Looking for something to do this weekend? Need to get the kids out of the house? Here’s a list of some of my favorite events happening this weekend. Want even more options? Go HERE for ALL the happenings this weekend in Orange County.

Daily:
Discovery Science Center Presents: Science of Gingerbread Holiday Festival
Holiday Christmas Light Displays
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

Friday, December 18th:
* 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

Saturday, December 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).
* 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

Sunday, December 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.
* Santa Claus & Outlaw Magician coming to Dippin’ Dots, 2-4pm
* Philharmonic Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, HB
* Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, 6:30pm

xoxo, K