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Pacific City’s ‘Cool Yule’ Weekend

Pacific City, Orange County’s newest dining, entertainment, and shopping destination, welcomes all on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a holiday weekend filled with festive surprises. First guests to arrive will receive free tote bags with special merchant offers and holiday goodies.

Complimentary “tastes” from participating Pacific City restaurants will be offered. Enjoy beautiful, cutting edge holiday decorations, receive a free mini wreath from Petals & Pop with your minimum purchase of $50 each event day (while supplies last).

Pacific City is at 21022 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. 

Cloth & Metal 17th Street Flagship

The OC Mix favorite, Cloth & Metal, has opened the doors to their new flagship location on 17th Street in Costa Mesa in time for the holiday season.

Adjacent to Mendocino Farms, highlights include fine art, hi-fi audio, men’s clothing and select items for women.

462 E. 17th St, Suite C. Costa Mesa.

SOCO Holidays – Dec 13

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the holiday season at SOCO and The OC Mix on Sunday, December 13 from 3-6 p.m. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a free evening filled with live music, holiday activities, photos with Santa, face painting, and a photo booth.

Complimentary gift-wrapping by Farrow & Ball will be available for holiday shoppers for a suggested donation to benefit Project Hope Alliance. 

SOCO is located at 3303 Hyland Ave. in Costa Mesa.

Surfboard Auction at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel continues its commitment to supporting worthy causes with its Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction on display at the resort. The seasonal auction benefits Surfers Healing whose mission is to enrich the lives of people living with autism by introducing them to the therapeutic benefits of surfing.

The Holiday Surfboard Auction showcases a collection of unique and one-of-a-kind surfboards by acclaimed artists and musicians, master surfboard shapers and world-renowned surfers. The auction runs through noon on December 31, 2015 and can be found at

1 Ritz Carlton Drive in Dana Point. 949.240.2000

Toys for Tech Drive at Stag Bar + Kitchen

You can experience the new Stag Bar + Kitchen in Newport Beach and get in the holiday spirit while sipping some spirits at Incipio’s 5th Annual Toys for Tech Drive on Wednesday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive a complimentary Incipio smartphone case in exchange. Free pizza for all guests! You can also enjoy featured drinks including beer and cocktail specials.

Toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in Orange County via the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

Stag Bar & Kitchen is at 121 McFadden Place in Newport Beach.   


The Starlight Ballroom of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica will be transformed by a spirited Merry Christmas celebration in Grand British tradition at the 56th Annual Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 11.

Celebrated British fashion photographer and judge on "America’s Next Top Model," Nigel Barker will be this year’s guest speaker. Louise Roe, British fashion journalist, will host the luncheon and the invocation will be given by British textile and fashion designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes.

The festive Christmas Luncheon has become a celebrated favorite with the British and American communities in SoCal. Each year it draws over 500 people, including celebrities, prominent leaders from high profile business, aerospace, manufacturing, legal and entertainment companies; local political figures and guests from the British and European Consulates.

Festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. with a hosted Champagne Reception and expansive silent auction. The traditional sit-down British Christmas luncheon, complete with all the trimmings, is accompanied by first-rate entertainment.

Tickets and information here.