Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruises Dec 1-31

Newport Beach begins its holiday decorations after thanksgiving and by the first of december Newport Bay is richly illuminated with millions of lights and hundreds of themed estates.

5:30 pm, 7:00pm & 8:00pm

Cypress Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting Dec 5

School Performances, Letters to Veterans & Santa, Holiday Crafts, Train Rides, Visits with Santa, Games, Refreshments, SPARK OF LOVE toy drive.


Garden Grove Christmas Tree Lighting Dec 5

This event features live entertainment and holiday refreshments. It culminates with the arriival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, Tree lighting, and winter snow.


La Palma Holiday Tree Lighting Dec 6

Enjoy the musical talents from our local schools and join in during the Community Carol Sing Along. Take a picture with Santa and his elves in the activities area before the event.

4:00pm – 8:30pm

Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec 7

Watch the tree light up the evening and see children’s eyes sparkle when Mr and Mrs. Santa drop in for a visit. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.


Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting Dec 7

Live music, arts & crafts, story time with the stanton Library, and the lighting of the stanton central Park Christmas Tree.

3:00pm  – 8:00pm

Tustin Tree Lighting Dec 8


Dana Point Holiday Boat Parade Dec 8-9 & 15-16

“A Superhero Holiday” Decorated boats light up the harbor with holiday cheer and seasonal activities are offered throughout the harbor.

4:30pm – 9:00pm

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade Dec 9

View over 100 exciting entries including marching bands, floats, special guests, youth groups, equestrian units, exotic cars, military members, local heroes and fun attractions!

10:00am – 12:00pm

Santa Tour on a Fire Truck Dec 9

As Santa rides his fire truck he makes frequent stops along the way to share candy canes, listen to children’s Christmas wishes and pose for photos.


Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade Dec 10

An asphalt Harbor tour where 50+ vessels travel through Villa Park. At the Towne Centre there are tree Lighting and awards ceremonies with trophies.

4:30pm – 8:30pm

The Holly Jolly Light Tour Dec 8-9

Enjoy a VIP reception and then tour the Home Lighting Contest displays aboard a warm comfortable bus.

6:00pm & 8:00pm

Breakfast with Santa Dec 9

Join us for a special celebration complete with scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday crafts.

9:00am – 11:00am

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade Dec 9-10

Bring your family and friends to watch as beautifully decorated boats parade through the harbor to celebrate the holiday season.


Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour Dec 10

One of Orange County’s most loved Holiday Home walking tours returns this year with seven uniquely holiday decorated island homes and cottages.

11:00am – 4:00pm

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec 13-17

Beautiful multi-million dollar yachts, kayaks, canoes and other small boats will light up the harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music filling the air.

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Cruise of Lights Dec 15-18 & 21-23

Both Locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks and boats.

Operation Santa Dec 16

Food and gift items collected for pre-qualified families in need are distributed. Kids and families can visit with Santa and play carnival-style games.

9:00am – 12:00pm

Inaugural Charity Event 5K Walk/Run/Skip Dec 16

Bring an unwrapped toy, T-shirt, Medal, & Swag Bag to all that pre-register!


Chanukah Wonderland/Menorah Lighting Dec 17

Enjoy live entertainment, activities, and crafts, as well as your favorite Chanukah, treats – latkes, dreidels, and more! Bring your family and friends!

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Fullerton Holiday Festival Dec 17

Live stage performances and an arts and crafts fair. Food vendors and exclusive craft beer selections! Free art workshops for kids, a children’s play area, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Int’l Christmas Nativity Play & Celebration Dec 17

A celebration that brings together a diverse group of churches, singers, dancers for a celebration that highlights the meaning of the holiday season.

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Winter Fest Dec 21 – Jan 7

Outdoor ice rink, 130-foot, six lane Snowflake Summit ice slide, a play park featuring real snow, strolling carolers and personal visits in the cabin of Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Festival of Lights walk-through holiday light show featuring.