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Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration

For its 23rd anniversary party, the railroad rolls its prices back to 1996 levels to commemorate the year it first opened. Activities include hay rides, panning for gold, carnival games and, of course, train rides. Families can also enjoy live entertainment, and every child at the celebration gets a balloon.

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Wilderness Access Day - Black Star Canyon
Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

Wilderness Access Day - Black Star Canyon

Enjoy self-guided access to Black Star Canyon’s variety of pleasant introductory trails for beginning hikers and families, along with challenging experiences for seasoned trail users. Designated trails are available for self-guided access for hiking, biking and equestrian use by connecting various loops to offer extended exploration throughout the canyons.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Apr
6
to May 19

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Begun in 1963 in Agoura, near Malibu, to create “living history” for school children and their families, the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire has grown into an annual interactive playground and gallery for over 200,000 participants and guests. It has given birth to an industry nationwide and this year is more fun and exciting than ever. Magic, Dance, Jousting, Pub Crawls, costume fun, shows, memories.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Back to the Beach
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Back to the Beach

  • 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BACK to BACK TO THE BEACH! Two days in the sand next to the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the heart of Huntington Beach! This years lineup includes blink-182, The Used, Goldfinger w/ Special Guests, Reel Big Fish, The Story So Far, Anthony Green, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Less Than Jake The Wonder Years, Save Ferris, Story of the Year and many more! 

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Joshua Tree Music Festival
May
16
to May 19

Joshua Tree Music Festival

  • Joshua Tree Lake Campground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A growing family of music and art lovers convene in the Mojave desert twice a year - each May and October. This 4 day event features continuous live music, yoga from sunrise to sunset, kids activities, magical visual arts, healthy food options, inspiring play-shops, world market, Astronomy Theater + so much more. Leave inspired, rejuvenated, refreshed and full of LOVE.

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Balboa Island Artwalk
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Balboa Island Artwalk

Over a Mile of Art & Live Music! The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island's summer season. The 25th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk will take place along the South Bay front Promenade. Admission is free. This fine art show features 90 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on six stages along the walk.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Irish Fair & Music Fest
Jun
13
to Jun 16

Irish Fair & Music Fest

  • The Great Park in Irvine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come down to Orange County Great Park for the 2019 #irishfairandmusicfest. Tickets will go on sale soon. We already have The Fenians playing with more great bands to be announced.We're also hoping to make the fair bigger than last year so like the page and watch out for news. 

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American Revolution Reenactment - Huntington Beach
Feb
16
to Feb 17

American Revolution Reenactment - Huntington Beach

The British are coming!
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park, behind the library. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country's finest living history presenters. Spain's role in the independence of the United States was part of its dispute over colonial supremacy with the Kingdom of Great Britain. Spain declared war on Britain as an ally of France, itself an ally of the American colonies, and provided supplies and munitions to the American forces. Come by our tent and learn more! As always these events are absolutely free to the public.
Please check back here for schedule updates.

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Scots Festival & International Highland Games XXVI
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Scots Festival & International Highland Games XXVI

ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and the brand new North American Professional Highland athletics. With falconry, sheep herding and a large array of other activities, guests will have culture at every turn!

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Long Beach Seafood FestivalSeafood
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

Long Beach Seafood FestivalSeafood

Seafood lovers from all over California eagerly await the Long Beach Seafood Festival. This event celebrates the region's delicious seafood and unique recipes from local chefs to the finest restaurants throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. This all-ages outdoor event alongside the Light House in Long Beach has a stunning view of the ocean and the Queen Mary. There will be live music and DJ throughout the day, a mechanical bull, fun life-size games such as connect 4 and Giant Jenga, face painting, eating competitions, dances and lessons and more.

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First Night in Fullerton
Dec
31
to Jan 1

First Night in Fullerton

  • Fullerton Downtown Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Fullerton will be celebrating the 27th anniversary of the annual “First Night Fullerton” on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. This popular family-oriented, alcohol-free event will take place in Downtown Fullerton on Harbor Blvd., Pomona Ave., and Wilshire Ave. The event is free to the public and has an estimated attendance of over 15,000 guests every year.

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"Absolutely, Positively Rita's Last Show Ever in 2018"
Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

"Absolutely, Positively Rita's Last Show Ever in 2018"

This comedy legend is hosting her own early evening New Year's Eve party at the Laguna Playhouse, where you'll toast the end of 2018 and watch the ball drop on the East Coast with a complimentary champagne drink and dessert. Rita Rudner's "Absolutely, Positively Rita's Last Show Ever in 2018" is a one night special performance featuring special musical guests.

