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Hikes & Bikes

hikesnBikesPRLGrab your hiking boots and clean your bike, this weekend is the perfect  time to #optoutside with OC Parks for a FREE guided hike or a guided mountain bike ride. Parking is between $3.00 – $5.00 depending on the park. The weather is perfect, have fun!

 Saturday, November 21, 2015

Explore the Bay Family Hike – Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
An easy for families of all ages to learn more about Upper Newport Bay and enjoy the trails around it.  The Hike will last approximately one hour-dependent on weather and will be on both paved and dirt trails with some stairs.  No formal program, but we will talk about whatever we discover along the way.  Bring sun protection and water.  We will meet on the patio of the Muth Interpretive Center.

  • No fee or reservations required, but recommended for groups greater than four people.
  • Call 949-923-2290 or emailunbic@ocparks.com to register groups
  • No pets please
Date:  11/21/2015
Time:  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

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Birding Walk – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Spot native and spring migrating birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this 2-mile hike over uneven terrain (up to 400-ft. elevation gain) through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States.

  • For ages 12 and up (minors must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block; Dilley is on the right).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 11/22/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ranger Led Nature Hike – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.
  • Subject to cancelation without notice

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 11/22/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Family Bandito Bike Ride to Dripping Cave – Aliso & Wood Canyons Park

Join a band of bike wielding young explorers on a ride to Aliso’s most intriguing attraction. We’ll learn the mysterious legends of this famed bandit hideout as well as about its previous inhabitants – the Acjachemen people.

  • For those who can comfortably ride 5 miles (150 ft. elevation gain) on dirt trails with some sandy sections.
  • Children ages 8 and up, or younger if peddled by an adult.
  • Bike, helmet, water, snack, and weather appropriate clothing/shoes are required.
  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Pkwy (from southbound Aliso Creek Rd, turn right on Alicia Parkway, first right on Awma Road, then left into parking lot).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2200 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 11/22/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Weekend Hikes

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Rains is on it’s way…at least that’s what the weather prediction is. So just in case it’s true- get out there this weekend and soak up some sunshine on one of these OC Parks Hikes.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Long Distance Hike in the Back Country
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Explore the beauty and diversity of Willow Canyon,Bommer Ridge, and Emerald Canyon in the      backcountry of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. This will be a strenuous, 7.2-mile hike (650-ft. elevation gain) over rocky, steep, and uneven terrain. We will hike through sycamore and oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub, and along ridges with beautiful vistas.

  •  Participants should be fit and able to hike long distances.
  • For you safety and comfort bring 2-3 liters of water, a hat, a hearty snack and proper hiking shoes.
  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just south of El Toro Road).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle


Online Registration

Date:  1/24/2015
Time:  8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Moulton Peak Geology Hike
OC Parks – Aliso & Wood Canyons Park
Join LCF volunteer naturalists on this 4-mile geology hike (600-ft. elevation gain) over steep and uneven terrain. Hike through the oak-filled woodland of Wood Canyon and continue to the park’s highest peak. We will pass by rock formations that tell of ancient floods, landslides and the building of a great shell-filled limestone reef. Bring a sense of adventure!

  • This hike is not for beginners!
  • Bring water, hiking shoes (hiking poles suggested), snacks, the field guides of your choice.
  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas, meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: Free
  • Ages 15 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)


Online Reservations Link

Date:  1/24/2015
Time:  8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Guided Interpretive Hike
OC Parks – Irvine Regional Park
Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
Date:  1/24/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike
OC Parks – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

 For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 1/25/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Meditating in Nature
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Relax in nature.  Enjoy walking meditation, breathing and energization exercises, and sitting meditation. Bring a blanket and a pillow.  No experience necessary.

  • Ages 16 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 1/25/2015
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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Weekend Roundup – January 9 – 16, 2015

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January 9-16, 2015

Be sure to check back as this list is updated through out the week.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Free Day at Nixon Library in Yorba Linda

Night Hike at Peters Canyon in Orange

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jr. Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma locations nationwide

OC Parks Weekend Hike & Bikes  at O’Neill Regional Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve & Irvine Regional Park

2nd Saturday at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

2nd Saturday at Ameal Moore Nature Center in Riverside

Drop In and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Campfire Program at Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

OC Parks Weekend Hike & Bikes at Caspers Wilderness Park & Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Free Technique Classes  at Williams-Sonoma locations nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Discovery Days at Centennial Farms in Costa Mesa

 

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Weekend Roundup – January 2 – 8, 2015

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January 2 -8, 2015

Be sure to check back as this list is updated through out the week.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Jr. Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma locations nationwide

