One of my absolute favorite things to do is attend a culture festival. While Summer and Spring tend to be peek season for festivals of all kinds, there are several culture specific holiday festivals through the O.C. -- including an Irish Holiday Festival at the Bowers Museum on Saturday, December 11.
From singing and dancing, to traditional Celtic legends and mythology, this event is bound to be a cultural experience the entire family can enjoy.
If you're interested in a more all-American beach city holiday pursuit, boat parades and tours start soon in both Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.