Low-Cost Drive-Thru Pet Vaccination Clinic Nov. 3
By reservation only. Pet owners must remain inside their vehicles. Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when staff approaches your vehicle. If your dog is not friendly to people or fearful of strangers, please bring a muzzle to place on your dog only at the time staff is approaching your vehicle. 6-8:30 pm / Bell Tower Regional Community Center Parking Lot, Rancho Santa Margarita | (714) 993-9193 / cityofrsm.org.
A Taste of San Clemente Nov. 5
Live music and dancing, delicious food and tastings from our favorite area vineyards and microbrews. 2021 will mark the 30th year celebrating the Taste of San Clemente and will deliver a refreshed and exquisite format. The cocktail-style event will include complimentary valet parking, a commemorative Taste of San Clemente wine glass or beer mug, and a fabulous silent auction with over forty wonderful baskets and gifts. 6-10pm / Casino San Clemente (949) 492-1131 / scchamber.com.
California Wine Festival Nov. 5-6
The best wineries pouring hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view. Fri 6:30-9pm, Sat 12-4pm / Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach | californiawinefestival.com.
Irvine Holiday Faire Nov. 6
More than 100 talented local artists will showcase unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing, and more. Featuring festive holiday music, the Holiday Faire offers the opportunity to shop and support local artists while experiencing the excitement of the season. 9am-4pm / Great Park Palm Court Arts Complex | (949) 724-6880 / cityofirvine.org.
SDCCU OC Running Festival Nov. 6-7
Will include the OC Half Marathon, the OC 5K, and Kids Run the OC. Virtual and In person runs will be available. Kids Run the OC & The OC Full Marathon has been paused for 2021 but will be back in May of 2022. The OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo is open to the public & participants of OC events for bib pick-up. (949) 222-3327 / ocmarathon.com.
Kocktails for Kittens Nov. 7
Appetizers, Wine & Cocktails, Live & Silent Auctions, Holiday Gift, Craft & Jewelry Sales, Live Jazz Band, Raffle and more! The funds that are generated from this annual event are crucial to help The Ark continue to pay for the many costs of rescuing needy fur-babies (food, supplies, medical and veterinary costs, etc.) 2-5 pm / Marbella Country Club, San Juan Capistrano | (949) 388-0034 / arkofsanjuan.org.
Yorba Linda Community Help Drive Nov. 8-Dec. 10
Join the Yorba Linda Teen Action Committee in bringing joy to those in need. Non-perishable, non-expired food items or unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at any of our recreational facilities 11/8 through 12/10. Look for a large decorated box labeled "Community Help Drive". Black Gold Golf Club, Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House, Community Center, Cultural Arts Center, City Hall. (714) 961-7100 / yorbalindaca.gov.
Brea Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Join the Brea community as we pay tribute to all military heroes, including veterans, active duty and those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
10am / Brea War Memorial | (714) 990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us.
Dana Point Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
10am / Strands Vista Park: 34201 Selva Road danapoint.org.
Surf City Veteran's Day Car Show Nov. 11
Price: Free to spectators; $30 per car pre-registration, $35 day of event. Over 500 mixed cars and models. This event will take place in the beach parking lot across from the Waterfront Hilton and Hyatt Regency hotels. Proceeds benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America.
10am-3pm / Huntington City Beach veteransdaycarshowhb.org.
Tustin Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11
In honor of all of our local hometown heroes, pull out your picnic blankets, as we will have a stage with a live band, food trucks, a beer garden, a kid's area, and more. 11am-5pm / Veterans Sports Park: 1645 Valencia Avenue | (714) 573-3326 / tustinca.org.
Irvine Veterans Day Nov. 11
Pay tribute to our nation’s troops — past and present. The event is free and open to the public.11am-12:30pm / Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park | 949-724-6606 / cityofirvine.org.
Ladera Ranch Veterans Day Event Nov. 11
This is a wonderful family event to publicly honor our local veterans and families and to personally thank them for their service. Organized by Lion's Heart Group 2025. 10am-1pm / Town Green | (949) 388-8300 / laderalife.com.
