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Special Family Events for Kids and Families in Orange County

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Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Children's Garden Workshop Series @ Orange County Great Park
Learn about gardening
Irvine 11/18/2018 3-9!
Holiday Ice Rink @ Irvine Spectrum Center
Outdoor Ice skating
Irvine 11/18/2018 5-17
Toddler Time @ Big Air Laguna Hills
Little tykes can jump all they want
Laguna Hills 11/18/2018 1-7!
Rockin' Tots @ Rockin' Jump Orange County
Toddler Time at Rockin' Jump OC!
Santa Ana 11/18/2018 1-6!
Family Nature Walk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about plants and animals
Laguna Beach 11/18/2018 8-17
Photos with Santa @ Fashion Island
Take pictures with Santa
Newport Beach 11/18/2018 0-10
Holiday Celebrations @ South Coast Plaza
Santa, carousel, train, crafts
Costa Mesa 11/18/2018 0-12
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 11/18/2018 4-17
Reading in the Redwoods @ Environmental Nature Center
Stories, crafts
Newport Beach 11/18/2018 3-12
Winter Fantasy @ Sawdust Art Festival
Art demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa
Laguna Beach 11/18/2018 4-17
Train Rides @ Fairview Park
Train Rides
Costa Mesa 11/18/2018 2-17
Santa Photos @ The Shops at Mission Viejo
Take pictures with Santa
Mission Viejo 11/18/2018 1-12
Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt @ Clear Charity
Explore OC on a scavanger hunt
Orange 11/18/2018 5-17
Kids activities @ Mission San Juan Capistrano
Panning for gold/Adobe Brick Making/Arrowhead Necklace
San Juan Capistrano 11/18/2018 3-17
Holidays at Disneyland @ Disneyland
Disneyland sparkles with holiday magic
Anaheim 11/18/2018 0-17
Miracle on Main Street @ Downtown Huntington Beach
Tree lighting, performance, Santa
Huntington Beach 11/18/2018 0-17
Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting @ The Ritz-Carlton
Tree lighting, music, Santa
Dana Point 11/18/2018 2-10
Free Kids Fishing Clinic @ Dana Wharf
Dockside experience for young anglers!
Dana Point 11/18/2018 4-17
Muzeo Express @ Muzeo
Holiday Model Trains
Anaheim 11/18/2018 3-17
Nature Hike @ Caspers Wilderness Park
Easy 1-mile hike
San Juan Capistrano 11/18/2018 4-17
Toddler Time @ Big Air Buena Park
Little tykes can jump all they want
Buena Park 11/18/2018 1-6!
Knott's Merry Farm @ Knott's Berry Farm
Decorations, Santa, Crafts village, ice show
Buena Park 11/18/2018 0-17
Photo with Santa @ Brea Mall
Pictures with Santa
Brea 11/18/2018 0-12
Lindo Mexico Exhibit @ Children's Museum at La Habra
Hands-on Mexican exhibit
La Habra 11/18/2018 1-10
Fashionista Fun Hour @ Bold Girlz - Newport Beach
Dress up clothes, singing, nail polish, fashion show
Newport Beach 11/19/2018 3-5!
PSYWE Fall Concert @ Segerstrom Center For the Arts
Free concerts
Costa Mesa 11/19/2018 5-17
Kid Jump @ Circus Trix Extreme Air Sports
Jumping for little ones
Mission Viejo 11/19/2018 1-6!
Fashionista Fun Hour @ Bold Girlz - Mission Viejo
Dress up clothes, singing, nail polish, fashion show
Mission Viejo 11/19/2018 3-5!
Toddler Time @ Sky Zone Anaheim
Reduced Price for toddlers
Anaheim 11/19/2018 1-6!
All Aboard America Holiday Trains @ Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace
Holiday model trains
Yorba Linda 11/19/2018 5-17
Baby Lapsit Storytime @ La Habra Library
La Habra 11/19/2018 0-3
Mini Music @ Salvation Army
Music, stories
Tustin 11/20/2018 0-2
Open Jump @ Pump It Up - Anaheim Hills
Inflatable fun for ages 2-10
Anaheim Hills 11/20/2018 2-10!
Street Fair & Farmers Market @ Downtown Huntington Beach
Magicians, kids activities, inflatables
Huntington Beach 11/20/2018 2-17
Surf City Nights @ Huntington Beach Pier
Fresh produce, kids activities, entertainment
Huntington Beach 11/20/2018 1-17
Kids Club @ Pacific City
Story, craft
Huntington Beach 11/20/2018 2-5
After School Club @ Fullerton Public Library
Reading, science, crafts
Fullerton 11/20/2018 5-12
Toddler Time @ Get Air Surf City
Special time for little jumpers
Huntington Beach 11/20/2018 1-5!
