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 the Winter Holiday & Christmas in Orange County, not to mention all the free things to do in Orange County. If you’re tired of doing the same old things, 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:

* Star Wars at the Discovery Science Museum
* 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)
* Holidays at Disneyland (November 14th, 2011 – January 8th, 2021)
* Holiday Toy Express (Santa will visit Orange County Metrolink Stations, November 19th & December 4th. He will be visiting other Southern California Metrolink Stations weekends throughout November & December.)
* Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Science Center (November 25th – January st)
* Gingerbread Village on View at the Island Hotel (Daily thru December 28th)
* Blount Family Christmas Show (Daily November 24th – January 1st, 5pm – Midnight)
* Kaleidoscope Ice-Less Ice Skating Rink
* 6th Annual Gingerbread Village on View at the Island Hotel

Monday, November 28th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* Holiday Tree Lighting at Irvine Ranch Historic Park, 5pm
* Family Autism Event at Pretend City, 5:30pm
* Sneak Previews Movie Series, 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 29th:
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Story Time with Amy McCamly at Belly Sprout in Fullerton, 10am
* FREE Story time at your local Pottery Barn Kids, 11am
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* OC Din Din A Go Go at Irvine Lanes, 5-9pm

Wednesday, November 30th:
* 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
* 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

Thursday, December 1st:
* Farmers Market at OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* Orange Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Food Truck Fare at the OC Fairgrounds, 11am
* Winter Ales Beer Tasting at Whole Food in HB, 5pm
* City of Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:30pm
* Thursday Tacos, Tequila and Tino at the Palm Terrace Lounge at the Island Hotel, 8pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, December 2nd:
* SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Neige Holiday Sample Sale, 10am – 5pm
* Holiday Boutique at the Island Hotel, 10am – 6pm
* Aliso Viejo Food Truck Fridays, 11am – 2pm
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train, 4-7pm
* Star Boutique in Fountain Valley, 4-9pm
* 20th Annual FREE Community Christmas Celebration, 5-9pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing, 5:30 – 7:30pm
* Newport Dunes Lighting of the Bay, 6pm

Saturday, December 3rd:
* FREE admission to the Discovery Science Center with Bank of America credit card or debit card
* FREE admission to the Museum of Latin America with Bank of America credit card or debit card
* FREE admission to the Muzeo with Bank of America credit card or debit card
* SeaWorld Christmas Celebration
* Irvine Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market, 8am – 12pm
* Old Towne Orange Farmers & Artisan market, 8am -12pm
* Breakfast with Santa at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 8:30-9:30am
* Peter’s Landing Farmer’s Market in HB, 9am – 2pm
* FREE Kids Workshop at the Home Depot, 9am – 12pm
* Long Beach Monthly Cleanup, 9am – 12pm
* Neige Holiday Sample Sale, 9am – 1pm
* Holiday Treats Boutique at Edison HS in HB, 9am – 2pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Breakfast with Santa at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 9:45- 10:45am
* FREE Build & Grow Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Santa at OC Market Place, 10am – 2pm
* Target FREE Saturday at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 10am – 2pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Winter Wonderland Holiday Boutique in Mission Viejo, 10am – 4pm
* Candy Caneland & Craft Fair in Buena Park, 10am – 4pm
* Holiday Boutique at the Island Hotel, 10am – 6pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* Breakfast with Santa at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 11am – 12pm
* Food Trucks, Santa, Shop, Shop Small in Anaheim, 11am – 2pm
* 30th Annual Victorian Christmas at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 11am – 3pm
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers, 11am – 3pm
* Fullerton Tree Lighting & Winter Market, 12- 5:30pm
* San Juan Capistrano Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4 – 9pm
* Crystal Cove Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4pm
* Fountain Valley Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4:30 – 8:30pm
* 20th Annual FREE Community Christmas Celebration, 5-9pm

Sunday, December 4th:
* FREE admission to the Muzeo with Bank of America credit card or debit card
* FREE admission to the Museum of Latin American Art with Bank of America credit card or debit card
* FREE First Sunday at the Bower’s Museum & Kidseum
* Breakfast with Santa at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 8:30 – 9:30am
* Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Cars & Cockpits at Lyon Air Museum, 1oam – 12pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Great Park Farmers Market, 10am – 2pm
* Santa at OC Market Place, 10am – 2pm
* Holiday Boutique at the Island Hotel, 10am – 6pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* Breakfast with Santa at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 11am – 12pm
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* Orange & BMX Track Practice & Racing, 3-5pm
* City of Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony & Candlelight Choir Procession, 3:30pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train, 4-7pm
* Huntington Beach Snowflakes on the Pier Lighting Ceremony, 4:30pm
* 20th Annual FREE Community Christmas Celebration, 5-9pm
* Spark of Love Holiday Toy Express at the Irvine Metrolink Station, 5pm
* Spark of Love Holiday Toy Express at the Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo Metrolink Station, 6pm
* Johnny Mathis Christmas Show, 6:30pm
* Spark of Love Holiday Toy Express at the San Juan Capistrano Metrolink Station, 7pm
* Spark of Love Holiday Toy Express at the San Clemente North Metrolink Station, 7:45pm
* Spark of Love Holiday Toy Express at the San Clemente Pier Metrolink Station, 8:20pm

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.