Things to Do around Norwalk, California, This Holiday Season
The holiday season is approaching fast, and you want to make sure that there is enough time to fit in all the fun traditions. Maybe you always go see the lights, never miss a performance of The Nutcracker, or strategically plan out your map of gift shopping. Perhaps you are looking to try something new. Whatever your traditions are, we at Porto Bella Apartments want to make sure you know where to find exactly what you are looking for this year.
Read through this article to find some of the most popular things to do close by Norwalk, California. We outline activities, shows, shopping, opportunities to give back, and more.
Shows and Performances
Opportunities to Share
Nutcracker Holiday Village and Lighting: The first Saturday of December will be pretty special in Anaheim this year. The Nutcracker Holiday Committee is teaming up with the City of Anaheim to bring you holiday fun for the whole family. Enjoy festive holiday music, crafts, food, and fun. Even bring your dog with you to participate in the costume contest. End the night with the perfect holiday activity and watch as they light the tree at Feldhaus Circle.
Christmas Holiday Boutique and Day of the Horse Event: There are many things to celebrate this time of year, and the Free Rein Foundation has planned an amazing event to do just that. Head over to the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center on December 11 to experience the magic of the holidays. With boutiques, food trucks, Santa, horses, and more, you are sure to have plenty of festive fun. Visit the link to register and learn more about event details today.
Pomona Christmas Parade: Gather your family, your friends, or even your work colleagues and sign up for this year’s Pomona Christmas Parade. This year, the parade will be back in full swing and take place on December 11 in Downtown Pomona. This “Holiday Under The Stars” needs volunteers like you to make it a spectacular event. Register today to help with the parade route, staging, judging, and more.
Shows and Performances
Segerstrom Center for the Arts: With a variety of performances ranging from organ performances to acrobatics, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts never disappoints. This is true, especially around the holiday season. There are many shows to choose from this year if you are looking to attend a show in Costa Mesa. For example, The Nutcracker begins December 10, And you can bring your family the Saturday before for a special performance of The Nutcracker for Kids.
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts: Another great place to go see a show is La Mirada Theatre, only 15 minutes from Norwalk. This year they have an array of holiday events to choose from—simply find which works best for you. When choosing from The Nutcracker, White Christmas, or The Magic of Christmas, you can’t make a wrong choice. Enjoy a night at the theatre and get into the holiday spirit.
Dickens Christmas Carol Singalong: Looking for a performance that is more interactive? What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a holiday singalong. The Charles Dickens Carolers have been performing all over Orange County and LA since 1987—they know how to deliver a spectacular holiday performance. RSVP with Eventbrite and receive free admission to see this professional caroling quartet and enjoy an evening of festive celebration in Alhambra.
Penelope Lane Boutique 2021 Holiday Market: Shop small this year and support local businesses. The Penelope Lane Holiday Market is the perfect place to find unique, creative, and handmade holiday gifts. You’ll want to show up early because the first 30 shoppers in line will receive a free gift. This market is family-friendly, and everyone will be rushing to get a treat at the Holiday Donut Bar. Take a quick trip to Brea on December 4 and experience the magic of this special holiday market.
Zion Lutheran’s Annual Christmas Boutique: Keep the first weekend in December open for shopping. After missing last year, Zion Lutheran plans to make up for it this year with their biggest boutique yet. With over 75 vendors, homemade gifts, and food, you are sure to find exactly what you are searching for. There are even instructions on how to become a vendor at the Anaheim boutique this year; just follow the link.
Swedish Christmas Fair: Get your holiday shopping done early, starting with the Swedish Christmas Fair in Huntington Beach. This outdoor market is being hosted by the SWEA of Orange County on November 21, so plan for a variety of vendors and a large number of shoppers. Find unique and personal gifts to give those you love this year.
Opportunities to Share
Christmas Together 2021: Each year, thousands of toys are given away to children around Orange Country who wouldn’t have any toys to open otherwise. Since 2015, Families Together of Orange County has hosted this event called Christmas Together (Una Navidad Unidos). They need your help to put on this event each year. Families Together accepts donations and is always looking for volunteers willing to help with the event, making this a perfect opportunity to serve locally.
The Spirit of Giving: This event in Huntington Park will provide families with the necessities they need this holiday season. As families register for this event and show up, they will be able to participate in health screenings, vaccinations, toys, haircuts, and more. This event is an amazing way to give back this season and experience the gift of giving.
Heart of Christmas: Considering just monetary donations this year? There are plenty of great local organizations to donate to. Aaron Community Cultural Center in Gardena is looking for sponsors for their upcoming Heart of Christmas event. Visit this link to browse the different levels of sponsorship and choose the one that works best for you this year. Any donations will help as the ACCC hosts this event to give children the holidays they deserve. With live music, storytime, and a food giveaway, this festive holiday event is sure to bring a hopeful spirit to families all over Orange County.
There are so many ways to decorate for the holidays: lights, trees, candles, and more. As you decorate, though, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that all your celebrations are safe. For example, as you pick out the best holiday scented candle, remember to always light candles safely within your apartment, and never leave the open flame unattended.
Also, be aware of the type of tree you are decorating with. If you have chosen a live tree for your apartment this year, make sure you keep it hydrated all season long. A dry Christmas tree is a target for starting a house fire.
With activities, shows, shopping destinations, and opportunities to serve, Norwalk, California, is ready and eager for the holidays to begin. Our friendly staff here at Porto Bella Apartments hope you have a wonderful time remembering old traditions, and making new ones.
We’d love to see your holiday fun! If you decorate for the holidays or try out one of the activities above, post a photo on social media, tag us, and use #TisTheSeasonAtAMC.
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