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December 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

November 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 







Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy  Through Dec. 16
Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, live holiday entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo and Santa!
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 /

Santa’s Workshop  Nov. 28-Dec. 19 (Wed., Sat. and Sun.)
Along with Mrs. Claus and the elves, Santa will greet all visitors with a cheerful, Ho! Ho! Ho! and a peppermint candy cane. You are welcome to take pictures of your visit.
6-8pm / Civic Center Plaza /

Aliso Viejo All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting  Nov. 29
A fun-filled magical family celebration featuring Santa, train rides, carolers and snow!
5:30-8pm / Town Center Fountain /

Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Bazaar  Dec. 1
A holiday wonderland with vintage ornaments, twinkling lights, and a beautiful, majestic tree on the beach. Santa, carolers, hot chocolate, cider and home-baked goodies will be provided.
10am-5:30pm / Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Beach
(949) 376-6200 /

Dana Point Winter Festival & Tree Lighting  Dec. 1
Santa visits, carnival games, craft fair, face painting, crafts, Lego Santa’s Village Workshop, the Mini Express train ride, petting zoo, pony rides and the annual tree lighting at 5:15pm.
Noon-5:30pm / La Plaza Park /

Lake Forest Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 1
Holiday melodies, cookie decorating, and story time with Santa to add to the wintertime magic. Registration is required.
8:30am & 11:30am / City Hall /

Winter in the Grove  Dec. 1
Enjoy free seasonal refreshments, children’s activities, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and an unforgettable tree lighting ceremony. Unlimited snow slide rides are $5.
4-8pm / Village Green Park, Garden Grove /

City of SJC’s Annual Christmas Celebration  Dec. 1
Live Nativity, kids cookie decorating & temporary holiday tattoo, free photo with Santa, free kids crafts, Christmas train ride, Christmas at the Mission and more!
4-9pm / Historic Town Center Park /

Santa Paws  Dec. 1
Bring your pet and have their picture taken with Santa for a small fee. All proceeds go to support the Pet Project Foundation which supports the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.
10am-3pm / El Torito Courtyard /

Fullerton Winter Market  Dec. 1
Beer & wine garden, pictures with Santa, artisan craft & design vendors, holiday performances and food. Bring a toy to donate!
Noon-4pm / Downtown Fullerton Plaza /

Santa’s Village by the Sea  Dec. 1
Tree lighting with Santa arriving on a firetruck. Christmas at the Casa: Holiday entertainment, crafts, cocoa & cookies. Puttin’ On The Glitz and Community Center Holiday Hoopla.
5-8pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente /

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 1
Will feature guests from the North Pole as well as performances by various community groups, delicious food available for purchase from local nonprofit organizations, games, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more!
4:30-8pm / Recreation Center & Sports Park /

Los Alamitos Winter Wonderland  Dec. 1
Free snow play, musical entertainment, tree lighting, snow sledding, Santa’s Village and toy drive for local charities.
4-7:30pm / St. Isadore Historical Plaza /

Yappy Howl-iday Celebration  Dec. 2
Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations (thanks to water in his favorite flavor) while human guests relax with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Proceeds support the Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.
11am-2pm / The Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point /

Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession  Dec. 2
An evening of holiday cheer and family fun as we sing traditional carols of the season with the Orange Community Master Chorale led by musical director Michael Short.
3:30-7pm / Old Towne Orange Plaza /

Irvine Winter Wonderland  Dec. 2
Games, crafts, entertainment, food and a tree-lighting ceremony. Joyful Jingles program and a visit from Santa Claus. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children up to age 12.
3-7pm / Irvine Civic Center /

Winter Toy Drive  Dec. 2
The toy drive will include a car show and food sampling. Toys will be donated to local organizations and nonprofits.
11am-3pm / Historic Main St., Garden Grove /

‘Light a Light of Love’ Holiday Parade  Dec. 2
Parade participants include youth groups, a band, several classic cars and Santa & Mrs. Santa Claus on a Huntington Beach fire engine. Entertainment at Pier Plaza, a Taste of Main Street, and a snowflake lighting ceremony at the pier.
3:30-7pm / Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach /

