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Winter Holiday Events In Orange County

Winter Holiday Events in Orange County for 2022 include many magical events with visits from Santa and fresh fallen snow. There are also many regular annual events the community enjoys every year such as the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Soak up the spirit of the season at one of these winter events in Orange County.

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Aliso Viejo

All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting – Aliso Viejo

Aliso Viejo Town Center Fountain & Amphitheater
Thursday, December 1, 2022
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come out and enjoy an evening with the Aliso Viejo Community for the annual All Is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting event. Guests will enjoy a winter wonderland of snow, a visit for Santa Claus, train rides, caroling, ornament making, and the lighting of the 22-foot tall Christmas Tree. Please bring an unwrapped toy or sports equipment for the Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Aliso Viejo Breakfast With Santa

Aliso Viejo Ranch – 100 Park Ave.
Friday, December 16, 2022
9AM – 11AM

Enjoy breakfast with Santa, make festive crafts, ride the train, and listen to stories read by Santa himself. Recommended for ages 2-6. Registration is required.

Christmas Chalk Walk – Aliso Viejo/Laguna Niguel

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
22851 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo
December 9-11, 2022
5:00 – 9:00 PM

The Christmas Chalk Walk is a unique holiday event where artists of all skill levels and ages are invited to register to participate and create chalk art depicting festive holiday scenes that celebrate the Christmas season.


Disney Merriest Nites – Anaheim

Disneyland Park
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

In addition to holiday décor throughout Disneyland Park, Mickey and friends will host 6 holiday parties on select nights in November and December. Find full event details on the Disneyland website.

Disney On Ice

Honda Center
2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim
December 15-19, 2022

If you have little ones, Disney on Ice is a family experience you must do at least once. Join Mickey and friends at the Honda Center to see this timeless show. Can’t make it to the Anaheim show? See it in LA Dec. 8-11 or in Long Beach Dec. 29-31 and Jan.1-2.

Anaheim Hills Festival Holiday Spectacular

8020 East Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim
Saturday, December 17, 2022 |11 – 1PM

Celebrate the season with crafts, photos with Santa, train rides, face painting, balloon art, and more. Located in the parking lot near Hobby Lobby.

Nutcracker Tree Lighting & Holiday Village – Downtown Anaheim

Center Street Promenade, Anaheim
December 3, 2022 | 10AM – 7PM

The Nutcracker Tree Lighting & Holiday Village in Downtown Anaheim has been an annual tradition since 1995. The exciting day-long event includes participating vendors and a holiday bazaar to shop for unique gifts for family and friends and a candy cane costume contest. Photos with Santa will take place from 3:00 – 5:00, followed by the tree lighting ceremony.

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The Westin Anaheim Resort

1030 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
Holiday Season 2022

Westinville – Available through Dec. 31st

  • Westin’s talented pastry team has created an entire themed display in the lobby based on the classic 1957 classic Dr. Seuss book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • 30 lbs of modeling chocolate,150 lbs of gingerbread & 80 lbs of royal icing were used to bring the display to life
  • The display took over 250 hours & 9 pastry chefs to bring Westinville to life (That’s not including the 24hrs of engineering time!)

Christmas Carolers

  • Christmas carolers will be on site December 22-24th from 5-8pm with complimentary hot cocoa and Christmas cookies in the main lobby
  • Santa will also be there during this time for photo ops

Christmas Buffet at Tangerine Room

  • Tangerine Room, the signature restaurant at The Westin Anaheim Resort will be hosting a Christmas Day Buffet with live entertainment on Sunday, December 25th from 12:30pm to 7pm.
  • Reservations can be made directly through OpenTable


Movies Under The Stars

City Hall Park
401 S Brea Blvd, Brea, CA 92821
Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 6:00 PM

Come out to Movie Under The Stars for a showing of the holiday favorite, Nightmare Before Christmas! Bring your own blankets and chairs to bundle up.

Christmas In Brea Downtown

Brea Downtown
330 W Birch St, Brea, CA 92821
Weekends In December 2022
12PM – 5PM

Visit the Downtown Brea shopping center for photos with Santa, holiday performances and music, and more festive celebrations.

Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony

Brea Civic Cultural Center
1 Civic Center Circle, Brea
December 1, 2022 | 6:30 PM

Attend the annual tree lighting ceremony, take pictures with Santa, and see live reindeer.

Buena Park

Knott’s Merry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Enjoy the festivities at Knott’s Merry Farm with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the gang. For the Holiday season, Knott’s becomes a magical place to celebrate with a Christmas Crafters Village, holiday decorations, and all the excitement of the holiday season.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Buena Park City Hall in the Plaza
6650 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
December 2, 2022 | 6:00PM

Enjoy musical performances, children’s activities, food trucks a train ride, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course, the tree lighting.

Pirates Take Christmas! – Buena Park

Pirates Dinner Adventure
7600 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA

The Pirates Dinner Adventure celebrates the holiday season with their popular show, Pirates Take Christmas! The pirates take Santa and Mrs. Claus captive and attempt to steal Christmas, but can the crowd help save them and the beloved holiday? The family-friendly event is served with loads of fun, a fantastic holiday feast, and unforgettable memories. A variety of meal options are available including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

Buena Park Candy Caneland & Craft Faire

December 3, 2022
Ehlers Event Center
8150 Knott Avenue, Buena Park | 10 AM – 4 PM

The annual Candy Caneland & Craft Faire will feature food and game vendors, unique gifts and goods made by crafters, entertainment, a petting zoo, inflatable bouncers, a snow slide, and more. There will also be a visit from Santa. Admission is free and additional parking will be available at Peak Park Pool with a shuttle running continuously during the event.

Corona Del Mar

Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk

Corona Del Mar Village
2855 E. Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar
December 4, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk is one of the community’s most popular annual events. The Annual Christmas Walk, the event features over 17 local bands, visits with Santa, beer and wine gardens, shopping, activities, promotions, and more.

