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Special Family Events for Kids and Families in Orange County

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Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Holiday Ice Rink @ Irvine Spectrum Center
Outdoor Ice skating
Irvine 11/16/2019 5-17
Plaza Navidena @ Plaza Calle Cuatro
Tree lighting, Santa, music
Santa Ana 11/16/2019 1-17
Pictures with Santa @ MainPlace Mall
Take pictures with Santa
Santa Ana 11/16/2019 0-12
Holidays at Disneyland @ Disneyland
Disneyland sparkles with holiday magic
Anaheim 11/16/2019 0-17
Tree Lighting @ Bella Terra
Tree lighting, music, performances, snow
Huntington Beach 11/16/2019 1-17
Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind @ Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace
Interactive exhibit celebrating moon landing
Yorba Linda 11/16/2019 5-17
Tree Lighting @ Outlets at San Clemente
Santa, tree lighting, live reindeer meet-and-greet, snow
San Clemente 11/16/2019 0-17
Dinosaurs Exhibit @ Children's Museum at La Habra
Hands-on dinosaur exhibit
La Habra 11/16/2019 2-10
Children's Garden Workshop Series @ Orange County Great Park
Learn about gardening
Irvine 11/17/2019 3-9!
Toddler Time @ Big Air Laguna Hills
Little tykes can jump all they want
Laguna Hills 11/17/2019 1-7!
Duck the Halls Tree Lighting @ The Market Place
Photo booth, crafts, treats
Irvine 11/17/2019 1-17
Rockin' Tots @ Rockin' Jump Orange County
Toddler Time at Rockin' Jump OC!
Santa Ana 11/17/2019 1-6!
Family Nature Walk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about plants and animals
Laguna Beach 11/17/2019 8-17
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 11/17/2019 4-17
Trailside Chat @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 11/17/2019 5-12
Train Rides @ Fairview Park
Train Rides
Costa Mesa 11/17/2019 2-17
Kids activities @ Mission San Juan Capistrano
Panning for gold/Adobe Brick Making/Arrowhead Necklace
San Juan Capistrano 11/17/2019 3-17
Open Jump @ Pump It Up - Anaheim Hills
Inflatable fun for ages 2-10
Anaheim Hills 11/17/2019 2-10!
Toddler Time @ Sky Zone Anaheim
Reduced Price for toddlers
Anaheim 11/17/2019 1-6!
Free Kids Fishing Clinic @ Dana Wharf
Dockside experience for young anglers!
Dana Point 11/17/2019 4-17
Toddler Time @ Sky Zone Westminster
Jumping for little ones
Westminster 11/17/2019 1-6!
Toddler Time @ Big Air Buena Park
Little tykes can jump all they want
Buena Park 11/17/2019 1-6!
Kid Jump @ DEFY Mission Viejo
Jumping for little ones
Mission Viejo 11/18/2019 1-6!
Drop-in Crafts @ Corona Del Mar Library
Corona Del Mar 11/18/2019 3-12
Baby Lapsit Storytime @ La Habra Library
La Habra 11/18/2019 0-3
Preschool Storytime @ Garden Grove Library
Stories, songs
Garden Grove 11/19/2019 3-5
Surf City Nights @ Huntington Beach Pier
Fresh produce, kids activities, entertainment
Huntington Beach 11/19/2019 1-17
After School Club @ Fullerton Public Library
Reading, science, crafts
Fullerton 11/19/2019 5-12
Toddler Time @ Get Air Surf City
Special time for little jumpers
Huntington Beach 11/19/2019 1-5!
