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Winter Checklist of Southern California Attractions

Escape the cold for warmer temperatures with a visit to Orange County, California this winter. Not only are you almost guaranteed some sunny weather during your visit, but you’ll find less crowds and lower prices on hotel stays during the winter months. Check out all that the OC has to offer during the holiday season and plan your holiday getaway today.

Snoopy on Ice at Knott's Merry Farm in Buena Park

Knott’s Merry Farm (Buena Park)
November 18, 2022 - January 8, 2022
Head to the winter wonderland of Knott’s Merry Farm for nightly snowfall and holiday shows that will get you in the spirit of the season. You’ll find holiday treats only available this time of year, festive decorations and world-famous rides.

Holidays at Disneyland Resort (Anaheim)
November 11, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Nightly firework displays, 'A Christmas Fantasy' parade, and more come to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during the holidays. Dine on seasonal fare while you enjoy the seasonal decorations and performances throughout the parks.
Boat decorated in lights at the Christmas Boat Parade
Christmas Boat Parade (Newport Harbor)
December 14 - 18, 2022
For an oh-so-California celebration of the holiday season, head to Newport Harbor for a Christmas Boat Parade on the water. Now in its 113th year, this celebration features yachts, boats, kayaks, and canoes all lit up for the holiday season.

Winter Fest OC (Costa Mesa)
November 25, 2022 - January 1, 2023
The OC Fair and Event Center transforms into a winter wonderland with Winter Fest OC. This holiday carnival has fun activities for everyone, including ice skating, live entertainment, and a walk-through journey to the North Pole.

Lucy, Snoopy and Sally with kids at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park
Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration (Buena Park)
Returning early 2023
It’s all about Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of the PEANUTS gang as special PEANUTS-themed shows and interactive experiences come to the park at the beginning of 2023 for the PEANUTS Celebration at Knott's Berry Farm.

Whale Watching Season (Newport Harbor)
December - April
See giant blue whales, finback whales, gray whales, and many more on these scenic cruises in the protected waters off Newport Bay at Newport Landing Whale Watching.
Santa and Mrs. Clause on ship at Pirates Take Christmas in Buena Park
Pirates Take Christmas (Buena Park)
November 29, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Yo-ho, yo-ho, the pirates are gearing up to steal Christmas at Pirates Take Christmas, in this epic dinner show that includes a three-course holiday feast and tons of audience participation. Will Santa escape? Get your pirate crew together to find out!

Christmas Train Rides (Orange)
November 25 - December 23, 2022
Gather your friends for a festively-lit train ride to the North Pole to meet Santa! Get your photo taken with the big man in red before you head back to Santa’s Village through the tunnel of lights at Irvine Regional Park.
After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Most hotels are located within walking distance to all major attractions. Just 5 miles from Disneyland®, and a short drive to Huntington Beach and Los Angeles, Buena Park is the ideal basecamp for your California dream vacation. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.

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