Orange County

Weekend roundup

December 16-19


Holiday Night Market

Dec. 17. Join over eighty local makers, designers, creatives, and more, as Makeshift Muse hosts a festive Holiday Night Market at SOCO + The OC Mix! The family-friendly event will be filled with music, lights, and food, as well as a lounge area where guests can warm up with various beers and wines. There is a $10 entry fee, however, the fee will be waived for any attendee who brings a toy or non-perishable food donation. 4-9 p.m. SOCO + The OC Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa.

Holiday Spectacular at Anaheim Hills Festival

Dec. 18. Join in a fun-filled holiday afternoon at the Anaheim Hills Festival, a lifestyle shopping center. Attendees will be enjoying holiday kid’s crafts, face painting, train rides, and more! Get your photo with Santa in a wonderful afternoon of seasonal surprises! The event is free and open to the public with no pre-registration required. More information can be found on the website. Anaheim Hills Festival, 8020 E. Santa Ana Road, Anaheim.

Food + Drink

Haven Craft Kitchen Simplifies Holiday Cooking

Available Now. Executive Chef Craig Brady aims to simplify holiday cooking this season by offering a ready-to-roast prime rib dinner. The kit serves four and includes a four-pound Allen Brother’s prime rib with roasted garlic and herbs (cooking instructions included); duck fat fingerling potatoes, and more! Orders can be placed online here, and must be placed by Monday the 20th at noon. $300. Haven Craft Kitchen+Bar, 190 S. Glassell Street, Orange, 714.221.0680.

Famously Fluffy Holiday Flavors at Burnt Crumbs

Available Now. Chef-owner Paul Cao of Burnt Crumbs is bringing a new special holiday flavor of his famously fluffy souffle pancakes – Peppermint Oreo! A stack of the chef’s signature, jiggly pancakes, blanketed with Oreo whip, crushed candy canes, and a drizzle of chocolate. Then paired with a scoop of Peppermint Oreo ice cream from locally-beloved ice cream shop Han’s Homemade. Please note the souffle pancakes are only available at the Irvine location of Burnt Crumbs. Los Olivos Shopping Center, 8549 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.502.5998.

Enjoy the Newport Beach Boat Parade At Billy’s at the Beach

Dec. 15-19. Enjoy the 133rd annual Newport Beach Boat Parade in aloha style and with staggering waterfront views at this Newport Beach institution. Indulge in champagne, or the world-famous Mai Tais while taking in the idyllic views. Savor the signature Pupu Platter, or die into the Tomahawk Steak. Reservations are highly encouraged. Dining packages begin at $50–$100 per person. 2751 W Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.722.1100.

Lido Bottle Works new Bistro Boards

Available Now. Chef Joel Gutierrez continues to bring bold flavors to diners with the introduction of the restaurant’s new Bistro Boards. With two price points for a phenomenal express lunch – $16 for 2-courses or $18 for 3-courses – guests can now enjoy a range of dishes to dig into. From seasonal hummus to gem salads, tacos, and more, you can’t ask for a better way to spend an afternoon. Only available Tuesday through Friday. Lido Bottle Works, Lido Marina Village, 3408 Via Oporto #103, Newport Beach, 949.529.2784.

High Flying Flavors from Detroit’s Native Son

Available Now. The national wing shortage has fans’ feathers ruffled all over the country, but luckily the talented team at Gibroni’s has you covered. They are happy to introduce their new thigh wings! De-boned, dry-rubbed, and flash-fried to perfection. Available by the pound, pair them with some of Gibroni’s signature sauces in your next order of their true, Detroit-style pizza from this San Clemente gem and bring the heat to your holiday get-togethers! 215 S. El Camino, San Clemente, 949.460.3572.

Arts + Culture

Photo credits: Haven Craft Kitchen courtesy of Moxxe Public Relations. Lido Bottle Works courtesy of Knife and Spork Public Relations. Burnt Crumbs courtesy of FWD Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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