101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Orange County - 2022 | Kids Out and About Orange County

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Orange County - 2022

 

KidsOutAndAbout is America's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

November 11, 2022  The Polar Express Train Ride - Perris, CA
Multple dates starting on Nov. 14, 2022 Santa Photo Experience - The Shops at Mission Viejo
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 14, 2022 Pet Photos with Santa - The Shops at Mission Viejo
Multple dates starting on Nov. 15, 2022 PJ Party Tuesdays - the Shops at Misson Viejo
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 16, 2022 Storytime with Santa - The Shops at Mission Viejo
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 17, 2022 Ugly Sweater Days with Santa - The Shops at Mission Viejo
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 18, 2022 Santa Sing-a-Long - The Shops at Mission Viejo
November 19, 2022 Jingle & Mingle - Paséa Hotel & Spa
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Santa's House & North Pole - Skypark at Santa's Village
November 25, 2022 Jingle Bell Jump Santa Arrival - Janss Marketplace
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Christmas Train - Irvine Park Railroad
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Santa's Village - Janss Marketplace 
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Santa's Village - Irvine Park Railroad
Multiple dates starting Nov. 28, 2022 Letters to Santa - Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District
Novmeber 30, 2022 Holiday Stroll - Downtown Torrance, CA
December 3, 2022 Holidayfest - South Lake Business Association
December 3, 2022 Holidays on Main Street - Uptown Village Market
December 4, 2022 Caring Santa - The Shops at Mission Veijo 
December 10, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Murdy Park
December 10, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - The Shops at Santa Anita

 

Old-Time Christmas

December 3, 2022 Pop-up Family Class: Felting Ornaments - The Muckenthaler
December 3, 2022 Holly Berry Tea 2022 -  Heritage Museum of Orange County
December 4, 2022 Community Holiday Free Day - Pasadena Museum of History
December 9, 2022 Beginner Sewing: Holiday Stocking - San Diego Craft Collective

 

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting on Nov. 18, 2022 L.A Zoo Lights - Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens 
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 18, 2022 Magic of Lights - Los Angeles, CA
Novmeber 18, 2022 Holiday Magic: Tree Lighting - Plaza West Covina
November 19, 2022 Holly Jolly Tree Lighting - Burbank Town Center
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 20, 2022 Enchanted Forest of Light - Descanso Gardens
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022  Hikari: A Festival of Lights - Tanaka Farms
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 30th Annual Festival of Lights - Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Illuminate - Silverlake Sports Complex
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 California Christmas Lights - Various Locations, CA
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Holiday Road - Los Angeles, CA
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood  - Universal City, CA
December 2, 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting Holiday Spectacular - Sherman Oaks Gallaria 
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 3, 2022 Capistrano Lights - Mission San Juan Capistrano
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 8, 2022 Astra Lumina - South Coast Botanic Gardens
December 9-11, 2022 47th Annual Parade of Lights - Dana Point Harbor, CA
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 14, 2022 Christmas Boat Parade - Newport Beach, CA

 

Living Nativities

December 9-11, 2022 Journey To Bethlehem - Crossline Church
December 10, 11, 2022 Journey to Bethlehem - Purpose Church
December 14, 2022 Live Nativity - College Ave. Church of the Nazarene
December 15-18, 2022 The Living Nativity Outdoor Drama - Granite Creek Community Church
December 17, 18, 2022 The Living Nativity - The Church at Green Hills

 

Holiday Theatre

December 1, 2022 The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker - The Debbie Allen Dance Company
December 3, 2022 Nutcracker for Kids - Segerstrom Center for the Arts
December 3, 2022 Holiday Sing-Along - Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 9, 2022 American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker - Segerstrom Center for the Arts
December 10 & 11, 2022 The Nutcracker - Festival of the Arts (Forum Theater)
December 10 & 11, 2022 Nutcracker - Red Chair Productions
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 10, 2022 Symphonies for Youth: The Nutcracker - Los Angeles Philharmonic 
December 13, 2022 A Chanticleer Christmas - Los Angeles Philharmonic
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 20, 2022 Home Alone in Concert - Los Angeles Philharmonic

 

