Daily:
Discovery Science Center Presents: Science of Gingerbread Holiday Festival
Holiday Time at Disneyland
Ice Skating at the Irvine Spectrum
Irvine Park Railroad’s Christmas Train
The Glory of Christmas at the Crystal Cathedral
Whale Watching in Dana Point

1st:
* Story Time, Pottery Barn Kids (South Coast Plaza or The Shops at Mission Viejo), 11-11:30 am.
* Mommy & Me Playtime at
Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 10:30am-1pm.
* Open Play Nights at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 5-8pm.
* Surf City Nights, 5-9pm, Main Street, HB

* Family Night at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 5pm – 8pm.
* Garden Grove Tree Lighting Celebration at the Village Green/ Clock Tower. For more information call (714)741-5200.
2nd:
* Sea Tales at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 9:45 – 11 am. Reservations required (949)675-8915. (cost is $3 for members & $5 for non-members)
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
* City of La Palma Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 pm at the Central Park Amphitheater.
3rd:
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Open Play at House of Bounce in Anaheim, 10am-12pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm.
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Placentia, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* City of Brea Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Brea Civic & Cultural Center, 6:30pm. Admission is FREE. For more information call (714)990-7771
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
4th:
* FREE Boat Rides with Santa, 10am -2pm
* Pier Plaza Art-A-Faire, an arts & crafts event at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach, noon to sunset
* Balboa Island Stroll, 6-9pm. Shops will be open late & many will be serving cheese, crackers & other refreshments.
* City of Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting, City Hall, 6pm
* Placentia Winter Holiday Celebration, 6:30pm, Placentia Civic Center: holiday music, caroling, refreshments, Christmas tree lighting.
* Seal Beach Annual Holiday Parade, 7pm
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
* FREE Community Christmas Celebration, 5-9pm
5th:
* City of Anaehim’s Breakfast at the North Pole, 8am
* City of Laguna Hills breakfast with Santa, 9-10:30am at the Laguna Hills Community Center.
* Buena Park Annual Caneland & Craft Fair, 10am – 4pm, Ehlers Recreation Center
* Craft Bazaar, 9:30am -1pm, 500 Fernleaf Ave., CDM 92625
* Downtown Fullerton’s Annual Winter Festival, noon-6pm: bounce houses, face painting, craft & food booths, caroling, tree light ceremony at 5 pm.
* GSROC Holiday Boutique, 12-4pm, HB
* FREE admission to the Discovery Science Center with any Bank of America, check, ATM or credit card.
* FREE admission to the Muzeo with any Bank of America, check, ATM or credit card.
* Laguna Niguel’s North Pole Adventure, 10:00am – 1pm at Sea County Senior & Community Center. $7 per child (2-12 yrs.) & $2/adult.
* Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics for Kids, 10-11am.
* The Knack Free Family Event at your local Michael’s store, 10am-1pm.
* FREE crafts for kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers in Fountain Valley & Laguna Hills, 11am – 3pm.
* Target FREE First Saturday at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 1:30-3:30pm. Face painting, crafts & stilt walkers.
* Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tour, FREE tours begin every 15 minutes from 9 – 10:30 am.
* Kids Workshop, a FREE kid-friendly “How-To Clinic”, at your local Home Depot, 9am-12pm.
* Anaheim Ballet presents The Nutcracker, 3pm & 8pm
* Holly Jolly Hoopla!, 3-7pm, San Clemente Community Center: live penguins & reindeer, sled rides, decorating cookies, Santa visits & story telling. For more information call (949)361-8264.
* Holiday Toy Express comes to Tustin: 5:45pm, Irvine: 6:30pm, Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo: 7:30pm, San Juan Capistrano
* Christmas at the Casa, 5:30-8:30pm: tree lighting ceremony, story telling with Santa, caroling. For more information call (949)498-2139.
* San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4:15-9pm, Historic Town Center Park. For more information call (949)493-5911.
* City of Fountain Valley’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5pm, FV Recreation Center & Sports Park
* Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Village, 10:30am 6pm in Downtown Anaheim at Center Street Promenade. Pictures with Santa, Train Rides, Snow Play, Christmas Tree Lighting
* Costa Mesa Polar Express, 2-4pm Fairview Park.
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
* FREE Community Christmas Celebration, 5-9pm
6th:
* Target FREE First Sunday at the Bower’s Museum & Kidseum
* FREE admission to the Muzeo with any Bank of America, check, ATM or credit card.
* Village Art Fair, 9 am, Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente.
* Bowers Museum, FREE day for Santa Ana Residents
* Centennial Heritage Museum, FREE day for Santa Ana Residents
* Dana Wharf FREE kid’s fishing clinic, noon.
* Huntington Beach Pier Lighting & Holiday Parade, 1pm-7pm
* Laguna Niguel Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:30pm at Crown Valley Park. (Dress warm, because snow has been predicted!)
* City of Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony & Candlelight Choir Processional, 3:30-7pm, Plaza Park
* Holiday Toy Express comes to San Clemente North: 5:45pm, Camp Pendleton USMC 7:15pm, San Clemente Pier 8:45pm
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
* FREE Community Christmas Celebration, 5-9pm
7th:
* Taco Bell Discovery Science Center, FREE day for Santa Ana Residents
* Mommy & Me Playtime at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 10:30am-1pm.
* Open Play Nights at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 5-8pm.
8th:
* Story Time, Pottery Barn Kids (South Coast Plaza or The Shops at Mission Viejo), 11-11:30 am.
* Mommy & Me Playtime at
Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 10:30am-1pm.
* Open Play Nights at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 5-8pm.
* Surf City Nights, 5-9pm, Main Street, HB