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LA Zoo Lights
Dec
27
6:00 PM18:00

LA Zoo Lights

Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo. Along the way, view real reindeer, visit with Santa on select dates, and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies.

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Festival of Lights
Dec
20
to Dec 26

Festival of Lights

The all new Festival of Lights with more than 2 million lights, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with spectacular fireworks and snowfall and ice skating under the stars on SoCal's largest outdoor ice rink. Winter Fest OC is also packed with over 30 carnival rides, attractions and games, a petting zoo, pony rides, trackless train through the Festival of Lights, interactive model trains, craft-making activities and plenty of Instagram-worthy picture opportunities. Make sure you also don't miss ringing in the New Year not once, but twice, with a special countdown, Orange Ball drop, fireworks spectacular and an unforgettable balloon drop at both 6:00 pm and midnight.

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Winter Fest - OC Fairgrounds
Dec
20
to Jan 6

Winter Fest - OC Fairgrounds

Featuring ice tubing down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain, massive snow play and slide area with separate areas for toddlers and kids with fresh snow blown in daily, ice skating on SoCal’s largest outdoor ice rink under the stars in the middle of Winter Fest OC, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with a parade of the Winter Fest OC characters, fireworks and snow flurries, plus a not to be missed experience with Santa and his reindeer flying over the fairgrounds through Christmas Eve, an all new Alpine Village with a new light maze and new wintery attractions, over 20 carnival rides and attractions, festive entertainment, seasonal eateries, visits with Santa and so much more.

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110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Dec
19
to Dec 23

110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Each year the beloved holiday tradition lights up the harbor and draws holiday enthusiasts from across the region. Residents and visitors can enjoy the spectacle from a variety of public viewing locations including the new 10.5-acre Marina Park, which offers 177 parking spaces, nautical-themed playground, picnic area and sailing center, and is also the largest public viewing area along the parade route.

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Christmas at the OC Zoo
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Christmas at the OC Zoo

Christmas at the OC Zoo invites guests to watch the loveable resident animals open treat-filled gifts, and treats hidden inside of Christmas trees throughout the day. Children can join the holiday fun with seasonally inspired crafts. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with children and spreading holiday cheer, and the jolly fun continues with games and a photo station. Reservations are not required to enjoy Christmas at the OC Zoo. The holiday activities are free with paid zoo admission.

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Christmas Fantasia
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Christmas Fantasia

Ring in the Christmas season with beloved carols and musical masterpieces performed by Vanguard University's nationally-known, vocal and instrumental ensembles in the elegance and acoustical perfection of Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Proceeds support Vanguard University music students, scholarships and other educational resources.

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The Nutcracker Ballet
Dec
8
to Dec 24

The Nutcracker Ballet

Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands.

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Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade

  • St. Timothy's Church, Laguan Niguel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The theme for the 2018 parade is 'Snow Much Fun'. 
The parade includes beautiful equestrian units, patriotic and inspirational military tributes, 
world-class athletes, spirit-filled youth groups, classic auto clubs, talented marching bands, 
and some of the biggest attractions in the nation!

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Christmas in the Canyons
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas in the Canyons

Plan to spend the day in Historic Downtown Silverado with a day of Fun,Food and Holiday music. Santa arrives at 10 am leading the annual Holiday Un-Parade. Photos with him from 10am-3:30pm. Come into town on the free wagon hayride. Do you holiday shopping choosing from the hand items from over 60 craft vendors. Food, music and wine tasting. Something for everybody.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec
7
to Dec 23

A Charlie Brown Christmas

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

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Candlelight Walk and Holidays at Heritage Hill Historical Park
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Candlelight Walk and Holidays at Heritage Hill Historical Park

Hundreds of luminarias will light the park’s pathways as strolling carolers and musicians fill the night air with seasonal music. The historical buildings will be aglow with Christmas lights and holiday decoration and will be staffed with docents to share each building’s history. Children can visit with Santa in the Arbor, enjoy crafts with Mrs. Claus, watch puppet shows in the Wagon Wheel Corral, and sit at a school desk while storytellers from OC Public Libraries spin holiday tales in the one-room El Toro Grammar School.  Visitors will enjoy historic holiday radio shows as they tour the 1930s Bennett Ranch house and can listen to a Spanish guitarist in the 1863 Serrano Adobe. There will also be musical entertainment in the 1891 St. George’s Episcopal Mission.  Hot chocolate, apple cider, popcorn and cookies will be available for purchase.

