This week is filled with a variety of activities. From yoga (followed by a beer) and a candle votive workshop to a photography exhibit, the beginning of the week has plenty to keep locals entertained. Then, Thursday is Thanksgiving, but it also makes the annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, while Friday is perfect for Black Friday shopping. Over the holiday weekend, get Christmas started right with a winter-themed pajama party and a tree lighting ceremony—complete with tasty tamales.

Monday, November 20
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Yoga Mat Monday
Anaheim Brewery
336 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 780-1888

This special bend and brew event is the perfect combination of fitness and beer. First, enjoy a yoga class from The Yoga Mat OC then savor some of the brewery’s flavors before heading home. The event starts at 6 p.m. and costs $15.

Tuesday, November 21
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(Credit: City of Brea Art Gallery)

Mosaic Candle Votive Workshop
City of Brea Art Gallery
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 990-7730

Make your own candleholder for the holiday season at this special creative workshop. The class allows guests to design their own votive to match the décor at their home or their Christmas decorations, but the final product also makes a great gift for friends and family.

Wednesday, November 22
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(Credit: The CSUF Begovich Gallery/MO Quinn)

“The Dead: Photographs by Jack Burman”
Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery
800 North State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92834
(657) 278-7749

Explore a collection of photographs on the Cal State Fullerton campus produced by photographer Jack Burman. The images depict preserved body parts, skeletons and medical abnormalities that he captured in catacombs and laboratories around the world.

Thursday, November 23
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(Credit: Dana Point Chamber of Commerce)

Dana Point Turkey Trot
Downtown Dana Point
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-1555

Before you head home to gobble up some turkey this Thanksgiving day, burn some calories at this annual event that has become tradition for many locals. Whether you dress up in your best turkey-related gear or simply wear workout clothes, you’ll have a blast venturing the streets of Dana Point.

Friday, November 24
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(credit: The Irvine Company)

Black Friday Frenzy
Irvine Spectrum Center
670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 753-5180

From midnight through 8 a.m. on Friday, enjoy a special party at the Irvine Spectrum that will take your late-night Black Friday shopping to the next level. In addition to deals at various stores, guests will enjoy free ice skating, free valet parking and free rides on both the Ferris wheel and carousel while a DJ spins tunes live.

Saturday, November 25
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Polar Express Pajama Party
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
241 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 956-8936

With Thanksgiving officially over, Muzeo is celebrating the Christmas season full-steam ahead with a “Polar Express” party. In addition to a showing of the Tom Hanks film, children can meet a conductor, sip on hot chocolate and make a Christmas craft to take home. It also grants guests access to the “Muzeo Express: Holiday Model Trains” exhibit.

Sunday, November 26
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(Credit: City of La Habra Tamale Festival)

Tamale Festival & Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Various Locations
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 383-4474

Stop by Euclid Street as well as Brio and Portola Parks during this special festival that features tamale and salsa contests as well as lessons on how to make your own tamales. There will also be a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and various other musical numbers and dance performances from local studios and mariachi bands.

Ashley Ryan is an Orange County native that loves traveling, live music and photography. She blogs at Pure Wander and freelances for a variety of publications including Newport Beach Magazine and Laguna Beach Magazine.


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