Thinking about doing something this holiday season but not sure on what to do yet? Is everyone else you know flying out to New York or Boston or just out of town and leaving you in the dust? No problem! Here is a list of events that are going on in the Orange County arena, and there’s a little something for everyone.
OC Brew HoHo
From the same creators that brought you the OC Brew HaHa, voted as the best craft beer festival in Orange County, comes OC Brew HoHo, a holiday craft beer festival at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Beer aficionados are welcome to come and sample 3 oz. beers for four hours starting at noon on Saturday December 7th. Participants will have unlimited access to samples of beer for 4 hours, and everyone (within legal limit) is welcome. Come join in on the fun and relax with people who love and appreciate beer as much as you do. Spark up a conversation, sip on some beer, and enjoy the beautiful and warm California winter.
More information at: http://ocbrewhoho.com/
Sip and Savor at the Montage
Looking for some hands on experience with cooking this holiday season? Look no further, at the Montage on select days this December, participants will be able to learn a myriad of holiday recipes featuring entrees as the main attraction. Meats in particular will be honed to an art, and participants will indulge in champagnes, meats, and tips on how to make the perfect entree. Dates include; December 6th-8th, and 13th-15th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Price is $25 per person, please call 949-715-6420 for reservations.
105th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Light Parade
The longest running boat parade in the nation returns to celebrate their 105th anniversary! Admission is free and spectators get the treat of watching numerous boats all around Newport Harbor sail through a 14 miles course decked out in holiday decor and bright lights. It truly is a spectacle to see, especially if you live in the Orange County area as the parade brings on average one million spectators a year. The parade is from 6:30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. from December 18th-22nd. On the 22nd there will be additional fireworks as well. Additionally houses near the harbor area will also be decked out in holiday decor, competing for prizes as well and on the 22nd there will be fireworks around 9:00 p.m. to honor this tradition. For more information go to: www.christmasboatparade.com
Looking for something a little more family oriented? The Muckenthaler Center in Fullerton is hosting their annual holiday festival on December 22nd at 12:00 p.m. Participants will be able to participate in an arts and crafts fair, home and gallery tours, and various performances. Kids will be able to participate in workshops and even get to see Santa! Admission is free and it’s a great opportunity to enjoy some family time and relax.