It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year | Newport Mesa Moms

Upcoming Events

December is here and sleigh bells are ringing (even in 80 degree heat).  Here is a round up of some of our favorite ways to get in the holiday spirit this year:

4 Dec 2021

Nutcracker for Kids

This fun and fascinating 45-minute concert is designed especially for children 5-11.

Tickets start at $35

Segerstrom Concert Hall Costa Mesa
10am & 11:30am

5 Dec 2021

ENC Artisan Marketplace

50+ Local Artisans

$2 entry fee

Newport Beach
11am – 4pm

now – 2 Jan 2022

Surf City Winter Wonderland

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 before!

Ticket price:  $13.50-$20

HB Pier Plaza
Huntington Beach

now – 26 Dec 2021

A Christmas Carol

Orange County’s favorite yuletide tradition continues! From the first “Bah humbug” to the final “Wassail,” this timeless classic is sure to rekindle your holiday spirit.

Tickets Required

South Coast Repertory Costa Mesa

10 Dec 2021

The Nightmare Before Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for our favorite holiday movies! Cozy up with some cocoa and head to Argyros Plaza for a movie night that the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets start at $5

Argyros Plaza
Costa Mesa

10 Dec 2021

Halecrest Holiday Happy Hour

Pizza and salad dinner.  Build your own hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating workshop & kids’ crafts.

$5 donation per person (please RSVP in advance)

Halecrest Swim & Tennis Club
Costa Mesa
5 – 8pm

11 Dec 2021

Breakfast with Santa

Hear the jingle? It’s time to mingle, with family and friends! Put on your best holiday gear and bring the family to enjoy festivities including a pancake breakfast, bounce house, holiday music, arts and crafts, and a picture with Santa!

$10 per person (must register online)

Murdy Community Center
Huntington Beach 8:30am – 10:30am

12 Dec 2021

Eastside Costa Mesa Fire Sleigh

Join us as Santa and his elves drive his fire truck around Eastside Costa Mesa with goodies for all to enjoy! Free fun for all!  Santa will start at Lindbergh Park in Costa Mesa at 10am and end at Kaiser Elementary.


Eastside Costa Mesa
10am – 12pm

15 – 19 Dec 2021

Christmas Boat Parade

Watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 113th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.


Newport Harbor
Newport Beach
Begins at 6:30pm

18 Dec 2021

Holiday Snow Land

Turning our local park into a winter wonderland with over 40 tons of snow has become a Costa Mesa tradition. Three generations of families have enjoyed this Torelli sponsored event for over 25 years.


Balearic Park
Costa Mesa
9am – 12pm

now – 2 Jan 2022

Night of Lights OC

Guests will enjoy in the safety of their own vehicle a magical and interactive drive through a winter wonderland of lights. This one-mile drive-thru will include over one million lights.

Tickets starting at $39.99

OC Fair & Event Center Costa Mesa

1 – 23 Dec 2021

Once Upon A Christmas

Tucked away on Balboa Island lies a magical portal straight to the North Pole! Santa Experiences will never be the same once you travel to the workshop with us! Come see why our magical, personalized Santa experience is unlike ANY other!

Tickets from $49 – $75

Once Upon An Island Newport Beach

17 – 22 Dec 2021

Snoopy House

​Photos with Santa, Train Rides, Letters to Santa, Snoopy House Lights Display, plus additional weekend activities.


Costa Mesa City Hall  5:30pm – 8:30pm

now – 1 Jan 2022

Lighting of the Bay

Join us in celebrating Newport Dune’s 31st annual Lighting of the Bay. Stroll the bay and savor the sights and sounds of the holidays.

Fee for parking

Newport Dunes
Newport Beach
Sunset – 11:30pm

Fashion Island’s Christmas Tree

Fashion Island
Newport Beach

Segerstrom Family Christmas Tree

Town Center Park
(Adj to Westin South Coast Plaza) Costa Mesa

Crystal Cove Christmas Tree

Crystal Cove
Newport Coast

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