Holiday Events

2018 Holiday Events

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Dia de los Muertos

November 2, 2018

Home Depot Menorah Workshop

November 25, 2018

Letters to Santa

November 27 to December 17

Down Syndrome Association Breakfast with Santa

December 1, 2018

Fashion Island Menorah Lighting

December 2, 2018

Grupo de Autismo Angeles

December 2018

Snoopy House Holiday Display

December 14 to December 23

9th Annual OC Autism Breakfast with Santa

December 15, 2018

Fiesta de Navidad – Destellos de Ángeles

December 17, 2018

First Night Fullerton New Year’s Eve Celebration – Free Admission

December 31, 2018

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Dia de los Muertos

November 2, 2018 (6:30pm-9:30pm)

A night of Community and Culture presented by Anaheim Community Services Department & Somos Anaheim.

This event will take place at: Downtown Anaheim Community Center: 250 E. Center St. Anaheim Ca 92805

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Create Your Own Menorah!

When: Sunday, November 25th
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: 2300 S. Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa

For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.jewishnewport.com or call 949-721-9800.

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Letters to Santa

From November 27 to December 17, special North Pole Express mailboxes will be found in the lobby of City Hall, the Children’s Library, and the Community Center. Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in a stamped, self-addressed, and unsealed envelope.

North Pole Express mailboxes locations:

  • Fullerton Public Library: 353 W. Commonwealth Ave.
  • Fullerton Community Center: 340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
  • City Hall: 303 W. Commonwealth Ave.

A “Dear Santa” form will also be available for the writer’s convenience. Letters must be dropped off in the North Pole Express mailboxes by December 17 to be guaranteed a response from the great man himself.

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Down Syndrome Association Breakfast with Santa

When: December 1, 2019
Time: 9am – 11am
Where: Garden Grove Elk Lodge: 11551 Trask Ave, Garden Grove

Please contact DSAOC for more details: 714-540-5794

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Fashion Island Menorah Lighting

When: Sunday, December 2
Time: 3:30pm

Join the OC’s Largest Menorah Lighting Celebration at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. We will be in the Atrium Court near Barnes & Noble. Dreidels, holiday donuts, balloon animals, face painting, Chanukah entertainment, gifts, Chanukah crafts and treats for children. Bring an unwrapped gift for the community toy drive.

For more information, please visit www.jewishnewport.com or call (949) 721-9800

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Grupo de Autismo Angeles

Will be holding their annual Christmas party in December

Please contact Alexa Hernandez for more details: ahernandez.alexa@nullgmail.com

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Snoopy House Holiday Display

The beloved Snoopy House holiday display has been a Costa Mesa and Orange County holiday tradition since 1966, attracting an estimated 80,000 visitors annually. This year, Snoopy House, is celebrating its 51-year anniversary.

The holiday display features scenes populated by “Peanuts” characters and is available for viewing from 5:30 to 9 p.m. nightly from Dec. 14 through Dec. 23 in front of Costa Mesa City Hall located at 77 Fair Drive. Opening night will be Dec. 14 with a formal presentation beginning at 5 p.m. Santa will make special visits to the event from 7 to 9 p.m. from opening night, Dec. 14, through Dec. 23. Children and their families will have an opportunity to receive a free photo with Santa.

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9th Annual OC Autism Breakfast with Santa

OC Autism, will have their 9th Annual Breakfast with Santa at Atlantis Play Center. The event is filled with many fun activities for children with special needs (i.e., arts and crafts, face painting, pictures with Santa, etc.), resource fair, food, entertainment and each child will receive an unwrapped gift of their choice. $5 donation per ticket.
Contact OC Autism at 714-203-5213 for more information.

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10am-2pm
Location: Atlantis Play Center

13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove CA 92844
Contact: Kaitlynn Truong at 714-558-5405 or email: ktruong@nullrcocdd.com if you
want to receive free admission tickets. Tickets are available on first come/first
served basis and must be picked up at the RCOC office in Santa Ana or Cypress.

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Fiesta de Navidad – Destellos de Ángeles

This event is organized by Conexiones Educativas for families who have children with special needs of any age and diagnosis. Event will be held on December 17, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Anaheim. There will be entertainment, raffles and gifts.

Families need to register before the event by calling/e-mailing Cecilia Mercado at 714-398-4710 ceci.mercado@nullyahoo.com.

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First Night Fullerton New Year’s Eve Celebration – Free Admission

Celebrate the New Year in style! There’s no better place to be than in Downtown Fullerton on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a family-friendly, alcohol-free event with live music, food roaming entertainment, zip lining, kids’ activities, and a fireworks show at midnight.
For additional information, please call the Fullerton Museum at 714-738-6564.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Where: At the Downtown Fullerton Plaza
Time: 7pm-Midnight