Family Storytime @ La Habra Library
La Habra 11/19/2019 2-10
Bilingual Storytime @ La Habra Library
La Habra 11/19/2019 2-10
Pajama Storytime @ Irvine University Park Library
Stories, songs
Irvine 11/20/2019 3-7
Modjeska House Tour @ Heritage Hill Historical Park
Docent-led tour of the historic house and grounds
Lake Forest 11/20/2019 6-17
Open Studio Maker Session @ Child Creativity Lab
Play with art materials
Santa Ana 11/20/2019 3-17
Sea Glass Wrapping @ Crystal Cove State Park
Make jewelry
Laguna Beach 11/20/2019 5-12
Lego "Block" Party @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
Build with LEGO's
Newport Beach 11/20/2019 4-10
Whooo Loves Fall Crafts @ Balboa Library - Balboa
Balboa 11/20/2019 3-8
Parent and Me Time @ Shipley Nature Center
Storytime, crafts
Huntington Beach 11/20/2019 2-10
Preschool Storytime @ La Habra Library
Stories, craft
La Habra 11/20/2019 1-5
Tree Lighting Celebration @ Town Center Park
Tree lighting, Santa's arrival
Costa Mesa 11/21/2019 0-12
Family Movies @ Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library
Children's movies
Costa Mesa 11/21/2019 2-12
Toddler Storytime @ Garden Grove Library
Garden Grove 11/21/2019 0-3
Cowboy Ken @ Yorba Linda Library
Interactive Show
Yorba Linda 11/21/2019 1-12
Family Movie @ Fullerton Public Library
Family movies
Fullerton 11/21/2019 2-15
Wild Tales @ Muth Interpretive Center
Arts and craft, hands-on activities and nature walk
Newport Beach 11/22/2019 2-5!
Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Fashion Island
Tree lighting, live performance, Santa
Newport Beach 11/22/2019 0-17
Photos with Santa @ Fashion Island
Take pictures with Santa
Newport Beach 11/22/2019 0-10
Feathery Friends @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 11/22/2019 3-4!
Knott's Merry Farm @ Knott's Berry Farm
Decorations, Santa, Crafts village, ice show
Buena Park 11/22/2019 0-17
Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning Store - Laguna Hills
Crafts for kids
Laguna Hills 11/23/2019 3-12
Junior Ranger Day at the Bay @ Muth Interpretive Center
Hike, service project
Newport Beach 11/23/2019 9-12
Tidepooling @ Crystal Cove State Park
Spectacular tidepools
Laguna Beach 11/23/2019 4-17
LEGO Saturdays @ Newport Beach Central Library
Play and build with Lego's
Newport Beach 11/23/2019 5-12
Build a City @ Newport Beach Central Library
Newport Beach 11/23/2019 5-17
Winter Fantasy @ Sawdust Art Festival
Art demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa
Laguna Beach 11/23/2019 4-17
SOCO Farmers' Market @ SOCO Collection
Kids' booth, scavenger hunt, free balloons
Costa Mesa 11/23/2019 0-17
Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning Store - Fountain Valley
Crafts for kids
Fountain Valley 11/23/2019 3-12
Roots n' Shoots @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Volunteer service
Anaheim 11/23/2019 12-17!
Nature Walk @ O'Neil Regional Park
Walk while learning about animals and nature
Trabuco Canyon 11/23/2019 3-17
Family Storytime @ Garden Grove Library
Stories, crafts
Garden Grove 11/23/2019 0-12
Friends of Dana Point Headlands Children's Program @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on nature learning
Dana Point 11/23/2019 2-12
Animal Feeding @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Feed reptiles and marine animals
Huntington Beach 11/23/2019 3-17
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Eisenhower Park
Tree lighting, Santa, snow
Seal Beach 11/23/2019 0-17
Crafty Kids @ Muth Interpretive Center
Crafts at the nature preserve
Newport Beach 11/24/2019 2-10
Seaweeds & Sea Creatures @ Crystal Cove State Park
Explore variety of seaweeds
Laguna Beach 11/24/2019 7-17
Miracle on Main Street @ Downtown Huntington Beach
Tree lighting, performance, Santa
Huntington Beach 11/24/2019 0-17
Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting @ The Ritz-Carlton
Tree lighting, music, Santa
Dana Point 11/24/2019 2-10
Tidepooling @ Crystal Cove State Park
Spectacular tidepools
Laguna Beach 11/25/2019 4-17
Bella Terra Kids Club @ Bella Terra
Crafts, entertainment
Huntington Beach 11/25/2019 3-5
Thanksgiving Crafts @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
Newport Beach 11/26/2019 2-10
Tidepooling @ Crystal Cove State Park
Spectacular tidepools
Laguna Beach 11/27/2019 4-17
Photos with Santa @ Irvine Spectrum Center
Photos with Santa
Irvine 11/29/2019 1-17
Nightly Tree Lighting @ Irvine Spectrum Center
Choreographed light show
Irvine 11/29/2019 1-17
Black Friday Frenzy @ Irvine Spectrum Center
Free ice skating, free carousel, free Giant Wheel
Irvine 11/29/2019 1-17
Thanksgiving Wobble Walk @ Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Slow paced hike
Laguna Beach 11/29/2019 12-17!