Young Explorers Academy at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Weekend Hikes at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, O’Neill Regional Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park & Irvine Regional Park

Drop In and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Campfire Program at Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

Free Palo Cooking Class at Surfas Culinary District/SOCO in Costa Mesa

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Bower’s Museum

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Target First Sunday at Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana and The Children’s Museum at La Habra

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park

Technique Classes  at Williams-Sonoma locations nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Storytime in the Garden in the Great Park in Irvine

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

LEGO Mini Model Build at LEGO stores nationwide

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Weekend Roundup – Dec. 26, 2014 – Jan. 1, 2015

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

December 26, 2014 – January 1, 2015

If your looking for even more things to do on New Year’s check out my Family-Friendly New Year’s Events post.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

Weekend Hikes at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, O’Neill Regional Park & Irvine Regional Park

Drop In and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Saturday Science At Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Campfire Program at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Garden Beats at the Great Park in Irvine

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

More than Meets the Eye in Buena Park

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park

Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Garden Beats at the Great Park in irvine

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

Noon Years Eve

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Noon Year’s Eve at Discovery Cube OC and LA

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Parent and Me Time at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

Noon Year’s Eve at Discovery Cube OC and LA

Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown at Pretend City in Irvine

Noon Year’s Celebration at Kidspace in Pasadena

New Year’s Noon Party at the Children’s Museum at La Habra

Kid’s New Year’s Eve Party at Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles

Family and Friends New Year’s Celebration in Rancho Santa Margarita

New Year’s Waterfront Celebration in Downtown Long Beach

First Night at Fullerton in Downtown Fullerton

New Year’s Eve in L.A. at Grand Park in Downtown L.A.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thomas & Friends at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Rose Parade Float Post-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Free Day at The Autry in Los Angeles

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Weekend Roundup – December 19 – 25, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

December 19 – 25, 2014

Make sure to check back as this list is updated throughout the week.

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Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival every weekend in Laguna Beach

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Celebrate Chanukah at Pretend City in Irvine

Holidays at SOCO/OC Mix in Costa Mesa

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Las Posadas at Olivera Street

Holiday Classics Storytime at Barnes & Noble nationwide

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Christmas Chalk Walk in Aliso Viejo

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Weekend Hikes at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, O’Neill Regional Park & Irvine Regional Park

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

The Nutcracker for Kids at the Newport Beach Library

Holidays at SOCO/OC Mix in Costa Mesa

Duck the Halls at the Marketplace in Tustin

Las Posadas in Santa Ana, Garden Grove & Olivera Street

Star Party at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Christmas Chalk Walk in Aliso Viejo

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park, Aliso & Wood Canyon’s Park & Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Holidays at SOCO/OC Mix in Costa Mesa

Holiday Festival at the Muck in Fullerton

Children’s Garden Workshop at the Great Park in irvine

Las Posadas at Oivera Street

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

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La piñata – Diego Rivera

Monday, December 22, 2014

Las Posadas at Olvera Street

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Las Posadas at Olvera Street

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Las Posadas at Olvera Street

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

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Weekend Hikes Dec. 20 – 21, 2014

Here’s a list of your guided Weekend Hikes in our OC Parks.

Laguna Coast Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Nautre Walk at O’Neill Regional Park  – Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Date:  12/20/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Guided Interpretive Hike @ Irvine Regional Park – Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
Date:  12/20/2014
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Family Hike @ Lagua Coast Wilderness Park – Join us on this very enjoyable, easy 3-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain (100-ft. elevation gain).  Families welcome.  You will hike in one of the most diverse areas of the park, through a canopy of oaks, past Barbara’s Lake and back.  Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve Preserve (I-5 or 405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 toll road; and make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  12/20/2014
Time:  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bird Walk @ Laguna Coast Wilderness Park – Spot native and winter resident birds, with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this moderate 2-mile, level hike over uneven terrain through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States.

  • Ages 12 and up.
  • Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars!
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just south of El Toro Road).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 12/21/2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ranger Led Nature Hike @ Caspers Wilderness Park – Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

 For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 12/21/2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

Morning Walk Around the Lake @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park – Come enjoy a wonderful mor http://gty.im/182059809 ning walk around the lake and learn about the native plants and critters in the park. This is an easy 2.5 mile walk (both paved and dirt trail) with no elevation gain. Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation Volunteer Naturalists. Dogs on leashes welcome.

