Newport Landing Christmas Boat Parade + Holiday Light Cruise Discount

Need a delightful holiday outing that the whole family will enjoy? In Orange County and Los Angeles County, there are Christmas Boat Parades that you can spectate by boat or on land. It might look different this year, but it will still be a memorable experience. You just need to know where the routes are if you’re doing it by land. In Newport Beach, Newport Landing offers a 75-minute Holiday Lights Cruise which is plenty of time to grab hot chocolate, take in the views, cruise by the decorated homes and boats, and relax in the gallery. We’re not in the parade, but we are cruising along side it or … READ MORE >>

John’s Incredible Pizza Company New Years Eve Celebration Packages + Giveaway!

John’s Incredible Pizza Company combines a made-from-scratch All You Can Eat buffet with a vibrant Fun World entertainment area. The indoor facilities range in size from 30,000 to 60,000 square feet and are open year-round. Each location showcases a mix of traditional family-style items, innovative and fun food choices along with healthy alternatives all prepared onsite from fresh ingredients. Ten Signature and seasonal pizzas include John’s Spicy Peanut Butter Pepperoni, Buffalo Chicken, and Garlic Pesto. A custom pasta bar features a variety of pastas, 8 homemade sauces, and vegetable varieties to create a pasta masterpiece along with a variety of soups, 40+ item salad bar and an assortment of homemade desserts. Each John’s … READ MORE >>

Disney On Ice Dare To Dream Show Review

Show review written by blog contributor, Leyna Tran. All opinions are own. What a treat to have our island princess, Moana, be part of the show this year! Our daughter Lola (now 4 years old) looks forward to Disney On Ice every year. It has become an annual tradition with our little one. The whimsical cakes prancing around from Belle’s performance got us all in the holiday mood! The aerial performance with Rapunzel was quite beautiful! The fabric mimicked her hair as her and Flynn Ryder gracefully flew on it. Moana of course, was the highlight of the night. All the little girls got up and sang, “How Far I’ll … READ MORE >>

Newport Beach Christmas Parade of Lights Opening Night is December 19th

One of the most prime viewing locations of the Newport Beach Christmas Parade of Lights can be found at the Marina Park located at 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach. There is lots of space for the children to run around as well as a nautical-themed playground and a beach. Every year on opening night, they always kick off the event with fireworks. Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with family-friendly activities including face painters, caricature artists, LA Chargers football toss competition and food vendors. Come watch the fireworks at 6:15 pm while waiting for the parade to pass by around 6:45 pm. It can also be seen from … READ MORE >>

American Ballet Theatre THE NUTCRACKER

Back for the holidays, American Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” is now performing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County (December 14th through December 23rd)! We took the children to see it Opening Night and loved it! The story is about a little girl and her cherished nutcracker around Christmas time. The villains are mice who causes havoc to the toys and the children are afraid of them. In ballet there are no voices nor talking. To understand the story and to understand what is happening in the scene, you have to watch their facial expression, body language and listen to the tone of the music. The props play … READ MORE >>