How Will You Spend Your Holidays?

By: Jennifer Sharp


The holidays mean different things to different people.  Many celebrate with family and food, giving gifts and decorating with style.  Some families take this as a time to reflect on religious meanings and some as a time to spend with family and friends. We buy trees of evergreen, light candles and sing songs.  Everywhere you look you see sparkle, lights and people bustling with activity.

Here are some ideas on how to spend all your Yuletide energy.

Santa Time

Breakfast with Santa at the The Children’s Museum at La Habra: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pictures with Santa in the Gazebo at Rogers Gardens: Every Saturday and Sunday – Starting December 9 – December 23, 2017

Milk and Cookies with Santa at Irvine SpectrumNov 24, 2017 – Dec 24, 2017

Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train to Santa at the Irvine Park Railroad: December 1-23, 2017


Holiday Wish List – Orangewood Children & Family Center is a 24-hour emergency shelter care facility. Purchase toys, games, sports equipment, even clothing and personal items for children served by the shelter

Operation Santa Claus – The program provides gifts and toys to children in foster care, group homes, needy children in Orange County.

Senior Santa & Friends – Senior Santa & Friends provides special request items and generic gifts to low income individuals who are elderly or severely disabled adults.

Family Time

A Snow White Christmas – Dec. 2-27, 2017. Bring the whole family to the Laguna Playhouse see an interactive musical for fairy tale fans of all ages.

Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating  – Dec. 12, 2017. This culinary class invites children ages five and older to learn the tricks and craft of gingerbread house decorating at the Island Hotel In Newport Beach.

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