Our communities are filling with the holiday spirit.
Residents ought to have making generously to donation drives to make sure homes have comforting banquets on the table and youngsters can wake up to playthings under the tree. This weekend homes will start to glow as medallions go up.
And over the next weeks, as the holidays draw near, local communities will muster for heritages that ought to have enjoyed for years: the illuminate of community menorahs and trees, performances of The Nutcracker, his mission to Santa Claus and so much more.
Looking to get out of the house and celebrate with their own communities? Check our listing of just some of the events contrived- municipalities are alphabetized, but read through the events because you might find something that bangs fun really a short drive away.
And have a joyou celebration season.
All is Bright Holiday Celebration: Usher in the celebration season with this annual event Dec. 5 from 5 to 8 p. m. in Aliso Viejo Town Center Fountain& Amphitheater. Enjoy holiday cheer, instruct razzes, ornament procreating, Christmas caroling, “snowfall” and a trip from Santa as the 22 -foot Christmas tree is lit. Information: cityofalisoviejo.com
Express fun: Muzeo Express, a holiday model train exhibit, is open Nov. 30 to Jan. 26 at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center. The representation studies travel through carefully detailed miniature backgrounds. The exhibit is a partnership with the Southern California Railway Museum and the Carolwood Foundation, which safeguards Walt Disney’s railroad legacy. Admission is $10 for adults,$ 7 in the case of children. On Dec. 7, there will be a Polar Express Pajama Party, get tickets and more information: muzeo.org
West holiday: The West Anaheim Neighborhood District is hosting its annual Christmas tree illuminate from 5 to 8 p. m. on Dec. 6, peculiarity photos with Santa Claus, spacecrafts and you can keep warm by the bonfire and listen to holiday music. Food will be for sale. There is also a nutrient drive. At Twila Reid Park, 3100 W. Orange Ave. Information: 714 -6 09 -8 070
Crowds gather every year in downtown Anaheim to celebrate the holliday season with the Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Village at Center Street Promenade.( Register file photo)
Holiday party: The lighting of a 50 -foot Christmas tree will cap a day of free anniversary fun Dec. 7 at Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim during the 25 th annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Village. Starting at 10 a.m ., this is gonna be portraits with Santa, snow to play in, patronizing, a meat carnival leisure and another activity for houses. The tree lighting starts at 6 p. m. DowntownAnaheim.com
Holiday light-coloreds: If you think your home reflects a little bit brighter, you can enter it for guessing in the annual Anaheim Beautiful Holiday Lights contest. Nominations must be received by Dec. 15. There are several categories. Report: anaheimbeautiful.org/ holiday-lights-contest
On stage: The Chance Theater will place the anniversary classic” A Charlie Brown Christmas” from Dec. 6- 29. Preview executions are Dec. 6-8 and the regular conducts are Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 29. Tickets are $21 – $35. Box position and knowledge: ChanceTheater.com
“The Nutcracker”: Anaheim Ballet will celebrate its annual conduct of “The Nutcracker” with pictures in partnership with the Orange County Master Chorale, Southern California Children’s Chorus and Brass Consortium at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 4 p. m. Dec. 15 at Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Art, and with Symphony Irvine at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Ticketing and intelligence: anaheimballet.org
Community brunch: The annual vacation brunch started by K& A Downtown Cafe returns to West Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim on Dec. 24. There will be a brunch to feed pedigrees and any person who is need some additional assistance during the holidays. In addition to food, there will be activities for houses, recreation and a stay from Santa Claus with endowments. The brunch will previous from 9 a. m. to noon. Information: DowntownAnaheim.com
Holiday scholars: The Brea Glenbrook Women’s Club will raise money for its high school scholarship fund with its 49 th annual aircraft bazaar Dec. 7. Aircrafts and talents will be sold by more than 100 marketers from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m .; a$ 1 subscription is requested at the entrance, 1821 E. Greenbriar Lane, for the fundraiser.
Tree lighting: The annual tree illuminating at the Civic& Cultural Center will occur at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will stop by to respond kinfolks. Neighbourhood schoolchildren will entertain. Admission is free. Pictures with Santa Claus will cost a reward. Message: 714 -9 90 -7 771
Christmas with the Alleycats: The Alleycats return to the Curtis Theater with their doo-wop styling of Christmas classics for shows at 8 p. m. Nov. 29 and 30 and 3 p. m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. General admission is $36. Knowledge: curtistheatre.com
Attention, Santa: Children can cease a letter to Santa- with the high expectations of going a reply- at a special mailbox in the Community Center from Dec. 2 to 18. Or mail the letter to Santa Claus, North Pole, c/ o Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way, Brea, CA 92821. Include a self-addressed, stamped return envelope. Members of the Brea Olinda High School Girls’ League will be helping Santa get those characters read and responded to.
