2023 Surf City SPLASH! Dec. 31-Jan. 1
The 2023 Surf City SPLASH is a fundraiser benefiting the North Orange County Surfrider Foundation. Winter Ice Rink at The Pier AND Vendor Fair. The event includes: Music/DJ, Surfrider Merchandise and Info Booth, Breakfast, Ceremonies with Guest Speakers, Costume Contest with Winners, SPLASH INTO THE OCEAN, Opportunity Drawing and Auction Winners announced. Beach cleanup 8am-12pm on Saturday.
8am-4pm / Huntington Beach, Pier Plaza
714-698-9837 / www.thelocalhb.com/surf-city-splash
Holidayz at the Park Through Jan. 1
Featuring holiday-themed art, music, and decorations. Enjoy festive lights, photo ops, and family activities.
Dusk-9:30pm / Great Park, Irvine 949-724-6247 / www.cityofirvine.org
Winter Fest OC Through Jan. 1
Enjoy 26 days of affordable fun as the fairgrounds are transformed into a massive winter wonderland of attractions and live entertainment.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa www.winterfestoc.com
Nightly Bay Lighting Celebration Through Jan. 1
The bay is illuminated each evening at dusk with more than fifty floating holiday decorations and Christmas trees.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
949-729-3863 / www.newportdunes.com
Fashion Island Holiday Tree Through Jan. 2
Gather around and watch Fashion Island’s beautifully decorated 90-foot tree come to life with magical snowfall, music and a choreographed light display in the Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard, every half hour. 5:30-7:30pm / 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach
949-721-2000 / www.fashionisland.com
Surf City Winter Wonderland Through Jan. 8
Enjoy a day or night out with family and friends by skating to the sounds of crashing waves and following it up by supporting local downtown restaurants and businesses.
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza www.surfcitywinterwonderland.org
First Fridays Night Market Jan. 6
This unique, curated shopping experience will feature over 70 makers & designers of local goods, food and produce. Free Admission. Family Friendly. Dogs Welcome.
5-9pm / Goldenwest College Huntington Beach 714-969-3492 / www.surfcityusa.com
Aloha Fair Jan. 8
LA Island Radio presents Aloha Fair on the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy a Sunday Funday with cool finds, food, and entertainment. Parking and admission is free.
10am-4pm / 16160 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach 714-737-5106 / www.facebook.com/alohafairhb
Laguna Hills Chamber Awards Gala & Masquerade Ball Jan. 13
Formal attire/black tie optional.
6-10pm / The Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills
949-542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com
Centennial Farm Garden Class: Pruning Fruit Trees Jan. 14
Learn the best time to prune stone-fruit trees, citrus trees and avocado trees in Southern California. Isabel Barkman will cover the basics of pruning and why the pruning season here is different than the rest of the country and will also prepare attendees for the hands-on fruit pruning workshop in January. RSVP online by Jan. 11.
10am-12pm / OC Fair & Event Center 714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com
JAMZ Palms & Pyramids Jan. 14
Come Play. Perform. Inspire. at our JAMZ-packed event. Get Your Bid to The Pinnacle! JAMZ Palms & Pyramids has TONS of awards up for grabs. Go all out and qualify for Nationals! $20 general admission, $10 kids admission (Ages 6-15), free for children 5 and younger. Parking is $10.
7-10am / OC Fair & Event Center www.jamz.com/palms-and-pyramids
CNPS A Sage in Every Garden Jan. 14
We are partnering with event holders to add 2,000 native White Sage plants to Orange County Gardens. One FREE plant/household. Goals: increase nature-beneficial gardening, conserve water use in cities, and protect white sage in public wildlands.
9:30am-12pm / Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center www.occnps.org
Jurassic Quest Jan. 14-16
The world’s largest, most popular dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Observe our herd of life-size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex and an incredible 50- foot long Megalodon. Interact with our trainers, baby dinos and watch a live raptor show. Explore our dinosaur rides, giant fossil dig, inflatables, fossil science exhibit, “Triceratots” soft play area and MORE!
Sat-Sun 9am-8pm, Mon 9am-7pm / OC Fair & Event Center 833-486-3466 / www.jurassicquest.com
Multi-Chamber Mixer Jan. 19
We're excited to be partnering with the Orange Chamber of Commerce and Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce for a Multi-Chamber Mixer. Come and join your fellow Chamber members for excellent business-to-business networking in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This is a wonderful opportunity for networking so be sure to bring lots of business cards with you! There will be complimentary appetizers provided. All drinks and additional food must be purchased separately.
5-8pm / Santa Ana Elks Lodge
714-544-5341 / www.tustinchamber.org
Dog Beach Cleanups Jan. 21
Sign-up is required ahead of time, walk-ups will not be accepted. For minors attending without parents, you will need a signed consent form that we will provide when registering.
10am-1pm / 100 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach 714-841-8644 / www.dogbeach.org/beach-cleanup
Centennial Farm Garden Class: Rose Care Jan. 21
Interested in growing roses or taking care of the ones you already have? Learn about how to properly care for them in this class taught by a Master Gardener. The purpose of the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program is to extend research-based, scientifically accurate information to the public about home horticulture and pest management. RSVP online by Jan. 18.
10am-12pm / OC Fair & Event Center 714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com
Excellence In Placentia Gala Jan. 27
Please join us for our 57th Annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work. Attire: cocktail, semi-formal. We will be honoring: Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year, Woman-Owned Business of the Year, Family-Owned Business of the Year, Employer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Citizens of the Year - male and female.
6-9pm / Placentia Round Table Women's Club 714-528-1873 / www.ExcellenceInPlacentia.com
UVSA Tet Festival Jan. 27-29
The Tet Festival of Southern California is recognized as the largest Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival. UVSA’s vision to hosting the Tet Festival stays true, and that is to create an avenue for everyone to have a better understanding of the Vietnamese culture in many ways: vibrant arrays of traditional food, traditional performance and entertainment, and cultural exhibitions.
See website for schedule. / OC Fair & Event Center 714-576-6411 / www.tetfestival.org
Noche De Gala
benefiting San Juan Elementary School Jan. 28
"Roary's 20's" Come as a flapper or come as you are. Dress as a Gatsby or silent screen star. It's going to be fun, no matter the dress. Just bring yourself, and we'll do the rest.
6-11pm / Marbella Country Club, SJC
949-493-4700 / www.sanjuanchamber.com
Brea Wedding Show Jan. 28
Brides, grooms, parents, and friends can shop and compare among a variety of vendors including caterers, D.J.'s, reception sites, invitations, bakeries, event coordinators, florists, formal wear, travel representatives, photographers, and more. Attendees will also be able to sample foods, compare prices and get ideas for their wedding and reception. This is also a great opportunity to gather information for other events and parties.
$6.00 admission per person.
11am-3pm / Brea Community Center 714-671-4427 / www.ci.brea.ca.us
Placentia Classic Car Show Wednesdays Come and see some classic cars and have a burger! 4-7pm / Duke's Cafe Parking Lot
714-983-7056 / www. placentiachamber.com
Cypress Certified Farmers Market Saturdays
We have plenty of certified local organically grown fruits and veggies to choose from, as well as farm fresh eggs, fresh baked breads and baguettes, fresh hummus, honey, award-winning tamales, and much more!
9am-2pm / Cottonwood Church parking lot 818-699-6204 / www.enrichedfarms.com