The Tall Ships Festival – Dana Point

The Tall Ships Festival – Dana Point Each year an amazing array of historical sailing ships converge on the town of Dana Point in Orange County, CA.  The event is now sponsored by Toshiba and 2016 is its 32st year. The Tall Ships Festival celebrates the return of the brig Pilgrim from her annual summer sail as an ambassador of good will for the City of Dana Point and the Ocean Institute.  The 2016 festival will take place from...

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the nation’s longest running lighted boat parade during the holidays.  It takes place for five consecutive nights in December near Christmas.  The Festival of Lights has been called one of the “World’s Best Christmas Parades”  by Conde Nast Traveler,  and one of “Top Ten Christmas Happenings in the Nation” by the New York...

Winter Wonderland at Sherman Library & Gardens

Winter Wonderland at Sherman Library & Gardens Nights of a Thousand Lights at Sherman Gardens Sherman Gardens comes to life for a special holiday night as it is illuminated with a thousand luminaries, holiday lights and festive decorations. The walkways of the gardens will be lined with luminary bags that will guide visitors from one magical experience to the next. Relax during this special event  as “The Icicle Carolers” fill the air...

Day Trip for Christmas – Let it Snow

Day Trip for Christmas – Let it Snow Day Trip it and Let it Snow… Southern California is not particularly known for it’s chilly winter weather. Most kids in Los Angeles and Orange County haven’t really seen much of a change in seasons, let alone SNOW! Thanks to the Four Seasons Hotel, that can change. However, there is a place where you can go to let your kids experiece a touch of winter, The Four Seasons Hotel...

Wintersburg Goldfish Farm

Wintersburg Goldfish Farm The Wintersburg Goldfish Farm and Mission America’s 5th Most Endangered Historic Place in the U.S. Historic Wintersburg contains stories of Japanese pioneers in Orange County, an historic goldfish and flower farm, and a pioneer community effort that founded one of the oldest Japanese missions in California. The Wintersburg Mission is part of the unrecognized Japanese Mission Trail that...

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