Things To Do In Orange County December 2017
It’s Holiday month! Lots to do around the OC this month, here is a list around town:
Whistling White House Wonderland Through Jan. 7
The festive 24-foot wide, 10-foot tall snow-capped mountain of toy trains will feature classic model trains of Christmas past – plus Thomas the Tank Engine – whistling over bridges and chugging through tunnels carefully handcrafted by the Train Collectors Association. The six-track design, with more than 50 feet of rails, features an all-American 1950s Midwestern town, with billowing factories, quaint family homes and expansive farms.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Nixon Library, Yorba Linda
Contact: 714-993-5075 / www.nixonfoundation.org
Muzeo Express: Holiday Model Trains Through Jan. 7
Come celebrate the holiday season with model trains, miniature scenes and hands on activities. Complete with historical relics showcasing the history of trains in Southern California, Muzeo Express is sure to be a holiday favorite for children and enthusiasts alike.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm, Closed Mon. / 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim
Contact: 714-956-8936 / www.muzeo.org
Winter Fest Dec. 21-Jan. 7
Outdoor ice rink, 130-foot, six lane Snowflake Summit ice slide, a play park featuring real snow, photos on the world’s largest rocking horse, strolling carolers and personal visits in the cabin of Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Festival of Lights walk-through holiday light show featuring more than two million sparkling lights.
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-855-1187 / www.winterfestoc.com
Surf City Splash Jan. 1
Celebrate the New Year with a dip into the chilly Pacific Ocean. Be sure to wear your bathing suit. No wetsuits – that’s cheating! Registration, a pancake breakfast, and a craft fair will begin at 8 am next to Zack’s Pier Plaza. A costume contest will take place at 11:30 am, with prizes for funniest, best celebrity, most sparkly, best animal-themed, and group costume. The big SPLASH into the ocean will take place at noon. $20 registration benefits the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Huntington Beach Pier
Contact: 714-698-9837 / www.hbsurfcitysplash.com
Gary’s Classic Car Show with Buena Park Emblem Club #340 Bake Sale Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26
Every Friday. Elks serve dinner inside Lodge for $8.00 and Patio Car Show Menu is Hamburgers $5.00, Hot Dogs $4.00 includes Chips and drink. All proceeds from the Bake Sale go to Emblem Club’s Charities such as Breast Cancer Angels, Boys and Girls Clubs and Second Harvest. The desserts are homemade by Emblem Members and the Club offers over 10 different desserts each Friday, all for $1.00 a slice.
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Elks Lodge – Buena Park: 7212 Melrose Street
Contact: 714-522-2853 / www.oc-breeze.com
Bride World Expo Jan. 6
OC’s Bridal Super Show with up to 150 florists, photographers, DJs, wedding venues, photo booths, invitations, decor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, gown sale and DIY seminars. Meet local experts and find amazing wedding planning values.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: 800-600-7080 / www.brideworld.com
Santa Ana Art Walk Jan. 6
The Santa Ana Artist Village Art Walk is held every first Saturday of the month, rain or shine. The event starts at 7pm and is free for all to attend and enjoy the atmosphere. Come, introduce yourself to a local artist, invite your friends, grab a bite, lots to do in Santa Ana Artist’s Village.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Second Street
Contact: 714-647-5400 / www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us
Pruning Fruit Trees Class Jan. 6
Learn the art of pruning in this hands-on, how-to learning experience. This class will cover the basics of pruning, from why we prune to how to successfully begin pruning. Leave with the knowledge you need to begin pruning at home. $5 covers the cost of materials and/or handouts.
Time/Place: 9:30-11:30am / Centennial Farm, Silo Building
Contact: 714-708-1619 / www.ocfair.com
Meeting with Newport Beach Fire Chief, Chip Duncan 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 topic 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.
