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Holiday Events at OC Parks

Nov. 19-Dec. 23

Peltzer Pines Christmas Tree Farms - Silverado

Choose and cut your own tree.

7851 Blackstar Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA 92676


Dec. 1- 23

Irvine Regional Park

Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train      

Tickets on sale now and must be purchased online.


Dec. 2-17

Dana Point Harbor
Deck the halls "Under the Sea" at the 42nd Annual Boat Parade of Lights. Enjoy festive family activities and celebrations by the water's edge on select dates.



Saturday, 12/3/2016

Heritage Hill Historical Park

Victorian Christmas 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This will be the last year for this seasonal event! Festive Traditional Christmas entertainment, music and performances, children’s crafts, historical exhibits, handicraft vendors, tours through decorated historic buildings staffed by our docents, and visits with Santa.

Admission: $5 - Adults and children (3-12), free - children under 3



Saturday, 12/10/2016

Carbon Canyon Regional Park   

HO HO Night Hike 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Ho Ho Night Hike will feature many fun activities, including a visit to the Nature Center, hot coca and cookies, a live animal presentation, hike through the wilderness area. Parking and the event are free, registration required.



Saturday, 12/10/2016

OC Zoo

Christmas at the OC Zoo 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Activities include visits with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, holiday kids crafts, photo area, and games. See the zoo animals receive treat-filled “gifts” and treats hidden inside Christmas trees throughout the day

Activities are free with paid zoo admission ($2 per person, ages 2 & under free); parking is $5.



Saturday and Sunday 12/10-11/2016

Heritage Hill Historical Park      

Candlelight Walk 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  

Two enchanting evenings with Luminaria-lit paths, historic buildings and trees aglow with Christmas lighting, strolls through restored historical buildings adorned in period décor and staffed by our docents, Victorian carolers, live entertainment in each building, storytellers, visits with Santa, refreshments.

Admission: $5 - Adults and children (3-12), free - children under 3