Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy Through Dec. 16
Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, live holiday entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo and Santa!
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org
Santa’s Workshop Nov. 28-Dec. 19
Along with Mrs. Claus and the elves, Santa will greet all visitors with a cheerful, Ho! Ho! Ho! and a peppermint candy cane. You are welcome to take pictures of your visit.
Wed, Sat and Sun. 6-8pm / Civic Center Plaza www.cityofmissionviejo.org
Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights Dec. 7-8 & 14-15
“Western Wonderland” Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for the awards. Festivities begin at 4:30pm. 7-9pm / Dana Point Harbor www.danapointharbor.com
Cruise of Lights Dec. 14-17 & 20-23
Join us for our 45-minute narrated boat tour through the sparkling waterways of Huntington Harbour. See thousands of lights on boats, decks, docks and homes, plus incredible animation. Benefits the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s nationally recognized Youth Programs.
5:30-8:30pm / Huntington Harbour Mall 714-840-7542 / www.cruiseoflights.org
OC Autism Breakfast with Santa Dec. 15
A Family Resource Fair, continental breakfast, healthy snacks, refreshing beverages, and live entertainments in a safe and inviting atmosphere for children with Autism and other disabilities and their families and caregivers. 10am-2pm / Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove www.ocautism.org
Christmas and Nativity Play Dec. 16
Old World Village plays host to the International Celebration of Christmas, a celebration that brings together a diverse group of churches, singers & dancers for a celebration that highlights the true meaning of the season. 5:30pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach www.oldworld.ws
Muckenthaler Holiday Festival Dec. 16
Family-friendly activities, Live music, art workshops for children, Arts & crafts sale, appearance by Santa Claus.
12-4pm / 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton www.themuck.org
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 19-23
The parade starts at Collins Island at 6:30pm and will last approximately 3.5 hours. Over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of water front estates.
949-675-0551 / www.christmasboatparade.com