Holiday Concerts

December 1, 2022 TINBOX THEATRICALS Celtic Christmas - Balboa Island Museum
December 4, 2022 Damien Sneed's Joy to the World: A Christmas Musical Journey - Pepperdine University Center for the Arts
December 4, 2022 Winter Holiday Festival - Bowers Museum 
December 6, 2022 Cypress Holiday Sing & Tree Lighting
December 10, 2022 Annual Christmas Concert - Pleasant Valley Recreation & Parks Disctict

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Tina's Trees - Sherman Oaks, CA
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Tina's Trees - Calabases, CA
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Christmas Trees - Santa & Son's

 

Ice Skating

Multiple dates starting on Nov. 11, 2022 Ice Skating Rink - Irvine Spectrum Center
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 18, 2022 Ice Skating - City of Santa Monica, CA
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Ice Skating Rink - Paséa Hotel & Spa
Multiple dtes starting on Nov. 26, 2022  Christmas Trees - Tanaka Farms

 

Hanukkah

November 20, 2022 Chanukah/Holiday Boutique - Temple Bat Yahm
December 2, 2022 Fashion Island Menorah Lighting at The Atrium Garden Court
December 6, 2022 FREE Chanukah Bowl - Irvine Lanes
December 18, 2022 Menorah Lighting - Dana Point Harbor
December 18, 2022 Hanukkah Feast Class - HEAT Culinary Laguna Niguel
December 18, 2022 Hanukkah Festival - Skirball Cultural Center
December 18, 2022 Menorah Lighting - Ladera Ranch, CA
December 20, 2022 Chanukah at the Outlets - Outlets at San Clemente

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

November 19, 2022 Winterfest - The Venice Fest
November 26, 2022 Holiday Night Market - Valley Country Market
December 2, 2022 Craft Festival - Uptown Village Market
December 3, 2022 Holiday Shopwalk - Glendale Marketplace
December 3, 2022 Oh What Fun! - Manhattan Village Shopping Center
December 3, 2022 Holiday Boutique Pop-Up (Pasadena Commons) - Creative Communal 
December 3 & 4, 2022 Holiday Marketplace - Craft Contemportaty 
Multple dates starting on Dec. 3, 2022 Tis' the Season to Sparkle - The Shops at Santa Anita
December 4, 2022 Holiday Gift Market - Kindered Sprits Farm
December 4, 2022 Holiday Boutique - Marine Mammel Care Center
December 10, 2022 Holiday Family Faire - Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum 
December 10 & 11 Holiday Market - Unique Markets
December 10 & 17  Holiday Artisan Market (Runway Playa Vista) - Creative Communal

 

New Year's Eve

December 31. 2022 Kid's New Year's Eve - Legoland
December 31, 2022 Family Skate Night Special - Fountain Valley Skating Center
   

 

Miscellaneous

Multple dates starting on Nov. 11, 2022 Festive Holidays & Christmas Celebrations - Disneyland Park
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 16, 2022 Holidays at the Harbor - Dana Point, CA
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 18, 2022 Knott's Merry Farm - Knott's Berry Farm
November 20, 2022 Ready, Set, Craft! - The Bloc
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Christmas on the Farm - Underwood Family Farms
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Holidays at Universal - Universal Studios Hollywood
November 27, 2022 90th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade - Los Angeles, CA
December 4, 2022 42nd Annual Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade - San Padro Chamber of Commerce
December 3, 2022 Pop-up Family Class: Felting Ornaments - The Muckenthaler
December 3, 2022 Winterfest - The Shops at Sportsman's Lodge
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 3, 2022 Winter Wonderland Nights - The Shops at Santa Anita
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 3, 2022 Yuletide Cinemaland - Street Food Cinema
December 9, 10, 11, 2022 47th Annual Dana Point Boat Parade - Dana Point, CA
December 10, 2022  Holiday Boat Parade - Marina del Rey, CA
December 10, 2022 Christmas Parade & Santa's Village - Pleasant Valley Recreation & Parks District 
December 18, 2022 Holiday Festival - The Muckenthaler
December 17, 2022 Holiday Cookie Crawl - Pacific City
December 25 & 25, 2022 Christmas Dining - Paséa Hotel & Spa

 

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