Family Storytime @ La Habra Library
La Habra 11/20/2018 2-10
Webble Wobble Wednesdays @ Heritage Park Community Center
Activity stations and coffee station for grown-ups
Irvine 11/21/2018 1-4!
Pajama Storytime @ Irvine University Park Library
Stories, songs
Irvine 11/21/2018 3-7
Modjeska House Tour @ Heritage Hill Historical Park
Docent-led tour of the historic house and grounds
Lake Forest 11/21/2018 6-17
Sea Glass Wrapping @ Crystal Cove State Park
Make jewelry
Laguna Beach 11/21/2018 5-12
Lego "Block" Party @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
Build with LEGO's
Newport Beach 11/21/2018 4-10
Parent and Me Time @ Shipley Nature Center
Storytime, crafts
Huntington Beach 11/21/2018 2-10
Preschool Storytime @ La Habra Library
Stories, craft
La Habra 11/21/2018 1-5
Bilingual Storytime @ La Habra Library
La Habra 11/21/2018 2-10
Discovery Club @ Yorba Linda Library
STEAM activities
Yorba Linda 11/22/2018 4-7
After School Adventure @ Yorba Linda Library
STEAM activities
Yorba Linda 11/22/2018 7-10
Photos with Santa @ Irvine Spectrum Center
Photos with Santa
Irvine 11/23/2018 1-17
Nightly Tree Lighting @ Irvine Spectrum Center
Choreographed light show
Irvine 11/23/2018 1-17
Wild Tales @ Muth Interpretive Center
Arts and craft, hands-on activities and nature walk
Newport Beach 11/23/2018 2-5!
Tidepooling @ Crystal Cove State Park
Spectacular tidepools
Laguna Beach 11/23/2018 4-17
Lighting of the Bay @ Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
Lights on the bay, musical performances, movie, Santa
Newport Beach 11/23/2018 0-17
Science of Gingerbread @ Discovery Cube Orange County
Hands-on kitchen activities
Santa Ana 11/23/2018 2-17
The Magic of Snow @ Bella Terra
Snow fall
Huntington Beach 11/23/2018 1-12
Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning Store - Laguna Hills
Crafts for kids
Laguna Hills 11/24/2018 3-12
Crafts for Kids @ Michaels
Tustin 11/24/2018 3-8
Trailside Chat @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 11/24/2018 5-12
SOCO Farmers' Market @ SOCO Collection
Kids' booth, scavenger hunt, free balloons
Costa Mesa 11/24/2018 0-17
Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning Store - Fountain Valley
Crafts for kids
Fountain Valley 11/24/2018 3-12
Roots n' Shoots @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Volunteer service
Anaheim 11/24/2018 12-17!
Nature Walk @ O'Neil Regional Park
Walk while learning about animals and nature
Trabuco Canyon 11/24/2018 3-17
The Nutcracker @ Bella Terra
Ballet performance
Huntington Beach 11/24/2018 1-17
Friends of Dana Point Headlands Children's Program @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on nature learning
Dana Point 11/24/2018 2-12
Animal Feeding @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Feed reptiles and marine animals
Huntington Beach 11/24/2018 3-17
Reindeer in the Redwoods @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Santa, live reindeer, holiday gnomes, crafts
Brea 11/24/2018 3-15
Crafty Kids @ Muth Interpretive Center
Crafts at the nature preserve
Newport Beach 11/25/2018 2-10
Santa's Arrival @ Mission Viejo City Hall
Santa, games, live raindeer
Mission Viejo 11/25/2018 0-12
Railroad Magic @ Mission Viejo City Hall
The magic of the railroad comes to life
Mission Viejo 11/25/2018 0-15
Santa's Arrival @ Anaheim Town Square
Snow, Santa, face painting, train rides
Anaheim 11/25/2018 0-10
Pet Photo with Santa @ Brea Mall
Bring your pet to pose with Santa
Brea 11/25/2018 1-17
Then and Now @ Clark Regional Park
Hands-on exhibits
Buena Park 11/25/2018 2-17
Tamale Festival @ La Habra Community Center
Tree lighting, performances
La Habra 11/25/2018 1-17
Christmas Light Show @ Lake Forest Private Home
Christmas Show choreographed to songs which you listen from car radio!
