Holidays Around the World at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

December 06, 2023

In 2017, Holidays Around the World was conceived with the vision of transforming Segerstrom Center for the Arts into a captivating holiday destination, a place where all seasonal celebrations could come to life. This cherished event offers families in Orange County a wonderful opportunity to come together and embrace the diverse holiday traditions of various ethnicities and nationalities, all at no cost.The Julianne and George Argyros Plaza undergoes a magical transformation on Sunday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., turning into a breathtaking winter wonderland. Here, attendees can relish a myriad of performances by local music acts and…

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Soka Welcomes Seong-Jin Cho & Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

December 04, 2023

This December in Orange County, renowned pianist Seong-Jin Cho, acclaimed by the Washington Post for having "the musical potential to take his place alongside the greats of the past," and the esteemed Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), celebrated by the Star Tribune as "One of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles," are set to deliver mesmerizing performances. Presented jointly by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Soka Performing Arts Center, these concerts are scheduled for December 5 and December 9, 2023, at the Soka Performing Arts Center. Audiences can anticipate Seong-Jin Cho's interpretations of pieces by Mozart, Ravel,…

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Newport Dunes Fire & Ice Festival

December 04, 2023

Join the first-ever Newport Dunes Fire & Ice Festival and immerse yourself in the enchanting spirit of the holiday season! The picturesque bayside haven will undergo a magical transformation into a winter wonderland, featuring one of Orange County's most stunning outdoor ice skating rinks, a dazzling display of festive lights, and heartwarming holiday moments. Don't miss the chance to revel in the breathtaking 33rd annual Lighting of the Bay, where more than fifty illuminated holiday decorations and Christmas trees will gracefully float on the serene, waveless bay.Come make cherished memories and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!Highlights of the…

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Come Together This Thanksgiving at Dana Point Harbor

November 20, 2023

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Dana Point Harbor, courtesy of Dana Point Harbor Partners! We invite the community to partake in a delightful array of seasonal festivities, including exclusive shopping specials, exceptional dining experiences, live entertainment, and the highly-anticipated 46th annual Turkey Trot, organized by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce.The eagerly awaited Turkey Trot, generously sponsored by Dana Point Harbor Partners, extends a warm welcome to participants, whether in person or virtually, to embark on a 5k, 10k, 15k, or Kids' 1-mile Gobble Wobble journey on Thanksgiving Day. Registration comes complete with a commemorative t-shirt, a coveted finisher medal, and a…

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Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Soka Performing Arts Center present American Railroad

November 07, 2023

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Soka Performing Arts Center present "American Railroad" with Rhiannon Giddens and Silkroad Ensemble on November 11, at 8 p.m. at Soka Performing Arts Center. This project, conceived by Rhiannon Giddens, explores untold stories and unheard voices, shedding light on those often erased from American history, like Indigenous and African Americans, as well as Irish, Chinese, Japanese, and other immigrant laborers who contributed to the Transcontinental Railroad.The program features new commissions by Cécile McLorin Salvant, Suzanne Kite, and Wu Man, along with reimagined arrangements by Giddens and fellow Silkroad artists. It's part of the…

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