Christmas season is here and we have a great list of Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Orange County! We love these FREE family events.
For ease of use, this list of Orange County tree lighting events in Orange County list is organized by city in alphabetical order. Take a look and let us know if we missed one of your favorite Orange County tree lighting ceremonies! Email ([email protected]) or message us on Facebook.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Orange County
All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 2022 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Aliso Viejo Town Center, Aliso Creek and Pacific Park Dr., Aliso Viejo
Usher in the holiday season with tons of cheer, train rides, caroling, magical snow and a visit from jolly ole St. Nick as we light our 22-foot Christmas tree! Near the fountain.
28th Annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree-Lighting and Holiday Shopping Village | Downtown Anaheim
December 3, 2022 | 12:00pm – 7:30 pm
Take photos with Santa, enter the Candy Canine dog costume contest, shop local vendors, and watch as we light up the Center Street Promenade tree to mark the start of the Christmas season!
For GPS, use 201 W Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805 .For more information, call (714) 956-3586
Christmas Tree Lighting | Civic and Cultural Center
December 1, 2022 | 6:30pm
Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Brea’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!
- Admission/Parking: FREE
- Live reindeer
- Santa photos
- Coffee and hot chocolate
Christmas Tree Lighting | City Hall
December 2, 2022 | 6:00pm
Entertainment, festivities, and even a visit from Santa Claus himself, makes the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting you won’t want to miss!
Performances from local schools will be absolutely amazing. Food trucks will be serving up tamales, hot chocolate and more!
South Coast Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony | Towne Center Park, Costa Mesa (Across from South Coast Plaza)
November 17, 2022 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
FREE South Coast Plaza’s tree lighting features a magical performance by Orange County School of the Arts. Enjoy a celebration of the holidays with snow and a special visit from Santa.
Pre-show entertainment at 6:30pm. The tree lighting celebration begins at 7:00pm Town Center Park (adjacent to The Westin South Coast Plaza)
Cypress Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting | On the Civic Center Green, Corner of Orange Ave. & Grindlay St.
December 6, 2022 | 6:00 pm
This festive holiday evening will include:
- Performances from local schools
- Train rides
- Hot chocolate & cookies
- Letters to Santa, cards to Veterans
- Life-sized games
- A visit from Santa himself
Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture some wonderful holiday memories!
The event is festival seating, chairs and blankets are highly recommended. Free parking is available in the Civic Center parking lot.
For more information, please call Cypress Recreation and Community Services at (714) 229-6780.
Fountain Valley Tree Lighting | Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst Street
December 3, 2022 | 4:30pm – 8:00pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fountain Valley Recreation and Community Services will have their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Fountain Valley Sports Park.
The event is FREE to the public so put on a jolly smile and celebrate with us at the Fountain Valley Sports Park on Brookhurst and Heil.
Winter in The Grove | Village Green Park, 12732 Main Street, Garden Grove
December 3, 2022 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us for our 5th Annual Winter in the Grove on Saturday, December 3rd from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Village Green Park! The event will feature song and dance performances from local schools and performers, holiday crafts and inflatable activities for children of all ages, a holiday craft boutique featuring handmade gifts from local vendors, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!
50 tons of snow to create nine snow slides for the whole family to enjoy!
Wristbands for unlimited snow slides are $5 and can be purchased onsite at the event by cash or credit.
Christmas Tree Lighting | Irvine
December 3, 2022 | 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Hospitality Night and Tree Lighting Ceremony | Peppertree Parking Lot – Downtown Laguna Beach
December 2, 2022 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm
The City will be hosting arts and crafts and holiday card writing to U.S. military personnel overseas in the lot until 8 p.m. Street closures in the downtown area will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Portions of Forest Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Beach Street, and the Peppertree Parking Lot will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to and during the event.
Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession | Old Towne Orange
December 4, 2022 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Come join us for an evening of holiday cheer and family fun as we sing traditional carols of the season with the Orange Community Master Chorale led by Musical Director, Michael Short. Our local non-profit groups will be there too with yummy treats, and youth activities, for a nominal charge.
2022 event: https://www.instagram.com/p/ClxNi7RDKlM/
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA
Tree Lighting Ceremony | Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore, 21472 Avenida De Los Fundadores
December 3, 2022 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Members and guests are invited to enjoy the sights, sounds and treats of the season while singing along to holiday music and creating precious moments with family and friends at the 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting!
The Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Lakeshore, followed by a storytelling of “The Night Before Christmas” and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Musical performances by The Bridge Church will take place throughout the event.
Attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, cookies and holiday crafts while waiting for Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival.
Tree Lighting Ceremony | Outlets at San Clemente
November 19, 2022 | 5:30pm
Join us as we ring in the holiday season here at Outlets at San Clemente! Add Holiday Cheer to your shopping list this year! We can’t wait to see you all on November 19th!
2022 event: https://www.instagram.com/p/ClK24L_D02l/
WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY
Originally published on October 24, 2022. Last Updated on December 4, 2022 by Pattie Cordova