Roger’s Gardens Holidays Christmas Boutique

2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Open Daily 9 AM – 8 PM

Visit Roger’s Gardens Home For The Holidays Christmas Boutique to enjoy fresh flowers, spectacular holiday décor for your home, real Christmas trees, silk botanicals, and more.

Costa Mesa

South Coast Plaza Tree Lighting

South Coast Plaza
Town Center Park adjacent to the Westin
Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 7PM – 9PM

The annual tree lighting ceremony kicks off the holiday season, plus enjoy a performance by Orange County School Of The Arts. There will also be snow and a visit from Santa.

Winter Fest OC – Costa Mesa

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626
November 25, 2022- January 1, 2023

Winter Fest OC is a magical winter festival with Santa, snow, rides and games, and much more. Visitors can stroll through holiday themed lands, festive light displays, build a snowman in the snow play area, and enjoy a snow tubing slide, ice skating, and more. Every night guests will enjoy the tree lighting ceremony with fresh falling snow, a parade, and watch as fireworks light up the sky. Kids will enjoy all the magic that Winter Fest has to offer and the whole family will feel the spirit of the season as you wander through the winter wonderland.

Costa Mesa Holiday Snowland

Balearic Park
1975 Balearic Drive, Costa Mesa
Saturday, December 17, 2022

This local park will be covered in snow to become an exciting winter wonderland.

Segerstrom Holiday Events

Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

Tree Lighting Ceremony – Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7 pm at Town Center Park
Silent Night Silent Disco – Friday 12/9, 2022 from 6-9 PM at Argyros Plaza
Nutcracker for Kids – December 3, 2022
Nutcracker – December 9 – 18, 2022

Snoopy House at Costa Mesa City Hall

77 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
December 16 through 23, 2022
Sledding Hill: December 16-18 (Sledding only-No snow play area)
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A free annual event featuring Snoopy, pictures Santa, stage performances, and view a lights display.


Cypress Holiday Sing & Tree Lighting

Cypress Civic Center Green – Orange Ave. & Grindlay St.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 – 6:00 PM

Get in the holiday spirit! Event includes refreshments, school performers, train rides, visiting with Santa, kids crafts and games, and letters to veterans and Santa.

Dana Point

Dana Point Holidays At The Harbor

Dana Point Harbor
November 16, 2022 – Early January

Enjoy a stroll through holiday lights, boat rides and pictures with Santa, a Menorah lighting, live music and much more as Dana Point Harbor transforms into a Southern California holiday setting. Visit the website for complete details.

Dana Point Boat Parade Of Lights

Dana Point Harbor
December 9, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
December 10-11, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dana Point Harbor’s annual boat parade takes place with a Holiday theme. The festive, decorated boats cruise the harbor for onlookers to enjoy.

OC Brew Ho Ho

Sea Terrace Park
33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point
December 10, 2022 | 12PM – 4PM

The Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival features limited and seasonal selections from local and regional breweries, and live musical performances by popular tribute bands. Guests 21 and over are invited to enjoy unlimited tastings. Put on your ugly sweater or festive wear and celebrate.

Dana Point La Plaza Park Tree Lighting

La Plaza Park
34111 La Plaza St., Dana Point
December 3, 2022 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Come out for the tree lighting ceremony! Santa and the elves will be there on his trolley handing out treats to kids 12 and under, plus there will be carolers, hot chocolate, and cookies.

Pines Park Tree Lighting

34941 Camino Capistrano, Dana Point
December 5, 2022 4:30 – 5:30PM

Come for the tree lighting and visit with Santa and his elves who will be there on the trolley handing out treats to kids 12 and under. Bring your letter to Santa! There will also be carolers, cookies, and hot chocolate.

Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting

One Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
November 20, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Annual holiday open house and 40-foot tree tree lighting ceremony. A free celebration with music, an appearance from Santa, and hot chocolate.

Dana Point Santa’s Jolly Trolley

Saturday, December 3, 2022

1:30pm – 2:00pm | Sunset Park, 34345 Calle Naranja
2:30pm-3:00pm | Dana Woods Park, 24900 Dana Woods
3:30pm-4:00pm | Sea Canyon Park, 33093 Santiago Drive
4:30pm-5:30pm | La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza St (Tree lighting at 5:15pm)

Santa and his elves will be riding on his Jolly Trolley and making stops at Dana Point parks to hand out pre-packaged treats for kids up to 12 years of age.

Dana Point Sleigh the Holidays Market & Festival

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 11:00am – 6:00pm

A curated holiday market on Del Prado showcasing local creators, makers and small businesses. Entertainment, gourmet street-food, cocktail bars and family fun.

Fountain Valley

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting

Recreation and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley
Saturday, December 3, 2022
4:30PM – 8:00PM

The holiday tree lighting event will include the Hyundai snow zone, photos with Santa, and activities for the family.

Free Christmas Concert at Mile Square Park

Mile Square Regional Park (Freedom Hall)
16801 Euclid Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

This family-friendly holiday concert will feature performances by The All-American Boys Chorus and the Bolsa Grande High School Choir. There will also be free hot cocoa, coffee, and pastries as well as a free photo with Santa Claus and free reindeer antler headbands for kids. Free admission and parking.


Fullerton Snow Day

Brea Dam Park
1700 N. Harbor Boulevard, Fullerton
Date TBA

Each Winter, the city of Fullerton delivers fresh snow to Brea Dam Park for families to come out and enjoy a day of snowball fights, building snowmen, and sledding. Warm clothing and mittens are recommended to prevent frosty fingers and cold toes. The event includes a snow-play area, three 75-foot sled runs, a small sled run area for children five and under, blast zone, crafts and games. Food trucks will be on site to purchase food for snacks or lunch.

Fullerton Winter Market

Downtown Fullerton Plaza
Wilshire Avenue between Harbor and Pomona
December 3, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Fullerton Winter Market is a free community event with shopping and entertainment with the goal of collecting donations for the Spark of Love Toy Drive hosted by the Fullerton Fire Department in partnership with Toys for Tots. Winter Market attendees will enjoy free pictures with Santa, Holiday entertainment, plenty of shopping for gifts from a variety of vendors, food booths, face painting, a bounce house, and a beer and wine garden.

