November kickstarts the seasonal festivities at the Disneyland® parks, but you can extend the holiday magic during your stay at Tropicana Inn & Suites with plenty of fun family-friendly winter activities to enjoy throughout Orange County. Let’s explore some of these seasonal events and local attractions that celebrate the holidays.

Holiday Events in Orange County

Orange County offers a wide array of seasonal events that the whole family will love. Don’t miss out on these local events during your stay at Tropicana Inn & Suites.

Hikari – A Festival of Lights at Tanaka Farms

For decades, Tanaka Farms has been providing many fun family experiences for the community and visitors alike. Starting November 25 through December 30, Tanaka Farms sparkles with the Hikari – A Festival of Lights celebration. Hikari is loosely translated to shine in the Japanese language, and you can expect the farm to shine with over a million twinkling lights. Enjoy the luminescent views on a cozy wagon ride, visit with barnyard animals, and partake in some winter-themed games and crafts. 

32nd Annual Winter Fantasy – Sawdust Art Festival

The Sawdust Arts & Craft Festival is putting on its 32nd Annual Winter Fantasy. This seasonal event takes place over five weekends starting November 19 through December 18. It’s a one-of-a-kind holiday arts & crafts festival that features 165 artists, a live stage with musical entertainment, and daily visits with the big guy himself, Santa Claus!

114th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

The countdown is on for a truly Californian event, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The water parade runs from December 14 through December 18. This popular Orange County holiday attraction features a multitude of beautiful winter-decorated boats, yachts, and kayaks sailing along the harbor. 

Knott’s Merry Farm

Partake in the spirit of the holidays this winter season with Knott’s Berry Farm Christmas celebrations. From November 18 through January 8, the theme park transforms into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights, seasonal treats, holiday shows, and a nightly Christmas tree lighting. 

Winter Fun in Orange County 

It’s truly a wonderful time to visit us at the Tropicana Inn & Suites and experience all of the holiday magic during this winter season. Make unforgettable memories – whether they be in the Disneyland® parks, which is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel, or at some of these local, seasonal events taking place all throughout Orange County.