Candy Caneland and Craft Faire: This free, family-friendly winter celebration commemorates its 49 th time. The carnival will range 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Activities include a snow slide, a visit from Santa, leisure, a petting zoo and more than 100 artisan spacecraft booths at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. Information: 714 -5 62 -3 860 or buenapark.com
Sugar Plum: The annual Carbohydrate Plum Festival leads Dec. 4-8 at Buena Park Downtown on the mall’s lower level. The carnival offers an regalium of holiday-themed merchandise and edible subtleties for sale. For hours and more information, see sugarplumfestivals.com.
Christmas tree: Santa will be on hand for the city’s annual Christmas tree-lighting celebration at 6 p. m. Dec. 6 at City Hall, 6650 Beach Blvd. There will be musical conducts and dancers and refreshments. Santa will arrive via firetruck. Information: 714 -5 62 -3 860 or buenapark.com
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Christmas Walk: The annual Christmas Walk in the Corona Del Mar Business District will peculiarity entertainment, nutrient, prizes, a petting zoo, children’s activities, a brew and wine-coloured garden-variety and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p. m. Dec. 8. Information: cdmchamber.com
Lots of suns: The Sherman Library& Gardens legions its sixth annual Darkness of 1,000 Light-headeds festival from 6 to 9 p. m. on Dec. 6-8, 12 -1 5 and 19 -2 2. There is a nightly visit by Santa, stolls through the lightings, entertainment, workmanships and gives. Tickets are $25 general admission. Message and tickets: thesherman.org
Tower of light-colored: First United Methodist Church will stage the work of its second annual illuminate of its historic bell tower with a deeming defendant on the rooftop of Triangle Square at 5 p. m. on Dec. 1. There will be caroling, cookies to embellish and photos with Santa. The lighting will be at 7:15 p.m. Information: CostaMesaFirstUMC.com
‘Nutcracker for Kids’: The Pacific Symphony presents this annual Christmas ballet performance that includes a sing-along and a inspect from Santa Claus on Dec. 7. Created for ages 5-11. Pleasures begin at 9 a. m. for the 10 a.m. see and at 12:15 p.m. for the 11:30 a.m. see. Tickets start at $50. At the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa. Information: pacificsymphony.org
‘Handel’s Marvelous Messiah’: A beloved knowledge, Handel’s oratorio will be performed by the Pacific Symphony with the Pacific Chorale at 3 p. m. Dec. 8 at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Ticket start at $41. Information: pacificsymphony.org
Doghouse: The city’s beloved Snoopy House display will be open from 5:30 to 9 p. m. nightly Dec. 13 -2 2 next to City hall. Opening night will peculiarity a formal demonstration begins at 5. Santa will make a special visit and take photographs with families at 6 p. m. each night. There is also entertainment. Information: costamesaca.gov
The Snoopy House will return to Costa Mesa City hall again this year.( Register file photo)
ABT’s’ The Nutcracker’: American Ballet Theatre fetches its production to Segerstrom Center for the Artistry. Numerous goes Dec. 13 -2 2. Tickets start at $29. scfta.org
Winter Fest OC: Pleasure include outdoor frost skating, frost tubing down Snowflake Summit, a snowfall frisk range, SoCal Dicken’s Village and wintertime wonderland with various entertainment and activities. The Festival of Lights has a stroll-through display. Ticket start at $10 and there are many surpass available .. Winter Fest is open Dec. 19 -Jan. 5 at the OC Fair& Event Center. Information: winterfestoc.com.
‘A Christmas Carol’: South Coast Repertory will present the Charles Dickens’ classic celebration narrative for the 40 th time. This will be the last year Hal Landon Jr. play-acts, he has been Ebenezer Scrooge from the beginning. Many showtimes through Dec. 24. Tickets stray from $27 to $81. Information: scr.org
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Winter Festival& tree lighting: Free holiday family event from noon-5: 30 p.m. sponsored by the city. Works include Santa calls,$ 1 revelry games, craft carnival, face decorate,$ 2 cookie embellishing, vacation craftsmanships, Lego Santa’s Village Workshop, the Mini Express train ride, petting zoo, pony razzes and the annual tree illuminating at 5:15 p.m. with free cookies and hot chocolate. Most pleasures are free. Dec. 7 at La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza( Pacific Coast Highway , northward of Golden Lantern) 949 -2 48 -3 530
Boat Rides with Santa: On Dec. 7& 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m ., patrons can come aboard for a harbor sail with Santa and his helpers at the Dana Wharf docks. The El Camino Real Junior Woman’s Club will be on hand to take photos for a$ 5 donation.
Santa Paws: The Pet Project Foundation will be hosting the sixth annual Santa Paws event 9 a. m.- 3 p. m. Dec. 7. Beings are invited to introducing their pets to El Torito Courtyard to have their photo taken with Santa for a small donation. All proceeds will go to support the Pet Project Foundation, which supports the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.