9th:
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
10th:
* Story time at the Orange County Zoo, 12pm. Free with zoo admission. (Irvine Park parking Fee not included).
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Open Play at House of Bounce in Anaheim, 10am-12pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm.
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Placentia, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* City of Cypress Holiday Sing, 6pm, on the Civic Center Green
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
11th:
* Save Our Beach Monthly Riverbed/ Wetlands Cleanup: 9 am – 11 am at the lot just north of the intersection of 1st Street & PCH in Long Beach
* Pretend City: Hanukkah Celebration
* Toddler Class at the Orange County Zoo, 10-11am. Come learn at the zoo… class includes hands-on learning & fun crafts. Phone registration required (714)973-6846. $5 for one child & parent (Irvine Park parking Fee not included). Ages 3-4.
* Story time at the Orange County Zoo, 12pm. Free with zoo admission. (Irvine Park parking Fee not included).
* Pier Plaza At-A-Faire, an arts & crafts event at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach, noon to sunset
* Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights, 7:30 pm by the water’s edge
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
12th:
* Pretend City: ABC Me Sign Childcare Providers Workshop, 9-11m
* Sea Tales at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 9:45 – 11 am. Reservations required (949)675-8915. (cost is $3 for members & $5 for non-members)
* Nutcracker for Kids, 10am & 11:30am, Orange County Performing Arts Center
* Everything Under $80 Shopping Event, 10am -6pm at the Village (across from Irvine Spectrum)
* Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics for Kids, 10-11am.
* San Juan Capistrano’s Lunch with Santa, 11am – 1pm, Community Center. $5/ child, $3/ adults
* FREE crafts for kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers in Fountain Valley & Laguna Hills, 11am – 3pm.
* Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade, 10 am on Crown Valley Parkway
* Dana Point Winter Festival, 12-5:30pm, La Plaza Park
* Newport Beach Holiday Puppet Show, 1-3pm, Newport Beach Central Library
* Buena Park’s “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas: The Musical” at the Pantages Theatre excursion
* Holiday Toy Express comes to Anaheim: 5:15pm, Orange: 6pm, Santa Ana: 7pm, Fullerton: 8:30pm
* Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights, 7:30 pm by the water’s edge
* Huntington Harbour Boat Parade
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
* Yorba Linda: Giant Menorah Lighting, 6pm at the North County Chabad Center
13th:
* Target FREE Second Sundays at the Orange County Museum of Art
* Dana Wharf FREE kid’s fishing clinic, noon.
* Laguna Niguel Chanukah Celebration & Concert, 3:30pm, Crown Valley Park Amphitheater
* Fashion Island Menorah Lighting Ceremony, 3pm. For more information call (949)721-9800
* Huntington Harbour Boat Parade
* Nativity Play and Lantern Parade, 5pm, Old World Village, HB
* Handel’s Messiah, Orange County Performing Arts Center
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* Bowers Museum: Las Posadas Mexican Christmas Program, 5pm
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
* Aliso Viejo: “Green” Menorah Lighting, 3pm at the Aliso Viejo Town Center (near the fountain area)
* Irvine: 8-Foot Balloon Menorah & Chanukah Celebration, 3pm at the Irvine Spectrum, on the Oasis Food Court Patio
* Laguna Beach: Surfboard Menorah Lighting, 2pm at Laguna Main Beach
* Laguna Niguel: Grand Menorah Lighting & Concert in the Park, 3:30pm at the Crown Valley Park Amphitheater
* Newport Beach: Menorah Lighting Ceremony & Hanukkah Celebration, 3pm at Fashion Island, in the Atrium Garden Court
* San Clemente: 5-Foot Flower Menorah Lighting, 4pm at the San Clemente Community Center (100 Calle Seville)
14th:
* Mommy & Me Playtime at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 10:30am-1pm.
* Open Play Nights at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 5-8pm.
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* Rancho Santa Margarita: Annual Community Chanukah Celebration & Public Menorah Lighting, 5:30pm at Mercado Del Lago Shopping Center (Antonia and Santa Margarita Parkway)
* Westminster: Menorah Lighting, 6pm at the Westminster Mall
Thursday, December 17th:
* Huntington Beach: Menorah Lighting Hanukkah Celebration, 6-8pm at the Bella Terra Shopping Center
15th:
* Bowers Museum, FREE day for Santa Ana Residents
* Story Time, Pottery Barn Kids (South Coast Plaza or The Shops at Mission Viejo), 11-11:30 am.
* Mommy & Me Playtime at
Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 10:30am-1pm.
* Pretend City: The Day Basketball was Invented… 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
* Open Play Nights at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 5-8pm.
* Surf City Nights, 5-9pm, Main Street, HB

* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* Kids’ Night on Broadway. Buy one adult ticket for XANADU & receive a child’s ticket FREE, OCPAC
16th:
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, 6:30pm
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* Kids’ Night on Broadway. Buy one adult ticket for XANADU & receive a child’s ticket FREE, OCPAC
* Tustin: Giant Challah Menorah Lighting, 5pm at the District Shopping Center
17th:
* Toddler Class at the Orange County Zoo, 10-11am. Come learn at the zoo… class includes hands-on learning & fun crafts. Phone registration required (714)973-6846. $5 for one child & parent (Irvine Park parking Fee not included). Ages 3-4.
* Story time at the Orange County Zoo, 12pm. Free with zoo admission. (Irvine Park parking Fee not included).
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Open Play at House of Bounce in Anaheim, 10am-12pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm.
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Placentia, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Pretend City Posada, 4pm
* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, 6:30pm
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
* Kids’ Night on Broadway. Buy one adult ticket for XANADU & receive a child’s ticket FREE, OCPAC
18th:
* Tot Walk, 9am at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Reservations required: 949-923-2235.
* Pier Plaza Art-A-Faire, an arts & crafts event at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach, noon to sunset
* Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights, 7:30 pm by the water’s edge
* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, 6:30pm
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
19th:
* Save Our Beach Monthly Beach Cleanup: 10 am – 1pm at the 1st Street Beach lot (corner of Ocean & 1st in the Rivers End restaurant parking lot) in Seal Beach
* Christmas at the Orange County Zoo, 10am – 3pm. Visit with Santa, enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, make craft & get your face painted. Free with zoo admission. (Irvine Park parking Fee not included).
* Pretend City Educator Music Workshop with Nick, 10am -12 pm
* FREE crafts for kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers in Fountain Valley & Laguna Hills, 11am – 3pm.
* Train Rides at Costa Mesa’s Fairview Park, 10am – 3:30pm: enjoy a ride aboard the Orange County Model Engineers miniature train & travel over 3 miles of track. For more information call (949)548-7246.
* Pretend City “A Christmas Carol” Celebration, 11am – 12pm, 2-3pm
* Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights, 7:30 pm by the water’s edge
* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, 6:30pm
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
20th:
* Train Rides at Costa Mesa’s Fairview Park, 10am – 3:30pm: enjoy a ride aboard the Orange County Model Engineers miniature train & travel over 3 miles of track. For more information call (949)548-7246.
* Dana Wharf FREE kid’s fishing clinic, noon.
* Pretend City Maria Perez & Candra of the Featured Family Perfomance, 12 – 12:20pm
* The Rose Theater Christmas Concert, 2:30pm, The Rose Theater in Westminster
* Pretend City Maria Perez of the Featured Family Danzon Group Performance, 3-3:30pm
* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, 6:30pm
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
21st:
* Pretend City Winter Solstice & Christmas Celebration
* Mommy & Me Playtime at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 10:30am-1pm.
* Pretend City Parent Participation Program: Gingerbread Picasso, 2-3pm, 3:30-4:30pm. Reservations required (949)428-3900
* Open Play Nights at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 5-8pm.
* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* Pretend City Parent’s Night Out, Children’s Night In, RSVP by December 15th
22nd:
* Discovery Science Center Planetary Research Station Opening
* Pretend City Tiny Tots Hip Hop & Making Music with Nick, 10:3p – 11am
* Story Time, Pottery Barn Kids (South Coast Plaza or The Shops at Mission Viejo), 11-11:30 am.
* Mommy & Me Playtime at
Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 10:30am-1pm.
* Open Play Nights at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 5-8pm.
* Surf City Nights, 5-9pm, Main Street, HB

* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* Disney on Ice at the Honda Center
23rd:
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* Disney on Ice at the Honda Center
24th:
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Open Play at House of Bounce in Anaheim, 10am-12pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm.
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Placentia, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker at the Barclay Theater
* Disney on Ice at the Honda Center
25th:
* Disney on Ice at the Honda Center
26th:
* Pretend City Boxing Day Celebration: bring a new unwrapped toy & recieve a $2 discount
* Pretend City Kwanzaa Celebration
* Family Hike, 9am at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Reservations required: 949-923-2235.
* FREE crafts for kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers in Fountain Valley & Laguna Hills, 11am – 3pm.
* Kwanza Celebration at the Bowers Museum
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
* Disney on Ice at the Honda Center
27th:
* Dana Wharf FREE kid’s fishing clinic, noon.
* The Chance Theater presents Little Women
* Disney on Ice at the Honda Center
28th:
* Mommy & Me Playtime at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 10:30am-1pm.
* Open Play Nights at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 5-8pm.
29th:
* Story Time, Pottery Barn Kids (South Coast Plaza or The Shops at Mission Viejo), 11-11:30 am.
* Mommy & Me Playtime at
Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 10:30am-1pm.
* Story time at the Orange County Zoo, 12pm. Free with zoo admission. (Irvine Park parking Fee not included).
* Open Play Nights at Hullabaloos Clubhouse in Orange, 5-8pm.
* Surf City Nights, 5-9pm, Main Street, HB

30th:
* Toddler Class at the Orange County Zoo, 10-11am. Come learn at the zoo… class includes hands-on learning & fun crafts. Phone registration required (714)973-6846. $5 for one child & parent (Irvine Park parking Fee not included). Ages 3-4.
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Story time at the Orange County Zoo, 12pm. Free with zoo admission. (Irvine Park parking Fee not included).
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
31st:
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.
* Open Play at House of Bounce in Anaheim, 10am-12pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm.
* Open Play at Partyopolis in Lake Forest, 10am-12pm.
* Toddler Playtime at Scooter’s Jungle in Placentia, 10:30am – 12 noon, ages 6 & under.

* Events & Activities are subject to change