South Orange County 2023 Christmas Tree Lighting Events and More - South OC Moms


It is officially that time of year again to enjoy all of our amazing local Christmas Tree Lighting events and more throughout all of South Orange County! 2022


Aliso Viejo


Annual Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting
Thursday, November 30th 2023 | 5:00 PM – 8 PM | at the Grand Park at Aliso Viejo Town Center, Hosted by City of Aliso Viejo
Enjoy holiday cheer, train rides, ornament making, community and aerial performances, magical snow fall and a visit from jolly ole St. Nick as we light our 22-foot tree. Free

Breakfast with Santa
Friday, December 10th 2023 at 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM at 31 Santa Barbara Dr, Aliso Viejo
Enjoy breakfast with Santa for $39 for adults and children 3+ years $25 for children 0-2 years old per person. Event is recommended for kids ages 2 to 6. Breakfast, crafts, cookies, hot cocoa and Santa himself will be all be there. Registration opens Friday November 3rd.

Christmas Chalk Walk
Friday December 8th-10th- 2023 from 5 to 8pm. 22851 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo
Please help us spread the word and share this event with family and friends. As visitors sit comfortably in their cars, they will be able to view all of the finished chalk creations displayed on large easels.  You’ll drive through canopies of Christmas lights, hear inspirational Christmas messages, listen to beautiful music, and have some time to think about what means most to you at this very special time of year. Join us for our in-person opening night on Friday, Dec. 8th from 5-8pm. All the artwork will be ready and on display! You can park your car and walk around, listen to live music from local musicians, visit with friends, and enjoy delicious cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. A beautiful live nativity will be presented Friday night only. Artists are welcome to attend and visit with other artists and community members. Christmas Chalk Walk will be a drive-thru Saturday, Dec. 9th and Sunday, Dec. 10th from 5-8pm. Art will be displayed on large easels for easier viewing from the comfort of your car. Visitors will view the artwork as they drive through lighted tunnels, listen to beautiful music, and uplifting messages from our local faith and city leaders.

Crafts with Clauses
Saturday, December 16th 2023 at 9:00am – 11:00 AM at Aliso Viejo Ranch 100 Park Avenue, Aliso viejo
Come to the ranch for some festive fun. Crafts, reindeer games, cookie decorating, and photos with Santa. Register now. $20 per person, for everyone 2 and up.


Dana Point


Dana Point Harbor Merry Kiss Me Lights
Wednesday November 15th – Early January @ 5pm 2023 – 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point Harbor
Dana Point Harbor Partners (DPHP) is spreading holiday cheer by hosting the annual holiday light display, consisting of over 700,000 LED lights, set to illuminate the Harbor beginning November 16. Themed light exhibits throughout the Harbor include a giant whale sculpture, lighted palm trees, giant beach-ball-like ornaments, the popular “Merry Kiss Me” arch and much more. FREE

Ritz Carlton Holiday Tree Lighting
November 2023 4pm – One Ritz-Carlton Drive Dana Point,
Annual holiday open house and 40-foot tree lighting ceremony. A free celebration with music, an appearance from Santa, and hot chocolate.
Gingerbread House and Holiday Cookie Decorating: Guests can gather with family and friends on December 3rd. 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00pm to decorate their very own large-scale gingerbread house and holiday cookies. The talented pastry team will be on hand to provide tips and tricks for creating a gingerbread showpiece of the season. $300 per Gingerbread House. To reserve, guests can call Guest Services at 949-240-2000
Breakfast with Santa – on December 17th 9am – 11am, Bring the whole the family and delight in a buffet-style breakfast to please everyone’s taste-buds, including a meet and greet with Santa. Reservations are required and a fee of $95 per ticket

Pine Park Tree Lighting
December 4th 2023 4:30 – 5:30pm 34941 Camino Capistrano, Dana Point
Santa and his elves will be arriving at Pines Park on his Jolly Trolley to hand out pre-packaged treats for children up to 12 years of age.   The event is from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and features carolers, hot chocolate, cookies, and the annual tree lighting at 5:15pm. .  Pines Park is located at 34941 Camino Capistrano. For more information call (949) 248-3536 or email [email protected]. FREE