Tree Lighting at Pines Park  Dec. 3
Santa visits, holiday characters, carnival games, Lil’ Dickens Carolers, dog costume parade, tree lighting, hot chocolate, cookies and dog treats.
3-5pm / 34941 Camino Capistrano /

Westminster Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 3
We will light the tree, sing carols, restock the “food closets” for the needy, and of course … be visited by Santa Claus himself.
6:30pm / Civic Center /

Cypress Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting  Dec. 4
School performances, letters to Santa & Veterans, holiday crafts, train rides, visits with Santa and refreshments.
6-8pm / Civic Center/Library/Tennis Courts /

Tamale Festival  Dec. 5
Additional festival activities include two stages of live entertainment (Darden Sisters, Groupo Fenix & Mariachi Divas), Christmas Palm Tree lighting and visits with Santa.
4-9:30pm / Santa Fe Street, Old Town Placentia /

La Palma Holiday Tree Lighting  Dec. 5
Enjoy the musical talents from our local schools and join in during the Community Carol Sing Along.
5:30-8:30pm / Central Park Amphitheater /

Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 6
Live music and entertainment. Watch the holiday tree light up! Pictures with Santa are available for a fee. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
6:30pm / Civic & Cultural Center /

Jingle Jam  Dec. 6
Donated toys will go to Spark of Love. Those who donate will receive a front-of-the-line pass to see Santa Claus.
5-8pm / Eastgate Park, Garden Grove /

Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 6
Enjoy live music, arts & crafts, story time with the Stanton Library, and the lighting of the Stanton Central Park Christmas tree. A visit from Santa!
6-7:30pm / Central Park /

Seal Beach Christmas Parade  Dec. 7
“The Magic of Christmas.” Marching bands, dancing groups, youth groups, equestrians, classic cars, local businesses, floats, military displays and more.
7-9pm / Main Street /

Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 7
Enjoy holiday carols, stage entertainment, and tree lighting.
6-8pm / Tustin Library Courtyard /

Holly Jolly Lights Tour  Dec. 7-8
Your ticket includes an outdoor party with live entertainment, a holiday cookie and hot chocolate, a marshmallow for toasting and a warm fire.
6pm & 8pm / Mission Viejo Civic Center Plaza /

Nights of 1000 Lights  Dec. 7-8
Holiday celebration featuring a dazzling display of lights, live music, visits with Santa, hot chocolate and ‘smores!
6-9pm / Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar
(949) 673-2261 /

Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights  Dec. 7-8 & 14-15
“Western Wonderland.” Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for the awards. Festivities begin at 4:30pm.
7-9pm / Dana Point Harbor /

Candlelight Walk  Dec. 7-9
Luminaria-lit paths and historic buildings and trees aglow with Christmas lighting. Victorian carolers, live entertainment, storytellers, visits with Santa, and refreshments.
5:30-8:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park /

Yorba Linda Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 8
Breakfast, crafts, live entertainment and a chance to meet Santa!
9-11:30am / Yorba Linda Community Center /

Laguna Hills Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 8
Join us for a special celebration complete with a scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday crafts.
9-11am / Community Center & Sports Complex /

Westminster Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 8
After a visit with Santa, enjoy a morning of arts and crafts.
9-10:30am / Community Services Building
(714) 895-2860 /

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair  Dec. 9
More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring about 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption. Vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping on-site and an opportunity drawing.
10am-2pm / Irvine Animal Care Center /

Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade  Dec. 9
An asphalt harbor tour where 50+ vessels travel through Villa Park. Activities at the VP Towne Center following the parade.
5-9pm / Village Park Towne Center /

Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour  Dec. 9
Nine uniquely holiday decorated bay-front and island homes. Be sure to visit the shops on Marine and Agate Avenues for your holiday shopping and refreshments!
11am-4pm / Balboa Island /

Cruise of Lights  Dec. 14-17 & 20-23
Join us for our 45-minute narrated boat tour through the sparkling waterways of Huntington Harbour. See thousands of lights on boats, decks, docks and homes, plus incredible animation. Benefits the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s nationally-recognized Youth Programs.
5:30-8:30pm / Huntington Harbour Mall
(714) 840-7542 /