  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel. Meet at the parking lot closest to Shelter 3.
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F & (949) 923-2240 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)

Online Reservations

Date: 12/21/2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Family Hike in the Canyon @ Aliso & Wood Canyons Park –  Enjoy a hike with your family in the beautifully lush Wood Canyon, while exploring its wildlife with OC Parks Resource Specialist Rick Schaffer. This is a moderate 2-mile hike (300-ft elevation gain) over uneven and rocky terrain.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Rd, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas, meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Hike: Free
  • Parking: Free
  • Ages 7 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)

Online Reservations

Date: 12/21/2014
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Weekend Roundup – December 12 – 18, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

December 12 – 18, 2014

Make sure to check back as this list is updated throughout the week.

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All Month Long

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival every weekend in Laguna Beach

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Follow the Star & Creche Event in Rancho Santa Margarita

Moonlight Stroll  at Santiago Oaks Nature Center in Orange – CANCELLED due to rain

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

**Weekend Hikes Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, O’Neill Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park & Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Campfire Program at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

Follow the Star & Creche Event in Rancho Santa Margarita

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade in Laguna Niguel

Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest

Christmas at the Zoo at the OC Zoo in Orange

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade in Huntington Beach

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

**Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park, Aliso & wood Canyon’s Park & Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Follow the Star & Creche Event in Rancho Santa Margarita

Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest

Las Posadas in Old Town San Diego

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade in Huntington Beach

Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach

A Night in Bethlehem in Newport Beach

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Regional Park and Aliso & Wood Canyons Park

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Harry Christmas at Tustin Library

Holiday Crafts with Ms. Grace at Orange Public Library & History Center

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Niños pidiendo posadas – Diego Rivera

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Las Posadas in Old Town San Diego

Menorah Lighting at Fashion Island in Newport Beach

Deck the Hulls

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Parent & Me Time at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

Pinecone Crafts at Tustin Library

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (12/17 -12/21) in Newport Beach

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Wonderland & Crafting Fun at Newport Beach Library

Cookie Decorating at Newport Beach Library

**Before going to any Weekend Events be sure to call OC Parks or check the website http://ocparks.com/ for cancellation of any scheduled events due to the rain.

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Weekend Roundup – December 5 -11, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

December 5 – 11, 2014

Make sure to check back as this list is updated throughout the week.

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All Month Long

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

December Nights at Balboa Park in San Diego

Hospitality Night at Laguna Beach

Tustin Tree Lighting Ceremony in Tustin

Community Christmas Celebration in Orange

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Weekend Hikes at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, O’Neill Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park & Mason Regional Park

Jr. Chef/Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Free Archery Class at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley

Storytime in the Garden at the Great Park in Irvine

STEAM Maker Festival at Del Mar Fair Grounds

Pearl Harbor Day at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego

A Christmas Carol Performance at the Aliso Viejo Library

Christmas at the Beach at Balboa Village in Newport Beach

Holiday Gifts for the Animals at OC Zoo in Orange

Deck the Cove at Crystal Cove State Beach in Laguna Beach

Christmas at the Mission at San juan Capistrano

Community Christmas Celebration in Orange

December Nights at Balboa Park in San Diego

Campfire Program at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park, Aliso & wood Canyon’s Park & Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Pearl Harbor Day at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego

A Christmas Carol Performance at the Cypress Library

Community Christmas Celebration in Orange

Target First Sunday at Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana & Childern’s Museum at La Habra

Family Fun Days at San Elijo Nature Center in Cardiff

Free Boat Rides with Santa at Dana Point Harbor

Legacy of the Carols at Calvary Church in Santa Ana

Christmas Walk in Corona Del Mar

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Parent & Me Time at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

Tamale Festival & Las Posadas in Old Town Placentia

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Weekend Roundup – November 28 – December 3, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

November 28 – December 3, 2014

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Festival of Lights

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Wild Tales at Upper Newport Bay/Muth Interpretive Center

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

The Ritz Carlton Gingerbread House in Laguna Niguel

Irvine Spectrum Tree Lighting Ceremony in Irvine

Weekend Hikes at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park & Irvine Regional Park

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jr. Chef Classes every Saturday at Williams-Sonoma – nationwide

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Free Archery Lesson at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Lighting the Bay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach

Weekend Hikes at O’Neill Regional Park & Irvine Regional Park

Winter Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

Santa and his Train

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Technique Cooking Classes every Sunday at Williams-Sonoma

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

More Than Meets the Eye at Clark Regional Park

Family Science Sunday at the Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

St. Regis Monarch Beach Tree Lighting & San Sculpture Dedication – in Dana Point

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Balboa Bay Tree Lighting Ceremony in Newport Beach

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Christmas Carol – One Man Show at Heritage Library in Irvine

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Parent and Me Time at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

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