It’s time to celebrate the holidays! The best local happenings in Orange County Christmas 2019. Family-friendly events & Activities.



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Orange County Christmas 2019

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Fun local happenings that are perfect to take the little ones!

Nov 22, 2019 – Dec 24, 2019  Young visitors can meet with Santa to share holiday wishes and take photos at his custom-designed house on Atrium Lawn from November 22 through December 24. 

Every first Friday in December, Laguna Beach celebrates Hospitality Night. Happenings will occur in downtown Laguna Beach, along Forest Avenue. This year’s Hospitality Night event is scheduled for Friday, December 6, from 5 to 10 p.m. Instead of beginning in front of City Hall this year, the festivities start in the Peppertree Parking Lot (located between Ocean and Forest, across from Second Street) where Santa Claus will arrive to greet holiday revelers before the tree lighting ceremony at 6:10 p.m. – this year on a different pepper tree than in the past.

My kids love coming to the crystal court sided to meet Santa and ride the Christmas train! It is much less crowded on this side as well 🙂

Decked out in his best red suit, Santa will be at his Crystal Cove beach-inspired surf shack to hear your wishes and take photos with kids & pets of all ages through December 24. Find Santa in Palm Court (near Old Navy).

Daily Hours
Monday – Saturday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

Extended Hours
December 22-23: 12 pm – 9 pm (line will close for business at 8:30pm)
December 24: 10 am – 6 pm (line will close for business at 5pm)


Come meet Santa from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 p.m. Daily

Come meet Santa from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Daily

‘Tis the season for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Children can share their wish list with Santa and have their photo taken with him too. You may take pictures with your personal camera or you may purchase a photo taken by Irvine Park Railroad.

After visiting with Santa, hop back aboard the train and enjoy the colorful Christmas lights and decorations, as well as the magical “Tunnel of Lights”, on the ride back to Santa’s Village.

Santa and his helpers will have special goodies for all the visiting children. Santa hours: November 30th – December 23rd: Monday-Saturday: 10 am-9 pm and Sundays: 10 am-8 pm 12/24  (Christmas Eve): 8 am-6 pm

 Santa is available during regular mall hours, 10am – 9pm*

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