Find upcoming events and local happenings in Anaheim and Orange County.

Art on the Walk

January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Anaheim

Following the successful Art on the Walk kickoff event, Anaheim GardenWalk, a premier entertainment and dining destination in Orange County, will continue to showcase the work of Southern

 
 

Sunset Super Saver Whale & Dolphin Watching Trips

August 8, 2017 to December 31, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dana Point

Interact with over 1000 whales during the Gray whale migration in the winter, hundreds of 90 feet Blue whales in the summer and thousands of dolphins year-round on Orange County's premier

 
 

OC Wine Cruise

August 10, 2017 to December 29, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Dana Point

Join us for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard our luxury catamaran. In the spring and summer enjoy a evening of sunshine, cool ocean breezes and romantic views. In winter, take in stunning views

 
 

EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI: SELECTIONS FROM THE SUMMER PALACE

November 12, 2017 to March 11, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Santa Ana

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) stands in the center of modern Chinese history. While most commonly understood as a politician, this formidable matriarch was also introduced to Western audience

 
 

MUZEO EXPRESS: HOLIDAY MODEL TRAINS

November 18, 2017 to January 7, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Anaheim

Come celebrate the holiday season with model trains, miniature scenes and hands on activities. Complete with historical relics showcasing the history of trains in Southern California, Muzeo

 
 

A Whistling White House Wonderland

November 20, 2017 to January 7, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Yorba Linda

Trains are returning to the Nixon Library!

Thanks to the generosity of Ruth Ann Segerstrom Moriarty

After a three-year hiatus, vintage model trains will fill the

 
 

Whale Viewed On Whale Watching Cruise

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach-$16 Whale Watch Special

December 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Newport Beach, Ca 92661

$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special (50% Off) . Click website for special

The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of

 
 

New Holiday Lunch Cruises in Newport Beach

December 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017
11:30am - 2:00pm
Newport Beach

Celebrate the season with our new Holiday Lunch Cruises in Newport Beach! Dive into the season with a festive lunch on the water. Enjoy a fresh taste of the holidays complete with a delicious 3-

 
 

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Cruises 2017

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 -$20 Lights Cruise Special

December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Newport Beach, Ca 92661

$2O Holiday Lights Cruise Special. Click website for special

The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years

 
 

Kids Ride FREE for Fishing Trips and Whale Watching Trips in December.

December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Dana Point

Kids Ride FREE for Fishing Trips and Whale Watching Trips in December. Watch the beauty and majesty of the gray whales as they head for their southern breeding grounds. In addition to our two

 
 

American Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

December 7, 2017 to December 17, 2017
Costa Mesa

Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director

With Pacific Symphony

One of the great joys of the holiday season, American Ballet Theatre returns with its critically acclaimed production of The

 
 

42ND ANNUAL BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS

December 8, 2017 to December 16, 2017
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Dana Point

42ND ANNUAL BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS
$29 Adults | $19 Kids 12 & under | 2 & under are FREE
December 8,9 and 15,16 ~ 7:30 – 9pm
Get up close and personal with all the ships

 
 

FREE SANTA PHOTOS

December 8, 2017 to December 16, 2017
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Dana Point

Santa wants to hear your wishes. Bring your cameras and snap a selfie with Santa

 
 

New Holiday Gingerbread Workshop!

December 9, 2017 to December 16, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm
Anaheim

Start a new tradition or carry on a time honored institution at the Jazz Kitchen with our HOLIDAY Gingerbread House Building Workshops! 



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Breakfast with Santa at Catal Restaurant

December 9, 2017 to December 23, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm
Anaheim

Santa will be again stopping by Catal Restaurant this year to celebrate the holidays at our Breakfast with Santa event. 

Pre-sale tickets are now available for the 2017 holiday season and

 
 

Cruise of Lights

December 15, 2017 to December 23, 2017
5:30pm - 10:00pm
Huntington Beach

December 15-18, 22-23

In December, both locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks, and boats during the

 
 

Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker

Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker

December 16, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Anaheim

The holiday season comes to life in Anaheim Ballet'sNutcracker, the heartwarming tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Doll who changes her woeful winter into a fanciful feast in Candyland. The

 
 

TROMBONE CHRISTMAS

December 16, 2017
Anaheim

Visit Anaheim GardenWalk to experience the annual Trombone Christmas event this December! The event is free and open to the public. Performance begins at 1 PM.

 
 

GIANT New Year's Eve OC Party

GIANT New Year's Eve OC Party ** For Singles & Couples

December 31, 2017
6:00pm - 11:59pm
Orange

GIANT New Year's Eve OC Party *** Over 400 attended last year!

Have fun bringing in the New Year at the Orange County GIANT New Year's Eve Party at the luxurious DoubleTree by

 
 

Surf City Splash

January 1, 2018
9:00pm - 4:00pm
Huntington Beach

Celebrate the New Year with this annual dip into the chilly Pacific Ocean. Be sure to wear your bathing suit. No wetsuits - that's cheating!

Registration, a pancake breakfast, and a