Events

November 18, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Surf City Winter Wonderland
Huntington Beach Pier 325 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648
All Day

The City of Huntington Beach and Ice-America are happy to present the return of Surf City Winter Wonderland! This family-friendly attraction is the one of the newest additions to the City of Huntington Beach’s events! Enjoy a day or night out with family and friends by ice skating to the sounds of crashing waves and following it up by supporting local downtown restaurants and businesses. 

November 19, 2022 - December 18, 2022

Winter Fantasy
935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651
All Day

The Winter Fantasy is a one-of-a-kind 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, tasty food and more. 

November 25, 2022 - January 1, 2023

Winterfest OC
OC Fair and Event Center - 88 Fair Dr Costa Mesa, CA 92626
All Day

Winterfest OC transforms the OC Fair and Event Center into a winter wonderland with oversized holiday decor, more than a million lights, and endless opportunities for memory-making. Activities include: North Pole Journey, ice skating under the stars, 150-foot-long ice tubing slide, snowboard simulator, carnival thrills, food and drinks, holiday market,  photo ops, and so much more!

November 25, 2022 - December 23, 2022

Irvine Christmas Train
1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869
All Day

‘Tis the season for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting ride through historic Irvine Regional Park. The train will depart from the train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Enjoy the colorful Christmas lights and decorations, as well as the dazzling Tunnel of Lights!

December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022

The Living Nativity 2022
Magnolia Church - 8351 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA 92504
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Everyone can use a little Christmas joy! Journey through the events of the first Christmas as you meet weary travelers, wander through the marketplace, see the shepherds, and hear the angels. This experience will remind you of the hope that Christmas brings. After, rest and enjoy hot cocoa. FREE TICKETS

December 2, 2022 - December 3, 2022

Drive-Thru Nativity at Mount of Olives Church
Mount of Olives Church -24772 Chrisanta Drive Mission Viejo, CA 92691
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

All are invited to bundle up, grab the family and some hot cocoa, and drive-thru the Mount of Olives Church campus to experience a free retelling of the Christmas story. See live actors and animals plus hear music and narration from your car!

December 3, 2022

Women’s Christmas Brunch
Calvary Chapel Foothill Ranch - 26882 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

We’ll be enjoying some great food and an excellent word from guest speaker Sher Pai along with some special Christmas music and worship with Roxie Jane. This is a great opportunity to set the tone for the Christmas season, and even invite a friend who doesn’t know the Lord!
For more information visit the website!

December 3, 2022

La Habra Tamale Festival
La Habra City Hall - 110 E La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The La Habra Tamale Festival annually draws over 10,000 attendees who enjoy live music, dancers, contests, local vendors as well as a variety of delicious tamales! There are free shuttles that bring visitors to the festival from convenient off-site parking areas. The festival concludes with La Habra's annual Tree Lighting ceremony!

December 3, 2022

Winter in the Grove
Village Green Park - 12732 Main St. Garden Grove, CA 92840
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The fifth annual Winter in the Grove event is coming up on Saturday, December 3rd at Village Green Park in Garden Grove! The event will feature live music, dance performances, a holiday craft boutique, snow slides and more!

December 3, 2022

SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE
Walmart Supercenter, 26502 Towne Centre Dr, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LOOKING TO DONATE TOYS?

Toys will be collected at all 77 OCFA fire stations again this year and at our headquarters (located at 1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine, CA 92602) starting Monday, November 28th - Saturday, December 24th. To find your closest fire station, please use the following link.

Toys may also be delivered to the KWVE Warehouse Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. The address is 3232 W MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704 (on Susan Street, left side).