Santa’s Jolly Trolley
December 2nd, 2023 | 1:30pm-5:30PM |  Dana Point
Santa and his elves from the Recreation Division will be riding on his Jolly Trolley and making stops at the park locations listed below to hand out pre-packaged treats for kids up to 12 years of age.  Santa’s elves will also be collecting letters to Santa.  Please include your mailing address on the letter so Santa can return a special letter to you.  At our last stop, La Plaza Park, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm the annual community tree lighting ceremony will be held with carolers, hot chocolate, and cookies. The tree lighting will be held promptly at 5:15pm. For more information call (949) 248-3536 or email [email protected]. FREE

1:30pm – 2:00pm Sunset Park, 34345 Calle Naranja
2:30pm – 3:00pm Dana Woods Park, 24900 Dana Woods
3:30pm – 4:00pm Sea Canyon Park, 33093 Santiago Drive
4:30pm – 5:30pm La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza St (Tree lighting at 5:15pm)

Santa Paws Photos
December 9th & 10th, 2023  | 10am – 3pm | Dana Point Harbor
Pet Project Foundation will host the 10th Annual Santa Paws. Pet photos will be offered for a small donation with all proceeds supporting the Pet Project Foundation.

Dana Point Harbor 47th Annual Fiesta Boat Parade of Lights
December 8-10, 2023 | Dana Point Harbor
The highly anticipated Boat Parade of Lights returns this holiday season for its 48th celebration from December 8 – 10. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and is sure to be sweet with this year’s “Candyland” theme. Boaters will decorate their vessels for a chance to win $10,000 in cash prizes across different award categories courtesy of Dana Point Harbor Partners. Award categories include Best Use of Theme, People’s Choice, Supervisor’s Cup, Mayor’s Cup and more.. Free

Santa Photos – Santa’s coming to the Harbor on December 8th & 15th 10 from 3pm – 5 pm and taking residence in the Clock Courtyard. Visitors can book professional photos on November 18th from 9 to noon with Santa in front of a holiday-themed photo op created by Style My Holiday. The holiday display will remain up throughout the month of December for all to enjoy.

Boat Rides with Santa
December 2 & 3, 2023  | 10am – 2pm | Dana Wharf, Dana Point Harbor
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching will host Boat Rides with Santa.  Take photos with Santa and his holiday helpers on this adventure at sea for a $5 donation with proceeds supporting Soroptimist of Capistrano Bay. Reservations will be required. Please visit for more information.

Dana Point La Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting
December 2nd, 2023  | 4:30 – 5:30pm | 34111 La Plaza, Dana Point
Come out for the tree lighting ceremony! Santa and the elves will be there on his trolley handing out treats to kids 12 and under, plus there will be carolers, hot chocolate, and cookies.

Dana Point Harbor 48th Annual Fiesta Boat Parade of Lights Viewing Party at the Ocean Institute
December 8, 2023 | 6:30-10:00pm | Ocean Institute
Enjoy the holidays with the Ocean Institute at our Annual Holiday Parade of Lights Viewing Party for the Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights. This year’s Boat Parade of Lights theme is “Candyland”. Guests are invited to view the parade from our one-of-a-kind setting that only the Ocean Institute can provide!  Join them for Hot Cocoa + Coffee Bar, Cookie Decorating, Beer and wine and soft drinks for purchase, Live Entertainment, Educational and Holiday Activities, Photo booth and more! Pricing is Adults: $20 and Children: $17.


Ladera Ranch


Winter Fest
December 2, 2023 | 2:00 – 5:00pm | 28801 Sienna Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA
Join us for an afternoon of fun winter-themed activities, pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more. Don’t leave early; Santa will turn on the holiday lights in the park at 5:00 p.m. This fun family event will create cherished family memories and ignite the spirit of the winter season. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toy Drive that benefits the families of our adopted Marine Battalion.  Food will be available at restaurants in the Mercantile West shopping center. FREE


Laguna Beach


Crystal Cove Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Bizaar 
December 2nd from 10am  – 5:30pm | Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove will be decorating their lovely tree on the beach and showing it off the first weekend in December. Shop for gifts from local artisans, meet Santa during a beachside photo op, munch on cookies and cocoa courtesy of The Beachcomber, make a special holiday craft, and hear holiday tunes sung throughout the Cove by the Corona del Mar High School Madrigal Singers. ⁠  FREE

Sawdust Art Festival’s Annual Winter Fantasy
November 17th – December 17, 2023 | 10am – 7pm | Laguna Beach Sawdust (each weekend Friday – Sunday)
Open five weekends, plus Black Friday. Winter Fantasy is a one-of-a-kind holiday art festival that offers a festive shopping experience. Shop handcrafted art by 150 artists and makers in an enchanting winter wonderland with thousands of lights and decorations, falling snow, three stages of live music, community performances, carolers, puppeteers, festival holiday classes, and daily visits with Santa Claus.

Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
Holiday events for the whole family throughout November and December.
Gingerbread House and Holiday Cookie Decorating: Gather with family and show off your creative side during our gingerbread house decorating event with our executive Pastry team.  This year’s event will take place at Studio restaurant, set against the backdrop of the Pacific. Event includes: Gingerbread House* and Cookie Decorating, Face Painting and Balloon Twister, Family Photos, Hot Chocolate and Cider Station, Welcome Champagne Toast for Adults, Cookies and Light Snacks. Dates are December 3rd, 10th & 16th 11am. RESERVATIONS – (949) 715-6420
Holiday Tea: Embrace a new tradition this holiday season. Enjoy a holiday inspired Afternoon Tea from the elegant comfort of our Lobby Lounge. Tea will be served from November 4th to December 24th from noon to 3pm daily. DINING RESERVATIONS – (949) 715-6420
Gingerbread Village: Guests of all ages will delight in the life-scale gingerbread house created by Montage Laguna Beach’s talented pastry team. Paying homage to Laguna Beach and the resort’s 20th anniversary, this year’s display is inspired by our charming beach town’s iconic lifeguard tower at Main Beach. Guests can experience a sense of wonder and sweetness as they revel in the over-the-top confectionary showcase. Complimentary hot chocolate, cider and house made cookies will be available next to the gingerbread display daily from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.. FREE

Hospitality Night
December 1st 2023 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm | Peppertree Parking Lot, Ocean & Forest Avenues, Laguna Beach, CA
Every first Friday in December, Laguna Beach celebrates Hospitality Night. Happenings occur in the downtown Laguna Beach village, along Forest Avenue. Street closures in the downtown area will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Portions of Forest Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Beach Street, and the Peppertree Parking Lot will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to and during the event.


Laguna Hills


Christmas Tree Lighting of Laguna Hills
December 2nd, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills Community Center
Kick off the holiday season with a Christmas Tree lighting, carolers, refreshments, crafts and a visit from Santa.

Breakfast with Santa
December 9th, 2023 | 9:00 – 11:00am | 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills Community Center
Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa will be arriving at the Laguna Hills Community Center for a morning full of holiday fun! Join us for a special celebration complete with a scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa, and holiday crafts. Preregistration is required. $10 per  person and kids under 2 are free.

Evening of Holiday Music
December 8th, 2023 | 7:00 – 9:00pm | 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills Community Center
Enjoy a performance by the Concordia Community Handbell ensemble. Light refreshments and desserts will be served.

Parents Night Out
December 15th, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:305m | 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills Community Center
Parents get your shopping down, while the Laguna Hills staff watch your kids(ages 6-14). The event is free, but preregistration is required. Dinner will be served.

Holiday Dance Extravaganza
December 16th, 2023 | 7:00 – 9:00pm | 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills Community Center
Enjoy an evening of holiday dancing from local dance studios. Light refreshments and desserts will be served.


Laguna Niguel


Laguna Niguel Christmas Tree Lighting
December 2, 2023 | 5 – 8:00pm | 30111 CROWN VALLEY PKWY, Laguna Niguel City Hall
Join the City of Laguna Niguel for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! Join us for the City of Laguna Niguel’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting! Experience the holiday magic with an evening full of games, crafts, performances, Christmas treats, and a visit from Santa. FREE

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade
December 9th, 2023 | 10:00am-12:00pm | 29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Join us for the City of Laguna Niguel’s annual Holiday Parade! The parade begins around 10:00am and features entries cars, marching bands, and more! Be sure to stick around to see Santa pay the City a visit! The parade route starts at Nueva Vista and ends at Community Park. FREE


Lake Forest


Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday December 9th, 2023 | 3:00-6:00pm | 100 Civic Center Dr, Lake Forest
2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. The event will begin at 4 p.m. on December 3 and include free rides, entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors selling food, and more. We’ll light the tree as the sun sets, and I have a feeling we’ll even get a visit from a special visitor, too. FREE

