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 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Santa’s Workshop Nov. 28-Dec. 19
cheerful, Ho! Ho! Ho! and a peppermint candy cane. You are welcome to take pictures of your visit. Wed, Sat and Sun. 6-8pm / Civic Center Plaza www.cityofmissionviejo.org

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 www.cityofalisoviejo.com

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 / www.crystalcove.org

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 5:15 pm. 12-5:30pm / La Plaza Park  www.danapoint.org

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 www.lakeforestca.gov

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 sanjuancapistrano.org

Santa Paws Dec. 1
Bring down 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 www.petprojectfoundation.org

Santa’s Village by the Sea Dec. 1
Tree Lighting with Santa arriving from 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 www.villagesanclemente.org

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  www.ritzcarlton.com

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 www.cityofirvine.org

Light a Light of Love Holiday Parade Dec. 2
Parade participants include youth groups, a band, several classic cars and Santa and 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  www.waymakersoc.org

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 www.danapoint.org

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

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 www.cityofmissionviejo.org

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 / www.slgardens.org

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 www.danapointharbor.com

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  www.lakeforestca.gov

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  www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

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 www.irvineanimals.org

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

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 water front estates. 949-675-0551 / www.christmasboatparade.com


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