Christmas Events and Hanukkah Fests 2022: OC | Jobs Reply


ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Keep on ho-ho-ho-ing!

While many holiday events such as tree lightings and parades have ended, festivities are still abounding in Orange County communities for Hanukkah and Christmas 2022.

The Jewish Festival of Lights starts on December 18th and runs until December 26th, and this year Christmas falls on Sunday, December 25th.

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Check out our annual guide to Menorah lightings, Santa stops, “Nutcracker” ballets, Christmas concerts and other holiday shows.

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ALISO VIEJO:

UNTIL DECEMBER. 21: AVCA Festive Decoration Contest. With internet voting.

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ANAHEIM

AB. 21: ‘Chanukah With The Ducks’ and Menorah Lighting. Pre-game festivities with gelt, donuts, music and street hockey.

UNTIL JANUARY. 8: Disney Vacations. Lots to see and do in “The Happiest Place on Earth”.

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BUENA PARK:

UNTIL JANUARY. 8: ‘Knott’s Merry Farm’: Knott’s Berry Farm. The park transforms into a winter wonderland with special holiday entertainment and food.

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CORONA DEL MAR:

UNTIL DECEMBER. 23: IN-STORE EVENT: Lil’ Dickens Carolers. At Roger’s Gardens and Farm.

UNTIL DECEMBER. 22: ‘Nights Of 1000 Lights’: Sherman Gardens. Book quickly as the holiday spectacular is always sold out.

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COSTA MESA:

AB. 18-19: Pacific Coral: Tis the Season! Special guests Southern California Children’s Chorus, Pacific Symphony and Santa.

UNTIL DECEMBER. 24: South Coast Repertory ‘A Christmas Carol’: Segerstrom Stage. “Orange County’s favorite holiday tradition continues!”

UNTIL JANUARY. 1: ‘Winter Fest OC’ Holiday Carnival, Ice Skating and Santa: OC Fairgrounds. Bounce houses, holiday market, crafts, thrill rides and more.

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DANA POINT:

UNTIL DECEMBER. 16: Gelson’s Markets Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Toys go to Children’s Hospital of LA, Toys for Tots, Unity Shoppe, Miracles for Kids, Miller’s Children Hospital and Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center.

AB. 16-18: A light holiday cruise. Local tradition!

AB. 18: Dana Point Community Chanukah Celebration and Lighting. With donuts, gelt, latkes, crafts and a magic show.

AB. 22: Light Up Chanukah Comedy Night at The Ocean Institute. An evening of comedy, wine, sushi, latkes and menorah lighting.

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY:

UNTIL DECEMBER. 24: Annual Holiday ‘Spark Of Love Toy Drive’ – Locally with various places.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH:

UNTIL DECEMBER. 31: Outside Paséa Hotel, Holiday Ice Skating Rink. “Skate & chill where sand meets snow.”

AB. 16-23: Huntington Harbor Philharmonic Cruise Of Lights. Join the guided tours on board.

AB. 17-18: Coast City Ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ – “Travel the magic of dance in Coast City Ballet’s annual production of this famous holiday favorite!”

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IRVINE:

UNTIL DECEMBER. 16: Gelson’s Markets Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Toys go to Children’s Hospital of LA, Toys for Tots, Unity Shoppe, Miracles for Kids, Miller’s Children Hospital and Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center.

AB. 18: Hanukkah Celebration: Pretend City Children’s Museum. Art projects, stories and fun for the little ones.

AB. 19: Canadian Brass: The Christmas season is here. From the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

AB. 23: Christmas Celebration and Santa: Pretend City Children’s Museum. With art projects, stories and greetings from Santa.

UNTIL DECEMBER. 30: ‘Hikari – Festival of Lights’: Tanaka Farms. Reserve a comfortable carriage in the festively lit farm.

UNTIL JANUARY. 1: Outside the Spectrum Center, the holiday ice skating rink. “Skate under the stars!”

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LADERA RANCH:

AB. 18: Hanukkah Menorah Lighting: Green Village. “With music, dancing, dreidels, crafts, candle lighting and traditional Hanukkah snacks!”

UNTIL DECEMBER. 19: Collection of toys for military families. For the children of the 1st Armored Light Reconnaissance Battalion at Camp Pendleton.

