Christmas in Orange County
Every once in a while, a California location surprises us. For all of its image of beaches, surfers and sun, Orange County turns out to be one of the best places in the state to get your fill of Christmas festivities.
A word of warning: Some of these activities require advance planning to buy tickets or make reservations.
- Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade: One of the best harbor boat parades in the state.
- Huntington Harbor Cruise of Lights: A charming boat trip through the harbor's waterways passes houses decorated with enough lights to make Las Vegas jealous.
Betsy, the linked page is headed “Huntington Beach,” not “Huntington Harbor.” Meg
- The Glory of Christmas: The long-running extravaganza has fallen prey to tough economic times and is no longer held.
- Disneyland at Christmas: Disneyland gets gussied up all over, with special parades. The Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World get extra decorations, too.