December in Orange County + San Diego

Southern California may be sunshine and ocean, but this month and the promise of a lot of snow, get out and have some winter fun.

 

Winter Fest OC

Through January 5, 2020, Costa Mesa

OC Fair & Event Center | winterfestoc.com

Who says snow doesn’t fall in the cities of Orange County? This month welcome back the Winter Festival. Fresh blown snow, outdoor ice skating, high tea, and fireworks.


ART + CULTURE

 Silver Exhibition

Through Jan. 11

Irvine Fine Arts Center Photography Lab

Irvine | irvinefinearts.org

Spanning several galleries in the Irvine Fine Arts Center, this photography exhibition features 20 local artists.


Break Down, Build Up

Through February 9

Great Park Gallery

Irvine | ocgp.org/arts

This two-person exhibition by Daniel Dove and Marie Thibeault reflects on consumption, industrialization, and exploration of our relationship to the natural environment.


Dimensions of Form: Tamayo and Mixografia
Through Jan. 19

Bowers Museum

Santa Ana | bowers.org


Annual Parade of Lights Dinner

Dec. 8 and 15
Maritime Museum of San Diego

San Diego | $25–$60 | sdmaritime.org

Celebrating 50 years of Comic-Com, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is hosting two Sunday dinners. Come aboard the 1904 steam yacht Madea to enjoy the boat parade featuring bright light displays honoring the nostalgic world of comic books and the convention that has become a mainstay for fans.


 Nick Offerman

Dec. 14

San Diego Balboa Theatre

San Diego | $56–$66 | sandiegotheatres.org


HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

Sawdust Winter Fantasy

Laguna Beach

$4–$8 | sawdustartfestival.org

See unique artists, carolers, holiday shops, and a winter wonderland.


Peter Pan and Tinkerbell: A Pirate’s Christmas

Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Beach

$40–$80 | lagunaplayhouse.com

Lythgoe Panto Theatre presents a playful musical twist of a classic tale, starring John O’Hurley (Seinfeld’sJ. Peterman) as Captain Hook and Ashley Argota (of True Jackson VP) as Tinkerbell.


Brea Neighborhood Holiday Lights

Brea

Head for Birch Street and Kraemer Blvd. and Shadetree Circle (near Lambert Road and Wandering Lane). The entire neighborhood joins in at this local holiday decoration spot.


Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Carlsbad | Omni Hotels San Diego

Celebrate the merry times and help put an end to hunger in America.  Special room packages include 15 percent off on 2 nights, 2 holiday cocktail certificates, and late check-out—and Omni willmake a donation to Feeding America.


NEW YEAR’S EVE

Celebrate at Back Bay

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina

Newport Beach | $79–139 | visitnewportbeach.com


 New Year’s Eve in Harvest

The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach | $125 per person | theranchlb.com/holidays

Enjoy a night with champagne toast, confetti drop, and dancing to the Shawn Jones Band.


On with the Show: The Roaring 2020s
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

San Diego

$45$80 | lafayettehotelsd.com

Date

Dec 09 2019 - Dec 31 2019

Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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