Holiday Festival at the Muck

Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Ave, Fullerton
December 18, 2022
12PM – 4PM

Celebrate the holiday season at the Muck with family-friendly activities, live music, free art workshops for kids, and an arts and crafts sale.

Garden Grove

Living Nativity

Village Bible Church
12671 Buaro St., Garden Grove, CA
December 17 – December 18, 2022
4PM – 9PM

Walk through Bethlehem and relive the first Christmas at this living Nativity event at Village Bible Church.

Winter In The Grove

Village Green Park
12732 Main Street, Garden Grove
December 3, 2022
3PM – 7PM

Come out for a festive event featuring sliding on fresh snow, visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and the GGCF Tree Lighting Spectacular.

Huntington Beach

Bella Terra Holidays

Bella Terra
7777 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Bella Terra Shopping Center is hosting several holiday-themed events and activities throughout the season, including photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, live holiday music, magical snowfall, hot cocoa and carols, strolling holiday characters and more. Visit the Bella Terra website for complete details and event times.

Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights

Huntington Harbour Mall
16889 Algonquin Street, Huntington Beach
December 16-23, 2022

The annual Cruise of Lights, hosted by the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee takes guests on a Harbour Cruise to view festive holiday lights and decorations. Participant will climb aboard a large chartered boat and head out into Huntington Harbour for a 45-minute narrated tour. The Huntington Harbour homes, docks, and boats are always bright and cheery with everything from animations and music to giant Christmas trees on the docks. You’ll see some of the most extraordinary lighting displays here in Huntington Harbour. All proceeds from the Cruise of Lights support music education programs for Orange County public and private schools by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

December 10 & 11, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Parade begins at 5:15 PM
Huntington Harbour

Decorated boats will don lights and holiday displays as they cruise through the waterways of Huntington Harbour.

Live Nativity

First Christian Church of Huntington Beach
1207 Main St Huntington Beach, CA 92648
December 7-9, 2022

Bring the whole family for this FREE event in the FCCHB parking lot. See 8 different, live scenes depicting the story of Jesus’ birth. Complete with live animals, lights, music, and more, this is a holiday event you won’t want to miss!

Holiday Movie Series

Biergarten Huntington Beach
7561 Center Ave #49, Huntington Beach, CA
6PM Doors, Movie at 7PM

Enjoy a holiday movie in the 5,000 square foot hall with three screens. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase and there will be a full bar. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Register for your spot.

Huntington Beach Parade and Snowflake Lighting Ceremony

Downtown Huntington Beach at Main Street & Pier Plaza
Sunday, December 4, 2022
3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Waymakers Light A Light of Love features a holiday celebration to benefit the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter. The event includes a holiday parade down Main Street, a visit on the beach from Surf City Santa, entertainment, and a ceremony to mark the lighting of the snowflakes on the Huntington Beach Pier.

Ocean Front Ice Skating at Pasea

Pasea Hotel
21080 CA-1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Enjoy the holidays on ice with ocean views at Pasea Hotel’s holiday ice skating rink. Experience all the holidays fun with theme nights, firepits, performances, group skates, and more.

Pacific City Holiday Happenings

Pacific City
21010 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Visit Pacific City this holiday season for fun ways to celebrate by the sea. Activities include photos on the Ocean Deck with socially distanced Santa and his Airstream trailer, holiday movie nights, cookie decorating, musical performances, carolers, puppet shows, and more. Visit the website for full details.

Surf City Winter Wonderland

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
Main Street and PCH, Huntington Beach
November 18, 2022 to January 8, 2023
Monday – Thursday 2PM-10PM
Friday & Saturday 10AM – 11PM
Sunday 10AM – 10PM

Experience Huntington Beach like never before with this beach-front ice skating rink right next to the Huntington Beach Pier just steps from the sand.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Christ Pacific

Christ Pacific Church
20112 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA
Sunday, December 4, 2022
5PM – 7PM

Christmas Tree lighting event will include a petting zoo, caroling, refreshments, Christmas Story, ornament making, snow, cookie decorating,, an obstacle course, and a photo booth!


Tanaka Farms Christmas Tree Farm & Holiday Market

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
Christmas Tree Sales begin 11/25

Find your Christmas Tree and shop the holiday market for wreaths, garland, and one of a kind holiday décor.

Tanaka Farms Hikari – A Festival of Lights

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine
Open from Wednesday thru Sunday beginning November 25th to December 30th, 2022
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Visit Tanaka Farms for a celebration filled with joy and light this holiday season. Tanaka Farms will shine with 30-acres full of farm-themed lighting. Choose from a wagon ride that takes you to the Land of a Thousand Lanterns and a visit to the Gingerbread Forest, or general admission (without the wagon ride) to the Gingerbread forest with crafts, photo ops, live music, and the chance to meet Santa.

Holidayz At The Park

Orange County Great Park
8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine, CA 92618
November 19, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Pajama Party Movie Night: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Daily from dusk to 9:30PM

‘Tis the season for family fun and holiday cheer! The Orange County Great Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with holiday-themed events, displays, and lights. The event includes light displays in Palm Court, photos with Santa, Gingerbread house decorating workshop, and pajama party drive-in movie nights.

Irvine Spectrum Holidays

Irvine Spectrum
670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Skating begins November 26, 2022

Irvine Spectrum Ice Rink: Celebrate the holiday season at Irvine Spectrum Center. Enjoy festive activities like the nightly tree-lightings with choreographed light shows every 30 minutes, a Santa experience, skating under the stars, and more.

Irvine Civic Center Tree Lighting

Irvine Civic Center
1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine
December 3, 2022
4PM – 6:30PM

Visit with Santa Claus and enjoy live holiday music, a winter train, and the lighting of the tree. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped gift for the toy drive for the kids of the 2/11 Marine Battalion.

