NOVEMBER 9 - JANUARY 7: Experience the enchanting display of a million lights that light up lavender fields, olive groves, and historic buildings. Take a delightful tractor-pulled wagon ride around the property and be sure to visit the Christmas Village, holiday maze, s'mores pits, and Elvesville.
NOVEMBER 16 - JANUARY 7, 2024: The entire village transforms into a Christmas wonderland with many attractions and activities, including: train ride, live entertainment, ice skating arena, Santa's House, Northwood characters, and special holiday experiences.
NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 2, 2024: The reimagined Lightscape merges nature and art in the Fire Garden, Arch of Light, Feast of Light, Dancing Palms, and other installations. Fan favorite, the Winter Cathedral, returns!
NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 7, 2024: Knott's Merry Farm offers Christmas activities and experiences for families inspired by the spirit of the holidays. Guests of all ages can enjoy Christmas shows, ice shows, a nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony, a Christmas light show throughout Camp Snoopy, and more.
NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 7: A nature-focused holiday celebration featuring all-new seasonal wonders, including Winter Wildlands with majestic pine trees, glowing ice crystals, snow-loving animals, views of the “northern lights,” and photo spots.
NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 7: Discover a world where fantasy meets holiday cheer at Imaginarium — Southern California's largest holiday and fantasyland light show.
NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 24: A fully personalized Santa Experience. Travel through magical portals on a private elf-guided tour of the North Pole. Talk to Santa's reindeer, visit the Toy Workshop, and meet the one-and-only Santa, get a keepsake gift, and lots more. Activities vary by tour.
NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 7: Experience Holidays at Legoland featuring a 30-foot, fully decorated, LEGO Christmas tree with over 400 LEGO ornaments, holiday character meet-and-greets, seasonal shows, and treats.
NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 7: The Mission Inn's Festival of Lights is one of the nation's largest holiday light collections, voted "Best Public Lights Display" by USA Today.
NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 7: Enchanted Forest of Light is an interactive, one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences throughout the gardens.
NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 30: Go on a cozy wagon ride around the festively lit farm that will take you to the Land of a Thousand Lanterns. Walk and wander through light displays with photo ops throughout. After the wagon ride, make your down to the Gingerbread Forest for live music, barnyard animals, arts and crafts, and meet Santa!
NOVEMBER 24 - JANUARY 7: Winter Fest OC is a celebration that brings the magic of winter to Southern California. Over a million lights, holiday decor, and activities, including a thrilling 150-foot ice tubing slide, ice skating, snow play area, carnival fun, festive food, and more.
NOVEMBER 24 - JANUARY 5: Enjoy an evening train ride around the festively decorated, one-mile track in Griffith Park that is transformed into a magical train ride with delightful and festive scenes with thousands of lights.
NOVEMBER 24 - JANUARY 1: The Fire & Ice Festival at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is a family-friendly event featuring a large outdoor skating rink with skate rentals and skate aids, fire dancers performing two shows on the weekends, and Lighting of the Bay.
NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 31: The waveless bay will transform each evening into a winter wonderland featuring more than fifty lighted holiday decorations and Christmas trees.
NOVEMBER 24 - JANUARY 1: Join the celebration of Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter throughout Hogsmeade, discover the Who-tacular festivities with the Grinch and Max during Grinchmas, and enjoy holiday entertainment and festive treats.
DECEMBER 1-31, 2023: Experience Newport Harbor in full holiday décor aboard a decorated vessel on a 75-minute holiday lights cruise. View multi million dollar estates and vessels all decked out with thousands of lights.
DECEMBER 2 - 31: This month-long event includes family friendly events and activities throughout its entirety. Participants are able to enjoy ice skating, a holiday light show, food vendors, and more.
DECEMBER 2 - JANUARY 7: The Great Park transforms into a winterscape of holiday-themed art, music, and lights. Visit the Palm Court Arts Complex to enjoy interactive displays and festive photo backdrops.
DECEMBER 8-23: Step into a delightful world with Babes in Toyland, a magical immersive experience based on the beloved story of the same name. See your favorite storybook characters and visit the four lands of Merry Lane - Storybook Land, Candyland, Gingerbread Land, and Toyland.
NOVEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 17: Winter Fantasy offers a festive, unique shopping experience in an enchanting winter wonderland with thousands of lights and decorations, three stages of live music, carolers, puppeteers, art classes, and daily visits with Santa Claus.
DECEMBER 9, 2023: See the animals receive treat filled "gifts" hidden inside Christmas Trees. Visit with Santa and Mrs Claus and enjoy crafts for the kids!
Select dates from DECEMBER 9-22, 2023: Stroll through a Candy Land themed display of lights and entertainment. Enjoy games, make s'mores, shop for holiday gifts, and make a wish at the 'Wishing Tree'.
DECEMBER 14 - JANUARY 2: The 4th annual Ice Rink at Paséa Hotel & Spa returns in 2023 with oceanfront ice skating, reserved firepit experiences, theme nights, holiday cocktails and bites, group skate sessions, performances, and more holiday delights.
DECEMBER 16-18 & 21-23: Join the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee's Annual Cruise of Lights for a delightful evening on a 50-minuted narrated boat tour and experience the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, decks, docks, and boats.
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