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Best and Free things to do in Orange County this weekend

There is so much to do this weekend in the Orange County area! Visit our Calendar of Events https://livingmividaloca.com/oc-events-calendar/

This Orange County FREE weekend events list is organized by city and noted where the entrance are FREE – which are all listed below! Use it as a jumping off point to celebrate the weekend Orange County and choose a few events to attend.

There are so many free things to do in Orange County this weekend with family! Check out our list of events below, and visit their pages to confirm event details. All these free events in Orange County this weekend are noted as such.

Did we miss one? Email ([email protected]) or message us on Facebook or on Instagram.

Free things to do this weekend in Orange County with family – December 9, 10 and 11, 2022

OC WEEKEND EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022

COSTA MESA
Weekend Events in Costa Mesa

Centennial Farm | OC Fairgrounds

Fridays 1:00PM-4:00PM (Ongoing)

Visit our three-acre working farm, which features seasonal crops, farm animals and knowledgeable staff. Free admission and parking. Centennial Farm is on the south side of our property.

Heroes Hall Museum | OC Fairgrounds

10:00AM-4:00PM Friday-Sunday (Ongoing)

Visit our museum to view the latest exhibits and learn about local veterans. Heroes Hall is next to Centennial Farm. Free admission and parking.

GARDEN GROVE
Weekend Events in Garden Grove
Main Street Classic Car Show | Historic Main Street
(Every Friday)
4:00pm – 8:00pm
The Main Street Classic Car Show is the longest-running car show in Orange County, California. Classics are on display for sure. But you’re likely to find all types of vehicles on the show-strip any given Friday. Because there are roughly 50 parking spaces. And with the show running every Friday you’re bound to catch a wide variety of rids on display.

IRVINE

Weekend Events in Irvine

Winter Festival Night Market | 18881 Von Karman Ave

3:30PM-7:30PM

Join us for a family-friendly holiday market showcasing a fun selection of OC’s top small businesses! Enjoy local shopping boutiques, handmade gifts, gourmet food, live music & a full-service bar! No tickets or RSVPs are required! Bring your camera to capture your annual visit with Santa and his elves between 5-7:30 pm!

NEWPORT BEACH
Weekend Events in Newport Beach

Lil’ Dickens Carolers | Roger’s Gardens- 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road

6:00PM-8:00PM (Friday)

Enjoy shopping this holiday season by listening to a quartet of strolling Christmas Carolers as they perform throughout Roger’s Gardens and Farmhouse. Their repertoire includes your favorite classics and sacred Christmas carols, combined with the holiday songs you have grown to love. The Carolers will also mix in a bit of whimsy with some spirited jazz arrangements. There is a little something for everyone to enjoy. Join us as we celebrate the holidays at Roger’s Gardens.

ORANGE

Weekend Events in Orange

Santa’s Village at Irvine Park Railroad | 1 Irvine Park Road (November 25-December 23)

Fridays: 4pm-9pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 10am-9pm

It is FREE to enter Santa’s village, however ride attractions need tickets. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival.

Santa’s Village Activities
🍪 Cookie Decorating (1 ticket)
🎠 Carnival Games (1 ticket)
❄️ Moon Bounce (1 ticket)
🦌 Rudolph Racers (1 ticket)
🌨 Blizzard Ball (1-2 tickets)
🧵 Craft Corner (1 ticket)
🎣 Ice Fishing (2 tickets)
🚜 Mini Diggers (2 tickets)

SANTA ANA
Weekend Events in Santa Ana

Ride of Lights Family Cycling Event | Meeting Point: 702 W 17th St C

Join @saactivestreets on Friday December 9, 2022 for their Ride of Lights – A Family Cycling Event! Deck your bikes with holiday lights and ride through the neighborhoods of Santa Ana and enjoy the decorated holiday houses! Savor some warm tamales and hot chocolate at our midway pit stop in DTSA!
• Free event
• Meet time: 5 p.m.
• Bicycle Tree, 702 W. 17th St, Unit C

Registration is required. Register through the link in our bio!

For more information contact Dorian Romero at (714) 340-5186 or [email protected]

Friday Night Munchies | 1301 S. Bristol Street
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Music, food, drinks, merch, friends and family. Free parking.

TUSTIN

Weekend Events in Tustin

Tree Lighting | 345 E Main St

6:30PM-8:30PM

Fun activities like crafts, games, petting zoo, photos with Santa, sponsor booths, stage performances, and a train ride.

