JANUARY 2020 FESTIVITIES

December 31, 2019

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Winter Fest OC    Through Jan. 5
Featuring ice tubing down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain, massive snow play and slide area, ice skating on SoCals largest outdoor ice rink, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with a parade of the Winter Fest OC characters. Fireworks and snow flurries, Santa and his reindeer flying over the fairgrounds, Alpine Village with a new light maze and wintery attractions, over 20 carnival rides and attractions, festive entertainment, seasonal eateries, visits with Santa and more.
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: www.winterfestoc.com

 

Capistrano Lights   Through Jan. 6
Experience the Mission at Night featuring a nightly tree lighting and music program. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long.
Time/Place: 5:30-6pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
Contact: 949-234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com

 

Surf City Splash   Jan. 1
Registration, a pancake breakfast, and a craft fair will begin at 8am next to Zacks Pier Plaza. A costume contest will take place at 11:30am, 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. All participants will receive breakfast, and certificate of appreciation.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Huntington Beach Pier
Contact: 714-231-4623 / www.hbsurfcitysplash.com

 

Monster Energy Supercross   Jan. 4
Three first-time champions, Cooper Webb (450SX Class), Dylan Ferrandis (Western Regional 250SX Class) and Chase Sexton (Eastern Regional 250SX Class) will be eager to defend their titles. Fan Fest from 12-6pm.
Time/Place: 6:30-10pm / Angel Stadium Of Anaheim
Contact: www.supercrosslive.com

 

Bride World Expo   Jan. 4
Over 150 wedding venues, florists, photographers, DJs, photo booths, invitations, decor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, giant gown sale and DIY seminars. Meet local experts and find the best wedding planning values.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-670-7800 / www.brideworld.com

 

Premier Bridal Show   Jan. 4-5
Bringing Wedding Professionals together with Brides since 1997. Photography, dresses, venues, invitations, cakes & desserts, DJ & entertainment and much more!
Time/Place: Anaheim Convention Center
Contact: 714-572-1363 / www.premierbridalshows.com

 

Dia de los Reyes   Jan. 5
The event includes performances, photo op, crafts, storytelling and prizes. Guests can try Rosca de Reyes (Kings Cake) while supplies last.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-556-2787 / www.scfta.org

 

Village Art Faire   Jan. 5
First Sunday of every month. Our artisans offer a beautiful selection of hand-crafted work which includes photography, fine art, jewelry, woodwork, botanicals, apothecary, leather, wearables, ceramics, home decor, fused/blown glass, metal work, and much more.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
Contact: 949-395-7008 / www.scdba.org/village-art-faire

 

Senior Wellness Week   Jan. 6-10
Come and enjoy a week of activities and seminars to help you live your healthiest life! Throughout the week, there will be doctor presentations, fitness class demos, health screenings and more.
Time/Place: 7:30am-4:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
Contact: 714-961-7181 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

 

Laguna Hills State of the City Address & Luncheon   Jan. 9
Time/Place: 11:30am-1pm / Laguna Hills Community Center
Contact: 949-542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com

 

Heritage House Open House   Jan. 11
Learn fun facts about Mission Viejos past at the Heritage House.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / Melinda Park, Mission Viejo
Contact: 949-470-8488 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

 

Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Gala   Jan. 16
Join us in honoring the businesses and individuals who make our community great.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Navy Golf Course
Contact: 562-598-6659 / www.losalchamber.org

 

Laguna Playhouse presents: The Perfect Dog   Jan. 17-19
This heartwarming musical about mans best friend and their people is sure to be treasured by dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / 606 Laguna Canyon Road
Contact: 949-497-2787 / www.lagunaplayhouse.com

 

SoCal World Guitar Show   Jan. 18-19
If you have guitars, amplifiers, effects, parts or other musical items to sell or trade, you may bring all you can carry into the show at no extra charge. Many of the nations top foreign and domestic buyers will be at this show to pay top prices for your vintage, newer, used or rare gear.
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: 918-288-2222 / www.amigoguitarshows.com

 

Pizza with Police   Jan. 20
The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee, together with Laguna Niguel Police Services, is hosting this event for 9th-12th graders. Break down the barriers by getting to know your local deputies, ask questions about their jobs, and enjoy some great pizza with other high school students.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Ballpark Pizza, Laguna Niguel
Contact: 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

 

UVSA Tet Festival   Jan. 24-26
The largest Vietnamese New Year Festival in the nation. It is run entirely by volunteers consisting of high school and college students, young professionals, and parents. Our goals are to help preserve and share the Vietnamese culture, and to serve our community.
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-388-6711 / www.tetfestival.org

 

Brave Race 5K & Joyful Child Fun Run   Jan. 26
Benefits The Joyful Child Foundations Be Brave-Be Save Empowerment Programs to stop crimes against children. This fun event includes a Child Safety Expo and Joyful Costume Fun Run thats free for all.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo
Contact: 866-756-9385 / www.thejoyfulchild.org

 

Cypress State of the City Luncheon   Jan. 29
Will feature a keynote address by the 2020 Cypress Mayor, who will be highlighting the Citys accomplishments for the past year and outlines plans for future projects. The City will also honor its Business of the Year for the BRACE, AGENT and SPIRIT programs.
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / 5700 Orange Avenue
Contact: 714-484-6015 / www.cypresschamber.org

 

State of CERT Awards Banquet   Jan. 29
The Newport Beach Fire Department will host its annual banquet to recognize the volunteer efforts of all of their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program volunteers. The awards banquet is open to any Newport Beach resident that is interested in community preparedness. The cost to attend is $10.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / OASIS Senior Center, Corona del Mar
Contact: 949-644-3112 / www.newportbeachca.gov

 

Laguna Playhouse present: To Sir, With Love   Jan. 29-Feb. 23
When Rick Braithwaite arrives to teach a totally undisciplined class at a rough East End London high school, he discovers he has more in common with these kids than originally thought.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / 606 Laguna Canyon Road
Contact:  949-497-2787 / www.lagunaplayhouse.com

 

Excellence In Placentia Gala   Jan. 30
Please join us for our 55th Annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Alta Vista Country Club
Contact: 714-528-1873 / www.placentiachamber.com
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction   Jan. 31
Open to the public, the gala will honor the winners of the 2019 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions and raise funds for next years Parade. All award winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an incredible live and silent auction.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / The Fashion Island Hotel
Contact: 949-729-4400 / www.newportbeach.com

 

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