OC Autism Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 15
Family Resource Fair, continental breakfast, healthy snacks, refreshing beverages, and live entertainments in a safe and inviting atmosphere for children with Autism and other disabilities, their families & caregivers.
10am-2pm / Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove /

Christmas and Nativity Play  Dec. 16
Old World Village plays host to the International Celebration of Christmas, a celebration that brings together a diverse group of churches, singers & dancers for a celebration that highlights the meaning of the season.
5:30pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach /

Muckenthaler Holiday Festival  Dec. 16
Family-friendly activities, live music, art workshops for children, arts & crafts sale, and an appearance by Santa Claus.
Noon-4pm / 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton /

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade  Dec. 19-23
The parade starts at Collins Island at 6:30pm and will last approximately 3.5 hours. Over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of waterfront estates.
(949) 675-0551 /


Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

7945 E Viewrim Drive

November 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Incredible panoramic city light views from almost every room! Centrally-located within the Viewpointe North gated community, you will discover this perfectly situated, absolutely pristine, ground floor single story condo. Unique architectural niches with a grey and white palette offer a modern touch throughout. Wonderful great room floor plan offers a spacious living room with fireplace and generous slider to bring the incredible outdoor views indoors. Kitchen is light & bright with sleek granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, and farmhouse style sink and is open to the dining area. Double door entry leads into the master suite with private en-suite bath finished with Corian counters & designer-select mirror with double vanity, oversized shower, and a generous walk-in closet. The secondary bedroom and full bath are off the hallway. Additional linen storage plus interior laundry area (includes washer & dryer) is easily accessed, along with direct garage entry into the single-car garage. Two separate sunny patios & no maintenance artificial turf creates a very private and memorable setting! Additional assigned parking space is just across the lane. Desirable HOA amenities include sparkling pools, spa, BBQ areas & meandering paths!

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7673 Corto Road

November 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Anaheim Hills is being modernized with a new custom estate home on a half acre view lot! The estate offers the design elements of today with an open floor plan, walls of windows and retractable doors allowing for complete usability and functionality for entertaining. The home offers a large open family room with 20-foot ceilings, linear fireplace and complete indoor/outdoor living with pocket sliding doors and covered patio. The chefs kitchen is open to the family room and designed with dual islands for food preparation and casual dining allowing plenty of countertop space for serving family and guests. It will be equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, built-in refrigerator/freezer, and walk-in pantry. The floor plan lends itself to multi-generational living as it has a large downstairs suite, bath and walk-in closet with its own patio and downstairs office. Upstairs you will find four en-suite bedrooms, a loft/game room, upstairs laundry and a wall of windows to accentuate the amazing views. The master suite is positioned to highlight the outdoor panorama with a wall of sliding glass doors leading out to a covered view balcony to enjoy the city lights. The master bath offers an abundance of closet space with two large walk-in closets, his and her vanities and a walk-in rain shower and spa bath. The home is built with an oversize almost 800 sqft garage and situated on a large private lot with endless possibilities. View the virtual tour and pick out your finishes!

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6206 Hartford Road

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Welcome to the popular Yorba Linda Villages neighborhood! This updated and charming upper unit has been freshly painted in soothing neutral tones & boasts brand new carpet throughout. Warmly stained wood-like flooring finishes the entry, dining & kitchen. Oversized living room enjoys a warming fireplace that creates a toasty environment at the flip of a switch. A generous slider opens to your private balcony, ideal for expanding your usable entertaining space, and offers relaxing distant hill views. Convenient laundry service is closeted on the balcony as well. Granite kitchen presents plentiful counter space for meal preparation, a brand-new range & dishwasher, plus refrigerator is included! Master suite is spacious, and master bath offers smooth granite countertops, dual vanities & generous walk-in closet. A second bedroom with ceiling fan and granite bath complete this tidy property. Desirable association amenities include a sparkling pool, spa, sprawling grassy greenbelts with strolling pathways, BBQ areas & fun tot lot! The oversized two-car garage is conveniently situated just a few steps away. This is an easy commuter location, close to 91 Freeway, and just a short drive to your favorite restaurants & shopping! Pristine condition, great location & desirable amenities complete the perfect picture! Attends YLHS.