OC WEEKEND EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022

ALISO VIEJO
Weekend Events in Aliso Viejo
Aliso Viejo Farmers Market | Aliso Viejo Town Center
(Every Saturday)
8:00am – 12:00pm
The Certified Farmers Market every Saturday morning in the Regal Edwards Theatre parking lot at Aliso Viejo Town Center.

ANAHEIM

Weekend Events in Anaheim

Live entertainment | Anaheim Indoor Marketplace- 1440 S. Anaheim Blvd
12:00pm – 6:00pm (every Saturday and Sunday)
FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT every Saturday and Sunday in our Placita at the Anaheim Marketplace! We are doing giveaways, all you have to do to enter is come enjoy our entertainment!

Cars & Coffee | Anaheim GardenWalk
8:00am – 12:00pm (Every Saturday)
World class facility to unite cars and coffee‘s throughout Southern California. Come meet the locals, meet new auto owners, and talk about planting more cars and coffee’s from California to Connecticut.

COSTA MESA
Weekend Events in Costa Mesa

Holidays Around the World | Segerstrom Center for the Arts Plaza

11:00AM-2:00PM

Holidays Around the World is back on Dec 10th! Join us for this FREE with RSVP event on the plaza featuring live performances from local music acts and dance groups that celebrate holiday traditions from all around the world. Create your own season craft, pose in our photo booth and enjoy a magical snowfall We can’t wait to see you there! More info: https://bit.ly/HATW22 CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

Centennial Farm | OC Fairgrounds

10:00AM-4:00PM, Saturdays and Sundays (Ongoing)

Visit our three-acre working farm, which features seasonal crops, farm animals and knowledgeable staff. Free admission and parking. Centennial Farm is on the south side of our property.

Heroes Hall Museum | OC Fairgrounds

10:00AM-4:00PM Friday-Sunday (Ongoing)

Visit our museum to view the latest exhibits and learn about local veterans. Heroes Hall is next to Centennial Farm. Free admission and parking.

Segerstrom Center Tour | Segerstrom Center (Most Saturdays)
10:00am – 3:30pm
Take a free tour of Orange County’s award-winning home for the performing arts and see Segerstrom Center in a whole new light! Led by Segerstrom Center volunteer Docents, guests will explore the remarkable campus while experiencing the details and history of this cultural arts hub located in the heart of Orange County. Reservations required.

Donut Derelicts | Adams Ave Donuts (Every Saturday)
Mornings
Each Saturday morning, car enthusiasts from all over gather in the parking lot of Adams Ave Donuts to enjoy a donut, a cup of coffee and a spectacle of hot rods and classic cars. 

MISSION VIEJO
Weekend Events in Mission Viejo

Farmers Market | North Paseo, 25282 Marguerite Parkway (every Saturday)
10:00am – 2:00pm
Shop a variety of locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cooked items, handmade crafts and more. For more information on events at the North Paseo, visit envisionmv.com.

NEWPORT BEACH
Weekend Events in Newport Beach

Lil’ Dickens Carolers | Roger’s Gardens- 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road

12:30PM-2:30PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM (Saturday)

Enjoy shopping this holiday season by listening to a quartet of strolling Christmas Carolers as they perform throughout Roger’s Gardens and Farmhouse. Their repertoire includes your favorite classics and sacred Christmas carols, combined with the holiday songs you have grown to love. The Carolers will also mix in a bit of whimsy with some spirited jazz arrangements. There is a little something for everyone to enjoy. Join us as we celebrate the holidays at Roger’s Gardens.

ORANGE

Weekend Events in Orange

Santa’s Village at Irvine Park Railroad | 1 Irvine Park Road (November 25-December 23)

Fridays: 4pm-9pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 10am-9pm

It is FREE to enter Santa’s village, however ride attractions need tickets. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival.

Santa’s Village Activities
🍪 Cookie Decorating (1 ticket)
🎠 Carnival Games (1 ticket)
❄️ Moon Bounce (1 ticket)
🦌 Rudolph Racers (1 ticket)
🌨 Blizzard Ball (1-2 tickets)
🧵 Craft Corner (1 ticket)
🎣 Ice Fishing (2 tickets)
🚜 Mini Diggers (2 tickets)

SAN CLEMENTE
Weekend Events in San Clemente

South OC Cars and Coffee | Outlets at San Clemente (every Saturday)
9:00am –11:00am
Common sights include supers, hypers, euscle, classics, rods, trucks, and motorcycles.  But, of course, you don’t have to bring a car to put on display.  Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car guys and gals.

