The festive month of December is living up to it's expectations, as each weekend brings more holiday events for everyone to take part in. Dec 14 and 15 has two such spectacular events, one will be in Lake Forest with two enchanting evenings at the Heritage Hill Historic Park where guests can stroll the luminaria lit paths past restored and decorated historical buildings. From 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on both Dec 14 an 15 the pathways will be filled with holiday music by the carolers and musicians, storytellers will have holiday tales to tell, and kids can visit with Santa Claus.
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road
Lake Forest, Calif
Phone (949) 923-2230
Admissions: $3 for children (3-12 years), $4 for adults
The other holiday event will be in Huntington Beach and will be held, not only on Dec 14 - 15, but also on Dec 19 - 23. This is a narrated boat tour through the waterways of Huntington Harbour showcasing the decorated boats, homes, docks and decks which have been decorated with thousands of lights and animated displays. Each year the event is put on by the Huntington Harbour Philarmonic Cruise Organization to benefit the music programs for Orange County schoolchildren.
Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Cruise of Lights
16889 Algonquin Street
Huntington Beach, Calif
Phone: (714) 840-7542
Tickets: $17 -Adult; $10 - Child; 2- 12 years - free
Directions: Shuttles to the cruise departs from the Huntington Beach Mall parking lot, where there is lots of free parking. Plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early to catch the shuttle that corresponds to the 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. boat departures from the dock.