2016 Community Light Displays and Celebrations Orange County
714-781-4565 (Recorded Information) or 714-781-7290
The Disneyland Resort is traditionally sprinkled with extra pixie dust during the holidays to become a winter wonderland, “The Merriest Place on Earth.” The diverse offerings at the parks include the “Believe-in Holiday Magic” fireworks show with falling snow, a Christmas fantasy parade, the ever-popular Electrical Parade (a procession of nearly a half million twinkling lights), thousands of dazzling decorations and lights throughout the Resort. “It’s a Small World” has been transformed into an enchanting Christmas atmosphere. With over 300,000 glittery lights decorating the exterior, 300 animated “Children of the World” sing favorite Christmas songs.
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim
Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park
Magically transformed for the holidays into “Knott’s Merry Farm,” brimming with the season’s brightest shopping, dining and entertainment.
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Dana Point
With over 35,000 lights on a 50-foot Noble Fir, you can’t miss this Christmas tree as you approach the property. There are more than 300,000 lights spread around the estate. (971/F5 Orange County)
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point
Cruise of Lights, Huntington Beach
Forty-five minute narrated boat cruises glide past the homes along Huntington Harbor. Boats, docks and homes twinkle in stunning light displays as they vie to win trophies.
16889 Algonquin St, Huntington Beach
Newport Beach Holiday Cruises and Christmas Boat Parade
Also featured on The Travel Channel, homes and businesses along the harbor go “all out” for Christmas! Surprise your sweetheart with a memory for just the two of you as a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holiday, or bring the whole family.
309 Palm St, Newport Beach
Old Towne Orange
Considered the antique capitol of Southern California, this little town is an absolute delight to the eye at Christmas. Adorned with holiday ribbons, wreaths and twinkling lights, the shopkeepers have directed their attention to exquisite displays in their shop windows. Christmas carolers can be found strolling the streets until a few days before Christmas. For a great holiday light display of private homes, follow Cambridge St. from the Plaza.
127 N. Atchison St, Orange (Plaza in Old Town Orange)