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St. Martin’s Lantern Fest & Parade - Huntington Beach
November 7, 2021
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a wonderful evening with your kids, grand-kids and the entire family at one of our signature events: St. Martin Lantern Parade at Old World German Courtyard in Huntington Beach.

Free tickets for General Admission available. Lanterns will also be available for purchase. Bringing your own lantern is fine too (only battery-operated ones are accepted on the walk).

Old World Village
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

Annual Lake Forest Chamber 5K Elf Yourself - Lake Forest
November 20, 2021
9 am

Kick Off the Holiday Season in Elf Style! The Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual FUN RUN 5K takes place in the stunning Lake Forest Sports Park. This year's theme is Elf Yourself!

Bring your kids and pets. It will be a fun family event for all with a food and fun expo.

Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Parkway
Lake Forest, CA

For online registaion, click here
* use code HOLIDAYELF for discount at checkout

Surfing Santa Competition - Dana Point
November 20-21, 2021

A fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing.

Salt Creek Beach
Dana, Point, CA


Sawdust Winter Fantasy
Five Weekends
November 20 - December 19, 2021

This unique fair offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase unique artisan crafts from various local artists. Includes live entertainment, hands-on art projects and picture-perfect moments, the Sawdust Art Festival's Winter Fantasy will become your family's holiday tradition.

Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Rd


Tamale Festival - La Habra
December 4, 2021
10 am - 10 pm

Tamale contest, dance performances by local studios, and musical performances by Soto, with its top 40, cumbias and salsa tunes, and the Mariachi Divas. There will be many vendors selling a variety of items, as well as many tamale vendors.

Free entrance for all attendees

Euclid St. between La Habra Blvd. and Lambert Rd.
La Habra, CA

Christmas and Nativity Play - Huntington Beach
December 12, 2021
5-10 pm

Celebrating The True Spirit of Christmas... Each year Old World Village plays host to the International Celebration of Christmas, a celebration that brings together a diverse group of churches, singers & dancers for a celebration that highlights the true meaning of the holiday season.

FREE Admission.

Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Newport Beach /Newport Bay
December 15 – 19, 2021

FREE to the public. The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Collins Island at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately three and a half hours over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of water front estates. Providing the backdrop for the parade is the Ring of Lights waterfront home and business decorating competition. FREE for spectators, entry fee for participating boats. Over million and half people view the parade each year.

For those of you that would like to be in parade both Newport Landing and Davey's Locker will offer 3 general admission cruises nightly every night of the parade that are a part of the actual parade. Viewing the parade from a ship means that you see all of the parade and homes in full decor that line the waterfront. General admission tickets can be reserved over the phone.

December 3, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Offered three times nightly (check websites for times)
Newport Landing
309 Palm - Suite A, Newport Beach Ca 92661
Davey's Locker
400 Main St., Newport Beach, CA 92661


February 5-6, 2022

Helping preserve Vietnamese culture, the Tet Festival boasts about the attraction of over 100,000+ audiences and hundreds of booths in a span of a three day weekend event. Visitors are immersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

OC Fair & Event Center
Costa Mesa

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Child Support Services

Orange County Department of Child Support Services
Watch ‘Em Soar

Orange County Child Support Services partners with parents to make a difference in the lives of families we serve. Our program aims to help parents achieve self-sufficiency and support children by establishing and enforcing child support orders in an effective and efficient manner while providing a well-rounded range of community resources.

Our services include:
• Obtaining, collecting and changing child support
• Obtaining medical insurance
• Financial accounting and payment processing
• Online access to case information

Click link above to learn more about our legal services offered.

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Children's Organizations

National Girls Ministries

Girls Ministries is a ministry tool to help fulfill the Titus 2 principle of women mentoring young girls. Girls can begin in Missionettes at 3 years of age and continue through high school.

Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge is the oldest, largest and most successful program of its kind in the world. Established in 1958 by David Wilkerson, Teen Challenge has grown to more than 170 centers in the United States and 250 centers world-wide.

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Parenting & Relationships

Spero Family Services

Spero Family Services’ mission is to assist parents in developing nurturing bonds with their children in order to foster healthy development for their children. This is achieved by assisting the parents in establishing boundaries and limits through constructive discipline techniques.

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