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December 2021

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live in Anaheim

DECEMBER 3-19, 2021: Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new stage adaptation! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season.

Dates:
Friday, December 3
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Location:
Chance Theater, 5522 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim,

A Christmas Carol at Long Beach Playhouse

SELECTED DECEMBER DATES: Come spend time with the characters you’ve come to love – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and of course the irascible miser himself. This production will be the Christmas party needed to set you and your loved ones on the path to holiday cheer.

Dates:
Friday, December 3
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Location:
Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804

Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruise

DECEMBER 3 - JANUARY 2, 2022: 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:
Friday, December 3, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location:
Newport Landing, 309 Palm St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661

Holiday Open House at Rancho Los Alamitos

DECEMBER 3-5: In the early 1900s, the Bixby family hosted the ranch’s community of workers, families, and friends for a big Christmas party. And now you’re invited! Bring your family and friends for a festive afternoon at Rancho Los Alamitos. Tour the decorated Ranch House, get creative with crafts for kids, and enjoy music and light refreshments.  Free. Parking reservations required.

Dates:
Friday, December 3 @ 12:30 pm - Sunday, December 5 @ 4:30 pm
Location:
Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 East Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach, CA 90815

Lakewood Tree Lighting

DECEMBER 3: Carnival games and food trucks will be on the scene starting at 4:30 p.m. Santa will be ready to hear your children’s holiday wishes and take photos (with your own device) from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The official tree lighting program starts at 6:30 p.m. Festivities wrap up at 8 p.m.

Dates:
Friday, December 3 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
The Centre in Lakewood, 5000 Clark Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90712 United States

Christmas Parade in Seal Beach

DECEMBER 3: Floats, cars, wagons, strollers, bikes, boats, bands, and animals will all be part of the parade this year, along with the arrival of Santa Claus on Main Street!

Dates:
Friday, December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
Main Street, Seal Beach, Main Street
Seal Beach, CA United States

Holiday on Main Street in Yorba Linda

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4: 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 4
Location:
Yorba Linda Main Street, Main Street
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 United States
Cost:
Free

The Nutcracker by the Los Angeles Ballet

DECEMBER 4-26, 2021: The Nutcracker is the city’s holiday tradition perfect for celebrating the season. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, Los Angeles Ballet stays true to the traditions of the holiday story with some surprises! Performances at Alex Theatre (Dec 4-5), Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (Dec 11-12), Royce Hall UCLA (Dec 17-19), and Dolby Theatre (Dec 23, 24, 26).

Dates:
Saturday, December 4
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Public Skate Session at East West Ice Palace in Artesia

SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 4, 11, and DECEMBER 20 – JANUARY 1 Public skate sessions are back at East West Ice Palace on select days. Visit their website for the public skate schedule December public schedule: Sat 12/4 6:45pm – 9:15pm Sat 12/11 6:45pm – 9:15pm Mon 12/20 – Sat 1/1 (3 sessions):  2pm – 4:30pm, 5pm – 7:30pm, 8pm – 10:30pm Please visit their website to confirm skate times. General admission: $14 Child (age 10 and under): $13…

Dates:
Saturday, December 4
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Location:
East West Ice Palace, 11446 Artesia Blvd.
Artesia, 90701

Snow N Glow Holiday Festival in Del Mar

DECEMBER 4 - JANUARY 2, 2022: Go tubing down a giant snow hill made with real snow, sip on hot cocoa, and stroll through a million festive lights. Igloo private party rentals, s'mores kits, food and drink available for purchase.

Dates:
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, 92014

Capistrano Lights – Mission San Juan Capistrano

DECEMBER 4-30: Enjoy performances by Dickens-era Carolers and Selfies with Santa. Visit the Serra Chapel open after hours, California’s most historic chapel. Enjoy the Mission in lights, community Christmas trees around the grounds, extended holiday shopping hours in the Mission Store and more. Kids craft vendor and sweet treat vendor will be available on select days as well as surprise performances.

Dates:
Saturday, December 4
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Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Cost:
$5

Yuletide Cinemaland at Heritage Square Museum

SELECT DATES, NOV 20 - DEC 26, 2021: Enjoy a holiday movie, Victorian home tours, piano sing-alongs, food trucks, holiday treats, shopping, twinkling light tunnel and more. 8-Bit Christmas (11/20), Elf (12/4), Santa Clause (12/11), Home Alone 2 (12/18), It's a Wonderful Life (12/19), A Christmas Story (12/20), Home Alone (12/21), Grinch (12/22), Elf (12/23), When Harry Met Sally (12/26).

