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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Our Guide to Family Activities during the Holiday is sponsored by Great Big Beautiful Travels!

We provide travel planning, specializing in Disney + Universal, at no extra cost to you! We help you prep + plan from researching options all the way through your time at the parks. Make sure to follow up on social media for tips + resources to help you have the most magical trip ever!

Donuts with Santa – December 11th – We are THRILLED to be hosting Donuts with Santa again this year! Grab your ticket and come grab your family picture with Santa!

All is Bright Celebration + Tree Lighting – December 2 – Alisa Viejo

Nutcracker Tree Lightning + Holiday Village – December 4 – Downtown Anaheim – An annual tradition since 1995!

Movie Under the Stars – December 18 – Brea, CA – Come and watch Elf!

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 5 – Over 17 local bands, visits with Santa, and more.

Winter Fest’s Night of Lights OC – November 16 – January 2 – A one mile drive through holiday lights.

Holidays at the Harbor – Dana Point Harbor – November 17 – Early January – Holiday lights, boat rides, a Menorah lighting, live music, and more.

Boat Parade of Lights – December 10-12

Huntington Beach Parade + Snowflake Lighting Ceremony – December 5 – A holiday parade down Main street.

Tanaka Farms Christmas Tree Farm + Holiday Market – Open daily beginning November 26

Hikari – A Festival of Lights – Begins November 26 – Visit Tanaka Farms for lights, crafts, and more.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade – December 15-19 – Hundreds of decorated boats cruise Newport Bay.

Irvine Park Christmas Train – November 26 – 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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