South Orange County Holiday Guide

Here are some fun ways to spend the holidays in the 949. If you have information about other events be sure to let us know & have a great holiday season!


2nd Annual Aliso Viejo Holiday Show — You’re Never Too Old

date 12/8/12

time 7-9pm

Place Soka Performing Arts Center

About a variety style entertaining show and canned food drive. $10 for adults, $5 for children

Link –—-youre-never-too-old.aspx


Breakfast with Santa – Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo

Date 12/16/12

Time 10am – 12pm

Place Renaissance ClubSport ballroom

About breakfast & pictures with Santa. Registration required, registration closes 12/14/12 prices vary




34th Annual Christmas Walk

Date 12/2/12

Time 11am -4pm

Place Corona del Mar

Free community event celebrating its 34th anniversary. Food, entertainment, opportunity drawing, beer & wine garden, shopping, this event has it all.




Annual Boat Parade
Dates: Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8
Friday, December 14 & Saturday, December 15
7:30pm by the Water’s Edge
Place: Dana Point Harbor 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point

Winter Festival

Date 12/8/12

Time 12-7pm

Place La Plaza Park Pacific Coast Highway, North of Golden Lantern

Cookie Decorating, Santa’s Reindeer, Holiday Craft Fair, Carnival Games, Children’s Petting Zoo, Real Snow Play Area, Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Movie in the park.


Ice Rink at the Spectrum

Opens November 1, 2012

LOCATION:  Irvine Spectrum 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine

INFORMATION: 949-456-6937

Annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair

Sunday, December 2, 2012

10 am – 3 pm

LOCATION: Irvine Animal Care Center

6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine

INFORMATION: (949) 854-4646


“The Nutcracker” At the Barclay Theater

December 14-24, 2012

LOCATION: 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA

INFORMATION: (949) 854-4646



Laguna Playhouse presents:”Plaid Tidings – A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid”

November 27 – December 23, 2012

LOCATION: Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

INFORMATION: Box Office (949) 497-ARTS (2787)



Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 8, 2012

LOCATION: Crown Valley Parkway


Christmas tree lighting

Date 12/1/12

Time 4:30 – 6:30

Place City Hall 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy. Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

About free event food, entertainment, caroling,  & Santa.




31st Annual Victorian Christmas

Date: Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Event Fee: $4 adults, $3 kids ages 3-12

Parking Fee: FREE

Location: Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Contact: (714) 923-2230 or (949) 923-2232


Candlelight Walk

Date: Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Event Fee: $4 adults, $3 kids ages 3-12

Parking Fee: FREE

Location: Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Contact: (714) 923-2230 or (949) 923-2232



A Christmas Carol

Date 11/30/12 – 12/9/12

Time  8-10pm

Place Saddleback College

A retelling of the Dickens classic




Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Newport Beach

December 19-23, 2012

One of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in South Orange County



Camino Real Playhouse presents: “A Wonderful Life: The Musical”

November 23 – December 16, 2012

LOCATION: Camino Real Playhouse

31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION: (949) 489-8082




Pet Photo Shoot With Santa

Date 12/8/12

Time  9:30 – 3pm

Where San Clemente Villas, 660 Camino Las Mares, San Clemente, Ca 92673

About Bring one or all of your pets to have a photo with Santa Claus!

The event benefits the animals of the San Clemente – Dana Point Animal Shelter.

For a $20 donation you will receive 2 photos at the event. RSVP or for more information, call 949.489.3400

Event link



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