If you know where to look, it’s easy to find holiday fun near every Taylor Morrison new home community. From festive light shows to a comedy showdown and big time New Year’s Eve celebrations, So Cal’s out to prove that you don’t need six inches of snow for a winter wonderland.
‘Tis the season to be jolly. So, fa-la-la-la-la-la your way to holiday cheer in Southern California.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Some residents take decorating their Oceanside, CA home to the next level. Soak up the spirit of the holidays at Christmas on Quiet Hills. 10 classic holiday tunes synchronized to a twinkling extravaganza of festive fun. Simply hop in the car. Drive to 1615 Quiet Hills Drive and tune your radio dial to 87.9 FM, from 5-9pm December 1-31.
Take five bucks off your entrance price to the hottest New Year’s Eve party in town. Purchase early bird tickets online to this exciting Hello Betty Fish House event and get ready to clink to a champagne toast on the rooftop deck.
A highlight of the holiday season in Rancho Santa Fe, the Christmas Choral Concert at the Village Church is fun for the whole family. Sing along with your favorite carols on Sunday December 10 at 7:00pm.
And it’s never too early to start working on your poker face for the Ranch Santa Fe Garden Club Poker Tournament on January 27. Proceeds benefit the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center.
Even those who don’t own Newport Beach luxury real estate will find that it’s worth the drive to marvel at the 109th running of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights. From December 13-17, over one million visitors will crowd the waterfront for the show of the year.
Ring the in New Year right. Board a luxurious Hornblower yacht for gourmet food, music, dancing and plenty of bubbly.
Attracting an impressive 80,000 visitors annually, the Snoopy House Holiday Display has been a Costa Mesa tradition for over half a century. Swing by Costa Mesa City Hall any night from December 14-23 between 5:30-9pm. Free photos with Santa.
So Cal’s ultimate winter festival. Winterfest 2017-18 kicks off December 21 and runs through January 7 at the OC Fair & Event Center. Ice skate. Tube down the mountain. Fresh snow blown in daily. Come see the brand new Alpine Village.
December 20 is a great day to make a visit to the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Receive free admission with any ten dollar purchase at the Mission Store during San Juan Capistrano Resident Appreciation Days.
Get in early for special presale tickets to the Swallow’s Inn New Year’s Eve Party featuring Grand Junction. Just $25 with advance purchase. December 31, 8:30pm-1:30am.
From now through December 23 the Christmas Train is bearing full steam ahead in Irvine. Visit Santa’s Village for ice fishing, cookie decorating, carnival games, food and more. Kids ages 5-7 can ride in the Rudolph Racers.
See Hello Kitty & friends and visit the Holiday Market during the unique Sanrio Village event at Tanaka Farms. Ride in a wagon for a tour around the 30-acre farm and break out the camera for photo shoots at designated stops. Pre-registration is required. Saturday & Sunday, December 9-10 & 16-17.
Get crafty in San Clemente with Knit & Crochet for a Cause. A community service event on December 19 from 12:30-2:30pm at the San Clemente Public Library.
The 43rd Annual Boat Parade of Lights at Dana Wharf is not to be missed. Choose from two weekends, December 8-9 or 15-16, from 7:30-9pm. Tickets include an incredible 90 minute harbor cruise and lively holiday music.
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
Laugh till you cry with the West Coast Countdown featuring Clayton English at the Ontario Improv. New Year’s Eve from 10pm until 2018! Tickets to this special event include NYE party favors, snack platter and free flowing champagne.
Join your fellow neighbors at the Anthony Munoz Community Center for a fun ornament making party. December 14 at 4:00pm. Healthy snacks provided.
The Grove Theatre will be rocking and rolling New Year’s Eve with the vaunted Beatles cover band, Abbey Road. Get your advance tickets online.
Holiday Pet Portraits at the Upland Animal Shelter is a great way to support your local animal shelter while getting a professional holiday snapshot of your best friend. No matter what the species, True Emotions Photography can help your pet capture the holiday spirit.
December 10, 11 & 13 by donation.
Break Out the Hot Chocolate
Don’t let anyone tell you that So Cal isn’t cold enough for a piping hot mug of holiday cocoa bubbling with marshmallows. Southern Californians know how to celebrate the festive season, too. Even if our warm winter jacket is a windbreaker.
From all of us to all of you, have a safe and happy holidays!