Sunset Hike @ Crystal Cove State Park
Moderate walk
Laguna Beach 11/29/2019 8-17
Science of Gingerbread @ Discovery Cube Orange County
Hands-on activities
Santa Ana 11/29/2019 2-17
Fantabulous Fridays @ Buena Park Library
Wii games, board games, crafts
Buena Park 11/29/2019 4-15
Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds @ Irvine Ranch Historic Park
Help harvest seeds
Irvine 11/30/2019 8-17!
Lighting of the Bay @ Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
Lights on the bay, musical performances, movie, Santa
Newport Beach 11/30/2019 0-17
S'mores with a Ranger @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 11/30/2019 5-17
Nature Scavenger Hunt @ Crystal Cove State Park
Moderate walk
Laguna Beach 11/30/2019 5-17
Grand Opening of Muzeo Express @ Muzeo
Train rides, see holiday model trains
Anaheim 11/30/2019 5-17
Story Time in the Garden @ Orange County Great Park
Stories, songs, games
Irvine 12/01/2019 3-8
Family Parties @ The Market Place
Crafts, games, face painting
Irvine 12/01/2019 2-17
Family Festival @ Bowers Museum
Music, crafts, face painting
Santa Ana 12/01/2019 2-17
Santa's Arrival @ Mission Viejo City Hall
Santa, games, live reindeer
Mission Viejo 12/01/2019 0-12
Railroad Magic @ Mission Viejo City Hall
The magic of the railroad comes to life
Mission Viejo 12/01/2019 0-15
D. Yoder Family Sundays @ Casa Romantica
Free admission, kids program
San Clemente 12/01/2019 4-17
Tamale Festival @ La Habra Community Center
Tree lighting, performances
La Habra 12/01/2019 1-17
Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Civic Center Sunken Gardens
Tree lighting, sing carols, Santa
Westminster 12/02/2019 0-17
Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting @ Cypress Civic Center
Santa, train rides, refreshments, games
Cypress 12/03/2019 1-17
Santa's Workshop @ Mission Viejo City Hall
Take pictures with Santa
Mission Viejo 12/04/2019 0-12
Preschool Storytime with Santa @ La Habra Library
Stories, Santa
La Habra 12/04/2019 1-5
Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Stanton Park
Tree Lighting, performance, Santa
Stanton 12/05/2019 1-17
Annual Boat Parade of Lights @ Dana Point Harbor
Watch parade of decorated boats
Dana Point 12/06/2019 0-17
Seal Beach Holiday Parade @ Seal Beach
Seal Beach 12/06/2019 0-17
Family Game Day @ Orange County Great Park
Games, crafts, family activities
Irvine 12/07/2019 2-17
Breakfast with Santa @ Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex
Pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, crafts
Laguna Hills 12/07/2019 1-12
Nutcracker for Kids @ Segerstrom Center For the Arts
Musical ballet performance, Santa
Costa Mesa 12/07/2019 5-11
The Nutcracker for Kids @ Newport Beach Central Library
Introduction to the Nutcracker story and ballet
Newport Beach 12/07/2019 2-17
Drop-In Crafts @ Newport Beach Central Library
Monthly crafting program
Newport Beach 12/07/2019 3-8
Christmas Tree Lighting @ Laguna Niguel City Hall
Santa, refreshments, tree lighting
Laguna Niguel 12/07/2019 0-17
Tree Lighting @ Fountain Valley Recreation Center
Santa, crafts
Fountain Valley 12/07/2019 0-17
Tree Lighting Celebration @ Historic Town Center Park
Choir, dance performances, tree lighting, Santa
San Juan Capistrano 12/07/2019 0-17
Boat Rides with Santa @ Dana Point Harbor
20 minute harbor cruise with Santa
Dana Point 12/07/2019 0-15
Breakfast with Santa @ Civic Center Sunken Gardens
Santa, crafts, breakfast
Westminster 12/07/2019 2-12
Santa Paws Pet Photos @ Dana Point Harbor
Pet photos with Santa
Dana Point 12/07/2019 0-12
Winter Market @ Fullerton Downtown Plaza
Kids' activities, Holiday entertainment, pictures with Santa
Fullerton 12/07/2019 0-17
Santa's Village by the Sea @ San Clemente Community Center
Tree lighting, Santa, snow, games, crafts
San Clemente 12/07/2019 1-12
Candy Caneland & Craft Fair @ Ehlers Community Center
Snow slides, petting zoo, food and games
Buena Park 12/07/2019 0-17
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 12/07/2019 3-17
Winter Wonderland @ St. Isidore Historical Plaza
Santa, Tree Lighting, Snow Sledding
Los Alamitos 12/07/2019 1-12
Old Town Irvine Tour @ La Quinta Inn
Docent-led walking tour
Irvine 12/08/2019 10-17
Christmas Walk @ Corona Del Mar Chamber of Commerce
Santa, bounce house, petting zoo
Corona Del Mar 12/08/2019 1-17
Christmas with the Critters @ Rancho Las Lomas
Santa, animals, bounce house, crafts
Silverado 12/08/2019 1-17
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Old Towne Orange Plaza
Tree lighting & carols
Orange 12/08/2019 0-17
Restoration Day @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Restore the Wetlands
Huntington Beach 12/08/2019 6-17
Baby Steps through Pretend City @ Pretend City
Museum open to infants only!
