Monthly Archives: December 2014

Orange County January 2015 Events

happynewyearOrange County January 2015 Events

Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net

Orange County Parks & Outdoors Ongoing
Orange County, California has beautiful beaches, scenic
vistas, and pristine wilderness areas that are visited year round
by residents and out-of-town guests alike. OC Parks is
the caretaker of these beautiful county assets and operates
nearly 60,000 acres of regional and wilderness parks, nature
preserves, historical sites and famous OC beaches. New!
Annual passes are available all year round.
www.ocparks.com

Knott’s Fire and Police Recognition Days  Thru Jan. 31
As a thank you to all the men and women who assist in protecting
life and property, Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park is proud to
offer Fire and Police Recognition Days. Starting November 22
through January 31, 2015, Knott’s will once again extend free
Park admission to all active fire and police personnel and one
guest.
www.visitbuenapark.com

Commitment Day 5K Jan. 1
The Commitment Day 5K will start and finish at Life Time
Athletic: 25600 Rancho Niguel Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
www.commitmentday.com

BrideWorld Expo Jan. 3
Orange County’s annual wedding planning expo where brides-to-
be can shop and compare 150 local wedding professionals
including photographers, entertainers, cake bakers, bridal
salons, tuxedos, invitations and romantic honeymoon
destinations.
www.ocfair.com

Dana Point’s “IlluminOcean” Thru Jan. 4
Dana Point’s “IlluminOcean” featuring the wonders of the deep
blue sea, dazzling spectacle of sights, sound and motion that’s
electrifying our ocean views like never before will be happening
November 26th thru January 4th.
http://www.kwve.com

Southern California Half Marathon & 5K Jan. 10
Take a run around the course known to locals as “inside the
loop” at the Southern California Half Marathon & 5K, which
celebrates its 24th annual running in 2015 as the official warmup
road race for other California races like the Los Angeles
Marathon, the O.C. Marathon and the Surf City Marathon later
in the year.
www.active.com

Holidays On Ice Mission Viejo Ice Skating Rink  Thru Jan. 10
The “Holidays On Ice Mission Viejo Ice Skating Rink” at
The Shops at Mission Viejo is open seven days a week thru
January 11th 2015.
www.kwve.com

Monster Jam Jan. 10
Angel Stadium. Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven
by Carl Van Horn, Dragon driven by Scott Liddycoat, El DiabloSM
driven by JP Ruggiero, Scooby-Doo™ driven by TBA, Grave
Digger the Legend® driven by Adam Anderson, El Toro Loco®
driven by Dan Rodini, Tropical Thunder driver TBA, Freedom
Keeper driven by Matt Clark, Menace driven by Darren Migues,
Time Fly’s driven by Kelvin Ramer, Detour driven by Garrette
Ladelle, Felon driven by Mark Schroeder, Shocker driven by
Pat Gerber, Bounty Hunter® driven by Jimmy Creten, and
Scarlet Bandit™ driven by Dawn Creten!
Subject to change without notice.
www.monsterjam.com

Film Night at the Museum Jan. 15
Laguna Art Museum
www.visittheoc.com

Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival Jan. 16
This multi-day festival celebrates the history, food and music of
this region of Turkey, showcasing the civilizations that thrived
in Anatolia, dating back to the Trojans, Romans and Ottomans.
Coordinated by the Pacific Institute, Orange County Branch.
www.anatolianfestival.org

3rd Annual Baby & Kidz Expo Jan. 17
One day expo of vendors, giveaways, entertainment, activities,
coupons, information and samples for the whole family.
www.ocfair.com

New Year’s Hustle 5K: Your Next Step Is the Cure Jan. 24
The Orange County Great Park
www.renegaderaceseries.com

Laguna Hills, CA – Wine Class: Wine 101 – Back to Basics  Jan. 29
This seminar is ideal for learning the fundamentals of
wine tasting. Attendees will learn how to identify the key
components of a wine, how to score a wine like the experts
and proper serving temperatures. They will also explore
how to select favorite wine styles and how to pair wine with
appropriate foods. Eight delicious wines will be featured.
www.eventbrite.com

