FREE holiday family event sponsored by the City of Dana Point.  Activities throughout the day include Santa visits, carnival games ($1), craft fair, Dana Point Police Services Kid Print ID, face painting, cookie decorating ($2), holiday crafts, Lego Santa's Village Workshop, the Mini Express Train, petting zoo, pony rides and the Annual Tree Lighting! Most activities are free.
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La Plaza Park

34111 La Plaza

Dana Point, CA 92629

Turkey Trot - November 23, 2017

Shop from over 250 vendors that display one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted holiday gifts, decorations, food, and collectibles. Shoppers can also pick up a quick snack or beverage at the Food Alley. Parking is free. Admission is $2 (children 12 years old and younger may enter for free). All proceeds benefit the Community Center’s youth and family programs. Strollers are allowed inside the Boutique. Baby sitting services will be available for $2.50 per hour per child.
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Brea Community Center

95 Madison Way

Brea, CA 92821

The Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival has been dubbed OC’s favorite festival in the craft beer community offering a festive, intimate experience with one-of-a-kind holiday beers. Beer aficionados and admirers alike will gather to sample over 100 craft beers from the finest breweries in Southern California and beyond. Of the many exciting seasonal beers offered at Brew Ho Ho! 
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Anaheim Phoenix Club
1340 S Sanderson Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

NEWPORT DUNES - November 24 –  December 21, 2017

As the 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade moves its way through the Newport Harbor this December, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Committee, with the leadership of The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, announces its new parade starting and ending point at Tip of Lido Isle. The parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night from December 13 – 17.
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Newport Harbor

​Newport Beach/Newport Bay

Candy Caneland & Craft Faire - December 2, 2017

Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade - December 13-17, 2017

Located in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is celebrating 40 years!  Bring your family and friends to wobble before you gobble. Our flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble.  Participants will receive a shirt and medal. Run on Thanksgiving Day and give yourself an excuse for an extra piece of pie!
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Dana Point Harbor

Golden Lantern & Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629

Nutcracker Craft Boutique - November 17-18, 2017

A community holiday carnival that includes food and game booths sponsored by local non-profit groups, entertainment, games, petting zoo, a craft area for kids, pictures with Santa Claus, and their famous snow slides!
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Ehlers Event Center

8150 Knott Ave

Buena Park, CA 90620

Winter Festival & Tree Lighting - December 2, 2017

6th Annual Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival - December 9, 2017

Sip complimentary coffee and hot chocolate while browsing hundreds of trees including Noble, Nordmann, Grand and Douglas varieties as well as holiday wreaths and Cedar garlands. Newport Dunes Tree Lot receives fresh shipments weekly and offers delivery as well as free parking for Christmas tree shoppers.
Santa will be visiting the tree lot on November 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stay until dusk each night to see the Lighting of the Bay as more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations are turned on to illuminate the bay.
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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive

Newport Beach, California 92660

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