Irvine 12/09/2019 0-2!
Holiday Family Night @ Fullerton Public Library
Stories, puppets, craft
Fullerton 12/10/2019 1-12
Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning @ Pretend City
Child's development
Irvine 12/13/2019 1-10
Pet Photos with Santa @ Irvine Spectrum Center
Pet photos with Santa
Irvine 12/14/2019 1-17
Snoopy House @ Costa Mesa City Hall
Holiday scenes with Peanuts characters
Costa Mesa 12/14/2019 0-17
Shellmaker Island Discovery Tour @ Back Bay Science Center
Learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history
Newport Beach 12/14/2019 5-17
Christmas at the OC Zoo! @ Orange County Zoo
Santa, story time, crafts
Orange 12/14/2019 1-12
Breakfast with Santa @ Edison Community Center
Santa, crafts, bounce house
Huntington Beach 12/14/2019 2-17
Whale Walk and Talk @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Nature walk, learn about whales
Dana Point 12/14/2019 6-17
Breakfast with Santa @ Yorba Linda Community Center
Santa, food, activities
Yorba Linda 12/14/2019 3-8
Wetland Tour @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Free public tours
Huntington Beach 12/14/2019 4-17
Kid's Club @ Buena Park Downtown
Crafts and stories
Buena Park 12/14/2019 2-13!
Breakfast with Santa @ Marina Community Center
Santa, bounce house
Seal Beach 12/14/2019 1-10
Christmas Boat Parade Cruises @ Newport Landing
Be part of the Christmas parade by cruising on a decorated boat
Newport Beach 12/18/2019 0-17
Christmas Boat Parade @ Newport Sea Base
Family entertainment, prime view parade seating
Newport Beach 12/18/2019 3-17
Winter Fest @ Orange County Fairgrounds
Ice tubing, snow play area, tree lighting
Costa Mesa 12/19/2019 1-17
Family Hike @ Muth Interpretive Center
Explore the Bay
Newport Beach 12/21/2019 3-17
Lego Fun Day @ Fullerton Public Library
Fullerton 12/21/2019 3-12
Holiday Festival @ The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Art workshops, live music, Santa
Fullerton 12/22/2019 0-17
New Year's Eve Celebration @ Fullerton Downtown Plaza
Kids' activities, entertainment, fireworks
Fullerton 12/31/2019 2-17
Discovery Days @ Centennial Farm
Milking demonstration, pet a chick, learn about plants and animals
Costa Mesa 01/17/2020 0-15
Opera for Kids: Elixar of Love @ Segerstrom Center For the Arts
Opera for kids, instrument petting zoo
Costa Mesa 01/18/2020 5-17
Saturday Mornings Cartoons & Drawing @ Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
Drop in and draw!
Costa Mesa 01/18/2020 5-17
Peter and the Wolf @ Segerstrom Center For the Arts
Concert, mimes
Costa Mesa 02/29/2020 5-17
Open Activity Day @ Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
Zip line, waterslide, archery
Irvine 03/08/2020 7-17
John Williams: Maestro of the Movies @ Segerstrom Center For the Arts
Concert featuring themes from Harry Potter and Star Wars
Costa Mesa 05/30/2020 5-17

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