Boat Parade of Lights: The 45 th annual Boat Parade of Lights will take place Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 and aspects the topic “Tiki Holidays.” OC Parks will host tiki-themed activities and carries-on throughout both weekends including hula dancers, face painters, seasonal carolers, a Volkswagen photo booth bus, a photo op with Santa and the boat parade. Merriments begin every day at 4:30 p.m. and the Boat Parade of Lights starts at 7:30 p.m. Free streetcars will run every night from 4:30- 10:30 p.m. with drop off and pick up spots along Dana Point Harbor Drive. Information: danapointharbor.com
Tree lighting: The municipal will celebrate the holidays with the igniting of its tree at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center on Dec. 7. The incident is 4: 30 to 8 p. m. and will feature games, operations by local groups, menu sold by domain nonprofits and a visit by Santa. The tree will be lit between 5 and 5:45 p.m. and there will be fireworks after. Dress warm, organizers say blizzard may be in the forecast. Information: fountainvalley.org
Winter Market: The annual commemoration in Fullerton’s Downtown Plaza, which will take place from noon to 4 p. m. Dec. 7, will feature photos with Santa along with an regalium of merchants and food booths, presentation and a beer and wine-colored garden-variety. Knowledge: 714 -7 38 -6 545
Hi Santa: Characters to Santa can be descent off from Dec. 2 to 16 in the North Pole Express mailboxes at City Hall, the Fullerton Library, the Community Center and the Maple Neighborhood Center and they will receive a response. Include a self-addressed, embossed envelope.
“It’s a Wonderful Life- A Live Radio Play”: This anniversary fib is performed as a 1940 s radio broadcast at STAGEStheatre Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22. Check online for seasons. Tickets are $22 – $24. Information: stagesoc.org
Santa landing: Santa Claus will arrive via helicopter as part of Santa Day on Dec. 8. He’ll hand out candy canes and dolls and constitute for photos. Aircrafts will be on display at the 9 a. m.-2 p.m. phenomenon at Fullerton Municipal Airport. Santa arrives about 11 a.m. Information: 562 -5 87 -4 050
“The Nutcracker”: The annual holiday production processes “The Nutcracker” by the Nouveau Chamber Ballet, based in Fullerton, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Fullerton College Campus Theatre. Tickets are $28 – $35. Information and tickets: nouveauchamberballet.com
Evening steps: The Fullerton Arboretum is hosting a holiday luminaria-lit stroll through its botanic garden, at 5 p. m. Dec. 13 and 14. There will be entertainment, heated sips and a winter busines peculiarity the work of Cal State Fullerton students in glass-blowing and ceramics curricula. The penalty is $20. Get tickets at fullertonarboretum.com.
Holiday fun: The Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s annual Holiday Festival, which will take place from noon to 4 p. m. Dec. 22, peculiarities family friendly acts, an art and crafts fair and live acts. Santa will be in attendance. Admission is free. Information: themuck.org
New year: The First Night Fullerton New Year’s Eve Celebration will run from 7 p. m. to midnight Dec. 31. Admission is free; some activities have a small fee. The evening will boast children’s undertakings, meat and merchandise kiosks, prowling recreation and clique concerts. A fireworks picture detonators the nighttime at midnight. Tasks will take place along Harbor Boulevard in Fullerton’s downtown. Information: cityoffullerton.com
Community celebration: Winter in the Grove on Dec. 7 will peculiarity children’s undertakings, a snow slide, a holiday boutique, a visit by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and the lighting of the city’s holiday tree. It fees from 3 to 7 p. m. at Village Green Park. Free admission, snow slide is $5. An unwrapped plaything gift are able to obtain two snow slide progress. Message: ggcity.org
Holiday concert: The Christ Cathedral choirs and orchestra will play-act Christman at the Cathedral, a holiday concert, on Dec. 13. The 7:30 p.m. execution is open to the community. Tickets range from $10 to $75. Information and tickets: christcathedralmusic.org
Holiday reading: The Garden Grove Main Library is hosting a Literature Comes to Life program boast “The Littlest Fire Tree” at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 21. There will be a snack time. Information: ggcity.org
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Light a Light of Love Pier Lighting Ceremony: A family-friendly event with a children’s parade, recreation and Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus. At the end, the beings snowflakes on the wharf will be lit. The 3:30 -7 p.m. incident on Dec. 8 is free at the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza; patronize a snowflake to benefit the Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter. Datum: waymakersoc.org
A beachy Mr. and Mrs. Santa hang out with children during the 2015 Light a Light of Love event in Huntington Beach.( Register file photo)
‘Nutcracker’ Ballet: Ballet Etudes’ cast of dancers will be opened by the holiday classic at the Huntington Beach High School Theater. Performances are 7 p. m. Dec. 7 and 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 14 and 15. Tickets start at $20. Information: balletetudes.com
Boat parade: The Huntington Harbour Boat Parade will shine bright on Dec. 14 and 15. Boats line up at 4:30 p.m ., the parade starts at 5:15 p.m. Public viewing is only from beaches in the harbor.
