Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse has been a staple of the Orange County theater scene since 1920. Each holiday season, the playhouse puts on joyful, family-friendly productions perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. This year, catch a showing of the heartwarming musical Miracle on 34th Street. Follow along as a young girl and the entire city of New York start to believe that a department store Santa may actually be the real Kris Kringle. Filled with unforgettable songs and dance numbers, it’s a show that will delight all ages. Make a day of it by exploring downtown Fullerton before the show. Grab a bite to eat at one of the city’s many cafes and restaurants, then head to the playhouse. With showtimes available on select dates in late November and December, you’ll have plenty of chances to catch a performance.

Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-2787

Fullerton Museum Center

The Fullerton Museum Center is the perfect place to soak in local history, art, and culture. Explore exhibits showcasing everything from California natural history to ethnography from around the world. The center offers a glimpse into Fullerton’s past as an agricultural hub, the development of transportation in the region, and even highlights historic homes and architecture around the city. From now through mid-January, the Fullerton Museum Center is hosting a special exhibit on toy trains. The Toy Train Exhibit showcases different model and toy trains from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Historic toy train memorabilia, rare books, and displays on real railroad history round out the show. Kids and adults alike will delight in seeing these miniature trains up close. After visiting the exhibit, take a quick walk to Fullerton’s downtown district. The area surrounding the museum dazzles during the holidays with decorations, lights, and seasonal cheer. Treat yourself to hot cocoa or coffee as you take in the sights.

Fullerton Museum Center
301 N Pomona Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-6545

MainPlace Mall

If holiday shopping is on your to-do list, make a stop at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. Just a short drive from Fullerton, this expansive shopping center has everything you need to check gifts off your list. Stores like Macy’s, JCPenney, and Nordstrom bring the magic of the season with elaborate window displays and opportunities for photos with Santa. You can find gifts for everyone at MainPlace, with shops like Lululemon, Sephora, and Madewell. Take a break from shopping to enjoy a comforting pretzel from Wetzel’s Pretzels or creamy ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. Once your shopping is complete, cap off your trip with a visit to MainPlace’s Musical Snow Village and Enchanted Forest. This immersive light display brings fantasy worlds to life with scenes including a mystical castle, Santa’s workshop, and a rotating carousel. It’s the perfect activity for getting in the holiday spirit after a long day of gift hunting.

MainPlace Mall
2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 549-8300

Winter Fest OC

Winter Fest OC offers seasonal fun for the whole family from late November through December. Located at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, it’s an easy drive from Fullerton for holiday revelry. At Winter Fest OC, you’ll find an outdoor ice skating rink, sledding hill, holiday craft fair, and a decked out holiday village with food and music. Kids can meet Santa, play carnival games and race down massive slides. When you need to warm up, head inside the toasty winter lodge. If you have kids, save the date for Winter Fest OC’s Snow Days. During select days in December, Snow Days brings real snow to the event for snowplay like sledding and snowman building. It’s a unique snowy experience you won’t find many places in southern California.

Winter Fest OC
88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 723-6660

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Tap into some California history this holiday season with a visit to Mission San Juan Capistrano. Founded in 1776 by Spanish Catholics, it’s one of the oldest structures still standing in California today. The mission grounds transport you back in time with original bells, fountains, gardens and chapels straight out of the late 18th century. From December 8-11, the mission will host Las Posadas, a reenactment of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter before the birth of Jesus. Singing, candlelit processions, feasts, and festive decor come together to celebrate this Mexican Christmas tradition. Any time of year, you can take a guided tour of the historic landmark and its artifacts. Don’t miss the 150-year old Olive Tree near the central courtyard, which still bears fruit today. Mission San Juan Capistrano allows you to celebrate California’s diverse holiday traditions as well as its storied past.

Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-1300

Fullerton Arboretum

Nestled on 26 acres adjacent to California State University Fullerton, the Fullerton Arboretum is a botanical wonderland right in the heart of the city. Explore 16 uniquely themed gardens showcasing palms, herbs, cacti and seasonal blooms. Many of the gardens use drought-tolerant landscaping featuring native California plants. During December, the arboretum dazzles with their Holiday Decorations event. The gardens are lit up with thousands of sparkling lights and decorations to delight visitors on evening garden tours. You can warm up with hot cider or cocoa after strolling the illuminated grounds. The arboretum also sells perfect holiday gifts like poinsettias, wreaths and centerpieces made from materials grown right there onsite. Check their calendar for details on seasonal workshops where you can craft your own holiday arrangements and decor.

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831
(657) 278-3407

MegaNet Lights at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim

MegaNet Lights is a brand new holiday experience coming to Angel Stadium of Anaheim in winter 2022. Billed as the “World’s Largest, Mega-Pixel, Computer-Synchronized, RGB, LED Christmas Light Show,” it’s sure to delight visitors. At MegaNet Lights, over 20 million LED lights and pixels adorn the stadium parking lot to create an immersive drive-thru display. Vivid holiday vignettes and animations are synchronized to festive music you can tune into right from your car radio. From snowflakes to reindeer to gigantic light tunnels, the massive displays promise a one-of-a-kind holiday outing. Date nights, family gatherings, church groups, and more are sure to enjoy this dazzling new light show. Since it’s just a quick drive from Fullerton to Anaheim, MegaNet Lights is an effortless way to get your holiday glow on.

MegaNet Holiday Lights
2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

Brewery Lights at E. 3rd Brewing

If the adults in your group are looking for some seasonal cheer of their own, pay a visit to E. 3rd Brewing in Anaheim. Just over the Fullerton border, this craft brewery truly gets into the holiday spirit. Through December, E. 3rd Brewing is hosting Brewery Lights. The entire facility is decked out with twinkling lights, fragrant wreaths, cozy fire pits and decorative tinsel. Sip E. 3rd’s signature brews or warm up with a hot spiked cider while you take in the surroundings. Every Sunday, the brewery will also have local vendors on site so you can shop for holiday gifts and goodies from small businesses. And on December 23rd and 30th, celebrate Christmas early with E. 3rd Brewing’s Christmas in July party, featuring holiday movies, songs, and special food and drink menus. Brewery Lights is the perfect reason to plan a holiday date night or gathering with friends. You can make reservations online for a heated outdoor table surrounded by the dazzling light displays.

E. 3rd Brewing
1031 N Placentia Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 533-5970

Rent With Party Bus Company Fullerton To Hit Every Attraction

With so much holiday fun to be had in and around Fullerton, the only thing left is planning the logistics. Skip the stress of coordinating multiple cars and rides by renting a party bus through Fullerton Party Bus Company. A private party bus provides effortless transportation for your entire group to hit all of Fullerton’s top holiday attractions. Leave the driving to an experienced chauffeur while you relax in a comfortable, decked-out vehicle. Party buses through Fullerton Party Bus Company boast plush, spacious seating, climate control, entertainment systems, restrooms, and more—the perfect home away from home as you celebrate. Opt for a classic party bus or upgrade to a double decker or limo bus depending on your group size and style. Party buses aren’t just for bar hops and nights out; they make sightseeing more enjoyable too. Your professional driver will take your group directly from one holiday happening to the next with no parking or traffic headaches. Let Party Bus Company Fullerton handle the transportation so you can focus on making memories. Call 323-380-3986 or request a custom quote online to get your holiday party bus booked today.