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Fun Ways to Kick-off the Holidays this Weekend in Orange County

Sure it’s still 72 and sunny out, but that doesn’t mean Orange County isn’t filled with the holiday spirit. There are plenty of opportunities to visit Santa, celebrate with tree lightings, enjoy a treat, or try a holiday craft this weekend.

  • The Fashion Island Tree Lighting ceremony is Friday 11/22 and Saturday 11/23 night from 6-6:30pm in Newport Beach. Live music, Santa, snowfall & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fmnImo 
  • The Surfing Santa Competition is Saturday 11/23 and Sunday 11/24 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Surfing starts at 8am. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1MHZPPD
  • Welcome Skydiving Santa and his elves to OC on Saturday 11/23 as they make their arrival by skydiving onto the beach in Pacific City. Following their grand entrance at 12 noon there will be photo ops, music, and treats. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2r7O5aP 
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show begins Saturday 11/23 and runs every weekend through 12/22 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g
  • The Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House is Sunday 11/24 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 11/24 from 2-7pm. Shopping, music, tree lighting & more! Tree lights at 6pm. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/346XFcu

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

8 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County

Here are 8 fun things to do this weekend in Orange County. You can attend The Great Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach, the OC International Auto Show in Anaheim, SeaFest in San Clemente, Orange County Children’s Book Festival, and more! 

  • The Great Pacific Airshow is all weekend in Huntington Beach. Enjoy appearances by the US Air Force Thunderbirds, The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and more! FREE but premium viewing is available for a fee. http://bit.ly/2MbtdGm 
  • The Orange County International Auto Show is all weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. See over 600 vehicles and test drive over 100. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1kducpO
  • Tustin Tiller Days runs all weekend at Columbus Tustin Park in Tustin. Parade, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2OmwUMe
  • The Heritage Hill Autumn Harvest Festival is Saturday 10/5 from 4pm-8pm in Lake Forest. This family event includes trick-or-treat stations, haunted house, games, pumpkin decorating and more.  Admission is $5. http://bit.ly/2wMalHx
  • The 32nd Annual San Clemente SeaFest is Sunday 10/6 from 9:30am-3pm at the San Clemente Pier.  Chowder cook-off, surf contest, fun contests (hula hoop contest, bubble gum blowing contest) & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ddZTPF
  • The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is Sunday 10/6 from 9:30am-4pm at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Special guests include Kobe Bryant. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2MjWXAO 
  • The 6th Annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival is all weekend, featuring celebrity chefs. All events throughout the weekend are ticketed. http://bit.ly/2vG4Tmx 
  • Armenian Food Festival is all weekend in Costa Mesa. Enjoy food, pastries, live music, traditional dancing, shopping, and more. Admission is $3. http://bit.ly/2LKUMqY 

 

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