Celebrate the Holidays in la habra, ca

With the last vestiges of summer and fall now behind us, many are looking forward to the winter holidays in La Habra, California. This special time of year gives us not only time to reflect but also enjoy a myriad of events, experiences, and opportunities geared specifically toward the season.

The mild winters in California draw locals and visitors alike to participate in many events that can only take place in cities such as La Habra. Summerwood Apartments has put together a list of some of our favorite winter holiday activities, performances, shopping, and volunteer opportunities in La Habra and its surrounding communities, guaranteed to put you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit!


Shows and Performances


Opportunities to Share

Safe Celebration


From tasty treats to ice skating, more and more winter activities in La Habra, California, and the surrounding communities are gearing up to provide crowds with plenty of holiday fun for the whole family.

La Habra Tamale Festival: This annual gathering returns on December 3, 2022, for its ninth year of celebrations. From 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., attendees can visit Portola Park in La Habra to check out the food, live performances, and local vendors as a kickoff to the holiday season. This includes the Tamale Festival’s popular tamale contest, which awards winners in two categories: Muchacha/Muchacho for those aged 17 and under, and Senora/Senor for those 18 and older. Be sure to stick around after the sun has gone down to see the city of La Habra’s annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony and fireworks.

Skating Under the Stars: You can have the best of both worlds in southern California. Beautiful weather all year round, and winter attractions during the holidays. At the Irvine Spectrum Center, enjoy ice skating under the stars from November 4 through January 8 in the Giant Wheel Court. Nearby, the 75-foot decorated tree will glow every night with a choreographed light show every 30 minutes beginning at 5 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa: Breakfast and Santa Claus are a winning combination. Throw in Charlie Brown, and your kids will have an experience they’ll never forget. This year, head to the community center in Tustin for breakfast with Santa Claus on December 3 at 9 a.m. The event will include a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, crafts, a Charlie Brown movie, and more. This event will fill up, so be sure to call and reserve your space.

Shows and Performances

A fun night out is a great way to spend time with friends and family, and many venues are hosting holiday-themed events throughout the season. Whether you’re looking for more classical fare or an exciting adventure, these holiday shows and performances in La Habra, California, are a great way to spend an evening!

Pirates Take Christmas!: Take in dinner and a show as the popular Pirates Dinner Adventure in nearby Buena Park, California, provides a holiday adventure filled with magic and excitement aboard the high seas. This seasonal performance is a great family-friendly event that begs the question “Will the holiday season be saved?” For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 866-439-2469.

Christmas Theater: La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is a one-stop shop for amazing holiday performances this year. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will kick off the season on November 26 and 27 with classic songs, dancing, and even snow. Throughout December, the theater will have a variety of other holiday performances, including “Navidad en Mexico,” “The Magic of Christmas,” and “Christmas with the Celts.” Whatever your holiday flavor, this theater has something for you.


No matter who is on your gift list, these shopping opportunities in and around La Habra, California, feature local vendors, games, food, and more. Find that perfect present for your special someone while helping to support local businesses this holiday season.

Holiday Kid Drop Parent Shop: Kids hate shopping with their parents, and parents hate dragging their kids through crowded stores in late December. On the other hand, kids love playing with other kids while eating snacks. Tackle your last-minute holiday shopping with a little less stress this year. Drop the kids off at the La Habra community center on December 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while you shop with a little less stress. Snacks and lunch will be provided for the kids. Preregistration is required, and this event will fill up quickly.

Candy Caneland & Craft Faire: Ehlers Event Center in nearby Buena Park, California, will feature snow slides, craft booths, free raffles, and more on December 3, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Of course, no Christmas event would be complete without visits with Santa Claus. After you enjoy the fun activities, check out the more than 100 local vendors and find some fun holiday gifts for friends and family. 

Fullerton Winter Market: Not only can you shop for gifts from a variety of vendors at Downtown Fullerton Plaza in Fullerton, California, but the Winter Market also collects donations for the Spark of Love Toy Drive hosted in partnership with Toys for Tots. Attendees can also get a free photo taken with Santa, and visit the beer and wine garden. Admission to the Fullerton Winter Market is free. The Winter Market will be held on December 3 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Opportunities to Share

One of the greatest joys of the holiday season is giving back to those less fortunate. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities in La Habra, California, check out some of these organizations that work both seasonally and year-round to help those in the community. 

La Habra Meals on Wheels: This community-led organization delivers healthy meals that are designed to help meet nutritional needs, along with friendly interactions with caring volunteers. Meals also include diabetic and low-sodium diet-friendly meals at little to no cost to those in need every week. Home-cooked Thanksgiving meals are provided by Calvary Chapel of La Habra when requested. Contact La Habra Meals on Wheels to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Holiday Social and Toys for Tots Drive: The Orange County chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) is hosting a Toys for Tots Drive on December 12, 2022, at Eureka! in Irvine, California. Attendees will enjoy appetizers and drinks, as well as a raffle for prizes. Donated unwrapped toys will be collected for the local Toys for Tots drive.

Safe Celebration

Decorating your home in La Habra, California, for the holidays is one of the great joys of the season, but it’s important to do so safely. According to the American Red Cross, fires caused by candles are four times as likely to occur during the winter holidays, so it’s important to make sure you never leave a burning candle unattended. One safe alternative is to use battery-powered candles that can achieve the same effect.

Additionally, Christmas trees can pose threats in terms of both fires and damage if they fall. If you have a real pine tree, be sure to keep it properly watered to prevent it from drying out, and make sure your tree is safely positioned to prevent it from falling on pets or children. Click the following links for more information on Winter Holiday Safety and Christmas Tree Safety from the National Fire Protection Association.

This holiday season is shaping up to be a memorable one. With plenty of holiday activities, performances, shopping, and volunteer opportunities to choose from, you’re set for a joyous and safe time. 

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 Summerwood Apartments in La Habra, Happy Holidays!

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