Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade

Where to Find the Holiday Boat Parades in Orange County!

Here’s a fun holiday tradition that you can enjoy with your family and friends – Go see a holiday boat parade in Orange County! We try to do this every year. Since we are within close proximity to the beaches and harbors, we can select from several viewing spots along Dana Point Harbor, Huntington Harbor, or Newport Harbor. The parade can be enjoyed by land or by boat. We have done both, and they’re both great! Parade routes can be downloaded so you can plan your day accordingly. Some include minute-to-minute stops. As you can imagine some of the spots are busier than others. I personally like the quieter spots … Read more

Winterfest OC Ornament

Winter Fest OC Ticket Giveaway!

Winter Fest OC is coming back, and once again they will be “bringing winter to the OC” at the OC Fair & Event Center offering holiday experiences for all to enjoy. For 18 days, enjoy more than 20 family-friendly (or date-night) wintry activities including ice tubing, snow play, festival of lights, nightly tree celebrations with parade, crafts, live entertainment, ice skating, carnival games, and much much more! Hint: Santa and his reindeer will fly over the fairgrounds for four nights only before heading back to the North Pole on Christmas Day. Enter below for a chance to win tickets!  Each night, there will be a parade of winter characters around … Read more

Christmas Tree

Candlelight Evenings at The Nixon Library

In the spirit of White House Christmas traditions past and present, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is opening its doors after hours for special Candlelight Evenings every Wednesday night this holiday season. These special events are a tribute to First Lady Pat Nixon, her legacy of opening the White House to the American people, and her love of Christmas. Included with admission, holiday activities include: A Whistling White House Wonderland – This fan-favorite exhibit is back with a 10-foot mountain of model trains whistling over bridges and through tunnels, Photos with Santa Claus (one complimentary download included), Live performances of Long Beach City College Evening Wind Symphony, Be … Read more

New Olson Homes in La Mirada! OLIVE WALK Model Grand Opening Event – Saturday, November 18!

Olson Homes is debuting their newest Southeast Los Angeles County neighborhood – OLIVE WALK in La Mirada, California! La Mirada’s rich olive oil history is celebrated in this modern-day community with quiet streets, acclaimed schools and nearby parks. It will give OLIVE WALK a true neighborhood feel with all the big city conveniences. You’re invited to the Model Grand Opening celebration this Saturday, November 18th. Serious homebuyers, you’ll want to prequalify so you’ll get priority home selections. Get a first look of the homes along with an invitation to other VIP events. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and attendees will be treated to an array … Read more

DiscoveryCubeOC Gingerbread Competition Candy House

Enter the Annual Gingerbread Competition at Discovery Cube OC + Giveaway!

Do you still have a ton of candy from Halloween and don’t know what to do with it? DON’T THROW IT OUT! We had a bunch left over as well, because we didn’t have a lot of trick-or-treaters this year. Here’s a fun project great for the whole family, and it’s perfect for the holidays! Most recently we were at Discovery Cube Orange County in Santa Ana working on Gingerbread Houses at a private event. (Yes already!) They wanted us to try building one together as a family and possibly inspire others to enter the annual Gingerbread Competition. The students from the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) were … Read more

Segerstrom Center: Tango Buenos Aires – The Spirit of Argentina Nov18-19th Plus FREE Dance Lessons!

Post written by contributing writer, Angela Camacho. Angela will be covering this event as media. The Tango has always fascinated me. When I was a young girl, I took dance lessons and dreamt about this romantic sensual dance. I would get carried away in my thoughts, and pictured myself in a long velvet red dress with a red rose in my hair. I loved the Latin music and the passionate synchronized movements of this elegant dance. I am totally ecstatic because on November 17th and 18th, The Segerstrom Center of The Arts in Costa Mesa will present Tango Buenos Aires – “The Spirit of Argentina”, PLUS there are free dance lessons … Read more

The Young American’s “The Magic of Christmas” presented by KOST 103.5 Ticket Giveaway!

The Young Americans will be back for their 28th season of “The Magic of Christmas” presented by KOST 103.5 at LaMirada Theatre for the Performing Arts this holiday season December 7th–17th, 2017. After a sold out 2016 season and by popular demand, additional shows have been added this year making this season the longest run of “The Magic of Christmas” ever! Artistic Director Bill Brawley and his production team will turn La Mirada Theatre into a winter wonderland with 6,000 costumes and over 30 festive scene changes. The creatively produced and choreographed musical numbers include 60+ holiday favorites such as hip-hoping Penguins, Dancing Santa’s, The Nutcracker Suite, Toyland, The Polar Express and The Hallelujah Chorus. It will star 250 cast members from the world renowned/non-profit performing group, The Young Americans. And, as a special treat, this year Santa will be at “The Magic of Christmas” every show taking pictures with kids and families free of charge, both before the show and during intermission.

Ticket Giveaway: World of Dance Live Tour – Anaheim Nov 25!

NBC’s summer smash hit series, World of Dance (WOD) announces its line-up for the fall live tour, showcasing the best dancers from across all genres incorporating both local and national talent. The tour will feature Junior Division finalist Eva Igo, plus crowd favorites Diana Pombo, DNA, Luka & Jenalyn, Supercr3w, Elektrobotz and The Mihacevich Sisters. Tickets are on sale now for the WOD Live tour, where the greatest dance innovators will thrill fans by featuring amazing dance skills and brilliance, while offering family friendly entertainment. World of Dance Live offers breathtaking dance skills which represent the spirit of originality, expression, and dedication. The WOD mission is to break down barriers, promote community goodwill, and is a commitment to the dancers and the fans beyond what happens on any given stage.

DEAL: Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart Ticket Discount Los Angeles Markets

“Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart” arrives to the Greater Los Angeles Area bringing you Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends to the ice in an ice skating extravaganza! You will be thrilled to learn that it will feature beloved stories & characters like Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory”, Disney Princesses, “Toy Story” friends, and for the first time “Inside Out”. Performances in Los Angeles markets will be from December 14 through January 8, 2018 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Honda Center in Anaheim, Long Beach Arena, and Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario! Save 20% with select seats with the discount offer below!

Shopkins Live! Ticket Giveaway for City National Grove of Anaheim November 19th

Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more in “Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!” The fun and fashionista Shoppies are joined by the Shopkins – the grocery store-themed mini collectable toys – Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva. An ensemble cast of multi-talented performers brings the show to life on stage through urban style music, song and dance.

“Shopkins Live!” is coming to City National Grove of Anaheim on November 19, 2017!