Don’t know what to do in Orange County this week? If you are looking for things to do in Orange County, we have plenty of suggestions. We have lots & lots & lots of suggestions for winter holiday & Christmas in Orange County, not to mention all the free things to do in Orange County. If you’re tired of hitting the beach, here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do in OC, CA happening this week.

For ALL the details for each of the following events (& even more fabulous ideas of what to do) check out our OC calendar.

What to do in Orange County

Almost Daily:

* Orange County Museums
* Bowling
* Indoor Bounce Houses
* Irvine Park Railroad
* Orange County Playgrounds & Parks
* Orange County Beaches
* Farmers’ Markets
* Orange County Public Library Story Times
* Whale Watching in Dana Point
* $1-ish Movies

Winter Holidays & Christmas in Orange County

* Ice Skating at the Spectrum (November 1, 2011 – February 20, 2012)

Monday, November 7th:
* Little Naturalists at the Environmental Nature Center, 10am
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Sneak Previews Movie Series, 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 8th:
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Story Time with Amy McCamly at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* FREE Story Time at the Enchanted Toy Store in Fullerton, 10am
* FREE Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* OC Din Din A Go Go, Irvine Lanes 5-9pm
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* Cinema Sage Hill screening of “These Amazing Shadows,” 7pm

Wednesday, November 9th:
* Wristband Wednesday at the Santa Ana Zoo
* Tustin Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Stroller Brigade: FREE Games, Stories & Puzzles for preschoolers, toddlers & grownups at the Fullerton Museum Center, 10am – 12pm
* Parent Movie Morning at UltraLuxe Cinemas, Anaheim 10am
* Up Up & Away Kids Consignment Sale, 10am – 8pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing. 5:30pm
* Food Truck Fare After Dark at OC Fairgrounds, 5:30 – 9pm
* Wine Wednesday “Brown Bag Wine Night” at the Island Hotel, 6pm
* The Ultimate Food Fight at Whole Foods HB, 6:30pm

Thursday, November 10th:
* Farmers Market at OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* Orange Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Up Up and Away Kids Consignment Sale, 10am – 7pm
* OC Mommie & Me: Ready for Preschool at Pretend City, 10:30am
* Food Truck Fare at the OC Fairgrounds, 11am
* Baby’s Night Out (at the movies) at the UltraStar Gardenwalk , 7pm
* Thursday Tacos, Tequila and Tino at the Palm Terrace Lounge at the Island Hotel, 8pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, November 11th:
* Way to Play Friday at Pretend City (two for one admission with coupon) & Veterans Day Celebration (military & their immediate family receive free entry with proof of military ID)
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Placentia Veteran’s Day Ceremony, 10am
* Up Up and Away Kids Consignment Sale, 10am – 5pm
* Judith Ripka Sample Sale
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Saturday, November 12th:
* Walk Now for Autism Speaks, 8am
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* Peter’s Landing Farmer’s Market in HB, 9am – 2pm
* HB Beach Cleanup, 9am
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Children’s Fairy Garden Class at Dragon Fly Hollow, 10am
* FREE Build & Grow Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Up Up and Away Kids Consignment Sale, 10am – 3pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Thanksgiving Kids Club Cooking & Art Class at Whole Foods HB, 10:30pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* Living History Day at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, 11am
* Complimentary Thanksgiving Tasting at Whole Foods HB, 12pm
* OC Roller Girls at The Rinks in HB, 5pm

Sunday, November 13th:
* FREE second Sunday at the Orange County Museum of Art
* Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* Pamper Me Fabulous in Rancho Palos Verdes, 11am – 5pm
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* Marine Wildlife Cruise at the Ocean Institute, 1-3:30pm
* FREE Grand Re-Opening Party at WowZville: free admission, free cupcakes, free balloon animals, free face painting, free popcorn, free racing in the Racing Zone, 2-5pm.
* Orange & BMX Track Practice & Racing, 3-5pm

There you have it. A super fabulous list with tons of ideas of fun stuff to do in Orange County.

xoxo, K

p.s. for all the event details & even more ideas of what to do in Orange County check out our calendar.