Dates:
Saturday, December 4
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Location:
Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Santa’s Jolly Trolley & Tree Lighting – City of Dana Point

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021: Come see Santa as he rides on the Jolly Trolley with his elves from the City of Dana Point Recreation Division! The Jolley Trolley will be making stops to four parks. At the last stop, La Plaza Park, the annual tree lighting ceremony will be held with carolers, hot chocolate, and cookies.

Dates:
Saturday, December 4
Cost:
Free

The Polar Express Experience at San Diego Model Railroad Museum

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021: This ticketed before-hours event will immerse children with special holiday activities around the museum, running Polar Express models, and story time with St. Nick himself, where he will read the classic Polar Express book.

Dates:
Saturday, December 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Location:
San Diego Model Railroad Museum, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
Cost:
$13.50 – $20

La Habra Tamale Festival

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021: Tamales, live entertainment, tamale contests, vendors, community performances, holiday tree lighting tamale lessons, kids activities, Santa pictures, and more!

Dates:
Saturday, December 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location:
La Habra Tamale Festival, 301 S. Euclid St.
La Habra, CA 90631 United States

Winter in the Grove in Garden Grove

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021: Live performances, holiday crafts and inflatable activities for children of all ages, a holiday craft boutique featuring handmade gifts from local vendors, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and 50 tons of snow to create snow slides.

Dates:
Saturday, December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Village Green Park, 12732 Main Street
Garden Grove,
Cost:
Free

Corona del Mar Christmas Walk

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021: Festivities include live entertainment, Santa visits and snapshots, vendor gifts, children's activities, and more.

Dates:
Sunday, December 5
Cost:
Free

Long Beach International Tamales Festival

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021: This all-day holiday inspired fair features a diverse selection of Latin American cuisine, from regional tamales, Latin-inspired dishes, drinks, homemade tamales contest, and a full line-up of entertainment, activities, vendors, and family-friendly art making activities.

Dates:
Sunday, December 5
Location:
Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Ave.
Long Beach, CA
Cost:
$25

Holiday Open House at Homestead Museum

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021: You and your family can explore Christmas in the 1920s as you wander the first floor of this beautiful home. Take photos, hear holiday music, visit with Santa, sit-in for a story, or make a craft during your visit to enjoy these beautiful historic decorations.

Dates:
Sunday, December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Homestead Museum, 15415 E. Don Julian Road
City of Industry, 91745
Cost:
Free

Hanukkah Festival at Skirball Cultural Center

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021: Watch Skirball Storytellers recount the age-old story of Hanukkah, create a one-of-a-kind art project, enjoy classic Hanukkah treats and holiday drinks, and celebrate community with a joyous sunset candle lighting.

Dates:
Sunday, December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90049
Cost:
$13 – $18

Disney On Ice: Dream Big at Honda Center in Anaheim

DECEMBER 8-12, 2021: Dream Big features favorite Disney friends such as Mickey, Minnie, Miguel, Moana, Elsa, Belle, Genie, and more highlighting all the magic and adventure of Disney’s tales through world-class figure skating.

Dates:
Wednesday, December 8 - Sunday, December 12
Location:
Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, 92806

Temecula On Ice

DECEMBER 9 - JANUARY 2, 2022: Sharpen your skates, practice your double axel, and we’ll see you on the ice! Temecula On Ice returns with a state-of-the-art ice rink, rental skates, Bobby skating aid and its own radio station playing the best ice skating music.

Dates:
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location:
Town Square Park – Temecula, 41902 Main St.
Temecula, CA 92590 United States
Cost:
$13 – $20

American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker

DECEMBER 10-19: 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 10
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Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

Holiday Tree Lighting & Laser Light Show in Long Beach

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021: A Christmas tree lighting extravaganza featuring a dramatic laser light show with falling snow, a musical performance by Long Beach’s very own Jazz Angels, and a selfie-worthy meet-and-greet with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty, festive stilt walkers, and a life-size holiday Teddy Bear.

Dates:
Friday, December 10
Location:
Long Beach Towne Center, 7575 Carson Blvd.
Long Beach, 90808
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