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Top Orange County Events this December



Top Orange County Events this December

It’s officially declared as holiday season here in Orange County, and if you are looking for Orange county events, here are some free and cheap things to do with your family to fill your December calendar!

This month of December, Orange County brings you winter wonderlands, festive celebrations, boat parades, and more. Orange County has tons of activities for kids from ice skating under the stars to Christmas light displays and more. 

It’s going to be an epic winter season, so scroll down for Orange county events and things you can do in Orange County with kids.

Three enchanted evenings of the highly anticipated Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill Historical Park for the 33rd Annual Candlelight Walk

Dec. 7- 9, 2019. 

Join Victorian carolers and musicians as you wander through luminous pathways at Heritage Hill Historical Park. Enjoy crafts with Mrs. Claus and listen to winter tales through OC Libraries storytelling. Awesome!

Time: 5:30–8:30 pm 

General Admission: $5 GA, free for children under 3. 

Location: Heritage Hill Historical Park, 

25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, 

Contact details: (949)-923-2230 or

Snow falls over the Irvine Civic Center 

December 7, 2019, 

The community will gather for the holiday tree lighting ceremony for an evening of holiday cheer. The free event will include visits with Santa Claus, live holiday music, games, crafts, and a winter-themed train route.

Time: 4:00 – 6:30 pm 

General Admission: FREE

Location: Irvine Civic Center

Join us for holiday fun this Christmas at the OC Zoo

December 14, 2019

Come see the zoo animals and receive treat-filled “gifts” and treats hidden inside Christmas trees throughout the day!

The fun includes visits with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus, holiday kids crafts, a  photo area, and plenty of games!

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

General Admission: $2 per person, ages 2 & under free

Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92614

Contact details: (949)-660-9112 or

Bringing Winter to OC for Winter Fest OC

Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan. 6 2020

More than 20 Winter activities feature this annual Festival, including outdoor ice skating in SoCal’s largest outdoor ice rink, ice tubing down Snowflake Summit, an upgraded snow play area with real snow, a re-imagined Festival of Lights, flying Santa, nightly fireworks and much more. New this year are Alpine Village and the Snowmazing Maze!

Time: See website for schedule

General Admission: See website for prices

Location: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

Contact details: (657)-333-2520 or

You better watch out, you better not cry! Santa Claus is coming to Pretend City! From December 9, 12, 18 & 20, 2019 from 9:30 am at Pretend City Children’s Museum. 

Join us as we meet jolly Saint Nick, tell him our holiday wishes, and sit on his lap for a photo! 

Don’t forget to bring a camera you don’t want to miss out on this exclusive merry visit.

So mark your calendars with your top choices, and get ready to make this holiday season the best at an Orange county events your family will always remember!

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