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3913 Congressional Court

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First time on the market! Absolutely beautiful cul-de-sac home in desirable Preserve neighborhood of Vista Del Verde! Fall in love with this impeccable home with versatile floorplan and situated on the largest lot in the community! Soaring ceilings and unique architectural details complement the features throughout. Formal living room is finished with wood-like flooring and rich plantation shutters with custom display niche in soothing coastal tones. Spacious granite kitchen is complete with a large eat-in island, generous meal prep counters, and a full complement of appliances. Formal dining area enjoys backyard views and is adjacent to the oversized family room with built-in entertainment center, custom lighting, and surround sound speakers. Downstairs bedroom is currently being used as an office with built-in desk and is adjacent to the powder room. Gorgeous wrought iron staircase leads to upstairs bedrooms and more. Retire to the expansive master suite which is outfitted with contemporary custom dressers and display shelves. Dual vanities, separate soaking tub & shower, plus an expanded closet with organizers is certain to delight. Two additional bedrooms, full bath, convenient upstairs laundry with utility sink, and plenty of storage space complete the upper level. Sun-soaked days ahead are sure to be enjoyed on the private backyard patio. This oversized lot spans over 8,500 SF and is ideal for a resort backyard design, grassy play and so much more!

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7583 E Endemont Court

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Located in the exclusive guard-gated community of Belsomet, this property resides at the end of the cul-de-sac on one of the larger usable lots in the community. This bright and open floor plan boasts soaring ceilings, soothing neutral tones throughout and no steps on the lower level. From the moment you open the door, be impressed by the generously open formal living and dining room with fireplace, crown moldings and shutters throughout. The chef’s kitchen has been completely remodeled with mitered cabinets and espresso island topped with sleek granite and custom backsplash, double ovens, built-in refrigerator and 5 burner cooktop with pot filler. The kitchen is completely open to the expansive family room with entertainment center, fireplace and poolside views. The downstairs also accommodates a large guest bedroom, updated bath and a large walk-in laundry room with side yard access. The wide stylish staircase leads to the entertaining loft/bonus room, a sumptuous master suite, and 3 additional bedrooms. The master bath has been completely remodeled with free-standing soaking tub, oversized shower & dual vanities, plus a generous built out walk-in closet. Outdoor fun and relaxation await in this very private expansive backyard with shimmering pool & spa, dining pavilion, outdoor BBQ center, sports court, and sizable grassy yard. Finished off with modern technology Lutron scene setting, solar power and a rare 4-car garage, this is truly a must see!

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1678 N Yurok Street, Orange

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Incredible remodeled transitional home with highly sought-after Villa Park schools! The home boasts a cool contemporary vibe as soon as you open the door with wood style flooring, soaring ceilings, clean lines with a completely open layout! Everything is light & bright with oversized formal living and dining room warmed by a corner fireplace and French doors accessing the side yard. Completely remodeled kitchen with white lacquer Shaker cabinetry, smooth quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and a wall of windows. Convenient built-in casual dining counter opens to the family room with a second fireplace plus a wall of built-ins including desk, open shelving and a wine fridge. A spacious downstairs bedroom with remodeled bath and direct access to the 3-car garage finishes the downstairs. Grand stairway leads to master suite accessed through double doors, offering two generous walk-in closets, soaring ceilings, and an updated bath with dual vanities and a sumptuous spa tub. Expansive view balcony off the master is ideal for starry night enjoyment & private relaxation. Two additional bedrooms, each with mirrored wardrobe doors, plus remodeled bath upstairs. Outdoor relaxation begins on your sunny patio, or under the shady gazebo. Generous 8,400 SF fully usable pool-size lot offers plenty of sprawling grassy lawns, ideal for lawn games or fun in the sun! A highly sought-after neighborhood in one of the best locations Orange has to offer and move-in ready!

