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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

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

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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