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November 2022

Once Upon a Christmas with Once Upon an Island

NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 24: A fully personalized Santa Experience that promises Santa will know all about your children the moment they enter the room. Travel through magical portals on a private elf-guided tour of the North Pole. Talk to Santa's reindeer, visit the Elf Workshop, and meet the one-and-only Santa.

Dates:
Friday, November 18 - Saturday, December 24
Location:
Once Upon an Island, 118 Agate Ave.
Newport Beach, California
Cost:
$55 – $75

Holidayz at the Park – OC Great Park in Irvine

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 1: ‘Tis the season for family fun and holiday cheer at the Orange County Great Park. Enjoy Holidayz at the Park, when the park will be transformed into a winterscape featuring holiday-themed events, displays, and lights.

Dates:
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
Free

Solvang Julefest

NOVEMBER 26 - JANUARY 6: Julefest returns for a month-long holiday celebration for the village of Solvang. Julefest events includes nightly light and music show, photos with Santa, tree lighting ceremony, carolers, bands and chorus, candlelight tours, artisanal night marketplace, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, November 26, 2022 - Friday, January 6, 2023
Location:
Solvang Visitor Center, 1637 Copenhagen Drive
Solvang, CA 93463 United States
Cost:
Free

“Let It Snow” with the Snow Queen & Princess at Bella Terra

NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 18: The Snow Queen and Princess will be performing and making it snow on the Green with their friends every Friday and Saturday. Special guest appearances include Grinch & Cindy Loo Hoo, Jack Skellington & Sally, Buddy the Elf & Jovie, Spiderman, and Black Panther.

Dates:
Saturday, November 26 - Sunday, December 18
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Location:
Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Pirates Take Christmas

NOVEMBER 29 - JANUARY 1: This yuletide adventure combines audience participation, heart-pounding action and the spirit of the season; along with a hearty 3-course Feast.

Dates:
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location:
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, 7600 Beach Blvd
Buena Park,
Cost:
$25 – $35

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC & LA

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 1, 2023: Check out hundreds of creative gingerbread entries and all new holiday fun! Walk through the gingerbread village, meet and snap a photo with Santa, decorate a holiday cookie, participate in winter workshops, and more. Science of Gingerbread is happening at both Discovery Cube OC and LA.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 30
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Location:
Discovery Cube – Orange County, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

L.A. Zoo Lights at Los Angeles Zoo

NOVEMBER 18 – JANUARY 22, 2023: Explore an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more for, a wildlife-centered experience that’s as inspiring as it is breathtaking.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$12 – $22

December 2022

Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker in Redondo Beach

DECEMBER 1-4: Following the idea of the original, it’s Christmas Eve and the Johnsons are having a grand party. The Christmas gifts are shared and young Kara receives a Nutcracker filled with hot chocolate her favorite. She falls asleep and the journey begins when the Nutcracker comes alive!

Dates:
Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 4
Location:
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach,

An American Christmas Story with Santa at the Reagan Library

NOVEMBER 11, 2022 - JANUARY 8, 2023: In this brand-new, never-before-seen 5,000 square foot Christmas exhibit, come and explore some of the fascinating  holiday  traditions  and the unique expressions of the holidays  from  all  50  states  and  all of the American territories.Immerse yourself in the exhibit’s festive forest of decorated trees and learn just how many different ways Americans enjoy the holiday season. As a special treat, come take your photo with Santa as well!

Dates:
Friday, December 2
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Location:
Ronald Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley,

A Christmas Carol in Westminster

DECEMBER 2-18: See Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story.