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19270 Maple Leaf Lane

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Beverly Hills living in North Orange County is here! Truly a spectacular home in exclusive Manor House that will leave you breathless. Unlike anything you have seen, this home features incredible amenities and design details not to be seen elsewhere. Lush landscaping and inviting pathways provide a lasting first impression. Once inside, the polished contemporary flair will surprise you. Every inch of this home has been fine-tuned to exude plenty of energy with a hip and lively feel. Sleek and stylish black marble flooring with glass tile insets flows throughout the home. Gourmet kitchen has been outfitted with flat panel textured or glass doors that seamlessly span the room with a generous walk-in pantry and separate wine cellar. Built-in banquette seating finishes the morning room and boasts backyard views. Shimmering black tile splays up the wall and creates a waterfall effect overhead with sparkling crystal chandelier accents in the family room. Sweeping staircase leads to master suite with patterned travertine floor entry, cozy fireplace, sumptuous master bath with dual vanities, soaking tub & shower. All bathrooms have been lavishly appointed throughout. Entertainer’s delight backyard is complete with sparkling pool and spa, covered dining pavilion, outdoor kitchen, and handsome brick fireplace. Sprawling grassy lawns, 4 car garage with porte-cochere entry. Attends Yorba Linda High School.

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6821 E Kentucky Avenue

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Rarely does a home of this caliber become available for lease. Highly upgraded with sparkling pool & spa, expansive entertaining backyard & forever views await! Offering impressive curb appeal & gorgeous custom iron double door entry. Bright & open floorplan with wood-look laminate flooring in the formal living and dining areas. The kitchen has been opened to the living & dining rooms & has been highly upgraded boasting granite countertops, warmly stained cabinetry, professional 5-burner stainless range with pot filler, double drawer dishwasher, wine fridge, microwave & refrigerator. Pretty bay window brings the amazing views indoors during meal prep and clean-up. Spacious family room is warmed by a stone-finished fireplace, convenient wet bar & slider to inviting backyard amenities. Downstairs powder bath has been upgraded with granite vanity & glass door to side yard. Upstairs leads to master suite with sumptuous master bath featuring spa tub, separate shower plus double vanities. Generous walk-in closet is complete with organizers. Two additional bedrooms, plus updated bath finish the upstairs. Easy care laminate & travertine flooring, rich plantation shutters & crown molding finishes most of the rooms. Backyard amenities include an inviting view deck that spans the width of the property, sparkling pool & spa, generous sun-soaked stamped concrete patio, plus built-in BBQ center with bar seating. Two car garage w/plentiful storage. Pool & gardening service included.

November 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

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Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship  Oct. 27-Nov. 4
This event will make history as the first edition to feature gender equality, offering equal slots for boys and girls on each team. Watch future Olympians surf the waters of Surf City USA and be a part of the opening ceremony, event, and awards.
Huntington City Beach /

Taste of San Clemente  Nov. 2
Enjoy a wine tasting from area vineyards as well as a sampling of Microbrews. Guests will receive an engraved, limited edition “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug. In addition, the event will include a fabulous Silent Auction with over forty wonderful baskets and gifts. Cocktail attire. No jeans.
6-10pm / Casino San Clemente
(949) 492-1131 /

Irvine Holiday Faire  Nov. 2-3
More than 100 talented Southern California artists showcase unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing and more. Festive holiday music and selected food items for purchase in collectible ceramic bowls and mugs.
9am-4pm / Irvine Fine Arts Center /

Trash Bag Fashion Show  Nov. 3
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Beach UHSD, presents its annual “Trash Bag Fashion Show,” a fun afternoon of amusement and student-choreographed dancing held by the APA Dance Department. This year’s theme: “Trash ‘N Roll.”
11:30am-4pm / Dwyer Middle School, Huntington Beach /

