Newport Dunes Fire & Ice Festival Through Jan. 1
This will be the 33rd year with over 50 lights floating in the Back Bay. We’ve
added one of OC’s largest ice rinks for people to come and ice skate along the
water. Skate rentals and skate aids are available. Enjoy a hot chocolate or hot
toddie at our rinkside Igloo bar – open Wednesdays – Sunday. Stroll through
our inflatable garden and take photos with the various inflatables. On weekend
enjoy live entertainment including fire dancers & music. We’ll also have
Holiday movies playing by the beach.
4-11:30pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
949-729-3863 / www.newportdunes.com
The Ice Rink at Paséa Through Jan. 1
Join Paséa Hotel & Spa for the annual ocean front ice rink. This secluded
skating experience is complete with holiday cocktails and bites, theme nights,
luxury firepit experiences, group skate sessions, performances and more. Skate
and chill where the sand meets the snow.
Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach
Winter Fest OC Through Jan. 7
This year, we’re introducing an outdoor ice-skating trail and a real snow play
area, including snowball throwing zones, sledding and a snow carousel for the
little ones. Also, we’ve got an all-new holiday market featuring talented local
artisans. Returning attractions include sliding down the thrilling 150-foot-long
ice tubing slide and a tour through the magical “North Pole Journey” with four
unique lands filled with wonder, interactive discoveries and so much more!
OC Fair & Event Center – Lot A
Surfrider Foundation Beach Cleanups Jan. 1 & 27
Jan 1: 9am-1pm / HB Pier Plaza. Membership drive and donations to benefit
the Surfrider Foundation: North OC. There will be an online auction leading
up to the event and opportunity drawing at the event. Check out:
HBSurfCitySplash.com. Jan 27: 8am-12pm / San Gabriel River Jetty. Bring
your family, friends and make new acquaintances to raise awareness about
litter and plastic pollution. Earn service hours too! Getting involved with the
Surfrider Foundation shows that you care about the community and its
Surf City SPLASH! Jan. 1
A fundraiser benefiting the North Orange County Surfrider Foundation.
Surfrider special breakfast from Zack's. Blowing of the Pu at the Amphitheatre.
DJ music from LA Radio broadcast live on their station. Announcements,
recognition of sponsors and volunteers, speeches, and awards. Appearances
by City dignitaries and the Chamber of Commerce. Costume contest judging
and awards. Water safety presentation by HB Lifeguards. Participants line up
on the sand for the SPLASH. After the SPLASH: Announcement of raffle and
8am-4pm / Huntington Beach Pier
Hilltop Solfeggio Sound Experience Jan. 6
We will move energy physically (ascending the hill) as well as energetically
through sound. Please drink plenty of water the evening before and prior to
the session. Bring a blanket to lay on and perhaps to snuggle with until the
sun warms our bodies. Also, please bring a reusable cup or mug to drink water
from. Arrive at the Chino Hills State Park Rimcrest trailhead on Rimcrest St. in
Yorba Linda at 8:30am. Receive an overview about Solfeggio Frequencies and
the benefits you may experience during and after the session. Begin the
personal walking meditation in which you will focus on gratitude.
8:30-11am / Rimcrest Trailhead, Yorba Linda
831-222-0375 / www.placentiachamber.com
Fiesta Association Hairiest Man Contest Jan. 6
You must come to the sign-ups with a "Smooth Puss" (clean shaven) and ready
to be photographed for the "Most Wanted" poster. You then have 9 weeks to
grow a beard or moustache that will be judged at the Fiesta Grande in March.
There is a $5.00 entry fee which goes to support the Swallow's Day Parade.
11am-3pm / Swallows Inn, SJC
949-615-1920 / www.swallowsdayparade.org
International Festival of Chocolate Jan. 7
Dr. Lee Scott Theisen, the Chocolate Guru, for 'A Brief History of Chocolate'
and a chocolate tasting session. The festival promises fun for the whole
family with free art activities, face painting, and vibrant performances from
Mexico and Hawaii. Savor gourmet chocolates from various vendors and
admire the student art exhibition from Santa Ana Unified School District.
Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and complimentary
treats at every festival.