Ladera Ranch

Ladera Ranch Miracle on Mercantile Way

28801 Sienna Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA
December 3, 2022 | 2:00 – 5:00pm

An afternoon of fun with family activities including photos with Santa with a professional photographer, holiday crafts, balloon artists, an inflatable slide, carnival games, and more! Enjoy hot chocolate and popcorn, and take your own photos at the holiday-inspired vignettes.  

La Habra

La Habra’s Tamale Festival & Tree Lighting

The Children’s Museum at La Habra
301 S Euclid St, La Habra, CA 90631
Saturday December 3, 2022 | 10 AM – 10 PM

Enjoy performances by entertainers that include local dance studios and musicians, as well as a craft pavilion with local vendors, churro eating contests, and best tamale, best dessert tamale, best salsa and hottest salsa contests. The City’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony is now part of the event.

Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel & Laguna Hills

Laguna Beach Hospitality Night

Peppertree Lot in Downtown Laguna
December 2, 2022

Enjoy a tree lighting, visiting with Santa Clause, music, and more.

Winter Fantasy Sawdust Festival – Laguna Beach

Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
November 19-December 18, 2022 (Black Friday and weekends)
10AM – 7PM

The Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy transforms the 3-acre art village into a magical winter wonderland during the holiday season, complete with lights and decorations, falling snow, Santa, art demos, live music and entertainment, and 150 artists and craft makers.

Laguna Hills Breakfast with Santa

Laguna Hills Community Center
25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
December 10, 2022 | 9:00 – 11:00am

Santa will host a special celebration complete with a scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa, and holiday crafts.

Laguna Niguel Christmas Tree Lighting

30111 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
Saturday, December 3, 2022
4PM – 9PM

Visit with Santa and take photos with him and Mrs. Claus and other winter guests. Stay for performances, crafts, and activities for the whole family. Don’t forget to a bring a camera for pictures with Santa, Mrs. Clause, and our other winter guests.

Laguna Niguel Chanukah Celebration & Menorah Lighting

December 18, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Enjoy live entertainment, Chanukah treats, lighting the menorah, crafts and activities, and more.

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade

29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Saturday, December 10, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The annual Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade features over 100 exciting entries including marching bands, floats, youth groups, equestrian units, exotic cars, military members, local heroes, fun attractions, and of course, Santa. There are more than 3,000 participants in the parade and more than 10,000 community members come out to watch. Bring your own chair and scout out a spot to watch this fun annual parade. There is a free shuttle available from the Federal Building parking lot.

Lake Forest

Holiday Lights at Heritage Hill

Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Candlelight Walk: December 9-11, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights: December 16-18 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

During the holiday season, Heritage Hill is adorned with lights. Come out and enjoy a stroll through the festive historic buildings including the Serrano Adobe dating back to 1863, St. George’s Episcopal Mission circa 1890, the El Torro Grammar School, and the Harvey Bennett Ranch House. Plus there will be kids crafts, live entertainment, and the opportunity to visit with Santa.

Pittsford Park Snowfest

21701 Pittsford Drive, Lake Forest CA 92630

It’s Snowfest! Put on your snow gear and come out to frolic in the freshly fallen snow, with sleds and saucers available for sledding down Mount Pittsford. Sledding wristbands must be purchased in person at the Lake Forest Recreation Center. To prevent overcrowding on the slopes, a limited number of wristbands will be sold for each sledding session. The event includes a free snow play area for ages 10 and under, guest appearances by special characters, games and activities available to purchase, and food and drinks.

Lake Forest Holiday Tree Lighting

100 Civic Center Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Saturday, December 03, 2022 Time: 4:00pm

The event includes free rides, entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors selling food, and more.

La Palma

Central Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

7821 Walker Street, La Palma
December 7, 2022
4PM – 6PM

Enjoy musical performances, visiting with Santa and his elves, arts and crafts, writing letters to Santa, and the holiday tree lighting.

Los Alamitos

Winter Wonderland

St. Isidore Historical Plaza
10961 Reagan St., Los Alamitos, CA
December 3, 2022
4PM – 7:30PM

Enjoy free snow play, sledding, Santa’s Village, a tree lighting, and musical entertainment. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a child in need.

Holiday Decorating Contest

Los Al Community
December 14, 2022
6PM – 9PM

Show off your best lights and holiday décor!

Mission Viejo

Santa’s Arrival & Lighting Ceremony

Civic Center Plaza
200 Civic Center Rive, Mission Viejo
Sunday, November 27, 2022
3PM – 6PM

Celebrate Santa’s Arrival and the official turning on of the lights at Santa’s Village. Event will include the arrival of Santa and his friends, live reindeer, activities, music, holiday performers, and food.

Mission Viejo Santa’s Workshop

City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Saturday & Sunday December 3-December 18, 2022
6PM – 8PM

Bring the whole family out for an evening of fun as you visit the workshop and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Then, drop off a letter to Santa in the mailbox located in the Kershaw Garden. Santa will be in his Workshop on Saturdays and Sundays only, but the village will be open to walk throughs on all other nights.

Mission Viejo Rudolph’s Rink

Civic Center Plaza
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
December 5-12, 2022
Mon-Fri 4PM – 8PM & Sat & Sun 2PM – 9PM

For one week only, come out to Santa’s Village to enjoy ice skating at Rudolph’s Rink. A Christmas Cafe is on site with food and drinks for purchase.

Aslan’s Winter Ball

Potocki Center for the Arts
27301 La Paz Road, Mission Viejo
December 9, 2022

Visit the enchanted land of Narnia at this magical winter event at the Potocki Center. The Royal Ball is open to participants of all ages to enjoy with dancing, music, refreshments, and crafts.

Mission Viejo Brunch With Santa

Terrace On The Green at Oso Creek
27601 Casta Del Sol, Mission Viejo
December 11, 2022
10AM & 12:30PM

Get your tickets early to this popular event! Includes a grand Sunday Brunch buffet with omelet, carving, and dessert stations, photos with Santa on a golf cart, cookie decorating, making holiday ornaments, and strolling carolers.

