This year’s at South Coast Plaza, celebrate the holidays by visiting South Coast Plaza where you can see their massive 96 foot Christmas tree! South Coast Plaza hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony and arrival of Santa Claus at the Town Center on November 16, and hosts one of the biggest trees during the holiday season for locals to enjoy. If you missed the lighting, you can still visit this great Orange County mall and see it lit up throughout the holidays! In the past, the tree lighting ceremony welcomed thousands as tree was lit with more than 20,000 lights by the Segerstrom family. The tradition continues again this year for the 35th year, and the tree will be available to view throughout the holiday season.
This local community is a great place to drive through and enjoy the holiday lighting where more than 100 homes participate in the lighting displays. Throughout the month of December, locals are encouraged to walk or drive through the community to enjoy the lights, live music, decorations and live nativity scenes. Make sure to enter on East Birch and South Starflower Streets or by East Lambert Road and Sunflower Street.
Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. The parade will begin nightly from the Bay Island from 6:30 p.m. and end approximately at 9 p.m. From December 13th to the 17th, the boat community in Newport Beach will light up the night with their decorations and the harbor will be filled with the sounds of holiday music and lights for viewers to enjoy. This is truly a “must-see” during the holiday season in the Orange County area.
The City of Fountain Valley’s mayor will light up the holidays this year by lighting the Christmas tree with a special guest from the north pole. The free event, which will include live entertainment, crafts, and games, will also offer pictures with Santa (bring your own camera), and tons of great fireworks. Make sure to come hungry as Fountain Valley’s local organizations will be selling food, drinks and goodies to help raise money for the community.
Like other years, Disneyland and its sister resorts and parks will be offering a spectacular array of holiday events with bright colors! Visit our Guide To 2017 Holidays At Disneyland to find out more. As the most magical time of the year, Disneyland will present ‘World of Color – Season of Light,’ a nighttime spectacular with breathtaking holiday lights, as well as fireworks, and much more!
Boaters from all over Orange County will be celebrating this annual harbor parade during the holidays. Head to the harbor and enjoy four free nights of holiday cheer as boaters light up their harbor with decorations based on the theme “A Superhero Holiday.” Enjoy a holiday extravaganza throughout the harbor each night of the Boat Parade. Carolers, superheroes, games, crafts, and free photos with Santa will be on hand, and the evening will culminate with the Boat Parade.