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!
Riverside: The Mission Inn
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony –Kaleidoscope Courtyard, Mission Viejo
27741 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Balboa Bay Club & Resort, Newport Beach
1221 West Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(Open to the public)
Annual Tree Lighting O’Neill’s Bar & Grill at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo
26772 Avery Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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.
Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Village
Center Street Promenade
160 West Center Street Promenade, Suite 100
Anaheim, CA 92805
17th Annual Holiday Crystal Cove Tree Lighting, Art Sale And Gift Bazaar
Crystal Cove, Newport Beach
December 18 – 22, 2013
Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Newport Beach/Newport Bay
Thank you, http://events.orangecounty.com/ 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!