Mission Viejo Community Chanukah Wonderland & Menorah Lighting

Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
December 18, 2022
3PM – 5PM

Celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights with Chanukah Music, entertainment, games, activities, crafts, cookie decorating, bounce houses and more. There will be a menorah lighting, traditional songs, latkes, and spinning of the dreidel.

Shops at the Mission Viejo Mall

27741 Crown Valley Pkwy
See link for dates.

Experience Storytime With Santa, a Santa Photo Experience, a Santa Sing-a-Long, and a Santa Photo Experience.

Newport Beach

Crystal Cove Tree Lighting Ceremony – Newport Beach

Crystal Cove Conservancy
5 Crystal Cove, Newport Beach

The Annual Crystal Cove Conservancy Tree Lighting Ceremony is a festive holiday event featuring the transformation of Crystal Cove into a winter wonderland complete with a Christmas tree on the beach, sparkling lights, Christmas ornaments, and of course, Santa on a lifeguard vehicle. Guests will enjoy shopping at the Holiday Bazaar, and sipping hot chocolate and apple cider. There will be home baked treats from the Beachcomber Café and arts and crafts activities to enjoy.

Fashion Island Holidays – Newport Beach

401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

Fashion Island helps you celebrate the holidays. The 90-foot live holiday tree will be up for photo ops, as will holiday photo stations around the Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard. Also, don’t miss the Augmented Reality photo experiences with Santa & Friends throughout Fashion Island. Want to visit with Santa one on one? Schedule a virtual visit! In the Atrium Garden Courtyard, celebrate Hanukkah with the Menorah Lighting Display. See all the details about Fashion Island’s Holiday Celebrations.

Lido Marina Village German Holidaygarten

3434 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 10:30 – 11:30am: Book reading featuring Holiday stories and write Letters to Santa
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022: Santa arrives by boat @ 11 am & Movie Night: The Grinch @ 5 pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays | December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18: Photos with Santa on the Lido Deck:
  • Thursdays & Fridays | December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 | 4 – 8pm: Strolling Santa
  • December 2 – 18 | Noon – 2pm: Meet The Drummer Boy, Winter Ballerina & Sugar Plum Fairy
  • December 15 – 18 | Times Vary: Brass Ensemble Holiday Music
  • Saturday, December 17 | 10am – 4pm: Female Maker Holiday Market
  • All December Lido Marina Village will be celebrating the holiday season many festive events and live music. Plus, watch the Newport Harbor Boat Parade at night.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Ring of Lights

December 14 – 18, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Every year for 110 years, Newport Bay has hosted spectacular Christmas light displays on and off the water. Bayfront residents elaborately decorate their homes with holiday lights and décor to wow spectators who admire the dazzling Christmas displays. In addition to the decorated homes, there is a boat parade during the evenings of December 14-18, when hundreds of decorated boats cruise Newport Bay for all to see. The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is one of the largest of its kind. Boaters are entered into a competition to win awards and over 1.5 million people watch the parade every year. This year, the parade will also be streamed virtually.

Newport Dunes Lighting Of The Bay & Christmas Tree Lot

Newport Dunes
1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
From November 25 – January 1 the Back Bay will glow from sunset until 11:30 pm

Celebrate Newport Dune’s annual Lighting of the Bay. Stroll the bay and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. The Back Bay will be lit sunset to sunup with festive floating holiday lights. On Friday and Saturday nights, cocktails and food will be available for purchase from Moe B’s Munchies beachfront grill. The Christmas Tree Lot is open daily from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

Once Upon A Christmas

Balboa Island
Once Upon An Island – 118 Agate Ave., Newport Beach 92662
Second Week of November through December 24, 2022
Ticket prices vary by package

Once Upon A Christmas offers magical interactive Christmas experiences for the whole family. Choose Silver Tickets, Gold Tickets, or VIP. Depending on the package you choose, you can make toys with the elves and get a tour of the workshop, talk with a real reindeer, have a Santa Mail experience, take a secret portal to the North Pole, meet and talk with Santa, and even hear him read a story by the fire. Visit Once Upon A Christmas for package details and ticket prices. Hurry! These events sell out!

Breakfast With Santa

Newport Coast Community Center
6401 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Newport Beach
December 2, 2022
9:30AM – 11AM

Come have breakfast with Santa, get your picture taken with him, and enjoy train rides, crafts and activities, a bounce house, and more.

Night of 1000 Lights at Sherman Library & Gardens

2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
December 9-11, 15-22, 2022 | 6PM-9PM | Entry Times: 6:00 pm, 6:45 pm & 7:30 pm

Stroll through the Gardensand experience a dazzling display of lights and entertainment. Walk the red carpet and stroll through the glistening light tunnel on your way to ‘Moulin Rouge,’ a Parisian dance hall in the Tea Garden featuring can-can dancers and French cabaret singers.  Visit Santa in his Miracle on PCH workshop and enjoy a quiet drink at The Daisy Speakeasy.


Irvine Park Christmas Train & Wonderland

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange
November 25 – December 23, 2022
Weekdays: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Weekends: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Every winter, the Irvine Park Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland complete with a train ride to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Guests will also enjoy Santa’s Village, a play area packed with fun holiday activities including the bounce house, cookie decorating, ice fishing, carnival games, blizzard ball, and Rudolph racers. All activities require a ticket. Free activities in Santa’s Village include story time with Mrs. Claus, coloring corner, and photo stations. Tickets for the Christmas Train must be purchased online in advance.

Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession

Old Towne Orange Plaza
Plaza Square, Orange, CA
Sunday, December 4, 2022
3:30 PM – 7PM

Sing holiday carols at the tree lighting ceremony, plus treats, youth activities, nonprofit booths, pictures with Santa, and more. The music program will begin at 5:15.

Christmas at the OC Zoo

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make festive crafts, and play fun games! See the zoo animals receive holiday “gifts” and treats hidden inside Christmas trees!


Placentia Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Placentia Civic Center Plaza
401 E Chapman Ave., Placentia
December 1, 2022
6PM – 8PM

The tree lighting event will include performances and pictures with Santa.