In an effort to gather enough toys to meet the needs, we are also planning several toy donation events throughout Orange County on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 3rd, 12-3pm - Walmart Supercenter, 26502 Towne Centre Dr, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

  • Sunday, December 4th, 12-3pm - The Market Place - CPK Food Court, 3001 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782

  • Saturday, December 10th, 12-3pm - Walmart at Buena Park Mall, 8450 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620

  • Sunday, December 11th, 12-3pm - The Market Place - Mathis Brothers Food Court, 13300 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602

  • Friday, December 16th - ABC7 Stuff-A-Bus Event, Red Robin Parking Lot, 1307 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

December 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Journey to Bethlehem
Crossline Church - 23331 Moulton Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Experience the Christmas story coming to life in the most captivating living nativity in Orange County. This walk-through journey transports you to Bethlehem as it was 2000 years ago, featuring live camels and sheep, shepherds, Roman soldiers, baby Jesus, unique food, refreshments and more immersive activities for all ages. 

December 9, 2022 - December 17, 2022

The Living Nativity
24935 Washington Avenue Murrieta CA, 92562
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calvary Sunrise presents its Annual “Living Nativity”. This is a free event the whole family will enjoy. Performances will feature live animals and church members in costume acting out the very first Christmas. Join us at the home of Lily Kelly Ministries, located at 24935 Washington Avenue Murrieta CA, 92562, December 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th. Performances at 6:00, 6:45, & 7:30 p.m. Plan to arrive a little early to allow time for parking and seating.  

December 9, 2022

Aryana Free Colonoscopy Screening
National Ambulatory Surgery Center - 302 W. La Veta, Suit 100 Orange, CA 92866
All Day
650-531-9082

Aryana Health Care Foundation in conjunction with National Ambulatory Surgery Center in Orange CA, are offering free colonoscopy screening exams on December 9, 2022. This service will be provided to medically indigent, uninsured or underinsured members of the community at NO CHARGE.

December 10, 2022

Phil Wickham Christmas Concert
Honda Center 2695 E Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Phil Wickham is bringing his acclaimed Christmas tour to the West Coast this December alongside special guest, Anne Wilson! Don’t miss the BEHOLD Christmas Nights, a space set apart to pause, reflect and usher in the Christmas season through corporate worship.

December 11, 2022

Angel City Christmas
Bel Air Church - 16221 Mulholland Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049
4:00 AM - 9:00 PM

YOU’RE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THIS MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT BEL AIR CHURCH WITH OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT! GUESTS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO ICONIC CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND THE MUSIC OF A 40-PIECE PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRA, DIRECTED BY ANDERSON ISIAGU, DIRECTOR OF TRADITIONAL WORSHIP. ADDITIONAL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES BY THE BEL AIR CHANCEL CHOIR, AND BEL AIR WORSHIP BAND LED BY OUR DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP JAMISON PUCKETT.

TICKETS: $25.00 PER PERSON.

December 14, 2022 - December 18, 2022

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Marina Park - 1600 W Balboa Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92663
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 114th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. On the opening night of the parade on Wednesday, December 14 at approximately 6:15 pm, a special opening fireworks display will take place off the Newport Pier to kick off the parade. Then, on the final night of the parade, Sunday, December 18, a special fireworks display will close out the parade from the Balboa Pier beginning at approximately 9:00 pm; the fireworks will be visible from all around the harbor.

December 15, 2022 - December 21, 2022

The Shepherd of Bethlehem
Signal Hill, Lake Forest and Huntington Beach
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
714-891-9495

Pastor Bill Welsh will be presenting his one-man play at Calvary Chapel Signal Hill on December 15th, Calvary Chapel Foothill Ranch on December 16th and Refuge Calvary Chapel in Huntington Beach on December 21st!  "The Shepherd of Bethlehem" is a dramatic production of the Christmas story from the perspective of one of the shepherds.

December 17, 2022 - December 18, 2022

Living Nativity
Village Bible Church - 12671 Buaro St. Garden Grove, CA 92840
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us on a tour through Bethlehem as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Your self-guided tour will walk through the streets of Bethlehem ending up at the nativity. There will be live interactions along the way that tell the Christmas story and give an idea of the setting of Christ's birth. This is a great way to remind ourselves of the message of Christmas. The nativity will be open Dec 17 and 18th from 4p to 9p. Admission is free and tours will last about 20 minutes each.  Feel free to use this event to invite friends and neighbors!