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25 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County

St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here! The luck of the Irish is strong in Orange County, and there are so many ways to celebrate that it’s hard to narrow it down. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of 25 places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in OC. Grab a pint of Guinness, a traditional Irish meal or a sweet treat from any of these great places and don’t forget to wear green!

 

  1. Malarky’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach opens at 6am so you can start the day off with a great breakfast!

 

  1. O’Malley’s on Main in Seal Beach opens at 8am, so get there early for a special breakfast, authentic Irish fare, drinks and live music by The Lads!

 

  1. The Harp Inn’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration begins bright and early on Sunday at 9am. They’re serving a traditional Irish breakfast until 11am, a special lunch and dinner menu from 11am until 10pm, live music from Cillian’s Bridge, bagpipers, Irish dancers, St. Patrick’s Day swag and giveaways and green beer all day!

 

  1. Muldoon’s Irish Pub opens at 9am on St. Patrick’s Day to kick off their celebration! The “Early Irishman” breakfast menu will be served from 9am to 11am, followed by all of their famous Irish specialties for lunch and dinner in the dining room and fast fare in the Celtic Bar. Stay to enjoy live music all day and other St. Paddy’s Day fun!

 

  1. Wake up with an Irish Coffee at Dublin4 Gastropub in Mission Viejo: Cream, rich as an Irish brogue; Coffee, strong as a friendly hand; Sugar, sweet as the tongue of an Irish rogue and Whisky, smooth as the wit of the land.

 

  1. Grab some delicious clover-shaped cookies from Mixed Bakery in Corona Del Mar!

 

  1. Small Cakes OC has a variety of delicious cupcakes that are sure to get anyone in the mood for celebrating!

 

  1. Hopscotch Tavern in Downtown Fullerton serves craft beer and great whiskey. Join them on St. Paddy’s Day for specials all day long.

 

  1. Matador Cantina is putting their own special twist on a classic St. Patrick’s Day meal, offering guests Corned Beef Carnitas tacos as well as $8 Jameson shots and appetizer deals until 10pm on St. Paddy’s Day!

 

  1. Tackle Box has a St. Paddy’s Day Burger that you definitely want to find at the end of the rainbow! It features an Angus beef patty, corned beef, Jameson-glazed bacon, Guinness caramelized onions, Irish cheddar aioli, house mustard and edible gold leaf flakes. Available all day at their Costa Mesa location Friday through Sunday, or until sells out.

 

  1. Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Downtown Fullerton is going full green and gold for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration! Head in for green beer, drink specials and more!

 

  1. Old Crow Smokehouse Orange is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with green beer, lots of shenanigans, and a special menu of Irish favorites including their Reuben sandwich stuffed with corned beef and cabbage and topped with melted cheese.

 

  1. Gallagher’s Pub in Huntington Beach will be having live music from the “Union Hobos” starting at 12pm.  http://bit.ly/2TDP4wR

 

  1. Macallans Public House in Downtown Brea will be offering food and drink specials all day on March 17th. Eversons & Daughters, a family Irish band, will be performing live starting at 2:30 pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

 

  1. The Shamrock Bar & Grill in Newport Beach is a great place to listen to live music on St. Paddy’s Day and also boasts the best Guinness in town!

 

  1. Pretend City in Irvine is having a very family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration that includes story time, art, fun activities and an Irish “heading home parade” at the end of the day. Museum admission is required, find more info here.

 

  1. The Auld Dubliner in Tustin is kicking off their huge annual St. Paddy’s Day party at 7am!

 

  1. Krispy Kreme’s original glazed donuts are going green for St. Patrick’s weekend. Stop in and get one or a dozen!

 

  1. Patsy’s Irish Pub in Laguna Niguel opens up at 10am for an all day celebration that includes live music, bagpipers, green beer, Irish food and a fun photo booth too!

 

  1. Silky Sullivan’s Restaurant and Irish Pub is celebrating with live entertainment from Rick Bagby and Echo Love Chamber, a special Irish menu, green beer and more. The party starts at 1pm.