Cruise of Lights: The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee presents its 57 th annual 45 -minute narrated harbour barge tour to see the anniversary light-footeds. Adults offer $21, progenies $14. Shuttles leave from the Huntington Harbour Place parking lot, and sails depart hourly each night at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8: 30 Dec. 17 -2 3. Information: cruiseoflights.org
Seasonal voices: The Huntington Beach Union High School District’s Academy for the Performing Arts will present” Bang of the Season” at 7 p. m. Dec. 12 -1 3 in the Huntington Beach High School auditorium. Tickets are $22 for adults, $16 for students and elders. Info/ box office: hbapa.org/ discover. Audience members are encouraged to creating an unwrapped gift for a doll drive.
Tree lighting: The Community center will celebrate the holidays with a tree lighting revel from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. There will be children’s activities, tours with Santa, a winter-themed train route and more fun at this free community event. Information: cityofirvine.org
Dash with Santa: The sixth annual Run for a Claus, featuring a 5K and a 1-mile adolescents extend/ march, is Dec. 7 along the Ring Road of UC Irvine, near Aldrich Hall and the Student Center. Registration wanders from $10 to $50. More than 3,000 are expected and countless will be dressed in holiday costumes.There is a holiday expo and family entertainment, as well as a visit by Santa. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m ., Santa arrives at 7:30 and the first event is 8: 30. Information: runforaclaus.com
New this year: The Orange County Great Park has become a winterscape that will celebrate the season through Dec. 31. Holidayz at the Park peculiarities music, medallions and family acts. Stroll the decorated Palm Court and see the “Air Santa” plane or experience selfie depots at the Creators Studios .. There is likely to be qualify razzes from 4 to 8 p. m. on Saturdays starting Dec. 14 and activities for houses throughout the month. Information and schedules: ocgp.org/ holidayz
‘The Nutcracker’: Enjoy this favorite anniversary ballet performed by Orange County’s resident dance company, the Festival Ballet, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The authorities have many actions Dec. 7-24. Tickets are $45 – $60. Several dates will furnish a pre-performance tea with Clara that could also envision the Nutcracker Prince and the Mouse King make appearances. Cost for the tea is $25 “for childrens”, $30 for adults. Information: 714 -3 09 -1 280 or festivalballet.org
Holiday village: Tanaka Farms’ Holiday Santa Tour is open weekends through Dec. 15. Take a wagon travel in all regions of the 30 -acre farm and learn lessons from its crops and autobiography and make photos with Santa and at other celebration fixeds during one of the stops. Tour the peculiarly embellished hamlet. Wagon tour rates $20. Information: tanakafarms.com
Shelter Christmas: The Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 13 th annual Home for the Celebration pet support gala from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. It will peculiarity about 500 homeless bird-dogs, “cat-o-nine-tails”, rabbits and small swine with a view to its adoption. There will be pet-related dealers, gourmet nutrient trucks, a speechles auctioneer, low-cost microchipping and an opportunity drawing. The proposed give for the happening is$ 2 per person or$ 5 per family. Report: irvineanimals.org
Attendees go the develop during Irvine’s Winter Wonderland tree illuminate service in 2107.( Register file photo) LADERA RANCH
Christmas miracle: There will be holiday renditions, an Arctic Plunge slide, crafts and cookie embellishing and more at the Miracle on Mercantile Way event and tree igniting on Dec. 7. Santa will make a visit and end the 1 to 5 p. m. phenomenon at the Town Green by illuminate a 60 -foot tree. Information: LaderaLife.com
Living Nativity: Hope Crossing Church and LARCS are hosting a Living Nativity on Dec. 8 at the Town Green. There will too be Christmas chants, aircrafts and a visit from Santa. Work are at 5 p. m. and the nativity at 5:30 p.m. Report: LaderaLife.com
Festival of Lights: For the 17 year, the Chabad Jewish Center of Mission Viejo will help light-colored a menorah at the Town Green on Dec. 22. There will be music, dreidels, craftsmanships, other activities and traditional foods. The happening starts at 4:30 p.m. Information: LaderaLife.com
Hospitality Night 2019: The festivities starting in the Peppertree Lot( Lot 2 ), where Santa Claus will arrive to react vacation revelers before the tree illuminating at 6:10 p.m. From there, the activities move to lower Forest Avenue with amusement, craftsmanships, cookie embellishing, photos with Santa and shopkeeper open mansions. 5-10 p. m. Dec 6. Free trolleys will guide 4-11 p.m. 949 -4 97 -3 311 or lagunabeachcity.net.