La Habra Veterans Day Program Nov. 11
The event will include performances by the Swing Dolls and the Moonlight Express big band. 10:30am / Portola Park: 301 S. Euclid St. | 562-383-4200 / lahabraca.gov.
Sugar Plum Arts, Crafts, Antiques & Collectibles Nov. 11-13
Celebrating 43 years, Sugar Plum is the biggest family-owned arts & crafts show in Southern California. They offer thousands of handmade crafts from
over 175 artisans, personalized gifts and ornaments, holiday clothing for both men and women, beautiful jewelry, holiday decorations for your home and garden, shabby chic, country farmhouse, rustic and vintage furniture & palate-pleasing delight. Thu-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa | (562) 598-0857 / sugarplumfestivals.com.
Arts & Crafts Show Nov. 14 & 20
RC Palmer & Co. presents Arts & Crafts Show with over 50 Hand-Picked, Unique Artists Monthly Artisan Shows and Holiday Boutiques Select Sundays in 2021. Enjoy a day of shopping and viewing the latest designs, collections, products, and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts! 10am-4pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach | (714) 895-8020 / oldworld.ws.
La Palma Toys for Tots Nov. 19-Dec. 10
The La Palma Community Services department will be collecting donations for the annual holiday Marine Toys for Tots Program. Those interested may bring a new, unwrapped toy to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joys of the season. La Palma Community Center | (714) 690-3300 / cityoflapalma.org.
Surfing Santa Competition Nov. 20-21
A fun surf competition where men, women, and children dress like Santa or other holiday-inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Annual Surfing Santa & Stand Up Paddle Board Contest was developed in 2010 to benefit Surfers Healing, the original surf camp for children with autism. Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point | (949) 240-5088 / surfingsantacontest.org.
Sawdust Art Festival's Winter Festival Nov. 20-Dec. 19
Weekends. Shop handcrafted gifts of art, and experience the Sawdust during the holidays with 3 entertainment stages with live entertainment, photos with Santa, winter-themed art classes, glassblowing and other demonstrations, a petting zoo, puppet shows, falling snow, carolers, and more. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach | (949) 494-3030 / sawdustartfestival.org.
Swedish Christmas Fair Nov. 21
The Swedish Women's Education Association of Orange County Christmas Fair, takes full advantage of the large Old world Festival Hall and spacious outside patio and beer garden to accommodate a large number of vendors and the 1,000+ people that attend the event. 11am-4pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach | (714) 895-8020 / oldworld.ws.
Dana Point Turkey Trot Nov. 25
Burn off those pre-Thanksgiving meal calories by running or walking a 5K, 10K, Combo 15K, or Kids 1-Mile Gobble Wobble in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor. Registration includes a race t-shirt, finisher medal, bib with timing, and virtual goody bag. Plus, a portion of each registration is donated to local charities. 7 am / Dana Point Harbor | turkeytrot.com.
Letters to Santa Nov. 26-Dec. 17
Children of Ladera Ranch can write a letter to Santa telling him what they wish for Christmas. Drop off your letter by placing it inside the mailbox that will be located in front of the Avendale Village Clubhouse at 1 Daisy Street starting November 26 or bring a letter with you to the Miracle of Mercantile Way Event. Avendale Village Clubhouse, Ladera Ranch | (949) 388-8300 / laderalife.com.
Night of Lights OC Nov. 26-Jan. 2
Don’t miss a magical and interactive Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Experience. From the safety and comfort of your own vehicle, guests will be guided through a mile-long course featuring: Over one million dazzling lights, Themed holiday scenery & immersive vignettes, Characters, and dancers including Santa (through Dec. 24), Snow Princess, Toy Soldiers, Yeti, Snow Angels and more. Animated light shows to music through your car radio. Light tunnels. Snow flurries and bubbles falling on your car! Thu & Sun 5-10pm, Fri & Sat 5-11pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa | (657) 333-2520 / nightoflightsoc.com.
Surf City Winter Wonderland Nov. 26-Jan. 2
Huntington Beach’s Pier Plaza will be home to Surf City Winter Wonderland, where residents and visitors can “skate” next to our City beach like never before! Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach | (714) 536-5486 / huntingtonbeachca.go.