Your Guide to a Family-Friendly Weekend of Winter Fun

Your Guide to a Family-Friendly Weekend of Winter Fun

Orange County is filled with winter magic this holiday season! From Santa moments to nightly tree lightings, check out this comprehensive guide to a family-friendly weekend of winter fun.

Fashion Island®

  • CASA Toy Drive | Now through December 15: Share in the holiday spirit by donating an unwrapped toy or gift item or a child in the Orange County foster care system.
  • Photos with Santa | Now through December 24: Visit Santa for keepsake memories at his Coastal Cottage on the Atrium Lawn.
  • Stories by the Sea | Saturdays, now through December 30: Gather ’round the Children’s Department at Barnes & Noble to hear your favorite Christmas tales – and new ones too!
  • Nightly Tree Lightings | Now through January 5: Watch Fashion Island’s beautifully decorated 90-foot tree come to life with magical snowfall, music, and a choreographed light display in the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdale’s Courtyard.

Irvine Spectrum Center®

  • Skate with Santa | Saturday, December 9 from 10am – 11:30am: Secure your tickets to glide with Santa across the ice.
  • Silent Night Disco | Saturday, December 16 from 6pm – 9pm: Dance the night away at this immersive experience near Dave & Busters.
  • Santa Photos | Now through December 24: Starting at $39.99, get your photo with Santa in his beach chalet.
  • Pet Nights with Santa | Mondays, now through December 18 : Capture your furry friend with Santa on Mondays from 4pm – 7pm.

The Market Place

  • Selfies with Santa | December 9, 16 from 12pm – 3pm: Bring your phone and snap a free selfie with Santa near Mathis Home.
  • Winter Workshops | December 10, 17 from 12pm – 3pm: Light up your season with crafts, entertainment, giveaways, and more.
  • Holiday Tree Lot at The Home Depot | Now through December 24: Haven’t gotten your tree yet? Don’t fear! The Home Depot is here!

Neighborhood Centers

  • Holiday Makers Mart | December 9, 10 and December 16, 17 at Woodbridge Village Center, Woodbury Town Center: Find one of a kind holiday gifts for your family, friends and yourself designed by local artisans at the Holiday Makers Mart from 10am to 4pm.
  • Winter Fest | December 15 from 4pm – 6pm at Woodbridge Village Center: Bring your family and enjoy a s’mores bar, live holiday music, winter crafts, and more.
  • Holiday VW Bus Photo Op | December 9, 16 from 12pm – 5pm at Corona del Mar Plaza: Snap a pic of your SoCal holiday moment.

For more exciting holiday happenings, click here. Plus, don’t forget to enter the Holiday Sweepstakes to get a $5,000 gift card to use at Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, The Market Place, and participating Neighborhood Centers. For a comprehensive list of of Neighborhood Centers, check here.

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