Winter festival: The Sawdust Art& Craft Festival will host its Winter Fantasy on weekends through Dec. 22. Along with patronizing there are holiday accomplishments, demoes, courses and emblems. General admission is$ 8, Kids 6-12$ 4, 5 and under free. Sawdustartfestival.org
Laguna Playhouse: Start a brand-new anniversary heritage with the interactive category melodic “Peter Pan& Tinker Bell — a Pirate’s Christmas.” Embark on a wildernes adventure with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan as they moving forward on an exciting escapade to foil the pirates’ plot to seize Peter for Captain Hook’s Christmas present. Dec. 4-29. lagunaplayhouse.com
Breakfast with Santa: Join the moderately age-old elf for breakfast, photos and ships at the Laguna Hills Community Center, 9-11 a. m. Dec. 7. Children must be accompanied by a compensating adult. Tenants offer $10 , nonresidents $15. Registration closes at 10 p.m. Dec. 4. Ci.lagunahills.ca.us or 949 -7 07 -2 680
Christmas suns: Free event hosted nightly from 5 to 9 from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. Christmas Lights and Home Decorating show featuring over 100,000 dawns dancing to festive music plus blizzard village spectacles with hundreds of houses and giant pas sculpted ridges. 25473 Nellie Gail Road, Laguna Hills. Information: orangecountychristmaslights.com
Holiday parade: The 22 nd annual Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade will take place at 10 a. m. Dec. 14 on Crown Valley Parkway between Nueva Vista and Crown Valley Community Park. This year’s parade will celebrate the city’s 30 th commemoration. Intelligence: lagunaniguelparade.com
Other city happenings: Laguna Niguel’s annual Christmas tree lighting, this year with a Hawaiian theme, will occur 5-7 p. m. Dec. 7 at City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway, followed by the annual menorah illuminating at 4 p. m. Dec. 22 with amusement, spacecrafts and Hanukkah treats.
Tamales and fun: The favourite annual Tamale Festival will replenish the day Dec. 1. Some 20 tamale dealers will be selling their savory and sugared inventions; there will likewise be other meat for sale. The Cantina expands this year to 10,000 square paws. There will be entertainment, undertakings for girls, an art walking and browsing. Event guides 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. on Euclid Street between La Habra Boulevard and Bridenbecker Avenue. Information: lahabracity.com.
Enjoy tamales and other plows, together with other entertainment at La Habra’s annual Tamale Festival.( Register file photo)
Books and The Big Guy: The La Habra Library will host Santa for Storytime at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4. Parents encourages them generating their cameras.
Breakfast with Santa: The Children’s Museum at La Habra will host its annual Breakfast with Santa at 8: 30 a.m ., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 7 and 8. This festivity tradition includes breakfast, craftsmanships and photos with Santa Claus. Admission to the museum, 301 Euclid St ., is included with the ticket. Ticket are $15 for adults and $ 13 “for childrens” over age 2. Territories are required. Call: 562 -3 83 -4 240
Holiday decorating contest: The 19 th annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest is accepting nominations during business hours through Dec. 6 at the Community Center. Judges will goal the homes the week of Dec. 9, and the wins will be announced Dec. 16 at a City Council meeting. Winners get a yard sign, medal and endowment card. Forms are available at lahabracity.com or at metropolitan facilities.
Shopping: Kid entrepreneurs will be selling their wares, from handcrafted jewelry to soap devices, at a pop-up market from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Children’s Museum at La Habra. Note: Some dealers won’t be able to take credit cards. Message: lhcm.org
Visits with Mrs. Claus: The Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 Euclid St ., is hosting Cookies& Stories with Mrs. Claus at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19. Necessitates museum admisson. Call 562 -3 83 -4 236 to earmark a spot.
Mini NYE: The Children’s Museum at La Habra emcees its popular noon-time bash so the younger among us can celebrate the new time before they fall asleep. The countdown defendant from 10 a.m. to midday will peculiarity spacecrafts and dancing and a balloon discontinue. Space is limited, cross-file by christen 562 -3 83 -4 236.
Annual Candlelight Walk: Experience the historic park decked out for the season during Heritage Hill’s Candlelight Tours. More than 1,000 dignitaries will illuminate pathways as strolling carolers and instrumentalists fill the air with music.$ 5, currency only. Ages 2 and under free. 5:30 -8: 30 p.m. Dec. 13 -1 5 at 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest. 949 -9 23 -2 230 or ocparks.com
Tree lighting: The city’s 33 rd annual celebration tree-lighting ceremony begins with sees with Santa Claus and ships for adolescents at 4 p. m. on Dec. 4 at the Central Park Pavilion. The tree igniting will be at 5:30 p.m. There will be musical recitals from local schools and a community sing-along. Santa will be taking characterizations, and there will be a chance to write him a symbol. Rain would reschedule the incident. Report: cityoflapalma.org/ treelighting
Help others: The La Palma Community Assistances Department is mustering gives for Toys for Tots through Dec. 11. Drop unwrapped dolls off at the city’s tree illuminate or at the Community Center office.
Filling tables: The La Palma Kiwanis Club is in the middle of its annual vacation menu basket drive. Donations of canned and boxed food items are being collected during City hall and the Police Department through Dec. 9. The endeavor facilitates about 45 houses a year.
Santa’s arrival: Santa’s arrival in Mission Viejo will be celebrated at 3 p. m. Dec. 1 at City hall, 200 Civic Center Drive. at 3:00 p.m. There will be recreations and undertaking booths where youths can offset planes and decorations. Free.