Heritage Hill Historical Park
Multiple dates in December 2022| 25151 Serrano Road Lake Forest, CA 92630
Heritage Hill Historical Park | 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Candlelight Walk: December 8-10, 2023 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights: December 15-17, 2023 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During the holiday season, Heritage Hill is adorned with lights. Come out and enjoy a stroll through the festive historic buildings including the Serrano Adobe dating back to 1863, St. George’s Episcopal Mission circa 1890, the El Toro Grammar School, and the Harvey Bennett Ranch House. Plus, there will be kids crafts, live entertainment, and the opportunity to visit with Santa. Make sure to bring a camera and take your picture at a variety of holiday-themed photo opportunities! FREE


Mission Viejo


The Shops at the Mission Viejo
Various Dates in December 2023 | 555 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo CA 92691
Caring Santa Photo Experience is back on December 3rd Make your reservation for a private photo experience.
Story Time with Santa – Bring the little ones along to hear favorite holiday stories read aloud by Santa! Join Santa and bring the little ones to hear favorite holiday stories read aloud by librarians from the Mission Viejo Library. From 11am-11:30am at the Santa Set on Level 1, near Nordstrom. November 22nd & 29th and December 6th & 13th.
Santa Photos – The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Secure your spot today between November 11th and December 24th here

Santa’s Arrival & Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Civic Center Plaza, 200 Civic Center Drive, Mission Viejo
Celebrate Santa’s Arrival and the official turning on of the lights at Santa’s Village. Event will include the arrival of Santa and his friends, live reindeer, activities, music, holiday performers, and food. FREE

Santa’s Workshop
November 29th – December 6th  2023 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Santa’s Village, Civic Center Plaza, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Bring the whole family out for an evening of fun as you visit the workshop and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Then, drop off a letter to Santa in the mailbox located in the Kershaw Garden. Santa will be in his Workshop on Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays only, but the village will be open to walk throughs on all other nights.. FREE

Rudolph’s Rink 
Postponed until further Notice |  | Santa’s Village, Civic Center Plaza, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
A family fun activity! 40-minute skate sessions begin on the hour. Skate rental for this synthetic rink is $12.00 (signed waiver required for each participant/under 18 must have a parent or guardian signature). No one is permitted on rink surface without ice skates.

Gingerbread Bash & Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 2nd. 2023 | 3:00 – 5:30pm | Oso Creek Golf Course | 27601 Casta Del Sol, Mission Viejo
Kick off the holiday season with a Gingerbread Bash at Oso Creek Golf Course. Build your own gingerbread house as a family! Gingerbread houses will be provided, plus extra candy decorations like M&M’s, gumdrops and more. Families will enjoy taking photos on Santa’s sleigh, writing a letter to Santa and dropping it in his mailbox, and decorating an ornament to hang on Oso Creek’s tree. Guests will also be treated to snacks and a hot cocoa bar with candy canes, marshmallows, and lots of toppings, all while listening to lively holiday music. As the sun sets, join the countdown to the lighting of Oso Creek’s holiday tree and create magical family memories. The cost is $25 per person (3 years and under is free). Each family will receive one gingerbread house to assemble and decorate together. Advanced reservations and payment are required.

Mission Viejo Brunch with Santa
December 10th, 2023 | 10:00am & 12:30pm | Terrace On The Green at Oso Creek | 27601 Casta Del Sol, Mission Viejo
Santa returns to Oso Creek Golf Course on Sunday, December 10 to enjoy brunch with you! This spectacular holiday event includes two seatings at 10 am and 12:30 pm. You and your family will enjoy taking photos with St. Nick on a golf cart; decorating a Christmas cookie; making a holiday ornament and other holiday crafts, as well as the talents of strolling carolers. The grand buffet will include a gourmet meat-and-cheese station; fresh fruit display; salad station; omelet station with eggs prepared your way or a build-your-own omelet; chef-manned carving station; a wide selection of breakfast specialties; and much more. Everyone will enjoy a delectable dessert station. Cost is $99.95 for adults and $39.95 for kids ages 5-12, plus tax and gratuity. Children 4 and under are free.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Kaleidoscope 
December 1st, 2023 | 6:0pm-9:00pm |  27741 Crown Valley Pkwy, Mission Viejo
Come to the Kaleidoscope December 1st to join us in lighting the Christmas Tree in partnership with Mariners Church. There will be a free cocoa bar, cookie decorating, live music, pictures with Santa Claus, petting zoo, silhouette artist, and more! Visit the Union Market on the second floor to shop your local businesses or even catch a movie at the Regal Edwards Theater! FREE.


