Whatever your style or interests, there are always going to be Orange County events that are sure to be of interest to you. This month there’s a turkey trot, a chance to learn about how gingerbread is made, and a black and white ball that should put you in the holiday spirit.
If you’re going to be eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner (and who isn’t), then why not go on a 5K or a 10K run and burn off some calories beforehand? The Dana Point Turkey Trot is one of those traditional Orange County events that combines physical fitness with fun and camaraderie. It takes place on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, and it’s by far one of the most scenic runs in America, as you’ll tour the coves, beaches, and majestic cliffs of Dana Point. All participants will take home a commemorative medal and a shirt.
Discovery Cube Presents: The Science of Gingerbread
This unique holiday event will give Orange County kids a chance to learn about some scientific techniques and also to eat some tasty treats. Starting November 23rd and running through January, kids can head to the Discovery Cube in Santa Ana, where they will learn all about the making of the classic holiday dessert. Engineering, heat, and math are all required to come up with the decorative confection out of which houses are made at holiday time. Kids can build a gingerbread car and then enter it in the Derby, and at the end of the day, all entries will be eaten. Santa might stop by for a special appearance as well.
Black and White Holiday Ball
But are there special events in Orange County for the grownups as well? Of course there are. The Black and White Holiday Ball takes place in Huntington Beach on the 24th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You can dance off some of those turkey sandwiches with the Amazing Hector and Larry on the turntables. Old World Village is the spot, and festive black and white attire is required. The music will range from 70s and 80s to the top hits of today, as well as oldies and salsa. Tickets cost less if you buy them in advance, so take advantage of the presale.
With both the kids and adults covered, that’s it for this edition of things to do in Orange County. This blog was brought to you by Toyota of Orange, the best place for used cars near Santa Ana.