He will then tour Santa’s Workshop with Mrs. Claus and some elves from 6 to 8 p. m. Dec. 4-21 in the Mission Viejo Civic Center. 949 -8 30 -7 066
Laguna Ballet’s’ The Nutcracker’: Join Clara and her Nutcracker prince to experience the enchanting “Nutcracker Ballet” presented by the Laguna Ballet in its 12 th season at Saddleback College. Over 75 Orange County students come together each year to present this full-length version of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Dec. 19 -2 2 at Saddleback College McKinney Theatre. Ticket $25/27/ 29. saddleback.edu/ fa/ All-Arts-Events
The Living Nativity is an annual lore at Mount of Olives Church in Mission Viejo.( Register file photo)
Community Sing-along Messiah: A free affair is planned for 3 p. m. Dec. 1 at Presbyterian Church of the Master, 26051 Marguerite Parkway. Attendees are asked to producing a canned good for the South County Food Bank.
Holiday concert: The Festival Singers of Orange County will act” Celebrate the Season” at 3 p. m. Dec. 8 at Presbyterian Church of the Master, 26051 Marguerite Parkway. The action will celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the winter solstice. Ticket are $20. festivalsingers.net
Drive-Through Nativity at Mount of Olives Church: Drive through or amble to experience a live retelling of the Christmas story. Enjoy live performers, swine, music and narration via your vehicle radio. Attendees are encouraged to producing nonperishable food items to donate at the very end of the living Nativity to support families and singles in need ., 6-10 p. m. Dec. 6& 7. Free. Mount of Olives Church, 24772 Chrisanta Drive. 949 -8 37 -7 467
Tree lighting: Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo is hosting its Cheery& Bright Tree Lighting from 5 to 8 p. m. Dec. 7 with workmanships and kids pleasures, a visit by Santa and a holiday show. GoKaleidoscope.com
Vintage Christmas: Crystal Cove Conservancy will conduct its 23 rd annual tree-lighting and anniversary bazaar Dec. 7; it will boast vintage embellishes, flames and a tree on the sea. The lifeguards will help Santa arrive in one of their vehicles at 4 p. m .. The bazaar will previous from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m ., and the tree igniting will begin at 5:15. Information: crystalcove.org
For adolescents: The Newport Beach Library will host two renditions by the Festival Ballet Theatre of” The Nutcracker for Kids” at 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. The renditions in the Central Library Friends Room are free, but accommodating is restraint and first come. Ticket deployment for both displays will begin at 1 p.m. Message: newportbeachlibrary.org
Menorah lighting: The Chabad Center for Jewish Life-Newport Beach and Fashion Island will host a public menorah igniting service Dec. 22. The incident is now starting at 3:30 p.m. and will peculiarity executions, joyful institutions and plows. It is in accordance with the Atrium Garden Court. Information: fashionisland.com
Island lighting: The Balboa Island Christmas tree will having a lighting ceremony at 4 p. m. Dec. 1 at the First Station at Marine and Park boulevards. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance. There will be caroling and snow. Information: visitnewportbeach.com
Resort lighting: The public is invited to enjoy the Balboa Bay Resort’s Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 1 peculiarity live musical acts. Santa too will pay a tour. The 6 p. m. happening is free, but infinite is restraint. Information: visitnewportbeach.com
Home tour: The 23 rd annual Balboa Island Home Walking Tour on Dec. 8 will boast eight embellished Bayfront and island residences. Tickets are $35. The safaruss last-place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Purchase tickets at: balboaislandnb.org.
Boat Parade of Lights: Hundreds of decorated barges will sail around Bay Island and Newport Harbor during the 111 th annual event. The procession passes nightly Dec. 18 -2 2, starting about 6:30 p.m. It starts and terminates at Tip of Lido Isle. Christina Anstead, superstar of HGTV’s “Christina on the Coast” and “Flip or Flop, ” is the opening night grand marshal. There will be fireworks at 6:15 on Dec. 18 to open the parade and at 9 p. m. on Dec. 22 to celebrate its end. Information and map: christmasboatparade.com
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Christmas village: Irvine Park Railroad’s Santa’s Village is open daily Nov. 29 -Dec. 23. Children can tour Santa and enjoy storytime with Mrs. Claus. There are other activities, such as carnival sports, snowstorm chunk and a moon move. Message: 714 -9 97 -3 968 or irvineparkrailroad.com
Books for endowments: The Friends of the Library will have a holiday boutique sales of books that are new or roughly brand-new and suitable for gifting from 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. Dec. 7 at the Orange Public Library and History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave. Proceeds will support the library.
Tree lighting: The 25 th annual tree-lighting ceremony and candlelight choir procession will be Dec. 8, with happens starting at 3:30 p.m. with acts for families in the Old Towne Orange Plaza. At 5:15, the city will illuminate the tree, and the choir candlelight procession will begin. The phenomenon is free and open to the public. Information: 714 -7 44 -7 278 or cityoforange.com
Hanukkah celebration: Temple Beth Sholom will have a Hanukkah lighting each evening during the Festival of Lights Dec. 22 -2 9 in the traffic circle of the Orange Plaza. Different rulers and groups from the synagogue will participate in the event for the community each night at 6 p. m. Temple Beth Sholom dishes a large population in Orange. Information: 714 -6 28 -4 600
Holiday music: Chapman University’s Musco Center is hosting several anniversary concerts this season. The very popular 56 th annual Holiday Wassail Concert will take place at 8 p. m. Dec. 6 and 7 and peculiarity Chapman’s orchestra and choirs play-act celebration music. General admission is $25.