Lake Forest 11/26/2018 1-17
Bella Terra Kids Club @ Bella Terra
Craft, music
Huntington Beach 11/26/2018 3-5
Santa's Workshop @ Mission Viejo City Hall
Take pictures with Santa
Mission Viejo 11/28/2018 0-12
Bright Holiday Celebreation & Tree Lighting @ Grand Park
Santa, tree lighting, snow
Aliso Viejo 11/29/2018 1-12
Little Naturalists @ Environmental Nature Center
Outdoor Educational classes
Newport Beach 11/30/2018 3-5!
Wild North America @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 11/30/2018 3-4!
Christmas Train @ Irvine Park Railroad
Night train ride to visit Santa
Orange 11/30/2018 0-12
Park Explorations @ Orange County Great Park
Create a take home treasure
Irvine 12/01/2018 3-17
Family Party @ The Market Place
Crafts, games
Irvine 12/01/2018 2-17
The Nutcracker for Kids @ Newport Beach Central Library
Introduction to the Nutcracker story and ballet
Newport Beach 12/01/2018 2-17
Holiday Lights Cruises @ Newport Landing
Enjoy holiday lights while cruising on a boat
Newport Beach 12/01/2018 0-17
Morning Geology Walk @ Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Learn about landforms and rocks, refreshments
Silverado 12/01/2018 10-17!
Kids Holiday Extravaganza @ The Shops at Mission Viejo
Santa, crafts, face painting
Mission Viejo 12/01/2018 1-12
Paddle Sport Adventure and BBQ @ Newport Sea Base
Family Outdoor Fun
Newport Beach 12/01/2018 8-17!
Tree Lighting @ Fountain Valley Recreation Center
Santa, crafts
Fountain Valley 12/01/2018 0-17
Christmas at the Mission @ Mission San Juan Capistrano
Snow, visit the beautiful lit up Mission, music, cookie decorations, hands-on kids' activities
San Juan Capistrano 12/01/2018 0-17
Winter in the Grove @ Village Green Park
Tree lighting, Santa, snow slides
Garden Grove 12/01/2018 0-17
Christmas Celebration @ Los Rios Park
Santa, crafts, puppet show, train rides, characters
San Juan Capistrano 12/01/2018 0-17
Christmas Celebration @ Zoomars Petting Zoo
Free admission, crafts, pony rides
San Juan Capistrano 12/01/2018 0-12
Little Villagers- Fur Baby Blankets @ Dana Crest Park
Make blankets for rescue dogs
Dana Point 12/01/2018 2-13!
Boat Rides with Santa @ Dana Point Harbor
20 minute harbor cruise with Santa
Dana Point 12/01/2018 0-15
Santa Paws Pet Photos @ Dana Point Harbor
Pet photos with Santa
Dana Point 12/01/2018 0-12
Winter Market @ Fullerton Downtown Plaza
Kids' activities, Holiday entertainment, pictures with Santa
Fullerton 12/01/2018 0-17
Candy Caneland & Craft Fair @ Ehlers Community Center
Snow slides, petting zoo, food and games
Buena Park 12/01/2018 0-17
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 12/01/2018 3-17
Christmas at The Casa @ Casa Romantica
Music, crafts, cookies, Santa
San Clemente 12/01/2018 2-12
Winter Wonderland @ St. Isidore Historical Plaza
Santa, Tree Lighting, Snow Sledding
Los Alamitos 12/01/2018 1-12
Breakfast with Santa @ Children's Museum at La Habra
Yummy breakfast, make ornaments, take pictures with Santa
La Habra 12/01/2018 1-15
Story Time in the Garden @ Orange County Great Park
Stories, songs, games
Irvine 12/02/2018 3-8
Winter Wonderland @ Irvine City Hall
Holiday Concert, Santa
Irvine 12/02/2018 3-17
Christmas Walk @ Corona Del Mar Chamber of Commerce
Santa, bounce house, petting zoo
Corona Del Mar 12/02/2018 1-17
Family Festival @ Bowers Museum
Music, crafts, face painting
Santa Ana 12/02/2018 2-17
Free Kids Arts & Crafts @ IKEA
Free arts and crafts
Costa Mesa 12/02/2018 1-10
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Old Towne Orange Plaza
Tree lighting & carols
Orange 12/02/2018 0-17
Caring Santa @ The Shops at Mission Viejo
Pictures with Santa for children with special needs
Mission Viejo 12/02/2018 0-17
Tree Lighting @ St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa
Tree lighting, Santa, cookies
Dana Point 12/02/2018 1-17
Caring Santa @ Brea Mall
Pictures with Santa for children with special needs
Brea 12/02/2018 0-17
D. Yoder Family Sundays @ Casa Romantica
Free admission, kids program
San Clemente 12/02/2018 4-17
Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Civic Center Sunken Gardens
Tree lighting, sing carols, Santa
Westminster 12/03/2018 0-17
Mini Model Build @ Lego Store - Costa Mesa
Build a cool mini model and take it home
Costa Mesa 12/04/2018 6-14!