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea  Nov. 3
Experience the time-honored, classic ballet “The Nutcracker” come to life as Ballet Etudes welcomes you to this one-of-a-kind “tutu” cute tea party. Enjoy 15 themed tables, full Tea Service with Sandwiches, Pastries, Desserts and a Beverage. Meet Nutcracker Characters in costume and enjoy Story Time.
4-6pm / Senior Center in Central Park, Huntington Beach
(714) 469-0142 /

OC United Partners with Rotary for Second Annual Pumpkin Run  Nov. 3
A 5k, family-friendly, costumed, walk-run on the Fullerton Trails. Proceeds will go to under-resourced families and children in Fullerton. A post-race party will be held at Fullerton High School Stadium with more fall festivities.
6:30am-noon / Juanita Cooke & Hilscher Trails Park, Fullerton
(714) 515-3085 /

Mayor’s Ball  Nov. 3
Presented by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce.
6-10pm / Mile Square Golf Course, Fountain Valley
(714) 962-3822 /

Big Adventure  Nov. 3-4
The ultimate music, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming event. Special musical guests include Modest Mouse, Empire of the Sun, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Echos and more, while the comedy stage brings performers Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, Baron Vaughn, Kristen Schaal and Natasha Leggero.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 /

Serving Up Style  Nov. 4
AVPFirst is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Wall of Champions Induction Ceremony and Serving Up Style Fashion Show fundraiser. Recognizes the significant professional and personal contributions of individuals that have paved the way for the advancement and growth of beach volleyball.
4:30-7pm / Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach /

Dino Dash (Run, Walk, Ride)  Nov. 4
Hosted by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, The Dinosaur Dash is an annual event where walkers, runners, bikers, and volunteers raise money benefiting the non-profit Tustin Public Schools Foundation and local public schools.
5:30-10:30am / The Market Place, Tustin /

Art & Nature Family Festival  Nov. 4
Art, nature, and science activities for all ages. Free admission. The museum opens its doors for free to visitors of all ages and offers a variety of interactive art, nature, and science activities, environmental information booths, and face painting.
2pm / Laguna Art Museum: 307 Cliff Drive
(949) 494-8971 /

The Celebration of the Beautification of Los Alamitos  Nov. 5
Join the celebration and visit local businesses and nonprofits. Free food, popcorn, ice cream, performances, bouncers and games.
4:30-6pm / Serpentine & Los Alamitos Blvd.
(562) 431-3538 /

Holiday Boutique  Nov. 9
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, stop by for a glass of wine and enjoy our fashion show while shopping for unique products. All to benefit San Juan Children’s Education Foundation.
Noon-9pm / Bella Collina Golf Club, San Clemente /

Cypress Veterans Day Tribute  Nov. 9
A special luncheon and tribute to our veterans.
11am-1pm / Senior Center: 9031 Grindlay St.
(714) 229-2005 /

Mission Basilica School Serenade Gala  Nov. 9
“Sky Full of Starts” Dinner, auction and dancing. Celebrating 90 Years of Education in the San Juan Capistrano Community.
5:30-11:30pm / The Ritz-Carlton – Laguna Niguel
(949) 234-1385 x2 /

California Wine and Food Festival  Nov. 9-10
California’s best wineries pouring hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view.
Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach
(800) 936-3126 /

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show  Nov. 9-11
Shop more than 70 local, national and international vendors selling everything from beads and gems to fossils, crystals, meteorites and home décor. The show is free and open to the public; parking is $5.
Hilton Costa Mesa /

Wounded Warriors Softball Game and Veterans Fair  Nov. 10
Double-header with local celebrities vs. Wounded Warriors Championship Team. Kids games, activities and inflatables! Fun for the whole family.
1-4pm / Saddleback College Baseball Stadium, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3003 /

Driftwood Festival  Nov. 10-11
Locally sourced food trucks and restaurants serve great artisan nibbles! In addition to 100’s of craft beers to taste, the music stage is jammed packed full of amazing country music.
Noon-10pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point /

Huntington Beach Veteran’s Day Ceremony  Nov. 11
Join the Huntington Beach Mayor and American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133. Celebrate the veterans who gave themselves for their country. The valor, dedication, and heroism of veterans will be acknowledged, for without them we would not have the freedom we enjoy today.
11am / Pier Plaza /

