December 2015 – Fun things to do

Holiday Fun for Everyone!

Here are a few of the fun things to do and see locally this holiday season. Follow links for ticket information and more details.

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy
Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach
Information line: 949-494-3030
Five Weekends November 21 – December 20
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Purchase unique artisan crafts from a variety of local artists.  Enjoy live entertainment, including carolers in period costume. Take part in hands-on art projects. Explore the petting zoo. Meet Santa. Capture picture perfect moments throughout this unique fair.

Discovery Cube Presents: Science of Gingerbread
Discovery Cube
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA
Information: 714-542-2823
November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Science can be deliciously fun! Find out what’s behind all the pouring, measuring, and mixing. Take part in a variety of hands-on activities that promise to be fun for the whole family.

Irvine Park Railroad – Annual Christmas Train to Meet Santa
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92862
Follow the signs in the park.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE IN ADVANCE!  Riders 24 months and under ride free.
November 27 – December 23

Bring your family to enjoy an enchanting nighttime train ride through Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. Share your wish list with Santa. Listen to Mrs. Claus read a story. Bring your camera to capture moments and take a picture with Santa.  You may also purchase a photo taken by Irvine Park Railroad. Enjoy the Tunnel of Lights and other displays as you travel back to Santa’s Village.

Holiday Tea at Forster Mansion
The Forster Mansion
27184 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, December 6, 13 or 20 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 14 or 21 at 2 p.m.
INFORMATION: 949-489-1575
** RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – $35/person **
Celebrate the season and enjoy specialty teas, splendid savories, and deliciously delicate desserts in a beautiful holiday setting.

Candy Caneland & Craft Faire
Ehlers Community Recreation Center
8150 Knott Ave.
Buena Park, CA
Information: 714-236-3860
December 5   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A community holiday carnival where you can enjoy food and game booths sponsored by local non-profit groups, entertainment, a petting zoo, crafts for children, snow slides and photos with Santa.

Nutcracker Christmas
Downtown Anaheim at Center Street Promenade and Lemon St.
Information: 714-956-3586
December 5  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy the festivities! Dress warmly and play in real snow. Children will enjoy the train ride and take free photos with Santa. Enjoy entertainment from local schools and community groups throughout the day. Shop for unique gifts from the boutique. Explore a variety of foods from the International Food Fair. At 5:45 p.m.,  the Combined Choirs of the Anaheim Union High School District proceed down Center Street Promenade for the lighting of the living 50-foot Christmas tree in Feldhaus Circle.  Who will this year’s surprise guest be!

Annual Christmas Boutique
Moreno’s Restaurant
4328 E. Chapman Ave.
December 6 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Information: 714-313-1319
Shop for unique gifts, Christmas sweets, tamales, and more at this church turned restaurant. Benefitting Lestonnac Free Clinic.

Old World Christmas Market
7561 Center Ave
Huntington Beach
Information: 714-895-8020
Enjoy old world charm and authentic German foods while shopping for arts, crafts, bratwurst, cookies, and more in the German Christmas Market.  Take photos with Santa, get your face painted, and craft a Christmas ornament for your tree.

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