Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano Through Jan. 6
Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2018: a nightly tree lighting. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long.
Time/Place: 5pm / 26801 Ortega Highway
Contact: 949-234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com
OC Chill Ice Rink Through Jan. 7
Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink returns to Giant Wheel Court this holiday season. The outdoor Ice Rink will offer fun for the whole family. Skate sessions are 75 minutes. Helmets are optional and provided free of charge. Season passes, private lessons and private parties are also available.
Time/Place: Irvine Spectrum Center
Contact: 949-748-8280 / www.skatespectrum.com
Bride World Expo Jan. 5
150 florists, photographers, DJs, wedding venues, photo booths, invitations, decor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, a gown sale and DIY seminars. Meet local experts and find amazing wedding planning values.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
- Yoder Family Sundays Jan. 6
Held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romanticas Casa Captivating programs for all age. Wind down with a visit to the vivid gardens at Casa Romantica with FREE admission and self-guided tours!
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
Contact: 949-498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org
Village Art Faire Jan. 6
The first Sunday of every month. Fine art, photography, ceramics, wood work, metal work, jewelry, fused/blown glass, candles, apothecary, home decor, leather work, botanicals, sculpture, textiles, and much more.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
Contact: 949-218-5378 / www.villagesanclemente.org
Los Alamitos Chamber Installation Gala Jan. 10
Celebrate the installation of the new board and honor those who do great in our community. Please contact the Chamber Office directly to donate items of $100 or more for the silent auction 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Non-Profit of the Year.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / On The Greens at the Navy Golf Course, Cypress
Contact: 562-598-6659 / www.losalchamber.org
Laguna Hills State of the City Jan. 11
Please join chamber members, business and community leaders, and elected officials, for the annual Mayors State of the City Address, where you will hear how city leaders plan to address the challenges and opportunities facing our city. Lunch free with RSVP.
Time/Place: 11:30am-1pm / Heritage Room, Laguna Hills Community Center
Contact: 949-542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com
HB APAs Side Show Jan. 11-13 & 18-20
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts presents Side Show, a musical based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression. Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame, but denies them love. HB APAs Musical Theatre department presents this annual fundraiser and show, which will be complete with opportunity baskets, auctions, and a pre-show one hour before each performance.
Time/Place: APA Studio Theater (Black Box)
Contact: 714-536-2514 x4025 / www.hbapa.org
Sister Cities Presents Gianne de Genevraye Jan. 12
The Newport Beach Sister City Association, with special thanks to the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, will host a reception and conversation with international artist Gianne de Genevraye. Small bites and no host wine bar. Gianne de Genevraye is a Contemporary Nature Artist who paints in public gardens and exhibits in public spaces. Her work focuses on contemporary approaches to nature.
Time/Place: 6:30-8:30pm / Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room
Contact: 949-650-0594 / www.newportbeachca.gov
Whale Talk & Walk Jan. 12
Join us for a Naturalist led presentation on whales, other cetaceans, and marine mammals that can frequently be seen from the Dana Point Headlands. Designed to introduce participants to the natural history of marine mammals, whale characterization, and interesting tidbits about these large and fascinating creatures of the sea. Second Saturday of each month.
Time/Place: 9-11am / Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Contact: 949-248-3527 / www.danapoint.org
Artesanos Village Craft Fair Jan. 12
Community Crafters meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to sell their beautiful art and display their talented skills.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Hecho en Mexico, Placentia
Contact: 714-353-7517 / www.hechoenmexico-giftstore.com
OC Festival of Speed Jan. 12-13
We will have the opportunity to watch some of the worlds most extreme hypercars and exotics do what they do best showcase their performance abilities on a track with side-by-side racing, high speed passes, extreme acceleration, and maybe even the occasional burnout! Benefits the Special Olympics Southern California – Inland Empire Region.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Auto Club Speedway, Fontana
Discovery Day at Centennial Farm Jan. 18
Gives guests an opportunity to take a self-guided tour through the farm with volunteers nearby to provide information and answer farm-related questions. Reservations are required for groups of six or more children.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / OC Fair & Event Center
Aliso Viejo Chamber 2019 Gala Jan. 18
An Evening of Dinner, Dancing, and Fun! Enjoy Hors d Oeuvres and drinks, moving into a sumptuous dinner with wine. Following a brief installation of 2018 officers, we will dance our way through the evening with old and new friends. Tickets are $50 per person.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Aliso Viejo Center
Contact: 949-243-7042 / www.alisoviejochamber.com
2019 Miss Anaheim Competition Jan. 19
Watch contestants from the Anaheim and surrounding communities compete for over $10,000 in scholarships and awards. This is an official preliminary to the Miss California and Miss America competitions.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Anaheim Performing Arts Center-Servite High School
Contact: 714-273-3935 / www.missanaheimpageant.org
Excellence In Placentia Gala Jan. 24
Please join us for our annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work. This year, we are adding Best Employer and Best Youth Volunteer to our list of honorees.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Alta Vista Country Club
Contact: 714-528-1873 / www.placentiachamber.com
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction Jan. 25
Open to the public, the gala will honor the winners of the 2018 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions and raise funds for next years Parade. All award winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an incredible live and silent auction.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / The Fashion Island Hotel
Lake Forest SnowFest Jan. 26
Pre-registration is mandatory. Tickets are sold out by the time of the event. Bring your family and friends to our annual winter event, SnowFest, featuring snow laden slopes, snow play area, and guest appearances from visitors from a galaxy far-far- away! Food and drinks available for a nominal fee.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
Contact: 949-461-3459 / www.lakeforestca.gov
Fountain Valley State of the City Luncheon Jan. 29
Panel discussion on City & Chamber goals for 2019.
Time/Place: 11:30am-1:30pm / Los Caballeros Sports Village
Contact: 714-962-3822 / www.fvchamber.com
Pizza with Police Jan. 31
The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee, together with Laguna Niguel Police Services, is hosting this event for 9-12th graders at Fresh Brothers Pizza. Break down the barriers by getting to know your local Deputies, ask questions about their jobs, and enjoy some great pizza with other high school students!
Time/Place: 5-7pm / 24002 Aliso Creek Road
Contact: 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org