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
* Dana Point Boat Parade ( Friday, December 9th; Saturday December 10th; Friday, December 16th; Saturday December 17th)
* Huntington Harbour Boat Parade & Cruise of Lights (December 10th & 11th, and everyday December 15th – 23rd)
* Holiday Stage Productions
* Gingerbread Village on Display at the Island Hotel (Now – January 1st)
* Cruise of Lights Boat Tour (Thursday, December 15th – December 23rd)
* Best Christmas Light in Orange County

Monday, December 12th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am
* 30th Annual Victorian Christmas at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 11am – 3pm
* Sneak Previews Movie Series, 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 13th:
* 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
* 30th Annual Victorian Christmas at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 11am – 3pm
* FREE Surf City Nights, 5-9pm (free admission)
* OC Din Din A Go Go at Irvine Lanes, 5-9pm
* Balancing the Holidays Workshop at Pretend City, 6pm
* Avoid the Average 7 Pound Gain During the Holidays at Whole Food in HB, 6:30pm
* Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Segerstrom Arts Center, 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 14th:
* Wristband Wednesday at the Santa Ana Zoo
* Tustin Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* FREE Health Screenings at Pretend City, 10am – 12pm
* 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
* 30th Annual Victorian Christmas at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 11am – 3pm
* 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
* Art & Wine Wednesday at the St. Regis, 6pm
* Newport Beach Boat Parade, 6:30pm
* Whole Foods in HB Hosts DIY Design Expert & TV HOST Amy Devers, 6:30pm
* Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Segerstrom Arts Center, 7:30pm

Thursday, December 15th:
* Five Senses of Science and Nature at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 8:30am
* Farmers Market at OC Fairgrounds, 9am – 1pm
* Orange Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Little Naturalists at the Environmental Nature Center, 10am
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Tideland Tykes at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 10:30am
* Food Truck Fare at the OC Fairgrounds, 11am
* 30th Annual Victorian Christmas at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 11am – 3pm
* Santa Photos at Dana Point Harbor, 3-5pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train, 4pm – 7pm
* Bootleggers Brewery Beer Tasting at Whole Foods in HB, 5-8pm
* Newport Beach Boat Parade, 6:30pm
* Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Segerstrom Arts Center, 7:30pm

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, December 16th:
* Las Posadas Celebration at Pretend City
* Tot Walk at Laguna CoastWilderness Park, 9am
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Creatures in the Cold Toddler Program at the Orange County Zoo, 10am
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Aliso Viejo Food Truck Fridays, 11am – 2pm
* 30th Annual Victorian Christmas at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 11am – 3pm
* Science Nerds at Environmental Nature Center, 3-5pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train, 4-7pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing, 5:30 – 7:30pm
* Newport Beach Boat Parade, 6:30pm
* Dana Point Boat Parade, 7:30pm
* Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Segerstrom Arts Center, 7:30pm

Saturday, December 17th:
* 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 UltraLuxe Cinemas in Anaheim, 9am
* Peter’s Landing Farmer’s Market in HB, 9am – 2pm
* FREE Great Park Balloon, 9am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Train Rides at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, 10am – 3pm
* Christmas at the OC Zoo, 10am – 4pm
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers in Fountain Valley & Laguna Hills, 11am
* FREE Build & Grow Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Food Trucks, Santa, Shop Local, Shop Small in Anaheim, 11am – 2pm
* 30th Annual Victorian Christmas at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 11am – 3pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* Santa is Coming to Bel Bambini, 12pm – 4pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Christmas train, 1 – 9pm
* Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Segerstrom Art Center, 2pm
* Newport Beach Boat Parade, 6:30pm
* Dana Point Boat Parade, 7:30pm
* Caspers Campfire Program, 7pm
* Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Segerstrom Arts Center, 7:30pm
* Campfire Program at O’Neill Regional Park, 8pm

Sunday, December 18th:
* SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
* 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
* Train Rides at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, 10am – 3:30pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* 30th Annual Victorian Christmas at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 11am – 3pm
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* Santa is coming to Bel Bambini, 12pm
* Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Segerstrom Arts Center, 1pm
* Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train, 1-9pm
* Orange & BMX Track Practice & Racing, 3-5pm
* Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Segerstrom Arts Center, 6:30pm
* Newport Beach Boat Parade, 6:30pm

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.