Orange County Tree Lighting Ceremonies

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orange county tree lighting ceremonies 2013

This is my absolute favorite time of year!  And, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than by taking your family to some beautiful Orange County tree lighting ceremonies and festivities!  

Here are the events I found online, mostly in OC, some a little outside the orange bubble. Please share in the comments any additional ones I might have missed!

November 29th
Riverside:  The Mission Inn
At sunset
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501

December 1st
Holiday Tree Lighting CeremonyKaleidoscope Courtyard, Mission Viejo
4:00 p.m.
27741 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

December 2nd
Balboa Bay Club & Resort, Newport Beach
6:00 p.m.
1221 West Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(Open to the public)

December 3rd

Annual Tree Lighting O’Neill’s Bar & Grill at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo
6:00 p.m.
26772 Avery Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

December 4th 
Long Beach: Chill at The Queen Mary
3 – 7:30 p.m.
1126 Queen’s Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7
Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14

Annual Boat Parade of Lights
7:30pm by the Water’s Edge
Dana Point Harbor
34555 Golden Lantern
Call and make your reservations at (949) 496-5794.

December 6th

Dune’s Lighting of the Bay
6 p.m.
Newport Dunes
101 N. Bayside Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

City of Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting
6:00 p.m.
Tustin City hall & Library outdoor courtyard

December 7th
Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony
4:30 p.m.
Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Village
10:00 a.m.
Center Street Promenade
160 West Center Street Promenade, Suite 100
Anaheim, CA 92805

Laguna Niguel Christmas Tree Lighting
5:00 p.m.
Laguna Niguel City Hall
30111 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

17th Annual Holiday Crystal Cove Tree Lighting, Art Sale And Gift Bazaar
9:00 a.m.
Crystal Cove, Newport Beach

December 14th
Winter Festival and Tree Lighting
12:00 p.m.
La Plaza Park
Dana Point

December 18 – 22, 2013
Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Newport Beach/Newport Bay

Thank you, for being such a fantastic resource!  Please note:  All research was done online, so if you would like to attend one of these events, we would strongly recommend you call ahead of time and confirm times, entrance fees and/or parking questions.  Thank you!

Where do you take your family?  Do you know of any other Orange County tree lighting ceremonies?  
If so, please share below!

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Discovery Science Center Gingerbread Competition

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Discovery Science Center is seeking out delectable creativity from families, children, adults, businesses and organizations in their annual 2009 Gingerbread Contest!    If you like sweets and adventure, try your hand at creating a delicious masterpiece out of gingerbread, icing and other edibles.

Tiny Oranges is going to take a stab at it this year.  Wish me luck!  It will be the first gingerbread house I have made since I was about 8 years old.   I will just have to keep a close eye out for a little mouse named Emma when my back is turned.   Don’t you remember just how irresistible a gingerbread house looked when you were little?  I wanted to live in one!

Here are the details on this delicious competition!

The-Science-of-Gingerbread * All participants will be invited to an exclusive Gingerbread party to kick off the festivities!

* Unique holiday team building experience for your organization or family

* Opportunity to display your logo/organization in Discovery Science Center for 6 weeks

* Chance to win cash prizes!

Dates and Deadlines:

* Nov. 23rd – 30th, 2009:  Bring your creation to Discovery Science Center (11am – 4pm)
* Nov. 23rd, 2009 – Jan. 3rd, 2010 : Gingerbread Houses will be on display.  Visit  The Science of Gingerbread Exhibit to check them out along with a bunch of other fun, hands-on activities.
* Dec. 2nd & 3rd, 2009: Judging and Winner Announcement

Click HERE for more info on this fun contest and download the registration form HERE.    You can fax your entry to Roxy Nava at 714.542.2828, email to or call her at 714.913.5019 with any questions!

Good luck!  Will you come out and see our Tiny Oranges creation?   I hope to see some of you at the kick off party!

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