Mini Model Build @ Lego Store - Mission Viejo
Build a cool mini model and take it home
Mission Viejo 12/04/2018 6-14!
Little Acorns @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Crafts in nature
Anaheim 12/04/2018 3-5!
Mini Model Build @ Lego Store - Anaheim
Build a cool mini model and take it home
Anaheim 12/04/2018 6-14!
Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting @ Cypress Civic Center
Santa, train rides, refreshments, games
Cypress 12/04/2018 1-17
Holiday Movies @ Pacific City
Free outdoor moives
Huntington Beach 12/05/2018 0-17
Candlelight Evenings @ Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace
Model trains, Santa, White House traditions
Yorba Linda 12/05/2018 2-17
Christmas Tree Lighting @ Stanton Central Park
Tree lighting, Santa, refreshments
Stanton 12/06/2018 1-17
Nutcracker @ Casa Romantica
Ballet performance
San Clemente 12/06/2018 4-17
Evening Campfire at the Nature Center @ Turtle Rock Nature Center
S'mores, stories and songs by the fire
Irvine 12/07/2018 3-17!
Breakfast with Santa @ Newport Coast Community Center
Santa, crafts, games, pictures
Newport Beach 12/07/2018 2-10
Tree Lighting @ Tustin Library Courtyard
Tree lighting, carols, entertainment
Tustin 12/07/2018 0-17
Drive-Thru Nativity @ Mount of Olives Church
Live actors and animals in nativity scene
Mission Viejo 12/07/2018 1-17
Hospitality Night @ Laguna Beach City Hall
Tree lighting, live music, Santa
Laguna Beach 12/07/2018 0-17
Holiday Animal Art- Preschool @ Orange County Zoo
Holiday themed crafts, meet animals
Orange 12/07/2018 3-4!
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Kaleidoscope
Performances, tree lighting
Mission Viejo 12/07/2018 0-17
Annual Boat Parade of Lights @ Dana Point Harbor
Watch parade of decorated boats
Dana Point 12/07/2018 0-17
Free Santa Photos @ Dana Point Harbor
Free pictures with Santa
Dana Point 12/07/2018 0-12
Christmas Tree Lighting @ Buena Park City Hall
Santa, tree lighting, Snoopy
Buena Park 12/07/2018 2-17
Seal Beach Holiday Parade @ Seal Beach
Seal Beach 12/07/2018 0-17
Breakfast with Santa at CPK @ Irvine Spectrum Center
Pizza, Santa
Irvine 12/08/2018 2-10
Breakfast with Santa @ Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex
Pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, crafts
Laguna Hills 12/08/2018 1-12
Mark Gibson Magic Show @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
Magic Show
Newport Beach 12/08/2018 2-12
Holiday Animal Art @ Orange County Zoo
Holiday themed crafts, meet animals
Orange 12/08/2018 5-8!
Go See It! @ Newport Sea Base
Boat expedition, knot tying, bird watching
Newport Beach 12/08/2018 5-17!
Family Sailing and BBQ Outing @ Newport Sea Base
Learn the basics of sailing
Newport Beach 12/08/2018 5-17!
Little Villagers- Power Protein Snacks @ Ocean Breeze Park
Make snacks for those in need
Laguna Niguel 12/08/2018 2-13!
Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Downtown Anaheim
Tree lighting, craft, snow, train rides
Anaheim 12/08/2018 0-17
Breakfast with Santa @ Civic Center Sunken Gardens
Santa, crafts, breakfast
Westminster 12/08/2018 2-12
Whale Walk and Talk @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Nature walk, learn about whales
Dana Point 12/08/2018 6-17
Breakfast with Santa @ Yorba Linda Community Center
Santa, food, activities
Yorba Linda 12/08/2018 3-8
Wetland Tour @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Free public tours
Huntington Beach 12/08/2018 4-17
Old Town Irvine Tour @ La Quinta Inn
Docent-led walking tour
Irvine 12/09/2018 10-17
Christmas Tree Lighting @ Calvary Church Santa Ana
Petting zoo, train rides, cookie decorating
Santa Ana 12/09/2018 1-12
Christmas with the Critters @ Rancho Las Lomas
Santa, animals, bounce house, crafts
Silverado 12/09/2018 1-17
Gingerbread House Workshop @ IKEA
Gingerbread house decorating, snacks
Costa Mesa 12/09/2018 1-12
Pet Photo Night @ The Shops at Mission Viejo
Pet photos with Santa
Mission Viejo 12/09/2018 1-12
Restoration Day @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Restore the Wetlands
Huntington Beach 12/09/2018 6-17
Holiday Concert @ Ehlers Community Center
Performance by Buena Park Community Chorus
Buena Park 12/09/2018 0-17
Baby Steps through Pretend City @ Pretend City
Museum open to infants only!
Irvine 12/10/2018 0-2!
Holiday Family Night @ Fullerton Public Library
Stories, puppets, craft
Fullerton 12/11/2018 1-12
Here Comes Santa Claus! @ El Modena Branch Library
Pictures with Santa
Orange 12/12/2018 0-10
Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning @ Pretend City
Child's development
Irvine 12/14/2018 1-10
International Snow Day with the Critters @ Santa Ana Zoo
Animals, games, storytelling, crafts
Santa Ana 12/15/2018 0-17
Shellmaker Island Discovery Tour @ Back Bay Science Center
Learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history
Newport Beach 12/15/2018 5-17
Christmas at the OC Zoo! @ Orange County Zoo
Santa, story time, crafts
Orange 12/15/2018 1-12
Drop In And Draw @ Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
Drop in and draw!
Costa Mesa 12/15/2018 5-17
Movie Series @ Huntington Beach City Gym and Pool
Family Movies
Huntington Beach 12/15/2018 3-17
Breakfast with Santa @ Murdy Community Center
Pancake breakfast, music, arts and crafts, Santa
Huntington Beach 12/15/2018 2-12
Lego Fun Day @ Fullerton Public Library
Fullerton 12/15/2018 3-12
Gingerbread House Workshop @ Casa Romantica
Decorate a gingerbread house
San Clemente 12/15/2018 6-10
Breakfast with Santa @ Marina Community Center
Santa, bounce house
Seal Beach 12/15/2018 1-10
Kids Nights with Chick-fil-A @ Fashion Island
Free Kids Activities
Newport Beach 12/18/2018 2-10
Christmas Boat Parade Cruises @ Newport Landing
Be part of the Christmas parade by cruising on a decorated boat
Newport Beach 12/19/2018 0-17
Christmas Boat Parade @ Newport Sea Base
Family entertainment, prime view parade seating
Newport Beach 12/19/2018 3-17
Winter Fest @ Orange County Fairgrounds
Ice tubing, snow play area, tree lighting
Costa Mesa 12/20/2018 1-17
Family Nights @ Yorba Linda Library
Magic show, juggling show, science show
Yorba Linda 12/20/2018 2-12
Family Movie @ Fullerton Public Library
Family movies
Fullerton 12/20/2018 2-15
Family Fun Night @ Marina Park
Boat parade, Santa, crafts
Newport Beach 12/21/2018 2-17!
Family Game Day @ Orange County Great Park
Games, crafts, family activities
Irvine 12/22/2018 2-17
Noon Year's Eve Celebration @ Mission Viejo City Hall
Crafts, music
Mission Viejo 12/31/2018 4-12
New Year's Eve Celebration @ Fullerton Downtown Plaza
Kids' activities, entertainment, fireworks
Fullerton 12/31/2018 2-17
New Year’s Noon Party @ Children's Museum at La Habra
Crafts, face painting, balloon drop
La Habra 12/31/2018 0-11
Animal Art II @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 01/11/2019 3-4!
Luce Puppets: Zomo the Trickster Rabbit @ Casa Romantica
Puppet show
San Clemente 01/13/2019 3-10
Scales, Feather & Fur @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 01/17/2019 3-4!
Discovery Days @ Centennial Farm
Milking demonstration, pet a chick, learn about plants and animals
Costa Mesa 01/18/2019 0-15
Nose, Toes & Ears @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 01/31/2019 3-4!
Take A Kid Fishing @ Newport Sea Base
Newport Beach 04/13/2019 7-17!

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