 

  1. Cafe Cultura in Downtown Santa Ana is serving up Clover Conchas available now through 3/17.

 

  1. The Dirty Cookie is ready to help you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with their Cookie Shots. Fill with your favorite beverage of choice and bottoms up!

 

  1. Doughnut District serves up delicious donuts and pastries as well as coffee, tea fruit smoothies and more. For St. Patrick’s Day they’re showing off their creativity with gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day Galaxy Donuts. 

 

  1. Hapa Cupcakes is serving up cupcakes infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream. Available now through 3/17.

 

  1. House of Blues in Anaheim is having a craft beer and music festival on St. Patrick’s Day called “Lucky Brews, Lucky Grooves”. There will be 25 breweries, live music, food & more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2TQZeJC  

 

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

 

Fun Holiday Things To Do This Weekend In Orange County

This is THE weekend for holiday events in Orange County! Visit Trader Santa’s Tikiland Trading Co. in Laguna Beach, enjoy 9 tree lighting ceremonies, take a boat ride with Santa, and so much more!

Weekend pick:

  • Trader Santa’s Tikiland Trading Co., a pop-up tiki marketplace is Sunday 12/2 from 10am-4pm in Laguna Beach. Shop from over 60 tiki artists, makers, and vendors, enjoy live music, pineapple Dole Whips, as well as tiki drinks and food by Royal Hawaiian. Admission is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. http://Tikilandtrading.com

Saturday:

  • The Fountain Valley Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/1 from 4:30pm-8pm at the Recreation Center and Sports Park. Santa, live entertainment, games & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • The Laguna Niguel Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/2 from 5pm-7pm at City Hall. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2SkNElB
  • San Clemente Santa’s Village By The Sea is Saturday 12/1 from 5pm-8pm. Activities are in 3 locations. Santa, sledding, cookie decorating, live entertainment, outdoor movie & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2itj7pl
  • The San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/1 in the Historic Town Center on El Camino Real. Event starts at 4pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2K7YFGs
  • Buena Park Candy Caneland and Craft Faire is Saturday 12/1 from 10am-4pm at the Ehlers Event Center. Snow, Santa, games, shopping, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fPMStm
  • Take a 20 minute harbor cruise with Santa on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm at Dana Wharf in Dana Point. FREE but a donation is suggested. http://bit.ly/2QqWm4y
  • The 22nd Annual Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Beach Bazaar is Saturday 12/1 from 10am-5:30pm. Carolers, hot cocoa, Santa, arts & crafts, and more. FREE to attend but there is a fee to park. http://bit.ly/2zE5aZd
  • Christmas at the Mission is Saturday 12/1 from 5:30pm-8pm in San Juan Capistrano. Snow, carolers, cookie decorating, tree lighting & more. Admission is $6. http://bit.ly/2gIlXEa
  • Downtown Fullerton Winter Market and Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/1 at 12pm. Shopping, food, face painting, free pictures with Santa (12pm-4pm) & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fH09cx

Sunday:

  • Trader Santa’s Tikiland Trading Co., a pop-up tiki marketplace is Sunday 12/2 from 10am-4pm in Laguna Beach. Shop from over 60 tiki artists, makers, and vendors, enjoy live music, pineapple Dole Whips, as well as tiki drinks and food by Royal Hawaiian. Admission is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Tikilandtrading.com
  • Balboa Island Christmas Tree Lighting is Sunday 12/2 starts at 4pm. Entertainment, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2E4BMRT
  • Dana Point Winter Festival and Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/1 from 12-5:30pm at La Plaza Park. Santa, craft fair, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Q7hz3Y
  • The 24th Annual Old Town Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession is Sunday 12/2 at 3:30pm in the Old Towne Plaza. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Q4JxNW
  • Irvine Winter Wonderland is Sunday 12/2 from 3pm-7pm at the Civic Center. Games, crafts, music, food, Santa, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KKKyon
  • Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk is Sunday 12/2 from 11am-4pm. Live entertainment, shopping, Santa & more. http://bit.ly/2zET5TL
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show continues this weekend and runs every weekend through 12/17 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. http://bit.ly/2br8EkT

 

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