Fireworks show on 7/4. Fireworks start at 9:30pm. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2sF9SCY

Costa Mesa:

  • 4th of July Spectacular: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles is at 8pm at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Evening finishes off with fireworks. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2I7mZDm
  • 3rd of July Independence Day Community Celebration is being held on 7/3 at the OC Fairgrounds from 5pm-11pm, with a pyrotechnics show at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2FCmeDS 

Cypress:

  • The 32nd Annual “joint city” 4th of July Celebration (Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor and Seal Beach) takes place at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos at 4pm. Food, entertainment, kids fun zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrCUbG

Dana Point:

  • 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza display starts at 8:45pm over the water at Doheny State Beach. Tune your radio to KSBR 88.5 FM to hear the fireworks synchronized to music. FREE viewing & shuttle bus. Popular viewing locations: Heritage Park and Lantern Bay Park.  http://bit.ly/2tms7OF

Fullerton:

  • The 30th Annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show starts at 5pm at Fullerton High School Stadium. Activities, food & live music. Fireworks start at 9pm and last for 20 minutes. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JvA6Nv

Huntington Beach:

  • 4th of July activities start on 7/3 with a multi-day festival in Pier Plaza, featuring live music, food and vendors. The 4th of July Parade starts at 10am on 7/4, this year’s theme is “Sweet Land of Liberty”. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1LTFaZq

Irvine:

  • 35th Annual Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival starts at 3pm at the Irvine High School Football Stadium. Live music, activities for the kids, food & more! Fireworks at 9pm. Admission required: http://ocevent.co/293RDwF

La Habra:

  • 4th of July Spectacular starts at 4pm at La Bonita Park. Fireworks, kids zone, games, food, live music, & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. Admission Required. http://ocevent.co/29gWm03 

La Palma:

  • “Run for Fun” 10K, 5K and Yankee Doodle Dash start at 7:30am. There’s also a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10am and a kids fun zone. http://bit.ly/2r7FtQv

Laguna Beach:

  • 4th of July Fireworks start at 9pm and will originate from Monument Point in Heisler Park. FREE. http://bit.ly/2rGHVfz

Laguna Hills:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 4pm at the Community Center & Sports Complex. Carnival rides, food, music, crafts, face painting & more. Fireworks start at 9:10pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2LrG4W6 

Laguna Niguel:

  • July 4th Summer Concert is from 6-8pm at Crown Valley Community Park. Enjoy music from Undercover Live (Variety and Top 40). FREE to attend.  http://bit.ly/2XAgsgl 
  •  The 36th Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast is from 7:30am-10:30am at Crown Valley Park in Laguna Niguel. http://bit.ly/2ZTgQny  
  • 4th of July Fireworks take place at Laguna Niguel Regional Park at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2NmBJGl  

Lake Forest:

  • 4th of July Parade starts at 10am at the intersection of Toledo Way and Ridge Route Drive. FREE to attend. More info: http://ocevent.co/299w7cR

Los Alamitos:

  • The 32nd Annual “joint city” 4th of July Celebration (Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor and Seal Beach) takes place at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos at 4pm. Food, entertainment, kids fun zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrCUbG

Mission Viejo:

  • 4th of July Street Fair starts at 12pm on Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda. Live music, games, food & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend & FREE shuttle. http://bit.ly/2sIuhH3

Newport Beach:

  • 9th Annual “4th of July is for Families” Festival kicks-off at 9am with a Bike Parade and runs until 11:30am in Channel Place Park. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ZVXPAQ 
  • 47th Annual Independence Day Celebration at Mariners Park kicks-off with a parade at 10:30am. Celebration runs until 1:30pm. http://bit.ly/2ZVXPAQ 
  • Old Glory Boat Parade starts at 1pm and cruises through Newport Harbor. Events start at 7am with a pancake breakfast, followed by live music, and fireworks at 9pm. Parade viewing is FREE, other events have a fee. http://bit.ly/2ZVXPAQ 
  • Newport Dunes “Independence Day on the Back Bay” starts at 9am. Music, food & more. Admission required. Fireworks start at 9pm. http://bit.ly/2K1VPPT
  • Newport Beach Fireworks start at 9pm are viewable from Newport Dunes and Balboa Island.

Orange:

  • 3rd of July Celebration is WEDNESDAY 7/3 from 4pm-9pm at Fred Kelly Stadium/El Modena High School. Family friendly activities & fireworks. Admission is $7. http://bit.ly/2sIsuBM

Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • 4th of July Star-Spangled Spectacular is at the Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club. Entertainment, game, fireworks starting at 9pm. http://bit.ly/2s1C44R

San Clemente:

San Juan Capistrano:

  • 4th of July Celebration and Carnival starts at 12pm at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park. Games, rides, live music, followed by fireworks at 9pm. Carnival also runs through the weekend. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xnZYcz 

Santa Ana:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 5pm in Centennial Park. Live music, food, kids zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JfPAZP 

Seal Beach:

  • The 32nd Annual “joint city” 4th of July Celebration (Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor and Seal Beach) takes place at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos at 4pm. Food, entertainment, kids fun zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrCUbG

Tustin:

  • 4th of July celebration starts at 6pm at the Tustin High School Stadium with live music. Snack bar with drinks & bbq items. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2FLQQD4

Yorba Linda:

  • Fourth of July Spectacular starts at 5pm at the Veterans Sports Park. Family activities, live entertainment, kids zone and fireworks. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Jh2jeD 

 

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