Totally Tustin Food & Wine Festival  Nov. 11
Taste incredible cuisine from top Tustin restaurants, sip on fine wines, revel the night away to live music.
6-9pm / The Hangars in Tustin
(714) 573-3803 /

City of Orange Veterans Day Tribute  Nov. 11
Join the City of Orange as we honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches. Open to the general public and all veterans, current military, friends, and family are encouraged to attend.
2-3pm / Depot Park: 100 N Atchison St.
(714) 744-5599 /

Surf City Veteran’s Day Car Show  Nov. 11
Over 500 mixed cars and models. Proceeds benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America.
9am-2pm / Huntington City Beach /

La Habra Veterans Day Event  Nov. 11
The theme this year is “Honoring our Heroes.”
1pm / La Habra Community Center
(562) 383-4200 /

Stanton Veteran’s Day Celebration  Nov. 11
The celebration will include a formal ceremony, a special message from the Mayor, guest speakers, flag folding ceremony, rifle salute and much more. A reception will be held at City Hall upon the ceremony’s conclusion. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
9-11am / Veteran’s Memorial Park /

Mission Viejo Veterans Day  Nov. 11
Included in this year’s program is a celebration of the 2018 Mission Viejo Veteran of the Year, with musical performances by Sgt Rachel Bartlett. Following the ceremony will be a reception outside on the Orchard Terrace.
2-4pm / Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
(949) 470-3062 /

Brea Veteran’s Day Ceremony  Nov. 12
10-10:45am / Brea War Memorial Brea Civic & Cultural Center
(714) 990-7600 /

Letters to Santa  Nov. 12
Santa has asked us to help him by collecting letters in our “North Pole” mailbox in front of the Crown Valley Park Registration Office. We will forward the letters to the North Pole for a response from Santa. Santa will be able to write one return letter per family at one address in Laguna Niguel.
8am-5pm / 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 /

Mayor’s Thanksgiving Breakfast  Nov. 15
Hosted by the Tustin Community Foundation, this event is a wonderful way to kick off the holidays. It will be an inspirational morning with our city’s Mayor Al Murray, members of the city council, local business and community leaders, city and school district representatives and nonprofit volunteers.
7-9am / Salvation Army Tustin Ranch Church
(714) 721-0337 /

City of Stanton Star Party  Nov. 16
The City of Stanton and OC Astronomers will be hosting a free star-gazing Star Party event for families to looks at planets and other stellar objects through telescopes and discussions with amateur astronomers about the sky, equipment, and involving in astronomy. Early arrival is suggested.
7-9pm / Stanton Central Park /

Nutcracker Craft Boutique  Nov. 16-17
Admission is $2, with proceeds benefitting youth, teen and family programs, and parking is free. Over 250 vendors will be on-site displaying and selling beautiful handcrafted holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Shoppers can come one day, or both, to shop for one-of-a-kind items.
Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
(714) 990-7771 /

Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting  Nov. 17
Santa, Snow and Small Town Cheer!
4-8pm / Eisenhower Park
(562) 799-0179 /

PurpleStride Orange County  Nov. 17
When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Orange County 2018, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease.
9am / William Mason Regional Park – Shelter 5, Irvine /

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy  Nov. 17-Dec. 16
Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, holiday entertainment, outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa and much more!
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 /

Dana Point Turkey Trot  Nov. 22
Known for its scenic coastal routes, beautiful weather, and family-friendly activities, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants in its 5K, 10K, Combo, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health and Wellness Expo.
6-11am / Dana Point Harbor /

Tamale Festival  Nov. 25
In addition to tamale vendors, the event will include a tamale contest, general vendors, an art walk, dance and musical performances and more! The City’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony is now part of the event.
10am-6pm / Euclid St. between La Habra & Lambert
(562) 383-4200 /

All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting  Nov. 29
A fun-filled magical family celebration featuring Santa, train rides, carolers and snow!
5:30-8pm / Aliso Viejo Town Center Fountain
(949) 425-2550 /


Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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