Enjoy the Holiday Season in the OC

As the holiday season approaches, remember to mark your calendars for these events in Orange County–you will not want to miss them!


In Anaheim, don’t miss Santa’s big appearance in Town Square! On November 29th, he will fly in to visit with the children and hear their Christmas lists! On December 5th, Anaheim is hosting Nutcracker Christmas as well. This event is FREE for all and features a real snow play area, train rides for children, and free photos with Santa. You can also get your holiday shopping done at the Holiday Shopping Village while also enjoying the International Food Fair that is happening in the same location.


How could anyone say no to the annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair just in time for the holidays? On Sunday, December 5th, the Irvine Animal Care Center is hosting this pet-filled festival with over 500 adoptable dogs, cats, and other animals! This event is also offering free veterinarian service and low-cost microchips for your beloved pets!

Also from December 6th-14th, the Pretend City Children’s Museum presents Hooray for Chanukah that has countless activities to teach children the incredible story of Chanukah and the traditions behind it. There are several games for the kids including art projects and other activities!

Laguna Beach 

You cannot miss the annual Sawdust Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach! From November 21st through December 20th, you have the opportunity to purchase unique artisan crafts and art work from various local artists while also enjoying the live entertainment and engaging art projects for all ages.

Huntington Beach

At the Huntington Harbour Mall, park your cars and head towards the designated boat launch area to see quite a sight. Take the Cruise of Lights, a narrated cruise through the Huntington Harbour to see the decorated homes to get you in the Christmas spirit.