Placentia Tamale Festival

Placentia City Hall
401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 10: PM

This event will feature tamales, live entertainment, Santa pictures, inflatables, food vendors and beer and wine garden.

Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita Christmas Tree Lighting

Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore
21472 Avenida De Los Fundadores, Rancho Santa Margarita
Saturday, December 3, 2022
5PM – 7PM

Make memories at the tree lighting event with holiday music, visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a dance performance, and the telling of The Night Before Christmas.

San Clemente

Tree Lighting at Outlets at San Clemente

The Outlets At San Clemente
101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92672
November 19, 2022
Begins at 12PM

Come out for the festivities and enjoy photos with Santa from 12-4, live reindeer from 1-5, a free concert beginning at 5, plus snowfall and the lighting of the tallest tree in OC.

Holly Jolly Trolley Trot

San Clemente Neighborhoods

The City of San Clemente Recreation Division is offering an alternative holiday celebration option for neighborhoods across San Clemente. Santa will be cruising through neighborhoods parade style on the San Clemente Trolley to spread holiday cheer and his elves will be handing out goodie bags to children along the way. Periodic stops will allow for socially-distanced photos in front of the Trolley with Santa.

Santa’s Village By The Sea & Puttin’ on the Glitz

Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
December 3, 2022
4:00PM – 9:00PM

This holly jolly holiday event includes vendors, music and carolers, food, hot chocolate, popcorn, games, and snow. Tickets or wristbands will be available for purchase for activities and snow play. The community tree lighting takes place at 4:45 followed by music, food, and shopping.

San Clemente Sunsets With Santa

622 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
December 10, 11, 17, & 18, 2022
3PM – 5PM

Take photos with Santa on the San Clemente Pier with a holiday tree and the ocean. Enjoy Christmas music and special guests.

Casa Lumina Holiday Walk

415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672
Select Nights from December 1–22, 2022 | 5 – 7 PM

Casa Lumina is a winter wonderland with live performances from local artists, drink hot cocoa, and Santa letter writing.

San Juan Capistrano

Capistrano Lights Nightly Program

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano
December 3, 2022 through December 30, 2022

Joining in the nightly tree lighting in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church on select evenings. Enjoy the Mission in lights and sing along with the holiday songs of the 30-foot Christmas tree. A 10-foot wreath in the front courtyard provides the perfect setting for a holiday photo op. Stroll the Mission grounds to see community Christmas trees, festively lit.

Inn at the Mission Tree Lighting Ceremony

31692 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Wednesday Nov 30, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Enjoy the musical talents, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa.

Inn at the Mission Holiday Night Market

31692 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
December 18, 2022 | 4:00 – 8:00pm

A curated Holiday Marketplace nestled within the Inn at the Mission’s Spanish-Style Courtyards featuring gourmet bites by Ysidora Restaurant, a full bar & live music.

Winterscape At The Outpost

Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park
30753 Avenida La Pata, San Juan Capistrano
Not scheduled for 2022

The first annual festival of trees and Winterscape at the Outpost includes live entertainment, food and drinks, games, ice skating, ice curling, movie nights, pictures with Santa and more. Gates open daily at 10AM.

Santa Ana

The Elf on the Shelf: Santa’s Magical Photo Adventure

Main Place Mall
2800 N Main St. Santa Ana
November 18 – December 24, 2022

Experience an interactive Elf On The Shelf activity and get pictures taken with Santa. The walk-through will include holiday décor and selfie museums. Located on the lower level in Macy’s Court.

Winter Wonderland at the Santa Ana Zoo

Winter Wonderland: December 1 – 31, 2022
Holidays with the Critters: Dec. 15 from 5:30-8 PM.

The Zoo entrance and farm area will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with lighted displays, enchanting animals, seasonal music, arts and crafts tables, train rides, and storytelling. Contemplate the motives of the ever-mischievous monkeys.

Plaza Navidena Tree Lighting Ceremony

Plaza Calle Cuatro – Downtown Santa Ana
Official Tree Lighting Ceremony: 5pm

The free community event includes the tree lighting ceremony, entertainment, food, and drinks.

Santa Ana Winter Village

Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana
December 8, 2022 through January 8, 2023
December 10, 2022: Official Grand Opening & Tree Lighting
Open Dates and Hours vary by Day. View the Calendar for open dates and times

Rent ice skates and test your skills at a world-class outdoor ice-skating rink in the middle of Orange County. The Santa Ana Winter Village offers a variety of activities for visitors of all ages, with live entertainment, holiday shopping and merchandise from specialty vendors and local community groups, cuisine from local food trucks, and more.

Family-friendly activities include a festive trackless train, read a story with Mrs. Claus, or enjoy a warm treat under the festive holiday lights. On select days of the month-long event, visitors may even have an opportunity to meet Santa Claus.

The signature attraction of Santa Ana Winter Village is an outdoor ice rink will allow attendees to enjoy this fun winter activity. Guests 3 and up can ice-skate in 90-minute sessions, with both general skating admission and discounted Santa Ana resident rates available. Tickets can be purchased in advance to reserve a specific date and time.

Admission to Santa Ana Winter Village is free of charge, with separate costs for specific activities, such as ice-skating, food trucks and merchandise vendors. Family activities such as story time with Mrs. Claus, meeting Santa Claus and live entertainment are available at no cost to attendees.

Science of Gingerbread Competition – Discovery Cube

Discovery Cube OC
2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana

The Discovery Cube Orange County invites contestants of all ages to join in the Science of Gingerbread Competition. Kids of all ages, families, scout groups, school groups, and organizations can team up to create a gingerbread house to enter into the competition. Use your imagination to build the perfect house, castle, log cabin, boat, robot or whatever your imagination can come up with. Award categories include Best Holiday Theme, Best by an Organization, Best by a Classroom, Best by a Youth Group/Troop/Scout, Best Youth 5 and Under, Best Youth Ages 6-13, Best By a Member of the Cube, and Best Science Theme.

