Holiday Family Activities In Orange County


The Holidays are all about family, right?  So what better way to celebrate than to spend quality time with the ones you love!

And getting out of the house and off to great adventures that make memories is what it’s all about! Be sure to check out our entire Holiday Guide here!

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The Shops at Rossmoor is ready to become your everyday shopping destination. Conveniently located right off the 405 freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard, it’s the perfect spot to shop and dine with friends and family! And since it’s home to over 30 retailers like Kohl’s, Ulta, Marshall’s, Burlington, HomeGoods, and more, there’s everything you could need for your holiday shopping. Classic food options—California Pizza Kitchen and Panera are just the start—await the memories you and your loved ones will make. Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year as holiday carolers serenade you during select Saturdays in December. Be sure to stop by “Santa’s Sleigh” from November 27-January 2 and snap a photo for the chance to win a gift card package! Little ones can even drop off their Santa letters in Santa’s special red mailbox located between Ulta Beauty and Staples. They may receive an extra-special response from the North Pole! And be sure to join us as we welcome the holiday season at our Holiday Spectacular; a free event with Santa, dancers from OC Song and Dance, kids’ crafts, and more magical extras on December 9, 2023, from 11 am-1 pm.  It’s the best time of the year, and we want to celebrate with you.

  Click here for details on their Holiday Spectacular Event.

Ziggy Bars are the perfect way to enjoy a yummy snack without compromising your health. Our bars are made with natural, non-dairy ingredients that are rich in fiber, which helps your digestion and keeps you regular. Plus, they come in different flavors that will satisfy your sweet tooth. By supporting our Kickstarter campaign, you’re also helping us spread the love to kids who need it most. We partner with various organizations to donate our bars to children in hospitals and on the spectrum, because we believe everyone deserves a treat.

  Click here to support their Kickstarter campaign!

All is Bright Celebration + Tree Lighting – November 30 – Alisa Viejo

Nutcracker Tree Lightning + Holiday Village – December 3 – Downtown Anaheim – An annual tradition since 1995!

Knott’s Merry Farm – Knott’s gets a holiday transformation for the season!

Pirate’s Take Christmas – Buena Park – Pirates Dinner Adventure takes on their popular show with a holiday twist!

Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk – December 3 – Over 17 local bands, visits with Santa, and more.

Winter Fest’s Night of Lights OC – A one mile drive through holiday lights.

Holidays at the Harbor – Dana Point Harbor – Holiday lights, boat rides, a Menorah lighting, live music, and more.

Boat Parade of Lights – December 1-31

Snowflake Lighting Ceremony – December 3 – A holiday parade down Main street.

Tanaka Farms Christmas Tree Farm + Holiday Market – Open daily beginning Black Friday

Hikari – A Festival of Lights – Begins November 24 – Visit Tanaka Farms for lights, crafts, and more.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade – December 13-17 – Hundreds of decorated boats cruise Newport Bay.

Irvine Park Christmas Train – November 24 – December 23

Did we miss your favorite activity?  Let us know!


    • Thanks for the catch! We created the guide before the announcement of several activities and I guess this one just didn’t make the cut!


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