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Monica Ruggieri

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

December in the OC!

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 1-31
Homes, yachts, docks, whole landscapes are transformed into a magical holiday experience. Newport Harbor is richly illuminated with thousands of lights and hundreds of themed estates. Newport Landing - 309 Palm St #A. (949) 675-0551 /

Lighting of the Bay - Newport Beach Dec. 2
Entertainment-Carollers-Concessions. Visit from Santa who will light the Back Bay with floating trees. 6pm. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina: 1131 Back Bay Drive. 949-729-3863 /

Holiday Magic Christmas Tree - Anaheim Dec. 2
Coordinated by the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council and includes live entertainment, a bonfire, and tree lighting ceremony. 6pm. Twila Reed Park. 714-765-4397

Crystal Cove Alliance Tree-Lighting Ceremony Dec. 3
At sunset, the Cove's picturesque beach will be illuminated by twinkling lights and decorative ornaments on a statuesque evergreen. 4pm. Crystal Cove State Park Historic District.

Nutcracker Tree Lighting & Holiday Village - Anaheim Dec. 3
International food fair and unique gift shopping. Crafts for kids and pictures with Santa. 10am-7pm. Center Street Promenade & Lemon St. Free admission and parking. 714-956-3586 /

Holiday Bazaar - Newport Beach Dec. 3-4
Takes place in the newly restored Education Commons. Items for sale will include fine art paintings by Crystal Cove Park Store artists as well as hand-made items and holiday gifts. 9am-5pm.

Sawdust Winter Fantasy - Laguna Beach Dec. 3-4, 9-11
Our festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland where exhibitors create, display and sell original creations. 10am-6pm. Sawdust Art Festival grounds. (949) 494-3030 /

Light a Light of Love Dec. 4
The parade will start at Orange and Main St. and will end at the Pier Plaza. After the parade, the entertainment will begin at the Pier Plaza. While at the Plaza, Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be available for children to take pictures! 4:30pm. 714-842-6600 /

Corona del Mar Christmas Walk Dec. 4
Each year "The Walk" brings together thousands of fun-loving people into the Village of Corona del Mar for live entertainment, food, prizes and games in true holiday spirit! 11am-4pm. 949-673-4050 /

An Irish Christmas - Irvine Dec. 4
A great celebration - Christmas in Ireland - with glorious music, traditional dance, storytelling, laughter and plenty of Irish soul. 2-4pm. Irvine Barclay Theatre: 4199 Campus Dr. $48 Adult; $43 Senior; $38 Group; $28 Child. 949-854-4646 /

Metrolink Holiday Toy Express - SJC Dec. 4
Santa’s glittering train, the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express, is once again preparing to travel from city to city to entertain families and help to collect toys for the less fortunate. 7pm. Capistrano Train Depot.

Balboa Island Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 5
During the Festival, pubs, restaurants and hotels will be promoting holiday specials as well as organizing events and entertainment for all age groups. 2:30-6pm. Fire Station, 124 Marine Ave.

Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Dec. 9-10, 16-17
2011 Theme: Santa Salutes the 70's. 7:30pm. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive. (949) 923-2255 /

Newport Dunes Craft Fair Dec. 10
Shop for unique gifts from more than 36 local artisans. 11am-5pm. 1131 Back Bay Drive. Adjacent to Holiday Tree Lot. 949-729-3863 /

Toys for Tots & the Spark of Love - Anaheim Dec. 10
This event is being held as part of the club's 1st Annual Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser, which benefitted the UCI Regional Burn Center. Supported by the Anaheim Fire Department. 1pm. Anaheim Hills Golf Course. 714-318-3111 /

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade Dec. 10-11
Features approximately 70 festively decorated boats cruising the tranquil waterways by picturesque homes. 16400 Pacific Coast Hwy. 5pm. 310-900-2170 /

Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour Dec. 11
Eight decorated beach cottages and bayfront homes, all uniquely holiday decorated that is surely to ignite the spirit of the season. Be sure to visit our shops on Marine Ave for your holiday shopping! $25. 11am-4pm. 311 Marine Ave. 949-246-7100 /

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen Fundraiser - Irvine Dec. 14
Complimentary appetizer buffet will be served, silent auction item table and DJ Roly spinning the tunes. 6:30-10pm. Posch Restaurant & Nightclub: 18912 MacArthur Blvd. Suggested donation of $20. 949-463-2223 /

Christmas Boat Parade - Newport Harbor Dec. 14-18
Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, we invite you to celebrate this year as we feature the theme "Feelin' Christmas-Sea in Newport Beach!" 6:30-9pm. 949-729-4400 /

Menorah Lighting Ceremony - Newport Beach Dec. 20
Celebrate Hanukkah with singing and festive traditions. 4pm. Fashion Island: 401 Newport Center Dr. Chabad Jewish Center Newport Beach at 949-721-9800.

Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights Boat Tour Dec. 16-23
The Cruise of Lights is one of the most spectacular light shows on the water. Visitors will see thousands of lights decorating boats, decks, docks and homes, some with incredible animation. $15 for adults; $9 for children. 16889 Algonquin St. 714-840-7542 /

New Year's Eve Gala - Huntingston Beach Dec. 31
Celebrate New Year's Eve with BB Jazz! Enjoy entertainment, dinner, dancing and party favors at this popular annual evening Gala. Prices vary; all tables are assigned. 7pm. Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa: 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. 714 377-7574 /

New Year's Eve - Irvine Dec. 31
Ring in 2012 with a family-friendly New Year's Eve countdown. Kids will have their own party with noise makers, dancing, carousel rides, and night-time activities. 5:30-9:30pm. Orange County Great Park: Sand Canyon & Marine Dr. Free admission; parking $10.

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