Orange County Local Events – January 2022

We are so lucky to live in Orange County. We are so lucky to live in Huntington Beach. We are so lucky to live in South Huntington Beach. Why? There is so much to do! Take a look at the events, dates, and times coming up around us.

Orange County Local Events

Night of Lights OC

Through Jan. 2 / Thu & Sun 5-10pm, Fri & Sat 5-11pm
Don’t miss a magical and interactive Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru
Experience. From the safety and comfort of your own vehicle, guests will
be guided through a mile-long course featuring: Over one million dazzling
lights, Themed holiday scenery & immersive vignettes, Characters and
dancers including Santa (through Dec. 24), Snow Princess, Toy Soldiers,
Yeti, Snow Angels and more. Animated light shows to music through your
car radio. Light tunnels. Snow flurries and bubbles falling on your car!

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
657-333-2520 /

Surf City Winter Wonderland

Through Jan. 2
Huntington Beach’s Pier Plaza will be home to Surf City Winter Wonderland,
where residents and visitors can “skate” next to our City beach like never

Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach
714-536-5486 /

Surf City Splash

Jan. 1-2 / 9am-12pm
“Make a Splash and Pick Up Trash!” Get rid of the Old and bring in the
New as we celebrate the 22nd Birthday of the Surf City Splash by having a
two-day Vendor Market at the World Famous Huntington Beach Pier Plaza.
Approximately Twenty-Eight vendors will be on-hand selling their goods.
The Surfrider Foundation of Huntington/Seal Beach hosts this year’s
festivities and they will be the beneficiary of this year’s proceeds.

Huntington Beach Pier

Ladera Ranch Blood

Drive Jan. 4 / 7am-7pm
Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the
lives of others. The blood donation process from the time you arrive until
the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself is only about
8-10 minutes on average. To schedule your appointment for this Blood
Drive go to Use Sponsor Code: Ladera Ranch. At this
time, all donors must make an appointment.

28192 O’Neill Drive
949-388-8300 /

Bride World Costa Mesa Bridal Show

Jan. 9 / 10am-4pm
Don’t miss SoCal’s wedding inspiration expo. Shop and compare wedding
venues, florists, photo booths, photographers, disc jockeys, bridal gowns,
tuxedos, entertainers, custom invitations and honeymoons.

OC Fair & Event Center

Cheers to the New Year!

Jan. 10 / 12pm
Stop by the Center for your own bottle of sparkling cider and to share your
new year’s resolution or wish! Don’t be late as supplies are limited for the
first 100 people.

Sea Country Senior and Community Center, Laguna Niguel
949-425-5151 /

Low Cost K-9 Vaccine Clinic

Jan. 12 / 5-7pm
Vaccines: Da2PLP $10, Bordetella $10, and Rabies (free with the purchase of a
license.) Microchip $15. For the safety of all our visitors, staff, and volunteers,
masks are required when at the shelter.

Animal Shelter: 221 Avenida Fabricante
949-483-1617 /

Discovery Day at the Farm

Jan. 13
Discovery Days at Centennial Farm are open to the public and are perfect
for mom groups, homeschool groups, and more. Groups may participate
in the following activities: Self-Guided Tours: Volunteers are present to
provide information. Radish Seed Planting: Children will plant a radish seed
to take back to school. Chick Education: Learn about the chick development
process. Oxen Demonstration: Demonstration days vary depending on the
volunteers’ schedules. Crops Education: Seasonal varieties. See Livestock
Animals: Swine, goats, sheep, cattle, rabbits, and poultry.

Centennial Farm, OC Fair & Event Center
714-708-1500 /

Sponge on the Run Family Movie Night

Jan. 21 / 6-8pm
We will be screening The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (PG) at
6:30pm in the Crown Ballroom. If nautical nonsense is something you wish,
then join us for F.U.N. crafts, games, face painting, and a special appearance
from your favorite Bikini Bottom resident. Be there and be square!

Crown Valley Community Center, Laguna Niguel
949-425-5100 /

Children’s Gardening Workshop

Jan. 22 / 10-11am
Do you have a little gardener waiting to blossom? Join us for a fun and
educational morning learning about plants and how they grow. Kids will
make and take home a special gardening project!

Rancho Santa Margarita: 21472 Ave De Los Fundadores
949-709-0010 /

Family Art Experience

Jan. 22 / 9am-1:30pm
A series of workshops designed for families to engage in art experiences
and exploration together. Yorba Linda residents are invited to experience
the new Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center at our Family Art Experience. Each
month will focus on one form of art such as acrylic painting, watercolor,
ceramics, culinary art, jewelry making, and much more! Pre-registration is
required online. $15/family.

Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center
657-242-4660 /

Free Bulky Item Drop-Off

Jan. 22 / 9-11am
The City of Garden Grove, in partnership with Republic Services, will host
a series of community cleanup days throughout the city in an effort to help
residents properly dispose of bulky items for free. Residents may dispose
of unwanted household items, including bulky items and electronic
waste, such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, televisions, printers, and

13451 Taft Street, Garden Grove
714-741-5000 /

Heritage House Open House

Jan. 22 / 10am-1pm
History lovers of all ages are welcome to visit Mission Viejo’s Heritage
House, established in 2003 to educate the public about Mission Viejo
history. Formerly a Mission Viejo Company new home sales center, it was
the place prospective buyers came to find their dream home. Today, the
Heritage House is where visitors come to learn about the people and
events that made Mission Viejo “The California Promise.”

28951 Melinda Road, Mission Viejo

SoCal World Guitar Show

Jan. 22-23 / Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
International buy-sell-trade event for guitars, amplifiers, and other musical
gear. Vendors and buyers from across the country and around the world
come to buy sell and trade with each other and public attendees. Public
attendees may bring all the musical gear they can carry to sell, trade, or
have appraised.

OC Fair & Event Center
918-288-2222 /


Jan. 29 / 11am-3:45pm
Grab the kids, the camera, and your friends, and come play in the snow
at this special event. Sleds and saucers will be available for you and your
family to slide down Mount Pittsford. There will also be a free snow play
area for kids 10 and under open during the entire event. Food and drinks
are also available for a nominal fee.

Pittsford Park, Lake Forest
949-273-6960 /

Dana Point Blood Drive

Jan. 30 / 8am-2pm
Not all heroes wear capes. You can be a hero too! Monarch Beach Sunrise
Rotary Club along with The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive to help
save lives and prepare our community for emergencies. YOU can make a
difference! Go to: and in the top right where it says
“Find a Blood Drive” enter sponsor code “Monarch Beach Rotary” to make
a blood donation appointment.

Dana Point Community Center


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