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Orange County - Local Events

Orange County, California lays claim to an incredible array of annual festivals and exciting events. From the coast to the parks to the diverse inland communities, The OC's signature events are intertwined with culture, music, art, cuisine and the SoCal beach lifestyle.  Locals and visitors alike love to participate in these unique events that make up that quintessential "Forever Summer" experience.

 

 

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11-27-2014

Featured Events

Disneyland® Resort Just Got Merrier

  • November 13, 2014 to January 06, 2015
  • Location: Disneyland Resort
  • Address: 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803
  • Venue: Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort has always been a magical time for making lasting memories. Don’t miss World of Color—Winter Dreams and the vibrant Disney ¡Viva Navidad! C...

Elizabeth Turk at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s main level galleries is a solo exhibition of work by mixed media artist Elizabeth Turk, comprised of new work along with pieces from earlier series. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan....

JWA Features American Institute of Architects Orange County Annual Design Awards Program

  • September 24, 2014 to November 28, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

More than 80 entries from the 2012 and 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orange County Design Awards Program are on exhibit at John Wayne Airport through November 28, 2014. The collectio...

Lita Albuquerque at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s lower level galleries is an installation by internationally acclaimed environmental artist Lita Albuquerque. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015

OC: 125 Exploring Orange County’s Story Exhibition

  • September 24, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

Through February 2015, viewers can take a historical journey through Orange County history by exploring the exhibition for free in the ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture exhibition space...

Throwback Thursday at Aqua Lounge

Throwback Thursdays at Aqua Lounge feature live DJ’s, spinning throwback music, blended with today’s hits.  Enjoy featured drinks such as the Moscow Mule and the Cucumber Cobbler,...

Ongoing Events

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2 Hour Whale Watching Adventure-SAVE 40% OFF Promo Code VISITOC

Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point. Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf's ocean adventure cruises offer rare glimpses int...

Big Band Dancing at The Phoenix Club

  • Started August 21, 2014
  • Location: The Phoenix Club
  • Address: 1340 South Sanderson Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
  • Times: Thursdays 6:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Admission: $10.00 per person/$7.00 Club Members/$5.00 Students w/ID
  • Recurrence: (Every Thursday)
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Big Band Dancing is alive and well at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Join us every Thursday evening for Big Band Dancing in our Grand Ballroom. Bands change regularly and some nights we even host a si...

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DUCK the Halls at The Market Place

  • November 21, 2014 to January 04, 2015
  • Address: 2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
  • Venue: The Market Place
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Beginning November 21, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015, come check out three different holiday trees inspired and designed by the OC’s favorite professional hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks. The t...

Gingerbread Wishes

  • November 06, 2014 to November 30, 2014
  • Location: Lark Creek Restaurant
  • Address: 957 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)

During the month of November, Lark Creek Restaurant in Fashion Island invites you to celebrate the holiday season buy purchasing a gingerbread cookie making kit! Guests can order star-shaped, fresh-ba...

MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday Collection Celebration

  • October 31, 2014 to December 02, 2014
  • Location: South Coast Plaza Level 1, Jewel Court
  • Address: 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)

Celebrate this season’s daring spirit of colour as you enter the majestic holiday gleaming with a courtley glow. Enjoy a unique dance performance and live DJ at South Coast Plaza, be captured on...

Murder Mystery Dinner Show

  • Started April 18, 2014
  • Location: Embassy Suites
  • Address: 1325 East Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Admission: 59.95+
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every ...

11-28-2014

Featured Events

Disney Magical Holiday Lights at Irvine Spectrum Center®

  • November 28, 2014 to January 05, 2015
  • Location: Irvine Spectrum Center
  • Address: 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Venue: Irvine Spectrum Center
  • Times: Starting: 5:30 PM
  • Visit Website

Beginning November 28, the holidays will shine brighter with a unique music and lighting moment each evening throughout the holiday season. With Disney Magical Holiday Lights at Irvine Spe...

Disneyland® Resort Just Got Merrier

  • November 13, 2014 to January 06, 2015
  • Location: Disneyland Resort
  • Address: 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803
  • Venue: Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort has always been a magical time for making lasting memories. Don’t miss World of Color—Winter Dreams and the vibrant Disney ¡Viva Navidad! C...

Elizabeth Turk at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s main level galleries is a solo exhibition of work by mixed media artist Elizabeth Turk, comprised of new work along with pieces from earlier series. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan....

Irvine Park Railroad's 18th Annual Christmas Train

  • November 28, 2014 to December 23, 2014
  • Location: Irvine Regional Park
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92862
  • Venue: Irvine Regional Park
  • Times: From: 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Visit Website

Activities for kids of all ages - pictures with Santa Claus, story time with Mrs. Claus, carnival games, Christmas cookie decorating, a coloring corner and more. November 28 - December 23, 20...

JWA Features American Institute of Architects Orange County Annual Design Awards Program

  • September 24, 2014 to November 28, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

More than 80 entries from the 2012 and 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orange County Design Awards Program are on exhibit at John Wayne Airport through November 28, 2014. The collectio...

Lita Albuquerque at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s lower level galleries is an installation by internationally acclaimed environmental artist Lita Albuquerque. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015

OC: 125 Exploring Orange County’s Story Exhibition

  • September 24, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

Through February 2015, viewers can take a historical journey through Orange County history by exploring the exhibition for free in the ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture exhibition space...

Photos with Santa

  • November 14, 2014 to December 21, 2014
  • Location: Fashion Island
  • Address: 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Venue: Fashion Island
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Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 14, young visitors can meet with Santa to share holiday wishes and take photos.  Santa will be at his custom-designed house on Atr...

  • Fused Glass Sushi Set by Artist Maggie Spencer, an instructor at Sawdust Studio Art Classes

Sawdust Studio Art Classes

  • October 03, 2014 to December 26, 2014
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Admission: $95
  • Visit Website

A year-round program of art workshops taking place Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Sawdust Art Festival grounds. For $95, a professional artist guides students through a special...

Selfies with Santa

Santa returns to Irvine Spectrum Center, this year in Orange County style! Clad in a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts, St. Nick will greet visitors near Macy's in his Crystal Cove beach-inspired ho...

Ongoing Events

  • User submitted image from 2 Hour Whale Watching Adventure-SAVE 40% OFF Promo Code VISITOC

2 Hour Whale Watching Adventure-SAVE 40% OFF Promo Code VISITOC

Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point. Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf's ocean adventure cruises offer rare glimpses int...

  • User submitted image from Disney Magical Holiday Lights at Irvine Spectrum Center®

Disney Magical Holiday Lights at Irvine Spectrum Center®

  • November 28, 2014 to January 04, 2015
  • Address: 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Venue: Irvine Spectrum Center
  • Times: Starting: 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

The Edwards Courtyard will come to life each evening with a special tribute to the magical holiday shows of the Disneyland® Resort. The merriment kicks off at midnight on Friday, Nov. 28. Familie...

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DUCK the Halls at The Market Place

  • November 21, 2014 to January 04, 2015
  • Address: 2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
  • Venue: The Market Place
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

Beginning November 21, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015, come check out three different holiday trees inspired and designed by the OC’s favorite professional hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks. The t...

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