Celebrate the 32nd Annual Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

November 23, 2022

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will kick off the holiday season with the 32nd Annual Lighting of the Bay opening night celebration featuring a full schedule of festivities on Friday, November 25 from 4-9 p.m. The resort’s nightly bay lighting will continue through New Year’s Day. On opening night enjoy live musical performances, stocking decorating, holiday photo booths, and more. Santa will take center stage at dusk as he flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than fifty floating holiday decorations and Christmas trees. Once the bay is aglow, children will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with Santa. Guests are invited to bring blankets and beach chairs and to relax while sipping on hot cocoa and cider during an outdoor movie screening of a holiday favorite, Elf (PG), to wrap up the evening. Festive food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Experience The Disrict’s Wonderfest of Lights this Season!

November 18, 2022

Experience the Magic of the Holidays at The District’s Wonderfest of Lights this Season! DECEMBER 2 – JANUARY 1Hourly from 6-9 p.m. | AMC Courtyard Wonderfest Dancing Light Experience Bring the family to The District’s 1st Annual NIGHTLY Light Show featuring an array of colorful lights that dance to your favorite holiday music. Showtimes at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. No RSVP is required, grab your favorite hot drink or dessert and join us in the AMC Courtyard to watch the show! Free for all to enjoy

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David Foster and Katharine McPhee Foster Fundraiser Concert in OC

November 18, 2022

On Sunday, December 11, The Gray Academy is hosting a festive holiday fundraiser at the Hyatt Newport Beach with cocktail hour, local vendors, plus performances by musical guests David Foster and Katharine McPhee Foster! The event starts at 4 p.m. with a cocktail hour and holiday boutique with jewelry from Mama Bijoux, Backhouse candles, Skout Interior Design, and more! Next, you’ll enjoy an intimate musical performance by David Foster and Katharine McPhee Foster, featuring tunes from their upcoming holiday album.

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Join South Coast Plaza’s Tree Lighting – November 17

November 14, 2022

Join South Coast Plaza at the annual Tree Lighting – November 17

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Long Beach’s Musical Theatre West Debuts Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

November 29, 2022

Celebrate the holidays with a magical modern twist on history’s most famous fairytale! Long Beach’s premier musical theater company, Musical Theatre West (MTW), will debut its production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’sCinderella this December, enchanting audiences of all ages with an updated take on the classic fairytale. MTW’s premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will run on select dates, December 2 - December 18, 2022, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the Cal State Long Beach campus. Get tickets to the official Opening Night Ball on Saturday, December 3 before the clock strikes midnight! To purchase tickets and learn more, please visit musical.org.

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November 14, 2022

Join South Coast Plaza’s Tree Lighting – November 17

Join South Coast Plaza at the annual Tree Lighting – November 17

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November 10, 2022

Festival Ballet Theatre Presents the Nutcracker

Festival Ballet Theatre presents the return of its critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker to the Irvine Barclay Theatre, one of Orange County’s premiere entertainment venues. The production has been delighting audiences in Orange County for more than 30 years. The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned score, opens December 10 with 13 matinee and evening performances through December 24. This year Festival Ballet Theatre welcomes back international ballet stars as guest artists, and families can once again enjoy the pre-show Nutcracker Tea Party.

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November 07, 2022

Inaugural MILPA MUSIC FESTIVAL at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano

Celebrate the inaugural 2-day MILPA MUSIC FESTIVAL on Nov. 12 from 3 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., Nov. 13 from 1 pm.-.7 p.m. at The Ecology Center’s world-class, regenerative organic farm in South Orange County (San Juan Capistrano), highlighting the sites, sounds, and flavors of the Milpa season: corn, beans & squash. Featuring 18 local bands, local craft drinks, and very-local food – grown just a stone's throw from the music stage.