Orange County Events
A Christmas Fantasy at Disneyland (Mid Nov - Jan 1)
714-781-4565 (Recorded Resort Information)
Christmas is one of the most enchanting seasons at Disneyland. The entire park is decked out
in the Yuletide spirit, and even jolly old Saint Nick takes time out of his busy schedule to
visit all of the little boys and girls at Disneyland. Town Square gets the addition of a 60-foot
Christmas tree decked with 8,000 lights and ornaments, and the Castle receives two flocked
trees in the moat. Throughout the park, guests can enjoy Christmas additions to many stores
Festival of Lights - San Diego Wild Animal Park (All Month)
San Diego Wild Animal Park
With over 100, 000 multi-colored lights, light sculptures, holiday entertainment,
crafts, and shopping, the Festival is quite literally a sight to see.
Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy (Mid Nov- Mid Dec)
Sawdust Art Festival
Laguna Canyon Road
The Winter Fantasy is a fine art and crafts festival featuring more than 170 artists from around
the country. Visitors may visit with Santa, enjoy art classes and refreshments.
John R. Wooden Classic (Early Dec)
Hoop dreams in collegiate basketball unfold during annual competition at Arrowhead Pond the
first weekend in December.
Nutcracker Festival (Early Dec)
Holiday Street Fair held at the Center Street Promenade.
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (Mid Dec)
More than 200 decorated boats cruise Newport Harbor in a dazzling week-long boat parade
that is the largest, oldest parade of its kind in southern California.
Annual New Year's Eve Gala, Casino Ballroom (Dec 31)
Celebrate the New Year in the world famous Casino Ballroom. Tickets go on sale October 1st.
New Year's Eve at Disneyland (Dec 31)
1313 S. Harbor Blvd.
Guests visiting the park on New Years Eve will get a special Disneyland count down to the New
Year. Countdowns are located at various locations throughout the park including New Orleans
Square, Tommorowland, in front of "it's a small world holiday", and of course in front of
Sleeping Beauty's castle. Each countdown location has music and entertainment themed to the
land that the countdown takes place in.