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Holiday Events This Weekend in Orange County

Whether you’re looking forward to lights, crafts, carols, or all of the above, Orange County has something to offer you this weekend!

All weekend:

  • The Annual Heritage Hill Candlelight Walk is Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 5:30-8:30pm in Lake Forest. Stroll along paths lit by 1,000+ luminarias, enjoy live music, carolers, visits with Santa & more. Admission is $5. http://bit.ly/2wMalHx 
  • The 45th Annual Dana Point Boat Parade continues Friday, 12/13 & Saturday, 12/14. Enjoy holiday festivities with a fun tiki twist. Activities begin at 4:30pm, parade starts at 7:30pm at Water’s Edge. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2YquK18 
  • The 3rd Annual Holidays Around the World is all weekend at the Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Enjoy live performances, crafts, vendors, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2EbGHOC 
  • Capistrano Lights is back and brighter than ever, nightly through 1/6 at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Snow, carolers, cookie decorating, & more. Admission is payable at the gate, $10-15. https://bit.ly/2LrCGK8 
  • 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 

Saturday:

  • The City of Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade is Saturday, 12/14 at 10am. See over 100 entries including marching bands, equestrian units, floats, and of course an appearance by Santa himself. Watchers are encouraged to arrive early. https://bit.ly/2P7Pjwb 
  • Christmas at the OC Zoo is Saturday 12/14 from 10am-3pm in Orange. Watch as the zoo animals receive treat-filled gifts, Santa, storytime & more. Admission is $2 and there is a parking fee. http://bit.ly/2rxr1CY
  • Anaheim Night Market is Saturday 12/12 from 5-9pm at Farmer’s Park at the Packing District. Shop from local crafters, enjoy carolers, and the movie “Elf” (at 8pm). FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/35jlVbM
  • Join park Ranger Alex for a family-friendly Beach Scavenger Hunt at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday 12/14 1-2pm to learn about coastal marine wildlife. Fee required. https://bit.ly/35audD5  
  • Bundle up, take in a beautiful sunset, and learn about the unique ecosystem of Crystal Cove State Park at the Sunset Bluff and Beach Walk on Saturday 12/14 at 4pm. https://bit.ly/35audD5 
  • Bust out your board and your favorite ugly sweater for Ugly Sweater Skate Night at the Laguna Niguel Skate Park on Saturday, 12/14 from 6pm to midnight. There will be a prize for the best ugly sweater, so do your worst! https://bit.ly/2E5p4jx 

Sunday:

  • Celebrate the season and support CUSD schools on Sunday, 12/15 3-5pm with a tree lighting ceremony at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. Hear musical performances from CUSD students, visit with Santa, and enjoy some free hot cocoa & treats. Tickets required; free valet parking provided. https://bit.ly/2YASpfe 
  • Watch “Home Alone” on Sunday 12/15 at Mission Viejo City Hall. Movie starts at 1pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/34fs2Nb 

 

Halloween Fun This Weekend in Orange County

There are a ton of Halloween events happening this weekend in OC. The Anaheim Fall Festival and parade is back for another year, as well as a bunch of community Halloween events, and more! Plus you’ll find other non-Halloween weekend events at the bottom of the post.

  • Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade is Saturday 10/26 in Downtown Anaheim. Festival starts at 11am, parade starts at 6pm. Games, costume contests, pumpkin patch, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2flcQce
  • Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo is Saturday 10/26 and Sunday 10/27, from 5:30-8pm. Trick-or-treating, entertainment, games, costume parade & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2xPrmCW
  • The Aliso Viejo Fall Harvest Festival is Saturday 10/26 from 10am-12pm in Grand Park. Arts & crafts, games, food drive & more. FREE to attend. http://www.avca.net/events.php
  • Worthy Park Before Dark is Saturday 10/26 from 1pm-4pm at Worthy Park in Huntington Beach. Pumpkin carving, games, and more. There is a fee to participate. http://bit.ly/2PlBcUC 
  • Fullerton Haunted Walking Tours run through 10/30. Tickets required, call ahead for reservations. http://bit.ly/2jOBxB0
  • Boot Hill (OC’s most elaborate Halloween yard display) runs select nights in October, in Irvine. FREE to attend but donations are welcomed and benefit CHOC. http://ocevent.co/1NNxnkD
  • Halloween Time at Disneyland runs every night through Halloween. Enjoy costumed characters, Halloween themed treats & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2cxXWdU
  • Knott’s Scary Farm runs select nights through Halloween. Journey through mazes and scare zones. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2yT1h5J
  • Los Alamitos Trunk-or-Treat is Saturday 10/26 from 5-7:30pm at Little Cottonwood Park. Treasure hunts, trick-or-treating, games & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ytlDiO
  • The OC Halloween Zoo-tacular is Saturday 10/26 from 10am-4pm in Orange. Watch as zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day. First 100 kids in costume get a free gift. Admission is $2. http://bit.ly/369mZjh
  • Mission Viejo’s Hometown Halloween is Saturday 10/26 from 4-7pm at the Community Center. Activities include games, crafts, music, maze & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2PXvhCw
  • Los Alamitos Halloween Carnival is Saturday 10/26 from 6pm to 9pm at the Los Alamitos Race Course. Costume contest, games, & more. Admission is $3. http://bit.ly/2SjzLF1
  • Stanton Halloween Festival is Saturday 10/26 from 4pm-8pm at Stanton Central Park. Costume contests, crafts, music & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2rMhR3c
  • The 3rd Annual Spooky San Clemente is Saturday 10/26 from 4pm-7pm at the Community Center. Games, corn maze, magic show, costume contest, and outdoor movie. Activity fee is $5. http://bit.ly/32QdiEG 
  • The Dana Point Terrifying 10-Miler, Spooky 5K & 10K, and Super Hero Kids Run is Sunday 10/27 at Salt Creek Beach Park. Registration required. http://bit.ly/33VmYOe
  •  OC Boo Ha Ha Haunted Oktoberfest is Saturday 10/26 at the OC Fairgrounds. Enjoy 3 hours of unlimited tastings. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/31OjWtJ 
  • The 3rd Annual Newport Beach Halloween Spooktacular is Saturday 10/26 from 4pm-7pm at Grant Howald Park. Trick-or-treating, haunted maze, games, bounce houses, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2WfpkVr
  • Casa Creepy Haunted House is all weekend in San Clemente. Explore a 1920s themed haunted house and gardens. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Tickets required.  http://bit.ly/32Mz385 

Non-Halloween weekend events:

  • The VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, the world’s largest junior surfing competition, kicks off Saturday 10/26 with a parade along Main Street at 10am. Free to attend. http://bit.ly/2z3ZSaj 
  • Fall Corgi Beach Day is Saturday 10/26 from 10am-3pm at Huntington Dog Beach. Watch as corgi dogs participate in costume contests, talent contests & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2D4zpOe
  • The Moto Beach Classic is Saturday 10/26 at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach. Enjoy a day of motorcycle racing, live music, custom bike show, vendors, and more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2PlAc2O

Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County, Oct 18-20

Here are some fun things to do this weekend in OC, including a couple Halloween events. It’s Silverado Days in Buena Park, Old Town Tustin Art Walk, OC Japan Fair in Costa Mesa, Pumpkin Diving in Mission Viejo, Halloween Haunt at Doheny State Beach, Woofstock, and more!

  • The 12th Annual Old Town Tustin Art Walk is Saturday 10/19 from 11am-5pm on Main Street and El Camino Real. Art, music, wine tasting, historic old town bus tours & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2VSAvTZ
  • OC Japan Fair starts Friday 10/18 and runs all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Food, entertainment, shopping & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2fDe6pF
  • The 63rd Annual Silverado Days starts Friday 10/89 and runs all weekend at William Peak Park in Buena Park. Games, rides, food, contest & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1NhvUQz
  • Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt is Saturday 10/19 from 6:30-8:30pm in picnic sites A & B. Arts & crafts, fun zone & more. FREE to attend but the donation of a non-perishable food item is appreciated. http://bit.ly/33HM2bb
  • Woofstock is Sunday 10/20 from 12pm-4pm at Doheny State Beach on the grass areas. Dog parade, halloween costume contest, doggie vendors, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2J6wtCi
  • Watch the movie Coco on the grounds of the Fairhaven Memorial Cemetery in Santa Ana on Saturday 10/19 from 6pm-9pm. Bring low-back chairs, and blankets. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/35OSkHS
  • Pumpkin Diving is Sunday 10/20 at the Sierra Recreation Center in Mission Viejo. The Sierra pool is transformed into a floating pumpkin patch. Dive in and pick your pumpkin! $5 in advance or $10 at the door. http://bit.ly/2VUHcVk
  • Boot Hill (OC’s most elaborate Halloween yard display) is open select nights in October, in Irvine. FREE to attend but donations are welcomed and benefit CHOC. http://ocevent.co/1NNxnkD
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