Orange County

Weekend roundup

December 26-29

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Montage Laguna Beach.

Happy Harbor Days, New Year’s Eve happenings, A Charlie Brown Christmas and more…. Here are the top Orange County weekend events for December 26-29.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Colin-Kane-photo-courtesy-Brea-ImprovColin Kane at the Brea Improv
Dec. 26-29. Born-and-bred in New York, Los Angeles resident, actor and comedian Colin Kane takes center stage for a three-night comedy special. The audience might recognize Kane from his film debut in a breakout role opposite Kevin Hart in The Wedding Ringer; he’s best known for his in-your-face delivery and off-the-cuff crowd work. F 9:45 p.m., Sa 9:30 p.m., Su 7 p.m.  $20. 180 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.482.0700.




Dana-Point-Happy-Harbor-Days-photo-courtesy-The-ACE-AgencyHappy Harbor Days at Dana Point Harbor
Through Jan. 5. Celebrate the holiday season and the new year ahead at Dana Point Harbor. Each evening, enjoy the illuminated harbor featuring themed light creations including Candy Cane Lane, the “Merry Kiss Me” arch and lighted trees. Participate in the “Merry Kiss Me” social media campaign on Facebook and Instagram. Using #MerryKissMe, visit the harbor and snap your best photos with the light display in front of Coffee Importers. On Friday, a winner will be chosen at random and awarded a prize pack from the Dana Point Harbor businesses.



SeaLegs-Greetings-photo-courtesy-Reveille,-IncSeaLegs Greetings
Through Jan. 5. The Prjkt Restaurant Group launches its first holiday beachfront experience, SeaLegs Greetings. The family-friendly venue features waterfront carnival rides, festive bounce houses, live music, crafts, a Christmas tree lot, holiday food and adult beverages. Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free admission; fees vary for activities, food and beverage. 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.





Dec. 31. Toast to the New Year at Davio’s Irvine. Take part in one of two dining events: a four-course prix-fixe dinner menu, and the Buon Anno Celebration featuring a multi-course prix-fixe dinner, welcome cocktail, live entertainment, and Veuve Clicquot Champagne toast. Prix fixe: first seating from 5-7:30 p.m.; Buon Anno celebration reservations available at 9:30 p.m. Prix fixe: $85, Buon Anno Celebration: $180. Irvine Towers, 18420 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.477.4810.



Hive & Honey Rooftop photo courtesy Marriott Irvine Spectrum

Hive & Honey
Dec. 31. Celebrate the new decade with a Gatsby-themed soiree at Marriott Irvine Spectrum’s rooftop bar. Begin your night with a prix fixe dinner in Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen, with reservations available at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., then head up to the roof to party until 2 a.m. 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.759.0200. Tickets





Montage-Laguna-Beach-photo-courtesy-Montage-Laguna-BeachMontage Laguna Beach’s Lobby Lounge
Dec. 31. To finish 2019 with a toast and to cheer in 2020, celebrate in the luxurious lounge and table seating featuring Krug, Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot bottle service for the occasion and live entertainment to make the evening a perfect celebration. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $500 for seating and champagne for up to four guests, $750 for seating and champagne for up to six guests; $1,500 for seating and champagne up to eight guests, plus tax and gratuity. 30801 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.6420.




Bourbon-Steak-Champagne-and-Caviar-Pairing-photo-courtesy-Outshine-PRChampagne and Caviar Pairing
Through Dec. 31. Bourbon Steak welcomes guests for a delicious evening pairing Royal and Imperial caviar with Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Additional offerings include specials featuring white and Périgord truffles. 5:30-9 p.m. $215. 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 800.722.1543.





North-Pole-at-the-Recess-Room-photo-by-Lisa-Hu-ChenNorth Pole at the Recess Room
Through Dec. 31. Get into the holiday spirit with holiday-inspired cocktails at the Recess Room. Libations include Bad Santa’s Milk and Cookies (left), Red Nosed Punch, Under the Mistletoe, Starbucks at North Pole, Naughty and/or Nice Shots, Rudolph’s Tipsy and Saint Nicholas’s Old Fashioned. DJs spin upbeat, pop Christmas music on Fridays in December. Reservations suggested. Holiday cocktails served in the evenings. The restaurant is closed Mondays. 18380 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, 714.377.0398.



'Anne-of-Green-Gables'-photo-by-Doug-Catiller_True-Image-StudioAnne of Green Gables
Through Dec. 29. The musical adaption of the classic novel hits the stage at Chance Theater. The story follows the Cuthbert family, expecting to adopt a boy, but receiving instead a red-haired, wide-eyed girl. Though clever young Anne Shirley has a penchant for getting into trouble, she works her way into the hearts of her adoptive parents as well as the residents of rural Prince Edward Island. See website for showtimes. $25-$49. Bette Aitken theater arts Center, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 888.455.4212.



'A-Charlie-Brown-Christmas'-photo-courtesy-Chance-TheaterA Charlie Brown Christmas
Through Dec. 29. Created by Charles M. Schulz and based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, this stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer is presented by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson, and directed by resident artist James McHale. See website for showtimes. $21-$35. Bette Aitken theater arts Center, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 888.455.4212.



Photos: Colin Kane photo courtesy Brea Improv. SeaLegs Greetings courtesy Reveille, Inc. Davio’s Irvine courtesy Kitchen Table PR + Marketing. Hive & Honey courtesy Marriott Irvine Spectrum. Montage Laguna Beach courtesy Montage Laguna Beach. Bourbon Steak courtesy Outshine PR. The Recess Room, Lisa Hu Chen. Anne of Green Gables, Doug Catiller/True Image Studio. A Charlie Brown Christmas courtesy Chance Theater.

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