When: Dec 31
Whether you’re looking for something casual and open to all ages, a hip night club party or something a little more family friendly, there are several options for New Year’s Eve celebrations throughout Orange County. From luxury yacht cruises, to alcohol free alternatives -- here’s your guide to New Year’s Eve celebrations in the O.C.
When: Jan 7
Where: O.C. Fair & Event Center
BrideWorld kicks off the season in Costa Mesa with an event boasting itself the largest gathering of wedding exhibits and bridal vendors in Southern California. Brides-to-be are invited to explore local retailers, sample cakes and catering, audition entertainers, meet photographers, discover planning ideas, take in a bridal fashion show and more. General admission is $10.
When: Jan 7
Where: Anaheim Convention Center
This event includes an exhibit of hundreds of hot rods, a road-wear fashion show, a roller-derby featuring the O.C. Roller Girls, live entertainment, a meet-and-greet with two of the stars from the FX series Sons of Anarchy and more. There are also nearly 60 awards, including an opportunity to be featured in an Easyrider magazine. For vendor and bike entry call (800) 962-9857. Visit website for additional details and to purchase tickets online.
When: Jan 8-29
Where: South Coast Reporatory, Julianne Argyros Stage
The South Coast Reperatory presents a dark-humored play about the “gritty lives of two street-savvy hustlers.” Tickets start at $40.
When: Friday, Jan 13
Where:Peters Canyon Regional Park
Explore the Peters Canyon wilderness on this Ranger-guided night hike. The event also includes an interpretive animal presentation, a kid’s craft activity, hot cocoa and a snack. Wear your walking shoes, dress warmly and remember your flashlight. Admission is free. For more info call: (714) 973-6611.
When: Jan 17 - 22
Where: Segerstrom Hall
The award-winning and world renowned musical Cats comes to the O.C. for a six-day run. Tickets start at $20.
When: Jan 21
Where: The Dragon Institute
This Chinese New Year celebration in Dana Point features a Kung Fu demonstration, a lion dance tea tasting, and a Chinese medicine exhibit. The festivities start at 1:00 p.m. For more information call (949) 542-8470.
When: Jan 26
Where: Barklay Theatre
Returning to the Barklay Theatre for the first time in a decade, the Montreal-based La La La Human Steps company presents a new interpretation of two classic tales of romance. Tickets start at $30.
When: Jan 22
Where: Newport Beach Radisson
Brides-to-be are invited to explore hundreds of wedding service providers including bakeries, catering, venues, florists, photographers and DJs and even honeymoon planning ideas. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door.
When: Opens Jan 27
Where: Disneyland Resort
Calling women only to run a fairy powered half-marathon course through the Disneyland Resort and the streets of Anaheim, California. Participants will receive a goody bag and other race swag and earn their wings when they reach the "Fairy Finish." All proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Anaheim Community Foundation. (Note: Most race spots sold out. Check website for details and availability.)
When: Jan 27-29
In it’s 63rd year, the Grand National Roadster Show features 500 show cars competing for awards and celebrity appearances. Tickets start at $18 and parking is $10.