Time/Place: 7:30-9am / Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Corona del Mar
Contact: 949-673-4050 / www.cdmchamber.com
Annual Winter Pet & Vet Clinic Jan. 13
Low-cost vaccinations and veterinarian services available as well as licensing and micro-chipping.
Time/Place: 9-11am / Aliso Viejo Center: 31 Santa Barbara
Contact: 949-425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com
Cypress State of the City Luncheon Jan. 17
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / Cypress Community Center: 5700 Orange Avenue
Contact: 714-229-6700 / www.cypressca.org
Beach Cleanup in Seal Beach Jan. 20
Save Our Beach will be conducting a monthly beach clean-ups on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Rain or Shine.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street
Contact: 562-799-3339 / www.saveourbeach.org
Santa Ana Zoo Free Day Jan. 21
On Resident Free Day, the third Sunday of each month, residents of Santa Ana may visit our Zoo for free. Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill) will be required upon arrival. Not valid to schools or business addresses.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Santa Ana Zoo: 1801 E. Chestnut Avenue
Contact: 714-836-4000 / www.santaanazoo.org
Tustin Restaurant Week Jan. 22-28
7 days of great deals and the best restaurants of Tustin. Purchase a bracelet and go to a participating restaurant and get a great deal! $5.00 for one bracelet. After the week is over, turn in your receipts to be entered in the raffle. Two will be awarded at random. The prizes are 2 tickets to Sip Swirl & Stroll or 2 tickets to Totally Tustin.
Contact: 714-544-5341 / www.tustinchamber.org
Dana Point Chamber Annual Meeting & Installation Jan. 25
Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we honor our outgoing chair, Kim Tilly, and welcome our incoming chair, Jay Styles. We will also be inducting our 2018 Board of Directors and presenting the awards for the 2017 Ambassador of the Year, Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point
Contact: 949-496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com
Excellence in Placentia Jan. 25
In addition to the Citizen of the Year Awards, we will be honoring businesses for outstanding contributions to the economic health and quality of life in Placentia.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / Alta Vista Country Club
Contact: 714-528-1873 / www.placentiachamber.com
Best of HB Awards Dinner Jan. 25
The Best of HB Awards honors those in the Huntington Beach business community for their great work, talents, and effort in improving the business community as a whole.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / The Venue By 3 Petals: 18582 Beach Blvd #7, Huntington Beach
Contact: 714-500-6104 / www.hbchamber.com
Seal Beach Chamber Appreciation Party Jan. 26
Dinner, drinks and fun!
Time/Place: 6pm / Marina Center: 151 Marina Drive
Contact: 562-799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org
Fullerton Snow Day Jan. 27
Bring the kids out for a day of fun, playing and sledding in the snow at the Brea Dam. Three 75’ sled runs keeps the lines moving for the adventure seekers. Enjoy a toddler play area and sled run for those 5 and under or take a break and warm up with hot chocolate. Pre-registration is required. This event will sell out.
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Brea Dam Park: 1600 N. Harbor Blvd.
Contact: 714-738-6545 / www.cityoffullerton.com
A Night Among the Stars Jan. 27
Just like last year, this will be a formal affair, red carpet event that will be held at The Youth Center. Expect to enjoy a variety of delicious savory appetizers, desserts, and drinks. The number of volunteers we are recognizing this year is 15. Three of them will be selected to receive $500 scholarships: one volunteer under the age or 12 and two ages 12-18. If approved, an additional Rotary sponsorship will be given out during that night.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / 10909 Oak Street, Los Alamitos
Contact: 562-493-4043 / www.theyouthcenter.org
Garden Grove State of the City Luncheon Jan. 31
The State of the City is the premier City sponsored event, showcasing the accomplishments and the vision for the City of Garden Grove. Mayor Steve Jones will provide an overview of the key challenges and opportunities facing our community in the coming year.
Time/Place: 11am-1:30pm / Embassy Suites Anaheim South, Garden Grove
Contact: 714-638-7950 / www.gardengrovechamber.com