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The Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art Festival

November 17, 2023 - December 17, 2023

935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651
All Day
The 33rd Annual Winter Fantasy is a one-of-a-kind holiday art festival that offers a unique shopping experience in an enchanting winter wonderland with thousands of lights and decorations, handcrafted gifts by over 160 artists, three stages of live music, community performances, carolers, puppeteers and art classes!

Winter Fest OC 2023

November 24, 2023 - January 7, 2024

OC Fair Event Center
See event website

Southern California’s largest winter festival returns to Costa Mesa, bringing winter fun for all ages! Winter Fest OC transforms OC Fair & Event Center into a magical winter wonderland with the region’s only outdoor ice-skating trail, ice tubing slide, and a real snow play area filled with endless delights. From free play to snowball throwing zones, sledding for the little ones, and a mesmerizing snow carousel, Winter Fest OC offers a winter wonderland like no other.

California Family Council Orange County Gala with RIley Gaines

California Family Council Orange County Gala

November 30, 2023

Hilton Costa Mesa
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join California Family Council to celebrate 20 years of Life, Family, and Liberty! They are thrilled to invite you to the beautiful Hilton in Costa Mesa for a delicious dinner, powerful speakers, and fellowship with Christians from across the state. The keynote speaker is Riley Gaines, a 12-time All-American swimmer whose life was changed when she was forced to share a locker room and then compete against a transgender woman at the 2022 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship. This moment became her call to action – to defend and protect women against gender-denying ideology. Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 30th!

La Habra Tamale Festival 2023

La Habra Tamale Festival

December 2, 2023

101 West La Habra Blvd
10 AM - 8 PM

The La Habra Tamale Festival is an all-day free event that draws more than 10,000 attendees who enjoy live music, cultural dancing, shopping with local vendors, a tree lighting ceremony, and a wide variety of delicious tamales!

Women’s Christmas Coffee

December 2, 2023

Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
9am - 2pm

The Story of JOY is woven throughout the entire Bible and is found in Jesus! We want to pause together to reflect on His story. At the Christmas Coffee, we will hear from our special guest speaker, Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing—coming all the way from Britain—as she shares with us the hope and joy of the gospel story told throughout Scripture! Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season with a steaming cup of coffee, a pastry, and rich fellowship. Meet new ladies and catch up with old friends at this year’s Christmas Coffee at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.

Our Christmas Boutique will be open before and after the morning program to give you time to wander through the pop-up shops from local artisans and talented individuals whose passion and creativity can be seen in all their goods, trinkets, baubles, and beyond. The boutique will be open both Saturday and Sunday to give you plenty of time to shop!

Tickets are available online for $15 or in the church office or Sunday in the courtyard for $12. Tickets will be available at the door for $15. Your ticket includes entrance to the morning program, a gift from us to you, and a delicious morning treat with your choice of coffee, hot cocoa, or tea.

Journey to Bethlehem

December 8, 2023 - December 10, 2023

Crossline Church
5pm - 8pm

Experience the Christmas story come 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. Visit the website for complete event details and tickets.

Navidad: A Journey to Bethlehem

December 9, 2023

Concordia University
4pm & 7:30pm

Under the theme Concordia Christmas – Navidad: A Journey to Bethlehem, Concordia’s critically acclaimed choirs, handbells, and orchestra share a sojourn to the birth of the world’s long-awaited Savior! This year’s concerts showcase more than 200 performers from eight vocal and instrumental performing ensembles under the masterful direction of Dr. Michael Busch, Dr. Jeff Held, Dr. Clarissa Shan, and Erik Der. Enjoy festive carols and Christmas favorites, old and new.

For King + Country: ‘Drummer Boy Christmas’ 2023

For King + Country: ‘Drummer Boy Christmas’ 2023

December 9, 2023

Honda Center
7:00 PM

The most wonderful time of the year is coming! GRAMMY® award-winning duo for KING + COUNTRY present “A Drummer Boy Christmas Tour: The 2023 Tour Experience.” Brothers Joel and Luke will bring holiday cheer coast-to-coast across the US and Canada this Christmas season, performing Christmas classics. Buy your ticket today for a remarkable night of Christmas Spirit!

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

December 13, 2023 - December 17, 2023

Marina Park - 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard Newport Beach, CA 92663
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Come to the 115th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade where you’ll enjoy viewing beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sailing in the parade. On the opening night of the parade (Wednesday, December 13th at 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 17th at 9pm) a special fireworks display will close out the parade from the Balboa Pier. The fireworks will be visible from all around the harbor.

Behind the Walls

February 16, 2024

Norco Men's Prison
6:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Join the Bill Glass, Behind the Walls Prison Ministry, as they share the Gospel with Norco Men’s Prison inmates. Orientation and equipping occur the evening before, February 15th, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM near the Prison. This will be a great opportunity to stretch your faith as we take the Gospel to inmates who need the Lord. For more information and to register, visit our website.  The registration deadline is Sunday, January 7th.

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