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
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.
27th Annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree-Lighting and Holiday Shopping Village | Downtown Anaheim
December 4, 2021 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
The tradition continues… Join us on Saturday, December 4th and kick off your holiday season with a view of the beautiful tree aglow!
For more information, call (714) 956-3586
For GPS, use 180 W Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805 .
Christmas Tree Lighting
November 18, 2021 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Get into the holiday spirit with the City of Buena Park at our annual Christmas Tree Lighting! Hundreds attend this free event each year to enjoy the sights and sounds of holiday cheer in the company of friends, family, and community. Join us as we light up the tree in front of City Hall to start the magical season and enjoy our photo areas, activities for kids, incredible line-up, and a special visit from Santa Claus!
South Coast Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony | Towne Center Park, Costa Mesa (Across from South Coast Plaza)
November 21, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
FREE South Coast Plaza’s tree lighting features a magical performance by Orange County School of the Arts and special guest, Matthew Morrison. Enjoy a celebration of the holidays with snow and a special visit from Santa.
The tree lighting celebration begins at 7:00pm Town Center Park (adjacent to The Westin South Coast Plaza)
Cypress Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting | Cypress Civic Center
December 7, 2021 | 6:00 pm
This festive holiday evening will include: performances from local schools, train rides, hot chocolate & cookies, letters to Santa, cards to Veterans, crafts, life-sized games and 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.
La Plaza Tree Lighting | La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza St
December 4, 2021 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Santa and his elves will be arriving at La Plaza Park on his Jolly Trolley to hand out pre-packaged treats for children up to 12 years of age. The event is from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and features carolers, hot chocolate, cookies, and the tree lighting at 5:15pm. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. For more information call (949) 248-3536 or email [email protected]
Pines Park Tree Lighting | Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano
December 6, 2021 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Santa and his elves will be arriving at Pines Park on his Jolly Trolley to hand out pre-packaged treats for children up to 12 years of age. The event is from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and features carolers, hot chocolate, cookies, and the tree lighting at 5:15pm. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. For more information call (949) 248-3536 or email [email protected].
Fountain Valley Tree Lighting | Fountain Valley Sports Park
December 4, 2021 | 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 4, 2021 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm
FREE The popular “Snowtopia” attraction features 50 tons of snow to create nine snow slides. Unlimited snow rides are $5 per person. Wristbands can be purchased in advance at ggcity.org/winterinthegrove.
This year, the holiday craft boutique returns, offering handmade items from local vendors. Other activities include entertainment from local performers and schools, inflatables, craft-making, holiday photo areas, and holiday treats. The event culminates with the lighting of a 24-foot, fully decorated tree, along with a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Enjoy free seasonal refreshments, crafts, letters to Santa, an exotic car show, holiday craft boutique, 12 real snow slides, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and an unforgettable tree lighting ceremony. Unlimited snow slide rides are $5. Food will be available for purchase.
Nightly Tree Lighting | Irvine Spectrum
November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Stop by the beautifully decorated 75-foot tree in Giant Wheel Court every night to see it come to life with a choreographed light show every 30 minutes beginning at 5 pm. Dates and times subject to change.
Hospitality Night and Tree Lighting Ceremony | Peppertree Parking Lot – Downtown Laguna Beach
December 3, 2021 | 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. 6:10-6:15pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession | Old Towne Orange
December 5, 2021 | 3:30pm
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.
Tree Lighting Ceremony | Outlets at San Clemente
November 20, 2021 | 5:30pm
Jesse Lozano, OCSA performance, Santa Claus, Magical snowfall, live reindeer (12pm-4pm) and more family fun.
Plaza Navideña | Fourth St & French St
November 20, 2021 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
FREE Celebrate with family and friends at the annual Plaza Navideña event and Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place on Saturday, November 20, 2021; from 5 pm to 8 pm at Plaza Calle Cuatro in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana. This free community event kicks off the holiday season and includes the annual tree lighting ceremony, holiday entertainment, tasty treats, and beverages.
Virtual Tree Lighting | Civic Center Sunken Gardens
December 6, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
We are kicking of the holiday season virtually! Tune into WTV Channels: Spectrum 3, Frontier 42, AT&T U-Verse 99 or stream online via our website.
WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY
Originally published on November 1, 2018. Last Updated on November 7, 2021 by Pattie Cordova