Orange County

Weekend roundup

December 7-10


OC Santa Crawl

Dec. 9. Join hundreds of Santas in Orange County’s largest charity Pub Crawl. Join in the festive fun as the cavalcade of merryment makes its way through several of Newport Beach’s best bars. Drink specials, raffles, and more all await this holiday spectacular Check-in begins at Malarky’s Irish Pub. All proceeds will benefit The Eli Home for Abused Children. Saturday, from 1-8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Cardiff Farmers Market

Creative Babe Market

Dec. 9. Come shop from over a hundred vendors for your holiday gifts as the biggest Creative Babe’s Market sets up for the holidays. Free Disney Patches for the first 100 Customers for their 100th Market and free Swag Bags for the first 25 customers stuffed with goodies from their vendors. There will also be food trucks, a DJ, face painting, and much, much more. Family & pet friendly. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Warehouse Sale Hosted by The Ecology Center

Dec. 7-9. Mark your calendars to secure great deals on Apparel, Swim, Wetsuits, Sunglasses, Accessories & more from brands like @visslasurf@sisstrevolution@amusesociety, and @dblanc. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to upgrade your wardrobe + stock up on holiday gifts. Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 32701 Alizpaz St., San Juan Capistrano. More Information

Holiday Pop-up and Tree Lighting by the Beach

Dec. 7. Come to Paséa Hotel & Spa ocean lawn for a magical holiday Tree Lighting event at the beach. Enjoy a dazzling performance from the Orange County Performing Arts Center holiday carolers, Santa visits, and shopping with local vendors as we light the 30-foot Christmas tree overlooking PCH. Don’t miss out on this holiday pop-up spectacular. Thursday, 6-8 p.m. 21080 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.

Food + Drink

Operation Santa Claus

Now Available.  It feels like Christmas at Tony Pepperoni. Bring a new and unwrapped gift or toy to their Aliso Viejo location and receive a free large pizza for your next visit. There is a high demand for developmental toys, teenager gifts, and athletic shoes (all sizes). Come give the gift of joy to others this holiday season while enjoying some great pizza. 27822 Aliso Creek Rd C-100, Aliso Viejo.

Not-So-Silent Night at Club 616

Dec. 10. Come let the spirits wash over you at one of Orange County’s best cocktail bars – Club 616 welcomes the vocal talents of Trevor Kelly this Sunday to swoon the night away. He will be crooning all night long, while and guests enjoy the wonderful cocktails curated by the team at Club 616. Sunday, from 7 pm. – 9 pm. 616 4th St, Santa Ana.

Maizano Opens

Now Serving. Built from the ground up to produce and serve the finest Mexican cuisine, spirits, and wine, Maizano brings the heart of Mexico to your table, one dish at a time. Backed by a massively successful restaurant group based out of Mexico City and staffed with some of Orange County’s most talented chefs and beverage experts, this new restaurant promises to be unlike anything you’ve experienced. Wednesday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. 2300-C Harbor Blvd Costa Mesa.

Wavy Wines Tasting

Dec. 8. Wavy Wines has just released a new batch of liquid sunshine beverages, and Semi Tropic has got the full suite on deck to taste. Meticulously made with some of the finest fruit in California, these wines embody the fun fresh spirit that has brought so many of us into the world of natural wine. Run, don’t walk; these won’t last long. Tasting goes from Friday, 5-8 p.m. 816 W 19th Street, Costa Mesa.

Arts + Culture

Jean Stern Presents: Historic Artists of Northern California 1870-1920

Dec. 10. Art Historian and LAM Curatorial Fellow Jean Stern discusses Historic Artists of Northern California in an hour-long illustrated lecture that examines the principal painters and their influence on the art of Northern California between 1870 and 1920. Along with several examples of their paintings, Mr. Stern will show archival photographs of each artist. Sunday at 10 a.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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