Rancho Santa Margarita


Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 2, 2023 | 5 – 7:00pm | 21472 Avenida De Los Fundadores, Rancho Santa Margarita
“A truly magical night, where memories are made, and moments cherished!” Members and guests are invited to enjoy the sights, sounds and treats of the season while singing along to holiday music and creating precious moments with family and friends at the 2023 Christmas Tree Lighting! The Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Lakeshore, followed by a storytelling of “The Night Before Christmas” and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Musical performances by The Bridge Church will take place throughout the event. Attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, cookies and holiday crafts while waiting for Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival by boat. At 6:00 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by boat to help the Board of Directors light the Christmas Tree! After the tree lights, the Clauses will take professional photos with families for the holiday season (sponsored by Ron Evans Realty, hosting PicMarc Photography)! No Registration Required! See you at the Lake! FREE

Carols Around the Lake
December 9, 2023 | 6 – 8:00pm | 21472 Avenida De Los Fundadores, Rancho Santa Margarita
Grab a coffee or hot cocoa as you take a stroll around the Lake and enjoy musical performances by talented local musicians throughout the evening. We welcome you to bring the entire family to enjoy this musical event. In addition to the music, Carols ‘Round the Lake features a trail of lights, trackless train rides, a gingerbread craft booth (sponsored by Shannon Miller Real Estate Specialist), and a special photo opportunity with Santa on Gingerbread Lane at the Beach Club  (sponsored by Ron Evans Realty, hosting PicMarc Photography)! No Registration Required! See you at the Lake and Beach Club! FREE


San Clemente


Outlets of San Clemente Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 18, 2023 | 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Outlets of San Clemente
Get ready to kick off the holiday season with a magical celebration you won’t want to miss. Our Tree Lighting Concert is a festive extravaganza that combines the joy of the holidays with the power of music, creating unforgettable memories for everyone. The free concert is a family-friendly holiday tradition with original pop songs and holiday favorites. This year’s show will begin at 5 PM and include performances by Nickelodeon star of Monster Hight 2; Nayah Damesen, FUTUREPOP, and Orange County School of the Arts Montage! The show will be hosted by American Idol’s JRAND. A special visit from Santa Claus will join the performers on stage for the tree lighting while OCSA performs a countdown to light California’s Tallest Live-Cut Christmas Tree. Remember to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots.  Throughout the holiday season the Outlets will also have Snowy Nights beginning on November 18th and will go through New Year’s Day. Enjoy the magic of snowfall Friday through Sunday evenings at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm.  Photos with Santa will be every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.

Santa’s Village By The Sea
December 2rd, 2023 | 4:00 – 8:30 p.m. | Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
Hosted by the San Clemente Downtown Business Association, Puttin’ on the Glitz is a fun and festive evening of late-hours holiday shopping & dining, live music, carolers, sweet treats, street musicians, and community vendor booths offering fun for the whole family. Rock out at the Silent Disco, then stroll down to the City’s event at the community center and enjoy a sledding hill, holiday crafts and a visits with St. Nick himself! FREE

Sunsets with Santa
December 11,12, 18 & 19, 2023 | Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
Bring your cameras and take your photo with Santa on the pier with the beautiful holiday tree and the ocean as your backdrop! Visit the San Clemente Pier on the 2nd and 3rd weekend in December and take a photo with Santa Claus, underneath the sunset! Santa Claus will be at the pier, in front of the BIG holiday tree available for pictures from 3pm-5pm on December 11, 12, 18 and 19th. There will also be music playing in the background and some special guests singing holiday cheer. FREE

Casa Romantica Lumina Holiday Walk 2023
December 15th – 21st, 2023(select Nights) | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Roam through Casa Romantica’s historic seaside home and gardens, transformed into an illuminated and festively decorated winter wonderland at night! A fun family-friendly experience for all, each night of the Casa Lumina Holiday Walk will include an illuminated walk through Casa Romantica, live entertainment from local artists, crafts including Letters to Santa, and hot cocoa. $15 General, $10 Children ages 2-12, children ages 2 and under

Casa Romantica Cookies and Cocoa with Mrs. Claus
December 9yh, 2023 | 10:15 – 11:00 am | 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Enjoy cookies and hot cocoa with Mrs. Claus! When purchasing tickets, please only register your child.