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Dana Point Harbor Parade of Lights
Dec
7
to Dec 15

Dana Point Harbor Parade of Lights

The 44th Annual Boat Parade of Lights will take place on December 7, 8, 14 and 15 and feature the theme “A Western Wonderland.” On each evening of the parade, OC Parks will host free family activities throughout Dana Point Harbor including games, crafts, live entertainment and selfies with Santa, all with a western twist. Festivities begin each day at 4:30 p.m. and the Boat Parade of Lights starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Capistrano Lights
Dec
6
to Dec 26

Capistrano Lights

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2018: a nightly tree lighting at 5:00 p.m. The Mission’s new nightly lighting and music program will be held from December 2 through January 6, 2019. Guests must be on the grounds before closing at 5 p.m. to enjoy the lighting experience. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long.

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Holiday Movie Nights at Pacific City
Dec
5
to Dec 19

Holiday Movie Nights at Pacific City

FREE Movie Nights at Surf Theater big screen on the Second Level each Wednesday this holiday season!  These movie nights are FREE and fun for the whole family! 
December 5: Don’t miss the classic Home Alone! 
December 12: Catch the always fun Elf! 
December 19: Of course, Jim Carrey in Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! 
Movie begins at 6 pm, so bring the family, friends, chairs, blankets and get cozy for a perfect December evening!

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Merry Monarch: A Festive Tree Lighting
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Merry Monarch: A Festive Tree Lighting

A Festive Tree Lighting with Performances by Capistrano Unified Schools. Join us as we celebrate the season and support our schools at Monarch Beach Resort. Enjoy a variety of musical performances by our students, cocoa and cookies, visits with Santa Claus and the official lighting of the holiday tree, hosted by KOST radio’s lively Ellen K.
All ticket proceeds will benefit Capistrano Unified School District.

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40th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

40th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk

This is an absolute can’t miss special event filled with holiday festivities for family, friends, residents and visitors looking for a spectacular way to ring in the holiday season. Each year “The Walk” brings together thousands of fun-loving people into the Village of Corona del Mar for live entertainment, food, prizes and games in true holiday spirit!

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Caring Santa - Shops at Mission Viejo
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Caring Santa - Shops at Mission Viejo

Please join us for a private photo experience for children with special needs and their families. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. The Shops at Mission Viejo will make necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event.

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Christmas Tree Lighting - Laguna Niguel
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Tree Lighting - Laguna Niguel

Join us for a Christmas party as we light the community tree in this magical ceremony. Crafts, sweets, and whimsical treats will be available in the land of snowflakes, nutcrackers, and sugar plum fairies! Santa will be there, so don't forget your camera! Bring your loved ones, and friends; please leave your pets at home. Free to attend!

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Christmas at the Mission - San Juan Capistrano
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Mission - San Juan Capistrano

SAVE THE DATE! Celebrate the holiday season at the historic Mission. Join us for Christmas at the Mission on Saturday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. featuring the first-ever Christmas Tree Lighting in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church along with a Candlelight Procession and the Reading of the First Christmas. Christmas at the Mission tickets on sale online only beginning November 1. After Christmas at the Mission, join us from December 2 through January 6 for a new tradition, "Capistrano Lights, " featuring a nightly "Tree Lighting" at 5:00 p.m. Learn more by visiting our website at www.missionsjc.com/christmas

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Puttin' on the Glitz
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Puttin' on the Glitz

Join us on Del Mar street for Puttin' On the Glitz at Santa's Village By The Sea as we kick off the holiday season with Live Entertainment, Beer & Wine Garden, Children’s Crafts, Mini Train Rides, Cinderella’s Carriage, Vendors, Food Trucks & Stores Open Late for Shopping. Free shuttle from 2-10 pm between San Clemente High School and Del Mar street.

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Dare to Dream Christmas Extravaganza
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Dare to Dream Christmas Extravaganza

The Dare to Dream Christmas Extravaganza will provide our community’s children living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and their families with holiday cheer in the form of singing, storytelling, gift giving, and winter comfort foods. Honoring Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte and his mother Dyna for their contributions to the CP community. Special guest appearances from Santa Clause, Bob Baker and the Marionettes.

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