At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 4 p. m. Dec. 15, the Musco Center hosts A Southern California Christmas with more than 150 musicians, vocalists and dancers from across the region. It’s a family show for all ages. Tickets straddle $25 – $58.
On Dec. 11, Nochebuena: Christmas eve in Mexico will feature Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar performing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets wander $25 – $58.
On Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas will play-act holiday classics. Tickets stray $25 – $58.
Information and tickets at tickets.chapman.edu.
The animals open their own gifts of menu and gives during each year’s Christmas at the OC Zoo.( Register file photo)
Library trips: Santa Claus will stop by the Orange Public Library and History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave ., to visit with children from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3; free tickets can be are caught up starting at 3 p. m ., expect texts. Mothers encourages them making cameras to get photos of their children with Santa during the free occasion. Santa will be at the Taft Branch Library, 740 E Taft Ave ., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, and at the El Modena Branch Library, 380 S. Hewes St ., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Information: 714 -2 88 -2 454 or cityoforange.org
Holiday music: St. John’s Lutheran Church of Orange’s “The Hubbub of Christmas” concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, and 2 and 5 p. m. Dec. 14. It will boast The Jubilate Choir, Cathedral Bells and the Festival Orchestra. There is no admission, but a freewill provide will be accepted. Child care is available. St. John’s is at 185 S. Center St. Information: stjohnsorange.org
Zoo celebration: Even the animals at the zoo celebrate the holidays. From 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. Dec. 14, patrons are invited to meet Santa Claus and watch the zoo swine get delicious anniversary analyses. Babies can read and enjoy ships or storytime with Mrs. Claus. Admission is$ 2 per person; parking is$ 5 per vehicle. Datum: ocparks.com/ zoo
Tamale Festival: The Placentia Santa Fe Merchants Association will host its annual Tamale Festival and Las Posadas from 4 to 10 p. m. Dec. 11 on the 100 and 200 blocks of Santa Fe Street in Old Town Placentia. The free incident will boast concerts by the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas, the Darden Sisters and Grupo Bella. Children can take a picture with Santa Claus. A variety of tamales may be purchased from downtown restaurants. Intelligence: placentia.org
Tree lighting: The Placentia Community Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 6 to 8 p. m. Dec. 5 at the Civic Center Plaza, 401 E. Chapman Ave. Get into the spirit with anniversary acts, kids’ activities and a special visit from Santa Claus. Information: placentia.org
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Dine with Santa: The RSM Cares Bell Tower Foundation hosts its annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7 at the community center. There are two sessions, 8 a. m. and 10 a.m ., tickets are $5.50 for babies and $15.75 for adults. Enjoy breakfast, storytime and planes. Knowledge and tickets: belltowerfoundation.org/ events
Santa’s Village by the Sea: Ring in the season in downtown San Clemente on Saturday, Dec. 7, begins at 2 p.m. with a holiday hoopla at the Community Center, peculiarity plays, cookie decorating, tours with Santa and snow hill sledding. A metropoli tree-lighting event with the mayor will be held at 5:15 p.m. From 5 to 7:30 p.m. there will be workmanships for adolescents, carolers, cookies and cocoa at The Casa.On Del Mar, experience anniversary music, teach goes, beer& wine garden-variety and shopkeepers from 5-9 p. m. Knowledge: san-clemente.org
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San Juan Tree Lighting: University students will give musical renditions at Historic Town Center Park beginning at 4 p. m. Free. Tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Capistrano Valley High School’s marching circle will conduct a procession downtown after the opening ceremony, where genealogies can experience vacation undertakings until 9 p. m. Dec. 7. 31872 El Camino Real. 949 -4 93 -5 911 or sanjuancapistrano.org
Capistrano Lights: The Mission’s nightly tree illuminate and music planned will begin at 5 p. m. Dec. 8-Jan. 6( except Dec. 24, 25 and 31 ). Clients must be on the grounds before closing at 5 p. m. to enjoy the lighting experience.
Global holiday: The municipal is hosting” Celebrate Holidays Around the World” from 6 to 8 p. m. on Dec. 5. Before the lighting of the city’s tree, there will be musical recreation, art and skills and a storytime at the library. Pleasures are at Stanton City Hall. Information: ci.stanton.ca.us
Escorting Santa: The Tustin Police Department’s Santa Sleigh has been traveling through vicinities each celebration for about two decades. It differs the police station and visits various streets each weekday night Dec. 2-20. Check the city calendar at tustinca.org for which streets the sleigh will try to visit each night, weather permitting.
