Winter Fest at the Orange County Fair & Events Center

Winter Fest, at the OC Fair Grounds, is Orange Counties entry into the crowded but always fun Christmas activity scene. I for one am a huge fan of Christmas and all of the unique events it brings, so I try my best to go to every place near me that celebrates it and gets into the […]

Balboa Park December Nights: Christmas at The Prado

Arguably the most popular attraction for San Diego County during Christmas, Balboa Park’s December Nights is a fantastic two-day event that hundreds of thousands of people go to every year and that is great for the whole family. The day consists of food, music, Christmas cheer and for four hours each day, all of the museums […]

Christmas Lights Walking Tour in Downtown Los Angeles

If you are looking for a fun and historic way to spend a cold Christmas night in Southern California then consider spending it with Neel and Dowtown LA Walking Tours. I love trying to find new things to do during Christmas time so when I stumbled upon this walking tour I figured it would be worth […]

Thoroughbred St Christmas Lights in Rancho Cucamonga

Update 2018: It appears the same drive-thru only rules apply many dates this year as well. You can read more about the rules here. My continued adventure to find the best place to celebrate Christmas in Southern California lead me to Robolights and the extremely popular Thoroughbred St in Rancho Cucamonga over the weekend. This street […]

RoboLights in Palm Springs: Craziest Christmas Light Display You’ll Ever Go To

If you follow this blog then you know I love anything that is slightly strange, so when Jill on my Facebook page told me about Robolights a few months ago, I had to see it for myself. If you are looking for a unique way to get into the Christmas spirit then you absolutely must go […]

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade: Where to Watch

Every Christmas for the last 105 years the Newport Harbor has transformed into a magical Christmas world through the lavish decorations of the massive yachts and boats that participate in the annual parade. This is a very un-traditional way to get into the Christmas spirit, one that is somehow a unique representation of what California is. […]

The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns: 5,000 Professional Pumpkins in LA

Update 2016: The event is happening this year in downtown LA and in Pomona. I haven’t gotten a chance to go, but you can read about it here. Update 2015: The below information is on the Santa Anita Park location this year, 2015. After that is information from the Descanso Gardens location in 2014. The […]