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LAGUNA BEACH:

AB. 16-18: Annual ‘Winter Fantasy’ Party: Sawdust Art Festival. “A unique holiday art festival.”

UNTIL DECEMBER 16: Gelson’s Markets Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Toys go to Children’s Hospital of LA, Toys for Tots, Unity Shoppe, Miracles for Kids, Miller’s Children Hospital and Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center.

FRIEND NIGUEL:

AB. 18: Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting: City Hall. Features live entertainment, activities, crafts and Chanukah treats.

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LAKE FOREST:

AB. 16-18: Holiday Lights: Heritage Hill Historic Park. The event is free and dogs are welcome.

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LOS ALAMITOS:

AB. 17: Holiday Art Workshop 2022 for ages 3-12. Advance registration is preferred.

AB. 17: Lil’ Oak Preschool Program Snowflake Dance. Festivals aimed at families and preschoolers.

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MISSION VIEJO:

AB. 17-18, 23-24: Gift collection by Scout Troop 787 OC. An annual tradition at the Farmers Market.

AB. 18: Free screening of Holiday Favorite. Enjoy the “Miracle on 34th Street” at City Hall.

AB. 18: Chanukah Wonderland and Menorah Lighting. A city first with music, a Chanukah-themed bounce house, face painting, candy and more.

AB. 24: Christmas Eve services at the Mount of Olives church. Candle lighting and music planned.

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NEWPORT BEACH:

AB. 14-18: Christmas Boat Parade. Fireworks on closing night.

UNTIL DECEMBER. 16: Gelson’s Markets Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Toys go to Children’s Hospital of LA, Toys for Tots, Unity Shoppe, Miracles for Kids, Miller’s Children Hospital and Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center.

AB. 18: Fashion Island Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting. “Orange County’s Top Chanukah Event.”

UNTIL DECEMBER. 23: Lil’ Dickens Carolers. Roger in the gardens.

AB. 24: Chanukah Comedy Night. Dinner and show.

AB. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Enjoy carols, a Christmas story and even cocoa!

AB. 25: Chanukah Concert and Gelt Drop. Features menorah lighting, crafts and more.

UNTIL DECEMBER: Bright & Beautiful • A Christmas Boutique. Experience the annual Christmas wonderland at Roger’s Gardens.

RANCHO MISSION VIEJO:

UNTIL DECEMBER. 16: Gelson’s Markets Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Toys go to Children’s Hospital of LA, Toys for Tots, Unity Shoppe, Miracles for Kids, Miller’s Children Hospital and Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center.

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA:

AB. 19: Community Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting. Free for all.

AB. 31: New Year’s Eve celebration. For all community celebrations in Central Park.

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SAN CLEMENT:

AB. 18: Chanukah On The Pier and Menorah Lighting. Open to all.

AB. 20: Chanukah & Grand Menorah Lighting: Outlets in San Clemente. It’s fun with gelt and dreidel parachute.

AB. 20-22: Casa Lumina Holiday Tour: Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. “A magical garden walk with creative activities and over 1000 twinkling lights!”

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO:

UNTIL DECEMBER. 30: Holiday ‘Capistrano Lights’: Mission San Juan Capistrano. Enjoy carolers, Santa selfies, twinkling lights, children’s crafts, delicious treats and more.

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SANTA ANA:

UNTIL JANUARY. 8: Winter Village and Outdoor Ice Skating Rink: Civic Center. With entertainment, food trucks and family fun.

AB. 22: Timeless Tunes: Popular Christmas Songs. “Nostalgic base down memory lane.”

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SEAL BEACH:

AB. 17: Holiday Carolers: The Shops at Rossmoor. “The Holiday Carolers are one of SoCal’s most sought-after carol groups.”

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TRABUCO CANYON:

AB. 18: Cook’s Corner live bands and Toy Drive. All day fun with three popular bands.

AB. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Trabuco Canyon Community Church. Celebrate the season!

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CHALET PARK:

AB. 21: Community Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting. Featuring latkes, donuts, music, crafts and more.

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YORBA LINDA:

AB. 20: Candlelight Night at the Nixon Library. Huntington Beach Concert Band, with Santa and the holidays.

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SEE ALSO: Vacations, Ice Skating Rinks 2022-23 Guide: Orange County and SoCal

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