Orange County Calendar of Events – January 2020

Winter Fest OC Through Jan. 5
Featuring ice tubing down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain, massive snow play and slide area, ice skating on SoCals largest outdoor ice rink, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with a parade of the Winter Fest OC characters. Fireworks and snow flurries, Santa and his reindeer flying over the fairgrounds, Alpine Village with a new light maze and wintery attractions, over 20 carnival rides and attractions, festive entertainment, seasonal eateries, visits with Santa and more.
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa


Capistrano Lights Through Jan. 6
Experience the Mission at Night featuring a nightly tree lighting and music program. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long.
Time/Place: 5:30-6pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
Contact: 949-234-1300 /

Surf City Splash Jan. 1
Registration, a pancake breakfast, and a craft fair will begin at 8am next to Zacks Pier Plaza. A costume contest will take place at 11:30am, with prizes for funniest, best celebrity, most sparkly, best animal-themed, and group costume. The big SPLASH into the ocean will take place at noon. $20 registration benefits the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. All participants will receive breakfast, and certificate of appreciation.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Huntington Beach Pier
Contact: 714-231-4623 /

Monster Energy Supercross Jan. 4
Three first-time champions, Cooper Webb (450SX Class), Dylan Ferrandis (Western Regional 250SX Class) and Chase Sexton (Eastern Regional 250SX Class) will be eager to defend their titles. Fan Fest from 12-6pm.
Time/Place: 6:30-10pm / Angel Stadium Of Anaheim

Bride World Expo Jan. 4
Over 150 wedding venues, florists, photographers, DJs, photo booths, invitations, decor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, giant gown sale and DIY seminars. Meet local experts and find the best wedding planning values.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-670-7800 /

Premier Bridal Show Jan. 4-5
Bringing Wedding Professionals together with Brides since 1997. Photography, dresses, venues, invitations, cakes & desserts, DJ & entertainment and much more!
Time/Place: Anaheim Convention Center
Contact: 714-572-1363 /

Dia de los Reyes Jan. 5
The event includes performances, photo op, crafts, storytelling and prizes. Guests can try Rosca de Reyes (Kings Cake) while supplies last.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-556-2787 /

Village Art Faire Jan. 5
First Sunday of every month. Our artisans offer a beautiful selection of hand-crafted work which includes photography, fine art, jewelry, woodwork, botanicals, apothecary, leather, wearables, ceramics, home decor, fused/blown glass, metal work, and much more.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
Contact: 949-395-7008 /

Senior Wellness Week Jan. 6-10
Come and enjoy a week of activities and seminars to help you live your healthiest life! Throughout the week, there will be doctor presentations, fitness class demos, health screenings and more.
Time/Place: 7:30am-4:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
Contact: 714-961-7181 /

Laguna Hills State of the City Address & Luncheon Jan. 9
Time/Place: 11:30am-1pm / Laguna Hills Community Center
Contact: 949-542-6016 /

Heritage House Open House Jan. 11
Learn fun facts about Mission Viejos past at the Heritage House.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / Melinda Park, Mission Viejo
Contact: 949-470-8488 /

Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Gala Jan. 16
Join us in honoring the businesses and individuals who make our community great.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Navy Golf Course
Contact: 562-598-6659 /

Laguna Playhouse presents: The Perfect Dog Jan. 17-19
This heartwarming musical about mans best friend and their people is sure to be treasured by dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / 606 Laguna Canyon Road
Contact: 949-497-2787 /

SoCal World Guitar Show Jan. 18-19
If you have guitars, amplifiers, effects, parts or other musical items to sell or trade, you may bring all you can carry into the show at no extra charge. Many of the nations top foreign and domestic buyers will be at this show to pay top prices for your vintage, newer, used or rare gear.
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: 918-288-2222 /

Pizza with Police Jan. 20
The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee, together with Laguna Niguel Police Services, is hosting this event for 9th-12th graders. Break down the barriers by getting to know your local deputies, ask questions about their jobs, and enjoy some great pizza with other high school students.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Ballpark Pizza, Laguna Niguel
Contact: 949-425-5100 /

UVSA Tet Festival Jan. 24-26
The largest Vietnamese New Year Festival in the nation. It is run entirely by volunteers consisting of high school and college students, young professionals, and parents. Our goals are to help preserve and share the Vietnamese culture, and to serve our community.
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-388-6711 /

Brave Race 5K & Joyful Child Fun Run Jan. 26
Benefits The Joyful Child Foundations Be Brave-Be Save Empowerment Programs to stop crimes against children. This fun event includes a Child Safety Expo and Joyful Costume Fun Run thats free for all.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo
Contact: 866-756-9385 /

Cypress State of the City Luncheon Jan. 29
Will feature a keynote address by the 2020 Cypress Mayor, who will be highlighting the Citys accomplishments for the past year and outlines plans for future projects. The City will also honor its Business of the Year for the BRACE, AGENT and SPIRIT programs.
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / 5700 Orange Avenue
Contact: 714-484-6015 /

State of CERT Awards Banquet Jan. 29
The Newport Beach Fire Department will host its annual banquet to recognize the volunteer efforts of all of their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program volunteers. The awards banquet is open to any Newport Beach resident that is interested in community preparedness. The cost to attend is $10.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / OASIS Senior Center, Corona del Mar
Contact: 949-644-3112 /

Laguna Playhouse present: To Sir, With Love Jan. 29-Feb. 23
When Rick Braithwaite arrives to teach a totally undisciplined class at a rough East End London high school, he discovers he has more in common with these kids than originally thought.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / 606 Laguna Canyon Road
Contact: 949-497-2787 /

Excellence In Placentia Gala Jan. 30
Please join us for our 55th Annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Alta Vista Country Club
Contact: 714-528-1873 /

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction Jan. 31
Open to the public, the gala will honor the winners of the 2019 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions and raise funds for next years Parade. All award winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an incredible live and silent auction.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / The Fashion Island Hotel
Contact: 949-729-4400 /

About the Author

Tim Morissette, also known in the community as Mr. Foothill Ranch, offers over 46 years of real estate experience which has given him an established reputation and unmatched market knowledge. He is joined by his wife, Michele and sons Matt and Jeff, as they continue to offer personal service with an emphasis on achieving his clients’ real estate goals.  This unique combination of traits has led to his proven track record of referral and repeat business. This can be witnessed by the trust of homeowners in Foothill Ranch where he has sold twice as many homes and represented three times more buyers than the next-leading real estate agent for the last 26 years.

As residents of Foothill Ranch since 1994, Tim and Michele are actively involved in the community by fundraising for Foothill Ranch Library, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Cancer Society, Homes for Habitat, Relay for Life, South County Outreach, and the local church and schools. Tim enjoys sponsoring community-wide garage sales, paper shredding and e-waste recycling event, an Easter egg hunt, & a Meet Santa Event.

Tim and Michele are dedicated to their family of four sons, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren. As a family, they enjoy many outdoor activities which include camping, spearfishing, mountain climbing and exploring the miles of hiking and equestrian trails in Foothill Ranch and the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. Tim and his sons are also avid snowboarders and enjoy mountain biking and lobster diving. Family is a top priority in the Morissette household. They look forward to helping more families achieve their dreams of homeownership.