Discovery Cube Winter Lights Festival

Discovery Cube OC
2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana
December 16, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Discovery Cube’s Winter Lights Festival is full of Christmas lights displays, music, an area to learn how to make snow, and more. Includes the Gingerbread Village to view all of the gingerbread competition entries, cookie decorating, story time, winter weather workshop, and visits with Santa.

A Christmas To Remember – An Acoustic Christmas Concert

December 16-18, 2022
Bethel Baptist Church
901 S. Euclid Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Enjoy a night of Christmas cheer at this acoustic Christmas concert featuring pianist Danny Thomas and the Wimberley Bluegrass Band.

Seal Beach/Rossmoor

Holiday Spectacular

The Shops At Rossmoor
12501 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach
Saturday, December 10, 2022
11AM – 1PM

Come out to the Shops to visit with Santa and get your photo taken with him, decorate holiday cookies, take a ride on the train, enjoy face painting and balloon art, and more. Event will be located between HomeGoods and PetSmart.

Rossmoor Winter Festival

Rush Park
3001 Blume Drive, Rossmoor
December 10, 2022
4PM – 9PM

The Rossmoor Winter Festival is a free family event that includes fresh snow, a visit from Santa, a petting zoo, and live entertainment. Santa hosts the tree lighting ceremony at 7:00 p.m. and guests are invited to take a Holiday Lights Trolley ride around the neighborhood to view the festive decorations in the community. Arts and crafts activities will be hosted in the auditorium. If you’re looking for snow play, there will be plenty of it for snowball fights and building snowmen, and three hills will be available for sledding. Five gourmet food trucks will be onsite for feeding hungry families and vendors will be set up for your holiday shopping needs. Guests are asked to please consider bringing a new unwrapped toy or gift to donate to Operation Santa or Senior Santa.

Seal Beach Christmas Parade

Main Street, Seal Beach
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
7:00 PM

The Annual Christmas Parade will include over 2200 participants marching down Main Street from Ocean to PCH with the theme “Surf’s Up For Christmas”. Santa will be there too, so keep an eye out for him!

Seal Beach Tree Lighting

Eisenhower Park
Ocean Avenue and Main Street, Seal Beach
November 19, 2022
4PM – 7PM

Join friends and family at Eisenhower Park at the Seal Beach Pier for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Participants will enjoy sledding on real snow, visiting with Santa, sipping coffee and hot chocolate, live music, and ice skating. Enjoy an evening stroll down Main Street and get a head start on your holiday shopping.


Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting

Stanton City Hall
7800 Katella Ave., Stanton, CA
December 1, 2022
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Join the festivities for music, holiday around the world displays, crafts, a visit from Santa, and the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.


Tustin Breakfast With Santa

Community Center At The Market Place
2961 El Camino Real, Tustin
December 3, 2022

Join Santa for a pancake breakfast, crafts and games, and pictures. Space is limited so register in advance.

Wonderfest Of Lights

The District at Tustin Legacy
2437 Park Ave., Tustin, CA 92782
December 2, 2022- January 1, 2023
6-9PM Nightly
AMC Courtyard

Enjoy colorful holiday lights and music for dancing every night on the hour. Additional events held throughout the season, including:

  • Family Christmas Party: Dec. 3 12PM – 2PM – Photos with Santa, crafts, and activities
  • Kid-Centric Holidays: Dec. 10 12PM – 2PM – Photos with Santa, crafts, and activities
  • Pet Soiree: Dec. 17 12PM – 2PM – Photos with Santa, pet ornament craft, and activities

Holidays at The Market Place

The Market Place
2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
Holiday 2022

Happy Holidays from The Market Place in Tustin. Celebrate with festive activities including holiday trees and photo op displays, seasonal décor, augmented reality experiences with Santa and Friends, and more. Visit The Market Place website for all the holiday details.

Tustin Tree Lighting & Holiday Boutique

Tustin Library Courtyard
345 E. Main Street, Tustin
December 9, 2022

Villa Park

Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade

Villa Park
December 11, 2022 |5:00 PM

The dry land boat parade is a tour where over 50 vessels travel through the streets of Villa Park. The parade starts at 5:00 PM and follows a route to the Villa Park Town Center. View the parade route here.

Villa Park Santa Tour on a Fire Truck

Villa Park
Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 8:00 AM

The Villa Park Santa Tour on a fire truck starts at 8:00 AM and follows a route with about 32 stops at about 5 to 15 minute intervals each along the way. Find Santa’s route here.

Villa Park Winter Wonderland

Villa Park Town Center
17855 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park, CA 92861
Saturday, December 3, 2022
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

There will be ice skating on a synthetic ice rink so bring your skates or skates will be provided free. Afterwards, play in the snow, build snowmen or take family photos.

Villa Park Community Chanukah Celebration

Villa Park Town Center
17855 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park, CA 92861
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 6:30 PM

The celebration will feature a grand menorah lighting, raffles, music, latkas, donuts and Chanukah crafts.


Westminster Tree Lighting Ceremony

Westminster Civic Center
8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA
Monday, December 5, 2022
5:30 PM

In addition to the tree lighting, there will be a welcome from the Mayor, musical performances, and a visit from Santa. There will also be a canned goods collection for donation to those in need.

Westminster Santa on the Go

Sigler Park on Friday, December 9th at 6pm
Bolsa Chica Park on Saturday, December 10th at 12:30 pm
Tony Lam Park on Saturday, December 17th at 10:00 am
Westminster Park on Saturday, December 17th at 12:30 pm

Santa will popping up at Westminster parks for photos, crafts, treat & more!

Westminster Breakfast with Santa

Westminster Community Services
8200 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, California 92683
12/10/2022 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join Santa for a pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, and take pictures with Santa.

Yorba Linda

Yorba Linda Breakfast With Santa

Yorba Linda Community Center
4501 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda
9AM – 11:30AM

Have breakfast with Santa and enjoy crafts, live entertainment and activities with Santa himself.