The annual Christmas tree illuminate in front of the Tustin Library facets amusement for the community.( Register file photo)
Tree lighting: The city’s ceremony at 6 p. m. Dec. 6 will include holiday chants and other presentation at the Tustin Library Courtyard, along with lighting the community tree. Undertaking include letters to Santa, spacecrafts, civilize travels and more. Tamales and refreshments will be sold by the Tustin Area Senior Center. Likewise, the Tustin Host Lions Club will maintain its annual vacation emporium from 4 to 9 p. m. at the Clifton C. Miller Community Center. Information: 714 -5 73 -3 326 or tustinca.org
District holiday: The District at Tustin Legacy multitudes its Wonderland Holiday Experience from 11 a.m. to 8 p. m. daily through Jan. 1. Wander a woodland of sugar canes, decorates and more and take photos inside the holiday house. On Dec. 7, from noon to 2 p.m ., take your domesticated for a photo shoot with Santa; expense is$ 8 to benefit OC Animal Care. On Dec. 14, from 5 to 7 p. m. there is free entertainment, crafts and more at Union Market. Photos with Santa will be$ 8 to benefit Supernaturals for Children. Message: thedistricttl.com
Santa’s tour: Santa Claus is coming to Villa Park for his annual sweep of the city Dec. 7- and as usual for the city, he won’t be razzing a sleigh but a fire truck. Each year for Santa’s tour, the fire engine concludes stops all throughout the city so Santa can meet with residents and their children. A tour superhighway and full schedule of stops is available at vpcsfoundation.org.
In the night, Santa will hangout with families at the Winter Wonderland party in the Villa Park Town Center. The free happen from 4 to 8 p. m. will have ice skating, snowballs and more. Information: villapark.org.
Boat parade: The beloved Dry Land Boat Parade will return to Villa Park on Dec. 15 this year with a “Jingle Bell Rock” theme. Each year, inhabitants decorate their trailered barges- and just about anything else with rotations- to join in a citywide display of festivity encourage. After the 5 p. m. ceremony, members will assemble at the Town Centre to celebrate. A parade road and planned is available at vpcsfoundation.org.
Tree lighting: The annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony will be 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Community center with caroling, acts by parish the organizations and a visit by Santa. A community sing-along will end the evening. Bring food donations to help those in need. Information: westminster-ca.gov
Dine with Santa: The city is hosting Santa for breakfast, and houses are invited at 9 a. m. Dec. 7. Reservations are required and get swiftly. There also is likely to be spacecrafts to prepare. Tickets are $8. Sign up through the recreation department at westminster-ca.gov or 714 -8 95 -2 860.
Holiday on Main Street: For the 30 th year, the community will have a chance to visit with Santa Claus and enjoy joyous music throughout the night. The occasion, which is hosted by the Main Street Merchants Association, is set for 4-10 p. m. Dec. 7 along Old Town Yorba Linda’s Main Street, exactly north of Imperial Highway and Yorba Linda Boulevard.
Heroes: The Nixon Foundation will host its annual Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication at 12 p.m. on Dec. 1, honoring Southern California armies who lost their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. Each will be recognized by name, and kinfolks are able to obtain adornments for the tree at the Nixon Presidential Library& Museum. Actor Joe Mantegna will be the guest presenter. Households must RSVP would be contained. Information: nixonfoundation.org
Boat parade: East Lake Village homes are embellishing for the holidays, and the community is having its annual boat parade- with the boats embellished as well- at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 -1 5. Food trucks will be available from 5 to 7 p. m. at the East Lake Clubhouse. The parish can watch from the public streets around the lakefront neighborhood. Information: 714 -7 79 -0 657 or elvca.com
Food drive: Have overdue book penalties with the Yorba Linda Library? Pay with menu subscriptions through Dec. 21. The Food for Fines program will accept canned goods at the library or virtual gifts online to benefit the Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank. Find out more at ylpl.org.
Nixon holiday: The Nixon Presidential Library& Museum is hosting through Jan. 5 a holiday model train display. The qualifies travel through hand-crafted representations in five schemes, including information that ties into its “Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind” exhibit for the 50 th anniversary of the moon land. Check nixonfoundation.org for admission costs and hours.
The Nixon library will stay open late on Dec. 2 and 12 for candlelight nights that will feature photos with Santa in the replication Oval Office, melodic recreation, planes and cookie decorating. General admission, which provides entry to the galleries, is $29.
The Pat Nixon White House gingerbread house likewise will be on display through part of the season. It was created by The Cookie Element in Yorba Linda. Check nixonfoundation.org.
Breakfast with Santa: St. Nick will be paying a visit to the city at 9 a. m. Dec. 14. There will be activities “for childrens”, recreation and breakfast at the Yorba Linda Community Center. Children will be able to meet with Santa. Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins. Tickets are $20. Information/ registration: ylreconline.com
Hey Santa: Children can write a letter addressed to The Big Guy and the city will help deliver it, and make sure girls get a response back. Express mailboxes will be at City hall, the Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House, Travis Ranch Activity Center, the Community Center and the library through Dec. 13. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
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