11am-3pm / Bowers Museum, Santa Ana
714-567-3600 / www.bowers.org
Best of HB 2023 Awards Dinner Jan. 11
We will celebrate, acknowledge, and show our appreciation to local businesses,
organizations, and individuals who have made a significant impact on our city
The Best of HB is an annual award ceremony that recognizes individuals and
organizations who have made significant contributions to the betterment of
Huntington Beach. In 2022, more than 3,500 votes were cast by the community
to recognize nearly 40 organizations across 10 categories!
6-8pm / Huntington Beach Senior Center
714-536-8888 / www.hbchamber.com
Hot Topics at “Good Morning CdM" Jan. 11
Join the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce, along with community friends
and neighbors for a very informative monthly discussion group on hot topics
in the community pertinent to both business and residential interests. “Good
Morning CdM” is favored by many and is a great way to gain valuable
information from our featured speakers and meet your local legislative and
city representatives. Coffee and pastry served. Open to the community, bring a
friend or colleague. Meets on the second Thursday of each month.
8-9:30am / Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
949-673-4050 / www.cdmchamber.com
Sea Country Cinema Jan. 12 & 26
Jan 12: Hidden Figures. Free popcorn and beverages will be provided. Must be
50+ to participate. This is a free event. Jan 26: Chicago. This film will be
preceded by a brief slideshow and Q&A with former Hollywood on-set
photographer Barton Mac Leod. Free popcorn and beverages will be provided.
Must be 50+ to participate. This is a free event.
1-3:30pm / Sea Country Senior & Community Center, Laguna Niguel
949-425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Family Art Experience Jan. 20
Family Art Experience is a series of workshops designed for families to
engage in art experiences and exploration together. Each month will focus
on one form of art, such as acrylic painting, watercolor, ceramics, culinary
art, jewelry making, and much more! Each date consists of four 45-minute
time slots to choose from. Pre-registration is required online at
YLRecOnline.com. Cost: $15 per family.
9am-1:30pm / Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center
657-242-4660 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Rental Showcase Jan. 21
Your passport to planning your next dream event! Enjoy special event
and wedding vendors, giveaways, venue inspiration, and more.
11am-2pm / Aliso Viejo Ranch
949-425-2500 / www.avcity.org
Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce
Installation & Awards Dinner Jan. 26
5:30-9pm / The Hills Hotel
949-363-0136 / www.lnchamber.com
Bobbie's Lounge: Bobbie And Friends At The GEM Jan. 26-28
Musically gifted, Bobbie Stovall began playing piano before the age of two,
and later incorporated her early classical training from harpsichord tuning to
piano performances, and because of her love of jazz, created a style of her
own, hoping to express her inner passion to the audience through her music.
See website for schedule. / The Gem Theatre, Garden Grove
714-741-9550 / www.thegemoc.com
Brea Wedding Show Jan. 27
Brides, grooms, parents and friends can shop and compare among a variety of
vendors including caterers, D.J.'s, reception sites, invitations, bakeries, even
coordinators, florists, formal wear, travel representatives, photographers and
more. Sample foods, compare prices and get ideas for your wedding or reception.
11am-3pm / Brea Community Center
714-990-7737 / www.breaweddingshow.com
Coffee with the Mayor Jan. 27
Join Mayor Amezcua for her monthly Coffee with the Mayor.
10am-12pm / Santa Ana Senior Center
714-647-5400 / www.santa-ana.org
Garden Grove Community Cleanup Day Jan. 27
The City, in partnership with the Garden Grove Sanitary District and Republic
Services, will host a series of community cleanup days throughout the city in
an effort to help residents properly dispose of bulky items for free. Residents
may bring unwanted bulky items, such as non-refrigerant appliances, furniture,
mattresses, and carpets. Electronic waste, including printers and computers,
and green waste, such as leaves and lawn clippings are also accepted. This will
be a self-service event in which residents will be unloading their own items, on
a first-come, first-served basis, until bins are full.
9-11am / Pacifica High School
SoCal World Guitar Show Jan. 27-28
Buy, sell or trade music-related items including new, used and vintage guitars,
amplifiers, sound equipment, pedals, violins, drums, banjos, parts, books,
clothing and more. Meet authors, appraisers, vintage dealers, retail stores,
builders, foreign and domestic buyers, collectors and professional musicians.
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center, The Hangar
918-288-2222 / www.amigoguitarshows.com