Snow Day Jan. 31
Tons of the frosty stuff is delivered to the dam to enable
youngsters to sled, make snow people, and have old-fashioned
snowball battles. Children are advised to wear warm clothes
and gloves. Space is limited to 900 persons, and early
registration is recommended. Advance registration fee for
the event is $12 per person for Fullerton residents and $15
per person for non-residents. The day of the event admission
will be $15 per person for Fullerton residents and $18 nonresidents.
www.orangecounty.net

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Orange County December Events

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Farmers Markets
Ongoing

List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net

DUCK the Halls at The Market Place
Nov. 21 – Jan. 4

www.HolidayStyleOC.com

Disney Magical Holiday Lights at Irvine Spectrum Center®
Nov. 28 – Jan. 4, 2015

www.holidaystyleoc.com

Irvine Park Railroad’s 18th Annual Christmas Train
Nov. 28 – Dec. 23

www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Orange County Christmas Lights
Thanksgiving Night – New Years Eve

Free event hosted nightly form 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
25473 Nellie Gail Road | Laguna Hills | 92653
Selfies with Santa Nov. 28 to Dec. 24
www.shopirvinespectrumcenter.com

Santa’s Workshop
Dec. 3 – 21

Jolly Ol’ Santa Claus will plan several return visits to his
Workshop. 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.
Santa will be in his workshop from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. each of
these nights.
http://www.planadayout.com

Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival
Dec. 5

5:00 to 8:30 p.m., Town Green, corner of Sienna Parkway &
Mercantile Way
www.laderatimes.com

40th Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights
Dec. 5, 6, 12, & 13

www.danapointharbor.com

Striking 12
Dec. 6 – Dec. 20

This Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Choice concert-with-a-story is
quickly becoming a holiday classic. Performance times vary.
www.lagunaplayhouse.com

Run for A Claus
Dec. 6

8:00 a.m., The OC Marathon Presents the Inaugural Run For a
Claus 5K and Kids 1 Mile Run/Walk.
www.runforaclaus.com

Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk
Dec. 7

This is an absolute can’t miss special event filled with holiday
festivities for family, friends, residents and visitors looking for a
spectacular way to ring in the holiday season. 2855 East Coast
Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 | 949-673-4050
www.cdmchamber.com

Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker – Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall
Dec. 12 – Dec. 24

Family-friendly and affordable, this full-length, traditional
production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet
Theatre’s Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features
spectacular guest artists, FBT’s professional company dancers,
and exceptional young talent from across the Southland.
www.thebarclay.org

South Coast Singers Holiday Concert
Dec. 13

4:00 p.m., St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, San Clemente
www.southcoastsingers.org

Special Olympics Southern California 2014 Fall Games
Dec. 13 8:30 am – Dec. 14, 3 pm

Be inspired by athletic determination and courage. Come cheer
on more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California as
they compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons
at Fall Games.
www.sosc.org/fallgames

Annual OC Brew Ho Ho
Dec. 13

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., The OC Brew Ho Ho features
more than 50 craft beers with a line-up of limited release,
seasonal, first release and holiday ales. Enjoy an
afternoon of unlimited beer tasting, great food, holiday
music and unique holiday shopping opportunities.
Phoenix Club | 1340 S Sanderson, Anaheim, CA 92806
www.ocbrewhoho.com

Hooray for Hanukkah at Pretend City Children’s Museum
Dec. 16 – Dec. 24

Rich and diverse circle times teach children about the Hanukkah
miracle and traditional symbols.
www.visittheoc.com

106th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights
Dec. 17 – Dec. 21

Celebrate the 106th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade,
the nation’s longest running lighted holiday boat parade, for five
jam-packed nights.
www.visittheoc.com

South Coast Singers Holiday Concert
Dec. 20

7:00 p.m., South Shores Church, Dana Point
www.southcoastsingers.org

South Coast Singers Holiday Concert
Dec. 21

4:00 p.m., Geneva Presbyterian, Laguna Woods
www.southcoastsingers.org

Christmas Day Buffet Cruise
Dec. 25

Take the stress out of the holidays this year by eliminating
the work and just enjoying the company of friends and family.
Come aboard a Hornblower yacht for our delicious Christmas
Day Buffet Cruise with all the trimmings, live entertainment, and
breathtaking views.
www.hornblower.com