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)
* Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Science Center (November 25th – January 1st)
* Gingerbread Village on View at the Island Hotel (Daily thru December 28th)
* Kaleidoscope Ice-Less Ice Skating Rink (now – February)
* Holiday Stage Productions (now – January 1st)
* Gingerbread Village on Display at the Island Hotel (Now – January 1st)
* Best Christmas Light in Orange County
* New Year’s Eve in Orange County

Monday, December 26th:
* Mommy Movie Mondays, 10am

Tuesday, December 27th:
* SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
* 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, December 28th:
* SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
* 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
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing. 5:30pm
* Food Truck Fare After Dark at OC Fairgrounds, 5:30 – 9pm
* Downtown HB Art Walk, 6pm
* Wine Wednesday “Brown Bag Wine Night” at the Island Hotel, 6pm

Thursday, December 29th:
* SeaWorld Christmas Celebration
* 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
* 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

Things to do This Weekend with Kids

Friday, December 30th:
* SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
* Laguna Hills Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Toddler Program at the Orange County Zoo, 10am
* FREE Great Park Balloon 10am – 3pm, 7-10pm
* Aliso Viejo Food Truck Fridays, 11am
* Pier Plaza Art-a-Faire & Farmer’s Market, HB 12pm – 5pm
* Orange Y BMX Track Practice & Racing, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Saturday, December 31st:
* New Year’s Eve
* 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
* FREE Build & Grow Lowe’s Clinic, 10am
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers in Fountain Valley & Laguna Hills, 11am
* Caspers Campfire Program, 7pm
* Campfire Program at O’Neill Regional Park, 8pm

New Year’s Eve Celebrations:
* Discovery Science Center’s Noon Year’s Eve Celebration. 9am – 5pm
* Disneyland’s New Year’s, 8am – 2am (Disneyland), and 10am – 1am (California Adventure)
* Fullerton’s First Night Celebration, 7pm – 12am
* Great Park Family New Year’s Eve, 5 – 9:30pm
* La Habra Children’s Museum New Year’s “Noon” Party, 10am – 5pm
* Long Beach’s New Year’s Eve Aboard the Queen Mary
* Knott’s Berry Farm’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, 10am – 1am
* Medieval Times’ New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, 5pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm
* OC Fair New Year’s Eve Block Party, 7:30pm – 1:30am
* Pretend City’s Ring in the Noon Year, 10am – 12pm
* Rancho Santa Margarita’s Celebrating Family & Friends Event, starting at 5pm
*Rainforest Cafe’s New Years Eve Party: 6-9pm, at the Rainforest Cafe located inside South Coast Plaza.

Sunday, January 1st:
* New Year’s Day
* Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm
* Ocean Education Center, 10am – 3pm
* Kidtoons at UltraLuxe Cinemas at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, 10:30
* FREE Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Dana Wharf, 12pm
* 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.