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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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Featured Events

California Rural, 1930s and 1940s: from the Collection of Diane and E. Gene Crain

  • December 01, 2014 to February 15, 2015
  • 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 upper level galleries is an exhibition of works in watercolor representing rural California of the 1930s and 1940s.

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....

Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker - Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall

  • December 12, 2014 to December 24, 2014
  • Location: Irvine Barclay Theater
  • Address: 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Irvine Barclay Theater
  • Admission: $45 Adult; $42 Seniors 65+; $40 children 12 and under
  • Visit Website

Bursting with energy and excitement, Festival Ballet’s enormously popular production charms audiences of all ages. Set to the timeless music of Peter Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tell...

Hooray for Hanukkah at Pretend City Children's Museum

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

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...

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...

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...

Snoopy House Holiday Display

  • December 12, 2014 to December 25, 2014
  • Location: Costa Mesa City Hall
  • Address: 77 Fair Drive, Costa Messa, California 92626
  • Times: From: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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The elaborate Snoopy House holiday display has been a Costa Mesa and Orange County holiday tradition for 47 years, attracting an estimated 80,000 visitors annually. In 2011, with the fate of the S...

Winter Break Kids Crafts

  • December 22, 2014 to January 02, 2015
  • Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Address: 2680l Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Fill your Stockings with Homemade Crafts at the Mission! A different craft every day of the week! Mondays: Lasso/Jump Rope Tuesdays: Miniature Adobe Brick House Wednesdays: Cornhu...

Ongoing Events

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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...

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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)
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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)
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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...

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 ...

12-23-2014

Featured Events

California Rural, 1930s and 1940s: from the Collection of Diane and E. Gene Crain

  • December 01, 2014 to February 15, 2015
  • 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 upper level galleries is an exhibition of works in watercolor representing rural California of the 1930s and 1940s.

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....

Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker - Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall

  • December 12, 2014 to December 24, 2014
  • Location: Irvine Barclay Theater
  • Address: 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Irvine Barclay Theater
  • Admission: $45 Adult; $42 Seniors 65+; $40 children 12 and under
  • Visit Website

Bursting with energy and excitement, Festival Ballet’s enormously popular production charms audiences of all ages. Set to the timeless music of Peter Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tell...

Hooray for Hanukkah at Pretend City Children's Museum

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

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...

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...

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