SANTA ANA
Weekend Events in Santa Ana

Tree Lighting Ceremony | 22 Civic Center Plaza

Starts at 5:00PM

Join us at the Santa Ana Winter Village for a special Grand Opening event and tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 10, at 5 p.m. with Santa Ana City Councilmembers and the Anaheim Ducks Street Team.

Experience fun activities for the whole family to enjoy such as an outdoor ice-skating rink, local food trucks, holiday shopping, and much more. Come and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus!

The Winter Village is just a short walk from the historic downtown Santa Ana restaurant and shopping district, so be sure to stop by and support the local businesses for food, drinks, and fun!

Dancing in the Street | Downtown Santa Ana (Select Saturdays)
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Calle Cuatro Marketplace hosts Dancing on the Street every Saturday of every month. Dancing on the Street is a free event at Plaza Calle Cuatro (on the corner of 4th and French) El Callejon del Beso ( on N Bush and Sycamore) and 2nd Street Promenade ( W Second Street and N Broadway). 

Patio Vibrations | 4th Street Market, Downtown Santa Ana (every Saturday)
4:00pm – 10:00pm
All ages, music, food and drinks. 80’s flashback music.

OC WEEKEND EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2022

ANAHEIM
Weekend events in Anaheim

Live entertainment | Anaheim Indoor Marketplace– 1440 S. Anaheim Blvd
12:00pm – 6:00pm (every Saturday and Sunday)

We’re here to remind you we have FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT every Saturday and Sunday in our Placita at the Anaheim Marketplace! We are doing giveaways, all you have to do to enter is come enjoy our entertainment!

COSTA MESA

Weekend Events in Costa Mesa

Holiday Pop Up | Nissan of Costa Mesa

11:00AM-4:00PM

OC and everyone around! Please join us for a day of festivities at the Holiday Popup hosted by @socalmarkets and @nissanofcostamesa. As always, come hungry! P.S. Limited time only: sliders w/ that roasted bone marrow and homemade potato chips 😋 see you there!

Centennial Farm | OC Fairgrounds

10:00AM-4:00PM, Saturdays and Sundays (Ongoing)

Visit our three-acre working farm, which features seasonal crops, farm animals and knowledgeable staff. Free admission and parking. Centennial Farm is on the south side of our property.

Heroes Hall Museum | OC Fairgrounds

10:00AM-4:00PM Friday-Sunday (Ongoing)

Visit our museum to view the latest exhibits and learn about local veterans. Heroes Hall is next to Centennial Farm. Free admission and parking.

NEWPORT BEACH
Weekend Events in Newport Beach

Lil’ Dickens Carolers | Roger’s Gardens- 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road

12:30PM-2:30PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM (Sunday)

Enjoy shopping this holiday season by listening to a quartet of strolling Christmas Carolers as they perform throughout Roger’s Gardens and Farmhouse. Their repertoire includes your favorite classics and sacred Christmas carols, combined with the holiday songs you have grown to love. The Carolers will also mix in a bit of whimsy with some spirited jazz arrangements. There is a little something for everyone to enjoy. Join us as we celebrate the holidays at Roger’s Gardens.

ORANGE

Weekend Events in Orange

Santa’s Village at Irvine Park Railroad | 1 Irvine Park Road (November 25-December 23)

Fridays: 4pm-9pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 10am-9pm

It is FREE to enter Santa’s village, however ride attractions need tickets. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival.

Santa’s Village Activities
🍪 Cookie Decorating (1 ticket)
🎠 Carnival Games (1 ticket)
❄️ Moon Bounce (1 ticket)
🦌 Rudolph Racers (1 ticket)
🌨 Blizzard Ball (1-2 tickets)
🧵 Craft Corner (1 ticket)
🎣 Ice Fishing (2 tickets)
🚜 Mini Diggers (2 tickets)

SoCal Etsy Guild | The Outlets at Orange (every Sunday)
11:00am-8:00pm
Set up between the AMC theater and Saddle Ranch. Featuring local artists rafters & designers.

ORANGE COUNTY WEEKEND WEATHER

Friday, December 9 – high: 62° – low: 42°

Saturday, December 10- high: 60° – low: 46°

Sunday, December 11 – high: 61° – low: 46°

ORANGE COUNTY EVENTS CALENDAR 2022

✨ How do you get YOUR event on the calendar? It’s easy! View Event Submission Guidelines and Submit Your Event here: livingmividaloca.com/event-submission-form/

Originally published on October 25, 2022. Last Updated on December 5, 2022 by Belinda Espinoza Simon

Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.

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