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

Safe Celebration


Winter in the Grove: Join in on the Christmas fun happening in Village Green Park on December 3. There will be a snowtopia where you can slide around in the snow with your friends and family. In addition, there will be food, pictures, and other activities. The event starts at 3 p.m. and will go on till 7 p.m.

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 10 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 10 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 especially true 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 9, 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.

The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: On December 3, you will want to make the drive to the Toyota Arena to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform The Ghosts of Christmas Eve. Tickets are on sale now! You can purchase tickets here and choose your seating.


Marine Mammal Care Center Holiday Boutique: Celebrate Christmas this year with Marine Mammal Care Center on December 4. There will be pictures with Santa, hot cocoa, and shopping for Christmas gifts. You can also order a holiday wreath ahead of time to help give back to the Marine Mammal Care Center.

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 its 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 20, so plan for a variety of vendors and a large number of shoppers. Find unique and personal gifts to give to those you love this year.

Opportunities to Share

Christmas Together 2022: 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 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. 

Heart of Christmas: Considering 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. 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.

Safe Celebration

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.

From all of us at Porto Bella Apartments in Norwalk, CA,
Happy Holidays!

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