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If you need something fun or educational to do in Orange County, look no further! We've created an OC weekend event guide that is loaded with awesome events and activities. Bookmark this page; We update it weekly with the coolest new events!

Orange County Weekend Event Guide

1. Annual Boat Parade of Light

December 13 & 14, 2019
Festivities begin 4:30 pm
Parade begins 7:30 pm

Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for awards. You can view the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor, or make reservations at one of our restaurants to view it from a cozy and warm spot. Come on down and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.

Enjoy this holiday extravaganza throughout the harbor each night of the Boat Parade that features carolers, superheroes, games, crafts, and FREE photos with Santa, and culminates with the Boat Parade.

Dana Point Harbor
34555 Golden Lantern

** Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers boat rides so you too can experience the fun of actually riding on a boat and joining in the parade. Don't miss the opportunity to become a part of this one-of-a-kind holiday experience.


2. Cars & Coffee 

December 13th

Cars & Coffee in San Clemente quickly became an institution with all automotive enthusiasts.  Why was it so successful?  The magic formula might be that it wasn’t an organized event, but rather a simple happening that grew organically.


3. Annual Nights of 1000 Lights

Thursday through Sunday
December 12-15, 19-22, 2019
6-9 pm

The 6th Annual Nights of 1000 Lights will be twelve nights of holiday cheer! Guests will enjoy a 'Blue Christmas' with Elvis, take a stroll in the glistening light tunnel and boogie through the disco inFERNo...enter a world of sugary sweets in the gingerbread house, enjoy hot chocolate and 'smores around the bonfire...get warm and fuzzy with a Scandinavian juletre, and follow the trolls and gnomes to visit Santa in his workshop!

All guests will enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and a make your own 'smores station. There will also holiday photo booth and fun arts and crafts activities. Additionally, there will be a no-host wine and beer bar, food available for purchase and holiday shopping in the Garden Shop.

$15 Friends / $25 Non-Member / Children 3 and under are free

Sherman Library & Gardens
2647 East Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625


4. Breakfast with Santa 

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am or 9:30 am - 11:30am

Put on your best holiday gear and bring the family to enjoy festivities including a pancake breakfast, holiday music, arts and crafts, bounce houses and a picture with Santa! Only pre-registration is taken for this event, space is limited. Children under the age of one are free! Parks Make Life Better!

$10 per person

Edison Community Center
1377 Magnolia Street
Huntington Beach, CA


5.  Swedish Christmas Julbord 

Join the folks at Ikea Costa Mesa in December for their annual Swedish Christmas Julbord!

IKEA FAMILY price $12.99
Regular price $16.99
Kids* IKEA FAMILY price $2.99, regular price $4.99

Seating is limited.

IKEA Costa Mesa
1475 S Coast Dr
Costa Mesa, CA


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