San Juan Capistrano


Capistrano Lights
December 2nd – 30th(on select nights), 4:00pm | 26801 Camino Capistrano, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Celebrate the holidays at Orange County’s only Mission. Join us on select days from December 2, 2023 through December 30, 2023 for daytime admission to the Mission and an evening of holiday programming and fun. Capistrano Lights: Mission in Lights returns this December with tree lighting, visits with Santa, Dickens-era carolers, full-scale nativity, light features including a new lighted halo grove, new butterfly orchard, dancing swallows and more – all are included with any Capistrano Lights ticket which also includes same day admission to the Mission. Public Pricing: Adults: $19, Seniors: $17, Youth/Student: $14, Children (Under 4):

Inn at the Mission Night Tree Lighting Ceremony visit from Santa
December 2nd, 2023  5:00 – 9:00pm | Inn at the Mission, 31692 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano
Don’t miss a visit from Santa at the Cafe at the Mission Courtyard! Join us from 5PM-7:30PM for a family-friendly dining experience, featuring the charming Lil Dickens Carolers. Plus, capture the magic with Santa until 7:30PM.

Holiday Princess Tea with Elsa
December 10th, 2023  11:30 – 1:30pm | Inn at the Mission, 31692 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano
Experience a magical Holiday Tea with Disney Princess Elsa! Join us from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM for memorable enchanting moments and a princess photo opportunity from 12 PM – 1 PM.. $65++ per Adult (including 1 child) | $15 per additional child

Cowboy Christmas Concert
December 22nd, 2023  6:00 – 8:30pm | Inn at the Mission, 31692 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano
Come and enjoy the James Kelly Country Band in the courtyard.

Visit Santa at the Goods & Goats Farm
November 24th – December 25th, 2023  10:00 – 2:00pm(every Saturday) | 29458 Trabuco Creek Rd, San Juan Capistrano
Get ready to make magical memories this holiday season! Santa is visiting Goats & Goods Market, and he’s bringing joy, laughter, and lots of fun. Every Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas, you’re invited to take pictures with Santa (feel free to snap your own!) and enjoy delightful activities for the kids, including crafts and quality time with our adorable goats.Spots will fill up rapidly! To ensure everyone has a chance to meet Santa and enjoy the festivities, we’re offering time slots for your convenience. Don’t wait—reserve your preferred time now.

Los Rios Tea House – Holiday High Tea
November 24th to January 7th, 2023 | 31731 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano
Come and enjoy a special day with the little ladies in your life. The tea house has an adorable Nutcracker tea menu for kids 12 and younger for $45 and an adult menu for $89 a person. Make your reservations now to enjoy this magical event this year,

City of San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting Event
December 2nd, 2023 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm |  Historic Town Center Park (31852 El Camino Real)
Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with pre-show entertainment, followed by a musical holiday production. The tree lighting will take place at 5:45 p.m. followed by a variety of holiday activities within the historic Los Rios District. Special event trolley services will be offered. For additional event information, please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 493-5911.




Merry Brick-Mas
Every day from November 18th to January 8th 2023
Merry Brick-mas! LEGOLAND® California Resort is bringing LEGO® cheer to sunny Carlsbad, CA this holiday season. From November 18, 2023 – January 8, 2023, the Resort will be transformed into a
winter wonderland complete with elaborate décor, twinkling lights, garland, presents, Christmas trees, and even falling snow – all included with general Park admission and select annual passes.
Carllsbad, CA

Knott’s Merry Farm
November 17th to January 7th, 2023
In the winter, holiday spirit shines ever brighter at Knott’s Merry Farm.  Experience Knott’s amazingly festive Christmas displays with a full park transformation that includes holiday seasonal décor. Park goers of all ages can enjoy classic shows like Merry Christmas, Snoopy!, the beloved ice show starring the famous beagle himself. The streets of Calico play host to live Christmas Carolers, a Christmas Crafts Village offering one-of-a-kind gift ideas, Santa’s Christmas Cabin, the enchanting Snow and Glow experience, plus so much more. This feeling of Christmas can only be found at Knott’s Merry Farm.
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA



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