Yorba Linda Holiday on Main Street

Main Street, Yorba Linda
December 3, 2022

Come out to Main Street in Yorba Linda for the annual Holiday on Main Street Celebration. The event includes holiday decorations and magical lighting, stages with live Christmas Music, pictures with Santa, activities for kids, food trucks, shopping from artisans and local businesses, and a beer garden. Gather with friends, family, and community members to enjoy the holiday season.

Holidays on the Paseo

On The Paseo between the Library & Cultural Arts Center
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
5:30PM – 7:30PM

Enjoy Crafts, cocoa, cookies, and holiday music to celebrate the season.

Richard Nixon Library Holiday Events

Nixon Presidential Library

Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication: December 4, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
More than 40 Gold Star families will be given personally inscribed ornaments honoring their family members who lost their lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam.

Community Menorah Candle Lighting: December 11, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Musical Performances by various community organizations.

Gingerbread Spice and Everything Nice: December 20, 2022 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
A candlelight tour and holiday celebration featuring feeding Santa’s reindeer, a Sounds of Christmas concert, take photos with Santa Claus, photo opportunities with a larger-than-life-sized gingerbread man, create your own whimsical gingerbread man ornament, Build your own Hot Cocoa Creation and much more.

Holiday Event Dates

  • Huntington Beach Surf City Winter Wonderland – November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023
  • Holidayz at The Park – November 19, 2022 – January 1, 2023
  • Magic On Main Street Downtown Huntington Beach – Tuesday, November 22, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Black Friday – Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Newport Beach Breakfast with Santa – Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Laguna Beach Hospitality Night – Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Seal Beach Christmas Parade – Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Buena Park Candy Caneland & Craft Faire – Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Dana Point Santa’s Jolly Trolley – Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Fullerton Winter Market – Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Ladera Ranch Miracle on Mercantile Way – Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Tustin Breakfast With Santa – December 3, 2022
  • Santa’s Village By The Sea & Puttin’ on the Glitz – Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Villa Park Santa Tour on a Fire Truck – Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Villa Park Winter Wonderland – Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Yorba Linda Holiday on Main Street – December 3, 2022
  • Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk – Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Dana Point Sleigh the Holidays Market & Festival – Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Mission Viejo Rudolph’s Rink – December 5-12, 2022
  • Santa Ana Winter Village – December 8, 2022 through January 8, 2023
  • Segerstrom Silent Night Disco – Friday, December 9, 2022
  • Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill – December 9-11, 2022
  • Westminster Santa on the Go – December 9-10 & 17, 2022
  • Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights – December 9-11, 2022
  • Christmas at the OC Zoo – Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Laguna Hills Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • Rossmoor Winter Festival & Holiday Spectacular – Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • Westminster Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • Free Christmas Concert at Mile Square Park | Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • Huntington Harbour Boat Parade – December 10-11, 2022
  • San Clemente Sunsets With Santa – December 10, 11, 17, & 18, 2022
  • Mission Viejo Brunch With Santa – Sunday, December 11, 2022
  • Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade – Sunday, December 11, 2022
  • Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Ring of Lights – December 14 – 18, 2022
  • Holidays with the Critters at the Santa Ana Zoo – Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • Holiday Lights at Heritage Hill – December 16-18, 2022
  • Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights – December 16-23, 2022
  • Inn at the Mission Holiday Night Market – Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • Holiday Festival at the Muck – Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • Costa Mesa Snoopy House – December 16 through 23, 2022
  • Aliso Viejo Breakfast With Santa – Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Anaheim Hills Festival Holiday Spectacular – Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Costa Mesa Holiday Snowland – Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Nixon Library Gingerbread Spice and Everything Nice Event December 20, 2022
  • Holidays on the Paseo – Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2022
  • Christmas Day – Sunday, December 24, 2022
  • New Years Eve – Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • New Years Day – Sunday, January 1, 2023

Tree Lighting Ceremonies & Events

Menorah Lighting Ceremonies & Events

Re-Occurring Holiday Event Dates

  • Roger’s Gardens Holidays Christmas Boutique
  • Pirates Dinner Adventure Pirates Take Christmas!
  • Discovery Cube – The Science of Gingerbread
  • Moulin Rouge the Musical at Segerstrom Center – November 9-27, 2022
  • Balboa Island Once Upon A Christmas – 2nd Week of November – December 24, 2022
  • Disney Merriest Nites/CA Adventure – November 11, 2022 to January 8, 2023
  • Dana Point Holidays at the Harbor – Starts Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • Surf City Winter Wonderland – November 18, 2022 to January 8, 2023
  • Knott’s Merry Farm – November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023
  • Main Place Elf on the Shelf: Santa’s Magical Photo Adventure – November 18 – December 24, 2022
  • Great Park Holidayz At The Park – November 19, 2022 – January 1, 2023
  • Irvine Park Christmas Train & Wonderland – November 25 – December 23, 2022
  • Tanaka Farms Hikari – A Festival of Lights – November 25 – December 30, 2022
  • Ocean Front Ice Skating at Pasea – November 25 – December 31, 2022
  • Winter Fest OC – Costa Mesa – November 25, 2022- January 1, 2023
  • Newport Dunes Lighting of the Bay – November 25, 2022- January 1, 2023
  • Irvine Park Christmas Train – November 25 – December 23, 2022
  • Irvine Spectrum Ice Rink – November 25 – January 1, 2023
  • Newport Dunes Lighting Of The Bay & Christmas Tree Lot – November 25 – January 1, 2023
  • Winter Wonderland at the Santa Ana Zoo – December 1 – 31, 2022
  • Casa Romantica Casa Lumina Holiday Walk – Select Nights from December 1–22, 2022
  • Lido Marina Village German Holidaygarten – Select festive activities all December
  • Mission Viejo Santa’s Workshop – Saturday & Sunday December 3-December 18, 2022
  • Aquarium Holidays at Aquarium of the Pacific – Weekends – December 5- December 18, 2022
  • Santa Ana Winter Village – December 8, 2022 – January 8, 2022
  • Sherman Library Night of 1000 Lights – December 9-11, 15-22, 2022
  • Disney On Ice – December 15-19, 2022
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