Dates:
Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 18
Location:
Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683

Holidayfest at South Lake Avenue

DECEMBER 3: Enjoy live music, holidays activities, in-store promotions, raffles, free photos with Santa and holiday character, snow globe making stations, cookie and ornament decoration, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3
Location:
South Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake Avenue
Pasadena,
Cost:
Free

Holiday on Main Street in Yorba Linda

DECEMBER 2: Gather on Main Street to celebrate the holidays! Enjoy kids crafts, local talent show and entertainment, artisan shopping, pictures with Santa, a holiday drinks lounge, live music and more! Free to attend, open to the public.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3
Location:
Yorba Linda Main Street, Main Street
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 United States
Cost:
Free

Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruise

DECEMBER 2-31: Experience Newport Harbor in full holiday décor aboard one of our decorated vessels on a 75 minute holiday lights cruise. View multi million dollar estates and vessels all decked out with thousands of lights.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3, 2022 - Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Location:
Newport Landing, 309 Palm St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661

Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

WEEKENDS, NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 18, PLUS BLACK FRIDAY and FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16: Holiday art festival that offers a festive, handcrafted shopping experience in an enchanting winter wonderland with thousands of lights and decorations, handcrafted gifts by 165 artists, three stages of live music, community performances, carolers, puppeteers, art classes, and daily visits with Santa Claus.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Location:
Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

City of Los Alamitos Winter Wonderland

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3: Free snow play, musical entertainment, snow sledding, Santa's Village, tree lighting, inflatables, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sensory-calming area, and vendors. This event had over 7,000 event goers last year.

Dates:
Saturday, December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
St. Isidore Historical Plaza, 10961 Reagan St.
Los Alamitos, 90720
Cost:
Free

Cool Yule Celebrations at Pacific City in Huntington Beach

NOVEMBER 25, DECEMBER 6, 17, 20 & 22 Take photos with Santa on the Ocean Deck and selfies in front of a retro-themed backdrop. Throughout the event, enjoy holiday-themed kids crafts, face painting, hot cocoa station, performances, and children's book author, Kim Ann, will hold a book reading and sign copies of her books.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Disney on Ice: Road Trip Adventures in Los Angeles

DECEMBER 8-11: Get swept up in Aladdin's princely parade, join the adventures of Anna and Elsa, play at a larger-than-life carnival with the Toy Story gang, set off on a safari with Simba, and explore the London skyline with Mary Poppins.

Dates:
Thursday, December 8 - Sunday, December 11
Location:
Crypto.com Arena, 1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

Wonderful Winter of Oz at Laguna Playhouse

SELECT DATES DECEMBER 8-30: The classic American tale gets a holiday makeover as Dorothy is spirited away by a blizzard on Christmas Eve and finds herself in a strange and wondrous land full of witches, munchkins and more! With beloved holiday tunes and a talented cast, discover the magic of panto today!

Dates:
Thursday, December 8
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Location:
Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker

DECEMBER 9-18: Southern California’s favorite holiday tradition returns with American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker. This magical treat for the whole family features an impressive cast of over 100 performers, incredible sets and costumes, and Pacific Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s timeless score!

Dates:
Friday, December 9 - Sunday, December 18
Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas

DECEMBER 9-23: This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?

Dates:
Friday, December 9 - Friday, December 23
Location:
Chance Theater, 5522 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim,

Lil’ Chef December Events

DECEMBER 6, 16 and 30: Lil Chefs will get in the holiday spirit with a Gingerbread House Decorating with Pizza Workshop, Cookie Exchange Baking Workshop and a fun New Years Eve Party. Sign up earlly!

Dates:
Friday, December 9
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618

Festival Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker in Irvine

DECEMBER 10-24: 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.

Dates:
Saturday, December 10 - Saturday, December 24
Location:
Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

DECEMBER 10-11: The all-volunteer Huntington Harbour Boat Parade is the non-profit Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Commitee's way of saying "thank you" to the Harbour residents for decorating their homes.

Dates:
Saturday, December 10 - Sunday, December 11
Location:
Huntington Harbour, 16889 Algonquin Street
Huntington Beach,

Winter Family Festival
 at Rancho Los Alamitos

DECEMBER 10: Celebrate the winter season at Rancho Los Alamitos. Learn about holiday traditions from the site’s diverse cultures over thousands of years. Activities will include music, dance performances, photo ops, crafts, food tastings, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 East Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach, CA 90815

Daisy Parade in Long Beach

DECEMBER 10: The parade will return to its historic format this year, and will take place on Saturday, December 10th, at 5pm on Daisy Ave. between PCH and Hill Street.

Dates:
Saturday, December 10 @ 5:00 pm
Location:
Daisy Avenue, Daisy Avenue and Hill Street
Long Beach,
Cost:
Free
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