Autumn Festival

Aquarium of the Pacific CA, United States

The Autumn Festival highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the rich diversity of Asian and Asian-American cultures. The festival will feature traditional craft demonstrations, music, dance, cultural arts exhibits, and storytelling.

Tree Lighting Celebration at The Collection


Kick off the season with an awe-inspiring Tree Lighting Celebration on Nov. 17 at Collection Park. This magical evening will showcase holiday entertainment extravagant tree lighting and a spectacular firework show.

Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

Seaport Village

Look no further than Wonderfront! The Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival is held in beautiful waterfront parks and piers, in Seaport Village, and on boats all along the San Diego downtown waterfront. Water taxis, trolleys, yacht party concerts, and sunset cruises are all part of the experience. It integrates one of the most vibrant downtowns right into the Festival, with hotels, bars, restaurants, breweries, the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy all within steps of the gates. All imagined into one of the most unique festival destinations in the world.

Knott’s Merry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm CA, United States

The holiday spirit shines even brighter at Knott’s Merry Farm this year, taking place November 18 through January 8. Experience Knott’s largest Christmas celebration with winter wonderland-inspired décor transforming the entire park into a classic holiday festival, featuring a landscape of thousands of twinkling lights, miles of themed garland, jumbo snowflakes, and a variety of picturesque seasonal settings. Knott’s Merry Farm offers Christmas activities for families and joyful experiences inspired by the spirit of the holidays. This holiday season, park-goers of all ages can enjoy Christmas shows like Home for the Holidays, a musical revue featuring classic Christmas tunes, world-class performers, holiday...

Anime Pasadena

Pasadena Convention Center

Nerdbot is proud to present Anime Pasadena on November 19th and 20th. Now in its fourth year, Anime Pasadena is an awesome 2-day event with a focus on anime, cosplay and nerd culture. Kids 12 and under are free with any adult purchase.

Sawdust Art Festival

935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Sawdust Winter Fantasy is open November 19-December 18, for five weekends of holiday magic! Winter Fantasy is a one-of-a-kind holiday art festival that offers a festive shopping experience in an enchanting winter wonderland with thousands of lights and decorations, falling snow, three stages of live music, community performances, carolers, puppeteers, art classes, and daily visits with Santa Claus.

Holidays at Rosewood Miramar Beach

Rosewood Miramar Beach

Miramar is bringing the spirit of the season to Montecito this year. Enjoy the holidays at the resort with mouth-watering menus, awe-inspiring entertainment, and beautifully bespoke experiences. And—in true Miramar manner—each holiday celebration features spectacular service and impeccable attention-to-detail at every turn. Don’t miss the magic of Miramar, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

Christmas on Euclid

Ontario Town Square

The Christmas on Euclid Experience has been a tradition for thousands of visitors each year since 1922. Families are delighted each year when the start of the holiday season is kicked off on the first Friday of December with the annual tree lighting ceremony at Ontario Town Square including holiday movies in the park, cookie decorating and a visit from Santa Claus. The second Saturday in December enjoy the all-day magical festival of craft vendors, carolers, snow play, carnival rides plus live music and entertainment when historic Euclid Avenue and Ontario Town Square in Ontario, California is transformed into a...

Apple Butter Festival

This tradition of community Apple Butter Making dates back to the 16th century when European Farmers would gather their year’s end Harvest to boil down for winter preserves. The tradition represents a time of community celebration for the abundant Harvest that God had blessed them with and a moment of joyful anticipation for the changing seasons. Festival Features: Apple Butter Making Featured Apple Butter treats Live Music Wagon Rides Kids Crafts Store Sales Sip and Paint Classes Oak Glen Treasure Hunt & More

A Christmas Carol

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Orange County’s favorite yuletide tradition continues! From the first “Bah humbug” to the final “Wassail,” this timeless classic is sure to rekindle your holiday spirit. Join all your favorite Dickens characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come, and of course, everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, portrayed by SCR Founding Member Richard Doyle.